Summary for the week ending June 21st, 2014

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending June 21st, 2014.



This Unicursal ORDINARY MORALITY 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 Chapter 22 of Aleister Crowley’s Confessions.


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The call for submissions to Magick, Music and Ritual 10 has been posted with a deadline on August 15th, 2014. This will the the one and only Hermetic Library album released this year, so the time to get involved is now. Also, the best way to add anthology releases and this upcoming Hermetic Library album to your personal music collection is through the Patron campaign at Patreon.


Here is a summary of Hermetic Library blog posts:

Reading Room

Undoing Yourself With Energized Meditation & Other Devices by Christopher S Hyatt, introduction by Israel Regardie, preface by Robert Anton Wilson, cover painting by Sallie Ann Glassman, cover design by James Wasserman’s Studio 31, from Falcon Press
Black Science Volume 1: How to Fall Forever by Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera and Dean White, from Image Comics, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Modern Shaman’s Guide to a Pregnant Universe by Christopher S Hyatt and Antero Alli, from Falcon Press
Lizard Zen by Vaughn Bodē, Marc Arsenault, and Mark Bodē, from Fantagraphics, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Sapiens System: The Illumination Conspiracy by Donald Holmes, introduction by Robert Anton Wilson, from Falcon Press
Politics of Religious Freedom: Contested Genealogies edited by Saba Mahmood, South Atlantic Quarterly (vol 113 iss 1), from Duke University Press, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Kara meets the Librarian from Martin Cosgrove’s KARA, an excerpt courtesy of the author
Polyfidelity: Sex in the Kerista Commune and other related theories on how to solve the world’s problems, art and writings by the Members of the Kerista Commune
Rehearsals for Oblivion, Act I: Tales of the King in Yellow, edited by Peter A Worthy, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Zen Without Zen Masters by Camden Benares, commentary by Robert Anton Wilson, from Falcon Press
Rabelais and His World by Mikhail Bakhtin, translated by Hélène Iswolsky, from Indiana University Press
The Golden Epistle: A Letter to the Brethren at Mont Dieu by William of St Theirry, translated by Theodore Berkeley, introduced by J Déchanet, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Dialogic Imagination: Four Essays by Mikhail Bakhtin, edited by Michael Holquist, translated by Caryl Emerson and Michael Holquist, from University of Texas Press
The Chrysalids by John Wyndham, reviewed by T Polyphilus

Anthology Project

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

Grounding Down and Up added by John Griogair Bell
418 added by Marjan Šetar
Pentacle and Black Heart added by John Griogair Bell

Audio Pool

The Mendicant added by Child Mercury
Ra Tear added by Will Eede
Khufu Intonations added by Will Eede
Tiwanaku added by Will Eede
Vices added by the Electric Poet
Reunited (At Last The Children of God), an uncertain track, added by blackanters
Electrical Exchange Substance added by rfcl

Video Pool

The Cloudstorm from Myrrha Jamil

Arts and Letters Pool

Try The Square by David Barker, 1916

Goods and Services

The Dragon-Book of Essex by Andrew D Chumbley, from Xoanon
John’s Gospel and Intimations of Apocalyptic, edited by Catrin H Williams and Christopher C Rowland, from Bloomsbury Academic
Elmer Crowley: a katabasic nekyia by Tom Bradley, illustrated by David Aronson & Nick Patterson, from Mandrake Oxford
The Mystery of the Aleph: Mathematics, the Kabbalah, and the Search for Infinity by Amir D Aczel
Magick and Abracadabra and Ouija shirts from Killstar
Baphomet, Unicursal Hexagram, Tree of Life and Magick from Killstar
The Book of Primal Signs: The High Magic of Symbols by Nigel Pennick, from Destiny Books, an imprint related to Inner Traditions


Resh Challenge & Pilgrim’s Picnic at Glastonbury on Jun 21st, 2014
Odd Scraps of Magical Wisdom at San Diego State through Aug 25th, 2014
I:MAGE 2014 across London on Oct 21st – Nov 2nd, 2014


Demons by Imagine Dragons from Night Visions
to a lost memory, an animated short by Skyler Brown
Las brujas de Zugarramurdi (English title: “Witching and Bitching“), directed by Álex de la Iglesia
Omnium Gatherum for June 18th, 2014, an irregular hodgepodge of links gathered together …
The Epic Of Gilgamesh In Sumerian, a video by Peter Pringle
Double Dare, video of Peter Murphy performing live at Tremont Music Hall in 2013
Our Demons by The Glitch Mob featuring Aja Volkman from Love Death Immortality


Here are some top site pages:

Book of Thoth
An Introduction to the Structure of Enochian Magick
Liber LXXVII, Liber OZ
Liber O vel Manus et Sagittae sun figurâ VI


Here are some top BBS posts:

What is the Hermeneuticon?
How should this place be organized?
Any quotes catch your eye from the material on the site?
So this happened then … the new Hrmtc Underground BBS!
Hrmtc Underground BBS logo


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