Hermetic Library Newsletter #83

It’s 666 doing a headstand

This week there’s a bunch of new “explaining things” memes that I posted over on the library’s social account. The girl shouting at guy at festival showed up online recently as a new image for the overall genre, and I played around with it; and settled on trying out quotes from Nuit. Well, of course, once that happened I realized I also had to do a whole series with the other two books from Liber Legis. I mean … it had to be done. But, I’ll tell you what: it was had to decide what quote to use. I went through a lot before deciding on these for the first round. Should I do more?! (Yeah, that’s kinda like someone asking if they should recite more limericks … Sorry, not sorry?)

Also, I reached 999 posts on the library’s social account in the ‘verse. Heh. It’s 666 doing a headstand!

There’s four posts on the zine blog this week! I was planning on posting on Wednesday but somehow missed it, so I decided to post two things on Thursday.

Also there’s AI generative art for the week using MidJourney for the prompts “Lust/Strength tarot card by Philip Kirkland” and the description of Sitri from Goetia.

Plus almanac, propaganda, new and old memes, zine, updates, quotes, reviews, and more!

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

Girl shouting at guy at festival: “Sing the rapturous love-song unto me! Burn to me perfumes! Wear to me jewels! Drink to me, for I love you! I love you!“—Nuit

John Silver explaining to Anna Jay: “I am the flame that burns in every heart of man, and in the core of every star. I am Life, and the giver of Life, yet therefore is the knowledge of me the knowledge of death.“—Hadit

Guy shouting at uncomfortable nightclub girl: “Now let it be first understood that I am a god of War and of Vengeance. I shall deal hardly with them.“—Ra-Hoor-Khuit

MJ: Tell me the truth…I'm..I'm ready to hear it.

Peter: צ is not the Star.

::cries::

MidJourney

This week I experimented with generating images using the description of Sitri from Goetia.

(12.) Sitri. – The Twelfth Spirit is Sitri. He is a Great Prince and appeareth at first with a Leopard’s head and the Wings of a Gryphon, but after the command of the Master of the Exorcism he putteth on Human shape, and that very beautiful. He enflameth men with Women’s love, and Women with Men’s love; and causeth them also to show themselves naked if it be desired. He governeth 60 Legions of Spirits. His Seal is this, to be worn as a Lamen before thee, etc.

Then I tried creating “Lust/Strength tarot card by Philip Kirkland”.

Philip Kirkland is someone you may not have heard of before. Check out these articles with some images: “An artist's interpretation of a teenager's head exploding in science class” and “The Masks of Time”.

In 2011, Kirkland was in his 80s, so I'm not sure I managed to avoid (sort of) imitating a living artist this time, as I've been trying to do.

For funsies, I also created a new profile banner for this newsletter’s social account @List.

After that, I created entries in Hermeneuticon for both Sitri and Lust.

Almanac

Here’s upcoming calendar and astronomical events, plus the daily Thelemic Tephilah practice for the coming week, August 26–September 2.

Calendar

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Astronomical

Thelemic Tephilah

Follow Thelemic Tephilah on the web, rss, and in the ‘verse.

It’s 666 doing a headstand.

Zine

Follow Zine on the web, email, rss, and in the ‘verse. And, if you something you’ve created to share, send it in to the Hermetic Library Zine!

Things to check out at Hermetic Library

And on the blog

Also, elsewhere


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