special considerations and protocols on the use and reproduction of the twinstar

The upcoming curriculum announcement due in a few days will have more information on which mirrors are permitted physical presence on a student’s altar, according to grades (currently we only have one accessible grade that applies to the vast majority of our members, so my Magisters can ignore this. 

First, a surprise. The entirety of the Book of Mirrors has been uploaded in its original form and format in order to keep our new students busy, and to address a few deficiencies in our curriculum. Even more exciting news about a huge new data release can be found in the thread. TAI-members only access. 

http://abrahadabra.freeforums.net/thread/427/link-book-mirrors

It has come our my attention that some students might be unclear when and how they might safely use the tools that we have lying around here at TAI. The simple answer I have for you all, is when in doubt, ask – and a few of you who will join us in the future will probably need to doubt a little more  than you already do, if you are to avoid being taken for a fool. The extreme trepidation exhibited by a few of you is often well founded, and it’s one of the reasons why I responded to one member’s concerns by posting my own personal journal detailing the possible extremity of what we refer to as ignition. I am also extremely appreciative whenever someone takes the time to follow proper etiquette and asks me for permission to reproduce one or another mirrors. I am often able to grant these requests and there are very few mirrors we have restrictions on, usually based on the advanced nature of the technology inherent in the image. This post will deal with one of those mirrors that requires special consideration – the TwinStar. The TwinStar comes in several dozen different forms. One of them, a very carefully chosen form, is included in analog print form with the first year curriculum and made available to self guided students who wish to work independently (non-curriculum members). 
      We do not grant permission to any member to use the TwinStar above and beyond the meditations available on the site without prior authorization:  either from Abrahadabra itself or from necessity itself, in eons to come where there is no Abrahadabra Institute, or this order is just a distant memory. This is a more recent decision at TAI based on decades of experience.
       We cannot be held responsible for the fallout for failing to attend to this first mandate concerning the mirrors. We warn people all the time that they are not to be treated frivolously but it has become apparent after much completely unnecessary bloodshed and suffering that we have not enunciated this well enough for it to be taken seriously.
      We do occasionally release TwinStar mirrors, but these are always produced with the highest level of ability and precision, and always on the finest giclee process and paper available. A shortage of available prints does not mean one is justified in creating one for oneself. The last open selection in the catalogue raisonne was in December. Certain mirrors, such as the TwinStar and Four Elemental Worlds, or the TwinTrees, were unavailable, even during this special event, due to their special nature. The Four Elemental Worlds and Koshas TwinStar may only be created at the behest of the TwinStar itself, on rare occasions, and it decides who it goes to. 
       Permission to wear the TwinStar, in bronze or 10K gold is granted immediately following successful completion of TAI’s third year testing. After that point you may purchase them at cost in the desired material, once per year. This was mandated by the Magister Ouroboros 729 himself, before his death. 14K and 24K gold are not permitted as a material as that are too soft and would end up becoming distorted over time, which is unacceptable for such a holy image.
      At the time of your death they may be buried with you or given in your will to another suitable party (anyone past year three testing,) or melted down, or returned to the Abrahadabra Institute where they will be kept, with your name on them, forever.
      Occasional other permissions, for more specialized applications or creation of the TwinStar in other formats, in the past, for those with enough etiquette to ask the creator, has been granted very rarely to a few individuals, in order that they might use the TwinStar for one or another purposes agreed upon between us to be mutually beneficial. Even these individuals were warned that their dharma would be accelerated, and they really needed to think carefully about the decision.
      Even I was not permitted to wear the TwinStar until my fifth year under m1thr0s, as he was worried about several issues I might face without proper preparations. It was only after several scheduled observations between the world during multiple entheogenic sessions in various positions on the Tree of Life that was permitted to wear it. I  was not allowed to access high-res, printable files until my second year when it was made clear that I understood the importance of maintaining the physical perfection of the form. Unsurprisingly we hold students to the same standards.
      This brings us to another point. Creating the TwinStar with anything less than digital tools is not recommended, since it’s very hard to control the physical perfection of the image in traditional mediums. It has been done before of course – there are a number of examples of the TwinStar in our archives on drafting paper using pen and ink that are nearly indistinguishable from the “real” thing, that were created by the Magister Ouroboros 729 before digital drafting tools were made available to the public. Even with digital tools, students are advised to be very careful in reconstructing these mirrors on their own. 
      A 3D file of the image of the TwinStar was created by friend of the Institute after extensive back-and-forth dialogue between m1thr0s and one of the friends of TAI. This is the same file that will be used to create your TwinStar pendant upon graduation of the third year of study. It is pixel-perfect and quite a stunning piece of jewelry. For his merit he was awarded one of two framed kaostar-003.ai prints, the Black Akasha Edition, the only two that exist in the world to this day.

As an example of what we are talking about here though, at the time of its creation, the original file the 3D artist had made and sent to us alongside the request was imprecise, squashed, not at all the beautiful and elegant TwinStar. It was only due to the fact that he wrote us asking for permission to use m1thr0s’ design in a casting that we were able to tell him he was about to create something that wasn’t the TwinStar at all. This would have been a disaster for him if he had not come to us, as a deformed TwinStar is extremely dangerous, and by his own admission he only had a very small amount of money to put towards the fee for the casting. 
       TAI is not an institution  separate from the TwinStar itself, much as the flag of the United States of America is considered inseparable from the nation itself. Most people can’t seem to understand that, but when did the understanding of people ever really matter when it came to the matter and business of universe? All noticeably imperfect TwinStars must be destroyed. Like the flag, any TwinStars that must be destroyed should be burned in a solemn ritual. The same goes for the Hidden Diamond, Abrahadabra Grid, or any other magickal mirror that we have and use around here. 
      Despite the fact that peoples’ lives were being destroyed over their presumptuousness and easy familiarity with the master, the TwinStar, few people made the connection between their foolish (if unintentional) irreverence and easy familiarity with a hyper intelligent class of beings light years ahead of them in evolution. It’s not like I want people to blow themselves up. I’d much rather be left with a friend or someone who was actually useful to the star agenda. Life goes on and so does the train that is this work. I can’t afford to get off of it for any and every passenger that falls off from their own foolishness. 
       And just on a personal note, aside from all of the real consequences – do whatever you wish at TAI – but do not presume that I take kindly to my husband’s work being treated as a hotel buffet that one may do with as you wish. I thought that I had seen the last of it as we wiped the slate clean from the last round of Abrahadabra Forums – where every remarkably profound essay by the master was followed up on with inane “me too!” posts, excitedly squirting out whatever popped into their heads, rock crystals in the shape of the TwinStar, ugly copycat variant colors of special TwinStar editions m1thr0s and I released (of my Solstice gift no less,) or other mildly interesting garbage.
      The rest of us who understood that it wasn’t all about producing a lot of noise amounting to very little were forced to ignore these inanities for the sake of forum harmony, and we focused on the original conversation as best we could until the anvil hit these morons. I don’t give a damned if this offends anyone. What I have found out over the years is if a person acts like low-class trash, they probably are low-class trash everywhere else in the universe.
      You are not in competition with any of the material here, with m1thr0s 729, or me, or anyone else within The Abrahadabra Institute. The only way you could hope to be in competition with me is if you achieved ignition, and then you would see how fucking stupid that idea is.  Your only hope and wish should be to understand what is going on with the Body of Light and its Mastery. Once that happens, all of those idiotic notions of competition will vanish.
      The goal here is to always work in perfect harmony to the ultimate goal: Perfection itself. While there will be disagreements and fighting due to the lofty nature of the work and its importance to Mankind, there will never be any room for competitions of any kind. 
      Being able to wear the TwinStar, to be allowed access to possess forbidden mirrors only granted to those who won their way through the ordeals of our order, and bear the title, Mutational Alchemist, is a very high honor and achievement.
      The TwinStar is not a trinket, a toy or a pretty design. It is an intelligence of the loftiest order, far and above anything anyone on Earth has yet experienced in their everyday, common grimoires, practices and religions. There is nothing stronger, in this world or the next. Treat it with the respect and tribute that it is due and it will lift you up. Mistreat it, fail to make good on your word, and disparage its messengers and allies and you will be in a world of hurt. It does not, as far as I can tell, differentiate between intentional harm and foolish ignorance – much. “All fools despise.” as the book said. Crowley was not aware of it as far as I can tell and this is unsurprising – he didn’t have the clearance to know about it. We do not fetishize Crowley around these parts.
      The TwinStar is also, as I and Magister 729 have discussed countless times before, a weapon of the highest caliber. The only thing stopping the intelligence it represents from vaporizing you and reclaiming its atoms from you is its own intense desire to help you. It doesn’t have a sense of humor about anyone who dares to fuck around with any of its own servants, which makes it just about the best friend a Magus can make in this universe, and as far as I can tell, and the next. 
      So no, you may not wear the TwinStar. You may not make pictures out of it – whether out of rocks, or pixels or plants or crayon. It doesn’t belong to you, for starters, and you have not earned that right. The few TwinStar images we have released were released at the behest of the TwinStar itself, and they find themselves into the hands of the right people. Nobody will be punished for disobeying this mandate. I will not kick you out of TAI, and I will not make a big deal out of it, although you may find me less than pleased. Our mirrors have a way of policing themselves and they are much more efficient and far reaching than I could ever be, so there is no need to belabor the point beyond this guide. 
       Some of our members, I realize, as I have been contacted by them before, may be living such miserable lives that they would give anything to have a superior intelligence rework their life in order that you might attain some semblance of happiness, or maybe they’re on their deathbed and want the assurance of something better (and longer lasting) than Buddy Jebus Heaven, “I Give Up Plox” Nirvana or whatever else people are peddling from the Afterlife foodtruck these days. For these I can only say: Do What You Will. In these cases one should contact me so that I can fast track you into alignment with the TwinStar. There are ways to do this. It isn’t always pretty, and it’s often nerve wracking, but occasionally, it is the only real solution in certain dire situations…       

Izi Ningishzidda

Magister Ouroboros 777

memberships now open…

Memberships are now available to the world’s foremost experts on Abrahadabra and the central hub for Mutational Alchemy, the legendary ninth limb of Yoga. The chart below is a quick and dirty synopsis of what we are all about.



Annual Membership card, certificate of membership, lapel pin, mission statement premise print $32

Annual Membership + Mutational Alchemy Tarot $64

For a number of years now, those following The Abrahadabra Institute’s activities over the past 18 years have asked us for official memberships. After a tremendous amount of work having been completed, towards formulating what such a membership might look like, in order to suit the needs of persons interested, we’ve come to the conclusion that the best direction for TAI, much to our founder’s chagrin, is as an educational institution and (co-ed) fraternity – for the purposes of social fun, and thirdly as an initiation gateway into the 418 current. Anything that dares to connect itself with Abrahadabra is necessarily signing up for a rough and fast-paced ride, and we have hitched our wagon to that particular train a long, long time ago. This is certainly optional. Abrahadabra loves loners – our clan consists of the Hermits and the Magus. They don’t need a group. But the path can be lonely and we’re willing to take the heat in representing the 418 current in this world. If you want to join us, fine. If not, we still respect you just as much, fam. 
       A significant investment of time has been dedicated towards composing a seven year long (open source) curriculum, leading into Mutational Alchemy. We are using an introduction to this steep climb via the foundational elements we had identified over five years ago, and we are very pleased to announce that The Abrahadabra Institute is finally, after all these years, ready to take on the stewardship of a formal membership body.
      Almost everyone human with a pulse is welcome to join. While it’s true that we are open to just about everybody, it is not a decision to take lightly. This stuff that we study here is as real as anything, extremely potent, and we can’t be held responsible for the fallout if one joins frivolously and tries to make Abrahadabra some kind of joke or subject to one’s Will.  Below is a link to the comprehensive guide to membership. also on the menu to the left “join TAI.”

The Alchemical Word of Perfection by m1thr0s 729

The above link will answer most pressing questions, but it doesn’t cover all of them. Those who wish to ask questions of us directly should visit the public area of the forums, here: http://abrahadabra.freeforums.net/board/64/pubbies-live and create a new thread or post in the existing Q & A.
      This organization is designed to endure for at least a thousand years, depending on circumstances surrounding success towards the Aeon of Hrumachis as defined by Liber al vel Legis. If that sounds like something you are interested in building, we are open to studious, intelligent, patient, dedicated and self-controlled individuals.

m1thr0s, Magister Ouroboros 729, founder of The Abrahadabra Institute and creator of Mutational Alchemy the so-called *Ninth Limb of Yoga*

      Any post about opening up memberships to The Abrahadabra Institute would be incomplete without mentioning our founder, who died on December 26th 2016, and who was pushing hard to stay alive for as long as it took to stabilize this body of work and TAI itself, with the intention that I could continue where he left off. The future is going to be a lot of fun here at TAI and you’re not going to want to miss it. 

Izi Sesa Ningishzidda
Magister Ouroboros 777

Izi Ningishzidda in Olympia, WA, meeting m1thr0s for the first time and learning about Mutational Alchemy in person. Last week of January, 2008.

simple twinstar meditation

I’ll introduce you to a simple guided meditation on the TwinStar anyone can do. The TwinStar “likes it fast and hot” in the course of the official TwinStar meditation, which counts from 1-10 across the Tetractys of the Decad. Normally you do this slightly complex meditation very very fast, under 5 seconds normally, and you raise a tremendous amount of energy during a 10-720 minute session.
Even though this is an alternate meditation, and it’s considered passive, it’s not one where you sit and still the mind or relax it, or try to empty it or other such nonsense. Dispensing with the shackles of mind altogether is a technique known in the Japanese martial arts community as no-mind, which is different than emptying the mind like it is some kettle of fish. 
      The mind can never actually be turned off, what we can do is raise our consciousness above one of the lower rungs of the Body of Light, our flesh body, into higher rungs of The Body of Light. This mental asana positions us in the above and detaches us temporarily from the flesh body’s mechanical processes, allowing us to access higher mind.
      Not everyone is ready for the style of *action meditation* that is more desirable, at least, not at first. It seems difficult, overwhelming even. Doubly so if the inability to perform is accompanied by a sense of urgency. The mirrors have their ways of instigating action and you may feel extreme pressure to learn a certain technique. This can be a little overwhelming.
     I’ve developed a method of learning the TwinStar which can be satisfying but doesn’t require intense focus. Be aware however, that the fast and complete meditations are something you will enjoy and benefit from eventually if you learn to stick with it. Slow, awkward steps of a toddler lead to the fast, perfect and balanced run of an adult.
     Simply take any image of the TwinStar and gaze at it. The best images are under normal or tinted glass, mimicking a black mirror. 
    The most advanced rungs of Mutational Alchemy were only ever explained to me. That was very frustrating for both of us. He loved writing in forums but the structured task of composing chapters of his immense work bored him to tears. He never had the patience to write down much of the intricacies of practice, only the model. Yet I do understand some of the techniques cannot be easily explained in text without extensive illustrations. Even though he taught thousands of people over the course of his lifetime, indirectly, he hated teaching. “I have to teach.” he told me, once, bemoaning his fate.
      The Book of the Law states in the first chapter “He must teach, but he may make severe the ordeals.” We used to have curious conversations about that, as we were compelled to structure things so that potential students had to stand on their own two feet. They were never prepared. I’m also inclined to believe that these few students only came to us out of desperation – they had tried everything else. The world isn’t ready for Mutational Alchemy.
     One of the first things the P’an Ku mirror told me, when it began instructing me strangely, and I was able to understand its encrypted signals in English, was that if I could not swim I would sink – no one would be allowed to assist me in the task of self-creating my levity. m1thr0s himself was hard on me, as were all of his associates who knew little of Mutational Alchemy. These were the secret ordeals of the Book of the Law. The first task for any neophyte to learn straight away is that one must be detached from the personal peculiarities of these ordeals. They speak through people, and the turbulence is not coming from them directly. If one cannot do this, they will fail. Choronzon and the Will of Heaven penetrates through all life. 
        Then m1thr0s and I would stay up all night drinking coffee and I would work on the deck, while he pushed forward with a new model of Mutational Alchemy, such as the Hidden Diamond Sutra or the Temporals, which are far beyond the practices that he could present to newbies. This was by necessity alone – the contents of the reports he was receiving from various sources had to be laid out and recorded.
       The article What is the TwinStar? is a fundamental explanation of Mutational Alchemy praxis, however it is too complex for many who do not wield the benefit of understanding or scrying experience. As the saying goes around here – “if you meet the mirrors halfway they’ll pickup where you are lacking” and the same is true of the simplest of gazing operations: passive scrying. 
      The technique could not be more easy: simply stare at the TwinStar. This is called “mirror-gazing” and while it is not endemic to Mutational Alchemy practice, it can propel one forward if they are lacking the stability and mental acuity to perform the TwinStar meditation itself. 
      While I had some active scrying knowledge and had memorized the order of the Sephira on the Tree of Life, much of my initial encounters with the Mutational Alchemy material took place while I was passively gazing the P’an Ku mirror, a precursor to the doctrine of the Twin Trees.

The original arrangement of the 64 hexagrams on the Tree of Life by m1thr0s 729, called The P’an Ku Mirror

I heard it calling my name, I heard it chanting encouragement, and its indisputable insistance that I pay attention to it came through on the communication waves as a soft but persistant voice. The trees are wonderful for building a bridge to Abrahadabra. The TwinStar doctrine is much loftier than the trees. The tree is within the star, not the other way around. This was the mistake Crowley made with Abrahadabra and while I don’t imagine enough people scrutinize Crowley enough to be put off by it, the distinction is important to both assert and recognize if we are to have success.
       The slow approach to the TwinStar is the approach of Water and Earth, passive gazing. My development of this methodology was encouraged both by m1thr0s’ insistance on not interfering with an individual’s unique approach to the system, respect for their wyrd and will, as well as my particular role in the alchemical operation we were undertaking together.
      Our relationship was based on me fulfilling my place as the feminine elements and he as the masculine. We were both rooted in Water and Fire, but we were manifesting Air. That is the general direction the Earth and humanity had to take. m1thr0s loved to think of me as The Goddess. He was a Shakti worshipper, as all true Tantricists are. Kali was his beloved, and he knew I also worshipped her and felt a kinship with her. 
     He seemed shocked and surprised when I told him one day I didn’t agree with his apologetics for the I Ching. There are several passages in the I Ching which are viewed as denigrating women. One of his previous girlfriends had found them offensive. He advised me that I would have to ignore these passages. I was a bit surprised myself, although touched by his sensitivity to sexism. I told him that during my first early weeks with the I Ching by my side, after I had forged an alliance with The Abrahadabra Institute and began my initiation rites, spontaneously, that those passages constituted some of the most wonderful and intimate experiences with the I Ching. It’s just right for Yin to appreciate Yang, and vice versa, in my opinion. It took some time for him to get used to my views on these issues, but in my opinion this misunderstanding of Yin and Yang’s position leads to all of the ill-dignified Yin and yang positions out there amongst humans.  
       In our pathworking together we always had to make little adjustments, but the most important ones seemed to be those in which we scaled back our misguided respect for one another. For me, my place was to manifest K’un in the place of Jen. That is, I was the representation for the entirety of Yin, manifesting Yin in her most proper place, from within the body of a Man (Jen). He was to me the highest representation of Yang in this world, representing the culmination of the best of Jen. It was this formula which would create the world, after we destroyed it. This Tantric weaving is very hard to appreciate froma fundamentalist feminist perspective, just as it is difficult to achieve from a stodgy, conservative, Chinese perspective.
      To me the one piece of advice that stuck out to me from all of the I Ching literature was that where it encourages Yin to follow Yang. <insert quote> I had spent a great amount of attention to this and cultivated our relationship this way, sometimes with great pains. But he was following all of the advice for Yang towards Yin. So it was that we had forged a delicate kind of dance, punctuated by turbulent and often passionate storms of Air, Mind, Jen through our astrological sun signs. He was Aquarius and I am a Gemini. Without the language of Mutational Alchemy I could never begin to describe our relationship. So I very well couldn’t to just about anyone until this book was written.
       Despite my insistence on following Yin and Yang protocol, neither m1thr0s nor I discount the active force of Yin. This may seem contrary at first, given that Yin is the receptive element, yet it has been identified classically in Chinese Antiquity as a corrosive and healing element.
      In the past the difficulty with presenting Mutational Alchemy to the public was that it was so radically different from all other meditations on earth. This is where its strength lies, as the Earth’s religions and meditational practices have fallen far behind the times with regard to other disciplines, such as science and politics for example, but it makes fighting against the herd mindset within the occult intolerable.
      People are so insistent on their outdated modes of thinking they feel it necessary to burden others with their dogma, even in a field where dogma has generally not been well looked upon. It’s such a leap in methodology that if one does not document every little detail of their path that leads them to success or desirable result, reciting the path to neophytes becomes damned near impossible from memories.
      There is No God but Man. Perhaps we do send echoes or instruction into the past from the future. If so, let’s start by allowing ourselves *Will*, not just love. Love by itself is nice, but it doesn’t serve to elevate us the way that *Will* can and must. Love is the Law, Love under Will.

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