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Magick, Music and Ritual 16 cover artwork

Our cover includes art by P Emerson Williams, which was developed alongside the tracks by Choronzon, for this current year in the Thelemic Calendar, An V:vii (2021 e.v.), which represents the docosade of Atu V, the Hierophant and the year of Atu VII, The Chariot. We also have a total of three alternative covers, included with the album download at Bandcamp, that features additional artwork by P Emerson Williams.

Magick Music and Ritual 16 The Hermetic Library Anthology Album for 2021, Sun in Sagittarius, An Vvii

 

There are also three alternate covers, included in the digital download, all with artwork by P Emerson Williams.

Magick Music and Ritual 16 The Hermetic Library Anthology Album for 2021, Sun in Sagittarius, An Vvii, alternate cover 1

Magick Music and Ritual 16 The Hermetic Library Anthology Album for 2021, Sun in Sagittarius, An Vvii, alternate cover 2

Magick Music and Ritual 16 The Hermetic Library Anthology Album for 2021, Sun in Sagittarius, An Vvii, alternate cover 3

 

P. Emerson Williams is a multi-media artist who tests the boundaries between music, art, writing, video and performance of many kinds. He is also the driving force behind Choronzon and Veil Of Thorns, and is half of the core duo behind kkoagulaa. More people listen to the sounds of P. Emerson Williams every day than realize it. The work of P. Emerson Williams takes physical and digital media, genres and modes of performance to strange realms. With Choronzon, Williams straddles the worlds of industrial music and black metal, with Veil of Thorns, electronic dance to dark Americana to pure goth and as a solo artist he blurs the distinction between electronic ambient and stark and strange folk. P. Emerson Williams can often be found adding elements of his sonic alchemy as a spice to projects with Sleep Chamber, Manes and more extensively as half of the creative core of kkoagulaa with cern.th.skei from Manes. Other recent collaborations include playing cello on UK black metal band Ethernal’s latest album, a release with Mark Cunningham and subverting the nature of guitar playing with industrial noise merchants Dead Skull. Audiences got to witness P. Emerson Williams on guitar and vocals with Jarboe in a tour that took them through the US, Western and Eastern Europe and wrapped up in Moscow in 2013 and again in 2016 when an invitation from DARK MOFO brought Jarboe and P. Emerson Williams to Hobart, Tasmania for a special performance on a night that included JG Thirlwell and Chelsea Wolfe.

As a core member of UK theatrical company FoolishPeople, P. Emerson Williams took on many aspects of London productions of The Basement – Ward 12 – in partnership with Secret Cinema, The Providence Experiments – co-produced with Mythos Media, A Red Threatening Sky, The Abattoir Pages – presented with Guerilla Zoo, Cirxus which was produced in collaboration with Arcola Theatre and Terra:Extremitas, performed at Amsterdam’s NDSM-werf. These roles included creating a score for choreographer Johan Stjernholm as part of the production A Red Threatening Sky and a solo musical performance at the famed Horse Hospital in London, the creation of soundscapes, sound design, and scores for every production on which he worked, as well as set and graphic design. On top of all this, Williams was in the cast as both voice and live actor as characters ranging from the demon Choronzon to a half dozen members of a Manchester United message board for the audio production of Forum.

P. Emerson Williams is the host of the Necrofuturist Transmission on Nottingham’s Nightbreed Radio, was the editor and producer for Music Tuesdays on Alterati.com, and art director for Weaponized , the publishing imprint of FoolishPeople. Articles and music reviews by P. Emerson Williams can be read online at Terrorizer.com, Modern Mythology, Disinfo.com and Intravenous Magazine. The visual art pf P. Emerson Williams has graced book covers and interiors for Original Falcon, Weaponized, Night Horse Publishing and Westgate Press, the pages of magazines including Lovecraft eZine, Lackington’s Magazine, Shoreline of Infinity, Diodati, Morpheus Tales, Culture Asylum, Isten ‘zine, Ghastly, and Esoterra , album and CD covers for Rat King, Primordial, Katatonia, SLEEP CHAMBER, Veil of Thorns, Choronzon and kkoagulaa.

P. Emerson Williams illustrated Bedlam Stories – The Battle for Oz and Wonderland Begins, a novel set in the universe of Bedlam Stories, a twisted world of horror created by cult film director Pearry Teo (The Gene Generation, Necromentia, Witchville).

“Given P. Emerson Williams extensive track record of cross-medium and genre art over the past thirty years, it is likely he will become an underground legend. This may have occurred already, yet given his reclusiveness, it’s unlikely he would notice.”—James Curcio, author of Fallen Nation, Join My Cult and The Immanence of Myth

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The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 16

Magick, Music and Ritual 16, the Hermetic Library Anthology Album issued for 2021, Sun in Sagittarius, An Vvii, from the Hermetic Library Anthology project is now released for immediate digital download.

Magick Music and Ritual 16 The Hermetic Library Anthology Album for 2021, Sun in Sagittarius, An Vvii

 

Please join the Hermetic Library in thanking and promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project by picking up this release. Please also spread the word to people you think may be interested in the work of artists who combine magick, music and ritual.

Be sure to also check out the entire Hermetic Library Anthology project, all the previous releases; and consider picking up the digital download of this album and any other that strikes your fancy to help support the work of the library!

 

 

The full tracklist for the 2021 anthology album consists of 13 tracks by 11 artists:

  1. Blasting Rod – Mirror Moon Ascending [Yukito Okazaki Re-Mix] 03:26
  2. David Hunger – Swansong 05:19
  3. Children of Osiris – Hayiel 04:39
  4. Choronzon – Skin Now Breathing For The First Time 05:04
  5. Raava – Cernunnos 03:38
  6. Sun Duel – Caller At The Crossroads 01:30
  7. Black Lesbian Fishermen – A Nice Cup of Dee 05:36
  8. Jake Kobrin – Enochian Call 14:08
  9. Steven Brent – Blue and Gold 03:13
  10. Raava – Vlčí Duše 04:15
  11. Choronzon – Alien and Innocent 03:50
  12. Brian Redfern – The Crown 03:29
  13. Nostril Flair – Moazagoatl 08:06

 

Magick, Music and Ritual 16, the anthology album release for 2021 from the Anthology Project, the 10th year of anthologies, is being released for the 25th anniversary of the December 3, 1996 birthday of the Hermetic Library, with a playlist of 13 tracks by 11 artists, new and returning voices, for this Hermetic Library Anthology Album.

Our cover includes art by P Emerson Williams, which was developed alongside the tracks by Choronzon, for this current year in the Thelemic Calendar, An V:vii (2021 e.v.), which represents the docosade of Atu V, the Hierophant and the year of Atu VII, The Chariot. We also have a total of three alternative covers, included with the album download at Bandcamp, that features additional artwork by P Emerson Williams.

Please join the Hermetic Library in promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project. Please also spread the word about these anthology albums to people you think may be interested in the work of artists who combine magick, music and ritual.

The best way to add this anthology, as well as previous releases and future Hermetic Library albums, to your personal music collection is through the Patron campaign at Patreon. New Patrons receive a gratis download code for a previous anthology release of their choice in addition to all the other patronage rewards they may receive. Consider becoming a Patron today!

During these plague years, I’m delighted to be able to share this new anthology album. Curating and sharing these is a highlight of my year, and I’m glad to have this album as part of the ongoing anthology cycle that has now lasted for 10 years. Though there’s been changes, and variations, and a lacuna, these have been a constant welcome rhythm through the years for me. Hopefully for others as well, this can provide some joy and comfort that the cycles in our lives continue no matter how rough the road may be along the way.

The Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com has an overall vision of Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Esoteric Tradition, Hermeticism, Aleister Crowley’s Thelema, and more through Open Access Occultism for 25 years. Yes, this is the 25th year, the silver anniversary, of the library!

I started the benefit anthology project to help promote newer works in the Esoteric Tradition to the audience of the Hermetic Library and beyond. The anthology project also further raises awareness about the corpus and culture of magick and ritual. The site itself was started in 1996 and has ever since consistently been an extremely popular resource for students and researchers interested in the Esoteric Tradition. I encourage you to check out Hermetic Library and everything in the collection there, if you aren’t already familiar with it, as that’s the reason this project exists and may also offer inspiration to you.

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Production by John Griogair Bell
Cover art by P Emerson Williams

All songs used with permission. All rights reserved.

This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -3

This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -3 is a special alternative release in 2021 just for Patrons and Subscribers of Hermetic Library. This playlist has 10 tracks by 9 artists, with both old and new voices to the project this year, which is the diamond 10th year for anthologies, and the silver 25th year of Hermetic Library!

This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -3 Subscriber and Patron exclusive by Hermetic Library in 2021

Please join the Hermetic Library in promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project. Please also spread the word about these anthology albums to people you think may be interested in the work of artists who combine magick, music and ritual.

Be sure to also check out the entire Hermetic Library Anthology project, all the previous releases; and consider becoming a Patron or Subscriber to pick up the digital download of this album and help support the work of the library!

The full tracklist for this exclusive consists of 10 tracks by 9 artists:

  1. Raava – Hagazussa 05:30
  2. Blasting Rod – Wheel Upon the Car of Dragonaut [Yukito Okazaki Re-Mix] 04:49
  3. Children of Osiris – Poiel 05:18
  4. Brian Redfern – Sufi Taksim 05:24
  5. Choronzon – Great Edifices Dissolved Like Dream Images 19:13
  6. Hairs Abyss – Aesthetic 06:45
  7. Choronzon – Flesh Whirling 04:37
  8. David Hunger – Swarm 11:09
  9. Black Lesbian Fishermen – Asteria 08:00
  10. Steven Brent – Trance, Dance, and Breathwork 30:13

For 2021, in addition to Magick, Music and Ritual 16, due in December, I am releasing this Patron and Subscriber exclusive issue. I asked each participant in the regular anthology issue to also submit something for this this additional release. So with extra gratitude their way, those who were kind enough to submit additional material, here is this special new issue exclusive to Subscribers on Bandcamp and Patrons on Patreon. This, then, is a thank you gift just for those who offer their ongoing support for the library and my work as the librarian, from both myself and these artists.

One more thing: In a new twist, instead of being in no particular order, this is an actual intentional playlist. Furthermore, this playlist is intended to join with Magick, Music and Ritual 16 to form an even larger sequence. However just to make things strange, though this playlist releases prior to MMR16 in 2021, I recommend adding this album after this year’s canonical anthology in the overall order. But, you do you!

To both participants and supporters, I say happy and hearty Thanksgiving day, and, moreover, thank you, thank you, thank you!

The Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com has an overall vision of Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Esoteric Tradition, Hermeticism, Aleister Crowley’s Thelema, and more, through Open Access Occultism for over 25 years.

I started the benefit anthology project to help promote newer works in the Esoteric Tradition to the audience of the Hermetic Library and beyond. The anthology project also further raises awareness about the corpus and culture of magick and ritual. The site itself was started in 1996 and has ever since consistently been an extremely popular resource for students and researchers interested in the Esoteric Tradition. I encourage you to check out Hermetic Library and everything in the collection there, if you aren’t already familiar with it, as that’s the reason this project exists and may also offer inspiration to you.

Hermetic Library
Anthology Project
Become a Patron
Become a Subscriber

Production and Design by John Griogair Bell

All songs used with permission. All rights reserved.

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2021年のHermetic Library Label(神秘主義図書館レーベル)発コンピレーション「This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album」vol. 3全10曲入コンピはHermetic Libraryのバンドキャンプを定期購読している人(https://hermeticlibrary.bandcamp.com/subscribe)、Hermetic Libraryのパトロン・メンバー(https://patreon.com/hermeticlibrary)専用となっています。マニアックな神秘主義の趣味でなければ、バンドキャンプはお勧めです。パトロン・メンバーは色々な神秘主義からの出版の知らせや感想文、以前のコンピなどもメンバーになるための寄付する金額を選ぶことができます。

Hermetic Libraryのバンドキャンプ定期購読料は一年契約は米$12(約1,300円、Bandcampアカウント作成必須)。契約は途中解約することができます。ダウンロードでもバンドキャンプ・アプリでストリーミングでも聴ける音源です。ダウンロードの場合、ファイルの種類を選ぶことができます。(mp3, wav, flac,など)そして、以前の定期購読専用コンピもダウンロードも可能です。契約期間は自動的に以降の定期購読コンピも手に入れることができます。(年1回のリリース) 自分の知らない音源を聴けるチャンスです!

Call for submissions to Magick, Music, and Ritual for 2021

Today I am announcing the 2021 call for submissions for Magick, Music and Ritual 16, the next anthology album of tracks by artists inspired by or who incorporate ritual and magick in their work. These anthology albums help promote artists to the audience of the Hermetic Library and beyond. These albums raise awareness about the connection between ritual, music and magick. And, they are a mass of awesome fun.

Magick, Music and Ritual 16 will be the 2021 release from the Anthology Project. The deadline for submissions this anthology album is September 30th, 2021. Be sure to stay tuned to the blog, social media, and the pages for the Hermetic Library anthology project for reminders and updates along the way.

Hermetic Library Call for Submissions to Magick, Music and Ritual 16 for 2021

 

Deadline for submissions is September 30th, 2021. Release is planned around the anniversary of the Hermetic Library’s birth on Dec 3rd, 1996.

Be sure to read through the terms and conditions for artist submissions to an anthology album (which includes some new and more specific information about acceptable file formats), and after that if you have any questions, comments or wish to contribute to this project; contact the librarian.

There are three things to consider that have changed in the last couple years that are different earlier calls for submissions. First, I am asking for at least two tracks from each participant; one for the public issue Magick, Music and Ritual 16, and a second track for an exclusive issue of This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -3 for Patrons and Subscribers. Second, if I do not get enough participation this year, I will only release a the exclusive issue for Patrons and Subscribers with what submissions I do get. Third, if I am blessed with more submissions than necessary for a reasonable size anthology issue, I will be keeping the extra submissions for future releases, whereas previously I would use all suitable submissions, as many as possible, and not keep any in an ongoing reserve submissions pool for future issues.

Please consider joining Hermetic Library in promoting your work by contributing to this benefit anthology album project. All proceeds from album sales will support the library to help cover hosting costs, materials acquisitions, and other expenses.

 

Check out all the previously released anthology albums, help spread the word about the Hermetic Library anthology project, and let those you think may be interested know about this new opportunity to participate.

 

Cover Artwork and Design

If you would like to make a proposal for the artwork and design of this anthology, please get in touch! Take a gander at all the other covers and consider joining the illustrious artists who have participated with their work on those anthologies.

Patron and Subscriber-Only EP

This year, in addition to the public issue, I will be creating a Patron and Subscriber-only EP as a special additional perk for those people who are ongoing Patrons of Hermetic Library on Patreon or have subscribed to Hermetic Library on Bandcamp. This will be alternate tracks on an exclusive album that will be released in addition to the anthology.

Bonus Download Submissions

If you are creating something else, and would like to be included in the anthology download as a bonus, let me know. I’m open to bonus artwork, essay, articles and … well, anything that can be included in a digital download!

Become a Patron or Subscriber

The best ways to add anthology releases and this upcoming Hermetic Library album to your personal music collection is to become an ongoing Patron at Patreon or Subscriber at Bandcamp. Patrons and Subscribers will each be offered a gratis download code for each new release while they are active in addition to other patronage rewards they may receive, and that ends up being the most cost effective way to get these albums. New Patrons and Subscribers get immediate access to a back catalog release, which means a full album when they sign up, and another when the new anthology is released. Consider becoming a Patron today!

Nachash

 

Nachash
(Moore)

Nachash appeared originally on ​Initiation​, the premiere EP from​ The Arcanauts​. All compositions are composed by David Andrew Moore, and were recorded at Woolly Mammoth Sound by Geoffrey Nielsen in Waltham, MA on 7/21/2019.

Drums & Percussion — David Andrew Moore
Basses — Greg Toro
Keyboards — Evan Waaramaa
Woodwinds — Joe Albano
Guitars — Tom Dowd
Tenor Sax — Erik Van Dam

Hermetic Library Anthology Artist The Arcanauts

The Arcanauts is a psychedelic jazz band, inspired by the esoteric Mystery traditions of both East and West, and built on a foundation of the musical explorations of the late 60’s and early 70’s.

David is a drummer, percussionist, composer and spiritual aspirant. He is a noted drummer in the Northeastern United States, having performed and recorded with a wide range of artists. A graduate of Berklee College of Music, David’s musicianship is firmly rooted in jazz traditions, yet he is far from a purist or dogmatic about this heritage. Rather, he uses it as a conceptual launching pad for further exploration and hybridization, often drawing from other music from around the globe. Similarly, he pursues The Path of Return studying and practicing traditions both Eastern and Western.

In addition to his musical pursuits, David runs an online Tarot & Qabalah study group, free and open to the public. If you are interested in more information feel free to reach out to him via any of the links on his Anthology Profile.

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Greeting of Earth and Heaven

 

Greeting of Earth and Heaven
(Mishorka)

Composed for moment in Liber XV mishorka rarely saw since hiding in the darkness.

Hermetic Library Anthology Artist Mishorka

Under the roots in darkness mishorka crouched… Composer, multi instrumentalist and student of mysticism since 80’s.

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Woosh – the Spiraling Djin

 

Whoosh – the Spiraling Djin
(Redfern)

In the dark of the night, blinded in the depth of the desert a whirling opens a portal into utter unsee-ability the spiral of the hidden vortex, the abyss hidden in a tool shed, a closet, a cave.

Created using SonicPi, Raspberry Pi 4, acoustic guitar from Epiphone, and my beloved Behringer B1 condenser mic.

Hermetic Library Anthology Artist Brian Redfern

Brian Redfern 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.

Brian’s music 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 his music.

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Psycho-Logic-Kills

 

Psycho-Logic-Kills
(Fitzharris)

Hermetic Library Anthology Artist Scholar

Rapping since 1991e.v, SCHOLAR The Rapping Occultist has tackled everything from occult hip hop and podcast theme production to collaborating with composers from Cirque du Soleil and adapting an off-Broadway version of “Titus Andronicus” in the style of The Beastie Boys. He can be followed on social media discussing everything from metaphysics and occultism to self help, success, and literature.

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ZAX symphony

 

ZAX symphony
(Mishorka)

Composed in 2017 as multimedia for IAIDA : 418 – A Visual Celebration of Liber CDXVIII, a project by Two Horizons, a visual and audio exhibition which lives on as a downloadable app.

Prelude: The Cry of the 10th Aethyr that is called ZAX.

1st movement: The Devil of the Aethyr, that mighty devil Choronzon cries aloud; ZZNZ. Choronzon has no form, because he is creator of all form; and rapidly he changes from one to the other.

2nd movement: The Scribe is hallucinating – he believes that before him appears a beautiful courtesan …

3rd movement: … Choronzon springs within the circle and leaps upon the Scribe, throwing him to the earth.

Finale: The Seer takes the Holy Ring, and writes the name BABALON, that is victorious over Choronzon, and he is manifest no more.

Hermetic Library Anthology Artist Mishorka

Under the roots in darkness mishorka crouched… Composer, multi instrumentalist and student of mysticism since 80’s.

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Inhumite

 

Inhumite
(Fr. M∴M∴)

INHUMITE is the second song from the CORRESPONDENCES sequence—a concept album following the metaphysical transformation of protagonist Vriel during the apparent death of the Solar System.

The cycle draws on esoteric subjects and practices (Egyptian and Classical myth, Qabalah, Hermetic Magick, Tarot, and Astrology), creating a paracosm with its own internal logic, mythology, and symbolism.

Channeling gothic romanticism, dark fantasy, and science fiction (in the vein of James O’Barr, Neil Gaiman, and Arthur C. Clarke), CORRESPONDENCES is an occult allegory framed as an Oratorio.

ÆON.I.Δ≡INHUMITE 2020

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I proclaim The Shells are banished unto Their habitations.

Hermetic Library Anthology Artist King Venus

King Venus is a project of Frater M∴M∴ from Manchester, UK.

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