Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending August 6th, 2017.
I’ve updated the post where I describe the submissions process for writing an article, story, or review for the library blog. I updated the post to reflect more clearly what actual happens, as opposed to what I thought would happen at the time I wrote it originally. Also, I’ve added a new blurb about compensation, which was on the pitch form itself, but wasn’t clearly described in the post. Do consider reading through that and then heading over to pitch your idea for the library blog!
This week, I also announced a very similar open and rolling call for pitch ideas for submissions to Rigaroga’s Odd Order blog, created an online form for pitching ideas, and posted a nearly identical submissions process description to the Odd Order blog. If you’re into nerdish geekery, check that out and consider pitching an idea!
Over the last week, I’ve been informally hanging out on the Hrmtc Underground voice chat server in the mornings while I work on the site, for what I’ve been calling “office hours”. I’ve had a couple of conversations so far in text, but no one’s jumped into voice. Come on over and say howdy! Also, be sure to mark your calendar for Reader’s Theatre on Aug 17th in voice chat at 7pm Pacific.
Also, are you interested in hosting an event, interview, class, or soever in voice chat? Get in touch and let’s talk about getting that going!
Lots of new pages and work on old pages this week, which is pretty much every week for me, really. You can always check the front page of the site which shows the most recent changes and new pages, or check out the Recent Changes special page for a full list.
Here’s a summary of posts on the blog from last week
- Caravan of Dreams — Review
- Feast of Tahuti — Calendar
- The Alhambra — Review
- “We do not have the ideal world, such as we would like, where morality is easy because cognition is easy. Where one can do right with no effort because he can detect the obvious.” — Quote
- The Laughing Philosopher — Review
- “Those fifty pound bundles were power and potential in its purest form. It was countless acts of compassion and charity, or a lifetime without work. The amount was highly symbolic.” — Quote
- Lectures on the Essence of Religion — Review
- “He had to be smarter. He had to use the magic with a little wisdom, instead of haphazardly.” — Quote
- Superman: Kryptonite — Review
- “the American version of representative government assures that such qualities of intellect and ethics as might equip a man to lead a powerful nation responsibly are precisely the qualities that would prevent him from subjecting himself to the debasing performances of vote begging and delegate swapping. It is a truism of American politics that no man who can win an election deserves to.” — Quote
- The Gospel of Mary Magdalene — Review
- “The sky was hardly infinite: she could see its pendulous, titanic folds, its shifting patterns, black on black. And if each planet or star had its own buffeting, fretful, whimsical god, how could the waking world survive?” — Quote
- Feast of the Lion-Serpent — Calendar
- Ritual of Lughnasadh — Calendar
- “Don’t worry. You don’t have to do anything — we’ll ask the Internet for a bunch of cash.” — Quote
- The Place of Enchantment — Review
- Reader’s Theatre: Bawdy, Erotic & Obscene, Thu Aug 17, 7-9pm Pacific, in voice chat — Event
Some top pages at the library
- YET TIME TO TURN — Aleister Crowley
- Theory of the Tarot — Aleister Crowley
- The Perfect Sermon, or The Asclepius I — Sacred Texts
- Introduction to the Esoteric Doctrine — Édouard Schuré
- Feasts of the Cross-Quarters — T Polyphilus
Some top posts on social media
- Liber Gaias sub figurâ XCVI. A Handbook of Geomancy. – Technical Libers of Thelema – The Libri of Aleister Crowley – Hermetic Library
- Two earlier drafts of Liber V vel Reguli – Technical Libers of Thelema – The Libri of Aleister Crowley – Hermetic Library
- Liber II The Message of The Master Therion – Technical Libers of Thelema – The Libri of Aleister Crowley – Hermetic Library
- Feast of Tahuti, August 6
- Goetia – Classics of Magick – Norton’s Imperium – Hermetic Library
Some top posts on the BBS
- “Drama series Strange Angel … follows the life of Jack Parsons”
- Problem Glyphs with Eliza Gauger, in Seattle, on 11 Aug
- New approaches to… (1)
- Ace of Space adds subscription option
- “too much exposition about supernatural theories and occultists like Aleister Crowley”