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Summary for the week ending Apr 23, 2017

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending April 23th, 2017.

Lots of ongoing work on the site, preparing Postal Exchange boxes for Patrons (the next batch should be heading out tomorrow), responding to 2017 Hermetic Library Surveys (which will close for new answers at the end of the month), and more this week.

This week was also a big milestone. Seshat and the Clitoris by Nandani Felicia Bharrat, the very first guest post was posted to the blog. And, it was a super popular post on the blog already, so if you’ve not checked that out, go take a gander.

Also, I added a comment to the post via the BBS and so you can see an example of how the BBS integrates with the blog for commenting. So, head on over to the BBS and join the conversation on this or other posts to the blog.

This post made it through the new pitch and submission process which starts by heading over to submit your pitch. So, you know, get on over there and submit your pitches! Did I mention that you should submit a pitch?!

Special thanks to Funding and Patron supporters for their support and help making this submission process and guest post happen. Not only do supporters help provide funds so that I can pay authors for these new posts, but Patrons with access to the private Patron Lounge on the BBS are able to take part in the submissions process.

In addition to the submission process, there’s a lot of other ways to participate, not the least of which is the new submission process. Consider also participating on the BBS forums or send in something for the Zine! And, if there’s something else you’ve got in mind, just get in touch so we can discuss your idea.

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

Some top pages at the library

Some top posts on social media

Some top posts on the BBS

Want to write for Hermetic Library? Submit your Pitch! Be sure to check out the actual Hermetic Library, and all the ways you can participate at the library and support the work.

Summary for the week ending Apr 16, 2017

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending April 16th, 2017.

In addition to ongoing work on the library, this week, for me, has been mostly about getting Postal Exchange boxes ready for supporters (Funding supporters who got the “Let the goat come to you” perk and Patron supporters with the “Postal Exchange” perk and above). The first 6 are done and ready to go! I’ve got quite the assembly line set up and going. The house and library cats have been very curious about it all and jumping in boxes, so hopefully I don’t accidentally ship one of the cats …

Today is also the very first guest post, posting to the blog shortly, from the new pitch and submission process which starts with heading over to submit your Pitch! Special thanks to Funding and Patron supporters for their support and help making this happen. Not only do supporters help provide funds so that I can pay authors for these new posts, but Patrons with access to the private Patron Lounge on the BBS are able to take part in the submissions process.

There’s a lot of ways to participate, not the least of which is the new submission process. Consider also participating on the BBS forums or send in something for the Zine!

This month, I ask you to take a few minutes to answer a few questions about what the library means to you, how you use it, and so forth. Your answers will help me improve the library, for you and everyone, and you will also have for a chance to win a gratis download for an anthology album!

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

Some top pages at the library

Some top posts on social media

Some top posts on the BBS

Want to write for Hermetic Library? Submit your Pitch! Be sure to check out the actual Hermetic Library, and all the ways you can participate at the library and support the work.

Summary for the week ending Apr 9, 2017

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending April 9th, 2017.

Happy Three Days of the Writing of the Book of the Law! This week, and today, has been mostly about posting links to Book of the Law resources at the library. I may have gone a bit overboard. Sometimes these things, they happen!

I also have added a new Figure to the library: Franz Hartmann! There’s already a bunch of new resources to check out, and the potential for many more to come.

This month, I ask you to take a few minutes to answer a few questions about what the library means to you, how you use it, and so forth. Your answers will help me improve the library, for you and everyone, and you will also have for a chance to win a gratis download for an anthology album!

I’ve posted the last images from the old visual pool at Flickr to the blog this week, and a few were from quite a while ago. My bad. Anyhow, the Flickr group is now closed to new additions, and the pool is entirely in one place: Visual Pool on the BBS. Please join me there!

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

Some top pages at the library

Some top posts on social media

Some top posts on the BBS

Want to write for Hermetic Library? Submit your Pitch! Be sure to check out the actual Hermetic Library, and all the ways you can participate at the library and support the work.

Summary for the week ending Apr 2, 2017

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending April 2nd, 2017.

This last couple of weeks I’ve posted a bunch from the old visual and video pools on Flickr and Vimeo, respectively. That’s because I wanted to catch up on a lot of them that I’d not been posting, but what I didn’t mention is that I’d been planning on closing the pools on Flickr and Vimeo. I’ve finally gone ahead and have done that now. All the participation links on the library site were switched over to the new audio, visual and video pools on the BBS a while ago, and it was really time to make the switch.

To be honest, I’m not sure that the visual, video and audio pools should be separate from Omnium Gatherum anymore (where they’d be posted to the gatherum with audio, visual or video tags); but, once the audio pool moved to the BBS, the rest were eventually going to follow. Rather than have two visual pools and two video pools, it makes sense to only have one each. And, since the audio pool moved in-house, that’s where the all the canonical pools are now.

This week I also announced the 2017 Hermetic Library Survey! The first ever survey was last year, and wanted to continue with another this year.

I’d like to ask everyone to help out by taking a few minutes to answer a few questions about what the library means to you, how you use it, and so forth. Your answers will help me improve the library, for you and everyone, and you will also have for a chance to win a gratis download for an anthology album!

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

Some top pages at the library

Some top posts on social media

Some top posts on the BBS

Want to write for Hermetic Library? Submit your Pitch! Be sure to check out the actual Hermetic Library, and all the ways you can participate at the library and support the work.

Summary for the week ending Mar 26, 2017

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending March 26th, 2017.

Lots of posts to the blog this week, starting out the New Year, Annus V:iii, catching up on the old visual and video pools, which I’d not been keeping up on. Of course, I’ve been trying to move those in-house, but not much participation on those pools on the BBS yet. It takes the wind out of their sails to move them in-house, but one hopes there’s enough interest to keep them going. Honestly not sure if I should just call it done for those, but maybe I’ll give it a little bit more time.

If I weren’t using the BBS for Omnium Gatherum posts and, recently, posting pitches and submissions to the private Patron Lounge, there wouldn’t really be a reason to keep the BBS going. Of course, the importance of having a reason for the forum to exist beyond itself was one thing I contemplated and was intentional about for the BBS.

This week I completely plowed through getting all of the Thelema Coast to Coast pages and audio files back up on the site. Those pages were some that simply didn’t make it through the import process I used (which was a total SNAFU but so be it) so they were in worse shape as a whole than they would’ve been otherwise. I should have all the content back up to snuff, and redirects for all the old media URLs to the new URLs, so all the old links, wherever they appear, should still be fine. I did plow through these quickly, so I may have fumbled while fatigued, but I’ll keep an eye on it and look for anything amiss.

As I was working, I noticed that it was 10 years ago that TCTC was active for a couple of years. With 44 episodes over just a couple years, it sure made a stir; and there’s still a lot of interest in that historic podcast.

I also notice while I was working on these pages that I ran the final automated import for the new site a whole year ago. While I only put the new site into production at the beginning of this year, I actually did that last import back in March 2016, a year ago. From that point on, until the new site was put into production, I was having to maintain two sites, and duplicating all my effort across both for any updates or changes; and it was just super slow going. I really did think it was going to be much faster, and I’d have gotten much further along on clearing the dust and chaos. But, in the end, I just had to put the new site into production in spite of it not being ready.

The new site has been much better for my efforts to maintain and expand the site, and I keep burning the candle at both ends to get all the old content up to standards again while continuing to introduce new materials and improve the whole site beyond where it was before.

Even after a year working on the new site, and putting it into production for 2017, there’s still so much work to do! I definitely enjoy the work, and being of service doing it; but, whenever I stop to survey how much time and effort I put into the site, and through various frustrations and setbacks related to the site and my own life since I took over in 2009 (getting closer and closer to 10 years now! Wow! And wild!) … I wonder just how sane I’ve been and am to have kept going!

Faint gibbering heard from somewhere near the restricted stacks, indeed, amirite?

Here’s an illustration Binding Trump – to The Phantom Zone!! by Suzanne Forbes, a public domain work of art created for the ongoing #BindTrump ritual action started by author Michael M Hughes.

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

Some top pages at the library

Some top posts on social media

Some top posts on the BBS

Want to write for Hermetic Library? Submit your Pitch! Be sure to check out the actual Hermetic Library, and all the ways you can participate at the library and support the work.

Summary for the week ending Mar 19, 2017

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending March 19th, 2017.

Happy Astronomical New Year! It’s just turned into Annus V:iii as the Sun moved into 0° Aries this morning, Spring Equinox, the beginning of the 22 day Thelemic Holy Season.

“A feast for the Supreme Ritual, and a feast for the Equinox of the Gods.” – Liber AL II.40

“The Supreme Ritual is the Invocation of Horus, which brought about the Opening of the New Aeon. The date is March 20.

The Equinox of the Gods is the term used to describe the Beginning of a New Aeon, or a New Magical Formula. It should be celebrated at every Equinox, in the manner known to Neophytes of the A∴A.∴” — New Comment on Liber AL II.40

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

Some top pages at the library

Some top posts on social media

Some top posts on the BBS

Want to write for Hermetic Library? Submit your Pitch! Be sure to check out the actual Hermetic Library, and all the ways you can participate at the library and support the work.

Summary for the week ending Mar 12, 2017

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending March 12th, 2017.

Well, there’s 44 subscribers to the not-yet-an-email-list, so, I should probably start figuring out what the hell I’m going to do with it once there’s 93 and I have to actually launch it. If you want to help get it going, subscribe!

There’s been a couple pitches that came in right away, but the call for pitches is open and rolling. Early days, but I think the process is working pretty well. Patrons who have access to the Patron Lounge on the BBS have had a chance to review and offer feedback on these pitches, and will get to help review submissions when they come in. Hopefully we’ll see some fruit from this harvest published publically to the blog soon. Why not submit your idea for a submission you want to write for Hermetic Library?

The Post Office managed to lose a package I was expecting. It came in the door, and the put a parcel locker key in my box, but there was nothing in there. They tried to gaslight me and say I picked it up already. No, really! But I hadn’t been in to pick it up. So, now there’s this Schrödinger’s parcel flying around. Hopefully it will find out it exists soon. It has cool stuff from Quadrivium Supplies for the upcoming postal exchange!

It’s been a long sequence of cold, rainy days at the Abbey of the Library. I think it’s been over 2 weeks of rain or snow, mostly rain, now, though there was one day where it was sunny for a few hours. I’ve been working on a bunch of new and old pages on the site, as one does, and the cats are busy with cat things.

I managed to accidentally delete the old Hermetic Library shop on Cafepress. Oops! I was checking it out, because I’d posted an image of a mugs and t-shirt. I noticed some ghost shop in my config and went to delete it, but actually deleted the one I didn’t want to delete. Welp. Okay then. I was going to re-create it, but then … Cafepress is so last millennium, innit? I don’t know, but maybe I’ll set up shop somewhere else … or not. I think I sold 2 t-shirts in the last year, so it’s not like there’s a rush. But, darn, I sure did think I had a great joke with the mug which had “let it kill me” on one side and “let it fill me” on the other!

LET IT FILL ME LET IT KILL ME Mug http://buff.ly/2lCQzq8

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

Some top pages at the library

Some top posts on social media

Some top posts on the BBS

Want to write for Hermetic Library? Submit your Pitch! Be sure to check out the actual Hermetic Library, and all the ways you can participate at the library and support the work.