Disappointed both in love and in friendship, and looking upon human learning as vanity, he had come to a conclusion that there was but one good thing in the world, videlicet, a good dinner

Thomas Love Peacock, Nightmare Abbey

Hermetic quote Peacock Abbey dinner

The moment that Martin thought, No sane person would be interested in a file like that, was the moment he decided to give it a look.

Scott Meyer, Off to Be the Wizard

Hermetic quote Meyer Wizard look

Summary for the week ending Mar 11, 2018

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending March 11th, 2018.

This last week I added a page to the blog that talk about ways that Hermetic Library is seeking others for community, contributions, creativity, event and news coverage, collaboration, and more. I’ve always been open to these, and I’ve had posts and pages about these in the past, but I thought it was time to put up a page on the blog which I could start pointing to each month, to keep the idea out there.

Hermetic Library is Seeking Others

I also added a page about seeking help with new content on the site. This is something that I’ve always been open to, but in the past it was difficult to make it work in a way that was easy for people. Now that the site has moved from static HTML, which I hand coded, into the new wiki-based infrastructure, having others work on the site is much easier. The help I had in getting a lot of Crowley material up on the site in Portuguese is an example of how well that worked for everyone, both for me and for the volunteer.

With the generous help of Patron supporters, I’m now also offering a small honorarium for those that aren’t able or willing to volunteer, in addition to my thanks and an offer for a gratis anthology download.

There’s so much that could be done to provide even more service to the overall community of students, practitioners, academics, as well as the general public, who all visit the site.

Hermetic Library Request for Help

As a side note, I also missed a couple of calendar events in the first days of March, so I added those as posts on the blog after the fact, but I’ve got all of March set. There’s a few new greater feasts this time around, marking the deaths of some additional people of interest to the community. I’m still open to suggestions for other calendar events that I should post about, throughout the year, if anyone wants to bring those to my attention so that I can add them.

Lots of new pages and work on old pages on the site, which is pretty much every week, really. You can always check the front page of the site which shows the most recent changes and new pages, or check out the Recent Changes special page for a full list.

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Consider also checking out what I’m up to on my personal blog and at Odd Order.

Here’s a summary of posts on the blog from last week

Some top pages at the library

Help get some conversations started over on the BBS!

Some top posts on social media

I can only imagine how much a meditation class in high school, even as an after school activity, would have helped me with my significant childhood anxiety. We receive no formal training in emotional regulation, ability to focus, healthy forms of relaxation, nor in a dozen or so skills that would be invaluable to ourselves and society.

Michael Taft, The Mindful Geek: Mindfulness Meditation for Secular Skeptics

Hermetic quote Taft Mindful school