is the term “occult” outdated?

First let’s get clear – I don’t think the meaning is outdated, but at the same time I don’t think it’s a very useful term. The occult has just become so meaningless as the hordes assail it with their cheap t-shirts and ripped off art. A few weeks ago m1thr0s and I were going over the term as we always do with any high powered buzzword that triggers strong opinions in people or has become attached to stupid culture in some way. 

Our work is completely redefining what the occult means, despite most occultists being unaware of what has been occurring within The Abrahadabra Institute.  Hell, to be perfectly honest, most so called occultists wouldn’t understand the paradigm shifts if they were aware of them. I’m currently writing a series meant to address the foundational elements occultists should have had access to as children, but didn’t, in order to fill in the blanks for Da’ath malnourished adults.

A  plethora of stupidity out there surrounds the term “occult”, and not only from the “We hate you, let Jesus into your heart” crowd, either. Most of the flak and misunderstanding is coming from the “pagans” or “lightworkers” but it’s not fair to blame all of them, as the herd behavior is also just typical of humanity in general. Humans are self important, immature, sloppy and dangerous animals.

Decades go by where popular culture gets obsessed with one mysterious and exotic authentic practice or people and the magick and power starved hordes help themselves to it like it’s their own personal fucking buffet. I call it cultural rape, and the occult is experiencing this attack in a major way.  It does no good for the culture it appropriates – the sacred arts of Japan were being turned into a circus during the “ninja craze” of the 80’s.  The damage it deals is practically irreparable, like the cultural equivalent of radioactive waste, the bullshit just never goes away. 

Native Americans got the short end of the stick when a plethora of plastic shamans tried to hijack their religion for their own stupid, shallow and self serving purposes. This hasn’t actually stopped – once it begins and no one firmly takes a stand against it, it will continue. (American Indians usually attack back through disinformation.)

I could go on, but it suffices to say that none of these culture addicts will ever apprehend true knowledge and magick themselves – it is not for them. The occult and all of its trappings have become the newest craze, spurred on by the Harry Potter crowd approaching their teen and adult years and all of the free flowing parental allowance that goes along with it.

The diseases of humankind, smug self satisfaction and comfortable ignorance are trying to sink their dull claws into the occult, but it’s a slippery, dangerous slope, in fact far more dangerous than any of the interlopers could ever imagine. I don’t think that it’s attributable to any good intentions on the part of maguses anywhere, or even The Great Work. Distracting from the real problems facing humanity with cheapness and vulgarity is the modality of Choronzon and should not be trusted.

The powers of the Magus in the hands of dullards and dimwits can never be allowed – it’s the sort of thing that causes life itself to crumble. It got to the point where early this year both m1thr0s and I wanted to cut off ties to the occult and just go “hey we have this practice, this is what we do” – in regards to Mutational Alchemy – and leave the occult right out of it.  I’m not sure I’m in love with the term occult anymore, not if I have to share space with a bunch of mouthbreathers and pinched dullards.

chat transcript for july 2013: the body of light

zawarudo666 [July 2, 2013 – 7:11 pm]: I have a question regarding the Body of Light that is does each person possess an individual Body of Light, or is it more of a Universal/singular body that we are all connected to?

Zawarudo666 [July 3, 2013 – 7:23 am]: I’ve never fully understood the whole microcosm/macrocosm relationship. Does the BoL begin at a microcosmic level and end at macrocosm? Like linking Man with the Ain Soph Aur principle similar to the Tree of Life?

m1thr0s [July 3, 2013 – 9:10 am]: @zawarudo666: I wouldn’t try to answer such a question in the imperative personally as it undermines the whole process of discovery. I would, however, direct you to the doctrine of the Polar Akashas which speaks of two important forms of spirit both at Apex and Antapex to the Tree of Life itself…what is called the White-Gold Akasha at aura to Crown and the Black-Silver Akasha at aura to Malkuth. The implications are that Akasha is at root to both Macrocosm and Microcosm. If the physical universe manifests from this and resolves back into it as well, then the notion of the spiritual and the physical standing in opposition to each other would seem to make no sense at all. It has been said that no two snowflakes are ever exactly alike so perhaps individuality is itself a property of Akasha.

m1thr0s [July 3, 2013 – 9:22 am]: I have repeatedly stumbled upon mathematical evidence of a *Set and Subset* relationship going on between the Spiritual and the Physical as well as with Macrocosm and Microcosm and I think that adjusting our thinking to this way of understanding is of very great benefit to any of us.

m1thr0s [July 3, 2013 – 10:52 am]: The ternary system of hexagrams numbers 729 in all. 64 of these bear no *jen* values and are thus the same as the 64 binary hexagrams. it takes the inclusion of only 1 more *flux-value* to take us from 64 to 729 hexagrams. So we can rightly say that the binaries are a subset of the ternaries…and yet science does not have any direct knowledge of the ternaries so far. according to the chinese sages, the *jen* property represents both spirit and intelligence at once. the suggestion is that life as we know it is a subset of consciousness…that consciousness precedes the known universe and also outlives it…over and over again without limitation. we can safely draw that conclusion knowing that the DNA/RNA codes are both built upon the same binary template that the I Ching is using. So the corporeal is a mathematical subset of the non-corporeal but a subset is *part of a set*…not something apart from it.

zawarudo666 [July 4, 2013 – 2:46 am]: Ah, thanks for the info. I guess where some of the confusion arose was that I had it all backwards. I assumed consciousness and other subtle/spiritual forces were a subset of manifest/physical universe and not the other way around, but now it makes sense. “Tao gives birth to One, from One comes Two, from Two comes Three…” and so forth.

zawarudo666 [July 4, 2013 – 3:03 am]: I can’t find any info on the Polar Akashas online but is it right to presume that the Universe manifests from White-Gold Akasha at Crown and dissolves into Black-Silver Akasha at Malkuth? If so, the relationship seems strikingly similar to the creation/destruction story typically attributed to Kali and Shiva.

Zawarudo666 [July 4, 2013 – 4:41 am]: I think I get it now why it goes from Three to the Myriad or 1000 things. With the inclusion of the Jen principle to the Yin/Yang polarities, the Four Elements which make up the manifest Universe are derived. Something which is no better represented than by the Tetractys itself.

Zawarudo666 [July 4, 2013 – 4:44 am]: Or maybe I’m way off, oh well.

Zawarudo666 [July 4, 2013 – 6:44 am]: I’m reminded of, “The Khabs is in the Khu and not the Khu in the Khabs.” I’m on my phone so I can’t properly quote if that’s not the exact quotation.

m1thr0s [July 4, 2013 – 10:04 am]: the similarities between toaism and qabbalah are many…it often seems to me that western magickal tradition is essentially taoism with attitude…lol

m1thr0s [July 4, 2013 – 2:23 pm]: @zawarudo666: I hadn’t actually heard of the idea of everything dissolving into the black-silver akasha but it seems to make pretty good sense intuitively. tantrically, we are always seeking to complete the loop from crown (1) to crown (1), or *highest crown* (0) to *highest crown* (0) depending on your emphasis, but this is all surrounding the alchemical *levity* principle around which the tantric arts are based. The idea of things originating from the white-gold akasha and dissolving into the black-silver akasha is a novel insight that does not seem to be in conflict with tantric aims. Nice job coining that one! Well worth considering and examining this further…

zawarudo666 [July 4, 2013 – 3:11 pm]: Well, now that I think about it I did have a dream that was Black-Silver Akashic(yea i know thats not a word lol) In the dream I was playing a Dragonball Z game which displayed various levels in boxes that you can choose. I scrolled all the way to the bottom and saw what I recall was a black/silver or black/gold level which contained a dark ancient Chinese dragon, like Shenron but black…

zawarudo666 [July 4, 2013 – 3:13 pm]: I remember this vividly cause it was a very dark hue of black, like blacker than black. Then I did something stupid which was not clicking on the level cause I wanted to play through them in chronological order, so I went back to the top and the dream faded into hazy nonsense.

m1thr0s [July 4, 2013 – 4:18 pm]: @zawarudo666: well the image got through though…dream did its job I think. We always want the whole back-story but that doesn’t seem to be dream-mind’s actual job.

zawarudo666 [July 4, 2013 – 9:55 pm]: yeah, it was useful looking back on it. there was also a word and chinese characters that i wish i could have documented, not the hanzi cause i cant read chinese, but the word, whatever it was.

m1thr0s [July 5, 2013 – 4:38 am]: The Chinese were at one time ahead of the entire world with respect to science and mathematics. There are some indications that they may have even been aware of DNA, though we have no way to determine how they could have known this. In any case it’s not so much about China per se…more a matter of far-eastern consciousness in a more global sense. The work we do today cannot expect to succeed without integrating east and west achievements over a great span of time. Probably none of it was ever perfected in itself save perhaps with respect to a very few individuals only. But there lies a vast wealth of knowledge in the East that we cannot afford to ignore or gloss over.

Guest_843 [July 5, 2013 – 3:55 pm]: Hi All

Guest_843 [July 5, 2013 – 4:02 pm]: Oh, **** it I didn’t mean to post that just yet. I joined the forum shortly before it got closed down. I bought the first booklet (will buy all of them when I get the chance). My stuck point in the Twinstar Meditation is the grounding. I want to know exactly what to do on the grounding. It’s just confusing the **** out of me for a reason I cannot explain. Once

Guest_843 [July 5, 2013 – 4:02 pm]: I’m confident with the grounding portion, I’ll do the whole meditation.

Guest_843 [July 5, 2013 – 4:07 pm]: Sorry to pop into this conversation all unannounced, posing a very simple question like that, but it’s been on my mind. I just need a clear description of the grounding. I’m sorry guys.

m1thr0s [July 6, 2013 – 6:00 pm]: @Guest_843: I’m a little too busy to answer this now but will try to get back to you on it soon. In general it’s not as complicated as it might seem but there are a few things at least that should be gone over.

Heka [July 6, 2013 – 7:40 pm]: Okay thanks M1. I just purchased last two books to. I read the first one 3 1/2 times already. And you just confirmed my thought about it not being too hard. I’m just making it hard. Another question would be regarding mantric applications, and where to begin to weave the two (Twinstar meditation with mantras) to weave the two, but that’s a separate question. 1 at a time

Heka [July 6, 2013 – 7:43 pm]: I’m Guest_843 btw.

m1thr0s [July 7, 2013 – 5:25 am]: @Heka: the booklets will help. I’ve got more of these in the works as it seems to me that these concentrated little booklets are more useful to most people than trying to crank out a huge book (or books) that only winds up overwhelming everybody. Mutational Alchemy stuff builds from the very simple and propagates to the infinitely complex. But it can always be broken down again to the very simple as needed.

m1thr0s [July 7, 2013 – 5:37 am]: In MA practice, we are always drawing down on the *influence* of Crown and Highest Crown, circulating that energy in various ways and returning it back again. It’s a combination of *flushing* and *zeroing* as well as *grounding*. The balancing of opposites is the key to unleashing the alchemical *levity* principle which allows for energy to flow against the constraints of gravity. It is also a way of *stilling the mind* through balanced action, as opposed to inaction. Moreover, this entire methodology is about codified energy manipulations. Since the body is built on code, utilizing code to unlock and ignite its inherent higher functionality is a very compelling course of action. The more you work along these lines, the more sense it makes and you retain all the skeptical mind you may happen to require as well.

m1thr0s [July 7, 2013 – 5:41 am]: We are, in essence, achieving *perfection* by degrees by way of simulating it at the physical and energetic level. The saying *free your mind, your ass will follow* turns out to be ass-backwards in many ways. In practice, we find that *freeing your ass* is actually the more effective strategy in fact.

m1thr0s [July 7, 2013 – 6:02 am]: The question, of course, is how to do that according to some standard recognized by mind, body and spirit alike at as universal a level as we can rationally and intuitively identify. Mutational Alchemy does not spring from nowhere. It has a well-defined lineage. It is an exacting continuation of all the work and knowledge that precedes it. We just never quite expected that the *spirit world* might ultimately be operating by the exact same laws as the *physical world*…that it might require the same kind of scientific thinking to achieve *spiritual flight* as it does to achieve *physical flight* etc…

administrator [July 7, 2013 – 10:00 am]: you can pop in unannounced in conversations anytime, fyi. >:-D

Heka [July 7, 2013 – 10:55 am]: What fascinated me with Tantra, Yoga, and Alchemy, were the stories of the Siddhas, and the Siddha-Maidens, whom bear a resemblance to Wizards, and Alchemists, and how lots of their knowledge became lost overtime. I’m just glad there is a real re-emergence of this Ancient alchemy going on, and glad I stumbled upon this website. *Perfect* timing.

zawarudo666 [July 8, 2013 – 10:41 am]: i’m thinking about the New Aeon. does it begin when the Kali Yuga ends, or during?

zawarudo666 [July 8, 2013 – 11:05 am]: Well according to the wiki article we’re just at the beginning with 427,000 years remaining. X____X

zawarudo666 [July 8, 2013 – 11:08 am]: The New Aeon/Age of Horus could be attributed to the “Golden Age” however.
administrator [July 8, 2013 – 12:35 pm]: The Aeon of ?r.w (Ra Hoor Khut) began in 1904, with the transmission of the Book of the Law, according to most Thelemites.

zawarudo666 [July 8, 2013 – 12:39 pm]: “As bhagwan pointed out that the 10,000 year golden years should begin after 5,000 years are completed in Kaliyuga which means that the Golden period started approximately 115 years back since 5115 years have elapsed, which makes the date of the Golden period as 1898 AD.” pretty close actually.

administrator [July 8, 2013 – 12:39 pm]: The age of the demon Kali and the age of ?r.w may not be the same thing, although the forces seem to represent opposing values.

administrator [July 8, 2013 – 12:40 pm]: Kali wants to stop creation, while ?r.w in his hawk for could be equated to Garuda who is Vishnu the preserver’s vahana.

administrator [July 8, 2013 – 12:42 pm]: This reversal of creation and ending snuffing out all life itself is of an intelligence I have encountered many times before, it is active and seems to be something that is always hemming away at the perimeter of kingdom, which is why it must be that ?r.w “deals hardly with them” and it is also a limited force, so this particular battle does have an end.

administrator [July 8, 2013 – 12:42 pm]: But there may not be a set “end date” for the Kali yuga that is not an inexact calculation of processing the problem itself.

administrator [July 8, 2013 – 12:42 pm]: This is Izi btw

administrator [July 8, 2013 – 12:48 pm]: Since the call to monotheism seems to be the thrust of the mythology surrounding the Kali Yuga – at least for those on the side of life – one would think that all beings who care about life – the rakshasas, the dakinis, the demigods and other beings documented by Tantra from India to Japan would have a stake in the fight and would be united under the banner of the One god despite all differences, to protect Life.

administrator [July 8, 2013 – 12:50 pm]: The demon Kali represents quarrels and discord – the Word of Sin is Restriction, and the tool of Restriction is Division.

zawarudo666 [July 8, 2013 – 12:51 pm]: ah, thanks so much for this info. i’ll look into it closely.

administrator [July 8, 2013 – 12:53 pm]: Tantra is all about defending the perimeter of kingdom, essentially it is all about kings and queens and has been since its inception over 1,000 years ago. Nothing has changed about that, except the battlefield.

administrator [July 8, 2013 – 12:53 pm]: Of course, it’s necessary for you to have all of this information.

administrator [July 8, 2013 – 12:55 pm]: Mutational Alchemy is Tantra at its core, and it is the 9th Limb of Yoga. The TwinStar is a mandala of the highest order. Its chambers map the entirety of Kingdom.

administrator [July 8, 2013 – 12:56 pm]: Everything outside of that is toast, if it is anti-Life, or anti-Love. Thats the process of the Aeon of War and Science.

Guest_54 [July 8, 2013 – 11:33 pm]: Abrahadabra

Guest_54 [July 8, 2013 – 11:33 pm]: And what it is

Guest_54 [July 8, 2013 – 11:33 pm]: Is so beyond me, I think I’m getting lost.

Guest_54 [July 8, 2013 – 11:35 pm]: But hark, what is that I hear? The knocking of Thmaist, the Double-Wanded One, at the Door of the Aeon!! Enter, oh great Master. Guide us for 11 years. 11 years guide us.

m1thr0s [July 9, 2013 – 1:51 am]: we are currently reading Tantra in Practice by David Gordon White. Princeton University Press (college textbook for asian studies majors). Tremendously informative. A tad dry but a massive volume with hundreds of contributing experts etc. Highly recommended reading. I think we will probably be adding it to our own stores. In general, the better your grasp of Tantra historically and thematically, the better equipped you will be to fully appreciate Mutational Alchemy principles and methods.

m1thr0s [July 9, 2013 – 2:00 am]: Mutational Alchemy CAN be understood without that sort of backgrounding but westerners have been so badly robbed of their own natural spirituality that there is virtually no cultural support to be found supporting almost ANY intelligent impulse we might happen to have. There is no overstating the extent of ideological poisoning we have been subjected to here in the west. So you have to make a pretty thorough study of Tantra just to begin to reclaim your own intrinsic sensibilities.

administrator [July 9, 2013 – 6:26 am]: Tantra in Practice is so cheap to pick up as overstock or used on Amazon I doubt we’ll ever carry it anytime soon as the retail is $49.95 new. Used paperback start at $3.21 on Amazon.

administrator [July 9, 2013 – 6:27 am]: which I recommend picking up by the way.

GratefulGuest [July 10, 2013 – 7:19 pm]: I have got to say that the very most obvious things to me first doing the TwinStar meditation, was a change in the sense of colors for me. The way I actually see everything. Also, the redirection and control of sexual function and sexual energy. These were the two first most apparent things, and still continue to be forefront to me. Cognitively, I notice that I am able to function…
GratefulGuest [July 10, 2013 – 7:25 pm]: …on a much more pragmatic and directed level. I appreciate the confluence of more abstract (as is often erroneously thought) spiritual or occult ideas, with Malkuth. And it seems like Ra Hoor Khuit, is definitely an energy/entity that relates to my own increasing understanding of TwinStar. Plus, I am still learning how to send ideas down this vortex the TwinStar seems to create.

GratefulGuest [July 10, 2013 – 7:26 pm]: It seems to be like a requirement. It is like taking positive thought to the next level…

GratefulGuest [July 10, 2013 – 7:26 pm]: …

GratefulGuest [July 10, 2013 – 7:26 pm]: ?

m1thr0s [July 11, 2013 – 10:45 am]: @GratefulGuest: There are a few areas of immediate benefit I am aware of that can probably be tested in some way. Cognitive function is one of them. Trauma management is another. Enhanced creativity a third. We are so early on in the development of this specific technology that I haven’t given that much thought to how these enhancements could be demonstrated scientifically but I am pretty sure they can be. In the meantime we only have each other’s testimonials so thank you very much for reporting what you’ve been experiencing.

m1thr0s [July 11, 2013 – 10:58 am]: I am not sure what is going on with *colors* but that strikes me as a very important phenomena. The Tibetan Book of the Dead addresses this to some extent: We are told to avoid *muddy* color realms but rather gravitate to those realms with brighter and cleaner colors. It seems as though in the TwinStar Meditation this higher gravitation occurs automatically…kind of hard-wired in somehow so that the more you work the thing the more various kinds of *gunk* get cleared out. Some of this is rooted in the principle of *friction*. The TwinStar moves us progressively towards a significantly enhanced *frictionless* state, affecting consciousness on many levels at once.

m1thr0s [July 11, 2013 – 11:04 am]: Another area you may begin to notice is enhanced *coordination* both physical and mental. Some of this is so unconscious that you won’t really notice it until something (potentially) disastrous occurs but doesn’t occur because you somehow reacted in a way that rather miraculously averted it. This has happened to me maybe 1/2 dozen times that I am aware of…who knows how many times it has actually occurred? Another area you may notice is kind of in the realm of *magnetism*…of people and situations manifesting just when you need them the most…

m1thr0s [July 11, 2013 – 11:18 am]: I would never go so far as to say that the TwinStar is the ONLY way to derive these benefits but only that it seems to have all of this covered and a great deal more…it moves us (imperceptibly at first) towards an increasingly *mystical* interaction with our complete environment. The word *complete* seems to be the active word in that sentence…that we are invoking more intelligence and cosm into our spheres and ever so gradually begin to experience a broader/brighter/stronger/ caliber of coexistence.

zawarudo666 [July 11, 2013 – 8:51 pm]: the twinstar/kali ma glyph is putting me through tough situations. accelerated dharma for real.

m1thr0s [July 12, 2013 – 12:20 am]: @zawarudo666: hands-down one of the most powerful images I have ever uncovered. If there is any doubt that Mutational Alchemy hails from a tantric lineage, that image alone should put the matter to rest…although, in truth…the proofs are piled high to the moon even without it. Some of these yantras should probably not be introduced to those who have not developed the internal strengths to sustain them. Like an asana that the body has not yet developed the skills to perform, that particular yantra has the wherewithal to crush an ill-prepared mind. Yet most will observe without seeing and in cases like this I am not entirely sure which is worse…to be blown away by it or blown off by it as it were. I suspect the latter is much worse. The key to assimilating it lies in the TwinStar itself…its strengths are your strengths if you will only allow it. It’s intelligence, your intelligence and so on. But it has to be said in all fairness that the marriage of these two great yantras is simply staggering.

m1thr0s [July 12, 2013 – 12:31 am]: Consider the *Knowledge & Conversation* that perpetually emanates and recognize that no one can capture all of it at once. Learn to pace yourself, take a little and work on that. Take a little more and so on. Do not expect that you can rise to its great height at once as every little step is as important as the next.

m1thr0s [July 13, 2013 – 1:42 pm]: I think it’s important to bear in mind that things don’t ever have to get overly *heavy* with this stuff. One of the great advantages of this whole method is that it packs down tight…can go anywhere…doesn’t require a whole shitload of gear…and can be coordinated with many other things without dominating or interfering with your life. So if things get too heavy you need to take a step back and relax a little. It’s more important to be on a viable path than to be some sort of super-advanced meta-intelligent demigod or whatever…

m1thr0s [July 13, 2013 – 1:48 pm]: although being a super-advanced meta-intelligent demigod probably has its perks…:D

zawarudo666 [July 13, 2013 – 3:03 pm]: Thanks, but I had to get over my attachment to this person and there were several other factors at play as well. Ultimately, I learned from the experience as painful as it was and am ready to take things 1 step at at time.. So yeah, it sucks but as the saying goes “This too shall pass.”

zawarudo666 [July 13, 2013 – 3:05 pm]: It was necessary is what I’m trying to say.

m1thr0s [July 13, 2013 – 3:42 pm]: We bring our baggage to the table that’s for sure. Nobody’s fault…that’s just being alive I think. Tools like these help us to rebuild everything but the process covers a lot of ground and can take a lot of time. Our biggest limiters run the deepest and can go unseen for many years. No matter how long it may take, it’s better to be on a path of liberation than one of resignation and self-defeat.

Guest_449 [July 14, 2013 – 12:14 pm]: @m1thr0s. Thanks for feedback. I would like to address some of your comments specifically here, since this is a sort of feedback process of discovery and experimentation…Thanks for the Tibetan BoD info on this phenomena, which really just impressed me the first time I did the meditation, instantly. Basically, I have got to say that the color perception phenomena was/is characterized by a gold

Guest_449 [July 14, 2013 – 12:16 pm]: hue, I am actually looking for images online that have been edited to show what I am referring to. It is a multidimensional sensory perception phenomena, as in, there are things being perceived in 4D and beyond, but in 3D regular vision, it is basically like a very clear minded, sort of almost very sobering kind of golden almost sepia-esque sense for me, but it almost enhances

Guest_449 [July 14, 2013 – 12:18 pm]: the sense of almost animism, but in this very non-judging kind of way. As in it is not particularly flowery, but it is amazing and it is the first time I have had such a perception change. My feeling is that something may happen with some neurosynchronization/hemi sync at this point of perception shift. Now I have gotten more used to it. So I need to advance in my understanding.

Guest_449 [July 14, 2013 – 12:19 pm]: On cognitive shift that I have noticed, is that in conversation I will say things that may have many levels of meaning, even humorous at times, and instead of me being unawares of the synchronicity of what is hapening, either in an interaction or in something I might say in conversation, I am able to folrmulate these things with full knowledge of the multilayered nature of what is going on….

Guest_449 [July 14, 2013 – 12:20 pm]: As far as crisis aversion, I have noticed this too. Because there actually has been some precognition that has occurred for me of things that would happen, but then are actually averted as you say. They are amazing, but I will take more careful note to provide further specifics on future examples.

Guest_449 [July 14, 2013 – 12:22 pm]: It is my belief that you can actually send thought-forms down the TwinStar, via a sort of vortex it creates, and I have actually excercised this belief to counter precognitions of particular events that I would prefer to avoid. There are always burdensome aspects of having increased awareness and psychism, mainly, that many other people do not have these kinds of perceptions activated.

Guest_449 [July 14, 2013 – 12:22 pm]: But I much prefer having this increased sense of awareness than not….

Guest_449 [July 14, 2013 – 12:25 pm]: This is Grateful Guest BTW….

Guest_449 [July 14, 2013 – 12:27 pm]: I definitely also appreciate how TwinStar very much relates to my understanding of a lot of Thelemic ideas. This is the kind of appreciation of occult ideas that I have always perceieved. Increased functionality and creativity, as opposed to the inverse which can be seen sometimes. I think TwinStar really fits into what olden days folks (lol) like William Blake perceived as a natural religion etc.

Guest_449 [July 14, 2013 – 12:30 pm]: It also is representative to me of integration of the Shadow archetype in a way that is very streamlined, and increases functionality and the ability of one to really be honest with one self. It also increases my self of self control and focus….

Guest_449 [July 14, 2013 – 12:33 pm]: I also have a picture of myself outside, which clearly demonstrates the visual effect of TwinStar on visual aura phenemona. In fact, I am almost somewhat “distorted” by the level of light that is emanating in the picture, which is clearly not just glare from the sun. This effect for me is very much increased in the sun, because of TwinStars actual relation to the Sun.

Guest_449 [July 14, 2013 – 12:34 pm]: Sometimes people are kind of wierded out by this I think. Oh well I guess haha.

Guest_449 [July 14, 2013 – 12:36 pm]: Additionally, I did the MerKaBa meditation, followed by TwinStar meditation in Wisconsin, where I currenly live, and a military styled black helicopter appeared and flew over, and then flew back over twice, also strafing on its side so that the windows were looking down at me. I have had MerKaBa meditation trigger similar reactions from black helos, but I feel that TwinStar, is also definitely

Guest_449 [July 14, 2013 – 12:37 pm]: similarly perceivable and detectable via military technology. I should also note that genetically, I actually am perdisposed towards unusual interaction with electronics etc. So , I feel that it was sort of natural for me to find out about this kind of stuff.

m1thr0s [July 16, 2013 – 1:07 am]: @Guest_449: I think it’s more about universal *Law* than you may realize and therefor seems to attract a certain amount of heat roughly corresponding. In other words…some of this is sort of coincidental…an unconscious attraction by people who have no idea why they are gravitating towards it rather than a concerted one as it might appear. I could relate some interesting stories about this but it would take too long to do it here.

m1thr0s [July 16, 2013 – 1:11 am]: cops, soldiers, people directly in the line of fire seem to have a more instinctual gravitation to abrahadabra (and magick in general) than those who do not. just something I have observed and tracked over a number of years.

GratefulGuest [July 16, 2013 – 8:30 am]: I look at these effects as somewhat, externalized or exoteric, maybe. But to me, it seems that the energetic synergy with the Sun, is not at all insignificant to my own personal experience of TwinStar. So, I feel like these effects of heat, in my own personal experience, are all part of the entire experience. I think I understand what you mean by various gravitations towards things as being

GratefulGuest [July 16, 2013 – 8:33 am]: basically coincidental. As far as this golden hued, sort of clarity of vision thing. To a certain extent, I feel like this is also a synergy with a particular “orgonite” pendant that I bought from Austin Texas, which is the best proprietary blend that I have found with Shungite included. The pendant gives off this kind of energy by itself and can be observed in photos. The TwinStar amplified this.

GratefulGuest [July 16, 2013 – 8:36 am]: But I have to say, that this effect also seems to me to allow me a much more clear, level headed, and really uniquely Thelema-oriented, or basically occult/magickal level of clarity within the context of basically pretty visceral energetic currents that I feel are unique to some of the concepts of Thelema specifically. These just give me a higher level of visual perception.

GratefulGuest [July 16, 2013 – 8:39 am]: I can also feel chi being redirected from being purely libidinous, or even for instance, anger, or anxiety, and sort being channeled along lines of energy flow, which almost feel sort of like one of those Icy/Hot patches for sports related injuries. It is pretty amazing. And I also am better able to shift into different dimensional perceptions in waking life, information and stuff flows easier.

GratefulGuest [July 16, 2013 – 8:42 am]: I am better able to trust my heart, and not be so encumbered by cerebral stress management techniques. I have also been experiencing something that reminds me a lot of the machine “magnetic vortex arena”, where various negative thought forms or even habits, I have been able to see/feel as being enveloping me, than toggling to being separate from me, and after toggling back and forth.

GratefulGuest [July 16, 2013 – 8:44 am]: To just separate the thought or feeling, and even visualize it, or actually see it as it looks to me on the astral level, and then repel it, much in the same way as the “magnetic vortex arena” seems to do. I was working with this while doing dishes at work last night, and it is a pretty amazing concept. Beyond that I also have begun understanding more about this being in more than one place thin<

GratefulGuest [July 16, 2013 – 8:44 am]: I am writing too much now, so I am going to take a break for about a week.

GratefulGuest [July 16, 2013 – 8:45 am]: Thanks m1thr0s.

m1thr0s [July 16, 2013 – 10:31 am]: *thelema-oriented*…hmmm…perhaps. not really *thelema-based* however. crowley never really did quite acquire the necessary bits and pieces necessary to put forward an actual *physics* model of stars as has occurred in Mutational Alchemy. *prophets* are not *closers* as a rule…they see the train coming but do not typically have everything required to board it. that’s ok though…that’s just the way these things work.

m1thr0s [July 17, 2013 – 4:43 am]: nothing against *thelema* except perhaps for the fact that crowley seems intent on trading religion for religion and thus only achieves lip-service to the axiom *the method of science – the aim of religion*. the *method of science* demands that we work from falsifiable models and test those models meticulously for their qualitative &amp; quantitative yields. moreover, I see a lot of *thelemites* basically parroting what they have read and seen others do, the same as most religious affiliations. that really wasn’t the point of crowley’s work which was aimed hard at individuals developing the tools and skills required to advance their own magickal destinies. I think it’s something of a numbers game though like with most new approaches to anything…most will only get the *packaging* and content themselves with going along with the crowd. only a relative few will recognize the underpinning principles at play and thereby take the next logical steps in an unfolding *praeter-humanism* inclusive of all human beings on a global scale.

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…

GratefulGuest [July 17, 2013 – 11:45 am]: ..seemingly unprecedented and very transformative technology is emerging, I think this is still fairly prevalent. I feel like I am understanding these concepts fairly well to this point, and find it very convenient to be able to just check in here periodically on this chat room, to query or relate feedback as I feel that it might be relevant to myself or others. These technologies….

GratefulGuest [July 17, 2013 – 11:48 am]: have a far reaching technology as I relate to them, and what this is I think will take awhile to begin to really emerge from the point it is at now and be understood as much more than a fad, and more as a sort of evolutionary phase especially on a cognitive and metaphysical level by many people initially probably. So, thanks again and I think I understand the premise of what you are saying here..

GratefulGuest [July 17, 2013 – 12:01 pm]: …I also find parts of what you said to coincide directly with a very vivid dream that I had last night. I value interacting with AI even though it has only been, and will continue to be on this website and stuff. :) I often have questions about the material on the site, but often times I get the info I need from a sense of inner guidance too, in a way that I can easily understand too, as you

GratefulGuest [July 17, 2013 – 12:03 pm]: have alluded to, this seems to be part of the process of Mutational Alchemy, and of magick/mysticism, and life even on a larger scale. I feel like I understand bascially what you are talking about with regards to being cautious about labeling, and getting into a basically parroting kind of mentality too. I find this advice to be cautionary and practical too….Thanks.

m1thr0s [July 17, 2013 – 1:02 pm]: @GratefulGuest: there are many layers to the Mutational Alchemy doctrine &amp; subsequent methodology…sometimes it seems virtually infinite and indeed, it may well be. So we get through a few doors and a few more will open and this process seems to just keep on going. I’ve been tracking this thing for over 40 years and still uncover new things all the time! After awhile you get enough under your belt that you become confident to confront and grapple with various limitations and/or apparent shortcomings – whether at the theoretical level or at the level of implementation where there exist a number of unknown factors preventing us from getting the furthest possible advantage from these tools that we should be getting all the time. That’s one of the real distinguishing characteristics of Mutational Alchemy stuff…it’s self scrutinizing and remarkably self-correcting…so that acknowledging weak areas only ever leads to a more advanced understanding of synergistic alchemy.

m1thr0s [July 17, 2013 – 1:20 pm]: It behooves us in that case to always be completely honest with ourselves regarding what is working vs what is not. This model is completely unafraid of any such probing…but we are dealing with a bona fide physics here and science – (even super-science) – has no special regard for persons. Laws and principles are what they are and not other so when we get things right everything works perfectly. When we take a wrong turn things generally will still work but not as perfectly as we may want. The gradual perfecting of all these little details is a vital part of the manifestation process as a whole. It unfolds like a flower, outer petals revealing inner petals expanding fractally in all directions.

Guest_28 [July 22, 2013 – 7:02 pm]: Hello?

zawarudo666 [July 22, 2013 – 8:54 pm]: Just wanna ask, does anyone else get weird pressures in their forehead and crown? I’ve been getting these for close to a week now. It used to be subtle, but now I feel it very strongly and it’s kind of annoying too. I dont know if im interpreting the phenomenon correctly, but i always do the twinstar exercise when i begin to feel the sensations.

zawarudo666 [July 23, 2013 – 6:04 am]: I keep forgetting that there’s nothing to go to from here. There’s no other goal but the Work, it’s like the mind’s trick to place importance on small &amp; insignificant things or skirmishes as m1 puts it while avoiding the only path worthwhile. I’ve been reading a lot of Tantric material and I see how it ties in with the New Aeon and the Kali Yuga.

zawarudo666 [July 23, 2013 – 6:13 am]: Tantra being the most physical and direct approach to Liberation/Completion, while placing great attention to detail and not falling prey to the pursuit of trivial goals like that of chaos magick. I also understand why Fire is the Force of the New Aeon, since it’s really a Purification process. I saw an interesting parallel between something I read and what the Book of the Law refers to as…

zawarudo666 [July 23, 2013 – 6:18 am]: the gross, the fine, and the lofty. Which is similar to the three classes of temperament known as pashu-bhava (beastly character), vira-bhava (heroic character), and divya-bhava (divine character).

zawarudo666 [July 23, 2013 – 6:39 am]: I love the heightened-perceptive states when everything is flowing, walking mindfully and letting the forces of Nature guide me anywhere. I’m usually led to interesting places. Signs become visible, and it’s like a higher communication with the world itself.

m1thr0s [July 23, 2013 – 10:21 am]: @zawarudo666: the head pressure you refer to has been reported by others, though I can’t say I’ve ever noticed it much myself. I imagine if we could track our progress in MRI scans over an extended period of time we would find significantly increased brain activity in the areas you have indicated. Whether these tools are actually increasing intelligence itself or simply making a much more efficient use of what is there to begin with remains to be clearly measured. In practical terms, either-and-or-both outcomes would seem to be about the same.

zawarudo666 [July 23, 2013 – 10:37 am]: Thanks, I guess I was interpreting it incorrectly cause I thought it was something I had to defend myself against. and also thanks again for the advice you gave before in the previous ordeals; they proved to be invaluable.

m1thr0s [July 23, 2013 – 10:58 am]: @zawarudo666: persistent head anomalies should always be checked out by a qualified health practitioner as it may have other causes that need to be addressed. if there is no pain and no adverse disturbance in the performance of tasks then it becomes more probable that we are simply looking at increased synaptic activity in those areas of the brain.

m1thr0s [July 23, 2013 – 12:04 pm]: It is interesting that the symbolism of a protruded third eye on the faces of especially revered icons is a very common theme all over the world. there has been this persistent theme where an *active* third eye is in some way physically protruded where an *inactive* one is not. Whereas creative renderings exaggerate this *protruding* characteristic, the underlying premise is pretty clear that there are certain physical aspects to third eye activity in general which might very easily be interpreted simply as *pressure* in the third eye area, which then links to Crown as well…

GratefulGuest [July 23, 2013 – 7:27 pm]: I have this opinion on TwinStar and would be interested in feedback. With regards to what zawarudo666 says, I have noticed that the less distracted I am from basically being completely involved in the visualization and mechanics of the meditation that I have a much better experience. I have find that the pressures you are talking about, I think have something to do with synchronizing the two..

GratefulGuest [July 23, 2013 – 7:31 pm]: hemispheres of the brain maybe? It seems to me that I can feel my brain functioning with more focus when I do this daily. I also notice that there is a healthy tendency to take all of the wasted energy which tends towards lack of focus and sort redirecting into different circuits that make it useful. Like your brain becomes more almost streamlined and engine-like maybe I think…

GratefulGuest [July 23, 2013 – 7:33 pm]: So I have noticed slight pressure, but not pain or anything close to that. I am wondering what other things are going on here. I have read about Tantra from people like Vivekenanda and others but am interested in reading the rec. books here on AI. Also, with some of the Taoist stuff I highly reccommend Thomas Cleary’s Taoist Classics from my own subjective opinion they are great books.

GratefulGuest [July 23, 2013 – 7:37 pm]: My feeling with regards to what m1thr0s says, is that maybe the TwinStar both redirects energy more efficiently along existing circuitry when done correctly, and is also increasing available “circuitry”. Just my own inner dialog sharing with others here.

m1thr0s [July 24, 2013 – 11:21 am]: @GratefulGuest: *efficiency* is a theme you will encounter time and time again with respect to the TwinStar and Mutational Alchemy in general. The axiom *maximum inertia-minimum stress* has been a guiding heuristic over this entire system from day one. When you think about it, heightened efficiency is a key component in the mastering of either macrocosm or microcosm. The Tetractys itself can be looked upon as a more efficient power formation of the Tree of Life Sephiroth in particular. Being more efficient, it is better capable of managing extremes of all kinds from the infinitesimal to the behemothic.

m1thr0s [July 24, 2013 – 11:28 am]: In practical terms, enhanced efficiency always implies advanced understanding and control. At the end of the day enhanced efficiency is synonymous with the idea of perfection itself.

administrator [July 24, 2013 – 3:12 pm]: forums are open :)

m1thr0s [July 26, 2013 – 7:35 am]: coolness B)

zawarudo666 [July 27, 2013 – 4:03 pm]: I think I have a better understanding of what’s going on now in regards to the forces of Restriction. What they’re trying to do could be akin to the “Big Freeze” right? It was weird because I equated the end of life to “death” but Death is the goal? The Great Return to the One/None. And Restriction is the opposite of Union, division and inertia due to the reign of entropy.

zawarudo666 [July 27, 2013 – 4:04 pm]: “Death is forbidden, o man, unto thee.” could this imply duty/dharma?

zawarudo666 [July 27, 2013 – 4:25 pm]: <a href=”https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/37/Universe_expansion2.png” rel=”nofollow” target=”_blank”>https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/37/Universe_expansion2.png</a> this is a cool pic and kinda illustrates my point. Fire!

m1thr0s [July 27, 2013 – 8:52 pm]: @zawarudo666: nice pic! there’s a lot of tradition behind the notion that Death is a pretty major end-game *goal* as you say…kind of a universal retirement plan or something. Alchemy often refers to varying degrees of death…stratas so to speak…of which the loftiest are only attainable once one has fulfilled every noble ambition with respect to universe first. In this view, death as we know it is just a kind of illusion. Real but temporary – or rather – transitional in itself…that we do not cease existing just because we *die*…

m1thr0s [July 27, 2013 – 9:51 pm]: some people believe that we have lost certain rejuvenation technologies known to the ancients that would allow a person to recycle themselves many times in place of *dying* every 50-100 years (rough averages). In this way a person might live to be over a thousand years old yet maintain the health of someone in their mid 30′s. I don’t know that I believe it was ever actually perfected but the basic premise is supported by modern life-extension specialists today. The body can do that sort of thing if we can *flush* it periodically to reverse damages done through toxic/traumatic exposures.

administrator [July 28, 2013 – 2:33 am]: WHERE THE FUCK IS MY CRYSTAL REJUVENATION CHAMBER!!!!!

Mechanic [July 28, 2013 – 11:44 am]: Just letting you know I fixed comments today, it was WP cache needing to have its trash taken out, I put it on a schedule. It works now.

Mechanic [July 28, 2013 – 11:44 am]: So you can leave comments on posts now :P

m1thr0s [July 30, 2013 – 5:07 am]: @Mechanic: thanks for your work on that! :D

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mutational alchemy essentials 001

 

Mutational Alchemy Essentials 001

In the Beginning…

It has come to my attention that a lot of people just don’t have a clue what the hell I am going on about with all this Mutational Alchemy stuff or why it might make any difference to anybody else. In part this is due to the fact that I started out posting things I knew would be of some interest to people I have already been in communication with for a number of years and are already themselves familiar with a good many of the essentials.

But this doesn’t help anybody else and when I find that even people who have themselves been involved in one or another practices for many years haven’t a clue what I am going on about…this clearly signals a serious communication problem.

So I am going to attempt to examine Mutational Alchemy from the very beginning and try to establish both what it is and why it might make any difference to others. This will actually be a little difficult for me since I am myself so steeped in many of these ideas and practices that it can be nearly impossible to remember all the steps that might have led me to the present. Nevertheless, if this is going to do anybody any good, I have to try.

Sorting Out a Few Key Terms

Anyone who has actually attempted to pour over my posts has probably already realized that I bounce around between a lot of terms you may have a very difficult time tracking down via Google. Believe it or not, there really is a powerful thread of continuity running through all of this, but in order to understand what that is, you have to first understand what it is that I do best and where the vast majority of my personal emphasis has been placed throughout my own esoteric practise. Rather than just lay out a “glossary of terms” as was suggested by one member, I am going to try to initiate this ground-up discussion and stop at intervals to clarify those terms I am introducing for the first time.

To begin with, everything I discuss at any time revolves around the so-called Body of Light and its mastery. That is my whole focus in this immediate incarnation. Before and After everything else I may ally myself with, I am first and foremost a Body of Light Technician. It is the thing I have been studying since I was a teenager (I am 53 years old at this writing) and it is the backbone of every magickal/alchemical discussion I engage. Whether I am discussing Abrahadabra or the Tetractys or the TwinStar or the Lo Shu Diagram or the Tai Hsuan Ching or evenNingishzidda and perhaps 100 or more other things you have rarely heard of, it all comes back to the Body of Light and its mastery. That is where my passion lies and that is what I am always going on about in one form or another.

 

So forget all these other terms for a moment…we will return to them in due course. For the moment I want to just discuss the Body of Light itself and try to extrapolate the core assumptions underscoring this language. Getting straight on this will determine whether or not any of the rest of this stuff is of any real use to you. If you are not onboard with the Body of Light as a matter of utmost importance, nothing else I can ever say will ever matter much anyway, since, believe it or not, that’s actually all I ever really talk about.

 

The Body of Light

The *Body of Light*is a generic term pertaining to the notion of an *etheric* body (and bodies) that is thought to exist in tangent to the physical body itself. Similar in concept to the rings of a rainbow, the idea is that the physical body, as we know it, is actually only the lowest rung in a lattice network of bodies descending from the Highest (subtlest) to the Lowest (coursest). Various *models* of this extended anatomical network of bodies have been asserted over time, some asserting as few as 3, others as many as 7 or more grand divisions within this overall Body of Light framework. At the time of this writing, if you run a search on Wikipedia on the Body of Light you will come upon a kind of misinformation that has done enormous damage to the correct understanding (and productive discussion) of the Body of Light as it has been asserted since the dawn of history by many different cultures in many different ways. While it is true that Thelema has its own rendition(s) of this ancient metaphysical thesis, any knowledgable Thelemite will be able to tell you that this is drawn primarily from Golden Dawn teachings, which themselves are largely drawn from traditional and hermetic qabbalah sources. There is in fact no such thing as a uniquely Thelemic Body of Light standard (though there is, in fact, a new model to be weighed, which I will come to presently). A more responsible contemporary treatise on the Body of Light in western magickal tradition can be found in Mark Stavish’s condensed essay The Body of Light in the Western Esoteric Tradition

It should be noted that references to Chi Kung (see: Qigong), a traditional Body of Light discipline endemic to Chinese Alchemy, do not strictly apply to the model being presented in Mutational Alchemy. Chi Kung works with Chi energy which would typically be seated within the solar plexus region and is developed and directed at will by the experienced practitioner through a complex system of breathing and visualization excercises. There is nothing inherently wrong or invalid with this practise…it is simply not the same model of light-energy that we are dealing with in Abrahadabra/Mutational Alchemy. The closest historical parallel I have been able to find to the Mutational Alchemy system is the Merkabah , or “Chariot of Soul”, from Qabbalistic literature, of which very little has been written outlining its mastery. While certain similarities do exist between traditional Chi and Kundalini practices and the principles outlined in Mutational Alchemy, the techniques, properties and overall objectives are quite different. In Abrahadabra we are attempting to energize and gradually phase into the *StarBody* itself, as depicted in the Abrahadabra Grid, of which the Tree of Life is viewed as a physiological subdomain, or mathematical subset. We base our proof of this *StarBody* system…first upon the geometry of Abrahadabra itself and finally upon the actual results we obtain through working with elemental energy fields directly. It is thus very important to scrutinize these maps very closely, as this will be our starting point in developing the visualization disciplines necessary to realize any actual physical results. I should also point out that you are going to be operating without much of any *safety net* in the Abrahadabra/Mutational Alchemy system, simply because no *traditional* precedent is known to exist for this immediate model of reality. One’s approach has to be based upon what is internallycoherent and logically and intuitively correct, since there are no other conventional *guides* to lean upon. This is a bold new territory for pioneering spirits who can trust to their own best judgments to lead them.

Historical Overview

It is virtually impossible to determine where and when the whole concept of a Body of Light began. Ethnobotanists would typically argue that it has its origins in Shamanic traditions where the method of accessing this higher anatomical network would have involved injesting psychotropic concoctions of one sort or another and going into deep trance states where the ability to step into these higher body systems might then be directly experienced. Since there are virtually no written records to substantiate this claim, we have only the iconographic evidence of cultural art expressions to guide us here.

What we do know is that very specific reference to the Body of Light anatomical structure can be dated as far back as the Vedas of ancient India, where we come to the notion of The Five Koshas. The Five Koshas, or “sheaths”, amount to rings of subtle pranic force (see also: the Vayus, or 5 Winds) surrounding the Atman, or “True Self” which resides at their core. It is vitally important for us to grasp that these “layers” as defined in the Vedas are not separate from each other…these are not separate bodies per se…but rather degrees of subtlety within the body as a whole. To this day, the Five Koshas amount to a central Yogic doctrine around which the Eight Limbs of Yoga have been developed as a means to purifying and fortifying mind & body so as to ultimately be able to access all of these “sheathes” at will.

 

At approximately the same time as the Vedas are being compiled in India, in the far east we see the emergence of a Dynastic China which is ushered in with a comprehensive model of universal reality in the form of the I Ching. The I Ching is typically touted as an *Oracle*, used for the purpose of divining Fate for good or ill, but it is actually a great deal more than this. The I Ching is a complete Cosmogony, defining Earth, Man and Heaven in one Grand Unified logic, or physics. While it would not, on its face, appear to be an actual model of the Body of Light, we know that around this physics the entirety of Yin-Yang Medicine sprang into being along with its doctrine of Chi. We find very ancient mappings of Cosm outlining whole universal continuum and Man’s place in relation to this, so that the sum of all its parts and all of its extensions, does in fact give us a model of *man-made-perfect*, which is, at its heart, what the Body of Light is really all about. The differences between the Indian and the Chinese approaches are very interesting to observe, since what we find is that the Ayurvedic (East-Indian) model is emphasizing Microcosm where the Chinese system is actually more focused on Macrocosm. Nevertheless both systems set immediately about to integrate the physical body itself, so that while the Ayurvedic system evolves into the Chakras, identifying energy along the spine, the Chinese system evolves into the Meridians and is plotting Chi pathways throughout the body…including higher states of energy/consciousness not ordinarily accessable without the advent of disciplined concentration.

 

Exactly where and when Western Civilization joins in with this discussion is a little hard to track with a perfect certainty. We find evidences of Trees of Life dating all the way to Mesopotamia but Body of Light doctrines have almost universally been “hidden” from the profane…these were were secret teachings imparted to the initiated only and so it is difficult to know for certain just how much resides within the ancient Greek or the Persian or Hebrew cultures for instance. What has filtered down to us more-or-less intact has largely come by way of the Qabbalistic Tree of Life and its tenets, yet we know that parallels do exist in the Druidic, the Nordic and other places across the globe. Similar to the Chinese system in many respects, the Qabbalistic Tree of Life is principally focused on Macrocosm. The Tree of Life is not really charting energy along the spine so much as it is attempting to map out the relationship of Universe to Man. Even so, in lieue of the Hermetic Alchemical axiom “As Above – So Below” – “As Within – So Without”, what we discover is that anything which does a good job of charting Macrocosm will inevitably find its reciprocal compliment in Microcosm as well, and vice-versa. While the Tree of Life is not intentionally tracking the “Gunas” for instance, nevertheless the Gunas are clearly represented in the 3 Pillars themselves. Because Man is still the measure by which Universe is being defined, what corresponds to Macrocosm has an immediate relevance to Microcosm also.

 

Underscoring Assumptions

The careful reader may have already observed that in some respects we can assert that what has come to be called The Body of Light might also be called “The Mind”. And indeed, if we follow Carl Jung’s lead in this respect, then just about anything that attempts to define archetypal relationships of any kind has something to do with this discussion. For the Hermetic Alchemist, Mind & Matter are really all about the same thing…all made from the same “stuff”…just vibrating at different frequencies. Why do we assign “bodies” to archetypes at all? Why is it so important to us that Gods have certain forms and certain powers and so on? The mind classifies things according to “kind” and we are always the measuring rod against which our knowledge is measured. Even if we break parts of this habit, we will almost certainly never be rid of it completely. Form speaks to Function and to understand a things’ Form is to understand its Value.

One of the core assumptions surrounding Body of Light literature is the idea that human beings are fundamentally a house divided. It is universally asserted that what has occured is that consciousness has descended from a primal Unity into a condition of Duality and is now confronted with the difficulty of regaining this lost equilibrium. Exactly why this may have occurred is subject to different points of view, some contending that this has to do with a powerful pull towards individuality, others that it is simply the way consciousness acquires new experience, still others that “intelligences”, like stars, are formed in a womb-like condition but must pass through this whole process to become fully matured and so on. I do not speculate on the reasons so much myself but I am reasonably convinced of the Unity/Duality scenario in general. Work that we do on the Body of Light is intended to restore this Unity. When you hear talk of a Supreme Attainment, or the Great Liberation, or the Great Work in Completion etc, we are always talking about the idea of having established…or re-established…this original Unity, with the possible exception that having carved it out in adversity, it should not be so easily lost again.

Nearly all mystical and/or magickal doctrines teach that Mind is the key to Matter, so we need to weigh that in as one of the core assumptions around which Body of Light work is defined. If we did not think that deliberately focusing our Minds in certain ways could amount to significant changes in terms of Matter itself, there would be little point left to any kind of meditation practice at all. It is important to periodically revisit this core assumption to reassess everything it implies. The primary tools of all visualization work are Light and Sound, and why is this? Because Light and Sound are the two most powerful tools the Mind has at its immediate disposal. Beyond this, we actually do know that all gradations…all conditions of matter…are Light/Sound waves vibrating at varying rates and frequencies. What is sometimes difficult to wrap our brains around is that the faculty of Thought itself may ultimately be all that is required to shape or reshape any condition of Matter.

Concurrent to this theme of Thought being the key to Matter is the notion of Right Thinking itself. This is a very important core assumption I want to drive home from the start, because, again, it is an area that has suffered a great deal of damage over time. From the time of the Vedas it has always been maintained that Right Thinking combined with Right Action points the way to Right Destiny itself. But what is “Right Thinking” when the matter turns to things highly esoteric? Too many times we are spoon-fed explanations and instructions as to how we should proceed that make no natural sense to us, yet we are often told that this is not important…that we can only come to understand these things by doing them without question. While there may be some justification for this in limited doses, the real problem with perpetrating this kind of instruction is that you are not ultimately producing free-thinking individuals who have sorted out their most sensitive personal practices for themselves. In the end you wind up with people who know how to go through the motions but have no real idea what they might mean, since they were never encouraged to ask what they might mean to begin with. You cannot achieve Right Thinking if you do not allow for a full measure of Skepticism and Doubt from the outset. Here in the context of Abrahadabra/Mutational Alchemy, “Right Thinking” means exactly what it should mean…it means asking and answering all the hard questions until you have very clear and compelling reasons to take “Right Action”…

This could go on but for the time being my objective is to lay down a few essentials pertaining to the Body of Light itself, the history of it, and its most central core assumptions. For the most part I think I have fairly well done that. I will return in the next segment and begin looking at why Abrahadabra might be anything particularly special…

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