Omg! Don’t do it, gnome! Put down those matches!
Hope your turkey day was a success, if you celebrate! But, today the arrayed forces of Buy Nothing Day face off against the sinister army of Black Friday, so be safe out there!
This week I did a bunch related to the release of This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -4 as a big thank you to my ongoing supporters, who help make all that I do possible. Really. They are the best! (And, if that’s you, hi!) I also generated image for Naberius from Goetia and Queen of Wands from Thoth Tarot. And, it was last Thursday of the month, so there was an Occult Love Fest-ursday. And, and, I’m holding a reverse sale on the library’s digital publications. And, and, and … gaining followers in the ‘verse, thinking about burning goats!
Then, on top of whatever I may have forgotten to mention, one of the library cats, too sweet (and yet still annoying!) snuggle bug elderly Mars, is not feeling so well right now. She could use your kind thoughts.
Plus, almanac, propaganda, memes, calendar, zine, updates, quotes, reviews, and more!
And, as always, I worked on various other things on website, blog, and more … Enjoy!
Black Friday reverse sale
Over at the Hermetic Library Digital Publications page, I’m having a special 50% more expensive reverse sale on the zines and comics for the today’s ItchIO Creator Day, November 25th, which also happens to be Black Friday!
One day only! Pay more! Support my work!
(Or become a Patron with digital perks for immediate gratis downloads for all of them!)
"I Make Myself Invisible"—Aleister Drax, probably
Yesterday, for Thanksgiving, I released This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -4, as a thank you from this year’s anthology artists and me, exclusively for Subscribers and Patrons in 2022, over on Bandcamp. You can also see the album page in the Anthology Project at Hermetic Library.
This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -4 is a special alternative release in 2022 just for Patrons and Subscribers of Hermetic Library. This playlist has 8 tracks by 8 artists, with both old and new voices to the project this year!
Although the download is exclusive to supporters, I have also added this album into general rotation over on MUSIC RADIO @ HRMTC which is the only way that non-supporters can listen to the album, at least, unless they're friends with someone who supports the library and lets them listen to their copy …
Followers in the ‘verse
Over on the main library account in the ‘verse, the follower count passed 242 …
Who are all you people? How'd you get here? For that matter, how'd I get here? What day is it? What's my name? Who am I?! Aha! … and 300 …
"Let Us remind you that this is a magical formula of cosmic scope, and that it is given in exact detail in the legend of the Golden Fleece." … and 333 …
(Even if I've only managed to finish making ½ of it pretty so far … prettiness is a lie. Just ask Paris! Judgemental much?)
Welp, I thought this had slowed down, but it kinda picked up again. In fact, there was, for the first time, a pretty good response to my last Thursday ‘o the month post for Occult Love Fest even!
As exciting as all that is, I just have to say that Gävlebocken better show up in the 'verse or I'll be very disappointed! It just isn't the season without the reason, y'know? At least, that’s how it is in this house.
I’ve followed this annual tradition for decades, and more recently had been following along on the site that has recently also been burning. (Nobody goes there anymore, do they? At least not now that I’m not there, right?) But, I wouldn't want the goat to get burned (again again again) when the birdsite goes down in flames, after all!
Omg! Don’t do it, gnome! Put down those matches!
MidJourney & DALL-E
This week, as I finished the threads from last week, I started up the new ones. On Tuesday, I started the thread with images generated from text and image prompts for Naberius from Goetia.
(24.) Naberius.—The Twenty-fourth Spirit is Naberius. He is a most valiant Marquis, and showeth in the form of a Black Crane fluttering about the Circle, and when he speaketh it is with a hoarse voice. He maketh men cunning in all Arts and Sciences, but especially in the Art of Rhetoric. He restoreth lost Dignities and Honours. He governeth 19 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, which is to be worn, etc.
Here’s various 4-up grids with previews generated by a mix of prompts across the two tools linked to the thread with the upscaled images. Apparently I didn’t do one with only the seal image this week. Maybe I was trying to save a little bit of my quota, but I forget. IDEK.
Then I started a thread on Thursday with images for the Queen of Wands card.
And now there’s entries for Naberius and Queen of Wands in Hermeneuticon.
Now showing: Pulp Magick! Also, you know, check out Crowley’s influence on Gardnerian Wicca.
Here’s upcoming calendar and astronomical events, plus the daily Thelemic Tephilah practice for the coming week, November 25–December 2.
Follow Calendar on the web, email, rss, and in the ‘verse. And, if you have a current or upcoming event to share, add it to the Hermetic Library Calendar!
- Greater Feast of Edward Kelly, died November 25, 1597 at Most, Czech Republic
- Greater Feast of Peter Christopherson, Sleazy, died November 25, 2010 at Bangkok, Thailand
- Greater Feast of Harry Smith, died November 27, 1991 at New York, United States
- Greater Feast of John Dee, Johannes Dee, died December 1608 or March 1609 at Mortlake, United Kingdom
- Greater Feast of Aleister Crowley, died December 1, 1947 at Hastings, United Kingdom
And, check out this upcoming events posted to the Calendar blog.
- An introduction to the Museum of Icelandic Sorcery and Witchcraft — January 17, 2023, online
- Lives of the Great Occultists — November 25th–December, 24, 2022, London, UK
- First quarter moon, November 30
Follow Thelemic Tephilah on the web, rss, and in the ‘verse.
- Thelemic Tephilah, November 25, Nuit, Liber L., Cap. I, 31-32
- Thelemic Tephilah, November 26, Nuit, Liber L., Cap. I, 33-36
- Thelemic Tephilah, November 27, Nuit, Liber L., Cap. I, 37-38
- Thelemic Tephilah, November 28, Nuit, Liber L., Cap. I, 39-40
- Thelemic Tephilah, November 29, Nuit, Liber L., Cap. I, 41-45
- Thelemic Tephilah, November 30, Nuit, Liber L., Cap. I, 46-48
- Thelemic Tephilah, December 1, Nuit, Liber L., Cap. I, 49-50
- Thelemic Tephilah, December 2, Nuit, Liber L., Cap. I, 51
Follow Zine on the web, email, rss, and in the ‘verse. And, if you something you’ve created to share, send it in to the Hermetic Library Zine!
- Therefore am I called Hermes the Thrice Great, having the three parts of the philosophy of the whole world. That is finished which I have to say concerning the operation of the Sun. by John Griogair Bell
- Cloak my biddings in Mist & DARKNESS from The Headflux Chronicles, Book 1, by Will Lorimer
Things to check out at Hermetic Library
- Added entries for Queen of Wands and Naberius to Hermeneuticon.
- Restored all the pages for Chapter I of the MS for Liber L vel Legis sub figurâ XXXI in the Liber Legis section, my old personal transcription project. I also fixed the Right to left and from top to bottom – AL (Liber Legis) page. As an aside, after finally resolving some long standing historical technical reasons why I wasn’t able to convert my lovingly handcrafted HTML from the old site as closely as possible into the current wiki engine, I had hoped to get those ship shape in time for last year’s holy month, but didn’t get very far, mostly just the first page of each chapter as proof of concept, until just now. Gotta do the rest still, and then move on to the version of this presented over in Crowley’s technical Libri section.
- Updated the Unicursal THEREBY SUCCESS BECOMES CERTAIN Propaganda page with updated and new downloadable formats.
- Updated the This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -4 page with info about this new release!
- Did a little work on Liber CCXLII Aha!
And on the blog
- The Book of Monelle—Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Book of Monelle [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library] by Marcel Schwob, trans Kit Schulter.
- You’d be surprised how much of your happiness has to do with little problems.—Michael Poore, Up Jumps the Devil [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library] [Blog]
- This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -4—Announcing the release!
- Omnium Gatherum: 23nov2022—An irregular hodgepodge of links beyond the library curated together from @OmniumGatherum at Hrmtc I∴O∴ and more. Until this post becomes public in a year, to view this content on the blog, you must be a member of Hermetic Library’s Patreon. However, you can follow the raw feed (drink directly from the firehose!) by heading to @OmniumGatherum at Hrmtc I∴O∴ and participate with likes, boosts, and comments to help curate the best stuff for everyone!
- Silence—Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews Silence: A Social History of One of the Least Understood Elements of Our Lives [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library] by Jane Brox.
- We have only to look at the children of the rich, to see how little enduring happiness money gives, and how seldom great advantages result in great characters. The majority of the really great people of the world, in all lines of achievement, have sprung from poverty.—Ella Wheeler Wilcox, The Heart of the New Thought) [Amazon), Bookshop), Local Library)] [Blog]
- The Man Who Loved Mars—Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Man Who Loved Mars [Amazon, Abebooks, Bookshop (New), Local Library] by Lin Carter.
- Faust thus expresses a very dangerous form of despair, a despair that is partly wise, because it’s alert to the dissolution of all form, and yet very foolish, because it refuses to acknowledge or seek harmony with the deeper patterns underlying that dissolution.—Carolyn Elliott, Awaken Your Genius: A Seven-Step Path to Freeing Your Creativity and Manifesting Your Dreams [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library] [Blog]
- The Rise of the Indian Rope Trick—Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Rise of the Indian Rope Trick: How a Spectacular Hoax Became History [Amazon, Abebooks, Local Library] by Peter Lamont.
- Anthology news, November 21 [Bandcamp/Followers]
- This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -4, exclusively for Subscribers and Patrons in 2022, just released! [Patreon/Any Patron]
- New subscriber-only release added to your collection [Bandcamp/Subscribers]
- Added TINAHLAA-4 into general rotation on MUSIC RADIO @ HRMTC [RADIO @ HRMTC/Public]
- Anthology news, November 24 [Bandcamp/Followers]