Category Archives: Hermetic Library anthology

For the Convening of a Sexual Congress

 

For the Convening of a Sexual Congress
(Triefenbach/Day)

Ambient adornment for solitary or group rituals celebrating a birthday, half moon, or changing of the seasons. This track can be incorporated into numerous ceremonial circumstances involving the passage from one state into another.

Magick Music and Ritual 13 Sun Duel 1

Magick Music and Ritual 13 Sun Duel 2

Magick Music and Ritual 13 Sun Duel 3

Sun Duel is an open-ended esoteric musical project of the Universal Love Upload, creating inspirational sounds for use by its members as well as the general public.

Over-arching thematic concerns include an existential examination of Self in its processes, such as the nature of Time as biological function and social construct, “Otherness” in gender and sexuality, and the co-opting of public spaces as sites of trance and transgression. We emerge in works of instability and hybridity. Through storytelling and the performative application of ceremonial and archetypal signifiers, we confront and inhabit Mystery, Cruelty, Joy, and the Uncanny.

This structuring of duration on site is achieved through theatricality, prayer/ focused intention, and the internalization of collage processes so that the resulting sounds, images and actions come to function somewhat as marks on a map, and the primacy of individual works is subsumed into conceptual clusters to be read in whole or in part- a system in continual growth and collapse.

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Madame Pele

 

Madame Pele
(Beaumont)

Madame Pele is a simple offering spell to the magnificent goddess Pele to ask for pure creation to come from her wise and purposeful destruction, the ending of this song mimics the eruption of her glory.

Hermetic Library Anthology Artist Skunky Beaumont

My name is Skunky Beaumont, I am a sound wizard currently residing in Los Angeles. I’ve been active under this moniker for about 5 years and have released 8 records. In this time I’ve played all over Los Angeles and Socal including Whiskey A-Go-Go on Sunset Blvd and East Jesus in Slab City.

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SONICK

 

SONICK
(Lonshin)

SONICK is the first sigil in the Sonick Templars first album “Orders of Service: Birth of a FOOL.” Orders of Service is a eight part ritual used to give birth to and initiate a spirit into the Great Work.

Sonick Templars, lead by Vovin Lonshin, are Knightz ov Khaos dedicated to the work of creating Sonick Sigils.

The system of making Sonick Sigils was created by Vovin and Dr. Louie Martinié as way to create drum beats for New Orleans loa and other western spirits.

The Sonick Templars first album “Orders of Service: Birth of a FOOL” is a eight part ritual giving birth to the spirit of The Fool. The Orders of Service was performed as part of a workshop at Babalon Rising and one of the Sigil (songs) was used for two rituals lead by Bill Duvendack.

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Marchosias

 

Marchosias
(Rance)

Magick Music and Ritual 13 Marchosias

My name is Marc, I first encountered esoteric ideas when I was 15 years old in a book called The Black Arts by Richard Cavendish, It was not until I was 17 that I was introduced to the ideas in the Book of Thoth by Aleister Crowley (especially The Tarot and Animism) . I am now 45 and have related to various esoterica through music, art and personal practice during the intervening time. From Psychic TV and Coil to The shamen and Goa Trance via Throbbing gristle and everything in the Rave scene from the late eighties onwards. It seems impossible to fill this space with all my influences from the world of musick.

My process to create starts with words, I use keywords and expressions around an intention and cut up the ideas until they give birth to something that intuitively feels correct. I then paint the assemblage of language into a montage of symbolic images and colours. After this I charge the image through acoustic percussion and mantra (traditional or otherwise). Once I have obtained communication with my project and entered into a contract with it I move to my PC maintaining the state of trance and interaction in order to assemble a sonic tapestry of samples and sounds that reflect or are guided and informed to be representations of my communion with my work, I then edit and restructure. (Though not always) The sound has to be a reality of the contract/contact those are the terms and conditions.

I compose sound under three names Wolven Angel (Inspired by T.A.Z), M.A.R. and Children of Osiris, These personas/conditions/constructs serve different attitudes of purpose in order to guide certain aspects of my projects. Each set of conditions forms a set of temporary expressions recorded.

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Tiny Lantern

 

Tiny Lantern
(Redfern)

Jupiter in Leo, the indwelling fires of the Sun that cannot be seen, blazing in complete balance as the adept is a lattice of energy, neither created nor destroyed, every particle transmutes to a wave, reverberating through the illusion of time and old Chronos scowls upon his throne of skyscrapers and 9 99 cent tacos. Blistering anger but he cannot touch the perfected balance as the illusion of time itself falls away in the presence of the eternal Now.

Hermetic Library Anthology Artist Shams93

Shams93 is the brainchild of composer/performer Brian Redfern. Brian graduated from CalArts in 1998, having studied composition with Nyoman Wenten, Kobla Ladzepko and Wadada Leo Smith. In 2005 Brian switched from guitar to the ancient middle eastern instrument, the oud, studying with virtuoso Yuval Ron.

Previously Brian had been the guitarist for Los Hermanos de Jazz who had opened up for bands such as the Stone Temple Pilots and performed sessions for Death Row Records, back in the wild and crazy early 1990s. Back then he also created a project called “Aleister’s Bastards” inspired by the work 777 by Aleister Crowley. However at the time, he had no idea he lived right down the street from the famous occult author, Lon Milo DuQuette.

Shams93 runs the gamut from purely acoustic solo oud to electronic music and live electric performance. Brian plays both acoustic and electric oud and uses the ancient system of “Maqam music” from the middle east to compose new material based on ancient patterns.

He is greatly inspired by recent John Zorn projects such as the Crowley String quartet, which explore occult concepts with instrumental music inspired by western classical and avant-garde.

Besides having earned an MFA from CalArts Brian is an initiated Freemason, 3○, 32○, Thelemite and self-initiated Sufi/Ishmaeli. He’s also a 3○ in the OTO and a probationer of the A∴A∴, so occult practice and meditation are massive influences on the music of Shams93.

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Thee Vision of Dakini

 

Thee Vision of Dakini
(Akoustik Timbre Frekuency)

This is an exklusive komposition kreated for thee ‘Magic, Music & Ritual’ kompilation put together by thee Hermetic Library.It is dedikated to thee Dakinis, a wrathful Spirit spoken of within thee Tibetan Buddhist system. These kan be seen as meditational Deities that bestow a Vision of thee ‘true nature of reality’ upon thee Praktitioner.This is one of thee final stages on thee Path to Enlightenment.

Instrumentation for this inkludes Tibetan Singing Bowls, Gongs, Bells, Seed Shakers, Shamanik Rattle and Vokal Chanting.

Hermetic Library Anthology Artist Akoustik Timbre Frekuency

Akoustik Timbre Frekuency is a Shamanik Ritual akt that was founded in 2001. Since then ATF has produced over 20 releases and has featured on over 70 kompilations for various labels. ATF has also performed live Blood Rituals in thee Netherlands, France, Germany and thee UK during many events over thee years.

Akoustik Timbre Frekuency mainly fokuses on kreating elektro-akoustik kompositions that are designed for Ritual usage, no matter what path thee praktitioner may follow.These have been labelled as ‘General Ritual Intensifiers’ and are designed to augment thee Gnostik experience. Various Ritual Instruments from around thee world are utilised within these rekordings inkluding Singing Bowls, Horns, Aura Chimes, Rain Stiks, Flutes and Bamboo Perkussion to name a few.Field rekordings are also inkorporated within thee kompositions which kan range from graveyards to nature parks, from sewers to tree tops. These akoustik rekordings are interwoven with synthesised and sampled material to kreate an evokative environment for thee listener to use as they see fit. It is a Sonik Tool…

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Flesh Light

 

Flesh Light
(Barrett)

Hermetic Library Anthology Artist Nada Baba

Nada Baba is Dr. James G. Barrett born 1969 in Australia.

Born and grows in the eucalypti forests on the escarpment of the Great Dividing Range in land of the Jagera, Giabal and Jarowair peoples.

Studied language and writing in Australia and in Sweden BA, MA, PhD. Traveled in Thailand, India, North Africa and Europe.

Lives in Stockholm.

Music is reality. Language is a doorway.

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All things hidden and alight

 

All things hidden and alight
(Furtkamp)

This year’s contribution, written and performed as part of my leadup to the total eclipse of August 21st.

Hermetic Library Anthology Artist Robert Furtkamp

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God. And in those sounds, the proto-sounds that came out of the void, the first form from formlessness, there is beauty.

Music for me has always been a spiritual pursuit — before I ever picked up an instrument, I found the ever-living spirit of the void in a fountain pen. And as I wrote, and read the works of Crowley and Spare and whatever a young man could scrounge before the Internet was young, words began to fail at times to convey the spirit of the Voice in the Void.

It wasn’t about verse-chorus-verse or format or key or even a definited note — if the Voice wanted to speak in those terms, it would just use words. But there were things I found, things I woke up with dancing in between my ears, that would not stop until I committed them to tape, that led to years of work with “automatic music”, the equivalent of automatic writing or drawing but with sound.

Sometimes it’s harsh, sometimes it’s beautiful. Sometimes the Angel sings. And sometimes it’s smaller than the moment and bigger than me. Hook up the recorder, plug in an instrument, hit record, bell, book, and candle, and it’s there.

The best things that come from my hands and my lips and my eyes aren’t mine. I don’t dare claim them as anything but the literal product of the Work. Even as my body has failed me and blessed formlessness is near, the Voice and the music and the echo is there.

These days I am a magician and musician and dreamer, mystic and idiot, effectively locked away from the world by the curse of failed flesh, but in the Voice and the sound and the music, I am free.

I have played absolutely free for twenty years — I have only broken this rule once, just to break it. I do not play covers or set songs or even my own material twice. It is a thing of the moment, living, breathing, dying, and remaining as a record of that thing, that intent. It is a sigil of the pain, the joy of existence, the sound of the moment.

It is generally recorded live or as live as it can be given that there are times when to satisfy the piece and the moment I cannot clone myself. Overdubs are limited to complete passes and what I call “pseudo-live” in that it’s “use what’s committed to record” or “scrap the whole thing” to prevent losing the moment in the pursuit of perfection.

If at all possible, I record live in one pass, 24 tracks available at a time to allow me to focus on performance rather than mixing (and to use totally wet processing where needed live, not in post production).

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Magick with a K

 

Magick with a K
(Fitzharris)

Magick with a “K” is rhythmic invocation of Aleister Crowley’s classic eponymous book.

Hermetic Library Anthology Artist Scholar

SCHOLAR the Rapping Occultist has been delivering bizarre, existential, eccentric hip hop since 1997. Topics usually revolve around the occult, metaphysics, and Aleister Crowley. He is best known for his anthems; “Freedom 2 Fight”, “Krampus”, “LJ”, “Thelema is Dead”, “Learn to Merge”, and “Last Days”.

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To Sic A Goddess

 

To Sic A Goddess
(Black Lesbian Fishermen)

In ancient Greece the hierophant was the priest of the Eleusinian cult who interpreted sacred objects. The Eleusinian Mysteries were initiations and celebrations held every year to honor Demeter and Persephone (associated with the Empress in tarot). As there are no actual spells and magical rights from the Eleusinian mysteries, we had to find something similar to what may have been performed. So we looked to the Papyri Graecae Magicae which contains magical spells, formulae, hymns and rituals from ancient Greece. “To Sic a Goddess” is part of a coercive spell to anger the goddess Selene and get her to destroy another person. It contains a disgusting litany of ingredients for a truly dreadful incense. While most likely not something that was performed at the Eleusinian celebration, we liked it’s playful decietfulness and absurd recipe for disaster. I like to imagine it could have been performed, in private, by a jealous woman who may just have been an initiate into the Eleusinian Mysteries…

To Sic a Goddess by Black Lesbian Fishermen

She is burning for you some dreadful incense
Dappled goat’s fat, blood, and filth
the heart of one untimely death of a dog
a woman’s embryo, skin of a doe
sour wheat husks, salt, and a single onion
mastic and myrtle, bay and barley
dog-faced baboon shit, crab claws, fig, and fruit pits

sage and the egg of a young ibis…
she’s placed them on your altar!
then set fire to juniper
sacrificed a mouse, a seahawk, and a vulture!

Black Lesbian Fishermen are an ambient/drone/experimental collective immersed in the teachings of the hidden masters and the exploration of tsipouro and tsipoura. They are:

NIKOS FOKAS (Gr)
Keyboards, Treatments
Wants to die like Giordano Bruno; with his tongue imprisoned for his wicked words

R LOFTISS (USA)
Bowed Guitar, Vox, Glass Flute, Synth
Believes that, in the end, talking animals will lead us home by the light of the moon

STRATIS SGOURELIS (Gr)
Bass, Treatments
Has been on a Jazz Odyssey and sacrificed a bull to Charalambos

ALAN TRENCH (UK)
Guitar, fx, Vox
Is an active member of the Astral Underground Drainage System

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