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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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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This article is another attempt at making one of the most fundamental assertions of Mutational Alchemy (The TwinStar) as simple and straight forward as I possibly can because it seems as though most previous attempts have fallen flat on their face, despite dozens of articles and private discussions I have laboriously undertaken.
In its most basic sense, the TwinStar is a sigil built upon the framework of the Pythagorean Tetracys of the Decad. It is the way we count out the points of the Tetractys that gives us this sigil. Scrying the lines of the sigil then becomes a meditation practice. Let’s begin by scrutinizing the Tetractys itself.
In its most basic form, the Tetractys is a collection of 10 points arranged in a perfect equilateral triangle with one point at the top tier, two points at the second tier, three points at the third tier and four points at the bottom tier. It was a highly venerated symbol among the Pythagoreans and Neo-Pythagoreans alike. It was referred to as Logos, the manifestation of God on Earth and was said to contain all the rules of dimensionality since 1 point connected by no lines gives us 0 dimensions, 2 points connected by one line gives us one dimension, 3 points connected by two lines gives us two dimensions and 4 points connected by 3 lines gives us three dimensional space. But this is just the tip of the iceberg as to why this symbol garnered so much praise and adoration and I would highly recommend the serious inquirer to Google it to learn more. Most of what this article will be defining is widespread knowledge already and can easily be referenced in other places. A few things will be unique to Mutational Alchemy doctrines which can still be pieced together logically.
Figure #2 demonstrates what happens when the Tetractys is extended all the way out under the auspices of Abrahadabra. Not only does the Tree of Life nestle neatly within but the 10 points have now become easily identifiable as the 10 shaded chambers referred to as the Secret Chiefs. So the Tetractys has an undeniable relationship to Abrahadabra under the guidance of the Secret Chiefs. The grid comprises exactly 100 internal equilateral triangles making it synonymous with the Kamea of Malkuth, Kingdom, or Earth. Each of the four descending elemental worlds contain their own tetractys if you look at it closely.
The way we count the 10 Sephiroth of the Tree of Life is important because the inclusion of Daath actually gives us 11 spheres (or epicenters) but Daath is not treated as a Sephira and consequently has no number per se. It is not inaccurate to think of Daath as a “not sephera” (or “not number”) representing grammar and syntax within numbers without being an actual number, any more than an addition sign, for instance. It bears a distinct relationship to numbers but is not a number in itself. Its identifying convention has been to assign it a dash, indicating that we recognize that it is there but treat it separately from the 32 Paths of Wisdom comprised of the 10 Sephiroth (literally, numbers) and 22 Paths. When we come to it in any sort of count we call out “dash”, according to its properties. Thus our chronological count along the Tree of Life from 1 to 10 reads: 1-2-3-“dash”-4-5-6-7-8-9-10. I mention this now because it plays a part in how we navigate the TwinStar as well. Always bear it in mind that when we count out the TwinStar we are attempting to elevate the Tree of Life as a whole. The Tree of Life is a mathematical subset of Abrahadabra and the Tetractys is our surest guide to uplifting its properties correctly. Similarly, the principle of alchemical levity impacting the Tree of Life is the best way to characterize what is occurring whenever we raise the TwinStar incantation.
At this point it would be prudent to mention the Lo Shu magickal square, since one of the things we are trying to accomplish with the TwinStar is as close a numerical super-symmetry as we can get. Nothing achieves this as efficiently as magic squares but we can get pretty close notwithstanding. Figure #3 demonstrates what is called the first magic square flanked by tetracti on 4 sides. All horizontal, vertical and diagonal rows add to 15. Magickal squares have an important role to play in different types of magickal operations since we can also substitute letters in place of numbers to accomplish detailed and diverse sigil workings. Sigils built upon magickal squares or triangles have a tendency to be much more potent than those which are not. This principle of numerical super-symmetry is the most apparent reason why this would seem to hold true.
Figures #4 and #5 demonstrate that it takes two full rotations 1-10 to give us the complete pattern, or sigil displayed in figure #6. In each case the “dash” comes right after point #3 and completes the triangle. We then fall back to point #4 and continue our course to point #10. This infinity loop is an integral part of the TwinStars’ action. If we do not complete the loop we are left with a broken mess instead of the stunning perfection we get upon successful completion of the loop. Pushing Daath to point #1 in this manner has the general effect of repairing the division between the Supernals and the rest of the Sephiroth, even if only momentarily. It is useful to think of the TwinStar as a perpetual process that we join in with periodically but is itself ongoing all the time of its own accord. We are justified in thinking this way because the TwinStar is an active principle built into the fabric of things so it really is omnipresent with respect to the Tetractys.
While the numbers method of invoking the TwinStar is unquestionably useful it is not the only means at our disposals. Figures #7 and #8 demonstrate how the word Abrahadabra can be applied letter by letter to achieve the same ends. Because it contains 11 letters it even accommodates our treatment of Daath. A step by step example follows: 1=Aleph, 2=Beth, 3=Resh, “dash”=Aleph, 4=Hé, 5=Aleph, 6=Daleth, 7=Aleph, 8=Beth, 9=Resh, 10=Aleph. The proper protocol is to always begin with the Counter-Clockwise direction and conclude on the Clockwise direction for the first loop. For the second loop we reverse this, starting Clockwise and culminating Counter-Clockwise. It takes a little time and practice to get used to this but it very soon becomes fluid. At the end of each loop we run a Center & Ground action which I will discuss momentarily.
For the moment I want to reassert that ANY 11 letter word or phrase will work as well as the numbers method – arguably better depending on the situation at hand. The phrase “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law” happens to be an eleven word phrase that some will no doubt appreciate as a suitable means of invoking the TwinStar. Any of these methods suffice active scrying but there is also passive gazing which uses no words of any kind and thus needs no embellishment other than to acknowledge it. Generally, active scrying is a better form to adhere to when invoking the TwinStar as passive gazing is naturally incorporated to the extent that we are paying attention to what we are doing. But my objective right here and now is to define what the TwinStar is and not venture off into the various alternative means of invoking it.
Figure #9 is arguably the most important image being published in this article as it demonstrates the relationship between the leylines of the TwinStar and the Sephiroth. Always remember that the objective in raising the spell of the TwinStar is to raise the foundation of the Tree of Life itself. That the TwinStar coordinates so perfectly with the Sephiroth tells us that it has the ability to collect the Tree of Life up into itself without modifying the Tree itself in any way. The relationship is unquestionably like Tree and Star where the Tree is a mathematical and geometrical subset of The Tetractys and consequent TwinStar. Thus Mutational Alchemy commonly refers to the TwinStar as the star half of the Tree and Star equation. It IS the star that the Tree has the wherewithal to become.
The closing action comes at the end of any finished loop where it serves to lock in the loop, center and ground it. You can use anything you prefer to close but I recommend using A-V-M-N to the circle and H-V-A, A-Th-H for the ascending triangle and final drop.
In application we begin from the top pronouncing AHH-OHH-MMM-GNN to the circle and AHH-HAY-OHH-AHH for the ascending triangle to AHH-TAH-HAY for the final drop and descending triangle. The direction of the closing action should match up with the direction of the loop you are building. I also include a Final Close at the very end which is simply a repetition of the Clockwise closing action. The closing action is important and should never be omitted. It adds finality, continuity and strength to the creation of the TwinStar.
Figure #11 is just a quick way of recapping everything that has been laid out in this brief article. Some years ago I created a little animated GIF that demonstrates all of this which at present is included in my article entitled tikkun olam (repairing the world) which can be viewed here: http://abrahadabra.com/2014/07/19/tikkun-olam-repairing-the-world/
I hope that between this article and that one the TwinStar is crystal clear but I rather doubt that it will be because experience teaches us that nothing replaces hands-on practice when it comes to ironing out the details. Nevertheless, I have gone about as far as I am able between this article and that one.