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Appalachia – no. 201

Appalachia – no. 201 by Hermetic Library anthology artist David B Metcalfe‘s The Message may be of interest.

“An abrasive series of explorations in the contemporary aetheral ambience surrounding the Appalachian landscape – the hidden effect of electric wires and industrial waste as it rips raw holes in the subtle body of one of the world’s oldest mountain chains.

Sounds assembled 2010-2014. Processed, Fixed and Finalized August, 2014.”


1485 (nRadio Variations) by Hermetic Library anthology artist David B Metcalfe‘s The Message may be of interest.

“‘In the 1950s, Friedrich Jürgensen, a painter, archaeologist, and former opera singer living in Sweden, found traces of extra voices on tapes with which he was trying to record birdsongs. Over the years, Jürgensen made thousands of recordings of the voices of the dead…’*

These voices often came through to him via a radio tuned to 1485 Khz.

Sounds assembled on chilly drives through north Georgia with the radio tuned to 1485 khz in January 2014, Processed & Fixed in the heart of the woods during the heat of warm summer nights in July, 2014.

*1485 kHz, Carl Michael von Hausswolff assisted by MSC Harding (Cabinet Magazine Issue 1 Winter 2000/01)”

File 72314

File 72314 (Variations)
by Hermetic Library anthology artist David B Metcalfe‘s The Message may be of interest.

“Variations on a theme, open landscapes of sound evoking the wandering spirits of the Cold War. A dossier of desolate dreams returning home and the subtle weight of unfinished assignments. Pathways for uneasy spirits to find peace.

– File 72314 –

for James J. Angleton (December 9, 1917 – May 12, 1987)

I, in this land of Ghosts, unseen.
But what is mine?
A spectre of memory, layers of wire, a Lie.
A memory bathed
in the deepest hues of fire.
But what is mine?
A love of all the mirrors,
against which they were pressed.

Sounds assembled 2010-2014, Processed & Fixed as the sun sank below the horizon on July 23rd, 2014.”

Themes on the American Spiritual Landscape (Vol. 3)

Themes on the American Spiritual Landscape (Vol. 3) by Hermetic Library anthology artist David B Metcalfe‘s The Message may be of interest.

“A series of landscapes in sound to aid in exploring the diverse and winding paths of contemporary American spirituality.

Sounds assembled 2010-2014. Processed, Fixed and Finalized on the 3rd day of August, 2014.”

Black Meditations

Black Meditations by Telecult Powers is a recent release that may be of interest, and is available as a combo of vinyl and download.

“Telecult Powers, the candle burning duo of Witchbeam & Mr. Matthews, known for their ritualistic live shows and previous releases on Baked Tapes, Draft, Pizza Night and more, bestow upon us their new album “Black Meditations”, a six part sonic meditation on the connections between man, myth & magic. “Black Meditations” taps into the world of folk magic, reaching out to the spirit world through sonic practice, with the duo praying at an altar of bizarre electronic instruments handcrafted by Mr. Matthews. Through this “Hoodootronix” music Telecult Powers taps into the current in which the spirits of Atlantis, Rexino Mondo, In Search Of…, Dionysus cults, old witchy Hollywood, Mort Garson, Louise Huebner, Nik Raicevic, Bruce Haack, Bebe and Louis Barron, and Discordians draw from. Featuring guest appearances by Lala Ryan from Excepter, Rachel & Grant Evans, Kate McGuire, The Road Chief and liner notes by Carl Abrahamsson”

“Lala Ryan from Excepter plays flute & candle rituals on Incident at El Yunque.

Rachel Evans (Motion Sickness of Time Travel), Grant Evans (Nova Scotian Arms), & Kate McGuire perform vocals and The Road Chief plays kosmische guitar on A Wish For Ouisch.

Liner notes by Carl Abrahamsson, the Swedish writer & photographer.

All hardware used by the band handcrafted by Mr. Matthews.

Mastered by Jeremy Bible.

A1 Incident at El Yunque
A2 Clairvoyeurance
A3 Oerg-8 & The Mothership
B1 Take a Sip From Our Devil’s Cup
B2 A Wish For Ouisch
B3 Never Ending Empires”

Natural Sorcery

Natural Sorcery: Fifty Years in the Feri Tradition by Cora Anderson, a 2nd edition of Fifty Years in the Feri Tradition with additional material including annotations, due in December 2014 from Marion Street Press, may be of interest.

Cora Anderson Natural Sorcery from Marion Street Press

Profound and insightful, this revised and expanded 20th-anniversary edition of Fifty Years in the Feri Tradition is filled with information not available anywhere else and is the definitive text on the Anderson Craft. Written as a gift to her husband, the blind poet and shaman Victor Anderson, on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary, this guide from Cora Anderson distills their work and teachings in the fairy faith of the Old Religion, explaining the thealogy, physics, and social structure of the Anderson Craft. Natural Sorcery is a practical, working grimoire that discusses the guardians, symbols, and ethics of the still-living oral Feri Tradition in a highly personal, conversational style. This special, limited edition also features annotations by members of the Andersons’ final coven. Anyone interested in this deep and secretive tradition need look no further than this book by one of its most influential teachers.

The Isis Oracle

The Isis Oracle: Divination Plate and Speaking Stones by Surcadiana may be of interest.

Surcadiana The Isis Oracle

“Hand painted and stained 11.5″ wooden divination plate used to read the casting the 28 howlite dyed turquoise stones. Howlite can prepare the user to receive wisdom from the divine. It is a stone used to calm energies prior to meditation or readings. It can be used to access past lives and to aid in journeying. Each stone is hand painted with a different hieroglyph plus one blank. The board is used to divine answers to questions through spreads, the casting of the stones and as a spirit board using the blank as a planchette. The plate can also be used for offerings or charging talismans, jewelry, spell work, etc. Several mystery schools are represented and many divination techniques are possible with this system. Instruction book included teaches how to cast the stones and read their energies. Techniques for several spreads are also included.”

Magic and Masculinity

Magic and Masculinity: Ritual Magic and Gender in the Early Modern Era by Frances, part of the International Library of Historical Studies series, from I B Tauris, may be of interest. Dan Harms posted a review over on his blog.

Frances Timbers Magic and Masculinity I B Tauris

“In early modern England, the practice of ritual or ceremonial magic – the attempted communication with angels and demons – both reinforced and subverted existing concepts of gender. The majority of male magicians acted from a position of control and command commensurate with their social position in a patriarchal society; other men, however, used the notion of magic to subvert gender ideals while still aiming to attain hegemony. Whilst women who claimed to perform magic were usually more submissive in their attempted dealings with the spirit world, some female practitioners employed magic to undermine the patriarchal culture and further their own agenda. Frances Timbers studies the practice of ritual magic in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries focusing especially on gender and sexual perspectives. Using the examples of well-known individuals who set themselves up as magicians (including John Dee, Simon Forman and William Lilly), as well as unpublished diaries and journals, literature and legal records, this book provides a unique analysis of early modern ceremonial magic from a gender perspective.”