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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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A Grimoir

 

A Grimoir
(Kis/Crowley)

This is a song about the afterlife of gods.

Hermetic Library Anthology Artist Haegtesse

Haegtesse is not a conventional band, but an experimental audiovisual collective with filmmaker Richard Lukacs and musician Ivan Kis at it’s core. Richard is writing screenplays and creating sound design, while Ivan composes soundtracks to non-existing surreal movies. These are then pieced together, expanded and recorded live by their revolving circle of friends. The goal is complete sensory overload.

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Soul Dredger

 

Soul Dredger
(Pattenden)

An exegesis on anamnesis.

Hermetic Library Anthology Artist Jericho Button

Jericho Button is a project of Will Pattenden. He is a drummer (formally of Thee Vicars), but began producing experimental electronic music in January 2020. He have a deep interest in magick, mysticism, and the fundamental nature of being. Though subscribing to no tradition in particular, he has been exploring a variety of systems and techniques, currently emphasising Afro-Brazilian syncretism. Will says his music is ultimately just an expression of his psychic content, which consists mostly of contemplation on the infinite and his futile attempts to reason with it! He currently reside in the East of England.

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Supernatural

 

As a bonus download, included with Magick, Music and Ritual 15, is the video Supernatural. All footage filmed and edited by Vivian Giourousis. Supernatural is a track, used in this video with permission, by Kristeen Young, performed by Waterworks.

Supernatural
(Young)

And the day was on celestial celluloid;
and the night was a life I’ve tried to avoid
He moved in a mystic sphere,
and I needed to join him there.
He seemed ephemeral; if I’d hang-on,
he’d turn to air somehow.

Oh, the commonplace
is a mortal waste of space.
I’ll levitate. I’ll levitate from here.

Running, running – oh running, running – oh –
running, running, running from common.

I would have given all I am.
I would have taken just my share.
It would have been supernatural,
but you pushed me down on earthly ground,
while I was hoping you’d hear
something you’d like,
as I was singing like Scherharazade.

All my life I have to prove that I’m alive.
Shun the life that would seem as if I’d died.
He was on his throne
shooting lightening bolts at Rome.
He’s just flesh and bone,
a frightened gnome behind a megaphone.

Oh, the common man I will never understand.
I need more. I’ll have more, more, more.

Running, running – oh running, running – oh –
running, running, running, from common.

I would have given all I am.
I would have taken just my share.
It would have been supernatural,
but you pushed me down on earthly ground,
while I was hoping you’d hear
something you’d like,
as I was singing like Scherharazade.

Hermetic Library Artist Vivian Giourousis

Vivian Giourousis has explored the medium of analog film in its many formats using a wide variety of pre-digital technologies. She has also worked with some of the very first digital video equipment during its earliest accessibility. She adapted to the fast changes in the field of photography and video for the past 30 years, both as a commercial artist as well as an experimental filmmaker. Most recently, she simply creates using her iPhone because she enjoys the immediacy and the intimate, personal aspect, of working alone. Her approach is a combination of strict visual tradition and innovative experiment. Her work has screened in art galleries, museums, and film festivals around the world but what difference does that make?

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