the periodic table of alchemy and wizardry

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      There is a style of thinking in the occult today that I would like to see corrected. Occultists seem to be obsessed with irrelevant things, such as how much a book costs, how old a set of data is, (the more ancient the better) where that person comes from, who rubs shoulders with who.
      I ran into this problem recently with someone who considered any metal other than steel, titanium, silver or gold to be useless as ritual jewelry. Pewter was completely out of the question, he said, because it was “cheap!” Most people know that pewter has an ancient and venerable reputation, both as a material of the wealthy, like aluminum, but that each metal has its place in witchcraft and ceremonial magick in turn. Pewter especially has an important connection to the Star Goddess, Nuit, which I will explain here, presently.
      Opinions, in and of themselves, have no bearing or relevance to the work we do here at The Abrahadabra Institute. Older occult data is no more authentic and useful than solid new research, just as old scientific theory is not necessarily more useful than the latest lab results that conflict with older theories. Occultists who indulge in these vain and shallow preoccupations, seem to be of the opinion that our body of knowledge is frozen in time, ready to be discovered by anyone willing to pay $500 for the (limited edition) secrets of mystical enlightenment.
      Most of the greatest knowledge in the occult can be acquired from a dozen books, all modestly priced and sometimes, sadly, out of print, due to lack of interest, such as the Tai Hsuan Ching translated by Derek Walters. Nobody has yet achieved the goals set forth in many of alchemy’s greatest workings, including myself. These goals of the Great Work are all out there waiting to be accomplished by anyone with the motivation and dedication to attempt them. The byproduct of the struggle, even if they are not achieved, is a very high and valuable class of gnosis. These operations are not widely known, but if they had ever been achieved, the world would be completely different than it is now. This is how we know that they have not yet been accomplished. The results of these operations are theoretical game changers. To figure out how to succeed here, we need to be willing to do the work, just as our species, via one or another intrepid explorer, found the will to work hard to invent the steam engine, the electric light bulb or the space rocket, for example. Our area of study is underfunded and ignored, but so what? Many of technology’s greatest fields of study were completely off the map when some intrepid explorer or inventor decided to throw their life and energy at it. [Continue Reading…]

september newsletter

September 2017

While there were a few lost memberships from our July 29th launch – people who didn’t send me either their form or ID – most members have not only recieved their packets they’ve settled into the forums just fine, or our Discord chatroom: https://discord.gg/nwvyTWE
If anyone experiences any problems of any kind, they should contact us immediately at 360-688-1242, or, reply to this e-mail. Setting up a forum account is simple, if you havn’t already done so, make sure you get that taken care of now so you can access the members only material which is linked in this newsletter and so you can get support for your questions in a private, screened environment. 
For a few last minute comers: If you’re recieving this newsletter your membership has been accepted and your package will be in your inbox soon. 
A basic introduction to the inherent connection to the DNA strand within our own bodies and the I Ching, which is widely revered around the world and will form the cornerstone of your education at The Abrahadabra Institute, whether self-studying or if you decide to enroll in the curriculum. It’s pretty important stuff and this is a members only article. 
Chat archives from previous years have been placed in the archives, and are only available to members. The July 2013 chat is definately worth examining for new members and was re-released in August.
The decade long thread concerning the Magician and the Excorcist, Ningishzidda, has been revived using the latest data. Previous iterations of the thread included the one from Ye Olde Occult Forums and the old Abrahadabra Forums 1.0 thread. Feel free to join in the conversation if you have any questions about the Trans-Tigridian Snake Gods. 
This concise article written by m1thr0s over 10 years ago is still one of the best introductional series to Mutational Alchemy for beginners and has been re-released and moved to the members only area. This one includes an audio reading by Izi Ningishzidda to help fill in for the audiophile crowd. 

“The greatest power in the universe is love, and thus it is so rare. To me, spiritual ascension requires both undefiled wisdom, and the unity of true love to be complete in Baphomet” 

Mutational Alchemy Tarot Book Edit
Some major edits to the MAT book were the main focus in August. Both the web version and the printable Google Docs version were corrected, but only the Google Docs version has the changelog.
Just a little tidbit our members might find useful, taken from The Anatomy of the Body of Light, Volume I. 
Hungry Ghost month in Asia and Samhain are both coming up, and people never seem to know what to do in these situations. While this is not within the scope of our normal interests, and even might seem a little weird, it’s important that people know how to protect their space. With over a dozen questions on this topic on Reddit alone going unanswered, or, answered badly, the need for a simple guide to eliminating hauntings was deemed necessary.
Finally, if you missed it, the August apadana chat archives are here: 
If you’re interested in learning Mutational Alchemy, at the request of several hundred people, I finally have formulate a quick and easy answer to “Where should I start with Mutational Alchemy” in the Mutational Alchemy Starter Kit, for those of you who want something even shorter and sweeter, you can check out our good old I Ching Starter Kit in the Books and Media section of the store. All products come with support from yours truly.