los siete ojos

los siete ojos" is a track added by El Fulminator in the Hermetic Library audio pool.

"From the album la naturaleza de la consciencia alienígena.

The album is inspired on different concepts from philosophy, religion and quantum mechanics. It represents a journey through outer space and the unknown.

The tracks feature experimental sounds and ryhtms, some of them are dark four-to-the-floor sequences, and some other strange soundscapes over broken beats.”

The Hermetic Library audio pool is a participatory place for sharing sounds and music of a living Western Esoteric Tradition. Music and performance can be a form of ritual and magick. Works and artists have long been inspired by the ideas of Western Esotericism and Mysticism. This group is to help create a space for sharing, music and other audio, and connecting with artists who feel drawn to these topics and ideas, or, especially, incorporate and manifest ritual and magick in their works. If you would like to submit your work for consideration as part of the audio pool, head over to the Hermetic Library audio pool or contact the librarian.

In Nomine Babalon, LXXIV

LXXIV

The scales are in balance, the feather of Maat

Reverses the order and All becomes Naught!

The ox with his goad shall be driven on;

I raise up the cup and adore Babalon!

In Nomine Babalon: 156 Adorations to the Scarlet Goddess

The Hermetic Library arts and letters pool is a project to publish poetry, prose and art that is inspired by or manifests the Western Esoteric Tradition. If you would like to submit your work for consideration as part of the Arts and Letters pool, contact the librarian.

Astrónomo
Untitled
Astrónomo, originally uploaded by Espada y Brujeria.

"Reproducción del "Astrónomo" de Durero, tinta sobre papel."

The Hermetic Library visual pool is a visual scavenger hunt for images of a living Western Esoteric Tradition. Images of your ritual or ritual space, images of sigils or tools, showing off your own library or special volume from the restricted stacks, sacred spaces and places, esoteric artefacts and installations, inspired paintings and people — these and much more are part of the culture and practice of magick. If you would like to submit your work for consideration as part of the visual pool, head over to the Hermetic Library visual pool or contact the librarian.

The Angel falls. Begin.

The Angel falls. Begin.
(Stephenson)

Apollon is an abstract electronic outfit involving Martin Lee-Stephenson. Apollon makes use of tape-looping, mantras and analogue manipulation, mixed with harsh, World music rhythms and sounds from various percussion instruments such as Arabic Dumbek and Punjabi tombe.

Stephenson has been working in the experimental genre for many years under different pseudonyms. He has been credited in some way, either as producer and/or artist with over 100 releases to date. He also works within the visual field making short, experimental films.

Follow Apollon via
Soundcloud
Myspace
and
Anthology Profile

 

The full track list for this Summer 2012 anthology album consists of 23 tracks, including the bonus download, and over 3 hours of music:

Part I — Voice of the Sun

  1. Eyes of Wood - The Challenge 04:11
  2. The Transmutations - Highgoat Ponds 04:10
  3. Paranoia Department - Invocation 07:00
  4. Black Church - Dakota 02:15
  5. Shadowcaster - The Drowning 05:03
  6. Galen Wade - Two Moons 03:52
  7. Ophwurld - All Creatures 10:36
  8. Shams93 - Power of the Sphinx 02:57
  9. December Luna - The Golden Rule (Lo-Fi Mix) 03:13
  10. Ralph Buckley - Mary Magdalene 04:42
  11. Johann Heyss - A voz do falcão 03:56
  12. Worms of the Earth - Luciferian Sabbat 06:57
  13. (The Hermetic Order of the) Al Qaeda - Call of the 30th Aethyr 10:04
  14. Mahatma Dalí - Dignitas Supremus 05:13

Part II — Vision of the Moon

  1. Exomène - Migration 03:56
  2. Zavier Krall - Grievance 1 & 2 14:58
  3. StrykninY - Outro into 07:46
  4. i AM esper - Swept Beneath The Black Waters Part 3 12:48
  5. Michael Idehall - Belzebuth (Hermetic Library Mix) 12:31
  6. Astral Bloodletter - When The Sun Speaks 09:20
  7. PhiMinD - Choronzon 02:34
  8. Apollon - The Angel falls. Begin. 09:16

Bonus Track — Silence of the Stars

  1. Kim Cascone - Alchemisphere One 34:02

The Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com has an overall vision of Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Western Esoteric Tradition. 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.

This Summer 2012 issue of from the anthology project is the fourth release but also the penultimate album in the first full cycle of seasons for the anthology project. Magick, Music and Ritual 4 brings together over 3 hours of music which span 2 physical CDs plus a bonus track for digital downloads.

I’ve given somewhat poetical names to the several parts of this issue based on how each part of the overall playlist felt to me as I was putting it together. The first part of this issue seems to me carries the feeling of Summer during the day, that gives the gift of the Voice of the Sun. The second part seems like a darker journey reminiscent of the Summer at night, offering a Vision of the Moon. The bonus track is a binaural meditation that could be taken as that liminality in the very dark before the light returns when consciousness is altered, a dream time when is heard the Silence of the Stars. These three parts are each distinct, in that they have each a character of their own, but they also participate in a complete and contiguous playlist.

The artists who have participated on this anthology album span continents, languages, countries, and regions. There are a variety of ages, experience levels, styles here as well. Some artists have participated before on anthology albums or in the Hermetic Library sound pool, while some have not been heard before in either.

The ongoing visual theme of the anthology covers has past the bright promise of Spring, represented in the previous, and now smolders in the crazy-making heat of Summer. The Sun has conquered the sky and this brings the leisurely joy of wealth, the ecstatic exertion of work and also the weary climax of both.

Summer to me is a union of many opposites that transcends the abyss of differences. This issue of the anthology seems to be an exploration of that idea and feeling.

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. You may also wish to check out other posts at the Hermetic Library blog and the Twitter and Facebook reflections to see how the library engages people in a living Western Esoteric Tradition.

Please join the Hermetic Library in promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project. All proceeds from album sales will support the library to help cover hosting costs and other expenses like materials acquisitions.

Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project
Hermetic Library blog
Hermetic Library audio pool

Shopping for Hermetic and Alchemical Books in Amsterdam

Shopping for Hermetic and Alchemical Books in Amsterdam" is a post by Woody Evans, over on the Ultraculture group blog, about a visit to the Ritman Library and seeing the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica collection. Also, I notice in passing that the Ritman Library’s website has been updated.

"Earlier this year I had the good fortune to find myself in Amsterdam. As a visit to the Bibliotheca Philosophica Hermetica was on my short list of “to do,” I hit the pavement and wandered through Jordaan until I found its very discreet position at No. 13, Bloemstraat. You’ve kind of got to work the city a little bit to find it, and surely it’s easier if you speak the Dutch. I don’t." [via]

The final paragraph gives passing mention to the Esoteric Book Conference, a few publishers and a particular hat tip to the Hermetic Library:

"It’s worth mentioning the resurgence in fine alchemical printing going on at the moment — plenty to see and learn about new works at the Esoteric Book Conference (in Seattle, the 15-16 of September). And see also: Hadean Press, Papaveria, Fulgur. I think the folks at The Hermetic Library also know some some stories about the Ritman Collection.” [via]

The Dead Side of the Moon
Book Review: The Red Book (Liber Novus) by Carl Jung

Hermetic Library anthology artist David Shoemaker has posted a review of Carl Jung’s The Red Book (Liber Novus), over on the College of Thelema of Northern California site, which may be of interest, at “Book Review: The Red Book (Liber Novus) by Carl Jung”.

"As one might hope, the content of the book is as impressive as its form. The central motifs of the text concern Jung’s attempt to “recover his soul” in a series of visions, journeys to Hell, “lectures” from various entities he encounters, and dialogues with characters as diverse as the prophet Elijah, Salome, and the Holy Guardian Angel-like magician Philemon. (Fans of Gematria will enjoy the fact that Philemon (rendered in Greek) has the same value as “Persephone” and “thrice-great”.) In the course of fleshing out these visions, Jung presents a number of ideas and themes which resonate powerfully with those of Thelemic philosophy, and the Hermetic corpus generally. Among the most prominent of these is the intensifying relationship between Jung and Philemon, essentially Adept and Angel, which resulted not only in visionary experiences, but in Jung’s later attempts to translate these experiences into cogent scientific theory and psychoanalytic practice. Many years after the completion of the Red Book, near the end of his life, he wrote of this process:

“The years, of which I have spoken to you, when I pursued the inner images, were the most important time of my life. Everything else is to be derived from this. It began at that time, and the later details hardly matter anymore. My entire life consisted in elaborating what had burst forth from the unconscious and flooded me like an enigmatic stream and threatened to break me. That was the stuff and material for more than only one life. Everything later was merely the outer classification, the scientific elaboration, and the integration into life. But the numinous beginning, which contained everything, was then.” (p. vii)”

[via]

Path Of The Fool

Path Of The Fool" is a The Described Mouth track added by quickenedtendrils in the Hermetic Library audio pool.

The Hermetic Library audio pool is a participatory place for sharing sounds and music of a living Western Esoteric Tradition. Music and performance can be a form of ritual and magick. Works and artists have long been inspired by the ideas of Western Esotericism and Mysticism. This group is to help create a space for sharing, music and other audio, and connecting with artists who feel drawn to these topics and ideas, or, especially, incorporate and manifest ritual and magick in their works. If you would like to submit your work for consideration as part of the audio pool, head over to the Hermetic Library audio pool or contact the librarian.

Keramat
Keramat
Keramat, originally uploaded by Dakota Crane.

The Hermetic Library visual pool is a visual scavenger hunt for images of a living Western Esoteric Tradition. Images of your ritual or ritual space, images of sigils or tools, showing off your own library or special volume from the restricted stacks, sacred spaces and places, esoteric artefacts and installations, inspired paintings and people — these and much more are part of the culture and practice of magick. If you would like to submit your work for consideration as part of the visual pool, head over to the Hermetic Library visual pool or contact the librarian.

Chroronzon

Choronzon
(Pulicano)

PhiMinD is music and imagery created within a trance. The music is unedited improvisation, played once and recorded once. The imagery is woven into the music during live shows in order to create a state of mind for the audience which opens each individual to manifest through the vibrations. For me improvised music allows for pure intention and feeling to flow through without over thinking the process or doubting oneself.

Follow PhiMinD via
Soundcloud
and
Anthology Profile

 

The full track list for this Summer 2012 anthology album consists of 23 tracks, including the bonus download, and over 3 hours of music:

Part I — Voice of the Sun

  1. Eyes of Wood - The Challenge 04:11
  2. The Transmutations - Highgoat Ponds 04:10
  3. Paranoia Department - Invocation 07:00
  4. Black Church - Dakota 02:15
  5. Shadowcaster - The Drowning 05:03
  6. Galen Wade - Two Moons 03:52
  7. Ophwurld - All Creatures 10:36
  8. Shams93 - Power of the Sphinx 02:57
  9. December Luna - The Golden Rule (Lo-Fi Mix) 03:13
  10. Ralph Buckley - Mary Magdalene 04:42
  11. Johann Heyss - A voz do falcão 03:56
  12. Worms of the Earth - Luciferian Sabbat 06:57
  13. (The Hermetic Order of the) Al Qaeda - Call of the 30th Aethyr 10:04
  14. Mahatma Dalí - Dignitas Supremus 05:13

Part II — Vision of the Moon

  1. Exomène - Migration 03:56
  2. Zavier Krall - Grievance 1 & 2 14:58
  3. StrykninY - Outro into 07:46
  4. i AM esper - Swept Beneath The Black Waters Part 3 12:48
  5. Michael Idehall - Belzebuth (Hermetic Library Mix) 12:31
  6. Astral Bloodletter - When The Sun Speaks 09:20
  7. PhiMinD - Choronzon 02:34
  8. Apollon - The Angel falls. Begin. 09:16

Bonus Track — Silence of the Stars

  1. Kim Cascone - Alchemisphere One 34:02

The Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com has an overall vision of Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Western Esoteric Tradition. 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.

This Summer 2012 issue of from the anthology project is the fourth release but also the penultimate album in the first full cycle of seasons for the anthology project. Magick, Music and Ritual 4 brings together over 3 hours of music which span 2 physical CDs plus a bonus track for digital downloads.

I’ve given somewhat poetical names to the several parts of this issue based on how each part of the overall playlist felt to me as I was putting it together. The first part of this issue seems to me carries the feeling of Summer during the day, that gives the gift of the Voice of the Sun. The second part seems like a darker journey reminiscent of the Summer at night, offering a Vision of the Moon. The bonus track is a binaural meditation that could be taken as that liminality in the very dark before the light returns when consciousness is altered, a dream time when is heard the Silence of the Stars. These three parts are each distinct, in that they have each a character of their own, but they also participate in a complete and contiguous playlist.

The artists who have participated on this anthology album span continents, languages, countries, and regions. There are a variety of ages, experience levels, styles here as well. Some artists have participated before on anthology albums or in the Hermetic Library sound pool, while some have not been heard before in either.

The ongoing visual theme of the anthology covers has past the bright promise of Spring, represented in the previous, and now smolders in the crazy-making heat of Summer. The Sun has conquered the sky and this brings the leisurely joy of wealth, the ecstatic exertion of work and also the weary climax of both.

Summer to me is a union of many opposites that transcends the abyss of differences. This issue of the anthology seems to be an exploration of that idea and feeling.

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. You may also wish to check out other posts at the Hermetic Library blog and the Twitter and Facebook reflections to see how the library engages people in a living Western Esoteric Tradition.

Please join the Hermetic Library in promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project. All proceeds from album sales will support the library to help cover hosting costs and other expenses like materials acquisitions.

Hermetic Library
Hermetic Library Anthology Project
Hermetic Library blog
Hermetic Library audio pool

93 impressions of a Gnostic Mass

This video is comprised of footage and music for an uncompleted documentary about Liber XV, or the Gnostic Mass, by Aleister Crowley which is a central rite for Ecclesia Gnostic Catholica. Music on this video was by Hermetic Library anthology artist David Shoemaker.

Accumulations 1 and 2

Accumulations 1 and 2 from ∆∆∆ on Vimeo.

“‘Accumulations 1 and 2’ combines live footage and video montage collected over a 4 year period in Los Angeles and South Florida. This work is the first in a series of FILMS that will explore many of the themes in my paintings.” — Jacques de Beaufort

Sanctum and Sacrum

SANCTUM and SACRUM: OFFICIAL TRAILER from ∆∆∆ on Vimeo.

"A goddess born from the sea. A white egg that turns black. A serpent man, a spider woman, and a murder. Sanctum and Sacrum opens a portal between the ancient world of myth and symbol and the banal pastels of a Florida apartment. It is a matrix of transformation, in which the lives of two couples intersect via a web made out of ritual, symbol and the ever-present origin of myth.”

Jacques de Beaufort has created a 67 minute digital poem that continues from where Baudelaire, Rimbaud and Robert Graves left off. He cuts into the cool pastels of the Florida suburbs with the serrated edges of ancient myth and symbol. This film is the first from a multi-media genius, and it presages even greater things to come. He is a talent to watch carefully.” — John David Ebert

Samadhi

Samadhi" is a track added by Cowslanlr in the Hermetic Library audio pool.

"…described as a non-dualistic state of consciousness in which the consciousness of the experiencing subject becomes one with the experienced object…"

The Hermetic Library audio pool is a participatory place for sharing sounds and music of a living Western Esoteric Tradition. Music and performance can be a form of ritual and magick. Works and artists have long been inspired by the ideas of Western Esotericism and Mysticism. This group is to help create a space for sharing, music and other audio, and connecting with artists who feel drawn to these topics and ideas, or, especially, incorporate and manifest ritual and magick in their works. If you would like to submit your work for consideration as part of the audio pool, head over to the Hermetic Library audio pool or contact the librarian.

Nakmayatriim
Nakmayatriim
Nakmayatriim, originally uploaded by Dakota Crane.

The Hermetic Library visual pool is a visual scavenger hunt for images of a living Western Esoteric Tradition. Images of your ritual or ritual space, images of sigils or tools, showing off your own library or special volume from the restricted stacks, sacred spaces and places, esoteric artefacts and installations, inspired paintings and people — these and much more are part of the culture and practice of magick. If you would like to submit your work for consideration as part of the visual pool, head over to the Hermetic Library visual pool or contact the librarian.