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This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -4

This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -4 is a special alternative release in 2022 just for Patrons and Subscribers of Hermetic Library. This playlist has 8 tracks by 8 artists, with both old and new voices to the project this year!

This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -4 Subscriber and Patron exclusive by Hermetic Library in 2022

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.

Be sure to also check out the entire Hermetic Library Anthology project, all the previous releases; and consider becoming a Patron or Subscriber to pick up the digital download of this album and help support the work of the library!

The full tracklist for this exclusive consists of 8 tracks by 8 artists:

  1. People of Pan – Templar Trip Tick 07:30
  2. Children of Osiris – Purr Sun 03:31
  3. Subliminal Stimuli – Drowning 05:54
  4. Mighty Joe Nolan – Paradise 03:41
  5. Glamourie – Shrine Visit at Ox Hour 03:33
  6. OLD WVLF – Call Me 05:36
  7. Hairs Abyss – No Response 14:02
  8. Dustin Martian – body dysm⌭℟▛⑈⋮⦩ 17:28

For 2022, in addition to Magick, Music and Ritual 17, due in December, I am releasing this Patron and Subscriber exclusive issue. I asked each participant in the regular anthology issue to also submit something for this this additional release. So with extra gratitude their way, those who were kind enough to submit additional material, here is this special new issue exclusive to Subscribers on Bandcamp and Patrons on Patreon. This, then, is a thank you gift just for those who offer their ongoing support for the library and my work as the librarian, from both myself and these artists.

One more thing: In a new twist, instead of being in no particular order, this is an actual intentional playlist. Furthermore, this playlist is intended to join with Magick, Music and Ritual 17 to form an even larger sequence. However just to make things strange, though this playlist releases prior to MMR17 in 2022, I recommend adding this album after this year’s canonical anthology in the overall order. But, you do you!

To both participants and supporters, I say happy and hearty Thanksgiving day, and, moreover, thank you, thank you, thank you!

The Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com has an overall vision of Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Esoteric Tradition, Hermeticism, Aleister Crowley’s Thelema, and more, through Open Access Occultism for over 25 years.

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

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Call for submissions to Magick, Music, and Ritual for 2022

Today I am announcing the 2022 call for submissions for Magick, Music and Ritual 17, 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, music and magick. And, they are a mass of awesome fun.

Magick, Music and Ritual 17 will be the 2022 release from the Anthology Project. The deadline for submissions to this anthology album is September 30th, 2022. Be sure to stay tuned to the blog, social media, and the pages for the Hermetic Library anthology project for reminders and updates along the way.

Hermetic Library Call for Submissions to Magick, Music and Ritual 17 for 2022

 

Deadline for submissions is September 30th, 2022. Release is planned around the anniversary of the Hermetic Library’s birth on Dec 3rd, 1996.

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.

There are things to consider that have changed in the last couple years that are different earlier calls for submissions. First, I am asking for at least two tracks from each participant; one for the public issue Magick, Music and Ritual 17, and a second track for an exclusive issue of This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -4 for Patrons and Subscribers. Second, if I do not get enough participation this year, I will only release a the exclusive issue for Patrons and Subscribers with what submissions I do get. Third, if I am blessed with more submissions than necessary for a reasonable size anthology issue, I will be keeping the extra submissions for future releases, whereas previously I would use all suitable submissions, as many as possible, and not keep any in an ongoing reserve submissions pool for future issues.

Please consider joining 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 let those you think may be interested know about this new opportunity to participate.

 

Cover Artwork and Design

If you would like to make a proposal for the artwork and design of this anthology, please get in touch! Take a gander at all the other covers and consider joining the illustrious artists who have participated with their work on those anthologies. New this last year is the Doodles feature, and art that is submitted for the anthology can also be featured there, and in promo banners across social media.

Patron and Subscriber-Only EP

This year, in addition to the public issue, I will be creating a Patron and Subscriber-only EP as a special additional perk for those people who are ongoing Patrons of Hermetic Library on Patreon or have subscribed to Hermetic Library on Bandcamp. This will be alternate tracks on an exclusive album that will be released in addition to the anthology.

Bonus Download Submissions

If you are creating something else, and would like to be included in the anthology download as a bonus, let me know. I’m open to bonus artwork, essay, articles and … well, anything that can be included in a digital download!

MUSIC RADIO @ HRMTC

New this year is RADIO @ HRMTC, with 24/7 listener supported Internet radio stations!

There’s stations for both TALK and MUSIC, and the music station has all anthologies in general rotation. Check them both out if you want to listen to occult radio online!

I’d like to invite you to participate. If you’ve got tracks or albums you’d be willing to offer for general rotation, recorded live shows, new or old podcasts, lectures, talks, or anything like that, let me know! This year I’ve also done a couple of scheduled listing parties, and can do other scheduled shows. I can also even do live audio streaming if that’s of interest! Either way, if you or someone you know would be interested in becoming a content partner, whether you’re participating on the anthology or not, get in touch!

Become a Patron or Subscriber

The best ways to add anthology releases and this upcoming Hermetic Library album to your personal music collection is to become an ongoing Patron at Patreon or Subscriber at Bandcamp. Patrons and Subscribers will each be offered a gratis download code for each new release while they are active in addition to other patronage rewards they may receive, and that ends up being the most cost effective way to get these albums. New Patrons and Subscribers get immediate access to a back catalog release, which means a full album when they sign up, and another when the new anthology is released. Consider becoming a Patron today!

MUSIC RADIO @ HRMTC listening party: Of Wild Hazel by Blasting Rod

MUSIC RADIO @ HRMTC listening party: Of Wild Hazel by Blasting Rod, Friday, March 25, 8:88pm (aka 9:28) US/Central.

MUSIC RADIO @ HRMTC listening party: Of Wild Hazel by Blasting Rod, Friday, March 25, 8:88pm (aka 9:28) US/Central

This is a special pre-order listening party for Of Wild Hazel [8 – Track / Fake – Track™] by Blasting Rod and also the first every listening party!

Moazagoatl

Moazagoatl (ft. Antidot)
(Glöomy, Anderson)

Nostril Flair is the new project from Dutch sound artist Chandor Glöomy (Coma Kultur / Cromlech Shadow) and Carl Anderson (Nil By Nose / The Ceramic Hobs). Chandor’s noise is no stranger through his releases with Hairs Abyss and Cromlech Shadow. Carl also releases as Nil By Nose and used to be one half of Basic Concept, the No Noise/Hip Hop Experimentalists with Simon Morris. Carl also appears on The Ceramic Hobs album “Oz Oz Alice”.

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The Crown

The Crown
(Redfern)

Ferocious burning and cascading like the space where air and fire meet to become smoke.

They say when smoke becomes thick enough it can become a Djinn and manifest itself into physical reality through smoke alone.

Brian Redfern graduated from CalArts in 1998, having studied composition with Nyoman Wenten, Kobla Ladzepko and Wadada Leo Smith. In 2005 Brian switched from guitar to the ancient middle eastern instrument, the oud, studying with virtuoso Yuval Ron.

Previously Brian had been the guitarist for Los Hermanos de Jazz who had opened up for bands such as the Stone Temple Pilots and performed sessions for Death Row Records, back in the wild and crazy early 1990s. Back then he also created a project called “Aleister’s Bastards” inspired by the work 777 by Aleister Crowley. However at the time, he had no idea he lived right down the street from the famous occult author, Lon Milo DuQuette.

Brian’s music runs the gamut from purely acoustic solo oud to electronic music and live electric performance. Brian plays both acoustic and electric oud and uses the ancient system of “Maqam music” from the middle east to compose new material based on ancient patterns.

He is greatly inspired by recent John Zorn projects such as the Crowley String quartet, which explore occult concepts with instrumental music inspired by western classical and avant-garde.

Besides having earned an MFA from CalArts Brian is an initiated Freemason, 3○, 32○, Thelemite and self-initiated Sufi/Ishmaeli. He’s also a 3○ in the OTO and a probationer of the A∴A∴, so occult practice and meditation are massive influences on his music.

Brian previously participated under the performance name Shams93.

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Alien and Innocent

Alien and Innocent
(Williams)

Since the late 1980’s CHORONZON has been making the marks of a thousand knives in a world that is not often seen by the mainstream media. Down a singular path CHORONZON wandered lands never previously seen to reach across to their associate chaotes in a multi-media fashion that only became possible since the turn of the century. Chaos is CHORONZON’s jumping off point, discord, the quantum waves, and the ripples therefrom are the patterns imposed on chaos as the work filters though ears and crania. The act of listening continues the act of creation in that sense. Choronzon is a process. choronzon is an Hypersigil, each new aspect added over the decades is another facet revealed.

The genre with which Choronzon identifies is Xeno, for it comes from and expresses the outside. Outside the realm of conscious thought, outside society, outside genre and even western musical convention. Not as big a noise as other extreme metal artists, but much harder to listen to than most. Like a story of horror withouts the tropes of adventure, a listen is never conforming to a pre-packaged experience. Even the recordings don’t stay static, and will change even from the same audio files as the wiring of those who listen long enough changes. Conceiving the art and projecting its energy out into the universe is the most rewarding part, and the artifacts and social presentation are ancillary to that.

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Vlčí Duše

Vlčí Duše
(Bártová, Bímová, Kříž, Vrbová)

Wolf Soul. From the album Hagazussa.

Hudební skupina Raava se zaměřuje na autorskou hudbu v duchu evropských předkřesťanských tra. Česká pohanská kapela Raava hrající současnou hudbu na historické nástroje vydala své debutové album Hagazussa.

Hudební skupinu Raava tvoří čtyři čeští hudebníci hrající na historické hudební nástroje. Šalmaje, dudy, zvířecí kosti jako perkuse i flétny, niněra, cistra, šamanské bubny, davul či trumšajt. Tyto a další nezvyklé nástroje dávají hudbě Raavy neobvyklý sound a zvláštní hloubku. Inspiraci čerpá z šamanismu, germánské a keltské tradice či ze soudobých čarodějnických obřadů a Vlčího kultu.

Neskládáme pohádkové texty plné koloušků a lesních tůněk. Zpíváme o skutečných rituálech a obřadech, které provádíme všichni společně i každý zvlášť. Všichni členové Raavy jsou aktivní v současném evropském čarodějnickém a novopohanském hnutí.

Raavu tvoří:
Kamila Ramune Bártová – flétny, dudy, šalmaje; autorka textů a hudby. Aktivní wiccanka, hermetička a členka Vlčího kultu.
Kateřina Fauho Bímová – niněra, trumšajt, perkuse; autorka textů a hudby. Vyznavačka germánské tradice, magie run a Seidu.
Antonín Zodiac Kříž – cistra; autor hudby. Pohan germánské a severské cesty.
Nikola Nikki Vrbová – bubny; autorka textů a hudby. Průzkumnice starého světa Keltů, bytostí z jiných světů a exopolitiky.

The Raava music group focuses on original music in the spirit of European pre-Christian tracks. The Czech pagan band Raava, playing contemporary music on historical instruments, released their debut album Hagazussa.

The Raava music group consists of four Czech musicians playing historical musical instruments. Shalmai, bagpipes, animal bones such as percussion and flutes, niner, cister, shaman drums, davul or trumpet. These and other unusual instruments give Raava’s music an unusual sound and special depth. He draws inspiration from shamanism, Germanic and Celtic traditions or from contemporary witch rites and the Wolf Cult.

We do not compose fairy-tale lyrics full of fawns and forest pools. We sing about real rituals and ceremonies, which we all perform together and separately. All members of Raava are active in the current European witchcraft and neo-pagan movement.

Raava consists of:
Kamila Ramune Bártová – flutes, bagpipes, snare drums; author of lyrics and music. Active Wiccan, hermetic and member of the Wolf Cult.
Kateřina Fauho Bímová – niner, trumpet, percussion; author of lyrics and music. A follower of the Germanic tradition, the magic of the runes and the Seid.
Antonín Zodiac Cross – cistra; author of music. Pagan Germanic and Nordic routes.
Nikola Nikki Vrbová – drums; author of lyrics and music. An explorer of the old world of the Celts, beings from other worlds and exopolitics.

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Blue and Gold

Blue and Gold
(Brent)

A meditation on the naked brilliance of the voluptuous night-sky.

I make music and video and other things because why should dreams only be for sleepers? Always looking for opportunities to collaborate and bring beauty to life with others.

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Enochian Call

Enochian Call
(Kobrin)

On Friday 13th April 1584 in Cracow, Poland, scientist and mathematician John Dee, and alchemist Edward Kelly made contact with Angels.

Delivered in reverse order to Dr Dee and Sir Kelley by an entity named Nalvage, in an angelic language called Enochian, this is the first of the ‘Enochian Calls’, of which there are 30.

The calls are used to enter the various Aethyrs, which are higher realms of consciousness, through visionary trance states.

The Aethyrs are conceived of as forming a map of the entire universe in the form of concentric rings which expand outward from the innermost to the outermost Aethyr.

These calls are a series of incantations in the Enochian language that when recited are supposed to inspire visions and insights and prophecies into the hidden nature of reality and the cosmos.

This is our performance and recitation of the first Enochian call.

Translated to English:

I reign over you, saith the God of Justice,
in power exalted above the firmaments of wrath;
in Whose hands the sun is as a sword,
and the moon as a penetrating fire;
Who measures your garments in the midst of my vestures,
and trussed you together as the palms of my hands;
Whose seats I garnished with the fire of gathering;
Who beautified your garments with admiration;
to Whom I made a law to govern the Holy Ones;
Who delivered you a rod with the ark of knowledge.
Moreover, you lifted up your voices
and swore obedience and faith unto Him that lives,
and who triumphs;
Whose beginning is not, nor end cannot be;
Who shines as a flame in the midst of your palace,
and reigns amongst you
as the balance of righteousness and truth.
Move, therefore, and show yourselves;
open the mysteries of your creation;
be friendly unto me;
for I am the servant of the same your God,
true worshipper of the Highest…

Vocals: Lika Starinets
All Instruments: Jake Kobrin
Additional Music Production: Clint Dorman at Helicon Sound Labs in Tampaksiring, Bali

Jake Kobrin creates music with an atmosphere that is deep, mysterious, serpentine, and occult, hearing everything as if through the smoke stained windows of a Naga Temple, ashen Shaivites obscured by thick plumes of ritual incense, their aetheric eyes awake to see the dragons swirling through the smoke above them.

“I am inspired by the music that pumps fire through my veins and smoke through my ears. With this music pulsing through the soundsystem I close my eyes and cup my dark cloak over my face as every inch of my body is subsumed by plumes of dense incense smoke. The ritual has begun…”

With roots in underground experimental, progressive, goth, and metal music culture, and with a mind stained with the memories of all night raves at Burning Man, Kobrin is a bass music enthusiast and is influenced by the urban underground bass music culture of the UK, British Columbia, and California. Combining deep forms of dubstep, grime, trap music, drum and bass, and new and innovative genres of electronic music yet undefined, he creates atmospheric, dark, and dreamy journeys designed to awaken the inner fire within us all.

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The secret of the Lord is set with him
That wonders at His majesty: his praise
Wells from no trembler’s misery: his hymn
Swells the exultant day’s.
His psalm wings upward, and reflected down
Even in Hell makes music and renown.

Aleister Crowley, The Temple of The Holy Ghost, The Mountain Christ

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