Homage to Pythagoras

Homage to Pythagoras: Rediscovering Sacred Science, edited by Christopher Bamford, with essays by Christopher Bamford, Keith Critchlow, Robert Lawlor, Anne Macauly, Kathleen Raine, and Arthur G Zajonc, a 1994 paperback from Lindisfarne Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.

Christopher Bamford Homage to Pythagoras from Lindisfarne Press

“These articles, both scholarly and sympathetic to the Pythagorean perspective, are proof of the contemporary interest in Pythagoras’ philosophy as a living reality. Homage to Pythagoras is a major addition to the field of Pythagorean studies and traditional mathematics.

Here is a collection of essential documents by people at the leading edge of the sacred sciences in our time.” [via]

Essays include:
· Christopher Bamford, Introduction: Homage to Pythagoras
· Robert Lawlor, Ancient Temple Architecture
· Keith Critchlow, The Platonic Tradition on the Nature of Proportion
· Keith Critchlow, What is Sacred in Architecture?
· Keith Critchlow, Twelve Criteria for Sacred Architecture
· Robert Lawlor, Pythagorean Number as Form, Color, and Light
· Arthur Zajonc, The Two Lights
· Anne Macauley, Apollo: The Pythagorean Definition of God
· Kathleen Raine, Blake, Yeats and Pythagoras


Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/03/27/homage-to-pythagoras/

A l’inrevés del vidre brut

A l’inrevés del vidre brut” is a track added by deuslunus in the Hermetic Library audio pool.

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/03/27/a-linreves-del-vidre-brut/

The first milestone for the Patron campaign for the Hermetic Library, hopefully the first in a journey of a thousand miles in good company with many adventures, is to be able to announce Magick, Music and Ritual 10 as the Hermetic Library Album from the Anthology Project for 2014

Please do consider joining the ranks of the remarkably attractive, erudite and welcome Patrons interested in supporting the work of library and reaching the initial campaign milestone, but you might be wondering what else beyond the initial goal can the Patron campaign accomplish with the help of more people …

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The first milestone for the Patron campaign for the Hermetic Library, hopefully the first in a journey of a thousand miles in good company with many adventures, is to be able to announce Magick, Music and Ritual 10 as the Hermetic Library Album from the Anthology Project for 2014

Please do consider joining the ranks of the remarkably attractive, erudite and welcome Patrons interested in supporting the work of library and reaching the initial campaign milestone, but you might be wondering what else beyond the initial goal can the Patron campaign accomplish with the help of more people …

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Occult Machines And Obscure Theories

Occult Machines And Obscure Theories by Maarten van der Vleuten is due to release April 1, 2014, and may be of interest.

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/03/27/occult-machines-and-obscure-theories/

What can becoming a Patron make happen?

The first milestone for the Patron campaign for the Hermetic Library, hopefully the first in a journey of a thousand miles in good company with many adventures, is to be able to announce Magick, Music and Ritual 10 as the Hermetic Library Album from the Anthology Project for 2014

Please do consider joining the ranks of the remarkably attractive, erudite and welcome Patrons interested in supporting the work of library and reaching the initial campaign milestone, but you might be wondering what else beyond the initial goal can the Patron campaign accomplish with the help of more people …

What can becoming a Patron make happen?

I think there are three things to talk about here. The first is milestone goals for new activities everyone benefits from, the second is a menu Patron-exclusive rewards, and the third is different levels of patronage supporters can pledge. The matrix of how these three connect will be worked out over time, but feel free to get in touch if you’ve any thoughts or ideas that occur to you which I’ve not mentioned here. After all, part of being a Patron of the library is the community of practice we create together!

I have a number of ideas for future milestone goals, and if we manage to reach the initial goal I can add these, and perhaps others we can think up together. Here’s a sample of what I’ve been thinking about, and feel free to let me know what you think; but these are some examples of the things I think we could accomplish:

  • No more ads on the site or blogs
  • More book reviews
  • More art & letters
  • Reintroduce the book club … or, maybe, actual physical book club?
  • Interviews with authors, artists, practitioners and researchers
  • Audio updates, interviews and specials to the Hermetic Library audio pool
  • Videos on the Hermetic Library channel
  • Community discussion forum
  • Honoraria for articles, essays, arts and letters
  • Honoraria for video classes from teachers and instructors
  • Honoraria to interns for more additions and improvements to the site, and reportage on the blog, than I can do alone

Beyond the actual milestone goals, which create benefits for everyone, there should be specific and exclusive rewards for people who become Patrons of the library. Obviously, the first reward is that Patrons will be getting gratis download codes for at least one of the already released Hermetic Library Albums, and once the initial milestone is met, there’s also another gratis download code for Magick, Music and Ritual 10 for every Patron. But once the initial milestone goal is reached, I want to expand the variety of options and rewards for Patrons. Here’s some of what I’m thinking for the future:

  • Gratis anthology album download each year from the back catalogue
  • Gratis access to each new anthology release, whether album or journal
  • Possible gratis physical editions of albums and journals from the Anthology Project
  • Tchotchkes sent periodically in the mail for those that would like them, such as your very own actual Hermetic Library Patron Card and so forth
  • Access to a private Patron discussion forum for feedback, updates and early access to content, such as new material and videos, which you can discuss and offer feedback on
  • Privately published, special small press printing of works from the library and guest artists, poets and authors, in fancy collectible limited editions for your personal library
  • Invitation to a monthly video conference with the Librarian and other top patrons where we can talk about the site and anything of related interest
  • Invitation to video conferences for personal follow-up Q&A sessions with select presenters, authors and other people of interest from the Hermetic Library video channel or Anthology Project

Of course, there will always be the basic $1/mo level of patronage with spiffy rewards like gratis download codes to anthology releases, but I also expect to spread all the various rewards across a variety of reward levels, with a few limited to a small number of Patrons, such as: Basic Patron, Friend of the Library, True Fan/Subscription, High-Income/Organizational, and perhaps even a very exclusive Community Advisory Board.

Become a Patron of the Hermetic Library

If you appreciate the Hermetic Library site, or follow along with any of the blogs, tumblogs and social media related to the library, then please consider becoming an active Patron. Of course, there are a variety of ways you can help support and participate in the work of the library, but adding your voice as a Patron to this new campaign will be very much appreciated. Plus, this is your chance to help make Magick, Music and Ritual 10 happen in 2014!

Meanwhile, if you have any questions, comments or want to talk about the anthology project, feel free to contact the librarian!

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/03/27/what-can-becoming-a-patron-make-happen/

Oya: Rise of the Orisha

Teaser trailer for Oya: Rise fo the Orisha, directed by Nosa Igbinedion, music by Kenny Seymour.

“Check out the trailer for the african superhero movie, Oya Rise of the Orisha! In this fast paced action film, the deities known as the Orisha, are re-envisioned as superheroes. We are introduced to the mystical entity Oya, goddess of change as she embarks on a perilous mission to save innocent from the forces of evil.”

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/03/26/oya-rise-of-the-orisha/

The Death of Intregrity

Hermetic Library fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Death of Integrity by Guy Haley.

Guy Haley The Death of Integrity

This novel is pretty good to read, if you’re looking to sympathize with transhuman fascistic killers. Certainly, Warhammer 40,000 space marines are more interesting than their Star Wars “storm trooper” counterparts, and this may be a consequence of the marines’ origins in gaming. They are certainly characters in the game sense, if not always so strongly in the literary novel sense.

The central plot of Death of Integrity is the conquest of the eponymous “space hulk,” a moon-sized agglomeration of derelict ships, asteroids, and other debris, that has been drifting in and out of warp space for millennia. It therefore contains the basic scenario of the Space Hulk board game and its little cousin Space Hulk: Death Angel – The Card Game. The proximate foes in this book — as in the Space Hulk games — are the “genestealer xenos” (hive-social interstellar creatures reminiscent of the monsters in the Alien film franchise) that infest the derelict. But key complications arise from the involvement of the Imperial priesthood charged with maintaining and acquiring “archeotech.”

This particular book also highlights the cultural idiosyncrasies and differences between two space marine chapters: the Ultramarines and the Blood Drinkers. Each book chapter is headed with an insignia representing the marine chapter with which it is most concerned: the burst-haloed skull of the Ultramarines, or the blood-drop and cup of the Blood Drinkers. There is one passage at very nearly the center of the book that provides a neat liturgical comparison and contrast as the two chapters ceremonially prepare themselves for battle.

In Death of Integrity, even more than in the single other Warhammer 40,000 book I’ve read, women are thoroughly absent, and sex is never acknowledged as a conscious reality. Still, all of the far-future vampire imagery and the penetrative gore of the battles provides a sexual subtext that is all too obvious to an un-blinkered reader.

There are some basic editorial problems. A multi-paragraph passage occurs twice verbatim in the same chapter — I couldn’t figure out where it actually made more sense. There are some (rare) issues with subject-verb agreement and other scruples of English grammar.

Still, within the confines of a fairly limited plot scenario, the book did a good job of communicating the gist of its setting. Even though its scope and scale were more constrained than in The Blood Angels Omnibus, it gave a better sense of future-historical depth. The Empire in The Blood Angels Omnibus could almost have been a “peak” multi-national civilization of the classical world, while in Death of Integrity, it is much more implicitly clear (even before an antagonist’s climactic jeremiad to this effect) that the Empire is a superstition-riddled medieval degeneracy, something of a “space hulk” itself. [via]

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/03/26/the-death-of-intregrity/

The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library

The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library: An Anthology of Ancient Writings Which Relate to Pythagoras and Pythagorean Philosophy, compiled and translated by Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie, edited and introduced by David Fideler, a 1987 paperback from Phanes Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.

Kenneth Sylvan Guthrie David Fideler The Pythagorean Sourcebook and Library from Phanes Press

“Pythagoras (fl. 500 B.C.E.), the first man to call himself a philosopher, was both a brilliant mathematician and spiritual teacher. This anthology is the largest collection of Pythagorean writings ever to appear in the English language. It contains the four ancient biographies of Pythagoras and over twenty-five Pythagorean and Neopythagorean writings from the classical and Hellenistic periods. The Pythagorean ethical and political tractates are especially interesting, for they are based on the premise that the universal principles of Harmony, Proportion, and and Justice govern the physical cosmos, and these writings show how individuals and societies alike attain their peak of excellence when informed by these same principles. Indexed, illustrated, with appendices and an extensive bibliography, this work also contains an introductory essay by David Fideler.” — back cover


Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/03/26/the-pythagorean-sourcebook-and-library/

What Am I Supposed To Do?

What Am I Supposed To Do?” is a track added by Monk Zylo in the Hermetic Library audio pool.

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/03/26/what-am-i-supposed-to-do/

Delphi

Delphi: A History of the Center of the Ancient World by Michael Scott, from Princeton University Press, is a recent release that may be of interest [HT Corinthian Matters].

Michael Scott Delphi from Princeton University Press

“The oracle and sanctuary of the Greek god Apollo at Delphi were known as the ‘omphalos’—the ‘center’ or ‘navel’—of the ancient world for more than 1000 years. Individuals, city leaders, and kings came from all over the Mediterranean and beyond to consult Delphi’s oracular priestess; to set up monuments to the gods in gold, ivory, bronze, marble, and stone; and to take part in athletic and musical competitions. This book provides the first comprehensive narrative history of this extraordinary sanctuary and city, from its founding to its modern rediscovery, to show more clearly than ever before why Delphi was one of the most important places in the ancient world for so long.

In this richly illustrated account, Michael Scott covers the whole history and nature of Delphi, from the literary and archaeological evidence surrounding the site, to its rise as a center of worship with a wide variety of religious practices, to the constant appeal of the oracle despite her cryptic prophecies. He describes how Delphi became a contested sacred site for Greeks and Romans and a storehouse for the treasures of rival city-states and foreign kings. He also examines the eventual decline of the site and how its meaning and importance have continued to be reshaped right up to the present. Finally, for the modern visitor to Delphi, he includes a brief guide that highlights key things to see and little-known treasures.

A unique window into the center of the ancient world, Delphi will appeal to general readers, tourists, students, and specialists.”

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/03/26/delphi/

Omnium Gatherum: March 26th, 2014

An irregular hodgepodge of links gathered together … Omnium Gatherum for March 26th, 2014

Space: 1999 Black Sun unconditional forecast 100% certainty
“Unconditional Forecast. It is a Black Sun. 100% Certainty.” — Space: 1999, “Black Sun,” November 1975 [via]

  • Professor Bergman in Space: 1999, “Black Sun” [HT Unmann-Wittering]; from the thin-blue-line dept.

    “There is a thin line between science and mysticism.”

  • Reginald Dalton in Blackwood’s Standard Novels, Vol X; from the gpoy dept.

    “Suddenly the clock strikes twelve, and the Frater Bibliothecarius whispers, ‘Dinner!’ […] the western sun staining with admonitory glories the painted window over against the successful negociator, the sudden half-sorrowful, half-ecstatic departure.—There is a life and truth about the whole affair that must send their charm into every bosom and force, even from the man that prefers a book to a title-page, a momentary echo of, ‘I should like to dine with this Nongtong-paw.’”

  • Before the Garden Gnome, the Ornamental Hermit: a Real Person Paid to Dress Like a Druid” — Allison Meier, Atlas Obscura; from the we’ll-make-great-pets dept.

    “The ornamental hermit vanished at the end of the 18th century. In The Hermit in the Garden, [Gordon] Campbell chronicles the remains in a ‘catalogue of hermitages,’ listing whether they are destroyed, extant, or never built at all. However, the humble hermit may not have left us entirely. As Campbell argues, ‘the garden hermit evolved from the antiquarian druid and eventually declined into the garden gnome.’”

  • The future of the library catalogue“, a presentation from Facet Publishing about Catalogue 2.0: The Future of the Library Catalogue, edited by Sally Chambers; from the met-a-data-for-drinks dept.

  • Amy Brose quoting presenters at Library Tech Conference 2014, via tweet [HT Nancy Sims]; from the golem dept.

    “if there is a theme from this conference it is the library should help the community create things.”

  • Black Mirror” — Arts University Bournemouth; from the get-to-the-art-of-the-matter dept.

    “Black Mirror is a new research network based at the Arts University Bournemouth. The intent of the network is to explore the influence and role of enchantment, esotericism, the occult and magic in modernist and contemporary art. […] To document the project, a special series of peer-reviewed publications will be issued by Fulgur Esoterica.”

  • Vatican Library to digitise archives with Japanese support” — BBC News Europe; from the but-what’s-the-cocaine-and-condoms-for dept.

    “The Vatican Library has begun digitising its priceless collection of ancient manuscripts dating from the origins of the Church. The first stage of the project will cover some 3,000 handwritten documents over the next four years. […] Eventually, the library says it hopes to make available online all its 82,000 manuscripts.”

  • Snowden At SXSW: Encryption Is ‘defense Against The Dark Arts In The Digital Realm’” — Ellen Rolfes, PBS Newshour; from the gonna-wash-that-horcrux-right-out-of-my-hair dept.

    “‘We need to think about encryption not as black magic but as something that works,’ [Edward] Snowden said. “It’s the defense against the dark arts in the digital realm.’”

  • Laverna — “Store your notes anonymously and encrypted”
  • Loomio — “The world needs a better way to make decisions together.”

     

  • Kardbord — “Fast, simple, real-time collaboration.”
  • Hermetic Library anthology artist Galen Wade‘s Iconoclast

  • Hermetic Library anthology artist The Implicit Order‘s It’s Hard To Tell The Singer From The Song

  • How to become a Mage (or Fairy): Joséphin Péladan’s Initiation for the Masses” — Sasha Chaitow; from the art-you-here-to-a-muse-me dept.

    “Immensely prolific, discredited during his lifetime, Joséphin Péladan (1858–1918) constructed a vast, complex, yet coherent oeuvre with the purpose of demonstrating the transformative power of art by manifesting the highest ideals on the material plane, in response to the social decadence he perceived in in-de-siècle French society. Central to Péladan’s vision was his conception of artists as initiates: select individuals who could bring a small part of the divine into the mundane sphere. […] His goal was to inspire his readers to seek a more ideal existence through a form of self-initiation that he dubbed kaloprosopia, an art of transformation of personality through a life lived as a work of art.”

  • When did Thelema become the Westboro Baptist Church?” — Nick Farrell; from the thelemites-as-tourists dept.

    “Where were the Thelemites who disagreed? If these three are wrong in their interpretation of the Book of the Law then why aren’t people pointing out their error? Why is it left to outsiders to be horrified that a modern religion can go this way? If they continue to permit this sort of anti-evolutionary thinking, they will end up in same position that Christianity is.”

  • Embracing Questions” — Thomas Zwollo, Spiral Nature; from the thelemites-as-scientismists dept.

    “For instance, Crowley was quick to experiment with rituals, invent news approaches to magic and initiation, and challenge established structures and groups. Now we find advocates within the Thelemic community bristling at any kind of experimentation.”

  • Richard Feynman quoted in “We need more scientific mavericks” — The Guardian Letters; from the where-is-your-science-now dept.

    “Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts”

  • John Selden quoted at “Disputes in Religion” and “A Magnificent Feast” — Michael Gilleland, Laudator Temporis Acti [also]; from the mind-your-own-business dept.

    “Disputes in religion will never be ended, because there wants a measure by which the business should be decided. … One says one thing, and another another; and there is, I say, no measure to end the controversy. … It is so: it is not so: it is so: it is not so; crying thus one to another a quarter of an hour together.”

    “How glorious soever the church is, every one chooses out of it his own religion, by which he governs himself, and lets the rest alone.”

  • Ovid, Metamorphoses, quoted at “Bumblehive” — Michael Gilleland, Laudator Temporis Acti; from the welcome-to-the-matrix dept.

    “There is a place in the middle of the world, ‘twixt land and sea and sky, the meeting-point of the threefold universe. From this place, whatever is, however far away, is seen, and every word penetrates to these hollow ears. … Here is Credulity, here is heedless Error, unfounded Joy and panic Fear; here sudden Sedition and unauthentic Whisperings. Rumour herself beholds all that is done in heaven, on sea and land, and searches throughout the world for news.”

  • And now, this important announcement from Mad Malik (aka Greg Hill) — Adam Gorightly, Historia Discordia; from the we-love-you-spider dept.

    “In the event of severe political supression, a private communication system can still function for those who had the foresight to establish one. […] It requires little maintenance whether used or not, but the result is a large ‘spiderweb’ network.”

  • Learning Magic” — Ian Corrigan, Into the Mound; from the no-man-is-an-island dept.

    “The new student should not plan on being a unique genius.

    Instead, the new student should read traditional books and find a working teacher (that applies to learning magic, gymnastics or saxophone). Plan to spend a few years doing exercises and experiments, duplicating previous efforts, and building skills. Of course we all pursue our little personal schemes along the way, and eventually we get enough skill to actually try them.

    There’s no short-cut. You can’t just ‘listen to your heart’. You have to listen to other people.”

  • Magicians are Opinionated Assholes” — Rufus Opus, Head for the Red; from the here-we-are-now-entertain-us dept.

    “A group of powerful egomaniacs with really healthy levels of self-esteem are likely to behave a lot like we really do in real life.”

  • The Suitcase At The End Of The Earth” — Gordon White, Rune Soup; from the i-and-i dept.

    “One of chaos magic’s least-used constructs is the possibility that you lack an authentic self. If you are so inclined, it provides you with a gringo, late-capitalist variant of Buddhist ‘non-being’. Seeing the world this way offers you supreme performative flexibility.”

  • Interview with Jim Morrison by Lizzie James; from the take-a-mask-from-the-ancient-gallery dept.

    “The most important kind of freedom is to be what you really are. You trade in your reality for a role. You trade in your senses for an act. You give up your ability to feel and in exchange, put on a mask. There can’t be any large-scale revolution until there’s a personal revolution, on an individual level. It’s got to happen inside first.”

  • A triangular book about alchemy” — John Coulthart, feuilleton; from the one-less-corner-to-land-on-your-toe-tho dept.

    “from the Manly Palmer Hall collection of alchemical manuscripts at the Internet Archive, not only a triangular book but one where most of the pages are written in a symbolic alphabet”

    A triangular book about alchemy

  • Where were globally known Religious Figures born? [1850 — 1950]” — Pantheon: Mapping Historical Cultural Production, Macro Connections Group at MIT Media Lab.

    Where were globally known religious figures born?

  • Mentions of keywords Aleister Crowley and Thelema in books from 1800-2008 — Google Books Ngram Viewer.

    Mentions of keywords Aleister Crowley and Thelema in books from 1800-2008 in Google Books Ngram Viewer

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/03/26/omnium-gatherum-march-26th-2014/

666 / 616

A laminated sheet with proposed keys for 666 and 616, on each side respectively, by Walter C Cambra, an excerpt from his monograph The Book of Revelation: Deciphered, has arrived at the Reading Room courtesy of the author.

Walter C Cambra 666

Walter C Cambra 616

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/03/25/666-616/

The Spectrum of Ritual

Hermetic Library fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Spectrum of Ritual: A Biogenetic Structural Analysis by Eugene G D’Aquili, Charles D Laughlin Jr, John McManus, et al.

d'Aquili et al The Spectrum of Ritual

This book is an attempt to create an integrated, multi-disciplinary “explanatory model” (p. 41) of ritual behavior. Besides being undermined by a problematically vague definition of ritual (p. 29), the writing is generally inelegant, and often seems to be cloaking commonplaces in sesquipedalianisms.

My original motive for picking it up was to follow up on the recommendation of Barabara Lex’s chapter “The Neurobiology of Ritual Trance,” which was the subject of great enthusiasm by Robert Mathiesen in his paper on the Sworn Book of Honorius included in Claire Fanger’s collection Conjuring Spirits: Texts and Traditions of Medieval Ritual Magic (1998). As it turned out, the Lex piece was fairly unenlightening and mostly consisted of tallying systemic theories of neurobiology with possible ritual stimuli in order to support a hypothesis of neural “tuning” as the functional basis of ritual. It seemed odd that Mathiesen would reference the Lex paper in his discussion of a “ritual to obtain the Beatific Vision,” since Lex subordinates ritual functionality in both individuals and social systems to the goals of homeostasis and therapeutic change.

For my comrades in the Church, however, I would recommend the penultimate chapter of The Spectrum of Ritual, by G. Ronald Murphy, S.J. (that’s Society of Jesus), “A Ceremonial Ritual: The Mass.” Although it purports to be an applied exemplification of “the major concepts presented in the first six chapters,” it contains a lot of interesting reflections in no way dependent on the structural models of the rest of the book. Murphy’s analysis of the Roman Mass demonstrates the kind of reflection on the magical mechanics of a eucharistic ritual canon that I have rarely seen outside of Leadbeater’s Science of the Sacraments. On the strength of this paper alone, the book is worth borrowing from a school or public library. [via]


Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/03/25/the-spectrum-of-ritual/

Witchdom of the True

Witchdom of the True: A Study of the Vana-Troth and the Practice of Seiðr by Edred Thorsson (as Edred), a 1999 paperback from Rûna Raven Press, is part of the collection at the Reading Room.

Edred Witchdom of the True from Rûna Raven Press

On the title page, this also has “Volume I: Lore and History” and “From a Manuscript Formerly Entitled ‘True Wicca’”.

“‘Edred does it again! The Witchdom of the True is an invaluable resource to Wiccans and to those who follow Asatru alike. In clear and compelling language, it restores the Vanir-faith to its place as an integral part of the dynamic and diverse Northern tradition. Long known as the leading light in the modern runic revival, Edred now pulls back the curtain of time to show us the origin of Wicca in the Vanir cult of he ancient Northlands. This is an exciting book, and a breath of fresh air in a field that long needed the windows and doors thrown open!’ — Stephen A. McNallen, Asatru Folk Assembly

Found in Witchdom of the True
· History of the Vanic Faith
· Survival and Revival of Witchdom
· Cosmology
· Myth and Lore of the Lord and Lady
· Ritual Working Formula of Witchdom
· Lore of Witchcraft
· Lore of Seith

‘In this book the author finally makes clear once and for all the deep and ancient nature of the true cult of the Lord and Lady, its origins and mythology. Modern Wiccans will be delighted to have this lore clarified, and it is hoped the information will help transform the Wiccan movement in the next millennium by returning it to its natural roots.’ — Inga Steddinger, High Priestess, Author of Wiccan Sex Magic” — back cover


Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/03/25/witchdom-of-the-true/

alpha + omega

alpha + omega” is an uncertain track added by blackantlers in the Hermetic Library audio pool.

Originally posted on The Hermetic Library Blog at http://library.hrmtc.com/2014/03/25/alpha-omega-2/