Hermetic Library Newsletter

Newsletter for Hermetic Library by John Bell the Librarian

I fucked around and found out … again

This week I had to redo work on the site from last week because I restored from backup, and lost a few days. I just had to go and mess around with something that didn’t work. Literally, I fucked around and found out … again. Yeah, that does happen sometimes. But, after restoring from backup, I redid the lost work and some more.

Earth is at aphelion this week, which would have been an issue of the Zine, if I’d gotten enough submissions, but, as you know from last week, I’ve introduced a new zine blog and social account, along with a new submissions process. So, you know, the zine is dead, long live the zine? Well, it’s in Schrödinger’s box, neither alive nor dead; but also both … for now. Will there be submissions to make it alive when the box is opened? We’ll see!

Also there’s AI generative art for the week using MidJourney for the prompts “The Empress tarot card by Austin Osman Spare” and the description of Samigina from Goetia.

Plus there’s some meme hot takes on “we will adopt your baby” I posted this week to the library’s social account, as well as almanac, zine, updates, quotes, reviews, and more!

And, as always, I worked on various other things on website, blog, and more … Enjoy!

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I’ve decided to try something new

This week I’ve got belated LOVE IS THE LAW BLACK LIVES MATTER propaganda for Juneteenth, which I should have mentioned last week; introducing new Zine and Calendar blogs, both with submission forms, and linked to social accounts.

Also there’s AI generative art for the week using MidJourney for the prompts “The High Priestess tarot card by Jack Kirby” and the description of Vassago from Goetia.

Plus there’s almanac, updates, quotes, reviews, and more!

And, as always, I worked on various other things on website, blog, and more … Enjoy!

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Every time I glance at it my brain thinks it is dirty

This week I’ve got LOVE IS THE LAW RAINBOW propaganda for Pride, solstice, and two upcoming listening parties.

Also there’s AI generative art for the week using MidJourney for the prompts “Adjustment tarot card by Norman Rockwell” and the description of Bael from Goetia.

Plus there’s almanac, updates, quotes, reviews, and more!

And, as always, I worked on various other things on website, blog, and more … Enjoy!

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don’t be a shallow, stupid, gatekeeping, self-important intellectual snob

This week I’ve got some thoughts about how OTO is not a teaching order.

Also there’s AI generative art using MidJourney from the prompts “Hierophant tarot card drawn by Erol Otus” and the description of Agares from the Goetia. I’ve also learned I can control aspect ratio, so I’ve included two redone pieces with the prompt “The Fool by William Blake” from last week, but in a tarot card aspect ratio.

Plus there’s almanac, updates, quotes, reviews, and more!

And, as always, I worked on various other things on website, blog, and more … Enjoy!

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Call for submissions to Magick, Music, and Ritual for 2022!

This week I’ve announced the call for submissions to Magick, Music, and Ritual for 2022! Also there’s AI generative art using MidJourney from the prompts “The Fool by William Blake” and “goetic demon Buer”.

Plus there’s merch, almanac, updates, quotes, reviews, and more!

And, as always, I worked on various other things on website, blog, and more … Enjoy!

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In memoriam Peter Lamborn Wilson / Hakim Bey

This week there’s a remembrance of Peter Lamborn Wilson, Hakim Bey, a long time Fellow of the library, who passed on May 22.

Plus this list has moved in the ‘verse, and there’s almanac, propaganda, updates, quotes, reviews, and more!

And, as always, I worked on various other things on website, blog, and more … Enjoy!

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Nice

This week is newsletter #69. Nice. There’s also license to depart, antecedents of Thelema, unreliable narrator, growing things, Hrmtc I∴O∴, and Magick, Music and Ritual 17.

Plus there’s almanac, propaganda, updates, quotes, reviews, and more!

And, as always, I worked on various other things on website, blog, and more … Enjoy!

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Y'all do y'all, just as long as y'all honor your agreements with y'all self!

This week there’s The Soldier or the Humpback, and, I ask, “porque no los dos‽” Plus #OccultLoveFest, Hrmtc I∴O∴, and In the ‘verse.

Plus there’s almanac, propaganda, updates, quotes, reviews, and more!

And, as always, I worked on various other things on website, blog, and more … Enjoy!

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I’m not sure what I’m doing (still!), but I’m doing it (again!)

This week I am introducing this new Hermetic Library Newsletter. I also try to talk simply about RSS and ActivityPub since these are related topics, and I also acknowledge there may be a learning curve. But, I think it’s worth the effort to do.

Hope you had a great, happy, fun observed and astronomical Beltane, or whatever and however you celebrate this time of year.

Plus there’s almanac, propaganda, memes, merch, updates, quotes, reviews, and more!

And, as always, I worked on various other things on website, blog, and more … Enjoy!

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