The Hermetic Library Tumblr

Oct 01

Eon Ekis

Eon Ekis” is a track added by Manuel Montero in the Hermetic Library audio pool.

tiré de “DE L’HOMME DE LA FEMME ET DE LA VIOLENCE DANS LEUR COMPORTEMENT AMOUREUX”

me he encontrado un libro supuestamente teorico del erotismo ilustrado por félix labisse (année 1966)
De l’homme De la femme et de la violence dans leur comportement amoureux
y he grabado un fragmento con guitarra
los dibujos de félix labisse son algunos geniales
un poco como Roland Topor pero con una pizca de torpor
menos cuando son geniales

L’Espagne (à l’heure du “police bukkake” et autres ) suit une évolution vers un terrorisme d’état à grande échelle par le discours pro-viol du Partido Popular, ainsi que le manque de liberté contraceptive, qui vire sans gène de droite à extrême droite. Le discours pro-viol, ça va de pair avec un ensemble de pratiques sociétales dont la torture est le nouveau symptôme

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/10/01/eon-ekis/

Bodach

Bodach
Bodach added by bluz4theredrun in the Hermetic Library visual pool

Still haunted.

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/10/01/bodach/

These Are Not Tears

These Are Not Tears
(Audiothrillseeker/Migman)

Music and mixing was performed by Australian musician Audiothrillseeker conjures the essence of the words by Dave Migman, adding, as all good music should, a further, profound dimension.

our dissolution runs in rivulets
down our cheeks begging
forgiveness from the hollows
of our misinterpreted lives
in our solvency, inadequacy
the pieces dissolving, the jigsaw
is a kaleidoscopic craze
in which we seek fresh patterns
to imbibe meaning into each strata
as we struggle onwards
sometimes laughing, sometimes crying
but always now apart
longing the halcyon fantasy
that marks the narrative of
our passing
you are a stingray spike through a tongue
you are turquoise embedded in flesh
an old man gasping for air
on a Mediterranean night.
Everything you touch ignites or dies.
there was no diversion from the sound
they were diametrically exposed to each other
he sat, immobilised, as the cello
drew powder from his bones
and the chanter rang the chambers
of his heart like a sonorous bell
can’t say I want the stress of your
disaster freaking up the warp of my weft
the April sun is drying out the shingle
the plane arrows the apricot dusk
I have several blessings to count
Several to curse, several to discount
Another beer to fudge the balmy
cunt and feed the bastard night alive
again to curse, to drop, to fall
Do they laugh at our freakish dance?
Surely we are casting doubts upon
The paradigms of their contrivance
For it is their ‘shit’ not ours, and
Though I do not doubt our insanity
I also consider theirs more virulent!
Ours is that of imbeciles drunk on
The scant passion of moments past
Clinging to our obsession with the
Temerity of limpets – the bastion
Of faith and faithless, dreams
Or emptiness, the sun hollers
Through the pink, some one is drowning
In the silence of the ocean

Dave Migman:

Dave Migman is a prolific writer of poetry and dark fiction. There is a novel entitled The Wolf Stepped Out, a sort of urban ‘Inferno’, and there is also a spoken word album called ‘Sheol’, an artistic collaboration with Serbian musician Spleen Erebus. There are also many pomes and stories scattered over the vast, immeasurable space of the cyber realm.

Much of Dave’s recent work reflects his love for travel and his engagements with an animate, mythological reality. For twenty years he has earned a living by carving stones in Edinburgh, Scotland. He draws his inspiration from a vast reference base culled from various obscure sources over the past two decades. There are Celtic, Pictish, Viking, Neolithic and many more besides. In doing this he also explores ancient mythological threads that reoccur in various cultures. All this bears influence upon his art and writing.

Follow Dave Migman via anthology profile

Audiothrillseeker:

A collection of provoking tunes stirred up from the depths. Heavily improvised images, themes, moods, mythologies and esoterica including collaborations in sound design/music and poetry also sound designs and music compositions for film and TV.

Follow Audiothrillseeker via anthology profile

Magick, Music and Ritual 10, the 2014 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick Music and Ritual 10

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/10/01/these-are-not-tears-2/

Sep 30

The Man in the Bowler Hat

Hermetic Library fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Man in the Bowler Hat: His History and Iconography by Fred Miller Robinson.

Fred Miller Robinson The Man in the Bowler Hat

I took my time reading this book, which is a social history drawing on fashion, art history, literary criticism, film studies, theater, and other disciplines, constellated around the image of the bowler hat. Author Robinson takes the bowler as a quintessential icon of both modern consciousness and consciousness of modernity, and he follows its chief cultural appearances from its 19th-century invention, all the way through the 20th century.

The argument addresses such cinematic instances as Chaplin’s “little man,” the work of Laurel and Hardy, and A Clockwork Orange. Various painters are considered, but Magritte gets his own chapter, of course. There are high-resolution black-and-white illustrations throughout the book. [via]

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/09/30/the-man-in-the-bowler-hat/

Vagueness is the Key

Vagueness is the Key
(Clinger/Conley)

Music: Ken Clinger
Lyrics: Craig Conley and Ken Clinger
Vocals: Michael Warwick
Production: Craig Conley

Little stars above us,
signals in the night.
Memories of places
we once knew.

Sounds are in the inner air,
like whispers between lovers.
So out of tune with what’s around
this world.

Has everything I’ve ever done
brought me to this moment?
What is there for me to learn
from this place?

Floating dreams above your head
drift into my thoughts.
I recognize these motions
we’ve both been through before.

We have only changed our names,
and alphabets for a spell.
Playing parts in different scripts,
we’re acting in a masque.

Songs are floating in your mind.
I seek comfort in the chords.
Meanings only lead astray.
Vagueness is the key.

Little stars above us,
signals in the night.

We shift through the pictures
from external worlds.
Searching for a flash
of insight.

Songs are floating in your mind.
I seek comfort in the chords.
Meanings only lead astray.
Vagueness is the key.

We reach past the images,
choosing our own light.
Inner sounds inviting us
to play.

Songs are floating in your mind.
I seek comfort in the chords.
Meanings only lead astray.
Vagueness is the key.

Composer Ken Clinger is a prolific recording artist hailed as a home-taping legend since the early 1980s. Lyricist Craig Conley is an eccentric scholar, esotericist, and author of dozens of strange and unusual references. Vocalist Michael Warwick is a piano and computer keyboardist.

Follow Esperantoland via anthology profile

Magick, Music and Ritual 10, the 2014 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick Music and Ritual 10

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/09/30/vagueness-is-the-key/

Sep 29

Aqva Caelestis

Aqva Caelestis
(Malinovsky, C. Rivera, Martinez, Cardenas-Zelaya and M. Rivera)

Lauren: Bass/Vocals
Caridad: Synth/Vocals
Herman: Guitar
James: Percussion
Biolu: Cello/Glockenspiel/Vocals

…We are from love.
Fear is but a stranger.
From past oceans
to present earth
we shall recreate what is ours…

An amalgam of exotic rhythms, ambient guitar, live electronic manipulation, aethereal vocals, and hypnotic harmonies produces an omni-meta-rhythmic arrangement that mimics the unhearable music of the Mnemosyne.

Follow Ex Astra via anthology profile

Magick, Music and Ritual 10, the 2014 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick Music and Ritual 10

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/09/29/aqva-caelestis/

Sep 28

Follow the Moon

Follow the Moon
(Furtkamp)

“Follow the Moon” is an outgrowth of recent work. Every year around this time, I take stock in what I’ve done, where I’m going, and what I’m doing, and listen to the Voice in the Void.

This was a song in my head after a particularly grueling session of self-analysis, conjuring, and lucid dreaming — I woke with it and got it out before it hand a chance to change into something else.

It is a moment in time, born of the fragments where it was best to leap off the cliff, to take an oath, to follow the whispers in the woods to the place from whence they came.

This track is exclusive to the Hermetic Library compilation for Fall Equinox 2014.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was God. And in those sounds, the proto-sounds that came out of the void, the first form from formlessness, there is beauty.

Music for me has always been a spiritual pursuit — before I ever picked up an instrument, I found the ever-living spirit of the void in a fountain pen. And as I wrote, and read the works of Crowley and Spare and whatever a young man could scrounge before the Internet was young, words began to fail at times to convey the spirit of the Voice in the Void.

It wasn’t about verse-chorus-verse or format or key or even a definited note — if the Voice wanted to speak in those terms, it would just use words. But there were things I found, things I woke up with dancing in between my ears, that would not stop until I committed them to tape, that led to years of work with “automatic music”, the equivalent of automatic writing or drawing but with sound.

Sometimes it’s harsh, sometimes it’s beautiful. Sometimes the Angel sings. And sometimes it’s smaller than the moment and bigger than me. Hook up the recorder, plug in an instrument, hit record, bell, book, and candle, and it’s there.

The best things that come from my hands and my lips and my eyes aren’t mine. I don’t dare claim them as anything but the literal product of the Work. Even as my body has failed me and blessed formlessness is near, the Voice and the music and the echo is there.

These days I am a magician and musician and dreamer, mystic and idiot, effectively locked away from the world by the curse of failed flesh, but in the Voice and the sound and the music, I am free.

I have played absolutely free for twenty years — I have only broken this rule once, just to break it. I do not play covers or set songs or even my own material twice. It is a thing of the moment, living, breathing, dying, and remaining as a record of that thing, that intent. It is a sigil of the pain, the joy of existence, the sound of the moment.

It is generally recorded live or as live as it can be given that there are times when to satisfy the piece and the moment I cannot clone myself. Overdubs are limited to complete passes and what I call “pseudo-live” in that it’s “use what’s committed to record” or “scrap the whole thing” to prevent losing the moment in the pursuit of perfection.

If at all possible, I record live in one pass, 24 tracks available at a time to allow me to focus on performance rather than mixing (and to use totally wet processing where needed live, not in post production).

Follow Robert Furtkamp via anthology profile

Magick, Music and Ritual 10, the 2014 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick Music and Ritual 10

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/09/28/follow-the-moon/

Sep 27

Lording it up in a World Full of Weirdos

Lording it up in a World Full of Weirdos
(Ace of Space/Paul Le Hat)

A Track for all our friends and fiends in Hendon and Ashbrooke. Especially those who spend their time working for a manky bit of cutter in the middle of the North Sea.

Discontent is unavailable …

One man wave of cinematic electronica from Northumbria. Has so far produced five full length albums.

Whatever it means to Ace of Space it means capturing the moment, just like taking a photograph or snapshot, in musical terms. These eclectic collections so far are a mixture of old school electronica and guitar instrumentals and atmospheric soundtrack work suitable for film, TV or radio.

Follow Ace of Space via anthology profile

Magick, Music and Ritual 10, the 2014 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick Music and Ritual 10

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/09/27/lording-it-up-in-a-world-full-of-weirdos/

Sep 26

Nibiru Zombie Apocalypse

Nibiru Zombie Apocalypse
(Rodgers/Nuckler/Brown)

Ophwurld teamed up with Alan Sitar Brown for this one. Alan lent his haunting vocals to this strange mix of reggae and goth genres. Roger Rodgers played bass, and chimed in with the wolf calls. Moongoddess Cynthia helped out on vocals and Kevlar played guitar and keyboard while howling. Strap in for another wild ride!

Ophwurld is Roger Rodgers & Kevlar Nuckler teaming up to create Aural Sculpture. They assemble tunes by looping parts of their own spontaneous, instrumental jams using standard and non-standard instrumentation including guitar, bass, slide guitar, toy sound effects, the Korg Kaosillator Pro, and a DJ setup. The recordings were all done in a kind of live multi-track session using foot-petal looping technology. They first record a spontaneous, un-rehearsed jam session, loop the parts they want, then arrange them into a song. Their music captures the live energy of on-the-spot creation and improvisation which gives their music an honest quality found lacking in much of today’s hyper-produced music. Primarily instrumentals, their songs range in genre from trip-hop and reggae, to hard rock & roll. They incorporate many different genres in the mix including: Rock, Pop, Funk, Reggae, Electronica, Blues, Hip-Hop and Trip-Hop. Their music can be described as Experimental Science Fiction Rock, SpaceShip-Hop, & Roots Rocket Reggae, and all of it is very SCI-cadelic!

Follow Ophwurld via anthology profile

Magick, Music and Ritual 10, the 2014 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick Music and Ritual 10

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/09/26/nibiru-zombie-apocalypse-2/

Sep 25

LIL

LIL
(Black Lesbian Fishermen)

Black Lesbian Fishermen are an ambient/drone/experimental collective immersed in the teachings of the hidden masters and the exploration of tsipouro and tsipoura. They are:

NIKOS FOKAS (Gr)
Keyboards, Treatments
Wants to die like Giordano Bruno; with his tongue imprisoned for his wicked words

R LOFTISS (USA)
Bowed Guitar, Vox, Glass Flute, Synth
Believes that, in the end, talking animals will lead us home by the light of the moon

STRATIS SGOURELIS (Gr)
Bass, Treatments
Has been on a Jazz Odyssey and sacrificed a bull to Charalambos

ALAN TRENCH (UK)
Guitar, fx, Vox
Is an active member of the Astral Underground Drainage System

Follow Black Lesbian Fishermen via Anthology Profile

Magick, Music and Ritual 10, the 2014 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magick Music and Ritual 10

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/09/25/lil/

Sep 24

Magick, Music and Ritual 10 cover artwork

The cover artwork for this 2014 issue was created by Terra Bosart and is an interpretation of Atu 0, the Fool, in Tarot. One way of counting years is to use a cycle of Tarot cards. The current year count is Anno V 0 which can be represented by, and thus can be seen as having correspondence to, a combination of both Atu V, the Hierophant, and Atu 0, the Fool.

Magick, Music and Ritual 10, the 2014 anthology album from the Hermetic Library

“The Fool is an inspiring figure for myself, launching into the unknown, and diving head first into new experiences. As we head into Autumn, and the natural world begins it’s march into winter, I feel it’s important to keep that youthful vigor of the Fool fueling ambitions. It can be quite tempting to hunker down and hibernate through the winter as it approaches, but we still have the Fall to continue our sacred works.

The female Satyr has been a personal archetype for as long as I can recall. Her horns symbolic of the feminine wisdom, and of life giving energies. The hooves can firmly grip the earth, a very grounding sense of inherent qualities such as belonging, acceptance, and movement or travel. Sure footing, as we travel our lives path, into the experiences of what may yet be. A walking staff, as a symbol of artificial grounding, alongside the natural means of travel. A third option, when many may only feel they have two.

Then, leap out into the unsure territories, and let what you encounter change your very self. Surrender that grounding connection to the earth for a bit, and let whimsy soar. The seasons change, and we must change as well, leaving old patterns of behavior which no longer suit our needs and desires.” [via]

Terra is a digital illustrator, graphic designer, and a writer. Using symbols and metaphor, she attempts to craft worlds and stories to explore the potentiality of the unconscious mind, and its mythology, and give it life in the material world. Terra’s work is styled loosely upon the comic styles of her youth, and the portals to another world which graphic novels represent. Years of study upon the esoteric traditions of the west, and modern Chaos Mysticism, have developed her philosophy of life which can be gleaned in her work.

Terra has been a strict adherent of paper, pencil, pen, and ink for the majority of the time, branching out into purely digital works recently as an extension of her philosophy.

Follow Terra Bosart via
Blog
Society6
and
Anthology Profile

Magick, Music and Ritual 10, the 2014 anthology album from the Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project – Magick Music and Ritual 10

 

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/09/24/magick-music-and-ritual-10-cover-artwork/

Sep 23

esoteric map Boyer

esoteric map Boyer
esoteric map Boyer added by The Light Body Travelers Society in the Hermetic Library visual pool

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/09/23/esoteric-map-boyer/

The Hermetic Library Anthology Album – Magic, Music and Ritual 10

Magick, Music and Ritual 10, the one and only album in 2014, from the Hermetic Library Anthology project is now released for immediate digital download.

Magick, Music and Ritual 10, the 2014 anthology album from the Hermetic Library

Please join the Hermetic Library in thanking and promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project by picking up this release. Please also spread the word to people you think may be interested in the work of artists who combine magick, music and ritual.

Be sure to also check out the entire Hermetic Library Anthology project, all the previous releases; and consider picking up the digital download of this album and any other that strikes your fancy to help support the work of the library!

 

The full tracklist for the 2014 anthology album consists of 26 tracks by 21 artists in two parts:

Part I

  1. Black Lesbian Fishermen – LIL 05:06
  2. Ophwurld with Alan Sitar Brown – Nibiru Zombie Apocalypse 07:55
  3. Ace of Space – Lording it up in a World Full of Weirdos 03:00
  4. Robert Furtkamp – Follow the Moon 04:18
  5. Ex Astra – Aqva Caelestis 09:05
  6. Esperantoland – Vagueness is the Key 02:50
  7. Dave Migman and Audiothrillseeker – These Are Not Tears 03:16
  8. OrosKhaos – The Great Descent 16:55
  9. December Luna – Samhain Set 03:50
  10. frogtoboggan with Jessika Kenney and Eyvind Kang – Sketch of an Ancestral Dream 03:40
  11. Karyæ – Glad That I Live Am I 04:55
  12. Somnolent – Dreaming Green 04:32
  13. J Flash – Dying Gods 03:44

Part II

  1. MVNIHVD – Silence is Mine 03:14
  2. Shams93 – Doomsday 04:56
  3. December Luna – Kepler 22b 04:06
  4. Ace of Space – Heugh Lighthouse 02:28
  5. Twelve Hides – Ghayat al-Hakim 06:09
  6. Somnolent – Wooden Wombs 06:17
  7. DulT – BlackNature [Dusk] 01:42
  8. Viginti Tres Sæcula – Karthago-Cefalù 05:00
  9. MVNIHVD – Language of Wounds 06:57
  10. United Gods – At the Outer Rim of Xiazhoung 03:13
  11. Salem:1976 – Hymn of the Bog Hag 06:21
  12. Audiothrillseeker – Riding Cygnus 04:54
  13. Dave Migman – The Magnificent Accord 03:54

Magick, Music and Ritual 10, the one and only album release for 2014 from the Anthology Project, is being released around Autumnal Equinox, Sun in Libra, 2014, with 26 tracks and over 2 hours of music by 21 artists, new and returning voices, and some tracks exclusive to the Hermetic Library and this anthology.

The artwork for this issue was created by Terra Bosart and is an interpretation of Atu 0, the Fool, in Tarot. One way of counting years is to use a cycle of Tarot cards. The current year count is Anno V 0 which can be represented by, and thus can be seen as having correspondence to, a combination of both Atu V, the Hierophant, and Atu 0, the Fool.

In addition to the cover, for the first time, this anthology release includes two bonus images. The first is an illustration that accompanies the OrosKhaos track “The Great Descent”. The second image is a visual word play on “Magick Music Ritual” by Craig Conley, who appears on this release as part of the group Esperantoland. These bonus images are part of the download and are intended to offer an additional surface on which to reflect the feelings and thoughts developed by listening and deepened in relationship to this playlist.

The Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com has an overall vision of Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Western Esoteric Tradition, Hermeticism, and Aleister Crowley’s Thelema. I started the benefit anthology project to help promote newer works in the Western Esoteric Tradition to the audience of the Hermetic Library and beyond. The anthology project also further raises awareness about the corpus and culture of magick and ritual.

I encourage you to check out the Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com, if you aren’t already familiar with it, as that’s the reason this project exists and may also offer inspiration to you. The site was started in 1996 and has ever since consistently been an extremely popular resource for students and researchers interested in the Western Esoteric Tradition.

Please join the Hermetic Library in promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project. Please also spread the word about these anthology albums to people you think may be interested in the work of artists who combine magick, music and ritual.

Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project

Production by John Griogair Bell
Cover artwork by Terra Bosart

All songs used with permission. All rights reserved.

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/09/23/the-hermetic-library-anthology-album-magic-music-and-ritual-10/

Sep 22

[video]

Sep 21

Excited to release Hermetic Library’s Magick, Music and Ritual 10 for Equinox … trying to get everything ready! http://hermetic.com/anthology/album/magick-music-and-ritual-10/