Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending April 30th, 2017.
Happy Beltane, Solidarity to you on May Day, and hope you made it home safely from last night’s Walpurgisnacht fête (is that what they’re calling it these days?)!
I just closed the 2017 survey, so I’ve got a lot of great responses to consider now. Last year I didn’t do any kind of report out about the results, but I’ve been considering that this time around. I’ll do more sorting through the responses and see what kind of reporting might make sense and how best to do that.
I’ve also just opened the Hermetic Library 2017 Funding Campaign. Will someone pick up the one-day mini conference perk?! That’d be fun for everyone, wouldn’t it? Fun to pull together, and fun to participate in, and fun to attend. At least, I think so!
I wasn’t able to get to the post office last week, but I should be able to get the next set of Postal Exchange boxes out tomorrow. After that, there’s one more set to get done.
I’ve done a bit more work on the BBS, and have decided to move the Visual, Audio and Video pools into Gatherum. Instead of sub-categories, the pools are now tagged post within Gatherum. I also moved all the Arts & Letters posts into Discussion. I think and feel that these changes will help make the Categories a little more clear. There’s more about that in a couple posts this week to Meta.
I’ve also posted the first topic Intolerance and Tolerance in Symposium this week. I don’t know why I hadn’t yet done that. Frankly, I kind of thought I had! Well, that’s something to check out and participate in that I’ve not talked about in a while.
Here’s a summary of posts on the blog from last week
- Walpurgisnacht 2017 — Calendar
- Discoveries in Fantasy — Review
- Greater Feast of Albert Hoffman — Calendar
- Greater Feast of Wilfred T Smith — Calendar
- “My imagination can set no limit to the possibilities of Science, or of Art: our own Great Work is evidence of that.” — Quote
- “The puritan is always trying to make it impossible for those things which frighten him to exist. He does not understand that sensibility is not to be cured by protecting it from the obvious stimuli. The diseased tissue will merely begin to react to all sorts of contacts which have a merely symbolic relation with the original perils. This psychological fact is at the basis of such phenomena as fetishism. The saint hurries to the Thebaid to avoid the danger of Thais, only to find that the very stones rise up and take her place.” — Quote
Some top pages at the library
- The Structure of the Golden Dawn and its Rituals — Golden Dawn
- The Forty-Eight Calls or Keys in the Enochian Language, Crowley’s Phonetic, and Dee’s English. — An Enochian Miscellany
- The Vision and the Voice – Liber XXX Aerum vel Saeculi sub figura CCCCXVIII – Aleister Crowley
- The Illusion of the Abyss — Benjamin Rowe
- Automatic Drawing — Austin Osman Spare
Some top posts on social media
- Walpurgisnacht, evening of April 30, 2017
- The Two Paths – Liber LXXI The Voice of the Silence / The Two Paths / The Seven Portals – Technical Libers of Thelema – The Libri of Aleister Crowley – Hermetic Library
- ΘΕΛΗΜΑ Official Rituals and Instructions of Thelema – Technical Libers of Thelema – The Libri of Aleister Crowley – Hermetic Library
- What was The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn? – The Nature, Structure, and Role of the Soul In the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn
- The Forty-Eight Calls or Keys – An Enochian Miscellany – Hermetic Library
Some top posts on the BBS
- Bit of a visual redesign and new logo for the BBS
- Intolerance and Tolerance
- Mystic Mondays Major Arcana prints
- The Cult of the Black Cube
- “more than 100,000 years earlier than the earliest humans are supposed to have made it to North America”