Hermetic Library Newsletter #2

How to order a pizza in Thelema

So, yeah. That happened.

Newsletter created, old (shh! let’s pretend that didn’t ever happen) newsletter subscribers imported, first (yeah, yeah, technically: new) newsletter sent. And now a second issue.

Well, this is a real thing that is actually happening now!

How to order a pizza in Thelema

First, perform the LBRP

Then, decide what size (“But exceed! exceed!”) and shape (○=□) of pizza order to make … uh oh. We’ve got a schism already! And, we’ve come up with a new heresy! Huzzah!

At some point we’re going to have to decide whether this pizza is going to Fill us or Kill us

Fill Me Kill Me Tablet
Aum! Let it Fkill Me!

Has anyone asked yet if Aiwass is allergic to anchovies? If not, we’d better start that operation now … or we’ll be here until the NEXT Aeon.

Does anyone know the apostolic succession of this pepperoni?

Was the meat from a caged or a free-range wandering bishop?

From the local valley or another jurisdiction?

Are these pizza pies of light fresh or do they have burnt ash of another pizza, in accordance with policy in the EGC manual?

When you vouch for the pizza chef as making good pie, can you be more specific about their culinary silsila back to Crowley’s pizza recipe?

Has the guard tested their degree of culinary skill before letting them in the kitchen?

… and on, and on …

Unicursal Pizza 666px
The only correct way to slice pizza. Fight me.

Conferring secrets

Turns out that for decades there’s been a missing line in the translation of the Golden Dawn cipher manuscript at the library.

Folio 12 missing line
This line on the cipher manuscript was missing!

Absolutely amusingly, the missing line in the translation of page 12 is:

H. confers secrets

Hahahah! That’s kind of perfect for a line that got missed for so long, don’t you think? Over the years I’ve fixed a few things with the cipher pages, but that one is probably the most amusing.

Anyhow it’s fixed now.

I wonder how long it will take all the sites that have copied their work from Hermetic Library to correct their versions?

Stuff at Hermetic Library to check out

Ritual—Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition, No. 5, Vernal Equinox 2003, Ritual

Unicursal Heart Serpent Blood Love Law Hexagram—Unicursal Heart Serpent Blood Love Law Hexagram Propaganda Poster from Hermetic Library Office of the Ministry of Information. “I am the Heart; and the Snake is entwined About the invisible core of the mind.”—Liber LXV Liber Cordis Cincti Serpente sub figurâ אדני

Muggensturm—Muggensturm is a market town on the road from Karlsruhe to the Favorite estate, about three hours away from Baden-Baden.

Dilsberg—Approximately the same legend as the one of Muggensturm is told about the Dilsberg, a mountain fortress above Neckargemünd.

The Knight of Land Harm—Two hours upriver from Heidelberg, at a place where the Neckar valley forms a semicircle, the mirrored silhouette of the small town of Neckarsteinach, located at the foot of mighty gray rocks, can be seen in the waters.

The Shower Maidens—Once there were seven sisters which are now well-known to farmers as the “Shower Maidens”.

The Drudes—Many years ago, in the night before Epiphany, two old women arose from their holes in the forest and set forth on the path to the Ahornbauer farmer.

The Smith of Mitterbach—Many, many years ago there was a smith living in Mitterbach who was bad at maintaining his household and lost all his money to drinking and gambling.

The Wild Huntsman in the Oderwiesenwald Forest—Many hundreds of years ago, a charcoal burner lived in the Odenwieserwald forest.

The Three Maidens at Leutstetten—In the cellars of the castle ruins on the Karlsberg to the northwest of Leutstetten, three beautiful maidens have been imprisoned by sorcery, and there they wait for release.

Also, over on the blog

Omnium Gatherum: 31jan2021—An irregular hodgepodge of links gathered together … Omnium Gatherum for January 31, 2021. To view this content, you must be a member of Hermetic Library’s Patreon.

Omnium Gatherum: 3feb2021—An irregular hodgepodge of links gathered together … Omnium Gatherum for February 3, 2021. To view this content, you must be a member of Hermetic Library’s Patreon.

The Best of OZ—Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Best of OZ by Stephen J King, & al.

Pterror Over Paris and The Eiffel Tower Demon—Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec Vol. 1: Pterror Over Paris and The Eiffel Tower Demon by Jacques Tardi. (Also, by the by, there’s a film adaptation.)

The Eight—Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Eight by Katherine Neville, book 1 of The Eight series.

Ladies of Fantasy—Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews Ladies of Fantasy: Two Centuries of Sinister Stories by the Gentle Sex edited by Seon Manley & Gogo Lewis, with illustration by Edward Gorey, and stories by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, Jane Roberts, & al.