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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magick part III: i am a god of war and of vengeance

Note: First let me explain that whenever I am talking about family relationships, elements, gods or any number of terms you may be familiar with that seem confusing, I am referring to them in the capacity of Mutational Alchemy which utilizes these stations to identify various strata of consciousness. Also keep in mind there are multiple sets of elements which stand alone but interact with one another in varying capacities – the four elements can expand into nine elements easily via the square and the nine-chamber Lo Shu which is what I will be covering extensively in this article for example.

Them nine sweet words “I am a god of War and of Vengeance” strike terror into the hearts of the mundane. Into the heart of the old aeon, The Black Brotherhood, the element-of-Earth grunts. The “Thelemic” apologists.  Certainty, not faith – the tome contains elements of a genuine transmission from the Court of Ra. An understanding of the nature of received transmissions will ensure that a reader will not underestimate nor engage in an insufficient analysis of Liber al Vel Legis. Sometimes, when a God with business here tells us who and what they are going to do, he or she means exactly that. 
      This is especially true of Ra Hoor Khut: a being not known for compromise or camouflage. He has real, certain, timely power and he isn’t afraid to use it. His position as General is completely uncontested wherever he goes. The powers of Air manifest are martial, sinister, intelligent and one step ahead of everyone else. When wielded by someone as pissed off and capable as Ra, you can expect to have a bad time opposing him.
      The constraints upon him are those of universal ethics and universal etiquette, not the cultural, colloquial etiquette and morality of the average human. Nothing of humankind counts towards the final resolution of the Aeon except tradition within the parameters of acceptable levels of culture. Diversity is important, after all. The aeonic change is a critical time for humanity, promising Death and death to the nonbelievers and ascension to the Stars eventually. We’ve never been so close to this promise: “Every Man and every Woman is a Star”. Yet people themselves, in general, are inclined towards the opinion they are mole-men or worse. The element of Earth is strong, clutching and great here in our world. Franz Bardon did an excellent job outlining a beginner’s coursework to rise above the constraints of elemental imbalance but few have heard of him, even among avid occultists.
      The Bardon method teaches the self-initiated neophyte to list all of his or her characteristics and perform an elemental analysis on each trait. This audit creates a map of the individuals’ elemental composition, allowing one to see how far they have come or how fucked up they are, alternately. In all my 24 years of discussion, teaching and reading I have only heard of one neophyte aside from myself attempting this method thoroughly and continuing earnestly from one end of the manual to another. Another dismissed this essential first lesson as boring and unnecessary. The Bardon system IS a complete initiation into the very first layer of Hermeticism. He designed it well enough given the progress that had been made up until then within the field of Hermetic Alchemy. He is to be commended for his work despite the disruptions that had occurred and were swelling around him in his time, not only against The Enlightenment and proponents of Hermeticism but against the foundations of civilization itself. Hermeticism has never been very widespread so it is not chosen as a target directly but it does suffer under the yoke of tyranny. Its heyday lay with the Grecian Mystery Cults and later the Graeco-Egyptian temples and institutions of learning.

Analysis of the Aeons from an Elemental Viewpoint

Earth is an element that grounds and destroys by entropy, via the seductive nature of its receptivity and the opposing actions of the other elements working from within. Rotting leaves and rotting minds are all the same thing essentially in this scenario. We’ll see the ass end of every element eventually. That’s the eternal work hazard of the alchemist. What we call the current aeon, the Aeon of Ra Hoor Khut is generally recognized by Thelemites as having begun in 1904. We can call it the Aeon of Ningishzidda if we like as Montu is closely linked to all the permutations of himself, including Khensu and Hrw-Behdety or “The Horus of Behutet”.  Being the Twin God (Ra is Lord of the Two Horizons) universally with 418 as the name of his house, either is appropriate. It may also be referred to as the New Aeon although at The Abrahadabra Institute we prefer Nu Aeon for various reasons.  It defines itself as the Aeon of the element of Air, VIAOV. I say defines itself not only because Hrw/Montu/Ra Hoor Khut is closely associated with the element of Air (via correspondences) but because the self evident truths of what the times are changing into elementally are all around us in our day-to-day lives for those of us who are astute Hermetic Alchemists (essentially elementalists and students of change) familiar with the Royal Art and Science of Tetragrammaton. Finally the ordering of the elements looking back at previously identified aeons is correct if we also look at the standard charts. After examining the problems of the aeons and what we do not know about them (especially their length, their ordering, and the nonsensical naming conventions) I first theorized and brought to m1thr0s’s attention what I thought to be the aeonic calendar – called the Lo Shu Square in the East, and (although it is incomplete) the Sigil of Saturn in the West.

The numerical ordering of the Lo Shu as presented by the Chinese sages, corresponding to the Sigil of Saturn in the West.

Saturn is already associated with the Roman God Saturn, Father Time, or Chronos, as well as the Sephira Binah, called The Great Black Mother in the East who is also associated with time in her homelands. The current retreating aeon can be viewed in the upper left hand corner, corresponding to the element of Yoni. For those unfamiliar with these nine elements they were covered by Crowley but never applied to the Lo Shu and did not recieve the treatment of being given alchemical symbols which m1thr0s corrected in 2007 using a plain circle for Yoni, and a solar cross without circle for the Lingam! This dovetails nicely with the theory of aeon I am laying out here. Ra Hoor Khut is a solar creature of course.  The aeons in the Lo Shu’s capacity as a calendar progress backwards so that we are now entering the Aeon of Ra Hoor Khut associated with the number 5 and the element of Akasha as well as the prime bigram for Jen, Man. This is a very lofty and important station as it represents transcendent Air, associated with alchemical levity, the philosopher’s stone and all manner of magick. It also lies within the center of the Lo Shu.

“*Maximum Inertia* *Minimum Stress*”

– m1thr0s

In this position the element of Fire, commonly known as the first element which always precedes Air is enthroned within Ain itself, or Nothing in Tetragrammaton, while also being stationed within the Lo Shu itself as a superior to Spirit, and Water supporting Spirit. Our aeon is comparable to the Mother-Father thangka where Heaven and Earth are uniting and manifesting the third flux value of the Tai Hsuan Ching and Taijitu called Jen or Man. Essentially what this tells us is the Man is on the brink of becoming Man – for real this time, no more training and trial runs as the heir to both Heaven the Father and Earth the Mother. This is the reason I argued for the right of the Primordials deck to exist – m1thr0s contemplated discarding the corners in favor of the Temporals at the last minute. I did not agree because the paintings were done while viewing the Primordial hexagrams. Aside from this the Primordials are mind-blowing in their grace and continuity with the traditional images of the tarot and needed to be revealed even if students do not fully comprehend them. 
Practically what this means for example, within this aeon we will achieve space travel, eternal life if we want it (via genetics, cybernetics and so forth) as well as an incredible range of technology we have not even begun to dream of. We have been saying for years at The Abrahadabra Institute that would-be students of Mutational Alchemy need to be paying attention to Science and Technology as they are major parts of the occult oeuvre even if most occultists are afraid of it to their own detriment.
      The end of the Sororal Aeon of Earth (at position 7) around the time of the death of the Magna Mater cults at approximately the time of Christ, reflects the idea of the girl child growing into a woman. This brings me to the next puzzle, briefly – how long do these aeons last? The answer to that question is not known, but m1thr0s and I theorized that it was quite simple really: they last as long as they need to last, just like puberty or something. It may be there is a built in limit as to how far the aeon may be stretched out, where a species of Man is just forced to go extinct, failing to achieve alchemical levity in this aeon for example, or failing to recognize the inherent importance of  both male and female in the previous aeon (Male, Female, Quintessential One – thank you America).
      Something occurred to allow the previous aeon to go forward – probably undocumented as most important occult events are. Observing the aftermath of the switch into the emotionally charged and violent Sororal Aeon of Yoni (changing Water) after C.E., is quite obvious if one takes a bird’s eye view of the past 2,000 years. In ancient times, for example, we have a religion of Sororal Water (Yoni) in the Cult of Dionysus or Artemis (Diana) towards the end of the Aeon of Sororal Water.
      There is a vindictiveness towards the masculine in the ill-dignified aspects of Mankind’s history, perhaps revealing the reason for Ra Hoor Khut’s emphasis on his mastery of these old aeon personalities. It is his proclamation that he is the GOD of War and Vengeance that grants him authority over the previous aeons, as they are essentially War and Vengeance personified. (I encourage anyone interested in this idea to examine the archetype of the Furies for example, or The Morrigan and compare it against the elemental doctrine of Mutational Alchemy referenced within the Lo Shu Square/”Nu” Sigil of Saturn: Sororal Water, Yoni specifically) 


In Mutational Alchemy the “default” ordering of the elements is Fire, Air, Earth and Water, per most, but not all, Eastern doctrine. In this case Water is viewed as supporting Earth. In the West the ordering of Earth and Water are not fixed at all, two chronologies are predominantly seen with the vast majority of scholars utilizing an opposite treatment of the feminine, with Earth resting in the below just as it “is” in the Sephiroth or Tree of Life. Both orderings can be correct depending on the surrounding circumstances. The Eastern ordering leans heavily on the Mother-Father doctrine and reflects the Asiatic tendency to place an emphasis on the natural order of family. The Western ordering that is more commonly seen within Hermetic Alchemy places an emphasis on the Great Western Mystery Cults of Greece, Italy and Egypt. It illumines the monadic nature of the four pillars, the widely known truth that God and Goddess are one, that the Daughter, Earth, is simply the manifestation of the All-Mother self-divided for Love’s sake, that the Son, Air, is the seed of the All-Father not to be mistaken for his higher self (else the Black Brotherhood comes to power via its worship of the aborted seeds of The Father or The Son as The Father). 
      For those interested in examining this further, investigation of the Mithraic religions’ history is recommended as the Persians heavily involved themselves in the incestuous-sacred Mithra-Anahita cult where the God is reborn of Goddess infinitely. Similar beliefs are also to be found in the old European Pagan cults in Britain and elsewhere although everyone is uncomfortable talking about it and it tends to get shuffled under the rug. The Oedipus complex is far too common in our society for anyone to be keen on talking about it openly, but for the adept the mystery must be examined without societal prejudice (and it goes without saying to us, although not to horrified tourists reading this, no, we do not partake in incest rituals at any time, we are as horrified as you are probably imagining our parents naked) But the idea of incest was known to be a bad idea even in ancient times, so the infinite cycle of Mithra-Anahita underlines an important aspect of the God and Goddess – they are Perfect, otherwise they could not continue unhindered in this process. 
      Mithra famously is the first being to break out of the cosmic egg, reputedly our world, possibly igniting the dawn of the Nu Aeon two aeons ago. I suppose we’ll never know. Understanding the aeonic progression fully is impossible as we have explained up until now: there simply isn’t enough data on why they occur, how long they last, and how many different types there are. It is true in Hinduism that there is a certain ordering to the yugas, but this ordering is not set in stone: the Vedas briefly but certainly touch on the point that the Kali Yuga only came about due to the Karmic result of the actions of Krsna, the prime avatar of Vishnu. This may or may not be true but it does remind us there is a possibility the aeons may not follow a strict chronological ordering, which is why an analysis has never been set down by any civilization except as a retrospective. The Lo Shu square theory does give us a starting point at which to assume a very broad outlook on the aeons, and given its association to Saturn/Chronos the sigil appears to be a very promising lead. It still doesn’t grant us access to much more information than the nature of the numbers, elements and transitional elements. (The transitional elements being those not of the four cardinals or Spirit/Akasha, namely, Sun, Moon, Yoni and Lingam) Even the name of the next Lord, Hrumachis is a bit nebulous and the element of Lingam, plus the number four does not offer much to go on. Four of Staves in The Mutational Alchemy Tarot, corresponding to the station’s Fraternal Fire and its number, four, depicts a time at the dawn of the Aeon of Hrumachis. This wouldn’t be the first time a previously unknown mystery revealed itself as matching m1thr0s’s intuitive art direction and my channeled work on the paintings themselves. III:34 of the Book of the Law mentions Hrumachis for those unfamiliar with the text.

34. But your holy place shall be untouched throughout the centuries: though with fire and sword it be burnt down & shattered, yet an invisible house there standeth, and shall stand until the fall of the Great Equinox; when Hrumachis shall arise and the double-wanded one assume my throne and place. Another prophet shall arise, and bring fresh fever from the skies; another woman shall awakethe lust & worship of the Snake; another soul of God and beast shall mingle in the globed priest; another sacrifice shall stain the tomb; another king shall reign; and blessing no longer be poured To the Hawk-headed mystical Lord!

  • Ra Hoor Khut, Liber al Vel Legis III:34

The Hellenized form of Hor Em Akhet, Hrumachis is variably equated to the Aeon of Ma’at or the Aeon of Justice. By utilizing the Greek form of the name, Ra Hoor Khut is undoubtedly laying favor at the feet of Greece, a civilization well known for its savvy in military matters beloved by our Lord.

Hrumachis or Hrw Em Akhet (Hor Em Akhet) at the temple of Hrw-Behdety, or Heru of Behutet. Heru of Behutet is the form of Horus famous for manifesting as a rapidly fluctuating orb of sheer martial solar might and destruction. The Hrw-Behdety form is identical to the function and manifestation of the TwinStar for those with understanding.

For those not following why I am using elements they probably have never heard of used normally, I will explain a bit further without using algebra. What can be said is if the possibility of Sororal Earth and Sororal Water exist (in a particular construct – they of course exist fundamentally both as ideas and elemental occurences) we need to look outside of the basic familial patterns normally attributed as the four elements: Fire, Father; Water, Mother; Air, Son; Daughter, Earth. Instead we are then we are dealing with the nine-element set, very rarely utilized in magick, yet not without precedent historically. (It exists both in Crowley’s work and in traditional Tantric Buddhism as well as in Chinese magick (Feng Shui). 

Lo Shu Elements, Jade and Onyx edition by m1thr0s. This important artwork/chart illustrates the elemental relationships within the Lo Shu. m1thr0s was the first person to correlate and illustrate these elements in relation to the Lo Shu.

First of all students of the Word of Perfection should pay attention and notice how this represents an alternative window into the Macroprosopus-Microprosopus *third* division discovered by m1thr0s that illuminates an important quality of Jen and underlines the important axiom “There is No God but Man” In this set of elements each element is neatly divided into transitional aspects accompanying the *prime* aspect, so that Tetragrammaton becomes both the Ogdoad AND the Ennead (centered around the hub of undivided Akasha). The airy nature of the glyph may not be obvious to some but will be a natural conclusion for any familiar with the VIAOV formula or the Tai Hsuan Ching, particularily in the 729 ternary hexagrams. m1thr0s certainly drove this point home by bordering the squares with the ternary trigram. The Lo Shu is closely linked to Saturn via the Western Saturn sigil. The chronologies are different in the rational numerical ordering of the trinary bigrams and in the Lo Shu, so we must analyze both to come to a proper understanding of any of the mysterious nine aeons. Sororal Water, the previous Aeon would be linked to the ternary bigram Yoni, not the ternary bigram Water, as illustrated below for clarity.

I love Ra Hoor Khut’s vengeful side. This is because I know that whatever he does is for the security of whole universe. The Abrahadabra Institute HAS to delve deeply into the mechanics of this art but that doesn’t mean any of us ever lose sight of the eternal goal of The Great Work in Completion (Abrahadabra for short): infinite bliss, infinite satisfaction, infinite diversity, infinite pleasure and of course true love. The things mankind have longed for since the dawn of *higher consciousness*. I’ve looked all over this damned planet and people are selling themselves short every time they approach the invisible throne. *Kether* (Crown in Hebrew) is all about pleasure, life, liberty and above all, equilibrium. 
      The mirrors on this site are designed to wake some people up, but to stay alert some of them need to be performing the TwinStar meditation at least daily. This signal cannot be killed although many people have tried over the years. It breeds a kind of resentment and confusion amongst the *people*. We are not for them. We are against them.  This is exactly as it should be and also oddly enough not as it should be. What I mean is that the state of what was once called Spiritual Alchemy today is dismal. Most humans are in a fallen state. That is incorrect. Within that enviroment The Abrahadabra Institute has no choice but to take an adversarial approach, a war time approach, to the general public. There were warning signs of where Man was headed going back as far as Pythagoras, Abraham and Giordano Bruno.  People attracted to The Abrahadabra Institute consistently misunderstood Abrahadabra, the TwinStar, Mutational Alchemy – everything to do with these subjects. Mutational Alchemy Fields were completely lost on even those who tried to learn them. This is a very dangerous subject to misunderstand, which is why I had to figure out how to reconstruct a curriculum from the ground up, with a constant finger on the pulse of the underground occult movements. 


This realization left m1thr0s with little else to do but enjoy his last few years of retirement and to prepare me with the data and charts I would need to succeed in this task. Even so he was still producing work up until his death attempting to drive some of the more basic points home – There is No God but Man, for example, and the emphasis on entheogenic praxis. There is a simple lesson to be learned in living your life with Abrahadabra. With every little compromise you make in your life – whether it’s family or friends or career related, you lose a little bit of yourself every time. Pretty soon, you may be left with little to nothing to achieve levity with or receptivity when the Will of Heaven calls. Selling your soul doesn’t occur with diabolical contracts and bloody ink…it occurs slowly in every minor and major compromise we make conflicting with our higher self and our True Will, ΘΕΛΗΜΑ. If you choose to sacrifice a little of your energy and time to Abrahadabra, on the other hand, the sacrifice is made to yourself and your mind alone – no one and nothing else. That mind is large enough to include and encompass all you love and hold dear. The Emperor in Liber Tzaddi has an incredible revelation to say in all of this.

“I reveal unto you a great mystery. Ye stand between the abyss of height and the abyss of depth. In either awaits you a Companion; and that Companion is Yourself. Ye can have no other Companion.”

The alchemical axiom *Male, Female, Quintessential One” remains in force, despite this. One evening, The Magister Ouroboros 729, with a sly expression on his face asked me smoothly “Have I ever explained 2=3 to you before?”. “No, but it’s all over your work you know”, I smiled. We went on for a few hours about the various aspects of 2=3 in Mutational Alchemy. The conversation lead to Liber Tzaddi. m1thr0s explained to me that the book was as important, if not more important than the Book of the Law, and was also the first to point out that it represented a genuine transmission from The Emperor corresponding to ATU XVIII aka The Dragon aka Tzaddi in The Mutational Alchemy Tarot. He cited it as one of the most influential books he had read under Hymenaeus Alpha’s OTO, next to The Book of Lies, Liber 333. He went on to elucidate that although it had never been unofficially identified as such within the OTO he was quite sure it deserved as much, if not more attention than Liber al Vel Legis.
      For those wondering why I took the number 777 after my name, I’ll explain. It’s called the Flaming Sword of Eden, counterpart to the Serpent and corresponds to the lightning bolts in the Tree of Life. It also represents the House of God occupied by Heru.  The secret name of Horus is 359 and the name of the House of Abrahadabra is 418 aka Ningishzidda (359+418=777). Coincidentally the sum of Hymenaeus Alpha (Grady’s magickal name) also equals 777 which is a nice coincidence as m1thr0s, Magister Ouroboros 729 was initiated by Grady McMurtry.  The precedent number of the station, 729 relates to m1thr0s’ work with the Body of Light and the 729 which is a key to it via the 729 ternary hexagrams, which he theorized to be the overarching code interacting with and directing the 64-base DNA code (explained in a previous article). Furthermore the name 777 was approved by m1thr0s 729. 777 – 729 = 48 + 2= 50 ;)

Izi Magister Ouroboros 777

A note about this chart. First older students of m1thr0s’ work will recognize the left five columns as his. The last two columns are mine. Although Spirit can alternately be identified with Abrasax or Baphomet or any other Monosexual representation containing opposites within itself, for the next aeon Ra Hoor Khut will be a sufficient name to figure into this chart. You may substitute Abrasax or any other ishta dev you find suitable although I do reccomend sticking with twin forms or martial forms, and predominantly masculine deity as the feminine is receding and the the masculine is dominating in this aeon. This is in reference to flux values of course and should not be confused with genitalia as I have already discussed extensively that Homo sapiens astralus is of the Jen element whether male or female gendered. Essentially the Nu Aeon will be a type of spiritual patriarchy and set those ill-dignified notions of patriarchy from the old aeon of Sororal Water right on their head. It is too early to make predictions about the rule of Hrumachis but opinions may be formed from what I have discussed here already. I believe this chart to be fairly stable but it may change in the future. For example, there was some debate between m1thr0s and I whether the the elemental Earth and elemental Air should retain association to the family station Daughter and Son, respectively. Therefore the chart could reference them as filial Earth and filial Air.  Whereof the distinction would then be made that second set of Sororal and Fraternal are not only filial in the elemental state, having begun their independence and ascension to their own rule they are associating and engaging in exchange with the opposite side of the universe, thus kicking off the great dissolution. *Male, Female, Quintessential One.* (Macrocosmically, or for Chaotes, fractally on a large scale, not specifically relating to the turn of the Aeon I discussed earlier) This doctrine also found in the Twin Trees Primordials and Twin Trees Temporals charted by m1thr0s has been discussed in prior articles. A key to this is the assertion from m1thr0s “The Father has given his Daughters over to the Mother and The Mother has given her sons over to the Father” in reference to the nature of the Temporals reciprocal inverts. It still remains to be seen whether the first expression, or chronologically earlier Son and Daughter should merely be titled *Sororal* and *Fraternal* or *Filial Sororal* and *Filial Fraternal* in either case rest assured this is technically correct – Sun and Moon are filial to their respective native parent, ie the Sun is still filial to the Father and the Moon is still filial to the Mother. This is not the case with Earth and Air which are coming into an inheritance. A similar doctrine can be found in the THOTH tarot where Knights are treated not as the King, but as an interloper deposing the King. m1thr0s and I didn’t care for that take on the Primordials as it smacked of Old Aeon debris but it is an example of how elementals may be expressed in down-to-earth human terms so that the reader is assured this style of elementalism is not without earlier precedent. 

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passing the torch…


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. 



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. 

mutational alchemy tarot • lo shu spreads


 The Lo Shu Diagram is the oldest known example of a “magical square” in the world, despite parallels to it in other places such as the Key of Saturn from ancient India and others. Briefly defined, a magical square is any squared arrangement of numbers that add to the same sum vertically, horizontally and diagonally. The Lo Shu Diagram dates back as far as 5600 years by some estimates and we apparently don’t really know who actually discovered it. It comes down to us in the form of a myth, following several prominent versions, depicting the mysterious appearance of a tortoise from the river Lo which carried upon its back a curious set of markings, which, upon inspection, revealed a numerical super-symmetry, thus deemed magical for its unexpected qualities. In some versions of this story the credit is given to Fu Hsi (also Fu Xi) for its discovery though we have no actual reason to assign it to him in fact. What we do know is that Fu Hsi was so impressed with this magical arrangement of numbers that China itself was subsequently structured around its underscoring principle, with the heart of the empire seated at center surrounded on eight sides by powerful Lords and Houses, each representative of one of the eight primary trigrams flanking the outermost edges of the Lo Shu Diagram itself.

lo shu river diagram
lo shu river diagram

Aside from making it possible for us to integrate the Lo Shu invocation into our card reading, even inexperienced readers very soon develop intuitive understandings of what the eight principal trigrams mean so that it can be useful to us to have access to this information while attempting to sort out an answer to our various inquiries.  The trigrams are very distinct with their own personalities, natures and so on. A card that lands in Chen (heaven) will have a very different meaning than if it had landed on K’an (the abysmal, water) for instance. Skillful readers make use of these kinds of distinctions. Another advantage of working with the Lo Shu is the readers ability to draw cards according to their proper positioning within the magickal square itself. This gives us a kind of insurance that our reading is a technical invocation complete with sigil or anything else that the Lo Shu has to offer us. 


Trigrammal attributions taken from the Wilhem Baynes translation of the (King Wen) I Ching. This is a very partial, albeit impartial list of attributions. A more comprehensive list can best be obtained by studying the I Ching cover to cover to get a better working sense of how the trigrams interact with each other under a wide range of conditions.

(1) The Creative (Heaven): Kh’ien, father, cosmological yang, action principle, duration, time orientation, formlessness, energy rooted, conquest, overcoming obstacles, awareness

(2) The Penetrating (Wind): Sun, 1st daughter, atmospheric yin, air, wind, wood, sensitivity, responsiveness, intuition, assimilation, pervasiveness, growth, maturing, ripening, gentleness

(3) The Abysmal (Water): K’an, 2nd son, elemental yang, dark, formlessness, uncertainty, emotion, eros, lunar forces, cold, fluidity, painful exertion, deep, dangerous, hearing

(4) Keeping Still (Mountain): Kén, 3rd son, geological yang, steady, heaviness, stability, quietness, equanimity, concentration, solidity, resistance, inertia, perfection, completion

(5) Yin-Yang (Taichitu): similar in most respects to intelligence itself, the taichitu has no distinguishing characteristics but directs and coordinates all things both mind and matter.

(6) The Joyous (Lake): Tui, 3rd daughter, geological yin, reflecting, buoyant, lightness, gaiety, observation, intuitive vision, volatility, changeability, happiness, serenity, joy

(7) The Clinging (Fire): Li, 2nd daughter, elemental yin, clarity, clearness, discrimination, solar forces, elementary, visuality, cognition, clinging, dependence, visibility, eyes

(8) The Arousing (Thunder): Chen, 1st son, atmospheric yang, exciting, impetus, stimulation, impulse, vitality, mobility, fertilization, volition, exciting first movements, mobility

(9) The Receptive (Earth): K’un, Mother, cosmological yin, recessive principle, spatial orientation, surrender, material formation, devoted, serving, digestion

Other than the eight principal trigrams, there also exist the nine principal bigrams that form the core of the 729 ternary hexagrams. It isn’t necessary to have memorized the 729 ternaries in order to get a good Mutational Alchemy Tarot reading but having a copy of the Willhelm/Baynes I Ching on hand is definitely recommended. So is The Tai Hsuan Ching by Derek Walters (if you can find it!). Any other support materials that aid us in defining our basic layouts are equally recommended since divination is a projection skill at bottom such that the better grasp we have of our guidelines, the more accurate our readings will tend to be. Even a simple thing like deciding whether to emphasize trigrams or elements will impact the readings that we get. Neither choice is ever wrong but will mediate the type of information we get notwithstanding. So the key is to try to be as clear as possible right from the start how we will proceed and what system of symbols and key components we will employ at the level of interpretation. Whether we run with the Lo Shu, the Tetractys, The Sword and Shield or some other system not here discussed (astrological houses for instance) the choices we make right at the beginning will shape the answers we get. 


(1) Fire: The Lo Shu defines this element as a Yang of Heaven married to a Yang of Earth. Qabbalistic tradition assigns it to *Atziluth*, the first of the Four Elemental Realms emanating from Ain Soph (boundless nothingness) in the Tree of Life. It is an elder masculine force said to contain all of the four elements within itself. Its power is called *emanation* and typically corresponds to the faculty of *Will*.

(2) Sun: The Lo Shu defines this element as a Yang of Heaven married to a Jen of Earth. It most closely parallels Fire but also contains abundant Air. In Vedic tradition it represents the Shiva principle in the relation of Macrocosm and correlates to the Vijnanamaya Kosha within the Five Koshas. Its power is called *discrimination* associated to the faculty of Intellect.

(3) Air: The Lo Shu defines this element as Yang of Heaven married to a Yin of Earth. It is a youthful masculine force with a strong ascending nature. Qabbalistic tradition assigns it to *Yetzirah*, the third of the Four Elemental Realms emanating from Ain Soph in the Tree of Life. Its power is called *formation* and it typically corresponds to the faculty of *conceptual abstraction*.

(4) Lingam: The Lo Shu defines this element as a Yang of Earth married to a Jen of Heaven. It most closely parallels Air but also contains abundant Fire. In Vedic tradition it represents the Shiva principle in the relation of Microcosm and correlates to the Pranamaya Kosha within the Five Koshas. Its power is closely linked with alchemical *levity* (ascending life-force energy) and is associated with the property of *movement*.

(5) Akasha (Spirit): The Lo Shu defines this element as a Jen of Heaven married to a Jen of Earth. It is unique and sovereign within the 9-elemental system. All other elements emanate from it and collect back into it. It has no outstanding powers or faculties yet all powers and faculties are rooted in it. It binds, directs, coordinates and liberates both Mind and Matter. It is roughly equivalent to the qabbalistic *Mezla* (the influence of Kether) in the Tree of Life and corresponds to the Anandamaya Kosha within the Five Koshas, whose physical composition is defined as purest *Bliss*, or *Ecstasy*.

(6) Yoni: The Lo Shu defines this element as a Yin of Earth married to a Jen of Heaven. It most closely parallels the element of Earth but also contains abundant Water. In Vedic tradition it represents the Shakti principle in the relation of Microcosm and correlates to the Annamaya Kosha within the Five Koshas. Its power is *physical sensation* associated to the 5 senses, linked to *primal mind* including both *instinct* and *intuition*.

(7) Earth: The Lo Shu defines this element as a Yin of Heaven married to a Yang of Earth. It is a youthful feminine force with a strong descending nature. Qabbalistic tradition assigns it to *Assiah*, the fourth of the Four Elemental Realms emanating from Ain Soph in the Tree of Life. It is called the *world of making* where forms become physically *real*. Its properties are *stability* and *predictability*, allowing for reality to be a shared experience across all borders and boundaries.

(8) Moon: The Lo Shu defines this element as a Yin of Heaven married to a Jen of Earth. It most closely parallels the element of Water but also contains abundant Earth. In Vedic tradition it represents the Shakti principle in the relation of Macrocosm and correlates to the Manomaya Kosha within the Five Koshas. Its power is called *separation* linked to the alchemical process of *distillation*. It links to Mind as a dispersive instrument making it possible for us to scrutinize differences.

(9) Water: The Lo Shu defines this element as a Yin of Earth married to a Yin of Heaven. It is an elder feminine force pervasive in all forms of life in this world. Qabbalistic tradition assigns it to *Briah*, the second of the Four Elemental Realms emanating from Ain Soph in the Tree of Life. Its power is called *creation* and it is often identified with Dualistic Mind on a universal scale.

These attributions are but a starting point in the greater defining of the 9-Elemental System of the Lo Shu Square, but should serve to set readers on a path of astonishing discovery that never abates once it has begun. We are witnessing the evolution of a legitimate physics of universal consciousness in all of this far in advance of anything makeshift religions could ever have produced.