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The devils of Paris would not shut up. They declaimed as they came, in a hundred languages, they hissed and howled descriptions of their hadal cities, and beat their claws on the sigils they wore, of the houses of the pit, and they shouted rather too often to those they hunted and killed that it was from Hell that they came, and so that everyone should be terrified.

China Miéville, The Last Days of New Paris: A Novel [Bookshop, Amazon, Publisher]

Hermetic quote Miéville The Last Days of New Paris the devils of Paris would not shut up

Problem Glyphs

Problem Glyphs is a patronage campaign by Eliza Gauger that may be of interest.

Eliza Gauger Problem Glyphs

“Problem Glyphs are an ongoing project in which I create symbolic illustrations in response to problems sent in by the public.

This Patreon will focus on collective rewards, in order to continue the Problem Glyphs project’s goal of horizontal counsel and assistance.

I started doing Problem Glyphs in November of 2013, and have created over 60 70 80 glyphs since then. These symbolic illustrations draw on my background in esoteric occultism, aesthetic symbolism, mythology, psychology, and hedge ‘magic’ to encourage, support, and counsel the people who seek them out.”

Abraxas: Issue 4

Abraxas: Issue 4, edited by Christina Oakley Harrington and Robert Ansell, from Fulgur, is due to release on September 20th, 2013, which includes many new works, features a 30 page facsimile, a previously unpublished manuscript, of Fragmentum by Austin Osman Spare, and more.

Fulgur's Abraxas: Issue 4

Abraxas Issue #4 offers 192 large format pages of essays, poetry, interviews and art.

Printed using state-of-the-art offset lithography to our usual high standard, contributions for Abraxas #4 include a previously unpublished manuscript by Austin Osman Spare entitled Fragmentum presented here in facsimile over 30 pages; a special feature on the Italian artist and mystic Agostino Arrivabene; dramatic images of urban vodou from photographer Shannon Taggart; an interview by Sarah Victoria Turner with Christine Ödlund that discusses her art practice, synaesthesia and Theosophy; explorations of the symbolism of the tarot Fool from Valentin Wolfstein, an experiment in urban sigils from the London-based artist Francesca Ricci, and more.

CONTENTS

Dancing under the Stars: Ficino’s Way of Harmony, Ruth Clydesdale
Tabula Impressa, Francesca Ricci
Häxan II, Savanna Snow
Aleister Crowley, Marie de Miramar & the True Wanga, Christopher Josiffe
After the Flood, Arthur Rimbaud, translated by Robert Yates
Interview with Christine Ödlund, Sarah Victoria Turner
Demons in the Coliseum, Benvenuto Cellini

SPECIAL FEATURE: Agostino Arrivabene
From the Mystery of Passage, Gerd Lindner
That Sense of Becoming, Agostino Arrivabene interviewed by Robert Ansell

Basement Vodou, Shannon Taggart, with an introduction by Pam Grossman
Dawn, Arthur Rimbaud, translated by Robert Yates
Untitled, Susu Laroche
An Introduction to the Alchemical Mercurius, Paul Cowlan
Fragmentum, Austin Osman Spare
The Mystery of the Rose Cross, Anne Crossey
Observation of Ancestral Mysteries, Ron Regé, Jr.
Nowhere Less Now, Ole Hagen & Lindsay Seers
The Mystic Fool: From Tarot to an Ideal of Ascendance, Valentin Wolfstein
The Library Angel and Her Oracle, Justin Patrick Moore
bagua: inner lunarism, Peter Dyde” [via]

Liber Phoenix

Liber Phoenix by Aion 131, from Waning Moon Publications, is work planned for release at the Esoteric Book Conference 2013. This is the 2nd volume following Liber Sigil-A-IAF in what will become a trilogy.

Aion 131's Liber Phoenix from Waning Moon Publications

Liber Phoenix, a Pan-Aeonic Sigil Grimoire, is the end result of an extended Magickal working known as the Knowledge & Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel, being a constant adoration of the Higher Self perceived as a separate Entity by the Adept. Liber Phoenix is not about what was done or why, it is a series of invocations, and active sigils that poured through as Union occurred.

Liber Phoenix is the transformational distillation of the intense and sometimes horrific process of the destruction of persona-reality in the pyre of the ego-dissolution and the rebirth of Something New. The initiatory mutation of consciousness was manifested herein by the invocation alchemy of particular masks, attributes and facets of the archetypal Atman, Self, or Star of being that in totality is called here the ‘Phoenix.’ Phoenix has the gematria value of 300; Shin, the triple tongued Fire of the renewal of the universe in the fire of this New Aeon. This grimoire is one small flame in this global renewal.

In this grimoire, Words of Power and such are encoded in IO Script, a dreamtime oracle alphabet given in this process for this purpose. The key is encoded in Liber IO at the end, and thus all the Words in this grimoire can be easily ‘translated’ by the reader, though the real meaning may be less than clear. Taking transcendent concepts, as embodied in these verses and images from the dreamtime/spirit place, into this world manifests as ‘twilight language’ that speaks to the Other; May it speak to you in an aetheric whisper that lights a phoenix flame in your heart.” [via]

Carnivalia Witchboards

You might be interested in Carnivalia’s Witchboards, talking boards, crafted by Chas Bogan. These are creative options for those looking for talking boards not produced by a commercial board game company. In addition, there are a number of articles and links about talking boards, including “Talking Board History” and “Talking Boards For Modern Magick: Rituals & Sigils“, that may be of further interest.

Carnivalia's Phantom Hour talking board
Phantom Hour talking board

“The swirling colors composing the background for this board are hypnotizing. From such an eerie atmosphere emerges a familiar icon, that of the winged hourglass. Etched onto many a tombstone, this symbol exists to remind us that time is fleeting. Often this symbol represents the Angel of Death, whose gaze is ever upon us, and whose mighty wings will at some unknown moment sweep down and claim us for the afterlife.

The font for this project was inspired by the antique Ouija board popularized by Fuld. Similarly, the characters for ‘Phantom Hour’ invite playfulness, yet are a touch sharper, with tiny curls (or hooks) at their tips.

This winged hourglass transgresses time, and may serve you in understanding the past, as well as where you may be headed in the future. Imagine it functioning as a psychopomp, bringing from the phantom realms to your fingertips the messages that the dead wish to tell you.” [via]

 

Carnivalia's Peacock Twins talking board
Peacock Twins talking board

“It’s deep purple and indigo hues set a soothing mood, ideal for inspiring the type of meditative state favored by mediums and anyone eager to delve into his or her unconscious mind.

In many cultures the Divine Twins play an important mythic role, representing the power of opposites brought into Divine union. Here we see the twins as the Middle Eastern Yezidi peacock angel Melek Ta’us, who in the Feri tradition of Witchcraft is said to be the twins manifested as one being.

I have always loved the symbolism of two peacocks to represent the love shared between men. Here they are looking deep within each other’s eyes… their hearts aflame. They are equals, and are completely present with each other. They are the Blue God… the God Self within each of us… and they are here merging in Divine love. Their nature is the Black Heart of Innocence and through their union love is renewed.” [via]

 

“This is a quality artisan product, and all elements, from its unique design to its decorated planchette, are handcrafted at Carnivalia’s studio by artist Chas Bogan. Its wooden board measures nineteen by thirteen inches. The underlying image is protected by layers of clear varnish, creating a smooth finish that is ideal for easy movements of the planchette and will protect your board for generations as your relationship to this heirloom matures.” [via]

Dakota Crane original drawings for sale

Dakota Crane, a frequent contributor to the Hermetic Library visual pool, has posted that he’s offering for sale the originals of several images that have appeared here in the past. You might be interested in checking that out.

“So I have some original drawings for sale. Prints of these have not been made and likely never will be. They all in simple wood-grain frames, except for Hyophex, which is in a black wooden frame. All drawings are 8 1/2 by 11.” [via]