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n(y)oŏˈrōsis

 

n(y)oŏˈrōsis
(Thompson)

Dr.Hans, from the UK, is the manifestation of the darkest recesses of your mind. It is the clawing entity. Dr.Hans is its signal processor. Some pieces are devised as creative explorations of instrumentation and environments of gnosis. The goal of the ‘scape’ which it produces it to turn mechanical ideas of aural perception into an ethereal space I can reside in emotively, usually in a darker catharsis. Many of my tracks include sigil launches and the listener must take responsibility in the contextual use of this music. I create dark albums that warp your being, but they are followed with an E.P, or antidote. You will find Dr.Hans in the fog, you may call it ‘keket’.

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Magick, Music and Ritual 8, the Summer 2013 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project – Magick Music and Ritual 8

 

 

Magick, Music and Ritual 8 artwork and design

The artwork and design of this issue was created by Mustafa al-Laylah. This is the third, and penultimate, of a full series of covers which will span the entire year. The cover design of this issue is the lower left quadrant from the full set of covers this year which can be combined to make a larger image, a collectable poster that combines the elements of all four seasons. The lower left quadrant, in this case, being related to a position on the wheel of the year and the typical correspondences between this time of year, this Summer season, and various things associated such as magical weapon, element, zodiac, cherub and so on. Mustafa has done a great job in combining various correspondences into a compelling and interesting image for this cover, and we can all look forward to seeing the whole image revealed through the rest of the year.

 

Magick, Music and Ritual 8, the Summer 2013 anthology album from the Hermetic Library

 

“This is part of a series of covers for 2013 EV which can be put together in the form of a quadripartite mandala signifying a variation of the classic “Wheel of the Year”. Each of these offerings contains elements of Christian, Jewish, and Muslim symbolism as a means of addressing the fact that each of the Abrahamic traditions has been affected/used by Hermeticism and/or the Western Esoteric Tradition, and, conversely, that each of these faiths in turn has also been affected by the magical or occult practitioners within its own ranks.

The Islamic tiles for instance were picked in order to communicate a vibrancy and motion to the piece with its harmoniously structured patterning while throughout the image is embedded the texture of various types of woods which imparts notions of stability and organicity.

A spectral wash of color (as in “related to the colors of the rainbow”, but also perhaps denoting a supernatural component) has been overlaid on the cover and set to a very low opacity. This in part refers to the Atziluthic root of color as used in the “King Scale” and is a technique I’ve used often even though the results are extremely subtle.

Also, the zodiacal bestiary that relates to the cardinal signs (and thus the solstices and equinoxes) will be included on each. In this instance the goat for Capricorn. Additionally, each cover will include (set into some object) a magical weapon appropriate to the element of the sign involved. In [Winter] the disk with a radiant Earth Hexagram is embedded into a wooden door. The Spring edition will have a Wand, the Summer – a Cup, and Fall the dagger/sword.” [via]

 

Mustafa al-Laylah (Fr. NRSYH) is an experimental, ceremonial magician who has lived in and loved the city of Dallas since the late eighties. Since that time he has colluded with a number of unusual groups that have been instrumental in shaping the cultural underground of that city. Some of these include the Hot Tub Mystery Religion, the Ordo Templi Orientis, the Illuminates of the Order of Thanateros, the Holy Moorish Orthodox Church of America, the Hazy Daze Collectif, and the Invisible College of Esoteric Disc Jockeys to name a few. He currently serves as the master of Bubastis Oasis and member of the Baphomet Rose+Croix Chapter (OTO-USGL), an ordained and active priest of Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica, as well as a co-founder of the Khalwat-i-Khidr Lodge of the Moorish Orthodox Church of America/Moorish League. It is advisable that you should avoid prolonged contact with him if you value an overdeveloped sense of self-importance or have any suspiciously good-looking friends.

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Magick, Music and Ritual 8, the Summer 2013 anthology album from the Hermetic LibraryMagick, Music and Ritual 9, the Fall 2013 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project – Magick Music and Ritual 8

 

 

The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magic, Music and Ritual 8

Magick, Music and Ritual 8, the Summer 2013 album, from the Hermetic Library Anthology project is now released for immediate digital download!

Magick, Music and Ritual 8, the Summer 2013 anthology album from the Hermetic Library

 

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 track list for this Summer 2013 anthology album consists of 9 tracks with an hour of music:

  1. Dr.Hans – n(y)oŏˈrōsis 03:50
  2. The Gray Field Recordings – Black Dog 02:45
  3. 0=2 – Secret Aeons 09:06
  4. December Luna – Tourniquet 03:06
  5. The Gray Field Recordings – After Fire 01:30
  6. Shams93 – Ocean of the Elder 07:23
  7. AnimaMundi – Elevate 10:02
  8. 0=2 – The Quantum Field 10:33
  9. HOST – Know That I Am 10:33

 

The eighth issue from the Hermetic Library Anthology Project is being released on Lughnasadh in Summer 2013, at 15° Leo. This is the penultimate album in the second full year of releases, planned for all four quarters in 2013. Magic, Music and Ritual 8 brings together 9 tracks, from new and returning artists, with an hour of music in this ongoing series.

The artwork and design of this issue was created by Mustafa al-Laylah. This is the third of a full series of covers which will span the entire year. The cover design of this issue is the lower left quadrant from the full set of covers this year which can be combined to make a larger image, a collectable poster that combines the elements of all four seasons. The lower left quadrant, in this case, being related to a position on the wheel of the year and the typical correspondences between this time of year, this Summer season, and various things associated such as magical weapon, element, zodiac, cherub and so on. Mustafa has done a great job in combining various correspondences into a compelling and interesting image for this cover, and we can all look forward to seeing the whole image revealed through the rest of the year.

The Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com has an overall vision of Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Western Esoteric Tradition. I started the benefit anthology project to help promote newer works in the Western 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.

I encourage you to check out the Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com, if you aren’t already familiar with it, as that’s the reason this project exists and may also offer inspiration to you. The site was started in 1996 and has ever since consistently been an extremely popular resource for students and researchers interested in the Western Esoteric Tradition.

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.

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Hermetic Library Anthology Project

Production by John Griogair Bell
Artwork and Design by Mustafa al-Laylah

All songs used with permission. All rights reserved.

One week left for submissions to the Summer 2013 Hermetic Library Album

There’s only one week left until the Summer 2013 submissions deadline for participation on Magick, Music and Ritual 8, the next Hermetic Library Album. So, if you want to participate, but haven’t contacted me yet; you should do so soon!

 

Deadline for submissions is July 15th, 2013. Release planned for Aug, 2013 around Lughnasadh.

Check out the Hermetic Library Album call for Summer 2013 submissions for more, if you like. But do be sure to read through the terms and conditions for artist submissions to an anthology album (which includes some new and more specific information about acceptable file formats), and after that if you have any questions, comments or wish to contribute to this project; contact the librarian.

Please consider joining the Hermetic Library in promoting your work by contributing to this benefit anthology album project. All proceeds from album sales will support the library to help cover hosting costs, materials acquisitions, and other expenses.

 

Check out all the previously released anthology albums, help spread the word about the Hermetic Library anthology project and this new opportunity to participate to those you think may be interested. Especially, check out the most recent release for Spring 2013, Magick, Music and Ritual 7, and the previous Summer release, Magick, Music and Ritual 4.

 

 

Two weeks left for submissions to the Summer 2013 Hermetic Library Album

There are two weeks left until the Summer 2013 submissions deadline for participation on Magick, Music and Ritual 8, the next Hermetic Library Album.

 

Deadline for submissions is July 15th, 2013. Release planned for Aug, 2013 around Lughnasadh.

Check out the Hermetic Library Album call for Summer 2013 submissions for more, if you like. But do be sure to read through the terms and conditions for artist submissions to an anthology album (which includes some new and more specific information about acceptable file formats), and after that if you have any questions, comments or wish to contribute to this project; contact the librarian.

Please consider joining the Hermetic Library in promoting your work by contributing to this benefit anthology album project. All proceeds from album sales will support the library to help cover hosting costs, materials acquisitions, and other expenses.

 

Check out all the previously released anthology albums, help spread the word about the Hermetic Library anthology project and this new opportunity to participate to those you think may be interested. Especially, check out the most recent release for Spring 2013, Magick, Music and Ritual 7, and the previous Summer release, Magick, Music and Ritual 4.

 

 

Hermetic Library Album call for Summer 2013 submissions

I am announcing the Summer 2013 call for submissions for Magick, Music and Ritual 8, the next anthology album of tracks by artists inspired by or who incorporate ritual and magick in their work. These anthology albums help promote artists to the audience of the Hermetic Library and beyond. These albums raise awareness about the connection between ritual, magick and music.

Summer 2013 marks the third album in this second full calendar year of quarterly album releases for the anthology project. The cover for this issue will also be the third in the series of covers by Mustafa al-Laylah, which will combine into a larger poster through the year. The deadline for submissions to the Summer 2013 anthology album is July 15th. Be sure to stay tuned to the blog and the pages for the Hermetic Library anthology project for reminders and updates along the way.

 

In addition to accepting submissions for the Fall 2013 anthology, I’m also looking for an artist to work with on the covers for the next full year. The cover for Fall 2012 was by Valerie Herron and over this year the four quarterly covers for 2013 have been done by Mustafa al-Laylah, but it’s time to start thinking about the next series of covers. If you know someone who would be great for this and interested in working with me on them, please have them get in touch with their ideas for covers that would span all four issues, but either combine into a whole poster or be such that each cover is a detail of some part of a larger image.

 

Deadline for submissions is July 15th, 2013. Release planned for Aug, 2013 around Lughnasadh.

Be sure to read through the terms and conditions for artist submissions to an anthology album (which includes some new and more specific information about acceptable file formats), and after that if you have any questions, comments or wish to contribute to this project; contact the librarian.

Please consider joining the Hermetic Library in promoting your work by contributing to this benefit anthology album project. All proceeds from album sales will support the library to help cover hosting costs, materials acquisitions, and other expenses.

 

Check out all the previously released anthology albums, help spread the word about the Hermetic Library anthology project and this new opportunity to participate to those you think may be interested. Especially, check out the most recent release for Spring 2013, Magick, Music and Ritual 7, and the previous Summer release, Magick, Music and Ritual 4.

 

 

The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 4

The Summer 2012 album from the Hermetic Library Anthology project is now released at The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick, Music and Ritual 4 for immediate download! Physical CDs of this Summer 2012 issue are also available as a pre-order.

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 previous issues of the Hermetic Library Anthology. Anthology albums are planned for release around cross-quarter days. (Look for a call for submissions to the Fall 2012 anthology album on Sep 15th!)

 

 

The full track list for this Summer 2012 anthology album consists of 23 tracks, including the bonus download, and over 3 hours of music:

Part I — Voice of the Sun

  1. Eyes of Wood – The Challenge 04:11
  2. The Transmutations – Highgoat Ponds 04:10
  3. Paranoia Department – Invocation 07:00
  4. Black Church – Dakota 02:15
  5. Shadowcaster – The Drowning 05:03
  6. Galen Wade – Two Moons 03:52
  7. Ophwurld – All Creatures 10:36
  8. Shams93 – Power of the Sphinx 02:57
  9. December Luna – The Golden Rule (Lo-Fi Mix) 03:13
  10. Ralph Buckley – Mary Magdalene 04:42
  11. Johann Heyss – A voz do falcão 03:56
  12. Worms of the Earth – Luciferian Sabbat 06:57
  13. (The Hermetic Order of the) Al Qaeda – Call of the 30th Aethyr 10:04
  14. Mahatma Dalí – Dignitas Supremus 05:13

Part II — Vision of the Moon

  1. Exomène – Migration 03:56
  2. Zavier Krall – Grievance 1 & 2 14:58
  3. StrykninY – Outro into 07:46
  4. i AM esper – Swept Beneath The Black Waters Part 3 12:48
  5. Michael Idehall – Belzebuth (Hermetic Library Mix) 12:31
  6. Astral Bloodletter – When The Sun Speaks 09:20
  7. PhiMinD – Choronzon 02:34
  8. Apollon – The Angel falls. Begin. 09:16

Bonus Track — Silence of the Stars

  1. Kim Cascone – Alchemisphere One 34:02

 

The Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com has an overall vision of Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Western Esoteric Tradition. I started the benefit anthology project to help promote newer works in the Western 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.

This Summer 2012 issue from the anthology project is the fourth release but also the penultimate album in the first full cycle of seasons for the anthology project. Magick, Music and Ritual 4 brings together over 3 hours of music which span 2 physical CDs plus a bonus track for digital downloads.

I’ve given somewhat poetical names to the several parts of this issue based on how each part of the overall playlist felt to me as I was putting it together. The first part of this issue seems to me carries the feeling of Summer during the day, that gives the gift of the Voice of the Sun. The second part seems like a darker journey reminiscent of the Summer at night, offering a Vision of the Moon. The bonus track is a binaural meditation that could be taken as that liminality in the very dark before the light returns when consciousness is altered, a dream time when is heard the Silence of the Stars. These three parts are each distinct, in that they have each a character of their own, but they also participate in a complete and contiguous playlist.

The artists who have participated on this anthology album span continents, languages, countries, and regions. There are a variety of ages, experience levels, styles here as well. Some artists have participated before on anthology albums or in the Hermetic Library sound pool, while some have not been heard before in either.

The ongoing visual theme of the anthology covers has past the bright promise of Spring, represented in the previous, and now smolders in the crazy-making heat of Summer. The Sun has conquered the sky and this brings the leisurely joy of wealth, the ecstatic exertion of work and also the weary climax of both.

Summer to me is a union of many opposites that transcends the abyss of differences. This issue of the anthology seems to be an exploration of that idea and feeling.

I encourage you to check out the Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com, if you aren’t already familiar with it, as that’s the reason this project exists and may also offer inspiration to you. The site was started in 1996 and has ever since consistently been an extremely popular resource for students and researchers interested in the Western Esoteric Tradition. You may also wish to check out other posts at the Hermetic Library blog and the Twitter and Facebook reflections to see how the library engages people in a living Western Esoteric Tradition.

Please join the Hermetic Library in promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project. All proceeds from album sales will support the library to help cover hosting costs and other expenses like materials acquisitions.

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Hermetic Library Anthology Project
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