Hermetic Library Newsletter #85

When I figured that out is when I went a little wild

This week I mostly spent some extra effort to do more updates on the site than usual and the rest of the time I was working hard on the ongoing, necessary, but still annoying to do process of migration for a bunch of library stuff to the new server Beleth.

Also there’s AI generative art for the week using MidJourney, but I took an accidental, quota enforced break from Tarot and Goetia, and, instead, have experiments to show with the prompts “Magick Bell, Book, and Candle”, a couple more variations on Aleister Crowley’s LAM, and a less successful fugue on Hermetic Library’s Abraxas logo. That’s a lot, so I only share 4-up images here, and link to the threads on the library’s social if you want to see them all, individually posted (except the Abraxas ones which I didn’t post there at all).

By the by, as a reminder again, but with increasing urgency, these are the last few weeks before the Magick, Music and Ritual 17 deadline on September 30th. I’ve got covers, bonus downloads, and a few submissions. However, I don’t have enough submissions yet for a full release, so if you know anyone who would be interested in participating, let them know. If that’s you, get in touch soon!

Plus almanac, propaganda, an old meme, zine, updates, quotes, reviews, and more!

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

MidJourney

I knew it would happen eventually. I blew through my quota too quickly messing around and ended up without enough to do my usual experiments this week. My quota refreshes tomorrow, so I can continue where I left off with Tarot and Goetia, but I can show a few of my random experiments.

I’m going to something a little different this time. I’m going to show you the 4up images and link to the thread where I post them, instead of filling up this space with a ton of images. (Let me know if you prefer to see the images in the newsletter or this way of showing them together and linking to them?)

I posted some images I created with prompts around “Magick Bell, Book and Candle”.

But, I also discovered, I think I mentioned last week, that I could feed a starting image and have MidJourney riff on that, instead of starting from only text. When I figured that out is when I went a little wild and used up my quota …

This week I posted some more variations on Aleister Crowley’s LAM. All but one, which didn’t complete before I ran out of time, anyway.

And I also tried seeing what would happen if I started with the Hermetic Library’s Abraxas logo thingy I created. These didn’t really amount to much yet, and I didn’t post them. But, here they are, for the curious. I might try again with the image and add text, when I get a chance.

Alamanac

Here’s upcoming calendar and astronomical events, plus the daily Thelemic Tephilah practice for the coming week, September 9–September 16.

Calendar

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Astronomical

Thelemic Tephilah

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Grima Wormtongue, bad take apologist, says: “I think it is important that we understand the context in which those comments were given …”

Zine

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Things to check out at Hermetic Library

And on the blog


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