the sexes: via bigrammaton to tetragrammaton

We don’t really sully ourselves with popular politics around here, since there’s already a plethora of articles from both sides of the fence out there. We’re dealing in stars, so the conversation necessarily has to anticipate the world hundreds of years from now. So while I will be attempting to lay out some pretty deep Tetragrammaton shit regarding gender issues, I’m going to try to avoid playing too much into the popular rhetoric of late, regarding transgender rights, the anti-feminism movements and so on. This thesis will be self-explanatory for anyone who wants to apply Mutational Alchemy ideas to their own take on current events.
       People who are not on board with Mutational Alchemy will not even begin to get any of this stuff, which is why this article is private, even though it addresses some fairly significant matters concerning a topic that is on the minds of almost everyone today. 
      Anyone who has read Aleister Crowley will understand the fight for women’s freedom is a fight for men’s freedom, so it’s just not necessary that I cater to the lowest common denominator that might actually think advocating for the rights of one demographic somehow takes away from the rights of another. It’s time for math, science and geometry. So if you’re straight and think this is somehow overstepping in the social justice arena, I can understand that but Mutational Alchemy gives us the tools to analyze a very turbulent subject with complete mathematical precision, and as usual, it turns out the progressives are absolutely right about some things…but not all.
      People have been asking me about the real gender sexes and bigrammaton for a little while now, and while all of the data is already right there in the bigrams, both ternary and binary, that will allow astute scholars to figure (at least some of) it all out; it seems I can never write enough words to assist in the task of unveiling what all of these charts and mirrors actually mean. [Read more…] 

This article is for members only.
Image: “The Garden of Kama” by Byam Shaw 1914 (Image is in the Public Domain in the United States)

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.

indigenous hellenic religion officially recognized by greek government

Quietly, and without much fanfare, the Greek Government recently approved the indigenous Hellenic religion as a recognized religion, on April 9th, 2017. The official statement, released by the Secretary of the Supreme Council of Ethnic Hellenes, is below

“After more than twenty years of struggle, the Greek state has finally recognized the Hellenic Religion as a «known religion» according to paragraph 17 – the only form of recognition for a religion in Greece. The mentioned paragraph includes the permission to build a temple as well as the right of «public exercise» of any recognized religion. The recognition of Hellenic Religion as a «known religion» is only the first step towards a general recognition of Hellenism. Now the YSEE at Athens is still waiting for recognition as a religious statutory body in Greece. The Supreme council of ethnic Hellenes will approach the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg if the state leaves them no other choice, said its Secretary.”

A member of the Hellēnismôs composes an offering to their deity in the traditional way, Source: Hellēnismôs, https://hellenismos.org/

The group is dedicated to the cause of not only re institutionalizing the freedom to worship their native gods, but to bring about an international recognition of the genocide of the Hellenes by the Eastern Roman Empire and its state church. They are publicly outspoken against racism, nationalism and nazi sympathizers, pointing out the fact that many Odinists were killed alongside Jews and other Pagans during the Holocaust. 
      As a plains native American Indian myself I was amused to find a photo of a traditional medicine man in full regalia presiding over their meeting. My Greek is terrible and Google translate doesn’t work everywhere so I have no idea what the context of the meeting was, but there is a statement that they wish to “internalize” the “
Declaration of War Against Exploiters of Lakota Spirituality”, which was influential in slightly reducing the amount of offensive profiteering taking place within the United States of America by uninitiated, self-titled “shamans” falsely claiming to be practicing true American Indian beliefs.
       The rest of the site is filled with informative articles that can easily be translated into English using Google Translate (right click in chrome and select “translate to English”. There’s also a pleasant photo gallery featuring ritual documentation and pictures of the gods against NASA images. 
      The webpage insists that it is against any kind of syncretic philosophy or occultism, this may seem restrictive or even tyrannical to many occultists, yet it is a necessity. Even though the Hellenic peoples themselves were highly involved in syncretic activities, merging deities with every culture they conquered, this is not necessarily the best way to go forward for a Hellenic reconstructionist effort today. So much has been lost, fractured and completely destroyed within Hellenic culture that allowing random revisionism to creep in would threaten the stability of what they are trying to achieve.
      As it is, The Abrahadabra Institute isn’t interested in religion except in its capacity to instill power and raise the foundation of Man via certain theurgical practices. Nor are we concerned with what religion or atheism our members choose. That being said, groups that are highly specialized, careful, scholarly and interested in an authentic, historical assessment are very useful to us, whether they are theistic or atheistic in nature. Most of the work pertaining to the important deity Ningishzidda, who shares the AIQ BKR Gematria value of 418 with Abrahadabra was fulfilled by the secular Ancient Near East study group Enenuru.net and its founder, emerging Assyriologist Bill McGrath. Without their strict adherence to ancient, original, non-syncretic thought, we would never have been able to unearth important aspects of the godform’s characteristics which can be put to good use in practical theurgy, whether or not one views deities as living beings, merely archetypes useful for theurgical framework, or as a mapping of consciousness nodes.
      An affiliate website, in English can be found at http://www.labrys.gr they offer some free information and an inexpensive book on household practice. The praxis outlined on the site parallels traditional Hermetic ritual as preserved within The Golden Dawn, Rosicrucian Order and so on, which was interesting to see. The rest of Europe was following in some form of Pagan worship before the advent of iconoclasm, and many nations were hugely influenced by Hellenic culture, so it is a very important part of the occult dialectic, particularly in the case of Hermetic traditions.


      We look forward to seeing further developments in the field of Hellenic studies and a revival of the indigenous religion and mystery cults of Greece. 

the pied piper that is abrahadabra

It’s finally happened, you finished your book, and submitted it to publishers. Weeks go by, then months, then a year with no reply, maybe you’ll get a rejection letter if you’re lucky. If you’re a bit unlucky, you might find it published without your permission in so many words or less, in the most ridiculously watered down way imaginable. Hey, occult authors have to make a living! No not original thinkers like you, I mean the ones who live off watering down other people’s ideas they steal! Yeah they have to eat too! Yesterday it was Wicca, today, it’s Tantra! SKYCLAD TANTRA! WOW!
      Recently I was approached by a young friend who claimed they had their idea ripped off by a publisher. I couldn’t give them very much advice on what to do since if it was true, it was all done pretty slickly and there was no way to tell if it was the author or the publishing house. I could only comfort them by explaining to them that the major publishers of occult literature all give off a natural astral stench to most occultists today – even though most of them, unlike us Gen-Xers, never watched them grow into a bloated unicorn corpse hosting a fairy fuckfest from the late 90’s onwards 
      I offered her my own experience with them…this happened years ago, Llewellyn plausibly (as in plausibly deniable) saw the Mutational Alchemy tarot pre-printing very very early on. We sent them a big package of our PSD files on CD. Twice. The only response we received aside from dead silence was watching them publish the Dead Moon Tarot based on Luis Royo’s graphic book the next year, with the 64 hexagrams haphazardly placed on each card. A market test, we both agreed – we assumed they were too scared to touch us, as  our friends had all predicted, but had we lit a fire under their asses to open up their blonde Celtic fairy dust infused brains to the “yellow peril” that was Eastern Metaphysics? 
      A year later, a month after our Mutational Alchemy Tarot was hitting the market there was Night Sun. It had symbolism in it of a similar vein to the Abrahadabra.com current, but all in a jumbled mess that no one could make sense of, not even tarot aficionados. It seemed like the fever dream of a comic book artist who had hitchhiked a ride on the occulture bandwagon. Neither of us thought much of it at the time – after all, we had already been warned and the silence from Llewellyn spoke volumes. Hell, I was a little annoyed at the Fortune card, for reasons demonstrated below. I mean, I wanted to tell the artist, hey you basically got laid using our work and not even a thankyou e-card, guy? I guess that would be an admission of guilt. 

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The disc represents the entire I Ching, in hexagrammal form – it was never published before Abrahadabra.com existed nor afterwards. It doesn’t need any hexagrams or trigrams sloppily laid on top of it as in the Night Sun Tarot.
Friends had warned us already about sending stuff to any publishers until I had secured a printer with my finger on the trigger, knowing that less reputable publishers can rip off authors by passing an edgy idea off to one of their in house staff. I knew that if they tried it their house would implode on them. Abrahadabra is the refuge of the Kings and Queens of the earth, not pretenders to the throne who sell goddess oil to the gullible. But I thought we were way too “evil”, advanced, and chock full of penises for US Games or Llewellyn’s taste, if they had any standards at all. Various reviews of their material are pretty damning, such as this one from Amazon.com.uk on Celtic Magick: 
This book’s greatest weakness is not its complete failure to focus on anything authentically Celtic besides a few deity names. It isn’t even the fact that it is a total ripoff of several other books by the same author. No, its greatest offense against the intellect is that it manages to insult history with ridiculous claims such as ‘Robin Hood was the leader of the Sherwood Forest covens…’. I pity anyone who takes this book with anything less than a four-kilo block of salt. Among literate pagans it has become the poster child for the assertion that Llewellyn has no actual standards and will publish virtually anything without even a cursory review.”https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R17SE8VHSITD6M
      How do you fight the mutilation of an entire way of life and a value system, that of the heathen and pagan way? We can accuse the artists that are taking advantage, but it’s really the publisher that is empowering these individuals and encouraging second rate work, that in their judgement meets the mainstream standards well enough that they can put their stamp of approval on it. 
     Occult publishers and authors have been sucking off of other people’s shit for years, off Aleister Crowley’s shit in particular, but I didn’t expect any of them to take a cue from a submission they had no interest in responding to, hand it off to their stable of comic book artists and say “here take this edgy dark geometry tarot and make it have less dicks and more marketable.” Heed this warning and guard your work carefully. Find help from fellow independent creators who know the ropes to publishing. There isn’t much else you can do.
      Llewellyn really shouldn’t have used Abrahadabra on the Magician card though. That is a very powerful formula, and if you dare use it for even the slightest gain, Ra Hoor Khut will own your ass. You cannot commercialize Abrahadabra. That goes for us too, we don’t even breathe without permission from the force and will of Abrahadabra People think they understand it…people think they understand us, but they’re not even close to imagining what is going on here.  So my friend, take comfort in the fact that anyone who is stupid enough to do that is fucked, basically. You probably don’t believe me but I’ve watched it tear through individuals and companies alike once it has its hook in – the formula is cursed in the most wonderful and weird ways one can imagine. This should excite and delight the real occultists in the audience, and strike fear into the hearts of the frauds. There is no exaggeration in my words here – Abrahadabra is nuclear fallout incarnate when it comes to the level of sheer might and power behind the word. There is a reason why its forerunner, Abracadabra, was endowed with a pedigreed history of amazing attributes. It is objectively real and those who have been wronged by the world should take heart that it is on your side and the Nu Aeon is upon us. 
      Right now on earth, it’s still a buyers market, and one has to be aware if you settle for safe and mediocre you’re going to get burned. You’re going to get burned on a personal level and the people that you try to interact with and help -(if your goal is even that lofty) – are just going to get ripped off. It’s just a total rip off fest all the way around. So the best way to hurt them is to not endorse their products. Don’t spend your money. Go to small scale self published artists like the ones on the list Aeclectic provides below. That’s where you’re going to find thoughtful innovation and art drawn from Akasha (Spirit) rather than the pit of regurgitated vomit that is the entertainment occult industry right now. 

http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/selfpublished.shtml

 

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botanicals-of-magick

With fall fast approaching our thoughts turn to the ancient Rites of Eleusis. Entheogens are an honored part of The Abrahadabra Institute’s traditions and we will be spending the remainder of the summer discussing various aspects of the shamanic path. The central figures in the Rites of Eleusis centered around Demeter and Persephone, and took place in the Spring, while initiates were inducted in September of the following year. The Greek Rites of Eleusis were eventually subsumed and supplanted by the Graeco-Roman Rites of Mithras, a Persian import with close parallels to antediluvian Assyrian religious rights, seen in particular with the twin gods Cautes and Cautopates who accompany Mithras. We find the twin gods reflected in the Akkadian-Assyrian-Sumerian figures of Laz and Nergal, predating Mitra in Persia by thousands of years.

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A later reproduction by Faucher-Guden of an original tablet depicting the god above and behind the scene as a lion, protecting the goddess Ereshkigal (Arabic: Allat) Queen of the Underworld who is shown suckling two lion cubs, probably Laz and Nergal. This underscores the popular ancient mystery of the eternal Goddess producing and reproducing with the dying God in an infinite cycle.

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The rear of the tablet reveals the form of Nergal (and Laz) as being that of the two chimera supporting the serpents on the Ningishzidda grail, and of Pazuzu. 

These warrior twins are also depicted in one of the ancient Middle-East’s constellations. Nergal had some connotations of Abrasax in his symbological associations as a rooster, an aggressive warrior-like animal according to firsthand Hebrew historical record, and the pair’s other symbolic animal, the lion, is closely associated with Mithraism in the godform Zervan or Aion. Nergal’s cult had died out by the time the Persian Mitra had become popularized but there is a thread of continuity visible to syncreticists in the nature of the details. Mithraeums, for example, are located underground reflecting his connection to the underworld, ergot may be a hallucinogen but it also causes gangrene to develop due to the restriction of the blood vessels at extremities (Nergal is a god of the underworld and pestilence like his close parallel or possibly his twin Laz or Pazuzu). For the Greeks who had been practicing the Rites of Eleusis for two millienia, these attributes naturally flowed with the narrative of Persephone being abducted by Hades. Therefore as the patriarchial age dawned the torch of growth and reason passed from the Mother to the Father. Demeter was all about agriculture, and with that mystery fully explored the attention of Mankind began focusing on political and social structure. Mithras is a god of contracts, friendship and love, but it is no secret it was a drug cult. possibly utilizing the red and white fly agaric mushroom inspiring the colors and nature our modern Solstice Sun God pater, Santa Claus. The death of the two millenia old Rites of Eleusis to the more masculine Rites of Mithras reflects the passage of the Aeons as defined by Aleister Crowley, from Mother Goddess (Demeter & Persephone) to father God (Mithras) and finally our current Aeon beginning in 1904 of Ra Hoor Khut as revealed by the Book of the Law, Liber al vel Legis. 
      Now it should be clear to anyone who has read this far that drugs have been with us for a long time, in fact they form the very foundation of Western Civilization, the greatest civilization on earth at this time (See Mushrooms, Myth and Mithras by Carl Ruck). I want to start by talking to people who have never ventured into the realm of psychotropic substances. There’s a lot of scare propaganda out there. Some drugs are completely worthy of their terrifying reputation, such as methamphetamine, various deliriants, barbituates, benzodiazepenes and others. Quite a few have been wrongly accused of  evil effects, when in fact they may hold the cures for many diseases, such as the recently redeemed Cannabis plant. (See Dr Sanjay Gupta’s article “Why I Changed My Mind on Weed at http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/08/health/gupta-changed-mind-marijuana/

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Cannibas Plant “New York Sour Diesel”
      Right now it is easier than ever to access exciting and legal substances. Some of these are dangerous and havn’t been looked at by the FDA yet, so caution is absolutely necessary, and in fact should always be your companion when playing around with the gateways and machinery of the mind. On the other hand, ignoring these tools and failing to learn about the tricks our mind plays on us and what it is capable of, is an even more dangerous mistake. Occultists especially ignore this area of study at their own peril. 
      If safety is a concern, and one lives in a place where cannabis is legal, this is one of the safest ways to begin experimenting with entheogenic practice and it is quite respectable in and of itself classically. Cannabis can be a trickster though, and not all highs are pleasant I must warn you. It can cause paranoia, drowsiness and many strange unsettling sensations and distortions to occur in the mind. Weed was legalized here in Washington State just over a dozen and a half moons ago, and the effects on our city have been quite interesting. People seem calmer and happier. Maybe it’s just my perception but with so many weed stores around all of that product has to be going somewhere. 
      Because drug laws are focused on the chemical makeup of the drug that is to be restricted, chemical factories have begun producing substances that have never before existed. By the time laws can catch up, the factories have already invented a new substance. Many of them mimic authentic Berkeley LSD and other famous drugs which don’t exist in the black market anymore due to the “success” of the War on Drugs. Some of them are dangerous because they cause hallucinations bordering on delirium. Both synthetic legals and regulated natural drugs may be purchased online at Shayanashop.com, a company based in the Netherlands (where the drugs they sell are completely legal). If a user wants anonymity they’ll need to use Tor and Bitcoin to access the deepweb markets. Many guides exist online to show a user how to do this, I won’t go into it here. 
      There’s a common misconception among occultists who are “clean” that the plant kingdom doesn’t have anything to add to their practice. Ignoring the fact that mankind has never existed in a vacuum and is constantly being bombarded with the effects of all life that it consumes, they say that there is nothing they cannot achieve without drugs. This is a false perception and should be refuted. I was taught and practiced magick from the time I was a toddler until I was twenty seven years old when I accidently encountered the effects of Datura stramonium. This is a very advanced plant with the traits of a delirient so it is considered to be very dangerous as it makes it nearly impossible to separate the illusion from reality. When ingested it’s also highly poisonous, but the skin transfer method filters out the deadliest compounds. Witches have rubbed its essence on their skin for centuries to “fly”. Even though this time honored method is saffer, one still has to deal with the dangers of tachychardia from the other elements in the chemicals of the plant. Strength varies widly from season-to-season, from one genetic strain to another.  Despite the dangers and some unpleasantness, it opened my eyes to the remarkable and indispensable effects of psychedelic substances. Fortuitously I was corresponding with m1thr0s at the time and using his mirrors. As world class expert on shamanic practice he was able to correspond to me a safe passage through the terrain of the delirium state I found myself in. Graham Hancock talks about a firsthand experience that is useful in this reading from his book Supernatural. 

      The mirrors of Mutational Alchemy are useful when sober, but take on an unimaginable dimension of power and authority over the mind when indulging in psychotropic substances of just about any kind. There’s really no point in bothering to study m1thr0s’s mirrors if you’re not going to commit right now to eventually viewing it on a psychotropic substance, for they are not complete without soma. Passage to realms beyond the abyss are within the grasp of occultists like never before using m1thr0s’s keys. Diagrams of the Sephiroth alone are not able to catapult one to union with Ain Soph Aur. People should be clamoring to utilize and possess the Adam Kadmon as revealed by The Abrahadabra Institute doctrine but they don’t understand it yet. If they understood anything about the Rites of Eleusis they would possess the wisdom to appreciate the gravity and power of the Adam Kadmon and Abrahadabra mirrors.  The biggest hurdle standing between the people of general Occultism and Abrahadabra is the psychotropic link. Once you partake in the true soma, a dimensional element kicks in that changes everything about the art of Mutational Alchemy. The mirrors dance – fake “mandalas” and most “visionary art” fade into dull mediocrity in comparison to the technical perfection of these mirrors. The Mutational Alchemy mirrors reveal themselves in the light of entheogenic practice as the keys to the doors of universal consciousness.  None of the visionary art of today can match it. 
      Make no mistake, the TwinStar and the Diamond can be used in everyday life and be very effective, but to truly understand their special importance one must see them on their own turf. We are not here to hold the hands of people unwilling to venture into such forbidden territory, they’d be best off sticking to their old ways and leave us alone. I issue this statement (and for some, revelation) only because to many people who would otherwise know what to do next, the mirrors do not make sense and they are unlikely to ever be anything special unless they are possessed of extraordinary sensitivity to power. Drugs, especially psychedelic drugs can open the floodgates to power and magick like nothing else can. No excuses can ever substitute for their physical power and force in activating the phenomenon that the Body of Light is famous for. The mirrors extend the high for hours longer, and often days longer than the drugs normally allow for, signifying that the drugs themselves are only acting as booster rockets for takeoff. The phenomenon you will encounter is actually the body of light in action. 
      The game that occult authors play concerning their neglect of entheogenic substances is dangerous and dishonest, and it should not be tolerated. We live in a world populated by vast numbers of species, and our consumption of lifeforms is a time honored tradition that must include the sacred psychedelic substances found in some plants. It is not authentic Hermeticism if we are willing to partake of the wisdom of the ancient Greek rites which included drugs. It should go without saying from this point on that The Abrahadabra Institute is not an organization for puritanical idealists bent on distorting Hermeticism to suit their own shallow views of the world based on misguided modern ideology. 

What Is it Like?

It’s very difficult to convey what it feels like to partake in the sacraments to someone who has never ventured that far into their practice. Many songs, poems and scripts have been written about the experience, directly and allegorically.  There are two main camps for drug users: the sacred and the profane. Both paths are useful in their own way and both can be dangerous. Black Sabbath’s The Wizard, Fleetwood Mac’s Gold Dust Woman, Sia’s Chandelier, and The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” are all discussing elements of profane drug use, aligned with the ancient cultural zeitgeist of Dionysus/The Bacchante. Like these songs, drugs were long associated with the symbol of the mad and wild woman, sometimes wrapped in the skin of a leopard, the beast of Dionysus, and sometimes accompanying a live leopard while carrying a bushel of barley or some other symbol of entheogens used in the cult. She is something akin to the infamous Iboga drug god mentioned in the earlier video by Graham Hancock. 

Bouguereau,_Bacchante_sur_une_panthère,_1855

Sacred drug use has just as long a history as profane drug use, and the two often overlap in society classically. However the modern age has seen a sharp decline in ritual paired with entheogens, and this has left mankind a state of perilous decay. Confucius, one of the great advocates for the I Ching believed that ritual was the binding fabric of mankind, that it served to unite them in civility and reasoned discourse. This idea echoes the goals of The Enlightenment with a special Eastern perspective, and one which we do not have to reject as threatening to Western values. Problematically it is common in the West today not to fuss about with unnecessary things, and ritual is often seen as unnecessary. This could not be further from the truth, considering that ritual can be the highest form of communication available to us, and just as Confucius believed, it does in fact unite mankind in civility when it is done with grace and beauty and behind a cause that is good and righteous. Ritual should not be left only to the government, military and the religious right, but should be adopted and adapted by all men to suit their beliefs, fancy and needs. 
      In the case of the Magus, the ritual must include entheogens from time to time, minimally once a year if they are to be considered serious about this work at all. This rite should bear little resemblance to the mostly useless act of dropping acid at a festival or smoking weed in front of the tv. Instead much care, focus and planning should go into setting up the area in which you will indulge in the time with the sacred. I will go into this in greater detail in my next article.