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Hermetic Library 2017 Funding Campaign

Help the Hermetic Library make Magick for another year!


Go to https://igg.me/at/hermeticlibrary

Help fund content, creation and curation at Hermetic Library!

Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Western Esoteric Tradition, Hermeticism & Aleister Crowley’s Thelema for 20 years.

Will you help us be of service for another year?

Hermetic Library needs your help to keep going. For 20 years Hermetic Library has been the one of the most comprehensive and popular resources on the Internet for the kind of information in its collection. The Hermetic Library is justifiably famous, and perhaps a little infamous, as the source for an amazing collection of information useful to every researcher and student of the ancient and living Western Esoteric Tradition. Many students over the last two decades found their start with their studies by perusing the materials of the Hermetic Library and consequently started building their own actual libraries by downloading numerous pages of content made available to them in electronic and searchable form by the library.

Since 2009, John Bell, the Librarian, has been working to expand what was just a website into a multi-platform online presence, with active social media accounts in all the right places. He’s been working on constant updates and improvements to the site. He’s introduced many new services provided by the library. It’s still essentially a one-person show, with everything—all the work on the site and constant curation effort on social media and on the site and all—being done by John. Keeping the library going is more than a full-time job! The time and energy needed to keep up the pace and continue growing just isn’t possible without your help to make it sustainable.

This is the second funding drive for the library, and with your help we can beat last year’s $1,694 campaign total! If we beat last year’s total and reach our base budget of $9996 we can keep going for another full year. However, if there is enough additional support that surpasses the necessary goal, we can actually take large steps toward doing even more. With additional budget beyond the campaign goal, we can provide

  • more content from additional materials in existing and expanded sections;
  • more communication through developing a newsletter, podcast, or even finally launching our journal;
  • more curation of all the new and interesting things to be discovered through the website, blog, tumblogs and social media;
  • more creation through actively developing new ideas, new resources, and even commissioning new work from authors and artists to develop new ideas and resources.

What We Need & What You Get

$9996 dollars will allow us to pay our bills and expenses for the entire next year. That means providing money to offer a stipend or honorarium to volunteers for their effort, expenses related to keeping our websites up and running, and the tools needed to keep our social media presence going.

This budget is what is necessary for Hermetic Library to continue to be of excellent and essential service to the community. We need your help now in order to continue. It’s time to decide not only if we can keep going but if we can keep growing!

It is not a coincidence that this campaign is being announced on May 1st. Not only is this timing to coincide with celebration and solidarity for May Day—this campaign is a loud mayday call through the aethyrs to you. Will you help?

The Impact

The Hermetic Library is a shining example of excellence for providing and supporting a living esoteric tradition online. Millions of people a year visit the site. A hundred thousand people follow the Hermetic Library on various social media platforms. Every year more and more people can count on the Hermetic Library as their best and primary esoteric resource online.

We need your help not only in making the current level of activity sustainable, but also in taking the next step in our ongoing growth. This 2017 fundraising campaign will be what decides whether to keep going and growing or not. We need your help to make that decision, and your support is needed to continue putting in all the incredible amounts of time, effort, and love into this endeavour.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you aren’t able to help out by contributing, there are still plenty of ways you can participate and support this effort!

  • Let your esoterically-minded colleagues and friends, who may be interested in such matters, know about this campaign.
  • Please share this campaign on your social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and with any forums where you are active. Use the sharing tools here on Indiegogo, or post your own personal messages.
  • Let other people know how important Hermetic Library is to you!

Share this link: https://igg.me/at/hermeticlibrary

 

Hermetic Library 2016 Funding Campaign

Help the Hermetic Library make Magick for another year!

Hermetic Library 2016 Funding Campaign
Go to https://igg.me/at/hermeticlibrary

Help fund content, creation and curation at Hermetic Library!

December 2016 will be the 20th anniversary of Hermetic Library!

As it enters its 20th year, the Hermetic Library needs your help to keep going. Hermetic Library has been the one of the most comprehensive and popular resources on the Internet for the kind of information in its collection. The Hermetic Library is justifiably famous, and perhaps a little infamous, as the source for an amazing collection of information useful to every researcher and student of the ancient and living Western Esoteric Tradition. Many students over the last two decades found their start with their studies by perusing the materials of the Hermetic Library and consequently started building their own actual libraries by downloading numerous pages of content made available to them in electronic and searchable form by the library.

Since 2009, John Bell, the Librarian, has been working to expand what was just a website into a multi-platform online presence, with active social media accounts in all the right places. He’s been working on constant updates and improvements to the site. He’s introduced many new services provided by the library. Until recently, it’s been a one-person show, with everything—all the work on the site and constant curation effort on social media and on the site and all—being done by John. Even with the beginning of a wonderful volunteer team forming this year, the time and energy needed to keep up the pace and continue growing, as well as the new effort required for volunteer coordination, just isn’t possible without your help to make it sustainable.

This is the first ever funding drive for the library, and we can keep going for another full year on our base budget. However, if there is enough additional support that surpasses the necessary goal. We can actually take large steps toward doing even more. With additional budget beyond the campaign goal, we can provide

  • more content from additional materials in existing and expanded sections;
  • more communication through developing a newsletter, podcast, or even finally launching our journal;
  • more curation of all the new and interesting things to be discovered through the website, blog, tumblogs and social media;
  • more creation through actively developing new ideas, new resources, and even commissioning new work from authors and artists to develop new ideas and resources.

What We Need & What You Get

$9996 dollars will allow us to pay our bills and expenses for the next year. That means providing money to offer a stipend or honorarium to volunteers for their effort, expenses related to keeping our websites up and running, and the tools needed to keep our social media presence going.

This budget is what is necessary for the Hermetic Library to continue to be of excellent and essential service to the community. We need your help now in order to continue. It’s time to decide not only if we can keep going but if we can keep growing!

But, seriously, this is crunch time for the future of the site. It is not a coincidence that this campaign is being announced on May 1st is not only about timing to coincide with May Day—it is a loud mayday call through the aethyrs to you. Will you help?

The Impact

The Hermetic Library is a shining example of excellence for providing and supporting a living esoteric tradition online. Millions of people a year visit the site. Close to an hundred thousand people follow the Hermetic Library on various social media platforms. Every year more and more people can count on the Hermetic Library as their best and primary esoteric resource online.

We need your help not only in making the current level of activity sustainable, but also in taking the next step in our ongoing growth. This 2016 fundraising campaign will be what decides whether to keep going and growing or not. We need your help to make that decision, and your support is needed to continue putting in all the incredible amounts of time, effort, and love into this endeavour.

Other Ways You Can Help

If you aren’t able to help out by contributing, there are still plenty of ways you can participate and support this effort!

  • Let your esoterically-minded colleagues and friends, who may be interested in such matters, know about this campaign.
  • Please share this campaign on your social media accounts: Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and with any forums where you are active. Use the sharing tools here on Indiegogo, or post your own personal messages.
  • Let other people know how important Hermetic Library is to you!

Share this link: https://igg.me/at/hermeticlibrary

 

The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magic, Music and Ritual 7

Magick, Music and Ritual 7, the Spring 2013 album, from the Hermetic Library Anthology project is now released for immediate digital download!

Magick, Music and Ritual 7, the Spring 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 Spring 2013 anthology album consists of 15 tracks with over an hour of music:

  1. Januariez – Moments of Knowing 03:38
  2. Ophwurld – Phoenix Light Brigade 09:10
  3. Apollon – Rites of Dissonance 05:33
  4. Utu Lautturi – Pärnämäeltä Pajamäen juoksuhautoihin 09:04
  5. Dr.Hans – Void Elusion 05:00
  6. Salem:1976 – A Backdoor to Heaven 05:53
  7. Shadowcaster – Most Powerful Mother 06:36
  8. Shams93 – Mother of Abominations 11:09
  9. Shams93 – Father of Chaos 03:05
  10. Shadowcaster – Spontaneous Crowd Generated Music 02:03

 

The seventh issue from the Hermetic Library Anthology Project is being released on Beltane in Spring 2013, at 15° Taurus. This is the next album in the second full year of releases, planned for all four quarters in 2013. Magic, Music and Ritual 7 brings together 10 tracks, from new and returning artists, with over an hour of music in this ongoing series.

The artwork and design of this issue was created by Mustafa al-Laylah. This is the second of a full series of covers which will span the entire year. The cover design of this issue is the lower right 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 right 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 Spring 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.

Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project

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

All songs used with permission. All rights reserved.

Less than two weeks left for submissions to Spring 2013’s Hermetic Library Album

There are less than two weeks left until the Spring 2013 deadline for people to submit tracks for participation on Magick, Music and Ritual 7, the next Hermetic Library Album.

Deadline for submissions is April 15th, 2013. Release planned for May, 2013 around Beltane, or May Day.

Check out the Hermetic Library Album call for Spring 2013 submissions for more, if you like. However, 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 previous release for Winter 2013, Magick, Music and Ritual 6, and the previous Spring release, Magick, Music and Ritual 3.

 

 

Hermetic Library Album call for Spring 2013 submissions

I am announcing the Spring 2013 call for submissions for Magick, Music and Ritual 7, 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.

Spring 2013 marks the second album in the new calendar year, the second year of quarterly album releases, for the anthology project. The cover for this issue will also be the second 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 Spring 2013 anthology album is Apr 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.

 

Deadline for submissions is April 15th, 2013. Release planned for May, 2013 around Beltane, or May Day.

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 previous release for Winter 2013, Magick, Music and Ritual 6, and the previous Spring release, Magick, Music and Ritual 3.

 

 

Mayday

Mayday is a series via BBC which sounds a bit like The Wicker Man.

BBC Mayday

“In a medieval town where Pagan traditions are practised devotedly, 14-year-old Hattie disappears in the woods on her way to the ancient Mayday parade. Sophie Okonedo, Peter Firth and Aidan Gillen are among the cast of unsettling characters in this dark ensemble drama. This is not a police investigation story but one of a twisted small town facing the reality that the killer is one of them.” [via BBC email]

“In a small British town flanked by woods, May Day has started. The bunting is up, the floats are ready and the community gathers to celebrate ‘new life’ with a parade on the high street. But when the May Queen, 14-year-old Hattie Sutton, disappears, the news sends shock waves through the town.

Soon, four residents are faced with the horrifying realisation that they suspect someone they love of taking her. As the vigilantes gather, the question is: who was Hattie really, and why would someone want to hurt her?” [via]