מִצְרָ֫יִם (borderlands) of religious thought: abraham

This series of articles is meant to attend to the concerns and thoughts of those who have religious tendencies, or, those who have to deal with religious family members on a regular basis. Parallels between those religions and the studies The Abrahadabra Institute is keenly interested in do exist. Yet we must  be careful in our theological deconstruction and ignore almost all post-modern thought on the matter; as well as a great deal of canonical thought. It does no one any good to constantly rename and refabricate ideas which have already been established, “Revision is the bane of syncreticism” yet this is exactly what most religious institutions do, constantly, from India in the Vedic tradition to the Catholic Church and their infamous appropriation of pagan gods and pagan holidays. (The most obvious being the bastardization of the name Yeheshuah into Jesus, pronounced in Latin as a homonym to the religious affirmation Hail Zeus – “Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus; Joseph Atwill) 

It turns out that anyone who pursues Perfection, especially the logical bridge to that Perfection: the Star Model of human evolutionary dharma, is part of the true religion as defined by Abraham himself. Anyone else who ignores this first basic directive is an infidel. Period.

         – Izi Ningishzidda


The reasons for dominating religious thought coming into being is obviously the existence, within humanity, of those who lust for power, which is only ever a vice of those who prefer not to think – and those who prefer that their subjects do not think. Today this is magnified in the free world where droves of people are leaving these religions as those who have no social ties to it find little sense or comfort to be had in the outdated and convoluted doctrines – many of which are soaked in the blood of the innocent. (The Dark Side of Christian History; Helen Ellerbe) I have said before many times that the crowning achievement of Europe was the founding of America and its constitution – and by Europe, I mean the real Europe. The one that invented Democracy and Hermetic Alchemy, and not the Church-dominated faction that tried to kill the Enlightenment movement which had been gestating within Europe from the very beginning. The religious ideas which have come to represent Europe in the minds of some people are not indigenous to Europe at all – they originate in the Middle East. For thousands of years, the Europeans became a civilized people under the influence of the pagan mystery cults (Mushrooms, Myth and Mithras: The Drug Cult that Civilized Europe; Carl P. Ruck) and indulged in drug-fueled parties which ignited powerful inspiration and innovation in virtually every area of society, from engineering to politics and philosophy, mathematics and, the forerunner of modern chemistry and science; alchemy. This sort of phenomenal power was seen as something that had to be controlled by the really truly evil forces of that world, or those who were merely ignorant. 
      A few years ago as I started re-examining my Jewish roots I began by holding the magnifying glass over the guy who started it all – this whole crazy nomadic tribe of outcast revolutionaries and thinkers and sluts (mansluts too) known as Jews. What made the man Abraham so famous? It was around this same time that I was falling in love with Abrahadabra. I didn’t miss the etymological similarities in the names: Abrahadabra, Abrasax, Abraham. What was this guy all about, and why does everyone call the most annoying religions in the world “Abrahamic?” (For the purposes of avoiding confusion, I will avoid using the more Semitic version “Avraham”)
      Monotheism is a dirty word to most occultists. It’s anathema to almost every pagan, and it’s practically a curse word amongst atheists. It signifies a tyrannical Church that flung Europe into the Dark Ages; it stands for a misogynistic religion that has heaped abuses on humans in the Middle East. After studying the history books, neither of these unfortunate cults seemed to me to fair reflections of Abraham of Ur, whom these cults claim as their originator. He was merely a Man, who got some strange ideas no one had ever really had before…namely, that there was only one true almighty force in the universe, that all the gods of men were false, and that man had a real destiny ahead of him: nothing less than perfection itself. It was an idea of Man that didn’t have the species made to please the whim and whimsy of whatever god or goddesses was in vogue at the time – ruled mostly by priests, who all too often abused their subjects.
      According to tradition he began his journey to this new idea of monotheism by smashing the idols in his father’s shop, a clay worker, who made idols among other things. No one knows if the story is really true, but the profession of a clay worker would have been a high demand profession amongst the Sumerians. They required constant steady supply of fresh clay tablets for written records (they recorded everything and invented writing) and they did worship a huge range of deities, manufacturing an enormous amount of clay statues which might have been used in a similar fashion to the way Indians use clay idols today…
      According to Genesis Rabbah 38.13 Rabbi Hiyya, a first-generation Jewish sage, tells the following story (Skip to the video below if you want to watch it instead):
      Terah, Abraham’s father, was an idol manufacturer who once went away and left Abraham in charge of the store. A man walked in and wished to buy an idol. Abraham asked him how old he was and the man responded “fifty years old.” Abraham then said, “You are fifty years old and would worship a day old statue!” At this point the man left ashamed.
       Later, a woman walked into the store and wanted to make an offering to the idols. So Abraham took a stick, smashed the idols and placed the stick in the hand of the largest idol. When Terah returned he asked Abraham what happened to all the idols. Abraham told him that a woman came in to make an offering to the idols. Then the idols argued about which one should eat the offering first. Then the largest idol took the stick and smashed the other idols.
      Terah responded by saying that “They are only statues and have no knowledge.” Whereupon Abraham responded by saying “You deny their knowledge, yet you worship them!” At which point Terah took Abraham to Nimrod.
      Nimrod proclaims to Abraham that we should worship fire. Abraham responds that water puts out fire. So Nimrod declares they worship water. Abraham responds that clouds hold water. So Nimrod declares they worship clouds. Abraham responds that wind pushes clouds. So Nimrod declares they worship wind. Abraham responds that people withstand wind.
      The story becomes a bit murky here. We don’t know much about Abraham’s beliefs at this point except that he really hates the idea of worshipping much of anything. Later on we do find out that he encounters mysterious strangers throughout his life which appear like mean (what the Sumerians would call Annuna Gods, or what we might call Angels today) and hears voices. 

From this story, which has happily escaped the notice of Christians for the most part, being part of the Hebrew ouevre, we can discern that Abraham was at the very least an unhappy young man who was dissatisfied not only with his life but with the people around him, being made to serve as little more than a glorified con artist (in his eyes) selling these idols. This is an early proto-philosophy that wasn’t very well documented within Sumer itself, but it’s hard to believe that Abraham didn’t actually exist, as much effort was spent cataloguing his genealogy. We can’t tell a lot more than this, except that he was probably pretty unpopular in Sumer and anywhere he went where superstition held great sway. Gods and the rites surrounding those gods were taken quite seriously by the Sumerians, although the people of Ur were actually a bit more fanatical than most, if we can tell anything from the life of Enheduanna, for example. We actually get a lot more information about the thought process of the youth Abraham when we get into his time of immigration. Here, we find someone who seems to believe in Mankind and doesn’t want to see Mankind bowing before anything except the goal of perfecting and completing themselves. He also hates wickedness, a trait he shares with one Sumerian deity in particular: the God Ningishzidda (“who directs speech aright, and who hates wickedness! ” – A balbale to Ningishzida (Ningishzida A): translation; Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature, Oxford <http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/section4/tr4191.htm>.) We’ll cover this more later on below. I found this interesting and entertaining lecture by Dr. David Neiman on the hatred of wickedness regarding what is known of Abraham and his fam. You’ll need Amazon Prime to view it for free.

Abraham the Patriarch by Dr. Nieman

We know all of these facts: that Abraham believed in the power and importance of Man, especially, because that is what the covenant, the first covenant, entails. The voice that he hears commands him to “Walk before me and be perfect” (I’ve done away with the wholly stupid thees and thous for ya.) This foundational axiom should represent the entirety of monotheistic thought, yet it is treated with very little respect and attention by any of the so-called Abrahamic religions. They are far more interested in their cutesy wootsey little useless fucking holidays than the supreme commandment of the most high El Shaddai whom they claim filiality to. As we can see, the Abrahadabra Institute itself is far more of a fiduciary to these fundamental precepts that Abraham laid down. The acknowledgement of Perfection, specifically encapsulated in the axiom *Every Man and Every Woman is a Star,* or the doctrine of the Adam Kadmon, the blueprint of the most high we have not yet fulfilled, is entirely Abrahamic in a very real and tangible way. It turns out that anyone who pursues Perfection, especially the logical bridge to that Perfection: the Star Model of human evolutionary dharma, is part of the true religion as defined by Abraham himself. Anyone else who ignores this first basic directive is an infidel. Period. This infidelity to the original covenant permeates religious thought today, with every excuse in the book being thrown against *Perfection* for why Man is an inherently imperfect creature that must whine to some God about his sins and hope to be ushered into some absurd version of heaven no sane, freedom loving person – the magus, essentially – would agree to sign up for. It’s really quite disgusting.
      Innovative scientists, musicians, engineers, archaeologists and researchers of every stripe are exactly what we need to achieve Perfection. What we don’t need so much is dogma, and those expounding on that dogma in order to strip rights and freedoms from Man. 
      So who the fuck was Abraham talking to, out of the Sumerian pantheon itself? Was it an already identified god who had caught his attention? Recently I had a funny little encounter with m1thr0s in my dreamspace and he tells me that it’s the spirit of Man itself. While I don’t place a lot of importance of figuring out whether or not it’s my subconscious or really m1thr0s speaking to me, I do place importance on the powers of my dreams since they have always been powerful portents of my inner world and even the future, much like Abraham’s wife, Sarai. 

We don’t really know what she looked like, except that she was light skinned and from somewhere in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq.) So she could have resembled any of the beauty queens pictured above. This photo was taken in front of the original gates of Babylon at an Iraqi beauty pageant in 2015.

Sarai was an intriguing figure in her own right. She had the ability to see into the future. She was clearly delineated in the scripture dismissively as “that woman” when the king of the foreign nation sees her. When relating her to Abraham she is called “Abraham’s wife” but when El Shaddai is addressing her, he calls her by her first name, Sarai (later it was changed to Sarah, essentially what we would call a magickal name today, that she earned.) El Shaddai also commands Abraham to obey his wife in all things.
      This isn’t the patriarch we are used to hearing about in diatribes on Christianity and the so-called “Abrahamic Religions.” As it turns out, there is absolutely nothing Abrahamic about either Christianity or Islam. Both Christianity and Islam emphasize male authority and are anti-abortion, whereas abortion – up until when the infant is almost fully out of the vagina of the woman, has never been forbidden in Israelite religious law. Abraham’s God was a feminist in a time of absolute male supremacy, a strong opponent of human, especially child sacrifice and other human rights atrocities, and the best advisor a human could hope for. El Shaddai, as the deity was known to her and Abraham, was a very mysterious figure, the awe inspiring voice of wisdom and mysterious power that set very strange events in motion.
      As I read more about Abraham I began to recognize the pattern of the intelligence working in his life as the one I too had experienced first hand with the TwinStar. The symmetry of Ningishzidda’s sigil mirrors the TwinStar, and although the true nature of the god of Abraham is no longer known to us, the symbol of Ningishzidda pops up once again in the symmetry of the winged beings on either side of the Ark of the Covenant. These twin forms are very important to the TwinStar/Tetractys. We find them in the beautiful architecture of the pagan tribe of Thamud in the photo below, and we continue to find these twinforms scattered throughout history in various broken half completed forms, as if the mind of man was just skirting around the final image. Even the name El Shaddai, when we replace the “El” honorific with the Sumerian honorific “Nin Shaddai” sounds and looks alot like “Ningishzidda;” and there are many similarities between Ningishzidda and El Shaddai, beginning with the serpent iconography prevalent in much of the Torah. The simple image of a serpent twining around a pole is central to the Exodus text. Opinions on what it meant are convoluted and vary from interpreter to interpreter, depending on their originating perspective. When I read the text I get an image of an intense battle between forces of the Jen element, on both the male and female sides. This is not a war of Heaven or Earth, but a war of Man taking place on the only possible battlefield such a war could exist – within Man and between Man, as it is revealed in the doctrine of the Tai Hsuan Ching. YHVH itself, the banner for a particular instance of El Shaddai comes out female in the bigrams. This informs us that for much of the journey of the Israelites, the deity was female, while Abraham’s deity was distinctly male – as was Ningishzidda. 
      There are a few other similarities between El Shaddai and Ningishzidda. El Shaddai is said to be more powerful than all of the other Gods. Ningishzidda is said to have power over anyone who has a personal God – no matter what. The Sumerian literature on Ningishzidda states; “Any youth who has a personal god is at your disposal, there where your commands are issued.” (A balbale to Ninĝišzida {Ninĝišzida A} ETCSL translation : t.4.19.1 <http://etcsl.orinst.ox.ac.uk/cgi-bin/etcsl.cgi?text=t.4.19.1#>) 
      I don’t believe this pattern, the Tetractys, was concealed purposefully from the mind of Man, as we see it glorified with Pythagoras. He paid for this open revelation with his life. Punishment upon punishment is meted out to those who dare meddle with any fire from heaven that might ignite Mankind. It is only since the founding of America that a genius could truly feel somewhat secure in his or her own skin, speaking truth to power, which is why I think that America is such a remarkable place. 
      Man sorely needs truth and real power, all of the things many past Masters were trying but failing to spark in the world; and now it seems like we are on the edge of losing everything. We are not going to lose everything, but there is much that remains to be done. Part of that work lies with Alchemy itself and perfecting the work of Completion that began with Abraham so many thousands of years ago. 
      Perfection is the goal of Mutational Alchemy as well. “Give me an ounce of Perfection and you can have happiness” m1thr0s used to say to me. He didn’t trust happiness and he didn’t see much point in pursuing it.
      So, while I am convinced Abraham was a real figure in history, and I do believe he was from Ur, I do not think he went to Egypt. I think this connection came from a diaspora of mixed Mesopotamia individuals who followed the new idea of monotheism he founded, and, who were related to him. These, I think, later, did in fact travel to Egypt. Let’s examine the word for Egypt in the old language:

Mitsrayim is defined in Strong’s Hebrew:

Mitsrayim: a son of Ham, also his desc. and their country in N.W. Africa
Original Word: מִצְרָ֫יִם
Part of Speech: proper name, of a territory and people, feminine; masculine; masculine plural
Transliteration: Mitsrayim
Phonetic Spelling: (mits-rah’-yim)
Short Definition: Egypt 

(Note that no reason is given why it should mean “Egypt” in every context. Also, Ham is the son of Abraham. By tradition since he was born of a black-skinned girl who was his servant, very traditional Jews regard all black people as their close family members – essentially the other half of Israel itself.)

In the NAS Exhaustive Concordance:

Word Origin of uncertain derivation
Definition: a son of Ham, also his desc. and their country in N.W. Africa
NASB Translation
Egypt (588), Egypt’s (2), Egyptian (1), Egyptians (87), Mizraim (4).

Brown-Driver-Briggs gets even more interesting:

מִצְרַ֫יִם  proper name, of a territory and people, feminine Exodus 10:7, masculine Exodus 12:33,
masculine plural Genesis 41:55 etc. (see below)

2), Egypt, Egyptians (Phoenician מצרם; Assyrian Mªƒªr(u), Muƒru, Miƒir, DlPar 308 SchrCOT Glossary KGF 246 ff., Tel Amarna Miƒrî, WklTA 39 * BezBM 152, and Mašrî Wkll.c.; Arabic Cairo, Egypt (Spiro): Minean Miƒru HomA and A. (1892), 125; see EbÄgM 71 ff.; ᵐ5 Αιγυπτος; — derivatives and form dubious; יִַ֯ם usually regarded as dual term. (Upper and Lower Egypt? compare DiGenesis 10:6), but as locative ending EMeyGeschichte. I, § 42 BaNB p. 319 R. 5; JenZA iv (1889), 268 ff. thinks מִצְרַיִם absolute formed by analogy of מַיִם, שָׁמַיִם from Miƒrî (compare Tel Amarna); see further Wklinfra, near the end); — ׳מ Genesis 13:1 +; מִצְרָ֑יִם Genesis 37:36 +; מִצְרַיְמָה Genesis 12:10 12t., מִצְרָ֑יְמָה Genesis 12:11 14t.; —

b. combinations are:-1׳מ as limit of motion: יָדַד מצרימ(הׅ 2. of people:

a. in table of nations, personified as second son of Ham Genesis 10:6 = 1 Chronicles 1:8, compare Genesis 10:13 = 1 Chronicles 1:11.

So what we have here is a word that really just means “borderlands,” and has its etymological roots in Phoenician and Assyrian. These are cultures which would have very little, if any, contact with Egypt. They would not have had a word for Egypt in Abraham’s time. Clearly the Israelites eventually came to Egypt, and I will get to that later. What did מִצְרַ֫יִם mean in Abraham’s native tongue, which we may assume was a Sumerian dialect? We could examine parts of the word that sound a bit like Mitzrayim…

Dead – MITU
Dead Ones – MITUTU
Dead Person – MITU
Dead Will Be More Numerous Than The Living – ELI BALTUTI IMA”IDU

Nothing else I could find…a fairly fruitless, though inexhaustive search, but considering that some scholars believed that Abraham was from the Iron Age, there might be little to find anyways. There is a clue found in the work of Gudea, the patesi of Lagash. He imported a rare materials from the Gulf for his commissioned works, including the rare diorite. This means the Sumerians were connected to the people of the SouthEastern gulf, now known as the Persian Gulf! Hold on to that thought for now. 
      There’s another angle to all of this and that is the Saudi tribe, and their religion of Islam, which insists that Abraham was also a father of their people. They have stuck with this narrative since the time before Mohammed! The only things the Torah informs us about Abrahams’ sojourn out of the lands of Ur (remember this was recounted and written down from oral tradition only hundreds of years later in Babylon, so it’s got some distortion in it) is that Ur was experiencing a famine and that is why he went down to “Mitsrayim.” I might add that we DO know, now, that there was a major flood in Mesopotamia that was a fairly significant horror in the minds of the people there, and even though it didn’t cover the whole world, it must have seemed that way to the poor souls caught in its wake. This was the end of the Ice Age and it was a flood the size of which we will see in coming years with our global warming crisis. The praeter-human intelligence directing Noah to build a boat is the very same intelligence we are tracking when we use the TwinStar or Tetractys of the Decad. It also shows up in Abraham’s interactions with what he would have known as the “Anunna gods”, what the Europeans call “angels” today, and in Sarai’s ability to see into the future. These Annuna Gods (sometimes erroneously referred to as Annunaki) would have been the intelligences he saw value in and the blasphemy against the empty lifeless and meaningless idols he supposedly so despised. 
       So back to the journey out of Ur. To reach Egypt, Abraham and his entourage would have had to journey across very inhospitable environs and then we are expected to believe he uses his skills and education as a diplomat to charm the Pharaoh and his court? No. How would he even know the Kemetic language? There was no exchange between Egypt and Sumer that we know of – not at this early stage. They might have some distant memory of coming out of Africa but that would have taken place a few, if not tens of thousands of years before the time of Abraham. We are told he goes “down” (The Sumerians were smart enough to know that rivers flowed south!) to the Mizrayim, which is as we have already discussed NOT translated as Egypt, but just “Borderlands.” What is south of Ur?
       None other than the seat of power in the Middle East, even today – Arabia. Riyadh isn’t the original capitol, but it would make sense to “go down” to where these powerful tribes were to escape the famine. They would have been able to follow the road along the sea in relative food security – the ocean is a major source of free food. The Sumerians had a long history of cooperating with and intermarrying other nations, but at the time they were not on great terms with the Assyrians and Akkadians to the North, and it may be that the South was the best place to go. 
       Curiously enough, the ruling clan of Arabia and Mecca at a much later date was the House of Hashem, (Hashem is one of the more famous names of the Israelite god, associated with his shadow assassin form that he took when he destroyed his own temple at the hands of Babylon.) who were later ousted by the House of Saud. The House of Hashem today rules Jordan and claims to to descend from the prophet Mohammed’s grandfather. 
       It’s not popular to study the southern tribes in Ancient Near East studies, for whatever reason, so interactions between the Sumerians and the southern folk are not covered often in the history of the Middle East. 
      The distance between the Great Ziggurat of Ur, a landmark that clearly denotes the approximate area of Abraham’s home, and Riyadh, is about 200 miles. That seems like a huge distance, but most people can cover at least 5-10 miles a day, and if they are on an ass or camel, they can cover a much farther distance. It would be within the range of Abraham and his entourage, and it would be a sensible place to go to find security, food, and water. The Arabs have been dealing with a shortage of water for thousands of years and their expertise concerning wells is remarkable. So there would be no shortage of water. Settlements in Arabia have been found clearly going back to 2000 BCE, so the timing is right for a citizen of Ur to have fled the famines that struck Mesopotamia (due to the over-irrigation of the salt water table) and gone seeking greener pastures. Those pastures wouldn’t have been found across the harsh land bridge connecting Africa and Asia – only death. 
      Hegra would have been a prime destination, the capital of the pagan tribe Thamud, who would later build structures like the ones below.

I do believe the Israelites travelled to Egypt, but not until much later on. This is where the ideas of Kabbalah really began to pick up steam. The idea of a Tree of Life dates back to Mesopotamia, but the Egyptians were incredibly gifted in math, science and religious studies. The Hebrew diaspora has never been shy about intermingling with the local population, a trait that is quite filial to Sumerian attitudes. The Sumerians themselves were extremely sophisticated, civilized and curious about other civilizations. They often married into the Assyrian and Akkadian Semitic tribes, which is why the Hebrew people today are referred to as “Semitic” as once they arrived in historical (now modern-day) Israel, they continued to marry converted locals, Phoenicians, Moabites, possibly even Hittites and of course, Arabians. When the diaspora fled the Islamic genocide and travelled to Europe, they continued to spread their culture and art and adopt new ways of doing things and continued adding to their diverse (strong) gene pool, and they became curious and invested in the Western ideas of the Enlightenment which spoke to the heart of Sumerian thought as well – science, literature, art and other scholarly cultured activities. When they came to America they did the exact same thing – married local women and continued to adapt to the best parts of the culture. This is why Israel today is a bastion of Western thought: Israelites, and particularly the most prolific tribe, Judah, or Jews, are extremely progressive. 
       For my part, I consider Judaism just what it is called: the religious traditions of the Tribe of Judah. There’s eleven other tribes, which are no longer lost thanks to genetic research into the matter. The Northern tribes called Jeroboam were so scattered by the wars and the disagreements with the ruler of the Southern states, Judah. The Southern state was called Rehoboam and the North basically seceded over taxation and conscription policy. Then the wars with Assyria scattered them. Conscription is the one anti-Western, anti-individual thing Israel as a state continues to perpetuate to this day. It’s worse than the draft and it is one of the worst things that a government can do to its people. That being said, Assyria is and always has been one of the scariest people to face. They are hard, warlike and aggressive people who were notorious in the time of Sumer. The Sumerians managed to win them over within a few short centuries by being very civilized: they invented writing, for starters. They married each other as stated before and exchanged goods in relative peace and harmony. 
       The Sumerians died out for other reasons than war, they were far too clever for that, and it was not yet the time of Empires. Even though they are considered extinct today, from the tale of Abraham we can see that many of them went on to seek greener pastures and at least managed to pass on their influence on the world. Like the Australian Aborigines whom they share genetic markers with, the Sumerians did not have a very dominant genetic makeup, and would therefore have absorbed the genetics of any other people they married. Does that sound like our clever little snake who is rumored to be a geneticist, and who carries the double helix as his symbol?


ETCSL translation : t.4.19.1

A balbale to Ninĝišzida (Ninĝišzida A)

Hero, lord of field and meadow, lion of the distant mountains! Ninĝišzida, who brings together giant snakes and dragons! Great wild bull who, in the murderous battle, is a flood that ……! Beloved by his mother, he to whom Ningirida gave birth from her luxurious body, who drank the good milk at her holy breast, who sucked in lion’s spittle, who grew up in the abzu! August išib priest who holds the holy ešda vessels, checker of tablets, who secures justice ……! King, wild bull with tall limbs (?), who directs speech aright, and who hates wickedness! Mighty power, whom no one dare stop when he spreads confusion! Mighty Ninĝišzida, whom no one dare stop when he spreads confusion! 

The troops are constantly at your service. Shepherd, you understand how to keep a check on the black-headed. The sheep and lambs come to seek you out, and you understand how to wield the sceptre over the goats and kids, into the distant future. Ninĝišzida, you understand how to wield the sceptre, into the distant future. 

The merciful king (i.e. Enki) entrusted you from your birth with your words of prayer. He let you have life and creation. Prince endowed with attractiveness, Ninĝišzida, when taking your seat on the throne-dais in an elevated location, lord, god, youth, right arm — clothed in your ……, with the shining sceptre grasped in your hands — then …… performs a šir-namšub song to you, addressing you intimately: ” 
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You bring calming of the heart to …… who …… lies. You fall upon the many …… and you burn them like fire.” 

The king who is the lord of broad understanding (i.e. Enki) has determined a good destiny for you on your elevated throne-dais; the god who loves justice (probably Utu) has spoken these favourable words: “Foremost one, leader of the assembly, glory of ……, king endowed with awesomeness, sun of the masses, advancing in front of them! Who can rival you in the highest heaven? What can equal you?” Hero who, after surveying the battle, goes up to the high mountains! Ninĝišzida, who, after surveying the battle, goes up to the high mountains! King, you who carry out commands in the great underworld, you who carry out the underworld’s business! Any youth who has a personal god is at your disposal, there where your commands are issued. O king, honeyed mouth of the gods! Praise be to Enki. Ninĝišzida, son of Ninazu! Praise be to Father Enki. 

A balbale of Ninĝišzida.


A balbale to Ningishzida (Ningishzida B): translation

Lord with holy dignity, imbued with great savage awesomeness! My king, lord Ninjiczida, imbued with great savage awesomeness! Hero, falcon preying on the gods, my king — dignified, with sparkling eyes, fully equipped with arrows and quiver, impetuous leopard, murderous, howling muchuc, …… (1 ms. has instead: ……), dragon snarling (?) in the lagoon, raging storm reaching (1 ms. has instead: covering) all people! Lofty-headed prince, resting in the midst of the mountains, …… smashing heads! 

Lord, your mouth is that of a pure magician (1 ms. has instead: a snake with a great tongue, a magician) (1 ms. has instead: a poisonous snake), lord Ninjiczida, ……! Ninjiczida, your mouth is that of a pure magician, lord Ninjiczida, ……! My linen-clad one, when you ……, who can find out your intentions? Ninjiczida, when you ……, who can find out your intentions? Your holy word is known to them that know it, but is unknown to them that do not know it. To them that do not know it, to them that do not know it , ……. Ninjiczida, to them that do not know it, …… When your great word comes to the earth, you are indeed a (1 ms. adds great) muchuc ……. 

You fall upon the river as a flood-wave, you rise in the fields as a devastating flood. Magilum boat, high flood of battle which cuts down (1 ms. has instead: which chops down). …… in his own heart ……, 
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…… as a dead man …… 
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Lord Ninjiczida, your praise is sweet. 

A balbale to Ninjiczida.


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


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.



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.


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.



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”


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.



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dna and the i ching



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.