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King was never anti-American; he was always anti-injustice in America and anywhere else. Love of truth and love of country could go hand-in-hand.

Cornell West in Martin Luther King Jr, The Radical King

Hermetic quote West King Radical hand-in-hand

For King, the condition of truth was to allow suffering to speak; for him, justice was what love looks like in public.

Martin Luther King Jr, The Radical King

Hermetic quote King Radical love

My Favorite Martin

My Favorite Martin” is a moon rock track from Ophwurld in the Hermetic Library audio pool.


The connection to the Hermetic Library may be a bit thin on this one, but this track actually gives me a chance to talk about a couple things. First, if you’ve never read or heard Martin Luther King Jr’s speech “Beyond Vietnam” I cannot recommend it highly enough. Over on my personal blog I posted about this as part of my class notes for probably the most important class I ever toke, the late Patrick J Hill’s Power and Limitations of Dialogue. Unfortunately there’s been some linkrot, but you can listen and read about this speech via Speeches and Sounds – Martin Luther King, Jr. – “Beyond Vietnam”. If you’re interested, there’s also my book response paper, which is a seminar prep paper.

Another reference from that class was one of the texts we read: Martin Luther King Jr’s Strength to Love. I highly recommend that book to anyone. I’ve talked about this book in a bunch of places, but one place is my personal integrative paper for one quarter of the course.


The Hermetic Library audio pool is an experimental auditory scavenger hunt for sounds and music of a living Western Esoteric Tradition.

Music and performance can be a form of ritual and magick. Works and artists have long been inspired by the ideas of Western Esotericism and Mysticism. This group is to help create a space for sharing, music and other audio, and connecting with artists who feel drawn to these topics and ideas, or, especially, incorporate and manifest ritual and magick in their works.