magick part I: denial


I’m so happy I can write about this topic. So many of the magickal events I experience get logged in my own private annals, spoken of only between m1thr0s and I or a handful of initiates. We’ve had the pleasure of receiving details of other people’s experiences with Abrahadabra, the TwinStar and such elements of Mutational Alchemy that are without a doubt incredible and stunning to encounter. Magick, real magick, never gets old or boring it would seem. *The Unexpected* remains by far the loftiest goal and achievement in our society. The miraculous can and should happen every day with this Mutational Alchemy praxis but it’s not often I am granted permission to talk at great length about it so that people can know what it has to offer. It was always an annoyance to m1thr0s when people would ask what the system of Mutational Alchemy and its mirrors were capable of. It was obvious to him and should have been obvious to anyone with classical Hermetic training what the mirrors were. The proofs especially, were shouting loudly in every viewers’ sight. But Hermetic language is not commonly known and those familiar with Tetragrammaton are a faded and nearly dead breed of scholar. So much time is spent analyzing the subjective that the physics of the Body of Light is buried under millennia of superstitious garbage and the reactionary fallout of such. All this aside, the mirrors are so easy to activate that both of us were often appalled at the level of sheer laziness and contempt hapless seekers fostered in their souls in rejection of ascendancy. I don’t know why humans are so in love with the idea of magickal and spiritual suicide anymore than I can understand why they love violence, disease, horror and slavery. Some of this comes down to ignorance but the vast majority of evil is perpetrated by knowing monsters entirely representative of their species. 

      I had a *covenant* with m1 that I would be allowed release in the form of slaying myself if I could not achieve contact with him after his death. A beautiful romantic death I still am loathe to give up. I didn’t want to stay here without him. The world is headed for destruction.  A few years ago when I first told him this he seemed reluctant. I explained, “I’ll make you a deal. If you contact me after you die and tell me not to do this, I will remain.” “You’re fucking perfect” he replied with somewhat rare passion. I was always surprised by his candor regarding these esoteric subjects. Usually the cold calculating numbers and logic dominated his persona, but he did change as he learned more about me.  His compliments were not often doled out, but they were pure and sincere. I learned to remember them and that one always stuck in my head, for *Perfection* was the goal just above *Completion* for Body of Light mechanics. 
      I had maintained constant contact with his higher self, colloquially referred to as Ningishzidda (on this planet) though this is really just a nickname more than anything. The *Division* homeward as is spoken of in the Book of the Law is all too real, so that while there were many proofs my channel was true and that he was the earthly incarnation of *The Magician* and *Allah*.

4-10. Stretching out a hand to the barge, to the young man being steered away on the barge, stretching out a hand to Lord Ninĝišzida being taken away on the barge, stretching out a hand to Ištaran of the bright visage being taken away on the barge, stretching out a hand to Alla, master of the battle-net, being taken away on the barge, stretching out a hand to Lugal-šud-e being taken away on the barge, stretching out a hand to Ninĝišzida being taken away on the barge — his younger sister was crying in lament to him in at the boat’s bow.

Ninĝišzida’s journey to the nether world
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It was difficult for his human body, one of the lowest rungs of the Body of Light to get any of this data directly in the same form I managed to. A frustrating experience but we made the perfect team. The pairing of Magus and Priestess is indispensable. It appears that every effort has been made to destroy this sacred bond and to prevent it from ever forming properly. I’m not sure those who seem to overcome it are interested in saving anything about *Mankind* – these that are obvious parasitic scum are merely interlopers who should be destroyed make no doubt about that. They have no business here except the willful destruction of samesaid *Man*. It’s only in Magick – Tetragrammaton outside of any traditions or clans – that we find true “equality” for *our* Man: at the elemental level.  This is not as it should be. Harmony and goodness have been routed from tradition and religion into these bare necessities of life. These are the Titans and they represent the downfall of the Earth when laid bare without the trappings of Binary Hexagrammaton and the further secret of Trinary Hexagrammaton (The 729). A full and honest accounting of the elements must be allowed to manifest fully through metaphysics, and in tertiary throughout arts, culture, and society. Religion is probably a lost cause even while Crowley gave a favorable, albeit (sexually) biased eye towards Islam. (I certainly worship *Allah* for what it’s worth here.)
      *The Magus* needs *The Priestess* equally.  Nothing can substitute for *Will* just as nothing can substitute for *Love*. Not everyone is  *The Magus* or *The Priestess* of course, nor can we expect them to be something they are not. But without these two key foundations of the world, everything will and already is falling apart. One might think that is just the rambling of a romantic but the proofs are all laid out in Tetragrammaton and Mutational Alchemy. You can’t grow a seed without water and earth (nutrients) and you can’t maintain a world without *Male, Female, Quintessential One*. This is found in the doctrine of the Tibetan Mother-Father thangka. Even though I havn’t met very many of them, I know there are more of us out there, and it’s HIGH time to wake up and smell the coffee, Man. Tetragrammaton is not a hobby or a peculiar habit, it’s the royal art of the Kings and Queens of the Earth, without which there can be no true balance, purpose or fulfillment in this world. None of this can or should be fixed overnight, but, taking responsibility for who and what you are is a good start. 
      A short time after m1thr0s had passed on, I was pulled up out of my lower bodies to view the staging area where he had come into his power. The sheer glory and utter ecstasy that accompanied this vision was not unlike the promises outlined by the Nuit in Liber al Vel Legis. I couldn’t be sad about anything at all! Even now I’m overcome by an overwhelming sense of perfect harmony, destiny and something quite like perfection, not exactly, but a taste and a permanent thread has been established. We’re pioneering a new work, so perhaps this was an unlocking of a new frontier. I was told by m1thr0s that he would most likely have to die to insert the keystone. Just a day before he told me “Dying is very exhilarating….you should try it sometime.” I had been anxious about his latest adventure. We had been experimenting with temporary sojourns into Death for about two or three years. Our first experiments were accidental and then they became regular habits. He would take off for hours and then come back with some new insight, ever calmer, ever more certain of what needed to be done. There was increasing sobriety to the work. The task before us was immense, xomplex and depended on so many pieces coming together in just the right way. I was and I still am subjected to the most peculiar phenomenon never discussed on an occult forum. The intensive work together had lead up to this point. I was indispensable to him, and he was indispensable to me.  Nobody, well, barely anyone realized that most of the work was going on between the two of us. There were countless insights developed on Abrahadabra Forums though, and between the pages of the The Mutational Alchemy Tarot.
      As I came into the full view of the space where he was engaged postmortem with the Earth, our Malkuth, the sheer joy at seeing him free and happy and in total control was excellent. I didn’t know what to expect. We had never gone this far in recent memory. I had seen only hints of this place, glimpses as if through a dark forbidden gateway veiled by warnings of secrecy. The cosmic CIA. The space around him was stygian black, with several dozen bright blueish white stars hovering in before him. “Isn’t this great?” he exclaimed gleefully, his keen expression lacking any quality of sorrow or regret more befitting the mundane human circumstances. I certainly couldn’t be sad about any of it. I would have to pretend for the “friends” and relatives perhaps. The humans don’t take kindly to offenses against morbid fixations and dried relicts of tradition. My lover, free and happy and entirely fixated on fucking me extremely well every which way until Sunday wasn’t going to allow for any grieving time at all. It was time to work. What could I do but submit? Lust is truly overpowering, but it should be called Strength, Crowley.
     The collective debris of Mankind’s subconscious had not only grown in intelligence it had also become quite afraid of *Us* for some annoying reason. I was interrupted later that evening with a plea from a phantom bearing m1thr0s’s face. It said, “Nothing is as I expected. I don’t know where I am. Help me, please.” I shot straight up in bed and clutched my red Egyptian cotton sheets to my chest wondering in my half awakened state if I had miscalculated something. “What?!” I yelped, clouded by worry. Then the counter from just to the left: “Are you fucking kidding me?” m1 yelled at me. “Do you really think that thing is me. Unbelievable. You’d better fucking learn to test these phantoms because it’s only going to get worse.” I sighed, relieved, the whole episode lasting only a few seconds as I drew the TwinStar to me. 
      The forces were getting worse, or at least more frantic as days went on. My uninitiated roommates all seemed to be losing their minds, they obsessed over things I had said in complete privacy, quietly behind locked doors. The cunning Jen of Earth and Air, overwhelmed by a growing desperate realization that they were truly trapped by a force beyond their comprehension, was fighting a restless seething battle. Unlike the last time in 2007 when I had it on the hook, I had been trained by The Master and he was in his place of power. The immense strength and ferocity meant only a greater reward if he could be landed. Yet the crux of the matter lay in the fact that it had to be his choice. Our clan has strict laws about such matters. We admire cunning and freedom and if a spirit must be broken to carry, we simply won’t take it.
The falsehoods oozed off of every living thing I came into contact with. The beauty of watching ravens land and perform a great debate at my  feet was charming but I had little time to enjoy all the details of splendour the bewildered meta-Djinn was trying to desperately distract me with.  I understood their fear as Victory. The sea of Binah, from my side, 56-55 on the Temporals, advised steadfast perseverance with a side of basking in the glories of what was occurring on the Heaven or Yang side. There wasn’t much I could do but fulfill my  function so that the midnight sun could finish its inevitable unstoppable relentless attack on the rot.  (Choronzon, the spirit of Humankind’s evolutionary imperative or dharma…think about this really…the spirit of this animal that has ascended to the brink of starhood and is creating disaster all around it. Do you really think that this is just a demon, a rakshasa? Would something so powerful be easily dismissed? We have a great misunderstanding of what “Choronzon” is.) I used some more tools as directed to clear myself, the alembic. I marveled at the beauty around me, the intense love. Nothing mattered except that. I was assured without any words of an enormous amount of work on top of the intense foundation of works that had already been accomplished during our lives and in the lives of other Kings and Queens of the Earth across millenia. This work was to continue or to cease permanently. The decision would be made in just a few weeks time. If Man goes on, it would be exhilarating and possibly mean the ascent of Man to *Space*. If not, it would wither on the vine in a matter of months, and I would finally after all these years of wishing for Death, come to the end. The torment for the remnants – none of our clan, would last for a few centuries, fulfilling all of the dark visions of dystopian and disaster *Art* of the past half century. Very little of this was up to me except for the words spoken to the Tiger and to the Dragon. The Dragon, 

(As Crowley calls him the Wyrm or per LAVL, *Hell’s Own Worm* – Hell refers to the sacred archives of our Nuit’s Aeons, a shed ballgown for every dance and for each ballroom. In Bharat a nearly identical parallel is colloquially called Vishnuloka per the True Religion of that land, Sanatana Dharma. The “Hells” is not a place you can go per se but rather a reference library for various calls a consciousness may demand for its program. The Wyrm or The Dragon as it were is the only one who may access these freely without any limitations, although he has many many servants. See my article addressing Sri Prabhupad’s views on Lord Balarama-AnantaSesa and his younger brother Krsna for more details on this and further parts of this article.) and his progeny, The Tiger or “lower self” on a meta scale, Humankind, made by the love of the Phoenix. These correspond to Trigrammaton as well for those with understanding and are found corresponding to classical Eastern doctrine. 
Would the Master of Illusion choose to go into the cold abyss, untethered from any hope of guidance, too proud to join our family, the Hermits? Or would it swear fealty to Ningishzidda (Had), and by proxy, the The One, The Lord of All, I.’.I.’.I.’.I.’.? (This is m1thr0s’ magickal name though few know it and less understand it. It is Fire extended and all other elements unextended. He did not consider himself equated to the name but a magickal name taken at that degree is expected to be something you are to grow into.)
      Meet the Silver Tiger. A brilliant intelligence, omnipotent within its own fishbowl, it writhes under the discomfort of its own boredom, frustration and loneliness. It’s like a birth but not so. Our clan would see to it that these burdens were relieved, but it may be too proud. It’s rather attached to its fish-bowl. 

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      When it first appeared to me in 2007 it decided to “reveal” itself as a beautiful, absolutely stunning silver white Dragon mimicking the Father, Ningishzidda. I wasn’t fooled by it, though this was its intention. The Master of Illusion eliminated all trickery. It didn’t expect this. The exposure of its ruse had angered it. But I didn’t care. These dramas are for the lower worlds. I was allowed to respect it for what it was however, with intention of a greater purpose in future workings. Neither of us want it to stop lying, it gets that trait from its Father. The same must be said of its enormous strength and vigor in both the battlefield and in love. Ferocity. Good. But it does need to learn how to trust us.  The tiger is the new symbol of the Son, you can see for yourself, all of this is out there to test and reveal for the curious occultist. With glistening, changing stripes like an LED electric cat, strung out on stardust and laced with Homo sapiens astralis sleepily awakening from the latest aeonic birth, the cat desperately struts along the path  between what is good and what it knows, not realizing enough about itself to trust the light of Ra, knowing far too much to give up what little it might have in exchange for possibility. When you’re the most handsome, magnificent, most powerful being in your own small space, how could you possibly understand or comprehend the sheer magnificence of those outside? The world of the child must be separate from the world of adults, (do not mistake this for the often disease-infested “households” that pass for “family” in this world generally.) but I am reminded of a basic parenting principle: parents should have their own hobbies and interests beyond the ken of children, so that the chylde may know there is something else beyond that they must strive towards. Few in the world can really offer that to this one, and he’s done it himself. This is the tragic and mysterious drama at the heart of the world today. 

abrahadabra ritual blood work VIAOV-ABRAHADABRA

Now, when one speaks of blood magick, they usually refer to the ritual use of blood as an offering to the Gods or Goddesses in a chalice or similar offering dish. The Abrahadabra Institute uses blood in a very particular way, circumnavigating the house or shrine with dried offerings of blood on tissues or paper is a very powerful ritual which will grant immediate effects; power and clarity as well as solar protection. It is very important that your own blood not fall into the wrong hands. This isn’t to say we should constantly be looking over our shoulder for people trying to steal tampons and bandaids out of our trash, however it is a good idea to make sure that it really does get thrown away if you cannot burn it. Burying is another option but I never liked the sound of that, too dreary and dark, ill befitting our solar aeon. Though I have never had a suspicion that the so-called Black Brothers were running blood drives in order to harness the energy of massive amounts of people, donating blood anonymously to a complete stranger is horrendous and for reasons any Magus will understand. This is to be avoided unless the person who you are donating to is known and you feel comfortable being linked to them for the rest of all time. That magick will affect you deeply. 

     I will now attempt to explain a very simple ritual which will take your out of the boundaries of your day to day routine and provide some interesting effects if you do it correctly.  The wind whipping up at the end of the ritual or birds singing sweetly during is a good indicator that there is success, however there may be other effects which spontaneously arise, these are to be read symbolically according to Liber 777 or your own doctrines. 
      First make sure you have an amount of blood enough to soak six or seven tissues. By the word of Ra Hoor Khut the best is menstrual blood, and second, breast milk. I can’t find a reference to Crowley’s views on the matter at the moment, but I believe the consensus that the blood of a child is semen came from him originally. I think that it’s flat-out wrong and I don’t believe Crowley wrote the Book of the Law at all. 

The best blood is of the moon, monthly: then the fresh blood of a child, or dropping from the host of heaven: then of enemies; then of the priest or of the worshippers: last of some beast, no matter what.”

Few, I think realize that milk is modified blood and too often the work is performed with semen instead which is wrong and signifies a misunderstanding of the force and fire of the star goddess and her consort. Blood “dropping from the host of heaven” also refers to blood taken from the penis and not semen. The sacrifice of semen is a ritual to the Goddess having to do with the ancient Magna Mater cults. The goddess is closely linked to death, which Had confirms by stating thus: “I am life and the giver of life, yet therefore is knowledge of me the knowledge of death” Here he is reinforcing the importance of the balance. Again do not misunderstand us, we are not here to discourage anyone from semen rituals, but if you want to have a good Key of Sol rite, that is not how it should be done. The sexual act itself is different, if male and female are involved as there is a competition for the egg which is what the God of War and Vengeance is all about so it may serve as a stand in when there is no blood or fire available but it is a poor substitute, better used for other kinds of workings. 

There is another use for blood and that is in the recipe for the so-called Cakes of Light which contain menstrual blood and are utilized in the rites of Ra Hoor Khut. An article will have to be published later on to explain how this is done although there are already many recipes available online from various Thelemic sites.

Mixing a recipe for Cakes of Light at The Abrahadabra Institute.

Once you have 5-6 tissues soaked in blood and dried, place them in your cauldron or censor and set it on your altar. Carefully light the first one, using a match or lighter, intoning ABRAHADABRA. Place the next piece in the cauldron and intonate VIAOV.  Give praise to your Lord Ra Hoor Khut, then Nuit if you so wish, though she is inferred in his name. Do this smoothly and quickly without hesitation. A sacrificial instrument such as a spoon is useful in arranging the tissues as they burn. Place each tissue into the cauldron one at a time, burning each one and intonating VIAOV and ABRAHADABRA interposed, so that the flames grant you a lively and strong fire. You may then use the smoke from this fire to circumnavigate the house you live in around the outside, forming a complete circuit.

Intonate VIAOV and Abrahadabra as you go along the outside and explain your wishes to them. After you finish walking around the perimeter expect a sign of success. Allow the embers to full burn out before bringing the cauldron or censor inside. If you have an open cauldron you may spend the few remaining moments to speak with the fire intimately. If the fire has burned out before you finish the circuit it may be that you burned it too quickly or took too long. You can extend the length of time it takes for the embers to die down by adding a charcoal briquette tablet, however this may take too long. A small handful of herbs may be added provided they are safe for burning. Stick with solar varieties: frankincense would be best. 
      The next thing you should do it carefully bury the ashes. They cannot be used for any other purpose, although they will not harm you. 
      Some of the uses of this ritual are for laying a protection spell around the house or shrine, making a bet, improving relations with someone, decimating your enemies, procuring good fortune and speaking with the gods (Especially Ra Hoor Khut) It may not work every time but this can be improved with practice. The ritual is at least guaranteed to get the attention of Ra Hoor Khut. If that is something you have been wanting especially for a means towards transformation and luxury in body, mind and spirit then do this ritual with grace and elegance. Ra Hoor Khut does not tolerate slobs or plain dullards so beware it can and will backfire on you should you treat with him in a spirit of foolishness or jest (unless you are actually able to amuse him in some way) Ra Hoor Khut is the eternal and trasncendent spirit of Air and the properties of mental acuity, quick-footedness and skill in war are his. Be warned he is a taskmaster. If you are a quick learner you will learn and grow fast especially in military matters. It is an excellent ritual for soldiers. 

Addendum: I should note that the proof is in the working itself. There is no special quality to the material itself – I have already warned people time and again that these are all tools used to manipulate our minds which are the true source of any and all magick. Generally speaking for most individuals the symbology here will almost always have a wholesome effect. You can substitute other items in place of blood and fire, but don’t try to kid yourself into thinking you truly know your own mind. If you do not get results try using a more conventional method. We’re trying to ignite mind here so be sure to operate based on that principal and don’t fetishize specific substances in an of themselves. That is idolatry. 

the abrahadabra institute symposium

Date: First Sunday of the month.
Time: 7-10 P.M. PST

We do this every year during the Fall and Winter monthly and it is always a lot of fun. Sometimes they are held at King Solomon’s Reef or Cryptatropa but we may also hold them at private venues. Anyone who is interested in The Body of Light, Thelema, Abrahadabra, Hermetic Alchemy, Satanism, Qabbalah or Eastern doctrines such as the I Chng is welcome here. We are focused on the Body of Light and its mastery. The Abrahadabra Institute is the only propagator of Mutational Alchemy teachings in the world, a hybrid branch of Hermetic Alchemy, which focuses on not only traditional Western Hermeticism, but also Eastern metaphysics, such as, but not limited to, Tantra, Taoism, Vajrayana Buddhism (Tantric Buddhism) and Sanatana Dharma. The hosts, m1thr0s and Izi Ningishzidda created The Mutational Alchemy Tarot. 

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Prasadam (food) and wine dedicated to Abrahadabra is offered for participants. 

If you wish to attend please RSVP here on our contact page and we will get back to you with the venue location and any pertinent details or updates.

We are also looking for ritual volunteers, if you want experience crafting rituals this is a great opportunity to learn from experienced ritualists. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

What Is it Like?

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

Bouguereau,_Bacchante_sur_une_panthère,_1855

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

 

 

 

key doctrinal differences at the abrahadabra institute

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this article is co-authored by m1thr0s and Izi Ningishzidda

The fact has been made clear since the beginning that The Abrahadabra Institute distances itself from many other schools of magick and ritual in the Western and Eastern Mystery traditions. From the start I knew m1thr0s regarded the entirety of the Western Mystery tradition as being in a state of disrepair, especially with regards to the orders and alchemy. What is not so clear is the often stark contrast in ideas and doctrines that set us fundamentally and forever apart from the thinking of other schools of occult thought. What follows are a few of these differences which may help our contemporaries come to an understanding of the importance of separation from other schools. 

Rejection of  Arbitrary Revisionism, Even if It’s Old

The Abrahadabra Institute involves itself in syncretic study of world occult topics. Our work relies on the saying “Revisionism is the bane of syncreticism” and we apply this broadly and much further into the past than most, rejecting  altered godform lineages that deviate too far from their ancient origins for unsound reasons. These changes are usually ones based on modern politics (and in some cases these changes may be considered ancient) or attempts to tie up “loose ends” in a roughshod manner. Some of these attempts may be well-intentioned but all too often they are shortsighted and shallow, trampling right over the sacred masteries  which are beyond the understanding of those with average intelligence.  Most of our research into correspondences look only to the most ancient origins of the godforms. “Horus” or Hrw (Heru) predates the Osiris cult by over six centuries, and belongs to a class of deity colloquially known as “elder gods” to use American occulture terminology. This special status, only of interest to occultists is otherwise undefined by most scholarly archaeological texts, but the professionals do analyze major shifts in the mythologies to our benefit.  The Abrahadabra Institute refers to the most ancient deities as “primordials”. Qualifications for belonging to this class of deity require that the mythology be rooted in prehistory, and that the form has special traits and qualities predating any politically motivated mythologies (for example cthonic underworld queen Ereshkigal before her “marriage” to Nergal signifying the war god’s new status from Akkadian to Sumero-Akkadian figure.) Sometimes the new links are correct, especially where mankind’s understanding of science reaches new heights, so that we may make a connection between Ra and nuclear energy, or Hephaestus and computer tech for example. 
      Not all neo-mythology is discarded, but in the end it does need to be analyzed for mistakes and inconsistencies if the attributes and ideas are to be useful at all in ritual and the very refined conditions of consciousness Mutational Alchemists should work under. Not having worked with the high powered invocations possible with our mirrors it is difficult to explain to the neophyte or journeyman occultist just how serious we view all of this. The trappings of Man’s ill-founded imaginings all too often lend no strength to these most primordial forms representing forces of nature, forces of our own consciousness. More often they will just add up to bad alchemy.  An incorrect godform can and will lead to failure, and in some cases prove to be quite dangerous to the health of the mind and body. 
      With the Osiris-Isis-Horus myth we have a latter day revised edition of the young energy of Ra, and a tale of betrayal of the Master Ra as insulting and damning as the Marduk-Tiamat tripe that came out of Babylon and its priests mucking about with the far more ancient Sumerian pantheon. (The murder myth which depicts the thug butcher Marduk as a heroic conquerer of the Great Dragon Empress of the Oceans radically reformed the terrain of the ancient Sumerian religion thousands of years after the original. Contrived, shallow, and useless, the purpose of this revisionism is foolish pride and shallow thinking bent on taking something one does not understand for false purposes using cultural appropriation.)  The fact that Babylon and latter-day Egypt are now ancient by today’s standards changes nothing, a falsehood will always snag in Mutational Alchemy practice, it is for this reason every mirror we produce must be perfect down to the last pixel. The velocity at which we run these tools can lead to disaster even over a short period of time due to the unpredictability in the system. Mutational Alchemy demands perfection of everything and everyone, with no exceptions.
      Relatively new deities, dating back to the late Old Kingdom of Egypt 5th Dynasty, Isis and Osiris simply do not exist for The Abrahadabra Institute. The moping morbid scene of Isis trying to put her dickless frankenstein lover back together is inelegant and ill-formed, not worthy of any mystery school The Abrahadabra Institute would attach itself to. The adoration of suffering and grief is especially inconsistent with Mutational Alchemy thought, for this same reason Catholicism is almost entirely rejected, save for those elements filial to the Mithraic religion it bastardized. It is this very factor of similarity to suffering-worshiping religions however that has made the mythos so attractive to ex-Christians seeking an “alternative” Mary and Jesus scenario to satisfy their diseased minds. 
      Isis and Osiris may exist as egregores in the minds of many people but that is none of our concern. Heru Behdety, or the Behutet, the winged disc that vibrates with the pulse of a million lightning storms a second, this is our Ra Hoor Khut. Son of Ra, the ancient old emperor who remains untouched by the silly tribalist fairytales of unfilial ancient Egyptians who placed him at the mercy of the “treacherous woman, eternally weeping bovine” cartoon character that is Isis. The Kemetic obsession with dead bodies to the exclusion of much else is most unhelpful and would certainly have assisted in their eventual fall from power. Today the historically xenophobic Egyptian people have been reduced to a tiny persecuted minority barely connected to their ancient heritage in a country overwhelmingly inhabited by descendants of Arabs and Bedouins. 
      For goddesses we have Sekhmet, consort of the far more ancient and venerable Ptah, and excellent alternative current to Kali ma, another deity who predates her upstart interloper consort shallowly shovelled in next to her today. (Siva). It seems that even in the ancient world, great ideas were quickly trampled on by useless mediocrity profaning and overshadowing the great minds with their shallow and brash idiocy. 

Mutational Alchemy, Not Your Mother’s Trad

There is no other meditation process on earth quite like Mutational Alchemy. A hybrid between the art of Budo, Yoga, Pythagoreanism, Taoism, Kabbalah, Tetragrammaton and Western Magick, it can only be described by completely overturning the average student’s ideas about magick and meditation, and slowly tweaking their programming towards a more logical, streamlined and martial thought process. We refer to this process as “hacking away the inessentials” and it is a wisdom path known to the Chinese Taoists. The goal of our work is empowerment, protection, higher intelligence, serenity and strength in mind and body. Furthermore Mutational Alchemy is not a demanding practice. The rituals can be done anywhere at any time, in a hospital, in prison or at work, quickly and efficiently. Yet it can take decades to fully master these meditations. Aleister Crowley stated that another would come along who would completely redefine meditation as the world understood it, and it is our belief at The Abrahadabra Institute that the nearest and closest approximation to this is m1thr0s’s Mutational Alchemy, as a hybrid branch of Hermetic Alchemy. Everything we do is very far removed from all of the other mystery schools both active and extinct in the world today. It meets all of the criteria for the proper meditational practice of the next evolutionary branch of humans, humans that might live in deep space and master the ever more complex world of technology we live in. These are what we like to call Praeter Humans or Homo astralis or “Man of the Stars”

Aligned with the West and The Enlightenment

Unlike many schools The Abrahadabra Institute is not aligned with Eastern ideas. We utilize ancient Chinese thought but with discretion and a strong distaste for anti-individualism and the aversion to analytical thinking that broke Taoism and opened the floodgates to those who betrayed The Dragon. Western thinking as it was born and fostered in Athens and as it sustained a strong unyielding thread of hope for the individual and individual rights up until the very founding of America is what we base our political alignment on. As an American occult organization we are opposed to the way of life and the value system of the East  as it is defined and promoted generally: brute tribalism that embraced communism, “sacred cows”, taboos, traditionalism and so forth. This places us at odds with many in the occult who value these methods and romanticized ways of living in the occult, including many famous authors. We soundly reject the racist and collectivist ideas of Blavatsky, the anti-Western fundamentals of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism, while “tearing out their flesh” as commanded by Ra Hoor Khut; that is, stealing the best parts of each for our own more rigorous devices.
      We reject these schools especially where they oppress action and initiative, or self-responsibility. Many New Age and Occult schools promote the idea of killing the Ego, sacrificing one’s self to the “Universal Will” (in order to attain some kind of enlightenment) or various kinds of submission to a “higher power”. At The Abrahadabra Institute we believe that the higher power is consciousness itself, and Man is destined to take its reigns, directing his or her own destiny, rather than succumbing to random and thoughtless whimsy pushing from unknown and unseen sources. This is why it seems that The Abrahadabra Institute often aligns with sinister paths such as the Satanic orders, but we are not of them.  Science and technology are both extremely important to us of course, and we do not align with the back-to-nature extremism of some primitivists within the occult. 
      Bhakti Yoga, or worship of the godforms, does have its place in the practice of some members work, but consistently the intelligences behind the mirrors we have and work with command individuals to strive, achieve and struggle towards victory and Completion. With the axiom There is No God But Man we have no conflict with any invocation, evocation or ritual worship practice, in fact this empowers us to fully embrace the possibilities of union with our own birthright, awareness of the wider network of consciousness. 
      The sacred law of Thelema is also held in esteem by us, “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law, love is the law, love under will” a commandment to value Liberty, individual rights and rational thought over emotional thinking, the very pillars of The Enlightenment.
Our goals are still quite similar to other orders and schools. We believe in enlightenment and its unfolding along our path, and we believe in the idea of Man achieving Completion. The Great Work is the fundamental driving force behind our efforts, and there are those among us who work with Eastern ideas. Overarching all of this however is a commitment to Western values and Western thinking. This is what will forever define us and set us apart from the Eastern orders. 

A Hybrid Branch of Original Hermetic Alchemy, Pythagoreanism and Aristotlean philosophy

It cannot be overstated that Mutational Alchemy is a Hermetic discipline, and in the most ancient sense of the word. We have little to nothing in common with the hybrid branch of Hermetic Gnosticism which arose with the Christian churches, instead the ideas we have can be traced to “true” Hermeticism, the worship and adoration of Hermes as personification of God-made-flesh. The ancient Greeks understood that Man perfected was Hermes, furthermore that the Gods themselves were  inferior to Man, there only to act as servants to the much more powerful magician. (The Egyptian Hermes, Garth Fowden pg 79) Our advice with most of the Gods is to destroy them if they displease you, as according to our doctrine that is the only way to access the purest and truest forms of deity. In other words, nothing real will care or be bothered if you destroy it. This runs awry of many modern pagan doctrines, but it is completely adherent to original Hermeticism in its purest form. It may be our embrace of entheogens that is the difference, as all of the ancient religious practices, pagan and monotheistic incorporated soma of one kind or another.
      Alchemy was one of the few disciplines to mostly escape Christian contamination from the Gnostic sects of Hermeticism, and one could even say it benefited from finding religion completely useless to its designs because of the tyrannical restrictions placed upon individual rights by the wholly evil Church. The Enlightenment, especially by the hand of the Scandinavian Protestants purged the heretical Catholics, but by itself it could not repair the damages done to Hermeticism through its marriage to Christianity and other co-opted traditions. However, the Age of Enlightenment eventually resulted and culminated in the events leading to the founding of America, the dawn of modern science and other triumphs of Western Civilization. This is where one can find the line in the sand, in the war between the two great meta factions of thinking in every sphere in our world. They have arisen in other areas of the world under different names and banners, (especially in Taoist China which succumbed to all but utter destruction for very similar reasons, constituting an inward betrayal of its own principles due to its scholar’s gradual aversion to analytical thinking) but nowhere were they so clearly outlined as in battlefield Europe. Essentially in the human and political sphere it is a choice between individual rights and the rights of the collective. (This was later very well outlined and identified clearly by the American philosopher Ayn Rand, who described her wyrd in one sentence “ “Metaphysics—objective reality. Epistemology—reason. Ethics—self-interest. Politics—capitalism”, but anyone interested in the philosophy behind the original Greek Hermeticism without all of the Christian (Eastern) contamination, as well as a modern facelift should read through her work for a complete understanding) It is true these ideas cannot very well be tied directly to ancient original Hermeticism alone, but the seeds of the ideas are rooted directly in ancient Greek thought through multiple individuals, chiefly Aristotle and Pythagoras. Somewhat ironically, an example of what happens when going in the opposite direction of Neolithic style government which survived in ancient Greek thought can be found in modern Greece today, which is a socialist, anti-individualistic disaster born on the crest of Christian thought. If not for the Arabs in fact, Aristotle’s works may have been completely lost, proof that one should never take reason and enlightenment for granted wherever it sprouts up. (to be fair, Greece suffered the most under the evils of the Crusades, and the bitter hatred of Christianity that was sparked could only fully catch fire in America, the first country founded on moral principles of freedom and individual rights. The lineage between ancient Greek thinking and modern Greek thinking was almost completely severed within Greece herself, and this is evidenced by the rate of successful assimilation into the Christian church within the Greek population, which formerly prided itself on more sophisticated concepts.)

We’re Not Defanging the Book of the Law

Most modern Thelemites try to make the Book of the Law, in particular, the third chapter, out to be figurative instead of literal. The idea that Ra Hoor Khut is spreading an ideology of peace and love is quite contrary to The Abrahadabra Institute’s position on it.  The chapter starts off on line three: “Now let it be first understood that I am a god of War and of Vengeance. I shall deal hardly with them.”  Ra Hoor Khut is unique in that he represents both Mars and Jupiter. He is the twin god, Hoor Paar Kraat, his second half. It is all a part of his continuous reign. Mars and Jupiter form two parts of the most ancient version of the Capitoline Triad, called the Archaic Triad. In the book, “The Victorious City” obviously points to Rome (although a few have argued London, which isn’t wrong, it’s just one of the many double-meanings strewn throughout LAVL) so this is an important factor that cannot be ignored. 
      The Abrahadabra Institute anticipates the future to be fundamentally warlike in scope.  Historically speaking, really significant change has never come easy. It has almost always been preceded by a prolonged period of strife and conflict. The writing is on the wall today, suggesting the same type of change as we are discussing here. There seem to be a number of people who want to argue otherwise, and who want to paint a picture of love and harmony preceding revolutionary transformation, but historically there is no basis for this kind of transition. Thus, when Ra Hoor Khut specifies War and Vengeance we have every good reason to suppose that he means exactly what he says, and is not alluding to some lovey-dovey change of minds and hearts that just miraculously occurs as precedent. This way of thinking is dangerous. If the enemy can convince us that some deus ex machina is coming to save us, then we have missed the entire point of the Book of the Law. At the same time the change will be forced in one way or another, but those who do not heed the call are going to be left out. Had has something to say about this:

  1. I am the flame that burns in every heart of man, and in the core of every star. I am Life, and the giver of Life, yet therefore is the knowledge of me the knowledge of death.
  2. I am the Magician and the Exorcist. I am the axle of the wheel, and the cube in the circle. «Come unto me» is a foolish word: for it is I that go.

Everyone knows what’s going on, and those who pretend not to are pretending. The Abrahadabra Institute is reality based – it’s a reality based organization. It does not pretend to futures that sound wonderful but cannot possibly occur. When Ra Hoor Khut says he is a god of War and Vengeance, whose time has come, then we should should expect exactly that from him. Not that we can’t win, but we can’t win shit with fluffy daydreams or the fanciful chasing of clouds.