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

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. 

Note: This is a preview version of the e-mail newsletter, sans links. If you didn’t get your copy, please notify me by phone or e-mail immediately and I’ll hook you up.

I hope this newsletter finds you all well. If you feel a cold coming down like I did this morning, I recommend you stay away from sugar, drink some echinacea tea, absolutely no Oktoberfest activities unless it’s just the sausages, and lots of zinc and vitamin C. If you can stomache it, down some Goldenseal tincture. Don’t forget your scarf and hat, it helps. 

Chaos Magick Sigil Workshop: Abrahadabra Style
This month I did an impromptu workshop on sigil magick. A video of the full event is located at the link above. It’s a private link, but it’s okay to share it amongst anyone you wish.This will be the first of a variety of ongoing workshops I will be hosting, at least once a month. If there is a topic that you are interested in, such as the MAT or something else, members are highly encouraged to notify me and I will do my best to arrange something. Call or e-mail me back.
The Kings and Queens of the Earth: Introduction
In this series we’ll be exploring some of the lesser known figures within magick, philosophy, science and politics who helps shape the Nu Aeon. Their direct connections to the 418 and 9³ currents are often missed and we will cover all of that so folks can get a better idea of just how big this aeon thing really is.
 
Textbook List for Year One
 
By request, I compiled the textbook list for Year One, with the understanding that this is fairly stable. Before the January enrollment is released there will be a lot more information available, not only on the structure of our curriculum itself, but on where to get these books cheaply and even for free, so please wait for that if you’re not keen on spending $200 on these books. 
The Periodic Table of Wizardry and Alchemy

In this article we explore the significance of the atomic weight of elements. The periodic table is absolutely a part of magick, although its significance has been completely ignored in other occult circles.

Our Life in Consciousness

This article covers some ideas surrounding Consciousness. 
729’s life files

At the request of m1thr0s I was tasked with the duty of writing his introductory biography for the Anatomy of the Body of Light, in order to aid students in discerning why he might of headed in the direction he went. Originally these were just audio notes for myself, so we’re both pretty high, candid,  relaxed, and chill throughout, sitting in our room both snuggled up together. That makes them have a different tone than most of our intentional podcasts.
      I didn’t bother editing them either, as I felt like it was both unnecessary and would clear out some of the important sentences, so you’ll have to endure interference, hearing my write on my notepad, me eating cheesepuffs for a short time and some pauses. But it’s a very candid look into our conversations and a detailed look into Magister 729’s life, even if they’re more than a little depressing. If you don’t want to hear the depressing stuff, just skip to part 003. We didn’t get a chance to finish these, which is a real shame. I am not releasing these without his permission – the audio quality was good enough that he advised me to save them anyways, for those future members who were curious enough, after his death, once we had wrapped them up. (Again we never got to finish these.)  We both thought that he might live another 10 years, even though he really did not want to, but that ended up not being the case.

This is very important – please do not redistribute these to anyone who is not a member of TAI, I’m not sure how I feel about ever doing that yet, but I doubt I will ever release them to the public. 

They are in WAV lossless format, feel free to download and store them on your own device.

m1thr0s life part 001
m1thr0s life part 002
m1thr0s life part 003
One sidenote: When I mention that “I did that with you” in part 002 when he is talking about his mother, I am referring to my mistake of projecting my feelings for m1thr0s onto several other wrong people in my life, before I met him and understood what all of the signs were trying to point me to during my life, something I will have to go into detail eventually. m1thr0s and I have a very long history together and it would take too long to lay it all out here, but what I was referring to was the relationship with Macrocosm, and the forgetfulness we experience when incarnating, since I do believe in reincarnation. 

Finally we are starting a casual League of Legends group and all are welcome to join us in this endeavor. League is a free to play game that takes anywhere from 20-30 minutes to play, so it’s perfect for busy lifestyles. As always you can usually catch us in the Discord chat room to find a match mate or talk about Abrahadabra subjects. 

The Dragon Podcast
Still working on this one, it will be released in a few days. It might actually be really really cool once it’s done – shout out to one of our members, Lugh, for the idea. 


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