We’re celebrating the founding of The Abrahadabra Institute, on this day, 11 years ago. We’ve made the following very special edition poster available and will be hosting an anniversary party on may 26th (memorial day weekend) with door prizes food, alcohol, If you’d like to attend, you’re more than welcome (as long as you have some interest in the occult and TAI – or maybe can mix really good drinks) just email email@example.com for an invitation.
This month we’ll be celebrating by releasing a lot of cool previously unseen content, so stay tuned!
This new MASSIVE commemorative Ultragiclee will be available for a limited time.
Fine Art Poster (Ultragiclee, signed by m1thr0s) 44 x 44 $249
Regular Poster (Enhanced Matte, unsigned) 36 x 36: $49.99
Here’s an illustrated rundown of the significant events which have taken place over the past 11 years here at The Abrahadabra Institute.
May 4th, 2002 m1thr0s founds The Abrahadabra Institute. The TwinStar and the Abrahadabra proofs had already been worked out decades before. Within the next few weeks the first charts and articles are uploaded, and m1thr0s titles it The Alchemical Book of Mirrors. The Abrahadabra Institute is the first of the New Aeon orders spawned by Liber Al Vel Legis.
“The Alchemical Book of Mirrors is a graphical exploration of the magickal formula of Abrahadabra that is seeking to arrive at a pragmatic grasp of its properties, with special emphasis on any star alchemy that can be found there since this prediction has been assigned to this word, both recently and in the distant past. The specific use of the term stars as applied to humankind is a fairly popular convention of late, but it has a deeper underlying theme is as old as mysticism itself. The usual inference is it has some special significance denoting the Body of Light and references human beings in a more universal context than their immediate surroundings. What remains to be adequately defined is what a so-called star might actually be and why this is a term that should be applied to human beings at all. If there is any outstanding alchemical merit to Liber Al vel Legis’ introductory phrase “Every man and every woman is a star”, this will eventually need to be qualified according to recognizable elemental guidelines or we must finally conclude that this phrase is a colorful metaphor at best.” – m1thr0s
November 11th, 2005 Abrahadabra Forums is launched.
January 2006 m1thr0s begins introducing Mutational Alchemy in a series of in depth talks on Abrahadabra Forums, including Mutational Alchemy 001 002 & 003. (We’ll be releasing the podcasts of this within this month) m1thr0s begins teaching the public how to perform the TwinStar active scrying meditation for the first time through the use of several Flash demos.
July 2006, Abrahadabra.com begins showing up in searches on Google for words ranging from occult to hermeticism.
August 26th, 2006 m1thr0s introduces the world to the very advanced Mutational Alchemy discipline of fields and fields theory, with the article Trigrammal Fields 001. It’s too advanced for even the best people at Abrahadabra Forums, and the initial article is removed.
February 4th, 2007 The first Abrahadabra educational classes are begun through “Abrahadabra University”, run by several teachers with expertise in Hermeticism, Gnosticism and Kabbalah.
May 13th, 2007 The War Room, Abrahadabra’s flash-based chat room is opened.
June 18th, 2007 m1thr0s publically asserts that the Tree of Life is indeed a mathematical subset of Abrahadabra itself.
“once we understand that the Tree of Life itself emanates from Abrahadabra…that the Word comes first as it were…we have a whole new ball game going on in my view. The fact that Abrahadabra can very easily be defined as the logical extension of the Tetractys of the Decad is just as important as the fact that it houses the Tree of Life within itself.
I have a short article in progress on this, but my principle objective with this immediate mirror is to establish in one place a set visual proofs destined to redefine what Abrahadabra is and why it matters.” - m1thr0s (June 2007)
02-17-2009 izi ningishzidda announces her intent to complete all 78 illustrations of a tarot project that centers on binary and ternary influences along with a dash of tantricism, and m1thr0s volunteers his expertise. The Mutational Alchemy Tarot project is born.
02-28-2009 The Hidden Paths Diamond is rediscovered and properly recognized for the first time in history.
10-04-2009 Izi Ningishzidda arrives in Olympia, Washington to assist in growing the Institute. In November of the same year she is awarded the position of Executive Project Director by m1thr0s.
12-29-2011 Izi becomes the resources administrator for Abrahadabra Forums. A complete overhaul of the forums and the restructuring of The Abrahadabra Institute is begun under her direction.
“I’ve learned kind of an unexpected lesson over the years with respect to these forums. In the beginning it seemed that the best strategy for running a quality board would be to allow for a wide latitude of topics that didn’t insist on abrahadabra discussion but nevertheless embellished it more or less indirectly. Over time this has turned out to be an illusion and the truth was bolder than I was initially willing to acknowledge. Ironically, when you make abrahadabra your baseline subject matter, you wind up talking about everything else under the sun! When your focus is *everything else*, it just winds up dragging things down to the level of a lot of useless/pointless chatter. So it seems we really do need to rewire the boards to be more in line with what is REALLY being discussed here and those who are ok with that will benefit a lot more coherence and clarity all around, since the *bottom line* will always be apparent. Those who are not ok with it have plenty of other places they can go and that’s ok. We’ll still be here when they finally get tired of talking about useless shit to no good purpose. If that seems a tad dismissive…well…things are what they are in the end.
It seems to defy rational thinking, but experience has indicated otherwise…specialization is just kind of the nature of things in the modern world and even though we have a theme that is very broad in itself…it can never be so broad as to deny its own internal standards or it just winds up being a garbage heap. I really cannot allow that to happen on my watch, so the solution is fairly apparent…stick close to what you know and don’t try to be all things to all people. Surprisingly, abrahadabra’s own inherent diversity still embraces and ultimately exalts a vast array of connected disciplines and interests. And that’s why we need the Institute!”
12-31-2011 The last card artwork for the Mutational Alchemy Tarot is completed. It features Dôn from the Welsh pantheon.
04-28-2012 The Transmutational Alchemy Show at the Spring Olympia Arts Walk is a success, making it TAI’s first public event.
09-2012 m1thr0s creates The Abrahadabra Institute colors and logo, utilizing the TwinStar and the Star of Babalon conjoined.
10-21-2012 TAI presents Myth, Masque and Magick at the Fall Olympia Arts Walk, displaying artwork from m1thr0s’s personal collection and Abrahadabra Institute diagrams.
11-2012 TAI presents the first Symposium on Mutational Alchemy.
12-2012 m1thr0s releases the first publication from TAI, The I Ching 10-sided dice Method.
03-01-2013 TAI operational headquarters moves into a proper house in Olympia, Washington.
05-01-2013 The Abrahadabra Institute is formally established as a Limited Liability Company in the US.