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Woosh – the Spiraling Djin


Whoosh – the Spiraling Djin

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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The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 15

Magick, Music and Ritual 15, the Hermetic Library Anthology Album issued for 2020, Sun in Sagittarius, An Vvi, from the Hermetic Library Anthology project is now released for immediate digital download.

Magick Music and Ritual 15 The Hermetic Library Anthology Album for 2020, Sun in Sagittarius, An Vvi


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 2020 anthology album consists of 8 tracks by 7 artists:

  1. Jericho Button – Soul Dredger 13:37
  2. Haegtesse – A Grimoir 06:03
  3. King Venus – Inhumite 06:33
  4. Mishorka – ZAX Symphony 15:00
  5. Scholar – Psycho-Logic-Kills 03:05
  6. Brian Redfern – Whoosh – the Spiraling Djin 03:19
  7. Mishorka – Greeting of Earth and Heaven 02:03
  8. The Arcanauts – Nachash 07:14


Magick, Music and Ritual 15, the anthology album for 2020 from the Anthology Project, is being released for the anniversary of the December 3, 1996 birthday of the Hermetic Library, with a playlist of 8 tracks by 7 artists, new and returning voices, for this Hermetic Library Anthology Album.

Our cover includes The Hanged Man, from the Dream Logic Tarot project, a collaboration by Jay Gidwitz and Anthony Teth for this current year in the Thelemic Calendar, An V:vi (2020 e.v.), which represents the docosade of Atu V, the Hierophant and the year of Atu VI, The Lovers. However, the image itself, as described in the artists’ statements, is Atu XII, The Hanged Man, and was chosen because of our current lives in these plague years. We also have an alternative cover, included with the album download, that features Alchemy Mask by Jay Gidwitz.

As a bonus download, included with this issue, is the video Supernatural by Vivian Giourousis, with music by Kristeen Young, performed by Waterworks.

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. Consider becoming a Patron today!

After a year hiatus, I’m delighted to be able to share this new anthology album. Helping to usher these into the world, both as individual releases and as part of an ongoing and growing corpus, is something I sorely missed, but now am able to give to everyone and the world as a gift to share. In an always curiouser and curiouser time, when everything seems topsy turvy and uncertain, the world needs more intentional and active love in all its healthy forms.

The Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com has an overall vision of Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Esoteric Tradition, Hermeticism & Aleister Crowley’s Thelema for over 20 years. I started the benefit anthology project to help promote newer works in the 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 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 from the Dream Logic Tarot project, a collaboration by Jay Gidwitz and Anthony Teth

All songs used with permission. All rights reserved.