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!
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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.
- French Decadence: A Celebration of Perversity, Decay and the Occult — February 20, 2023, online
- Damien Echols Presents: The Mothman Prophecies — February 23, 2023, New Orleans, LA, US
- Kabbalah and the Divine Feminine — February 25, 2023, London, UK
- The Lost Art of Dreaming — March 2–5, Seattle, WA, US
- New moon, February 20
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.
- The Salesperson and The Owner by SD Master
Things to check out at Hermetic Library
- I added Hermeneuticon entries for Asmoday and Queen of Swords, with images from the visual generation experiment on the blog.
- I created a new Unicursal DO NOTHING ELSE Propaganda page with various downloadables.
- I added 5 more tales each to Laura Gibbs’ Tiny Tales of Nasdruddin (including Nasruddin Was Robbed, The Bread in the Pond, The Burglar in the Well, Who Will Feed the Donkey?, and Nasruddin’s Two Wives) and Tiny Tales from the Sufis (including Ali and his Servant, Muhammad and the Eagle, The Death of Socrates, Advice to a Seeker, and Seeking the Tree of Heaven)
- I created a new Hermeneuticon entry for Jane Wolfe with a bunch of info and images.
And on the blog
All the quotes, reviews, &c. (But not OG, Events Calendar, Zine, &c.)
- I’ve added a bunch more to the archive of previous newsletters, including Hermetic Library Newsletter #101 (I did a double take, then my brain melted into a puddle and leaked away.), Hermetic Library Newsletter #100 (a brand new cryptid egregore just dropped), Hermetic Library Newsletter #99 (I tried? Not well enough, apparently. So it goes.), Hermetic Library Newsletter #98 (Goodbye Library Cat Mars Hypotenuse Pteropus!), Hermetic Library Newsletter #97 (because it’s just … wow!) and Hermetic Library Newsletter #96 (Omg! Don’t do it, gnome! Put down those matches!)
- Anthology news, 17feb2023
- I’m pretty much fucked. That’s my considered opinion. Fucked.—Andy Weir, The Martian: A Novel
- Queen of Swords—Generated visuals for Queen of Swords from Thoth Tarot using MidJourney and Dall-E from a mix of parsed text description & card image prompts.
- World of Mars—Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews John Carter: World of Mars by Peter David, Luke Ross, & al.
- It goes to show you that you should never give your mind any kind of instructions even half in fun, unless you’re prepared to have them carried out whether you approve later or not.—Fritz Leiber, The Night of the Long Knives
- Asmoday—Generated visuals for Asmoday from Goetia using MidJourney and Dall-E from a mix of parsed text description & seal image prompts.
- Crown of Shadows—Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows by Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, & al., introduction by Brian K Vaughan book 3 of the Locke & Key series.
- I see your cheek grow pale and cold, Then flush above. Kiss me; I know that I behold The birth of Love.—Aleister Crowley, A Valentine, ’98.
- Old-fashioned love, yet you feel it a fountain Springing for ever, most pure; Old-fashioned love, yet as adamant mountain Solid and sure.—Aleister Crowley, A Valentine (Feb. 14, 1897.)
- if we usually speak of the imaginary as the unreal, the utopian, this must contain the symptom of something. In contrast to this something, we may examine briefly together the order of reality that I designate as mundus imaginalis—Henri Corbin, Mundus Imaginalis, or the Imaginary and the Imaginal
- I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf—Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf by Grant Snider.
- Mail call 11feb2023—A package arrived at the Reading Room!
- Not all imaginary libraries contain imaginary books.—Alberto Manguel, The Library at Night
- Anthology news, 17feb2023 [Bandcamp/Followers]
I hear they’ve found an Apple to sponsor the Super Bowl Halftime show this year. What could possibly go wrong?