Summary of the week ending Feb 1st, 2014

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending February 1st, 2014.



This Hemp BALANCE OF NATURE Poster is another piece of helpful propaganda from the Ministry of Information, a take on the original trilogy of British posters from WWII combined with a quote from a deleted passage in Aleister Crowley’s typescript for Duty.


Magick, Music and Ritual 10 has been indefinitely postponed. There will be no quarterly releases from the project in 2014. If there’s interest, I may try for a single anthology release in 2014, moving to an annual release schedule, and hope the project is able to continue in that fashion. If there’s not sufficient interest in participating in the creation of an annual anthology this year, then the project will end.

So, if you’ve enjoyed these anthology albums as much as I have, then check out all the previously released anthology albums, consider participating when the next call for submissions is posted, and let people you know, who may be interested in these albums, know about the project.

If you really want to let me know that you want to project to continue, consider picking up the digital download of one or more of these anthology albums; or grab the special offer on the complete 2011-2013 collection which includes all 9 released anthology albums.


In addition to the Hermetic Library itself, do consider checking out the many ways you can participate in the work of the library, and ways you can become a supporter. Becoming a supporter, with either a one-time or recurring donation, will help the library pay hosting costs necessary to stay online, expand the collection, and develop other projects such as perhaps an actual Reading Room.


You may also be interested in the other blogs in the Hrmtc Underground network, including Iconomancy, Pilgrimage to Far-Distant Countries, Thelema and the Libri of Aleister Crowley, and De Profundis.

Other things you may wish to gander at are the opportunity to help create shared wisdom about the materials collected at the library at the Hermeneuticon Wiki and the web hosting services offered by the Hermetic Library at Hermetic Hosting.


Here is a summary of Hermetic Library blog posts:

Reading Room

The Prague Cemetary by Umberto Eco, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Pleasure Quest of the R.S.P. by Peter Quimme
Aleister Crowley and the Temptation of Politics by Marco Pasi, from Acumen Publishing
The Serpent’s Path: The Magical Plays of Florence Farr, compiled, edited and introduced by Darcy Kuntz, Golden Dawn Study Series
The Shrine of the Golden Hawk by Florence Farr, Esoteric Book Conference 2010
The Enochian Experiments of the Golden Dawn: Enochian Alphabet Clairvoyantly Examined by Florence Farr, Golden Dawn Study Series
The Magic of a Symbol by Florence Farr, Golden Dawn Study Series

Anthology Project

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

Untitled by Agustin Croxatto

Audio Pool

Ali Baba by Monk Zylo
Saksaksalim by y3mk
The Room by Stryknin Y
new drum i by Thom Harlow
x by Thom Harlow
Red Light from rfcl
Dream Of The Ocean by rfcl

Video Pool

Arts and Letters Pool

Goods and Services

Urban Magic in Early Modern Spain: Abracadabra Omnipotens by María Tausiet, Palgrave Macmillan
The Hermetic Organ vol 2 by John Zorn
Pandeia Compass Sundial Watches
Midnight Planétarium Poetic Complication by Van Cleef & Arpels
Do To The Beast by The Afghan Whigs
Aleister Crowley: The Beast in Berlin: Art, Sex, and Magick in the Weimar Republic by Tobias Churton, Inner Traditions
Aleister Crowley: Magick, Rock and Roll, and the Wickedest Man in the World by Gary Lachman, Tarcher / Penguin


I Deserve To No by Malachai

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