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Hey, even entities can slapstick and pratfall …

This week I added a new page for Unicursal FREEDOM IS DEATHLESS Propaganda. I actually created the poster and mentioned it on the blog and so on back in 2016 but apparently the page at Ministry of Information for it disappeared at some point. Okay. Well, I’ve fixed that now.

And it’s still Spooky Season and you really must beware of what might show up in your candy. Who knows? Well, at least a couple more memes, anyway.

For my generative art experiments for Goetia and Tarot, I worked with the text and seal of Sallos and text and image hint for The Moon card using MidJourney with 4-up images and some attempts using DALL-E, and I link to the threads on the library’s social if you want to see them all, individually posted.

Plus almanac, propaganda, memes, 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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a reminder again, again, but with even more increasing urgency

Coming up this week is September Equinox! ☉ at 0° ♎️ (Sun at 0° Libra) on Friday, September 23 at 1:03 UTC.

This week I kinda took a break from the annoying migration thing. Instead I mostly worked on implementing a daily hexagram from I Ching for the Oracle bot in the ‘verse. Got that working pretty good, I think! Next up: Geomancy!

Back to Goetia and Tarot experiments for Leraje and Death 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 a reminder again, again, but with even more 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 Orryelle’s Book of Kaos deck, 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!

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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!

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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!

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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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