Summary for the week ending July 12th, 2014

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending July 12th, 2014.



This Village FROM THE POINT OF VIEW OF THE SUN Poster is another piece of helpful propaganda from the Ministry of Information … inspired by the signs that can be seen around the Village in The Prisoner and a quote from the essay “Stepping Out of the Old Æon into the New” by Frater Achad (Charles Stansfeld Jones).


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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.

I also have announced a call for proposals for artwork and design for the 2014 anthology album, so consider either getting in touch or letting others know, who may be interested in that opportunity.


Here is a summary of Hermetic Library blog posts:

Reading Room

The Sexual Revolution (subtitled inside: “Toward a Self-Governing Character Structure”) by Wilhelm Reich, translated by Therese Pol
Rituals of the First Four Grades: Societatis Rosicrucianæ Reipub Confoed. America by Charles Meyer and Harold V B Voorhis, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Listen, Little Man! by Wilhelm Reich, translated by Theodore P Wolfe, illustrations by William Steig, from The Noonday Press
The Trail of Cthulhu by August Derleth
Selected Writings: An Introduction to Orgonomy by Wilhelm Reich, foreword by Mary Boyd Higgins, from The Noonday Press
The Chess Garden by Brook Hansen, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Character Analysis by Wilhelm Reich, edited by Mary Boyd Higgins and Chester M Raphael, translated by Vincent R Carfagno, from The Noonday Press
The Light of Sex: Initiation, Magic, and Sacrament by Maria de Naglowska, translated and introduced by Donald Traxler, foreword by Hans Thomas Hakl, from Inner Traditions, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Aleister Crowley: The Beast in Berlin: Art, Sex, and Magick in the Weimar Republic by Tobias Churton, a new hardcover volume from Inner Traditions, courtesy of the publisher
The Rhesus Chart by Charles Stross, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Book of Primal Signs: The High Magic of Symbols by Nigel Pennick, from Destiny Books, an imprint related to Inner Traditions, courtesy of the publisher
Cities of the Fantastic: The Invisible Frontier Vol. 1 by Benoit Peeters and Francois Schuiten, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Mystical and Magical System of the A∴A∴: The Spiritual System of Aleister Crowley & George Cecil Jones Step-by-Step by James A Eshelman, from the College of Thelema
The Magic Monastery by Idries Shah, reviewed by T Polyphilus

Anthology Project

Postal Potlatch


A Tree of Life added by Victor AllAHaRa
Untitled added by Agustin Croxatto
Conception of Time added by Kyla Dawn Clay


Ghayat Al-Hakim added by Twelve Hides
Dawn City Girls, with Arthur-Louis Cingualte and Eleodora Nesua, added by Manuel Montero
Shelley 5 & 6 added by Manuel Montero
Inhabitants Of The Emptiness added by rfcl
Intrinsic Divine (Full Circle) added by Odd Shrouds
Passin Em By added by The Wendigo
The World added by The Wendigo


Arts and Letters

Fellowcraft Degree

Goods and Services

Mandrake Plushies from The Beast Peddler
Lucifer, Azrael and Mephistopheles masks from The Art of the Mask
Vanth, Nyx and Eos masks from The Art of the Mask
Dionysus and Maenad masks from The Art of the Mask
Anatomically correct human skull … 100% chocolate from Black Chocolate Co.
Aleister Crowley. Used and Rare Books and Ephemera, Weiser Antiquarian Books Catalogue #122



The Talismonger Art Project, a patronage campaign by Austin Gandy
The Contrarian’s studio was burglarized, a crowdfunding effort by Casey Rae Hunter
Sasha Chaitow crowdfunding participation at OCCULT in Salem, MA
Omnium Gatherum: July 11th, 2014, an irregular hodgepodge of links gathered together …


Here are some top site pages:

Sepher Sepheriroth sub figurâ D
AL (Liber Legis) The Book of the Law sub figurâ XXXI
Hymn to Pan
Daath and the Abyss
On the Formulae of the Unicursal Hexagram


Here are some top BBS posts:

What’s missing from the site that should be there?
Any quotes catch your eye from the material on the site?
Notice any typos or other errors on the site?
How should this place be organized?
So this happened then … the new Hrmtc Underground BBS!


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