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מִצְרָ֫יִם (borderlands) of religious thought: abraham

This series of articles is meant to attend to the concerns and thoughts of those who have religious tendencies, or, those who have to deal with religious family members on a regular basis. Parallels between those religions and the studies The Abrahadabra Institute is keenly interested in do exist. Yet we must  be careful in our theological deconstruction and ignore almost all post-modern thought on the matter; as well as a great deal of canonical thought. It does no one any good to constantly rename and refabricate ideas which have already been established, “Revision is the bane of syncreticism” yet this is exactly what most religious institutions do, constantly, from India in the Vedic tradition to the Catholic Church and their infamous appropriation of pagan gods and pagan holidays. (The most obvious being the bastardization of the name Yeheshuah into Jesus, pronounced in Latin as a homonym to the religious affirmation Hail Zeus – “Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus; Joseph Atwill) 

It turns out that anyone who pursues Perfection, especially the logical bridge to that Perfection: the Star Model of human evolutionary dharma, is part of the true religion as defined by Abraham himself. Anyone else who ignores this first basic directive is an infidel. Period.

         – Izi Ningishzidda


The reasons for dominating religious thought coming into being is obviously the existence, within humanity, of those who lust for power, which is only ever a vice of those who prefer not to think – and those who prefer that their subjects do not think. Today this is magnified in the free world where droves of people are leaving these religions as those who have no social ties to it find little sense or comfort to be had in the outdated and convoluted doctrines – many of which are soaked in the blood of the innocent. (The Dark Side of Christian History; Helen Ellerbe) I have said before many times that the crowning achievement of Europe was the founding of America and its constitution – and by Europe, I mean the real Europe. The one that invented Democracy and Hermetic Alchemy, and not the Church-dominated faction that tried to kill the Enlightenment movement which had been gestating within Europe from the very beginning. The religious ideas which have come to represent Europe in the minds of some people are not indigenous to Europe at all – they originate in the Middle East. For thousands of years, the Europeans became a civilized people under the influence of the pagan mystery cults (Mushrooms, Myth and Mithras: The Drug Cult that Civilized Europe; Carl P. Ruck) and indulged in drug-fueled parties which ignited powerful inspiration and innovation in virtually every area of society, from engineering to politics and philosophy, mathematics and, the forerunner of modern chemistry and science; alchemy. This sort of phenomenal power was seen as something that had to be controlled by the really truly evil forces of that world, or those who were merely ignorant. 
      A few years ago as I started re-examining my Jewish roots I began by holding the magnifying glass over the guy who started it all – this whole crazy nomadic tribe of outcast revolutionaries and thinkers and sluts (mansluts too) known as Jews. What made the man Abraham so famous? It was around this same time that I was falling in love with Abrahadabra. I didn’t miss the etymological similarities in the names: Abrahadabra, Abrasax, Abraham. What was this guy all about, and why does everyone call the most annoying religions in the world “Abrahamic?” (For the purposes of avoiding confusion, I will avoid using the more Semitic version “Avraham”)
      Monotheism is a dirty word to most occultists. It’s anathema to almost every pagan, and it’s practically a curse word amongst atheists. It signifies a tyrannical Church that flung Europe into the Dark Ages; it stands for a misogynistic religion that has heaped abuses on humans in the Middle East. After studying the history books, neither of these unfortunate cults seemed to me to fair reflections of Abraham of Ur, whom these cults claim as their originator. He was merely a Man, who got some strange ideas no one had ever really had before…namely, that there was only one true almighty force in the universe, that all the gods of men were false, and that man had a real destiny ahead of him: nothing less than perfection itself. It was an idea of Man that didn’t have the species made to please the whim and whimsy of whatever god or goddesses was in vogue at the time – ruled mostly by priests, who all too often abused their subjects.
      According to tradition he began his journey to this new idea of monotheism by smashing the idols in his father’s shop, a clay worker, who made idols among other things. No one knows if the story is really true, but the profession of a clay worker would have been a high demand profession amongst the Sumerians. They required constant steady supply of fresh clay tablets for written records (they recorded everything and invented writing) and they did worship a huge range of deities, manufacturing an enormous amount of clay statues which might have been used in a similar fashion to the way Indians use clay idols today…
      According to Genesis Rabbah 38.13 Rabbi Hiyya, a first-generation Jewish sage, tells the following story (Skip to the video below if you want to watch it instead):
      Terah, Abraham’s father, was an idol manufacturer who once went away and left Abraham in charge of the store. A man walked in and wished to buy an idol. Abraham asked him how old he was and the man responded “fifty years old.” Abraham then said, “You are fifty years old and would worship a day old statue!” At this point the man left ashamed.
       Later, a woman walked into the store and wanted to make an offering to the idols. So Abraham took a stick, smashed the idols and placed the stick in the hand of the largest idol. When Terah returned he asked Abraham what happened to all the idols. Abraham told him that a woman came in to make an offering to the idols. Then the idols argued about which one should eat the offering first. Then the largest idol took the stick and smashed the other idols.
      Terah responded by saying that “They are only statues and have no knowledge.” Whereupon Abraham responded by saying “You deny their knowledge, yet you worship them!” At which point Terah took Abraham to Nimrod.
      Nimrod proclaims to Abraham that we should worship fire. Abraham responds that water puts out fire. So Nimrod declares they worship water. Abraham responds that clouds hold water. So Nimrod declares they worship clouds. Abraham responds that wind pushes clouds. So Nimrod declares they worship wind. Abraham responds that people withstand wind.
      The story becomes a bit murky here. We don’t know much about Abraham’s beliefs at this point except that he really hates the idea of worshipping much of anything. Later on we do find out that he encounters mysterious strangers throughout his life which appear like mean (what the Sumerians would call Annuna Gods, or what we might call Angels today) and hears voices. 

From this story, which has happily escaped the notice of Christians for the most part, being part of the Hebrew ouevre, we can discern that Abraham was at the very least an unhappy young man who was dissatisfied not only with his life but with the people around him, being made to serve as little more than a glorified con artist (in his eyes) selling these idols. This is an early proto-philosophy that wasn’t very well documented within Sumer itself, but it’s hard to believe that Abraham didn’t actually exist, as much effort was spent cataloguing his genealogy. We can’t tell a lot more than this, except that he was probably pretty unpopular in Sumer and anywhere he went where superstition held great sway. Gods and the rites surrounding those gods were taken quite seriously by the Sumerians, although the people of Ur were actually a bit more fanatical than most, if we can tell anything from the life of Enheduanna, for example. We actually get a lot more information about the thought process of the youth Abraham when we get into his time of immigration. Here, we find someone who seems to believe in Mankind and doesn’t want to see Mankind bowing before anything except the goal of perfecting and completing themselves. He also hates wickedness, a trait he shares with one Sumerian deity in particular: the God Ningishzidda (“who directs speech aright, and who hates wickedness! ” – A balbale to Ningishzida (Ningishzida A): translation; Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature, Oxford <>.) We’ll cover this more later on below. I found this interesting and entertaining lecture by Dr. David Neiman on the hatred of wickedness regarding what is known of Abraham and his fam. You’ll need Amazon Prime to view it for free.

Abraham the Patriarch by Dr. Nieman

We know all of these facts: that Abraham believed in the power and importance of Man, especially, because that is what the covenant, the first covenant, entails. The voice that he hears commands him to “Walk before me and be perfect” (I’ve done away with the wholly stupid thees and thous for ya.) This foundational axiom should represent the entirety of monotheistic thought, yet it is treated with very little respect and attention by any of the so-called Abrahamic religions. They are far more interested in their cutesy wootsey little useless fucking holidays than the supreme commandment of the most high El Shaddai whom they claim filiality to. As we can see, the Abrahadabra Institute itself is far more of a fiduciary to these fundamental precepts that Abraham laid down. The acknowledgement of Perfection, specifically encapsulated in the axiom *Every Man and Every Woman is a Star,* or the doctrine of the Adam Kadmon, the blueprint of the most high we have not yet fulfilled, is entirely Abrahamic in a very real and tangible way. It turns out that anyone who pursues Perfection, especially the logical bridge to that Perfection: the Star Model of human evolutionary dharma, is part of the true religion as defined by Abraham himself. Anyone else who ignores this first basic directive is an infidel. Period. This infidelity to the original covenant permeates religious thought today, with every excuse in the book being thrown against *Perfection* for why Man is an inherently imperfect creature that must whine to some God about his sins and hope to be ushered into some absurd version of heaven no sane, freedom loving person – the magus, essentially – would agree to sign up for. It’s really quite disgusting.
      Innovative scientists, musicians, engineers, archaeologists and researchers of every stripe are exactly what we need to achieve Perfection. What we don’t need so much is dogma, and those expounding on that dogma in order to strip rights and freedoms from Man. 
      So who the fuck was Abraham talking to, out of the Sumerian pantheon itself? Was it an already identified god who had caught his attention? Recently I had a funny little encounter with m1thr0s in my dreamspace and he tells me that it’s the spirit of Man itself. While I don’t place a lot of importance of figuring out whether or not it’s my subconscious or really m1thr0s speaking to me, I do place importance on the powers of my dreams since they have always been powerful portents of my inner world and even the future, much like Abraham’s wife, Sarai. 

We don’t really know what she looked like, except that she was light skinned and from somewhere in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq.) So she could have resembled any of the beauty queens pictured above. This photo was taken in front of the original gates of Babylon at an Iraqi beauty pageant in 2015.

Sarai was an intriguing figure in her own right. She had the ability to see into the future. She was clearly delineated in the scripture dismissively as “that woman” when the king of the foreign nation sees her. When relating her to Abraham she is called “Abraham’s wife” but when El Shaddai is addressing her, he calls her by her first name, Sarai (later it was changed to Sarah, essentially what we would call a magickal name today, that she earned.) El Shaddai also commands Abraham to obey his wife in all things.
      This isn’t the patriarch we are used to hearing about in diatribes on Christianity and the so-called “Abrahamic Religions.” As it turns out, there is absolutely nothing Abrahamic about either Christianity or Islam. Both Christianity and Islam emphasize male authority and are anti-abortion, whereas abortion – up until when the infant is almost fully out of the vagina of the woman, has never been forbidden in Israelite religious law. Abraham’s God was a feminist in a time of absolute male supremacy, a strong opponent of human, especially child sacrifice and other human rights atrocities, and the best advisor a human could hope for. El Shaddai, as the deity was known to her and Abraham, was a very mysterious figure, the awe inspiring voice of wisdom and mysterious power that set very strange events in motion.
      As I read more about Abraham I began to recognize the pattern of the intelligence working in his life as the one I too had experienced first hand with the TwinStar. The symmetry of Ningishzidda’s sigil mirrors the TwinStar, and although the true nature of the god of Abraham is no longer known to us, the symbol of Ningishzidda pops up once again in the symmetry of the winged beings on either side of the Ark of the Covenant. These twin forms are very important to the TwinStar/Tetractys. We find them in the beautiful architecture of the pagan tribe of Thamud in the photo below, and we continue to find these twinforms scattered throughout history in various broken half completed forms, as if the mind of man was just skirting around the final image. Even the name El Shaddai, when we replace the “El” honorific with the Sumerian honorific “Nin Shaddai” sounds and looks alot like “Ningishzidda;” and there are many similarities between Ningishzidda and El Shaddai, beginning with the serpent iconography prevalent in much of the Torah. The simple image of a serpent twining around a pole is central to the Exodus text. Opinions on what it meant are convoluted and vary from interpreter to interpreter, depending on their originating perspective. When I read the text I get an image of an intense battle between forces of the Jen element, on both the male and female sides. This is not a war of Heaven or Earth, but a war of Man taking place on the only possible battlefield such a war could exist – within Man and between Man, as it is revealed in the doctrine of the Tai Hsuan Ching. YHVH itself, the banner for a particular instance of El Shaddai comes out female in the bigrams. This informs us that for much of the journey of the Israelites, the deity was female, while Abraham’s deity was distinctly male – as was Ningishzidda. 
      There are a few other similarities between El Shaddai and Ningishzidda. El Shaddai is said to be more powerful than all of the other Gods. Ningishzidda is said to have power over anyone who has a personal God – no matter what. The Sumerian literature on Ningishzidda states; “Any youth who has a personal god is at your disposal, there where your commands are issued.” (A balbale to Ninĝišzida {Ninĝišzida A} ETCSL translation : t.4.19.1 <>) 
      I don’t believe this pattern, the Tetractys, was concealed purposefully from the mind of Man, as we see it glorified with Pythagoras. He paid for this open revelation with his life. Punishment upon punishment is meted out to those who dare meddle with any fire from heaven that might ignite Mankind. It is only since the founding of America that a genius could truly feel somewhat secure in his or her own skin, speaking truth to power, which is why I think that America is such a remarkable place. 
      Man sorely needs truth and real power, all of the things many past Masters were trying but failing to spark in the world; and now it seems like we are on the edge of losing everything. We are not going to lose everything, but there is much that remains to be done. Part of that work lies with Alchemy itself and perfecting the work of Completion that began with Abraham so many thousands of years ago. 
      Perfection is the goal of Mutational Alchemy as well. “Give me an ounce of Perfection and you can have happiness” m1thr0s used to say to me. He didn’t trust happiness and he didn’t see much point in pursuing it.
      So, while I am convinced Abraham was a real figure in history, and I do believe he was from Ur, I do not think he went to Egypt. I think this connection came from a diaspora of mixed Mesopotamia individuals who followed the new idea of monotheism he founded, and, who were related to him. These, I think, later, did in fact travel to Egypt. Let’s examine the word for Egypt in the old language:

Mitsrayim is defined in Strong’s Hebrew:

Mitsrayim: a son of Ham, also his desc. and their country in N.W. Africa
Original Word: מִצְרָ֫יִם
Part of Speech: proper name, of a territory and people, feminine; masculine; masculine plural
Transliteration: Mitsrayim
Phonetic Spelling: (mits-rah’-yim)
Short Definition: Egypt 

(Note that no reason is given why it should mean “Egypt” in every context. Also, Ham is the son of Abraham. By tradition since he was born of a black-skinned girl who was his servant, very traditional Jews regard all black people as their close family members – essentially the other half of Israel itself.)

In the NAS Exhaustive Concordance:

Word Origin of uncertain derivation
Definition: a son of Ham, also his desc. and their country in N.W. Africa
NASB Translation
Egypt (588), Egypt’s (2), Egyptian (1), Egyptians (87), Mizraim (4).

Brown-Driver-Briggs gets even more interesting:

מִצְרַ֫יִם  proper name, of a territory and people, feminine Exodus 10:7, masculine Exodus 12:33,
masculine plural Genesis 41:55 etc. (see below)

2), Egypt, Egyptians (Phoenician מצרם; Assyrian Mªƒªr(u), Muƒru, Miƒir, DlPar 308 SchrCOT Glossary KGF 246 ff., Tel Amarna Miƒrî, WklTA 39 * BezBM 152, and Mašrî Wkll.c.; Arabic Cairo, Egypt (Spiro): Minean Miƒru HomA and A. (1892), 125; see EbÄgM 71 ff.; ᵐ5 Αιγυπτος; — derivatives and form dubious; יִַ֯ם usually regarded as dual term. (Upper and Lower Egypt? compare DiGenesis 10:6), but as locative ending EMeyGeschichte. I, § 42 BaNB p. 319 R. 5; JenZA iv (1889), 268 ff. thinks מִצְרַיִם absolute formed by analogy of מַיִם, שָׁמַיִם from Miƒrî (compare Tel Amarna); see further Wklinfra, near the end); — ׳מ Genesis 13:1 +; מִצְרָ֑יִם Genesis 37:36 +; מִצְרַיְמָה Genesis 12:10 12t., מִצְרָ֑יְמָה Genesis 12:11 14t.; —

b. combinations are:-1׳מ as limit of motion: יָדַד מצרימ(הׅ 2. of people:

a. in table of nations, personified as second son of Ham Genesis 10:6 = 1 Chronicles 1:8, compare Genesis 10:13 = 1 Chronicles 1:11.

So what we have here is a word that really just means “borderlands,” and has its etymological roots in Phoenician and Assyrian. These are cultures which would have very little, if any, contact with Egypt. They would not have had a word for Egypt in Abraham’s time. Clearly the Israelites eventually came to Egypt, and I will get to that later. What did מִצְרַ֫יִם mean in Abraham’s native tongue, which we may assume was a Sumerian dialect? We could examine parts of the word that sound a bit like Mitzrayim…

Dead – MITU
Dead Ones – MITUTU
Dead Person – MITU
Dead Will Be More Numerous Than The Living – ELI BALTUTI IMA”IDU

Nothing else I could find…a fairly fruitless, though inexhaustive search, but considering that some scholars believed that Abraham was from the Iron Age, there might be little to find anyways. There is a clue found in the work of Gudea, the patesi of Lagash. He imported a rare materials from the Gulf for his commissioned works, including the rare diorite. This means the Sumerians were connected to the people of the SouthEastern gulf, now known as the Persian Gulf! Hold on to that thought for now. 
      There’s another angle to all of this and that is the Saudi tribe, and their religion of Islam, which insists that Abraham was also a father of their people. They have stuck with this narrative since the time before Mohammed! The only things the Torah informs us about Abrahams’ sojourn out of the lands of Ur (remember this was recounted and written down from oral tradition only hundreds of years later in Babylon, so it’s got some distortion in it) is that Ur was experiencing a famine and that is why he went down to “Mitsrayim.” I might add that we DO know, now, that there was a major flood in Mesopotamia that was a fairly significant horror in the minds of the people there, and even though it didn’t cover the whole world, it must have seemed that way to the poor souls caught in its wake. This was the end of the Ice Age and it was a flood the size of which we will see in coming years with our global warming crisis. The praeter-human intelligence directing Noah to build a boat is the very same intelligence we are tracking when we use the TwinStar or Tetractys of the Decad. It also shows up in Abraham’s interactions with what he would have known as the “Anunna gods”, what the Europeans call “angels” today, and in Sarai’s ability to see into the future. These Annuna Gods (sometimes erroneously referred to as Annunaki) would have been the intelligences he saw value in and the blasphemy against the empty lifeless and meaningless idols he supposedly so despised. 
       So back to the journey out of Ur. To reach Egypt, Abraham and his entourage would have had to journey across very inhospitable environs and then we are expected to believe he uses his skills and education as a diplomat to charm the Pharaoh and his court? No. How would he even know the Kemetic language? There was no exchange between Egypt and Sumer that we know of – not at this early stage. They might have some distant memory of coming out of Africa but that would have taken place a few, if not tens of thousands of years before the time of Abraham. We are told he goes “down” (The Sumerians were smart enough to know that rivers flowed south!) to the Mizrayim, which is as we have already discussed NOT translated as Egypt, but just “Borderlands.” What is south of Ur?
       None other than the seat of power in the Middle East, even today – Arabia. Riyadh isn’t the original capitol, but it would make sense to “go down” to where these powerful tribes were to escape the famine. They would have been able to follow the road along the sea in relative food security – the ocean is a major source of free food. The Sumerians had a long history of cooperating with and intermarrying other nations, but at the time they were not on great terms with the Assyrians and Akkadians to the North, and it may be that the South was the best place to go. 
       Curiously enough, the ruling clan of Arabia and Mecca at a much later date was the House of Hashem, (Hashem is one of the more famous names of the Israelite god, associated with his shadow assassin form that he took when he destroyed his own temple at the hands of Babylon.) who were later ousted by the House of Saud. The House of Hashem today rules Jordan and claims to to descend from the prophet Mohammed’s grandfather. 
       It’s not popular to study the southern tribes in Ancient Near East studies, for whatever reason, so interactions between the Sumerians and the southern folk are not covered often in the history of the Middle East. 
      The distance between the Great Ziggurat of Ur, a landmark that clearly denotes the approximate area of Abraham’s home, and Riyadh, is about 200 miles. That seems like a huge distance, but most people can cover at least 5-10 miles a day, and if they are on an ass or camel, they can cover a much farther distance. It would be within the range of Abraham and his entourage, and it would be a sensible place to go to find security, food, and water. The Arabs have been dealing with a shortage of water for thousands of years and their expertise concerning wells is remarkable. So there would be no shortage of water. Settlements in Arabia have been found clearly going back to 2000 BCE, so the timing is right for a citizen of Ur to have fled the famines that struck Mesopotamia (due to the over-irrigation of the salt water table) and gone seeking greener pastures. Those pastures wouldn’t have been found across the harsh land bridge connecting Africa and Asia – only death. 
      Hegra would have been a prime destination, the capital of the pagan tribe Thamud, who would later build structures like the ones below.

I do believe the Israelites travelled to Egypt, but not until much later on. This is where the ideas of Kabbalah really began to pick up steam. The idea of a Tree of Life dates back to Mesopotamia, but the Egyptians were incredibly gifted in math, science and religious studies. The Hebrew diaspora has never been shy about intermingling with the local population, a trait that is quite filial to Sumerian attitudes. The Sumerians themselves were extremely sophisticated, civilized and curious about other civilizations. They often married into the Assyrian and Akkadian Semitic tribes, which is why the Hebrew people today are referred to as “Semitic” as once they arrived in historical (now modern-day) Israel, they continued to marry converted locals, Phoenicians, Moabites, possibly even Hittites and of course, Arabians. When the diaspora fled the Islamic genocide and travelled to Europe, they continued to spread their culture and art and adopt new ways of doing things and continued adding to their diverse (strong) gene pool, and they became curious and invested in the Western ideas of the Enlightenment which spoke to the heart of Sumerian thought as well – science, literature, art and other scholarly cultured activities. When they came to America they did the exact same thing – married local women and continued to adapt to the best parts of the culture. This is why Israel today is a bastion of Western thought: Israelites, and particularly the most prolific tribe, Judah, or Jews, are extremely progressive. 
       For my part, I consider Judaism just what it is called: the religious traditions of the Tribe of Judah. There’s eleven other tribes, which are no longer lost thanks to genetic research into the matter. The Northern tribes called Jeroboam were so scattered by the wars and the disagreements with the ruler of the Southern states, Judah. The Southern state was called Rehoboam and the North basically seceded over taxation and conscription policy. Then the wars with Assyria scattered them. Conscription is the one anti-Western, anti-individual thing Israel as a state continues to perpetuate to this day. It’s worse than the draft and it is one of the worst things that a government can do to its people. That being said, Assyria is and always has been one of the scariest people to face. They are hard, warlike and aggressive people who were notorious in the time of Sumer. The Sumerians managed to win them over within a few short centuries by being very civilized: they invented writing, for starters. They married each other as stated before and exchanged goods in relative peace and harmony. 
       The Sumerians died out for other reasons than war, they were far too clever for that, and it was not yet the time of Empires. Even though they are considered extinct today, from the tale of Abraham we can see that many of them went on to seek greener pastures and at least managed to pass on their influence on the world. Like the Australian Aborigines whom they share genetic markers with, the Sumerians did not have a very dominant genetic makeup, and would therefore have absorbed the genetics of any other people they married. Does that sound like our clever little snake who is rumored to be a geneticist, and who carries the double helix as his symbol?


ETCSL translation : t.4.19.1

A balbale to Ninĝišzida (Ninĝišzida A)

Hero, lord of field and meadow, lion of the distant mountains! Ninĝišzida, who brings together giant snakes and dragons! Great wild bull who, in the murderous battle, is a flood that ……! Beloved by his mother, he to whom Ningirida gave birth from her luxurious body, who drank the good milk at her holy breast, who sucked in lion’s spittle, who grew up in the abzu! August išib priest who holds the holy ešda vessels, checker of tablets, who secures justice ……! King, wild bull with tall limbs (?), who directs speech aright, and who hates wickedness! Mighty power, whom no one dare stop when he spreads confusion! Mighty Ninĝišzida, whom no one dare stop when he spreads confusion! 

The troops are constantly at your service. Shepherd, you understand how to keep a check on the black-headed. The sheep and lambs come to seek you out, and you understand how to wield the sceptre over the goats and kids, into the distant future. Ninĝišzida, you understand how to wield the sceptre, into the distant future. 

The merciful king (i.e. Enki) entrusted you from your birth with your words of prayer. He let you have life and creation. Prince endowed with attractiveness, Ninĝišzida, when taking your seat on the throne-dais in an elevated location, lord, god, youth, right arm — clothed in your ……, with the shining sceptre grasped in your hands — then …… performs a šir-namšub song to you, addressing you intimately: ” 
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You bring calming of the heart to …… who …… lies. You fall upon the many …… and you burn them like fire.” 

The king who is the lord of broad understanding (i.e. Enki) has determined a good destiny for you on your elevated throne-dais; the god who loves justice (probably Utu) has spoken these favourable words: “Foremost one, leader of the assembly, glory of ……, king endowed with awesomeness, sun of the masses, advancing in front of them! Who can rival you in the highest heaven? What can equal you?” Hero who, after surveying the battle, goes up to the high mountains! Ninĝišzida, who, after surveying the battle, goes up to the high mountains! King, you who carry out commands in the great underworld, you who carry out the underworld’s business! Any youth who has a personal god is at your disposal, there where your commands are issued. O king, honeyed mouth of the gods! Praise be to Enki. Ninĝišzida, son of Ninazu! Praise be to Father Enki. 

A balbale of Ninĝišzida.


A balbale to Ningishzida (Ningishzida B): translation

Lord with holy dignity, imbued with great savage awesomeness! My king, lord Ninjiczida, imbued with great savage awesomeness! Hero, falcon preying on the gods, my king — dignified, with sparkling eyes, fully equipped with arrows and quiver, impetuous leopard, murderous, howling muchuc, …… (1 ms. has instead: ……), dragon snarling (?) in the lagoon, raging storm reaching (1 ms. has instead: covering) all people! Lofty-headed prince, resting in the midst of the mountains, …… smashing heads! 

Lord, your mouth is that of a pure magician (1 ms. has instead: a snake with a great tongue, a magician) (1 ms. has instead: a poisonous snake), lord Ninjiczida, ……! Ninjiczida, your mouth is that of a pure magician, lord Ninjiczida, ……! My linen-clad one, when you ……, who can find out your intentions? Ninjiczida, when you ……, who can find out your intentions? Your holy word is known to them that know it, but is unknown to them that do not know it. To them that do not know it, to them that do not know it , ……. Ninjiczida, to them that do not know it, …… When your great word comes to the earth, you are indeed a (1 ms. adds great) muchuc ……. 

You fall upon the river as a flood-wave, you rise in the fields as a devastating flood. Magilum boat, high flood of battle which cuts down (1 ms. has instead: which chops down). …… in his own heart ……, 
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…… as a dead man …… 
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Lord Ninjiczida, your praise is sweet. 

A balbale to Ninjiczida.


The Abrahadabra Grid, The Hidden Diamond Sutra and the Doctrine of the TwinTrees: Introduction

On Saturday I was handed the answer to a question which has been puzzling me for some time. How many unique triangles, including triangles with triangles within them, are inside the Abrahadabra Grid? I needed some help from math whizzes as I wasn’t about to spend all weekend tracing copies of the Abrahadabra Grid. So I asked a subreddit full of just such math whizzes what the answer was. The formula, for those of you who are into this sort of thing, is below.

(4n^3 + 10n^2 + 4n – 1 + (-1)^(n)) /16 where n= {1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10}

ANSWER (and detailed commentary)

After I received the answer, I felt pretty great, now I had one more piece of the grand puzzle of Abrahadabra, but also a little lame since I couldn’t figure out the solution myself. (Not likely, since I majored in Art to Advanced Art III throughout highschool and took the bare minimum of Algebra I.) I gave the two key problem solvers Reddit Gold. Throughout my inquiry I was reticent to discuss anything in particular about the vanilla grid I had posted to them, shown below in its full glory. The image I posted to the group only shows the 100 triangles. 

After I gave out the gildings, I received an astonishing and eloquent letter from one of the two recipients of the gilding. (The full correspondence is here, and yes he does have a silver tongue…not very many people outside of TAI can convince me to write an article in response to their query – but I was convinced that this mathematically disposed fellow could easily surpass my understanding in Mutational Alchemy if I could expose him to m1thr0s’ work…)


Your generosity is delightful and honestly made my day, many sincere thanks for the gold! I took the opportunity to check out your account, and it looks like you’re interested in more than a few interesting things yourself!

One of your recent comments stood out to me in particular. In a thread on the nature of Daath and the alleged Qliphoth, you note that you see the two trees as one aspect of a single tree.

This is an idea I have been grappling with myself lately, and I wonder if you might share with me another sort of gold and enlighten me as to your understanding of the tree?

Specifically, it seems as though many tarot decks hint at this same fact, that the two trees, knowldege of good and evil along with the tree of life, are two aspects of a single tree. I have been working with a somewhat obscure deck recently, the Sacred Rose Tarot, which seems to be using this mystery as its central theme.

But appealing to more common currents, when I look at the High Priestess of the standard RWS, I see the two pillars, with the Priestess herself as the central column. Yet also behind her visage is the virginal veil bearing yet another image of the tree in the form of palms and pomegranates, with Her lunar crown in the position of Daath. So there is the tree of which she herself is the central pillar and then there is the tree upon the veil.

This theme of the double tree can also be seen across many cards in many decks, but seems most clear in the Tower. The King and Queen flank the central pillar, but then the lightning takes the form of the flaming sword, indicating another tree. This is even more clear in the BOTA version, where the lightning takes again the form of the Flaming Sword, and, obscured by the prana like clouds above the queen, ten yods take the form of the tree of life. This almost implies 3 trees- the tower + king + queen, the lightning, and the yods.

This is even more pronounced in the golden dawn tarots of both Wang-Regardie and the Ciceros. Both of these versions show two trees clearly (one being the qliphoth) and one being the tree of life, with a central tower and a king and queen on the left and right. Cicero’s deck has the symbol of Mars stricking the tower, which makes enough sense, but Regardie keeps to the theme of the flaming sword bringing about the “calamity”. So there is a subtle implication of up to 4 trees in the vision provided by Uncle Al’s old secretary.

As I am sure you have noticed, the lightning itself, and not the tower, takes the most central and conspicuous place in the Crowley-Harris rendition, but here again the towers is also present, again implying at least a duplicity of trees.

I could go on and on, though such is clearly unwarranted. But again, while you asked for my expertise, I humbly ask for your wisdom in kind. Can you help me to understand this concept of the two trees as one, and how this somewhat illusory concept of the qliphot fits in, even though you clearly don’t buy into the concept yourself.

I am immensely grateful for the gilding, and am happy to have helped you! Now I would humbly ask that you bestow upon me a gold greater than that found in all the earth, but wholly accept if, for whatever reason, you cannot.

All the best!


9³ Phanes_,

There has been a tremendous amount of research done on this subject here at The Abrahadabra Institute, under the leadership of our founder, Magister Ouroboros 729 as he preferred to be called, or m1thr0s 729. Since you are familiar with Crowley it may be helpful to point out that he was initiated by Grady McMurtry and left the O.T.O. shortly after Hymenaeus Alpha’s death, for reasons I will not go into in great detail here, and I will try to keep this backstory only as long as necessary for you to get a full view of the origins of this work and what we are all about. First a photo of him so we know who we are talking about visually.

He began studying the occult in his early teens, and at the time that I made the decision to join him in his work as his lover and eventual wife, I had known him for 10 years already, and had been studying his work alongside many others at for about 10 years with varying degrees of understanding. Although we had merely had a casual flirting relationship before this, after I became completely absorbed and fascinated with his work, we had fallen madly in love due to our shared love of intellectual pursuits, especially Hermeticism and the discipline he had pioneered called Mutational Alchemy – a hybridized branch of Hermetic Alchemy. As it turned out, since I had been born to a witch and sorceress familiar with Crowley and his ilk in her own right, he also viewed me as an asset in his intellectual pursuits. Because he had been studying the occult without halting for over 40 years, you can imagine among other things it was an incalculably interesting and rewarding relationship for me up until his death on December 26th 2016. 
      Now to the lengthy answer to your question. So much of what we do here at TAI is focused on building on the understanding of those who are already here, it seems all of the introductory texts to what makes special get buried under more advanced, or tertiary, essays and videos, that treat offhand subjects of not direct interest to TAI’s core discipline of Mutational Alchemy. For true intellectuals, and lovers of numbers, in the Pythagorean tradition, this is where the real treats are to be found. The proofs I am about to go over with you are utterly astounding and I know you will appreciate them as much as I do and a few rare individuals with just the right mix of knowledge and understanding who come across this stuff, although they are just completely lost on the vast majority of those who come to us for our tarot deck or just for a sense of belonging to an ooey occult organization with a dangerous looking sigil at its helm. 
       The first major observation that m1thr0s 729 made, at some point in the 1970’s, shortly after his departure from the dysfunctional O.T.O., who had no interest in his work anyways, was that the Sephiroth/Tree of Life fits within a talisman of the highest order he created called the Abrahadabra Grid. (Note that in the image below, if you highlight all of the Sephiroth and the Ain Soph Aur Coordinate, it spells ABRAHADABRA!)

This came about through the dedicated research he was doing into the alchemical formula of Abrahadabra at the time. He observed the importance with which the praeter-human intelligence of Ra Hoor Khut treated it, announcing it in the first line of his chapter, and designating it as a *reward.* This alone was enough to key him into its importance. This is the grid you solved with the formula you gave me.  Here it is, below, in its full glory for you to observe. 

Note that the Tree of Life’s Sephira are affixed upon the intersecting lines of the grid as if it was made for it. According to Crowley, as you might recall, Abrahadabra emerges from the Tree, not the other way around, but this proof clearly demonstrates that he was wrong. The Star gives rise to the Tree, not the other way around! Additionally, the Four Elemental Worlds cascade from apex at Ain Soph Aur itself and fit perfectly within the entirety of Abrahadabra. The dark grey triangles mirror the structure of the Tetractys of the Decad – we refer to these per m1thr0s’ naming conventions as *The Secret Chiefs*. The only *Secret Chief* that touches a Sephira is centered at the groin area of the Adam Kadmon, the shadowy figure in the center of the Abrahadabra Grid, and appears to uphold Tiphareth. There are countless other secrets in this, one of the master formulas of Mutational Alchemy, but this is as far I will go into this particular map for the moment, as I have a lot more to cover.
      You asked about the “two trees” and say you have been wondering about three, or even four trees. Although we have not answered the question of the third or fourth tree with any certainty, I can fill in more than a few huge blanks that you might have been missing.  The first concept I want to introduce you to is one that is newer than the TwinTrees which I will cover below, but it is the logical first step towards understanding that master formula. If one connects all of the Sephiroth via paths that are “not there” we find that the image is rather stunningly beautiful. More than this, there are exactly 16 paths all together, corresponding not only to the 16 Court Cards, but to the 16 Geomantic figures of Medieval Europe and the 16 personality types of C.G. Jung. We discovered this independently during our research on the Mutational Alchemy Tarot, which is why it figures so prominently in that deck, since the way we use sigils and talismans is different from any other meditative discipline on Earth, and we discovered it had some very intriguing properties when used with a methodology we call scryation and the building of Mutational Fields. (Mutationism is the professional term for those who study the science of change within binary or ternary structures, i.e., the I Ching) There’s a whole series of articles and charts pertaining to this structure, and very few people have noticed this structure over the centuries. It was documented only twice in literature that we know of, and never given any proper attention for whatever reason. Those two people who mentioned it are now dead and didn’t name it, so we gave it a name: The Hidden Diamond Sutra, after its presentation as an exotic diamond and its value to us. It is named a Sutra to emphasize to neophytes a different way of thinking about Sutra as merely a doctrine framed within literature.
      The mere fact that we could use it to unify both the Court Cards and the Geomantic Figures along with the Jungian personality types was enough for us to justify utilizing it in the Tarot, but m1thr0s also discovered that it crossed Da’ath, functioning as a precise and powerful weapon with which a Mutational Alchemist can launch an assault on Da’ath from all directions, rather than wading through it from the Abyss, something which has haunted those who work with the Tree of Life for generations. (See the Da’ath Hack article on the forums, under The Book of Mirrors)


The last doctrine we will go over is possibly the one that will attend to your questions as far as I can go within this short article, and it constitutes the master formula of Mutational Alchemy itself. This is the doctrine of the Twin Trees, which is an advanced set of Sephiroth paired to the I Ching. There have been at least half a dozen variations of this formula over the years in both single and twin form, (for reference, in order of creation they are called the *P’an Ku or Heaven Descending*, the *Nu Kua or Earth Ascending*, *The Emerald Tablet*,  The TwinTrees Prototype A and Prototype B [obsolete, kept in the archives for historical purposes, these were created in the search for the Temporals or a possible third Tree] and finally the TwinTrees Primordial and TwinTrees Temporals) but the two that concern us the most to this date are the *TwinTrees: Primordial* and the *TwinTrees: Temporal*.  The Mutational Alchemy Tarot itself is built on the framework of the Primordials. As we may remember it was Eliphas Levi who first thought of affixing the Tarot to the Tree of Life. While Aleister Crowley made a haphazard attempt at affixing some of the trigrams to the Tree of Life, he did so in such a sloppy nonsensical half-assed way as to render the attempt almost useless, and it was not ordered with any mathematical precision. He seemed to be oblivious to the nature of binary ordering, even though this knowledge would have been made available to him via the work of the much earlier genius of G.W. Leibniz. 

 One unfamiliar with the work of Leibniz or binary ordering in general might ask, how does one affix the Hexagrams in a rational way to the Tree of Life at all? This is a good question and lies in the way we assign numerical value to the binary structures, and to a little rule m1thr0s discovered called The Proximity Principle. Both of these will be covered in great detail in his upcoming book and will be taught in the upcoming March coursework, and a booklet has already been published on this material as well as a discussion available for free within the Mutational Alchemy Tarot Book itself, so it is really a subject for another time, but suffice it to say it allows us to determine in what order we should place the ATU and Hexagrams alike based on their inherent numerical value, and this determines where they are placed on the tree using the Proximity Principle. 
       The prime difference between the Primordials and the Temporals is that in the Primordials, the Hexagrams emerge and are affixed without any acknowledgement to Sephirothic primacy, they ascend on the left side (Earth Ascending) and descend on the right side (Heaven Descending) and this pays homage to both the Chinese observation of the natural tendencies of Heaven and Earth, as well as the placement of male and female elements in the West. (For example the Left Pillar on the Tree of Life is female, the Right is male, the right hand of the body is masculine, the left feminine and so on…) In the Temporals, special attention is paid to the Sephiroth, so that the paired Hexagrams with the nature of being reciprocal inverses (naturally, in the chronologies, this is not artificially arranged) are affixed in a rational ordering to the Sephiroth themselves first, and then the remainder of the Hexagrammal pairs are laid out according to the previously discussed Proximity Principle and binary value. 
      These two great charts are shown below for anyone to see for themselves what an astonishing and marvelous impact these will have on both the I Ching and the world of Hermetic Qabbalah.
      For an even more astonishing expose on just how perfectly these hexagrams are aligned with Western Hermetic Alchemy and Qabbalah, it’s suggested one examine the full range of the Tarot correspondences, both traditional and the new Mutational Alchemy ordering, where the Emperor has been corrected to be placed properly (with his new letter of Tzaddi, connecting him with the Liber Tzaddi transmission) instead of the Star. This was executed according to the Proximity Principle and it’s laws governing the rational ordering of the Hebrew letter system which Crowley failed to attend to, simply because he didn’t have the tools the scholars of antiquity used to formulate the Tarot correspondences that come down to us through the Golden Dawn lineage. (See the section on The Emperor in the MAT book for a detailed explanation.

The Twin Trees Imperial Edition 2012


I hope this little ditty has answered some of the more pressing questions that I hope more than a few of you are having. None of the assertions that we make here are based on guesswork, but on careful scholarly work and much time and effort has been put forth to assist anyone in handling this work for themselves in order that they might experience the amazing effects that m1thr0s 729 encountered decades before and than so many have testified to in working with this strong and powerful monstrosity of a system. It has so many secrets laying beneath its surface that we will certainly not see the end of its mystery in my lifetime, or the next few dozen generations is my guess. There is also a ton of work I have not discussed right here, but this is the core doctrine we adhere to around here that both deviates sharply from most other schools out there, yet is exceedingly attractive to those who are coming from old and stale Western traditions with seemingly no clue in sight as to where to go to next. “It furthers one to have somewhere to go.” the I Ching.
       Those who understand and appreciate this stuff will do so because they have the faculty to understand it at a fundamental and mathematical level and can check all of the godamned proofs for themselves. The detractors will whine on and on about how it “isn’t what Crowley believed” or that it is merely another New Age attempt at degrading their traditions, but those who understand and appreciate progress will see that this sort of work is the breath of fresh air Hermetic Alchemy has needed desperately for over a century now. The problem with tradition and the I Ching is nonexistent since the Chinese government has been actively hostile towards the mere mention of the I Ching for over a hundred years now, so that even my modern friends in China have never even heard of the I Ching and they are mostly forbidden from discussing it in depth, even though we now know that the underlying mathematics forms the backbone of the DNA code itself (See my article under the I Ching section: DNA and the I Ching explained, or Yan’s book DNA and the I Ching) The same goes for detractors on the scientific spectrum. They will all play catch up with this eventually, just as they did in 1952 with the official discovery of the DNA strand by Watson and Crick. 

“Dedicated evolutionists don’t much give a shit about the misconceptions of lesser mortals…they are already engaged in an aggressive dialog with nature itself at the highest levels…and they usually know this.[…] Proponents of modern science are routinely guilty of imagining that it is uniquely qualified to evolve and has therefore earned some special privilege to redefine its own parent disciplines in as pejorative a light as possible, as if the clock had somehow stopped for them. This may impress a few, for a time, but necessity is still the mother of invention. At the end of the day, Metaphysics will perpetually rediscover and redefine itself with or without the approval of modern science as mandated by the needs of real people in real time, attempting to answer the same questions that have been with us from the beginning. “

  • m1thr0s, Magister Ouroboros 729

I’ll leave it here since this article is already getting too long, but rest assured the proverbial rabbit hole does get a whole lot deeper than this for those who are brave enough to go there and who have the patience to continue receiving directives and dialogue from both necessity and Nature himself. We have never made a secret of our source work, but neither have we pretended that this work did not desperately need bright minds working on it and the further secrets that Mystery itself holds in hands, the promise of the future evolutionary dharma of our species and our theoretical starhood, encapsulated in the axiom *Every Man and Every Woman is a Star*.

Izi Ningishzidda, Magister Ouroboros 777


m1thr0s catalogue raisonne twitch event

At 10:00 PM EST I will be doing a showcase review of m1thr0s’ work for a member who wants a print. This is a chance to get a look at m1thr0s’ entire catalogue raisonne, probably for the last time this year or most of 2018. You may also order prints if you see one you like. Just e-mail Prices are highly discounted for TAI members. If you’d like to ask questions you can use the Twitch chatroom or connect via voice to our Discord server. The addresses are listed below!

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