our life in consciousness

“The Khabs is in the Khu, not the Khu in the Khabs.” This is one of the simplest statements at the start of the Nu Aeon, that reasserts the definite nature of Man as a divine being. It can also be stated “The Star is in the Spirit, not the Spirit in the Star.” Since the class A publication also asserts that each and every one of us, Man or Woman, is a Star, then this line becomes crucial to understanding the physics of Stars. Another phrase we decided to use around TAI to help people understand their nature is *consciousness stars* a term which illuminates consciousness itself as something which is driving this whole *Life* mess to begin with, and is intimately linked to the idea of Stars. 
       Finally we have the assertion that there is a division between that illuminating, knowledgeable and willful consciousness and our state of being within matter or, within our body. 
      Why would a seemingly limitless, intelligent and creative force, like the personification of consciousness, limit itself within forgetful and limited flesh? Why would beings we humans have visualized as Vishnu, Hermes and Bes, want to limit themselves by becoming humans or any other super intelligent, self-aware species?
      We are the Gods, there is no doubt about that. There is No God but Man, as we say often enough around here – only degrees of power, I might add. The gods incarnate all the time amidst us – we see them do this blatantly and obviously as Krsna or Ravana, historically, but the everyday aspects of God or Goddess amongst us are just as interesting and wonderful. The Hellenic people knew full well that Hermes was the supreme personification of Man’s highest ideal, the true friend of Man, and that he manifested as Man, from within – he didn’t galavant around the skies on his pegasus – these were metaphors for the sacred reality, the initiatory mysteries.  In our own often miserable and challenging experiences throughout life, many times it is not obvious that we are completely divine in nature, and eternal, even though many authoritative doctrines try to inform us of this, such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Tibetan Book of the Dead. 
      What is the purpose of incarnating in the flesh, if not to play video games, drink beer and eat pizza? Probably to gather something or learn something here we could not possibly attain in loftier abodes. Entertainment may seem like a cheap answer, but in an eternity, boredom is a very real hazard. Lack of new things and new experiences could very well lead to depression and inhibition. Even if consciousness doesn’t need to procreate – it does need to be able to sustain itself under the forces of entropy.
       Some believe that all experience is necessary and what is wanted by Nuit. Nuit is called the Star Goddess, or the Queen of Infinite Space. In my experience, she is very fiercely opposed to pain and injustice, and isn’t the impassive experience hoarder who cares nothing for the pains of mortals, as some metaphysicists claim. These mortals are herself, and her consort. If she is not the personification of half the relationship between Yin and Yang, then she is very close to this Taijitu’s comprehensive reality. 
      No, Nuit is a being of perfect justice, but she is also a mathematician. The pains of this Great Work are going to be worth it in the end, when we attain what it is we seek. As I have already stated, I believe this end goal is the enormous playground we are building for our selves. Everything from the concept of family and friends, games and good food, is all part of the Great Work, arising from necessity and the opinion of our greatest authorities that these things will keep us warm and comfortable through the long watch of eternity. 
      The calculation that we would do better incarnating and gathering experiences from a position of limitation is Nuit’s mind at work. Each of us is a Star or Universe, a point within the consciousness web building a world within ourselves of pure pleasure and sophistication. Yet there is another purpose to this work and it is not insignificant. Consciousness must be trained. To know that your head is a head and your hands and feet are what they are, (the basis of the Sephiroth as a control panel) you really have to experience that firsthand and get it drilled into your mind by constantly walking, getting to know the way mind works in a 3D environment and with other consciousnesses when encountered. Life isn’t perfect, but it’s the best solution she could come up with, compromising between the two great forces of Yin and Yang.
      Each and every one of us are mirror variations of the Tree and the Star, the map of the Body of Light that expresses what we are, in mechanical terms, just as a map of the human body doesn’t fully describe human diversity, so the variables in each human are both essential and unsurprisingly present. How can a point of consciousness, a star, know what victory is, if they have never tasted the glory of Netzach? How can anyone know the relationship of Binah and Chokmah to a child, if they have never been a father, a mother or a child? These are the qualities of a star that are inherent to each of us, and must be mastered inside of a classroom environment suited to Stars – baby universes. That’s Earth. Earth is a lot of other things, too, but it serves as a pretty harsh learning environment for Stars.
      Nuit, or Mother Nature, is a hard teacher, but she isn’t insane, as some in the Thelemic community would have us believe, no more than a mathematician’s’ abstractions are insanity in the minds of those who cannot comprehend equations. We have to always presume that the temporary suffering is an unavoidable side effect of a worthwhile goal. She and her consort, the personification of Father Nature, “Had” the winged serpent of light, both go out of their way to assure us of this reality, that they recognize suffering as something that we are going through, and that this is not the ultimate goal of the Great Work, only shadows that pass and are done.
      The admixture of Yin, Yang and Jen appears to be at the heart of our weird environment. Matter itself is the personification of the Yin principle – perfectly receptive and earnestly devoted to Yang, following like a mare. The Jen flux emerges from these two forces, according to traditional Chinese doctrine, at which point the so-called “10,000 things” emerge – that is, everything else we can classify, from chemicals to species. While some presume that this is a random occurrence, for those who allow for the possibility that the universe is intentional. Not in the way we might think – a VR programme or some all-powerful lonely meta-being, but as a place for our own minds to rest, forget and create something better. Most of all, it’s a place to extract those parts of our self – Yin and Yang, that interfere with our perfect state of being in harmony – what the Nipponese refer to as ‘wa’.
      The tales of consciousness gone amok in space play on our imaginations. Some of the stories are derived from earlier true stories or ancient myths from hundreds of years ago. The tales of stranded explorers eating each other, the myth of the wendigo, or the other various grotesque expressions of intelligent life (as it reaches higher levels of refinement equal to Man) are well known. This is a very spooky world already – we don’t need space to amplify the strange phenomenon going on with consciousness. Placing the phenomenon in the context of space makes it more believable to people who have fooled themselves into believing they’re exempt from the natural law of the universe. And yet these tales often reflect the reality we live in every day. No one is immune to the effects of consciousness. If we don’t know what to expect from the effects of consciousness, our work with Mutational Alchemy can be unnecessarily alarming. If we don’t know what to do when being confronted with shards of our own rogue mind, either internal or external, then we can find ourselves standing knee-deep in shit. This can happen spontaneously, at any time, not just during magic mushroom trips.  This is why we always practice *Right Thinking* and *Right Action* in accordance with traditional Eastern doctrine. Knowing what to expect and knowing what to do about it is very important. We can attain this mental asana by researching what others have gone through.
      We see hints of wild, untrained consciousness all the time in mythology and folklore: the Fae, or fair-folk, elves and dryads, to weirder, rarer things that feed off energy or terrify incarnate beings, such as the Mothman or Jersey Devil. Some of these other mythological beings appear to be just a step above Man itself, shamans who quit their physical body a long time ago, the sásq’ets or Sasquatch, and the Arcadian satyrs headed by Silenus. 
      Consciousness is capable of immense diversity of form, and it’s easy for any point of consciousness (a Star) to travel vast distances in a blink. This is what happens when we get pulled up into other realms, or consciously go there. There is a deep and complex perfection beneath all of the chaos, but that perfection, encapsulated within images like the Adam Kadmon Series by m1thr0s, is necessarily always on the hunt for a greater reality, a Completion that finally achieves *Maximum Inertia* and *Minimum Stress* once and for all. That calculation is beyond our ability to solve, and yet we are all part of the ongoing processing Nuit is performing in order to get all of us there.
       At core we are all essentially bound up with the Jen flux, which was created by Yin and Yang itself out of pure necessity. This is what the various authors of antiquity, the enlightenment and even modern times are talking about when they posit that we are all one at heart. Yet this unity cannot be undermined by the pointless argument that we must not partake in all of the powers of the Tree at an appropriate time: the works of Mars, of Geburah, and the Lunar, sexual, psychotropic illusions of Yesod. 
      The only law that must be obeyed is to never interfere with the Will of another. This is why child abuse is the clearest and most unbreakable law of the Liber al Vel Legis triad: any interference with the child’s sexual development is one of the basest of crimes next to religious coercion, since it spins a Star out of its natural orbit, often irreparably.  (“… acts invasive of another individual’s equal rights are implicitly self-aggressions. … Such acts as rape, and the assault or seduction of infants, may therefore be justly regarded as offences against the Law of Liberty, and repressed in the interests of that Law.” – Aleister Crowley, The Law is For All)
        The rest of the playing field is fair game, as long as it doesn’t interfere with the trajectory of another star, right? Well, not exactly. Any action could potentially, adversely affect another star. What’s more, stars kill and eat each other all the time. So we have to presume our morality arises from some real need, otherwise, it’s probably pretty dangerous for us to go around asserting right and wrong. It may be that intent matters a lot, but it doesn’t wholly forgive unconscious ignorance. The answer to our puzzle is solved if we approach things from the perspective that we’re all experiencing what we do to each other, that we’re one, deep down, beyond the place where the 10,000 things arise. Well, maybe *three* would be more accurate. This is Abrahadabra of course, you’ll never hear us trying to wrench the Crown of All away from triangles. 

abrahadabra curriculum 2018 – sign up opens in january!


Below at the end of this announcement is a very short excerpt from the 1-1 module (one of seven modules/packets for the first year, accompanying nine books) More info is available in our Discord channel, listed below, or, on abrahadabra.com.
       This module, (1-1 AI Curric Welcome and Intro, Module I,) is only the “guide”to the other, more in-depth modules, so, it’s a summary, basically, of what we will be going through for the first 3 months. There is an enormous amount of written documentation for each reading assignment within the other modules, so it is a very intensive course. Third year students will be required to travel to The Abrahadabra Institute to pass some of the coursework and undergo initiation.  
      Please note, you must be a member of The Abrahadabra Institute, in good standing, to apply for this coursework. Registration opens in January. 
      You will be required to acquire your own textbooks. Some of them we can get at a discount from Princeton, and some are pretty cheap, digitally, while two are rather pricy. If you want all paper copies in great condition, the cost will run about $200, but most of that is two rare printings by Regardie and Crowley we’re trying to source inexpensively as we can, as the copyright is up in December for one of the pricier of the two.

Because it is legal, I am willing to create a PDF of it and hand it out for free, which means the book list would be more like $125, without any discounts from Princeton University Press or other publishers which could be very generous depending on how many people want to order new copies through us. 

Members can review the textbook list on the forums here: http://abrahadabra.freeforums.net/thread/346/textbook-list-year-2018?page=1&scrollTo=1165

Goals

By the end of March, you should be able to build a hexagram using the method unique to The Abrahadabra Institute. You will also understand how to look up the hexagram once cast and analyze moving lines as well as rulers, and comprehend the overall meaning of the hexagram in synergy with your life circumstances.
      You will become familiarized with The Great Mystery, or Tai Hsuan Ching. You will memorize the basic traits of Yin, Yang and Jen by the end of the month. You will become familiarized with the Kama Sutra. You will become familiarized with the Qabbalistic Sephiroth, with the primary goal of memorizing the colors, names and placement of the individual Sephira on the Tree of Life by the end of the year.
      You will set up a permanent altar. You will begin to learn how to perform the TwinStar scrying meditation, using your magickal mirror. You will begin learning about and analyzing the work of Aleister Crowley, via his top student, Israel Regardie.
      It’s important that you cover the modules in the order given here, otherwise you’ll be missing important interlocking data that will allow you to smoothly progress.
      You’ll need to check in at least once a month on the forums under the Abrahadabra Academy section so we know you’re doing okay and not struggling with anything. You will be given posting assignments each month, but you can post as much as you like pertaining to the information in your modules. If you do have issues with anything you should contact us immediately. Below is our contact information:

Phone: 360-688-1242
Email: abrahadabrainstitute@gmail.com 
Discord: https://discord.gg/nwvyTWE 
Private Message (Forums): Izi

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Unpack everything and hang up the infochart poster (Labelled Adam Kadmon Tree with Four Elemental Worlds) where you practice or study. If this is not in the same place, hang it in the place where you study. Keep your books and supplies together in one place, preferably separate from other books on their own shelf, table, or in a container. This ritualistic pattern will set the tone for the years to come in which the benefits of ritual action is experienced firsthand, as underlined by Confucius, with externalized actions becoming internalized over time.
      Read the Introduction and March entry for Tetragrammaton 01 Basics (Bigrammaton) module I first. The Lo Shu, which the I Ching is based on, sets the stage for the work to follow. Follow any instructions presented. MAKE SURE you know the Lo Shu diagram and the elemental properties of Bigrams before beginning on the Trigrammaton module. If you need help, post on the forums, call, or email your instructor. Read the Introduction and March entry for Tetragrammaton 02 Advanced, first and follow all instructions at your own pace.
       Read rest of the modules in any order, but leave the Tantra module for last, as there are prerequisites in the other modules which may be useful. Follow any instructions presented. Try to familiarize yourself fairly well with the Sephiroth, (Tree of Life,) before you begin on the Tantra module. Some people will have already, or will be able to memorize the colors, names and locations of the Sephira within the first month, and this is desirable, however, if impossible due to personal time constraints it can be delayed until the end of the year. Don’t be discouraged if you can’t memorize them immediately, not everyone, even experienced occultists, have had time to dabble in Qabbalah, in addition to their other studies.

April

Goals

Become capable of performing a simple tarot reading for yourself and look up the card meanings online. You will be able to find the meaning of the different components of the card.
      Learn about the three aims of life espoused by Vatsyayana, PhD, and contemplate how you might integrate them into your own way of life. Begin learning about the vast history and foundational elements of the I Ching. Become acquainted with the concept of guru in the Eastern sense and the 729. Become introduced to the 81 Shou, and acquainted with the ternary and binary systems. Become familiar with the first chapter of the Book of the Law.

Instructions

Read through each of the packets individually and follow the instructions for the month. You may approach the packets in any order you wish, this month.

May

Goals

Continue your work with the I Ching, casting and reading a hexagram daily. Familiarize yourself with the history and implications of the I Ching that pertain directly to future Mutational Alchemy practice, such as the concept of Multiplicity from Nothing, as well as the idea that Hexagrams symbolize a forcefield. Examine the nature of a successful lover, their talents and abilities, and nature of Mankind’s sexuality itself. Become even more familiar with the concept of the 729 and its importance to Mutational Alchemy. Become introduced to the concept of interaction with other dimensional worlds, from the point of view of various cultures. Explore the initial underlying precepts of the concept of “raising the foundation”

Instructions

Start with Tetragrammaton 01 Basics, then Hermeticism paying special attention to the coordinates and attributes of Yesod and Da’ath on the Tree of Life, then Tantra. After this, study the Tetragrammaton Advanced module and finally, Hierophantic studies.

June

Goals

Continue casting […]

dna and the i ching

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The first person to publish their findings on the connection between the I Ching and the DNA genetic code was Harvey Bialy. In his paper, “The I Ching and the Genetic Code” (1974) he states that Yin and Yang were synonymous with purines and pyrimidines, the two kinds of molecules working in interplay in the DNA system.  He also goes on to provide reasonable assumptions on which base corresponds to each value: adenine, guanine, cytosine and thymine. [read more…]

This article is for members only.

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.

subreddit for occult business launched r/occultbusiness

https://www.reddit.com/r/occultbusiness/ is a new subreddit dealing with topics of interest to people who own or want to own an occult business. 

The dream of working in the field that one loves is far-fetched for some but it may not be as difficult as you believe. 

Artisans, artists, retailers, traders, publishers, writers, collectors, healers and performers of the business pursuasion are encouraged to join and spark a discussion! Get help with your occult oriented business or give advice from your own experience. 

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