there is no god but man vs. the stupid atheist

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The Thunderbird is a creature documented all over the lands of American Indian territory. They are birds of prey, giant creatures who shoot lightning from their eyes and live in the sky. I know that they are real, for I have met them. Their power can set one’s feet on the path of The Great Work as nothing else can.

Devilry, to the Christians, and perhaps Superstitious Nonsense to the less religious, but both, non-conforming to White Opinion. Opinion, for it does not contradict science or evolution, yet the Thunderbird does not reveal itself either, just like the Christian God Atheists hate so very much. I do not blame them. It is a lifeless force to me and to many others in the world of magick. Christians feel Jesus, and so he is real to them. I am not one to argue with them but would rather see them be free to explore on their own.

The Stupid Atheist,  comes from the famous Carl Sagan quote “Atheism is very stupid”. Sagan didn’t like being labelled an atheist because he was a careful scientist. He was a true agnostic, and wore it on his sleeve as a symbol of his cautious rationality. All religions, one could argue, are merely a symbolic gesture of one’s inner self, or an allegiance to one of the Gods.

So all of us occultists have been watching the drama playing out between Atheists and Theists in the land of metaphysics from our corner in the dark primeval forest of weird. While I was writing this, several threads populated on Reddit’s little occult corner, reddit.com/r/occult with a few people expressing concern over the rabidity of the Atheists who are on the web and being vocal about it.

I knew then I had to publish this, even though I might be talking about it alot. Over half a dozen or so articles at any given time may find themselves in my recycling bin, as I warrant topics to be non important, a passing trifle, or too much, too soon. Not this one, as it seems I know something a few other concerned occultists do not, though it is obvious to me. There is absolutely nothing to fear or be concerned about with the so-called atheists and their hate filled diatribes. (So-called, because they’re not strictly atheists, they’re anti-theists.)

The New Atheists could have been brilliant and progressive, but instead they’ve decided to adopt the same brand of hate filled bigotry Christianity is well known for.

The problems within the Atheist movement are rampantly snowballing, from the snide sexism of Richard Dawkins to the whole radioactive rationality of “We are the New Moralists”. Dawkins stated something that spells the deathknell for anything Atheists hope to accomplish, before they have even begun to make any progress: “”Mock them, ridicule them in public. Don’t fall for the convention that we’re all too polite to talk about religion. Religion makes specific claims about the Universe which need to be substantiated and challenged.”

This use of force and harassment to make another to believe they believe is merely a rehashing of Soviet style collectivism or good old American Indian Re-education. I greatly value the rich culture and diversity of the world’s belief systems. They are fucking fascinating, the architecture that their religion inspires is beautiful and their insights into the nature of man are often very astute.

Birla-Mandir, Hyderabad, India
Birla-Mandir, Hyderabad, India

Occultism abandoned morality over a 100 years ago with “Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be the Whole of the Law” and we’re doing just fine without it. The absurd little sideshow of Wiccanism which is incapable of not thieving and pillaging everything it gets its grubby little paws on, including American Indian beliefs and Thelema, harangue us with “And it harm none, do what though wilt”, basically rejecting everything The Mother and The Father ever, EVER stood for. Satanists tried to embellish the axiom a little further, without actually quoting it, but the Church of Satan and its offshoots has all the signs of becoming an outdated shibboleth. Patenting a scary god you don’t even believe in is a sure way to lose all the followers you’ve ever had, once he loses his shock factor.

Immorality is a different story altogether, and The Book of the Law pins that down to Restriction. Immorality and Morality are human ideas, not universal ones, although Nature has his own sort, based on economics. It’s really all simply harmony and disharmony, and only the framework of Will in “Do What Thou Wilt Shall be the Whole of the Law” is relevant.

There isn’t a lot written about Will that is right or even does us much good. It’s a force connected to what the Ancient Chinese called the Tao. I say Ancient Chinese because the last few generations in China have abandoned everything the Dragon taught them. I don’t proclaim to know everything but I do know this  – if everything went as planned, I wouldn’t be typing this from The United States. As it stands now, one can be killed for believing in such things as we Abrahadabrites do in China. The Federal government here in the states has it laid out in their monuments and city arrangements, they’ve embraced it so. And they’ve been rewarded for it.

Choronzon Club by Michael Bertiaux
Choronzon Club by Michael Bertiaux

I think the stench of Choronzon is all over New Atheism, mostly because they are really intending to point out how mediocre man is. Abrahadabra states that mankind is a miracle, a marvelous star destined creature. Choronzon’s mark has been made in the past by belittling man in any way possible. Hostilities are thrown at him to degrade and discourage him. Futility is arranged as his destiny to make him out to be an impotent and miserable creature lost in a sea of irrelevance or under the dominion of terrible forces only gods had control over. The New Atheist is saying the same thing, just in a way that preempts the Nu Aeon’s movement of empowering Man with the adage “Every Man and Every Woman is a Star”.

Courtesy of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo; photograph, Hirmer Fotoarchiv, Munich
Hrw with Pharoah Khafre at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo; photograph, Hirmer Fotoarchiv, Munich (Khafre built the Sphinx and the second largest pyramid in Kemet)

Gamergate, the movement against the rampant sexism in the gaming industry has been more prominent than the misogyny scandals affecting atheism because people like games more than they like morbid and astringent rationality. They’re really worried the scandal threatens games, and they should be. Sexism is an even bigger threat to Atheism, as it has no inherent economic value. The evidence set forward by Rebecca Watson, by the admission of many atheists, tolled the death knell for New Atheism. She wrote:

“Dawkins’ seal of approval only encouraged the haters. My YouTube page and many of my videos were flooded with rape “jokes,” threats, objectifying insults, and slurs. A few individuals sent me hundreds of messages, promising to never leave me alone. My Wikipedia page was vandalized. Graphic photos of dead bodies were posted to my Facebook page.”

Since the 2008  incident, the movement has been mired in a debates about equality. Admitting you’re an atheist, especially a New Atheist, is about as attractive as admitting you have the plague. I don’t want anything to do with them. When I think of atheists I think of nerdy, unnatractive alcoholic nihilists hating women and nyucking it up about how clever they are and how stupid everyone else is, in their easy chairs on internet forums, with perhaps a neckbeard and a toaster pastry in hand. I know it’s a cartoon image but I can’t imagine that they’ll ever recover from this debacle in time to head off the more ecstatic and neo-shamanistic Visionary movement, or the Occultist movement which embraces Science, Magick and Spirituality in one seamless package, sometimes hand in hand with atheism and sometimes with theism.

The New Atheists could have been sparklingly brilliant and progressive, but instead they’ve decided to adopt the same brand of hate filled bigotry that Christianity is accustomed to poking the “Other” with. Just another dogma. Just another oppressive meme to degrade humanity with, starting with women and non-white culture of course.

Liber al Vel Legis has some interesting things to say about this.

27. There is great danger in me; for who doth not understand these runes shall make a great miss. He shall fall down into the pit called Because, and there he shall perish with the dogs of Reason.

28. Now a curse upon Because and his kin!

29. May Because be accursed for ever!

30. If Will stops and cries Why, invoking Because, then Will stops & does nought.

31. If Power asks why, then is Power weakness.

32. Also reason is a lie; for there is a factor infinite & unknown; & all their words are skew-wise.

33. Enough of Because! Be he damned for a dog!

34. But ye, o my people, rise up & awake!

Why do we believe in gods? The straight up truth is that occultism is about embracing Doubt.  As Crowley said  “I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.”

m1thr0s and I believe in all the Gods but we believe Gods are an expression of a higher mind. Not believing in any limits for Nature means that if universe extends multidimensionally so does Nature. Strato was a Greek philosopher, the first to espouse the notion that the universe does not require any other cause, and posited the universe is sufficient first cause unto itself. That which we call God is in fact, the universe, and universal mind. They are the same thing. This is not to say the Gods are not capable of individuality. Individuality is built into the fabric of Nature.

Gods were identified and catalogued by humanity for the purpose of inspiring growth and evolution, Perfection or Completion being the ultimate lofty goal. One may reconcile the inner and outer world, microcosm and macrocosm, through the use of the idea “There is No God But Man” and forgo all of the baggage of slaves.

 

Nature urges us on to become perfect, pointing at us from all directions with immense mystery and the promise of an ever unfolding evolution, in our only real heaven, simply the here and now and whatever we choose to make of it.

 

Main article photo credit: The Brooklyn Museum, Thunderbird Transformation Mask by Namgis 1908.

gung ho fa choy

At the beginning of the Lunar and Middle Kingdom New Year, The Abrahadabra Institute wishes you everything you need and at least a taste of what you desire. 2014 wasn’t the year everyone had hoped for, but the Horse brings the pain of endurance to the front of the line, and this time it was no exception, but the element changes every 12 years for the animal. Growth and expansion are linked to Wood, the element of the year, and I watched as friends and colleagues took on new directions, sometimes painful but definitely and inexorably linked to the greater good. Unexpected generosity and anger mixed throughout the year from many different directions, the hallmark of a Wood year.

We’ll be scaling back our web operations in order to focus more on our print projects. Anyone who wishes to speak with us more directly will find us on Facebook

The year of the Goat is a great year for artists in general, as they are the most aesthetically attuned creatures in the zodiac. 

Mountain Goat by Jon Sullivan
Mountain Goat by Jon Sullivan

 

from one nuit to another: sex and relationships

The more advanced aspects of Abrahadabra and m1thr0s’s discipline of Mutational Alchemy have proven to be far too lofty for much of the current audience on this planet. m1thr0s and I talked extensively about getting back to basics, and correcting some of the inherent damages that have been incurred over the millenia in this world. Both of us agreed that the role of women has been heavily maligned and is probably one of the most significant defects marring the standard of The Magus – the world of the occult sciences. Science proper also suffers from the alienation of women, even though some of earth’s finest scientists and mathematicians have been pioneering women. 

In this particular prefoundational series we’re exploring how women look at the occult. 

Aside from Blavatksy  and Dion Fortune, historically we don’t get a lot of opinions from women about certain ideas in magick and occultism. Considering that many of the issues, rituals and focus in the occult is about women or the goddess, it doesn’t seem fair that the majority of the dialogue out there is coming from men, about men’s issues.  It’s not fair for men who could certainly benefit from a female perspective and it’s certainly not a fair representation of women’s roles in the occult, since there are a lot of female occultists.  

The series is not intended to be by women, for women, rather it’s an open dialogue on real world subjects which effect both men and women, from the viewpoints of at least two women in the occult. 

We chose a text format because I found out that women are actually somewhat terrified of being found out that they are into the occult. In fact my third candidate backed out at the last minute out of fear. They’re scared of sharing their opinions due perhaps somewhat to the occult’s own personal neckbeard problem. You know the type. Women are for use as energy repositories and – nothing else. Tools to be utilized as the so-called mage would see fit. Everything a female occultist does is viewed with fear and paranoia.

 In this world the circles in which the would-be Magus must enter if he is to have any social life at all, sees male and female as nothing more than occultist and non-occultist.  Some women were afraid that their families would find out. The sensitivity of this first subject was also an issue. In the future I expect to maintain this anonymity since it seems to be the crux of the issue with women and talking openly in the mysterious world of the occult. 

Alchemy regards male and female as quintessential one. Hermeticism also talks extensively about this idea of the sacrosanctity of the special relationship between male and female energy in a magical relationship. The old stuff is replete with sexual imagery, and Franz Bardon, Modern by occult standards, often delves into the somewhat nebulous relationship between male and female energies. 

Given the necessity for privacy, text was the only option for our covert female interviewees, who cannot be identified by voice. If anyone else would like to apply, we can transcript via telephone or e-mail. Please contact me at izi@ningishzidda.com for inquiries on being an interviewee

Together over future discourses we’re going to cover everything from death and illness, personal practice, career choices to our first topic, sex and relationships. (Conversations are edited very slightly for syntax and to eliminate snort giggles.)

 

My first talking partner will be Niguma, who once attended classes at Abrahadabra Forums and who continues to study Mutational alchemy alongside Shangpa Kagyu Tibetan Buddhism. A world traveller, she has been a member of the occult community for her entire life, raised in an avid Thelemite family. We spoke on the phone and for privacy the conversation is recorded in text. 

 

First Interview: Niguma 

IZI: Hello Niguma welcome .

Niguma: Thanks it’s great to be here. Namaste.

IZI: So for your own privacy you’re using an alias.

Niguma: Well Niguma is part of my Buddhist name and so it is my name, just not my birth name,  yes.

IZI: Okay. Izi  is not my birth name either but people know who I am.

Niguma: Yes. I don’t want a lot of attention so I’d prefer to stay anonymous. Also I am not sure how my Buddhist family thinks of occult practice so I don’t want to step on any toes. I want to remain anonymous.

IZI: Not a problem. We always have trouble getting women to talk in the occult communities. In every single one I have been a part of. I am sure it is because women are already at a disadvantage socially, all of these expectations are heaped on them to be a wife, parent and a perfect girl – which is insane, and then you buy into it and have no time for spiritual or scientific pursuits.

Niguma: Definitely. I see it you know in my friends but I was raised by a Buddhist and family, even though I’m white. So I have a better platform from which to launch myself into occultism. 

Niguma: Mom was Buddhist, Dad is Thelemite by the way. 

IZI: Sounds dangerous.

Niguma: lol

IZI: We’re going to talk about sex and relationships to start off with, since it’s a popular subject and one in which men and women don’t communicate effectively enough I think.

Niguma: Well sex is dangerous in Buddhism you can’t just approach it without getting into complications….

IZI: Tell me more about these complications. 

 

Niguma: Aside from social ostracization, you supposedly run into spiritual complications. So if you’re a monk or a nun you not only cannot partake in sex without very serious preparation in a lot of lineages, you also cannot make sexual advances or flirt. If you flirt with a man or a woman and you are a nun or a monk you will get disciplined.  That’s not the case in all forms of Buddhism, but it is a prevailing environment in Buddhism, sex is a big no-no. Any kind of co-ed mingling is also viewed as something to be closely monitored. It’s like Victorian England almost.

IZI: Is there a practical reason for this, I mean – having a family is considered a big hurdle on the path to spiritual advancement. We have reliable birth control now, too. And I have heard homosexuality was not a big deal compared to heterosexual acts.

Niguma: Yes, well I have not thought about it a lot but it could be considered a problem. Monasteries don’t have the means or time to care for infants, they end up with a lot of unwanted children already. Birth into this world brings suffering so you don’t want to add to that by  having children, that’s for certain….Homosexuality is frowned upon in Tibetan Buddhism mostly due to the teachings of one guru. On the other hand Tibetan Buddhism is much friendlier towards heterosexual couplings than other strains of Buddhism which do not like sex at all. In fact in Tibetan Buddhism,  that is, the kind the Dalia Lama is in charge of, in the final stages of training you are encouraged to partake in the sex act to achieve enlightenment. 

IZI: But the lamas have to be born, too.

Niguma: They can choose at will and there has never been a time on this earth where there was not an opportunity to be born almost anywhere one would wish. That is if you have the mental faculty after death to choose, and it is believed lamas or Bodhisattvas do.

Izi: Okay so from a Buddhist perspective we should mostly avoid sexual contact, and relationships. 

Niguma: Not relationships because that is the Sangha. Just no sexual contact, at least not until you are ready, and again, many schools don’t think there is ever an appropriate time for that. 

Izi: I’m not on board with the Buddhist school of thought. 

Niguma: That’s okay.

Izi: There is never a time where I say “life is suffering and it sucks so  I want to end all of this”. The pain is a part of it. In tantra especially you accept both pleasure and pain as unavoidable and there’s merit associated with partaking of it.

Niguma: That’s true, and not too far from the first Buddha’s message – Siddhartha. His was the path of moderation never extremism. He tried and it failed him. So I think sex is one of those things where it’s a moderation practice. If you subscribe to Tibetan Buddhism it’s okay for householders and okay for higher initiates. It’s not talked about a lot, still, but it is normal for a lama to have sex with another practitioner.

Izi: Okay yeah let’s talk about the freaky stuff in Buddhism. That’s hot.

Niguma: Lol

Izi: I am serious, there is all of this sexuality permeating Buddhism and Hinduism, and it’s like everyone got so REPRESSED over the past 100 years. What happened?

Niguma: Okay well first of all, there’ s a lot of not-so-nice stuff happening there. there’s a lot of misogyny, pedophilia and other nasty stuff like there is in so many organized religions. The abuse and rape of Kalu Rinpoche at the hands of monks when he was a child was unacceptable. But yes there are some very beautiful mother-father thangkas in the art, and that’s what I think is sexually appealing. You never see  a thangka of homosexuality. Sorry but it doesn’t feature in world creation, which is what the thangkas are attempting to illustrate. 

Izi: Okay well I don’t want to discourage consensual homosexuality at the expense of  raping children, and that’s what the Tibetans are doing, yes?

Niguma: Yes the lip service is to heterosexuality amongst regulated householders but like in the Catholic Church homosexuality is forbidden. It’s setting up a really bad situation for poor children who must attend monastery to get education or security, and they are rooming with all of these monks, some of whom include homosexuals who probably resent being typecast by the religious system. They find each other and form secret pedophilia gangs who don’t care about Buddhist precepts. 

Izi: See I couldn’t deal with that, I couldn’t associate with Buddhism. Siddhartha was an interesting person but did not solve this world’s problem. He solved a problem, but not the big problem. In fact your namesake channeled through me once. She was pretty angry about how her student had formed the Shangpa Kagyu, and that she did not approve of the lineage. I don’t really know or care that much about Buddhism but that struck me – that Buddhism has fallen far from its source, just as Christianity has fallen far from its source. It takes an outsider to see this but to me Buddhism has nothing to do with Siddhartha and Christianity has nothing to do with Yeheshuah. They don’t even get his name right.

Niguma: Yes. But there’s a lot of good people in Buddhism too so I stay there.  It helps to have it.  Shangpa Kagyu doesn’t regard the body as a bad place nor does it demonize sexuality. I don’t agree with everything the lineage teaches and I don’t put teachers on a pedestal, nor the lineage. One can’t be reliant on the Sangha alone. 

Izi: I imagine. But we have to talk about relationships now, in the occult.

Niguma: I just got out of a relationship.  

Izi: Out? Describe him.

Niguma: Pretty handsome, okay really handsome, and into Buddhism. But verrrry superficial. I think I fell for the handsome and then realized he was just in it for his own vainglory.  I have a weakness for sexy partners so that’s not great Buddhism, but I thought it was okay because he was into you know, Buddhism. 

Izi:  So you were into him because he was handsome and sexy?

Niguma: Pretty much, and into Buddhism. I got some red flags though, like how he seemed to ditch his partners for no real reason except to pursue whatever flight of fancy he got, like moving to LA or if they brought up committment. 

Izi: Oh I hate that. Like grow up little boy. 

Niguma: Yeah he was pretty immature and I’m glad I ended it when I did. He was not ready to break up but I could see down the road and it didn’t look promising, he would have split eventually when the next new hip thing came along. His interest in Buddhism was totally superficial. 

 

Niguma: Most of my sexual partners have been pretty okay but I am not someone to be tied down myself. I don’t want to live in a house and have kids and be a wife. I was raised Thelemite, so the image of Babalon is pretty appealing to me I guess. Free and happy, but with the right beast. Now you. What is your relationship story?

Izi: I’m married Jewish style to the best occultist in the world.

Niguma: Jewish style?

Izi: You know, they sleep with you and they don’t run away and you don’t yell about it.

Niguma: Oh lol.

Izi: It’s a really bad Deuteronomy reference, ignore it.

Izi: Okay but I am married to m1thr0s and I could never go back to -whatever that crap was I called sex and love before him.

Niguma: You seem to have a real dynamic. You also have a huge age difference.

Izi: Yeah I think it’s sexy.

Niguma: Do you get a lot of looks about that? 

Izi: Not really, no one has ever said anything about it. And May December has been around forever it’s very classical. It’s alchemically correct as well. I have always thought I was the effect of his work and he acknowledges it too.

Niguma: Huh. So what…what kind of work?

Izi: Well he was redefining Hermeticism, and finishing the work Crowley began with the I Ching. Quite a big deal. Then there’s countless other discoveries. The Microprosopus and Macroprosopus third formula no one knew about for the thousands of years Alchemy was under the magnifying glass. He uncovered that. The Temporal and Primordial hexagrams layed out on the Tree of Life. But I was summoned. I know that, and I knew what was happening to me. But there was a deeper connection there as I have been with him off world on a lot of other missions. This one is not the shittiest but it ranks right up there with my top 100 worst of all time. He needed me really badly here so I made the decision to  incarnate into the world in 1978, and found a mother in 1980. this had to be a very particular kind of mother, she had to have certain things I don’t want to talk about.

Niguma: Fascinating. So you feel like your love was preordained?

Izi: It already existed and it was part of a plan.

Niguma: Oh right. Wow I wish I had that kind of certainty. I can’t seem to remember a bit about my past lives.

Izi: There is a complexity to accepting the reality of reincarnation, acknowledging your memories as fact rather than fantasy. If there’s no god and no life after death, there’s no point in not relishing the fantasy. Because we’ll be dead soon. I’m fairly certain it is not fantasy or a trick. I can’t imagine the universe being so stupid to me personally at least. Reality appears to be subjective. I can’t get a lot of people to agree with me.

Niguma: On the topic of relationships I remember we were facebooking and we both didn’t find a lot of men attractive. I’m not a lesbian…

Izi: It would make things less complicated…

Niguma: Yes, lol, and probably less smelly. but I think that’s a factor of the spiritual deficit of our world. We really live amongst a lot of spiritual inbreeds, so to speak. I find spirituality very attractive, and that can be dangerous because us woo-woo girls get sucked into cults or whatever. Crowley didn’t intentionally raise any fools but it’s somewhat of a worry.

Izi: I find the false Messiahs kind of funny but can’t imagine who would be attracted to them. I mean they are kind of like a phenomenon you’d think people would be able to recognize by now. 

Niguma: It’s white culture. We’re so lost. I mean I’m Finnish and we’re supposed to be one with the land and smoked herring and here I am growing up in Chicago with my parents who worship a batty Englishman, Buddha and watch CNN. Not a lot of culture there except for Crowley, but he’s really weird for a 12 year old girl. I never got into Thelema but my parents were okay with that.

Izi: They didn’t lay the Moon child trip on you?

Niguma: I think my mom wanted me to be an Indigo because it was a fad, but no, she let me do my own thing. They were both pretty proud of me and when I became a Buddhist they thought it was a phase. Maybe it’s a phase. I’m past the point of infatuation and have lived in Tibet, and I’m still here. 

Izi: So I’m supposed to ask, and we answer, what is your ideal traits in a mate, and give examples if you can.

Niguma: Ooh um…I havn’t met Mr. Right yet. Not sure he exists. I think that’s why I turned to Buddhism. I mean not just boys but satisfaction, I didn’t think it could be found in this world. But ideally he would be very spiritual, be a good cook, take his shoes off when he comes into my flat, and take me to sushi. 

Izi: That sounds pretty reasonable.

Niguma: Is the bar too low? 

Izi: I think it’s probably a good idea not to expect too much because you might be surprised about what is possible.

Niguma: I should like to hope so. We’ll see.

Izi: So my ideal traits in a mate have changed a lot. I wanted initially someone who shared a passion for Ninjutsu, and I ended up with a really bad relationship which I’ve talked about elsewhere. He was very abusive and obsessed with sex. There’s just a sexy zone which my mind is very selective about. I don’t think it’s just a “mission parameters” thing, either. It’s got a lot to do with power levels. Martial arts raises it a little bit but it’s not enough for my senses. Meditation of the proper sort makes a guys sexiness levels skyrocket on my radar, so to speak.

Niguma: I think I get that. I have dated the Kung Fu crowd but they are only exhilirating if they have the deep deep DEEP monk level meditation going on. 

Izi: Right, its not the martial arts. MA is a dead end ultimately, gets you to a certain point but after that it’s pointless. You get it, you move on. 23 Skidoo. I am not at all attracted to martial artists now because I see through the game.

Niguma: Okay 23 Skiddoo, The….Book of Lies? I havn’t read that one in a while.

Izi: I don’t have a copy next to me, but it’s a good one.

Niguma: I remember, something about getting out of the inn, because you’re an innkeeper, or something.

Izi: That’s the one.

Niguma: Okay. 

Izi: Anyways so good powerful meditational practice. That light is like what blood must smell like to vampires to me. 

Niguma: Oh Eric Northman on Trueblood. That’s the ultimate hottie.

Izi: I KNOW RIGHT. The guy I am interested in has to be a feminist, and be aware of the issues facing females, since I think that is the priority of Yang, to be aware of this. If they are into themselves they are just Air or Earth, not Fire. I need  a Fire guy.

Niguma: Fire? You mean like Tetragrammaton?

Izi: You got it. And I don’t want Water guys because they are too much the same. I have things to accomplish. I need the Emperor to my Empress. Or a Devil, or a Hermit, since they’re really the same guy according to the Tree and Ching via m1’s proximity principle.

Niguma: I remember somewhere on the boards you discussing how the Hermit was the secret agent of the Empress. 

Izi: That’s because of the locations on the Tree they are placed at. They share a secret relationship. 

Niguma: So what is sex like for you and m1thr0s? 

Izi: lol

Niguma: Getting to the good stuff now….

Izi: I actually can’t talk about it because he would kill me. But there’s a lot of electricity. All the time. It’s so different from what I expected, where I had set my bar really low in comparison. So I was pleased. I think that it gets better everyday too. It’s sexy to learn together, too.

Niguma: I hear that, learning is very sexual. I’ve had a couple of flings with teachers myself. 

Izi: Lamas?

Niguma: Oh well yes there was one but I mean just like, in the classroom, like college and then one of the Kung Fu Instructors I dated was, well, my instructor. 

Niguma: I feel like I’ve over-shared.

Izi: Well yes but that’s what’s wonderful about this being anonymous. I mean I’m not but I won’t blow your cover.

Izi: It seems like we have pretty high standards. But not looking for anything particularly mundane. I mean a big difference between us and other women is we have our own thing and want to be independent and powerful.

Niguma: I want to be enlightened. I don’t know if a man is an answer to that. Maybe a spiritual man but maybe not even that. Maybe just meditation. 

Izi: I think that it’s fine to be satisfied with that. The vestal virgin thing is probably pretty appealing to a lot of girls. But I think the light manifests as mankind, too, and there’s a lot of aspects of the original fire hidden here. A lot of darkness and ignorance, too, but they pass and are gone and the light will win eventually. 

Niguma: Yes, the light will win and Nirvana will prevail for all. 

Izi: Okay thanks for talking. We’ll do it again.

Niguma: Namaste. 

 

Soror Ma’at

Soror Ma’at  is the pen name of a Thelemite who attends a lodge on the West Coast of the United States and wants to conceal her identity to protect her lodge standing. (Not that we are on bad terms with any Lodges but she isn’t sure how they would react to her going outside the Lodge for occult activities) 

Izi: Hi

Ma’at: 93 Izi can you hear me okay?

 Izi: Yes

Ma’at: I’m calling on my iphone from a local coffee house the connections not always great

Izi: Yes i can hear you fine.

Izi: So the purpose of this exercise is to talk about everyday things but from an occultists perspective. and were girls of course.

Izi: So whats your view on sex and relationships  as an occultist.

Ma’at: Wow thats a pretty huge topic.

Izi: We could narrow it down.

Ma’at: I think its very difficult for a woman to find a mage that can actually do as much for her as she can potentially do for him.

Izi: I’m not sure I agree. but i have a great mage for a lover so …

Ma’at: Well youre very lucky.

Izi: Yeah youre probably right. m1thr0s says I don’t view myself as an exception to the rule enough of the time.

Izi: But i did a lot of work, magickal work to try and find him and that work started when i was about 16.

Izi: There are things i knew about him because of ritual magickal work i had done and the entailing visions and dreams that followed.

Izi:  That took me him. I got confirmation in a big way….

Ma’at: So you had a lot of indicators and help finding your magickal mate.

Izi: Well i took a detour to a really dead end relationship and got a divorce. That was fucked up.

Ma’at: Mm hmm….

Ma’at: Were there kids involved?

Izi: Yes

Ma’at: That must have been very difficult.

Izi: Yeah it sucks and….

Ma’at: Without trying to get too personal which is difficult on the topic would you say this person maintained a magickal practice for any particular purpose or for parties or more for casual interest?

Izi: He was a deadbeat emotionally, physically, spiritually….a true momma’s boy who ….well gosh in retrospect I am certain he tried to poison me and there was a lot of other weird shit going on…probably a narcissist. He certainly acted like one. I had a ton of outpouring of support for me in making the transition to where I am now. I might not have made it otherwise.

Izi: When i did goetia and summoning and work with vision questing he would play along but i don’t think he ever owned any of it, and the spirits disliked him. I could feel it. m1thr0s repeatedly tells me he’s not real, and that’s kind of true.  

Ma’at: So there was not much mutual growth happening there magickally 

Izi: Yeah

Ma’at: I would say i experienced similar sort of problem from different circumstances but similar complications.

Izi:  Okay

Izi: I feel like i projected a lot on to him, and he was not worthy.

Ma’at: You projected  a lot on to him…

Izi: Yeah my ex

Ma’at: By trying to turn him into something he was not prepared to be do you think?

Izi: Yes. he didnt respond well to my energy work. i mean he would black out if i went to Da’ath and sort of looked into that energy. The purple energy.

Ma’at: So you guys were going straight at Da’ath as opposing to working withYesod.

Izi: Maybe it was Yesod.

Ma’at: Yesod would be more like the earth triad where you have Venus on one side youd have Hod on the other side it’s called the earth triad.

Izi: Yeah maybe it was that cuz Yesod is purple.

Izi: So whenever i would tap that, he would just short circuit. I never discussed it with him.

Ma’at: Wow. Cuz thats not even basically first base in terms of astral.

Izi: Hahahahahhaha omg what was i thinking

Izi:  Anyways m1thr0s doesnt have those problems. i end up passed out and hes all buzzed after sex

Izi: The result is i enjoy sex alot more. i never enjoyed it with my ex that much. it was really just a chore. i hated trying to make it interesting. he was always interested. this is depressing.

Ma’at: Mmm hmm yeah i can see how it would be…

Izi: I dont live there anymore though its a huge relief.

Ma’at: Well for what its worth my experience was also depressing although for slightly different reasons and slightly different ways but similarily dissapointing, and uh, um, i guess very one sided is the best way for me to identify it.

Izi: Oh yeah. definately. ive never enjoyed sex this much. its worth it to find a mage who knows what they are doing kabbalistically or energetically speaking. 

 

Izi: Ithink the chinese define it as Yin and Yang fluxes. like if the polarities are off you get bad matches.

Ma’at: Mmm hmm

Izi: But thats not all thats going on

Izi: So im picturing that song by wynona rider where have all the cowboys gone in the background except where have all the mages gone

Ma’at: Mmm hmm. there were never very many of them to begin with, in the case of mages at least.

Izi: Well properly theres only one isnt there

Ma’at: Is there? lol. i hadnt considered that

Izi: Well theres the tao, the tao is the mage right

Ma’at: Wow now our sites are like way up high

Ma’at: I think weve just totally sprung a leak in our Yesod roof here

Izi: lol 

Izi: I dont know what that means but its funny. “You could drown a toddler in my panties right now. Not that you would.”

Ma’at: lol whaaat

Izi: Oh it’s an Archer quote. Nevermind. 

Izi: Not that I’m trying to solve anyone’s problems…

 Izi: I know it sounds cheesy, but pray about it. because right before I finally I guess discovered abrahadabra.com, i was doing heavy tantric work praying to Siva and i asked Siva, i said can you please make Greg my ex into a husband like you, and if you cant, please send me someone who is. and i had a really deep connection with the deity at that point. Not doing any drugs either – i was like 26. it was 2006. I was talking to the jasmine flowers in my garden. 

Izi: And i came to Abrahadabra and the next January i announced to Greg I wanted a divorce and within just a few months i had an major epiphany, and i mean that in the classical sense – Ningishzidda visited me and it was spectacular.

Izi: Well by the next year i found i was falling for m1thr0s because he pulled me through it just talking me through the more perilous aspects of this sort of major event that happens to all occultists given enough time on the path. but also i was getting major signals from Heaven that i was supposed to go to him. I had a conversation with a certain star goddess who really wanted us to get together

Ma’at: Star goddess? does she have a name?

Izi: Nuit

Izi: But yeah i wont go into details because its personal, but thats what happened. 

Ma’at: Thats some pretty heavy involvement involving alot of heavyweights in this relationship.

Izi: well my point is that you will be surprised that if you ask the right people, you might get what you ask for. but if you dont ask, theres no way in hell they can ever help you. its like a rule of the game. or playing field.

Ma’at: Hmm…

Izi: It doesnt end there though, theres the Great Work to accomplish and relationships are always work, everyday you have to tend to them. Plus all of the intricacies of being occultists with a heavy responsibility of being the bridge between heaven and earth, that comes at a price that has to be paid. Its great and theres no other choice for magickal folk. Alot of people deny it and go about their business ignoring the fact that they will all too soon be rotting corpses in the ground, with nothing to show for their infidelity to the Great Work. 

 Ma’at: The true infidels. That’s interesting.

Ma’at: What do you think about the concept of twinflames?

Izi: There was an occultist – Sebastian who I worked closely with for about a year who was really into that. I thought he invented by him  but lately I’ve been seeing the idea pop up in a lot of strange places. From what I understood it may have been from Drunvalo Melchizedek. 

Ma’at: Yes that’s right. A bit New Age you might not like it….

Izi: I never got into his stuff so I have no idea. Anyways Sebastian – he said that the singular supersoul as described by Krsna, splits and continues to split as it descends through space time, until you get here on earth and you have something like 18 different parts of you – your twin flames. 

Ma’at: Yeah it’s not like soulmates. 

Izi: So….yes I think it’s possible but I’m not about to sign up on the Woo Wagon just yet.

Ma’at: Woo Wagon, lol

Izi: Heh, I just don’t see  a point to overanalyzing it. If there’s more of me doing my job, fine, if not, whatever, doesn’t concern me right now with the amount of work I have on my plate. 

Ma’at: Do you regard m1thr0s as your twin flame?

Izi: No, I don’t. He is my lover, brother and master, but I don’t really subscribe to the idea of twin flames…it’s just so…ech…cheezy. 

Ma’at: I like it but then I’m a romantic.

Izi: I think m1thr0s and I are very romantic. He tells me the most romantic things. I could probably write a romance novel with some of the things he tells me.

Ma’at: Sounds like you got yourself a keeper.

Izi: I do.

Ma’at: I’m never going to understand why some people find it so easy to get into a magickal relationship that works.

Izi: God girl, I don’t think it was ever easy. I had been trying to find him since I was practically a child. The world was a horrible thing to me and I needed a Magus.

Ma’at: A child? lol

Izi: Well teenager, but same difference. I was stupid enough to marry a cretin and then get pregnant. Don’t do that. 

Ma’at: But still, you have what you want now.

Izi: Yes and I feel very lucky, I feel like I’ve been dealt a very fair hand with m1thr0s for once in my godamned life. 

Ma’at: I’ve been seeing this guy who basically is just a child myself…he’s waaaaay younger than even I would normally want to date. I am 30 and he’s 22. 

Izi: That doesn’t seem like a huge age difference.

Ma’at: It is culturally. I don’t get the bands he’s into and he has a lot of learning to catch up on. I feel like his mom. lol

Izi: That can suck. Nobody wants to be a mom to their lover, not truly.

Ma’at: I’ve heard some women really get into it, but, eh, not me.

Izi: So why are you dating him?

Ma’at: I was bored and sexy.

Izi: lol

Ma’at: I better not say anymore because I have no idea who is going to be hearing this.

Izi: It’s all typed. 

Ma’at: Oh, good. Change the ages then so he can’t guess.

Izi: Will do.

Ma’at: I think I’m tired of talking about men and boys. Men-boys. 

Izi: That’s really the crux of the whole issue here isn’t it? As women we’ve grown a lot faster through our tribulations than many men. 

Ma’at: Maybe. 

Izi: I hope to have you on again in the future Ma’at, it’s been nice talking to you. 

Ma’at: You too Izi….I would like to go again as well.

 

 

 

the age of war and science

 So, the war between Science and Religion has been intensifying. For most occultists, the marriage between the two is a no-brainer – Chaos Magicians regard both as their toys, while in China, at least amongst the folk who still practice Wu and Feng Shui, they sit comfortably betwixt incense and ancient science. They discovered the universal code for DNA thousands and thousands of years ago, when the West was still fixated on spontaneous generation. Skeptical? Good. Alot of stupid crap has been cropping up lately about the I Ching and DNA which is fairly dangerous for the uninitiated. If you want the real deal and not some princess merlin I-channeled-it-from-aliens bullshit, check out DNA and the I Ching by Johnson Yan. 

 

 

Spontaneous generation is like when wiccans emerge from shitty "metaphysical" books. The metaphysical publishing industry motto "Feed them the worst possible crap ever, and maybe they'll grow out of it."
Spontaneous generation is like when wiccans emerge from shitty “metaphysical” books. The metaphysical publishing industry motto “Feed them the worst possible crap ever, and maybe they’ll grow out of it.”

Dr. Yan has the right credentials for the job of explaining DNA and the I Ching – he’s Asian, and he’s a Physical Scientist. He writes with excellence and elegance, and his book is enjoyable and easy to read, each page revealing more and more of the unbelievable connections between our DNA and the code of the I Ching the ancient Chinese discovered.

India, the source of much of China’s spiritual heritage, discovered the number zero and Kali. Both goddess and mathematics still coexist perfectly to this day in Bharat.

The real difference between Europe and the rest of the world is the ungodly hostility towards science that the Catholic Church bred and fostered right up until its decline in the early 21st century. So what? Should anyone concern themselves with the neurotic infighting of a bunch of white people? Well, yes. 

Worldwide, atheists have  become pretty hostile right back at religion.  The New Atheist, an ill-mannered, malicious and hypocritical lovechild of Richard Dawkins and James Randi that nobody really likes to invite to tea, are pretty much a parody of the midcentury Modern Art movement which intensely criticized the Academic Art circle to the point of neuroticism. In retrospect today, the Academic Modernists became shibboleths who irreparably damaged art education with their extremism. They aren’t even taken seriously by artists who follow minimalism and abstract expressionism today.  

William Bouguereau - Love Takes Flight _1901_
Picasso despised Bouguereau’s fame, realistic style and high standing. His followers took revenge by smearing Bouguereau’s name and reputation throughout the mid 20th century in American Art classrooms, where they called him a pedophile, bourgeois sympathizer and womanizer, in a gross attack of libel.

There are tons of militant Atheists on the internet and they’re about as stupid and boring to talk to as a religious nut.  Religion deserves criticism, because it gets out of hand without a proper perspective on reality. The occult is full of charlatans with no good intentions, some of whom are perfectly crazy and do not belong in the halls of Abrahadabra. Science is guilty of this also – all of the horrors facing the world today in the form of radioactive waste, global warming and mass extinction have been brought about directly or indirectly by scientific discoveries and the arrogant misuse of that knowledge.  Scientists foible their statistics and research to fit common opinion, even if it is wrong, to compete for grant scraps.

Art got over the childishness of the post modernists, by carefully tending the flame of Academic and Classical art until the kids got over their parental angst,  and Science will get over the circle jerk of the Atheists.  Because Science is awesome,  and Atheism is fucked right now. 

“An atheist has to know a lot more than I know. An atheist is someone who knows there is no god. By some definitions atheism is very stupid.”

– Carl Sagan

Academia itself  is moving in a gentler direction – the importance of including the devout in conversations about science has been an undercurrent in the scientific world for quite some time, since at least Carl Sagan declared atheism as “stupid” and leaders in the scientific world realized, “Holy shit, 98% of the world is denominational”.  Don’t get me wrong: I’m not opposed to atheist occultists, since there are a lot of them, especially in the Chaos Magick and Discordian circles. For the most part they’re all pretty tolerant of others beliefs. (I mean, they’re occultists, come on.) Religion is not going away – it’s way too addictive and culturally fulfilling for a vast majority of the world’s population. Fighting this tide directly instead of trying to understand it and even assimilate it is a fool’s errand.  This is a basic but important precept of the way of war – don’t fight the tsunami, ride it. 

Recently an article was published in February of 2014 by  some scientists who had scanned the brain of a woman experiencing astral projection, a capability the woman subject claims she is able to do at will, and has been able to do so since she was a young child. Occultists treat astral projection as rather passe, something any neophyte studies and practices in one form or another. 

Hearing about scientists analyzing  brain activity during such episodes is a hint of what is to come: confirmation on all levels of very interesting phenomenon  experienced by adepts in the occult everywhere. Testing will purge the charlatans and make way for some really awesome dialogue between science and belief. Religious people everywhere are up in arms – and the less religiousy metaphysicians amongst us might be nervous also. In my opinion they should nervous – but not in a negative way. This is an important time for everyone because Science and Religion can actually have an honest open discussion for the first time in history. Admittedly, it took the strong arm of greed and technology to knock religion down enough to have this discussion – Science has been the underdog far too long, and there is a feel of genuine righteousness when you watch rational people attack religion. 

Contrary to some people worried about what this might prove or disprove, both m1thr0s and I are very excited about it. Right now there is a lot of flim flam floating around in the occult. Even though the occult is and always will be fringe, the lack of internal consistency in the occult right now is appalling.  If something can be tested it should be. When an occult idea has been studied and internalized, it can be tested. It does not have to be tested by traditional scientific methods, with wires and so forth. Until these forms of technology become more sophisticated, it really would not do anyone a lot of good anyways. Test your methodology though – don’t rely on someone’s word that a technique will work just because it’s written in an article or book. Talk with other people outside of the practice you are using and ask them what they think. It’s important to carry on an open dialogue with Chaos Magicians, Witches, Hindus, Kabbalists and so forth, even if you have little to do with their hardcore belief system – it’s just right to get the opinions of another human being so you can know whether or not you’re about to shoot yourself in the foot. 

No one within the occult needs to perfectly justify cosmology that has proven time and again to have very interesting properties, such as in Jewish, Chinese, Indian and European schools of magick, but there needs to be a standard for what is acceptable and what is real. I believe that real harm can come from improper application of magickal theory.

Jack Parson’s Babalon working is a good example of what can come from swallowing dogma whole.  Parson and Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard evoked Babalon, from the Enochian system and it ended with Parson dead and the grotesque religion of Scientology springing forth, a movement which bears very little to no relevancy to The Great Work. Parsons himself was a slave to the Federal Government, which ultimately abandoned and scapegoated him. The Enochian system is typical of a type of bad occultism, in that it preys on people’s religious fears and creates the least appealing and most distorted image of the Goddess to ever to come out of Europe. Dee and Kelly’s system still appears to this day to be lackadaisical gibberish by any standards set, and that’s what you get when you use it – mostly random and empty automatons with confusion and little else at the helm.  In retrospect I believe that Parson’s work was amongst the worst examples of occultism to ever be widely publicized, and it’s little wonder Nasa wants nothing to do with his image.

Jack Parsons, arguably one of the worst occultists of all time.
Jack Parsons, arguably one of the worst occultists of all time.

Acceptance and crosschecking on what is currently known and accepted by the scientific academia cannot harm the world of the occult, nor can internal crossreferencing on what other older, freer and more intelligent cultures came up with a thousand years before Europe began to pull its head out of its collective asshole. Standards, checks and balances are important to the way one approaches magick in all disciplines, from Witchcraft to Kabbalah.

You needn’t bother attempting to convince anyone in the science set that you’re doing everything right – but for xsts sakes do not throw the baby out with the bathwater, not especially over mindless screams of “Burden of Proof” (seriously just don’t hang out in those kinds of forums – hang out with other occultists who know all of our inside jokes). We need our own culture of science within the occult and we need it now. Call it Logos, if you like. 

Some people have somehow got it into their head that science is somehow a threat or an enemy, out to destroy what they hold dear. If what is held dear by you is so easily eroded by fact, then perhaps it isn’t that dear on a universal scale, and that’s a dangerous position for you to be in. That’s why science is important – it gives us certainty, not faith, so that we can tackle life’s unexpected challenges with grace and security. Science is not going away.

The most widely publicized news of the astral projection lab research I spoke about earlier hit the interwebs via Reddit in this article by Gizmodo, a fairly lowbrow pop culture blog. It was interesting how the further it got from the original paper (originally reposted by Popular Science and reblogged elsewhere)   the more hysterical writers got about insisting it was “just neurological”  (nothing “paranormal” going on) while the original paper treats it with the a bland and blank finality of good science awaiting more test results to conclude anything.  It’s as though the articles in the trashier blogs already know how paranoid and rabid their readers can be, tearing apart anything that threatens their delusion that they are safe from the unknown. In the paper itself, published in the open-source journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, they call the ability “exceptional” not “normal”. They don’t jump to conclusions about what is happening, they just give us the data and reinforce that this is a sane, normal woman with an extraordinary ability we know next to nothing about. 

I mention this only because I think it’s important that occultists realize the kneejerk reaction of the general public is one which is not very valuable, and they shouldn’t be discouraged if some clueless clown completely unrelated to scientific academia starts frothing at the mouth about occult mysteries and how it is irrational.  

On the other end of the spectrum, the rest of the general public is more and more often involving itself in the affairs of the occult, thanks to pop culture icons like Harry Potter, pop music icons and other sources by which we get armchair magicians who may have barely heard of Qabbalah or Satanism. These tourists bring in all sorts of weak ideas and unreliable thinking practices to the table, further clouding the truth with their anti-science rhetoric. Fed on New Age soundbytes that lead nowhere, not only do these people not belong in the occult, they won’t last long in it. Until they run off to their next delusional window-shopping misadventure, they’ll be a thorn in the side of the dedicated Magus, alongside the rabid militant Atheist. 

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Bring in the Age of Science and War, will you? Aleister Crowley announced in his commentary on The Book of the Law that the forthcoming Aeon, (known popularily as the Age of Horus but more properly the Age of Ra-hoor-khut) was the age of Science and War. 

 Why would that be? I know Crowley doesn’t make bold statements from nothing, usually, unless he’s high, and somewhere there would be an internal consistency. I went around the web asking people who might know for sure – avid Thelemites and Crowleyites.  One man indicated that it had to do with the ordering of the procession of the Aeons in Aquarius. Since Aquarius is an air sign, this would place it with Earned Success and Science from the Tarot. (5 and 6 of Swords). Earned Success certainly connotates conflict. Another person interjected that War comes from the German word, werren, meaning “to confuse”. I have already discussed in another article why this is important in connection to Ningishzidda, and why Ningishzidda is important to The Book of the Law. 

 I wrote to the man to get a more detailed explanation of the procession of the Aeons theory. He wrote back, and explained very nicely in detail:

“Wow, I had to trawl through my history… I see I was pretty oblique in my comment. Chalk it up to my not caring very much for Thelema.

My take on it is this: if Crowley reinterpreted the generally well-known Theosophical idea of the up-coming Age of Aquarius and envisioned it as the Aeon of Horus, the correspondence is a renaming to make it fit his Kemetic framework which carries with it all the correspondences implied by its astrological underpinning.

I made a mistake in assigning the decans, though, since it is only now that I realize that the vernal point precessesbackwards through the ecliptic; hence the correspondences should be the Seven of Swords, the Six of Swords and the Five of Swords, in that order. Their mystical titles are:

  • 7: Lord of Unstable Effort (GD), Lord of Futility (Thelema)
  • 6: Lord of Earned Success (GD), Lord of Science (Thelema)
  • 5: Lord of Defeat (both GD and Thelema)

In general, the Swords in the Tarot are adverse, sinister cards: all have to do with conflict, instability, disease and violent death (except for the 2, the 4 and the 6; but the core idea of instability remains in them.) To my mind There is no doubt that Crowley is thinking of the Tarot when he said what you found he did.

If you read the progression of the equinoxes through the three decans of Aquarius you can make another reading, more purely astrological this time:

First, as it enters the mutable decan, ruled by the Moon, changes are swift and all destructive; all structures are torn to their foundations to make room for the New Era: nothing remains standing, all is in flux under a baneful, irresistible force; emotional turmoil brought by tyranny in the name of enlightened progress. War is no longer waged for power, nor for beliefs, but now only for ideas. The movie is Terminator.

Then, as it enters the fixed decan, ruled by Mercury, it comes to the serenity brought by the rational control over the emotions, at their expense. Control over matter, space and time under the rule of pure thought. Man has dominion over Nature and Man, at the expense of dominion over Self. The movie is Equilibrium.

Finally, as it enters the cardinal domain, ruled by Venus, the dominion over the material aspects of reality rises against the mental oversight: earth defeats air, the sensual, earthly aspects of Venus under general rulership of Saturn make this decan conflictive, volatile, uncontrolled, anarchical. The movie is Mad Max.

As for credits, I don’t need nor want them. I am just a student of the Western Tradition, and trying to explain this to you has been a great opportunity for me to test my limited understanding. I hope this is of help to you, and if you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact me again.

Best regards, Matías.”

 

So what can we expect from this Aeon, then? Killer robots, dystopian patriarchy and motorcycle gangs? Well, maybe…I don’t think Matías’s explanations of the series are that far off from what is actually going to happen.  I think it can be inferred from the current state of events that things are about to go verrrry wrong.  Homo sapiens sapiens is getting very close to extinction.  You get this feeling that everything is about to go down and there is a faint but tangible safety net being coordinated. It could be a good thing for Homo sapiens sidus (the term I coined to refer to the emerging subspecies of star humans who don’t quite have all of their genes together yet) and mark the beginning of a new age contrary to everything the peace and love camp is touting as our future.

We have a few years, at the most, before human life ends.  Some of the grim statistics are the fact that the human body begins to break down and die at a cool 95 degrees in 100% humidity. (VICE Magazine 2014) Even with fans blowing on us constantly there’s still no way to carry away the body temperature. Heat waves have already killed tens of thousands of Homo Sapiens  over the past few years. Time to get over being human. 

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The Sombrero Galaxy, Photo Credit: NASA

So what do we know about stars? They burn hotter than other things. They live a lot longer. They are also incredibly beautiful and givers of warmth, life, light, drama and death.

According to thelema101.com,  the axiom “Every man and every woman is a star” is taken to mean that every person’s will should not interfere with another’s will, because stars never collide.

 

“This is usually taken to mean that each individual is unique and has their own path in a spacious universe wherein they can move freely without collision.”

Stars do, in fact, collide and they do it frequently – it’s where gold comes from as far as astrophysicists can tell.  So the whole model is outdated in popular Thelema. It’s nothing Crowley ever said and nothing that is found in the Book of the Law, but you hear people repeating this meme everywhere. This is the sort of thing I can imagine is the second generation contemporary PC crap coming out of the OTO today. “Stars should be nice to each other”.  Try to tell a black hole that. Stars, like, totally consume each other on a regular basis. 

As far as I know no one has ever taken into consideration that the axiom is literal and not figurative – the species has to transcend to the next rung of consciousness. We’re to become better stars, and some stars are doomed to a quicker failure than others.

Everything in Thelema via the OTO seems to point towards acceptance of things as they are, rather than to the revolution that an Age of War and Science infers.  You cannot find Isis and Osiris in Liber al Vel Legis, but you can find a really pissed off Ra Hoor Khut. Don’t feel so safe and cozy in your religion or your anti-religion. The Age of War has hardly begun. 

 

“But is the deepest Meaning of life on Earth really only about us making payments on our standardized boxes in the suburbs, with both parents holding down unfulfilling jobs so that we can drive our air-conditioned SUVs to middle school soccer games, stopping along the way at our favorite fast foods franchise, finally to end our day collapsed in the blue glare of Fox News?”

- Gary Gripp, “On the Acceptance of Near-Term Extinction” <http://guymcpherson.com/2013/05/on-the-acceptance-of-near-term-extinction/>

 

Part of the problem in explaining to anyone what I think they should do next is that in the occult, empirical evidence exists, but it’s often only in the hands of the initiates – the few brave enough to go there. It’s easier to convince someone to take LSD for science than to drop all will-to-disbelief and meditate with the TwinStar daily for 15 minutes and see what happens.

 

In the future I’ll cover some alternatives I’ve come to believe are the BEST way to deal with climate change and the impending wipe of humanity.  The short answer is meditate, alot. 

chat transcript for march 2014

rroseselavy
March 1, 2014 – 1:31 pm
Hello M1thr0s and others,

rroseselavy
March 1, 2014 – 1:35 pm
Can you say more about the process of active scrying, or direct me to previous posts here or in other forums where you’ve discussed it in more detail? Thanks – rroseselavy

m1thr0s
March 1, 2014 – 6:27 pm
@rroseselavy: active scrying is one of those things that is so integrated into the practise of Mutational Alchemy that very little has been committed to discussing what it is in a more generic sense. This needs to be corrected and I will set aside a place for it as soon as possible. In general, it is probably about what you’d expect: it is the focused *drawing* of any sacred symbol from an alpha point to an omega point, which can be performed either internally or externally. When we do this externally, it is usually projected against some sort of energetic fulcrum like a crystal or object suitable to being magickally *charged* in some way. The action itself is not complicated but seems to be one of those things that has become taboo for reasons no one can really explain. When people cross themselves from head-to-heart + shoulder-to-shoulder, that action is called active scrying but very little is ever spoken of it, and even less is available that discusses why people do this and what it is they are expecting when they perform this ritualized action. In general, it is one of the means we have to position an internal *spell* externally, and that is the same thing we use it for in alchemical projection…it externalizes an internal meditational formulation.

rroseselavy
March 1, 2014 – 7:57 pm
Thanks for this. I do think I have a sense of it, but this is helpful. Thank you for sharing your experiences. If I may inquire further – if the alpha point of origination is the practitioner, is it efficacious to choose a particular, more precise point from which to maintain the projection? What I mean is would the practitioner project from the area of the heart or the lower belly or the third eye? Second, is the line traced in the process of scrying dimensional along a vertical plane, as if one were projecting from a lantern upon a wall with the circulation of energy occurring “out there” although mirrored somewhat in the body of the practitioner? Or, does the projection take place along a horizontal plane such that the prana/energy/awareness/whatever that is projected proceeds out and circles back through the body of the practitioner? In the second example, as i imagine it, the working upon the practitioner’s subtle body includes the element of projection mentioned in the first, but also includes the body/positionality of the practitioner herself as a relay in the circu

m1thr0s
March 1, 2014 – 9:26 pm
When I began this body of investigations (nearly 40 years ago) there was literally NOTHING of this kind of information available anywhere. So I know from first hand experience that attending to one’s practise can resolve things even the so-called leading experts have not resolved. It is very important to get accustomed to this way of learning things. Most powerful magickal sigils of all kinds have the ability to teach far beyond what can be taught in any form of verbal discussion.

izi
March 1, 2014 – 9:44 pm
m1thr0s is right…don’t let your mind talk you into an armchair.

m1thr0s
March 2, 2014 – 2:48 am
@dragon: I seriously doubt it’s as fucked up as you say. Sounds like an emotional response to overwhelming circumstances…and that’s going around a LOT of late. Rather I think that in all this time there are things you’ve come to specialize in more than most. It might be useful to take inventory of that and address some of it. I’m sure it would interest me and I am fairly certain others as well. But probably most of all, it is likely to benefit YOU in ways you might have thought unlikely.

m1thr0s
March 3, 2014 – 2:11 am
PLEASE NOTE: izi set up a new protected *class chatroom* today that you’ll need a password to access. It’s for people who have purchased books or other study materials from the Institute who would like to be able to ask questions regarding their theory & practise in a private conference environment. So you will need to have purchased something and you will need to obtain a password from us to access that chatroom.

izi
March 4, 2014 – 8:39 pm
What did Dragon say was fucked up? His writing?

izi
March 4, 2014 – 8:40 pm
Not following…and I e-mailed all of the people who purchased booklets. Do you want me to involve the Magisters?

testauthor
March 6, 2014 – 12:03 pm
Hey it’s IZI testing the Author backend. Magisters and authors can access the ADMIN chat if you have questions about making posts. Scroll downhere: http://abrahadabra.com/wp-admin/index.php

m1thr0s
March 7, 2014 – 1:56 pm
@izi: his comments are in the February 2014 chat transcripts towards the end.

m1thr0s
March 7, 2014 – 1:57 pm
dragon February 28, 2014 – 10:36 am Ok, m1, I will reveal. It is probably time for me to come out of the shadows, though much has been learned here. Which probably makes me a more fucked up individual then I already was – but hey – it could make for some interesting verbage.

m1thr0s
March 7, 2014 – 1:58 pm
I’m excited to hear he intends to do more public writing. We need his voice and he needs to start using it before the opportunity has come and gone.

m1thr0s
March 7, 2014 – 2:00 pm
Granted it can be a serious pain in the ass, but then, most things of value CAN be…you just have to plough through all of that to get to the shiny bits!

izi
March 7, 2014 – 8:21 pm
yeah

izi
March 8, 2014 – 1:47 pm
yo

izi
March 8, 2014 – 1:47 pm
more signs academia is dying: http://anothersb.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/goodbye-academia.html

m1thr0s
March 8, 2014 – 6:15 pm
the slide into tyranny has always been heralded by a ruthless assault on academia. It was this way with the warring warlords of ancient China and it is true today where the *warlords* are now a bunch of corporate slimebags who don’t even have the balls to fight out in the open. People need to wise up and begin banning together to protect their common best interests and stop waiting on things to improve at the political/economic level…it ain’t gonna happen. This sh*t is going to play itself out the hard way and a lot of people are going to get burned in the process. Occultists already know this. Nobody ever gave two shits about them or their *Great Work*. It’s time for academia to pull its head out of its ass and start working together for the common good.

m1thr0s
March 8, 2014 – 6:25 pm
Know your Enemy. This is one of the first (and most important) lessons from Lao Tzu’s Art of War. Know their strengths as well as their weaknesses and capitalize on both, since even their strengths will tell you something about their blind spots. What the NIH fears the most is negative public exposure…so give them that in spades and don’t let up. It isn’t impossible to win this kind of battle but you have to know you’re in a fight and you’ve got to take all your skills to bear against it.

Apollo
March 8, 2014 – 8:29 pm
I have a feeling the reason that isn’t occurring already is that those scientists who are being marginalized are more focused on receiving tenure than altering the political landscape of academia. It’s ironic that the revolutionary aspect of science is lost on most scientists I think. All-in-all if everyone could widen their self-interest corporate oligarchy would crumble. I’ve never actually read an article like that before–a scientist leaving academia because of corrupt bureaucracy–I knew it existed just haven’t seen it expressed before. Thanks for sharing.

m1thr0s
March 8, 2014 – 11:10 pm
@Apollo: I agree and it almost seems a little comical in some ways. Did they not see this coming? The writing has been on the walls for decades! But modern academia has been sucking so hard at the corporate tit for so long they seem to have settled into a complacent disbelief that it would ever turn on them! Poor little rich kids…time for a serious reality check!!!

Apollo
March 8, 2014 – 11:50 pm
A lot more people SHOULD of seen this coming! But only a minority of individuals within academia, I feel, are really innovative and creative enough to engage threats of this nature. Most scientists have technical aptitude, but flair and genius are rare. Battling corporate interest is probably particularly important within the realm of science due to it’s awesome and incredible power for both creation and destruction. I do feel however that this is a really exciting time to be living in and a great stage for revolutionary action.

izi
March 10, 2014 – 12:33 pm
I like this quote so much I’m using it to kick of the Prefoundational Elements of Mutational Alchemy: Alchemy book.

izi
March 10, 2014 – 12:33 pm
“stars are a literal anatomical reality…an accessible inheritance to humankind but not without mastering the underlying physics. You can bounce off the ceiling all you like but it will not secure the foundation. This is the gist of future science: there is a physics to that which we have called godhead and we have the wherewithal to grasp it.” – m1thr0s

Apollo
March 12, 2014 – 4:37 am
My view is that we have missed out on a science of mind that might be possible with the marriage of modern science and the tantric approach to body and mind integration. I feel this sentiment may be not uncommon among those steeped in tantra and magick. When I look around I don’t see many “sorcerers”. A couple good artists and philosophers, and maybe even some magicians, but no yogi’s really…modern sorcerers. At least, nothing comparable to previous advents along the “alchemical line of thought”. Mutational Alchemy, being a novel, yet in ways, self-evident synthesis of ancient and modern approaches to mind-body science might be the doorway to a blending of modern physics and premodern tantric and magickal technologies.

izi
March 12, 2014 – 11:34 am
Might be? Ha.

Apollo
March 12, 2014 – 8:45 pm
We’ll see…

m1thr0s
March 13, 2014 – 12:12 am
@Apollo: seems a little too easy to me to form judgments about the status of others and/or the state of the world prior to validating one’s own innermost assumptions first…or perhaps invalidating which is just as useful in my experience. The odds are we probably don’t have the kind of time required to wait and see how it all plays out. The failures of past masters has left us at a tremendous deficit…I very much doubt that anyone realizes just how bad that situation really is. The only thing very likely to make a difference at this pass is the willingness of a very few individuals to go all out experimenting on themselves and MAYBE getting lucky enough to pull off the ridiculously impossible. That’s where things are really at in my view. The rest is just a bunch of far-flung speculations so far as I can tell. Who I am…what my work is worth etc…this is all a bunch of idle nonsense. The only thing that matters is that SOMEBODY push this whole star-thing across. I don’t much care who the fuck it is personally and there isn’t a real great likelihood that ANYONE will accomplish this in time to make a difference…that’s how deep in a hole we really are here. The writing is on the wall. It really should be pretty damn apparent.

m1thr0s
March 13, 2014 – 12:52 am
Not every world that picks up the dice and tosses them is going to win the game. Right now this world’s odds are’t looking very good. People can play at whatever they want…whatever gets them through their day but that doesn’t make it real. Our only fallback point is that we can still make preparations against death itself and that may be the only gambit left to us at this point anyway. I don’t think that is being *negative* per se…I think it’s just calling a spade a spade. But so long as the game is still on there is at least a very remote chance of actually winning it. But it’s a hell of a longshot by now. So if I am right about that then who really gives a shit about any of the rest of this stuff? The only real question right now is: is Completion itself squarely within your grasp? Cuz if it isn’t there isn’t a whole lot of reason to think it’s in anyone else’s either and that’s not an especially good report. We’re pretty much out of time here and all our enlightened masters have pissed their inheritance right down the tubes…sold it off for a fistfull of silver as usual.

m1thr0s
March 13, 2014 – 1:35 am
My entire life…the entire work i have been engaged in since I hit this rock…has been a last ditch hail-mary’s pass. I have come to believe that’s why I am here at all, so no…I’m not your fucking *yogi* nor anyone else’s accustomed spiritual master. I’m the guy they call when the shit has hit the fan and there is pretty much not a chance in hell of anyone or anything surviving it. That’s what I have come to believe based on everything which has transpired since I got here. i might be right or I might be wrong but I actually don’t think that I am wrong. And I also don’t have much of anything invested in it either way. My *self* doesn’t actually exist the way people ordinarily think of these things. Things are much worse than anyone thinks they are with this lovely little planet and if I cannot tip the balance in some remarkable way, I don’t expect it to ever reach maturity. Too many failures on the side of Being but the march of Knowledge never sleeps…so now we’ve got a bunch of homicidal baboons tossing nuclear power around like it was so much poop…do the math…it isn’t pretty and high ideals can’t fix it.

Saquasohuh
March 13, 2014 – 3:24 am
greetings everyone! just wanted to say I have been following this site for a couple of years and got really worried when it appeared to have disappeared! So very glad to see you up and running again under such a great looking rebuild!

m1thr0s
March 13, 2014 – 3:36 am
@Saquasohuh: It’s good to have you with us here at TAI! I see your name is associated to the Hopi legend of the Blue Star Kachina! Are you Hopi or is this perhaps just something you are interested in?

izi
March 13, 2014 – 3:40 am
Hello new person

Saquasohuh
March 13, 2014 – 3:45 am
@m1thr0s – half hopi on my mother’s side. stories of the Blue Star Kachina were told to me from a very early age. I grew up wondering when I might get the chance to see him in real life, although considering what it means maybe it would be better if it waited a bit longer! Hi izi!

m1thr0s
March 13, 2014 – 3:51 am
@Saquasohuh: yeah…hard to say on that one, but still…the prophecy is a very powerful one and also has certain themes in common with ancient Sumerian tales as well as Mayan etc… In the meantime, we have a lot of star-related stuff to discuss around here in general so we are glad to have you with us!

Apollo
March 13, 2014 – 11:26 pm
@m1thr0s: Dear god old man I hope you’re not *anyone’s yogi* unless its izi’s as it sounds more like a pet name put that way than a designation of *guruhood*. That I call you a yogi and izi a yogini is more a sign of endearment based on an affinity and identification with a particular class of human. Nonetheless I HAVE learned a great deal from you, not the least among them is that *perseverance furthers*. The issue here is *leveling up*. I don’t know how exactly that is going to happen, but I happen to believe that, in addition to the outstanding synthesis you’ve achieved in your own work (which outpaces anything else around, which is self-evident…and no I don’t need a fucking pat on the back, but hey…fucking thank you. Yeah! Fucking thank you!), modern science and the ability to empirically demonstrate the level of aptitude and ability that may be able to be achieved with advanced alchemy may be something of a game changer. And if not, I’ll choose the high road and die fighting. Of course this world is going to shit! I share your contempt, but even that may be to our adv

m1thr0s
March 14, 2014 – 12:03 pm
@Apollo: I’m actually just a theoretical (tantric) alchemist, though I happen to be a very good one in a world that presumes to no longer value such stuff …troglodytes who fail to grasp that *sustainability* is one of the key issues that my profession excels at. I can go into ANY situation, assess it and tell you exactly what will fail and why and when etc. I can pinpoint the alternatives that will stand the test of time. All this Body of Light stuff…that’s just your garden variety systems analysis really, trained on the topic of biostellar transmigration: what will work vs what will NOT work if this is the direction we wish to pursue etc… A more enlightened culture would just refer to me as *doctor* so-and-so since I have garnered the equivalent of maybe 1/2 dozen PhD’s over the years…instead I get a lot of knee-jerk reactionary bullshit from just about everybody, though fortunately this is finally beginning to wane. A day late and a dollar short as ever…so enamored are they with their beloved apocalypse.

izi
March 15, 2014 – 5:20 am
Neither of you jew-crackers know what yogi means obviously

m1thr0s
March 15, 2014 – 11:57 am
is a jew-cracker anything like a blintz? well crap…now I want a blintz…. I don’t CARE what *yogi* means or doesn’t mean actually. It has nothing to do with me or the work I am involved with. I only care what *stars* means.

m1thr0s
March 15, 2014 – 12:07 pm
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=yogi | term: yogi | definition: to have sex with a girl using no condom | example: I just hit a yogi last night

m1thr0s
March 15, 2014 – 6:09 pm
for the edification of the unenlightened hordes…

Apollo
March 15, 2014 – 8:43 pm
very gratify… *cough*…I mean edifying…

izi
March 16, 2014 – 8:08 am
?_?

izi
March 19, 2014 – 3:53 am
The movie about Richard Wilhelm was really good.

m1thr0s
March 20, 2014 – 12:35 pm
@izi: yes, very good but also interesting that one of the most important characteristics of the Yi Jing has been generally NOT been properly understood. Experts keep referring to the Yi Jing (I Ching) as a combination oracle/social ethics guide without really understanding that what truly sets it apart is that it is the oldest formal theoretical physics in the entire world…a work that set about from its inception to explain the iner workings of universe without resorting to notions of Deity on any level.

m1thr0s
March 20, 2014 – 12:48 pm
This is truly remarkable for its age and rivals the best of modern physics even today for its profound attention to detail and the breadth of its analytical reach. It attends to biological and cosmological phenomena with equal skill and agility and even though it hails from the time of Nu Kua (predynastic China) it was never about some all-knowing deity playing at creation as though it were his pet project per se. Nor are we compelled to buy into any of that crap in order to make use of its principles. Mutational Alchemy recognizes this and builds upon this remarkable human accomplishment with a vengeance. If we allow that consciousness may be a built-in feature of Universe itself, then there was never any reason to conclude that it had to be authored by some all-knowing God in order for there to be telltale indicators of conscious design in nature. If the Universe is inherently *superconscious* all by itself, then it was always sufficient first cause unto itself, just as a very few philosophers have been trying to assert for millennia.

m1thr0s
March 20, 2014 – 1:04 pm
Richard J Smith addresses this often overlooked detail in his ground-breaking little book quietly understated as *The I Ching – A Biography*…very important little book.. It’s a proper physics people…and that physics will set us free once and for all. This will take some time since we have a huge problem going on with all the apocalyptic suicide-jockeys out there doing their damndest to bring life to an end as a necessary precursor to their delusional projections of godly intervention.

m1thr0s
March 20, 2014 – 1:19 pm
Nevertheless, the Universe has almost certainly factored this bullshit in so it’s going to get interesting, if not a little abrupt…the Universe may be content to let this troublesome world rot on the vine just owing to the mental illness it has so copiously perpetrated but – moreover – I rather tend to doubt it. I cannot see where it really NEEDS this world for anything per se but Nature generally seems to abhor unnecessary waste. That’s a human preoccupation. It is not something we find Nature itself slathered in the way people are.

izi
March 22, 2014 – 4:15 pm
I think the earth is magickally protected in some way. Like there’s a plan. It may sound naive but that’s what I believe.

m1thr0s
March 23, 2014 – 2:33 pm
it has other suitors who seem to care a lot more for it than its worthless children do. Nua Kua and Tiamat seem to share this burden with respect to worthless children…strange, but probably not coincidental. I have always felt as though Life itself seems to have a peculiar agenda with respect to *outing* its *inessential* bits, as the Yi Jing puts it. It will *hack away* these inessentials in the end and what remains will amount to a legitimately victorious lineage of not-so-worthless Kings & Queens of Life itself. I wouldn’t want to be caught resting on my own guesswork regardless. There is much to be done if we are going to take responsibility for our part in things and liberate ourselves, jut in case God misses his train or whatever…

izi
March 23, 2014 – 3:12 pm
hey login to admin chat left you a q

izi
March 23, 2014 – 3:13 pm
god takes the train?

m1thr0s
March 30, 2014 – 2:08 am
@izi: sometimes she just catches a dragon…kinda depends on her mood…

m1thr0s
March 30, 2014 – 2:12 am
caught her riding a yeti one time…that was pretty hilarious. yeti was deliriously happy about it from what I could tell…they’re a little hard to read…

is the term “occult” outdated?

First let’s get clear – I don’t think the meaning is outdated, but at the same time I don’t think it’s a very useful term. The occult has just become so meaningless as the hordes assail it with their cheap t-shirts and ripped off art. A few weeks ago m1thr0s and I were going over the term as we always do with any high powered buzzword that triggers strong opinions in people or has become attached to stupid culture in some way. 

Our work is completely redefining what the occult means, despite most occultists being unaware of what has been occurring within The Abrahadabra Institute.  Hell, to be perfectly honest, most so called occultists wouldn’t understand the paradigm shifts if they were aware of them. I’m currently writing a series meant to address the foundational elements occultists should have had access to as children, but didn’t, in order to fill in the blanks for Da’ath malnourished adults.

A  plethora of stupidity out there surrounds the term “occult”, and not only from the “We hate you, let Jesus into your heart” crowd, either. Most of the flak and misunderstanding is coming from the “pagans” or “lightworkers” but it’s not fair to blame all of them, as the herd behavior is also just typical of humanity in general. Humans are self important, immature, sloppy and dangerous animals.

Decades go by where popular culture gets obsessed with one mysterious and exotic authentic practice or people and the magick and power starved hordes help themselves to it like it’s their own personal fucking buffet. I call it cultural rape, and the occult is experiencing this attack in a major way.  It does no good for the culture it appropriates – the sacred arts of Japan were being turned into a circus during the “ninja craze” of the 80’s.  The damage it deals is practically irreparable, like the cultural equivalent of radioactive waste, the bullshit just never goes away. 

Native Americans got the short end of the stick when a plethora of plastic shamans tried to hijack their religion for their own stupid, shallow and self serving purposes. This hasn’t actually stopped – once it begins and no one firmly takes a stand against it, it will continue. (American Indians usually attack back through disinformation.)

I could go on, but it suffices to say that none of these culture addicts will ever apprehend true knowledge and magick themselves – it is not for them. The occult and all of its trappings have become the newest craze, spurred on by the Harry Potter crowd approaching their teen and adult years and all of the free flowing parental allowance that goes along with it.

The diseases of humankind, smug self satisfaction and comfortable ignorance are trying to sink their dull claws into the occult, but it’s a slippery, dangerous slope, in fact far more dangerous than any of the interlopers could ever imagine. I don’t think that it’s attributable to any good intentions on the part of maguses anywhere, or even The Great Work. Distracting from the real problems facing humanity with cheapness and vulgarity is the modality of Choronzon and should not be trusted.

The powers of the Magus in the hands of dullards and dimwits can never be allowed – it’s the sort of thing that causes life itself to crumble. It got to the point where early this year both m1thr0s and I wanted to cut off ties to the occult and just go “hey we have this practice, this is what we do” – in regards to Mutational Alchemy – and leave the occult right out of it.  I’m not sure I’m in love with the term occult anymore, not if I have to share space with a bunch of mouthbreathers and pinched dullards.

chat transcript for february 2014

m1thr0s
February 1, 2014 – 11:33 pm
february 2014 chat log initiated…

m1thr0s
February 2, 2014 – 12:08 am
the site will have to be rebuilt from scratch but we haven’t actually lost anything. this is more about an opportunity to reformat a huge body of work that was off the rails already anyway and needed to be reconfigured. when this project went public (about 11 years ago) things were very much in an exploratory modality whereas now we have a much better idea of where things are at and what things need to be prioritized to achieve a *maximum inertia – minimum stress* standard. So we’re actually pretty stoked about moving forward from this more experienced overview.

Izi
February 2, 2014 – 9:00 am
I’m glad you’re alive at least.

Izi
February 2, 2014 – 9:10 am
I am very happy to be starting the site over again, it was getting quite bloated. Just don’t die while we’re rebuilding, cuz I won’t be able to do it without you. And *I* know all of the stuff that was on the forums!

m1thr0s
February 2, 2014 – 9:36 am
@Izi: Mutational Alchemy holds Death in too high esteem to treat it like an early retirement plan…it would be sort of like cashing in your 401K before you really had anything in it!

m1thr0s
February 2, 2014 – 11:21 am
NEW CHAT RULE: guests will need to register with us to use the chat function going forward. Our time is important to us and we want to know who we are talking to. If you registered before the hack you will need to re-register and you’ll be good to go. We’ll be running our own daily backups from here on out so this should not come up again. thanks!

izi
February 2, 2014 – 12:09 pm
Do you think it’s ironic that the homepage says “Nothing Found”? (I know it’s because we have not posted anything.)

izi
February 2, 2014 – 12:13 pm
I’m working on the rough draft for the curriculum list. There’s a lot of ground to cover just on the basics of magick, kabbala, tantra, and alchemy.

m1thr0s
February 2, 2014 – 12:25 pm
If it said *Nothingness Found* I’d probably shit myself…rofl

Izi
February 3, 2014 – 2:58 pm
your booklets are showing up at https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7214070.m1thr0s

m1thr0s
February 3, 2014 – 4:26 pm
@Izi: wow…my 15 minutes of fame…rofl . thanx for digging this out izi…had no idea!

Izi
February 4, 2014 – 4:27 pm
ah, you changed it to say art and technologies. good.

Izi
February 4, 2014 – 4:27 pm
couple of new links for you to check out under art

m1thr0s
February 5, 2014 – 3:58 pm
art links are looking great! thanx izi. couldn’t do this rebuild without you!

izi
February 7, 2014 – 7:13 pm
Oh sure you could. It would just be more difficult.

m1thr0s
February 9, 2014 – 3:38 am
@izi: perhaps so, but the difficulty would be rather extreme at this point, with so many other things that also need attending. It’s good to have you in any case since your skills always seem to me to be a perfect balance against my own. Whatever comes of this work with respect to a clueless world, the undertaking itself is genuinely epic and the universe at large is flabbergasted at the spectacle of it all…

Izi
February 10, 2014 – 4:47 pm
Funny blog: http://senseshaper.com/category/sense-of-the-world/satire-2/silly-things/?subscribe=success#subscribe-blog

Izi
February 12, 2014 – 12:22 pm
I need to reset the server

Izi
February 12, 2014 – 5:23 pm
Nice abracadabra piece: http://www.adin.be/en/promo-2010-03-21.htm

m1thr0s
February 12, 2014 – 6:11 pm
love the pendant…want it!

dragon
February 24, 2014 – 11:30 pm
Ok then, I am here.

Izi
February 25, 2014 – 12:10 am
oh good

m1thr0s
February 25, 2014 – 8:36 pm
hey dragon: I am hoping you might try your hand at some articles at some point. We can assist you with formatting and/or images etc if it’s needed. Guest Authors will get credit for their own work of course. We have to approve but it’s pretty wide open insofar as topics go…anything you feel like needs to be said. That opens up a LOT of possibilities really. I know you don’t write much but it might be time to consider it. You’ve got a lot of great stuff locked up the attic!

RoBear
February 26, 2014 – 4:21 am
any thoughts on when some curriculum will be available?

m1thr0s
February 26, 2014 – 2:50 pm
RoBear: Keep an eye on articles and booklets that will become available consistently over this next year as these will be crafted with extended coursework in mind and help to get you acclimated to core principles of Mutational Alchemy in particular. Mutational Alchemy represents the underpinning physics that distinguishes the Abrahadabra Institute’s proprietary definition of Abrahadabra itself, but there also exists a very broad range of associative disciplines that both embellish and complete the broader practise as applied on a day-to-day basis. In the immediate I would recommend keeping up with the articles and booklets, understanding that it is the assimilation and fortification of the Body of Light in lieu of these principles that most clearly defines the Institute’s unique training program.

izi
February 26, 2014 – 4:26 pm
I second that, I really love your writing Dragon.

izi
February 26, 2014 – 4:35 pm
I’ll be spearheading the pre-foundational elements of mutational alchemy coursework, for those who don’t quite feel ready to take on mutational alchemy. I’ve set aside the entirety of 2014 for this work. It’s a big project.

izi
February 26, 2014 – 4:36 pm
I initially took on mutational alchemy from an already rigorous training in native american shamanism, tantra, meditation, martial arts and a whole childhood of learning in magickal methodology.

izi
February 26, 2014 – 4:37 pm
I know how to build the bridge from “here to there” so to speak.

izi
February 26, 2014 – 4:37 pm
It takes a lot of explaining and there’s no shortcuts. none at all.

m1thr0s
February 26, 2014 – 9:01 pm
the role and general discipline of theoretical alchemy has been completely misapprehended with respect to western mystery traditions in general. It is to magick and mysticism what theoretical physics is to science…that branch of study most capable of defining things vaguely anticipated but poorly understood. Insofar as the aptitude for it is concerned, it is questionable that this can even be taught, although it follows a very rigorous system of protocols so I am uncertain of any negative conclusions regarding this. But what CAN most certainly be taught are those things that this understated discipline has been able to unearth and place squarely on the map. And that’s what Mutational Alchemy has to bring to this whole discussion of *stars*. But how one gets to a place where this conversation can even be recognized…that’s where the *pre-foundational* stuff is a really vital linking mechanism and is unfortunately one that I am not best suited to create from scratch since I seem to have always had a particular aptitude for it – if not from birth – then obtained through some uncanny means along the way. It was never any part of my original job description to connect people to Mutational Alchemy…only to connect people to stars in some way that might actually make some sort of rational sense.

m1thr0s
February 27, 2014 – 2:25 am
Only in hindsight is it possible for me to look around and see that if people cannot grasp the power and the clarity of Mutational Alchemy for what it is, they are unlikely to ever benefit very much from any of its teachings. So for the Abrahadabra Institute to survive, it will be essential that this gap be plugged. I think I can be of great assistance with this task but it is actually not the principal task that I was handed…or else was somehow precariously passed down to me. Things are what they are and I remain confident that all these things can all be sorted out. It just takes some time and a real commitment to seeing it all through to completion.

izi
February 28, 2014 – 9:36 am
It’s a big job but I’m very excited to be doing it. I think it’s going to make a world of difference to people’s understand of Mutational Alchemy.

dragon
February 28, 2014 – 10:36 am
Ok, m1, I will reveal. It is probably time for me to come out of the shadows, though much has been learned here. Which probably makes me a more fucked up individual then I already was – but hey – it could make for some interesting verbage.

kundalini yoga is overrated

yogalogo

m1thr0s - 2012

The division between heaven and earth in our particular conundrum was recognized and addressed by ancient Indians and that is where Kundalini yoga began. It is a technical approach composing a blueprint and manual of the areas where high and low bodies meet, and proposes to teach how to open up those channels which are blocked primarily by the functions of the  jiva, or manifest individual.

Types of consciousness and thought patterns have a direct effect on what occurs in the body of light. This is the premise in which yogis attempted to flesh out Kundalini yoga. It is an inexact science, poorly understood. Kundalini yoga is not a complete system – nobody has achieved a perfect formula to use yoga to attain god consciousness.

Most Kundalini yoga peddled today bears little resemblance to authentic practice, containing no tantric principles and is void of reason.

Mutational Alchemy is proposed by The Abrahadabra Institute as the 9th limb of yoga, a synthesis of mantra, yantra, and a new kind of meditation. It contains everything that one could hope to find in Kundalini yoga, but it actually delivers something which Kundalini yoga cannot. We have barely scratched the surface of what Mutational Alchemy has to offer, yet it proffers new insights and techniques every day, where Kundalini yoga simply falls short or achieves inharmonious, dangerous results.
sivaeye
m1thr0s - 2012

The idea that awakening Kundalini will magically transform one for the better is a lie. If the body isn’t properly prepared, dangerous outcomes await even experienced practitioners.  If it is properly prepared, and Kundalini rises on its own, this alone will not achieve the success we need. Kundalini yoga never addresses courting the descending serpent, which carries the properties of heaven, or parabrahman, with it.

In Judaic Kabbalah this is simply known as Ain Soph Aur.  It simply isn’t discussed at all, and instead we’re left with a description of curious phenomenon and how to get these to occur, which is about as useless to us as occultists as elementary school science fair volcanoes are to scientists.

The focus on gently raising Kundalini through meditation and dietary practices is considered to be a worthwhile behavior – this  is a dangerous myth and a waste of time. One can achieve absolutely nothing in their life in pursuit of raising consciousness, all the while believing that the mediocrity they attain is somehow “enlightenment”.

This is, as far as we can tell “the great miss” the second speaker in the book of the law warns about. The effects described by modern, especially western so-called “yoga masters”  simply doesn’t meet the criteria for the level of power and impact we are seeking to attain at TAI.  Kundalini is not god consciousness, it is not star consciousness, it is not even a good or fulfilling meditation.

Yoga needs a complete physics. It needs math and true, authentic tantra and bhakti. The raw physical power  you can access with the TwinStar meditation for example, cannot be overemphasized. Properly unleashed it is a much more powerful experience than the Kundalini phenomenon.

Because it is so powerful, Mutational Alchemy often scares dabblers who consider themselves well versed in yoga or other meditation practices. They can’t handle the vast power that their training has ill prepared them for. The intensity is extreme and nothing can prepare you for it mentally except tantric experience.

Unlike more lackadaisical and often unscientific systems, such as the fictions invented in the middle ages by snake oil salesmen, Mutational Alchemy is much safer while at the same time, paradoxically, much more potent. It’s not for the faint of heart. One of the best meditations to easy into some light MA work is to start with the Hidden Diamond Sutra. One may like to have done the basic work in the study of mantra, yantra and scrying, but it isn’t completely necessary.  Any questions can be answered in the chatroom  until the curriculum for Abrahadabra Academy is completed.

diamond
m1thr0s [info-graphic] - 2012

chat transcript for october 2013 – hidden diamond, tetragrammaton

Izi
October 1, 2013 – 10:09 am
In reply to “Visitor” from September’s chat. No, we’re not likely to publish The Mutational Alchemy Tarot unless a publisher gets back to us. Neither of us have time to self publish. MythMath was kind enough to print out three decks for m1thr0s, himself and I, and that has been useful to test the deck. (it’s amazing) these special poker card stock decks cost $100 apiece just to print and I don’t consider it a marketable price so I’d rather just let it sit at three decks in the world if no one is, you know, ready to publish it. Crowley’s deck did the same thing and now it’s everywhere even though its, you know, WRONG on so many levels. We have corrected all of the errors in his deck and you can peruse some threads on the Forums that address the errors so you can modify your own Thoth if you like. There are booklets on the most important subjects we’ve discussed over the years in the store that spare you hours of searching the forums. for a bunch of really useful information, including the instructional TwinStar meditation Flash video just go to Projects—->The Book of Mirrors.

Izi
October 1, 2013 – 10:11 am
As for videos, we have all of the gear but hardly any time. We’re thinking of working on the 81 card ternary deck and for me I am all for another crazy long 3 year project so with me and m1thr0s essentially being the only two people who can do the videos, not likely to happen, not without some funding. There just isn’t enough time between all of the projects and responsibilities we have going on here at TAI. But I’ll try to talk m1thr0s into at least trying to do a podcast at some point.

Izi
October 1, 2013 – 11:59 am
Aaaaaand I evoked Andras this morning.

Visitor
October 2, 2013 – 11:51 am
Ok. Thanks for the info. I hope that the deck will get picked up by a publisher. I personally think there is a “market” for another occult publisher to really take off in the US, or even an offshoot of an existent one, there is a lot of good stuff that goes completely unpublished and a lot of virtually useless occult stuff that does get published. I hope the deck gets published at some point!

Izi
October 4, 2013 – 12:08 pm
yeah me too, but whatever. the work goes on…

Izi
October 5, 2013 – 3:13 am
What I find interesting about your publisher comment is…honestly the only two publishers we will probably ever have an account with to purchase books from is Princeton University Press and Chicago University Press, hardly known for their occcult lineup. But the stars are pointing towards Science and Technology, not new age woowooism and showy glitter magick. Tantra is going to experience a new revival if occultistsever get serious about it. About stars, that is.

m1thr0s
October 6, 2013 – 3:32 am
@Visitor: Thank you. So do we! But we are already beginning to plot a very different kind of deck not following the 78-card thoth tarot standard but the 81 tetragrams of the historical Tai Hsuan Ching. Curiously, the proper name for this type of deck, alchemically speaking, is the Ternary Tetragrammaton…a much stronger foundation stone to divination work than has been seen in a deck form before…

Visitor
October 8, 2013 – 11:33 am
Thanks! I have made exponential progress since finding the various concepts featured here. I am wondering, is there a symposium booklet available which specifically addresses the process of breathing in conjunction with the TwinStar visualization? Thanks again.

m1thr0s
October 8, 2013 – 5:46 pm
@Visitor: no booklet on this yet but the principle is not hard to apply. In the Circle and Ascending Triangle with the internal Descending Triangle within, the circle is your in-breath, the ascending triangle is a held-breath and the descending triangle is your out-breath. Works the same in both directions. More complex symbols may require personal experimenting but the essential standard is right there in the Circle & Triangle.

Visitor
October 8, 2013 – 6:58 pm
Thanks!!!

Izi
October 9, 2013 – 2:23 pm
At this point we are up to our neck in projects, the booklets are so important but we have many other responsibilities tugging at our heels right now. Any questions should be asked though as I know we both love elucidating topics. Many of our members don’t visit the chatroom so further help can be found in the forums – for unpaid users, The Occult Emergecny Room is where you can post.

Izi
October 10, 2013 – 10:55 am
US Games is not happening, they just sent us a rejection letter. Not sure whether to self publish or not. In other news Art Space Alliance did their market survey launch party last night and it looks like it’s really going to happen here in Olympia. m1thr0s and I are so excited. We do really well in a Fine Arts enviroment so that may be our focus for the near future.

Izi
October 10, 2013 – 10:56 am
m1thr0s has been really gung ho about the Tetragrammaton deck and feels like we should simply abandon traditional tarot in lieu of a healthier standard of 81 cards,

Visitor
October 10, 2013 – 4:43 pm
Well, there seems to be at least a few rockstar occultists with some scrilla, they should hook you up so you can get this stuff published haha. Seriously though.

Visitor
October 10, 2013 – 6:02 pm

Visitor
October 10, 2013 – 6:05 pm
I wish you both the best. Both of you produce amazing visual pieces that really have the ability to transport the viewer to different dimensions.

m1thr0s
October 10, 2013 – 10:43 pm
@Visitor: Thank you for noticing that! The type of art I deal in is supposed to do exactly that but since very few Westerners are aware of sacred art; oblivious to mandalas, yantras, kolams, talismans and the like; it is sometimes difficult to convey the type of potential they are dismissing out of hand. Moreover I have come to feel that I am not producing art for them anyway, rather producing art to assist my brothers and sisters in arms as it were…those who recognize that there is a battle going on in this world to which we all need to be more cognizant and as properly armed as possible. Most of the images I release at large are spiritual weapons of the highest order. They are emphatically defensive in nature and are not capable of brute violence in any way but are powerful to defend by way of accelerating quantum consciousness itself.

m1thr0s
October 10, 2013 – 11:09 pm
In general, awareness is our first and final line of defense against restriction & ignorance. Most people do not intend to be the lifeless monsters they have become, but since they are willing to go along with the monstrous, they are unwitting pawns in an ongoing war against life, light, love and liberty. The lines have been drawn and it’s down to the rarest of individuals to redeem themselves ahead of the herd…something none of us can do alone but working together even the most impossible of things become possible.

Visitor
October 12, 2013 – 10:12 am
Thanks.

Izi
October 14, 2013 – 1:29 pm
yay got m1thr0s to attend the Enterprise for Equity orientation. finally. One step closer to having an actual Abrahadabra Institute public space for us all.

Izi
October 14, 2013 – 2:12 pm
I am seriously considering investing in our own printing press eventually. We have too much stuff to publish and Fedex is so expensive even though they do great work on our booklets.

Guest_921
October 14, 2013 – 2:16 pm
This is Niguma I lost my password again and can’t figure out how to get it back. Sorry. Thanks for setting up my account.

Izi
October 14, 2013 – 2:18 pm
hey Niguma

Izi
October 14, 2013 – 2:19 pm
I reset your password sent you a pm just now

Niguma
October 14, 2013 – 2:46 pm
Got it to work, thanks!

Izi
October 14, 2013 – 2:50 pm
Oh, good.

Niguma
October 14, 2013 – 2:51 pm
I am shocked that US Games turned you down for nudity, of all things. The THOTH deck is so sexual and nudity is everywhere of course. Sad

Izi
October 14, 2013 – 2:52 pm
Yeah I know. We are already moving ahead with a release of the cards and m1thr0s implemented the “smiley system” cards so we can do readings on the forums. :> So people will be able to at least view the full deck for the first time. I think self publishing will be doable and affordable once we work out the kinks

Niguma
October 14, 2013 – 2:53 pm
Do you think you’ll be able to publish soon?

Izi
October 14, 2013 – 2:54 pm
That is the question everyone keeps asking but I of course have no answer. Without a solid business plan and a loan we are looking at $200 per deck – totally worth it but they really shine on Android/Iphone. I’d like to see them in a good tarot program, and cheaper cards.

Izi
October 14, 2013 – 2:55 pm
MythMath got us poker card stock and it’s expensive. Very luxurious but its expensive.

Niguma
October 14, 2013 – 2:56 pm
Definately a collector’s deck then. I want to use them, of course. Any progress on Crowley’s work is a good thing. MUST HAVE IT NOW. lol

Izi
October 14, 2013 – 2:57 pm
You can totally contact MythMath about it, if you want one of the expensive copies. I havn’t been very serious because I don’t want occultists having to pay $200 for the work, we always try to make things affordable. But if enough people want to do it we might be able to put it in the store. I just want to be able to offer the expensive one alongside a cheaper edition.

Niguma
October 14, 2013 – 2:58 pm
Well I hope to see it soon, both of them. you’re going to post the whole deck online, where at, on the forums or …?

Izi
October 14, 2013 – 2:59 pm
I’m working on it right now. just resizing. hopefully I’ll have it up by Wednesday, if not it will be Monday. and yes itll be here, on the front end. I’ll put it under our projects section.

Niguma
October 14, 2013 – 3:00 pm
great, i look forward to it.

Izi
October 14, 2013 – 3:00 pm
afk I gotta pay attention to photoshop for right now

Niguma
October 14, 2013 – 3:00 pm
kk thanks for fixing my account

Izi
October 14, 2013 – 3:05 pm
ur welcome

Izi
October 15, 2013 – 8:54 pm
Almost there, just Water and Earth to plow through on the MA deck.

Izi
October 17, 2013 – 4:39 pm
Right now I am editing the descriptions for the deck

Visitor
October 18, 2013 – 2:31 pm
New Complete Tree of Life Picture in Color. Wow. Some glyphs give off Chi/energy immediately when viewing, this is REALLY cool. I bet if someone views it for 15 minutes or so before sleeping very cool Dreams occur. I have never done this with any of the AI glyphs or any of m1thr0s art, but I do wonder if this effect would be amplified with multiple pictures of the same glyph stacked? Thanks!!!!!!

m1thr0s
October 18, 2013 – 6:27 pm
@Visitor: Images can certainly seed ideas at the very least. Talismanic glyphs tend to act as portals in general, operating at non-verbal levels of consciousness. We have noted that people coming into the forums (where there are many such images floating about) often report pronounced dream states they feel are connected to the forums in some way. Those who wind up sticking around for a long time virtually always experience life-changing phenomena in ways no one could specifically predict or control. I consider this to be indicative of the principle of the *Lamp*, seldom discussed but is the 5th magickal implement alongside the Wand, the Sword, the Cup and the Disk. We can’t know exactly how these things will affect others but we CAN predict that individuals who are in some sense already looking for answers will in some way find those answers through the portals being opened up for them to peruse and contemplate.

Izi
October 18, 2013 – 6:29 pm
I get vivid dreams off of the scryation work all the time, especially the Hidden Diamond.

m1thr0s
October 22, 2013 – 6:16 am
It doesn’t surprize me that the Hidden Diamond would have this effect at all since it is clearly the most unresolved aspect of the Tree of Life itself. In a metaphorical sense it is the arboreal *Serpent* and *Active Principle* to the Tree that all people have abandoned and subsequently denied, thus betraying themselves and their own innate inheritance. It might astonish some that I would not make this claim of the TwinStar which has also been abandoned, but the TwinStar most correctly pertains to the star-half of the Tree/Star equation and is therefor a full step ahead of the Tree in evolutionary proximity. As such it is not as glaring an omission as the Hidden Diamond which is right in front of us and is the thing we should all be most immediately attending to as a precursor to mastering our *Star House*. People have no idea just how far-reaching Mutational Alchemy doctrines really are. In saying this I do not attempt to pass any sort of judgment against people per se. Things are what they are and my job is simply to set the matter straight, knowing perfectly well that it will be some generations before that Knowledge & Conversation is recognized and embraced by people en masse. Unfortunately, we seem to be largely out of time, barring unforeseen events of a rather miraculous kind and caliber. Events that I do not have any way to confirm will actually occur.

m1thr0s
October 22, 2013 – 6:30 am
I do not fully grasp why I might have been set upon this task, but the dice have been tossed and there has never been any real choice about it in my own life. If I had to guess it would be that certain portals desperately need to be opened even if no one passes through them at this time. Once opened, it will prove to be MUCH easier for others to find this path and take it when the time finally comes for them to do so. Why that should be quite so urgent as to require me to labor my entire life in morbid isolation I really do not clearly understand. The indications are that we are facing sudden-death as a species and do not recognize the danger that is already upon us. Only time will tell if this is correct or no.

Visitor
October 23, 2013 – 3:15 pm
Well, I have a lot of love and respect for this work on all levels. By reading some other books I am synchronistically able to understand some of the context of what you may be referring to here and in other areas of the chat. I was wondering if the Hidden Diamond would be receiving an animation ala TwinStar? I did purchase the booklet but lost it before I could figure out the whole scryation…

m1thr0s
October 24, 2013 – 5:22 am
@Visitor: maybe, but not for awhile yet. We have a lot of fans in the fire right now and it’s important that we get the Institute stabilized financially if at all possible. These tools will instruct you through trial and error and errors are nothing to worry about so long as you are always pressing forward, constantly looking to improve on what you’ve learned. In many ways I have already spent more time than I should have instructing people. It is good to acquire wisdom from reliable experts but it is beyond measure to acquire it from within. But the Hidden Diamond is especially important so when time allows I will probably animate it and set it on autopilot as with the TwinStar.

m1thr0s
October 24, 2013 – 5:36 am
The unhappy truth is, only a very few people seem to value this work at all…too few to make it worth it in any material sort of way. and that’s ok in the sense that I’m not in it for that anyway but have invested such a huge amount of time and energy into it that after a lifetime it has taken a bitter toll. The irony is that I could have just used these tools to do hundreds or thousands of things that a great many people would value instantly, never having any clue what driving force lay behind the scene. So at this point in my life I need to find a better balance between what people will be eager to support vs what they urgently need to know. You can’t make people value things they are not willing to acknowledge.

m1thr0s
October 24, 2013 – 6:17 am
I have followed the initiatory standard of the so-called Ipsissimis in both spirit and letter. I have perfected my *law* and have subsequently declared it for all to scrutinize and access. It happens that any sufficiently advanced body of work will leave certain gaps that only time and industry can effectively fill and this is certainly true of Mutational Alchemy as well. Someone has to map the territory before the territory can be explored – so completely oblivious we are of our own innate inheritance. Pioneers rarely get to see the end result of their labors and are often ridiculed and shunned by the herd at large. These facts are perfectly known by those who elect to throw the dice regardless for the greater good at stake. So there can be no room for any complaint where choices have been made and consequences naturally occurred. But there are no vacations in this line of work…no retirement package nor even a living wage attached. And that is a regrettable situation even though there was never any possibility of avoiding it.

m1thr0s
October 24, 2013 – 7:43 am
most people do not want to believe that spiritual matters are rooted in the same kinds of physical laws that govern physical matters. I think it frightens people to think that they are solely responsible for their own spiritual welfare. most people have been trained from birth to think of themselves as powerless, helpless, even worthless but for the *grace of god* etc… It seems to never occur to them to consider that these ideas were manufactured by a select few to control the greater many. The deeper you sink into this hopeless quagmire, the harder it is to extricate yourself from it. As time passes in a person’s life we reach a place where we intuitively know that we have wasted our lives attending to virtually everything except the things that really matter. Like going into a fight with no fighting skills or knowledge, one is tempted to wish for miracles that have almost no chance at all of success. Mutational Alchemy empowers people in truly remarkable ways yet most people do not want to be empowered if they can cling to their illusions through stubborn insistence alone. We cannot change the state of consensual ignorance of the many until we affect that change within ourselves first. Things are gradually improving but it’s kind of a too-little-too-late affair for the most part.

m1thr0s
October 24, 2013 – 1:56 pm
I’m just rambling right now because I feel like it. There is no test at the end of it so there is no need to agree or disagree or even understand it all per se. When I discuss technical things it’s a little different, but right now I’m just tossing things out at random.

m1thr0s
October 24, 2013 – 2:12 pm
Those who ascribe to an anthropomorphic god are violently prejudicial. It goes with the territory. If god looks just like me then he obviously doesn’t look just like you. These people love to quote things they never understood to begin with from books they have no actual knowledge who wrote, when they were written or the circumstances under which they were originally compiled. They will say things like *God created Man in his image* and from this meaningless soundbite will violently insist on everyone else being on board with their skewed interpretations and end conclusions. Never mind the fact that the original authors of that book spoke a completely different language and had a completely different interpretation. It doesn’t even matter to them. Truth is of no value to them at all…only the submission of others to their doctrines of Division and Hate are of any serious importance and there is absolutely no vile or heinous action they will not engage to shove their bullshit down the throats of anyone who does not consent to their version of things. Their kids come first cuz kids are a captive audience dependent on them for their very survival. Women are easily subdued as well and anyone even remotely outside their sphere of influence are simply dehumanized and vilified. The anthropomorphic doctrine of God is a doctrine of bigotry, violence and hatred. It was never anything other.

m1thr0s
October 24, 2013 – 2:30 pm
But let us return to this core tenet: that *God created Man in his image*. If it does not mean that God created man to look like God, what else could it possible mean? The most prevalent source of this idea in modern times is from the book of Genesis, compiled by Hebrew scribes at some time in the ancient past. Now to begin with we should know that the book of Genesis hails from an even older source since we know it is also the Creation mythos of the Sumerian culture with certain changes having been made but we can deal with that at another time. Modern Hebrew scholars are quite agreed that this phrase never meant to imply that Man was created to look like God. They argue that it is an absolute heresy to assert that God looks anything like Man, or that God can even be comprehended by the Mind of Man in general. Rather, their position is that God fashioned an image representing Man in his perfected state and from this image Man was subsequently created. To have this image makes it possible for Man to achieve the Perfection that God intended for Man. Not to have it means that Man cannot find the proper standard of Perfection recognized by God, nor the rest of God’s creations. So what kind of image are talking about here?

m1thr0s
October 24, 2013 – 2:53 pm
To the best of my knowledge no such *image* was ever handed off by God to Man that we can be sure of. The only Man that might have had first-hand access to this image would have been the Adam Kadmon…the first of his kind created already exalted to this intentional Perfection, though a few scholars argue that Woman may have actually preceded Man to be be perfectly correct…but again we can shelve that argument for the moment. Qabbalists believe that the Tree of Life is that image…that the image is a symbol and a map rolled into one. An image that *fits* the body of Man but was never a Man in itself. To master our understanding of this image means to have a reliable standard of Perfection on a universal scale…and it this notion of Universe that explains why the *image* cannot be a Man per se…neither Man, nor Godman, nor any anthropomorphic embodiment of any kind. This image reveals to the Mind of Man the path of Perfection with respect to Universe. The Qabbalists are not the only ones to have arrived at this conclusion: that Perfection is possible to Man by way of assimilating a Symbol defining Man in perfect balance to Universe. A symbol is something we can understand and a symbol is something that can be said to belong to ALL of Man…and not just a select few men only. If every man and every woman is a *star*, then some symbol explaining what that star is would be a good candidate for the original image selected out for man by God. In saying this, I am not validating any particular notion of God. I am only asserting that a symbolic representation of this idealized Perfection is much more likely to succeed than any image of any man-like personage of any kind.

m1thr0s
October 24, 2013 – 3:00 pm
Symbols convey Principles, and it is Principles that set us free. It is symbols that teach us how to make things work and it is symbols that endow us with actualizable Perfection, whether the building of a house, the creation of a tool, or the assimilation of Universe itself. And that’s about the end of my rant for today. I have discussed this before and will almost certainly discuss it again…very few topics of conversation are as important as this one.

Visitor
October 25, 2013 – 5:20 pm
Thanks for sharing this insight.

m1thr0s
October 26, 2013 – 12:20 am
@Visitor: hehe…glad you enjoyed my little mental breakdown! ;-)

Visitor
October 26, 2013 – 12:17 pm
Is there any possibility of drawing just a modified version of the Hidden Diamond image with maybe directional arrows overlaid, from starting point to end of Scryation process? I know that is a lot of work, but I have noted how quickly you usually modify stuff. Also, is there a Vocalization to go with the Scryation?

Visitor
October 26, 2013 – 12:20 pm
I read the booklet and do not remember reading any such information, so I guess a numbers method works. Btw, if you didn’t get the note, I recommended you all to a well-known metaphyscial magazine for an interview. I don’t know if they will pick it up, I don’t have any affiliation with them, but I hope they will. If you all scored a magazine interview with a nationally syndicated mag, then…

Visitor
October 26, 2013 – 12:24 pm
…hopefully more paid membership, plus, more leverage for the tarot publishing deal that you all obviously should already have anyways. I just felt like I should do that on the advice of the Spirits …

Visitor
October 26, 2013 – 12:24 pm
Thanks.

Visitor
October 26, 2013 – 12:26 pm
I apologize if that is too many things to ask at once here. Thanks.

m1thr0s
October 26, 2013 – 11:55 pm
@Visitor: what magazine? it might help if one of us contacted them as well.

m1thr0s
October 27, 2013 – 12:42 am
@Visitor: There was quite a lot of discussion about the Hidden Diamond during the year or more after I first realized its importance. That discussion is unfortunately spread across a dozen or more threads in the forums. The first booklet discussing it was really just laying out the essential shape of things and did not go further into application. I have not yet had the time to do a follow-up booklet but a few of the highlights are: (1) – The Hidden Diamond is a multi-dimensional unicursal hexagram that coalesces at two critical junctions on the Tree of Life; at Daath and at the Heart Center, represented at the crossing of Strength and Priestess paths if you know the Golden Dawn arrangement of tarot cards. This coordinate also correlates to the Heart Chakra in Ayurvedic Medicine, just as Daath is represent by the Throat Chakra in that system. (2) An extremely important thing is going on with how its internal unicursal hexagrams are aligned; three distinct unicursal hexes run through Daath while two distinct unicursal hexes run through the Heart Center. This gives a clue as to its internal dialogue which is vast, and yet is generally untapped in Western Mystery schools.(3) – it appears to be an astonishingly perfect visual matrix for mastering both of the most important applications of the alchemical Word of Perfection. The divisioning of a distinct Above and Below are indicated with a Yang Set (3) above and a Yin Set (2) below. In the Word of Perfection we can identify these as Ternary and Binary sets of the complete Word of Perfection itself with its 12 Banners and so on. While there are many things we might try to do with it, The Hidden Diamond seems naturally geared to supporting that particular standard. (4) – Its internal hexagrams support both 3/4 time and 4/4 time mantric applications with ease. This means we can either apply the condensed or extended Word of Perfection banners with equal simplicity and strength. The Hidden Diamond is one of the most remarkable symbols I’ve ever run across and I tend to specialize in heavyweights in general. But you can probably see it takes more time to stitch all this stuff together enough that other people can follow along and then apply it for themselves.

m1thr0s
October 27, 2013 – 1:26 am
So very basically, you need to learn about how to apply the alchemical Word of Perfection in order to get maximum value from the Hidden Diamond in my view. And one of the stumbling blocks we run into is that the traditional Word of Perfection is mathematically incomplete. One of the most important things I have done in my own work is to complete that most important master alchemical formula. So I can instruct people how to build proper internal elemental fields accordingly at this time – following either a 9/ternary or 4/binary mathematical standards. I may be the only living alchemical master who can even do that worldwide. That may sound a little corny but the bottom line is that Internal Alchemy has been in such a horrendous slump for so long that I really haven’t got any serious competition anyway…only the physics itself, which is fortunately intact enough that it is at least possible to uncover the rest with a reasonable degree of confidence.

m1thr0s
October 27, 2013 – 1:36 am
Internal Alchemy is Light and Sound tech chiefly…so the words we choose are super important. And the glyphs we choose and how those two things come together is as well. What really distinguishes Internal Alchemy from ceremonial or ritual magick is primarily a matter of focus. Historically, internal alchemists across the world have been concentrated on this notion of attainable Perfection. But if we do not have an acute standard of Perfection to emulate, we are pretty well screwed until we ultimately come up with one. Beyond this everything is about tweaking and fine-tuning our methods, but you have to have a powerful standard to begin with or the rest is just a busy-work, signifying nothing.

m1thr0s
October 27, 2013 – 1:48 am
The Hidden Diamond presents us with a formidable challenge…one of the loftiest standards I have ever seen with respect to the Tree of Life. It’s function is essentially to balance and build up profound inertia within the Tree of Life structure. It gives us a way to *light up* the Tree as it were… Using the Word of Perfection allows that we do this as impartially as we can, since our work is limited to elemental clarity and strength until we eventually produce a Tree that is successfully rooted and growing in Infinity itself. This is the internal alchemical meaning of transforming *Lead into Gold*

m1thr0s
October 27, 2013 – 2:24 am
I suppose we could say that internal alchemists believe that if you attend properly to your Tree your Tree will reward you with whatever fruits it bears. The rarer the Tree, the rarer its fruits of course. It is literally impossible to guess how exceedingly rare a Tree is produced via the Hidden Diamond method, but it is possible to assert that it’s one of the highest alchemical standards on Earth – very possibly the highest. With its 16 paths it equates to Tetragrammaton itself, so it is a little startling that no one seems to have picked it up and run with it until now.

m1thr0s
October 27, 2013 – 9:56 am
As for the TwinStar, it’s essentially the same thing applied to a different structure…that structure we are calling *the Abrahadabra Star*. The Hidden Diamond is very specific to the Tree of Life. Even though it is true that the Star carries the Tree as a topological subset of itself, the pragmatic truth is that the Star is so beyond reach for most of us that even dedicated practitioners can ultimately succumb to a sense of futility – even knowing that they are doing things reasonably correctly etc. So the Hidden Diamond is truly the discovery of a lifetime as its proximity to Man is about as good as it gets and it does a remarkable job of bridging Tree & Star.

m1thr0s
October 27, 2013 – 10:14 am
An astute person might question: what is the value of an *impartial* approach to such lofty matters? We walk a fine line here. On the one hand there is no denying that it takes a certain amount of *belief* just to motivate ourselves to commit a great deal of work in this area, but we do not want that belief to be interpreting results. We want and need the cold hard facts as nearly as we can get them – for better or for worse. Only in this way can we expect to catch our own mistakes and make the necessary corrections. So a *bare-bones* approach to things is much better for us than a preconceived notion of what things are and how they work. For this reason, *divine detachment* is an age-old tantric principle much esteemed by all the past masters in antiquity.

Guest_110
October 27, 2013 – 8:26 pm
I have just ordered both of the symposium books mainly to get a better grasp of what exactly the hidden diamond is and the theory behind it so I’m glad to login and see it being discussed. Recently though I have been working with the TwinStar and have begun to wonder about it’s uses in evocation and invocation. Besides the Ningishzidda formula how can principles be evoked or invoked using….

Guest_110
October 27, 2013 – 8:29 pm
the Star? For instance how could one go about invoking Pan or Set using the TwinStar fomula? Just something I’ve been thinking about experimenting with. I usually perform evocations and invocations by scrying into a black mirror but somewhere on the forums I read of a method of scrying a pentagram over a name as a method of invocation. Never heard of this being used but after working with the

Guest_110
October 27, 2013 – 8:30 pm
Twinstar so much I can see how these things would work. Can’t wait to receive the two booklets. This is Wanders by the way, for some reason I can’t change my name.

m1thr0s
October 27, 2013 – 8:46 pm
We got your order Wanders and it should ship out tomorrow! Not sure why you cannot change your name though… TwinStar and Diamond systems are essentially charging mechanisms. A lot more than this really but in relation to conventional invokation/evokation operations are more about setting the Circle itself. It is necessary to combine them in orchestrated ways to get them to do anything other than their intended purpose. There are all kinds of ways to do this and the only obstacle of any kind has to do with combined operations being at cross-purposes to such a degree that one might cancel out or nullify the other. So long as that does not occur the sky is the limit so far as i know. I’ve only experimented a little with this myself but I do have some experience with it.

m1thr0s
October 27, 2013 – 9:19 pm
Hexagrammal Fields predict a very different kind of *magick* looming on the horizon for human beings…a situation where complex coded energy commands can be launched at the level of quantum computing. In situations like that we create an appropriate energy field, enter its program and engage, much as we might do from a computer console today. We can also delete or erase etc. There are all kinds of possibilities going on within the framework of coded energy manipulations. So using these tools to invoke an entity like Set may tend to contradict itself in a variety of different ways. We are accessing very different parts of the brain for one thing and one has to question what use one might really have for the other. This is not to say it could not be done but in many cases the doing may be a little anti-climactic in the end if it turns out that these objectives are really not that much in sync. But experiment is the nature of things with magickal practice anyway, so if it seems a good idea from start to finish then it may be a good idea in fact.

m1thr0s
October 28, 2013 – 3:05 am
Invocation and Evocation are two very different animals of course. An invocation of Pan, for instance, needn’t be intending to set Pan to some sort of task. The possibilities for combining systems is much easier to sort out in that case. On the personal side I typically only invoke an archetype if I have some business with it revolving around the Body of Light in some way, usually more a question of drawing on its cosmic presence in some sense based mostly upon whatever I already know of that archetype and then can also glean out intuitively. So because there is no other agenda going on it is a relatively simple matter of raising energy on the one hand and rather steering Mind in the direction of that particular archetype. This tends to become ritualized to some extent and may involve any number of strategies aimed at bringing that entity into focus.

m1thr0s
October 28, 2013 – 3:22 am
Possession, by way of contrast, is a much more extreme form of invocation that used to be a kind of magickal staple in ancient times that doesn’t much seem to serve any useful purpose in modern times in my experience. It would be more difficult to use TwinStar or Hidden Diamond as a means of becoming possessed by some other entity. Whether impossible or not I couldn’t venture to say but the opposing agendas of assuming control vs relinquishing it are going to prove chaotic at best. Yet even with this it might be possible to set the stage in some way that would effectively combine them. A thing’s degree of difficulty doesn’t usually count for all that much if the underscoring intention is mapped out with enough personal conviction.

wanders
October 28, 2013 – 11:40 pm
I agree that Hexagrammal fields seems to be a whole new terrain of magick. I have only just begun studying the I Ching so haven’t gotten too deep into any of that work. I do keep pondering the question of how no one in history has touched upon this. With all various systems of internal alchemy using the symbolism of the trigrams no one was actually using it in the way of hexagrammal fields?

wanders
October 28, 2013 – 11:52 pm
Seems almost impossible. I rarely evoke. I find that with the black mirror calling an archetype into oneself is alot easier and more potent, although sometimes it gets a little too hot. I can see how using the Star and Diamond could be a little overkill for something like an invocation, but I will just have to keep experimenting to see what can happen.

m1thr0s
October 29, 2013 – 1:39 am
@wanders: you wrote: [With all various systems of internal alchemy using the symbolism of the trigrams no one was actually using it in the way of hexagrammal fields?] none too directly it seems…but astonishingly omnipresent at the level of cosmological/anatomical principles – like everywhere you look! But the connecting of the four cardinal elements to the four binary *forces* seems to be an entirely modern convention for some reason. I have considered the possibility of hidden hazards of some kind and have looked for them without significant result. But the fact that we can also repeat the strategy at the level of the nine ternary elements corresponding to the Lo Shu Diagram itself gives us an intellectual mandate in my view. We need to understand if this untried strategy might not be the missing link to everything everybody has been after all along…An elementally coherent micro and macro cosms is a big deal no matter how you slice it. It gives us somewhere real to go for starters.

m1thr0s
October 29, 2013 – 1:44 am
The binary and ternary geomantic structures are not really *forces* so much as *frequencies* btw. So it’s not even about understanding the ancient portents so much as understanding these vibrational field compounds. The science of vibration is what internal alchemy is really all about anyway!

m1thr0s
October 29, 2013 – 2:20 am
Technically. Man *fell* from the Image that God prepared for him btw…and presumably the Tree of Knowledge became his only recourse back again. Finally this whole *image* idea begins to make some sort of pragmatic sense. It’s an allegory of Man’s own evolutionary struggle…

Visitor
October 29, 2013 – 9:23 am
Thanks for further info on Hidden Diamond. I am processing through this…I am also looking forward to tentative booklet sequel. Thanks for producing the new Complete Tree of Life in color. This is an amazing glyph. The magazine I did contact in hopes of being a anonymous interview matchmaker for AI is Parabola magazine. They have wide distro around the country and cover some wide topics.

m1thr0s
October 29, 2013 – 4:26 pm
@wanders: books shipped out today. tracking number sent to your gmail account.

m1thr0s
October 29, 2013 – 4:33 pm
@Visitor: It’s always gratifying to know that one’s work is doing someone else some real good. I have to admit that the color HD turned out better than even I had expected! Kinda hard to take your eyes off of it! I think that is even more true the more you know about the Tree of Life in general. It has been a great pleasure for me to be able to learn enough in this lifetime to confidently suggest finishing touches to such a potent magickal glyph. Not many people get that kind of opportunity so – despite the cost – I’d have to say this incarnation has been productive on many important levels.

m1thr0s
October 29, 2013 – 4:51 pm
@wanders: hmmm…looks like your email addy is undeliverable. i can post the tracking here if you prefer but wouldn’t usually do that unless you approve it.

m1thr0s
October 29, 2013 – 7:40 pm
@wanders: Your tracking number is: 9114901159815442831811. Estimated shipping time is 3-5 business days.

m1thr0s
October 29, 2013 – 7:41 pm
whatever you are doing that keeps posting only single letters…please stop! I have to manually delete those nonsensical posts.

wanders
October 29, 2013 – 7:47 pm
Sorry. I don’t know what was going on. Whenever I typed a letter for some reason it automatically was entered. Something with my keyboard.

wanders
October 29, 2013 – 7:48 pm
Where can I find the Hidden Diamond glyph on the site? Somewhere in the forums?

m1thr0s
October 29, 2013 – 8:15 pm
@wanders: can’t seem to find the most important stuff. I’ll have izi look for it cuz she is much better at digging these things out.

m1thr0s
October 29, 2013 – 8:30 pm
the booklet you ordered will lay it all out though…

wanders
October 29, 2013 – 8:33 pm
Thanks. Can’t wait to receive them.

m1thr0s
October 29, 2013 – 11:54 pm
ok…the Hidden Diamond was discussed over several threads but this one probably has the most information in one place: http://forums.abrahadabra.com/showthread.php?6626-New-Mirror-P-an-Ku-Revised-%28copy%29 – Keep in mind that a forum discussion is a think-tank environment where we throw ideas out and develop them. A more finished presentation will naturally have resolved certain things that an exploratory discussion may not have. izi found this for us in one of our *invisible* forums. I’ve ported a copy to a visible forum so you can access it.

m1thr0s
October 30, 2013 – 12:19 am
almost forgot about this image: http://abrahadabra.com/images/attached/diamondschematic02.png – I need to flesh that one out a bit more. Very strong energy. Very descriptive image with the Abrahadabra Grid holding it all intact.

m1thr0s
October 30, 2013 – 12:31 am
This one is pretty cool as well: http://abrahadabra.com/images/attached/diamondschematic04.png – hyphenating the Flower of Life + Hidden Diamond…

m1thr0s
October 30, 2013 – 12:33 am
These glyphs tell us a lot about structure but it’s still the alchemical Word of Perfection that tells us how to actually build upon these schematics…some of that discussion is included in the above thread link.

Visitor
October 30, 2013 – 6:25 pm
Studying….studying….thanks!…

wanders
October 30, 2013 – 8:10 pm
Thanks!

m1thr0s
October 31, 2013 – 11:49 am
That thread was developing several important ideas at once. The TwinTrees arrangements turned out to be transitional and have since been resolved, so don’t get too wrapped up in that. Word of Perfection stuff is reliable and MOST of the Hidden Diamond stuff is as well.

m1thr0s
October 31, 2013 – 12:19 pm
I feel like most of the time people really don’t get the syncretic agenda and run away screaming at what may appear on the surface to be a great deal of instability. What they typically do not see are those core elements that have remained intact for a very long time…decades in some cases and hundreds (even thousands) of years in others. Everybody seems to want the *finished product* and that’s perfectly understandable but when we are dealing with things that have been left unattended for a very long time, this simply isn’t always possible. Some things have to be discussed blow-by-blow, on-the-fly as it were, if they are going to be intelligently discussed at all. We may not have the benefit of an end-conclusions in all cases but the quality of the new stuff being developed is ultimately worth a little uncertainty in my view. You just have to learn how to roll with the punches.

m1thr0s
October 31, 2013 – 12:37 pm
Most people are so locked into romantic thinking that they rob themselves of the exhilaration that nature itself brings to the table every single moment of every single day. People make up the most ridiculous crap to qualify their *beliefs* as being somehow credible – if only you are willing to flush your mind right down the disposal. Isaac Luria was a brilliant qabbalistic scholar who managed in his very short life to exalt qabbalah to a whole new level of clarity and stability. But it wasn’t good enough that he was a genius. People had to invent all kinds of bullshit about how he was personally instructed by the prophet Elijah in a cave for a period of many years. I find this kind of thing cowardly and disingenuous. He was a committed genius and that’s the long and the short of it. When people insist on these super-human origins of their spiritual teachers they are are in essence dispatching any personal responsibility in the process as well as dehumanizing those people they claim to revere

chat transcript for september 2013: scryating the twinstar

m1thr0s [September 2, 2013 - 11:01 am]: new chat started for september 2013...

GratefulGuest [September 3, 2013 - 6:43 pm]: Very cool.....

GratefulGuest [September 3, 2013 - 6:43 pm]: Thanks!!!

m1thr0s [September 4, 2013 - 3:20 am]: @GratefulGuest: I take it you found my response to your last questions in the August Chat archive! It's a very exciting and energizing marriage between the Flower of Life and the TwinStar to be sure. It's such a dynamic mix that I have come to think of it as an essential learning *step* all by itself...that if I were teaching this stuff to many people I would want to always include that combination as a kind of staple...just as many schools of Yoga have certain very central asanas etc...

m1thr0s [September 4, 2013 - 3:35 am]: One of the things we find the TwinStar engaging in constantly are particularly potent *symbiotic* partnerships of many different kinds...but certainly visible at the level of iconic marriages themselves. What the TwinStar seems to always bring to the table is an unstoppable *energizing* dynamic...it seems to amplify and fortify and energize many other well known symbols unlike anything I have ever encountered from any other glyph. It is like some kind of universal *master-key* in this respect. I suppose many people might try to make the same claims for their own stuff but I honestly think there is something very unique and different going on with the TwinStar in this regard. I have been quietly observing this phenomena for nearly 40 years until I finally felt I had to inform other people about it...even not knowing 100% exactly what is going on with it or why it seems to dynamically *infuse* virtually everything it touches...

m1thr0s [September 4, 2013 - 3:45 am]: Not that I don't have answers mind you...but I am trained to resist my own conclusions until I can adequately account for them at the level of underscoring principles...if it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it may not necessarily be a duck, and yet some things do seem to reach a level of *common sense* recognition long before we may have the best possible technical explanations.

GratefulGuest [September 5, 2013 - 5:29 pm]: I have been having some real breakthroughs in my own understanding lately. I think that modified image is VERY powerful btw. Some realizations I have been having have to do with my understanding of why the mirror technique is used. I think it has on one level something to do with the Qabalistic concept of 10 + 1, or 11, instead of only 10. Which is a simple key in itself I think, to unlocking...

GratefulGuest [September 5, 2013 - 5:31 pm]: ..and making sense of the way that Crowley and subsequent occult thinkers have conceived of Qabalah. Hoping to understand this concept for me goes all the way back to a few years ago when I was a hobo in the California Bay Area..

GratefulGuest [September 5, 2013 - 5:33 pm]: ...I was thinking of how maybe it had to be thought of as the person being a sort of sphere orbiting the 10 Sephira, effecting his/her/hir consciousness from outside of this concept while also existing within it. I think this concept is very Art-ful. It also seems timely that we are coming to a point where we are taking charge of our own evolution in the realm of science in other ways too...

GratefulGuest [September 5, 2013 - 5:35 pm]: (via genetics, nanotech, transhumanism etc.)... I see the mirror as being effective in this way. I visualize the lines going through me, while also reflecting with the mirror in front of me. With the profound connotations of that plus the sequence of 11 including -, this is a breakthrough I think towards an understanding on a newer level.

GratefulGuest [September 5, 2013 - 5:35 pm]: For me, in terms of understanding what TwinStar is doing mechanically...

GratefulGuest [September 5, 2013 - 6:35 pm]: In other words, I had no way of relating experientially to what the concept of the Qabalah of 11, that I read about for the first time back in Cali. Now, I do via TwinStar...I am not sure exactly if this makes sense, and I think that right now,it is more experiential for me, almost eluding articulation completely at least...

Izi [September 5, 2013 - 11:00 pm]: Yeah that's the stuff. Good to see you coming on board with it. I definately am grateful for having it in my life at this point. It really has changed my life in all positive ways. Try not to get TwinStar burnout; lol.

GratefulGuest [September 6, 2013 - 11:17 am]: Thanks. I do plan on joining the gold forum if possible...But, I can't get the Gematrix.com to render the proper number apparently, haha. Anyways...Thanks. For now, I am going to just read up on the forums etc. Btw, don't mean to be annoying, but still interested in when maybe the other orgone info might be presented/posted, etc. Thanks......

m1thr0s [September 7, 2013 - 2:50 am]: @GratefulGuest: it's gematrix.org and that site is crap. sorry but it needs to be said. I checked a few words that are well known (abrahadabra=418 for instance) and it came back with absolute garbage. If I were you I'd be looking for a better site than that one. Bogus numbers can do you a lot of damage over time as you become attached to numerical associations that aren't real, or in any case have no universal connection of any kind which will leave you isolated and confused.

m1thr0s [September 7, 2013 - 3:05 am]: You're a lot better off to learn how to run the numbers yourself anyway. It's not that hard to learn and you don't have to master it all at once...but choosing a strong (e.g. time-tested) numerology is very important. gematrix.org refers to *hebrew numerology* which is misleading as there are probably dozens (if not hundreds) of variations of *hebrew numerology*. The one called AIQ BKR (pronounced Akh Bekar) is by far the most prevalent yet gematrix.org seems completely unaware of it. Experienced numerologists are much more careful than this as well they should be. It's not good enough just to refer to an english or a greek or a hebrew numerology per se. It means nothing if you can't be more precise than this to begin with.

m1thr0s [September 7, 2013 - 1:35 pm]: please don't take it personally if i seem a little harsh on this point. It's not directed at you personally. You probably have no idea just how many people I have interacted with over the years who have been led down a path that cannot possibly lead to anywhere but despair & frustration in the end. Too many people are much too quick to make shit up and pass it off as *traditional*. As a theoretical alchemist myself who deals in cutting edge ideas all the time I have learned to walk a very careful balance between ancient and modern metaphilosophy. It is incumbent upon the *new kid on the block* to unite  the old along with the new in such a way that the old resonates and thrives within the new paradigms and principles. It requires a high degree of respect for *true and faithful* accounts from all points compass and this can never be accomplished by passing the new off as though it were the old.

Guest_973 [September 9, 2013 - 6:06 am]: I hate gematrix.org they are so bad

GratefulGuest [September 9, 2013 - 1:30 pm]: Thanks.

Izi [September 14, 2013 - 8:01 pm]: So, hehe I put a new tshirt in the store, of the Mushushu crest.

m1thr0s [September 15, 2013 - 12:53 am]: looks great Izi!!! B)

Heka [September 16, 2013 - 8:04 am]: Hi everyone. Quick question. When scrying with the Diamond, is the grounding Circle and Triangle used in this application as well? I'm thinking it's used for all MA meditations but just a little unclear. Hope that makes sense.

m1thr0s [September 17, 2013 - 5:48 pm]: @Heka: yes it is. circle and triangle are standalone *skry-ations* in their own right as well. They usually come at the end of other balanced-field creations to center and ground those actions. This could be as simple a matter as balancing two pentagrams, or as complex as programming bi-directional hexagramal fields...

Heka [September 19, 2013 - 2:27 pm]: Thought so. Thank you m1

m1thr0s [September 20, 2013 - 2:06 am]: In active scrying work the skryations themselves do most of the real teaching. Obviously we play catch-up...research our targets and so on...but if the talismanic formula itself isn't teaching you something at the level of simulating its energy signature then something is definitely skewed somewhere. The Hidden Diamond has a great deal to teach us, as do most things Abrahadabra.

Guest_198 [September 20, 2013 - 5:22 pm]: Joel Biroco's new forum:

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m1thr0s [September 21, 2013 - 12:12 pm]: @Guest_198: destined to be a great site and it's almost certain we will see a strong alliance between abrahadabra.com and bozoji.com!!! We've been forwarding people to Joel's http://www.biroco.com for years.

Izi [September 25, 2013 - 1:02 pm]: Still a little confused about your new scryation word.

Izi [September 25, 2013 - 1:04 pm]: I thought it was an action verb

Izi [September 25, 2013 - 1:05 pm]: like "I'm scryating the TwinStar"

m1thr0s [September 26, 2013 - 1:06 pm]: perhaps the phrase *skryation pattern* might be helpful to clarify: The TwinStar is just a sigil (or yantra) until you *activate* it by actively scrying out its lines either with numbers or via a word or phrase of some kind. It is that active scrying pattern that I am referring to as a *skryation*. The word is identifying the thing you *do* with the sigil that brings it to life...

m1thr0s [September 26, 2013 - 1:11 pm]: of course, there is also the more passive *gazing* that may not assert an active scrying pattern at all. it is not *wrong* to do this but it is deemed more powerful to perform the *skryation pattern*...this is how we *charge* the sigil which elevates it to a much higher energy status.

m1thr0s [September 26, 2013 - 1:17 pm]: one would generally refer to simply *scrying* the TwinStar, but the scrying pattern as a whole is being referred to here as a *skryation*, or *skryation pattern*...hopefully that clears things up.

m1thr0s [September 26, 2013 - 1:29 pm]: on a side note: it is generally held to be the case among jewish scholars that the Genesis phrase *created in the image of God* does not mean that Man was created so as to look like God in any way. Rather the idea is that God assigned an idealized *image* to Man representing his *perfected* state...an image such as the Tree of Life for instance, or in this instance, the TwinStar. Jewish scholars have always maintained that God's own physical form is eternally incomprehensible to Man.

m1thr0s [September 26, 2013 - 1:37 pm]: and if that is true, then we have every good reason to suppose that simulating images representing our own idealized *perfection* is the proper way for us to know the Mind and Will of God...the better the image at defining that *optimized* physicality, the more effective it can be expected to be. In a sense, it doesn't even have to be the exact same image originally assigned. We are free to experiment until we find the image that yields the surest results. But in the end, the idea is that once we finally nail it, it will turn out to be the same *image* anyway...

m1thr0s [September 27, 2013 - 12:02 am]: not that *God* has ever been a special emphasis with me personally...I really don't spend any time trying to understand God per se. My focus has always been about Man himself and how to liberate Man from the constraints of Ignorance and Restriction...I generally assume that God does not require any particular assistance from me, other than doing whatever can be done to facilitate Man's universal ascension. If we are *incomplete* in some way, then *Completion* is what we are looking for. Whatever that means in terms of our relationship to God will be apparent of itself in its own due course.

Visitor [September 30, 2013 - 5:44 pm]: Will Abrahadabra be releasing the New Tarot Deck soon? Also, will Abrahadabra Institute ever release an informative book about some of the main points and tenets taught here on AI? I can easily see a niche market for a multi-volume set with an instructional emphasis. And one other question, is it possible that maybe there might be some videos of actual people at AI doing....

Visitor [September 30, 2013 - 5:47 pm]: ...meditations such as TwinStar etc. I ask this because, I have often wondered if there is a recommended breathing technique to be employed in TwinStar. As of now, I have had success with just following intuition on this level. In fact, I do have one other important question. There was an animation of the TwinStar configuration in "rotation" that was uploaded to AI forums. Any link please? Thanx