the most frequently stolen image in the abrahadabra institute’s repertoire

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While not unbearably obtrusive, the watermarking of many of the precious Mutational Alchemy images crafted by our founder m1thr0s have to be nowadays, because it’s so popular to steal them. Masons, Freemasons, Wiccans and New Age Shame-man freaks have been the most prevalent thieves. They always display the image with no credit given or any relevant data attached to it. A tall tale about how ancient the image is and connected with some belief system that they promote, and that we hate with a passion is also common. Very often, especially at The Abrahadabra Institute, the images, symbols and ideas are very very new. The image here, for example, is the only one of its kind in the world. It has a very special place in the timeline of occultism and has a very deep and intricate explanation which no one has ever heard before outside of TAI, because it didn’t exist before m1thr0s came along and discovered it.

m1thr0s was the first person in the world to place the tree inside the star (Abrahadabra) correcting the worst mistake Crowley made in his life next to fumbling the 729 Hexagrams of the Ternaries.

Our latest and most annoying thief was Catholic Exchange. The dying old aeon religion of Christianity, with all the grace of a drowning rat, plastered this, our most often stolen image, and possibly one of our most powerful,  on an absurd article on how particle physics is somehow connected to the Canticle of Daniel.

I’ve never had any patience for anything Christian, but much less so when they are stealing my man’s artwork and claiming that it has something to do with their dowdy bullshit.

The image was reported by MythMath, may non-Catholic and superior all-powerful Tetractys God bless him. I contacted the site’s host, Rack Exchange and the takedown happened within 5 minutes.

The actual image was being hotlinked from one of the Institute’s first thieves, a jeweler in Israel, who apparently had removed the artwork from his page but not his server. So, the Catholics were stealing an image and stealing bandwidth from other image thieves, who are Jewish. Sounds like basically all of Catholic history.

m1thr0s and I work tirelessly on this work with no vacations and no pay. Please don’t steal our work, as our motivations are very far from supplying uncreative people with a free concept art and blog clipart department.

• hexagrammal fields •

Hexagrammal Fields is one of the defining characteristics of Mutational Alchemy overall that makes it distinct from every other form of spiritual alchemy on Earth. Whether we are dealing with the 64 binary hexagrams or the 729 ternary hexagrams, the ability to build any hexagram according to a rational and uniform logic puts Mutational Alchemy in a league by itself. It is one thing to divine a hexagram according to traditional methods. It is quite another thing to position ourselves within it and construct it at will as a controlled visualization exercise. This gives us a tenable form of Will Magick quite unlike anything which has ever been demonstrated in the past.

Hypothetically we can do whatever we want to when it comes to aligning the 32 hexagrammal pairs to the 32 Paths of Wisdom on the Tree of Life. The problem is that there is no way to know if our assertions are right or wrong. Neither the Tree of Life nor the 64 binary hexagrams follow an exact chronological ordering, yet both follow an implied chronological ordering from end to end. When Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz studied the YiJing in the 1600’s he discovered an intriguing thing. The older of the two systems he examined (called the Early Heaven sequence) followed an exact reverse numerical arrangement where the later sequence (commonly called the King Wen arrangement) did not follow any. For its part, the Tree of Life starts out following an exact chronological arrangement in order from 1-10 but suffers several unaccountable breaks thereafter. The Proximity Principle steps up to repair the damage to the Tree but correcting the hexagrams leads us into more complex realms of exploration. For one thing, the first 10 of the 32 (called the ten sephiroth) amount to the equivalent of chakras in Ayurvedic tradition. They are special among the 32 constituting the hub around which everything else unfolds.  So a perfect ordering of hexagrammal pairs will have to account for this peculiarity somehow.

four binary and nine ternary bigrams
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Here’s a couple of charts to get you thinking in terms of the basic elemental structures. For our purposes here in this article we are only going to be focusing on the smaller of the two charts with its 4 bigrams and subsequent elements. We will be using the Word of Perfection to do any actual building of structures. These are all outlined on the far right of the charts under Banner Assignments.  The Word of Perfection (discussed in greater depth on this site) is uniquely perfect for our intention of building these structures with its 3 divisions neatly corresponding to 3 line types we are confronted with here. Briefly stated, a Heaven (Yang) Line is always built with the Heaven Word (A-H-I-H); A Man (Jen) Line with the Man Word (A-H-V-H) and an Earth (Yin) Line with the Earth Word (I-H-V-H). There are more complex strategies we could invoke but in this case it is more advisable to follow the simplest possible method. 

the four pillars
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I refer to this chart as the four pillars, important because it identifies the four chronological arrangements of trigrams of which the Heaven Descending arrangement most closely parallels the 32 Paths of Wisdom. It is the numerical opposite of the Earth Ascending arrangement which is identical to the oldest Early Heaven arrangement assigned to the mythological FuXi. Mutational Alchemy utilizes both of these arrangements to arrive at its TwinTrees Arrangement, the only arrangement on earth that resolves the balancing of opposites in such a way as to account for the unique characteristics of the ten sephiroth. The chart below demonstrates how this plays out, where the first 10 sephiroth utilize the balanced/unbalanced system of hexagrams to their fullest possible advantage. A balanced hexagram is any hexagram that has the same number of yin and yang lines (always 3 each). All other hexagrams are unbalanced according to this definition. It is a mathematical anomaly that the 64 binary hexagrams have exactly 20 balanced and 44 unbalanced hex’s. Paired together in the right way we get 10 (balanced) sephiroth plus 22 (unbalanced) paths.

balanace/unbalanced hexagrammal pairs
Figure #3
Twin-Trees • Temporals Arrangement
Figure #4

Ordinarily, there is quite a bit of explanation that defines how we get from point to point in hexagrammal field theory but the purpose of this immediate article is to demonstrate the fields themselves in as short a distance as possible to the reader. Consequently, a lot of detail is being omitted from this discussion. The glyph in the above outlines the Temporals Arrangement which marks the furthest place which has currently been reached defining how the hexagrammal pairs are placed on the qaballistic Tree of Life. It is called the Temporals Arrangement due to the staggered chronology of its predecessor (called the Primordials Arrangement) giving us a division that sets the 10 sephiroth apart from the 32 Paths of Wisdom according to the balanced/unbalanced system within the 64 binary hexagrams. This results in a staggered chronology only necessary if we want to parallel the Tree of Life as closely as possible, leaving us with a division virtually identical to the division Da’ath leaves us with within the Tree of Life system. 

Hexagram #64 - Circular Pattern
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63-64-CCW Build
Figure #6

In order to build hexagrammal structures we need to convert straight line values to circular ones. We refer to this as alchemical projection. The straight lines become circular because we posit them as such. We posit them as such because it works better and this is the long and short of it. Straight lines work fine as a kind of mental shorthand against a flat surface but lack the power to take root internally in 3 dimensions. For this we need to go the extra distance of converting them to circles which then anchor correctly internally. Occasionally a few people will experience trouble with this despite the fact that it really isn’t especially difficult. It helps to think of the lines as planes which are already circular (or spiral) in nature, whether yin, yang, or jen. In general, practise makes perfect with respect to converting lines to circles.

Choosing which hexagrams to build is especially easy since we can simply do readings, the same as you would if you were inquiring from the YiJing as an oracle. Only in Mutational Alchemy, you can derive your hexagram, study it and build it. Being able to build it allows us to go an extra step in working with our readings that imparts personal power to the hexagram and vice verse. Since we also get Tree of Life properties doing readings this way we derive a great deal more than using conventional means. 

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• pursuing perfection •

The pursuit of perfection underscores every major religion on earth, yet perfection has virtually never been defined in a way that is pragmatically sensible from a logical point of view. It is only in the years following the end of World War II that such a definition might even have been a practical possibility, since prior to this it would never have been thought possible that humankind might come to threaten the balance of Nature itself on a global scale. Now we know differently and as I sit here hammering out this article in 2015 the discussion of perfection takes on the question of sustainability more than at any time in human history. Avoiding the consequences of global warming would amount to a practical application of perfection! Reversing the damage done to our environment and restoring Nature’s rich bounty would amount to a caliber of perfection requiring a miraculous change of events in human behavior, not at all likely to occur.  Suddenly perfection is adopting a very real and a very urgent definition.

Religion, generally, has maintained a pretty dismal view of Earth, portraying it over and over again as something to be disparaged and escaped. Called the Realm of Exploitation, both Hinduism and Buddhism  have portrayed Earth as a place of unspeakable suffering, the only solution of which was to quit the cycle of birth and rebirth that draws us to it time and time again. While not universally viewed in this way in Judaism, distortional spin-off religions have generally followed suit with this view of the world so that perfection has been viewed as a matter of successfully escaping its clutches by one means or another. So long as Earth is viewed as the enemy of perfection there is very little chance of including it in any plans that share an imagined perfection with the Earth itself. If it turns out that either Heaven or Hell are internal states and not external places then the possibility of realizing Heaven on Earth is decidedly disadvantaged by this grim outlook of Earth.

The most noteworthy exception to this anti-earth attitude is Qabbalah which defines Earth simply as Kingdom and does not assign characteristics of good or evil to it. East-Asian Yin/Yang philosophy also does not succumb to this notion of an inherently evil Earth where Earth is viewed as the Yin Principle opposing Heaven as the Yang. Tantricism, with its emphasis on the balancing of opposites, does not hold with the idea that Earth must be subdued in order for Heaven to prevail. Heaven out of balance is just as detrimental to our collective well being as Eath run amok, so this notion of Earth as an inherently bad place is not universally held to but has become a kind of fetish among the proponents of apocalypse for whom the path to perfection has become synonymous with the suppression of Earth. The exaltation of Life, Light, Love and Liberty are viewed as universal qualities generated internally where man himself is the right and proper focus of this miraculous attainment.  The thing for us to stay attuned to is the how with respect to the pursuit of perfection. Thus Pythagoras advocates To Know Thyself as the root of philosophical inquiry. Without a keen sense of who we are on a cosmic scale we cannot hope to achieve a balancing of opposites that has any enduring meaning. This means staying abreast of new knowledge that emerges and constantly updating our esoteric knowledge to attune itself to exoteric knowledge about ourselves and our environments. This is why the creation of maps plays such an important role in the ongoing pursuit of perfection.  The cross-referencing of ancient maps with modern knowledge yields new maps better geared to the knowledge we have on tap – knowledge that is bought and paid for through the dedicated labors of our best minds over extended periods of time. These new maps put us in a position of strength pertaining to the ancient goals which do not really change so much in themselves. Rather, what changes are the strategies which our new maps reveal.

The following chart demonstrates how the four bigrams (two line structures) pair against guanine (G), cytosine (C), thymine (U) and adenine (A) to give us a new and revolutionary system of 64 hexagrams that 5,000 years of Chinese assignments could not have given us. This eventually leads us to a new kind of binary hexagrams, the possibilities of which are as startling as they are universal.  
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This next chart redefines the Lo Shu diagram with its 9 ternary bigrams that gives us the elemental properties of its 9 internal chambers. This has never been accomplished before until now and would not be possible without the syncretic nature of Mutational Alchemy. Staying abreast of all available knowledge at our disposals is what qabbalah is all about.

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DNAYiJing01
DNAYiJing02

 Qabalistic philosophy is inherently syncretic in nature which puts more on its plate than most since it is constantly cross-referencing everything that comes before its view. This is the only way that important new knowledge can be identified and adjusted. In 1953 a body of new knowledge was introduced that will forever change the way we look at geomantic magick. Franklin, Watson and Crick and their publication of the DNA code language was not intended to advance the state of 21st century alchemy but clearly does so notwithstanding.The binary nature of the YiJing had already been identified in the 1600’s by Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz but what could not have been known was the stunning similarities between the YiJing and DNA. Several important books and dozens of scholastic articles have been written on this subject since but my purpose here is to hyphenate how unexpected  breakthroughs in scientific understandings can radically impact our sense of spirituality and perfection. 

For an informed qaballist, the Tree of Life is divided into 32 Paths of Wisdom. The 64 binary hexagrams have always been paired into 32 complementary opposites. Once we know that the 64 DNA templates are a direct parallel to the traditional 64 YiJing hexagrams, we only need some way to align the hexagrams to the Tree of Life to give us a map sufficient to assert perfection against the Tree. We also need a word or method to exercise this assertion. It happens that Mutational Alchemy answers to all of these issues and more. Thus we have every good reason for a high level of confidence that Mutational Alchemy puts us squarely on the road to Perfection, though in truth there are still certain mysterious elements lacking.  These have to do with the external environment, a very difficult thing to control with exact precision. This is one of the reasons some practitioners confine their work to special caves deemed suitable for visualization work. Others establish and maintain temple space reserved for visualization practice. Though not 100% crucial, controlling one’s external environment is a routine protocol in the ongoing pursuit of perfection. We need more capable individuals working along lines that can actually succeed instead of wasting their lives away on fantasy projections which cannot, or following in the footseps of frauds and dinosaurs who have no earthly idea where perfection lies or how it can be secured.  

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there is no god but man vs. the stupid atheist

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The Thunderbird is a creature documented all over the lands of American Indian territory. They are birds of prey, giant creatures who shoot lightning from their eyes and live in the sky. I know that they are real, for I have met them. Their power can set one’s feet on the path of The Great Work as nothing else can.

Devilry, to the Christians, and perhaps Superstitious Nonsense to the less religious, but both, non-conforming to White Opinion. Opinion, for it does not contradict science or evolution, yet the Thunderbird does not reveal itself either, just like the Christian God Atheists hate so very much. I do not blame them for their hatred. It is a lifeless force to me and to many others in the world of magick, and a force that has perpetrated great evil and great good. Christians feel Jesus, and so he is real to them. I am not one to argue with them but would rather see them be free to explore on their own. It’s not my will to interfere and the old aeon will be reduced naturally by course of Ra’s ascendancy.

The Stupid Atheist,  comes from the famous Carl Sagan quote “Atheism is very stupid”. Sagan didn’t like being labelled an atheist because he was a careful scientist. He was a true agnostic, and wore it on his sleeve as a symbol of his cautious rationality. All religions, one could argue, are merely a symbolic gesture of one’s inner self, or an allegiance to one of the Gods.

So all of us occultists have been watching the drama playing out between Atheists and Theists in the land of metaphysics from our corner in the dark primeval forest of weird. While I was writing this, several threads populated on Reddit’s little occult corner, reddit.com/r/occult with a few people expressing concern over the rabidity of the Atheists who are on the web and being vocal about it.

I knew then I had to publish this, even though I might be talking about it alot. Over half a dozen or so articles at any given time may find themselves in my recycling bin, as I warrant topics to be non important, a passing trifle, or too much, too soon. Not this one, as it seems I know something a few other concerned occultists do not, though it is obvious to me. There is absolutely nothing to fear or be concerned about with the so-called atheists and their hate filled diatribes. (So-called, because they’re not strictly atheists, they’re anti-theists.)

The New Atheists could have been brilliant and progressive, but instead they’ve decided to adopt the same brand of hate filled bigotry Christianity is well known for.

The problems within the Atheist movement are rampantly snowballing, from the snide sexism of Richard Dawkins to the whole radioactive rationality of “We are the New Moralists”. Dawkins stated something that spells the deathknell for anything Atheists hope to accomplish, before they have even begun to make any progress: “”Mock them, ridicule them in public. Don’t fall for the convention that we’re all too polite to talk about religion. Religion makes specific claims about the Universe which need to be substantiated and challenged.”

This use of force and harassment to make another to believe they believe is merely a rehashing of Soviet style collectivism or good old American Indian Re-education. I greatly value the rich culture and diversity of the world’s belief systems. They are fucking fascinating, the architecture that their religion inspires is beautiful and their insights into the nature of man are often very astute.

Birla-Mandir, Hyderabad, India
Birla-Mandir, Hyderabad, India

Occultism abandoned morality over a 100 years ago with “Do What Thou Wilt Shall Be the Whole of the Law” and we’re doing just fine without it. The absurd little sideshow of Wiccanism which is incapable of not thieving and pillaging everything it gets its grubby little paws on, including American Indian beliefs and Thelema, harangue us with “And it harm none, do what though wilt”, basically rejecting everything The Mother and The Father ever, EVER stood for. Satanists tried to embellish the axiom a little further, without actually quoting it, but the Church of Satan and its offshoots has all the signs of becoming an outdated shibboleth. Patenting a scary god you don’t even believe in is a sure way to lose all the followers you’ve ever had, once he loses his shock factor.

Immorality is a different story altogether, and The Book of the Law pins that down to Restriction. Immorality and Morality are human ideas, not universal ones, although Nature has his own sort, based on economics. It’s really all simply harmony and disharmony, and only the framework of Will in “Do What Thou Wilt Shall be the Whole of the Law” is relevant.

There isn’t a lot written about Will that is right or even does us much good. It’s a force connected to what the Ancient Chinese called the Tao. I say Ancient Chinese because the last few generations in China have abandoned everything the Dragon taught them. I don’t proclaim to know everything but I do know this  – if everything went as planned, I wouldn’t be typing this from The United States. As it stands now, one can be killed for believing in such things as we Abrahadabrites do in China. The Federal government here in the states has it laid out in their monuments and city arrangements, they’ve embraced it so. And they’ve been rewarded for it.

Choronzon Club by Michael Bertiaux
Choronzon Club by Michael Bertiaux

I think the stench of Choronzon is all over New Atheism, mostly because they are really intending to point out how mediocre man is. Abrahadabra states that mankind is a miracle, a marvelous star destined creature. Choronzon’s mark has been made in the past by belittling man in any way possible. Hostilities are thrown at him to degrade and discourage him. Futility is arranged as his destiny to make him out to be an impotent and miserable creature lost in a sea of irrelevance or under the dominion of terrible forces only gods had control over. The New Atheist is saying the same thing, just in a way that preempts the Nu Aeon’s movement of empowering Man with the adage “Every Man and Every Woman is a Star”.

Courtesy of the Egyptian Museum, Cairo; photograph, Hirmer Fotoarchiv, Munich
Hrw with Pharoah Khafre at the Egyptian Museum, Cairo; photograph, Hirmer Fotoarchiv, Munich (Khafre built the Sphinx and the second largest pyramid in Kemet)

Gamergate, the movement against the rampant sexism in the gaming industry has been more prominent than the misogyny scandals affecting atheism because people like games more than they like morbid and astringent rationality. They’re really worried the scandal threatens games, and they should be. Sexism is an even bigger threat to Atheism, as it has no inherent economic value. The evidence set forward by Rebecca Watson, by the admission of many atheists, tolled the death knell for New Atheism. She wrote:

“Dawkins’ seal of approval only encouraged the haters. My YouTube page and many of my videos were flooded with rape “jokes,” threats, objectifying insults, and slurs. A few individuals sent me hundreds of messages, promising to never leave me alone. My Wikipedia page was vandalized. Graphic photos of dead bodies were posted to my Facebook page.”

Since the 2008  incident, the movement has been mired in a debates about equality. Admitting you’re an atheist, especially a New Atheist, is about as attractive as admitting you have the plague. I don’t want anything to do with them. When I think of atheists I think of nerdy, unnatractive alcoholic nihilists hating women and nyucking it up about how clever they are and how stupid everyone else is, in their easy chairs on internet forums, with perhaps a neckbeard and a toaster pastry in hand. I know it’s a cartoon image but I can’t imagine that they’ll ever recover from this debacle in time to head off the more ecstatic and neo-shamanistic Visionary movement, or the Occultist movement which embraces Science, Magick and Spirituality in one seamless package, sometimes hand in hand with atheism and sometimes with theism.

The New Atheists could have been sparklingly brilliant and progressive, but instead they’ve decided to adopt the same brand of hate filled bigotry that Christianity is accustomed to poking the “Other” with. Just another dogma. Just another oppressive meme to degrade humanity with, starting with women and non-white culture of course.

Liber al Vel Legis has some interesting things to say about this.

27. There is great danger in me; for who doth not understand these runes shall make a great miss. He shall fall down into the pit called Because, and there he shall perish with the dogs of Reason.

28. Now a curse upon Because and his kin!

29. May Because be accursed for ever!

30. If Will stops and cries Why, invoking Because, then Will stops & does nought.

31. If Power asks why, then is Power weakness.

32. Also reason is a lie; for there is a factor infinite & unknown; & all their words are skew-wise.

33. Enough of Because! Be he damned for a dog!

34. But ye, o my people, rise up & awake!

Why do we believe in gods? The straight up truth is that occultism is about embracing Doubt.  As Crowley said  “I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.”

m1thr0s and I believe in all the Gods but we believe Gods are an expression of a higher mind. Not believing in any limits for Nature means that if universe extends multidimensionally so does Nature. Strato was a Greek philosopher, the first to espouse the notion that the universe does not require any other cause, and posited the universe is sufficient first cause unto itself. That which we call God is in fact, the universe, and universal mind. They are the same thing. This is not to say the Gods are not capable of individuality. Individuality is built into the fabric of Nature.

Gods were identified and catalogued by humanity for the purpose of inspiring growth and evolution, Perfection or Completion being the ultimate lofty goal. One may reconcile the inner and outer world, microcosm and macrocosm, through the use of the idea “There is No God But Man” and forgo all of the baggage of slaves.

 

Nature urges us on to become perfect, pointing at us from all directions with immense mystery and the promise of an ever unfolding evolution, in our only real heaven, simply the here and now and whatever we choose to make of it.

 

Main article photo credit: The Brooklyn Museum, Thunderbird Transformation Mask by Namgis 1908.

gung ho fa choy

At the beginning of the Lunar and Middle Kingdom New Year, The Abrahadabra Institute wishes you everything you need and at least a taste of what you desire. 2014 wasn’t the year everyone had hoped for, but the Horse brings the pain of endurance to the front of the line, and this time it was no exception, but the element changes every 12 years for the animal. Growth and expansion are linked to Wood, the element of the year, and I watched as friends and colleagues took on new directions, sometimes painful but definitely and inexorably linked to the greater good. Unexpected generosity and anger mixed throughout the year from many different directions, the hallmark of a Wood year.

We’ll be scaling back our web operations in order to focus more on our print projects. Anyone who wishes to speak with us more directly will find us on Facebook

The year of the Goat is a great year for artists in general, as they are the most aesthetically attuned creatures in the zodiac. 

Mountain Goat by Jon Sullivan
Mountain Goat by Jon Sullivan

 

from one nuit to another: sex and relationships

The more advanced aspects of Abrahadabra and m1thr0s’s discipline of Mutational Alchemy have proven to be far too lofty for much of the current audience on this planet. m1thr0s and I talked extensively about getting back to basics, and correcting some of the inherent damages that have been incurred over the millenia in this world. Both of us agreed that the role of women has been heavily maligned and is probably one of the most significant defects marring the standard of The Magus – the world of the occult sciences. Science proper also suffers from the alienation of women, even though some of earth’s finest scientists and mathematicians have been pioneering women. 

In this particular prefoundational series we’re exploring how women look at the occult.

Aside from Blavatksy  and Dion Fortune, historically we don’t get a lot of opinions from women about certain ideas in magick and occultism. Considering that many of the issues, rituals and focus in the occult is about women or the goddess, it doesn’t seem fair that the majority of the dialogue out there is coming from men, about men’s issues.  It’s not fair for men who could certainly benefit from a female perspective and it’s certainly not a fair representation of women’s roles in the occult, since there are a lot of female occultists.

The series is not intended to be by women, for women, rather it’s an open dialogue on real world subjects which effect both men and women, from the viewpoints of at least two women in the occult.

We chose a text format because I found out that women are actually somewhat terrified of being found out that they are into the occult. In fact my third candidate backed out at the last minute out of fear. They’re scared of sharing their opinions due perhaps somewhat to the occult’s own personal neckbeard problem. You know the type. Women are for use as energy repositories and – nothing else. Tools to be utilized as the so-called mage would see fit. Everything a female occultist does is viewed with fear and paranoia.

In this world the circles in which the would-be Magus must enter if he is to have any social life at all, sees male and female as nothing more than occultist and non-occultist.  Some women were afraid that their families would find out. The sensitivity of this first subject was also an issue. In the future I expect to maintain this anonymity since it seems to be the crux of the issue with women and talking openly in the mysterious world of the occult.

Alchemy regards male and female as quintessential one. Hermeticism also talks extensively about this idea of the sacrosanctity of the special relationship between male and female energy in a magical relationship. The old stuff is replete with sexual imagery, and Franz Bardon, Modern by occult standards, often delves into the somewhat nebulous relationship between male and female energies.

Given the necessity for privacy, text was the only option for our covert female interviewees, who cannot be identified by voice. If anyone else would like to apply, we can transcript via telephone or e-mail. Please contact me at izi@ningishzidda.com for inquiries on being an interviewee

Together over future discourses we’re going to cover everything from death and illness, personal practice, career choices to our first topic, sex and relationships. (Conversations are edited very slightly for syntax and to eliminate snort giggles.)

 

My first talking partner will be Niguma, who once attended classes at Abrahadabra Forums and who continues to study Mutational alchemy alongside Shangpa Kagyu Tibetan Buddhism. A world traveller, she has been a member of the occult community for her entire life, raised in an avid Thelemite family. We spoke on the phone and for privacy the conversation is recorded in text.

First Interview: Niguma

IZI: Hello Niguma welcome .

Niguma: Thanks it’s great to be here. Namaste.

IZI: So for your own privacy you’re using an alias.

Niguma: Well Niguma is part of my Buddhist name and so it is my name, just not my birth name,  yes.

IZI: Okay. Izi  is not my birth name either but people know who I am.

Niguma: Yes. I don’t want a lot of attention so I’d prefer to stay anonymous. Also I am not sure how my Buddhist family thinks of occult practice so I don’t want to step on any toes. I want to remain anonymous.

IZI: Not a problem. We always have trouble getting women to talk in the occult communities. In every single one I have been a part of. I am sure it is because women are already at a disadvantage socially, all of these expectations are heaped on them to be a wife, parent and a perfect girl – which is insane, and then you buy into it and have no time for spiritual or scientific pursuits.

Niguma: Definitely. I see it you know in my friends but I was raised by a Buddhist and family, even though I’m white. So I have a better platform from which to launch myself into occultism.

Niguma: Mom was Buddhist, Dad is Thelemite by the way.

IZI: Sounds dangerous.

Niguma: lol

IZI: We’re going to talk about sex and relationships to start off with, since it’s a popular subject and one in which men and women don’t communicate effectively enough I think.

Niguma: Well sex is dangerous in Buddhism you can’t just approach it without getting into complications….

IZI: Tell me more about these complications.

 

Niguma: Aside from social ostracization, you supposedly run into spiritual complications. So if you’re a monk or a nun you not only cannot partake in sex without very serious preparation in a lot of lineages, you also cannot make sexual advances or flirt. If you flirt with a man or a woman and you are a nun or a monk you will get disciplined.  That’s not the case in all forms of Buddhism, but it is a prevailing environment in Buddhism, sex is a big no-no. Any kind of co-ed mingling is also viewed as something to be closely monitored. It’s like Victorian England almost.

IZI: Is there a practical reason for this, I mean – having a family is considered a big hurdle on the path to spiritual advancement. We have reliable birth control now, too. And I have heard homosexuality was not a big deal compared to heterosexual acts.

Niguma: Yes, well I have not thought about it a lot but it could be considered a problem. Monasteries don’t have the means or time to care for infants, they end up with a lot of unwanted children already. Birth into this world brings suffering so you don’t want to add to that by  having children, that’s for certain….Homosexuality is frowned upon in Tibetan Buddhism mostly due to the teachings of one guru. On the other hand Tibetan Buddhism is much friendlier towards heterosexual couplings than other strains of Buddhism which do not like sex at all. In fact in Tibetan Buddhism,  that is, the kind the Dalia Lama is in charge of, in the final stages of training you are encouraged to partake in the sex act to achieve enlightenment.

IZI: But the lamas have to be born, too.

Niguma: They can choose at will and there has never been a time on this earth where there was not an opportunity to be born almost anywhere one would wish. That is if you have the mental faculty after death to choose, and it is believed lamas or Bodhisattvas do.

Izi: Okay so from a Buddhist perspective we should mostly avoid sexual contact, and relationships.

Niguma: Not relationships because that is the Sangha. Just no sexual contact, at least not until you are ready, and again, many schools don’t think there is ever an appropriate time for that.

Izi: I’m not on board with the Buddhist school of thought.

Niguma: That’s okay.

Izi: There is never a time where I say “life is suffering and it sucks so  I want to end all of this”. The pain is a part of it. In tantra especially you accept both pleasure and pain as unavoidable and there’s merit associated with partaking of it.

Niguma: That’s true, and not too far from the first Buddha’s message – Siddhartha. His was the path of moderation never extremism. He tried and it failed him. So I think sex is one of those things where it’s a moderation practice. If you subscribe to Tibetan Buddhism it’s okay for householders and okay for higher initiates. It’s not talked about a lot, still, but it is normal for a lama to have sex with another practitioner.

Izi: Okay yeah let’s talk about the freaky stuff in Buddhism. That’s hot.

Niguma: Lol

Izi: I am serious, there is all of this sexuality permeating Buddhism and Hinduism, and it’s like everyone got so REPRESSED over the past 100 years. What happened?

Niguma: Okay well first of all, there’ s a lot of not-so-nice stuff happening there. there’s a lot of misogyny, pedophilia and other nasty stuff like there is in so many organized religions. The abuse and rape of Kalu Rinpoche at the hands of monks when he was a child was unacceptable. But yes there are some very beautiful mother-father thangkas in the art, and that’s what I think is sexually appealing. You never see  a thangka of homosexuality. Sorry but it doesn’t feature in world creation, which is what the thangkas are attempting to illustrate.

Izi: Okay well I don’t want to discourage consensual homosexuality at the expense of  raping children, and that’s what the Tibetans are doing, yes?

Niguma: Yes the lip service is to heterosexuality amongst regulated householders but like in the Catholic Church homosexuality is forbidden. It’s setting up a really bad situation for poor children who must attend monastery to get education or security, and they are rooming with all of these monks, some of whom include homosexuals who probably resent being typecast by the religious system. They find each other and form secret pedophilia gangs who don’t care about Buddhist precepts.

Izi: See I couldn’t deal with that, I couldn’t associate with Buddhism. Siddhartha was an interesting person but did not solve this world’s problem. He solved a problem, but not the big problem. In fact your namesake channeled through me once. She was pretty angry about how her student had formed the Shangpa Kagyu, and that she did not approve of the lineage. I don’t really know or care that much about Buddhism but that struck me – that Buddhism has fallen far from its source, just as Christianity has fallen far from its source. It takes an outsider to see this but to me Buddhism has nothing to do with Siddhartha and Christianity has nothing to do with Yeheshuah. They don’t even get his name right.

Niguma: Yes. But there’s a lot of good people in Buddhism too so I stay there.  It helps to have it.  Shangpa Kagyu doesn’t regard the body as a bad place nor does it demonize sexuality. I don’t agree with everything the lineage teaches and I don’t put teachers on a pedestal, nor the lineage. One can’t be reliant on the Sangha alone.

Izi: I imagine. But we have to talk about relationships now, in the occult.

Niguma: I just got out of a relationship.

Izi: Out? Describe him.

Niguma: Pretty handsome, okay really handsome, and into Buddhism. But verrrry superficial. I think I fell for the handsome and then realized he was just in it for his own vainglory.  I have a weakness for sexy partners so that’s not great Buddhism, but I thought it was okay because he was into you know, Buddhism.

Izi:  So you were into him because he was handsome and sexy?

Niguma: Pretty much, and into Buddhism. I got some red flags though, like how he seemed to ditch his partners for no real reason except to pursue whatever flight of fancy he got, like moving to LA or if they brought up committment.

Izi: Oh I hate that. Like grow up little boy.

Niguma: Yeah he was pretty immature and I’m glad I ended it when I did. He was not ready to break up but I could see down the road and it didn’t look promising, he would have split eventually when the next new hip thing came along. His interest in Buddhism was totally superficial.

 

Niguma: Most of my sexual partners have been pretty okay but I am not someone to be tied down myself. I don’t want to live in a house and have kids and be a wife. I was raised Thelemite, so the image of Babalon is pretty appealing to me I guess. Free and happy, but with the right beast. Now you. What is your relationship story?

Izi: I’m married Jewish style to the best occultist in the world.

Niguma: Jewish style?

Izi: You know, they sleep with you and they don’t run away and you don’t yell about it.

Niguma: Oh lol.

Izi: It’s a really bad Deuteronomy reference, ignore it.

Izi: Okay but I am married to m1thr0s and I could never go back to -whatever that crap was I called sex and love before him.

Niguma: You seem to have a real dynamic. You also have a huge age difference.

Izi: Yeah I think it’s sexy.

Niguma: Do you get a lot of looks about that?

Izi: Not really, no one has ever said anything about it. And May December has been around forever it’s very classical. It’s alchemically correct as well. I have always thought I was the effect of his work and he acknowledges it too.

Niguma: Huh. So what…what kind of work?

Izi: Well he was redefining Hermeticism, and finishing the work Crowley began with the I Ching. Quite a big deal. Then there’s countless other discoveries. The Microprosopus and Macroprosopus third formula no one knew about for the thousands of years Alchemy was under the magnifying glass. He uncovered that. The Temporal and Primordial hexagrams layed out on the Tree of Life. But I was summoned. I know that, and I knew what was happening to me. But there was a deeper connection there as I have been with him off world on a lot of other missions. This one is not the shittiest but it ranks right up there with my top 100 worst of all time. He needed me really badly here so I made the decision to  incarnate into the world in 1978, and found a mother in 1980. this had to be a very particular kind of mother, she had to have certain things I don’t want to talk about.

Niguma: Fascinating. So you feel like your love was preordained?

Izi: It already existed and it was part of a plan.

Niguma: Oh right. Wow I wish I had that kind of certainty. I can’t seem to remember a bit about my past lives.

Izi: There is a complexity to accepting the reality of reincarnation, acknowledging your memories as fact rather than fantasy. If there’s no god and no life after death, there’s no point in not relishing the fantasy. Because we’ll be dead soon. I’m fairly certain it is not fantasy or a trick. I can’t imagine the universe being so stupid to me personally at least. Reality appears to be subjective. I can’t get a lot of people to agree with me.

Niguma: On the topic of relationships I remember we were facebooking and we both didn’t find a lot of men attractive. I’m not a lesbian…

Izi: It would make things less complicated…

Niguma: Yes, lol, and probably less smelly. but I think that’s a factor of the spiritual deficit of our world. We really live amongst a lot of spiritual inbreeds, so to speak. I find spirituality very attractive, and that can be dangerous because us woo-woo girls get sucked into cults or whatever. Crowley didn’t intentionally raise any fools but it’s somewhat of a worry.

Izi: I find the false Messiahs kind of funny but can’t imagine who would be attracted to them. I mean they are kind of like a phenomenon you’d think people would be able to recognize by now.

Niguma: It’s white culture. We’re so lost. I mean I’m Finnish and we’re supposed to be one with the land and smoked herring and here I am growing up in Chicago with my parents who worship a batty Englishman, Buddha and watch CNN. Not a lot of culture there except for Crowley, but he’s really weird for a 12 year old girl. I never got into Thelema but my parents were okay with that.

Izi: They didn’t lay the Moon child trip on you?

Niguma: I think my mom wanted me to be an Indigo because it was a fad, but no, she let me do my own thing. They were both pretty proud of me and when I became a Buddhist they thought it was a phase. Maybe it’s a phase. I’m past the point of infatuation and have lived in Tibet, and I’m still here.

Izi: So I’m supposed to ask, and we answer, what is your ideal traits in a mate, and give examples if you can.

Niguma: Ooh um…I havn’t met Mr. Right yet. Not sure he exists. I think that’s why I turned to Buddhism. I mean not just boys but satisfaction, I didn’t think it could be found in this world. But ideally he would be very spiritual, be a good cook, take his shoes off when he comes into my flat, and take me to sushi.

Izi: That sounds pretty reasonable.

Niguma: Is the bar too low?

Izi: I think it’s probably a good idea not to expect too much because you might be surprised about what is possible.

Niguma: I should like to hope so. We’ll see.

Izi: So my ideal traits in a mate have changed a lot. I wanted initially someone who shared a passion for Ninjutsu, and I ended up with a really bad relationship which I’ve talked about elsewhere. He was very abusive and obsessed with sex. There’s just a sexy zone which my mind is very selective about. I don’t think it’s just a “mission parameters” thing, either. It’s got a lot to do with power levels. Martial arts raises it a little bit but it’s not enough for my senses. Meditation of the proper sort makes a guys sexiness levels skyrocket on my radar, so to speak.

Niguma: I think I get that. I have dated the Kung Fu crowd but they are only exhilirating if they have the deep deep DEEP monk level meditation going on.

Izi: Right, its not the martial arts. MA is a dead end ultimately, gets you to a certain point but after that it’s pointless. You get it, you move on. 23 Skidoo. I am not at all attracted to martial artists now because I see through the game.

Niguma: Okay 23 Skiddoo, The….Book of Lies? I havn’t read that one in a while.

Izi: I don’t have a copy next to me, but it’s a good one.

Niguma: I remember, something about getting out of the inn, because you’re an innkeeper, or something.

Izi: That’s the one.

Niguma: Okay.

Izi: Anyways so good powerful meditational practice. That light is like what blood must smell like to vampires to me.

Niguma: Oh Eric Northman on Trueblood. That’s the ultimate hottie.

Izi: I KNOW RIGHT. The guy I am interested in has to be a feminist, and be aware of the issues facing females, since I think that is the priority of Yang, to be aware of this. If they are into themselves they are just Air or Earth, not Fire. I need  a Fire guy.

Niguma: Fire? You mean like Tetragrammaton?

Izi: You got it. And I don’t want Water guys because they are too much the same. I have things to accomplish. I need the Emperor to my Empress. Or a Devil, or a Hermit, since they’re really the same guy according to the Tree and Ching via m1’s proximity principle.

Niguma: I remember somewhere on the boards you discussing how the Hermit was the secret agent of the Empress.

Izi: That’s because of the locations on the Tree they are placed at. They share a secret relationship.

Niguma: So what is sex like for you and m1thr0s?

Izi: lol

Niguma: Getting to the good stuff now….

Izi: I actually can’t talk about it because he would kill me. But there’s a lot of electricity. All the time. It’s so different from what I expected, where I had set my bar really low in comparison. So I was pleased. I think that it gets better everyday too. It’s sexy to learn together, too.

Niguma: I hear that, learning is very sexual. I’ve had a couple of flings with teachers myself.

Izi: Lamas?

Niguma: Oh well yes there was one but I mean just like, in the classroom, like college and then one of the Kung Fu Instructors I dated was, well, my instructor.

Niguma: I feel like I’ve over-shared.

Izi: Well yes but that’s what’s wonderful about this being anonymous. I mean I’m not but I won’t blow your cover.

Izi: It seems like we have pretty high standards. But not looking for anything particularly mundane. I mean a big difference between us and other women is we have our own thing and want to be independent and powerful.

Niguma: I want to be enlightened. I don’t know if a man is an answer to that. Maybe a spiritual man but maybe not even that. Maybe just meditation.

Izi: I think that it’s fine to be satisfied with that. The vestal virgin thing is probably pretty appealing to a lot of girls. But I think the light manifests as mankind, too, and there’s a lot of aspects of the original fire hidden here. A lot of darkness and ignorance, too, but they pass and are gone and the light will win eventually.

Niguma: Yes, the light will win and Nirvana will prevail for all.

Izi: Okay thanks for talking. We’ll do it again.

Niguma: Namaste.

 

Soror Ma’at

Soror Ma’at  is the pen name of a Thelemite who attends a lodge on the West Coast of the United States and wants to conceal her identity to protect her lodge standing. (Not that we are on bad terms with any Lodges but she isn’t sure how they would react to her going outside the Lodge for occult activities)

Izi: Hi

Ma’at: 93 Izi can you hear me okay?

Izi: Yes

Ma’at: I’m calling on my iphone from a local coffee house the connections not always great

Izi: Yes i can hear you fine.

Izi: So the purpose of this exercise is to talk about everyday things but from an occultists perspective. and were girls of course.

Izi: So whats your view on sex and relationships  as an occultist.

Ma’at: Wow thats a pretty huge topic.

Izi: We could narrow it down.

Ma’at: I think its very difficult for a woman to find a mage that can actually do as much for her as she can potentially do for him.

Izi: I’m not sure I agree. but i have a great mage for a lover so …

Ma’at: Well youre very lucky.

Izi: Yeah youre probably right. m1thr0s says I don’t view myself as an exception to the rule enough of the time.

Izi: But i did a lot of work, magickal work to try and find him and that work started when i was about 16.

Izi: There are things i knew about him because of ritual magickal work i had done and the entailing visions and dreams that followed.

Izi:  That took me him. I got confirmation in a big way….

Ma’at: So you had a lot of indicators and help finding your magickal mate.

Izi: Well i took a detour to a really dead end relationship and got a divorce. That was fucked up.

Ma’at: Mm hmm….

Ma’at: Were there kids involved?

Izi: Yes

Ma’at: That must have been very difficult.

Izi: Yeah it sucks and….

Ma’at: Without trying to get too personal which is difficult on the topic would you say this person maintained a magickal practice for any particular purpose or for parties or more for casual interest?

Izi: He was a deadbeat emotionally, physically, spiritually….a true momma’s boy who ….well gosh in retrospect I am certain he tried to poison me and there was a lot of other weird shit going on…probably a narcissist. He certainly acted like one. I had a ton of outpouring of support for me in making the transition to where I am now. I might not have made it otherwise.

Izi: When i did goetia and summoning and work with vision questing he would play along but i don’t think he ever owned any of it, and the spirits disliked him. I could feel it. m1thr0s repeatedly tells me he’s not real, and that’s kind of true.

Ma’at: So there was not much mutual growth happening there magickally

Izi: Yeah

Ma’at: I would say i experienced similar sort of problem from different circumstances but similar complications.

Izi:  Okay

Izi: I feel like i projected a lot on to him, and he was not worthy.

Ma’at: You projected  a lot on to him…

Izi: Yeah my ex

Ma’at: By trying to turn him into something he was not prepared to be do you think?

Izi: Yes. he didnt respond well to my energy work. i mean he would black out if i went to Da’ath and sort of looked into that energy. The purple energy.

Ma’at: So you guys were going straight at Da’ath as opposing to working withYesod.

Izi: Maybe it was Yesod.

Ma’at: Yesod would be more like the earth triad where you have Venus on one side youd have Hod on the other side it’s called the earth triad.

Izi: Yeah maybe it was that cuz Yesod is purple.

Izi: So whenever i would tap that, he would just short circuit. I never discussed it with him.

Ma’at: Wow. Cuz thats not even basically first base in terms of astral.

Izi: Hahahahahhaha omg what was i thinking

Izi:  Anyways m1thr0s doesnt have those problems. i end up passed out and hes all buzzed after sex

Izi: The result is i enjoy sex alot more. i never enjoyed it with my ex that much. it was really just a chore. i hated trying to make it interesting. he was always interested. this is depressing.

Ma’at: Mmm hmm yeah i can see how it would be…

Izi: I dont live there anymore though its a huge relief.

Ma’at: Well for what its worth my experience was also depressing although for slightly different reasons and slightly different ways but similarily dissapointing, and uh, um, i guess very one sided is the best way for me to identify it.

Izi: Oh yeah. definately. ive never enjoyed sex this much. its worth it to find a mage who knows what they are doing kabbalistically or energetically speaking.

 

Izi: Ithink the chinese define it as Yin and Yang fluxes. like if the polarities are off you get bad matches.

Ma’at: Mmm hmm

Izi: But thats not all thats going on

Izi: So im picturing that song by wynona rider where have all the cowboys gone in the background except where have all the mages gone

Ma’at: Mmm hmm. there were never very many of them to begin with, in the case of mages at least.

Izi: Well properly theres only one isnt there

Ma’at: Is there? lol. i hadnt considered that

Izi: Well theres the tao, the tao is the mage right

Ma’at: Wow now our sites are like way up high

Ma’at: I think weve just totally sprung a leak in our Yesod roof here

Izi: lol

Izi: I dont know what that means but its funny. “You could drown a toddler in my panties right now. Not that you would.”

Ma’at: lol whaaat

Izi: Oh it’s an Archer quote. Nevermind.

Izi: Not that I’m trying to solve anyone’s problems…

Izi: I know it sounds cheesy, but pray about it. because right before I finally I guess discovered abrahadabra.com, i was doing heavy tantric work praying to Siva and i asked Siva, i said can you please make Greg my ex into a husband like you, and if you cant, please send me someone who is. and i had a really deep connection with the deity at that point. Not doing any drugs either – i was like 26. it was 2006. I was talking to the jasmine flowers in my garden.

Izi: And i came to Abrahadabra and the next January i announced to Greg I wanted a divorce and within just a few months i had an major epiphany, and i mean that in the classical sense – Ningishzidda visited me and it was spectacular.

Izi: Well by the next year i found i was falling for m1thr0s because he pulled me through it just talking me through the more perilous aspects of this sort of major event that happens to all occultists given enough time on the path. but also i was getting major signals from Heaven that i was supposed to go to him. I had a conversation with a certain star goddess who really wanted us to get together

Ma’at: Star goddess? does she have a name?

Izi: Nuit

Izi: But yeah i wont go into details because its personal, but thats what happened.

Ma’at: Thats some pretty heavy involvement involving alot of heavyweights in this relationship.

Izi: well my point is that you will be surprised that if you ask the right people, you might get what you ask for. but if you dont ask, theres no way in hell they can ever help you. its like a rule of the game. or playing field.

Ma’at: Hmm…

Izi: It doesnt end there though, theres the Great Work to accomplish and relationships are always work, everyday you have to tend to them. Plus all of the intricacies of being occultists with a heavy responsibility of being the bridge between heaven and earth, that comes at a price that has to be paid. Its great and theres no other choice for magickal folk. Alot of people deny it and go about their business ignoring the fact that they will all too soon be rotting corpses in the ground, with nothing to show for their infidelity to the Great Work.

Ma’at: The true infidels. That’s interesting.

Ma’at: What do you think about the concept of twinflames?

Izi: There was an occultist – Sebastian who I worked closely with for about a year who was really into that. I thought he invented by him  but lately I’ve been seeing the idea pop up in a lot of strange places. From what I understood it may have been from Drunvalo Melchizedek.

Ma’at: Yes that’s right. A bit New Age you might not like it….

Izi: I never got into his stuff so I have no idea. Anyways Sebastian – he said that the singular supersoul as described by Krsna, splits and continues to split as it descends through space time, until you get here on earth and you have something like 18 different parts of you – your twin flames.

Ma’at: Yeah it’s not like soulmates.

Izi: So….yes I think it’s possible but I’m not about to sign up on the Woo Wagon just yet.

Ma’at: Woo Wagon, lol

Izi: Heh, I just don’t see  a point to overanalyzing it. If there’s more of me doing my job, fine, if not, whatever, doesn’t concern me right now with the amount of work I have on my plate.

Ma’at: Do you regard m1thr0s as your twin flame?

Izi: No, I don’t. He is my lover, brother and master, but I don’t really subscribe to the idea of twin flames…it’s just so…ech…cheezy.

Ma’at: I like it but then I’m a romantic.

Izi: I think m1thr0s and I are very romantic. He tells me the most romantic things. I could probably write a romance novel with some of the things he tells me.

Ma’at: Sounds like you got yourself a keeper.

Izi: I do.

Ma’at: I’m never going to understand why some people find it so easy to get into a magickal relationship that works.

Izi: God girl, I don’t think it was ever easy. I had been trying to find him since I was practically a child. The world was a horrible thing to me and I needed a Magus.

Ma’at: A child? lol

Izi: Well teenager, but same difference. I was stupid enough to marry a cretin and then get pregnant. Don’t do that.

Ma’at: But still, you have what you want now.

Izi: Yes and I feel very lucky, I feel like I’ve been dealt a very fair hand with m1thr0s for once in my godamned life.

Ma’at: I’ve been seeing this guy who basically is just a child myself…he’s waaaaay younger than even I would normally want to date. I am 30 and he’s 22.

Izi: That doesn’t seem like a huge age difference.

Ma’at: It is culturally. I don’t get the bands he’s into and he has a lot of learning to catch up on. I feel like his mom. lol

Izi: That can suck. Nobody wants to be a mom to their lover, not truly.

Ma’at: I’ve heard some women really get into it, but, eh, not me.

Izi: So why are you dating him?

Ma’at: I was bored and sexy.

Izi: lol

Ma’at: I better not say anymore because I have no idea who is going to be hearing this.

Izi: It’s all typed.

Ma’at: Oh, good. Change the ages then so he can’t guess.

Izi: Will do.

Ma’at: I think I’m tired of talking about men and boys. Men-boys.

Izi: That’s really the crux of the whole issue here isn’t it? As women we’ve grown a lot faster through our tribulations than many men.

Ma’at: Maybe.

Izi: I hope to have you on again in the future Ma’at, it’s been nice talking to you.

Ma’at: You too Izi….I would like to go again as well.

 

 

 

blue star kachina will melt your face, red star kachina will lop off your head

Not the pretty picture plastic shamans espouse, is it? And about as accurate.

We got this letter a while ago, (I’ll show it to you below) and  a recent interaction on reddit/occult called to my mind the increasing insurgence of interest in American Indian ritual magick, prophecy and superstition that comes along every few years.

The shallow and culturally poor glom off bits and pieces of really badly copied magick, from a people they don’t know.  The slipstreaming never stops.   The cry of “But I have so much respect for Native Americans/First Nations!” is very shallow. To respect a people, you must first know about them! I have actually been to the reservations of many many different tribes, and talked to the people. I have family living on  reservations, do you? 

The post I had an issue with on reddit was presented by a boy, of working age who had a father divorcing a mother. The mother was an “alleged” witch, and was using magick against the father to gain the upperhand in the divorce. Fine by me. I am not going to get in the way of another occultist’s will. People started trying to help the son, even though he was a self admitted plebian/non-magick user, and had no evidence that the father was not an abomination. Then they started pimping out American Indian culture to him, like a cheap and easy cure all.

They kept repeating the New Thought zany mantra to buy some sage and “smudge” the house.  These are sacred traditions. You cannot buy sage at a Wiccan store and call it good. It has to be harvested respectfully, with will and intent, at the right time of year, during a specific part of the plant’s cycle, and from a specific species, which is very rare and not available commercially, generally. 

Occultists, we are better than this. Stop repeating plastic shaman tripe. If you genuinely want to learn about a tribe’s medicine ways, move to the reservation. Find an elder to teach you. Commit yourself to serving his or her family and taking care of them. This is what students of the medicine ways do for their teachers in real tribes with real medicine traditions, all over the world. 

Just try to learn the truth by approaching a spiritual master. Inquire from him submissively and render service unto him. The self-realized soul can impart knowledge unto you because he has seen the truth. – Madhasudhana, Krsna

This symbiotic relationship in the oral tradition between teacher and student, where the teacher gives the tradition and the student gives service is sacrosanct and dates back to the dawn of man. This is what is lost on these people who go to a sweat lodge ceremony and pay $500 to do it. Medicine ways taught by the elders are free in American Indian cultures.  Pay it forward by buying their artwork in return. Do their yardwork. Bring them food, blankets or other necessities. This is the red way, which none of the plastic shamans are going to teach you. 

 The letter (anonymous)

 
I have watched a video caller the Secret Alchemy, which made a connection with the Holy cross  and Hopi prophesies of The Blue Kachina.
First thing came into my mind when I saw the name Blue Kachina was the Blue Twinstar, and I have been wondering if they are connected. As the video suggests, the Blue Kachina is actually a massive explosion in the center of our Galaxy that happens every 13000 years, and some people have estimated that next explosion will happen on the winter solstice of 1212.
One of the reason why I thought of the Blue Twinstar was because I though that the description of the effects of The Kachina explosion on a macrocosmic level seem to fit the changes that one would encounter on a microcosmic level, perhaps as a total result of the Great Work, effects such as transcendence of the Soul over Matter and the Unification whilst remaining individualized.
I hope I wont offend anyone with my curiosity, as my thoughts are solely based on my own subjective observations.

 My reply:

 
The Hopi are related to the Anasazi, small desert people who were once traders to the Aztec nation. There were quite a number of religious ideas exchanged,  including the idea that you had to sacrifice a lot of people to get what you wanted from the gods, in weird, festive and sometimes terrifying ways. In one excavation at an ancient Hopi well, over 90 skeletons were found, gifts to the underground water serpent god, probably.  They live all over the world now, but their homeland is in a small corner of the American Southwest between New Mexico and Arizona. I visited the “Mesas” in 2009. The place isn’t without problems, but one of the things that needs to be known about the Hopi is that they are very private, much more so than some other tribes I’ve encountered.
 
 
 
Isolated desert peoples distill concepts very effectively and come up with very innovative spiritual practice due to their isolation.  I don’t know that the Hopi believe this story about the galaxy explosion, and even if some do, don’t think that the whole tribe holds the opinion. Many of them don’t even know the meaning behind the religious symbols on the Katsinas body and accoutrements. In some people’s opinion, Hopi spirituality  is like a dead language – still practiced, not really evolving. Others believe that only a few dedicated individuals, exclusively medicine men and women can make decisions about the religion and evolve it. It’s not clear what occurs inside the tribe unless you are a part of the tribe. Even then, there are secret societies within  the tribe itself that share nothing with others in the tribe already.
 
From what I understand the Blue Star Kachina was not clearly identified. It could be either a spacecraft, god or a planet that lands or crashes on earth, the last stage in the so-called Hopi Prophecies. It doesn’t really match the status of the TwinStar as the generating seed of all existence, the connection that bridges Malkuth to Ain Soph Aur, or all of the other curious properties that we’ve been studying all of these years at TAI. 

I don’t know that the video you watched (link was removed) is made by the Hopi people. The maker does not name any elders or medicine people in the video description or credits. This is important. If it’s not made by the Hopi people, or someone who has lived with them a long time,  it is highly offensive and should not be taken seriously at all. We’re allowed to speculate on syncreticism as much as we like – for example, wondering if the TwinStar is the Blue Star Kachina, but making a factual statement about a culture we don’t belong to like this is wrong.  The Hopi as a people are not generally ready to join the global conversation on magick and the occult, and until they are they need to be left alone, and their ideas need to be left to them to disseminate on their terms. This is the same right any culture has. 

If you want to find out about anything American Indian, it’s not untoward to call the tribe. Ask them. They might put you in touch with someone who is very passionate about the topic and wants help getting the word out. They might laugh at you. They might tell you to fuck off. It’s the only right way to find out.  You can also visit in person.  Set up a visit at the hotel they run and spend a few days or preferably a few weeks there. Accept the place and people for what it is.  The truth is that the Hopi know about as much as anyone else. It’s a form of cultural genocide to put a people on a pedestal and then be dissapointed with them when they fail to meet expectations. White tourists do this all the time with American Indians, forgetting that the reservations they are visiting are some of the most poverty stricken places on earth with all of the problems that face afflicted areas. 

The TwinStar

 

The TwinStar is alive, readily accessible, a proof of Abrahadabra. It has been created by m1thr0s alone, it’s not a nebulous prophecy, and it is presented on its own terms, outside of exclusive cultural boundaries. It doesn’t need to appropriate the Blue Star Kachina prophecy to legitimize it. It’s logically tight and can be experienced directly without taking anyones word on it. Sloppy intuitive and artistic interpretations are not for the serious occultist, especially when they are taking advantage of an exclusive culture that wishes to keep its ceremonies and beliefs secret for now.

 

 

There is an account of some Hopi etchings that have been reproduced for study within the tribe. The story goes that the etchings were made by lightning and the originals are in the Grand Canyon. It depicts a person surrounding by a serpent like an ouroboros serpent, and the persons head is cut off by the serpent. The elder referred to the serpent as the Purifier. The Purifier is a more sinister figure than the plethora of New Age and Conspiracy wingnuts  seem to want to believe, and considering there was a lot of human sacrifice going on in the past in the Hopi tribe, the cultural fixation on a REALLY BIG sacrifice is not far off from simply being a deeply embedded cultural memory and a longing to be redeemed by a big powerful sky god.  The prophecy states that the sky will be red one day when we wake up and the red star kachina, the Purifier will arrive to begin purification. Not much else is known (or else the Hopi have not been forthcoming about it). I assume it means a lot of blood shed and head rolling if its just a myth, and if it’s a real prophecy that will come true someday, your guess is as good as mine. Any assumptions are pretty much useless at this point, sort of like Eliphas Levi’s crackpot flowery theories about attaining World-of-Warcraft-esque occult achievement awards.

 

“To attain the SANCTUM REGNUM, in other words, the knowledge and power of the Magi, there are four indispensable conditions–an intelligence illuminated by study, an intrepidity which nothing can check, a will which cannot be broken, and a prudence which nothing can corrupt and nothing intoxicate. TO KNOW, TO DARE, TO WILL, TO KEEP SILENCE–such are the four words of the Magus, inscribed upon the four symbolical forms of the sphinx.”

“You are called to be king of air, water, earth and fire; but to reign over these four living creatures of symbolism, it is necessary to conquer and enchain them. He who aspires to be a sage and to know the Great Enigma of Nature must be the heir and despoiler of the sphinx: his the human head, in order to possess speech; his the eagle’s wings, in order to scale the heights; his the bull’s flanks, in order to furrow the depths; his the lion’s talons, to make a way on the right and the left, before and behind.”

 

Oh so it’s about despoiling the Sphinx, I get it. People fall too easily for “You have won a special prize” routine.  This whole line of shit is about a misconception about man’s relationship to nature. And that, the Hopi have not made the mistake of doing, which is perhaps the great lesson one can learn from all American Indian people, at least those that still follow the Good Red Road.

It baffles the wannabe tribe. “How could anyone not lose touch of their proper relationship to nature?” It’s the 1/16th Cherokee man’s disease to take the price of technology  and equate it with the  inevitable rape of nature. It’s sort of taken for granted that this will happen. That’s just not how it is all over the world among literally thousands of tribes of people. This is not how it is with very advanced science and the kind of science and technology the Abrahadabra Institute is interested in. However, the idea that nature must be conquered could never be more obvious to a person who is a part of the wannabe tribe.

I mean Nature created you, you worthless dweebs, it’s not like you can return the favor. “Oh no no no, Nature didn’t do that, God did that”. God. What the fuck is God?

The Hopi people have never espoused that this is to be translated as a comet, or Nibiru or whatever else the New Agers think up next. So it is important at least that if we want to make such theories, that we base them on our own thesis, and not on the prophecies of another people. They have access to all of the information we do today in astronomy but they do not equate the prophecies with stellar events. 

 

the procession of the aeon, 5775

 

It was April 2007 and I had just finished making out with a giant white dragon that referred to himself as Ptah. Alot of other weird things had been happening, and my pineal gland had been working overtime.

 

My friend, a consummate occultist – let’s call him “Dave” – had just called me at my house in Memphis, Tennessee concerned about my spiritual and physical welfare because I had been acting…weird. “The Crowned and Conquering Child” Ra Hoor Khut had shouted his epithet at me in order to get my attention just a day before. I didn’t know who or what that was, and then there was Ningishzidda, a serpent with an intense interest  in introducing me to The Book of the Law and training me in the art of classical Greek priestesshood.

He admitted to me that he was a follower of Jesus but didn’t tell very many because they wouldn’t understand. He thought Jesus was a god of war. I thought, and still think that he was mistaking Jesus for Zeus or some other war sky god, but I didn’t say so. 

“You need to listen to him, he’s your god. Do what he tells you to.”  he said, referring to Ningishzidda.

Dave never took anything too seriously but he was one of the best chaotes around and enjoyed the sinister side of magick. He epitomized the trickster spirit. So his revelation that Jesus was his ishta dev (chosen face of godhead) was a bit of a shock. 

A polytheistic Christian telling me to obey the voices of the sparkling green and gold snakes and dragons invading my house. 

The call was completely random, it was the second or third time we had spoken on the phone. I had listened to his account of his wife, soaking the King James bible in urine so the thing about being one of “them” didn’t really register the last time we had spoken.

“So…wait a minute. Last time I spoke to you, I heard about your wife peeing on a bible.”

“Yeah…she did…what you think I would marry some rube? She’s a witch.”

Apparently she didn’t like the rewrite anymore than Jews and Christian critics do.  

“I don’t get why you’re into Jesus I mean most Christians I know are totally retarded.”

“Oh the bible thumpers and Jesus loves everyone types? Yeah I fucking can’t stand them either. They’re a bunch of zombies.”

I told him everything that had been happening, the encounters with strange cthonic deities and acid-tripesque experiences. 

 “He’s trying to talk through me. I don’t know if I should”.  

“Let him talk. You need to obey him.”

My voice changed and deepened as I felt the serpent in my head take over my speech centers. I carefully controlled my mind so as to not interrupt the lightly pressing channel.

 “You need to stop doing that shit”

“What shit?” 

“Don’t play dumb with me”

“Oh…yeah….I think…I think I  know what you’re talking about. I’ll try to stop.”

A few weeks later I learned Dave had been doing cocaine and admitted he needed help. I didn’t even know he was addicted to cocaine or what the message was about. I used to feel uncomfortable with the channeling process like this but I’ve grown comfortable with it, since it’s also saved my ass more than once. 

They say initiation is dangerous and can drive a person insane. No one ever seems to explain why in great detail, nor do the dire warnings ever come attached to a person who will tell a personal tale of why.

The whole system of magickal orders and secret societies was born on the tide of the great mystery schools of the Greece and Italy, who in turn took a page from the cults of Mesopotamia: Sumer, Akkad, Assyria and Babalon as well as Egypt. Mithraism, the great religion of the Roman Empire nearly overtook Christianity in the race to become the world’s most popular religion. Masculine in nature, it shared an alliance with the cult of Cybele, “Magna Mater” the great mother, another powerful faction in the ancient world. These societies were undoubtedly collaborators in the greatest entheogenic party ever held – The Rites of Eleusis. The structure and initiation grades in these religions were designed to minimize risk of death, insanity and mistakes in one’s spiritual path. They were very important: senators and philosophers partook in the mysteries, but so did housewives and slaves, and there were no anti-drug laws.

At the time I went through this spiritual awakening, I was a student, trying to make sense of it all, in a very unhappy marriage and at the same time had always been a serious student of the occult.   I had just finished two years at an Art Renewal Center approved atelier, and was starting in on my first year in college. 

More importantly I had just begun examining m1thr0s’s work more closely about 6 months earlier in December, and with the unveiling of his latest work in April of 2007, the prototype to the Twin Trees, titled “The P’an Ku Arrangement” my mind was completely blown. 

Reflecting back now I wonder if Dave realized that the profile of  his god more closely matched Mithras than Yeheshuah, or Jesus for those vulgar enough to mix the Jewish heretic up with the Roman salute to the sky god, Zeus. (The Latin pronunciation for Jesus literally means “Hail Zeus”) I don’t know that Dave was a closet Mithraist or even mistaking Mithras for Jesus, and I don’t talk to him anymore so I can’t ask him. 

The celebration for Mithras in the Roman Empire took place at Winter Solstice, and the parallels between the invented religion of Christianity and Mithraism are blatant. Mithras was in fact a redeemer and born of the virgin goddess Anahita, a war goddess. Both consort and mother to Mithras, just like in the Christian mythology – Mary (may she be torn on the wheel) doesn’t do it by herself. The Christian god has sex with Mary to become human, that’s the reason why Catholic Christians think the trinity is still monotheism. God the Father is God the Son. Nothing like a little paganistic incest lore to spice up religion. Unfortunately the intention was never about fun, it was about control, and so while the divine can be incredibly sexy, the whole point of the Catholic Church and almost all subsequent Christian movements was to uphold the Word of Restriction. (See the Book of the Law for more on that)

So it’s all garbage essentially, which is why I practically gag when I hear people espousing the belief that they are “Christian Occultists”, or “Christian Mages”. To me it’s an oxymoron, and belies deeply embedded ignorance. Ra Hoor Khut is clear that it’s imperative that all of the old aeon religions be discarded, Christianity and Islam are his main targets, blind slave religions founded in the most recent Aeon, while he attacks secondarily the creeds of Hinduism, Buddhism, Shamanism and Judaism – religions founded not in the Age of the Father, but in the Age of the Mother before that. Tearing out the flesh of these bodies of religion and absorbing the edible nutrients, he encourages us to take what we need from these dying cults and use them as our food during his reign. 

This is why both m1thr0s and I continue to incorporate the best parts of Sanatana Dharma, (and most especially its left hand path jewel, Tantra) as well as elements of Tibetan Buddhism, Shamanism and Kabbalah.

In the Book of the Law several clues are left to us admist the tomfoolery of Aleister Crowley’s conflicted mind. (Yes, I believe he was FORCED to write and keep this book through the machinations of karmic laws he had triggered. His actions are very clear – first the book sat in a rubbish pile for years. Crowley was extremely uncomfortable with it. He was specifically told not to change a single letter, and to publish it quickly. He disobeyed both commands, letting it collect dust and then adding that nauseating poem, while adjusting spelling and grammar from the original script. Then he washed his hands of it by saying he didn’t have anything to do with writing it.

Nuit explains to us that the word of Sin is Restriction. Sin is a proper noun, and there is only one Sin in the occult record, that is the Moon God of Ur, the historical birthplace of Abraham. Immediately prior she makes what I believe is an insight into the nature of Had and Hadit as a Transtigridian Snake God (See my article on Ningishzidda, about midway through,  for more information on this). 

Ra Hoor Khut explains himself as a God of War and Vengeance, but vengeance for what? If Sin, the Moon God of Ur is the Restriction we’ve been fighting all along, then what was the so-called “Original Sin” he committed that Ra Hoor Khut wishes to avenge? Does it have anything to do with mankind? I think that it does, and so do several other deities I’ve contacted. 

Mithras, for one, appeared to me within a few months of my initiation, as a sort of spooky and cat-like sorcerous Lord of Time and Space, a friend of Ningishzidda and an officiator of the most important contract I was to make in my entire life, my dedication to Ningishzidda. I did not know at the time that the Mithra known to ancient Persia was the god of contracts, so it was a highly auspicious omen later when I found out and my occult practices were confirmed. (this will happen many times over  the course of a successful pathworking, but it was one of my more significant eye openers) 

I think that the deep conflict in the Middle East and the epic sexual revolution ignited in The United States of America is nearly at the heart of the Aeonic movement, and that Ra Hoor Khut’s reign shall be made on what transpires here and there within the next fifteen years. I believe this is why the United States population is so fixated on Israel and so-called Palestine.  I am not one to make predictions or prophecies, this is one educated guess. I will explain my reasons later, I promise.

Izi Out

 

 

 

 

• the da’ath hack •

*Author’s Note*
*All posts by m1thr0s at this site are amended articles extracted from a much bigger work-in-progress that will be defining Mutational Alchemy in all of its diverse principles and applications.  Since there is a great deal to this topic which is months away from completion, certain of its tenets deemed as standalone topics are being allowed to run ahead of the finished book. No responsible theoretician would ever imagine himself to be the only one pioneering important new insights all by himself so that where certain breakthroughs strike me as vital to the overall discussion at hand, these will occasionally find themselves posted as independent articles. This should serve several purposes at once, creating interest in the larger work on the one hand while facilitating a sense of fellowship with other ltransmutational pioneers at the same time.

hidden-diamond-sutra001Tree of Life – 22 Manifest Paths
The Abrahadabra Grid Perfectly Supports the Four Elemental Worlds

One of the distinguishing characteristics of Mutational Alchemy is the manner in which the Tree of Life is positioned with respect to the magickal formula of Abrahadabra, often referred to as the Abrahadabra Grid (shown above). Rather than treating Abrahadabra as internal to the Tree of Life, Mutational Alchemy approaches the Tree as a mathematical subset of Abrahadabra itself, which we take to be (in some auspicious way) revealing of Stars. Our reasons for doing this are in all cases rooted in demonstrable proofs of profound significance so that no one needs accept this strategy on any other basis. We do not claim that some mysterious entity from another dimension has informed us of this. We do not rely upon anything other than relentless deductive reasoning to assert it. We are more interested in falsifiable truth than enigmatic revelation, which (in any case) is subject to personal interpretation minus the safeguard of logical checks and balances. It is the road less taken concerning Abrahadabra and thus holds out the highest possibility of success defining Stars in any kind of rational relationship to Trees.

For a modern qabbalist to assert that “Every man and every woman is a Tree.” is in no sense surprising since, much like the Ayurvedic chakras, the Tree of Life is (from its inception) a kind of esoteric mapping of humankind itself viewed from a particular cosmological lens. The traditional view is that it represents the so-called Adam Kadmon which is intended to allude to the notion of the Primordial and/or Perfected Man synonymously.  In contrast, the (Thelemic) assertion that “Every man and every woman is a Star.” calls a number of technical matters into question since we have no significant example of human-stars which we can point to which are substantial enough to render that assertion anything more than an attractive metaphor. Lack of evidence notwithstanding, Mutational Alchemy is rooted in the assumption that it is not a metaphor and thus requires a proper anatomical explanation in order for us to better understand and more effectively act upon its premise.

It must first (and foremost) be recognized that the esoteric Tree of Life is an ongoing work in progress that has assumed many forms across as many cultures and periods of time to which it is identified.  The Tree of Life is a potent symbolism for human beings that figures prominently in many creation epics from numerous cultures.  It is not the sole province of Qabbalah (aka Kabbalah, Caballa etc) alone but has been an ongoing focus of qabbalistic mysticism from the start. There are really only a handful of books that make up the core of qabbalism historically, but none of these books have ever clearly identified the positional parameters of the 22 paths,  leaving scholars to wander aimlessly through the labyrinth of the Tree of Life, asserting one arrangement at one place and another at yet another with no certain standard in place to validate any of them! In response to this age-old dilemma, Mutational Alchemy devised an organizational standard coined the Proximity Principle which arranges the order of paths according to a uniform principle of geomathematical topology unlike anything that has ever been introduced before. The Proximity Principle can finally inform us of the correct ordering of the 22 paths connecting the 10 sephiroth (or numerical epicenters) that mark the energetic hub of the Tree of Life matrix. Unfortunately, coordinates like Da’ath (that is not regarded as a proper sephira and thus has no numerical assignment) are beyond the reach of the Proximity Principle itself.  Influential individuals (such as Isaac Luria) who went to great lengths to qualify and place Da’ath within the Tree of Life system have even gone so far as to run paths to and from its location, generally upsetting the balance of paths that existed prior to this development.

hidden-diamond-sutra001LTree of Life – Isaac Luria’s Rendition
Luria asserted that Da’ath is at root to the creation of Universe

Before I proceed to critique Luria’s rearranging of paths, I think it is important to acknowledge his exceptional genius.  As near as I can tell there would be no modern qabbalah of any outstanding merit without the many brilliant contributions he was able to make in his tragically short lifetime.  But his handling of paths to accommodate Da’ath amounts to a strategy of “robbing Peter to pay Paul” that essentially reinforces Da’ath at an unwarranted expense to Malkuth which already suffers enough neglect without pulling its paths connecting Mercury and Venus, generally crippling what is often referred to as the Earth Triad. This is the descending triangle that normally exists between Malkuth (at the bottom), Venus and Mercury. It is a hurried solution to a very complex problem that only leaves us with an even greater confusing mess than we were confronted with before it. The proper way to deal with the Da’ath question would have been to reexamine all path possibilities to begin with to ascertain what (if anything) a proper total of path possibilities might have to tell us regarding the elusive Da’ath.  In his defense, it has to be acknowledged that venturing a great deal beyond the scope of any body of tried-and-true esoteric wisdom almost always demands some precedent that justifies taking such a perilous risk. While Da’ath is clearly important, it is quite honestly not until the advent of Abrahadabra that we arrive at such a precedent. This is because Abrahadabra is not just another magickal formula but appears to contain a huge chunk of missing qabbalistic content…namely stars themselves!  The very notion that we may be operating at the lesser half of the Tree of Life equation is ample justification for reexamining everything we know of paths at the principle level and this is where our work on Da’ath (and its possible paths) should logically begin.

Qabbalah’s insistence on the 32 Paths of Wisdom originates with the Sepher Yetzirah (literally, Book of Formation) which can be roughly compared to the Emerald Tablet of Hermetic Alchemy. Despite its brevity, it is one of the oldest and most revered books in qabbalistic tradition. It is a book of Creation, outlining the 32 Blessings that God bestows upon the Adam Kadmon, corresponding to the 10 Sephiroth (or Vessels) and 22 Paths linked to the 22 Letters of the Hebrew alphabet.  It does not include Da’ath as among these Vessels and does not address the positioning of the 22 Paths whatsoever.  Only the 10 Sephiroth are assigned any formal positioning with respect to the body of the Adam Kadmon, following a natural descending order from the top of his head to his feet.  Mutational Alchemy defines the 22 Paths as the 22 Manifest Paths since there are an additional 16 Hidden (or Secret) Paths which are easily identified but have only very rarely been addressed by anyone at all.  When we do find any reference to the 16 Hidden Paths they are generally treated as a passing footnote having an ambiguous curiosity value of unknown character.  Mutational Alchemy regards this as a fundamentally shameful omission lending credence to the notion of occultists as a flock of undisciplined pseudo-scientific ninnies inherently incapable of any sort of practical deductive reasoning. Moreover, the Hidden Diamond is the heir-apparent key to Da’ath itself which will remain forever conflicted and unattainable so long as we continue to ignore the overwhelming evidence right in front us!

hidden-diamond-sutra002The Hidden Diamond – 16 Hidden Paths
The Hidden Diamond includes 3 interlocking unicursal hexagrams centered in Da’ath

Mutational Alchemy’s position on the 16 Hidden Paths (aka the Hidden Diamond) is that they qualify as the Active Principle driving the Tree of Life as a whole. The fact that they are not more widely understood is not especially surprising when we consider that no recognized authorities on this subject have ever spoken out about them. But there is ample evidence of their profound importance if we only examine the matter carefully and weigh it with a degree of professional diligence.  What surfaces through this process is really quite startling. It is no exaggeration to suggest that the Hidden Diamond (a term chosen for its diamond-like appearance) comprises the sum of Tetragrammaton itself, expressed as a charismatic collage of overlapping unicursal hexagrams, stretching from Kether (Sephira #1) to Malkuth (Sephira #10) with an exceptional emphasis on Da’ath which I will discuss ahead. But the first thing that needs addressing is the significance of its 16 Paths since the number 16 is the general number of Tetragrammaton with its 4 cardinal elements of Heaven (in the above) multiplied by the same 4 cardinal elements of Earth (in the below). The number 16 has a tremendous amount of history in both Eastern and Western metaphysics alike, with special attention being paid to arcane science of Geomancy alongside its popular applications in Astrology. What follows are several examples of the 4×4 magic square referred to as the Kamea of Jupiter:

kamea-of-jupiter00Kamea of Jupiter – Geomantic Dots
1 Dot (Western) = Yang (Eastern) | 2 Dots (Western) = Yin (Eastern)

kamea-of-jupiter01Kamea of Jupiter – Geomantic Figures
Attractive appearance but the conventional properties are baseless.

The 16 Geomantic Figures start out as an odd or even set of dots arranged in 4 tiers, or layers. Scholars are divided on Geomancy’s true origins but generally assign it to Arabic and/or Persion metaphysics which was acquired by the Greeks through their trades along the Silk Road sometime during the Middle Ages. Each of the 16 geomantic figures carries a Latin name along with definitions amounting to portents of good or evil content. Apparently oblivious of their inherent elemental constitutions, the geomantic figures often fall dismally shy of their legitimate alchemical properties. This is because the method employed in interpreting them was typically based upon their physical appearance in the minds of an exclusive few individuals, rather than their verifiable elemental constitutions based in uniform underscoring principles. A quick example of this is figure #5 (called Puella; Latin for Girl), identified on the basis of its appearance (to some unknown interpreter) as a young girl with large breasts. We are told it carries the outer element of air combined with the inner element of water and represents feminine sexuality. What can actually be confirmed regarding Puella is that it carries Air in the Above and Fire in the Below; Earth in the Within and Fire (again) in the Without. There is no logical indication of Water of any kind and it most closely resembles the Prince of Wands in Court Card correspondence. The Prince of Wands may represent many things but feminine sexuality is not one of them. This is what happens when we abandon any sort of falsifiable checks and balances. Anybody can assert anything they please and no one can say anything differently since there are no underscoring rules separating fact from fiction to begin with. If some would argue that this is exactly how magick should operate then we might as well admit up front that it’s all a con game anyway, having nothing to do with reality, either mundane or sublime. In such a case, why on earth would any person of integrity want to have anything invested in it at all? But there is no legitimate reason for concluding that magick itself is inherently delusional or false based solely on its habitual abuses. There is only every legitimate reason to think it is an evolving body of knowledge to which we do not typically possess a more disciplined understanding.

kamea-of-jupiter02Kamea of Jupiter – Binary Tetragrams
The Original (True) Tetragrammaton

This chart illustrates the 16 Binary Tetragrams as was understood by the Chinese Sages, displayed here according to what Mutational Alchemy calls the Heaven Descending chronological arrangement. In the Heaven Descending arrangement, Yang (Heaven) obtains the value of 0 and Yin (Earth) the value of 1. Thus the first complete Tetragram numerates as 0000, while the last complete Tetragram numerates as 1111. All other binary tetragrams fall somewhere between these two great polar caps. We have no evidence to suggest that the Chinese scholars of antiquity ever actually used this binary numeration system, though their models did very often adhere to the resulting chronological ordering in one arrangement or another. The first person that we know of to employ this modern binary method was the German mathematician / philosopher Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz, called the father of modern calculus among his many other remarkable accomplishments.

The Chinese elemental system follows a different elemental standard than the 4-elemental system in the West. Their first compound elements are not viewed as elements so much as familial forces. A Yang of Heaven combined with a Yang of Earth is called an Old Yang, or Father. A Yang of Heaven combined with a Yin of Earth is called a Young Yang, or Son. A Yin of Heaven combined with a Yang of Earth is called a Young Yin, or Daughter. A Yin of Heaven combined with a Yin of Earth is called an Old Yin, or Mother. For the Chinese Sages these most basic compound structures (called bigrams) do not class as elements in the sense that we would view them in the West. They represent familial values with striking similarity to the Platonic elements but for some (unclear) reason were not typically identified to the corresponding elements of Fire, Air, Earth and Water as is the more natural inclination among Western metaphysicians.  It is important to keep this cultural distinction in mind and not succumb to a revisionist mentality.

There also exists another mathematical Tetragrammaton called the Ternary Tetragrammaton, which utilizes a third underscoring force called the Jen Principle which stands between the Heaven Flux and the Earth Flux properties and equates to Man as another kind of Flux property. The Ternary Tetragrammaton yields a much larger magic square called the Kamea of Luna with its 9 x 9 (81) tetragrammal chambers. I will discuss this in greater depth in another article. For the moment it is only important to clarify that the Hidden Diamond’s 16 Paths are anything but incidental. That it carries the sum of Tetragrammaton is hugely important as it tells us a great deal about how the Tree of Life itself is intended to be utilized. That we find it in complete abandonment as we do is a very disturbing report on the state of magickal awareness in this world. How shall we accomplish any tenable Perfection if we are unable or unwilling to harness all available resources at our disposals?

kamea-of-jupiter03Kamea of Jupiter – Above/Below Elements
Mutational Alchemy Amalgamate

This version of the Kamea of Jupiter is unique to Mutational Alchemy and defines for us the Above/Below 4 x 4 elemental constitutions of the 16 Hidden Paths. Despite its visual simplicity it is a highly valuable and versatile table of correspondences. In his book entitled Generation and Corruption Aristotle devised a system for classifying the 4 cardinal elements that works out perfectly with the 4 Binary Forces developed by the Chinese Sages. Aristotle asserts: (1) Fire is primarily hot and secondarily dry. (2) Air is primarily wet and secondarily hot. (3)  Earth is primarily dry and secondarily cold. (4) Water is primarily cold and secondarily wet. By combining the values of Hot (Yang) and Cold (Yin) to an Above relationship and Dry (Yang) and Wet (Yin) to a Below relationship, we can easily define the 4 Binary Forces to their 4 Platonic equivalences. Finally the 5th Element (Aether, aka Akasha) is also present and accounted for even within the Binary Tetragrammaton through the agency of running lines which allows any tetragram to morph into any other without exception. Thus the 5th Element makes its appearance in the form of coordinating and directing the movement occurring within the cardinal Four. It also plays a rather dramatic role in the Ternary Tetragrammaton where it suddenly steps forward assuming the same elemental footing as we find in the Binaries, but resulting in a much vaster range of elemental structures from the 9 bigrams all the way through to the 729 Hexagrams (and potentially beyond).

I could go on discussing magic squares indefinitely, extolling the virtues of 16 as the number of Hidden Paths at our disposal but there is other important ground to cover yet in attempting to keep this discussion confined to an article length essay that will (hopefully) leave readers with a renewed sense of purpose. We find the 4 x 4 (16) elemental system virtually everywhere in occultism from the 16 Court Cards of the Tarot to the 16 Jungian Personality types to important subdivisions of binary and ternary systems all across the world, spanning many cultures across all known periods of time. That we find the Hidden Paths in such an abysmal state of disregard and general lack of productive application is as startling as it is disturbing. But my purpose here is not to condemn the failures of the past so much as to encourage a more profitable direction moving forward.

Mutational Alchemy began from a handful of very basic questions alongside a few untested hunches regarding their ultimate solutions. Initially I was interested in ascertaining how the 64 binary hexagrams of the I Ching (aka YiJing) might correspond to the 32 Paths of Wisdom as defined in western Kabbalah, Qabbalah, etc. Not a terribly ambitious project on its face and it turned out that Aleister Crowley had already made a few half-decent inroads on this question, though in the end his own conclusions proved to be unacceptably incoherent and incomplete. No matter; there are still a number of very good leads to work from in his work, Abrahadabra being among them!  Once we have made the connection with the Lo Shu Diagram of ancient China and the Pythagorean Tetractys Abrahadabra takes on an entirely new dynamic! Yet no matter how good our maps may get we still run up against the appearance of blockages, most of which seem to revolve around Da’ath – the mysterious *not-sephiroth* of the Tree of Life. So steeped in taboo is it that even referring to it as a *not-sephiroth* is enough to send some nervous qabbalists running for cover!  Be that as it may, Mutational Alchemy does view Da’ath as a technical *not-sephiroth* possessing the qualities of syntax that allow us to do all kinds of things with numbers without being a number in itself. That certain blockages may be rooted in Da’ath is mostly an intuitive assessment of the situation as we find it and does not resolutely inform us that Da’ath is in any deliberate way opposing us. But notions of its oppositional character are not without precedent in numerous guises and it is largely due to this persistent intuition that the Da’ath Hack has finally evolved.  It provides us with a highly efficient means of flooding Da’ath with the full force of the triune Word of Perfection at once. If no opposition is actually rooted there, no harm can come of its application. If (on the flip-side) we are indeed incurring opposition rooted in Da’ath, then the Da’ath Hack is exactly the kind of device required to countermand it.

So let’s get down to business. There are many possible ways to work with the Hidden Diamond but the Da’ath Hack is unique in its class. It’s ingenuity and efficiency are without equal in my view. It is built upon an extrapolation of 3 interlocking unicursal hexagrams that exactly correspond to the 3 mathematical divisions of the composite Word of Perfection, thus allowing us to literally flood Da’ath with the full force of the ternary Tetragrammaton via a shortcut (e.g. back-door) method that just happens to be available to us for the taking. It uploads a tremendous amount of force in just a fraction of the time it would normally take for us to construct all 729 hexagrammal fields line-by-line in both Widdershins (Counter-Clockwise) and Deiseil (Clockwise) rotations. Used in conjunction with the TwinStar we have a tactical assault instrumentation that has no equal as near as I can tell. Our purpose in *attacking* Da’ath in this manner is not about harming it in any way. It is about reclaiming it and harnessing it in the service of the greater Star structure that stands directly behind it. Like any tactical device, it is ultimately only as good as we are at implementing it, but it’s chances of success are significantly greater than anything I have ever seen in over 40 years of tracking this matter almost daily. I have never seen anything quite like it. It is vital to be drawing attention to it at this time for the immeasurable service it can provide to those braving its reward. Most will simply disregard it which I will neither criticise or condemn. The very few to whom it most powerfully appeals are the ones who need to know of its discovery, which has come up rather suddenly and might have easily been overlooked. As fate would have it, it has been recognized and captured.

• Da’ath Hack – Numbers Method •
note: These formulas work in 4:4 (e.g. natural) Time as is universally preferred whenever possible.
• Counter-Clockwise (Widdershins) Rotations •

heavenhex-yin-numbersHeaven Hex – Yin Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &…

manhex-yin-numbersMan Hex – Yin Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &…

earthhex-yin-numbersEarth Hex – Yin Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”):  1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &…

The numbers method is useful for practice runs and as a means of perfecting your 4:4 timing. Their value should not be underestimated. They also serve as a stand-in when you are not yet 100% confident of the word formulas but would still like to explore the scrying actions on their own merits. We always begin poised in Kether (Crown) and move towards the numbers as indicated. Downbeats give us the numbers while upbeats can be pronounced as *and* or as a silent pause between downbeats. Thus the count will follow *one-and-two-and-three and four-and- one-and-two-and-three and four-and- one-and-two-and-three and four* assuming 3 rotations per division (which is highly recommended).

• Clockwise (Deiseil) Rotations •

heavenhex-yang-numbersHeaven Hex – Yang Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

manhex-yang-numbersMan Hex – Yang Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &

earthhex-yang-numbersEarth Hex – Yang Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): 1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &…

Notice that the full force of the unicursal hexagrams remains at all times centered on Da’ath. Only the anchor points change positions acquiring Luna (9) and Malkuth (10). This is extremely important and is one of the reasons this method is so effective. For additional support we are displaying the Abrahadabra Grid with its 10  Secret Chiefs clearly visible. This allows us to stop at any point in the process to invoke the TwinStar as needed. We can imagine that the TwinStar is physically hosting this particular line of attack on Da’ath and is there as backup support should it at any time be required or else just thrown in for good measure. But the numbers method is just a preparatory prelude to the (Triune) Word of Perfection itself which follows next:

• Da’ath Hack – Letters Method •
note: These formulas work in 4:4 (e.g. natural) Time as is universally preferred whenever possible.
• Counter-Clockwise (Widdershins) Rotations •

heavenhex-yin-lettersHeaven Hex – Yin Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): AH & UH & EE & UH &

manhex-yin-lettersMan Hex – Yin Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): AH & UH & OH & UH &…

earthhex-yin-lettersEarth Hex – Yin Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): EE & UH & OH & UH &…

• Clockwise (Deiseil) Rotations •

heavenhex-yang-lettersHeaven Hex – Yang Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): AH & EE & UH & UH &…

manhex-yang-lettersMan Hex – Yang Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): AH & OH & UH & UH &…

earthhex-yang-lettersEarth Hex – Yang Rotation
4:4 Time (starting from uppermost “&”): EE & OH & UH & UH &…

The Word of Perfection being employed in this instance is the complete form with its 3 Divisions and 36 Banners in total. To the best of my knowledge it has never been asserted in its entirety in this world, nor even understood correctly until Mutational Alchemy came along and corrected it. It can be expected to catch Da’ath completely off-guard as there is no defense against it and literally anyone is free to assert it, although there is some question as to whether or not children are regarded as having full authority to assert it. It can do them no harm that I am even vaguely aware of but, being as they are children, it is possible to argue that they are not as yet in full possession of their faculties and thus do not have the same full authority that consenting adults would have. This is a minor technicality in practical terms since even among adults this magickal formula is hardly known and almost never asserted due to its extreme obscurity. I mention it here to impress upon my readers that they are playing around with the hottest fire Mutational Alchemy can define which is not to be taken lightly as it may expedite things you never thought it would. None of these things amount to anything injurious to our long-term well being but owing to varying degrees of physical and mental corruption we are all subjected to in this world there can sometimes be unexpected side-effects we did not anticipate. So always proceed with a certain degree of caution and expect the unexpected as well as you may be able.

Pronunciations are optional but I generally recommend phoenetic pronunciations in the main. Where the Word of Perfection is spelled A-H-I-H-V-H, I recommend pronouncing AH-UH-EE-UH-OH-UH for instance. One should always be prepared to experiment with alternative pronunciations however. Different situations will call for different strategies as a rule.  When working with Abrahadabra for instance I usually prefer to use the actual names of the letters due chiefly to how well they seem to roll off the tongue in that situation. Sometimes a little friction is a desirable thing, other times it isn’t. Astute practitioners learn to be discerning regarding subliminals of that sort. While there are rarely (if ever) any absolutes regarding pronunciations, there are innumerable practical considerations generally depending on the kind of effect one might be after.

A few readers will have noticed that the order of letters changes between Widdershins and Deiseil rotations. This is not some sort of typo but rather there is a technical reason why it is preferable to observe this distinction. In the case of the Heaven Word, its Widdershins arrangement is A-H-I-H while its Deiseil arrangement is A-I-H-H. With the Man Word, its Widdershins arrangement is A-H-V-H while its Deiseil arrangement is A-V-H-H. Finally the Earth Word follows the same pattern where its Widdershins arrangement is I-H-V-H but its Deiseil arrangement is I-V-H-H. In order to make this fully clear I would need to spend a fair amount of time discussing the more complex topic of Hexagrammal Fields of which the Da’ath Hack is a simplified extrapolation. Suffice it to say there does exist a comprehensive reasoning supporting this seemingly quirky variation that is beyond the scope of this article to articulate. As always, people are free to do whatever they choose but it is recommended to observe this protocol even if the reasoning is not immediately clear. At another time and place I will explain it in greater depth.

• The Closing Action •

!closing01generic center, ground & close
Assimilation, Equilibration, Stabilization

Though it is without a doubt one of the most important elements in any magickal operation, whether tantric or ritual in form and content, I’m going to leave this one somewhat up for grabs contingent on the discretion of each individual practitioner.  I use an Abrahadabra-based closing action which I have discussed in other articles but I think it is important for people to find their own systems and protocols as much as possible through trial and error. With respect to the Da’ath operation one should feel free to close at any time it feels correct to do so. There are no certain rules on this, save perhaps the final closing action at the very end of any operation but in truth one can insert a closing action anywhere at any time it feels advantageous to do so. The closing action is as much a centering and grounding action as it might be anything else, so one is perfectly free to use it as a transitioning devise between any one thing and another…again…just so long as it feels correct then it typically is correct. There are no other higher rules involved than this.  It is important to close in the same direction you have been building however. If you build a pentagram running in a counter-clockwise direction, it is preferable to close in a counter-clockwise direction and vice-versa. The Final Close should always run Clockwise as a rule, denoting a downward aspiration (aka Heaven Descending).

!HiddenDiamondSutra03CComposite Da’ath Hack Alchemical Mirror
Recommended as a Prelude to Mastering Hexagrammal Fields

I hope that this little article encourages people to take a closer look at the Hidden Paths and develop ways to use them more effectively than we have seen thus far. The Hidden Diamond ranks among the most dynamic sigils I have ever worked with and I find it a terrible waste that it is not utilized more often by a great many more people. Such wastefulness cannot forever endure without ultimately incurring unspeakable disaster…not so much because anyone has ordained it so but because these are the natural means through which order is created from disorder. Abandon that evolutionary imperative (thinking we are uniquely immune to cause-and-effect principles) and we inadvertently invoke the consequence of a world given over to the severest kinds of imbalance. It is true (of course) that we must keep pace with scientific progress but even scientific progress has its price where human beings are concerned. These things are all too easily manipulated by those with personal agendas having nothing to do with scientific truth.

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