Who are you?
See Mission Statement.
Do you have restrictions on who might be allowed to be a member?
Yes. We do not permit those who have taken the third degree in the Ordo Templi Orientis to enter our organization, due to the fact that allegiance is sworn to the OTO. We do not permit Freemasons, current, or ex-members, to enter TAI. There are no exceptions to this rule. If you are found out you will be forced out of TAI. We do conduct background checks and our allies have their own way of doing “background checks” and you will not get away with this, so don’t even try it.
I’m not in North America, can I go through and graduate the entire curriculum without travelling to the U.S.?
Not at this time. The third year certification entails initiation, which has always been a physical event, for reasons that will be explained in detail in the coursework itself. At the end of the third year you will be expected to take a trip to New Mexico at some point after your final grade, before one is able to continue to the fourth year curriculum. Once we get at least one Mutational Alchemist on another continent, it will be possible, but the highest degrees will always require travel to TAI headquarters. There is no way around this – the laws of Nature simply don’t allow for it.
I’m not in the U.S., do you offer international shipping and memberships to individuals outside of the U.S.?
Yes, but because the prices on shipping varies so wildly from country to country, and our postal system is constantly changing its pricing, we have a simple solution for those who wish to purchase our products outside of the U.S., and that is to use Ebay to complete the purchase. That way you get the most current shipping prices for your country from the U.S. and they are even slightly lower in some cases due to Ebay’s relationship with the postal service. If you see an item in the store that is not on our Ebay listings, please contact us. firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-688-1242
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You state that “The Physics of the Body of Light is humankind’s surest path to Completion.” Is your goal to sever the Body of Light from the corporeal body?
Nature itself, from consciousness to mathematics, is always the guide we look to at TAI when trying to sort out difficult questions. The physical body is valuable and necessary. Physical life exists, and we must presume there is a reason it must exist at this point in time, and for a long time to come. Many models of consciousness already point out that we have immortality – the goal is not to attain immortality, but to form consciousness into a condition that can maintain high altitudes indefinitely, and with the help of science, achieve longer lifespans so that our most intelligent and productive minds can finish their work. We’re also aligned with the Tantric school of thought rather than conservative Vedic thought, and this lends weight to our belief that life is important, valuable and meant to be enjoyed.
So in other words, no, we’re not going to have a mass suicide kool-aid party, if that’s what you’re asking…it doesn’t even remotely figure into any of the research we are doing, nor the discoveries we are pulling from that research.
When we pull a (Mutational Alchemy) tarot card reversed, if we are using reversals, do we consider the hexagrams reversed as well?
No, and you’re not required to use reversals. Neither m1thr0s nor Izi uses reversals. As always let your own experience guide you as well.
So … How can I become a member??
Just visit the store page, purchase the membership you want (with or without tarot, or the Mutational Alchemy kit) wait to recieve the application in your e-mail, fill it out, send your ID to us at the e-mail address provided, and wait. The whole process can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. If you are outside of the United States you should visit our Ebay store or request that we repost the membership package you saw in the store that you like. Ebay will tailor the shipping costs to your region.
Shipping is way too expensive for me since I am outside of the U.S. Do you have a less expensive option?
Special accommodations can be made for “lightweight” memberships where the certificate is folded into an envelope instead of being shipped flat, but you’ll have to contact us with your address so we can check envelope pricing.
Does each person possess an individual Body of Light, or is it more of a Universal/singular body that we are all connected 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. We 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.
Are you racist, like many other occult organizations?
Our goal is to prevent racism from ever occurring within TAI. So far, we have a very good record. Some of our brightest and most promising minds attacking the problems within Mutational Alchemy have been African-American, Asian and Asian-American and American Indian, and we value all of our members. m1thr0s and Izi are both of mixed Jewish-American Indian heritage (Aztec and Lakota-Coast Salish respectively.)
We don’t discriminate based on appearance whatsoever. In some organizations, a kind of soft racism exists where European ideology is placed on a pedestal, whereas anything outside of Europe is viewed with disdain. Since Mutational Alchemy and some of our Abrahadabra historical knowledge relies heavily on doctrine and accounts from the Israelites, the Sumerians, the Chinese and others, there’s no way we could ever look down on these cultures or recognize “race” as a thing at all. Every Man and Every Woman is a Star and that goes for every member of the human species. Science doesn’t even recognize race as a valid word, and science takes primacy over political opinion around here.
Although it’s perfectly fine to recognize that humans are a transitional species, it’s very clear those who are going extinct are scattered widely across all of the localized genotypes, and the emerging, surviving subspecies will not be recognizable by appearance, only by their mannerism, intellect and raw ability as mages. Over the course of history the species has adapted in many ways to their enviroment, in often radical ways, but underneath it all is the essence of the human animal: adaptability, innovation and intelligence. We find that everywhere, across the board with each and every pocket of humanity, so there’s no telling where a successful *star* might pop up.
Are you religious, do you require a belief in God?
The fundamental axiom that guides all of our religious dealings is *There is No God but Man* beyond this, TAI is not connected with or interested in religion at except where it might contribute to our knowledge of how to apprehend the star model, *Completion* or *Perfection* as these have been defined by various sources in Hermetic Qabbalah, Alchemy and general philosophy. As far as which religion our members prefer, we have no interest in influencing that choice, and many of our members are atheist.
There are a few sacred things around here, but they are those concepts and aspects of reality which cannot be assailed. Knowledge and the right to acquire knowledge is sacred.
“It is only the most repressive of dogmas that fear “blasphemy” and commit all manner of attrocities in its name. You don’t hear much of blaspheming the Tao…nobody runs around saying Tao-Damnit etc…You can’t really blaspheme something that isn’t prefabricated in some way, so I have come to the opinion that if it CAN be be blasphemed, then blasphemy is the key to its ultimate demise. As such, anything which CAN be blasphemed SHOULD be blasphemed at every opportunity…[…]maybe the problem stems from the notion that a “thing” can ever be sacred to begin with since “things” are inherently flawed somewhere or in some small way at least. Again, the Tao cannot be blasphemed because the Tao is not a “thing”…” – m1thr0s, Magister Ouroboros 729
“I will ask you to project the look on a child’s face when he grasps the answer to some problem he has been striving to understand. It is a radiant look of joy, of liberation, almost of triumph, which is unself-conscious, yet self-assertive, and its radiance seems to spread in two directions: outward, as an illumination of the world—inward, as the first spark of what is to become the fire of an earned pride. If you have seen this look, or experienced it, you know that if there is such a concept as “sacred”—meaning: the best, the highest possible to man—this look is the sacred, the not-to-be-betrayed, the not-to-be-sacrificed for anything or anyone.” – Ayn Rand
Why don’t you offer the Mutational Alchemy Tarot to non-members?
Since we opened our doors to the public in an official capacity on July 29th, 2017, there is no need to distribute the MAT to non-members. If someone is not interested enough in Mutational Alchemy or Abrahadabra to join The Abrahadabra Institute, they will do fine with any other tarot deck. There was some concern that we would sell out the MAT before we were ready to republish it, since our operating costs exceed our revenue. Restricting the distribution of the deck to members ensures that they will only go to people interested in furthering this work or grasping the concepts of Mutational Alchemy.
Will I be kicked out of TAI for X?
It’s highly unlikely that anyone will ever be kicked out of TAI, unless they break one of our major rules, like committing sexual assault or murder, or consistently endangering other Abrahadabra members in some way. If anyone ever comes close to being kicked out of TAI, you will have an opportunity to explain your actions directly to the Magister Ouroboros.
Can I buy a print of one of the mirrors I like?
Yes, however, you’ll only be able to choose from a selection we have on hand. A few times a year we do a public sale event where you can view the entire catalogue and pick from the contents of our “vault” and receive a discount if you’re a TAI member, up to 25-50% off. You may also choose a custom size, paper weight and even have it framed. Some mirrors are restricted, and access to them is granted only to those who pass certain requirements.