Here’s a summary of activity for the month of June, 2018, and a few days on either side.
Huzzah! Time to come back from my June hiatus whilst I moved across country, and here’s what’s gone on since I last posted a summary.
I made it. I survived the move. I’m in the new place. However, I’m still not unpacked and I’m still getting back into the swing of things as all the dust has started to settle.
First off, just as I was going on hiatus, I announced the call for submissions to Hermetic Library’s anthology album for 2018, Magick, Music and Ritual 14!
Next up, I’ve got the next Postal Exchange and Publication Subscription perks lined up for ongoing Patrons of the library over on Patreon. I’ll be getting those in the mail in the next week or so! Also, I’ve got others after that in the works, and should start to have those each ready shortly thereafter, getting into the groove of doing them regularly like I’ve been meaning to do.
And, I’ve gotten permission to mirror J S Kupperman’s Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition.
I’ll be getting those up on the site as I am able, but the first issue is ready, so check it out: No. 0. (Vernal Equinox 2001) Introduction to the Western Mystery Tradition.
Okay, that’s a whole lot of stuff that happened whilst I was away on hiatus, huh?! I’m sure I’ve forgotten some other stuff that’s happened. But, I should be back to doing weekly activity summaries now!
Lots of new pages and work on old pages on the site, which is pretty much every week, 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.
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Here’s a summary of posts on the blog from the last month
- “the key to human development is building on who you already are” — Quote
- “a hierarchy of competence with respect to human consciousness—will never be settled to everyone’s satisfaction” — Quote
- Feast of Simon Magus 2018 — Calendar
- “Given a fulcrum, a long-enough lever, and a place to stand, I could topple this son of a bitch.” — Quote
- “The shimmer of it took after the moon itself, hard and without poetry, stuck in the orbit of the thoughtless earth like a California pearl.” — Quote
- Greater Feast of Johannes Valentinus Andreae — Calendar
- Greater Feast of Marie Anne Lenormand — Calendar
- Feast of John the Baptist 2018 — Calendar
- Greater Feast of Marjorie Cameron — Calendar
- Summer Solstice 2018 — Calendar
- Greater Feast of Jack Parsons — Calendar
- Christian and Oriental Philosophy of Art — Review
- Ship of Dreams — Review
- Greater Feast of Ludovicus Rex Bavariae — Calendar
- Master of the Temple — Review
- The X-Rated Bible — Review
- The Second Sin — Review
- False Gods — Review
- Feast of Basilides 2018 — Calendar
- The Arcana of Freemasonry — Review
- The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe — Review
- Greater Feast of Muhammad — Calendar
- The Phallic Quest — Review
- Greater Feast of Carl Kellner — Calendar
- The History of the Nude in Photography — Review
- The Double Vision — Review
- The Green Face — Review
- Eros on the Nile — Review
- Mathematical Magic — Review
- The Further Chronicles of Conan — Review
- Hermetic Library album call for 2018 submissions
- “Sexuality alters the flow of that energy in profound ways. Consciously understanding that process, accepting it, and controlling it turns sex into magick.” — Quote
- Greater Feast of Marguerite Porete — Calendar
- Greater Feast of Timothy Leary — Calendar
- Greater Feast of Alphonse Louis Constant — Calendar
- “this ain’t that kind of movie, and I’m no Arnold Schwarzenegger.” — Quote
- Greater Feast of Joan of Arc — Calendar
- “Before the beginning there was nothing” — Quote
- “it possessed such a sublime mixture of arcane dogma and abject rudeness that listeners were never sure whether to be bored or offended” — Quote
- “Aleister Crowley added a battery of gnostic power techniques culled from diverse cultural sources” — Quote
Some top pages at the library
- Rituals and Spell Objectives and Design in Eight Magics — Chaos Magick
- A Synopsis of the Method of Invoking the Enochian Seniors — David Richard Jones
- Basic Techniques for Performing Sexual Alchemy — Gerald del Campo
- The Nature, Structure, and Role of the Soul In the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn — Golden Dawn
- The Book of the Antichrist — Jack Parsons
- Devil of the Astral Light: Eliphas Levi’s Baphomet — Michael Osiris Snuffin
- The Body of Light in the Western Esoteric Tradition — Mark Stavish
- Chapter I: What is Magick? — Aleister Crowley
- The “Mithras” Liturgy — Papyri Graecae Magicae
- A Short Course in Scrying — Norton’s Imperium
Some top posts on social media
- Greater Feast of Alphonse Louis Constant, Éliphas Lévi, died May 31, 1875 at Paris, France — Facebook
- Happy #LGBTPrideMonth from Hermetic Library! Love Is the Law!
- Greater Feast of Timothy Leary, died May 31, 1996 at Beverly Hills, California — Facebook
- Greater Feast of Alphonse Louis Constant, Éliphas Lévi, died May 31, 1875 at Paris, France — Instagram
- Greater Feast of Timothy Leary, died May 31, 1996 at Beverly Hills, California — Instagram
- Chapter XXII: How to Learn the Practice of Astrology – Magick Without Tears – The Libri of Aleister Crowley – Hermetic Library
- Ars Memorativa – Articles – Caduceus: The Hermetic Quarterly – Hermetic Library
- The Angelic Alphabet – Norton’s Imperium – Hermetic Library
- Worms of the Earth – Profiles – Anthology – Hermetic Library
- Chapter XVII: Astral Journey: Example, How to do it, How to Verify your Experience – Magick Without Tears – The Libri of Aleister Crowley – Hermetic Library
- Feast of Basilides, June 10
- Hermetic Library album call for 2018 submissions — Instagram
- “and the salutations of Our Lady the Moon” – Chapter XVIII: The Importance of our Conventional Greetings, etc. – Libri of Aleister Crowley – Metadata – Hermetic Library
- Empty Room (Part V), by Machabray
- Hermetic Library album call for 2018 submissions — Twitter
- Greater Feast of John Whiteside “Jack” Parsons, died June 17, 1952 at Pasadena, California — Instagram
- Jack Parsons – Hermetic Library
- Greater Feast of John Whiteside “Jack” Parsons, died June 17, 1952 at Pasadena, California — Twitter
- New period desk for the Reading Room, and four doors (not shown), arrived this morning at the Magic City Bachelor Bungalow, aka the new Hermetic Library World HQ
- Summer Solstice, in the Northern Hemisphere, and Winter Solstice, in the Southern Hemisphere, June 21, 2018 at 10:07 UTC
- The Rite of Mars – Welcome to the Original Leila Waddell Memorial Web Site – Hermetic Library
- ΘΕΛΗΜΑ Thelema – Hermetic Library
- Greater Feast of Marjorie Cameron, died June 24, 1995
- Feast of Simon Magus, June 29 — Instagram
- Feast of Simon Magus, June 29 — Twitter