Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending March 12th, 2017.
Well, there’s 44 subscribers to the not-yet-an-email-list, so, I should probably start figuring out what the hell I’m going to do with it once there’s 93 and I have to actually launch it. If you want to help get it going, subscribe!
There’s been a couple pitches that came in right away, but the call for pitches is open and rolling. Early days, but I think the process is working pretty well. Patrons who have access to the Patron Lounge on the BBS have had a chance to review and offer feedback on these pitches, and will get to help review submissions when they come in. Hopefully we’ll see some fruit from this harvest published publically to the blog soon. Why not submit your idea for a submission you want to write for Hermetic Library?
The Post Office managed to lose a package I was expecting. It came in the door, and the put a parcel locker key in my box, but there was nothing in there. They tried to gaslight me and say I picked it up already. No, really! But I hadn’t been in to pick it up. So, now there’s this Schrödinger’s parcel flying around. Hopefully it will find out it exists soon. It has cool stuff from Quadrivium Supplies for the upcoming postal exchange!
It’s been a long sequence of cold, rainy days at the Abbey of the Library. I think it’s been over 2 weeks of rain or snow, mostly rain, now, though there was one day where it was sunny for a few hours. I’ve been working on a bunch of new and old pages on the site, as one does, and the cats are busy with cat things.
I managed to accidentally delete the old Hermetic Library shop on Cafepress. Oops! I was checking it out, because I’d posted an image of a mugs and t-shirt. I noticed some ghost shop in my config and went to delete it, but actually deleted the one I didn’t want to delete. Welp. Okay then. I was going to re-create it, but then … Cafepress is so last millennium, innit? I don’t know, but maybe I’ll set up shop somewhere else … or not. I think I sold 2 t-shirts in the last year, so it’s not like there’s a rush. But, darn, I sure did think I had a great joke with the mug which had “let it kill me” on one side and “let it fill me” on the other!
Here’s a summary of posts on the blog from last week
- “Hey, how are you doing?” San Francisco-gracious, the noblesse oblige of those totally wiped out on drugs—Mary Sativa, Acid Temple Ball — Quote
- An Introduction to Chaos Magick by Adrian Savage — Bkwyrm
- To survive in this fascist police state, he thought, you gotta always be able to come up with a name, your name. At all times. That’s the first sign they look for that you’re wired, not being able to figure out who the hell you are.—Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly — Quote
- Art and Symbols of the Occult: Images of Power and Wisdom, edited by James Wasserman — Bkwyrm
- Study this book practically; bring the circle into a square. Mortify the metals; calcinate and purify them of all residua. When you have succeeded, we shall meet again.—Franz Hartmann, With The Adepts — Quote
- Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek, Book I by Maurice Balme &al — Bkwyrm
- Greater Feast of Israel Regardie — Calendar
- The tricky thing about mazes is that you don’t know if you’ve chosen the right path until the very end. If it turns out you were wrong, it’s usually too late to go back and start again. That’s the problem with mazes.—Haruki Murakami, The Strange Library — Quote
- War had been declared on Christmas and the insurgents were winning.—Tim Ozman, The Return of Krampus — Quote
- What is of primary importance is that the master key to the initiatory method itself becomes a permanently installed fixture in the individual. Once we have learned the process of becoming something greater than we are, we can and eventually will, apply that same alchemy to ourselves to achieve the supreme attainment.—Lon Milo DuQuette, The Sons of Osiris: A Side Degree — Quote
- There was, in that latest poetry, no contention between the presences of life and of death; so little indeed that there had been a contention in the Sunday Times whether Stanhope were a pessimist or an optimist. He himself said, in reply to an interviewer’s question, that he was an optimist and hated it.—Charles Williams, Descent Into Hell — Quote
- The Mythology of the Superhero by Andrew R Bahlmann — Review
Some top pages at the library
- The Star Ruby — Sabazius
- Esoteric Geometry — T Polyphilus
- The Rite of Saturn — The Rites of Eleusis
- Manifesto of the Black Thorn League — Hakim Bey
- Stepping Out of the Old Æon Into the New — Frater Achad
Some top posts on social media
- Baphomet: Idol, Idea and Archetype
- The Golden Dawn Library Project
- Greater Feast of Israel Regardie, died March 10, 1985 at Sedona, Arizona
- Arthur Edward Waite – Hermeneuticon
- Chapter 3: Beginnings of Mysticism – The Equinox of The Gods – The Libri of Aleister Crowley
Some top posts on the BBS
- The Slutist Tarot crowdfunding effort
- The Augmented Tarot (commercial release) – Android and iOS – No special sensors
- The Complete Mystical Records of Dr. John Dee
- “a 26-foot statue submerged in ground water in a Cairo slum … hailed as one of the most important discoveries ever”
- “The red-faced pair had left the garments behind after a ritual.”