Attaining stellar consciousness is the all important, governing focus here at TAI – not even ordinary theurgy, nor, ideas of theurgy, will do. Following the Book of the Law to the letter, barely even scratches the surface, and Crowley has been dead for over a century. The simon-says approach to Thelema or Completion is intolerable, and dangerous for star theory. It’s poisoned the word Thelema so that we cannot even use it with good faith. We need to look forward and press on, into the void. There are discoveries that must be uncovered, like lost diamonds laying in wait for anyone with the resolve to go out on the uncharted territory and find them. […] This trend of non-interest in scholarly trailblazing continued throughout the late nineties and early millennium, into the present day. The work at the O.T.O. has mostly become a cataloguing endeavor, as if the purpose of the work was to forever buzz around Aleister Crowley’s shit like flies.
No one at the O.T.O. has ever contacted us concerning the new doctrine of Abrahadabra, even though he was prepared to counter any questions about the model, those questions never came. I spoke to m1thr0s about it at length several times. “We’re talking about the reward of Ra Hoor Khut, right…and these people could care less about that. I was astounded at how little had been accomplished since A.C. bit the dust. When I showed them the research I had done to apply the Tree to the Star, they basically just said “that’s nice” and that was it. They were more interested in orgies and parties. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, I mean, they’re fun and everything, but when it becomes the only thing, then there’s no difference between the O.T.O. and say, what the Church of Satan is doing now, which is exactly where I saw things going – a dead end. I wasn’t receiving any support for my work, so I left.” he stated. […]He continued: “And I was ready for them, man. About the same time that you (Izi) were getting on board with this stuff, I was in attack mode, waiting for a complete war to break out over the assertions I was backing with Abrahadabra itself. It never happened, but the material I was revealing from my work was a smash hit with everyone else. [Continue Reading…]
It’s headed by a massive article commissioned by m1thr0s 729 and written by Izi Ningishzidda, intended as an update and facelift to the older and hopelessly outdated old thread header. m1thr0s had created that information way back in 2001, detailing the few known attributes of this significant deity. After years of study and digging through the stacks, this academic information now forms the core of our knowledge about Ningishzidda, who he is, who his family is, and why it might make any difference to occultists and especially Thelemites. We have always known he directly relates to Abrahadabra in some very unusual ways, but those coincidences and synergy kept rolling in long after m1thr0s discovered the name matched Abrahadabra’s numeration in the Qabbala of the Nine Chambers. Feel free to join in the conversation if you are a member of The Abrahadabra Institute!
One of the very first tasks m1thr0s set me upon is the research into the Lo Shu Square and its nine elements. While at the large downtown Memphis library, I set about some extracurricular activity on one of our favorite subjects, the god Ningishzidda. The results of that journey lead me to some pretty amazing stuff, and after some time, he tasked me on creating a large replacement article for the old “Ningishzidda Rising” thread he had started a long time ago. I can’t imagine a more volatile and charismatic godform, especially one that has personally touched so many of the lives of my comrades or rivals in magick – many times in disturbing and violent ways. I first came across his name when m1thr0s[…]
The caduceus is centered at the lip of the beaker so that liquid seems to pour from the top of the caduceus. With their scorpion tails, twining ophidian bodies, eagle taloned hind feet, the dangerous and divinely crowned creature supports and upholds the double twined serpents who represent Ningishzidda. In the Enûma Eliš, the Babylonian creation epic, Tiamat is said to have “clothed the raging lion-dragons with fearsomeness”. The winged lion dragon is considered to be so powerful as to be unrivalled in battle, hence its name also became a noun used to describe ultimate rulers. Similar in shape to the Mushussu, the Usumgallu would probably safely be considered a variant of the Mushussu, but it does have wings. The scorpion’s stinger is borrowed from another denizen of the Mesopotamian plains to form a malicious tail, while its hind feet and wings are taken from a raptor.
The style of the dragons became corrupted over time so that the gates of Babalon have a composite between the Mushussu and Usumgallu as the serpentine guardians, while lions, more realistically interpreted, are also present.It is important to note that the Babylonian times came thousands of years after the Sumerians peak and they must be taken in light of this passage of time and the great differences between the Sumerian and Semitic tribes, and even between Assyria and Babylon. Babylon did not worship Ningishzidda or his son Ninazu, known to them as Tispak, in the same way the Sumerians, Assyrians and Elamites did.[read more…]