Hermetic Library Newsletter #87

I make a point to read banned books, myself

This week is Banned Books Week again. There’s plenty of subversive, offensive, or outsider material at Hermetic Library someone would ban if they could. Hell, the entire site is on a number of Internet filter lists. And, there’s plenty of people who wish the site didn’t exist. And, I mean, the site is pretty tame, really. But still! It’s a real thing.

For my Goetia and Tarot experiments I worked with the text and seal of Eligos and the Art / Temperance card using MidJourney with 4-up images here, and link to the threads on the library’s social if you want to see them all, individually posted.

By the by, as an almost final, last minute reminder, it is the last week before the Magick, Music and Ritual 17 deadline on September 30th, next Friday. I’ve got covers, bonus downloads, and a few submissions. I still 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 now!

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!

EXPLAIN CROWLEY TO ME OR I'LL FUCKING KILL YOU! DON'T DUMB IT DOWN INTO SOME VAGUE SHIT! EXPLAIN CROWLEY TO ME RIGHT NOW OR I'LL LITERALLY FUCKING KILL YOu! WHAT THE FUCK IS THE KHABS IS IN THE KHU NOT THE KHU IN THE KHABS?

Banned Books Week

It’s Banned Books Week! Remember to read something subversive, offensive, or outsider at Hermetic Library. I make a point to read banned books, myself; and I'm sure you can find something that someone wants banned over at Hermetic Library!

Joe said, ‘I read it in the toilet. I hid it in a pillow. In fact, I read it because it was banned.’—PKD, The Man in the High Castle

For Banned Books Week, visit Hermetic Library for something to read in the toilet or hide under a pillow!

Remember Alexandria. Remember book burnings. Remember banned books week. Remember public domain day. Don’t let the forces of anti-enlightenment win!

And, you know, you could also check out ALA’s official site: Banned Books Week, Sept 18–24, 2022.

MidJourney

This week I did experiments with text and image prompts for Eligos, from Goetia. I tried half of these with just the text and the other half with the text plus the image of the seal as a hint, just to see what happened. Also, again, I’ll include these as 4up groups linked to the thread if you want to see more, instead of including all the huge images in this newsletter directly.

Next I ran my experiment for Atu XIV, Art / Temperance as if my David Palladini.

I’ve actually been spreading these images out at a couple a day, so the thread of tarot card experiments for this week is only ½ done atm.

David Palladini was the creator and artist of Aquarian Tarot and New Palladini Tarot, and author of Painting the Soul, and more. He passed away in 2019. I’m not feeling like these captured his style at all, really, but they’re what I got!

And then I created Hermeneuticon entries for Eligos and Art.

👩 Honey, please wake up our son.

👨 I slept with Faith, and found a corpse in my arms on awaking; I drank and danced all night with Doubt, and found her a virgin in the morning.

Almanac

Here’s upcoming calendar and astronomical events, plus the daily Thelemic Tephilah practice for the coming week, September 23–September 30.

Calendar

Follow Calendar on the web, email, rss, and in the ‘verse. And, if you have a current or upcoming event to share, add it to the Hermetic Library Calendar!

And, here’s some upcoming events posted to the Calendar blog. I’ve lost track of which of these' I’ve mentioned, so I’ll just start over by including all that are still in the future.

Astronomical

Thelemic Tephilah

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

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

St Javelin (by Chris Shaw)

“Let the woman be girt with a sword before me: let blood flow to my name.”— Chapter III Verse 11 in Liber AL vel Legis, Book of the Law


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