Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending September 17th, 2017.
The first rain in two months at the library, in the PNW even! And, it has started to get darker and colder in the mornings. But, at least the forest fires and smoke have also had rain on them as well. Switched from running the AC to running a dehumidifier this weekend.
I once made a list of characteristics I felt should be included in an ideal workplace, and having open hours that matched the changing local daylight was one of them. As it gets darker, I’ve been getting up to start work on the library later, so, in a way, I’ve got that now! Still up and at it around dawn, until noon; and there’s still so much to do, old and new pages alike.
I’ve decided to set office hours, which I was doing every day while working on the library, to just Tuesday morning, over in voice chat. I’ll try that for a while and see how it goes. Since I started to do those, I’ve had a few people, and a couple Patrons, stop by, but not a lot. There’s no specific purpose for them, other than a kind of unstructured time and place, if people have something about the library they want to talk about. Part of it was for a bit of virtual co-working as well, but it’s been so quiet there’s not much reason to do it every day.
This week is Reader’s Theatre: Household Gods, Thu Sep 21, 7-9pm Pacific, in voice chat, so, you know, mark your calendar, and maybe gander at Household Gods and think about how awesome it would be to participate!
Got ideas of what you’d want to attend or participate in as far as events over in voice chat? Or for another library podcast or video? Also, if you are interested in hosting or being a guest for an event, interview, class, or soever in voice chat or podcast or video get in touch and let’s talk about getting things going!
It’s less than two weeks before the September 30th deadline for submissions for Magick, Music and Ritual 13 and to GIT COMMIT GLITCH, the Odd Order anthology. (I’ve not gotten submissions for the Odd Order anthology so far, so I may have to skip this year. Unless you’ve got something in mind!) If you’re working on a submission, hurry! If you’re not … time to start!
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.
Here’s a summary of posts on the blog from last week
- “In an important sense, soulmaking is just the creative seeking and expression of extrarational truth. It’s what we do when we dialogue with the parts of ourselves that usually go unheard—whether it be our heart, our guides, or our genius.” — Quote
- Genetic Bomb — Review
- “There is no order to this book, per se, unless chaos and disorder are now considered order. Yet, I do recommend reading it from beginning to end in numerical order.” — Quote
- Black Sun — Review
- “Sure, as a teenager he’d experimented with the whole pose, but found that rebelling against everything all the time was just too exhausting. It was like an emotional treadmill. It never ended and never got you anywhere, because when you live in a state of constant open rebellion, the powers that be disregard you.” — Quote
- Only One God? — Review
- Tao Te Ching — Review
- “This gentleman was naturally of an atrabilarious temperament, and much troubled with those phantoms of indigestion which are commonly called blue devils.” — Quote
- Greater Feast of Dante Alighieri — Calendar
- Benediction Denied — Review
- Greater Feast of Leila Waddell — Calendar
- “There was something rather Elizabethan about him—his casual versatility, his good looks, that effervescent combination of mental with physical activities. Something a bit Philip-Sidney-ish. Our civilization doesn’t often breed people like that nowadays. I made a remark of this kind to Rutherford, and he replied: ‘Yes, that’s true, and we have a special word of disparagement for them—we call them dilettanti.” — Quote
- “Capacity which, in her nature, had reached the extreme of active life, seemed in him to have entered the contemplative, so much had his art become a thing of his soul. Where, in their own separate private affairs, he interfered so little as almost to seem inefficient, she was so efficient as almost to seem interfering.” — Quote
- Demons by Daylight — Review
- “The world follows its own course,” he said. “Each possesses his own thoughts, each treads his own path.” — Quote
- The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe — Review
Some top pages at the library
- Correspondence between Aleister Crowley and Frieda Harris — Aleister Crowley
- Koran Questionary — Moorish Science Temple
- Maha Ati: Natural Liberation Through Primordial Awareness — John Eberly
- A Guide to Finding Occult Books — Bkwyrm
- A Wedding Ceremony — Sabazius
Some top posts on social media
- Prelude – The Confessions of Aleister Crowley – The Libri of Aleister Crowley – Hermetic Library
- Greater Feast of Dante Alighieri, died September 13/14, 1321 at Ravenna, Papal States
- Aleister Crowley: Mystic and Mountain Climber – Aleister Crowley in Vanity Fair – The Libri of Aleister Crowley – Hermetic Library
- Liber LXI vel Causæ A∴A∴ – Technical Libers of Thelema – The Libri of Aleister Crowley – Hermetic Library
- MARGERY DAW – Welcome to the Original Leila Waddell Memorial Web Site – Hermetic Library
Some top posts on the BBS
- Keys to Perception
- “In making a basic, legal version free for anyone to read, gratis open access is achieved at a stroke, and it would start to make the pirates redundant.”
- The Colour of Terrible Crystal
- Cartier’s Dictionary of Gematria Part Deux
- “The question is whether Paliotta ‘sincerely believes’ eating a kosher diet is consistent with his faith”