Hermetic Library Newsletter #108

Let this be another periodic reminder to you: backup your files today

Howdy everyone! Here’s a public summary of my activity this week ending February 17, 2023!

This week I discovered that the internal disk on my daily driver desktop is failing, so I spent way too much time checking that I had good backups, refreshing backups, copying backups, implementing an external boot drive, and so on and on and on. Ugh. What a pain in the ass. But, whilst I did find some files munged, I appear to have not lost anything that wasn’t backed up in some fashion, somewhere. Still it’s a damned mess and bother, but not, I think, all told, the disaster it could have been if I didn’t have regular backups. Let this be another periodic reminder to you: backup your files today. Right now. Start or refresh your backups. I’ll wait.

In spite of all that, I managed to still do work on the site as I’m wont to do, including having fun reposting old and posting new memes for sportsball / Superb Owl sunday and venereal disease day, and VD quotes to the blog.

Plus the usual weekly stuff like almanac, propaganda, calendar, zine, updates, quotes, reviews, and more!

And, as always, I worked on various other things on website, blog, and more … Enjoy!

Thank you for visiting and being a guest of Hermetic Library. You help me be of service and make the work of the library meaningful. Especial thanks to each and every Patron and Subscriber for making the work of the library possible!

Unicursal DO NOTHING ELSE Propaganda from Hermetic Library Office of the Ministry of Information

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Reservation Dogs: Is that a Superb Owl?


Here’s upcoming calendar and astronomical events, plus the daily Thelemic Tephilah practice for the coming week, February 17–24.


Follow Calendar on the web and rss. And, if you have a current or upcoming event to share, add it to the Hermetic Library Calendar!

Here’s recurring calendar events in Hermeneuticon for this coming week.

  • Greater Feast of Giordano Bruno, died February 17, 1600, at Campo de’ Fiori, Rome, Italy
  • Greater Feast of Umberto Eco, died February 19, 2016 at Milan, Italy
  • Greater Feast of Anna Kingsford, died February 22, 1888 at London, England
  • Greater Feast of Leah Hirsig, died February 22, 1975 at Meiringen, Switzerland
  • Greater Feast of Charles Stansfeld Jones, died February 24, 1950 at British Columbia, Canada

And check out these upcoming calendar events.


  • New moon, February 20

Thelemic Tephilah

Here’s reminders for Thelemic Tephilah daily practice for this upcoming week, from the Hermeneuticon page for the month.

  • Thelemic Tephilah, February 17, INTERREGNUM Silence; or T of THOU
  • Thelemic Tephilah, February 18, INTERREGNUM Silence; or H of THOU
  • Thelemic Tephilah, February 19, INTERREGNUM Silence; or O of THOU
  • Thelemic Tephilah, February 20, INTERREGNUM Silence; or U of THOU
  • Thelemic Tephilah, February 21, INTERREGNUM Silence; or W of WILT
  • Thelemic Tephilah, February 22, INTERREGNUM Silence; or I of WILT
  • Thelemic Tephilah, February 23, INTERREGNUM Silence; or L of WILT
  • Thelemic Tephilah, February 24, INTERREGNUM Silence; or T of WILT


Follow Zine on the web and rss. And, if you something you’ve created to share, send it in to the Hermetic Library Zine!

I’ve slowed down posting to one item a week because I’m low on things. I more than filled the previous issue, but now I need more submissions for this current one, if it is to happen, as planned, on Aphelion 2023.

Things to check out at Hermetic Library

And on the blog

All the quotes, reviews, &c. (But not OG, Events Calendar, Zine, &c.)

Also, elsewhere


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I hear they’ve found an Apple to sponsor the Super Bowl Halftime show this year. What could possibly go wrong?