what is self-initiation?

 

Lately I have been getting a lot of requests for more information about initiation. It’s not surprising to me – many are unfamiliar with these classical Hermetic concepts, which are stripped out of, or just missing, from revisionist texts. The concept of initiation is so basic to Hermetic praxis, some of the older texts presume that one understands what is meant by the term. While self-initiation is always a respected process in the Hermetic ouevre, there is a very clear difference between self-initiation alone, and initiation into a lineage.

I suspect not everyone will be interested in the latter, and that’s perfectly fine – our focus has always been on self-initiation – lineaged initiation only becoming possible by two things: m1thr0s’ decision to formalize Mutational Alchemy as school, rather being a mere practice or book on a particular hybridized branch of Hermetic Alchemy, and second, a student dedicated enough to spend 10 years in a formalized student-teacher relationship with him. We still offer Mutational Alchemy lessons to new students, because it was always that way around here, but later on, after doing this for a few years, it became clear that self-initiation was not enough. Individuals were struggling with the concepts surrounding Mutational Alchemy. We figured that if we did not form a lineage and continue this praxis, we would not be able to return to the work  later on, for example if reincarnation is a reality, and we had some suspicions that this was the case. 

What is Initiation?

Initiation, according to Oxford English Dictionary, is “1.1 The action of beginning, entering upon, or ‘starting’ something; the fact of being begun; beginning, commencement, origination.” So right away we can see that the key ingredient here is intent. The definition also means that everyone can be initiated – the act of will, deciding to practice magick, is an initiation in and of itself. What about the higher echelons of gnosis, can anyone access them and be initiated into the highest realizations? Our answer will always be a resounding yes. It may not be easy, but the simple axiom “Every Man and Every Woman is a Star” should be enough for us to presume that every man and every woman is capable of initiation into the highest mysteries of stars,  or more accurately, self-made universe. Buddhism has maintained from the very beginning that enlightenment – gnosis in the West, happens in an instant, and can be triggered by seemingly random, insignificant things.

The Abrahadabra Institute has always prided itself on self-initiation, as a way of bypassing all of the fluffy bullshit and rigmaroles that old-aeon organizations such as AMORC, The Golden Dawn and BOTA make their members go through. These initiatory practices can be powerful – only inasmuch as the particular initiate is powerful. So at all times our goal is to raise power, and we do this with several tools. The focus is to hack away the inessentials and achieve *Maximum Inertia* and *Minimum Stress* – perfect equilibrium despite the forces under our control. Tools like the Da’ath hack, TwinStar and TwinTrees offer us a way to achieve this equilibrium, at least for a short time. The more one works with the mirrors the more this effect becomes manifest. They are, in effect, reflections of the perfect Man – all of them are you, at least at some level of your being. It may be lying face down in the mud buried under a ton of garbage that one has accumulated, but it is there inside you, somewhere. The function of the mirrors is described in the title – it allows one to see one’s self as they truly are – beyond the lower rungs of the Body of Light (the physical body.) 

The Heart of the Master

Between the worlds, beyond consciousness and being, there lies a force that is likened to the greatest, most authoritative, all-powerful Master across all time and space – the so-called Heart of the Master. It has also been referred to as the Logos in Hellenic thought, Ehyeh ’ăšer ’ehyeh, (I Am that I Am) in Israel, and the Tao by the Chinese. Although the conceptualization of this mysterious secret heart differs slightly from civilization to civilization where it has been identified, the essential aspect of its omniscience and omnipresence is undisputed. The goal of all initiatory praxis is to achieve singularity, at least for a moment, with this sacred heart. This is the goal of the Great Work, or Magnum Opus, and the purpose and function of the Philosopher’s Stone. Where a civilization has identified this overarching force, it is also accompanied by theories on a way to achieving harmony with it. The Israelites composed and followed the way through mysticism – prayer, ritual, study and righteousness (right thinking, right action, as it is called in the East.) The Hellenic people achieved it through analytical study, philosophy and other intellectual pursuits using the basic premise that the way is supremely logical, and reflecting this nature is the best way to emulate it. The Taoists in China composed poetry in the form of Zen koans and so forth, in order to show the way, and the I Ching and T’ai Hsuan Ching – studies of the code of the way. This turned out to be right on point – our entire DNA strand reflects the structure of the I Ching, as I have discussed before in DNA and the I Ching Explained. 

The basis of Hermeticism was the initiation process into this great mystery of the intelligence that was the Logos, personified as Hermes in some cases. Much of the great mystery school doctrine has been lost, due to iconoclasm, but we do know that initiation formed the backbone of their popularity. Where today, religion is mostly an empty ritual that mimics the old rites, Hermetic, Mithraic and Eleusinian mysteries used *real* sacrament and *real* phenomenon as a scaffolding for their way of life and that way of life included ecstatic rites. Today Hermeticism has lived on in many ways, from rave festivals that reflect the Dionysian and Eleusinian parties, to the preservation of Hermetic texts and grimoires in the Western tradition. Scientific and philosophical discourse, the legacy of Hermeticism, is everywhere in our world, not just in a few cities, and all nations benefit from advances in knowledge, very rapidly. While physical alchemy evolved into modern chemistry, internal alchemy has remained in a state of abysmal stagnation since the beginning of the Enlightenment era. Philosophy, science and politics have advanced by leaps and bounds, while nothing has been done on the subject of Hermetic Alchemy for hundreds of years. The last major update that Kabbalah received was in the work of Isaac Luria; the tarot, with Eliphas Levi; the star thesis of human evolutionary dharma, Aleister Crowley (one could certainly argue that Isaac Luria’s thesis is a proto-star theory, especially considering the emphasis on Ain Soph Aur, the introduction of Da’ath and other very crucial keys to Body of Light theory.)  In recent times, Ray Sherwin birthed Chaos Magick, while Anton Lavey ignited the Left Hand Path. Both of these new ideas have something to do with internal alchemy, but they have not yet found their bearings. I expect that in time these will attract more and more attention as they recognize a fundamental reality about Man that many old aeon organizations have forgotten: we want to be free, and powerful. Power is almost always a dirty word in occult organizations, and it even shows in the OTO as a sort of lackluster effort to de-emphasize the third chapter of the Book of the Law as well as not mentioning any swear words like: satanism, sex, authority, combat, martial theurgy or anything that might possibly drag them out of the previous aeon.

 This is where The Abrahadabra Institute diverges from the normal party line, quite sharply. The essence of Chaos Magick and Satanism are welcomed here, if not so much the dogmas and hurf-blurfing that has cropped up around the two circles. Namely, for Chaos Magick, what we like is the principle of freedom in magick, being able to adjust our methodology on the fly without any regard for traditions, rules, or standards – especially where these are holding us back from power, brilliance and ecstasy. Satanism has largely declined into puerile horseshit in the last few decades, and has nothing in common with us, but the roots in classical left-hand path ideology are obvious, that is, the emphasis on the sinister, and an adversarial asana to entire universe itself, with the aim of exerting our Will. This is directly connected to the secret inner head of our order, spoken of extensively in some areas of the forum. There is some elitism here. This doesn’t mean we have to be assholes to anybody, or anything like that, but we won’t lower our standards. This wouldn’t make a whole lot of sense anyways, since all Mutational Alchemy requires is the ability to count to ten. People tend to attach a lot of unnecessary complications to it that throws them off course, or they get distracted from the praxis by an overemphasis on the peculiarities of the meditations. This is usually just a distraction from the goal, which is gnosis. Without the initial motivation to do something, anything, instead of constantly being lead around like sheep, nothing will happen. That’s usually the demon people are grappling with – “there’s nothing to it, it’s all a bunch of bullshit” whispering at the back of the mind. I have seen persons go well out of their way to try and prove this subconsciously and it’s pretty stupid to watch. They usually end up being very lazy practitioners who cannot follow simple instructions which would lead them to the gnosis they hope for.

Are We There Yet?

The time it takes to earn an initiation depends on the goal, the choices you make along the way, your true will, and how hard you are willing to work at it. Many kinds of initiation, those linked to one godform or another, for example, have their corresponding organization, as it is with the Vaishnavites and ISKCON, for example, or the Catholic Church and the Franciscans, but the initiation which grants certain heightened levels of gnosis is notoriously spontaneous. In the West these people are called adepts, Other organizations offer initiation based on the judgement of one’s peers – only involving Man in the process, as it is within Masonic, Satanic and Golden Dawn organizations. Some organizational initiations take years to achieve, and are managed by higher ups in that organization, for example, most martial arts lineages. Many lineages include rituals that go along with the initiation, that can last anywhere from a moment of trial (such as in the Bujinkan) or a few hours, as with many Masonic grades. For those curious about The Abrahadabra Institute initiation for students, I will lay this all out below. Keep in mind we do not provide organizational initiation on demand. I have had new members want to show up to my house and be “initiated” but there is no initiation for new members beyond what is performed when your certificate is produced. 

Our certificate is sealed with silver wax, using our TwinStar emblem. The process of creating and sealing the certificate involves a kind of ping – the intelligences that we serve analyze everyone and give me feedback on what sort of an individual – a star – you are, and I proceed from there to determine your coursework. This is an on-the-fly type of initiation process that would only be allowable by a dedicated Hierophant or Priestess – the Magus. The method has never failed me to this date on illuminating the qualities of one or another individual. We believe that it is divine providence that leads one to TAI, and that we are concealed from those who are unworthy, so this initiation is already the result of a prior initiation process that has occured, one that you may or may not have noticed!

The Abrahadabra Institute initiates members, but, becoming a member of the Institute does not mean you are part of our lineage, just as someone on the exclusive invitation list of the Rites of Eleusis was not necessarily an Eleusinian Hierophant. It is not necessary to be initiated into TAI itself to reap the benefits of learning from us, and not everyone is going to be fully aligned with our lineage. Initiation into certain lineages aligns one to the forces that govern those lineages. Someone who wishes to be initiated into The Abrahadabra Institute lineage,  is a person who is no longer interested in pursuing any other path or lineage. That is why the initiation takes place after 3 years, and requires two graded tests, one ungraded test, and several essays. Initiation into our organization at the level of Mutational Alchemist is a privilege. It isn’t just handed out to anyone who wants it. Why the fuck would we want to do that? Even the initial neophyte initiation carries some requirements with it, but the title of Mutational Alchemist requires a certain amount of in person training and observation, to make sure you meet our quality standards. Initiation as a Mutational Alchemist will never be granted remotely, and it will not be granted just because you ask or you are in a hurry to get it. After the third year, further grades of initiation are rigorous and will require a lot of work on your end, but they will also introduce you to the most powerful meditation practice that this world, or any other world, has to offer. If anyone wants a fast track to enlightenment in any trash lineage, feel free to join an organization that specializes in sloppy, as there’s plenty of them out there. 

I have no doubt that limiting access to a perceived occult value will piss some people off, or frustrate them, but I don’t really give a damn. If rank and lineage are to have a place at TAI they need to actually mean something, and therefore we won’t hand them out to every demanding newbee off the streets who thinks they are entitled to it.  

So how does this special TAI initiation happen? Once the testing is completed, then students will be invited to our initiation rituals. This is done in person and once a year, for all third year students who want to graduate. The process takes about 3 days and you will be taken to a secret location for the initiation. More details will be explained in the years to come. 

How Long Does it Take, and What if I Fuck Up?

While it takes about 3 years for an official initiation into the Abrahadabra Institute, self initiations can be spontaneous, there’s really no way to measure them. Intentionally setting out on a path is a form of initiation as I have already discussed earlier. Intensive study and practice means everything in this work. Not everyone is cut out for that and this is only as it should be. When working with the mirrors especially, which are self-initiation gadgets, basically, they will meet you more than halfway. It is not untoward to work on a mirror for up to 8 hours at a time, especially when we are partaking of sacraments. This sort of dedication can and has caused outright miracles to occur. I’ve seen it before and heard others share their stories about the TwinStar efficacy when used with strong intent and need. 

So the answer is, it’s really up to you. No one can know your own dharma or path better than you yourself do. Gnothi Seauton. 

As for the dangers of initiation – the shamanic death, for example, a well known initiation process with particular side effects, has always been fraught with imagined perils, this is why so many often fail the initiation process. Letting go of fear is crucial to apprehending an initiation, especially the major ones. Nothing in life is completely safe, but learning to trust your tools is part of the process of preparing for the mental asana of not being afraid of anything. These questions don’t really become an issue for an experienced Magus, archaic or modern. In the past this was all done with the vehicles of the previous aeon; the religions of that aeon, the pomp of ceremony and certain archaic tools. We still use these today but they are not enough to engage the velocities we are aiming for here with our focus on Abrahadabra rather than merely the Sephiroth. Once a Magus reaches the apex of the praxis at year three, he or she has already seen what the tools in Mutational Alchemy can do and this reduces the fear factor that kills the experience. In other words – the study time and experience matters, this is exactly why we don’t do lineage initiations, as we derive our authority from some pretty spooky cats, and they don’t tolerate boring assholes or cowards. The student needs that time to grow, learn and mature.

 

january newsletter

This is going to be a very short newsletter with a very big announcement. Actually, two very big announcements! We have launched the class registration for the class of 2019. The links on the sidebar will take you there, otherwise just visit the store’s curriculum section for the lowdown. Classes begin March 1st, but registration for the 2019 year is open until June 1st

The other big news is the entirety of the full Book of Mirrors in its original HTML form (including our retro cool old splash page) has been uploaded. Visit the forums under Abrahadabra, Book of Mirrors to visit it.

http://abrahadabra.freeforums.net/thread/427/link-book-mirrors

Well, maybe not the ORIGINAL original version. That site is shown in the screenshot below, two years after launch, when we were (very briefly) the Abrahadabra Foundation during the first inception of the splash screen. I’m glad he changed it, TAF is nowhere near as stylin’ as TAI!

Register on the Forums 

Keep in mind, Abrahadabra members, you need a forum account! Many of you have not registered and you will miss out on quite a lot without it. Registrations are handled manually so give it up to 24 hours or just call me at 360-688-1242 to let me know you’re trying to get in and I can take care of it right then and there.

 

La Belle Dame sans Merci
(The Beautiful Woman Without Mercy)
John William Waterhouse
1893

Speke coude he nat, but upon her beautè 
He loked stil, with right a pitous face. 

With that, his heed he tourned at the last 
For to behold the ladies everichon; 
But ever in oon he set his ey stedfast 
On her, the which his thought was most upon. 
And of his eyen the shot I knew anon
Which federed was with right humble requestes.
Than to my-self I sayd, `By god aloon, 
Suche oon was I, or that I saw these gestes.’

Out of the prees he went ful esely 
To make stable his hevy countenaunce; 
And, wit ye wel, he syghed tenderly 
For his sorowes and woful remembraunce. 
Than in him-self he made his ordinaunce, 
And forth-withal com to bringe in the mes;
But, for to juge his most ruful semblaunce, 
God wot, it was a pitous entremes!

After diner, anon they hem avaunced 
To daunce about, these folkes everichoon; 
And forth-withal this hevy lover daunced 
Somtyme with twayn, and somtyme but with oon. 
Unto hem al his chere was after oon,
Now here, now there, as fel by aventure; 
But ever among, he drew to her aloon 
Which he most dredde of living creature. 

Sir Richard Ros, La Belle Dame sans Mercy
Trans. from the French of Alain Chartier (mid 15th cent.)

#PAS MOI 

At least some French ladies have a very different opinion of much of this “Me Too” stuff that has been rampaging across Hollywood. Seeing a garbage heap of a person like Weinstein get his for cockblocking suitable talent from their rightful place just because they wouldn’t slob all over his knob was satisfying, but many of the accusations are unfair and bordering on libel.

 France has always been a shrugging world weary chain smoking cafe philosopher about something or other for at least a thousand years now, but this one is notable since it touches on some vividly important sexual topics that will define humanity a long time from now – for better or worse. The Atlantic reports on the French #PasMoi anti-movement.

99 very notable French women signed a document that relayed the following:

“Rape is a crime, but trying to seduce someone, even awkwardly, is not. Nor is being gallant a macho aggression.” They continued: “It is the nature of puritanism to borrow, in the name of the supposed collective good, the arguments of the protection of women and of their emancipation to better chain them to their status as eternal victims; poor little things under the control of demonic phallocrats, like in the good old days of witchcraft.”

“We defend the right to seduce, which is indispensable to sexual freedom,” the women continued. “We’re aware enough today to admit that the sex drive is by nature offensive and savage, but we’re also clear-eyed enough not to confuse an awkward pickup with sexual aggression.” The signatories also said they regretted that men had been “punished summarily, forced out of their jobs, for touching a knee, trying to steal a kiss, talking about ‘intimate’ things in a professional dinner or for having sent messages with a sexual connotation to a woman who didn’t reciprocate his affections.”

Not quite Aleister Crowley, but bold, brave, and more than a little “Thelemic” though we hate the moniker. In the words of the little beast:

“I want none of your faint approval or faint dispraise; I want blasphemy, murder, rape
, revolution, anything, bad or good, but strong.” – Aleister Crowley

Read the whole story at the link below:

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/01/france-me-too/550124/

And just when you thought it could not get more weird, Margaret Atwood, you know, the author of the massively pro-lesbian pro-woman dystopian horror story The Handmaiden’s Tale? Yeah basically a mega-feminist? She’s been labelled a “bad” feminist for defending a male professor’s rights to due process. 

https://reason.com/blog/2018/01/14/handmaids-tale-margaret-atwood-feminism

Christians Re-iterate That They Hate the Tarot with a Passion. Us: “This is Fine.”

A bunch of Christians are freaked out because other Christians are trying to convert people with “Destiny Cards” which “Draw on the Power of Christ” to predict the future. Other Christians are alarmed, because reasons, and tarot cards are bad. We’re just glad we don’t have to live in their heads.

https://www.christianpost.com/news/calif-megachurch-accused-of-practicing-occult-in-use-of-destiny-cards-211143/


19,000-lb Space Station Plummeting to Earth Soon. Thanks, China. 

The unmanned space lab named Tiangong-1 is expected to crash back down to Earth at some point in March. China reportedly lost control of the lab nearly two years ago, in June of 2016. The Chinese government later released an estimate that predicted Tiangong-1 would come down at some point in late 2017. The vague guess has led experts to conclude that the country’s space agency has lost all ability to direct the crashing station’s course or know where it will land. Very unprofessional.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/19000-pound-space-lab-falling-uncontrolled-back-to-earth/ar-BBHPuDl?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp

Malaysians are Superstitious Idiots and It’s Driving the Police Crazy

http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/southeast-asia/article/2127325/malaysian-police-haunted-complaints-about-occult

“a 51-year-old man lodged a police report in Negri Sembilan on December 19, alleging that a female relative had used witchcraft to make him ejaculate all of a sudden.”

Right. 

How America’s National Parks Became Hotbeds of Paranormal Activity

A lot of people are going missing in America’s National Forests, and nobody is tracking them. Vice News reports:

“Arras told her father that she wanted to photograph a nearby lake. It wasn’t terribly far, just over a bluff. He declined to accompany his daughter, 14 at the time, but an elderly man from their group would tag along. At some point, the 77-year-old man grew tired, and sat down to rest. Arras, seemingly determined to reach the water, trekked onward.

Back at the camp, the group’s tour guide remembered noticing her from afar. She was “standing on a rock about 50 yards south of the trail.” According to a summary of her official cold case file, that was the last time anyone saw Arras—or the last time anyone is known to have seen her. She vanished that day, without a trace, leaving only her camera lens behind.”

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/gyjvdx/missing-persons-national-parks-paranormal-bigfoot-aliens

The OTO Amends its By-Laws

Last year the single most…something…piece of news to come out of the OTO was the declaration that they were going to institute anti-discrimination by-laws. In January their first news was that they had indeed instituted those anti-discrimination by-laws after a period of deliberation. Their second order of business was a declaration that they were officially okay with weed. Because an organization that was radicalized by a flaming bisexual who wrote Diary of a Drug Fiend needs to really make sure no homophobes set up shop in their organization, and that they are on the right side of history now that the weed train has…left the station a long time ago. Right? Keep up the incredible groundbreaking innovation fellas…

Kek. 

Satanists are Still Doing Weird Shit in L.A.

This is fine.

“On this altar we consecrate swords to direct the fire of our unholy will,” she said. “A human skull, symbol of death. The great mother Lilith created us all, and will destroy us all.” – Alexandra James, in the LA Times article

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-satanism-music-20180105-story.html

True Detective Season 3 is to Explore Ozarks’ Occult Scene

Season 2 was a little bit of  a drag at times, but those of us who were drawn in by the intense, dark and innovative first season which explored a ultra-dark storyline weaving in black witchcraft, druidry, pedophilia and pitting it against the intense Matthew Mcconaughey are always going to be willing to give this HBO series another chance. 
      The writer of the entire show will be making his directorial debut, so we’re hoping that’s a good thing. Den of Geek has an extensive article on the upcoming Season 3.

http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/true-detective/267368/true-detective-season-3-a-history-of-the-occult-in-the-ozarks

important memberships ruling: ex-freemasons no longer permitted to join TAI

Effective immediately, ex-freemasons are no longer permitted entrance into TAI. There will be no changes or allowances to this rule, with the exception of the individuals with us already. As well as this, anyone who withheld this information from us is fine, as long as you applied for membership prior to 1/11/2018.

december 2017-january-2017

Abrahadabra News

9³,

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday season. The Abrahadabra Institute at this time takes a one month break from external publication and instruction to focus on internal affairs, specifically this year in order to make preparations for the March curriculum and the official book on Mutational Alchemy. By the end of January registration and orders for books will be available as the first order of business. 
      Any extremely important questions may be directed to our Discord server or by phone. This is a very busy time of year for most people, so it’s best for me to take advantage of that by getting as much work as I can finished, regarding these very important behind the scenes projects that will secure this knowledge for both current and future students, as well as make it accessible. 
      Solstice cards went out yesterday, so check your mailbox soon. 

Ultimate Guide to the Dwarven God

http://abrahadabra.com/ultimate-guide-dwarven-god-2/

These “Ultimate” articles on archetypes and godforms are designed to be flexible and expandable, so we will have our own personal library of archetypes to draw upon that is uniquely positioned for the needs of The Abrahadabra Institute’s burgeoning Mutational Alchemists or Magi. The threads are always open for discussion, so if you have questions or suggestions, feel free to reply directly to the article. 


מִצְרָ֫יִם (borderlands) of religious thought: abraham

This new series of articles is meant to attend to the concerns and thoughts of those who have religious tendencies, or, those who have to deal with religious family members on a regular basis.

http://abrahadabra.com/%d7%9e%d6%b4%d7%a6%d6%b0%d7%a8%d6%b8%d6%ab%d7%99%d6%b4%d7%9d-borderlands-religious-thought-abraham/

The Abrahadabra Grid, The Hidden Diamond Sutra and the Doctrine of the TwinTrees: Introduction

http://abrahadabra.com/abrahadabra-grid-hidden-diamond-sutra-doctrine-twintrees-introduction/

A great little introductory article sparked by one of the math whizzes over at r/askmath, who happened to not only be able to solve one of the great mysteries of Abrahadabra, but was a learned Qabbalist himself, as it turned out after he spied Izi’s reddit history. 


We will be continuing these lectures on the Mutational Alchemy Tarot which should help lead TAI members into a complete understanding of the tarot from a very logical, thus, strong, foundation. I aim to knock out at least one of these a month, and they will be members only from here on out. 

Ma’at Watch

63-Year Old Tibetan Monk Self Immolates

have just confirmed that another self-immolation protest has taken place inside Tibet. Tenga, a 63 year-old monk carried out his protest on 26 November. 
      Meanwhile, earlier this month an independent think tank in the U.S. ranked Tibet the second worst country for political freedom and civil rights, just under North Korea. 

Buddhist Learning Center LarungGar Being Demolished

Human activists are in an uproar all over the world over news that China has been demolishing the Buddhist Learning Center of LarungGar, pictured below. Photo credit  Tibetan Review, and they have a full article: <http://www.tibetanreview.net/communist-cadres-take-over-running-of-top-tibetan-buddhist-learning-centre/> #LarungGar

Shamanism

Hamilton Morris of Vice News traveled to Mexico to track down the Sonoran Desert Toad, a rare species whose venom triggers one of the most powerful trips on the planet, in a new episode of HAMILTON’S PHARMACOPEIA.

Watch more episodes of HAMILTON’S PHARMACOPEIA here: http://bit.ly/HAMILTONS-PHARMACOPEIA

Science and Technology

Robo Church 

A strange story from PJ Media. Apparently an ex Google Exec has created a religion that aims to create a master AI, or a god…an artificial intelligence god. 

Love Libraries?

What kind of proper occultist doesn’t? Check out the amazing new space-age styled library, the Tianjin Binhai Library that opened a few days ago. Apparently the library part of it kind of sucks, since many of the books are just painted on, and personally we think it could use a few dozen overstuffed armchairs, but it is very cool looking. 

http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/tianjin-china-library/?iid=ob_lockedrail_bottomlarge

Political

youtube channels worth subcribing to: represent.us

Represent.us brings together the ideas of both the right and the left in America to create ideas that work to bring power back into the hands of voters. They understand the problem of how busy voters actually are today, and have encapsulated their ideas for solving the problems in quick 5 to 10 minute shorts. 

youtube channels worth subcribing to: represent.us

Represent.us brings together the ideas of both the right and the left in America to create ideas that work to bring power back into the hands of voters. They understand the problem of how busy voters actually are today, and have encapsulated their ideas for solving the problems in quick 5 to 10 minute shorts. Not only do they create bit-sized content, they also share important talks from good politicians, investigative journalism and bits from Congress and the Senate that shouldn’t be missed.
       Represent.Us heavily backs the Anti-Corruption Act that has already been passed in several parts of the nation and the Ranked Votes System.

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/UnitedRepublicVideo/videos

We bring together conservatives, progressives, and everyone in between to pass powerful anti-corruption laws that stop political bribery, end secret money, and fix our broken elections.”

                                               –  Represent Us (Click the link below to visit their site)