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Closing (Hymn to Pan)

Closing (Hymn to Pan)” is a track added by Spleen Erebus in the Hermetic Library audio pool.

 

Hymn to Pan by Aleister Crowley

Thrill with lissome lust of the light,
O man! My man!
Come careering out of the night
Of Pan! Io Pan!
Io Pan! Io Pan! Come over the sea
From Sicily and from Arcady!
Roaming as Bacchus, with fauns and pards
And nymphs and satyrs for thy guards,
On a milk-white ass, come over the sea
To me, to me,
Come with Apollo in bridal dress
(Shepherdess and pythoness)
Come with Artemis, silken shod,
And wash thy white thigh, beautiful God,
In the moon of the woods, on the marble mount,
The dimpled dawn of the amber fount!
Dip the purple of passionate prayer
In the crimson shrine, the scarlet snare,
The soul that startles in eyes of blue
To watch thy wantonness weeping through
The tangled grove, the gnarled bole
Of the living tree that is spirit and soul
And body and brain — come over the sea,
(Io Pan! Io Pan!)
Devil or god, to me, to me,
My man! my man!
Come with trumpets sounding shrill
Over the hill!
Come with drums low muttering
From the spring!
Come with flute and come with pipe!
Am I not ripe?
I, who wait and writhe and wrestle
With air that hath no boughs to nestle
My body, weary of empty clasp,
Strong as a lion and sharp as an asp —
Come, O come!
I am numb
With the lonely lust of devildom.
Thrust the sword through the galling fetter,
All-devourer, all-begetter;
Give me the sign of the Open Eye,
And the token erect of thorny thigh,
And the word of madness and mystery,
O Pan! Io Pan!
Io Pan! Io Pan Pan! Pan Pan! Pan,
I am a man:
Do as thou wilt, as a great god can,
O Pan! Io Pan!
Io Pan! Io Pan Pan! I am awake
In the grip of the snake.
The eagle slashes with beak and claw;
The gods withdraw:
The great beasts come, Io Pan! I am borne
To death on the horn
Of the Unicorn.
I am Pan! Io Pan! Io Pan Pan! Pan!
I am thy mate, I am thy man,
Goat of thy flock, I am gold, I am god,
Flesh to thy bone, flower to thy rod.
With hoofs of steel I race on the rocks
Through solstice stubborn to equinox.
And I rave; and I rape and I rip and I rend
Everlasting, world without end,
Mannikin, maiden, Maenad, man,
In the might of Pan.
Io Pan! Io Pan Pan! Pan! Io Pan!

 

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Aleister Crowley, Friends, and Followers

You may be interested in Weiser Antiquarian Book Catalogue #108: Aleister Crowley, Friends, and Followers.

“The catalogue starts with a work that has provoked considerable discussion even before its public release: Michael Effertz’s thoughtfully argued book Priest/ess: In Advocacy of Queer Gnostic Mass. There follows a section devoted to copies of The Book of the Law including a copy of the seldom-seen O.T.O. leather-bound Centennial Edition, limited to 418 numbered copies, signed by Hymenaeus Beta and the 1956 reissue of The Equinox of the Gods with the rare separate folder containing a facsimile of the original manuscript of “The Book of the Law.” Rare materials by Crowley in the following section include several letters from him to his collaborator on the Thoth tarot deck Frieda Harris, a superb first edition of The Book of Lies, a rare greeting-card type edition of The Hymn to Pan, and the original typescript of The Yi King: An Interpretation, a work which would later be published by Helen Parsons Smith as the Shi Yi.

Some of the most exciting items are found in the next section “Works by Friends and Followers of Aleister Crowley.” This includes Kenneth Grant’s copy of the Hatha-Yoga Pradipika of Svatmarama Svamin with Grant’s elaborate ownership inscription and his personal sigil as well as a list of the various titles to which he lay claim – on the half-title page, along with editions deluxe of Beyond the Mauve Zone and The Magical Revival. There is also a good selection of works by Jack Parsons including his own copy of Robert Graves’ I, Claudius, with Jack Parsons’ ownership initials on the first blank. In addition to an unusual collection of publications by Louis T. Culling there is a nice group by Israel Regardie including a signed edition of The Eye in the Triangle.

The penultimate section “Works Relating to Aleister Crowley and his Magical Orders” includes a number of unusual books, some of which have a most interesting provenance. Thus a copy of L. Ron Hubbard, Final Blackout was a gift to Wilfred T. Smith and his wife, Helen (Helen Parsons Smith), a copy of De Villars’ Comte de Gabalis belonged to Reea Leffingwell (of Agape Lodge), whilst a copy of The Kabbalah; Its Doctrines, Development and Literature has ownership signatures of two California Thelemites, Joseph C. Crombie and Mildred Burlingame. Copies of Arthur Edward Waite’s superb edition of Eliphas Levi’s The History of Magic and William Stirling’s The Canon are both from the collection of Aleister Crowley’s student Arthur Edward Richardson, with his bookplate on the front pastedown, whilst the first edition of Richard Kaczynski’s ground-breaking biography, Perdurabo. The Life of Aleister Crowley, is a presentation copy inscribed to English Crowley scholar Nicholas Bishop-Culpeper. The final section of the catalogue is somewhat more whimsical, featuring books related to music and cinema which make some mention of Aleister Crowley. Not surprisingly many also invoke the names of Jimmy Page and Kenneth Anger.” [via]

Ritual film:Vibrations on the analogue

Ritual film:Vibrations on the analogue from doomtube on Vimeo.

 

This video was featured recently in a late night aside, but doomtube added it, and in better HD quality this time as well, to the Hermetic Library video pool. So, here it is again.

“‘There is an overarching theme of decay, physically, in that the digital video is often degraded by computer compression and Analogue recording.’

My films explore having the ‘broken’ thought patterns of the mental health condition termed Schizoaffective Disorder, which I was diagnosed with in 2002. No explicit references are made to this condition within the films, but the sense of unease (and unreality) which the condition brings about is examined. Through the breakdown and disintegration of the images and the erratic illogical narrative of the films, the condition is studied from a personal point of view.

‘We fear the dark because anything could be hiding in it’

This film draws on Esoteric, Occult and Mystic ceremonial Magick practices. Thelemic Rituals are evoked in a garish fractured pulsating explosion of sputum in which the viewers take part.

The film is a Hymn to Pan.” [via]

 

The Hermetic Library video pool is a scavenger hunt for video from a living Western Esoteric Tradition. If you would like to submit your work for consideration, head over to the Hermetic Library video pool or contact the librarian.

ritual film: Vibrations On The Analogue

 

ritual film: Vibrations On The Analogue is a Phil Beeken film from doomtube [also]

“‘There is an overarching theme of decay, physically, in that the digital video is often degraded by computer compression and Analogue recording.’

My films explore having the ‘broken’ thought patterns of the mental health condition termed Schizoaffective Disorder, which I was diagnosed with in 2002. No explicit references are made to this condition within the films, but the sense of unease (and unreality) which the condition brings about is examined. Through the breakdown and disintegration of the images and the erratic illogical narrative of the films, the condition is studied from a personal point of view.

‘We fear the dark because anything could be hiding in it’

This film draws on Esoteric, Occult and Mystic ceremonial Magick practices. Thelemic Rituals are evoked in a garish fractured pulsating explosion of sputum in which the viewers take part.

The film is a Hymn to Pan.” [via]

Aleister Crowley and Victor Neuburg together again

100th Monkey Press has been developing a good online archive of many articles and other texts of interest related to Aleister Crowley, Victor B. Neuburg and Frater Achad for some time now. Recently they’ve been working on some hand-bound, limited edition publications. The first was a publication of Aleister Crowley’s Hymn to Pan. The second work published by 100th Monkey Press is an unpublished poem by Victor B. Neuburg, The New Diana.

Of course, as one of Aleister Crowley’s more well-known works of poetry, Hymn to Pan can also be read in the Libri of Aleister Crowley at the library. Both of these publications are well and beautifully done, worth picking up from and in order to help support 100th Monkey Press, but it’s especially nice to see the work of Victor B. Neuburg being given attention in this most recent release.

IO PAN!

 

“Performed by members of Shemyaza Camp, Brighton with music and sound design by Br. Cameron Leonard-Schroff.

Side A: Prologue to the Unborn (IO PAN)

Side B: Hymn to Pan

Purchase of the vinyl comes with a download code for digital versions and two extra bonus tracks – the LBRP & Liber Magi.”

“The preview of the 4 track IO PAN! EP from Shemyaza Camp OTO [in the Valley of Brighton, UK] Available on vinyl with Download code. EMail shemyaza@oto-uk.org to order your copy. Ships worldworld. £11+pp”