Hermetic Library Newsletter

Newsletter for Hermetic Library by John Bell the Librarian

I see the truth of it

Today is First Night of the Prophet and his Bride! This is a Thelemic holiday on the anniversary of the first night Aleister Crowley and Rose Edith Kelly spent together when they were married on August 12, 1903 EV. Yeah. “Even magicians do it”—Cole Porter, probably. There’s also a lot more on the calendar for today, in case, you know, you don’t want to necessarily think about Crowley gettin’ it on! Oops. Made you think about it.

Also there’s AI generative art for the week using MidJourney for the prompts “The Hermit tarot card by Max Ernst” and the description of Buer from Goetia.

Plus almanac, 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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everyone take a moment to send extra good thoughts her way

On August 7 will be astronomical Lughnasadh, Lammas; or, happy whichever late harvest festival you celebrate this week as Sun is 15° Leo at 12:36 UTC. This week, along with a lot of other things that day, there’s also First Night of the Prophet and his Bride on August 12.

I welcomed Phineas Narco’s The National Cynical Network as a new content partner for RADIO @ HRMTC! There were two, two! (ah ha ha!) new zine posts this week!

On a personal note, my mom (hi, mom!) recently had an accident and broke her arm. So, I ask that everyone take a moment to send extra good thoughts her way as she recovers.

Also there’s AI generative art for the week using MidJourney for the prompts “Adjustment tarot card by Sascha Schneider” and the description of Paimon from Goetia.

Plus almanac, a meme, open submissions, propaganda, 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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Er, wait. Hold on. No I didn’t. Okay. Now I did.

On August 1 will be observed Lughnasadh, Lammas; or, happy whichever late harvest festival you celebrate around this time of year. Of course, there’s also astronomical Sun at 15° Leo on August 7, next week, at 12:36 UTC, so I’ll mention it again then. But, either and whichever way, hope you’re doing something fun or at least marking these moments in the passage of time some way.

This week I added the next chapters to two of Franz Hartmann’s books, did some work on the social bots, and there’s also the first post to the Zine blog!

Also there’s AI generative art for the week using MidJourney for the prompts “The Chariot tarot card by Steffi Grant” and “… by Jean-Michel Basquiat” and the description of Barbatos from Goetia.

Plus almanac, new and old memes, propaganda, 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 bunch of memes in a trenchcoat

This week I am nothing more than a bunch of memes in a trenchcoat. I have no idea how that happened. But, that’s apparently mostly what I’ve got for you. I’m embarrassed enough for both of us.

Also there’s AI generative art for the week using MidJourney for the prompts “The Lovers tarot card by H R Giger” and the description of Amon from Goetia.

Plus almanac, 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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full circle from having nothing to say, through saying a bunch, and back to having nothing to say again

This week I don’t have a lot to say so somehow I manage to talk a lot about that!

Also there’s AI generative art for the week using MidJourney for the prompts “The Hierophant tarot card by Remedios Varo” and the description of Valefor from Goetia.

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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I almost missed it as it wizzed by

This week I talk about the new Hermetic Library Oracle bot I created for Hrmtc I∴O∴, and several other things about the socials, including 666 posts on the library account!

Also there’s AI generative art for the week using MidJourney for the prompts “The Emperor tarot card by Leonora Carrington” and the description of Marbas from Goetia.

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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I fucked around and found out … again

This week I had to redo work on the site from last week because I restored from backup, and lost a few days. I just had to go and mess around with something that didn’t work. Literally, I fucked around and found out … again. Yeah, that does happen sometimes. But, after restoring from backup, I redid the lost work and some more.

Earth is at aphelion this week, which would have been an issue of the Zine, if I’d gotten enough submissions, but, as you know from last week, I’ve introduced a new zine blog and social account, along with a new submissions process. So, you know, the zine is dead, long live the zine? Well, it’s in Schrödinger’s box, neither alive nor dead; but also both … for now. Will there be submissions to make it alive when the box is opened? We’ll see!

Also there’s AI generative art for the week using MidJourney for the prompts “The Empress tarot card by Austin Osman Spare” and the description of Samigina from Goetia.

Plus there’s some meme hot takes on “we will adopt your baby” I posted this week to the library’s social account, as well as almanac, 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’ve decided to try something new

This week I’ve got belated LOVE IS THE LAW BLACK LIVES MATTER propaganda for Juneteenth, which I should have mentioned last week; introducing new Zine and Calendar blogs, both with submission forms, and linked to social accounts.

Also there’s AI generative art for the week using MidJourney for the prompts “The High Priestess tarot card by Jack Kirby” and the description of Vassago from Goetia.

Plus there’s almanac, updates, quotes, reviews, and more!

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

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Every time I glance at it my brain thinks it is dirty

This week I’ve got LOVE IS THE LAW RAINBOW propaganda for Pride, solstice, and two upcoming listening parties.

Also there’s AI generative art for the week using MidJourney for the prompts “Adjustment tarot card by Norman Rockwell” and the description of Bael from Goetia.

Plus there’s almanac, updates, quotes, reviews, and more!

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

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don’t be a shallow, stupid, gatekeeping, self-important intellectual snob

This week I’ve got some thoughts about how OTO is not a teaching order.

Also there’s AI generative art using MidJourney from the prompts “Hierophant tarot card drawn by Erol Otus” and the description of Agares from the Goetia. I’ve also learned I can control aspect ratio, so I’ve included two redone pieces with the prompt “The Fool by William Blake” from last week, but in a tarot card aspect ratio.

Plus there’s almanac, updates, quotes, reviews, and more!

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

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