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Book Club discussion about the Introduction to Mount Analogue by René Daumal


René Daumal’s Mount Analogue

Just posted the a new topic with some initial notes from my reading of Kathleen Ferrick Rosenblatt’s Introduction to René Daumal’s Mount Analogue over at the Hermetic Library Book Club, if you’re interested in checking that out. I’ll continue to post from my notes over time, but there’s some things that I though about while reading the work. If you’ve read the work you might head over and participate in the discussion as well. Come on over and participate in the Hermetic Library book club and the discussions about the Introduction to René Daumal’s Mount Analogue!

 

The Hermetic Library book club is for people interested a living Western Esoteric Tradition. The book selections will be wide ranging and may be from many genres, including fiction and non-fiction, that are of interest. Generally speaking the book selections will be related to the subject matter of the Hermetic Library, but this is a book club not a study group or an online teaching order of any kind. If you have comments, questions or suggestions contact the librarian.

Extending René Daumal's Mount Analogue, the current Hermetic Library book club selection for another month


René Daumal’s Mount Analogue

So I previously announced the Hermetic Library book club and René Daumal’s Mount Analogue as the initial selection, but life intervened and I haven’t been able to do much yet on this project. So, instead of selecting another text for next month, I’m just going to extend the current selection and have another go at starting the book club. Of course, the book club is still experimental, so maybe it won’t be monthly selections like I was originally thinking, but we’ll see!

Anyhow, I still really have not had much chance to get the idea sorted, but I’m just going to start reading books I’ve wanted to read and hope that people are interested in joining in. So, come on over and participate in the Hermetic Library book club and the discussions about René Daumal’s Mount Analogue!

 

The Hermetic Library book club is for people interested a living Western Esoteric Tradition. The book selections will be wide ranging and may be from many genres, including fiction and non-fiction, that are of interest. Generally speaking the book selections will be related to the subject matter of the Hermetic Library, but this is a book club not a study group or an online teaching order of any kind. If you have comments, questions or suggestions contact the librarian.

Introducing the Hermetic Library book club and René Daumal's Mount Analogue as the first selection


René Daumal’s Mount Analogue

Back at the beginning of May, I mentioned that Liber Astarte vel Berylli sub figura CLXXV was recently cataloged at Goodreads and that I would be thinking about ways that the new author profile I’ve ended up with might be used to help promote the materials at the library. So, I started to think about what, if anything, would be sensible, ethical and aesthetic to do. I settled on the idea of doing a book club. Although I mentioned this idea in passing on twitter and pointed to this over on the facebook page, while I was away over the last month I started the book club with a first selection. Now I’m just trying to catch up on everything!

I am today making the official announcement that I’ve started a new, and still quite experimental, Hermetic Library book club. I made the first selection back in May, but wasn’t able to mention it until now, so I apologize for the short notice; but, I’ve wanted to read René Daumal’s Mount Analogue for quite a long time, and so I decided that would be first.

The Hermetic Library book club is for people interested a living Western Esoteric Tradition. The book selections will be wide ranging and may be from many genres, including fiction and non-fiction. Generally speaking the book selections will be related to the subject matter of the Hermetic Library, but this is a book club not a study group or an online teaching order of any kind. The online discussion group for the Hermetic Library book club will be over at Goodreads, and I’ll work on expanding things there over time.

Seriously, I bought this book back in 2004 and just haven’t gotten around to it. That I’ve had this book on my quite ridiculously high stack of “to read” books is actually one of the reasons I’m excited about the book club. Another reason is that I’ve been really missing the kind of engagement with others around particular texts that I remember from my undergraduate days. I’ll do more to create some basic guidelines and suggestions specifically for the book club over time, as things get rolling, but I am pretty likely going to base my vision and aspiration for the group on the idea of what a seminar was at my undergrad institution and book response outline from one of my courses. That’s not to say that I expect the discussion to and so forth to be academic, but it’s where I’m coming from when I think about a book club. I’m sure things will evolve over time and my idea will change some, but there it is.

I’ll probably also just make selections from my “to read” stack to begin with, but I’m actually hoping to have people participate that will not only have their own ideas about selections but also who want to participate as discussion leaders for some selections.

Anyhow, I’ve really not had much chance to get the idea sorted, so I’m just going to leap in and start reading books I’ve wanted to read and hope that people are interested in joining in. So, come on over and participate in the new Hermetic Library book club and the discussions about René Daumal’s Mount Analogue!