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The first and foremost way to support the work of The Hermetic Library is simply to enjoy the content in the collection. Engage with the materials and link back to the library when you quote materials in the collection. Also, you can participate in an important way by helping to improve the collection, for example let the librarian know if you see any errors in the texts on the site. Other ways to participate are to volunteer to help proof pages, connect with others via the network at Hrmtc Underground, or help develop the shared wisdom at Hermeneuticon.
If you are on a social networking site, you can support The Hermetic Library by letting people know about the content you like on The Hermetic Library. There's a variety of ways to do this, including clicking on the “Bookmark” link in the upper right corner of most pages. On Twitter you can follow and on Facebook you can like The Hermetic Library to show your support to your friends and acquaintances.
Also, if you have a website or blog anywhere online, you can post about or simply link to The Hermetic Library. This helps people find the site from someone they trust to recommend useful and important information like what is available at The Hermetic Library.
Purchase issues from the Anthology Project
The Hermetic Library has an overall vision of Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Western Esoteric Tradition. Beginning in 2011, I started the benefit anthology project to help promote newer works in the Western Esoteric Tradition to the audience of the Hermetic Library and beyond. The anthology project also further raises awareness about the corpus and culture of magick and ritual.
Please join the Hermetic Library in promoting these works and the participants who have contributed to this benefit anthology project. All proceeds from anthology sales support the library to help cover hosting costs and other expenses like materials acquisitions.
Donate to The Hermetic Library
You can decide to simply donate any amount you feel you can afford to support the work of The Hermetic Library.
In return for helping support the ongoing work of the library, as a supporter, I will send you gratis codes to new Hermetic Library Anthology Project releases. Also, although I don't ask for your postal address for these, if you include that information I might from time to time be able to send you something interesting, fun or random as part of the Eclectic, Esoteric Postal Potlatch based the donation amount, in further thanks.
For one-time support, you will get such things as are available in the couple months following that donation. But, if you become a subscribing supporter, you will get these things as long as you subscribe!
Donations are not tax-deductible, unfortunately. But, every donation helps with existing expenses and, moreover, with expanding the content and ongoing projects.
Transcription, copy editing, and editorial services
Wow, we do a lot of work on this site transcribing and editing! But, it’s what we enjoy doing. You know that question, “What would you be doing if making a living didn’t matter?” Well, this is it.
Then again, making a living doing what you love is an ideal to be sought after. So, maybe you could use our attention to detail for your project? We can take on simple or complex editing and revision tasks, from simply doing transcription to get your words from audio or scan into a digital format all the way to offering our expertise and experience evaluating your writing in order to offer suggestions and corrections. Whatever your writing project, be it story, presentation, essay or article; we can help with ideas and suggestions to improve the final draft.
Moreover, we’re in a unique position to offer advice about technical issues specifically related to the Western Esoteric Tradition for your creative projects.* What every good librarian can do is find answers for you. Do you have questions about creating realistic, believable and good scenes about the practices in the Western Esoteric Tradition? We may be able to help, and if we don’t know something we are in contact with a variety of other people with specific expertise to meet just about any need you might have.
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* We’re also able to offer advice on many information technologies, by that strange generational colocation of interests related to being behind The Hermetic Library. So, consider also contacting the librarian about reviewing your project if it includes information technology topics.If somehow your project includes topics related to information technology as well as the Western Esoteric Tradition, the librarian would probably get very excited indeed.
Hosting for the Esoteric Community
“Our philosophy may be symbolic, but our service is for real!”
If you have a site of note in the wider community of the Western Esoteric Tradition that you want to talk about hosting on the same server as The Hermetic Library or would like to talk about site development for something new, feel free to contact us. Let us find out if there’s synergy, and how Hermetic Hosting can be of further service.
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Shop for books
As you look around the site, you may see manually curated links to some books relevant and contextual to the topic of the page, or you can go directly to a storefront where all your purchases help support publishers, authors and The Hermetic Library.
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Further, you may want to watch The Hermetic Library's blog or other channels for occasional announcements and reviews of new books of interest. Being able to research and search through the extensive collection at The Hermetic Library is great, but it is also something special to have an actual book; and, supporting the publishers and authors of new work in the field is a vital part of supporting a living Western Esoteric Tradition.
Shop for goods and services
Reading and studying the material at The Hermetic Library is a lifestyle, but it is also possible to bring the style into your life. Make a statement with a design that helps to support The Hermetic Library mission.
Visit the Hermetic Library swag shop
You may also wish to visit the Thelema Coast to Coast swag shop
The Thelema Coast to Coast swag shop
There are ad banners around the site, on many pages. So, simply by using the site you can support The Hermetic Library. However, we’ve teamed up Project Wonderful to help enable more relevant ads to be placed on the site than were available with some other networks. (Frankly, we got really tired of some of the ads from huge national corporations with no interest in or relevance to the site!) This lets us create a way that having ads on the site is also very much about supporting the wider community. Now our advertising helps the community reach out to each other.
Do you have an esoteric blog or website of your own which you'd like to let people know about? Perhaps you’ve authored a book or been a guest on a podcast and want to get the word out, and know that the audience of The Hermetic Library is your potential audience; now you can!
Join our advertising network
In addition to the simple banners at the top of hermetic.com pages, there are also a few other ad boxes available, for example those specific to the Hrmtc Underground, including the Hermetic Library blog. You can wandering over to see all of the possible spaces.