Hermetic Library Newsletter #119

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Howdy everyone! Here’s a public summary of my activity this week ending May 5, 2023!

This week I got postal exchange and giveaways to the post office. Everyone that’s been a supporter on Patreon or Ko-Fi in the last year or so, for whom I’ve got a postal address, will be getting something. People with the Postal Exchange perk will be getting a larger mailer with more stuff. Everyone got at least one of the Pulp Magick meme postcard merch, but I threw several extras into the mailers for those with the Postal Exchange perk. Also, I sent off some long overdue giveaway prizes from special offers that I hadn’t gotten out the door yet. Okay, okay, look … all of it was long overdue. I know it. You know it. We know we know it. But, I got it done Tuesday. So some of them may already have arrived! Of course, international destinations will take the longest, but this week they should arrive for most.

Happy Astronomical Beltane, Sun at 15° Taurus, today, May 5 at 18:19 UTC (and full moon)!

And, as always, I worked on various other things I’ve not specifically mentioned 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 ongoing Patron on Patreon, Subscriber at Bandcamp, and Member on Ko-Fi for making the work of the library possible!

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Here’s upcoming calendar and astronomical events, plus the daily Thelemic Tephilah practice, for the coming week, May 5–12.


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.

  • Astronomical Beltane, Sun at 15° Taurus (☉ at 15° ♉︎), approximately May 5
  • Greater Feast of James Branch Cabell, died May 5, 1958 at Richmond, Virginia
  • Greater Feast of Paul Gauguin, died May 8, 1903 at Atuona, French Polynesia
  • Greater Feast of Helena Petronva Blavatsky, died May 8, 1911 at London, England
  • Greater Feast of Adam Parfrey, died May 10, 2018 at Seattle, WA

Hermetic Calendar May Astronomical Beltane Sun at 15 Degrees Taurus

And check out these newly posted upcoming calendar events. (Click through to the calendar for all the events, new and previously posted.)


  • Astronomical Beltane, Sun at 15° Taurus, on May 5, 18:19 UTC
  • Full moon, May 5
  • Moon enters Sagittarius, May 6, 2023, 20:04 UTC
  • Moon enters Capricorn, May 8, 2023, 23:33 UTC
  • Moon enters Aquarius, May 11, 2023, 02:06 UTC

Thelemic Tephilah

Here’s reminders for Thelemic Tephilah daily practice for this upcoming week, from the Hermeneuticon page for the month, and we’re exiting the interregnum, and starting a New Year!


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.)