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The chant shattered and repeated like the diabolic designs in the pagan mosaics that snared the eyes and mind—forms without images, the ghosts of flowers and fruit, the convolutions of the brain.

Mary Sativa, The Lovers’ Crusade

The Position and Possibilities of the Masonic Order from The Meaning of Masonry by Walter Leslie Wilmshurst.

“It means a turning away from the pursuit of the popular ideals of the outer world, in the conviction that those ideals are but shadows, images and temporal substitutions for the eternal Reality that underlies them, to the keen and undivertible quest of that Reality itself and the recovery of those genuine secrets of our being which lie buried and hidden at ‘the centre’ or innermost part of our souls.” [via]

I Make Myself Invisible in Articles by Aleister Crowley.

“In Mexico, too, I made my first experiments in acquiring invisibility. By invoking the God of Silence, Harpocrates, by the proper ritual in front of a mirror, I gradually got to the stage where my reflection began to flicker like the images of one of the old-fashioned cinemas.” [via, also]

Another in my “Symbiosis” series

Another in my "Symbiosis" series - a few books still available!
Another in my "Symbiosis" series, originally uploaded by rikgarrett.

 

“Acrylic over c-print
See the rest of the series & handmade books here: www.rikgarrett.com/symbiosis.php

 

The Hermetic Library visual pool is a visual scavenger hunt for images of a living Western Esoteric Tradition.

Images of your ritual or ritual space, images of sigils or tools, showing off your own library or special volume from the restricted stacks, sacred spaces and places, esoteric artefacts and installations, inspired paintings and people – these and much more are part of the culture and practice of magick.

Experimental Tumbr for the Hermetic Library

You may be interested in checking out a new experiment over at http://tumblr.hrmtc.com/. I’ve used several different tools to post content from the library, and this is another one that I flirted with a while ago, but then didn’t end up using. However, recently I started to try again.

Each of the various ways I post about the library has a different feel to them, so although there’s re-posting in all of them there is also a slightly different kind of engagement for each. Tumblr seems to be very visually oriented in the way that people use it, and so far a lot of the unique flavour of the Hermetic Library over there has been around images. Anyhow, to each their own and if you like Tumblr, you may want to check out and follow the presence for the Hermetic Library over there.

Also, since the Tumblr presence is part of the Hrmtc Underground, I have the posts from there echoing to the @hrmtc twitter feed.

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Untitled, originally uploaded by alison scarpulla.

 

The Hermetic Library visual pool is a visual scavenger hunt for images of a living Western Esoteric Tradition.

Images of your ritual or ritual space, images of sigils or tools, showing off your own library or special volume from the restricted stacks, sacred spaces and places, esoteric artefacts and installations, inspired paintings and people – these and much more are part of the culture and practice of magick.

II. His Ruling Symbols from The Philosophy of Shelley’s Poetry in Ideas of Good and Evil by William Butler Yeats.

“I think too that as he knelt before an altar, where a thin flame burnt in a lamp made of green agate, a single vision would have come to him again and again, a vision of a boat drifting down a broad river between high hills where there were caves and towers, and following the light of one Star; and that voices would have told him how there is for every man some one scene, some one adventure, some one picture that is the image of his secret life, for wisdom first speaks in images, and that this one image, if he would but brood over it his life long, would lead his soul, disentangled from unmeaning circumstance and the ebb and flow of the world, into that far household, where the undying gods await all whose souls have become simple as flame, whose bodies have become quiet as an agate lamp.” [via]