ningishzidda rising

The old Ningishzidda Rising thread has been reposted within Abrahadabra Forums. Non-members can read a preview below. [Members can skip this intro and read the article now]

It’s headed by a massive article commissioned by m1thr0s 729 and written by Izi Ningishzidda, intended as an update and facelift to the older and hopelessly outdated old thread header. m1thr0s had created that information way back in 2001, detailing the few known attributes of this significant deity. After years of study and digging through the stacks, this academic information now forms the core of our knowledge about Ningishzidda, who he is, who his family is, and why it might make any difference to occultists and especially Thelemites. We have always known he directly relates to Abrahadabra in some very unusual ways, but those coincidences and synergy kept rolling in long after m1thr0s discovered the name matched Abrahadabra’s numeration in the Qabbala of the Nine Chambers. Feel free to join in the conversation if you are a member of The Abrahadabra Institute!

One of the very first tasks m1thr0s set me upon is the research into the Lo Shu Square and its nine elements. While at the large downtown Memphis library, I set about some extracurricular activity on one of our favorite subjects, the god Ningishzidda. The results of that journey lead me to some pretty amazing stuff, and after some time, he tasked me on creating a large replacement article for the old “Ningishzidda Rising” thread he had started a long time ago. I can’t imagine a more volatile and charismatic godform, especially one that has personally touched so many of the lives of my comrades or rivals in magick – many times in disturbing and violent ways. I first came across his name when m1thr0s[…]
      The caduceus is centered at the lip of the beaker so that liquid seems to pour from the top of the caduceus. With their scorpion tails, twining ophidian bodies, eagle taloned hind feet, the dangerous and divinely crowned creature supports and upholds the double twined serpents who represent Ningishzidda. In the Enûma Eliš, the Babylonian creation epic, Tiamat is said to have “clothed the raging lion-dragons with fearsomeness”. The winged lion dragon is considered to be so powerful as to be unrivalled in battle, hence its name also became a noun used to describe ultimate rulers. Similar in shape to the Mushussu, the Usumgallu would probably safely be considered a variant of the Mushussu, but it does have wings. The scorpion’s stinger is borrowed from another denizen of the Mesopotamian plains to form a malicious tail, while its hind feet and wings are taken from a raptor.
The style of the dragons became corrupted over time so that the gates of Babalon have a composite between the Mushussu and Usumgallu as the serpentine guardians, while lions, more realistically interpreted, are also present.It is important to note that the Babylonian times came thousands of years after the Sumerians peak and they must be taken in light of this passage of time and the great differences between the Sumerian and Semitic tribes, and even between Assyria and Babylon. Babylon did not worship Ningishzidda or his son Ninazu, known to them as Tispak, in the same way the Sumerians, Assyrians and Elamites did.
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chat transcript archive: the body of light

m1thr0s [July 17, 2013 – 4:52 am]: It used to bug me more than it does now. I used to say things like *those who call us *thelemites* are liable to catch a brick across their teeth!* because i really cannot condone the whole *simon-says* approach to Completion. it creates unnecessary obstacles…more useless cliques shoving their embarrassing brand of self-righteousness at the rest of us…some very hard-working people who can never seem to get a word in edgewise for all the carnival hype surrounding the latest esoteric *fad* etc. But like I said – it’s a numbers game and these things will be the way they are whether it upsets me personally or not. best to take it all in stride and keep on pumping out the jams…

GratefulGuest [July 17, 2013 – 11:40 am]: I think I understand what you mean. I do apologize if appropriate here. I find this website as really practical. I certainly have found working with this formula of TwinStar to be very very beneficial to myself personally. I definitely see how this has a very sustainable significance and long trajectory for the elevation of humanity. I did a tarot reading for myself recently and…

GratefulGuest [July 17, 2013 – 11:43 am]: …it was more than anything indicicative of the The Hermit. Connecting with AI via this web portal is great for me, as I am in this phase of sort of Hermitting and percolating over these and other concepts on a very individualized basis. I do entirely understand what you are referring to with things often being perceived or treated as a sort of “fad”. As things such TwinStar, and other…
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For a number of years now, those following The Abrahadabra Institute’s activities over the past 18 years have asked us for official memberships. After a tremendous amount of work having been completed, towards formulating what such a membership might look like, in order to suit the needs of persons interested, we’ve come to the conclusion that the best direction for TAI, much to our founder’s chagrin, is as an educational institution and (co-ed) fraternity – for the purposes of social fun, and thirdly as an initiation gateway into the 418 current. Anything that dares to connect itself with Abrahadabra is necessarily signing up for a rough and fast-paced ride, and we have hitched our wagon to that particular train a long, long time ago. This is certainly optional. Abrahadabra loves loners – our clan consists of the Hermits and the Magus. They don’t need a group. But the path can be lonely and we’re willing to take the heat in representing the 418 current in this world. If you want to join us, fine. If not, we still respect you just as much, fam. 
       A significant investment of time has been dedicated towards composing a seven year long (open source) curriculum, leading into Mutational Alchemy. We are using an introduction to this steep climb via the foundational elements we had identified over five years ago, and we are very pleased to announce that The Abrahadabra Institute is finally, after all these years, ready to take on the stewardship of a formal membership body.
      Almost everyone human with a pulse is welcome to join. While it’s true that we are open to just about everybody, it is not a decision to take lightly. This stuff that we study here is as real as anything, extremely potent, and we can’t be held responsible for the fallout if one joins frivolously and tries to make Abrahadabra some kind of joke or subject to one’s Will.  Below is a link to the comprehensive guide to membership. also on the menu to the left “join TAI.”

The Alchemical Word of Perfection by m1thr0s 729

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m1thr0s, Magister Ouroboros 729, founder of The Abrahadabra Institute and creator of Mutational Alchemy the so-called *Ninth Limb of Yoga*

      Any post about opening up memberships to The Abrahadabra Institute would be incomplete without mentioning our founder, who died on December 26th 2016, and who was pushing hard to stay alive for as long as it took to stabilize this body of work and TAI itself, with the intention that I could continue where he left off. The future is going to be a lot of fun here at TAI and you’re not going to want to miss it. 

Izi Sesa Ningishzidda
Magister Ouroboros 777

Izi Ningishzidda in Olympia, WA, meeting m1thr0s for the first time and learning about Mutational Alchemy in person. Last week of January, 2008.

poetry review: Aijin: Draugur Stúlka (My ghost wife Ana)

 

 It’s rare to run into any Thelema related poetry these days, good Thelemic poetry even less so. I accidentally stumbled on this one via an invocation of The Emperor. I literally navigated to it and purchased in a deep trance. Some of my favorite artists have been discovered this way so it’s a process I’ve learned to trust.

Aijin is not advertised as being related to the Book of the Law, but references to Liber al Vel Legis, Liber Tzaddi and the Book of Lies are prominent throughout the reading. Imagine my shock and awe when I realized I was reading Book of the Law quotes in a seemingly obscure and mundane looking little e-book I was lead to by the Emperor archetype. 

The author admits to stealing from Crowley and Blake, midway through the book. The work tends to be a commentary on the true state of the world. I admit to having become quite high reading it. The book pushed my trance session straight into the stratosphere, without any entheogenic input at the time. I played Eve Online shortly afterwards and it was the most ecstatic experience I’ve ever had. I was listening to The Emperor himself speak through my fleet mates over comms.
I’m always careful to watch for hidden messages in works by artists of any kind, but especially the ones I’m lead to during trips. The muses, or, whatever it is I saw, once, for lack of a better term, wanted to reveal the way they work on this world through the minds of men, showing themselves to the chosen ones and disguising themselves from the minds of vulgar men. Some of this I’ll cover in an upcoming article for those of you who want to tap into the TwinStar’s entertainment potential. It’s really very good at this sort of thing – a flexing universe all around us that few dare to even imagine. I’ve seen it. And that’s all I need.

(Poe)

As i sit here and rule about the underworld,
and talk to the minions
and beautiful fucked saints and blood lovers
expanded outward and inward
over the half-faced geometrical map that be the ticking
clocks of war
vomiting earth’s bittersweet black bile crust
into each-other’s faces
transparent bodies watch blindly
weaving in and thru themselves
crying at the loss of such a formerly triumphant frequency
torn and lost they still whisper a slow calming rapture
grinding the sweetest noises out from the particles of dust
as their interwoven transparency gives position to yet
another tangled gesture

– Aijin: Draugur Stúlka

The book is quite lengthy, at 394 pages, and it’s the only work by the author, Ryan James LeBlanc. 

It deals especially well with the conundrum of duality, riveting with its reverence and revulsion for every perspective about love and beauty under the sun. The author goes beyond the dark side into some pretty scary territory, necessary for any student of the abyss. 

If you’re scared of Crowley, at any point, avoid this. If Crowley was a little too milquetoast for you and you liked the third chapter of the Book of the Law, you might find this to your taste. 

You’ll find Nuit aplenty, as well as Hadit’s other sides. I didn’t pick up on a lot of Ra Hoor Khut, this is dealing with mainly very high Supernals material instead of the brewing room of Tiphareth. 

It’s only available in Kindle/ebook form currently, the link to amazon is below. 

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JV8UXH2/ref=docs-os-doi_0