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Hermetic Library Newsletter - Issue #13 (Gods damnit, terrifying biblical angels! Not now!)

Hermetic Library Newsletter - Issue #13 (Gods damnit, terrifying biblical angels! Not now!)
By John Bell the Librarian • Issue #13 • View online
This week, among other things, I finally managed to get my 1st dose of vaccine! Also there was closed practices, stuff I’m into, terrifying biblical angels, stand up night at the lodge, Bicycle Day on 4/19, 420 on 4/20, Earth Day on 4/22, updates, a special mail call from Femme Occulte, and more. And, as always, I worked on various other things on website, blog, and more … Enjoy!

Doing my part 💉
O life-bearing healthy Hygeia, Mother of multitudes, by you disease from our lives itself quarantines; and every home made well and weal, with rejoicing you are there, and all the world your helping hand desires!
Closed practices
Subtweeting is a closed practice.
Dirty dancing is a close practice.
Viking longboats are a crewed practice.
Open fields are a closed precipice.
Slow cooking is a stewed practice.
Limericks are a crude practice.
Yes, I'm into …
Yes, I’m into automatic writing.
automatic firing
automatic firing
Yes, I’m into sigil work.
Sigil, City of Doors
Sigil, City of Doors
Yes, I’m into reading tarot.
riding Toro
riding Toro
Er, hold on. Yes, I’m into Tarot
burro
burro
Yes, I’m into Thelema.
Thelma
Thelma
Um, wait. That’s not right. I’m into Thelema.
Velma
Velma
Damnit, auto-correct! I mean, yes, I’m into Thelema.
Hilma
Hilma
Arg! Not that! I’m into personal Thelema, actually.
prisoner's dilemma
prisoner's dilemma
Terrifying biblical angels
Massimo
Male peafowl erect their trains to form a shimmering fan in their display to females. A study confirmed that the number of eyespots in the train predicts a male's mating success [read more: https://t.co/l2bDiZ789O] [source of the gif: https://t.co/YZcLpxgyhf] https://t.co/lGCsHo6COk
Gods damnit, terrifying biblical angels! Not now! Stop trying to mate with humans during a pandemic! Social 👏 distance 👏 kthxbye 👏
This isn’t the time to make more nephilim / kaiju! We’ve got enough going on down here.
O, Melek Taus! O, Hera! Please protect us from thirsty many-eyed angels!
Wait. Melek Taus! Put on some clothes and stop looking at me that way. I’m feeling uncomfortable.
Stand Up Night at the Lodge
Georgina Rose ✶
If we ever have an esoteric standup night, I will partake. https://t.co/cQ6eeL116Q
A funny thing happened on the way to Stand Up Night at the Lodge: I got roughly grabbed, hoodwinked and bound by rope.
“I don’t want to talk about it. Hey!"—Warren Zevon
Warren Zevon - Poor Poor Pitiful Me
Warren Zevon - Poor Poor Pitiful Me
Bicycle Day …
… and 420
Happy 420! Legalize! Free prisoners! Expunge records! Restore voting rights! Return or refund with interest all seized assets!
“I am the Snake that giveth Knowledge & Delight and bright glory, and stir the hearts of men with drunkenness. To worship me take wine and strange drugs whereof I will tell my prophet, & be drunk thereof! They shall not harm ye at all. It is a lie, this folly against self. The exposure of innocence is a lie. Be strong, o man! lust, enjoy all things of sense and rapture: fear not that any God shall deny thee for this.”—The Book of the Law, II 22
Earth Day
Happy, healthy, safe and sane wishes to you and the whole planet on this 4.543 billionth + 1 anniversary of Earth Day!
Things to check out at Hermetic Library
Over on the blog
Mail call
I was recently contacted by Femme Occulte [website, patreon, instagram, etsy, &c.] from the Czech Republic. They make an annual book from a magazine they create “quarterly focused on occultism, magick, mysticism and witchcraft” that may be of interest. They create this book over on their own Patreon and each one is “intended to include tips for seeking beginners, but more importantly a majority of articles for advanced practitioners who want a new, deeper experience.”
They offered to send some samples of their work, so I could check it out and maybe mention them on social media. I asked if they’d be interested in also sending some extra so I could do a giveaway my Patrons with Postal perks; and they liked the idea!
Assorted Femme Occulte magazines and inserts
Assorted Femme Occulte magazines and inserts
This week, I picked up a large package at the post office and opened that over on Instagram, so feel free to go take a look at everything that arrived.
Ritual Package, Spring 2021
Ritual Package, Spring 2021
Special thanks to Femme Occulte for their great work, sending neat stuff for the library, and also offering extras for a giveaway as thanks from us both to my ongoing Patrons. But, either way, do consider checking out what all they’re doing!
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