Summary of the week ending Mar 8th, 2014

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending March 8th, 2014.



This Unicursal LIFE ETERNAL AND UNIVERSAL 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 Aleister Crowley’s essay Good Hunting!, from the International, XII 3


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Here is a summary of Hermetic Library blog posts:

Reading Room

The Gnostic Gospels by Elaine Pagels, from Vintage Books
Devil in a Forest by Gene Wolfe, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Adam, Eve, and the Serpent by Elaine Pagels, from Vintage Books
The Hellfire Clubs: Sex, Satanism and Secret Societies by Evelyn Lord, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Origin of Satan: How Christians Demonized Jews, Pagans, and Heretics by Elaine Pagels, from Vintage Books
Four Freedoms: A Novel by John Crowley, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Sodom and Gomorroah: A New Perspective by Walter C Cambra arrived courtesy of the author
From Ritual to Romance by Jessie L Weston, from Princeton University Press
Witchcraft It’s Power in the World Today by William Seabrook, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Aristotle’s Children: How Christians, Muslims, and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Middle Ages by Richard E Rubenstein, from Harcourt
The Golden Thread: The Ageless Wisdom of the Western Mystery Traditions by Hermetic Library fellow Joscelyn Godwin, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Exodus: From Slavery to Barbarism—Consolidation of a Theocratic Oligarchy by Walter C Cambra arrived courtesy of the author
The Rites of Passage: a classic study of cultural celebrations by Arnold van Gennep, from University of Chicago Press
Egyptomania: Our Three Thousand Year Obsession with the Land of the Pharaohs by Bob Brier, introduced by Zahi Hawass, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Sexual Ambivalence: Androgyny and Hermaphroditism in Graeco-Roman Antiquity by Luc Brisson, translated by Janet Lloyd, from University of California Press
Under the Green Star by Lin Carter, added by T Polyphilus

Anthology Project

Become a Patron to launch Magick, Music and Ritual 10 for 2014

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

Audio Pool

Drop by Drop added by rfcl
Absentha added by deuslunus
Stairway added by Mphillips71
Astaroth added by deuslunus
Roda da fortuna added by deuslunus
Thelema added by deuslunus
Inanna added by deuslunus

Video Pool

Arts and Letters Pool

An Ancient Masonic Song

Goods and Services

Songs for the Witch Woman by John Whiteside “Jack” Parsons and Marjorie Cameron, with commentaries by William Breeze, George Pendle and Margaret Haines, from Fulgur
Three Treatises of Art: Alchemy for the Behmenist Adept, The Little Alchemical Farmer, and The Lead of the Wise and Its Dual Species by Two Anonymous Authors and Adam Michael Birkholz, translated by Russell Yoder, from Salamander and Sons
Hyleal, Pri-material, Catholic, or Universal Natural Chaos: Excerpts from the Companion Volume to Amphitheatre of Eternal Wisdom by Henricus Khunrath, selected and translated by Russell Yoder, from Salamander and Sons
Esotericism and the Academy: Rejected Knowledge in Western Culture by Wouter J Hanegraaff, from Cambridge University Press, in paperback
Anatomy Occultus, a limited edition art print by Chuk Vinson, on offer by Dove & Serpent


Igneus by Anatomia de Vanitas
Occult Conference in Glastonbury, UK on Mar 22nd, 2014
Kerry Thornley on the Birth of Discordianism, video clip from an interview
Mark Stavish on Paranormal Science episode at WILK news radio
Sympathy for the Devil by The Rolling Stones in 1968
Omnium Gatherum: March 5th, 2014, an irregular hodgepodge of links gathered together …
Beach Flute Song by Hermetic Library anthology artist The Howling Larsons
Thee Last Rites ov Spring at Dreamland on Mar 22nd, 2014
Drakospitia by Temple Music
Centre For Ritual Occult Studies Audio Output 1st March 2014 from doomtube
Fifth International Conference of the ASE on Jun 19-22nd, 2014 at Colgate University
If I Had A Heart by Fever Ray


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