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Jul 28

July 23rd, 1973

A video titled “July 23rd, 1973” from DMITV with music from The Day I Achieved Contact by Chapel Supremesus (Thad McKraken, Dean Swanson and Kerry Weinrich) [HT disinformation] named for “the day Robert Anton Wilson ‘achieved’ contact with an extraterrestrial from Sirius or started hallucinating like mad, whatever way you wan to look at it.”

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/07/28/july-23rd-1973/

The Palace

When I was a King and a Mason—

A Master Proven and skilled—

I cleared me ground for a Palace

Such as a King should build.

I decreed and dug down to my levels;

Presently, under the silt,

I came upon the wreck of a Palace,

Such as a King had built.

There was no worth in the fashion—

There was no wit in the plan;

Hither and thither, aimless,

The ruined footings ran.

Masonry, brute, mishandled,

But carven on every stone,

“After me cometh a Builder;

Tell him I, too, have known.”

Swift to my use in my trenches,

Where my well-planned groundworks grew,

I tumbled his quoins and his ashlars,

And cut and rest them anew.

Lime I milled of his marbles;

Burned it, slacked it, and spread;

Taking and leaving at pleasure

The gifts of the humble dead.

Yet, I despised nor not gloried

Yet, as we wrenched them apart,

I read in the razed foundation

The heart of that builder’s heart.

As he has risen and pleaded,

So did I understand

The form of the dream he had followed

In the face of the thing he had planned.

When I was a King and a Mason,

In the open noon of my pride,

They sent me a Word from the Darkness—

They whispered and called me aside.

They said, “The end is forbidden.”

They said, “Thy use is fulfilled.

Thy Palace shall stand as that other’s—

The spoil of a King who shall build.”

I called my men from my trenches,

My quarries, my wharves, and my sheers;

All I had wrought I abandoned

To the faith of the faithless years.

Only I cut on the timber—

Only I carved on the stone:

“After me cometh a Builder;

Tell him I, too, have known!”

— Rudyard Kipling

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/07/28/the-palace/

Candlelit Evenings at Museum of Witchcraft on first Saturdays through Oct, 2014

Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall, is having candlelit evenings from 8pm – Midnight on first Saturday through October (Aug 2nd, Sept 6th, and Oct 4th).

Come and see this magical museum by beautiful candlelight

Candlelit evenings at Museum of Witchcraft 2014

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/07/28/candlelit-evenings-at-museum-of-witchcraft-on-first-saturdays-through-oct-2014/

Afterlife With Archie

Afterlife With Archie is “a new, ongoing horror series by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla” from the official Archie Comics publisher [HT Lovecraft eZine].

“This is how the end of the world begins… Harvey Award-winning writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Carrie, Archie meets Glee) and Eisner-winning artist Francesco Francavilla (Batman, Black Beetle) take Archie and the gang where they’ve never been before—to the grave and back! A horrific accident sets off a series of grim events and Sabrina the Teenage Witch must try to repair the unspeakable evil her spell has unleashed. Gasp in horror as Riverdale faces an impending zombie Arch-pocalypse in this brand-new, spine-tingling ongoing series—but be warned, kiddies, this one’s not for the faint of heart!” [via]

Afterlife With Archie issue 6 cover

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/07/28/afterlife-with-archie/

Jul 27

This Land Is Mine

This Land Is Mine from Nina Paley on Vimeo.

This Land Is Mine“, an animated video by Nina Paley, to Ernest Gold and Pat Boone’s “The Exodus Song” sung by Andy Williams; “A brief history of the land called Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant.” Also, see Who’s Killing Who? A Viewer’s Guide: Because you can’t tell the players without a pogrom!

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/07/27/this-land-is-mine/

THE MAGIC IS STILL
http://hermetic.com/information/the-magic-is-still/

This Unicursal THE MAGIC IS STILL 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 “The Opium Smoker” in Equinox Vol I No ii.

THE MAGIC IS STILL
http://hermetic.com/information/the-magic-is-still/

This Unicursal THE MAGIC IS STILL 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 “The Opium Smoker” in Equinox Vol I No ii.

Ultraculture Journal, Vol 1

Ultraculture Journal: Essays on Magick, Tantra and the Deconditioning of Consciousness (Volume 1) from Jason Louv, with Jhonn Balance, Joel Biroco, Ira Cohen, Ganesh Baba, Brion Gysin, Genesis Breyer R-Orridge; may be of interest.

Jason Louv et al Ultraculture Journal

“Ultraculture Journal collects under one cover some of the most volatile and direct tantric and magickal writing currently available in the English language. It will change you at the cellular level. You have been forewarned. This issue includes:
· Genesis Breyer P-Orridge on the holographic Garden of Eden Brion Gysin’s travelogue of his journey to Alamut, the citadel of the Assassins
· Lalitanath and Shivanath on the Magick Path of Tantra
· Jason Louv’s essential guide to Western magick
· Beat legend Ira Cohen on John Dee and the Kumbh Mela, the biggest religious festival in the world
· Dave Lowe and Hans Plomp travel across India’s mountains and rivers without end
· The psychedelic rantings of Ganesh Baba, the world’s most tripped-out guru
· Johnny Templar broadcasts live from the tomb of Christian Rosenkreutz
· Joel Biroco on the “War on Terror”
· Prince Charming interviews Tibetan Tantric Adept Monica Dechen Gyalmo
· New lyrics from the late Jhonn Balance of Coil and Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
· Treasure chests full of rituals, reviews and wish-granting genies!

Ultraculture Journal promises to catalyze a twenty-first century actually worth living in. Welcome to the psychedelic make-out party at the beginning of history. Jason Louv is the editor of Generation Hex (2005) and Thee Psychick Bible (2009).”

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/07/27/ultraculture-journal-vol-1/

Guerilla Theurgy

Guerrilla Theurgy, Videos, Cards, Angels is a crowdfunding effort by Jason Augustus Newcomb to “help transform the world for the positive with this multi-media magical art and action campaign.”

Imagine living in a better, happier, more peaceful world. Imagine a world where creativity, pleasure, joy and spirit received as much attention as commerce, industry, war and competition. We can create a better, more balanced world together, but it requires a shift in consciousness.

Guerrilla Theurgy is a plan to make the world a better place one step at a time by taking small actions in the world to help people feel happier and better, and to awaken ourselves. The specific actions are inspired by the set of 72 angels most well known as the Shemhamphorash. The power of each angel inspires a positive action or instruction.

72 short Videos are in production, each demonstrating one of these angelically inspired actions. See the video above for a fun example. These will be uploaded individually and collected with extras in a DVD.

A deck of 72 cards has been created which give detailed instructions for carrying out these actions. This deck is somewhat like a Tarot, but a Tarot of action rather than oracle.

Together we can change the world in a big way through small things that can be done every day or any day.

This material is created by Jason Augustus Newcomb, author of many books, meditation recordings, and Tarot decks.

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/07/27/guerilla-theurgy/

Summary for the week ending July 26th, 2014

Here’s a summary of activity for the week ending July 26th, 2014.

Unicursal THE MAGIC IS STILL Poster

This Unicursal THE MAGIC IS STILL 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 “The Opium Smoker” in Equinox Vol I No ii.

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 not only be very much appreciated.

There are only a couple of weeks left for submissions to Magick, Music and Ritual 10 before the deadline on August 15th, 2014. This will the the one and only Hermetic Library album released this year, so the time to get involved is now. Also, the best way to add anthology releases and this upcoming Hermetic Library album to your personal music collection is through the Patron campaign at Patreon.

I also have announced a call for proposals for artwork and design for the 2014 anthology album, so consider either getting in touch or letting others know, who may be interested in that opportunity.

If you’d like to get a gratis code for Magick, Music and Ritual 10 when it releases, and another gratis download code immediately for any other released anthology, then consider becoming a Patron of the library now, before the anthology is released. That’s two albums of music this year if you act now. If you wait, then you would only get one gratis download code, not both!

Here is a summary of Hermetic Library blog posts:

Reading Room

Liber Sigil-A-IAF by Aion 131, the 2010 library edition hardcover from Waning Moon Publications
Images & Oracles of Austin Osman Spare by Kenneth Grant, the 2003 hardcover from Fulgur Limited

Anthology Project

Postal Potlatch

Visual

Sciences Occultes added by Janis Ganga
Untitled added by Agustin Croxatto
A page in my book of shadows added by Samantha Pina

Audio

Fivefold Impetus Toward Unity (Part I) added by OrosKhaos
Nibiru Zombie Apocalypse added by Ophwurld
macabre faery tail interupted by rambunctious trollz added by zornia fangorn
in the depths of the sea (elegy lost), an uncertain track added by blackantlers

Video

Arts and Letters

The Builders by Charles F Forshaw, 1916

Goods and Services

Apocalypse of the Alien God: Platonism and the Exile of Sethian Gnosticism by Dylan M Burns, in the Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion series, from University of Pennsylvania Press
Dark Enlightenment: The Historical, Sociological, and Discursive Contexts of Contemporary Esoteric Magic by Kennet Granholm, part of the Aries Book series, from Brill
Magick and the Occult. Including Limited and Deluxe Editions from Several Private Collections, Weiser Antiquarian Books Catalogue #123
Adept Magic in the Golden Dawn Tradition by Frater YShY, preface by Sandra Tabatha Cicero, foreword by Samuel Scarborough, from Kerubim Press
Clavis Journal, Vol 3: Cipher and Stone from Ouroboros Press and Three Hands Press
Handbook of Freemasonry, edited by Henrik Bogdan and Jan A M Snoek, part of the Brill Handbooks on Contemporary Religion series
Make Magic of Your Life, an online class being offered by T Thorn Coyle
American Grotesque: The Life and Art of William Mortensen, with Larry Lytle, A D Coleman and Michael Moynihan, from Feral House

Calendar

Launch Party for Aleister Crowley: The Beast in Berlin at Atlantis Bookshop on July 31st 2014

Miscellaneous

Bight of the Twin, a crowdfunding effort for a documentary about Vodun in Benin with Genesis Breyer P-Orridge
Orgasm: The Cure for Hunger in the Western Woman, a TEDxSF presentation by Nicole Daedone
How It Works, a video introduction for Headspace
Vault of Adepts, Jordon Stratford’s Laudanum Studios crowdfunding effort
Call for papers for The Bosom of Isis anthology
Omnium Gatherum: July 25th, 2014, an irregular hodgepodge of links gathered together …
Gonzo Sociology, a video of an audio interview with Robert Anton Wilson and Arlen Riley Wilson
Bibliotheca, a crowdfunding effort by Adam Lewis Greene to create a presentation of biblical literature
Black Jesus, an extended trailer for the new series

Here are some top site pages:

The Left-Hand Path—”The Black Brothers”
The Theory of the Tarot
Black Magic is Not a Myth
Leah Sublime
The I Ching

Here are some top BBS posts:

What’s missing from the site that should be there?
Any quotes catch your eye from the material on the site?
Notice any typos or other errors on the site?
How should this place be organized?
So this happened then … the new Hrmtc Underground BBS!

Do you have comments, questions, corrections or suggestions? Contact the librarian.

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/07/27/summary-for-the-week-ending-july-26th-2014/

Jul 26

Black Jesus

Expanded trailer for Black Jesus, a new series on Adult Swim

“Black Jesus is a half hour live-action scripted comedy series on Adult Swim from Peabody award-winning creator Aaron McGruder (The Boondocks, Red Tails) and Mike Clattenburg (Trailer Park Boys). The series finds Jesus living in present day Compton, CA on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers.”

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/07/26/black-jesus/

Bibliotheca

Bibliotheca by Adam Lewis Greene may be of interest. Only a few hours to go on this crowdfunding effort, but it has been funded many times over, to create a presentation of “the biblical literature designed & crafted for reading, separated into four elegant volumes, and free of all numbers, notes, etc” printed in a typeface custom designed for the project. Greene has made clear that “this is not a fundraiser for an edition that you will be able to order after the campaign” but that the campaign is the only way to get the publication with no “guarantee it will be made available again” (though, honestly, I’d bet he gets a number of offers from publishers).

“The literature of the Bible was experienced by its ancient audiences as pure literary art—written or oral—with none of the encyclopedic conventions we are accustomed to today (chapter divisions, verse numbers, notes, cross references, etc.). Furthermore, the texts were appreciated as individual works of literature, which gradually accumulated into what we recognize as the biblical anthology (Biblia, meaning Books). It wasn’t until the middle ages that navigational conventions were added and the many texts were combined into a single volume (The Bible, meaning The Book, singular).

Today, our contemporary bibles are ubiquitously dense, numerical and encyclopedic in format; very different from how we experience other classic & foundational literature, and completely foreign to how the original authors conceived of their work.

By separating the text into several volumes, and by applying classic & elegant typography, Bibliotheca is meant to provide a fresh alternative to the reader who wants to enjoy the biblical library anew, as great literary art.”

Adam Lewis Greene Bibliotheca crowdfunding effort

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/07/26/bibliotheca/

A page in my book of shadows

A page in my book of shadows With the Wand createth He. With the Cup preserveth He. With the Dagger destroyeth He. With the Coin redeemeth He. - Liber Magi vv. 7-10 Aleister Crowley's, The Book Of Thoth #bookofshadows #pagan #occult #witchcraft
A page in my book of shadows added by Samantha Pina in the Hermetic Library visual pool

With the Wand createth He.
With the Cup preserveth He.
With the Dagger destroyeth He.
With the Coin redeemeth He.
Liber B vel Magi

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/07/26/a-page-in-my-book-of-shadows/

Still seeking artwork and design proposals for the 2014 anthology album, if you or someone you know is interested; read more at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/07/05/call-for-proposals-for-artwork-and-design-for-the-2014-anthology-album/

American Grotesque

American Grotesque: The Life and Art of William Mortensen, with Larry Lytle, A D Coleman and Michael Moynihan, due in November from Feral House, may be of interest.

William Mortensen American Grotesque from Feral House

“American Grotesque is a lavish retrospective of grotesque, occult, and erotic images by the forgotten Hollywood photographer William Mortensen (1897–1965), an innovative pictorialist visionary whom Ansel Adams called the ‘Antichrist’ and to whom Anton LaVey dedicated The Satanic Bible.

Mortensen’s countless technical innovations and inspired use of special effects prefigures the development of digital manipulation and Photoshop. Includes a gallery of more than one hundred striking photographs in duotone and color, many of them previously unseen, and accompanying essays by Mortensen and others on his life, work, techniques, and influence.”

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/07/26/american-grotesque/

Make Magic of Your Life

Make Magic of Your Life is an online class being offered by T Thorn Coyle, where you will “join a group of dedicated seekers for a seven month exploration through the Four Powers of the Sphinx: To Know, To Will, To Dare, To Keep Silence. Together, we will work to unlock the fifth power: To Manifest.” This builds on the material presented in Thorn’s book, Make Magic of Your Life: Passion, Purpose, and the Power of Desire, from Weiser Books.

“Our first month will be spent uncovering or clarifying what we want to work on:

A project that we would like support with.
Figuring out what the heck our desire even is.
Getting a better sense of the Four Powers and their uses.
Fully claiming our passion, purpose, and desire.
Each month thereafter will be spent in the activating presence of one of the Four Powers. In the sixth month, we will approach the Quintessence, – To Manifest – and set further goals or refine our wish. In the seventh month, we will work the great spell, enacting the Ritual of Manifestation.

The text for this class is Make Magic of Your Life: Passion, Purpose, and the Power of Desire. Support includes mentoring by Thorn and some of her long-term students via online discussion fora, videos of Thorn discussing the Four Powers, and optional real-time chats. Participants can access homework and discussions at any time.

Cost is on a sliding scale between $300-600 for the seven months, and can be broken into three payments: a deposit at registration, next payment by Sept 1st, final payment in November. Those who pay near the top of the scale support those who need financial aid and scholarships.

Those who cannot afford low end of the scale, please ask for further financial assistance.

Space is limited.”

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/07/26/make-magic-of-your-life-3/