Hermetic Library Newsletter #95
I mean, yes? And … you say that like it’s a bad thing?
Big thing for me this week is I got everything sorted for the upcoming release of This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -4 for US Thanksgiving, a supporter exclusive issue that adds on the actual anthology album, which is coming up in December, for the library’s birthday anniversary. But, I’ve got a special sneak peek for you!
This week’s generative art is Aim in Goetia and the Knight of Wands tarot card. I’ve got a bunch of 4-up grids here linked to the threads on the library’s social if you want to see them all, being individually posted until done.
Plus watching social media grow, almanac, propaganda, memes, zine, updates, quotes, reviews, and more!
And, as always, I worked on various other things on website, blog, and more … Enjoy!
Sneak peek at TINAHLAA-4
Over on the library’s social, I posted a special secret sneak peek at the upcoming supporter exclusive This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -4 release, and now I’m sharing it with you!
This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -4 by Hermetic Library
People of Pan - Templar Trip Tick 07:30
Children of Osiris - Purr Sun 03:31
Subliminal Stimuli - Drowning 05:54
Mighty Joe Nolan - Paradise 03:41
Glamourie - Shrine Visit at Ox Hour 03:33
OLD WVLF - Call Me 05:36
Hairs Abyss - No Response 14:02
Dustin Martian - body dysm⌭℟▛⑈⋮⦩ 17:28
And, you know, if you aren’t a Subscriber or Patron, now is a good time. New Subscribers on Bandcamp will immediately get 4 back catalog issues (3 past TINAHLAA and last year’s MMR) plus the 2 new issues when they release. I offer new Patrons any one gratis back catalog anthology album download, plus each year I make an offer for gratis downloads of new issues, of which there are two upcoming.
Followers in the ‘verse
Over on the main library account in the ‘verse, the follower count passed 127 …
… and 200 …
“Thus shalt thou ever be mindful of the Great Work which thou hast undertaken to perform, and thus shalt thou be strengthened to pursue it unto the attainment of the Stone of the Wise, the Summum Bonum, True Wisdom and Perfect Happiness.”
… and 220 …
But, also check out the whole Liber Legis section of the library! That includes all the things, including the commentaries, and even the story about how the manuscript was lost & found a second time.
And, as an aside, you know, if you're into that kind of thing, get pestilential about it.
… and, as of this morning, there’s over 231!
It feels like it has slowed a bit again, but still faster that it was in April, for sure. In the mix with the influx of all the people, I’ve seen a number of birdsite mutuals and even a Patron or two join the ‘verse! (Hi!)
At this point I know I’m already reaching more people and eyeballs that I do on the big social media sites. It’s wildly different not having my posts submarined. It’s still not, you know, hoppin’ as the kids say, but it’s already an improvement.
I’m excited to see where this goes and how it grows. Starting out all over again in April was really stressful, and until birdsite’s uncontrolled demolition I was feeling like I might have made a big mistake. Welp, who’s laughing now? Oh. Everyone? Yeah, everyone. That’s true. But, so am I. Kinda pleased to have gotten things sorted in April so I was ready too!
MidJourney & DALL-E
After finishing up last week’s threads, I started the new ones. On Tuesday, I generated art based on text description and seal image prompts from Goetia this week for Aim.
(23.) Aim.—The Twenty-third Sprit is Aim. He is a Great Strong Duke. He appeareth in the form of a very handsome Man in body, but with three Heads; the first, like a Serpent, the second like a Man having two Stars on his Forehead, the third life a Calf. He rideth on a Viper, carrying a Firebrand in his Hand, wherewith he setteth cities, castles, and great Places, on fire. He maketh thee witty in all manner of ways, and giveth true answers unto private matters. He governeth 26 Legions of Inferior Spirits; and his Seal is this, which wear thou as aforesaid, etc.
Here’s a variety of low-res 4-up grids, linked to the thread on Hrmtc I∴O∴ with all the upscaled images.
And on Thursday I started posting upscaled images from these 4-up grids I got using the text description and card image for Knight of Wands.
And, I’ll set up those Hermeneuticon entries for Aim and Knight of Wands … now. Done. See, I totally didn’t wait until the last minute … again. I mean, yes, I did. But, let’s don’t tell anyone? Else. Anyone else.
By the by, I also generated this silly “Buddy Baphomet” for a birdsite mutual that showed up in the ‘verse, just for fun.
Is it … Cremation of Care Bear?! Bwahahahahaha!
- First Initiation of Aleister Crowley, November 18, 1898 at London, England
- Greater Feast of Adam Weishaupt, died November 18, 1830 at Gotha, Germany
- Greater Feast of Randall Gair Doherty, Charles Edward d’Arquires, Aleister Attaturk, Aleister Macalpine, died November 20, 2002 at Chalfont St Peter, United Kingdom
- Greater Feast of Edward Kelly, died November 25, 1597 at Most, Czech Republic
- Greater Feast of Peter Christopherson, Sleazy, died November 25, 2010 at Bangkok, Thailand
- Leonids meteor shower, November 17–18
- Uranus should be very visible even with binoculars near Aries, November 18–19
- Entire body of Orion visible, November 19
- Comet C/2022 E3 (ZTF) travels through Serpens Caput, November 20 (and visible the rest of the month, but you’ll need a telescope to see it at all …)
- Asteroid 324 Bamberga at opposition and near Algol, November 21 (again, you’ll need a scope, but a only a small one)
- Mars large and bright as it is approaching opposition (culminating in December), November 22
- New moon, November 23 (so, good sky viewing times then and around then!)
- Jupiter appears stationary, November 24
- Thelemic Tephilah, November 18, Nuit, Liber L., Cap. I, 18-19
- Thelemic Tephilah, November 19, Nuit, Liber L., Cap. I, 20-21
- Thelemic Tephilah, November 20, Nuit, Liber L., Cap. I, 22-23
- Thelemic Tephilah, November 21, Nuit, Liber L., Cap. I, 24-25
- Thelemic Tephilah, November 22, Nuit, Liber L., Cap. I, 26
- Thelemic Tephilah, November 23, Nuit, Liber L., Cap. I, 27
- Thelemic Tephilah, November 24, Nuit, Liber L., Cap. I, 28-30
- Thelemic Tephilah, November 25, Nuit, Liber L., Cap. I, 31-32
- The Door* by SD Master
- Prayer Against the Evil Spirits by T.A.L. de Sacks
- It is Anubis, the watcher in the twilight, the god that stands upon the threshold by John Griogair Bell
Things to check out at Hermetic Library
- Added Knight of Wands and Aim entries to Hermeneuticon.
- Restored a bunch of pages to The Eidolons of Ash: Thelemic Compassion, The Book of Ash, I / Will, A transcription of Liber Legis, A Question of Context, True Will, A List of Values, Aleister Crowley: The Communistic Liberal Humanist, and On Liberal Secular Humanism.
- Updated This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -4 with all the things, getting ready for release, including full track list and linked new and updated artist profiles for Mighty Joe Nolan, Dustin Martian, Glamourie, Subliminal Stimuli, People of Pan, OLD WVLF, and Children of Osiris.
- Updated the Village THE SOLDIER AND THE HUNCHBACK Propaganda page with a new square downloadable, good for social media, or, you know, the newsletter.
- Updated Liber CXCVII The High History of Good Sir Palamedes The Saracen Knight and of His Following of The Questing Beast in the Libri and The High History of Good Sir Palamedes The Saracen Knight and of His Following of The Questing Beast in The Equinox with decent formatting, for the first time ever. Yeah, the presentation of that online has sucked for literally decades. All better!
Also on the blog
- There! there is happiness; heaven in a teaspoon; happiness, with all its intoxication, all its folly, all its childishness. You can swallow it without fear; it is not fatal; it will in nowise injure your physical organs.—Charles Baudelaire, translated by Aleister Crowley, The Playground of the Seraphim from The Poem of Hashish in The Herb Dangerous [Blog]
- The Hellfire Files of Jules de Grandin—Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews The Hellfire Files of Jules de Grandin [Amazon, Abebooks, Publisher, Local Library] by Seabury Quinn, see also The Complete Tales of Jules de Grandin series.
- Omnium Gatherum: 16nov2022—An irregular hodgepodge of links beyond the library curated together from @OmniumGatherum at Hrmtc I∴O∴ and more. Until this post becomes public in a year, to view this content on the blog, you must be a member of Hermetic Library’s Patreon. However, you can follow the raw feed (drink directly from the firehose!) by heading to @OmniumGatherum at Hrmtc I∴O∴ and participate with likes, boosts, and comments to help curate the best stuff for everyone!
- They longed for philosophy, for synthesis. The erstwhile happiness of pure withdrawal each into his own discipline was now felt to be inadequate. Here and there a scholar broke through the barriers of his specialty and tried to advance into the terrain of universality. Some dreamed of a new alphabet, a new language of symbols through which they could formulate and exchange their new intellectual experiences.—Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game: (Magister Ludi) A Novel [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher, Local Library] [Blog]
- Etidorhpa—Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews Etodorpha, or The End of the Earth [Amazon, Gutenberg, Abebooks, Local Library] by John Uri Lloyd, illustrated by John Augustus Knapp.
- Happiness needs to become a deliberate habit and not just the feeling when everything is perfect.—Edward De Bono, H+ A New Religion? How to Live Your Life Positively [Amazon, Local Library] [Blog]
- Down on the Farm—Hermetic Library Fellow T Polyphilus reviews Down on the Farm [Amazon, Publisher, Local Library] by Charles Stross, cover by Craig Phillips, part of the Laundry Files series.
- The place or state wherein the true Rosicrucian lives is far too exalted and glorious to be described in words. When we enter the vestibule of the temple of the true Rosy Cross, we enter into a region of unalloyed bliss and happiness.—Franz Hartmann, In The Pronaos of The Temple of Wisdom [Blog]
- Anthology news, November 12 [Bandcamp/Followers]
- Behind the scenes, I also filled in all the data for the bot that posts to the Thelemic Thephilah social account through March, which brings it full circle back to when I created it in April. It now has the entire year set up, and will continue to cycle through it, until something breaks? Yeah. Not sure I’ve any improvements in mind for it. I think it is pretty much done, except, of course, for ongoing maintenance!
I mean, yes? And … you say that like it’s a bad thing?
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