Summary for the week ending June 28th, 2014

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending June 28th, 2014.



This Unicursal PROGRESS ANARCHY COMMON SENSE 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 LXXIX: Progress from Aleister Crowley’s Magick Without Tears.


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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

The Library at Night by Alberto Manguel, from Yale University Press
Recasting American Liberty: Gender, Race, Law, and the Railroad Revolution, 1865-1920 by Barbara Young Welke, part of the Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society, from Cambridge University Press, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Practical Administration of Public Libraries by Joseph L Wheeler and Herbert Goldhor, from Harper & Row
Occult America: White House Seances, Ouija Circles, Masons, and the Secret Mystic History of Our Nation by Mitch Horowitz, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Masonic Magician: The Life and Death of Count Cagliostro and His Egyptian Rite by Philippa Faulks and Robert L D Cooper, from Watkins Publishing
The Dream Master by Roger Zelazny, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Odyssey of a Barbarian: The Biography of George Sylvester Viereck by Elmer Gertz, from Prometheus Books
If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino, translated by William Weaver, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Thorns of the Blood Rose by Victor H Anderson, edited and introduced by Gwydion Pendderwen, from Acorn Guild Press
Enochian Vision Magick: An Introduction and Practical Guide to the Magick of Dr. John Dee and Edward Kelley by Lon Milo DuQuette, forward by Clay Holden, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Lilith’s Garden by Victor H Anderson, introduction by Anaar, from Acorn Guild Press
The Royal Arch: Its Hidden Meaning by George Harold Steinmetz, with an additional paper by George S Faison. Steinmetz, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Etheric Anatomy: The Three Selves and Astral Travel by Victor H Anderson, with additional material from Cora Anderson, from Acorn Guild Press
Spirit Vol. 1 by Darwyn Cooke and Jeph Loeb, art by Darwyn Cooke and J Bone, reviewed by T Polyphilus

Anthology Project

Psst! Hey, you! Have you heard about Magick, Music and Ritual 10?

Postal Potlatch


Pentacles and Pillars by John Griogair Bell
Ring of the Tree of Life by Victor AllAHaRa
Tree of Life Cad by Victor AllAHaRa


Shelley’s The Witch of Atlas by Manuel Montero
Blank Eagle by so there
Fugitive Paradise Smile – Part 3 by anantakara
Ulysses by Manuel Montero
L’îlot de Perejil by Manuel Montero
aki (cut too hard) by Pytchblend
See U On The Other Side by Kalombinah (ReV Chloe)


Arts and Letters

Announcing the new Arts and Letters pool

Goods and Services

The Wizard and the Witch: Seven Decades of Counterculture, Magick & Paganism, an oral history with Oberon and Morning Glory Zell, by John C Sulak, with foreword by Carl Llewellyn Weschcke, from Llewellyn
Portmeirion Totem, an iconic pottery design
Wickedest Man by Brian Benson
The Cunning Man’s Handbook: The Practice of English Folk Magic 1550-1900 by Jim Baker, forthcoming from Avalonia UK


Unheard-of Curiosities at Alexander Library, Rutgers through July 3rd, 2014, including 2 paintings by Hermetic Library figure J F C Fuller


Hacking your brain with lucid dreaming with Katie Drummond for The Verge’s Top Shelf
Omnium Gatherum: June 25th, 2014, an irregular hodgepodge of links gathered together …
Louis Armstrong on His Chops, animated archival interview
The Centaurs by Winsor McCay


Here are some top site pages:

A Kabbalistic Guide to Lucid Dreaming and Astral Projection
The Moon in Aries
The Fourty-Eight Calls or Keys in the Enochian Language, Crowley’s Phonetic, and Dee’s English
The Book of Pleasure (self-love): The Psychology of Ecstasy
Renaissance Neo-Platonism


Here are some top BBS posts:

What is the Hermeneuticon?
What’s missing from the site that should be there?
The USB Hermeneuticon
How should this place be organized?
Any quotes catch your eye from the material on the site?


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