Tag Archives: 2011

The Saga of Biorn

The Saga Of Biorn from The Animation Workshop on Vimeo.

“The Saga Biorn” is a 2011 animated short by Benjamin J Kousholt, Daniel D Christensen, Mads Lundgaard Christensen, Jesper A Jensen, Jonas K Doctor, Steffen Lyhne, Pernille Ørum-Nielsen, Frederik Bjerre-Poulsen, Jonas Georgakakis from The Animation Workshop.

“Biôrn, an old Viking, is determined to reach Valhalla, the warrior’s afterlife full of excessive drinking and debauchery. To gain entry he has to die honorably in battle, but he discovers that the right death isn’t so easy.”

Casanova

Casanova by Howard Guy Ervin III, composed by Richard B Evans, directed by Peter Merle Devine and Kenneth Lawrence Stegmiller, is a 2011 hardcover libretto for the 106th Grove Play produced and performed by members of the Bohemian Club of San Francisco, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.

Casanova, The One Hundred Sixth Grove Play, Performed Friday, July 29, 2011

 

Dare to live

Like a song arising,

Throw your heart

Into life’s full flow,

Dare to fight

For what you believe in,

Dare to love

And make love grow.

 

Dare to see

All the beauty ’round you,

Taste the fruit

Picked from life’s rich vine,

Raise your glass

To your friends and lovers,

‘Til you’re dizzy

On life’s sweet wine.

 

And should the face of darkness try you,

Stand and hold your head up high.

Loudly sing out, “I defy you,

Spirits bold will never die!

Spirits bold will never die!

Spirits bold will never die!”

Spirits Bold Will Never Die! (pp 74–5)

Hermetic Library Anthology Album Mega Pack for your last minute gifting needs in 2013

I wanted to mention again the previously announced ongoing special offer on the complete 2011-2013 music collection from the Hermetic Library Anthology Project which includes separate individual download codes for 9 complete Magick, Music and Ritual digital albums for an especially reasonable rate over buying each piecemeal. And, you know, since it’s all digital downloads, these are something that could be given last minute or even belatedly, if needs must and I would endeavor to help get you sorted in a timely fashion. You may be interested in this for your seasonal gifting needs at the end of 2013, or maybe for your own selfish but still completely valid wants.

 

Hermetic Library Anthology Album Mega Pack - The Complete Music Collection 2011 - 2013

 

All 9 anthology albums are available immediately, everything that has been released so far from the very first Yule 2011 issue through the newest Fall 2013 album recently released, and which completes the 2nd full year of albums, to coincide with astronomical Samhain, at 15° Scorpio.

These anthology albums offer the work of over 70 amazing musicians who are inspired by or incorporate the Western Esoteric Tradition into their work, and who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project. The entire 2011-2013 collection contains over 12 hours of music. Each album is a carefully created playlist that also combines with all the others into one enormous playlist as well.

The full list of musicians, artists, tracks and more can be found on the Hermetic Library’s Anthology Project Pages.

Downloads are available in your choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. And, each download code can be used individually, or given out as gifts to friends and family.

Grab the entire collection today, either one of each album to get the whole collection or some combination of 9 download codes you desire to have or gift, in order to help support the continuing work of the Hermetic Library, help cover hosting costs and other expenses like materials acquisitions, and support new efforts and growth in the years to come!

 

Hermetic Library Anthology Album Mega Pack

 

The Complete Music Collection 2011 - 2013

On Holy Ground

On Holy Ground: A History of The Honorable Order of American Co-Masonry by Karen Kidd, a 2011 paperback from The Masonic Publishing Company, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.

Karen Kidd On Holy Ground from The Masonic Publishing Company

“The Compelling Story of Co-Masonry in North America

On Holy Ground: History of the Honorable Order of American Co-Masonry, the American Federation of Human Rights removes the veil from a great silence in the history of Freemasonry: the story of Co-Masonry in North America. The first book of its kind in Co-Masonry, On Holy Ground traces that history from the founding of the first Co-Masonic Lodge on the continent in 1903 to the completion of the Grand Temple in 2009. Well documented, with hundreds of footnotes and images, many in color and most never before published, On Holy Ground is the truth about this saga finally told.” — back cover

 

The Hermetic Library Reading Room is an imaginary and speculative future reification of the library in the physical world, a place to experience a cabinet of curiosities offering a confabulation of curation, context and community that engages, archives and encourages a living Western Esoteric Tradition. If you would like to contribute to the Hermetic Library Reading Room, consider supporting the library or contact the librarian.

Manifest Thy Glory

Manifest Thy Glory: Proceedings of the Eighth Biennial National Ordo Templi Orientis Conference was recently released, and may be of interest. This book includes the text of presentations by many Hermetic Library fellows, including Sabazius, T Polyphilus, Colin Campbell, and Beth Kimbell, and touches many topics related to the subject matter of the library.

National Ordo Templi Orientis Conference NOTOCON Manifest Thy Glory

Manifest Thy Glory offers a selection of papers from the eighth biennial National Ordo Templi Orientis Conference (NOTOCON) of the United States Grand Lodge of O.T.O., held in the Valley of Detroit, Michigan, in 2011 EV. The papers cover diverse topics including the Holy Guardian Angel, talismans in magick, spatial orientation in ritual, and other magical methods; occult history and biography, including the Stèle of Revealing and Ida Craddock; promulgation of Thelema through publishing and podcasts; textual analysis from Catullus to ‘Liber Trigrammaton;’ a touching reminiscence from the incomparable Lon Milo DuQuette; and even space, the final frontier. Other highlights include a street guide to Thelemic historical sites in Detroit, and the address given by U.S. National Grand Master Sabazius. They represent some of best modern practical and scholarly work on Ordo Templi Orientis, Thelema, and the magick of Aleister Crowley.

The first NOTOCON conference took place in 1997 EV in Akron, Ohio, and has since been held on alternate years in different cities around the United States. Manifest Thy Glory is the third collection of papers from the national conference to be made available, following the inaugural volume Beauty & Strength for the 2007 EV conference.

Ordo Templi Orientis is an international fraternal order of men and women devoted to the pursuit of individual liberty, the study of magick, and the promulgation of the Law of Thelema. Founded in the early twentieth century, it has been shaped by such leading lights as Carl Kellner, Theodor Reuss, Aleister Crowley, Karl Germer and Grady Louis McMurtry.” [via]

Atlantis and the Cycles of Time

Atlantis and the Cycles of Time: Prophecies, Traditions, and Occult Revelations by Joscelyn Godwin, the 2011 softcover edition from Inner Traditions, which arrived courtesy of the author, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.

Joscelyn Godwin's Atlantis and the Cycles of Time from Inner Traditions

“Atlantis has held a perennial place in the collective imagination of humanity from ancient Greece onward. Many of the great minds of the occult and esoteric world wrote at length on their theories of Atlantis—about its high culture, its possible location, its ultimate demise, and their predictions of a return to Atlantean enlightenment or the downfall of modern society.

Beginning with a review of the rationalist writings on Atlantis—those that use geographic and geologic data to validate their theories—renowned scholar Joscelyn Godwin then analyzes and compares writings on Atlantis from many of the great occultists and esotericists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Fabre d’Olivet, G. I. Gurdjieff, Guido von List, Julius Evola, Edgar Cayce, Dion Fortune, and René Guénon, whose writings often stem from deeper, metaphysical sources, such as sacred texts, prophecy, or paranormal communication. Seeking to unravel and explain the histories and interpretations of Atlantis and its kindred myths of Lemuria and Mu, the author shows how these different views go hand-in-hand with the concept of cyclical history, such as the Vedic system of the four Yugas, the Mayan calendar with its 2012 end-date, the theosophical system of root races, and the precession of the equinoxes. Venturing broader and deeper than any other book on Atlantis, this study also covers reincarnation, human evolution or devolution, the origins of race, and catastrophe theory.”

 

The Hermetic Library Reading Room is an imaginary and speculative future reification of the library in the physical world, a place to experience a cabinet of curiosities offering a confabulation of curation, context and community that engages, archives and encourages a living Western Esoteric Tradition. If you would like to contribute to the Hermetic Library Reading Room, consider supporting the library or contact the librarian.

Revolt of the Magicians

Aleister Crowley – Revolt of the Magicians: A Novel by Lon Milo DuQuette and James M Bratkowsky, the 2011 softcover edition, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.

Lon Milo DuQuette and James Bratkowsky's Aleister Crowley The Revolt of the Magicians

“The dawning twentieth century is not big enough for eccentric genius Aleister Crowley. He is an acclaimed poet, chess master, world-class mountaineer, and probably the most passionately liberated man in Victorian London. His real devotion, however, is magic … and the search for his own soul. An infamous fourteenth century Arabic book of magic survives the centuries to spawn the formation of a hidden society of magicians in London. The Order is led by occult scholar MacGregor Mathers and his wife Moina, who claim to be in touch with secret masters that give them ever-increasing magical knowledge and power. For several years the Order grows, drawing on new members from the giants of British commerce, art, and literature. Suddenly, at the height of the Order’s influence, MacGregor and Moina appear to lose contact with the secret masters. They move to Paris and ignore the Order’s plea for more teachings and higher initiations. The London lodge threatens to sever ties with them and make magical contact with the secret masters themselves. Five very famous members lead the revolt:
• the poet William Butler Yeats
• the playwright Maude Gonne
• Bram Stoker, author of Dracula
• Florence Farr, the most acclaimed actress of her day
• and one of the wealthiest women in the world, tea heiress Annie Horniman.
Crowley naively joins the Order at the beginning of the revolt. Blinded by his intense spiritual aspirations, he is not only drawn into the conflict, but unwittingly becomes the catalyst that brings about their destruction.”

 

The Hermetic Library Reading Room is an imaginary and speculative future reification of the library in the physical world, a place to experience a cabinet of curiosities offering a confabulation of curation, context and community that engages, archives and encourages a living Western Esoteric Tradition. If you would like to contribute to the Hermetic Library Reading Room, consider supporting the library or contact the librarian.