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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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. 

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With fall fast approaching our thoughts turn to the ancient Rites of Eleusis. Entheogens are an honored part of The Abrahadabra Institute’s traditions and we will be spending the remainder of the summer discussing various aspects of the shamanic path. The central figures in the Rites of Eleusis centered around Demeter and Persephone, and took place in the Spring, while initiates were inducted in September of the following year. The Greek Rites of Eleusis were eventually subsumed and supplanted by the Graeco-Roman Rites of Mithras, a Persian import with close parallels to antediluvian Assyrian religious rights, seen in particular with the twin gods Cautes and Cautopates who accompany Mithras. We find the twin gods reflected in the Akkadian-Assyrian-Sumerian figures of Laz and Nergal, predating Mitra in Persia by thousands of years.

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A later reproduction by Faucher-Guden of an original tablet depicting the god above and behind the scene as a lion, protecting the goddess Ereshkigal (Arabic: Allat) Queen of the Underworld who is shown suckling two lion cubs, probably Laz and Nergal. This underscores the popular ancient mystery of the eternal Goddess producing and reproducing with the dying God in an infinite cycle.

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The rear of the tablet reveals the form of Nergal (and Laz) as being that of the two chimera supporting the serpents on the Ningishzidda grail, and of Pazuzu. 

These warrior twins are also depicted in one of the ancient Middle-East’s constellations. Nergal had some connotations of Abrasax in his symbological associations as a rooster, an aggressive warrior-like animal according to firsthand Hebrew historical record, and the pair’s other symbolic animal, the lion, is closely associated with Mithraism in the godform Zervan or Aion. Nergal’s cult had died out by the time the Persian Mitra had become popularized but there is a thread of continuity visible to syncreticists in the nature of the details. Mithraeums, for example, are located underground reflecting his connection to the underworld, ergot may be a hallucinogen but it also causes gangrene to develop due to the restriction of the blood vessels at extremities (Nergal is a god of the underworld and pestilence like his close parallel or possibly his twin Laz or Pazuzu). For the Greeks who had been practicing the Rites of Eleusis for two millienia, these attributes naturally flowed with the narrative of Persephone being abducted by Hades. Therefore as the patriarchial age dawned the torch of growth and reason passed from the Mother to the Father. Demeter was all about agriculture, and with that mystery fully explored the attention of Mankind began focusing on political and social structure. Mithras is a god of contracts, friendship and love, but it is no secret it was a drug cult. possibly utilizing the red and white fly agaric mushroom inspiring the colors and nature our modern Solstice Sun God pater, Santa Claus. The death of the two millenia old Rites of Eleusis to the more masculine Rites of Mithras reflects the passage of the Aeons as defined by Aleister Crowley, from Mother Goddess (Demeter & Persephone) to father God (Mithras) and finally our current Aeon beginning in 1904 of Ra Hoor Khut as revealed by the Book of the Law, Liber al vel Legis. 
      Now it should be clear to anyone who has read this far that drugs have been with us for a long time, in fact they form the very foundation of Western Civilization, the greatest civilization on earth at this time (See Mushrooms, Myth and Mithras by Carl Ruck). I want to start by talking to people who have never ventured into the realm of psychotropic substances. There’s a lot of scare propaganda out there. Some drugs are completely worthy of their terrifying reputation, such as methamphetamine, various deliriants, barbituates, benzodiazepenes and others. Quite a few have been wrongly accused of  evil effects, when in fact they may hold the cures for many diseases, such as the recently redeemed Cannabis plant. (See Dr Sanjay Gupta’s article “Why I Changed My Mind on Weed at http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/08/health/gupta-changed-mind-marijuana/

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Cannibas Plant “New York Sour Diesel”
      Right now it is easier than ever to access exciting and legal substances. Some of these are dangerous and havn’t been looked at by the FDA yet, so caution is absolutely necessary, and in fact should always be your companion when playing around with the gateways and machinery of the mind. On the other hand, ignoring these tools and failing to learn about the tricks our mind plays on us and what it is capable of, is an even more dangerous mistake. Occultists especially ignore this area of study at their own peril. 
      If safety is a concern, and one lives in a place where cannabis is legal, this is one of the safest ways to begin experimenting with entheogenic practice and it is quite respectable in and of itself classically. Cannabis can be a trickster though, and not all highs are pleasant I must warn you. It can cause paranoia, drowsiness and many strange unsettling sensations and distortions to occur in the mind. Weed was legalized here in Washington State just over a dozen and a half moons ago, and the effects on our city have been quite interesting. People seem calmer and happier. Maybe it’s just my perception but with so many weed stores around all of that product has to be going somewhere. 
      Because drug laws are focused on the chemical makeup of the drug that is to be restricted, chemical factories have begun producing substances that have never before existed. By the time laws can catch up, the factories have already invented a new substance. Many of them mimic authentic Berkeley LSD and other famous drugs which don’t exist in the black market anymore due to the “success” of the War on Drugs. Some of them are dangerous because they cause hallucinations bordering on delirium. Both synthetic legals and regulated natural drugs may be purchased online at Shayanashop.com, a company based in the Netherlands (where the drugs they sell are completely legal). If a user wants anonymity they’ll need to use Tor and Bitcoin to access the deepweb markets. Many guides exist online to show a user how to do this, I won’t go into it here. 
      There’s a common misconception among occultists who are “clean” that the plant kingdom doesn’t have anything to add to their practice. Ignoring the fact that mankind has never existed in a vacuum and is constantly being bombarded with the effects of all life that it consumes, they say that there is nothing they cannot achieve without drugs. This is a false perception and should be refuted. I was taught and practiced magick from the time I was a toddler until I was twenty seven years old when I accidently encountered the effects of Datura stramonium. This is a very advanced plant with the traits of a delirient so it is considered to be very dangerous as it makes it nearly impossible to separate the illusion from reality. When ingested it’s also highly poisonous, but the skin transfer method filters out the deadliest compounds. Witches have rubbed its essence on their skin for centuries to “fly”. Even though this time honored method is saffer, one still has to deal with the dangers of tachychardia from the other elements in the chemicals of the plant. Strength varies widly from season-to-season, from one genetic strain to another.  Despite the dangers and some unpleasantness, it opened my eyes to the remarkable and indispensable effects of psychedelic substances. Fortuitously I was corresponding with m1thr0s at the time and using his mirrors. As world class expert on shamanic practice he was able to correspond to me a safe passage through the terrain of the delirium state I found myself in. Graham Hancock talks about a firsthand experience that is useful in this reading from his book Supernatural. 

      The mirrors of Mutational Alchemy are useful when sober, but take on an unimaginable dimension of power and authority over the mind when indulging in psychotropic substances of just about any kind. There’s really no point in bothering to study m1thr0s’s mirrors if you’re not going to commit right now to eventually viewing it on a psychotropic substance, for they are not complete without soma. Passage to realms beyond the abyss are within the grasp of occultists like never before using m1thr0s’s keys. Diagrams of the Sephiroth alone are not able to catapult one to union with Ain Soph Aur. People should be clamoring to utilize and possess the Adam Kadmon as revealed by The Abrahadabra Institute doctrine but they don’t understand it yet. If they understood anything about the Rites of Eleusis they would possess the wisdom to appreciate the gravity and power of the Adam Kadmon and Abrahadabra mirrors.  The biggest hurdle standing between the people of general Occultism and Abrahadabra is the psychotropic link. Once you partake in the true soma, a dimensional element kicks in that changes everything about the art of Mutational Alchemy. The mirrors dance – fake “mandalas” and most “visionary art” fade into dull mediocrity in comparison to the technical perfection of these mirrors. The Mutational Alchemy mirrors reveal themselves in the light of entheogenic practice as the keys to the doors of universal consciousness.  None of the visionary art of today can match it. 
      Make no mistake, the TwinStar and the Diamond can be used in everyday life and be very effective, but to truly understand their special importance one must see them on their own turf. We are not here to hold the hands of people unwilling to venture into such forbidden territory, they’d be best off sticking to their old ways and leave us alone. I issue this statement (and for some, revelation) only because to many people who would otherwise know what to do next, the mirrors do not make sense and they are unlikely to ever be anything special unless they are possessed of extraordinary sensitivity to power. Drugs, especially psychedelic drugs can open the floodgates to power and magick like nothing else can. No excuses can ever substitute for their physical power and force in activating the phenomenon that the Body of Light is famous for. The mirrors extend the high for hours longer, and often days longer than the drugs normally allow for, signifying that the drugs themselves are only acting as booster rockets for takeoff. The phenomenon you will encounter is actually the body of light in action. 
      The game that occult authors play concerning their neglect of entheogenic substances is dangerous and dishonest, and it should not be tolerated. We live in a world populated by vast numbers of species, and our consumption of lifeforms is a time honored tradition that must include the sacred psychedelic substances found in some plants. It is not authentic Hermeticism if we are willing to partake of the wisdom of the ancient Greek rites which included drugs. It should go without saying from this point on that The Abrahadabra Institute is not an organization for puritanical idealists bent on distorting Hermeticism to suit their own shallow views of the world based on misguided modern ideology. 

What Is it Like?

It’s very difficult to convey what it feels like to partake in the sacraments to someone who has never ventured that far into their practice. Many songs, poems and scripts have been written about the experience, directly and allegorically.  There are two main camps for drug users: the sacred and the profane. Both paths are useful in their own way and both can be dangerous. Black Sabbath’s The Wizard, Fleetwood Mac’s Gold Dust Woman, Sia’s Chandelier, and The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” are all discussing elements of profane drug use, aligned with the ancient cultural zeitgeist of Dionysus/The Bacchante. Like these songs, drugs were long associated with the symbol of the mad and wild woman, sometimes wrapped in the skin of a leopard, the beast of Dionysus, and sometimes accompanying a live leopard while carrying a bushel of barley or some other symbol of entheogens used in the cult. She is something akin to the infamous Iboga drug god mentioned in the earlier video by Graham Hancock. 

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Sacred drug use has just as long a history as profane drug use, and the two often overlap in society classically. However the modern age has seen a sharp decline in ritual paired with entheogens, and this has left mankind a state of perilous decay. Confucius, one of the great advocates for the I Ching believed that ritual was the binding fabric of mankind, that it served to unite them in civility and reasoned discourse. This idea echoes the goals of The Enlightenment with a special Eastern perspective, and one which we do not have to reject as threatening to Western values. Problematically it is common in the West today not to fuss about with unnecessary things, and ritual is often seen as unnecessary. This could not be further from the truth, considering that ritual can be the highest form of communication available to us, and just as Confucius believed, it does in fact unite mankind in civility when it is done with grace and beauty and behind a cause that is good and righteous. Ritual should not be left only to the government, military and the religious right, but should be adopted and adapted by all men to suit their beliefs, fancy and needs. 
      In the case of the Magus, the ritual must include entheogens from time to time, minimally once a year if they are to be considered serious about this work at all. This rite should bear little resemblance to the mostly useless act of dropping acid at a festival or smoking weed in front of the tv. Instead much care, focus and planning should go into setting up the area in which you will indulge in the time with the sacred. I will go into this in greater detail in my next article.