• pursuing perfection •

The pursuit of perfection underscores every major religion on earth, yet perfection has virtually never been defined in a way that is pragmatically sensible from a logical point of view. It is only in the years following the end of World War II that such a definition might even have been a practical possibility, since prior to this it would never have been thought possible that humankind might come to threaten the balance of Nature itself on a global scale. Now we know differently and as I sit here hammering out this article in 2015 the discussion of perfection takes on the question of sustainability more than at any time in human history. Avoiding the consequences of global warming would amount to a practical application of perfection! Reversing the damage done to our environment and restoring Nature’s rich bounty would amount to a caliber of perfection requiring a miraculous change of events in human behavior, not at all likely to occur.  Suddenly perfection is adopting a very real and a very urgent definition.

Religion, generally, has maintained a pretty dismal view of Earth, portraying it over and over again as something to be disparaged and escaped. Called the Realm of Exploitation, both Hinduism and Buddhism  have portrayed Earth as a place of unspeakable suffering, the only solution of which was to quit the cycle of birth and rebirth that draws us to it time and time again. While not universally viewed in this way in Judaism, distortional spin-off religions have generally followed suit with this view of the world so that perfection has been viewed as a matter of successfully escaping its clutches by one means or another. So long as Earth is viewed as the enemy of perfection there is very little chance of including it in any plans that share an imagined perfection with the Earth itself. If it turns out that either Heaven or Hell are internal states and not external places then the possibility of realizing Heaven on Earth is decidedly disadvantaged by this grim outlook of Earth.

The most noteworthy exception to this anti-earth attitude is Qabbalah which defines Earth simply as Kingdom and does not assign characteristics of good or evil to it. East-Asian Yin/Yang philosophy also does not succumb to this notion of an inherently evil Earth where Earth is viewed as the Yin Principle opposing Heaven as the Yang. Tantricism, with its emphasis on the balancing of opposites, does not hold with the idea that Earth must be subdued in order for Heaven to prevail. Heaven out of balance is just as detrimental to our collective well being as Eath run amok, so this notion of Earth as an inherently bad place is not universally held to but has become a kind of fetish among the proponents of apocalypse for whom the path to perfection has become synonymous with the suppression of Earth. The exaltation of Life, Light, Love and Liberty are viewed as universal qualities generated internally where man himself is the right and proper focus of this miraculous attainment.  The thing for us to stay attuned to is the how with respect to the pursuit of perfection. Thus Pythagoras advocates To Know Thyself as the root of philosophical inquiry. Without a keen sense of who we are on a cosmic scale we cannot hope to achieve a balancing of opposites that has any enduring meaning. This means staying abreast of new knowledge that emerges and constantly updating our esoteric knowledge to attune itself to exoteric knowledge about ourselves and our environments. This is why the creation of maps plays such an important role in the ongoing pursuit of perfection.  The cross-referencing of ancient maps with modern knowledge yields new maps better geared to the knowledge we have on tap – knowledge that is bought and paid for through the dedicated labors of our best minds over extended periods of time. These new maps put us in a position of strength pertaining to the ancient goals which do not really change so much in themselves. Rather, what changes are the strategies which our new maps reveal.

The following chart demonstrates how the four bigrams (two line structures) pair against guanine (G), cytosine (C), thymine (U) and adenine (A) to give us a new and revolutionary system of 64 hexagrams that 5,000 years of Chinese assignments could not have given us. This eventually leads us to a new kind of binary hexagrams, the possibilities of which are as startling as they are universal.  

This next chart redefines the Lo Shu diagram with its 9 ternary bigrams that gives us the elemental properties of its 9 internal chambers. This has never been accomplished before until now and would not be possible without the syncretic nature of Mutational Alchemy. Staying abreast of all available knowledge at our disposals is what qabbalah is all about.



 Qabalistic philosophy is inherently syncretic in nature which puts more on its plate than most since it is constantly cross-referencing everything that comes before its view. This is the only way that important new knowledge can be identified and adjusted. In 1953 a body of new knowledge was introduced that will forever change the way we look at geomantic magick. Franklin, Watson and Crick and their publication of the DNA code language was not intended to advance the state of 21st century alchemy but clearly does so notwithstanding.The binary nature of the YiJing had already been identified in the 1600’s by Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz but what could not have been known was the stunning similarities between the YiJing and DNA. Several important books and dozens of scholastic articles have been written on this subject since but my purpose here is to hyphenate how unexpected  breakthroughs in scientific understandings can radically impact our sense of spirituality and perfection. 

For an informed qaballist, the Tree of Life is divided into 32 Paths of Wisdom. The 64 binary hexagrams have always been paired into 32 complementary opposites. Once we know that the 64 DNA templates are a direct parallel to the traditional 64 YiJing hexagrams, we only need some way to align the hexagrams to the Tree of Life to give us a map sufficient to assert perfection against the Tree. We also need a word or method to exercise this assertion. It happens that Mutational Alchemy answers to all of these issues and more. Thus we have every good reason for a high level of confidence that Mutational Alchemy puts us squarely on the road to Perfection, though in truth there are still certain mysterious elements lacking.  These have to do with the external environment, a very difficult thing to control with exact precision. This is one of the reasons some practitioners confine their work to special caves deemed suitable for visualization work. Others establish and maintain temple space reserved for visualization practice. Though not 100% crucial, controlling one’s external environment is a routine protocol in the ongoing pursuit of perfection. We need more capable individuals working along lines that can actually succeed instead of wasting their lives away on fantasy projections which cannot, or following in the footseps of frauds and dinosaurs who have no earthly idea where perfection lies or how it can be secured.  


blue star kachina will melt your face, red star kachina will lop off your head

Not the pretty picture plastic shamans espouse, is it? And about as accurate.

We got this letter a while ago, (I’ll show it to you below) and  a recent interaction on reddit/occult called to my mind the increasing insurgence of interest in American Indian ritual magick, prophecy and superstition that comes along every few years.

The shallow and culturally poor glom off bits and pieces of really badly copied magick, from a people they don’t know.  The slipstreaming never stops.   The cry of “But I have so much respect for Native Americans/First Nations!” is very shallow. To respect a people, you must first know about them! I have actually been to the reservations of many many different tribes, and talked to the people. I have family living on  reservations, do you? 

The post I had an issue with on reddit was presented by a boy, of working age who had a father divorcing a mother. The mother was an “alleged” witch, and was using magick against the father to gain the upperhand in the divorce. Fine by me. I am not going to get in the way of another occultist’s will. People started trying to help the son, even though he was a self admitted plebian/non-magick user, and had no evidence that the father was not an abomination. Then they started pimping out American Indian culture to him, like a cheap and easy cure all.

They kept repeating the New Thought zany mantra to buy some sage and “smudge” the house.  These are sacred traditions. You cannot buy sage at a Wiccan store and call it good. It has to be harvested respectfully, with will and intent, at the right time of year, during a specific part of the plant’s cycle, and from a specific species, which is very rare and not available commercially, generally. 

Occultists, we are better than this. Stop repeating plastic shaman tripe. If you genuinely want to learn about a tribe’s medicine ways, move to the reservation. Find an elder to teach you. Commit yourself to serving his or her family and taking care of them. This is what students of the medicine ways do for their teachers in real tribes with real medicine traditions, all over the world. 

Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth. – Madhasudhana, Krsna

This symbiotic relationship in the oral tradition between teacher and student, where the teacher gives the tradition and the student gives service is sacrosanct and dates back to the dawn of man. This is what is lost on these people who go to a sweat lodge ceremony and pay $500 to do it. Medicine ways taught by the elders are free in American Indian cultures.  Pay it forward by buying their artwork in return. Do their yardwork. Bring them food, blankets or other necessities. This is the red way, which none of the plastic shamans are going to teach you. 

 The letter (anonymous)

I have watched a video caller the Secret Alchemy, which made a connection with the Holy cross  and Hopi prophesies of The Blue Kachina.
First thing came into my mind when I saw the name Blue Kachina was the Blue Twinstar, and I have been wondering if they are connected. As the video suggests, the Blue Kachina is actually a massive explosion in the center of our Galaxy that happens every 13000 years, and some people have estimated that next explosion will happen on the winter solstice of 1212.
One of the reason why I thought of the Blue Twinstar was because I though that the description of the effects of The Kachina explosion on a macrocosmic level seem to fit the changes that one would encounter on a microcosmic level, perhaps as a total result of the Great Work, effects such as transcendence of the Soul over Matter and the Unification whilst remaining individualized.
I hope I wont offend anyone with my curiosity, as my thoughts are solely based on my own subjective observations.

 My reply:

The Hopi are related to the Anasazi, small desert people who were once traders to the Aztec nation. There were quite a number of religious ideas exchanged,  including the idea that you had to sacrifice a lot of people to get what you wanted from the gods, in weird, festive and sometimes terrifying ways. In one excavation at an ancient Hopi well, over 90 skeletons were found, gifts to the underground water serpent god, probably.  They live all over the world now, but their homeland is in a small corner of the American Southwest between New Mexico and Arizona. I visited the “Mesas” in 2009. The place isn’t without problems, but one of the things that needs to be known about the Hopi is that they are very private, much more so than some other tribes I’ve encountered.
Isolated desert peoples distill concepts very effectively and come up with very innovative spiritual practice due to their isolation.  I don’t know that the Hopi believe this story about the galaxy explosion, and even if some do, don’t think that the whole tribe holds the opinion. Many of them don’t even know the meaning behind the religious symbols on the Katsinas body and accoutrements. In some people’s opinion, Hopi spirituality  is like a dead language – still practiced, not really evolving. Others believe that only a few dedicated individuals, exclusively medicine men and women can make decisions about the religion and evolve it. It’s not clear what occurs inside the tribe unless you are a part of the tribe. Even then, there are secret societies within  the tribe itself that share nothing with others in the tribe already.
From what I understand the Blue Star Kachina was not clearly identified. It could be either a spacecraft, god or a planet that lands or crashes on earth, the last stage in the so-called Hopi Prophecies. It doesn’t really match the status of the TwinStar as the generating seed of all existence, the connection that bridges Malkuth to Ain Soph Aur, or all of the other curious properties that we’ve been studying all of these years at TAI. 

I don’t know that the video you watched (link was removed) is made by the Hopi people. The maker does not name any elders or medicine people in the video description or credits. This is important. If it’s not made by the Hopi people, or someone who has lived with them a long time,  it is highly offensive and should not be taken seriously at all. We’re allowed to speculate on syncreticism as much as we like – for example, wondering if the TwinStar is the Blue Star Kachina, but making a factual statement about a culture we don’t belong to like this is wrong.  The Hopi as a people are not generally ready to join the global conversation on magick and the occult, and until they are they need to be left alone, and their ideas need to be left to them to disseminate on their terms. This is the same right any culture has. 

If you want to find out about anything American Indian, it’s not untoward to call the tribe. Ask them. They might put you in touch with someone who is very passionate about the topic and wants help getting the word out. They might laugh at you. They might tell you to fuck off. It’s the only right way to find out.  You can also visit in person.  Set up a visit at the hotel they run and spend a few days or preferably a few weeks there. Accept the place and people for what it is.  The truth is that the Hopi know about as much as anyone else. It’s a form of cultural genocide to put a people on a pedestal and then be dissapointed with them when they fail to meet expectations. White tourists do this all the time with American Indians, forgetting that the reservations they are visiting are some of the most poverty stricken places on earth with all of the problems that face afflicted areas. 

The TwinStar


The TwinStar is alive, readily accessible, a proof of Abrahadabra. It has been created by m1thr0s alone, it’s not a nebulous prophecy, and it is presented on its own terms, outside of exclusive cultural boundaries. It doesn’t need to appropriate the Blue Star Kachina prophecy to legitimize it. It’s logically tight and can be experienced directly without taking anyones word on it. Sloppy intuitive and artistic interpretations are not for the serious occultist, especially when they are taking advantage of an exclusive culture that wishes to keep its ceremonies and beliefs secret for now.



There is an account of some Hopi etchings that have been reproduced for study within the tribe. The story goes that the etchings were made by lightning and the originals are in the Grand Canyon. It depicts a person surrounding by a serpent like an ouroboros serpent, and the persons head is cut off by the serpent. The elder referred to the serpent as the Purifier. The Purifier is a more sinister figure than the plethora of New Age and Conspiracy wingnuts  seem to want to believe, and considering there was a lot of human sacrifice going on in the past in the Hopi tribe, the cultural fixation on a REALLY BIG sacrifice is not far off from simply being a deeply embedded cultural memory and a longing to be redeemed by a big powerful sky god.  The prophecy states that the sky will be red one day when we wake up and the red star kachina, the Purifier will arrive to begin purification. Not much else is known (or else the Hopi have not been forthcoming about it). I assume it means a lot of blood shed and head rolling if its just a myth, and if it’s a real prophecy that will come true someday, your guess is as good as mine. Any assumptions are pretty much useless at this point, sort of like Eliphas Levi’s crackpot flowery theories about attaining World-of-Warcraft-esque occult achievement awards.


“To attain the SANCTUM REGNUM, in other words, the knowledge and power of the Magi, there are four indispensable conditions–an intelligence illuminated by study, an intrepidity which nothing can check, a will which cannot be broken, and a prudence which nothing can corrupt and nothing intoxicate. TO KNOW, TO DARE, TO WILL, TO KEEP SILENCE–such are the four words of the Magus, inscribed upon the four symbolical forms of the sphinx.”

“You are called to be king of air, water, earth and fire; but to reign over these four living creatures of symbolism, it is necessary to conquer and enchain them. He who aspires to be a sage and to know the Great Enigma of Nature must be the heir and despoiler of the sphinx: his the human head, in order to possess speech; his the eagle’s wings, in order to scale the heights; his the bull’s flanks, in order to furrow the depths; his the lion’s talons, to make a way on the right and the left, before and behind.”


Oh so it’s about despoiling the Sphinx, I get it. People fall too easily for “You have won a special prize” routine.  This whole line of shit is about a misconception about man’s relationship to nature. And that, the Hopi have not made the mistake of doing, which is perhaps the great lesson one can learn from all American Indian people, at least those that still follow the Good Red Road.

It baffles the wannabe tribe. “How could anyone not lose touch of their proper relationship to nature?” It’s the 1/16th Cherokee man’s disease to take the price of technology  and equate it with the  inevitable rape of nature. It’s sort of taken for granted that this will happen. That’s just not how it is all over the world among literally thousands of tribes of people. This is not how it is with very advanced science and the kind of science and technology the Abrahadabra Institute is interested in. However, the idea that nature must be conquered could never be more obvious to a person who is a part of the wannabe tribe.

I mean Nature created you, you worthless dweebs, it’s not like you can return the favor. “Oh no no no, Nature didn’t do that, God did that”. God. What the fuck is God?

The Hopi people have never espoused that this is to be translated as a comet, or Nibiru or whatever else the New Agers think up next. So it is important at least that if we want to make such theories, that we base them on our own thesis, and not on the prophecies of another people. They have access to all of the information we do today in astronomy but they do not equate the prophecies with stellar events. 


• mutational alchemy as a daily practise •


“Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible” – Albert Einstein

*Author’s Note*
*All posts by m1thr0s at this site are amended articles extracted from a much bigger work-in-progress that will be defining Mutational Alchemy in all of its diverse principles and applications.  Since there is a great deal to this topic which is many months away from completion, certain of its tenets deemed as standalone topics are being allowed to run ahead of the finished book. No responsible theoretician would ever imagine himself to be the only one pioneering important new insights all by himself so that where certain breakthroughs strike me as vital to the overall discussion at hand, these will occasionally find themselves posted as independent articles. This should serve several purposes at once, creating interest in the larger work on the one hand while facilitating a sense of fellowship with other pioneers at the same time.

Before we can tackle the topic of the Daily Practise, we need to spend a few minutes considering what has often been referred to as the Great Work. What we know of the Great Work (aka Magnum Opus) at its most personal level is conveyed to us part by intuition and part by deductive reasoning and will tend to follow upon those guidelines we have accepted as definitive according to whatever school or philosophical foundations we have embraced. Thus an exacting, or universal definition is not easily arrived at since it will tend always to be uniquely context-driven  by default. The syncretic method is always about comparative synthesis and distillation, extrapolating from as many sources as possible that which emerges as the prevailing (or dominant) theme or defining characteristics. 

Among the definitions of the Great Work that we find, a partial list follows here:

 The transformation of lead into gold (western alchemical traditions)
 The successful creation of the Philosopher’s Stone (western alchemical traditions)
 Breaking the cycle of Birth and Rebirth (eastern metaphysical traditions)
 The emancipation of Perfect, or Divine Will (western metaphysical traditions)
 The mergence of lesser self with higher, or True Self  (both eastern and western esotericism)
 The uniting of all opposites, e.g. microcosm & macrocosm (both eastern & western esotericism)
 Mastery of the Body of Light (both eastern & western esotericism)
 The fulfillment of one’s True Will especially in Earth (mostly western magickal traditions)
 The perfect balancing of Mind & Matter (both eastern and western esotericism)
 Raising the Foundation of humankind itself (chiefly a qabbalistic doctrine)

This little sampling of ten bullet points could ultimately extend to well over a thousand if we wished it to but would mostly just be repeating the same kinds of things according to different wordings. My personal favorite is the last one, as I feel it is the most technically aligned to the discussion of *stars* which Mutational Alchemy is especially focused upon. In all we see a common thread emerging which assumes that our usual state of existence (as well as coexistence) is fundamentally fragmented. Transforming ourselves from a fragmented to a unified state of being is the syncretic constant running through all of these definitions of the Great Work. We are born as halves seeking to become wholes in essence. Our half-ness torments and diminishes us. Our whole-ness sets us free. Thus the eastern sages speak of the Great Liberation, which is a virtually synonymous term for the Great Work as defined.

The physical world we live in and ordinarily think of as the sum of practical reality has been described in Hinduism and Buddhism alike as the Realm of ExploitationWhether we are surrounded with the trappings of affluence or are enmeshed in poverty and hardship the forces of Restriction never sleep. It is not necessary for us to think of the physical realm as our sworn enemy. This is a distortional and reactionary response to the kinds of oppression we encounter.  But it is necessary for us to raise a standard of perfect wholeness and reinforce and improve upon that standard continuously, since the world itself will never do this for us. It is not enough for us to dabble in this in our spare time. It is not enough to leave the work to others or imagine ourselves unworthy or unfit to take command of the situations we find ourselves in. It is essential that we establish a standard of attainment and reassert that standard every single day of our lives. This is the point and purpose of the Daily Practise; that we return to and improve upon that standard with such perfect regularity that our counter-measures are every bit as persistent and persevering as Unconscious Ignorance is omnipresent in this world. Our objective should be to remain in perfect alignment even during those moments where we have lost awareness due to the requirements of sleep or even death itself. This is one of the important things that a Daily Practise affords us; the ability to commit our work to auto-pilot such that we are acting both effectively and preemptively even when we are not fully conscious of our actions. 

Mutational Alchemy affords us a vast range of technical practises we can perform daily without ever getting stale or failing to ignite new insights and renewed vigor. This is important since the kinds of practises offered by most other systems tend to get old very quickly. Star Alchemy is diametrically opposed to the rituals of blind obeisance but is rooted in the assumption principle instead – that of becoming the object of worship by way of carefully plotted simulation exercises that systematically remove all obstructions or hindrances between the Thou and the That as defined in classical tantricism. We can only accomplish this with our eyes and ears wide open to every little nuance we might uncover. Suppressing doubt is a very inefficient way of advancing truth purporting to be objectively real. Scientific method demands that we question everything that stands in the way of a perfect understanding. If we abandon that standard we are left with little more than a fragile self-hypnosis ultimately useless if our objective is attaining to a real and lasting success. 

The Abrahadabra Grid as defined in Mutational Alchemy outlines the *star* referenced in the phrase *Every man and every woman is a star.*  Consequently, any visualization work built upon this model immediately engages the Knowledge and Conversation of Trees and Stars in perfect symbiotic alignment with each other.  The TwinStar Meditation is essentially a self-creation exercise since the glyph we are constructing is a symbolic representation of our own star house according to its geomathematical principle, or governing dynamic. Thus the image we are building is also a simulation of our own perfected being – the creator and the created being the same in this instance, where Perfect Will is the driving force propelling its creation. 

 The TwinStar is unique to Mutational Alchemy doctrine and can be rightly identified as the Ra Hoor Khut within. It is the one thing that should be attended to each and every day, even if no other action were to be taken. If we can count to 10 we can perform this meditation exercise. We refer to this as the *numbers method* but serious students will want to experiment with as many variations as might seem profitable as well, such as Abrahadabra itself which can be superimposed flawlessly in place of numbers. 

The Hidden Diamond, occasionally referred to as the Qabbalistic Diamond Sutra, constitutes an aspect of the qabbalistic Tree of Life whose value cannot begin to be appraised despite the fact that almost nothing has been written of it save within Mutational Alchemy discussions. It qualifies as the active principle to the Tree of Life as a whole. It has been so poorly understood (and subsequently neglected) that its innumerable lessons are a completely untapped goldmine. One could easily fill up an entire lifetime working with it alone without ever visiting the same underscoring principles twice. It is not even physically possible to overstate its importance. 

The Lo Shu Square, also known as the Qamea of Saturn in western mystery schools, is the great nexus and portal of understanding underscoring both the 64 binary hexagrams and the 729 ternary hexagrams of ancient Chinese mathematics and general cosmology. For Mutational Alchemy it is the elemental hub of the wheel of Universe itself defining both cause and effect reflected in Mind and Matter synonymously. It can be studied extensively but may also be used talismanically as a means of perfecting the Body of Light. It bears a special relationship to  the Pythagorean Tetractys and is an inexhaustible guide to focused intention

The Hexagrammal Fields constitute the advanced application of elemental fields as outlined in Mutational Alchemy Theory and Practise overall. The hexagrammal fields are the pragmatic keys to unlocking and subsequently harnessing the fullest possible potential of both Tree and Star anatomics. They constitute the most advanced transmutational technology ever conceived at any time in the entire history of human exploration. They lead us systematically to a higher state of physical and mental being than has ever been imagined possible to achieve by any logical methodology. Since Mutational Alchemy has evolved a means of constructing and projecting these elemental fields, their Daily Practise  consists chiefly of doing just that while meticulously scrutinizing them for their immediate and long range applications.  

A very simple way of integrating the Hexagrammal Fields is to divine what we refer to as the Daily Hexagram. It is constructed the same way as if you were using the I Ching to answer a question except that the question is always the same one, roughly paraphrased as *what hexagram should I be working on today?*. You get your hexagram and read up on it the way you normally would and then just sort of watch it all day long: watch for its pattern as it may appear in situations that come up throughout the day. If you have advanced to the point where you know how to build it tantrically (as a visualization exercise), then you do that as well and just study it for whatever lessons it may seem to be teaching you throughout the day. Next day you start all over with a new hexagram. I will try to put together a little treatise on this practise soon just to plug all the technical gaps that may exist from having mentioned it in passing.  

As a general rule, the more demanding a given standard of achievement may be the more important it is that it be attended to each and every day. Mutational Alchemy sets the bar very high, though no higher than what would seem to be required of necessity itself. We can abandon that standard any time we choose, but the odds of success drop off proportionately as we do so.  The entire point of a Daily Practise is that it greatly improves our chances of success. But the points I have listed above do not define the entirety of that Daily Practise.  Esoteric goals are typically more fluid than exoteric ones. Many people seem to believe that no amount of concentrated effort is sufficient to such goals at all; that it all boils down to the grace of God regardless of human endeavor. I know of no way to either prove or disprove such beliefs and all such assertions would seem to be beyond the burden of proof in any case. What we can know is more often than not learned by way of the pragmatic and the mundane…little lessons of life and its workings transferred to us through perfectly ordinary routine endeavors. Thus the Buddha achieves enlightenment accidentally overhearing a lesson between a father and his son regarding the proper way to tune a string! In an instant the great mystery of the so-called Middle Path fell into perfect and radiant focus. 

From this we may know that the Daily Practise should aspire to be as universally inclusive as possible. We should not engage such austerities as may leave us incapable of routine operations essential to day-to-day existence even though it is also true that these are often at odds to each other. The seeker of higher (or hidden) truth is often forced to make unprofitable concessions and these have to be weighed each in their turn. So long as our choices are reasonably informed ones and are thus deliberate rather than impulsive…so long as we are aware of the risks and are willing to accept the consequences, we are still operating on solid ground and cannot be defeated by them. Most of these issues are societal at root anyway, having more to do with what society itself is willing or unwilling to allow of its participating members. More often than not certain sacrifices will be made against the grain of societal norms that are themselves unwholesome and unwarranted demands imposed for all the wrong reasons to begin with. We have to become adept at assessing these kinds of tradeoffs whether balanced or unbalanced, whether rooted in the welfare of the whole or confined to the advantage of a relative few. But the Daily Practise itself can very often be camouflaged in diverse ways rendering it invisible to the eyes of the status quo as the need arises. 

The important thing to take away from this discussion is a conscious recognition of the Daily Practise itself.  We need to get straight with ourselves how important a thing this really is and develop strategies that enable us to hold true to our highest convictions all the time and not content ourselves to put it off for any reason at all. Achieving this is typically not an easy task but takes a concerted effort and a dedication to higher purpose almost always a little overwhelming on the face of things. None of us are alone in this difficult undertaking and any of us is liable to fall off our intended targets from time to time. No one can ultimately tell us what is best for ourselves in this regard and it is unfortunately one of those topics that very rarely surfaces at all. But successful individuals do tend to leave as many clues as they possibly can and we should search these out and choose from them those strategies that seem to fit us the best. The Daily Practise is the key to any meaningful success in life so one needs to get straight with this basic truth lest we find it is too late to make up for the time and momentum we may have irrevocably lost. 

m1thr0s / abrahadabra institute


• the proximity principle •

vertical & horizontal hexagrammal pairs

*Author’s Note*
*All posts by m1thr0s at this site are amended articles extracted from a much bigger work-in-progress that will be defining Mutational Alchemy in all of its diverse principles and applications.  Since there is a great deal to this topic which is months away from completion, certain of its tenets deemed as standalone topics are being allowed to run ahead of the finished book. No responsible theoretician would ever imagine himself to be the only one pioneering important new insights all by himself so that where certain breakthroughs strike me as vital to the overall discussion at hand, these will occasionally find themselves posted as independent articles. This should serve several purposes at once, creating interest in the larger work on the one hand while facilitating a sense of fellowship with other like pioneers at the same time.

One of the most central tasks of Mutational Alchemy has been aligning the 32 hexagrammal pairs of the Yi Jing (aka I Ching) to the 32 Sephiroth and Paths of the Qabbalistic Tree of Life. While the Yi Jing consists of 64 binary hexagrams in total, the convention (since the time of the King Wen arrangement) has been to group them together in 32 balanced pairs. The majority of these balanced pairs are referred to as vertical pairs (or inverted pairs), indicating that the  second hexagram is exactly the same as the first one, turned 180 degrees on its head.  In cases where the second hexagram produces the exact same hexagram as the first, the convention has been to resort to horizontal pairs (or lateral pairs) where each line of the second hexagram is the polar opposite of that same line in the first one. In this way all of the hexagrams 1-64 can be reduced to 32 balanced pairs of one type or the other, without omissions or duplications of any kind.

The reason we would like to be able to do this stems from two most apparent observations regarding both of these metaphysical systems viewed as a natural syncretic fusion. In the first instance there has always existed the general doctrine of balancing opposites within the Tree of Life itself as the recommended methodology of maintaining a kind of peak efficiency therein but also as a means of increasing our ability to receive and transmit mind and matter energy by way of calculated wave-cancellations achieving a type of zeroing effect thought to be essential to the alchemical levity principle. According to this doctrine (asserted both east and west) we are able to experience ethereal ascension (and everything that this entails) by means of balancing opposites in some deliberate way. Thus, by degree, we are able to liberate the Tree of Life from all of those constraints that clog its circuitry or drag against it continuously. Make no mistake about this. The Tree of Life suffers relentless assaults in this world left unattended. Take good care of your Tree and it will take good care of you. Abandon it and all bets are off.

Drawing upon focused intention we are able to align the Tree of Life as a whole in accordance to the Divine Will of Kether (Crown) from the lowest planes to the loftiest plateaus. Since Mutational Alchemy has evolved a method of simulating hexagrammal structures as a controlled visualization exercise, the 32 balanced pairs of the Yi Jing amount to a perfect template for achieving this dynamic balancing of opposites. That the Yi Jing is built upon the same mathematical matrix as the DNA code itself means we have a very high level of confidence in its intrinsic application to life in all its forms, from the lowliest little mushroom to Albert Einstein and beyond. But how can we know which hexagrammal pairs are best suited to the various coordinates within the Tree of Life?  While it is possible to identify several discreet numerical chronologies within the 64 binary hexagrams, the Tree of Life offers us no such ordering mechanism until the Proximity Principle is finally invoked.

the ten sephiroth
figure #1 – the ten sephiroth

Figure #1:  In order to understand how and why the Proximity Principle works as perfectly as it does we need to first run through a very basic primer on the qabbalistic Tree of Life. We begin from the ten sephiroth commonly referred to as the ten vessels or the ten emanations of Ain Soph Aur, or the Limitless Light from which all things originate and are thought to return eventually. There is much which can be said of how these ten sephiroth came to be but what most concerns us here is that they are identified as enumerations (or numbers). By default, this means that in qabbalistic thinking numbers are the highest expression of mind and matter. They are the purest language we can turn to in unravelling the mysteries of Life in its infinite diversity and are thus our surest guide to Truth as well. Numbers allow us to scrutinize the whole of creation without assuming anything with respect to God or some other imagined Creator operating  behind the curtain as it were. Numbers do not tell why things are as they are since they chiefly attend to the what but in many cases the why can be gleaned logically on the basis of  rational necessity laid down in the numbers.

Not included in Figure #1 are the topological constances of  Ain Soph Aur or its antapex counterpoint Daath which positions between sephiras 3 and 4 on the Tree of Life schematic.  That’s because neither of these epicenters are regarded as vessels per se, nor even emanationsbut are hidden (even from the hidden) and have never been considered to be sephiroth in themselves. Their roles are paramount in all cases but their properties are set apart from the Sephiroth and Paths.  We approach them somewhat differently than sephiroth and paths accordingly.

the lightning bolt
figure #2 – the lightning bolt

Figure #2:  illustrates the ten sephiroth superimposed by what is typically referred to as the lightning bolt. There are two kinds of lightning bolt descending from Kether (Sephira #1, Crown) generally conforming to the principles of Yin and Yang of which the one displayed here is the dominant, Yang bolt. There are numerous ways to analyze the lightning bolts but for our purpose at this time the important point to observe is that it establishes the chronology of the ten sephiroth from one to ten. Chronology is the science of arranging events in their order of occurrence in time, so the lightning bolt is giving us our timeline while the sephiroth are the discreet events occurring along that timeline.  The lightning bolt is also coordinating space since it begins from an above beginning (or alpha) location and concludes at a below (or omega) one. In all, we have a coherent Heaven Descending chronology established which coincidentally adheres to a 4:4 timing making it especially robust in terms of visualization applications.

That the chronological ordering of the ten sephiroth is entirely coherent means that we can implement that standard uniformly across the Tree of Life Paths as well. Exactly why this seems to have never been done before is something I have no explanation for but this is a good time to point out that the qabbalistic Tree of Life is an ongoing work in progress with numerous competing fractions attacking it from both similar and dissimilar points of view. Nor is linear chronology the only possible standard for us to build upon, but it is at least one standard that can be applied correctly without resorting to ambiguous subjective rationalizations.

the 22 manifest paths
figure #3 – the 22 manifest paths

Figure #3:  illustrates the dominant Tree of Life today with its 22 manifest paths, but there are more than one Tree of Life in circulation and there have been some pretty smart people proclaiming some terribly inaccurate models, apparently unable to ascertain the gaping holes in their own logic. The Tree of Life is a perennial theme across many cultures over very long spans of time. I will explain the importance of the arrows in a moment.

Mutational Alchemy has a distinct advantage over other models by virtue of having an actual physics brewing at the heart of everything. That raises the bar by more than just a notch or two and forces us to go where others may have feared to go in foregone epochs.  But the Tree of Life has become a compendium of half-logics over time where the standards being adhered to are lacking any respectable system of checks and balances, so people can assert just about anything and no one can correct them except to say that it does (or does not) agree with some other half-baked assertion.  Mutational Alchemy confines itself to falsifiable truth as much as humanly possible and this allows us a very different approach than we see in most other models.

the 16 hidden paths
figure #4 – the 16 hidden paths

Figure #4:  displays the 16 hidden paths  which ought to have garnered a great deal more attention than they have by now. The 16 hidden paths (aka the hidden diamond) define all those pathways not accounted for in the 22 manifest paths system. There are many characteristics of the hidden diamond that make it vital to any serious discussion of the inner workings of the Tree of Life. I am including it here as a kind of rebuttal of the Lurianic Tree of Life arrangement as well as various other arrangements that may assert a different ordering of paths without considering the stunning uniformity of the Hidden Diamond taken as a whole. In point of fact it has hardly been observed at all – an omission which (once again) leaves us dealing only in half-truths with respect to Tree of Life analytics. In Mutational Alchemy, the Hidden Diamond is accounted for via the 16 binary tetragrams which more-or-less parallel the so-called 16 geomantic figures (popular with medieval kabbalists) but for certain alchemical errors found rampant within that historical doctrine and methodology.  Another term for the 16 binary tetragrams is Tetragrammaton, since that is exactly what they amount to. How or why this could be so adamantly disregarded for so long is anyone’s best guess but it should serve as a reminder to us all how much work has been left unattended with respect to the Tree of Life.

the 48 sephiroth & paths
figure #5 – the 48 sephiroth & paths

Figure #5:  simply combines figures #3 & #4 to clarify the totality of Tree of Life paths available to us. It is always a good practise to take stock of all available possibilities and resources when embarking on a project involving any sort of alchemical distillation.  This allows us to be reasonably confident that we have not omitted anything vital to our final calculations, or if anything is omitted, that it can be accounted for on some coherent basis. If we were creating a map of any geological terrain, we might leave out underground water tables for instance, reserving that for a different kind of map altogether. In many respects the type of map we are dealing with in the Tree of Life is even simpler than the geological map would be, despite it being infinitely more important.

So at this point we should easily recognize that we are looking at 10 Sephiroth and a grand total of 38 linear paths, 22 of which can be deemed emanative or manifest + 16 secretive or hidden. The so-called Proximity Principle should (if we needed it to) be able to tell us the proper chronological order of either all or some of these linear pathways; which ever we choose to emphasize. As we will see, it does exactly that…

numbered sephiroth & paths
figure #6 – numbered sephiroth & paths

Figure #6:  Probably the first thing to be observed here is that this really isn’t very complicated. The only complication going on with this rationale is how so many reasonably intelligent and informed people seem to have altogether missed it, or else grossly underestimated the cost of downplaying it.

RULE: The closer the numerical proximity sephira to sephira, the smaller the path number.
Inversely: The further the numerical proximity sephira to sephira, the larger the path number.
Note: Since the Sephiroth 1-10 precede the Paths, our first path begins at #11:

◉Starting from Sephira #1: Three unclaimed manifest paths  (1–2, 1–3, 1–6)
◉sephira 1–2 = path #11  |  ◉sephira 1–3 = path #12  |  ◉sephira 1–6 = path #13

◉Starting from Sephira #2: Three unclaimed manifest paths  (2–3, 2–4, 2–6)
◉sephira 2–3 = path #14  |  ◉sephira 2–4 = path #15  |  ◉sephira 2–6 = path #16

◉Starting from Sephira #3: Two unclaimed manifest paths  (3–5, 3–6)
◉sephira 3–5 = path #17  |  ◉sephira 3–6 = path #18

◉Starting from Sephira #4: Three unclaimed manifest paths  (4–5, 4–6, 4–7)
◉sephira 4–5 = path #19  |  ◉sephira 4–6 = path #20  |  ◉sephira 4–7 = path #21

◉Starting from Sephira #5: Two unclaimed manifest paths  (5–6, 5–8)
◉sephira 5–6 = path #22  |  ◉sephira 5–8 = path #23

◉Starting from Sephira #6: Three unclaimed manifest paths  (6–7, 6–8, 6–9)
◉sephira 6–7 = path #24  |  ◉sephira 6–8 = path #25  |  ◉sephira 6–9 = path #26

◉Starting from Sephira #7: Three unclaimed manifest paths  (7–8, 7–9, 7–10)
◉sephira 7–8 = path #27  |  ◉sephira 7–9 = path #28  |  ◉sephira 7–10 = path #29

◉Starting from Sephira #8: Two unclaimed manifest paths  (8–9, 8–10)
◉sephira 8–9 = path #30  |  ◉sephira 8–10 = path #31

◉Starting from Sephira #9: One unclaimed manifest path  (9–10)
◉sephira 9–10 = path #32

That is the short and long of the Proximity Principle!  It is not a complicated rule of thumb in itself. It is both strong and irrefutable if we are going to base our path numerations on rational chronological ordering. Mutational Alchemy can do this without any hesitation inasmuch as it aspires to a falsifiable truth in all cases and is not beholden to any hand-me-down doctrines requiring of us to blindly acquiesce on the basis of faith alone. The Proximity Principle  affords us the ability to chronologically align the 32 hexagrammal pairs of the Yi Jing to the 32 Sephiroth and Paths of the qabbalistic Tree of Life with a high degree of confidence, complete with an inscrutable (internal) checks & balances. That confidence cannot be shattered by any rational criticisms I have ever been able to identify in the nearly 40 years I have been closely monitoring this state-of-the-art alchemical thesis.

22 hebrew letters
figure #7 – 22 hebrew letters

Figure #7:  demonstrates the logical placement of the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet in coordinated alliance with the Proximity Principle. Eliphas Levi is often credited as the first occult scholar to have made this connection, which was later picked up and expounded upon by certain members of the Golden Dawn. In the Hebrew language, letters double as numbers and are assigned composite personality profiles as well as an odd assortment of alchemical attributions. There are at least two kinds of chronological orderings for us to be aware of which are very different from each other. The first type of chronology is empirical where events along a timeline are fundamentally objective, such as occurs with numbers. The second type of chronology is consensual  where events along a timeline are fundamentally subjective, and are thus more volatile and subject to change at any time. We can still make use of consensual chronologies but are much less able to rely upon them accordingly.

alchemical attributions
figure #8 – alchemical attributions

Figure #8:  catalogues the conventional alchemical assignments we find in practice at the time of this writing, in concert with the Proximity Principle such that their exact positionings are unique to this methodology and subject to change at a moment’s notice.  Here again, we can assimilate these kinds of orderings, but cannot rely upon them to be especially enduring. We even find multiple variations of these assignments asserted by the same author at different periods of their lives, so we can extrapolate from this that all such assertions are highly volatile by their natures, the crux of which is rooted in their consensual constitutions. The hexagrammal fields system asserted under Mutational Alchemy are of the empirical kind and are thus highly stable with the passing of time.  I am not listing those assigments here at this time but rather reserving that for another article and/or articles.

adjusted thoth assignments
figure #9 – adjusted thoth assignments

Figure #9:  demonstrates the effect of the Proximity Principle on the Book of Thoth tarot system created by Aleister Crowley and illustrated by Lady Frieda Harris. Crowley introduces a few changes of his own in that undertaking but still leaves the matter of positioning dangling precariously without adjustment, apparently oblivious of the fact that a rather serious problem exists here. In general, issues of this sort do not get addressed until we hit a crisis of some kind forcing their resolution. Mutational Alchemy can tackle this problem better than anyone else to date, simply because we need to know where each of these 32 balanced hexagrammal pairs belong with respect to the Tree of Life. Were there no particular need to resolve this technical issue it would probably go unchecked for another thousand years or more. Fortunately this particular need does exist so that this problem has now been identified and corrected. It may still take awhile for most people to become aware of the matter at all, but when they do they will be pleased to know that it has been thoroughly studied and spectacularly resolved.

note: where certain card positions have changed it is because they link to certain Hebrew Letters, so it is these letter/number assignments that is correcting their positions. Liber Al vel Legis (aka the Book of the Law) addresses Thoth assignments at one point in one small passage. It only addresses letter/image assignments and says nothing regarding positions. Book of Thoth enthusiasts will be pleased to know that Mutational Alchemy has not altered ANY of these letter/image assignments but where the Proximity Principle has repositioned a few letter/number values, the Book of Thoth positions have also changed. Everything follows on the numbers in this system.

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• tikkun olam (repairing the world) •


*Author’s Note*
*All posts by m1thr0s at this site are amended articles extracted from a much bigger work-in-progress that will be defining Mutational Alchemy in all of its diverse principles and applications.  Since there is a great deal to this topic which is months away from completion, certain of its tenets deemed as standalone topics are being allowed to run ahead of the finished book. No responsible theoretician would ever imagine himself to be the only one pioneering important new insights all by himself so that where certain breakthroughs strike me as vital to the overall discussion at hand, these will occasionally find themselves posted as independent articles. This should serve several purposes at once, creating interest in the larger work on the one hand while facilitating a sense of fellowship with other like pioneers at the same time.

tikkun olam is a Hebrew phrase that means “repairing the world” (or “healing the world”) referring to humanity’s shared responsibility to heal, repair and transform the world. This notion of assuming responsibility for the entire world is not unique to any one culture and forms the basis of what is sometimes referred to as the path of the *spiritual warrior*.  In Lurianic Kabbalah we encounter some very specific ideas of how this is achieved by means of liberating the 10 sephiroth (or numbers) of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. Luria taught that the Sephiroth (also called vessels) had become damaged in the first round of the Creation, making it necessary that these broken shards be returned to Ain Soph (the Boundless Light) from where they first originated. This is an allegorical tale hyphenating the need for us to manage our own mental debris, raising the standard of Mind itself. Mutational Alchemy goes on to demonstrate that the Tetractys of the Decad is ultimately the most efficient means of accomplishing this. The Tetractys unfolds symmetrically in four distinct stages finally culminating in Abrahadabra which contains 10 x 10 triangular *chambers* within itself distinguishing both Tree and Star divisions all contingent upon the number 10 – a number most often associated to Malkuth (Kingdom) and thus *the world* as well as *universe*, kabbalistically speaking. So we find that repairing ourselves is essentially synonymous with the principle tikkun olam.  *Physician, heal thyself!* the age-old axiom recants. Only by way of healing our spiritual selves does healing the world become rationally attainable.

While an in-depth study of the Tetractys eventually leads us to a symbiotic binary & ternary mathematics culminating in a highly complex anatomical physics, there are a few exemplary roadmaps in route to this that do not require of us to have fully mastered that more comprehensive physics. Indeed, on the face of it, it might take us a thousand or more years to do any such thing! What has come to be called the TwinStar is outstanding among these more distilled symbological roadmaps. Thus the TwinStar is most often passed on to seekers of this greater knowledge even at the beginning stages of their development, as it is known to comprise that greater knowledge within itself and can dispense that knowledge interactively with dedicated application and study. This can only be communicated experientially at this pass, despite the fact that there exists a growing body of data suggesting that we will eventually be able to prove it empirically as well. For the moment we are still relying upon the faithful accounts of individuals doing their own work and reporting their own individual findings.

The TwinStar is of the rarest class of magickally charged symbols expressing a kind of topological super-symmetry rooted in specialized numerical arrangements. The counting of these numbers in their proper sequence creates a kind of magnetic ley-line effect and the most potent of these are called unicursal glyphs as they are infinitely repeating symbols whose alpha and omega points are the same at the level of plane geometry. The most famous of these rare symbols is known as the Great Seal of Saturn in Western mystery traditions:

This arrangement of 9 sequential numbers is called magickal because all horizontal, vertical and diagonal rows of numbers produce the same value (15) whereas the resulting symbol is weighed auspicious for being compliant, coherent, unicursal and also conforming to 4:4 time rhythmically. It is thus highly adaptable to the pronunciation of various four-fold words of power, whether names of God or other dynamic four-fold mantras. Altogether we derive a means of both expressing and alchemically projecting some imagined form of Unity.  It is important to acknowledge that we are engaging the faculty of imagination in this type of visualization exercise but we are at the same time adhering to a well defined set of logical rules such that both hemispheres of the physical brain are equally engaged.  It is generally maintained that this sort of sigil is capable of producing a wide range of possible impacts, from stilling the mind to unlocking miraculous phenomenological events of many kinds, all rooted in the focused intent of the individual performing the operation.

The following glyph demonstrates how the Tetractys of the Decad interacts with the Kabbalistic Tree of Life which is constructed symmetrically to the human body itself. It is important to understand that the TwinStar (which is built upon the Tetractys) imposes a higher order of Unity upon the Tree of Life in total, having the general effect of collecting it into itself while retaining it intact, since the Tree of Life is a mathematical subset of the Tetractys as well as Abrahadabra. Thus we refer to it as the *Star* and often use the term *star alchemy* in referencing its properties. It is vitally important for the student to understand that Kabbalah (aka Qabbalah, Caballa, etc) is an ongoing work in progress where the image you are scrutinizing at this moment in time marks a significant turning of the page from older models to the new. In this image the Tetractys is expressed as the 10 shaded triangles, sometimes referred to as the Secret Chiefs according to their unique positioning within the 100 internal triangles of Abrahadabra.

There is so much going on with this visualization practice that it would be impossible to summarize it all within the confines of a blog. Moreover I just like having it posted like a lighthouse beacon quietly broadcasting its signal over and over again where some will learn from it directly and others will wonder and perhaps explore its premise on their own initiative. Still others may gain from its presence without ever knowing how or why!  For those who wish to learn how to perform it, you should always begin from the Widdershins Rotation, progressing through the Deiseil Rotation and finalizing with the Final Close actions – in that order. Follow the arrows and words as well as you can until you are finally able to perform the entire thing from memory.

So that is the gist of things in an extremely reduced nutshell, but there are still a few things that need a little clarifying that will leave most people hopelessly lost or confused if omitted: (1) it always takes two rotations to result in a complete TwinStar sigil, rendering the conceptual subtext one of symbiosis at all times. Aside from the numbers 1-10, there are two other numerical properties involved in the creation of the TwinStar: The property of Ain Soph (also Ain Soph Aur) resides at apex from which everything originates and is subsequently drawn. The property of Daath ( i.e.  Knowledge) which rests between Sephiroth 3 & 4 in the Tree of Life but completes the triangle in the TwinStar.

Anatomically, Daath corresponds to the ayurvedic throat chakra and is thus linked to the faculty of speech. Although its sephirotic identity is hotly contested, Mutational Alchemy’s position is that it qualifies as a pragmatically validateable *not-sephiroth*, or *not-number* contributing syntax and grammar to the sephiroth as a whole. It is especially significant that it comes to unite with Ain Soph (whose numerical value is 0) in the TwinStar visualization practise.  Daath is well known as a collection point for every kind of mental debris whereby unconscious ignorance is able to gain a foothold over us, distorting our sense of who we are and what our purpose may be. The fact that we routinely route it through Ain Soph in this visualization practise means we have a means of flushing it of all this kind of mental garbage and restoring it to its primal serenity and calm. It is one of the many dynamic characteristics of this particular alchemical projection exercise.


The method of creation being employed in this demonstration is called the *numbers method*. Numbers are possessed of enormous integrity that demand very little of us while affording us a nearly frictionless method of operations. By *frictionless* I mean that there is very little psychological debris associated to numbers in themselves, even though some have become resistant to numbers due chiefly to negative associations acquired through public education or other kinds of traumatic exposure. In cases like this we need to restore their true relation to ourselves as they are not our enemy but among our staunchest allies. They work especially well when pioneering kinds of action we may not have every reason to be trusting, thus allowing us a full range of rational skepticism via an absolute minimum of applied belief. If there is any downside to this, it is probably that they tend to make for a rather awkward grounding action in themselves. For this I am applying the formulas A-U-M-N (to the circle) and A-H-U-A  / A-Th-H (to the triangle) both ascending and on the final drop.  These word formulas have a long and tested history but no part of the mantras being employed here are necessarily etched in stone. They are offered here as being exemplary and that is all at this moment in time that is all that is required. The word A-U-M-N simply divides the circle into 4 even parts. The Words A-H-U-A / A-Th-H create the ascending triangle which then drops plumb (from apex) and floats quietly back to center. The alchemical formula Hua-Athh has a special relationship to Abrahadabra as both words add to 418. So again – as neutral a word formulas as we may be able to find, allowing us a means of testing the visualization practise without committing much more than a prudent attention to details.