excerpt from abrahadabra:the anatomy of the body of light by m1thr0s

I’ve been advised by the Secret Chiefs ;) to release this small portion (2 out of 16 pages) of the introduction to Abrahadabra: The Anatomy of the Body of Light ahead of time. This work will be released as a series of volumes. The work is not completed yet, though a huge portion of it has been completed and we’re running way ahead of schedule. It will take some time before it is necessary to complete it. I have not been given a publication schedule yet and I am not allowed to know any other details yet when that date will be set. – Izi 

Liber Tzaddi is now canonical as the unofficial 4th Chapter of the Book of the Law. Although this may seem a bold move to some, it is also the unofficial stance of m1thr0s for decades, and now the official stance of The Abrahadabra Institute, that it is in fact the Emperor speaking to *his* people alone, not to the mix of the other uninitiated, the blind and the people that he is against as in the previous chapters (and speakers). I suggest reading Liber al Vel Legis all the way through and then approaching Liber Tzaddi as the 4th Chapter and see how it feels to you. For me it was remarkable but maybe that’s just me… – Izi

Introduction to Abrahadabra: The Anatomy of the Body of Light by m1thr0s
(Copyright The Abrahadabra Institute)

The manual that follows is unique and mysterious. There is nothing like it anywhere in the world, or I would not be compiling it at this time. Its subject matter is so austere and people so apparently oblivious of its principles that I had long ago resigned myself to unraveling its mysteries on my own initiative. There has always seemed to me to be very little point in attempting to solicit any support for this work, since it has been my experience that the very same people and institutions who are the first to tout the importance of new ideas are also the first to undermine them. Finding no organizations I could form any useful alliance with anyway, I resolved that any sufficiently important body of original metaphysical research would have little choice but to evolve by stealth. I have subsequently contented myself with being a free agent exploring a noble model on its own merits, with no social obligations attached.
      The situation has changed. Even the remotest of mystics cannot always remain aloof from the troubles that plague his world. Economic opportunism has accrued unprecedented wealth and power through the routine plundering of anything in its path. Suddenly it finds itself caught in a cowardly dilemma – what once seemed only a casual coincidence turns out to be an embedded truth: its very continuance altogether depends upon artificially induced strife and suffering.  Corporate thugs are normally a rather stupid lot who until recently never fully appreciated the game they were playing and have only rarely enjoyed the carte blanche sanction of government. With the help of hired tutors they have finally figured it all out so that the economics of disaster are suddenly being perpetrated everywhere with extreme deliberation. Since the 1970’s alone roughly one third of all wildlife on Earth has been pushed to extinction with human populations falling hard on its heels, including whole nations and many millions of people. Synchronous to this stepped-up onslaught against non-essential life forms everywhere has come the systematic dismantling of individual rights and freedoms – the one thing they seem to fear above all others. Armageddon is upon us here and now and its architects are engineering it from the highest levels on down. In the face of this long anticipated evil we are left stunned and disbelieving, while a callous criminal elite pursues its genocidal agenda with murderous precision. I needn’t invent such facts as these. No sane person would believe them if I did.
       It appears that the story of humankind’s inalienable birthright must be told sooner than later, whether people are ready to hear it or not. I am, in many respects, reticent to reveal it in advance of its perfected mastery, though it is physically impossible to exploit it for foul purposes. If I do not disclose these facts, there exists a very real possibility that they will fail to be understood in time to make a positive difference of any kind. I also appreciate that many people have been haphazardly seeking out this cosmological master key without necessarily understanding its form. This creates an additional incentive for me to come forward, since I have always felt that a subject matter of this magnitude should be dealt with by as many good minds as could be drawn into it and not be left to be sorted out in tortured isolation. Although it has been the habit of Hermetic Alchemists to keep their esoteric secrets to themselves, there comes a time when even reasonable habits must give way to other prudence. We have entered into the Information Age carrying a great deal of excess baggage.There are players in this drama who have dug their heels in hard against any prospect of conscious evolution, who would (if they could) usher in a great Dark Age instead. In the face of such insidious aggressions, an enhanced self-awareness is inevitably one’s best (and perhaps only) possible defense.
      It would be an easy matter for me to play to the popular media in ways it both expects and (more often) demands. I could easily claim to have received the following cosmological blueprint in a dream or a vision or via some alien intelligence from a distant galaxy or any one of a thousand other childish scenarios aimed at bolstering my credibility with those who are unable or unwilling to scrutinize ideas according to their intrinsic merits. There would even be a certain amount of truth in this since I have drawn to powerful spiritual forces in the development of this technology that have almost certainly assisted me in unseen ways. But the bottom line is that what I have arrived at I have arrived at the hard way, through asking a lot of very difficult questions and insisting upon their answers, by taking the risks that needed to be taken and adhering to the rules that needed to be adhered to. The end result is a model of transcendent reality that hides from nothing and has no fear of being scrutinized, built upon falsifiable proofs where other models are built upon hearsay and hand-me-down traditions long ago stripped clean of anything so menial as deductive reasoning. 
      While the star-theory of human evolutionary potential has actually been with us for a very long time (albeit masked in diverse ways), there has never been a comprehensive accounting of the anatomical properties that could render this anything more than a metaphorical allusion. This manual plugs that fatal gap and goes on to outline a concise methodology of star-body distillation and assimilation. Its value will not diminish over time and no other teaching on earth trumps it. It lays out a comprehensive visualization technique for realizing the Body of Light at levels never before attempted in such a comprehensive manner. It defines what the human *star* is and how it can be brought to bear in human experience on a daily basis. It affords all human beings a tangible model of perfection, which can be seized upon both intellectually and physically. It provides a detailed systemic for analyzing and simulating that supreme perfection, such that all rational people will have some concrete way of confronting it devoid of internal contradictions. It combines *right thinking* with *right action* to such a high degree that it will at first seem utterly impossible to achieve, yet over time will be seen to be so profoundly accessible as to completely overwhelm all other concerns and hesitations. It is a form of meditation principle and practice expressly tailored to the here-and-now, whose immediate relevance to the human condition can be expected to last indefinitely.  
    The model presented in this manual is not in conflict; neither with itself nor any other viable reality construct of any kind. Its task is to define humankind on a universal scale and nothing less. It will eventually be vindicated as the Philosopher’s Stone, a direct emanation of the wisdom of antiquity come full circle into the present to pave a solid pathway to the future of humankind. Its parallels are identifiable everywhere one might happen to look, yet nowhere is its exact form anywhere to be found. It is the product – not only of a single lifetime – but many generations of intensive self-inspection, stretching all the way back to the roots of civilization, as we know it. It amounts to an expert distillation of the world’s store of esoteric wisdom. It requires no specialized belief system to explore its tenets and is inherently opposed to none.

Ed Note: Aspie types will notice the quote in the picture above which I created for this article is from Liber Tzaddi, but is “misquoted”. It is actually very close to the original text before an editor “corrected” the original. m1thr0s found this to be quite poor form as articles in Class A are never to be altered by human hands and may only be altered through direct contact with a member of A.’.A.’. so high in stature they may be considered beyond the comprehension of even adepts. I could not even locate the original version as I was unclear if it was in the Grady McMurtry reprint of The Holy Books of Thelema called “ΘΕΛΗΜΑ” but I went ahead and altered it by connecting to source – if you are in possession of the original Crowley or McMurtry printing please touch base at abrahadabrainstitute@gmail.com. 

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the abrahadabra millipede

Cave biologist Dr. Jean Krejca has announced a recently discovered and previously unknown species of rare millipede living in a cave system in the Sierra Nevada Mountain range in California. The millipede is poisonous and boasts 414 legs with an additional four legs turned-penis via evolutionary mutation. With the addition of the four penises this totals 418 appendages altogether, making it one of the most significantly Abrahadabra-esque creatures in the world. The sacred word of the Nu Aeon, Abrahadabra equals 418 in the Gematria of AIQ BKR, the Qabbalah of the Nine Chambers. The four modified leg-penises would signify the four elements symbologically speaking. Its special connection to Hermits also outlines another correlation in the habitat of the species, a cave system. As well as this caves were regarded as entrances to the underworld, and its denizens the messengers of the cthonic gods. 
      The discovery echoes as a herald of special significance to those who recognize it as a manifestation of “Hell’s Own Worm” as Aleister Crowley put it.
      Thankfully the location of the new millipede has been kept a secret, which ensures it will be protected from curiosity seekers and amateur explorers who would decimate its fragile habitat. Just enjoy a nice Sierra Nevada ale instead and enjoy the thought that this little guy is out there somewhere in the world being bafflingly mysterious. Omnia Exteunt in Mysterium. 

Read more on Reuters:

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passing the torch…

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Over the past 18 months I have been hospitalized not less than 4 times with end-stage emphysema, a progressive disease that no one walks away from once it has reached that degree of severity. It’s hard to predict how much time I am left with…might be a few days, might be 10 years though the doctors think it’s more like months and I am being urged to wrap up whatever affairs I may need to and have been processed as a hospice patient for those who know the lingo. For those who don’t it basically means there isn’t anything they can do for me but try to make me as comfortable as possible. 

This is not a boo-hoo fest. I am posting this as a matter of clarification regarding the future of The Abrahadabra Institute and nothing else. It’s been a long and a difficult road from the first faint envisioning of a proper physics of the Body of Light to the creation of a dialogue that is strong enough to go the distance reaching out to other great minds from a position of relative abandon to engage and challenge others to recognize and take up the call to action. I have been beset with all manner of isolation and obstacle in this battle which has been slow going but very steady and strong notwithstanding. I didn’t know it when I got started on this path that I would probably need about 300 years and a certain amount of funding to bring all of this to fruition – more time than I have to spend and no financing of any kind. 

Now that I have come too far to back out (and wouldn’t want to even if I could!) I will have to settle for having begun and carried a task on its own merits without ever seeing the final outcome and that’s ok – in any case it beats being someone else’s brainwashed zombie. The Abrahadabra Institute will survive because the world needs it though people are generally unaware how great a need exists. This is changing ever so gradually as people begin to see what a profound potential exists here. What will happen in my absence is that the Institute will pass to Izi Sesa Ningishzidda who will watch over it and keep it safe from harm. Another will come along at some point with the wherewithall to advance it according to her specifications.

Though I do not typically assume the mantle of teacher I have made a few exceptions for individuals who showed enough promise to warrant the drain on my time and general resources. To date, Izi is the only one who has made it through enough gates to define her as a full-time student of Abrahadabra. Even Mutational Alchemy which is a very advanced metaphysics is not lost on her the way it is with so many others. Izi has the right nature and nurture (both) to ask the right questions and stick with it until the right answers are found. Her natural instincts combined with an impeccable study habits endow her with an innate capacity for getting to the truth no matter how concealed so that I have every confidence that there is nothing so obtuse as to remain hidden from her for very long. There is only one Magister Ouroboros incarnated at any time so that while I live that office remains with me but will pass to her in due course as well once I have gone.

In the interim readers should know that there would be no Abrahadabra Institute at all if not for Izi. Even if my health were not compromised it’s too much work for one person managing the development of Mutational Alchemy and the Abrahadabra Institute at the same time so that a choice has to be made and I don’t personally need the Institute as much as I need Mutational Alchemy to advance as far as I can push it. People are generally unaccustomed to thinking of the Body of Light as a proper  physics and are hesitant to recognize that we have the means to make it one lacking the Will (chiefly) inasmuch as the precedents are all over the map stretching back thousands of years. All that is really lacking is an individual with the vision and compilation skills to piece the map together. 

In 2013 Izi and I registered The Abrahadabra Institute as a Limited Liability Company with the idea of using it as the organizational hub for the promotion of all things Abrahadabra. Our first major project was the Mutational Alchemy Tarot Deck which offers people a means of learning the basics of Mutational Alchemy in a form that many will already be acquainted with. The next project is an extensive course curriculum that will take students through the steps necessary to become proficient applicants of the loftiest spiritual alchemy on Earth. Though one really should not be intimidated by it it is fair to say we have raised the bar higher than it has ever been raised in this world and do not cater to the weak or the excuse-makers. Many have tried to steal from us but cannot get very far with this – first because our material is so revolutionary and second because explaining what they have stolen is such an overwhelming task.

So that’s the update. Izi is the glue that has been holding it all together and when I pass there should be no question that the torch passes to her. It’s impossible to predict with confidence when that will be, though we both kind of feel like the TwinStar isn’t done with me yet and there is a lot that still hangs in the balance so this announcement is more a prudent clarification than a prediction of anything per se.

Perseverance Furthers
m1thr0s 9³ 

the abrahadabra institute symposium

Date: First Sunday of the month.
Time: 7-10 P.M. PST

We do this every year during the Fall and Winter monthly and it is always a lot of fun. Sometimes they are held at King Solomon’s Reef or Cryptatropa but we may also hold them at private venues. Anyone who is interested in The Body of Light, Thelema, Abrahadabra, Hermetic Alchemy, Satanism, Qabbalah or Eastern doctrines such as the I Chng is welcome here. We are focused on the Body of Light and its mastery. The Abrahadabra Institute is the only propagator of Mutational Alchemy teachings in the world, a hybrid branch of Hermetic Alchemy, which focuses on not only traditional Western Hermeticism, but also Eastern metaphysics, such as, but not limited to, Tantra, Taoism, Vajrayana Buddhism (Tantric Buddhism) and Sanatana Dharma. The hosts, m1thr0s and Izi Ningishzidda created The Mutational Alchemy Tarot. 

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Prasadam (food) and wine dedicated to Abrahadabra is offered for participants. 

If you wish to attend please RSVP here on our contact page and we will get back to you with the venue location and any pertinent details or updates.

We are also looking for ritual volunteers, if you want experience crafting rituals this is a great opportunity to learn from experienced ritualists. 

key doctrinal differences at the abrahadabra institute

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this article is co-authored by m1thr0s and Izi Ningishzidda

The fact has been made clear since the beginning that The Abrahadabra Institute distances itself from many other schools of magick and ritual in the Western and Eastern Mystery traditions. The entirety of the Western Mystery tradition is in a state of disrepair, especially with regards to the Hermetic Orders and Alchemy.               While this is clear to most, what is not so clear is the often stark contrast in ideas and doctrines that set us fundamentally and forever apart from the thinking of other schools of occult thought. What follows are a few of these differences which may help our contemporaries come to an understanding of the importance of separation from other schools. 

Rejection of  Arbitrary Revisionism, Even if It’s Old

The Abrahadabra Institute involves itself in syncretic study of world occult topics. Our work relies on the saying attributed to m1thr0s, Magister Ouroboros 729 that “Revisionism is the Bane of Syncretism” and we apply this broadly and much further into the past than most, rejecting  altered godform lineages that deviate too far from their most ancient origins for unsound reasons. These changes are usually ones based on the historical, even contemporary, politics, or they are merely good-natured attempts to tie up “loose ends” in a roughshod manner, as allowed for at the time. An example of this would be the early forays into Egyptology by Budge, or the earliest Ancient Near East researchers who with well-meaning intentions, committed some inevitable errors which became popularized.
       There are also a plethora of websites based on information that we know to be suspect, dubious scholars like Zetcharin Sitchin who was pressing an “Ancient Aliens” agenda to the detriment of Ufology everywhere. The public copies this information naively and creates websites which disseminate the information from these bad Academic papers. This isn’t as common as the well-intentioned website owner who creates a mythology website and sources from the fictional creations of others who present their findings as fact.  We in fact had this problem here on Abrahadabra.com when sourcing information for the extremely obscure, but fundamentally crucial godform Ningishzida. About a decade later after countless hours of research it was apparent that everything we knew and had online pertaining to the God was wrong, some of it by a little, others by quite a lot. 
       Many these attempts to transmit information may be well-intentioned but all too often they are just shortsighted and downright lazy, with individuals trampling right over the sacred mysteries which are beyond the understanding of those with average intelligence.  Most of our research into correspondences look only to the most ancient origins of the godforms. “Horus” or Hrw (Heru) predates the Osiris cult by over six centuries, and belongs to a class of deity colloquially known as “elder gods” to use American occulture terminology. This special status, only of interest to occultists, is otherwise undefined by most scholarly archaeological texts, but the professionals do analyze major shifts in the mythologies to our benefit.  
       The Abrahadabra Institute refers to the most ancient deities as “primordials”. Qualifications for belonging to this class of deity require that the mythology be rooted in prehistory, and that the form has special traits and qualities predating any politically motivated mythologies (for example cthonic underworld queen Ereshkigal before her “marriage” to Nergal signifying the war god’s new status from Akkadian to Sumero-Akkadian figure.) Sometimes the new links are correct, especially where mankind’s understanding of science reaches new heights, so that we may make a connection between Ra and nuclear energy, or Hephaestus and computer technology for example. 
      Not all neo-mythology is discarded, but in the end it does need to be analyzed for mistakes and inconsistencies if the attributes and ideas are to be useful at all in ritual alchemical projection and the very refined conditions of consciousness Mutational Alchemists should work under. If one has not worked with the high powered invocations possible with our mirrors, it is difficult to explain to the neophyte or journeyman occultist just how serious we view all of this. The trappings of Man’s ill-founded imaginings all too often lend no strength to these most primordial forms representing forces of nature, forces of our own consciousness. More often they will just add up to bad alchemy.  An incorrect godform can and will lead to failure, and in some cases prove to be quite dangerous to the health of the mind and body. 
      With the Osiris-Isis-Horus myth we have a latter day revised edition of the young energy of Ra, and a tale of betrayal of the Master Ra as insulting and damning as the Marduk-Tiamat tripe that came out of Babylon and its priests mucking about with the far more ancient Sumerian pantheon. (The murder myth which depicts the thug butcher Marduk as a heroic conquerer of the Great Dragon Empress of the Oceans radically reformed the terrain of the ancient Sumerian religion thousands of years after the original. Contrived, shallow, and useless, the purpose of this revisionism is foolish pride and shallow thinking bent on taking something one does not understand for false purposes using cultural appropriation.)  
      The fact that Babylon and latter-day Egypt are now ancient by today’s standards changes nothing, a falsehood will always snag in Mutational Alchemy practice, it is for this reason every mirror we produce must be perfect down to the last pixel. The velocity at which we run these tools can lead to disaster even over a short period of time due to the unpredictability in the system. Mutational Alchemy demands perfection of everything and everyone, with no exceptions.
      Relatively new deities, dating back to the late Old Kingdom of Egypt 5th Dynasty, Isis and Osiris simply do not exist for The Abrahadabra Institute. The moping morbid scene of Isis trying to put her dickless frankenstein lover back together is inelegant and ill-formed, not worthy of any mystery school The Abrahadabra Institute would attach itself to. The adoration of suffering and grief is especially inconsistent with Mutational Alchemy thought, for this same reason Catholicism is almost entirely rejected, save for those elements filial to the Mithraic religion it bastardized. It is this very factor of similarity to suffering-worshiping religions however that has made the mythos so attractive to ex-Christians seeking an “alternative” Mary and Jesus scenario to satisfy their diseased minds. 
      Isis and Osiris may exist as egregores in the minds of many people but that is none of our concern. Heru Behdety, or the Behutet, the winged disc that vibrates with the pulse of a million lightning storms a second, this is our Ra Hoor Khut. Son of Ra, the ancient old emperor who remains untouched by the silly tribalist fairytales of unfilial ancient Egyptians who placed him at the mercy of the “treacherous woman, eternally weeping bovine” cartoon character that is Isis. The Kemetic obsession with dead bodies to the exclusion of much else is most unhelpful and would certainly have assisted in their eventual fall from power. Today the historically xenophobic Egyptian people have been reduced to a tiny persecuted minority barely connected to their ancient heritage in a country overwhelmingly inhabited by descendants of Arabs and Bedouins. 
      For goddesses we have Sekhmet, consort of the far more ancient and venerable Ptah, and excellent alternative current to Kali ma, another deity who predates her upstart interloper consort shallowly shovelled in next to her today. (Siva). It seems that even in the ancient world, great ideas were quickly trampled on by useless mediocrity profaning and overshadowing the great minds with their shallow and brash idiocy. 

Mutational Alchemy, Not Your Mother’s Trad

There is no other meditation process on earth quite like Mutational Alchemy. A hybrid between the art of Budo, Yoga, Pythagoreanism, Taoism, Kabbalah, Tetragrammaton and Western Magick, it can only be described by completely overturning the average student’s ideas about magick and meditation, and slowly tweaking their programming towards a more logical, streamlined and martial thought process. We refer to this process as “hacking away the inessentials” and it is a wisdom path known to the Chinese Taoists. The goal of our work is empowerment, protection, higher intelligence, serenity and strength in mind and body. Furthermore Mutational Alchemy is not a demanding practice. The rituals can be done anywhere at any time, in a hospital, in prison or at work, quickly and efficiently. Yet it can take decades to fully master these meditations. Aleister Crowley stated that another would come along who would completely redefine meditation as the world understood it, and it is our belief at The Abrahadabra Institute that the nearest and closest approximation to this is m1thr0s’s Mutational Alchemy, as a hybrid branch of Hermetic Alchemy. Everything we do is very far removed from all of the other mystery schools both active and extinct in the world today. It meets all of the criteria for the proper meditational practice of the next evolutionary branch of humans, humans that might live in deep space and master the ever more complex world of technology we live in. These are what we like to call Praeter Humans or Homo astralis or “Man of the Stars”

Aligned with the West and The Enlightenment

Unlike many schools The Abrahadabra Institute is not aligned with Eastern ideas. We utilize ancient Chinese thought but with discretion and a strong distaste for anti-individualism and the aversion to analytical thinking that broke Taoism and opened the floodgates to those who betrayed The Dragon. Western thinking as it was born and fostered in Athens and as it sustained a strong unyielding thread of hope for the individual and individual rights up until the very founding of America is what we base our political alignment on. As an American occult organization we are opposed to the way of life and the value system of the East  as it is defined and promoted generally: brute tribalism that embraced communism, “sacred cows”, taboos, traditionalism and so forth. This places us at odds with many in the occult who value these methods and romanticized ways of living in the occult, including many famous authors. We soundly reject the racist and collectivist ideas of Blavatsky, the anti-Western fundamentals of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism, while “tearing out their flesh” as commanded by Ra Hoor Khut; that is, stealing the best parts of each for our own more rigorous devices.
      We reject these schools especially where they oppress action and initiative, or self-responsibility. Many New Age and Occult schools promote the idea of killing the Ego, sacrificing one’s self to the “Universal Will” (in order to attain some kind of enlightenment) or various kinds of submission to a “higher power”. At The Abrahadabra Institute we believe that the higher power is consciousness itself, and Man is destined to take its reigns, directing his or her own destiny, rather than succumbing to random and thoughtless whimsy pushing from unknown and unseen sources. This is why it seems that The Abrahadabra Institute often aligns with sinister paths such as the Satanic orders, but we are not of them.  Science and technology are both extremely important to us of course, and we do not align with the back-to-nature extremism of some primitivists within the occult. 
      Bhakti Yoga, or worship of the godforms, does have its place in the practice of some members work, but consistently the intelligences behind the mirrors we have and work with command individuals to strive, achieve and struggle towards victory and Completion. With the axiom There is No God But Man we have no conflict with any invocation, evocation or ritual worship practice, in fact this empowers us to fully embrace the possibilities of union with our own birthright, awareness of the wider network of consciousness. 
      The sacred law of Thelema is also held in esteem by us, “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law, love is the law, love under will” a commandment to value Liberty, individual rights and rational thought over emotional thinking, the very pillars of The Enlightenment.
Our goals are still quite similar to other orders and schools. We believe in enlightenment and its unfolding along our path, and we believe in the idea of Man achieving Completion. The Great Work is the fundamental driving force behind our efforts, and there are those among us who work with Eastern ideas. Overarching all of this however is a commitment to Western values and Western thinking. This is what will forever define us and set us apart from the Eastern orders. 

A Hybrid Branch of Original Hermetic Alchemy, Pythagoreanism and Aristotlean philosophy

It cannot be overstated that Mutational Alchemy is a Hermetic discipline, and in the most ancient sense of the word. We have little to nothing in common with the hybrid branch of Hermetic Gnosticism which arose with the Christian churches, instead the ideas we have can be traced to “true” Hermeticism, the worship and adoration of Hermes as personification of God-made-flesh. The ancient Greeks understood that Man perfected was Hermes, furthermore that the Gods themselves were  inferior to Man, there only to act as servants to the much more powerful magician. (The Egyptian Hermes, Garth Fowden pg 79) Our advice with most of the Gods is to destroy them if they displease you, as according to our doctrine that is the only way to access the purest and truest forms of deity. In other words, nothing real will care or be bothered if you destroy it. This runs awry of many modern pagan doctrines, but it is completely adherent to original Hermeticism in its purest form. It may be our embrace of entheogens that is the difference, as all of the ancient religious practices, pagan and monotheistic incorporated soma of one kind or another.
      Alchemy was one of the few disciplines to mostly escape Christian contamination from the Gnostic sects of Hermeticism, and one could even say it benefited from finding religion completely useless to its designs because of the tyrannical restrictions placed upon individual rights by the wholly evil Church. The Enlightenment, especially by the hand of the Scandinavian Protestants purged the heretical Catholics, but by itself it could not repair the damages done to Hermeticism through its marriage to Christianity and other co-opted traditions. However, the Age of Enlightenment eventually resulted and culminated in the events leading to the founding of America, the dawn of modern science and other triumphs of Western Civilization. This is where one can find the line in the sand, in the war between the two great meta factions of thinking in every sphere in our world. They have arisen in other areas of the world under different names and banners, (especially in Taoist China which succumbed to all but utter destruction for very similar reasons, constituting an inward betrayal of its own principles due to its scholar’s gradual aversion to analytical thinking) but nowhere were they so clearly outlined as in battlefield Europe. Essentially in the human and political sphere it is a choice between individual rights and the rights of the collective. (This was later very well outlined and identified clearly by the American philosopher Ayn Rand, who described her wyrd in one sentence “ “Metaphysics—objective reality. Epistemology—reason. Ethics—self-interest. Politics—capitalism”, but anyone interested in the philosophy behind the original Greek Hermeticism without all of the Christian (Eastern) contamination, as well as a modern facelift should read through her work for a complete understanding) It is true these ideas cannot very well be tied directly to ancient original Hermeticism alone, but the seeds of the ideas are rooted directly in ancient Greek thought through multiple individuals, chiefly Aristotle and Pythagoras. Somewhat ironically, an example of what happens when going in the opposite direction of Neolithic style government which survived in ancient Greek thought can be found in modern Greece today, which is a socialist, anti-individualistic disaster born on the crest of Christian thought. If not for the Arabs in fact, Aristotle’s works may have been completely lost, proof that one should never take reason and enlightenment for granted wherever it sprouts up. (to be fair, Greece suffered the most under the evils of the Crusades, and the bitter hatred of Christianity that was sparked could only fully catch fire in America, the first country founded on moral principles of freedom and individual rights. The lineage between ancient Greek thinking and modern Greek thinking was almost completely severed within Greece herself, and this is evidenced by the rate of successful assimilation into the Christian church within the Greek population, which formerly prided itself on more sophisticated concepts.)

We’re Not Defanging the Book of the Law

Most modern Thelemites try to make the Book of the Law, in particular, the third chapter, out to be figurative instead of literal. The idea that Ra Hoor Khut is spreading an ideology of peace and love is quite contrary to The Abrahadabra Institute’s position on it.  The chapter starts off on line three: “Now let it be first understood that I am a god of War and of Vengeance. I shall deal hardly with them.”  Ra Hoor Khut is unique in that he represents both Mars and Jupiter. He is the twin god, Hoor Paar Kraat, his second half. It is all a part of his continuous reign. Mars and Jupiter form two parts of the most ancient version of the Capitoline Triad, called the Archaic Triad. In the book, “The Victorious City” obviously points to Rome (although a few have argued London, which isn’t wrong, it’s just one of the many double-meanings strewn throughout LAVL) so this is an important factor that cannot be ignored. 
      The Abrahadabra Institute anticipates the future to be fundamentally warlike in scope.  Historically speaking, really significant change has never come easy. It has almost always been preceded by a prolonged period of strife and conflict. The writing is on the wall today, suggesting the same type of change as we are discussing here. There seem to be a number of people who want to argue otherwise, and who want to paint a picture of love and harmony preceding revolutionary transformation, but historically there is no basis for this kind of transition. Thus, when Ra Hoor Khut specifies War and Vengeance we have every good reason to suppose that he means exactly what he says, and is not alluding to some lovey-dovey change of minds and hearts that just miraculously occurs as precedent. This way of thinking is dangerous. If the enemy can convince us that some deus ex machina is coming to save us, then we have missed the entire point of the Book of the Law. At the same time the change will be forced in one way or another, but those who do not heed the call are going to be left out. Had has something to say about this:

  1. I am the flame that burns in every heart of man, and in the core of every star. I am Life, and the giver of Life, yet therefore is the knowledge of me the knowledge of death.
  2. I am the Magician and the Exorcist. I am the axle of the wheel, and the cube in the circle. «Come unto me» is a foolish word: for it is I that go.

Everyone knows what’s going on, and those who pretend not to are pretending. The Abrahadabra Institute is reality based – it’s a reality based organization. It does not pretend to futures that sound wonderful but cannot possibly occur. When Ra Hoor Khut says he is a god of War and Vengeance, whose time has come, then we should should expect exactly that from him. Not that we can’t win, but we can’t win shit with fluffy daydreams or the fanciful chasing of clouds.