Hermetic Library Newsletter - Issue #44 (♪ Baphomet ♬ was his name-o ♫)

Hermetic Library Newsletter - Issue #44 (♪ Baphomet ♬ was his name-o ♫)
By John Bell the Librarian • Issue #94 • View online
This week I’ve got Thanksgiving, TINAHLAA-3, Donner’s black Friday carnival party, transgender, fire safety, old time religion at the French farm house, mandrake root, loose teeth, Otto Gross, reminders, updates, quotes, reviews, mail call, and more!
And, as always, I worked on various other things on website, blog, and more … Enjoy!

Unicursal THANKSGIVING Propaganda Poster
Unicursal THANKSGIVING Propaganda Poster
At midnight in my timezone, on Thanksgiving Day (in the US), I flipped the switch and released This Is Not An Hermetic Library Anthology Album -3.
As a reminder, this is a special alternative release in 2021, the diamond 10th year of anthologies and the silver 25th year of Hermetic Library, just for Patrons and Subscribers of Hermetic Library, in thanks to them from us both, participants and me together, for their support in helping the library stay online and me to keep doing the work.
If you’re a Subscriber on Bandcamp, you’ve already got this in your collection, just check your collection. If you were an active Patron on Patreon at the time I released it, you’ll need to request a gratis download code and I’ll get that to you as soon as possible.
Now that the album has released, the only way for new supporters to get it, and the other 2 prior TINAHLAA albums, is to become a Subscriber on Bandcamp.
Then, as an ongoing Patron or Subscriber, along with back-catalogue offers, you’ll also get the upcoming Magick, Music and Ritual 16 when it releases in December.
Become a new Subscriber now and get 5 (!!) albums this year! Become a Patron now and, even if it’s too late to get TINAHLAA-3, you still get 2 albums this year (1 back catalogue anthology of your choice, and then MMR16 when it releases) and, depending on your pledge, all kinds of additional cool perks and merch things! So, come on down!
All this can be yours as thanks for your ongoing support, and I couldn’t keep going and doing all that I do if not for the ongoing support for the work by kind and generous, erudite and beatific supporters!
Donner's black Friday carnival party
Um, so, according to an ad in my timeline, it’s a black Friday farewell to meat party over at the Donner’s. Welp. I think I know how this ends. Imma suggest you not go, especially if it snows. Unless you’re into that sort of thing, in which case, please never come to my house.
I’d say something more pithy about this, but I fear I’d just embarrass myself by putting a foot in my mouth.
This might be a bite of obscure history for some, but that just means I’ll have extra for Döner kebabs later when they thaw out, and they won’t even know what hit them on The Arm’s Gone Trail.
I don’t know if definitely-queer old Uncle Al ever would have identified as transgender, but he did wear a kilt, so he at least crossdressed. Also, you know, ♪ Baphomet ♬ was his name-o ♫
Baphomet & Baphomet
Baphomet & Baphomet
Moreover, are you a Thelemite? Then, remember, you’re in a system in which everyone is eventually transgender …
Passage from Manon Hedenborg White, The Eloquent Blood.
Fire safety
Georgina Rose 🔺
The best solution is to anoint your mullein with vodka and add more herbs and burn your entire house down as an offering to Ra-Hoor-Khuit. Reject fire safety, embrace arson. https://t.co/REjUpWErb3
Time to teach your revolutionary cell, er, um *cough* I mean coven, about Ouroboros Cocktails 🍾🔥 and 3 - 2 - 1 - 0 - KABBALAH BOMBs!
Also, you know, OpSec.
Old time religion at the French farm house
The New York Times
“We have to make agriculture sexy.”

In a bid to solve France’s dire shortage of farmers, an unorthodox new agricultural business is looking to attract a diverse group of tech-savvy young people to carry farming into the future.
Gimme that old time religion to attract ‘em! Seasonal sex rituals in the fields ought to do it.
“As for me, Inanna,
Who will plow my vulva?
Who will plow my high field?
Who will plow my wet ground?”
—Wolkstein & Kramer, Inanna
Mandrake root
I’m telling my kids this is mandrake root.
Or an homunculus.
Loose teeth
Rachel Deering
The Viennese magician Joseffy created a talking skull. It was made of copper and had real human teeth. It would be placed on a table where its jaw could move and answer questions by clicking its teeth. The skull could also turn its ‘head’. #WyrdWednesday https://t.co/Ity3QYMbHW
Okay. We are in desperate need of a few volunteers with loose teeth. DM me.
Otto Gross
Daniel Tutt
Special props if you can guess who this is. Hint: he started an erotic Nietzschean liberation & quasi religious movement using psychoanalytic methods. https://t.co/ehFXsoFs4V
So, I’m not sure if I’d heard about this person before, but they seem contemporary and relevant to a lot of the stuff at Hermetic Library, and, hey, turns out they may also be problematic, which is kinda par for the course.
Otto Gross - the Anarchist Psychoanalyst
Only I’m not sure that image is actually Otto Gross? I find it to be a crop from an image labelled some places as Otto Gross but others as D H Lawrence.
But, imma stub Otto Gross in the Hermeneuticon, as one does, for future expansion.
Send something for the Zine
Pitch an Idea
Things to check out at Hermetic Library
And on the blog
River of Gods
Little, Big
Also, elsewhere
Mail Call
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