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This article is another attempt at making one of the most fundamental assertions of Mutational Alchemy (The TwinStar) as simple and straight forward as I possibly can because it seems as though most previous attempts have fallen flat on their face, despite dozens of articles and private discussions I have laboriously undertaken.
In its most basic sense, the TwinStar is a sigil built upon the framework of the Pythagorean Tetracys of the Decad. It is the way we count out the points of the Tetractys that gives us this sigil. Scrying the lines of the sigil then becomes a meditation practice. Let’s begin by scrutinizing the Tetractys itself.
In its most basic form, the Tetractys is a collection of 10 points arranged in a perfect equilateral triangle with one point at the top tier, two points at the second tier, three points at the third tier and four points at the bottom tier. It was a highly venerated symbol among the Pythagoreans and Neo-Pythagoreans alike. It was referred to as Logos, the manifestation of God on Earth and was said to contain all the rules of dimensionality since 1 point connected by no lines gives us 0 dimensions, 2 points connected by one line gives us one dimension, 3 points connected by two lines gives us two dimensions and 4 points connected by 3 lines gives us three dimensional space. But this is just the tip of the iceberg as to why this symbol garnered so much praise and adoration and I would highly recommend the serious inquirer to Google it to learn more. Most of what this article will be defining is widespread knowledge already and can easily be referenced in other places. A few things will be unique to Mutational Alchemy doctrines which can still be pieced together logically.
Figure #2 demonstrates what happens when the Tetractys is extended all the way out under the auspices of Abrahadabra. Not only does the Tree of Life nestle neatly within but the 10 points have now become easily identifiable as the 10 shaded chambers referred to as the Secret Chiefs. So the Tetractys has an undeniable relationship to Abrahadabra under the guidance of the Secret Chiefs. The grid comprises exactly 100 internal equilateral triangles making it synonymous with the Kamea of Malkuth, Kingdom, or Earth. Each of the four descending elemental worlds contain their own tetractys if you look at it closely.
The way we count the 10 Sephiroth of the Tree of Life is important because the inclusion of Daath actually gives us 11 spheres (or epicenters) but Daath is not treated as a Sephira and consequently has no number per se. It is not inaccurate to think of Daath as a “not sephera” (or “not number”) representing grammar and syntax within numbers without being an actual number, any more than an addition sign, for instance. It bears a distinct relationship to numbers but is not a number in itself. Its identifying convention has been to assign it a dash, indicating that we recognize that it is there but treat it separately from the 32 Paths of Wisdom comprised of the 10 Sephiroth (literally, numbers) and 22 Paths. When we come to it in any sort of count we call out “dash”, according to its properties. Thus our chronological count along the Tree of Life from 1 to 10 reads: 1-2-3-“dash”-4-5-6-7-8-9-10. I mention this now because it plays a part in how we navigate the TwinStar as well. Always bear it in mind that when we count out the TwinStar we are attempting to elevate the Tree of Life as a whole. The Tree of Life is a mathematical subset of Abrahadabra and the Tetractys is our surest guide to uplifting its properties correctly. Similarly, the principle of alchemical levity impacting the Tree of Life is the best way to characterize what is occurring whenever we raise the TwinStar incantation.
At this point it would be prudent to mention the Lo Shu magickal square, since one of the things we are trying to accomplish with the TwinStar is as close a numerical super-symmetry as we can get. Nothing achieves this as efficiently as magic squares but we can get pretty close notwithstanding. Figure #3 demonstrates what is called the first magic square flanked by tetracti on 4 sides. All horizontal, vertical and diagonal rows add to 15. Magickal squares have an important role to play in different types of magickal operations since we can also substitute letters in place of numbers to accomplish detailed and diverse sigil workings. Sigils built upon magickal squares or triangles have a tendency to be much more potent than those which are not. This principle of numerical super-symmetry is the most apparent reason why this would seem to hold true.
Figures #4 and #5 demonstrate that it takes two full rotations 1-10 to give us the complete pattern, or sigil displayed in figure #6. In each case the “dash” comes right after point #3 and completes the triangle. We then fall back to point #4 and continue our course to point #10. This infinity loop is an integral part of the TwinStars’ action. If we do not complete the loop we are left with a broken mess instead of the stunning perfection we get upon successful completion of the loop. Pushing Daath to point #1 in this manner has the general effect of repairing the division between the Supernals and the rest of the Sephiroth, even if only momentarily. It is useful to think of the TwinStar as a perpetual process that we join in with periodically but is itself ongoing all the time of its own accord. We are justified in thinking this way because the TwinStar is an active principle built into the fabric of things so it really is omnipresent with respect to the Tetractys.
While the numbers method of invoking the TwinStar is unquestionably useful it is not the only means at our disposals. Figures #7 and #8 demonstrate how the word Abrahadabra can be applied letter by letter to achieve the same ends. Because it contains 11 letters it even accommodates our treatment of Daath. A step by step example follows: 1=Aleph, 2=Beth, 3=Resh, “dash”=Aleph, 4=Hé, 5=Aleph, 6=Daleth, 7=Aleph, 8=Beth, 9=Resh, 10=Aleph. The proper protocol is to always begin with the Counter-Clockwise direction and conclude on the Clockwise direction for the first loop. For the second loop we reverse this, starting Clockwise and culminating Counter-Clockwise. It takes a little time and practice to get used to this but it very soon becomes fluid. At the end of each loop we run a Center & Ground action which I will discuss momentarily.
For the moment I want to reassert that ANY 11 letter word or phrase will work as well as the numbers method – arguably better depending on the situation at hand. The phrase “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law” happens to be an eleven word phrase that some will no doubt appreciate as a suitable means of invoking the TwinStar. Any of these methods suffice active scrying but there is also passive gazing which uses no words of any kind and thus needs no embellishment other than to acknowledge it. Generally, active scrying is a better form to adhere to when invoking the TwinStar as passive gazing is naturally incorporated to the extent that we are paying attention to what we are doing. But my objective right here and now is to define what the TwinStar is and not venture off into the various alternative means of invoking it.
Figure #9 is arguably the most important image being published in this article as it demonstrates the relationship between the leylines of the TwinStar and the Sephiroth. Always remember that the objective in raising the spell of the TwinStar is to raise the foundation of the Tree of Life itself. That the TwinStar coordinates so perfectly with the Sephiroth tells us that it has the ability to collect the Tree of Life up into itself without modifying the Tree itself in any way. The relationship is unquestionably like Tree and Star where the Tree is a mathematical and geometrical subset of The Tetractys and consequent TwinStar. Thus Mutational Alchemy commonly refers to the TwinStar as the star half of the Tree and Star equation. It IS the star that the Tree has the wherewithal to become.
The closing action comes at the end of any finished loop where it serves to lock in the loop, center and ground it. You can use anything you prefer to close but I recommend using A-V-M-N to the circle and H-V-A, A-Th-H for the ascending triangle and final drop.
In application we begin from the top pronouncing AHH-OHH-MMM-GNN to the circle and AHH-HAY-OHH-AHH for the ascending triangle to AHH-TAH-HAY for the final drop and descending triangle. The direction of the closing action should match up with the direction of the loop you are building. I also include a Final Close at the very end which is simply a repetition of the Clockwise closing action. The closing action is important and should never be omitted. It adds finality, continuity and strength to the creation of the TwinStar.
Figure #11 is just a quick way of recapping everything that has been laid out in this brief article. Some years ago I created a little animated GIF that demonstrates all of this which at present is included in my article entitled tikkun olam (repairing the world) which can be viewed here:
I hope that between this article and that one the TwinStar is crystal clear but I rather doubt that it will be because experience teaches us that nothing replaces hands-on practice when it comes to ironing out the details. Nevertheless, I have gone about as far as I am able between this article and that one.
The pursuit of perfection underscores every major religion on earth, yet perfection has virtually never been defined in a way that is pragmatically sensible from a logical point of view. It is only in the years following the end of World War II that such a definition might even have been a practical possibility, since prior to this it would never have been thought possible that humankind might come to threaten the balance of Nature itself on a global scale. Now we know differently and as I sit here hammering out this article in 2015 the discussion of perfection takes on the question of sustainability more than at any time in human history. Avoiding the consequences of global warming would amount to a practical application of perfection! Reversing the damage done to our environment and restoring Nature’s rich bounty would amount to a caliber of perfection requiring a miraculous change of events in human behavior, not at all likely to occur. Suddenly perfection is adopting a very real and a very urgent definition.
Religion, generally, has maintained a pretty dismal view of Earth, portraying it over and over again as something to be disparaged and escaped. Called the Realm of Exploitation, both Hinduism and Buddhism have portrayed Earth as a place of unspeakable suffering, the only solution of which was to quit the cycle of birth and rebirth that draws us to it time and time again. While not universally viewed in this way in Judaism, distortional spin-off religions have generally followed suit with this view of the world so that perfection has been viewed as a matter of successfully escaping its clutches by one means or another. So long as Earth is viewed as the enemy of perfection there is very little chance of including it in any plans that share an imagined perfection with the Earth itself. If it turns out that either Heaven or Hell are internal states and not external places then the possibility of realizing Heaven on Earth is decidedly disadvantaged by this grim outlook of Earth.
The most noteworthy exception to this anti-earth attitude is Qabbalah which defines Earth simply as Kingdom and does not assign characteristics of good or evil to it. East-Asian Yin/Yang philosophy also does not succumb to this notion of an inherently evil Earth where Earth is viewed as the Yin Principle opposing Heaven as the Yang. Tantricism, with its emphasis on the balancing of opposites, does not hold with the idea that Earth must be subdued in order for Heaven to prevail. Heaven out of balance is just as detrimental to our collective well being as Eath run amok, so this notion of Earth as an inherently bad place is not universally held to but has become a kind of fetish among the proponents of apocalypse for whom the path to perfection has become synonymous with the suppression of Earth. The exaltation of Life, Light, Love and Liberty are viewed as universal qualities generated internally where man himself is the right and proper focus of this miraculous attainment. The thing for us to stay attuned to is the how with respect to the pursuit of perfection. Thus Pythagoras advocates To Know Thyself as the root of philosophical inquiry. Without a keen sense of who we are on a cosmic scale we cannot hope to achieve a balancing of opposites that has any enduring meaning. This means staying abreast of new knowledge that emerges and constantly updating our esoteric knowledge to attune itself to exoteric knowledge about ourselves and our environments. This is why the creation of maps plays such an important role in the ongoing pursuit of perfection. The cross-referencing of ancient maps with modern knowledge yields new maps better geared to the knowledge we have on tap – knowledge that is bought and paid for through the dedicated labors of our best minds over extended periods of time. These new maps put us in a position of strength pertaining to the ancient goals which do not really change so much in themselves. Rather, what changes are the strategies which our new maps reveal.
The following chart demonstrates how the four bigrams (two line structures) pair against guanine (G), cytosine (C), thymine (U) and adenine (A) to give us a new and revolutionary system of 64 hexagrams that 5,000 years of Chinese assignments could not have given us. This eventually leads us to a new kind of binary hexagrams, the possibilities of which are as startling as they are universal.
This next chart redefines the Lo Shu diagram with its 9 ternary bigrams that gives us the elemental properties of its 9 internal chambers. This has never been accomplished before until now and would not be possible without the syncretic nature of Mutational Alchemy. Staying abreast of all available knowledge at our disposals is what qabbalah is all about.
Qabalistic philosophy is inherently syncretic in nature which puts more on its plate than most since it is constantly cross-referencing everything that comes before its view. This is the only way that important new knowledge can be identified and adjusted. In 1953 a body of new knowledge was introduced that will forever change the way we look at geomantic magick. Franklin, Watson and Crick and their publication of the DNA code language was not intended to advance the state of 21st century alchemy but clearly does so notwithstanding.The binary nature of the YiJing had already been identified in the 1600’s by Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz but what could not have been known was the stunning similarities between the YiJing and DNA. Several important books and dozens of scholastic articles have been written on this subject since but my purpose here is to hyphenate how unexpected breakthroughs in scientific understandings can radically impact our sense of spirituality and perfection.
For an informed qaballist, the Tree of Life is divided into 32 Paths of Wisdom. The 64 binary hexagrams have always been paired into 32 complementary opposites. Once we know that the 64 DNA templates are a direct parallel to the traditional 64 YiJing hexagrams, we only need some way to align the hexagrams to the Tree of Life to give us a map sufficient to assert perfection against the Tree. We also need a word or method to exercise this assertion. It happens that Mutational Alchemy answers to all of these issues and more. Thus we have every good reason for a high level of confidence that Mutational Alchemy puts us squarely on the road to Perfection, though in truth there are still certain mysterious elements lacking. These have to do with the external environment, a very difficult thing to control with exact precision. This is one of the reasons some practitioners confine their work to special caves deemed suitable for visualization work. Others establish and maintain temple space reserved for visualization practice. Though not 100% crucial, controlling one’s external environment is a routine protocol in the ongoing pursuit of perfection. We need more capable individuals working along lines that can actually succeed instead of wasting their lives away on fantasy projections which cannot, or following in the footseps of frauds and dinosaurs who have no earthly idea where perfection lies or how it can be secured.
“Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible” – Albert Einstein
*All posts by m1thr0s at this site are amended articles extracted from a much bigger work-in-progress that will be defining Mutational Alchemy in all of its diverse principles and applications. Since there is a great deal to this topic which is many months away from completion, certain of its tenets deemed as standalone topics are being allowed to run ahead of the finished book. No responsible theoretician would ever imagine himself to be the only one pioneering important new insights all by himself so that where certain breakthroughs strike me as vital to the overall discussion at hand, these will occasionally find themselves posted as independent articles. This should serve several purposes at once, creating interest in the larger work on the one hand while facilitating a sense of fellowship with other pioneers at the same time.
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 Exploitation. Whether 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.
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.
m1thr0s / abrahadabra institute