Category Archives: Hermetic Library Calendar

Current and upcoming events for the Hermetic Library Calendar.

Scrying: A Workshop on Esoteric Awareness — March 20, 2023, online

Scrying: A Workshop on Esoteric Awareness with Harper Feist, from The Blackthorne School, a six-week course, starting March 20, 2023, and held online.

Hermetic Library Calendar Scrying a Workshop on Esoteric Awareness 20mar2023

“Scrying: A Workshop on Esoteric Awareness
From $29.99 USD every two weeks (7 Payments Total)

Course Enrollment is Open!

Course Start Date: March 20, 2023

A 6-week online course taught by Harper Feist. Course meets weekly via FaceBook group and videos posted to our website. Some course payment plan options may exceed the duration of the course in efforts to make the course more accessible to many.”

“Sensing the invisible world is critically important for nearly all magical practitioners and yet, it’s set upon a pedestal that is too high to reach. In the ceremonial magic community, it is commonly thought that the only goal is to achieve full visible manifestation of an entity. If you have doubts about your ability to make this happen, and we all do, this can either destroy your confidence during a working, or worse, make you decide not to even try.

The point of this short series of classes is to convince you that you’re not only capable of doing this type of work, but because you’re an incarnated person (i.e. you have a body), you’re ideal for doing it.

The class will start with a historical view of the art of scrying. First, acquainting you with our forefathers and mothers. It will discuss the fact that scrying is not a monolithic idea; that every spiritual tradition has its own take on the practice. We will dissect the statement about the body being the medium, we’ll develop some habits and practices, and then we’ll do an exercise where everyone together will perform an experiment in distance working.

This class will be interactive; all students will be encouraged to participate as much as they like. As much as anything, it will be the questions we ask one another that will peel away the reticence to attempting to feel the world in a slightly different way.

Lastly, it is to be expected that changing the way you interact with the invisible world will not just alter that relationship. It is possible that becoming more selectively sensitive to our invisible friends will make you a better friend to the living, a better listener, a better lover. Please come and open yourself, just a little more, to a larger world.”

Also watch, from 2021, “Harper Feist shares Scrying: A Workshop on Esoteric Awareness, Week 0- Traditional Forms of Scrying.”

“Harper Feist, instructor at The Blackthorne School, has generously shared Week 0, the first lesson of her course Scrying: A Workshop on Esoteric Awareness!

Take a peek to see the insightful and useful things Harper has to say about traditional scrying methods.”

Darren Aronofsky’s Pi on Pi Day — March 14, 2023, various cities, US

Special one day only IMAX screening of a restored version of Darren Aronofsky’s Pi, Pi Day, March 14, 2023, in various cities across the US.

Hermetic Library Calendar Pi 14mar2023

“Join director Darren Aronofsky on Pi Day for a special screening and conversation to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his groundbreaking first feature PI. The special one-day only event will include a live Q&A with Aronofsky, cinematographer Matthew Libatique, composer Clint Mansell, actor Sean Gullette, and other special guests live from Los Angeles followed by a screening of the restored film. The 1998 surrealist psychological thriller stars Sean Gullette as a mathematician who becomes obsessed with searching for patterns in the universe as part of a quest for meaning.”

“Join director Darren Aronofsky on Pi Day for a special IMAX screening and conversation to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his groundbreaking first feature Pi.

This one-day only event will include a live Q&A with Aronofsky and other special guests live from Los Angeles followed by a screening of the restored film.

The 1998 surrealist psychological thriller stars Sean Gullette as a mathematician who becomes obsessed with searching for patterns in the universe as part of a quest for meaning.

EVENT DATE: March 14, 2023
DIRECTOR: Darren Aronofsky
CAST: Sean Gullette, Mark Margoils, Ben Shenkman

Folktales from the Scottish Highlands — June 2023–April 2024, Edinburgh and/or Glasgow, UK (AB, SQ, SS ??)

Folktales from the Scottish Highlands, the first dual-langauge (i nGaeilge agus i mBéarla) exhibit at National Library of Scotland, June 2023–April 2024, although I don’t see where it says whether this will be at their location in Edinburgh or in Glasgow. Both?

Hermetic Library Calendar Folktales From the Scottish Highlands Jun2023

“Sgeulachdan Gàidhlig a chaidh a shàbhaladh dhan an àm ri teachd nam fòcas do thaisbeanadh mòr

Bidh Leabharlann Nàiseanta na h-Alba a’ cumail a’ chiad taisbeanadh dà-chànanach aca a-riamh am-bliadhna mar chomharrachadh air obair Iain Frangan Caimbeul – Iain Òg Ìle – fear bhon 19mh linn a rinn a dhìcheall gus sgeulachdan Gàidhlig a bha ann an cunnart dol à bith a shàbhaladh.”

“Folktales from the Scottish Highlands, bidh prògram de thachartasan agus ghnìomhan ionnsachaidh, a thèid ainmeachadh nas fhaide air adhart as t-earrach. Fosglaidh e san Ògmhios 2023 agus ruithidh e chun a’ Ghiblein 2024. Tha inntrigeadh do thaisbeanaidhean an Leabharlann Nàiseanta an-asgaidh.”

“Gaelic folktales saved from oblivion focus of major exhibition

The National Library of Scotland will host its first ever dual-language exhibition this year in celebration of the work of John Francis Campbell – a 19th-century figure who took it upon himself to save Gaelic folktales at risk of dying out.”

“Folktales from the Scottish Highlands, will be complemented by a programme of events and learning activities, which will be announced later in the spring. It will open in June 2023 and will run until April 2024. Entry to the National Library’s exhibitions is free.”

Stranger Things: The First Shadow — TBA in 2023, London, UK

Sign up now for priority access to tickets, for the prequel stage play Stranger Things: The First Shadow, Phoenix Theatre, London, UK which will premiere in 2023 on dates and times yet to be announced.

Hermetic Library Calendar Stranger Things the First Shadow 2023

“A new story live on stage

Stranger Things: The First Shadow


Based on the Netflix Series, ‘Stranger Things’, created by the Duffer Brothers.


Hawkins, 1959: a regular town with regular worries. Young Jim Hopper’s car won’t start, Bob Newby’s sister won’t take his radio show seriously and Joyce Maldonado just wants to graduate and get the hell out of town. When new student Henry Creel arrives, his family finds that a fresh start isn’t so easy… and the shadows of the past have a very long reach.

Brought to life by a multi-award-winning creative team, who take theatrical storytelling and stagecraft to a whole new dimension, this gripping new adventure will take you right back to the beginning of the Stranger Things story – and may hold the key to the end.”


The Stranger Things Stage Play Will Explore the Beginning and the End. Netflix’s prequel play will open in London’s West End later this year and feature familiar faces and old threats.”

Spirited Away: Live On Stage in cinemas — April 23 and 27, 2023, various cities, US

Spirited Away: Live On Stage in cinemas on April 23 and 27, 2023, in various cities throughout the US, as part of Studio Ghibli Fest 2023.

“Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award®-winning animated feature film comes to life in this first-ever stage adaptation, full of dazzling sets, captivating musical numbers, and wondrous puppets of beloved characters. Adapted and directed by Tony Award®-winner John Caird (Les Misérables), two unique casts and performances were filmed during the show’s acclaimed 2022 run at Tokyo’s historic Imperial Theatre, featuring Kanna Hashimoto and Mone Kamishiraishi as Chihiro.”

Also: “The theatrical release of the gorgeous Spirited Away stage play now has a hauntingly beautiful trailer — and an official release date. This first trailer highlights some of the movie’s most memorable characters and moments, like Chihiro meeting the mysterious spirit No-Face and the six-armed Kamajī, who operates the boiler room of the bath house. It’s set to some of the movie’s iconic score and is just absolutely breathtaking for something that’s only 41 seconds long. Spirited Away: Live on Stage will be in theaters on April 23 and 27, with each date featuring a different cast. The live recording was filmed during the production’s 2022 run at the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo. Spirited Away: Live on Stage is part of this year’s Ghibli Fest lineup. Ghibli Fest is GKids and Fathom Events’ annual celebration of Studio Ghibli’s iconic films, bringing a selection to theaters for limited dates.”—”Chihiro finds her way home in Spirited Away stage play movie trailer. Anyone else start tearing up when they hear the music?”

Hermetic Library Calendar Spirited Away Live on Stage in Cinemas Apr2023

Sacred Seeds — March 16, 2023, online

Sacred Seeds: a group ritual for spring equinox with Pam Grossman & Janaka Stucky, on March 16, 2023, 8pm EDT, online.

Hermetic Library Calendar Sacred Seeds 16mar2023

“Sacred Seeds: a group ritual w/ Pam Grossman & Janaka Stucky
A group ritual and guided meditation to sow your energy for the spring equinox

Date and time
Thu, March 16, 2023, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT


This class will be conducted online via Zoom. A recording will be made available to attendees for 30 days after the class ends.

Seeds have been recognized for their magical significance across cultures throughout history, representing the potential for new growth and the power of transformation. In the context of rituals and spell work, seeds are often used to symbolize the intentions of the practitioner—or to manifest abundance, fertility, and prosperity. They are a reminder that small actions can lead to great outcomes, and that the energy we plant deep within ourselves can grow into something which provides a benefit to the world around us.

Through group ritual and guided meditation we will approach planting seeds as a sacred act—honoring the power of intention and the potential for growth and transformation that lies within us all. By aligning this work with the spring solstice, we operate in full harmony with the forces of the universe, cultivating immense power and potential for the coming season. Together we will generate energy to support each other in planting spiritual seeds for beginning new endeavors, new chapters, and a new season.”

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black odyssey — through March 26, 2023, New York, NY, US

black odyssey, through March 26, 2023, at Classic Stage, New York, NY, US.

Hermetic Library Calendar Black Odyssey Through 23mar2023

“black odyssey
February 9 – March 26, 2023

black odyssey
at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater

Obie-winning playwright Marcus Gardley (upcoming film adaptation of The Color Purple, The House That Will Not Stand) blends classic mythology, African-American history, and modern theatricality to create the poetic black odyssey. This vibrant reimagining of the Odysseus saga is set in modern-day Harlem, telling the epic tale of Ulysses Lincoln, a soldier facing the most daunting of voyages to reunite with his family. While fate may seem in control of Ulysses’ destiny, his ancestors and their buried history will help guide his journey home. Directed by Stevie Walker-Webb (Ain’t No Mo’).

Originally developed and produced at the Denver Center Theatre Company, a division of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Kent Thompson, Artistic Director.”

Also “‘black odyssey’ Takes Homer on an Epically Engaging Ride to Harlem. Moving, fierce, and laugh-out-very-loud funny, Marcus Gardley’s show takes Homer’s ‘The Odyssey,’ and recasts it around Black history, pain, joy, resistance, love, and power.”

David Goddard — March 7, 2023, London, UK

David Goddard, March 7, 2023, 7pm GMT, at Atlantis Bookshop, London, UK

Hermetic Library Calendar David Goddard 22feb2023

“An Evening With….
David Goddard

An in-person event held in The Gardner Room,
The Atlantis Bookshop
Tuesday 7th March
Starts 7pm, cost £10”

“David Goddard is a mage and the Outer Head of an esoteric school. In 2005 he co-founded the Rising Phoenix Foundation with Benjamin Philips. Since then, RPF has served people all around the world who are interested in the Paranormal, Occult and Ageless Wisdom.

David’s teaching and practice is firmly grounded in the Western Mysteries, and his books are beautifully written. They include:
Sacred Magic of Angels is how to receive help from the Angels and his Handbook of Psychic Self-Defence is exactly that.

Tower of Alchemy is a trailblazing exposition of the Great Work – not just its theory but explains its practice (which has been concealed for centuries).

Restoring Eden is a personal favourite of ours – as it stops us just enjoying the garden or wandering through woods saying, ‘how lovely they are’ and actually gets us interacting with the Nature-spirits, Dryads, and the other beings that live there.

This evening will be informal, informative and David will talk about the value of personally engaging with the Mysteries.”

Harry Smith — Oct 4, 2023–Jan 2024, New York, NY, US

Harry Smith, an art exhibit, Oct 4, 2023–Jan 2024 at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, US; about Harry Smith.

Hermetic Library Calendar Harry Smith Exhibit 4oct2023 Aleph
Harry Smith, Aleph

“This will be the first solo exhibition of artist, experimental filmmaker, and groundbreaking music ethnologist Harry Smith (1923–1991), whose compendium of song recordings, the Anthology of American Folk Music, laid the groundwork for the popularization of folk music in the 1960s. This exhibition introduces Smith’s life and work within a museum setting for the first time and includes paintings, drawings, experimental films, designs, and examples of Smith’s collecting alongside his historic folk music collection. Seen throughout this hybrid display of art and ephemera are signs of the esoteric, fantastic, and alternative cosmologies basic to Smith’s view of culture. The exhibition proposes new ways to experience diverse strains of 20th-century American cultural histories.

Over the course of fifty years, Smith made renegade and innovative use of the changing recording and distribution technologies, from his voracious approach to record collecting to experiments with early tape-recording systems to groundbreaking manipulations of abstraction and collage in film. Smith was a pioneer in collecting, organizing, and sequencing images and artifacts that structure the ways we understand and share culture and experiences today. He created a life and practice outside of institutions and capitalism, offering an eccentric model for engagement with a society today even further dominated by these systems.

Vitally, Smith brought to light and wrestled with—sometimes imperfectly—facets of America’s rich histories, tracing and sharing underappreciated veins of culture often invisible to mainstream society. Very much outside of his time, Smith nonetheless created his own rich vein of American culture that says more about this country, its arts, and its diverse creative communities than nearly any other artist of his time.

The exhibition, designed in partnership with artist Carol Bove, distills his remarkable and varied production into a number of distinct sculptural spaces. Smith’s early hand-painted abstract films, his film of Seminole textiles, and Andy Warhol’s Screen Test of Smith will be presented alongside stills from the liner notes of the Anthology of American Folk Music. The exhibition will zig-zag through displays of Smith’s personal collection of ephemera and archival materials to survey the artist’s life. The artist’s rarely-seen final film Mahagonny (1970–80) creates a portrait of urban America with a mesmerizing, hectic, and repetitive showcase of four films presented simultaneously while an original score from the Brecht-Weill opera Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (1930) plays at high volume. A small black box theater will immerse visitors in Smith’s collage film, Heaven and Earth Magic (1957–62), and other audio-visual works. Finally, this exhibition will offer a unique listening environment where visitors can explore the Anthology of American Folk Music along with interviews from Smith himself.

This exhibition is co-organized by The Whitney Museum of American Art and the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University, where a version of the project will open in November 2024. The exhibition is curated by artist Carol Bove; Dan Byers, the John R. and Barbara Robinson Director of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts; Rani Singh, Director of the Harry Smith Archives; Elisabeth Sussman, Curator and Sondra Gilman Curator of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art; with Kelly Long, Senior Curatorial assistant at the Whitney Museum of American Art.”

Death and Rebirth — March 10–12, 2023, Amsterdam, NL

Death and Rebirth [Also], Ritual Art Festival, March 10–12, 2023, at Treehouse NDSM, Amsterdam, NL; the event includes a performance and exhibit by Orryelle Defenestrate.

Hermetic Library Calendar Death and Rebirth 10mar2023 Schedule

Hermetic Library Calendar Death and Rebirth 10mar2023


MARCH 10-12, 2023

Ritual Art Festival

Death & Rebirth is a space to explore death, the unknown, and transformation.

Join us for a three-day Ritual Art Festival featuring a visual art exhibition, lectures, workshops, ritual performances, and live music at Treehouse NDSM in Amsterdam.


Marli Huijer. DJ Isis. Maya Fridman. Orryelle Defenestrate. Bert Barten. Noire Antidote. Peaki. Monomorte. Melissa Shemanna. Ayesha Adamo. Giek_1. Freek Wallagh. Esther Kin. Johan Dijk. Marius v Zandwijk. Anima Lab. Anca Arcana. Alejandra Nettel. In Kether.Daniel McKenzie. Rose Wildsmith. Joan de Neve. Juan Carlos Tajes. Sander Janzweert. Felix Goei.” [via]

“Embark on a journey of transcendence and self-discovery as we delve into the enigmatic themes of Death, the Unknown, and Rebirth at the Three-Day Festival. Immerse yourself in a mesmerizing array of visual art, including sculptures, paintings, installations, and photography, all on display in the post apocalyptic setting of TREEHOUSE NDSM.

Each day begins with a gentle initiation, as you learn about the secrets of death, the unknown, and rebirth through insightful lectures and workshops that encourage you to explore your own creative relationship to the themes. As the night draws near, be swept away by a captivating procession of ritualistic and ambient performances, featuring acts by renowned artists such as Orryelle Defenestrate, Noire Antidote, Giek_1, Monomorte, Maya Fridman, Talkin Trees, DJ Isis , and other enigmatic DJ sets.”

“Embrace the esoteric and delve into alternative spaces, such as the cantina, where tarot readings, craft markets and workshops are held, leaving ample time to wander through the mystical exhibition space and interact with the art on display. Come, immerse yourself in this world of death, the unknown, and rebirth, and unlock the secrets of the afterlife.” [via]