Hermetic Library Newsletter #136

Three winners of Tarot: Mirror of the Soul have been selected!

Howdy everyone! Here’s a public summary of my activity this week ending September 1, 2023 and reminders about some things upcoming!

The August giveaway to Patrons and Social Media has ended, and three winners of Tarot: Mirror of the Soul have been selected! There were no entries on Thread, so I randomly gave away an extra copy to those who did enter on Patreon and Mastodon. I’ve contacted each of them privately and will get those out to them in the next mailing that goes out this month, or whenever I get all the things sorted. So, huzzah and congrats to the winners! And, especial thanks to Weiser Books for helping me make this happen. Thanks from both Weiser Books and myself for being supporters of Hermetic Library or following along on the socials. (And, there’s actually more, so it’s not over quite yet!)

As an aside, I’ve still got *checks notes* 8 gratis codes for Necrosignals by Orthokeras left to claim, so let me know if you want one!

In addition to the usual work on the site, blog, and so on, which I get to, I’ve been pulling together the next mailing to supporters with merch or postal perks. I’ll get that in the mail as soon as I can, but plan on that getting out this month.

I mentioned that I got Magick, Music and Ritual 4 into all the digital shops and streaming services. Most should have it already, but I’m still waiting for Spotify to get their act together. Once MMR4 shows up there, I’ll make a more formal announcement about availability when I can. And, after that I will be able to push the button on adding MMR5, which is all but ready to go. I had wanted to get all these out to all the places on their 10 year anniversaries, but I wasn’t able to do that. But, if I can get MMR5 through MMR10 done before the end of next year, I’ll have caught up. After MMR9, I moved to an annual release, except for the one year I didn’t get enough submissions, so it will be easier to get them out on schedule after that. If I get MMR10, which released on September 23, 2014, out in time for September 2024, it will be right on track again. I’ll keep working through them and we’ll see!

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!

Hermetic Library Social Media Giveaway Tarot Mirror of the Soul Weiser Books 1aug2023

Thanks again to Red Wheel / Weiser Books for joining me on last month’s giveaway of three copies of the brand new edition of Tarot: Mirror of the Soul: A Handbook for the Thoth Tarot [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library] by Gerd Ziegler, foreword Diane Champigny, part of the Weiser Classics series.

And, the astute reader of this newsletter will recall there were other books in the same box these came in … just saying, we’re not done quite yet! Stay tuned!


Here’s upcoming calendar and astronomical events, plus the daily Thelemic Tephilah practice, for the coming week, Sept 1–8.


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. Also, remember, I’m once again posting events from the Hermeneuticon calendar daily, along with Thoth card and Hexagram of the day and Thelemic Tephilah reminders, on the Hermetic Library profile in the ‘verse; so, consider following along there, adding it to your RSS reader, or soever.

  • T Polyphilus lists a date for a Feast of Mosheh on September 4 on his Liturgical Calendar
  • Greater Feast of Robert Fludd, Robert de Fluctibus, died September 8, 1637 at London, United Kingdom

And, check out the posted upcoming calendar events on the blog, but there were none new this week.


  • Moon enters Aries, September 1, 2023, 13:25 UTC (☉ in ♍︎, ☾ in ♈︎)
  • Moon enters Taurus, September 3, 2023, 15:00 UTC (☉ in ♍︎, ☾ in ♈︎)
  • Moon enters Gemini, September 5, 2023, 20:07 UTC (☉ in ♍︎, ☾ in ♊︎)
  • Moon enters Cancer, September 8, 2023, 05:00 UTC (☉ in ♍︎, ☾ in ♋︎)

Thelemic Tephilah

Here’s reminders for Thelemic Tephilah daily practice for this upcoming week, from the Hermeneuticon page for the month. Also, remember, I’m once again posting Thelemic Tephilah daily, along with Thoth card and Hexagram of the day and events from the Hermeneuticon calendar, on the Hermetic Library profile in the ‘verse; so, consider following along there, adding it to your RSS reader, or soever.

Things to check out at Hermetic Library

  • I added episode Episode 91 – Russia and the Occult with Christopher McIntosh to the Right Where You Are Sitting Now archive. Also, um, well, I had to re-add all the MP3 files for episodes I’d set up before, because I accidentally grabbed files with ads and didn’t remove them. So, I went through and edited all the files to remove those, and re-uploaded them. Oops. (I think I caught them all, but if you notice any still there, let me know. I don’t think any had interstitials, just ads in the beginning and end; but if there were any interstitials, I could have easily missed those still.) But, I’ll try to remember to edit the files from here on.
  • I added an Hermeneuticon entry for Vine (or Vinea) with images from this week’s image generation experiment.
  • I’ve been updating Magick, Music and Ritual 4 with links to digital shops and streaming platforms as I find them. I’m still waiting on Spotify to add it, so I can put a direct link to the album, and including it in the ongoing playlist with everything available.

And on the blog

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

  • Another month, so I’ve gone back and made all Omnium Gatherum posts for August 2022 public. Consider heading to the blog and checking out everything I posted that month to see what you missed, or for a reminder.
  • New peepers for reading—Today I got my new reading peepers. I picked out Warby Parker’s Chamberlain in jet black. Kinda retro nerd frames, but new?
  • Angelmaker—Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews Angelmaker by Nick Harkaway.
  • Anthology news, 30aug2023—A couple things before the flood of Bandcamp Friday news hits us all on Sept 1!
  • Random shelfie for the week, 30aug2023—My shelving situation and organization here at the library right now is kind of a disaster, but it’s a working library, darn it! Here’s a random peek for this shelfie of the week.
  • Vine—Generated visuals for Vine from Goetia using Midjourney from a mix of parsed text description & seal image prompts.
  • Occult Love Fest, August 2023—It’s Occult Love Fest-ursday! The last Thursday o’ this month, so time for occult roll call! Sound off!
  • A period to life, death, heaven, and hell! There is no God: hail, brother! and farewell!—Aleister Crowley, “The Camp Fire” in The Winged Beetle

Also, elsewhere