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Magick, Music and Ritual 16

2021 / Album

Released: Sun in Sagittarius, An Vvii

Magick, Music and Ritual 16, the anthology album release for 2021 from the Anthology Project, the 10th year of anthologies, is being released for the 25th anniversary of the December 3, 1996 birthday of the Hermetic Library, with a playlist of 13 tracks by 11 artists, new and returning voices, for this Hermetic Library Anthology Album.

Our cover includes art by P Emerson Williams, which was developed alongside the tracks by Choronzon, for this current year in the Thelemic Calendar, An V:vii (2021 e.v.), which represents the docosade of Atu V, the Hierophant and the year of Atu VII, The Chariot. We also have a total of three alternative covers, included with the album download at Bandcamp, that features additional artwork by P Emerson Williams.

Please join the Hermetic Library in promoting these artists who have contributed their work to this benefit anthology album project. Please also spread the word about these anthology albums to people you think may be interested in the work of artists who combine magick, music and ritual.

The best way to add this anthology, as well as previous releases and future Hermetic Library albums, to your personal music collection is through the Patron campaign at Patreon. New Patrons receive a gratis download code for a previous anthology release of their choice in addition to all the other patronage rewards they may receive. Consider becoming a Patron today!


The Hermetic Library Anthology Album - Magick, Music and Ritual 16 by The Hermetic Library

  1. Blasting Rod - Mirror Moon Ascending [Yukito Okazaki Re-Mix] 03:26
  2. David Hunger - Swansong 05:19
  3. Children of Osiris - Hayiel 04:39
  4. Choronzon - Skin Now Breathing For The First Time 05:04
  5. Raava - Cernunnos 03:38
  6. Sun Duel - Caller At The Crossroads 01:30
  7. Black Lesbian Fishermen - A Nice Cup of Dee 05:36
  8. Jake Kobrin - Enochian Call 14:08
  9. Steven Brent - Blue and Gold 03:13
  10. Raava - Vlčí Duše 04:15
  11. Choronzon - Alien and Innocent 03:50
  12. Brian Redfern - The Crown 03:29
  13. Nostril Flair - Moazagoatl 08:06

During these plague years, I'm delighted to be able to share this new anthology album. Curating and sharing these is a highlight of my year, and I'm glad to have this album as part of the ongoing anthology cycle that has now lasted for 10 years. Though there's been changes, and variations, and a lacuna, these have been a constant welcome rhythm through the years for me. Hopefully for others as well, this can provide some joy and comfort that the cycles in our lives continue no matter how rough the road may be along the way.

The Hermetic Library at Hermetic.com has an overall vision of Archiving, Engaging and Encouraging the living Esoteric Tradition, Hermeticism, Aleister Crowley's Thelema, and more through Open Access Occultism for 25 years. Yes, this is the 25th year, the silver anniversary, of the library!

I started the benefit anthology project to help promote newer works in the 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. The site itself was started in 1996 and has ever since consistently been an extremely popular resource for students and researchers interested in the Esoteric Tradition. I encourage you to check out Hermetic Library and everything in the collection there, if you aren’t already familiar with it, as that’s the reason this project exists and may also offer inspiration to you.

— John Griogair Bell