Summary for the week ending May 10th, 2014

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending May 10th, 2014.



This Unicursal MATHEMATICAL REALITY MAGICAL 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 by J W N Sullivan from Chapter LXXVII: Work Worthwhile: Why? in Aleister Crowley’s Magick Without Tears.


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Here is a summary of Hermetic Library blog posts:

Reading Room

When the Sky Fell: In Search of Atlantis by Rand and Rose Flem-Ath, with an introduction by Colin Wilson
Nemo: The Roses of Berlin by Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neill, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Atlantis: An Interpretation by Manly P Hall, from Philosophical Research Society
The Cult of Childhood by George Boas, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Lemuria the Incomparable, from the Lemurian Fellowship and Lemurian Press
Doctor Strange 2 by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, et al., reviewed by T Polyphilus
Celestial Riddle by Walter C Cambra, courtesy of the author
When They Severed Earth from Sky: How the Human Mind Shapes Myth by Elizabeth Wayland Barber and Paul T Barber, from Princeton University Press
Deep Sleeper by Phil Hester and Mike Huddleston, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Parallel Myths by J F Bierlein
The Alchemist of the Golden Dawn: The Letters of the Revd W. A. Ayton to F. L. Gardner and Others 1886-1905 edited by Ellic Howe, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Living Myths: How Myth Gives Meaning to Human Experience by J F Bierlein
The ‘Key’ of Jacob Boehme, translated by William Law, with an introduction by Adam McLean, from Phanes Press, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Mythic Imagination: Your Quest for Meaning Through Personal Mythology by Stephen Larsen, foreword by Stanley Krippner
The House on the Borderland by William Hope Hodgson, reviewed by T Polyphilus

Anthology Project

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

Hyrrokin Altar added by Old Hag
My Angrboða Altar added by Old Hag
Hexentanz added by Melissa Calvert

Audio Pool

Hatred is Foolish, an Agrippa track, added by TFC UK
Mercurial Volac, a Frater ALV track, added by TFC UK
Her Soul is Damned, an Agrippa track, added by TFC UK
Noh Time, a Frater ALV track, added by TFC UK
ReOpen Your Mind, Again, a Frater ALV track, added by TFC UK
Alternate Flirt Noises, an Agrippa track, added by TFC UK
Johnny & The Devil, a Frater ALV track, added by TFC UK

Video Pool

Network 23, Cosmic Trigger Broadcast 01, from Amoeba

Arts and Letters Pool

The Five Points Symbolism by N A McAuley

Goods and Services

Serpent Songs and The Testament of Cyprian the Mage, Bibliothèque Rouge editions, from Scarlet Imprint
STYX by Fredrik Söderberg, published by Galleri Riis, from Edda Publishing
The High Magic of Talismans and Amulets: Tradition and Craft by Claude Lecouteux, from Inner Traditions
Homemade Magick: The Musings & Mischief of a Do-It-Yourself Magus by Lon Milo DuQuette, from Llewellyn Publications
Using Tarot for Business and Career with Thomas Michael Caldwell on May 11th, 2014
Cave of the Numinous by Craig Williams, with foreword by Sri Dharma Pravartaka Acharya, and an introductory essay by David Beth, from Theion Publishing
Living Theurgy: A Course in Iamblichus’ Philosophy, Theology and Theurgy by Jeffrey S Kupperman, from Avalonia Books


The Art of Stephen Harwood at The Atlantis Bookshop on May 10-24, 2014
Esoteric Book Conference 2014 lineup announced
Seance, a short created by Radar Studios, directed by Sam Macon, et al.


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