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Summary for the month of August, 2019

Here’s a summary of activity for the month of August, 2019.

I don’t know where time has flown! It’s already been a month since my last summary, and it’s already September!

I think I mentioned that I’ve been having some contractors at the library working, and that’s been going on for several months. Well, things got worse over the last month. It’s really a cliché, but too true, that it’s been a bit of contractor-from-hell around here. It’s been really difficult to focus on anything else whilst this has been going on. Unfortunately, it’s not over. It has just entered a new phase.

Meanwhile, as difficult as it has been, I’ve been managing to keep working on the library site, even still. And, posting quotes I highlighted from books I’ve read, along with book reviews, and keeping social media posts going.

I’ve been getting submissions for the next anthology as well! That’s showing progress. Most of the submissions tend to come in at the last minute, so that’s on pace; but I always have high hopes that things will work out. The deadline for submissions is the end of the month, and I’ll know more when I get there; but, I am still, of course, seeking new and returning artists that want to participate, as well as still looking for a cover artist for this year.

But, guess what?! This month marks the 10th anniversary of when I took over Hermetic Library. Back in September 2009, after the site had been dormant for many years, Al Billings transferred the site to me. I’ve been working on it ever since. Looking back, so much has happened! I’ve put so much time and effort into the site, and, yet, there’s still so much to do. It really has turned out to be an ongoing passion project for me. I’ve been extremely lucky to have the support of many people, especially ongoing Patrons, who have helped make my work possible and kept the library going and growing.

Hermetic Librarian for 10 years purple

Will you join me in celebrating this milestone?

When you think back, so many sites that were around and active 10 years ago aren’t there anymore, or have gone silent. I know I can think of quite a few! The library has gone through changes too, but I’m still at it, making improvements, adding materials, and trying new things.

Sure, there’s been setbacks, and disappointments along the way. It’s been a struggle to keep going, to be honest. But there’s also been so much to celebrate and I’m thankful to each ongoing supporter and every guest of the site for the honor and privilege of keeping the site alive and growing.

What an amazing, engaging, ongoing adventure! Huzzah!

Don’t forget! I’ve posted the call for submissions to Magick, Music and Ritual 15, the anthology for 2019.

Hermetic Library Anthology 2019 Magick Music and Ritual 15 Call for Submissions

I’m obviously looking for audio tracks, but also cover artwork, and other bonus downloads! Will you participate this year? Know someone who might want to participate? Let them know about it and have them get in touch with me!

Still looking for help and others to join me in a working community around the library, of course.

Lots of new pages and work on old pages on the site, which is pretty much every week, really. You can always check the front page of the site which shows the most recent changes and new pages, or check out the Recent Changes special page for a full list.

Want to join me on this blog and create new art or writing for Hermetic Library? Pitch your Idea.

Help get some conversations started over on the BBS.

Be sure to check out the actual Hermetic Library, and subscribe on Bandcamp or become a Patron.

Here’s a summary of posts on the blog from the last month

Summary for the month of June 2018

Here’s a summary of activity for the month of June, 2018, and a few days on either side.

Huzzah! Time to come back from my June hiatus whilst I moved across country, and here’s what’s gone on since I last posted a summary.

I made it. I survived the move. I’m in the new place. However, I’m still not unpacked and I’m still getting back into the swing of things as all the dust has started to settle.

First off, just as I was going on hiatus, I announced the call for submissions to Hermetic Library’s anthology album for 2018, Magick, Music and Ritual 14!

Hermetic Library Anthology 2018 Magick Music Ritual Call for Submissions

Next up, I’ve got the next Postal Exchange and Publication Subscription perks lined up for ongoing Patrons of the library over on Patreon. I’ll be getting those in the mail in the next week or so! Also, I’ve got others after that in the works, and should start to have those each ready shortly thereafter, getting into the groove of doing them regularly like I’ve been meaning to do.

And, I’ve gotten permission to mirror J S Kupperman’s Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition.

Hermetic sections Journal of the Western Mystery Tradition

I’ll be getting those up on the site as I am able, but the first issue is ready, so check it out: No. 0. (Vernal Equinox 2001) Introduction to the Western Mystery Tradition.

Hermetic sections JWMT 0 Introduction to the Western Mystery Tradition

Okay, that’s a whole lot of stuff that happened whilst I was away on hiatus, huh?! I’m sure I’ve forgotten some other stuff that’s happened. But, I should be back to doing weekly activity summaries now!

Still looking for help and others to join me in a working community around the library, of course.

Lots of new pages and work on old pages on the site, which is pretty much every week, really. You can always check the front page of the site which shows the most recent changes and new pages, or check out the Recent Changes special page for a full list.

Want to join me on this blog and create new art or writing for Hermetic Library? Pitch your Idea.

Help get some conversations started over on the BBS and Chat.

Be sure to check out the actual Hermetic Library, and drop a buck in the tip jar or become a Patron.

Consider also checking out what I’m up to on my personal blog and at Odd Order.

Here’s a summary of posts on the blog from the last month

Some top pages at the library

Some top posts on social media

Summary for the month of April, 2014

Here’s a summary of activity for the month of April, 2014, with a few extra days from the end of March and the beginning of May.

 

Unicursal WORK Poster

This Unicursal WORK Poster is another piece of helpful propaganda from the Ministry of Information, a take on the original trilogy of British posters from WWII combined with a quote from Chapter XLV: “Unserious” Conduct of a Pupil in Aleister Crowley’s Magick Without Tears.

 

If you enjoy the Hermetic Library site, and any of the blogs, tumblogs and social media related to the library, then please consider supporting the Patreon campaign for the Hermetic Library. Of course, there are a variety of ways you can help support and participate at the library, but adding your voice as a Patron of the ongoing work and expansion of the library will be very much appreciated.

We’re currently 1/3 of the way to being able to announce Magick, Music and Ritual 10, and with your help as a Patron we’d be even closer to reaching that milestone!

 

Here is a summary of Hermetic Library blog posts:

Reading Room

The Hebrew Goddess by Raphael Patai, foreword by Merlin Stone, from Wayne State University Press
A Terrible Love of War by James Hillman, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Blake, Jung, and the Collective Unconscious: The Conflict Between Reason and Imagination by June Singer, introduced by M Esther Harding, from Nicholas-Hays
The House of the Octopus: Essays on the Real-Life ‘Cthulhu Cult’ of the Pacific edited by Jason Colavito, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Golgonooza: City of Imagination: Last Studies in William Blake by Kathleen Raine, from Lindisfarne Press
Arkham Horror: Dance of the Damned by Alan Bligh, reviewed by T Polyphilus
Of Prophets and Prophesy: Visionaries or Voices for Definitive Political Policy by Walter C Cambra, a monograph, arrived courtesy of the author
Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales by Marie-Louise von Franz, from Shambhala Publications
Doctor Strange 4 by Roy Thomas, Stan Lee, et al., part of the Marvel Masterworks series, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Outsider by Colin Wilson
The Dervish House by Ian McDonald, reviewed by T Polyphilus
The Mind Parasites by Colin Wilson, from Oneiric Press
The Lies of Solace by John French, reviewed by T Polyphilus
From Atlantis to the Sphinx: Recovering the Lost Wisdom of the Ancient World by Colin Wilson
In the Wake of Chaos: Unpredictable Order in Dynamical Systems by Stephen H Kellert, reviewed by T Polyphilus

Anthology Project

Postal Potlatch

Visual Pool

Token for Arnar added by John Griogair Bell
BZTRNOP 418 added by Daniel Denta
Mark of the Magician added by Sliabh Na Cailleach
My Thursian Altar added by Old Hag

Audio Pool

Where No One Goes added by rfcl
Laberinth added by deuslunus
Aqua added by deuslunus
Io Pan, an uncertain track, added by blackantlers
Forced Position No. 13 added by Troy Schafer
Session 1 added by Eggregora
Niantiel added by y3mk
Dancing With The Devil added by Hollywood Playboii
Ripe added by Hollywood Playboii
Fly Away added by Hollywood Playboii
Heightened Intimacy, a colaboration with Mukti, added by Anantakara
φλόξ added by Pytchblend
The Bliss of Poison added by dr guilty
Inside of You addded by The Wendigo
Abbé Boullan, an Agrippa track added by TFC UK

Video Pool

The Light: AFTERLife by David V Barron

Arts and Letters Pool

The Goddess of Masonry by Charles F Forshaw
Freemason’s March from 1730
The Model Mason by Robert Morris

Goods and Services

Epoch by Peter J Carroll and Matt Kaybryn, from Arcanorium Press
Magickal Alphabets with François Cartier on May 4th, 2014 from Thelesis Aura Academy
Early English Books on Witchcraft and Demonology, Weiser Antiquarian Books Catalogue #119
Witchcraft, Weiser Antiquarian Books Catalogue #120

Miscellaneous

In conversation with JJ Brine about Vector Gallery, an interview by John Griogair Bell
First Day, Three Days of the Writing of the Book of the Law, Anno V0
Second Day, Three Days of the Writing of the Book of the Law, Anno V0
Third Day, Three Days of the Writing of the Book of the Law, Anno V0
As Above, So Below, coming in August from Legendary
Sleep, a short animated film by Tony Unser

 

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