there is no god but man vs. the stupid atheist

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The Thunderbird is a creature documented all over the lands of American Indian territory. They are birds of prey, giant creatures who shoot lightning from their eyes and live in the sky. I know that they are real, for I have met them. Their power can set one’s feet on the path of The Great Work as nothing else can.

Devilry, to the Christians, and perhaps Superstitious Nonsense to the less religious, but both, non-conforming to White Opinion. Opinion, for it does not contradict science or evolution, yet the Thunderbird does not reveal itself either, just like the Christian God Atheists hate so very much. I do not blame them. It is a lifeless force to me and to many others in the world of magick. Christians feel Jesus, and so he is real to them. I am not one to argue with them but would rather see them be free to explore on their own.

The Stupid Atheist,  comes from the famous Carl Sagan quote “Atheism is very stupid”. Sagan didn’t like being labelled an atheist because he was a careful scientist. He was a true agnostic, and wore it on his sleeve as a symbol of his cautious rationality. All religions, one could argue, are merely a symbolic gesture of one’s inner self, or an allegiance to one of the Gods.

So all of us occultists have been watching the drama playing out between Atheists and Theists in the land of metaphysics from our corner in the dark primeval forest of weird. While I was writing this, several threads populated on Reddit’s little occult corner, reddit.com/r/occult with a few people expressing concern over the rabidity of the Atheists who are on the web and being vocal about it.

I knew then I had to publish this, even though I might be talking about it alot. Over half a dozen or so articles at any given time may find themselves in my recycling bin, as I warrant topics to be non important, a passing trifle, or too much, too soon. Not this one, as it seems I know something a few other concerned occultists do not, though it is obvious to me. There is absolutely nothing to fear or be concerned about with the so-called atheists and their hate filled diatribes. (So-called, because they’re not strictly atheists, they’re anti-theists.)

The New Atheists could have been brilliant and progressive, but instead they’ve decided to adopt the same brand of hate filled bigotry Christianity is well known for.

The problems within the Atheist movement are rampantly snowballing, from the snide sexism of Richard Dawkins to the whole radioactive rationality of “We are the New Moralists”. Dawkins stated something that spells the deathknell for anything Atheists hope to accomplish, before they have even begun to make any progress: “”Mock them, ridicule them in public. Don’t fall for the convention that we’re all too polite to talk about religion. Religion makes specific claims about the Universe which need to be substantiated and challenged.”

This use of force and harassment to make another to believe they believe is merely a rehashing of Soviet style collectivism or good old American Indian Re-education. I greatly value the rich culture and diversity of the world’s belief systems. They are fucking fascinating, the architecture that their religion inspires is beautiful and their insights into the nature of man are often very astute.

Birla-Mandir, Hyderabad, India
Birla-Mandir, Hyderabad, India

Occultism abandoned morality over a 100 years ago with “Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be the Whole of the Law” and we’re doing just fine without it. The absurd little sideshow of Wiccanism which is incapable of not thieving and pillaging everything it gets its grubby little paws on, including American Indian beliefs and Thelema, harangue us with “And it harm none, do what though wilt”, basically rejecting everything The Mother and The Father ever, EVER stood for. Satanists tried to embellish the axiom a little further, without actually quoting it, but the Church of Satan and its offshoots has all the signs of becoming an outdated shibboleth. Patenting a scary god you don’t even believe in is a sure way to lose all the followers you’ve ever had, once he loses his shock factor.

Immorality is a different story altogether, and The Book of the Law pins that down to Restriction. Immorality and Morality are human ideas, not universal ones, although Nature has his own sort, based on economics. It’s really all simply harmony and disharmony, and only the framework of Will in “Do What Thou Wilt Shall be the Whole of the Law” is relevant.

There isn’t a lot written about Will that is right or even does us much good. It’s a force connected to what the Ancient Chinese called the Tao. I say Ancient Chinese because the last few generations in China have abandoned everything the Dragon taught them. I don’t proclaim to know everything but I do know this  – if everything went as planned, I wouldn’t be typing this from The United States. As it stands now, one can be killed for believing in such things as we Abrahadabrites do in China. The Federal government here in the states has it laid out in their monuments and city arrangements, they’ve embraced it so. And they’ve been rewarded for it.

Choronzon Club by Michael Bertiaux
Choronzon Club by Michael Bertiaux

I think the stench of Choronzon is all over New Atheism, mostly because they are really intending to point out how mediocre man is. Abrahadabra states that mankind is a miracle, a marvelous star destined creature. Choronzon’s mark has been made in the past by belittling man in any way possible. Hostilities are thrown at him to degrade and discourage him. Futility is arranged as his destiny to make him out to be an impotent and miserable creature lost in a sea of irrelevance or under the dominion of terrible forces only gods had control over. The New Atheist is saying the same thing, just in a way that preempts the Nu Aeon’s movement of empowering Man with the adage “Every Man and Every Woman is a Star”.

Courtesy of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo; photograph, Hirmer Fotoarchiv, Munich
Hrw with Pharoah Khafre at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo; photograph, Hirmer Fotoarchiv, Munich (Khafre built the Sphinx and the second largest pyramid in Kemet)

Gamergate, the movement against the rampant sexism in the gaming industry has been more prominent than the misogyny scandals affecting atheism because people like games more than they like morbid and astringent rationality. They’re really worried the scandal threatens games, and they should be. Sexism is an even bigger threat to Atheism, as it has no inherent economic value. The evidence set forward by Rebecca Watson, by the admission of many atheists, tolled the death knell for New Atheism. She wrote:

“Dawkins’ seal of approval only encouraged the haters. My YouTube page and many of my videos were flooded with rape “jokes,” threats, objectifying insults, and slurs. A few individuals sent me hundreds of messages, promising to never leave me alone. My Wikipedia page was vandalized. Graphic photos of dead bodies were posted to my Facebook page.”

Since the 2008  incident, the movement has been mired in a debates about equality. Admitting you’re an atheist, especially a New Atheist, is about as attractive as admitting you have the plague. I don’t want anything to do with them. When I think of atheists I think of nerdy, unnatractive alcoholic nihilists hating women and nyucking it up about how clever they are and how stupid everyone else is, in their easy chairs on internet forums, with perhaps a neckbeard and a toaster pastry in hand. I know it’s a cartoon image but I can’t imagine that they’ll ever recover from this debacle in time to head off the more ecstatic and neo-shamanistic Visionary movement, or the Occultist movement which embraces Science, Magick and Spirituality in one seamless package, sometimes hand in hand with atheism and sometimes with theism.

The New Atheists could have been sparklingly brilliant and progressive, but instead they’ve decided to adopt the same brand of hate filled bigotry that Christianity is accustomed to poking the “Other” with. Just another dogma. Just another oppressive meme to degrade humanity with, starting with women and non-white culture of course.

Liber al Vel Legis has some interesting things to say about this.

27. There is great danger in me; for who doth not understand these runes shall make a great miss. He shall fall down into the pit called Because, and there he shall perish with the dogs of Reason.

28. Now a curse upon Because and his kin!

29. May Because be accursed for ever!

30. If Will stops and cries Why, invoking Because, then Will stops & does nought.

31. If Power asks why, then is Power weakness.

32. Also reason is a lie; for there is a factor infinite & unknown; & all their words are skew-wise.

33. Enough of Because! Be he damned for a dog!

34. But ye, o my people, rise up & awake!

Why do we believe in gods? The straight up truth is that occultism is about embracing Doubt.  As Crowley said  “I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.”

m1thr0s and I believe in all the Gods but we believe Gods are an expression of a higher mind. Not believing in any limits for Nature means that if universe extends multidimensionally so does Nature. Strato was a Greek philosopher, the first to espouse the notion that the universe does not require any other cause, and posited the universe is sufficient first cause unto itself. That which we call God is in fact, the universe, and universal mind. They are the same thing. This is not to say the Gods are not capable of individuality. Individuality is built into the fabric of Nature.

Gods were identified and catalogued by humanity for the purpose of inspiring growth and evolution, Perfection or Completion being the ultimate lofty goal. One may reconcile the inner and outer world, microcosm and macrocosm, through the use of the idea “There is No God But Man” and forgo all of the baggage of slaves.

 

Nature urges us on to become perfect, pointing at us from all directions with immense mystery and the promise of an ever unfolding evolution, in our only real heaven, simply the here and now and whatever we choose to make of it.

 

Main article photo credit: The Brooklyn Museum, Thunderbird Transformation Mask by Namgis 1908.

gung ho fa choy

At the beginning of the Lunar and Middle Kingdom New Year, The Abrahadabra Institute wishes you everything you need and at least a taste of what you desire. 2014 wasn’t the year everyone had hoped for, but the Horse brings the pain of endurance to the front of the line, and this time it was no exception, but the element changes every 12 years for the animal. Growth and expansion are linked to Wood, the element of the year, and I watched as friends and colleagues took on new directions, sometimes painful but definitely and inexorably linked to the greater good. Unexpected generosity and anger mixed throughout the year from many different directions, the hallmark of a Wood year.

We’ll be scaling back our web operations in order to focus more on our print projects. Anyone who wishes to speak with us more directly will find us on Facebook

The year of the Goat is a great year for artists in general, as they are the most aesthetically attuned creatures in the zodiac. 

Mountain Goat by Jon Sullivan
Mountain Goat by Jon Sullivan

 

from one nuit to another: sex and relationships

The more advanced aspects of Abrahadabra and m1thr0s’s discipline of Mutational Alchemy have proven to be far too lofty for much of the current audience on this planet. m1thr0s and I talked extensively about getting back to basics, and correcting some of the inherent damages that have been incurred over the millenia in this world. Both of us agreed that the role of women has been heavily maligned and is probably one of the most significant defects marring the standard of The Magus – the world of the occult sciences. Science proper also suffers from the alienation of women, even though some of earth’s finest scientists and mathematicians have been pioneering women. 

In this particular prefoundational series we’re exploring how women look at the occult. 

Aside from Blavatksy  and Dion Fortune, historically we don’t get a lot of opinions from women about certain ideas in magick and occultism. Considering that many of the issues, rituals and focus in the occult is about women or the goddess, it doesn’t seem fair that the majority of the dialogue out there is coming from men, about men’s issues.  It’s not fair for men who could certainly benefit from a female perspective and it’s certainly not a fair representation of women’s roles in the occult, since there are a lot of female occultists.  

The series is not intended to be by women, for women, rather it’s an open dialogue on real world subjects which effect both men and women, from the viewpoints of at least two women in the occult. 

We chose a text format because I found out that women are actually somewhat terrified of being found out that they are into the occult. In fact my third candidate backed out at the last minute out of fear. They’re scared of sharing their opinions due perhaps somewhat to the occult’s own personal neckbeard problem. You know the type. Women are for use as energy repositories and – nothing else. Tools to be utilized as the so-called mage would see fit. Everything a female occultist does is viewed with fear and paranoia.

 In this world the circles in which the would-be Magus must enter if he is to have any social life at all, sees male and female as nothing more than occultist and non-occultist.  Some women were afraid that their families would find out. The sensitivity of this first subject was also an issue. In the future I expect to maintain this anonymity since it seems to be the crux of the issue with women and talking openly in the mysterious world of the occult. 

Alchemy regards male and female as quintessential one. Hermeticism also talks extensively about this idea of the sacrosanctity of the special relationship between male and female energy in a magical relationship. The old stuff is replete with sexual imagery, and Franz Bardon, Modern by occult standards, often delves into the somewhat nebulous relationship between male and female energies. 

Given the necessity for privacy, text was the only option for our covert female interviewees, who cannot be identified by voice. If anyone else would like to apply, we can transcript via telephone or e-mail. Please contact me at izi@ningishzidda.com for inquiries on being an interviewee

Together over future discourses we’re going to cover everything from death and illness, personal practice, career choices to our first topic, sex and relationships. (Conversations are edited very slightly for syntax and to eliminate snort giggles.)

 

My first talking partner will be Niguma, who once attended classes at Abrahadabra Forums and who continues to study Mutational alchemy alongside Shangpa Kagyu Tibetan Buddhism. A world traveller, she has been a member of the occult community for her entire life, raised in an avid Thelemite family. We spoke on the phone and for privacy the conversation is recorded in text. 

 

First Interview: Niguma 

IZI: Hello Niguma welcome .

Niguma: Thanks it’s great to be here. Namaste.

IZI: So for your own privacy you’re using an alias.

Niguma: Well Niguma is part of my Buddhist name and so it is my name, just not my birth name,  yes.

IZI: Okay. Izi  is not my birth name either but people know who I am.

Niguma: Yes. I don’t want a lot of attention so I’d prefer to stay anonymous. Also I am not sure how my Buddhist family thinks of occult practice so I don’t want to step on any toes. I want to remain anonymous.

IZI: Not a problem. We always have trouble getting women to talk in the occult communities. In every single one I have been a part of. I am sure it is because women are already at a disadvantage socially, all of these expectations are heaped on them to be a wife, parent and a perfect girl – which is insane, and then you buy into it and have no time for spiritual or scientific pursuits.

Niguma: Definitely. I see it you know in my friends but I was raised by a Buddhist and family, even though I’m white. So I have a better platform from which to launch myself into occultism. 

Niguma: Mom was Buddhist, Dad is Thelemite by the way. 

IZI: Sounds dangerous.

Niguma: lol

IZI: We’re going to talk about sex and relationships to start off with, since it’s a popular subject and one in which men and women don’t communicate effectively enough I think.

Niguma: Well sex is dangerous in Buddhism you can’t just approach it without getting into complications….

IZI: Tell me more about these complications. 

 

Niguma: Aside from social ostracization, you supposedly run into spiritual complications. So if you’re a monk or a nun you not only cannot partake in sex without very serious preparation in a lot of lineages, you also cannot make sexual advances or flirt. If you flirt with a man or a woman and you are a nun or a monk you will get disciplined.  That’s not the case in all forms of Buddhism, but it is a prevailing environment in Buddhism, sex is a big no-no. Any kind of co-ed mingling is also viewed as something to be closely monitored. It’s like Victorian England almost.

IZI: Is there a practical reason for this, I mean – having a family is considered a big hurdle on the path to spiritual advancement. We have reliable birth control now, too. And I have heard homosexuality was not a big deal compared to heterosexual acts.

Niguma: Yes, well I have not thought about it a lot but it could be considered a problem. Monasteries don’t have the means or time to care for infants, they end up with a lot of unwanted children already. Birth into this world brings suffering so you don’t want to add to that by  having children, that’s for certain….Homosexuality is frowned upon in Tibetan Buddhism mostly due to the teachings of one guru. On the other hand Tibetan Buddhism is much friendlier towards heterosexual couplings than other strains of Buddhism which do not like sex at all. In fact in Tibetan Buddhism,  that is, the kind the Dalia Lama is in charge of, in the final stages of training you are encouraged to partake in the sex act to achieve enlightenment. 

IZI: But the lamas have to be born, too.

Niguma: They can choose at will and there has never been a time on this earth where there was not an opportunity to be born almost anywhere one would wish. That is if you have the mental faculty after death to choose, and it is believed lamas or Bodhisattvas do.

Izi: Okay so from a Buddhist perspective we should mostly avoid sexual contact, and relationships. 

Niguma: Not relationships because that is the Sangha. Just no sexual contact, at least not until you are ready, and again, many schools don’t think there is ever an appropriate time for that. 

Izi: I’m not on board with the Buddhist school of thought. 

Niguma: That’s okay.

Izi: There is never a time where I say “life is suffering and it sucks so  I want to end all of this”. The pain is a part of it. In tantra especially you accept both pleasure and pain as unavoidable and there’s merit associated with partaking of it.

Niguma: That’s true, and not too far from the first Buddha’s message – Siddhartha. His was the path of moderation never extremism. He tried and it failed him. So I think sex is one of those things where it’s a moderation practice. If you subscribe to Tibetan Buddhism it’s okay for householders and okay for higher initiates. It’s not talked about a lot, still, but it is normal for a lama to have sex with another practitioner.

Izi: Okay yeah let’s talk about the freaky stuff in Buddhism. That’s hot.

Niguma: Lol

Izi: I am serious, there is all of this sexuality permeating Buddhism and Hinduism, and it’s like everyone got so REPRESSED over the past 100 years. What happened?

Niguma: Okay well first of all, there’ s a lot of not-so-nice stuff happening there. there’s a lot of misogyny, pedophilia and other nasty stuff like there is in so many organized religions. The abuse and rape of Kalu Rinpoche at the hands of monks when he was a child was unacceptable. But yes there are some very beautiful mother-father thangkas in the art, and that’s what I think is sexually appealing. You never see  a thangka of homosexuality. Sorry but it doesn’t feature in world creation, which is what the thangkas are attempting to illustrate. 

Izi: Okay well I don’t want to discourage consensual homosexuality at the expense of  raping children, and that’s what the Tibetans are doing, yes?

Niguma: Yes the lip service is to heterosexuality amongst regulated householders but like in the Catholic Church homosexuality is forbidden. It’s setting up a really bad situation for poor children who must attend monastery to get education or security, and they are rooming with all of these monks, some of whom include homosexuals who probably resent being typecast by the religious system. They find each other and form secret pedophilia gangs who don’t care about Buddhist precepts. 

Izi: See I couldn’t deal with that, I couldn’t associate with Buddhism. Siddhartha was an interesting person but did not solve this world’s problem. He solved a problem, but not the big problem. In fact your namesake channeled through me once. She was pretty angry about how her student had formed the Shangpa Kagyu, and that she did not approve of the lineage. I don’t really know or care that much about Buddhism but that struck me – that Buddhism has fallen far from its source, just as Christianity has fallen far from its source. It takes an outsider to see this but to me Buddhism has nothing to do with Siddhartha and Christianity has nothing to do with Yeheshuah. They don’t even get his name right.

Niguma: Yes. But there’s a lot of good people in Buddhism too so I stay there.  It helps to have it.  Shangpa Kagyu doesn’t regard the body as a bad place nor does it demonize sexuality. I don’t agree with everything the lineage teaches and I don’t put teachers on a pedestal, nor the lineage. One can’t be reliant on the Sangha alone. 

Izi: I imagine. But we have to talk about relationships now, in the occult.

Niguma: I just got out of a relationship.  

Izi: Out? Describe him.

Niguma: Pretty handsome, okay really handsome, and into Buddhism. But verrrry superficial. I think I fell for the handsome and then realized he was just in it for his own vainglory.  I have a weakness for sexy partners so that’s not great Buddhism, but I thought it was okay because he was into you know, Buddhism. 

Izi:  So you were into him because he was handsome and sexy?

Niguma: Pretty much, and into Buddhism. I got some red flags though, like how he seemed to ditch his partners for no real reason except to pursue whatever flight of fancy he got, like moving to LA or if they brought up committment. 

Izi: Oh I hate that. Like grow up little boy. 

Niguma: Yeah he was pretty immature and I’m glad I ended it when I did. He was not ready to break up but I could see down the road and it didn’t look promising, he would have split eventually when the next new hip thing came along. His interest in Buddhism was totally superficial. 

 

Niguma: Most of my sexual partners have been pretty okay but I am not someone to be tied down myself. I don’t want to live in a house and have kids and be a wife. I was raised Thelemite, so the image of Babalon is pretty appealing to me I guess. Free and happy, but with the right beast. Now you. What is your relationship story?

Izi: I’m married Jewish style to the best occultist in the world.

Niguma: Jewish style?

Izi: You know, they sleep with you and they don’t run away and you don’t yell about it.

Niguma: Oh lol.

Izi: It’s a really bad Deuteronomy reference, ignore it.

Izi: Okay but I am married to m1thr0s and I could never go back to -whatever that crap was I called sex and love before him.

Niguma: You seem to have a real dynamic. You also have a huge age difference.

Izi: Yeah I think it’s sexy.

Niguma: Do you get a lot of looks about that? 

Izi: Not really, no one has ever said anything about it. And May December has been around forever it’s very classical. It’s alchemically correct as well. I have always thought I was the effect of his work and he acknowledges it too.

Niguma: Huh. So what…what kind of work?

Izi: Well he was redefining Hermeticism, and finishing the work Crowley began with the I Ching. Quite a big deal. Then there’s countless other discoveries. The Microprosopus and Macroprosopus third formula no one knew about for the thousands of years Alchemy was under the magnifying glass. He uncovered that. The Temporal and Primordial hexagrams layed out on the Tree of Life. But I was summoned. I know that, and I knew what was happening to me. But there was a deeper connection there as I have been with him off world on a lot of other missions. This one is not the shittiest but it ranks right up there with my top 100 worst of all time. He needed me really badly here so I made the decision to  incarnate into the world in 1978, and found a mother in 1980. this had to be a very particular kind of mother, she had to have certain things I don’t want to talk about.

Niguma: Fascinating. So you feel like your love was preordained?

Izi: It already existed and it was part of a plan.

Niguma: Oh right. Wow I wish I had that kind of certainty. I can’t seem to remember a bit about my past lives.

Izi: There is a complexity to accepting the reality of reincarnation, acknowledging your memories as fact rather than fantasy. If there’s no god and no life after death, there’s no point in not relishing the fantasy. Because we’ll be dead soon. I’m fairly certain it is not fantasy or a trick. I can’t imagine the universe being so stupid to me personally at least. Reality appears to be subjective. I can’t get a lot of people to agree with me.

Niguma: On the topic of relationships I remember we were facebooking and we both didn’t find a lot of men attractive. I’m not a lesbian…

Izi: It would make things less complicated…

Niguma: Yes, lol, and probably less smelly. but I think that’s a factor of the spiritual deficit of our world. We really live amongst a lot of spiritual inbreeds, so to speak. I find spirituality very attractive, and that can be dangerous because us woo-woo girls get sucked into cults or whatever. Crowley didn’t intentionally raise any fools but it’s somewhat of a worry.

Izi: I find the false Messiahs kind of funny but can’t imagine who would be attracted to them. I mean they are kind of like a phenomenon you’d think people would be able to recognize by now. 

Niguma: It’s white culture. We’re so lost. I mean I’m Finnish and we’re supposed to be one with the land and smoked herring and here I am growing up in Chicago with my parents who worship a batty Englishman, Buddha and watch CNN. Not a lot of culture there except for Crowley, but he’s really weird for a 12 year old girl. I never got into Thelema but my parents were okay with that.

Izi: They didn’t lay the Moon child trip on you?

Niguma: I think my mom wanted me to be an Indigo because it was a fad, but no, she let me do my own thing. They were both pretty proud of me and when I became a Buddhist they thought it was a phase. Maybe it’s a phase. I’m past the point of infatuation and have lived in Tibet, and I’m still here. 

Izi: So I’m supposed to ask, and we answer, what is your ideal traits in a mate, and give examples if you can.

Niguma: Ooh um…I havn’t met Mr. Right yet. Not sure he exists. I think that’s why I turned to Buddhism. I mean not just boys but satisfaction, I didn’t think it could be found in this world. But ideally he would be very spiritual, be a good cook, take his shoes off when he comes into my flat, and take me to sushi. 

Izi: That sounds pretty reasonable.

Niguma: Is the bar too low? 

Izi: I think it’s probably a good idea not to expect too much because you might be surprised about what is possible.

Niguma: I should like to hope so. We’ll see.

Izi: So my ideal traits in a mate have changed a lot. I wanted initially someone who shared a passion for Ninjutsu, and I ended up with a really bad relationship which I’ve talked about elsewhere. He was very abusive and obsessed with sex. There’s just a sexy zone which my mind is very selective about. I don’t think it’s just a “mission parameters” thing, either. It’s got a lot to do with power levels. Martial arts raises it a little bit but it’s not enough for my senses. Meditation of the proper sort makes a guys sexiness levels skyrocket on my radar, so to speak.

Niguma: I think I get that. I have dated the Kung Fu crowd but they are only exhilirating if they have the deep deep DEEP monk level meditation going on. 

Izi: Right, its not the martial arts. MA is a dead end ultimately, gets you to a certain point but after that it’s pointless. You get it, you move on. 23 Skidoo. I am not at all attracted to martial artists now because I see through the game.

Niguma: Okay 23 Skiddoo, The….Book of Lies? I havn’t read that one in a while.

Izi: I don’t have a copy next to me, but it’s a good one.

Niguma: I remember, something about getting out of the inn, because you’re an innkeeper, or something.

Izi: That’s the one.

Niguma: Okay. 

Izi: Anyways so good powerful meditational practice. That light is like what blood must smell like to vampires to me. 

Niguma: Oh Eric Northman on Trueblood. That’s the ultimate hottie.

Izi: I KNOW RIGHT. The guy I am interested in has to be a feminist, and be aware of the issues facing females, since I think that is the priority of Yang, to be aware of this. If they are into themselves they are just Air or Earth, not Fire. I need  a Fire guy.

Niguma: Fire? You mean like Tetragrammaton?

Izi: You got it. And I don’t want Water guys because they are too much the same. I have things to accomplish. I need the Emperor to my Empress. Or a Devil, or a Hermit, since they’re really the same guy according to the Tree and Ching via m1’s proximity principle.

Niguma: I remember somewhere on the boards you discussing how the Hermit was the secret agent of the Empress. 

Izi: That’s because of the locations on the Tree they are placed at. They share a secret relationship. 

Niguma: So what is sex like for you and m1thr0s? 

Izi: lol

Niguma: Getting to the good stuff now….

Izi: I actually can’t talk about it because he would kill me. But there’s a lot of electricity. All the time. It’s so different from what I expected, where I had set my bar really low in comparison. So I was pleased. I think that it gets better everyday too. It’s sexy to learn together, too.

Niguma: I hear that, learning is very sexual. I’ve had a couple of flings with teachers myself. 

Izi: Lamas?

Niguma: Oh well yes there was one but I mean just like, in the classroom, like college and then one of the Kung Fu Instructors I dated was, well, my instructor. 

Niguma: I feel like I’ve over-shared.

Izi: Well yes but that’s what’s wonderful about this being anonymous. I mean I’m not but I won’t blow your cover.

Izi: It seems like we have pretty high standards. But not looking for anything particularly mundane. I mean a big difference between us and other women is we have our own thing and want to be independent and powerful.

Niguma: I want to be enlightened. I don’t know if a man is an answer to that. Maybe a spiritual man but maybe not even that. Maybe just meditation. 

Izi: I think that it’s fine to be satisfied with that. The vestal virgin thing is probably pretty appealing to a lot of girls. But I think the light manifests as mankind, too, and there’s a lot of aspects of the original fire hidden here. A lot of darkness and ignorance, too, but they pass and are gone and the light will win eventually. 

Niguma: Yes, the light will win and Nirvana will prevail for all. 

Izi: Okay thanks for talking. We’ll do it again.

Niguma: Namaste. 

 

Soror Ma’at

Soror Ma’at  is the pen name of a Thelemite who attends a lodge on the West Coast of the United States and wants to conceal her identity to protect her lodge standing. (Not that we are on bad terms with any Lodges but she isn’t sure how they would react to her going outside the Lodge for occult activities) 

Izi: Hi

Ma’at: 93 Izi can you hear me okay?

 Izi: Yes

Ma’at: I’m calling on my iphone from a local coffee house the connections not always great

Izi: Yes i can hear you fine.

Izi: So the purpose of this exercise is to talk about everyday things but from an occultists perspective. and were girls of course.

Izi: So whats your view on sex and relationships  as an occultist.

Ma’at: Wow thats a pretty huge topic.

Izi: We could narrow it down.

Ma’at: I think its very difficult for a woman to find a mage that can actually do as much for her as she can potentially do for him.

Izi: I’m not sure I agree. but i have a great mage for a lover so …

Ma’at: Well youre very lucky.

Izi: Yeah youre probably right. m1thr0s says I don’t view myself as an exception to the rule enough of the time.

Izi: But i did a lot of work, magickal work to try and find him and that work started when i was about 16.

Izi: There are things i knew about him because of ritual magickal work i had done and the entailing visions and dreams that followed.

Izi:  That took me him. I got confirmation in a big way….

Ma’at: So you had a lot of indicators and help finding your magickal mate.

Izi: Well i took a detour to a really dead end relationship and got a divorce. That was fucked up.

Ma’at: Mm hmm….

Ma’at: Were there kids involved?

Izi: Yes

Ma’at: That must have been very difficult.

Izi: Yeah it sucks and….

Ma’at: Without trying to get too personal which is difficult on the topic would you say this person maintained a magickal practice for any particular purpose or for parties or more for casual interest?

Izi: He was a deadbeat emotionally, physically, spiritually….a true momma’s boy who ….well gosh in retrospect I am certain he tried to poison me and there was a lot of other weird shit going on…probably a narcissist. He certainly acted like one. I had a ton of outpouring of support for me in making the transition to where I am now. I might not have made it otherwise.

Izi: When i did goetia and summoning and work with vision questing he would play along but i don’t think he ever owned any of it, and the spirits disliked him. I could feel it. m1thr0s repeatedly tells me he’s not real, and that’s kind of true.  

Ma’at: So there was not much mutual growth happening there magickally 

Izi: Yeah

Ma’at: I would say i experienced similar sort of problem from different circumstances but similar complications.

Izi:  Okay

Izi: I feel like i projected a lot on to him, and he was not worthy.

Ma’at: You projected  a lot on to him…

Izi: Yeah my ex

Ma’at: By trying to turn him into something he was not prepared to be do you think?

Izi: Yes. he didnt respond well to my energy work. i mean he would black out if i went to Da’ath and sort of looked into that energy. The purple energy.

Ma’at: So you guys were going straight at Da’ath as opposing to working withYesod.

Izi: Maybe it was Yesod.

Ma’at: Yesod would be more like the earth triad where you have Venus on one side youd have Hod on the other side it’s called the earth triad.

Izi: Yeah maybe it was that cuz Yesod is purple.

Izi: So whenever i would tap that, he would just short circuit. I never discussed it with him.

Ma’at: Wow. Cuz thats not even basically first base in terms of astral.

Izi: Hahahahahhaha omg what was i thinking

Izi:  Anyways m1thr0s doesnt have those problems. i end up passed out and hes all buzzed after sex

Izi: The result is i enjoy sex alot more. i never enjoyed it with my ex that much. it was really just a chore. i hated trying to make it interesting. he was always interested. this is depressing.

Ma’at: Mmm hmm yeah i can see how it would be…

Izi: I dont live there anymore though its a huge relief.

Ma’at: Well for what its worth my experience was also depressing although for slightly different reasons and slightly different ways but similarily dissapointing, and uh, um, i guess very one sided is the best way for me to identify it.

Izi: Oh yeah. definately. ive never enjoyed sex this much. its worth it to find a mage who knows what they are doing kabbalistically or energetically speaking. 

 

Izi: Ithink the chinese define it as Yin and Yang fluxes. like if the polarities are off you get bad matches.

Ma’at: Mmm hmm

Izi: But thats not all thats going on

Izi: So im picturing that song by wynona rider where have all the cowboys gone in the background except where have all the mages gone

Ma’at: Mmm hmm. there were never very many of them to begin with, in the case of mages at least.

Izi: Well properly theres only one isnt there

Ma’at: Is there? lol. i hadnt considered that

Izi: Well theres the tao, the tao is the mage right

Ma’at: Wow now our sites are like way up high

Ma’at: I think weve just totally sprung a leak in our Yesod roof here

Izi: lol 

Izi: I dont know what that means but its funny. “You could drown a toddler in my panties right now. Not that you would.”

Ma’at: lol whaaat

Izi: Oh it’s an Archer quote. Nevermind. 

Izi: Not that I’m trying to solve anyone’s problems…

 Izi: I know it sounds cheesy, but pray about it. because right before I finally I guess discovered abrahadabra.com, i was doing heavy tantric work praying to Siva and i asked Siva, i said can you please make Greg my ex into a husband like you, and if you cant, please send me someone who is. and i had a really deep connection with the deity at that point. Not doing any drugs either – i was like 26. it was 2006. I was talking to the jasmine flowers in my garden. 

Izi: And i came to Abrahadabra and the next January i announced to Greg I wanted a divorce and within just a few months i had an major epiphany, and i mean that in the classical sense – Ningishzidda visited me and it was spectacular.

Izi: Well by the next year i found i was falling for m1thr0s because he pulled me through it just talking me through the more perilous aspects of this sort of major event that happens to all occultists given enough time on the path. but also i was getting major signals from Heaven that i was supposed to go to him. I had a conversation with a certain star goddess who really wanted us to get together

Ma’at: Star goddess? does she have a name?

Izi: Nuit

Izi: But yeah i wont go into details because its personal, but thats what happened. 

Ma’at: Thats some pretty heavy involvement involving alot of heavyweights in this relationship.

Izi: well my point is that you will be surprised that if you ask the right people, you might get what you ask for. but if you dont ask, theres no way in hell they can ever help you. its like a rule of the game. or playing field.

Ma’at: Hmm…

Izi: It doesnt end there though, theres the Great Work to accomplish and relationships are always work, everyday you have to tend to them. Plus all of the intricacies of being occultists with a heavy responsibility of being the bridge between heaven and earth, that comes at a price that has to be paid. Its great and theres no other choice for magickal folk. Alot of people deny it and go about their business ignoring the fact that they will all too soon be rotting corpses in the ground, with nothing to show for their infidelity to the Great Work. 

 Ma’at: The true infidels. That’s interesting.

Ma’at: What do you think about the concept of twinflames?

Izi: There was an occultist – Sebastian who I worked closely with for about a year who was really into that. I thought he invented by him  but lately I’ve been seeing the idea pop up in a lot of strange places. From what I understood it may have been from Drunvalo Melchizedek. 

Ma’at: Yes that’s right. A bit New Age you might not like it….

Izi: I never got into his stuff so I have no idea. Anyways Sebastian – he said that the singular supersoul as described by Krsna, splits and continues to split as it descends through space time, until you get here on earth and you have something like 18 different parts of you – your twin flames. 

Ma’at: Yeah it’s not like soulmates. 

Izi: So….yes I think it’s possible but I’m not about to sign up on the Woo Wagon just yet.

Ma’at: Woo Wagon, lol

Izi: Heh, I just don’t see  a point to overanalyzing it. If there’s more of me doing my job, fine, if not, whatever, doesn’t concern me right now with the amount of work I have on my plate. 

Ma’at: Do you regard m1thr0s as your twin flame?

Izi: No, I don’t. He is my lover, brother and master, but I don’t really subscribe to the idea of twin flames…it’s just so…ech…cheezy. 

Ma’at: I like it but then I’m a romantic.

Izi: I think m1thr0s and I are very romantic. He tells me the most romantic things. I could probably write a romance novel with some of the things he tells me.

Ma’at: Sounds like you got yourself a keeper.

Izi: I do.

Ma’at: I’m never going to understand why some people find it so easy to get into a magickal relationship that works.

Izi: God girl, I don’t think it was ever easy. I had been trying to find him since I was practically a child. The world was a horrible thing to me and I needed a Magus.

Ma’at: A child? lol

Izi: Well teenager, but same difference. I was stupid enough to marry a cretin and then get pregnant. Don’t do that. 

Ma’at: But still, you have what you want now.

Izi: Yes and I feel very lucky, I feel like I’ve been dealt a very fair hand with m1thr0s for once in my godamned life. 

Ma’at: I’ve been seeing this guy who basically is just a child myself…he’s waaaaay younger than even I would normally want to date. I am 30 and he’s 22. 

Izi: That doesn’t seem like a huge age difference.

Ma’at: It is culturally. I don’t get the bands he’s into and he has a lot of learning to catch up on. I feel like his mom. lol

Izi: That can suck. Nobody wants to be a mom to their lover, not truly.

Ma’at: I’ve heard some women really get into it, but, eh, not me.

Izi: So why are you dating him?

Ma’at: I was bored and sexy.

Izi: lol

Ma’at: I better not say anymore because I have no idea who is going to be hearing this.

Izi: It’s all typed. 

Ma’at: Oh, good. Change the ages then so he can’t guess.

Izi: Will do.

Ma’at: I think I’m tired of talking about men and boys. Men-boys. 

Izi: That’s really the crux of the whole issue here isn’t it? As women we’ve grown a lot faster through our tribulations than many men. 

Ma’at: Maybe. 

Izi: I hope to have you on again in the future Ma’at, it’s been nice talking to you. 

Ma’at: You too Izi….I would like to go again as well.

 

 

 

blue star kachina will melt your face, red star kachina will lop off your head

Not the pretty picture plastic shamans espouse, is it? And about as accurate.

We got this letter a while ago, (I’ll show it to you below) and  a recent interaction on reddit/occult called to my mind the increasing insurgence of interest in American Indian ritual magick, prophecy and superstition that comes along every few years.

The shallow and culturally poor glom off bits and pieces of really badly copied magick, from a people they don’t know.  The slipstreaming never stops.   The cry of “But I have so much respect for Native Americans/First Nations!” is very shallow. To respect a people, you must first know about them! I have actually been to the reservations of many many different tribes, and talked to the people. I have family living on  reservations, do you? 

The post I had an issue with on reddit was presented by a boy, of working age who had a father divorcing a mother. The mother was an “alleged” witch, and was using magick against the father to gain the upperhand in the divorce. Fine by me. I am not going to get in the way of another occultist’s will. People started trying to help the son, even though he was a self admitted plebian/non-magick user, and had no evidence that the father was not an abomination. Then they started pimping out American Indian culture to him, like a cheap and easy cure all.

They kept repeating the New Thought zany mantra to buy some sage and “smudge” the house.  These are sacred traditions. You cannot buy sage at a Wiccan store and call it good. It has to be harvested respectfully, with will and intent, at the right time of year, during a specific part of the plant’s cycle, and from a specific species, which is very rare and not available commercially, generally. 

Occultists, we are better than this. Stop repeating plastic shaman tripe. If you genuinely want to learn about a tribe’s medicine ways, move to the reservation. Find an elder to teach you. Commit yourself to serving his or her family and taking care of them. This is what students of the medicine ways do for their teachers in real tribes with real medicine traditions, all over the world. 

Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth. – Madhasudhana, Krsna

This symbiotic relationship in the oral tradition between teacher and student, where the teacher gives the tradition and the student gives service is sacrosanct and dates back to the dawn of man. This is what is lost on these people who go to a sweat lodge ceremony and pay $500 to do it. Medicine ways taught by the elders are free in American Indian cultures.  Pay it forward by buying their artwork in return. Do their yardwork. Bring them food, blankets or other necessities. This is the red way, which none of the plastic shamans are going to teach you. 

 The letter (anonymous)

 
I have watched a video caller the Secret Alchemy, which made a connection with the Holy cross  and Hopi prophesies of The Blue Kachina.
First thing came into my mind when I saw the name Blue Kachina was the Blue Twinstar, and I have been wondering if they are connected. As the video suggests, the Blue Kachina is actually a massive explosion in the center of our Galaxy that happens every 13000 years, and some people have estimated that next explosion will happen on the winter solstice of 1212.
One of the reason why I thought of the Blue Twinstar was because I though that the description of the effects of The Kachina explosion on a macrocosmic level seem to fit the changes that one would encounter on a microcosmic level, perhaps as a total result of the Great Work, effects such as transcendence of the Soul over Matter and the Unification whilst remaining individualized.
I hope I wont offend anyone with my curiosity, as my thoughts are solely based on my own subjective observations.

 My reply:

 
The Hopi are related to the Anasazi, small desert people who were once traders to the Aztec nation. There were quite a number of religious ideas exchanged,  including the idea that you had to sacrifice a lot of people to get what you wanted from the gods, in weird, festive and sometimes terrifying ways. In one excavation at an ancient Hopi well, over 90 skeletons were found, gifts to the underground water serpent god, probably.  They live all over the world now, but their homeland is in a small corner of the American Southwest between New Mexico and Arizona. I visited the “Mesas” in 2009. The place isn’t without problems, but one of the things that needs to be known about the Hopi is that they are very private, much more so than some other tribes I’ve encountered.
 
 
 
Isolated desert peoples distill concepts very effectively and come up with very innovative spiritual practice due to their isolation.  I don’t know that the Hopi believe this story about the galaxy explosion, and even if some do, don’t think that the whole tribe holds the opinion. Many of them don’t even know the meaning behind the religious symbols on the Katsinas body and accoutrements. In some people’s opinion, Hopi spirituality  is like a dead language – still practiced, not really evolving. Others believe that only a few dedicated individuals, exclusively medicine men and women can make decisions about the religion and evolve it. It’s not clear what occurs inside the tribe unless you are a part of the tribe. Even then, there are secret societies within  the tribe itself that share nothing with others in the tribe already.
 
From what I understand the Blue Star Kachina was not clearly identified. It could be either a spacecraft, god or a planet that lands or crashes on earth, the last stage in the so-called Hopi Prophecies. It doesn’t really match the status of the TwinStar as the generating seed of all existence, the connection that bridges Malkuth to Ain Soph Aur, or all of the other curious properties that we’ve been studying all of these years at TAI. 

I don’t know that the video you watched (link was removed) is made by the Hopi people. The maker does not name any elders or medicine people in the video description or credits. This is important. If it’s not made by the Hopi people, or someone who has lived with them a long time,  it is highly offensive and should not be taken seriously at all. We’re allowed to speculate on syncreticism as much as we like – for example, wondering if the TwinStar is the Blue Star Kachina, but making a factual statement about a culture we don’t belong to like this is wrong.  The Hopi as a people are not generally ready to join the global conversation on magick and the occult, and until they are they need to be left alone, and their ideas need to be left to them to disseminate on their terms. This is the same right any culture has. 

If you want to find out about anything American Indian, it’s not untoward to call the tribe. Ask them. They might put you in touch with someone who is very passionate about the topic and wants help getting the word out. They might laugh at you. They might tell you to fuck off. It’s the only right way to find out.  You can also visit in person.  Set up a visit at the hotel they run and spend a few days or preferably a few weeks there. Accept the place and people for what it is.  The truth is that the Hopi know about as much as anyone else. It’s a form of cultural genocide to put a people on a pedestal and then be dissapointed with them when they fail to meet expectations. White tourists do this all the time with American Indians, forgetting that the reservations they are visiting are some of the most poverty stricken places on earth with all of the problems that face afflicted areas. 

The TwinStar

 

The TwinStar is alive, readily accessible, a proof of Abrahadabra. It has been created by m1thr0s alone, it’s not a nebulous prophecy, and it is presented on its own terms, outside of exclusive cultural boundaries. It doesn’t need to appropriate the Blue Star Kachina prophecy to legitimize it. It’s logically tight and can be experienced directly without taking anyones word on it. Sloppy intuitive and artistic interpretations are not for the serious occultist, especially when they are taking advantage of an exclusive culture that wishes to keep its ceremonies and beliefs secret for now.

 

 

There is an account of some Hopi etchings that have been reproduced for study within the tribe. The story goes that the etchings were made by lightning and the originals are in the Grand Canyon. It depicts a person surrounding by a serpent like an ouroboros serpent, and the persons head is cut off by the serpent. The elder referred to the serpent as the Purifier. The Purifier is a more sinister figure than the plethora of New Age and Conspiracy wingnuts  seem to want to believe, and considering there was a lot of human sacrifice going on in the past in the Hopi tribe, the cultural fixation on a REALLY BIG sacrifice is not far off from simply being a deeply embedded cultural memory and a longing to be redeemed by a big powerful sky god.  The prophecy states that the sky will be red one day when we wake up and the red star kachina, the Purifier will arrive to begin purification. Not much else is known (or else the Hopi have not been forthcoming about it). I assume it means a lot of blood shed and head rolling if its just a myth, and if it’s a real prophecy that will come true someday, your guess is as good as mine. Any assumptions are pretty much useless at this point, sort of like Eliphas Levi’s crackpot flowery theories about attaining World-of-Warcraft-esque occult achievement awards.

 

“To attain the SANCTUM REGNUM, in other words, the knowledge and power of the Magi, there are four indispensable conditions–an intelligence illuminated by study, an intrepidity which nothing can check, a will which cannot be broken, and a prudence which nothing can corrupt and nothing intoxicate. TO KNOW, TO DARE, TO WILL, TO KEEP SILENCE–such are the four words of the Magus, inscribed upon the four symbolical forms of the sphinx.”

“You are called to be king of air, water, earth and fire; but to reign over these four living creatures of symbolism, it is necessary to conquer and enchain them. He who aspires to be a sage and to know the Great Enigma of Nature must be the heir and despoiler of the sphinx: his the human head, in order to possess speech; his the eagle’s wings, in order to scale the heights; his the bull’s flanks, in order to furrow the depths; his the lion’s talons, to make a way on the right and the left, before and behind.”

 

Oh so it’s about despoiling the Sphinx, I get it. People fall too easily for “You have won a special prize” routine.  This whole line of shit is about a misconception about man’s relationship to nature. And that, the Hopi have not made the mistake of doing, which is perhaps the great lesson one can learn from all American Indian people, at least those that still follow the Good Red Road.

It baffles the wannabe tribe. “How could anyone not lose touch of their proper relationship to nature?” It’s the 1/16th Cherokee man’s disease to take the price of technology  and equate it with the  inevitable rape of nature. It’s sort of taken for granted that this will happen. That’s just not how it is all over the world among literally thousands of tribes of people. This is not how it is with very advanced science and the kind of science and technology the Abrahadabra Institute is interested in. However, the idea that nature must be conquered could never be more obvious to a person who is a part of the wannabe tribe.

I mean Nature created you, you worthless dweebs, it’s not like you can return the favor. “Oh no no no, Nature didn’t do that, God did that”. God. What the fuck is God?

The Hopi people have never espoused that this is to be translated as a comet, or Nibiru or whatever else the New Agers think up next. So it is important at least that if we want to make such theories, that we base them on our own thesis, and not on the prophecies of another people. They have access to all of the information we do today in astronomy but they do not equate the prophecies with stellar events. 

 

the procession of the aeon, 5775

 

It was April 2007 and I had just finished making out with a giant white dragon that referred to himself as Ptah. Alot of other weird things had been happening, and my pineal gland had been working overtime.

 

My friend, a consummate occultist – let’s call him “Dave” – had just called me at my house in Memphis, Tennessee concerned about my spiritual and physical welfare because I had been acting…weird. “The Crowned and Conquering Child” Ra Hoor Khut had shouted his epithet at me in order to get my attention just a day before. I didn’t know who or what that was, and then there was Ningishzidda, a serpent with an intense interest  in introducing me to The Book of the Law and training me in the art of classical Greek priestesshood.

He admitted to me that he was a follower of Jesus but didn’t tell very many because they wouldn’t understand. He thought Jesus was a god of war. I thought, and still think that he was mistaking Jesus for Zeus or some other war sky god, but I didn’t say so. 

“You need to listen to him, he’s your god. Do what he tells you to.”  he said, referring to Ningishzidda.

Dave never took anything too seriously but he was one of the best chaotes around and enjoyed the sinister side of magick. He epitomized the trickster spirit. So his revelation that Jesus was his ishta dev (chosen face of godhead) was a bit of a shock. 

A polytheistic Christian telling me to obey the voices of the sparkling green and gold snakes and dragons invading my house. 

The call was completely random, it was the second or third time we had spoken on the phone. I had listened to his account of his wife, soaking the King James bible in urine so the thing about being one of “them” didn’t really register the last time we had spoken.

“So…wait a minute. Last time I spoke to you, I heard about your wife peeing on a bible.”

“Yeah…she did…what you think I would marry some rube? She’s a witch.”

Apparently she didn’t like the rewrite anymore than Jews and Christian critics do.  

“I don’t get why you’re into Jesus I mean most Christians I know are totally retarded.”

“Oh the bible thumpers and Jesus loves everyone types? Yeah I fucking can’t stand them either. They’re a bunch of zombies.”

I told him everything that had been happening, the encounters with strange cthonic deities and acid-tripesque experiences. 

 “He’s trying to talk through me. I don’t know if I should”.  

“Let him talk. You need to obey him.”

My voice changed and deepened as I felt the serpent in my head take over my speech centers. I carefully controlled my mind so as to not interrupt the lightly pressing channel.

 “You need to stop doing that shit”

“What shit?” 

“Don’t play dumb with me”

“Oh…yeah….I think…I think I  know what you’re talking about. I’ll try to stop.”

A few weeks later I learned Dave had been doing cocaine and admitted he needed help. I didn’t even know he was addicted to cocaine or what the message was about. I used to feel uncomfortable with the channeling process like this but I’ve grown comfortable with it, since it’s also saved my ass more than once. 

They say initiation is dangerous and can drive a person insane. No one ever seems to explain why in great detail, nor do the dire warnings ever come attached to a person who will tell a personal tale of why.

The whole system of magickal orders and secret societies was born on the tide of the great mystery schools of the Greece and Italy, who in turn took a page from the cults of Mesopotamia: Sumer, Akkad, Assyria and Babalon as well as Egypt. Mithraism, the great religion of the Roman Empire nearly overtook Christianity in the race to become the world’s most popular religion. Masculine in nature, it shared an alliance with the cult of Cybele, “Magna Mater” the great mother, another powerful faction in the ancient world. These societies were undoubtedly collaborators in the greatest entheogenic party ever held – The Rites of Eleusis. The structure and initiation grades in these religions were designed to minimize risk of death, insanity and mistakes in one’s spiritual path. They were very important: senators and philosophers partook in the mysteries, but so did housewives and slaves, and there were no anti-drug laws.

At the time I went through this spiritual awakening, I was a student, trying to make sense of it all, in a very unhappy marriage and at the same time had always been a serious student of the occult.   I had just finished two years at an Art Renewal Center approved atelier, and was starting in on my first year in college. 

More importantly I had just begun examining m1thr0s’s work more closely about 6 months earlier in December, and with the unveiling of his latest work in April of 2007, the prototype to the Twin Trees, titled “The P’an Ku Arrangement” my mind was completely blown. 

Reflecting back now I wonder if Dave realized that the profile of  his god more closely matched Mithras than Yeheshuah, or Jesus for those vulgar enough to mix the Jewish heretic up with the Roman salute to the sky god, Zeus. (The Latin pronunciation for Jesus literally means “Hail Zeus”) I don’t know that Dave was a closet Mithraist or even mistaking Mithras for Jesus, and I don’t talk to him anymore so I can’t ask him. 

The celebration for Mithras in the Roman Empire took place at Winter Solstice, and the parallels between the invented religion of Christianity and Mithraism are blatant. Mithras was in fact a redeemer and born of the virgin goddess Anahita, a war goddess. Both consort and mother to Mithras, just like in the Christian mythology – Mary (may she be torn on the wheel) doesn’t do it by herself. The Christian god has sex with Mary to become human, that’s the reason why Catholic Christians think the trinity is still monotheism. God the Father is God the Son. Nothing like a little paganistic incest lore to spice up religion. Unfortunately the intention was never about fun, it was about control, and so while the divine can be incredibly sexy, the whole point of the Catholic Church and almost all subsequent Christian movements was to uphold the Word of Restriction. (See the Book of the Law for more on that)

So it’s all garbage essentially, which is why I practically gag when I hear people espousing the belief that they are “Christian Occultists”, or “Christian Mages”. To me it’s an oxymoron, and belies deeply embedded ignorance. Ra Hoor Khut is clear that it’s imperative that all of the old aeon religions be discarded, Christianity and Islam are his main targets, blind slave religions founded in the most recent Aeon, while he attacks secondarily the creeds of Hinduism, Buddhism, Shamanism and Judaism – religions founded not in the Age of the Father, but in the Age of the Mother before that. Tearing out the flesh of these bodies of religion and absorbing the edible nutrients, he encourages us to take what we need from these dying cults and use them as our food during his reign. 

This is why both m1thr0s and I continue to incorporate the best parts of Sanatana Dharma, (and most especially its left hand path jewel, Tantra) as well as elements of Tibetan Buddhism, Shamanism and Kabbalah.

In the Book of the Law several clues are left to us admist the tomfoolery of Aleister Crowley’s conflicted mind. (Yes, I believe he was FORCED to write and keep this book through the machinations of karmic laws he had triggered. His actions are very clear – first the book sat in a rubbish pile for years. Crowley was extremely uncomfortable with it. He was specifically told not to change a single letter, and to publish it quickly. He disobeyed both commands, letting it collect dust and then adding that nauseating poem, while adjusting spelling and grammar from the original script. Then he washed his hands of it by saying he didn’t have anything to do with writing it.

Nuit explains to us that the word of Sin is Restriction. Sin is a proper noun, and there is only one Sin in the occult record, that is the Moon God of Ur, the historical birthplace of Abraham. Immediately prior she makes what I believe is an insight into the nature of Had and Hadit as a Transtigridian Snake God (See my article on Ningishzidda, about midway through,  for more information on this). 

Ra Hoor Khut explains himself as a God of War and Vengeance, but vengeance for what? If Sin, the Moon God of Ur is the Restriction we’ve been fighting all along, then what was the so-called “Original Sin” he committed that Ra Hoor Khut wishes to avenge? Does it have anything to do with mankind? I think that it does, and so do several other deities I’ve contacted. 

Mithras, for one, appeared to me within a few months of my initiation, as a sort of spooky and cat-like sorcerous Lord of Time and Space, a friend of Ningishzidda and an officiator of the most important contract I was to make in my entire life, my dedication to Ningishzidda. I did not know at the time that the Mithra known to ancient Persia was the god of contracts, so it was a highly auspicious omen later when I found out and my occult practices were confirmed. (this will happen many times over  the course of a successful pathworking, but it was one of my more significant eye openers) 

I think that the deep conflict in the Middle East and the epic sexual revolution ignited in The United States of America is nearly at the heart of the Aeonic movement, and that Ra Hoor Khut’s reign shall be made on what transpires here and there within the next fifteen years. I believe this is why the United States population is so fixated on Israel and so-called Palestine.  I am not one to make predictions or prophecies, this is one educated guess. I will explain my reasons later, I promise.

Izi Out

 

 

 

 

• the da’ath hack •

!dif07

hidden-diamond-sutra001Tree of Life – 22 Manifest Paths
The Abrahadabra Grid Perfectly Supports the Four Elemental Worlds

One of the distinguishing characteristics of Mutational Alchemy is the manner in which the Tree of Life is positioned with respect to the magickal formula of Abrahadabra, often referred to as the Abrahadabra Grid (shown above). Rather than treating Abrahadabra as internal to the Tree of Life, Mutational Alchemy approaches the Tree as a mathematical subset of Abrahadabra itself, which we take to be (in some auspicious way) revealing of Stars. Our reasons for doing this are in all cases rooted in demonstrable proofs of profound significance so that no one needs accept this strategy on any other basis. We do not claim that some mysterious entity from another dimension has informed us of this. We do not rely upon anything other than relentless deductive reasoning to assert it. We are more interested in falsifiable truth than enigmatic revelation, which (in any case) is subject to personal interpretation minus the safeguard of logical checks and balances. It is the road less taken concerning Abrahadabra and thus holds out the highest possibility of success defining Stars in any kind of rational relationship to Trees.

For a modern qabbalist to assert that “Every man and every woman is a Tree.” is in no sense surprising since, much like the Ayurvedic chakras, the Tree of Life is (from its inception) a kind of esoteric mapping of humankind itself viewed from a particular cosmological lens. The traditional view is that it represents the so-called Adam Kadmon which is intended to allude to the notion of the Primordial and/or Perfected Man synonymously.  In contrast, the (Thelemic) assertion that “Every man and every woman is a Star.” calls a number of technical matters into question since we have no significant example of human-stars which we can point to which are substantial enough to render that assertion anything more than an attractive metaphor. Lack of evidence notwithstanding, Mutational Alchemy is rooted in the assumption that it is not a metaphor and thus requires a proper anatomical explanation in order for us to better understand and more effectively act upon its premise.

It must first (and foremost) be recognized that the esoteric Tree of Life is an ongoing work in progress that has assumed many forms across as many cultures and periods of time to which it is identified.  The Tree of Life is a potent symbolism for human beings that figures prominently in many creation epics from numerous cultures.  It is not the sole province of Qabbalah (aka Kabbalah, Caballa etc) alone but has been an ongoing focus of qabbalistic mysticism from the start. There are really only a handful of books that make up the core of qabbalism historically, but none of these books have ever clearly identified the positional parameters of the 22 paths,  leaving scholars to wander aimlessly through the labyrinth of the Tree of Life, asserting one arrangement at one place and another at yet another with no certain standard in place to validate any of them! In response to this age-old dilemma, Mutational Alchemy devised an organizational standard coined the Proximity Principle which arranges the order of paths according to a uniform principle of geomathematical topology unlike anything that has ever been introduced before. The Proximity Principle can finally inform us of the correct ordering of the 22 paths connecting the 10 sephiroth (or numerical epicenters) that mark the energetic hub of the Tree of Life matrix. Unfortunately, coordinates like Da’ath (that is not regarded as a proper sephira and thus has no numerical assignment) are beyond the reach of the Proximity Principle itself.  Influential individuals (such as Isaac Luria) who went to great lengths to qualify and place Da’ath within the Tree of Life system have even gone so far as to run paths to and from its location, generally upsetting the balance of paths that existed prior to this development.

hidden-diamond-sutra001LTree of Life – Isaac Luria’s Rendition
Luria asserted that Da’ath is at root to the creation of Universe

Before I proceed to critique Luria’s rearranging of paths, I think it is important to acknowledge his exceptional genius.  As near as I can tell there would be no modern qabbalah of any outstanding merit without the many brilliant contributions he was able to make in his tragically short lifetime.  But his handling of paths to accommodate Da’ath amounts to a strategy of “robbing Peter to pay Paul” that essentially reinforces Da’ath at an unwarranted expense to Malkuth which already suffers enough neglect without pulling its paths connecting Mercury and Venus, generally crippling what is often referred to as the Earth Triad. This is the descending triangle that normally exists between Malkuth (at the bottom), Venus and Mercury. It is a hurried solution to a very complex problem that only leaves us with an even greater confusing mess than we were confronted with before it. The proper way to deal with the Da’ath question would have been to reexamine all path possibilities to begin with to ascertain what (if anything) a proper total of path possibilities might have to tell us regarding the elusive Da’ath.  In his defense, it has to be acknowledged that venturing a great deal beyond the scope of any body of tried-and-true esoteric wisdom almost always demands some precedent that justifies taking such a perilous risk. While Da’ath is clearly important, it is quite honestly not until the advent of Abrahadabra that we arrive at such a precedent. This is because Abrahadabra is not just another magickal formula but appears to contain a huge chunk of missing qabbalistic content…namely stars themselves!  The very notion that we may be operating at the lesser half of the Tree of Life equation is ample justification for reexamining everything we know of paths at the principle level and this is where our work on Da’ath (and its possible paths) should logically begin.

Qabbalah’s insistence on the 32 Paths of Wisdom originates with the Sepher Yetzirah (literally, Book of Formation) which can be roughly compared to the Emerald Tablet of Hermetic Alchemy. Despite its brevity, it is one of the oldest and most revered books in qabbalistic tradition. It is a book of Creation, outlining the 32 Blessings that God bestows upon the Adam Kadmon, corresponding to the 10 Sephiroth (or Vessels) and 22 Paths linked to the 22 Letters of the Hebrew alphabet.  It does not include Da’ath as among these Vessels and does not address the positioning of the 22 Paths whatsoever.  Only the 10 Sephiroth are assigned any formal positioning with respect to the body of the Adam Kadmon, following a natural descending order from the top of his head to his feet.  Mutational Alchemy defines the 22 Paths as the 22 Manifest Paths since there are an additional 16 Hidden (or Secret) Paths which are easily identified but have only very rarely been addressed by anyone at all.  When we do find any reference to the 16 Hidden Paths they are generally treated as a passing footnote having an ambiguous curiosity value of unknown character.  Mutational Alchemy regards this as a fundamentally shameful omission lending credence to the notion of occultists as a flock of undisciplined pseudo-scientific ninnies inherently incapable of any sort of practical deductive reasoning. Moreover, the Hidden Diamond is the heir-apparent key to Da’ath itself which will remain forever conflicted and unattainable so long as we continue to ignore the overwhelming evidence right in front us!

hidden-diamond-sutra002The Hidden Diamond – 16 Hidden Paths
The Hidden Diamond includes 3 interlocking unicursal hexagrams centered in Da’ath

Mutational Alchemy’s position on the 16 Hidden Paths (aka the Hidden Diamond) is that they qualify as the Active Principle driving the Tree of Life as a whole. The fact that they are not more widely understood is not especially surprising when we consider that no recognized authorities on this subject have ever spoken out about them. But there is ample evidence of their profound importance if we only examine the matter carefully and weigh it with a degree of professional diligence.  What surfaces through this process is really quite startling. It is no exaggeration to suggest that the Hidden Diamond (a term chosen for its diamond-like appearance) comprises the sum of Tetragrammaton itself, expressed as a charismatic collage of overlapping unicursal hexagrams, stretching from Kether (Sephira #1) to Malkuth (Sephira #10) with an exceptional emphasis on Da’ath which I will discuss ahead. But the first thing that needs addressing is the significance of its 16 Paths since the number 16 is the general number of Tetragrammaton with its 4 cardinal elements of Heaven (in the above) multiplied by the same 4 cardinal elements of Earth (in the below). The number 16 has a tremendous amount of history in both Eastern and Western metaphysics alike, with special attention being paid to arcane science of Geomancy alongside its popular applications in Astrology. What follows are several examples of the 4×4 magic square referred to as the Kamea of Jupiter:

kamea-of-jupiter00Kamea of Jupiter – Geomantic Dots
1 Dot (Western) = Yang (Eastern) | 2 Dots (Western) = Yin (Eastern)

kamea-of-jupiter01Kamea of Jupiter – Geomantic Figures
Attractive appearance but the conventional properties are baseless.

The 16 Geomantic Figures start out as an odd or even set of dots arranged in 4 tiers, or layers. Scholars are divided on Geomancy’s true origins but generally assign it to Arabic and/or Persion metaphysics which was acquired by the Greeks through their trades along the Silk Road sometime during the Middle Ages. Each of the 16 geomantic figures carries a Latin name along with definitions amounting to portents of good or evil content. Apparently oblivious of their inherent elemental constitutions, the geomantic figures often fall dismally shy of their legitimate alchemical properties. This is because the method employed in interpreting them was typically based upon their physical appearance in the minds of an exclusive few individuals, rather than their verifiable elemental constitutions based in uniform underscoring principles. A quick example of this is figure #5 (called Puella; Latin for Girl), identified on the basis of its appearance (to some unknown interpreter) as a young girl with large breasts. We are told it carries the outer element of air combined with the inner element of water and represents feminine sexuality. What can actually be confirmed regarding Puella is that it carries Air in the Above and Fire in the Below; Earth in the Within and Fire (again) in the Without. There is no logical indication of Water of any kind and it most closely resembles the Prince of Wands in Court Card correspondence. The Prince of Wands may represent many things but feminine sexuality is not one of them. This is what happens when we abandon any sort of falsifiable checks and balances. Anybody can assert anything they please and no one can say anything differently since there are no underscoring rules separating fact from fiction to begin with. If some would argue that this is exactly how magick should operate then we might as well admit up front that it’s all a con game anyway, having nothing to do with reality, either mundane or sublime. In such a case, why on earth would any person of integrity want to have anything invested in it at all? But there is no legitimate reason for concluding that magick itself is inherently delusional or false based solely on its habitual abuses. There is only every legitimate reason to think it is an evolving body of knowledge to which we do not typically possess a more disciplined understanding.

kamea-of-jupiter02Kamea of Jupiter – Binary Tetragrams
The Original (True) Tetragrammaton

This chart illustrates the 16 Binary Tetragrams as was understood by the Chinese Sages, displayed here according to what Mutational Alchemy calls the Heaven Descending chronological arrangement. In the Heaven Descending arrangement, Yang (Heaven) obtains the value of 0 and Yin (Earth) the value of 1. Thus the first complete Tetragram numerates as 0000, while the last complete Tetragram numerates as 1111. All other binary tetragrams fall somewhere between these two great polar caps. We have no evidence to suggest that the Chinese scholars of antiquity ever actually used this binary numeration system, though their models did very often adhere to the resulting chronological ordering in one arrangement or another. The first person that we know of to employ this modern binary method was the German mathematician / philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz, called the father of modern calculus among his many other remarkable accomplishments.

The Chinese elemental system follows a different elemental standard than the 4-elemental system in the West. Their first compound elements are not viewed as elements so much as familial forces. A Yang of Heaven combined with a Yang of Earth is called an Old Yang, or Father. A Yang of Heaven combined with a Yin of Earth is called a Young Yang, or Son. A Yin of Heaven combined with a Yang of Earth is called a Young Yin, or Daughter. A Yin of Heaven combined with a Yin of Earth is called an Old Yin, or Mother. For the Chinese Sages these most basic compound structures (called bigrams) do not class as elements in the sense that we would view them in the West. They represent familial values with striking similarity to the Platonic elements but for some (unclear) reason were not typically identified to the corresponding elements of Fire, Air, Earth and Water as is the more natural inclination among Western metaphysicians.  It is important to keep this cultural distinction in mind and not succumb to a revisionist mentality.

There also exists another mathematical Tetragrammaton called the Ternary Tetragrammaton, which utilizes a third underscoring force called the Jen Principle which stands between the Heaven Flux and the Earth Flux properties and equates to Man as another kind of Flux property. The Ternary Tetragrammaton yields a much larger magic square called the Kamea of Luna with its 9 x 9 (81) tetragrammal chambers. I will discuss this in greater depth in another article. For the moment it is only important to clarify that the Hidden Diamond’s 16 Paths are anything but incidental. That it carries the sum of Tetragrammaton is hugely important as it tells us a great deal about how the Tree of Life itself is intended to be utilized. That we find it in complete abandonment as we do is a very disturbing report on the state of magickal awareness in this world. How shall we accomplish any tenable Perfection if we are unable or unwilling to harness all available resources at our disposals?

kamea-of-jupiter03Kamea of Jupiter – Above/Below Elements
Mutational Alchemy Amalgamate

This version of the Kamea of Jupiter is unique to Mutational Alchemy and defines for us the Above/Below 4 x 4 elemental constitutions of the 16 Hidden Paths. Despite its visual simplicity it is a highly valuable and versatile table of correspondences. In his book entitled Generation and Corruption Aristotle devised a system for classifying the 4 cardinal elements that works out perfectly with the 4 Binary Forces developed by the Chinese Sages. Aristotle asserts: (1) Fire is primarily hot and secondarily dry. (2) Air is primarily wet and secondarily hot. (3)  Earth is primarily dry and secondarily cold. (4) Water is primarily cold and secondarily wet. By combining the values of Hot (Yang) and Cold (Yin) to an Above relationship and Dry (Yang) and Wet (Yin) to a Below relationship, we can easily define the 4 Binary Forces to their 4 Platonic equivalences. Finally the 5th Element (Aether, aka Akasha) is also present and accounted for even within the Binary Tetragrammaton through the agency of running lines which allows any tetragram to morph into any other without exception. Thus the 5th Element makes its appearance in the form of coordinating and directing the movement occurring within the cardinal Four. It also plays a rather dramatic role in the Ternary Tetragrammaton where it suddenly steps forward assuming the same elemental footing as we find in the Binaries, but resulting in a much vaster range of elemental structures from the 9 bigrams all the way through to the 729 Hexagrams (and potentially beyond). 

I could go on discussing magic squares indefinitely, extolling the virtues of 16 as the number of Hidden Paths at our disposal but there is other important ground to cover yet in attempting to keep this discussion confined to an article length essay that will (hopefully) leave readers with a renewed sense of purpose. We find the 4 x 4 (16) elemental system virtually everywhere in occultism from the 16 Court Cards of the Tarot to the 16 Jungian Personality types to important subdivisions of binary and ternary systems all across the world, spanning many cultures across all known periods of time. That we find the Hidden Paths in such an abysmal state of disregard and general lack of productive application is as startling as it is disturbing. But my purpose here is not to condemn the failures of the past so much as to encourage a more profitable direction moving forward.

Mutational Alchemy began from a handful of very basic questions alongside a few untested hunches regarding their ultimate solutions. Initially I was interested in ascertaining how the 64 binary hexagrams of the I Ching (aka YiJing) might correspond to the 32 Paths of Wisdom as defined in western Kabbalah, Qabbalah, etc. Not a terribly ambitious project on its face and it turned out that Aleister Crowley had already made a few half-decent inroads on this question, though in the end his own conclusions proved to be unacceptably incoherent and incomplete. No matter; there are still a number of very good leads to work from in his work, Abrahadabra being among them!  Once we have made the connection with the Lo Shu Diagram of ancient China and the Pythagorean Tetractys Abrahadabra takes on an entirely new dynamic! Yet no matter how good our maps may get we still run up against the appearance of blockages, most of which seem to revolve around Da’ath – the mysterious *not-sephiroth* of the Tree of Life. So steeped in taboo is it that even referring to it as a *not-sephiroth* is enough to send some nervous qabbalists running for cover!  Be that as it may, Mutational Alchemy does view Da’ath as a technical *not-sephiroth* possessing the qualities of syntax that allow us to do all kinds of things with numbers without being a number in itself. That certain blockages may be rooted in Da’ath is mostly an intuitive assessment of the situation as we find it and does not resolutely inform us that Da’ath is in any deliberate way opposing us. But notions of its oppositional character are not without precedent in numerous guises and it is largely due to this persistent intuition that the Da’ath Hack has finally evolved.  It provides us with a highly efficient means of flooding Da’ath with the full force of the triune Word of Perfection at once. If no opposition is actually rooted there, no harm can come of its application. If (on the flip-side) we are indeed incurring opposition rooted in Da’ath, then the Da’ath Hack is exactly the kind of device required to countermand it. 

So let’s get down to business. There are many possible ways to work with the Hidden Diamond but the Da’ath Hack is unique in its class. It’s ingenuity and efficiency are without equal in my view. It is built upon an extrapolation of 3 interlocking unicursal hexagrams that exactly correspond to the 3 mathematical divisions of the composite Word of Perfection, thus allowing us to literally flood Da’ath with the full force of the ternary Tetragrammaton via a shortcut (e.g. back-door) method that just happens to be available to us for the taking. It uploads a tremendous amount of force in just a fraction of the time it would normally take for us to construct all 729 hexagrammal fields line-by-line in both Widdershins (Counter-Clockwise) and Deiseil (Clockwise) rotations. Used in conjunction with the TwinStar we have a tactical assault instrumentation that has no equal as near as I can tell. Our purpose in *attacking* Da’ath in this manner is not about harming it in any way. It is about reclaiming it and harnessing it in the service of the greater Star structure that stands directly behind it. Like any tactical device, it is ultimately only as good as we are at implementing it, but it’s chances of success are significantly greater than anything I have ever seen in over 40 years of tracking this matter almost daily. I have never seen anything quite like it. It is vital to be drawing attention to it at this time for the immeasurable service it can provide to those braving its reward. Most will simply disregard it which I will neither criticise or condemn. The very few to whom it most powerfully appeals are the ones who need to know of its discovery, which has come up rather suddenly and might have easily been overlooked. As fate would have it, it has been recognized and captured.

• Da’ath Hack – Numbers Method •
note: These formulas work in 4:4 (e.g. natural) Time as is universally preferred whenever possible.
• Counter-Clockwise (Widdershins) Rotations •

heavenhex-yin-numbersHeaven Hex – Yin Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &…

manhex-yin-numbersMan Hex – Yin Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &…

earthhex-yin-numbersEarth Hex – Yin Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”):  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &…

The numbers method is useful for practice runs and as a means of perfecting your 4:4 timing. Their value should not be underestimated. They also serve as a stand-in when you are not yet 100% confident of the word formulas but would still like to explore the scrying actions on their own merits. We always begin poised in Kether (Crown) and move towards the numbers as indicated. Downbeats give us the numbers while upbeats can be pronounced as *and* or as a silent pause between downbeats. Thus the count will follow *one-and-two-and-three and four-and- one-and-two-and-three and four-and- one-and-two-and-three and four* assuming 3 rotations per division (which is highly recommended).

• Clockwise (Deiseil) Rotations •

heavenhex-yang-numbersHeaven Hex – Yang Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &…

manhex-yang-numbersMan Hex – Yang Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &…

earthhex-yang-numbersEarth Hex – Yang Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &…

Notice that the full force of the unicursal hexagrams remains at all times centered on Da’ath. Only the anchor points change positions acquiring Luna (9) and Malkuth (10). This is extremely important and is one of the reasons this method is so effective. For additional support we are displaying the Abrahadabra Grid with its 10  Secret Chiefs clearly visible. This allows us to stop at any point in the process to invoke the TwinStar as needed. We can imagine that the TwinStar is physically hosting this particular line of attack on Da’ath and is there as backup support should it at any time be required or else just thrown in for good measure. But the numbers method is just a preparatory prelude to the (Triune) Word of Perfection itself which follows next:

• Da’ath Hack – Letters Method •
note: These formulas work in 4:4 (e.g. natural) Time as is universally preferred whenever possible.
• Counter-Clockwise (Widdershins) Rotations •

heavenhex-yin-lettersHeaven Hex – Yin Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): AH & UH & EE & UH &…

manhex-yin-lettersMan Hex – Yin Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): AH & UH & OH & UH &…

earthhex-yin-lettersEarth Hex – Yin Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): EE & UH & OH & UH &…

• Clockwise (Deiseil) Rotations •

heavenhex-yang-lettersHeaven Hex – Yang Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): AH & EE & UH & UH &…

manhex-yang-lettersMan Hex – Yang Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): AH & OH & UH & UH &…

earthhex-yang-lettersEarth Hex – Yang Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): EE & OH & UH & UH &…

The Word of Perfection being employed in this instance is the complete form with its 3 Divisions and 36 Banners in total. To the best of my knowledge it has never been asserted in its entirety in this world, nor even understood correctly until Mutational Alchemy came along and corrected it. It can be expected to catch Da’ath completely off-guard as there is no defense against it and literally anyone is free to assert it, although there is some question as to whether or not children are regarded as having full authority to assert it. It can do them no harm that I am even vaguely aware of but, being as they are children, it is possible to argue that they are not as yet in full possession of their faculties and thus do not have the same full authority that consenting adults would have. This is a minor technicality in practical terms since even among adults this magickal formula is hardly known and almost never asserted due to its extreme obscurity. I mention it here to impress upon my readers that they are playing around with the hottest fire Mutational Alchemy can define which is not to be taken lightly as it may expedite things you never thought it would. None of these things amount to anything injurious to our long-term well being but owing to varying degrees of physical and mental corruption we are all subjected to in this world there can sometimes be unexpected side-effects we did not anticipate. So always proceed with a certain degree of caution and expect the unexpected as well as you may be able.

Pronunciations are optional but I generally recommend phoenetic pronunciations in the main. Where the Word of Perfection is spelled A-H-I-H-V-H, I recommend pronouncing AH-UH-EE-UH-OH-UH for instance. One should always be prepared to experiment with alternative pronunciations however. Different situations will call for different strategies as a rule.  When working with Abrahadabra for instance I usually prefer to use the actual names of the letters due chiefly to how well they seem to roll off the tongue in that situation. Sometimes a little friction is a desirable thing, other times it isn’t. Astute practitioners learn to be discerning regarding subliminals of that sort. While there are rarely (if ever) any absolutes regarding pronunciations, there are innumerable practical considerations generally depending on the kind of effect one might be after.

A few readers will have noticed that the order of letters changes between Widdershins and Deiseil rotations. This is not some sort of typo but rather there is a technical reason why it is preferable to observe this distinction. In the case of the Heaven Word, its Widdershins arrangement is A-H-I-H while its Deiseil arrangement is A-I-H-H. With the Man Word, its Widdershins arrangement is A-H-V-H while its Deiseil arrangement is A-V-H-H. Finally the Earth Word follows the same pattern where its Widdershins arrangement is I-H-V-H but its Deiseil arrangement is I-V-H-H. In order to make this fully clear I would need to spend a fair amount of time discussing the more complex topic of Hexagrammal Fields of which the Da’ath Hack is a simplified extrapolation. Suffice it to say there does exist a comprehensive reasoning supporting this seemingly quirky variation that is beyond the scope of this article to articulate. As always, people are free to do whatever they choose but it is recommended to observe this protocol even if the reasoning is not immediately clear. At another time and place I will explain it in greater depth.

• The Closing Action •

!closing01generic center, ground & close
Assimilation, Equilibration, Stabilization

Though it is without a doubt one of the most important elements in any magickal operation, whether tantric or ritual in form and content, I’m going to leave this one somewhat up for grabs contingent on the discretion of each individual practitioner.  I use an Abrahadabra-based closing action which I have discussed in other articles but I think it is important for people to find their own systems and protocols as much as possible through trial and error. With respect to the Da’ath operation one should feel free to close at any time it feels correct to do so. There are no certain rules on this, save perhaps the final closing action at the very end of any operation but in truth one can insert a closing action anywhere at any time it feels advantageous to do so. The closing action is as much a centering and grounding action as it might be anything else, so one is perfectly free to use it as a transitioning devise between any one thing and another…again…just so long as it feels correct then it typically is correct. There are no other higher rules involved than this.  It is important to close in the same direction you have been building however. If you build a pentagram running in a counter-clockwise direction, it is preferable to close in a counter-clockwise direction and vice-versa. The Final Close should always run Clockwise as a rule, denoting a downward aspiration (aka Heaven Descending).

!HiddenDiamondSutra03CComposite Da’ath Hack Alchemical Mirror
Recommended as a Prelude to Mastering Hexagrammal Fields

I hope that this little article encourages people to take a closer look at the Hidden Paths and develop ways to use them more effectively than we have seen thus far. The Hidden Diamond ranks among the most dynamic sigils I have ever worked with and I find it a terrible waste that it is not utilized more often by a great many more people. Such wastefulness cannot forever endure without ultimately incurring unspeakable disaster…not so much because anyone has ordained it so but because these are the natural means through which order is created from disorder. Abandon that evolutionary imperative (thinking we are uniquely immune to cause-and-effect principles) and we inadvertently invoke the consequence of a world given over to the severest kinds of imbalance. It is true (of course) that we must keep pace with scientific progress but even scientific progress has its price where human beings are concerned. These things are all too easily manipulated by those with personal agendas having nothing to do with scientific truth.

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methodology: 64 dakini mantra/tantra outcome: vishnuloka

Vishnu at Angkor, photo credit Rama Arya, used with permission. http://www.rama-arya.com/
Vishnu at Angkor, Cambodia photo credit Rama Arya, used with permission. http://www.rama-arya.com/

In this series I explore the method and outcome of various magickal rites, attempting to equip the practitioner with the tools they need to succeed in achieving their own ascension (or descent as it may be). 

Technique

That morning I had a chance to perform the traditional sixty-four yogini mantra, which is given below, with the simple warning to not use it frivolously. It is not in the same class as all-auspicious universal godhead mantras such as the so called hare kṛṣṇa mantra:

 

hare rāma hare rāma

rāma rāma hare hare

hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa

kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare

This class of mantra given above is designed to meet the most basic spiritual needs.  It repels the demon Kali (Not to be confused with the goddess Kali) It requires no previous qualifications, and does not cause any unreasonably difficult side effects, so it’s a good starting point for beginners in mantra. It addresses a trio of the divine, Balarama (“Rama”) and his younger brother, the black god, Krsna (“Krishna”), and the aspect of Devi called Hare (Subhadra, their sister, not Radharani, although some like to attribute it to Radhe-Krsna, there is a separate mantra for the Vrindavan couple).  This trio comes from a very ancient period in Bharat’s history, and are still depicted in their original tribal form today, even in mainstream and modernized sects like ISCKON. 

The Balrama, Subhadra and Jagganath Krsna from the temple I grew up in. They are still there! I thought these were incredibly weird looking when I was small.
The Balarama, Subhadra and Jagganath (Krsna) from the temple I grew up in. They are still there! I thought these were incredibly bewildering when I was small.

Mantras are usually, but not always, sung in Sanskrit language. An Indo-Iranian language, it should be of especial interest to students of Sumerian religious practices, as most evidence points to Sumerians as being Australoids, that is from Australia, sharing linguistic and genetic characteristics with Australians and with Indians also consider Australoid.  Sanskrit is more melodic than Sumerian, and lends itself to hymns better, but use of Sumerian god names should be considered appropriate when one is able to find application.  The Sumerian language disappeared from India around 2000 BC.  (Read more by Dr. Ashok Malhotra: http://www.armeniapedia.org/index.php?title=Tracing_the_Origin_of_Ancient_Sumerians)

Another good example of a “vanilla” mantra, and equally good for your body of light is the elemental formula is the Panchakshari:

Oṃ Namaḥ Śivāya

This is a classical element base mantra, invoking all the elements except earth as well as the god Siva, who is most famously known for being the god of destruction and the tandav (dance of destruction).  When used frivolously it has no ill effects and does good for the mind and body of the practitioner. It is also often used as a healing mantra or to ward off evil. 

The yoginis, or dakinis, on the other hand, are considered to be quite dangerous. One must be a highly experienced tantric practitioner to be confident one will come out through the ordeals they throw at you alive. I do not recommend this mantra to anyone who has not at least experienced the so-called HGA phenomenon or established a good, sound, working relationship with some, any aspect of Devi. This will be enough to control and pacify all that Shakti will throw at your feeble mind. 

 Some will argue that it’s best not to distribute texts widely known to be dangerous to potentially uninitiated viewers, but the truth is, without all of the risk and danger, the occult becomes  boring or droll, and sometimes a bronc is what a student needs to learn how to succeed. 

The 64-Dakini Mantra

64 Yogini Temple
Chausath Yogini temple known as Mahamaya temple which includes the statues of the 64 dakinis surrounding an open sky temple. Photo Credit: Soumendra Barik

ॐ is pronounced “Aum”, or “Ohm”.  Svāhā is a “hail” and refers to the goddess svāhā, who presides over sacrifices and is the wife of Agni, the fire god, the first god mentioned in the oldest book of Sanatana Dharma, The Rig Veda. Note that this 8-fold expansion contains all ten of the Mahavidyas, the aspects of devi that represent the divine feminine goddess form of the Tetractys of pythagoras. Thus the TwinStar is also embedded in this mantra along with all 64 hexagrams of the I Ching! 

ॐ  Kali Nitya Siddhamata svāhā

ॐ Kapalini Nagalakshmi svāhā

ॐ Kula Devi Svarnadeha svāhā

ॐ Kurukulla Rasanatha svāhā

ॐ Virodhini Vilasini svāhā

ॐ Vipracitta Rakta Priya svāhā

ॐ Ugra Rakta Bhoga Rupa svāhā

ॐ Ugraprabha Sukranatha svāhā

ॐ Dipa Muktih Rakta Deha svāhā

ॐ Nila Bhukti Rakta Sparsha svāhā

ॐ Ghana MahaJagadamba svāhā

ॐ Balaka Kama Sevita svāhā

ॐ Matra Devi Atma Vidya svāhā

ॐ Mudra Poorna Rajatkripa svāhā

ॐ Mita Tantra Kaula Diksha svāhā

ॐ Maha Kali Siddhesvari svāhā

ॐ Kameshvari Sarvashakti svāhā

ॐ Bhagamalini Tarini svāhā

ॐ Nityaklinna Tantraprita svāhā

ॐ Bherunda Tatva Uttama svāhā

ॐ Vahnivasini Sasini svāhā

ॐ Mahavajreshvari Rakta Devi svāhā

ॐ Shivaduti Adi Shakti svāhā

ॐ Tvarita Urdvaretada svāhā

ॐ Kulasundari Kamini svāhā

ॐ Nitya Jnana Svarupini svāhā

ॐ Nilapataka Siddhida svāhā

ॐ Vijaya Devi Vasuda svāhā

ॐ Sarvamangala Tantrada svāhā

ॐ Jvalamalini Nagini svāhā

ॐ Chitra Devi Rakta Puja svāhā

ॐ Lalita Kanya Sukrada svāhā

ॐ Dakini Madasalini svāhā

ॐ Rakini Papa Rasini svāhā

ॐ Lakini Sarvatantresi svāhā

ॐ Kakini Naganartaki svāhā

ॐ Sakini Mitrarupini svāhā

ॐ Hakini Manoharini svāhā

ॐ Tara Yoga Rakta Poorna svāhā

ॐ Shodashi Latika Devi svāhā

ॐ Bhuvaneshwari Mantrini svāhā

ॐ Chinamasta Yoni Vega svāhā

ॐ Bhairavi Satya Sukrini svāhā

ॐ Dhumavati Kundalini svāhā

ॐ Bagla Muki Guru Moorthi svāhā

ॐ Matangi Kanta Yuvati svāhā

ॐ  Kamala Sukla Samsthita svāhā

ॐ Prakriti Brahmandri Devi svāhā

ॐ Gayatri Nitya Chitrini svāhā

ॐ Mohini Matta Yogini svāhā

ॐ Saraswathi Svarga Devi svāhā

ॐ Annapoorni Shiva Samgi svāhā

ॐ Narasimhi Vamadevi svāhā

ॐ Ganga Yoni Svarupini svāhā

ॐ Aprajita Samaptida svāhā

ॐ Camunda Parianganatha svāhā

ॐ Varahi Satya Ekakini svāhā

ॐ Kaumari Kriya Shaktini svāhā

ॐ Indrani Mukti Niyantri svāhā

ॐ Brahmani Ananda Moorthi svāhā

ॐ Vaishnavi Satya Rupini svāhā

ॐ Mahesvari Para Shakti vāhā

ॐ Lakshmi Monoramayoni svāhā

ॐ Durga Satchitananda svāhā

The dakinis, literally “sky dancer” is a female spirit embodied in the form of a flying lady, the East Asian version of an angel. Some of them are quite sinister and terrifying. The old world vultures who participate in the sky burial ritual of the Tibetan Cho practice are the living embodiment of the dakinis. Followers of Thelema will be pleased to know that vultures are also symbols of Ma’at, the heir apparent “Hrumachis”  to our young Aeon of Ra Hoor Khut, and so this ritual will yield immense insight into the current aeon as well as put one in touch with the fierce dakinis which will be useful in an age of War and Science. 

Vultures, the living embodiments of Dakinis, awaiting breakfast being prepared by the priests out of a dead devotee. Attribution: China Buddhist Encyclopedia. Full article here: http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php?title=Sky_burial
Vultures, the living embodiments of Dakinis, awaiting breakfast being prepared by the priests out of a dead devotee. Attribution: China Buddhist Encyclopedia. Full article here: http://www.chinabuddhismencyclopedia.com/en/index.php?title=Sky_burial

 

The Dakinis are often associated with Siva, with him as the “axle in the wheel” surrounded by these whirling feminine energies that power both him and the universe. It is with some surprise that I got the result of Vishnu in accord with a meditation that would normally be associated with Shakti or Siva, but it is certainly welcome and I attribute it mostly to the positive response from one or more Dakinis connected with Vishnuloka. The endless debate upon whether Vishnu or Siva are the same or separate deities is not very important to me – Vishnu liked to come to me as Mahakala, Siva shows himself to me as Balarama, the “original Krsna” as Sri Prahbupad calls him. Krsna is the fair face for feeble human minds. The reality is – terrifying. As it should be. 

 

So why this series? I’m working on a Mutational Alchemy curriculum but teachings are necessary right now, all the time for lost seekers. There has been a lot of confusion over the past few decades in the so-called “occult” in the few internet forums and less than reliable books available to serious students of esoteric arts. Bearing this in mind I set out to compose a series of firsthand accounts including methodology and outcome that were not framed by incompetence or overly eager accounts of half baked initiates pretending to the title of Magus.

If this seems harsh, it is meant to be. Pretenders have grown far too bold and absurd in their claims  of performing magick when they are only deluding themselves. Most are easy to spot, even for the less experienced, but they can be vain wastrels and their falsehoods need to be exposed whenever possible. 

The adage: “To Dare, To Know,  To Will, To Go, To Keep Silence” is at all times advised as a ward against this sort of impropriety and to clarify the importance of freedom in personal practice – try anything within your own limits of reason.

While no one can ever describe the essence of a real magickal experience, it is true that hearing about what is possible may affirm, inspire or yes, even deter. So it is clearly important that a high standard of integrity be maintained in recording and relaying magickal ritual experience data. 

With that said, here is the first of these. Almost all magickal experience is spontaneous, it’s difficult to predict and always, of course, powerful. That is the primary reason for occult’s popularity- the divine is wonderful and far more addicting than base intoxicants such as alcohol or sex.  There is nothing more blissful than divine union. 

Outcome

September 4th 3-4AM

Earlier that day I had performed the 64 Dakini Mantra listed before.  Sleep overtook me after working on yet another aspect of the curriculum.

There is a place between waking and sleep where subconscious meets conscious mind, which is very useful for communicating between realms. 

 I encountered a number of different “gateways” – one may linger but these realms are transitory when a game is afoot.  It’s a bit like travelling through a tunnel, but far less linear.  Something was pulling me in towards a central domain.

Fear is a huge problem during these events, and yogis and yoginis need to try to overcome their various deep seated fears or likes and dislikes before attempting to cross such distances. These fears and biases can be very hard to bring up to observe unless you have an experienced guide or chemical to bring them out. They can literally destroy the lives and peace of those who are not in control of their senses and are not mindful. Thoughtless people, those who desire greatly the fruits of their various actions, those with uncontrollable sexual or blood lust are in great danger when undergoing almost any kind of serious meditational operation. This is not merely a matter of self control, but of awareness. One must be aware of their position in relationship to universe herself, and be mindful of karma. Karma is not merely a “law of return” it is the mental asana and a very easy thing to navigate once you know its tricks. Cursing someone, killing someone and other actions normally viewed as sinful are all based on context, as one learns reading the Vedas. I am not condoning killing, as a vow of non-violence is preferable. But a soldier in a war must fight, that is a soldier’s duty. The Bhagavad Gita teaches us that. Fear is a greater impediment in my opinion, than pride, lust, violence or anything else. Ravana was the greatest devotee of Siva, no small feat, and he was filled with passions. Also a very great king. If he was afraid he would have never achieved such great success. Compare him with Arjuna, who was frozen, petrified on the battlefield. Krsna warns him of such behavior, that it leads to infamy. 

To conquer fear that disrupts meditation and the achievement of enlightenment, the Buddhists took to Chod practice for example, where the dharma guardians send you terrifying visions for you to overcome (after giving them permission to do so of course.) Some simple over the counter chemicals will also send you into a terrifying delerient state but this is not recommended as one can be overcome by their fears.  One fearful thought can be enough to bar entry or send your mind squarely back into your body, failing union.  There are other gates requiring different parameters, but fear is the one that will summarize the majority of setbacks. 

During “ascension” depending on various circumstances, one may be able to “see” various realms as they pass through them, or it may simply all be a blur. In this case I was stopping for a few seconds as as I passed through each gate.  If I was afraid at any one of these gates I would be turned back. There was one realm that was full of rolling black thunderclouds. Finally I came to a chamber full of pink lotuses, and golden light permeated the vast expanse. There a pair of eyes emerged from thin air and finally the full form of devi appeared clothed in red. This is the form of Lakshmi, although when I saw it I attributed it to Lalita Tripurasundari at first. The clear difference is the pink lotuses are Lakshmi’s, and although Lalita is also attired in red, she is much more childlike in her disposition than this one. Lakshmi is senior to her emanation of Lalita Tripurasundari. Lalita represents the desires connected to wealth, and is a playful one, Lakshmi represents wealth itself, and above all else, spiritual wealth. 

"Vishnu and Lakshmi on Shesha Naga, ca 1870" by Anonymous - V&A Museum [1]. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vishnu_and_Lakshmi_on_Shesha_Naga,_ca_1870.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Vishnu_and_Lakshmi_on_Shesha_Naga,_ca_1870.jpg
“Vishnu and Lakshmi on Shesha Naga, ca 1870″ by Anonymous – V&A Museum [1]. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Vishnu_and_Lakshmi_on_Shesha_Naga,_ca_1870.jpg#mediaviewer/File:Vishnu_and_Lakshmi_on_Shesha_Naga,_ca_1870.jpg

It is important to note in visions that the form takes precedence in the mind over and above one’s expectations. – there is a reason why the artists of Bharat depict Lakshmi as on a pink lotus, clothed a certain way. That’s how she actually appears to her devotees, and it does vary a little, but not so much that you would not be able to recognize her in this universe.  Human minds are fortunately very similar.

Some kind of transaction took place between us, she approved me, and I got through – the next gate was the entrance to Vishnuloka, although I did not realize where I was or who I had just met until I passed through. 

A dark rolling sea of crashing waves, lightning and a twilight sky were all around and I became aware of Vishnu’s presence. He allowed me to know who was talking to me. The divine is very good at disguising itself and one should never assume anything when it comes to evocation or invocation.  His voice was very smooth and baritone. Meeting with Vishnu is a very awesome experience, better than anything. It is his form of Balram or Shesha Ananata that is my Ishta-dev, whom Guru Prahpupada refers to as the “original Krsna”. This form I know very well via scripture and iconography, but it is nothing next to having such an experience firsthand, for all of the Vedic knowledge one can acquire is merely hearsay in comparison to an actual meeting through Bhakti yoga. 

He granted a boon. Vishnu grants a lot of boons, frequently and generously, like an old grandfather doting on his countless grandchildren.  Needing nothing himself, he  is generally seen as the boon giver and is worshipped in order to achieve Nirvana or anything one might wish for in this material world. As the husband of the goddess of fortune, all kinds of wealth is at his disposal. He might not grant wealth if it takes away from spiritual wealth. However, a boon is different because it confers a kind of choice. One may wish for anything and get it. (And this has lead to many an Asura or Rakshasas gaining the upper hand over the Suras.)   I knew this, and so I chose appropriately according to my lifes work – The Abrahadabra Institute. I asked for help and assurance of its success.

For a moment I saw the glad faces of some beings hidden in the darkness. They wanted this too, and I was in a position to achieve it as I was positioned in the station of Man  (Jen), between Heaven (Yang) and Earth (Yin). 

Lord Vishnu procured a kukri. I only saw his hands as he showed it to me. They were dark blue like the color of a thundercloud. His face was obscured and all of my sight was captured by the bejewelled gold hilt of the kukri, which was sheathed in a gold scabbard as well. It had gems along the scabbard of different colors.  He said “You will know what to do when the time comes for it.” I took the athame and had a much more extended conversation, which isn’t recorded here.  The vision dissipated, I was left alone in my bedroom wondering.

mutational alchemy as a daily practise

“Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible” – Albert Einstein

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Before we can tackle the topic of the Daily Practise, we need to spend a few minutes considering what has often been referred to as the Great Work. What we know of the Great Work (aka Magnum Opus) at its most personal level is conveyed to us part by intuition and part by deductive reasoning and will tend to follow upon those guidelines we have accepted as definitive according to whatever school or philosophical foundations we have embraced. Thus an exacting, or universal definition is not easily arrived at since it will tend always to be uniquely context-driven  by default. The syncretic method is always about comparative synthesis and distillation, extrapolating from as many sources as possible that which emerges as the prevailing (or dominant) theme or defining characteristics. 

Among the definitions of the Great Work that we find, a partial list follows here:

 The transformation of lead into gold (western alchemical traditions)
 The successful creation of the Philosopher’s Stone (western alchemical traditions)
 Breaking the cycle of Birth and Rebirth (eastern metaphysical traditions)
 The emancipation of Perfect, or Divine Will (western metaphysical traditions)
 The mergence of lesser self with higher, or True Self  (both eastern and western esotericism) 
 The uniting of all opposites, e.g. microcosm & macrocosm (both eastern & western esotericism)
 Mastery of the Body of Light (both eastern & western esotericism)
 The fulfillment of one’s True Will especially in Earth (mostly western magickal traditions)
 The perfect balancing of Mind & Matter (both eastern and western esotericism) 
 Raising the Foundation of humankind itself (chiefly a qabbalistic doctrine)

This little sampling of ten bullet points could ultimately extend to well over a thousand if we wished it to but would mostly just be repeating the same kinds of things according to different wordings. My personal favorite is the last one, as I feel it is the most technically aligned to the discussion of *stars* which Mutational Alchemy is especially focused upon. In all we see a common thread emerging which assumes that our usual state of existence (as well as coexistence) is fundamentally fragmented. Transforming ourselves from a fragmented to a unified state of being is the syncretic constant running through all of these definitions of the Great Work. We are born as halves seeking to become wholes in essence. Our half-ness torments and diminishes us. Our whole-ness sets us free. Thus the eastern sages speak of the Great Liberation, which is a virtually synonymous term for the Great Work as defined.

The physical world we live in and ordinarily think of as the sum of practical reality has been described in Hinduism and Buddhism alike as the Realm of ExploitationWhether we are surrounded with the trappings of affluence or are enmeshed in poverty and hardship the forces of Restriction never sleep. It is not necessary for us to think of the physical realm as our sworn enemy. This is a distortional and reactionary response to the kinds of oppression we encounter.  But it is necessary for us to raise a standard of perfect wholeness and reinforce and improve upon that standard continuously, since the world itself will never do this for us. It is not enough for us to dabble in this in our spare time. It is not enough to leave the work to others or imagine ourselves unworthy or unfit to take command of the situations we find ourselves in. It is essential that we establish a standard of attainment and reassert that standard every single day of our lives. This is the point and purpose of the Daily Practise; that we return to and improve upon that standard with such perfect regularity that our counter-measures are every bit as persistent and persevering as Unconscious Ignorance is omnipresent in this world. Our objective should be to remain in perfect alignment even during those moments where we have lost awareness due to the requirements of sleep or even death itself. This is one of the important things that a Daily Practise affords us; the ability to commit our work to auto-pilot such that we are acting both effectively and preemptively even when we are not fully conscious of our actions. 

Mutational Alchemy affords us a vast range of technical practises we can perform daily without ever getting stale or failing to ignite new insights and renewed vigor. This is important since the kinds of practises offered by most other systems tend to get old very quickly. Star Alchemy is diametrically opposed to the rituals of blind obeisance but is rooted in the assumption principle instead – that of becoming the object of worship by way of carefully plotted simulation exercises that systematically remove all obstructions or hindrances between the Thou and the That as defined in classical tantricism. We can only accomplish this with our eyes and ears wide open to every little nuance we might uncover. Suppressing doubt is a very inefficient way of advancing truth purporting to be objectively real. Scientific method demands that we question everything that stands in the way of a perfect understanding. If we abandon that standard we are left with little more than a fragile self-hypnosis ultimately useless if our objective is attaining to a real and lasting success. 

It may be helpful at this point to create a different list outlining some of the things Mutational Alchemy has to offer us that can be attended to every single day. 

The Abrahadabra Grid as defined in Mutational Alchemy outlines the *star* referenced in the phrase *Every man and every woman is a star.*  Consequently, any visualization work built upon this model immediately engages the Knowledge and Conversation of Trees and Stars in perfect symbiotic alignment with each other.  The TwinStar Meditation is essentially a self-creation exercise since the glyph we are constructing is a symbolic representation of our own star house according to its geomathematical principle, or governing dynamic. Thus the image we are building is also a simulation of our own perfected being – the creator and the created being the same in this instance, where Perfect Will is the driving force propelling its creation. 

 The TwinStar is unique to Mutational Alchemy doctrine and can be rightly identified as the Ra Hoor Khut within. It is the one thing that should be attended to each and every day, even if no other action were to be taken. If we can count to 10 we can perform this meditation exercise. We refer to this as the *numbers method* but serious students will want to experiment with as many variations as might seem profitable as well, such as Abrahadabra itself which can be superimposed flawlessly in place of numbers. 

The Hidden Diamond, occasionally referred to as the Qabbalistic Diamond Sutra, constitutes an aspect of the qabbalistic Tree of Life whose value cannot begin to be appraised despite the fact that almost nothing has been written of it save within Mutational Alchemy discussions. It qualifies as the active principle to the Tree of Life as a whole. It has been so poorly understood (and subsequently neglected) that its innumerable lessons are a completely untapped goldmine. One could easily fill up an entire lifetime working with it alone without ever visiting the same underscoring principles twice. It is not even physically possible to overstate its importance. 

The Lo Shu Square, also known as the Qamea of Saturn in western mystery schools, is the great nexus and portal of understanding underscoring both the 64 binary hexagrams and the 729 ternary hexagrams of ancient Chinese mathematics and general cosmology. For Mutational Alchemy it is the elemental hub of the wheel of Universe itself defining both cause and effect reflected in Mind and Matter synonymously. It can be studied extensively but may also be used talismanically as a means of perfecting the Body of Light. It bears a special relationship to  the Pythagorean Tetractys and is an inexhaustible guide to focused intention

The Hexagrammal Fields constitute the advanced application of elemental fields as outlined in Mutational Alchemy Theory and Practise overall. The hexagrammal fields are the pragmatic keys to unlocking and subsequently harnessing the fullest possible potential of both Tree and Star anatomics. They constitute the most advanced transmutational technology ever conceived at any time in the entire history of human exploration. They lead us systematically to a higher state of physical and mental being than has ever been imagined possible to achieve by any logical methodology. Since Mutational Alchemy has evolved a means of constructing and projecting these elemental fields, their Daily Practise  consists chiefly of doing just that while meticulously scrutinizing them for their immediate and long range applications.  

A very simple way of integrating the Hexagrammal Fields is to divine what we refer to as the Daily Hexagram. It is constructed the same way as if you were using the I Ching to answer a question except that the question is always the same one, roughly paraphrased as *what hexagram should I be working on today?*. You get your hexagram and read up on it the way you normally would and then just sort of watch it all day long: watch for its pattern as it may appear in situations that come up throughout the day. If you have advanced to the point where you know how to build it tantrically (as a visualization exercise), then you do that as well and just study it for whatever lessons it may seem to be teaching you throughout the day. Next day you start all over with a new hexagram. I will try to put together a little treatise on this practise soon just to plug all the technical gaps that may exist from having mentioned it in passing.  

As a general rule, the more demanding a given standard of achievement may be the more important it is that it be attended to each and every day. Mutational Alchemy sets the bar very high, though no higher than what would seem to be required of necessity itself. We can abandon that standard any time we choose, but the odds of success drop off proportionately as we do so.  The entire point of a Daily Practise is that it greatly improves our chances of success. But the points I have listed above do not define the entirety of that Daily Practise.  Esoteric goals are typically more fluid than exoteric ones. Many people seem to believe that no amount of concentrated effort is sufficient to such goals at all; that it all boils down to the grace of God regardless of human endeavor. I know of no way to either prove or disprove such beliefs and all such assertions would seem to be beyond the burden of proof in any case. What we can know is more often than not learned by way of the pragmatic and the mundane…little lessons of life and its workings transferred to us through perfectly ordinary routine endeavors. Thus the Buddha achieves enlightenment accidentally overhearing a lesson between a father and his son regarding the proper way to tune a string! In an instant the great mystery of the so-called Middle Path fell into perfect and radiant focus. 

From this we may know that the Daily Practise should aspire to be as universally inclusive as possible. We should not engage such austerities as may leave us incapable of routine operations essential to day-to-day existence even though it is also true that these are often at odds to each other. The seeker of higher (or hidden) truth is often forced to make unprofitable concessions and these have to be weighed each in their turn. So long as our choices are reasonably informed ones and are thus deliberate rather than impulsive…so long as we are aware of the risks and are willing to accept the consequences, we are still operating on solid ground and cannot be defeated by them. Most of these issues are societal at root anyway, having more to do with what society itself is willing or unwilling to allow of its participating members. More often than not certain sacrifices will be made against the grain of societal norms that are themselves unwholesome and unwarranted demands imposed for all the wrong reasons to begin with. We have to become adept at assessing these kinds of tradeoffs whether balanced or unbalanced, whether rooted in the welfare of the whole or confined to the advantage of a relative few. But the Daily Practise itself can very often be camouflaged in diverse ways rendering it invisible to the eyes of the status quo as the need arises. 

The important thing to take away from this discussion is a conscious recognition of the Daily Practise itself.  We need to get straight with ourselves how important a thing this really is and develop strategies that enable us to hold true to our highest convictions all the time and not content ourselves to put it off for any reason at all. Achieving this is typically not an easy task but takes a concerted effort and a dedication to higher purpose almost always a little overwhelming on the face of things. None of us are alone in this difficult undertaking and any of us is liable to fall off our intended targets from time to time. No one can ultimately tell us what is best for ourselves in this regard and it is unfortunately one of those topics that very rarely surfaces at all. But successful individuals do tend to leave as many clues as they possibly can and we should search these out and choose from them those strategies that seem to fit us the best. The Daily Practise is the key to any meaningful success in life so one needs to get straight with this basic truth lest we find it is too late to make up for the time and momentum we may have irrevocably lost. 

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the proximity principle…

vertical & horizontal hexagrammal pairs

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One of the most central tasks of Mutational Alchemy has been aligning the 32 hexagrammal pairs of the Yi Jing (aka I Ching) to the 32 Sephiroth and Paths of the Qabbalistic Tree of Life. While the Yi Jing consists of 64 binary hexagrams in total, the convention (since the time of the King Wen arrangement) has been to group them together in 32 balanced pairs. The majority of these balanced pairs are referred to as vertical pairs (or inverted pairs), indicating that the  second hexagram is exactly the same as the first one, turned 180 degrees on its head.  In cases where the second hexagram produces the exact same hexagram as the first, the convention has been to resort to horizontal pairs (or lateral pairs) where each line of the second hexagram is the polar opposite of that same line in the first one. In this way all of the hexagrams 1-64 can be reduced to 32 balanced pairs of one type or the other, without omissions or duplications of any kind. 

The reason we would like to be able to do this stems from two most apparent observations regarding both of these metaphysical systems viewed as a natural syncretic fusion. In the first instance there has always existed the general doctrine of balancing opposites within the Tree of Life itself as the recommended methodology of maintaining a kind of peak efficiency therein but also as a means of increasing our ability to receive and transmit mind and matter energy by way of calculated wave-cancellations achieving a type of zeroing effect thought to be essential to the alchemical levity principle. According to this doctrine (asserted both east and west) we are able to experience ethereal ascension (and everything that this entails) by means of balancing opposites in some deliberate way. Thus, by degree, we are able to liberate the Tree of Life from all of those constraints that clog its circuitry or drag against it continuously. Make no mistake about this. The Tree of Life suffers relentless assaults in this world left unattended. Take good care of your Tree and it will take good care of you. Abandon it and all bets are off.

Drawing upon focused intention we are able to align the Tree of Life as a whole in accordance to the Divine Will of Kether (Crown) from the lowest planes to the loftiest plateaus. Since Mutational Alchemy has evolved a method of simulating hexagrammal structures as a controlled visualization exercise, the 32 balanced pairs of the Yi Jing amount to a perfect template for achieving this dynamic balancing of opposites. That the Yi Jing is built upon the same mathematical matrix as the DNA code itself means we have a very high level of confidence in its intrinsic application to life in all its forms, from the lowliest little mushroom to Albert Einstein and beyond. But how can we know which hexagrammal pairs are best suited to the various coordinates within the Tree of Life?  While it is possible to identify several discreet numerical chronologies within the 64 binary hexagrams, the Tree of Life offers us no such ordering mechanism until the Proximity Principle is finally invoked. 

the ten sephiroth
figure #1 – the ten sephiroth

Figure #1:  In order to understand how and why the Proximity Principle works as perfectly as it does we need to first run through a very basic primer on the qabbalistic Tree of Life. We begin from the ten sephiroth commonly referred to as the ten vessels or the ten emanations of Ain Soph Aur, or the Limitless Light from which all things originate and are thought to return eventually. There is much which can be said of how these ten sephiroth came to be but what most concerns us here is that they are identified as enumerations (or numbers). By default, this means that in qabbalistic thinking numbers are the highest expression of mind and matter. They are the purest language we can turn to in unravelling the mysteries of Life in its infinite diversity and are thus our surest guide to Truth as well. Numbers allow us to scrutinize the whole of creation without assuming anything with respect to God or some other imagined Creator operating  behind the curtain as it were. Numbers do not tell why things are as they are since they chiefly attend to the what but in many cases the why can be gleaned logically on the basis of  rational necessity laid down in the numbers.  

Not included in Figure #1 are the topological constances of  Ain Soph Aur or its antapex counterpoint Daath which positions between sephiras 3 and 4 on the Tree of Life schematic.  That’s because neither of these epicenters are regarded as vessels per se, nor even emanationsbut are hidden (even from the hidden) and have never been considered to be sephiroth in themselves. Their roles are paramount in all cases but their properties are set apart from the Sephiroth and Paths.  We approach them somewhat differently than sephiroth and paths accordingly. 

the lightning bolt
figure #2 – the lightning bolt

Figure #2:  illustrates the ten sephiroth superimposed by what is typically referred to as the lightning bolt. There are two kinds of lightning bolt descending from Kether (Sephira #1, Crown) generally conforming to the principles of Yin and Yang of which the one displayed here is the dominant, Yang bolt. There are numerous ways to analyze the lightning bolts but for our purpose at this time the important point to observe is that it establishes the chronology of the ten sephiroth from one to ten. Chronology is the science of arranging events in their order of occurrence in time, so the lightning bolt is giving us our timeline while the sephiroth are the discreet events occurring along that timeline.  The lightning bolt is also coordinating space since it begins from an above beginning (or alpha) location and concludes at a below (or omega) one. In all, we have a coherent Heaven Descending chronology established which coincidentally adheres to a 4:4 timing making it especially robust in terms of visualization applications. 

That the chronological ordering of the ten sephiroth is entirely coherent means that we can implement that standard uniformly across the Tree of Life Paths as well. Exactly why this seems to have never been done before is something I have no explanation for but this is a good time to point out that the qabbalistic Tree of Life is an ongoing work in progress with numerous competing fractions attacking it from both similar and dissimilar points of view. Nor is linear chronology the only possible standard for us to build upon, but it is at least one standard that can be applied correctly without resorting to ambiguous subjective rationalizations. 

the 22 manifest paths
figure #3 – the 22 manifest paths

Figure #3:  illustrates the dominant Tree of Life today with its 22 manifest paths, but there are more than one Tree of Life in circulation and there have been some pretty smart people proclaiming some terribly inaccurate models, apparently unable to ascertain the gaping holes in their own logic. The Tree of Life is a perennial theme across many cultures over very long spans of time. I will explain the importance of the arrows in a moment.

Mutational Alchemy has a distinct advantage over other models by virtue of having an actual physics brewing at the heart of everything. That raises the bar by more than just a notch or two and forces us to go where others may have feared to go in foregone epochs.  But the Tree of Life has become a compendium of half-logics over time where the standards being adhered to are lacking any respectable system of checks and balances, so people can assert just about anything and no one can correct them except to say that it does (or does not) agree with some other half-baked assertion.  Mutational Alchemy confines itself to falsifiable truth as much as humanly possible and this allows us a very different approach than we see in most other models. 

the 16 hidden paths
figure #4 – the 16 hidden paths

Figure #4:  displays the 16 hidden paths  which ought to have garnered a great deal more attention than they have by now. The 16 hidden paths (aka the hidden diamond) define all those pathways not accounted for in the 22 manifest paths system. There are many characteristics of the hidden diamond that make it vital to any serious discussion of the inner workings of the Tree of Life. I am including it here as a kind of rebuttal of the Lurianic Tree of Life arrangement as well as various other arrangements that may assert a different ordering of paths without considering the stunning uniformity of the Hidden Diamond taken as a whole. In point of fact it has hardly been observed at all – an omission which (once again) leaves us dealing only in half-truths with respect to Tree of Life analytics. In Mutational Alchemy, the Hidden Diamond is accounted for via the 16 binary tetragrams which more-or-less parallel the so-called 16 geomantic figures (popular with medieval kabbalists) but for certain alchemical errors found rampant within that historical doctrine and methodology.  Another term for the 16 binary tetragrams is Tetragrammaton, since that is exactly what they amount to. How or why this could be so adamantly disregarded for so long is anyone’s best guess but it should serve as a reminder to us all how much work has been left unattended with respect to the Tree of Life.  

the 48 sephiroth & paths
figure #5 – the 48 sephiroth & paths

Figure #5:  simply combines figures #3 & #4 to clarify the totality of Tree of Life paths available to us. It is always a good practise to take stock of all available possibilities and resources when embarking on a project involving any sort of alchemical distillation.  This allows us to be reasonably confident that we have not omitted anything vital to our final calculations, or if anything is omitted, that it can be accounted for on some coherent basis. If we were creating a map of any geological terrain, we might leave out underground water tables for instance, reserving that for a different kind of map altogether. In many respects the type of map we are dealing with in the Tree of Life is even simpler than the geological map would be, despite it being infinitely more important. 

So at this point we should easily recognize that we are looking at 10 Sephiroth and a grand total of 38 linear paths, 22 of which can be deemed emanative or manifest + 16 secretive or hidden. The so-called Proximity Principle should (if we needed it to) be able to tell us the proper chronological order of either all or some of these linear pathways; which ever we choose to emphasize. As we will see, it does exactly that…

numbered sephiroth & paths
figure #6 – numbered sephiroth & paths

Figure #6:  Probably the first thing to be observed here is that this really isn’t very complicated. The only complication going on with this rationale is how so many reasonably intelligent and informed people seem to have altogether missed it, or else grossly underestimated the cost of downplaying it.  

RULE: The closer the numerical proximity sephira to sephira, the smaller the path number.
Inversely: The further the numerical proximity sephira to sephira, the larger the path number. 
Note: Since the Sephiroth 1-10 precede the Paths, our first path begins at #11:

Starting from Sephira #1: Three unclaimed manifest paths  (1–2, 1–3, 1–6)
sephira 1–2 = path #11  |  sephira 1–3 = path #12  |  sephira 1–6 = path #13

Starting from Sephira #2: Three unclaimed manifest paths  (2–3, 2–4, 2–6)
sephira 2–3 = path #14  |  sephira 2–4 = path #15  |  sephira 2–6 = path #16 

Starting from Sephira #3: Two unclaimed manifest paths  (3–5, 3–6)
sephira 3–5 = path #17  |  sephira 3–6 = path #18

Starting from Sephira #4: Three unclaimed manifest paths  (4–5, 4–6, 4–7)
sephira 4–5 = path #19  |  sephira 4–6 = path #20  |  sephira 4–7 = path #21

Starting from Sephira #5: Two unclaimed manifest paths  (5–6, 5–8)
sephira 5–6 = path #22  |  sephira 5–8 = path #23

Starting from Sephira #6: Three unclaimed manifest paths  (6–7, 6–8, 6–9)
sephira 6–7 = path #24  |  sephira 6–8 = path #25  |  sephira 6–9 = path #26

Starting from Sephira #7: Three unclaimed manifest paths  (7–8, 7–9, 7–10)
sephira 7–8 = path #27  |  sephira 7–9 = path #28  |  sephira 7–10 = path #29

Starting from Sephira #8: Two unclaimed manifest paths  (8–9, 8–10)
sephira 8–9 = path #30  |  sephira 8–10 = path #31

Starting from Sephira #9: One unclaimed manifest path  (9–10)
sephira 9–10 = path #32

That is the short and long of the Proximity Principle!  It is not a complicated rule of thumb in itself. It is both strong and irrefutable if we are going to base our path numerations on rational chronological ordering. Mutational Alchemy can do this without any hesitation inasmuch as it aspires to a falsifiable truth in all cases and is not beholden to any hand-me-down doctrines requiring of us to blindly acquiesce on the basis of faith alone. The Proximity Principle  affords us the ability to chronologically align the 32 hexagrammal pairs of the Yi Jing to the 32 Sephiroth and Paths of the qabbalistic Tree of Life with a high degree of confidence, complete with an inscrutable (internal) checks & balances. That confidence cannot be shattered by any rational criticisms I have ever been able to identify in the nearly 40 years I have been closely monitoring this state-of-the-art alchemical thesis. 

22 hebrew letters
figure #7 – 22 hebrew letters

Figure #7:  demonstrates the logical placement of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet in coordinated alliance with the Proximity Principle. Eliphas Levi is often credited as the first occult scholar to have made this connection, which was later picked up and expounded upon by certain members of the Golden Dawn. In the Hebrew language, letters double as numbers and are assigned composite personality profiles as well as an odd assortment of alchemical attributions. There are at least two kinds of chronological orderings for us to be aware of which are very different from each other. The first type of chronology is empirical where events along a timeline are fundamentally objective, such as occurs with numbers. The second type of chronology is consensual  where events along a timeline are fundamentally subjective, and are thus more volatile and subject to change at any time. We can still make use of consensual chronologies but are much less able to rely upon them accordingly. 

alchemical attributions
figure #8 – alchemical attributions

Figure #8:  catalogues the conventional alchemical assignments we find in practice at the time of this writing, in concert with the Proximity Principle such that their exact positionings are unique to this methodology and subject to change at a moment’s notice.  Here again, we can assimilate these kinds of orderings, but cannot rely upon them to be especially enduring. We even find multiple variations of these assignments asserted by the same author at different periods of their lives, so we can extrapolate from this that all such assertions are highly volatile by their natures, the crux of which is rooted in their consensual constitutions. The hexagrammal fields system asserted under Mutational Alchemy are of the empirical kind and are thus highly stable with the passing of time.  I am not listing those assigments here at this time but rather reserving that for another article and/or articles. 

adjusted thoth assignments
figure #9 – adjusted thoth assignments

Figure #9:  demonstrates the effect of the Proximity Principle on the Book of Thoth tarot system created by Aleister Crowley and illustrated by Lady Frieda Harris. Crowley introduces a few changes of his own in that undertaking but still leaves the matter of positioning dangling precariously without adjustment, apparently oblivious of the fact that a rather serious problem exists here. In general, issues of this sort do not get addressed until we hit a crisis of some kind forcing their resolution. Mutational Alchemy can tackle this problem better than anyone else to date, simply because we need to know where each of these 32 balanced hexagrammal pairs belong with respect to the Tree of Life. Were there no particular need to resolve this technical issue it would probably go unchecked for another thousand years or more. Fortunately this particular need does exist so that this problem has now been identified and corrected. It may still take awhile for most people to become aware of the matter at all, but when they do they will be pleased to know that it has been thoroughly studied and spectacularly resolved. 

note: where certain card positions have changed it is because they link to certain Hebrew Letters, so it is these letter/number assignments that is correcting their positions. Liber Al vel Legis (aka the Book of the Law) addresses Thoth assignments at one point in one small passage. It only addresses letter/image assignments and says nothing regarding positions. Book of Thoth enthusiasts will be pleased to know that Mutational Alchemy has not altered ANY of these letter/image assignments but where the Proximity Principle has repositioned a few letter/number values, the Book of Thoth positions have also changed. Everything follows on the numbers in this system. 

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