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Hermetic Library Anthology Artist Chris Stibrany Terborgh my summer home

Raised for half of his life in The Netherlands and Germany, Chris also spent much time studying and working in Japan and Korea. After many various jobs and a short time in the Army, he currently resides with his wife in Colorado. Besides magick and meditation with a focus on Thelema, his hobbies are reading (fiction (horror, sci fi, classic lit), history, metaphysics/occult) playing the drums, and hiking and swimming.

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Magick, Music and Ritual 14 cover artwork

The cover for this 2018 issue includes the work “Babalon” by Luciana Lupe Vasconcelos, for this current year count Anno Viv, which can be represented by, and thus can be seen as having correspondence to, a combination of both Atu V, the Hierophant, and Atu IV, the Emperor. For me this cover is a compelling image that reflects key themes related to the library, including those of ritual, worship, eucharist, and, of course, Babalon.

Magick Music and Ritual 14 The Hermetic Library Anthology Album 2018 Babalon cover


There’s also an alternate cover, included in the digital download. This alternate cover includes “The Beast of Great Desire” by Luciana Lupe Vasconcelos. I have thoughts that include Goetic entities and Assyrian lamassu arise from this visual.

Magick Music and Ritual 14 The Hermetic Library Anthology Album 2018 alternate Beast of Great Desire cover


Luciana Lupe Vasconcelos, or just Lupe, is a Brazilian artist and illustrator born in the middle-western town of Goiânia in 1982. Drawing compulsively since early childhood, she developed through time and practice a strong sensibility for linework. Mysterious, fluid and dark, her art plunges on the realms of the mythical, mystical and occult. Ink is her medium par excellence, but she doesn’t shy away from other materials, notedly tempera gouache and acrylics. Her visual influences include ancient art from various cultures, medieval art, painters from the renaissance and baroque, symbolism, illustrators from the Golden Age, surrealism and the US east coast art scene from the mid 20th century, particularly the circle of Marjorie Cameron and Wallace Berman. She currently resides in the mountain town of Teresopolis.

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The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magic, Music and Ritual 14

Magick, Music and Ritual 14, the one and only album in 2018, from the Hermetic Library Anthology project is now released for immediate digital download.

Magick Music and Ritual 14 The Hermetic Library Anthology Album 2018


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 2018 anthology album consists of 11 tracks by 9 artists:

  1. Chris Stibrany – Harpy 05:05
  2. Firmament – Bilateral 05:36
  3. Ace of Space – Melody for Erin 02:54
  4. Iterum Nata – The Principle of Rhythm 04:43
  5. Ace of Space – Moving Targets 02:31
  6. Robert Furtkamp – Invoke Me Under My Stars for the Darkness Shines 06:23
  7. Shams93 – The Revealing 02:49
  8. Children of Osiris – Parasiel 04:34
  9. Robert Furtkamp – Twin Pillars Crumble and Shake 06:07
  10. Chris Stibrany – The Witch House and the Reverberate Abyss 03:13
  11. Jesús A Vergara – Corpo Elipsis 39:54


Magick, Music and Ritual 14, the one and only album release for 2018 from the Anthology Project, is being released for the anniversary of the December 3, 1996 birthday of the Hermetic Library, with a playlist of 11 tracks by 8 artists, new and returning voices, for this Hermetic Library Anthology Album.

Our cover and alternate includes artwork by Luciana Lupe Vasconcelos for this current year in the Thelemic Calendar, An V:iv (2018 e.v.), which represents the docosade of Atu V, the Hierophant and the year of the Atu IV, The Emperor.

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. Further, active Patrons also receive an additional gratis download code for every new release as they become available. Patrons as of this release will have had the opportunity to receive at least two full anthology albums from the collection, and more in the future, as well as helping to support the Anthology Project and the work of the library. Consider becoming a Patron today!

The release of a new anthology album is one of the highlights of my year, and always feels like opening a gift for the holidays after all the hard work for all the prior months. Only, this is a gift that I get to share with everyone, and everyone gets to open!

The Hermetic Library at has an overall vision of Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Western Esoteric Tradition. I started the benefit anthology project to help promote newer works in the Western 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 Western 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 and alternate artwork by Luciana Lupe Vasconcelos

All songs used with permission. All rights reserved.

Hermetic Library album call for 2018 submissions

Today I am announcing the 2018 call for submissions for Magick, Music and Ritual 14, 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 14 will be the 2018 release from the Anthology Project. The deadline for submissions to the 2018 anthology album is September 30th, 2018. Be sure to stay tuned to the blog and the pages for the Hermetic Library anthology project for reminders and updates along the way.

Hermetic Library Anthology 2018 Magick Music Ritual Call for Submissions


Deadline for submissions is September 30th, 2018. 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.

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.

Subscriber-Only EP

This year I’d like to create a subscriber-only EP as a special additional perk for those people who have subscribed to Hermetic Library on Bandcamp. This will be a few tracks on an exclusive release just for subscribers that will be released in addition to the 2018 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!

Odd Order anthology

Please also consider the Odd Order anthology, currently in its 3rd year, which is also being announced today with the same deadline. Odd Order Albums are annual compilations of tracks by artists inspired by or who incorporate geekery and nerdy mishegoss in their work, an anthology album of tracks by artists inspired by technology and geek culture. These benefit anthology albums help Rigaroga and Odd Order promote artists to the audience of the not only Odd Order, but also Hermetic Library and beyond.

Become a Patron

One of the best ways to add anthology releases and this upcoming Hermetic Library album to your personal music collection is through the Patron campaign at Patreon. Patrons will each be offered a gratis download code for each new release while they are active in addition to all the other patronage rewards they may receive, and that ends up being the most cost effective way to get these albums. Consider becoming a Patron today!

For the Convening of a Sexual Congress


For the Convening of a Sexual Congress

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

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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

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 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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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

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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