it’s an important thing to actually implement some more of what I’ve been talking about doing for so long
Howdy everyone! Here’s a public summary of my activity this week ending March 3, 2023!
This week I did a ton of stuff with Hermeneuticon and Concordance, following along with what I was focused on last week. I also added some new material to The Winged Beetle, a ~1927 Crowley essay The Method of Thelema, and lots of other stuff, I’ll list below, as usual. [Edit: I completed forgot to mention that I’ve also gone back and added another 5 old newsletters 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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More thought about Hermeneuticon and Concordance
I mentioned last week that I was waffling about whether to put “Magick Power” in Hermeneuticon or Concordance, and I thought about it a bit more. I ended up keeping it in Hermeneuticon, adding a couple more, and doing some work on Concordance.
In fact, this week I’ve added four new entries in the same vein: Blood of the Saints (vein! blood! haha!), Bread and Salt, Satanic Panic, and Scarlet Woman. Plus, I’ve added a whole section for “Magick is …” to Magick.
There’s a bazillion more, but it’s a start. This is exactly the kind of thing that I can do at the library that physical books and PDFs cannot. So, it’s an important thing to actually implement some more of what I’ve been talking about doing for so long, innit?
As I was looking at Concordance last week, I decided to do a little sprucing up of the few existing pages, making a variety of updates, and then I’ve added another one in the same format, sort of a proof of concept for my current thinking. So to the existing words I’ve added a bit about what “lexeme” the word derives from, and I added the next word, Is, from Liber I. I also turned around and added an entry for B vel Magi in Hermeneuticon.
So, whilst I hadn’t in ages, now I’ve touched Concordance!
Here’s upcoming calendar and astronomical events, plus the daily Thelemic Tephilah practice, which is still in its interregnum period, for the coming week, March 3—10.
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 Saladin, died March 5, 1193 at Damascus, Syria
Feast of Lao Tsu, March 5
- Greater Feast of Mary Frances Butts, died March 5, 1937 at Penzance, United Kingdom
- Greater Feast of Lola Zaza Crowley, died March 9, 1990 at Reading, UK
- Greater Feast of Israel Regardie, died March 10, 1985 at Sedona, Arizona
And check out these newly posted and still upcoming calendar events.
- black odyssey — through March 26, 2023, New York, NY, US
- Sacred Seeds — March 16, 2023, online
- Spirited Away: Live On Stage in cinemas — April 23 and 27, 2023, various cities, US
- Stranger Things: The First Shadow — TBA in 2023, London, UK
- Full moon, March 7
Here’s reminders for Thelemic Tephilah daily practice for this upcoming week, from the Hermeneuticon page for the month, although we’re still in the interregnum, and will be for a while (until the equinox).
- Thelemic Tephilah, March 3, INTERREGNUM, Silence; or E of BE
- Thelemic Tephilah, March 4, INTERREGNUM, Silence; or T of THE
- Thelemic Tephilah, March 5, INTERREGNUM, Silence; or H of THE
- Thelemic Tephilah, March 6, INTERREGNUM, Silence; or E of THE
- Thelemic Tephilah, March 7, INTERREGNUM, Silence; or W of WHOLE
- Thelemic Tephilah, March 8, INTERREGNUM, Silence; or H of WHOLE
- Thelemic Tephilah, March 9, INTERREGNUM, Silence; or O of WHOLE
- Thelemic Tephilah, March 10, INTERREGNUM, Silence; or L of WHOLE
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.
- Kaos 378 by Seth Fredrickson
Things to check out at Hermetic Library
- New and updated entries in Concordance, including, well, everything almost: Is, One, Abomination, and Liber B vel Magi sub figurâ I.
- New and updated entries in Hermeneuticon, including B vel Magi, Blood of the Saints, Bread and Salt, Satanic Panic, Scarlet Woman, Magick, Maud Gonne McBride, Lord Ashburnam, Peyote and The Scientific Solution of the Problem of Government
- I interpolated A Comment Upon the Natures of the Aethyrs into The Vision and the Voice from its appearance in Equinox I V.
- I decided to split the various tables at Technical Libers of Thelema into separate pages (Technical Libri, by Class, Technical Libri of A∴A∴, Technical Libri of O.T.O., Technical Libri, by Title) finally do this after thinking about for a long time.
- I’ve added the next 5 items to The Winged Beetle: The Child, The Sorceress, The Convert, The Twins, and Sport and Marriage.
- I added Aleister Crowley’s ~1927 essay The Method of Thelema.
- I created a new Unicursal WHAT THOU WILT NOT AS YOU PLEASE Propaganda page, with the usual various downloadables.
- I fixed the presentation of The Brighton Mystery, Reviews, and The Coming of Apollo in Equinox I iii, which have been awful for decades; but are relatively pretty now.
- Other than that, I also recall doing various minor updates this week to The Vision and the Voice, The Alchemical Wedding of Ra-Hoor-Khuit, The Equinox Vol. I No. I, The Equinox Vol. I No. X, A SYLLABUS OF THE OFFICIAL INSTRUCTIONS OF A ∴ A ∴ HITHERTO PUBLISHED, LIBER B VEL MAGI SVB FIGVRA I, Liber CCCV The Herb Dangerous, Theory of the Tarot, Service Celebrating the Feast of the Initiation of the Prophet, Books of Aleister Crowley, and The Scientific Solution of the Problem of Government.
And on the blog
All the quotes, reviews, &c. (But not OG, Events Calendar, Zine, &c.)
- [Edit: I also totally forgot to mention that. I went back and added Hermetic Library Newsletter #90, #89, #88, #87, #86 from Write.as … and #4 from Revue to the newsletter archive.]
- It’s the beginning of another new month, so I’ve gone back and made all the Omnium Gatherum posts from February 2021 available to the general public. Even though I’m doing OG differently now, and you’re missing a lot if you don’t check that out on the blog (and even if you are following on social media, you’re about *checks notes* 60 posts behind what’s currently on the blog!), and all new posts are public already, I’ve still got almost a year of posts still exclusive to ongoing Patrons, as they were in the old regime. So, either way, head over and see what I was posting that month, and get a reminder of, or fresh look at, those year old OG posts.
- Roadside Picnic—Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews Roadside Picnic by Arkady Strugatsky and Boris Strugatsky, trans Olena Bormashenko, foreword Ursula K Le Guin.
- Before him is the woman girt with a sword; she represents the Scarlet Woman in the hierarchy of the new Aeon. … This woman represents Venus as she now is in this new aeon; no longer the mere vehicle of her male counterpart, but armed and militant.—Aleister Crowley, The Book of Thoth, The Atu (Keys or Trumps), V. The Hierophant
- Anthology news, 23feb2023
- To me! To me! To me all the juicy gamahuches of the morning! To me the fucks that give one zest for lunch! To me the buggerings of the early afternoon, and the bub and armpit joys that occupy the wise from five o’clock to dinner. To me the nameless raptures of the evening and the night! O fucking! what fun you are!—Aleister Crowley, Snowdrops from a Curate’s Garden, Capitulum V
- For Perfection abideth not in the Pinnacles, or in the Foundations, but in the ordered Harmony of one with all.—Aleister Crowley, Liber LXI vel Causæ A∴A∴, The Preliminary Section Including the History Lection
- Mutants and Mystics—Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal by Jeffrey J Kripal.
- There is a word to say about the Hierophantic task. Behold! there are three ordeals in one, and it may be given in three ways. The gross must pass through fire; let the fine be tried in intellect, and the lofty chosen ones in the highest. Thus ye have star & star, system & system; let not one know well the other!—Aleister Crowley, Liber Legis, The Book of the Law, I.50
- “A gun?” Edward asked with skepticism in his voice. “We have Vincent and Emma watching the camp.” “Eddy,” Michael’s tone turned serious, “we are out here because somebody we know shit about is trying to kill you, and you and the nice magic old lady that just disappeared into the dark woods made me promise not to bring the HPD into this. I think it’s time you took a little more interest in preventing your own fucking death. That sound about right, little buddy?”—J Kelley Anderson, Casting Shadows
- So then rigidity and hardness are the stigmata of death; elasticity and adaptability of life—Aleister Crowley, Magick Without Tears, Chapter 6
- Memoranda—Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews Memoranda by Jeffrey Ford, book 2 of the Well-Built City Trilogy series, cover of Golden Gryphon edition by John Picacio.
- Now see how we come at once to paradox. For the thought “There is no such thing as knowledge,” “Knowledge is a false idea,” or however it may be phrased … it is itself a thing known. In other words, the attempt to analyse the idea leads immediately to a muddle of the mind. But this is of the essence of the Occult Wisdom concerning Daäth. For Daäth is the crown of the Ruach, the Intellect; and its place is in the Abyss. That is, it breaks into pieces immediately it is examined. There is no coherence below the Abyss, or in it; to obtain this, which is one of the chief canons of Truth, we must reach Neschamah.—Aleister Crowley, Little Essays Toward Truth, Knowledge
- Anthology news, 2mar2023
- “Fuck you! Fuck your weakness! Fuck your desire to fail! Fuck your passive aggression! Fuck your ignoring me! Fuck your in your face attitude!” I screamed at the demon.—D J Lawrence, Chronack
- I looked on it very much as I had been taught to look on the Bible. It says much for my innocence previously described, that despite the data already in my possession, I failed entirely to realize that the one book was as full of grotesque blunders and inaccuracies as the other.—Aleister Crowley, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley, Chapter 11
- Leo Strauss and the Politics of Exile—Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews Leo Strauss and the Politics of Exile: The Making of a Political Philosopher by Eugene Sheppard, part of The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry.
- The Law has been proclaimed. It is for us to interpret and to establish it.—Aleister Crowley, The Method of Thelema
- Anthology news, March 2, 2023 [Bandcamp/Followers]