tikkun olam is a Hebrew phrase that means “repairing the world” (or “healing the world”) referring to humanity’s shared responsibility to heal, repair and transform the world. This notion of assuming responsibility for the entire world is not unique to any one culture and forms the basis of what is sometimes referred to as the path of the *spiritual warrior*. In Lurianic Kabbalah we encounter some very specific ideas of how this is achieved by means of liberating the 10 sephiroth (or numbers) of the Kabbalistic Tree of Life. Luria taught that the Sephiroth (also called vessels) had become damaged in the first round of the Creation, making it necessarythat these broken shards be returned to Ain Soph (the Boundless Light) from where they first originated. This is an allegorical tale hyphenating the need for us to manage our own mental debris, raising the standard of Mind itself. Mutational Alchemy goes on to demonstrate that the Tetractys of the Decad is ultimately the most efficient means of accomplishing this. The Tetractys unfolds symmetrically in four distinct stages finally culminating in Abrahadabra which contains 10 x 10 triangular *chambers* within itself distinguishing both Tree and Star divisions all contingent upon the number 10 – a number most often associated to Malkuth (Kingdom) and thus *the world* as well as *universe*, kabbalistically speaking. So we find that repairingourselves is essentially synonymous with the principle tikkun olam. *Physician, heal thyself!* the age-old axiom recants. Only by way of healing our spiritual selves does healing the world become rationally attainable.
While an in-depth study of the Tetractys eventually leads us to a symbiotic binary & ternary mathematics culminating in a highly complex anatomical physics, there are a few exemplary roadmaps in route to this that do not require of us to have fully mastered that more comprehensive physics. Indeed, on the face of it, it might take us a thousand or more years to do any such thing! What has come to be called the TwinStar is outstanding among these more distilled symbological roadmaps. Thus the TwinStar is most often passed on to seekers of this greater knowledge even at the beginning stages of their development, as it is known to comprise that greater knowledge within itself and can dispense that knowledge interactively with dedicated application and study. This can only be communicated experientially at this pass, despite the fact that there exists a growing body of data suggesting that we will eventually be able to prove it empirically as well. For the moment we are still relying upon the faithful accounts of individuals doing their own work and reporting their own individual findings.
The TwinStar is of the rarest class of magickally charged symbols expressing a kind of topological super-symmetry rooted in specialized numerical arrangements. The counting of these numbers in their proper sequence creates a kind of magnetic ley-line effect and the most potent of these are called unicursal glyphs as they are infinitely repeatingsymbolswhose alpha and omega points are the same at the level of plane geometry. The most famous of these rare symbols is known as the Great Seal of Saturn in Western mystery traditions:
This arrangement of 9 sequential numbers is called magickal because all horizontal, vertical and diagonal rows of numbers produce the same value (15) whereas the resulting symbol is weighed auspicious for being compliant, coherent, unicursal and also conforming to 4:4 time rhythmically. It is thus highly adaptable to the pronunciation of various four-fold words of power, whether names of God or other dynamic four-fold mantras. Altogether we derive a means of both expressing and alchemically projecting some imagined form of Unity. It is important to acknowledge that we are engaging the faculty of imagination in this type of visualization exercise but we are at the same time adhering to a well defined set of logical rules such that both hemispheres of the physical brain are equally engaged. It is generally maintained that this sort of sigil is capable of producing a wide range of possible impacts, from stilling the mind to unlocking miraculous phenomenological events of many kinds, all rooted in the focused intent of the individual performing the operation.
The following glyph demonstrates how the Tetractys of the Decad interacts with the Kabbalistic Tree of Life which is constructed symmetrically to the human body itself. It is important to understand that the TwinStar (which is built upon the Tetractys) imposes a higher order of Unity upon the Tree of Life in total, having the general effect of collecting it into itself while retaining it intact, since the Tree of Life is a mathematical subset of the Tetractys as well as Abrahadabra. Thus we refer to it as the *Star* and often use the term *star alchemy* in referencing its properties. It is vitally important for the student to understand that Kabbalah (aka Qabbalah, Caballa, etc) is an ongoing work in progress where the image you are scrutinizing at this moment in time marks a significant turning of the page from older models to the new. In this image the Tetractys is expressed as the 10 shaded triangles, sometimes referred to as the Secret Chiefs according to their unique positioning within the 100 internal triangles of Abrahadabra.
There is so much going on with this visualization practise that it would be impossible to summarize it all within the confines of a blog. Moreover I just like having it posted like a lighthouse beacon quietly broadcasting its signal over and over again where some will learn from it directly and others will wonder and perhaps explore its premise on their own initiative. Still others may gain from its presence without ever knowing how or why! For those who wish to learn how to perform it, you should always begin from the Widdershins Rotation, progressing through the Deiseil Rotation and finalizing with the Final Close actions – in that order. Follow the arrows and words as well as you can until you are finally able to perform the entire thing from memory.
So that is the gist of things in an extremely reduced nutshell, but there are still a few things that need a little clarifying that will leave most people hopelessly lost or confused if omitted: (1) it always takes two rotations to result in a complete TwinStar sigil, rendering the conceptual subtext one of symbiosis at all times. Aside from the numbers 1-10, there are two other numerical properties involved in the creation of the TwinStar: The property of Ain Soph (also Ain Soph Aur) resides at apex from which everything originates and is subsequently drawn. The property of Daath ( i.e. Knowledge) which rests between Sephiroth 3 & 4 in the Tree of Life but completes the triangle in the TwinStar.
Anatomically, Daath corresponds to the ayurvedic throat chakra and is thus linked to the faculty of speech. Although its sephirotic identity is hotly contested, Mutational Alchemy’s position is that it qualifies as a pragmatically validateable *not-sephiroth*, or *not-number* contributing syntax and grammar to the sephiroth as a whole. It is especially significant that it comes to unite with Ain Soph (whose numerical value is 0) in the TwinStar visualization practise. Daath is well known as a collection point for every kind of mental debris whereby unconscious ignorance is able to gain a foothold over us, distorting our sense of who we are and what our purpose may be. The fact that we routinely route it through Ain Soph in this visualization practise means we have a means of flushing it of all this kind of mental garbage and restoring it to its primal serenity and calm. It is one of the many dynamic characteristics of this particular alchemical projection exercise.
The method of creation being employed in this demonstration is called the *numbers method*. Numbers are possessed of enormous integrity that demand very little of us while affording us a nearly frictionless method of operations. By *frictionless* I mean that there is very little psychological debris associated to numbers in themselves, even though some have become resistant to numbers due chiefly to negative associations acquired through public education or other kinds of traumatic exposure. In cases like this we need to restore their true relation to ourselves as they are not our enemy but among our staunchest allies. They work especially well when pioneering kinds of action we may not have every reason to be trusting, thus allowing us a full range of rational skepticism via an absolute minimum of applied belief. If there is any downside to this, itis probably that they tend to make for a rather awkward grounding action in themselves. For this I am applying the formulas A-U-M-N (to the circle) and A-H-U-A / A-Th-H (to the triangle) both ascending and on the final drop. These word formulas have a long and tested history but no part of the mantras being employed here are necessarily etched in stone. They are offered here as being exemplary and that is all at this moment in time that is all that is required. The word A-U-M-N simply divides the circle into 4 even parts. The Words A-H-U-A / A-Th-H create the ascending triangle which then drops plumb (from apex) and floats quietly back to center. The alchemical formula Hua-Athh has a special relationship to Abrahadabra as both words add to 418. So again – as neutral a word formulas as we may be able to find, allowing us a means of testing the visualization practise without committing much more than a prudent attention to details.
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So, the war between Science and Religion has been intensifying. For most occultists, the marriage between the two is a no-brainer – Chaos Magicians regard both as their toys, while in China, at least amongst the folk who still practice Wu and Feng Shui, they sit comfortably betwixt incense and ancient science. They discovered the universal code for DNA thousands and thousands of years ago, when the West was still fixated on spontaneous generation. Skeptical? Good. Alot of stupid crap has been cropping up lately about the I Ching and DNA which is fairly dangerous for the uninitiated. If you want the real deal and not some princess merlin I-channeled-it-from-aliens bullshit, check out DNA and the I Ching by Johnson Yan.
Dr. Yan has the right credentials for the job of explaining DNA and the I Ching – he’s Asian, and he’s a Physical Scientist. He writes with excellence and elegance, and his book is enjoyable and easy to read, each page revealing more and more of the unbelievable connections between our DNA and the code of the I Ching the ancient Chinese discovered.
India, the source of much of China’s spiritual heritage, discovered the number zero and Kali. Both goddess and mathematics still coexist perfectly to this day in Bharat.
The real difference between Europe and the rest of the world is the ungodly hostility towards science that the Catholic Church bred and fostered right up until its decline in the early 21st century. So what? Should anyone concern themselves with the neurotic infighting of a bunch of white people? Well, yes.
Worldwide, atheists have become pretty hostile right back at religion. The New Atheist, an ill-mannered, malicious and hypocritical lovechild of Richard Dawkins and James Randi that nobody really likes to invite to tea, are pretty much a parody of the midcentury Modern Art movement which intensely criticized the Academic Art circle to the point of neuroticism. In retrospect today, the Academic Modernists became shibboleths who irreparably damaged art education with their extremism. They aren’t even taken seriously by artists who follow minimalism and abstract expressionism today.
There are tons of militant Atheists on the internet and they’re about as stupid and boring to talk to as a religious nut. Religion deserves criticism, because it gets out of hand without a proper perspective on reality. The occult is full of charlatans with no good intentions, some of whom are perfectly crazy and do not belong in the halls of Abrahadabra. Science is guilty of this also – all of the horrors facing the world today in the form of radioactive waste, global warming and mass extinction have been brought about directly or indirectly by scientific discoveries and the arrogant misuse of that knowledge. Scientists foible their statistics and research to fit common opinion, even if it is wrong, to compete for grant scraps.
Art got over the childishness of the post modernists, by carefully tending the flame of Academic and Classical art until the kids got over their parental angst, and Science will get over the circle jerk of the Atheists. Because Science is awesome, and Atheism is fucked right now.
“An atheist has to know a lot more than I know. An atheist is someone who knows there is no god. By some definitions atheism is very stupid.”
– Carl Sagan
Academia itself is moving in a gentler direction – the importance of including the devout in conversations about science has been an undercurrent in the scientific world for quite some time, since at least Carl Sagan declared atheism as “stupid” and leaders in the scientific world realized, “Holy shit, 98% of the world is denominational”. Don’t get me wrong: I’m not opposed to atheist occultists, since there are a lot of them, especially in the Chaos Magick and Discordian circles. For the most part they’re all pretty tolerant of others beliefs. (I mean, they’re occultists, come on.) Religion is not going away – it’s way too addictive and culturally fulfilling for a vast majority of the world’s population. Fighting this tide directly instead of trying to understand it and even assimilate it is a fool’s errand. This is a basic but important precept of the way of war – don’t fight the tsunami, ride it.
Recently an article was published in February of 2014 by some scientists who had scanned the brain of a woman experiencing astral projection, a capability the woman subject claims she is able to do at will, and has been able to do so since she was a young child. Occultists treat astral projection as rather passe, something any neophyte studies and practices in one form or another.
Hearing about scientists analyzing brain activity during such episodes is a hint of what is to come: confirmation on all levels of very interesting phenomenon experienced by adepts in the occult everywhere. Testing will purge the charlatans and make way for some really awesome dialogue between science and belief. Religious people everywhere are up in arms – and the less religiousy metaphysicians amongst us might be nervous also. In my opinion they should nervous – but not in a negative way. This is an important time for everyone because Science and Religion can actually have an honest open discussion for the first time in history. Admittedly, it took the strong arm of greed and technology to knock religion down enough to have this discussion – Science has been the underdog far too long, and there is a feel of genuine righteousness when you watch rational people attack religion.
Contrary to some people worried about what this might prove or disprove, both m1thr0s and I are very excited about it. Right now there is a lot of flim flam floating around in the occult. Even though the occult is and always will be fringe, the lack of internal consistency in the occult right now is appalling. If something can be tested it should be. When an occult idea has been studied and internalized, it can be tested. It does not have to be tested by traditional scientific methods, with wires and so forth. Until these forms of technology become more sophisticated, it really would not do anyone a lot of good anyways. Test your methodology though – don’t rely on someone’s word that a technique will work just because it’s written in an article or book. Talk with other people outside of the practice you are using and ask them what they think. It’s important to carry on an open dialogue with Chaos Magicians, Witches, Hindus, Kabbalists and so forth, even if you have little to do with their hardcore belief system – it’s just right to get the opinions of another human being so you can know whether or not you’re about to shoot yourself in the foot.
No one within the occult needs to perfectly justify cosmology that has proven time and again to have very interesting properties, such as in Jewish, Chinese, Indian and European schools of magick, but there needs to be a standard for what is acceptable and what is real. I believe that real harm can come from improper application of magickal theory.
Jack Parson’s Babalon working is a good example of what can come from swallowing dogma whole. Parson and Scientology founder L Ron Hubbard evoked Babalon, from the Enochian system and it ended with Parson dead and the grotesque religion of Scientology springing forth, a movement which bears very little to no relevancy to The Great Work. Parsons himself was a slave to the Federal Government, which ultimately abandoned and scapegoated him. The Enochian system is typical of a type of bad occultism, in that it preys on people’s religious fears and creates the least appealing and most distorted image of the Goddess to ever to come out of Europe. Dee and Kelly’s system still appears to this day to be lackadaisical gibberish by any standards set, and that’s what you get when you use it – mostly random and empty automatons with confusion and little else at the helm. In retrospect I believe that Parson’s work was amongst the worst examples of occultism to ever be widely publicized, and it’s little wonder Nasa wants nothing to do with his image.
Acceptance and crosschecking on what is currently known and accepted by the scientific academia cannot harm the world of the occult, nor can internal crossreferencing on what other older, freer and more intelligent cultures came up with a thousand years before Europe began to pull its head out of its collective asshole. Standards, checks and balances are important to the way one approaches magick in all disciplines, from Witchcraft to Kabbalah.
You needn’t bother attempting to convince anyone in the science set that you’re doing everything right – but for xsts sakes do not throw the baby out with the bathwater, not especially over mindless screams of “Burden of Proof” (seriously just don’t hang out in those kinds of forums – hang out with other occultists who know all of our inside jokes). We need our own culture of science within the occult and we need it now. Call it Logos, if you like.
Some people have somehow got it into their head that science is somehow a threat or an enemy, out to destroy what they hold dear. If what is held dear by you is so easily eroded by fact, then perhaps it isn’t that dear on a universal scale, and that’s a dangerous position for you to be in. That’s why science is important – it gives us certainty, not faith, so that we can tackle life’s unexpected challenges with grace and security. Science is not going away.
The most widely publicized news of the astral projection lab research I spoke about earlier hit the interwebs via Reddit in this article by Gizmodo, a fairly lowbrow pop culture blog. It was interesting how the further it got from the original paper (originally reposted by Popular Science and reblogged elsewhere) the more hysterical writers got about insisting it was “just neurological” (nothing “paranormal” going on) while the original paper treats it with the a bland and blank finality of good science awaiting more test results to conclude anything. It’s as though the articles in the trashier blogs already know how paranoid and rabid their readers can be, tearing apart anything that threatens their delusion that they are safe from the unknown. In the paper itself, published in the open-source journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, they call the ability “exceptional” not “normal”. They don’t jump to conclusions about what is happening, they just give us the data and reinforce that this is a sane, normal woman with an extraordinary ability we know next to nothing about.
I mention this only because I think it’s important that occultists realize the kneejerk reaction of the general public is one which is not very valuable, and they shouldn’t be discouraged if some clueless clown completely unrelated to scientific academia starts frothing at the mouth about occult mysteries and how it is irrational.
On the other end of the spectrum, the rest of the general public is more and more often involving itself in the affairs of the occult, thanks to pop culture icons like Harry Potter, pop music icons and other sources by which we get armchair magicians who may have barely heard of Qabbalah or Satanism. These tourists bring in all sorts of weak ideas and unreliable thinking practices to the table, further clouding the truth with their anti-science rhetoric. Fed on New Age soundbytes that lead nowhere, not only do these people not belong in the occult, they won’t last long in it. Until they run off to their next delusional window-shopping misadventure, they’ll be a thorn in the side of the dedicated Magus, alongside the rabid militant Atheist.
Bring in the Age of Science and War, will you? Aleister Crowley announced in his commentary on The Book of the Law that the forthcoming Aeon, (known popularily as the Age of Horus but more properly the Age of Ra-hoor-khut) was the age of Science and War.
Why would that be? I know Crowley doesn’t make bold statements from nothing, usually, unless he’s high, and somewhere there would be an internal consistency. I went around the web asking people who might know for sure – avid Thelemites and Crowleyites. One man indicated that it had to do with the ordering of the procession of the Aeons in Aquarius. Since Aquarius is an air sign, this would place it with Earned Success and Science from the Tarot. (5 and 6 of Swords). Earned Success certainly connotates conflict. Another person interjected that War comes from the German word, werren, meaning “to confuse”. I have already discussed in another article why this is important in connection to Ningishzidda, and why Ningishzidda is important to The Book of the Law.
I wrote to the man to get a more detailed explanation of the procession of the Aeons theory. He wrote back, and explained very nicely in detail:
“Wow, I had to trawl through my history… I see I was pretty oblique in my comment. Chalk it up to my not caring very much for Thelema.
My take on it is this: if Crowley reinterpreted the generally well-known Theosophical idea of the up-coming Age of Aquarius and envisioned it as the Aeon of Horus, the correspondence is a renaming to make it fit his Kemetic framework which carries with it all the correspondences implied by its astrological underpinning.
I made a mistake in assigning the decans, though, since it is only now that I realize that the vernal point precessesbackwards through the ecliptic; hence the correspondences should be the Seven of Swords, the Six of Swords and the Five of Swords, in that order. Their mystical titles are:
7: Lord of Unstable Effort (GD), Lord of Futility (Thelema)
6: Lord of Earned Success (GD), Lord of Science (Thelema)
5: Lord of Defeat (both GD and Thelema)
In general, the Swords in the Tarot are adverse, sinister cards: all have to do with conflict, instability, disease and violent death (except for the 2, the 4 and the 6; but the core idea of instability remains in them.) To my mind There is no doubt that Crowley is thinking of the Tarot when he said what you found he did.
If you read the progression of the equinoxes through the three decans of Aquarius you can make another reading, more purely astrological this time:
First, as it enters the mutable decan, ruled by the Moon, changes are swift and all destructive; all structures are torn to their foundations to make room for the New Era: nothing remains standing, all is in flux under a baneful, irresistible force; emotional turmoil brought by tyranny in the name of enlightened progress. War is no longer waged for power, nor for beliefs, but now only for ideas. The movie is Terminator.
Then, as it enters the fixed decan, ruled by Mercury, it comes to the serenity brought by the rational control over the emotions, at their expense. Control over matter, space and time under the rule of pure thought. Man has dominion over Nature and Man, at the expense of dominion over Self. The movie is Equilibrium.
Finally, as it enters the cardinal domain, ruled by Venus, the dominion over the material aspects of reality rises against the mental oversight: earth defeats air, the sensual, earthly aspects of Venus under general rulership of Saturn make this decan conflictive, volatile, uncontrolled, anarchical. The movie is Mad Max.
As for credits, I don’t need nor want them. I am just a student of the Western Tradition, and trying to explain this to you has been a great opportunity for me to test my limited understanding. I hope this is of help to you, and if you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact me again.
Best regards, Matías.”
So what can we expect from this Aeon, then? Killer robots, dystopian patriarchy and motorcycle gangs? Well, maybe…I don’t think Matías’s explanations of the series are that far off from what is actually going to happen. I think it can be inferred from the current state of events that things are about to go verrrry wrong. Homo sapiens sapiens is getting very close to extinction. You get this feeling that everything is about to go down and there is a faint but tangible safety net being coordinated. It could be a good thing for Homo sapiens sidus (the term I coined to refer to the emerging subspecies of star humans who don’t quite have all of their genes together yet) and mark the beginning of a new age contrary to everything the peace and love camp is touting as our future.
We have a few years, at the most, before human life ends. Some of the grim statistics are the fact that the human body begins to break down and die at a cool 95 degrees in 100% humidity. (VICE Magazine 2014) Even with fans blowing on us constantly there’s still no way to carry away the body temperature. Heat waves have already killed tens of thousands of Homo Sapiens over the past few years. Time to get over being human.
So what do we know about stars? They burn hotter than other things. They live a lot longer. They are also incredibly beautiful and givers of warmth, life, light, drama and death.
According to thelema101.com, the axiom “Every man and every woman is a star” is taken to mean that every person’s will should not interfere with another’s will, because stars never collide.
“This is usually taken to mean that each individual is unique and has their own path in a spacious universe wherein they can move freely without collision.”
Stars do, in fact, collide and they do it frequently – it’s where gold comes from as far as astrophysicists can tell. So the whole model is outdated in popular Thelema. It’s nothing Crowley ever said and nothing that is found in the Book of the Law, but you hear people repeating this meme everywhere. This is the sort of thing I can imagine is the second generation contemporary PC crap coming out of the OTO today. “Stars should be nice to each other”. Try to tell a black hole that. Stars, like, totally consume each other on a regular basis.
As far as I know no one has ever taken into consideration that the axiom is literal and not figurative – the species has to transcend to the next rung of consciousness. We’re to become better stars, and some stars are doomed to a quicker failure than others.
Everything in Thelema via the OTO seems to point towards acceptance of things as they are, rather than to the revolution that an Age of War and Science infers. You cannot find Isis and Osiris in Liber al Vel Legis, but you can find a really pissed off Ra Hoor Khut. Don’t feel so safe and cozy in your religion or your anti-religion. The Age of War has hardly begun.
“But is the deepest Meaning of life on Earth really only about us making payments on our standardized boxes in the suburbs, with both parents holding down unfulfilling jobs so that we can drive our air-conditioned SUVs to middle school soccer games, stopping along the way at our favorite fast foods franchise, finally to end our day collapsed in the blue glare of Fox News?”
- Gary Gripp, “On the Acceptance of Near-Term Extinction” <http://guymcpherson.com/2013/05/on-the-acceptance-of-near-term-extinction/>
Part of the problem in explaining to anyone what I think they should do next is that in the occult, empirical evidence exists, but it’s often only in the hands of the initiates – the few brave enough to go there. It’s easier to convince someone to take LSD for science than to drop all will-to-disbelief and meditate with the TwinStar daily for 15 minutes and see what happens.
In the future I’ll cover some alternatives I’ve come to believe are the BEST way to deal with climate change and the impending wipe of humanity. The short answer is meditate, alot.
Alright, so I promised these LAST year but The Nuit House project required all of my attention and it was sidelined. Fear not, for m1thr0s and I have officially begun the release of the Mutational Alchemy Tarot in giclee and ultragiclee form, starting with The King of Staves, including this very special signed copy in a one of a kind hammered brass frame from india:
The rest of the deck images will be released in the order in which they were completed. Visit Ningishzidda Arts for more information and pricing.
My friends in the occult have often told me they don’t have a magickal name, or they’re not really satisfied with the one they chose. I’ve helped many friends and acquaintances choose a magickal name and wanted to write a helpful guide for neophytes or even self-taught journeymen occultists who might not know how to do this.
It is easy to outgrow a name after achieving success in your pathworking, and it’s also natural. One should remember that once you have a name you never really lose its potential or magick. Holding on to a name after it has become boring, repugnant or corny to you without replacing it can signify stagnation. When you find a name that represents your will and your role of participation in the great work, you will feel a sense of confidence and ease with it, and you should feel powerful, calm or elated when you tell others your name. (feelings will differ depending on your focus in life.)
Why Choose a Magickal Name?
It lets you choose who you are. You don’t get to choose your name when you’re born. You can shape your whole future with a name. Try it and you’ll see people treat you differently. In the Kabbalistic numerology, Gematria, each letter has a value which can form correspondences to other words and a number. It’s believed to have an effect on ones day to day affairs in manners which are not insignificant – it can shape and alter destiny.
Name changes are especially common in Hollywood where a person’s name is synonymous with their wares – its the box they frame their image in. This does not normally qualify as a magickal name, since most Hollywood name changes are done on the basis of impressing other people with their uniqueness or affiliation with a certain culture, rather than as a conscious act of Will. A well crafted magickal name is also viable across time and space universally, rather than just being a soundbyte intended towards local popular culture.
Encryption with AIK BQR, the Gematria of the Nine Chambers, or other proven numerology counts which bear significance are best. For example, Aleister Crowley chose the name Perdurabo, Latin for “I will endure until the end” in keeping with the Golden Dawn tradition of choosing a motto as a name and its magickal number in AIQ BQR form of Gematria is 557. In some societies the name is shortened to its initials and preceded by Frater or Soror.
As an example, m1thr0s noticed his chosen magickal name is a loaded name – he started getting into all kinds of irrational conflicts with people after taking it. It’s a very masculine name. The idea of completion is kind of inferred in the name because Tau is the omega point – the last letter of the Hebrew alphabet. This sort of name is the name of a closer – which is what m1thr0s is – someone who ties up loose ends and destroys old paradigms.
So words are powerful. This is what Abrahadababra itself hints at, being a magickal word used in curing illness. A force lies behind every word you speak or every act you engage in. The energy is happening while you are beginning to create your name.
Conversion to some traditions requires a name change, for example, in Sanatana Dharma, a convert always takes a Sanskrit name to signify the rebirthing process. Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism, and Sikhism all require or at least advise choosing a name before taking their first step into the process of conversion. and commitment
Anyone serious enough about choosing a magickal name that will do them any good has a lot of work ahead of them. It is neither simple nor easy to correctly choose a name for magickal purposes. It is for this reason that the Buddhists of Japan, tantricists, charge upwards of a million Yen for names for deceased family. These names are intended to prevent return by utilizing long complex names in archaic kanji mostly unpronounceable by laymen.
It is not uncommon for an individual, especially in certain shamanic/tantric cultures, to have more than a handful of names, given after certain milestone events, for purposes such as abating illness or curses, and for simply having the will to choose a name given a passing of a certain level of spiritual development.
How to Start
Explore different languages and cultures, and examine how they treat names, words and nicknames
. As a Mutational Alchemist, I find syncreticism is perfectly acceptable as per the magician’s will, but bear in mind you might catch flak for taking an Egyptian name when you are Irish or Chinese by descent.
Be prepared to defend your choice if confronted. Not everyone accepts the idea that race is a scientific fallacy, (even though it is) and adopting a culture you are not related to by blood has to be done with style and finesse, or people will probably make fun of you.
Decide if you want to keep your magickal name private, to be shared only with other occultists, your own coven/house or yourself, or if it will be a more public name that you use daily on message boards or have legally changed. You can have more than one magickal name.
You should always check the Gematria value of a name via one or another traditionally reputable systems – Hebrew is fine. Explore different spellings to extract the most auspicious form of the name before you decide to take it.
Decide if you would like a well established name or one that is completely unique to you. There’s no hard rule on this. Aleister Crowley took the name Baphomet as his name in the O.T.O. He became Baphomet 729 towards the end of his reign as Outer Head of the Order.
“I had taken the name Baphomet as my motto in the O.T.O. For six years and more I had tried to discover the proper way to spell this name. I knew that it must have eight letters, and also that the numerical and literal correspondences must be such as to express the meaning of the name in such a ways as to confirm what scholarship had found out about it, and also to clear up those problems which archaeologists had so far failed to solve. “
The magickal name is not a screen name or a nickname that describes some quirk. The name should denote the place you want to get to in some point in the future. It should represent not who you are, but who and what you wish to become. It’s something that you work up to. It’s much better to shoot for the impossible than something you see as attainable.
Otherwise a magickal name can be anything you like. It may represent knowledge you want to attain, or they represent standards of morality that people want to achieve – dedication, loyalty or any number of things. It calls for an honest level of self analysis and self appraisal to try to ascertain your strengths and weaknesses and figure out where you can strengthen yourself to be a better person and of better service to the Work in general.
Finally, a magickal name is taken on for life. You should feel free to add to it but it is not something that is frivolously discarded. Even if you should do so, a strong and powerful magickal name will continue to haunt you until you acknowledge it or death takes you.
rroseselavy March 1, 2014 – 1:31 pm Hello M1thr0s and others,
rroseselavy March 1, 2014 – 1:35 pm Can you say more about the process of active scrying, or direct me to previous posts here or in other forums where you’ve discussed it in more detail? Thanks – rroseselavy
m1thr0s March 1, 2014 – 6:27 pm @rroseselavy: active scrying is one of those things that is so integrated into the practise of Mutational Alchemy that very little has been committed to discussing what it is in a more generic sense. This needs to be corrected and I will set aside a place for it as soon as possible. In general, it is probably about what you’d expect: it is the focused *drawing* of any sacred symbol from an alpha point to an omega point, which can be performed either internally or externally. When we do this externally, it is usually projected against some sort of energetic fulcrum like a crystal or object suitable to being magickally *charged* in some way. The action itself is not complicated but seems to be one of those things that has become taboo for reasons no one can really explain. When people cross themselves from head-to-heart + shoulder-to-shoulder, that action is called active scrying but very little is ever spoken of it, and even less is available that discusses why people do this and what it is they are expecting when they perform this ritualized action. In general, it is one of the means we have to position an internal *spell* externally, and that is the same thing we use it for in alchemical projection…it externalizes an internal meditational formulation.
rroseselavy March 1, 2014 – 7:57 pm Thanks for this. I do think I have a sense of it, but this is helpful. Thank you for sharing your experiences. If I may inquire further – if the alpha point of origination is the practitioner, is it efficacious to choose a particular, more precise point from which to maintain the projection? What I mean is would the practitioner project from the area of the heart or the lower belly or the third eye? Second, is the line traced in the process of scrying dimensional along a vertical plane, as if one were projecting from a lantern upon a wall with the circulation of energy occurring “out there” although mirrored somewhat in the body of the practitioner? Or, does the projection take place along a horizontal plane such that the prana/energy/awareness/whatever that is projected proceeds out and circles back through the body of the practitioner? In the second example, as i imagine it, the working upon the practitioner’s subtle body includes the element of projection mentioned in the first, but also includes the body/positionality of the practitioner herself as a relay in the circu
m1thr0s March 1, 2014 – 9:26 pm When I began this body of investigations (nearly 40 years ago) there was literally NOTHING of this kind of information available anywhere. So I know from first hand experience that attending to one’s practise can resolve things even the so-called leading experts have not resolved. It is very important to get accustomed to this way of learning things. Most powerful magickal sigils of all kinds have the ability to teach far beyond what can be taught in any form of verbal discussion.
izi March 1, 2014 – 9:44 pm m1thr0s is right…don’t let your mind talk you into an armchair.
m1thr0s March 2, 2014 – 2:48 am @dragon: I seriously doubt it’s as fucked up as you say. Sounds like an emotional response to overwhelming circumstances…and that’s going around a LOT of late. Rather I think that in all this time there are things you’ve come to specialize in more than most. It might be useful to take inventory of that and address some of it. I’m sure it would interest me and I am fairly certain others as well. But probably most of all, it is likely to benefit YOU in ways you might have thought unlikely.
m1thr0s March 3, 2014 – 2:11 am PLEASE NOTE: izi set up a new protected *class chatroom* today that you’ll need a password to access. It’s for people who have purchased books or other study materials from the Institute who would like to be able to ask questions regarding their theory & practise in a private conference environment. So you will need to have purchased something and you will need to obtain a password from us to access that chatroom.
izi March 4, 2014 – 8:39 pm What did Dragon say was fucked up? His writing?
izi March 4, 2014 – 8:40 pm Not following…and I e-mailed all of the people who purchased booklets. Do you want me to involve the Magisters?
testauthor March 6, 2014 – 12:03 pm Hey it’s IZI testing the Author backend. Magisters and authors can access the ADMIN chat if you have questions about making posts. Scroll downhere: http://abrahadabra.com/wp-admin/index.php
m1thr0s March 7, 2014 – 1:56 pm @izi: his comments are in the February 2014 chat transcripts towards the end.
m1thr0s March 7, 2014 – 1:57 pm dragon February 28, 2014 – 10:36 am Ok, m1, I will reveal. It is probably time for me to come out of the shadows, though much has been learned here. Which probably makes me a more fucked up individual then I already was – but hey – it could make for some interesting verbage.
m1thr0s March 7, 2014 – 1:58 pm I’m excited to hear he intends to do more public writing. We need his voice and he needs to start using it before the opportunity has come and gone.
m1thr0s March 7, 2014 – 2:00 pm Granted it can be a serious pain in the ass, but then, most things of value CAN be…you just have to plough through all of that to get to the shiny bits!
izi March 7, 2014 – 8:21 pm yeah
izi March 8, 2014 – 1:47 pm yo
izi March 8, 2014 – 1:47 pm more signs academia is dying: http://anothersb.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/goodbye-academia.html
m1thr0s March 8, 2014 – 6:15 pm the slide into tyranny has always been heralded by a ruthless assault on academia. It was this way with the warring warlords of ancient China and it is true today where the *warlords* are now a bunch of corporate slimebags who don’t even have the balls to fight out in the open. People need to wise up and begin banning together to protect their common best interests and stop waiting on things to improve at the political/economic level…it ain’t gonna happen. This sh*t is going to play itself out the hard way and a lot of people are going to get burned in the process. Occultists already know this. Nobody ever gave two shits about them or their *Great Work*. It’s time for academia to pull its head out of its ass and start working together for the common good.
m1thr0s March 8, 2014 – 6:25 pm Know your Enemy. This is one of the first (and most important) lessons from Lao Tzu’s Art of War. Know their strengths as well as their weaknesses and capitalize on both, since even their strengths will tell you something about their blind spots. What the NIH fears the most is negative public exposure…so give them that in spades and don’t let up. It isn’t impossible to win this kind of battle but you have to know you’re in a fight and you’ve got to take all your skills to bear against it.
Apollo March 8, 2014 – 8:29 pm I have a feeling the reason that isn’t occurring already is that those scientists who are being marginalized are more focused on receiving tenure than altering the political landscape of academia. It’s ironic that the revolutionary aspect of science is lost on most scientists I think. All-in-all if everyone could widen their self-interest corporate oligarchy would crumble. I’ve never actually read an article like that before–a scientist leaving academia because of corrupt bureaucracy–I knew it existed just haven’t seen it expressed before. Thanks for sharing.
m1thr0s March 8, 2014 – 11:10 pm @Apollo: I agree and it almost seems a little comical in some ways. Did they not see this coming? The writing has been on the walls for decades! But modern academia has been sucking so hard at the corporate tit for so long they seem to have settled into a complacent disbelief that it would ever turn on them! Poor little rich kids…time for a serious reality check!!!
Apollo March 8, 2014 – 11:50 pm A lot more people SHOULD of seen this coming! But only a minority of individuals within academia, I feel, are really innovative and creative enough to engage threats of this nature. Most scientists have technical aptitude, but flair and genius are rare. Battling corporate interest is probably particularly important within the realm of science due to it’s awesome and incredible power for both creation and destruction. I do feel however that this is a really exciting time to be living in and a great stage for revolutionary action.
izi March 10, 2014 – 12:33 pm I like this quote so much I’m using it to kick of the Prefoundational Elements of Mutational Alchemy: Alchemy book.
izi March 10, 2014 – 12:33 pm “stars are a literal anatomical reality…an accessible inheritance to humankind but not without mastering the underlying physics. You can bounce off the ceiling all you like but it will not secure the foundation. This is the gist of future science: there is a physics to that which we have called godhead and we have the wherewithal to grasp it.” – m1thr0s
Apollo March 12, 2014 – 4:37 am My view is that we have missed out on a science of mind that might be possible with the marriage of modern science and the tantric approach to body and mind integration. I feel this sentiment may be not uncommon among those steeped in tantra and magick. When I look around I don’t see many “sorcerers”. A couple good artists and philosophers, and maybe even some magicians, but no yogi’s really…modern sorcerers. At least, nothing comparable to previous advents along the “alchemical line of thought”. Mutational Alchemy, being a novel, yet in ways, self-evident synthesis of ancient and modern approaches to mind-body science might be the doorway to a blending of modern physics and premodern tantric and magickal technologies.
izi March 12, 2014 – 11:34 am Might be? Ha.
Apollo March 12, 2014 – 8:45 pm We’ll see…
m1thr0s March 13, 2014 – 12:12 am @Apollo: seems a little too easy to me to form judgments about the status of others and/or the state of the world prior to validating one’s own innermost assumptions first…or perhaps invalidating which is just as useful in my experience. The odds are we probably don’t have the kind of time required to wait and see how it all plays out. The failures of past masters has left us at a tremendous deficit…I very much doubt that anyone realizes just how bad that situation really is. The only thing very likely to make a difference at this pass is the willingness of a very few individuals to go all out experimenting on themselves and MAYBE getting lucky enough to pull off the ridiculously impossible. That’s where things are really at in my view. The rest is just a bunch of far-flung speculations so far as I can tell. Who I am…what my work is worth etc…this is all a bunch of idle nonsense. The only thing that matters is that SOMEBODY push this whole star-thing across. I don’t much care who the fuck it is personally and there isn’t a real great likelihood that ANYONE will accomplish this in time to make a difference…that’s how deep in a hole we really are here. The writing is on the wall. It really should be pretty damn apparent.
m1thr0s March 13, 2014 – 12:52 am Not every world that picks up the dice and tosses them is going to win the game. Right now this world’s odds are’t looking very good. People can play at whatever they want…whatever gets them through their day but that doesn’t make it real. Our only fallback point is that we can still make preparations against death itself and that may be the only gambit left to us at this point anyway. I don’t think that is being *negative* per se…I think it’s just calling a spade a spade. But so long as the game is still on there is at least a very remote chance of actually winning it. But it’s a hell of a longshot by now. So if I am right about that then who really gives a shit about any of the rest of this stuff? The only real question right now is: is Completion itself squarely within your grasp? Cuz if it isn’t there isn’t a whole lot of reason to think it’s in anyone else’s either and that’s not an especially good report. We’re pretty much out of time here and all our enlightened masters have pissed their inheritance right down the tubes…sold it off for a fistfull of silver as usual.
m1thr0s March 13, 2014 – 1:35 am My entire life…the entire work i have been engaged in since I hit this rock…has been a last ditch hail-mary’s pass. I have come to believe that’s why I am here at all, so no…I’m not your fucking *yogi* nor anyone else’s accustomed spiritual master. I’m the guy they call when the shit has hit the fan and there is pretty much not a chance in hell of anyone or anything surviving it. That’s what I have come to believe based on everything which has transpired since I got here. i might be right or I might be wrong but I actually don’t think that I am wrong. And I also don’t have much of anything invested in it either way. My *self* doesn’t actually exist the way people ordinarily think of these things. Things are much worse than anyone thinks they are with this lovely little planet and if I cannot tip the balance in some remarkable way, I don’t expect it to ever reach maturity. Too many failures on the side of Being but the march of Knowledge never sleeps…so now we’ve got a bunch of homicidal baboons tossing nuclear power around like it was so much poop…do the math…it isn’t pretty and high ideals can’t fix it.
Saquasohuh March 13, 2014 – 3:24 am greetings everyone! just wanted to say I have been following this site for a couple of years and got really worried when it appeared to have disappeared! So very glad to see you up and running again under such a great looking rebuild!
m1thr0s March 13, 2014 – 3:36 am @Saquasohuh: It’s good to have you with us here at TAI! I see your name is associated to the Hopi legend of the Blue Star Kachina! Are you Hopi or is this perhaps just something you are interested in?
izi March 13, 2014 – 3:40 am Hello new person
Saquasohuh March 13, 2014 – 3:45 am @m1thr0s – half hopi on my mother’s side. stories of the Blue Star Kachina were told to me from a very early age. I grew up wondering when I might get the chance to see him in real life, although considering what it means maybe it would be better if it waited a bit longer! Hi izi!
m1thr0s March 13, 2014 – 3:51 am @Saquasohuh: yeah…hard to say on that one, but still…the prophecy is a very powerful one and also has certain themes in common with ancient Sumerian tales as well as Mayan etc… In the meantime, we have a lot of star-related stuff to discuss around here in general so we are glad to have you with us!
Apollo March 13, 2014 – 11:26 pm @m1thr0s: Dear god old man I hope you’re not *anyone’s yogi* unless its izi’s as it sounds more like a pet name put that way than a designation of *guruhood*. That I call you a yogi and izi a yogini is more a sign of endearment based on an affinity and identification with a particular class of human. Nonetheless I HAVE learned a great deal from you, not the least among them is that *perseverance furthers*. The issue here is *leveling up*. I don’t know how exactly that is going to happen, but I happen to believe that, in addition to the outstanding synthesis you’ve achieved in your own work (which outpaces anything else around, which is self-evident…and no I don’t need a fucking pat on the back, but hey…fucking thank you. Yeah! Fucking thank you!), modern science and the ability to empirically demonstrate the level of aptitude and ability that may be able to be achieved with advanced alchemy may be something of a game changer. And if not, I’ll choose the high road and die fighting. Of course this world is going to shit! I share your contempt, but even that may be to our adv
m1thr0s March 14, 2014 – 12:03 pm @Apollo: I’m actually just a theoretical (tantric) alchemist, though I happen to be a very good one in a world that presumes to no longer value such stuff …troglodytes who fail to grasp that *sustainability* is one of the key issues that my profession excels at. I can go into ANY situation, assess it and tell you exactly what will fail and why and when etc. I can pinpoint the alternatives that will stand the test of time. All this Body of Light stuff…that’s just your garden variety systems analysis really, trained on the topic of biostellar transmigration: what will work vs what will NOT work if this is the direction we wish to pursue etc… A more enlightened culture would just refer to me as *doctor* so-and-so since I have garnered the equivalent of maybe 1/2 dozen PhD’s over the years…instead I get a lot of knee-jerk reactionary bullshit from just about everybody, though fortunately this is finally beginning to wane. A day late and a dollar short as ever…so enamored are they with their beloved apocalypse.
izi March 15, 2014 – 5:20 am Neither of you jew-crackers know what yogi means obviously
m1thr0s March 15, 2014 – 11:57 am is a jew-cracker anything like a blintz? well crap…now I want a blintz…. I don’t CARE what *yogi* means or doesn’t mean actually. It has nothing to do with me or the work I am involved with. I only care what *stars* means.
m1thr0s March 15, 2014 – 12:07 pm http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=yogi | term: yogi | definition: to have sex with a girl using no condom | example: I just hit a yogi last night
m1thr0s March 15, 2014 – 6:09 pm for the edification of the unenlightened hordes…
Apollo March 15, 2014 – 8:43 pm very gratify… *cough*…I mean edifying…
izi March 16, 2014 – 8:08 am ?_?
izi March 19, 2014 – 3:53 am The movie about Richard Wilhelm was really good.
m1thr0s March 20, 2014 – 12:35 pm @izi: yes, very good but also interesting that one of the most important characteristics of the Yi Jing has been generally NOT been properly understood. Experts keep referring to the Yi Jing (I Ching) as a combination oracle/social ethics guide without really understanding that what truly sets it apart is that it is the oldest formal theoretical physics in the entire world…a work that set about from its inception to explain the iner workings of universe without resorting to notions of Deity on any level.
m1thr0s March 20, 2014 – 12:48 pm This is truly remarkable for its age and rivals the best of modern physics even today for its profound attention to detail and the breadth of its analytical reach. It attends to biological and cosmological phenomena with equal skill and agility and even though it hails from the time of Nu Kua (predynastic China) it was never about some all-knowing deity playing at creation as though it were his pet project per se. Nor are we compelled to buy into any of that crap in order to make use of its principles. Mutational Alchemy recognizes this and builds upon this remarkable human accomplishment with a vengeance. If we allow that consciousness may be a built-in feature of Universe itself, then there was never any reason to conclude that it had to be authored by some all-knowing God in order for there to be telltale indicators of conscious design in nature. If the Universe is inherently *superconscious* all by itself, then it was always sufficient first cause unto itself, just as a very few philosophers have been trying to assert for millennia.
m1thr0s March 20, 2014 – 1:04 pm Richard J Smith addresses this often overlooked detail in his ground-breaking little book quietly understated as *The I Ching – A Biography*…very important little book.. It’s a proper physics people…and that physics will set us free once and for all. This will take some time since we have a huge problem going on with all the apocalyptic suicide-jockeys out there doing their damndest to bring life to an end as a necessary precursor to their delusional projections of godly intervention.
m1thr0s March 20, 2014 – 1:19 pm Nevertheless, the Universe has almost certainly factored this bullshit in so it’s going to get interesting, if not a little abrupt…the Universe may be content to let this troublesome world rot on the vine just owing to the mental illness it has so copiously perpetrated but – moreover – I rather tend to doubt it. I cannot see where it really NEEDS this world for anything per se but Nature generally seems to abhor unnecessary waste. That’s a human preoccupation. It is not something we find Nature itself slathered in the way people are.
izi March 22, 2014 – 4:15 pm I think the earth is magickally protected in some way. Like there’s a plan. It may sound naive but that’s what I believe.
m1thr0s March 23, 2014 – 2:33 pm it has other suitors who seem to care a lot more for it than its worthless children do. Nua Kua and Tiamat seem to share this burden with respect to worthless children…strange, but probably not coincidental. I have always felt as though Life itself seems to have a peculiar agenda with respect to *outing* its *inessential* bits, as the Yi Jing puts it. It will *hack away* these inessentials in the end and what remains will amount to a legitimately victorious lineage of not-so-worthless Kings & Queens of Life itself. I wouldn’t want to be caught resting on my own guesswork regardless. There is much to be done if we are going to take responsibility for our part in things and liberate ourselves, jut in case God misses his train or whatever…
izi March 23, 2014 – 3:12 pm hey login to admin chat left you a q
izi March 23, 2014 – 3:13 pm god takes the train?
m1thr0s March 30, 2014 – 2:08 am @izi: sometimes she just catches a dragon…kinda depends on her mood…
m1thr0s March 30, 2014 – 2:12 am caught her riding a yeti one time…that was pretty hilarious. yeti was deliriously happy about it from what I could tell…they’re a little hard to read…
Mutational Alchemy makes constant reference to the so-called Abrahadabra Grid so it is important that we take a good look at this structure and clarify both what it means and why it matters. The only tangible remnant of this magickal word-formula we have from history confines itself to a certain medical application whose form is inverted and whose function it is to attempt to reduce the physical impact of fevers or other aggressive maladies from a dominant to a diminished capacity. It was once common medical practice that physicians would proscribe certain meditations and/or ritual practices intended to embellish whatever medications might be given to their patients. In this way the patient was always an active player in their ensuing cure which rendered the practice of medicine part-science, part-art and thus all-magick in the end.
Mutational Alchemy has a much more ambitious objective in mind, since Abrahadabra has been hailed as a most auspicious magickal word invested with tremendous power above and beyond the routine treatment of the sick. Aleister Crowley’s commentaries on Liber Al vel Legis (alongside his other writings) frames it as a misapprehended key to Praeter-Human Stars, yet throughout Crowley’s persistent volumes of endless rants on the subject it is never made especially clear why this word should be accredited so lofty a status. We are left to our own devises to determine (first) if there is any reason to think it may have some unique relationship to Stars at all and (second) what types of applications may ultimately validate its usefulness towards this unexpected end.
An inordinate amount of time has already been invested into the literal meaning of the word which has ultimately revealed very little of any real consequence. While a few outspoken individuals have insisted on its Aramaic origins, having the general interpretation “I create as I speak”, cooler heads have ultimately rejected this strained interpretation as both forced and academically unsustainable. The word literally means nothing that any responsible scholarship can resolutely confirm at this point in time. And yet the word has survived down through the ages and has almost always been associated to magick in some way. Perhaps the fact that it literally has no other meaning is one of its more defensible characteristics, but if we are going to assert that it does in fact have some especially important correlation to Stars, then we had better start looking at other reasons why this might possibly be true.
The syncretic approach to magickal word analysis offers us certain advantages not always enjoyed by other methodologies. In the case of Abrahadabra we have a well developed internal geometry that cross-references easily with other well known glyphs that allows us a more pictographic accounting of its inherent topological characteristics. Some of these are especially revealing as we shall see. Since this word is typically expressed as having eleven letters at its base reduced by one letter per eleven rows until we arrive at a solitary letter at either apex or antapex, we get the sum of sixty-six letters in total for the equivalent of an eleven-letter word repeated exactly six times. The extended word is generally not expressed in this precise way though the historical record does not tell us all the ways that might have been acceptable renderings. Inasmuch as the geometry of the word itself is unconcerned with directional considerations, we are especially interested in its ascending form for reasons which will become more evident as we proceed.
Abrahadabra Grid Proofs 001 – Figure 1
Having established our basic ground rules, we can now replace our 66 letters with simple points, connecting these together with straight lines to give us a proper grid. One of the first things we observe upon doing this is that the large equilateral triangle incorporates exactly 100 internal triangles, counting both ascending and descending forms. This is important because it corresponds to the magickal square of Earth (aka the Qamea of Earth, or Malkuth : Kingdom) This tells us that Abrahadabra is in some sense intended to convey the idea of Earth in Perfect Balance – something I suspect that most of us can agree is generally lacking in Earth in general. The second thing we can clearly observe is a balanced subset of ascending triangles adhering to the well-known symmetry of the Pythagorean Tetractys with its ten component parts spanning the entire structure from top to bottom. These are displayed in Figure 2 as lightly shaded triangles. When I first noticed this I coined them *the Secret Chiefs* as they appeared to me to be like guardian chieftains standing over the greater tribe of equilateral triangles. I even use the term *Pythagoras’s Revenge* on occasion referencing the return of *Logos* – a very important concept in Pythagorean thought since this symbol was heralded as supreme among all others and was called the *manifestation of God on Earth* according to the great perfection the Pythagoreans read into its symbolism. Last (but not least) we get a rather startling array of four concentric circles descending from the very top to the very bottom of the Abrahadabra Grid, whose appearance in this instance is not only unexpected, but corresponds exactly to the single most important Qabbalistic Glyph we know of: the Four Elemental Worlds giving rise to the Tree of Life itself, as we will begin to examine in greater detail.
Abrahadabra Grid Proofs 001 – Figure 2
The perfect placement of the four concentric rings within the Abrahadabra Grid is so profound, one hardly knows where to begin their technical explanation. The entire story of the Creation of the Universe begins around the Four Elemental Worlds and their descent from Ain Soph Aur (The Boundless Light of Nothingness) through a succession of manifest unfoldings to the material worlds below culminating in Malkuth (aka Kingdom) at the lowest rung. In the Far East they are recognized as corresponding to the Four Cardinal (binary) Bigrams: An Old Yang, A Young Yang, A Young Yin and an Old Yin respectively. In the West they assume the elemental constitutions of Fire, Air, Earth and Water but their definitions go much further than this alone. It would take the average student years to become even adequately acquainted with their properties and literally all of Creation follows upon their heels. The entire doctrine of the Adam Kadmon (the first, perfected Man) is rooted in their principle, while the super-symmetry established in their coordinated alliance both establishes and maintains the whole of Creation itself. All of this is perfectly well known in qabbalistic circles, but what it not well known and has virtually never been discussed (that I know of) is the intimate involvement of Abrahadabra in relation to this entire Creation mythos! Looking carefully at Figure 3 we find each of the Four Elemental Worlds is balanced out by its own unique Tetractys, which again is echoed in the omnipresence of the so-called Secret Chiefs across the greater grid itself! How on earth could something as profound as this ever possibly have been missed and what are we to make of it now that we are confronted with it at the level of plane geometry? It has always been more or less assumed that the Tree of Life is such a vast cosmological construct altogether outclassing all possibility of human comprehension that it must surely be a standalone system requiring no other components to complete itself, yet here we find a very clear indication that Abrahadabra is there from the very beginning, more or less guiding the process of Creation at one remove as it were. This is our first unavoidable suggestion that the Tree of Life is a physiological subset of the Abrahadabra Grid! The Book of Genesis reminds us: In the Beginning there was the Word… and here we find an exceptional Word that technically precedes The Tree of Life, generallyattributed to the so-called Adam Kadmon, or Perfected Man which is the biblical proto-human being!
Abrahadabra Grid Proofs 001 – Figure 3
The idea that Trees may be mathematical subsets of Stars and that Stars may better define human potentiality than Trees is actually not a difficult thing to wrap our minds around once we begin breaking things down at the energetic level. The technical solution has been right in front of us all along but we have had a difficult time knowing how to make the adjustment. When the DNA code was discovered in 1953, geneticists were astonished at what a vast range of possibilities could all be defined at the binary level. Many physicists even today are convinced that there is nothing which cannot ultimately be defined within the binaries, but several thousand years ago a secondary system was postulated that put consciousness on an even footing with matter and that system was the ternary system developed by the Taoist Alchemists of ancient China. One of the things that fascinated the Pythagoreans about the Tetractys is that it corresponds to the ternaries and thus defines an entire energy codification system rooted in three principal energy flux properties instead of the usual two more indicating of the binaries. Mutational Alchemy maintains that Stars are fundamentally ternary coded systems different from Life’s other great Kingdoms rooted principally in the binaries. The difference, in a nutshell, is consciousness and at this time there is no certified proof that this theory is 100% accurate. It is a cutting-edge alchemical theory looking for some way to validate itself, but the theory itself is not new. In Figure 4 there is demonstrated several types of elemental notation that serves to identify how the ternaries are defined at the level of their most basic compound (bigrammal) properties. Where the binaries give us 4 basic elements, the ternaries give us 9 and in every exceptional circumstance denoting a ternary compound, at least one line value incorporates consciousness. Even whether it is more accurate to say consciousness or intelligence is not entirely clear but despite these ambiguities it is perfectly possible for us to identify these properties mathematically and even simulate them tantrically. The tentative prediction is that we will eventually uncover an altogether new kind of codified energy matrix that has been with us all along, similar to DNA but that it operates at the ternary level instead of the binary. Naturally we might think that this is simply atomic energy itself but indications are that it has more to do with the principle of focused intention or will in some way not fully grasped at present.
Abrahadabra Grid Proofs 001 – Figure 4
In Figure 5 we are looking at how the Tree of Life Sephiroth line up against the Abrahadabra Grid. The doctrine of the Sephiroth (Hebrew word for numbers) links these energetic epicenters to different aspects of the human body itself, whereas the Secret Chiefs (which also have their associated numbers) correspond to the Star Body, not ordinarily accessible to people unless they have taken the required time to power it up. Powering up the Star Body is nowhere near as complicated a process as most people would probably assume, but here in the West we have mostly lost the knowledge and conversation of Tantric Infusion, also referred to as Alchemical Projection in Mutational Alchemy. This can easily be restored but people have to show some interest in redeeming their Body of Light estates. No one is obliged to teach others things they have no desire to learn and no one is inherently entitled to this knowledge simply by virtue of being human. All of that aside, there is no doubt that utilizing the Star to energize and balance the Tree is the most efficient means available to us and eventually evolves into an incredibly intricate transmutational science.
It happens that there are numerous versions of the Tree of Life in circulation, but Mutational Alchemy has found a way to resolve which of these is the most useful and is ultimately the most correct. I will address this in future articles since, for right now, the important thing to take away from this article is the understanding that the Tree of Life is a mathematical subset of the Abrahadabra Grid which Mutational Alchemy defines as technically synonymous with Stars directly. When others speak of Abrahadabra they are talking about a makeshift Word of Power. When Mutational Alchemy speaks of Abrahadabra we are talking about literal Stars themselves.
◈◈◈ Abrahadabra IStheStar ◈◈◈
There is also a very strong relationship between the Kabbalistic Adam Kadmon and Abrahadabra; the principal difference being that it has generally been assumed that Man was the principal focus of Creation. Evidence I have repeatedly reviewed suggests that this assumption may have always been in error but that we lacked the proper language to draw the necessary distinction between Trees and Stars in terms of a coherent mathematics until quite recently. It has virtually never even occurred to us that the focus of Creation might have been Stars, so that the so-called Primordial Man may not look very much like a conventional Man at all! Moreover, it seems as though the Egyptians may have got it righter than most where its godforms were typically considered to have two most essential manifest options: the man-like form when standing firmly upon the Earth and the collected Wadjet form when lifted up or otherwise at one remove from Earth. This type of iconographic symbolism effectively consolidates Tree and Star manifest forms in one, roughly equating to binary and ternary mathematical synergistics, where the Tree is rooted in the binaries and the Star is rooted in the ternaries.
Abrahadabra is not just some austere word that represents Stars allegorically. It is an encrypted alchemical formula defining Stars quite literally at the level of their anatomical physics. Aleister Crowley seems to have missed this critical detail as evidenced by his general failure to correctly insist upon the Tree of Life as a mathematical subset of Abrahadabra itself. He simply could not get past his own pernicious indoctrination in the end. This is why we find him stubbornly confining himself to Abrahadabra’s role within the Tree of Life, as though that information had anything new or especially meaningful to offer future generations. No matter who you are, if you miss this pivotal detail you’ve probably missed Abrahadabra’s technical significance entirely. You would subsequently be left with no adequate explanation as to why Ra Hoor Khut would personally endorse this word above all others. The truth of what I am reporting here is contained within a vast range of technical proofs that I have studied for nearly 40 years, have gone public with since April, 2002 and am in the process of updating almost daily. Study these proofs as they emerge and draw your own conclusions but the implications are stark and gravely challenging and should be considered among the most important esoteric disclosures ever revealed. If we do not have a very clear idea of what Praeter-Human Stars are, there isn’t much we can do about it at a time when direct assertive action is what we most desperately need to be engaging. It is not at all certain how long this window of opportunity will be available to us what with apocalyptic frenzy having reached unparalleled pandemic proportions in this morbidly nihilistic world.
Abrahadabra Grid Proofs 001 – Figure 5
Abrahadabra has been called a *glyph of the Great Work in completion*, which is a reasonably catchy phrase but actually tells us next to nothing. If Abrahadabra has something of value to offer us we need to break this annoying habit of assigning nonsensical value to it and replace that with the value that it really does represent; value that can be independently verified and subsequently acted upon. Scrutinizing the Abrahadabra Grid is a good place to begin this process since it turns out to have some very remarkable characteristics we would almost certainly be operating at a severe handicap for lack of understanding. At this pass, much of what it has to tell us is still occurring at the theoretical level but the sheer volume of startling information it reveals is sufficient cause for us to step up our investigation as aggressively as possible. It’s (encrypted) imagery appears to be doing a great deal more than painting a pretty picture of what Stars look like for instance. Rather, it appears to be revealing a comprehensive biostellar physics that identifies what Praeter-Human Stars are as well as how they work. Armed with this unexpected physics, there may ultimately be nothing we cannot accomplish by way of mastering its underscoring principles and training them to suit our various purposes.
Carefully examining Figure 6 tells us something very important about a fundamental difference between the Abrahadabra Grid and the Qabbalistic (aka Kabbalistic) Tree of Life. Even though the Tree of Life can be said to be nestled under the umbrella of Ain Soph Aur (the Boundless Light of Nothingness), it has no direct access to it! There is no path or other structural bridging that takes us right up to its physical location. For all practical intents and purposes, The Tree of Life begins at Kether, whose number is 1, not 0! The Abrahadabra Grid, by way of contrast, stems directly from 0 and unfolds uniformly all the way to 10 (called Malkuth, or Kingdom). This is just one among numerous reasons we are justified in asserting that the Tree of Life is a mathematical subset of the Abrahadabra Grid; that the Tree is something like its Magickal Child, carried safely within its own independent Body of Light. It happens that the Secret Chief that occupies the apex position also bears a number, whose number is 1, but the 1 of the Abrahadabra Grid vs the 1 of the Tree of Life are two very different kinds of 1, since the 1 of the Abrahadabra Grid is physically merged with Ain Soph Aur in no uncertain terms. Thus we get a logical distinction between the ideas of Crown (Kether) and what we might think of as the Highest Crown of Abrahadabra itself! Mutational Alchemy holds with this notion of the Tree of Life as a mathematical subset of Abrahadabra and in the many articles and images to follow at Abrahadabra.com, we will be exploring all the reasons we believe that Abrahadabra is both a pragmatic key and a full-fledged technology to literal Praeter-Human Stars.
First let’s get clear – I don’t think the meaning is outdated, but at the same time I don’t think it’s a very useful term. The occult has just become so meaningless as the hordes assail it with their cheap t-shirts and ripped off art. A few weeks ago m1thr0s and I were going over the term as we always do with any high powered buzzword that triggers strong opinions in people or has become attached to stupid culture in some way.
Our work is completely redefining what the occult means, despite most occultists being unaware of what has been occurring within The Abrahadabra Institute. Hell, to be perfectly honest, most so called occultists wouldn’t understand the paradigm shifts if they were aware of them. I’m currently writing a series meant to address the foundational elements occultists should have had access to as children, but didn’t, in order to fill in the blanks for Da’ath malnourished adults.
A plethora of stupidity out there surrounds the term “occult”, and not only from the “We hate you, let Jesus into your heart” crowd, either. Most of the flak and misunderstanding is coming from the “pagans” or “lightworkers” but it’s not fair to blame all of them, as the herd behavior is also just typical of humanity in general. Humans are self important, immature, sloppy and dangerous animals.
Decades go by where popular culture gets obsessed with one mysterious and exotic authentic practice or people and the magick and power starved hordes help themselves to it like it’s their own personal fucking buffet. I call it cultural rape, and the occult is experiencing this attack in a major way. It does no good for the culture it appropriates – the sacred arts of Japan were being turned into a circus during the “ninja craze” of the 80’s. The damage it deals is practically irreparable, like the cultural equivalent of radioactive waste, the bullshit just never goes away.
Native Americans got the short end of the stick when a plethora of plastic shamans tried to hijack their religion for their own stupid, shallow and self serving purposes. This hasn’t actually stopped – once it begins and no one firmly takes a stand against it, it will continue. (American Indians usually attack back through disinformation.)
I could go on, but it suffices to say that none of these culture addicts will ever apprehend true knowledge and magick themselves – it is not for them. The occult and all of its trappings have become the newest craze, spurred on by the Harry Potter crowd approaching their teen and adult years and all of the free flowing parental allowance that goes along with it.
The diseases of humankind, smug self satisfaction and comfortable ignorance are trying to sink their dull claws into the occult, but it’s a slippery, dangerous slope, in fact far more dangerous than any of the interlopers could ever imagine. I don’t think that it’s attributable to any good intentions on the part of maguses anywhere, or even The Great Work. Distracting from the real problems facing humanity with cheapness and vulgarity is the modality of Choronzon and should not be trusted.
The powers of the Magus in the hands of dullards and dimwits can never be allowed – it’s the sort of thing that causes life itself to crumble. It got to the point where early this year both m1thr0s and I wanted to cut off ties to the occult and just go “hey we have this practice, this is what we do” – in regards to Mutational Alchemy – and leave the occult right out of it. I’m not sure I’m in love with the term occult anymore, not if I have to share space with a bunch of mouthbreathers and pinched dullards.
In its Unified state the Alchemical Word of Perfection bears six letters; 3 distinguishable masculine letters I, A, & V (aka I, A, O) + 3 indistinguishable feminine letters H, H, & H. These are sometimes referred to as the Three Fathers and the Three Mothers, respectively, though this terminology also appears in other contexts throughout qabbalistic writings featuring alternative arrangements of letter values. Each letter carries a corresponding elemental property: A=Spirit (masculine) | H=Spirit (feminine) | I=Fire | H=Water | V (O)=Air | H=Earth. Due to the especially ethereal characteristic of the Spirit element, Spirit (masculine) & Spirit (feminine) can be displayed either separated (forming a 6-pointed star) or combined (forming a 5-pointed star) graphically. The displaying of the Spirit element on the same footing with Fire, Water, Air & Earth ONLY occurs in its Unified state, so this is something that students will want to make note of or it is bound to create a certain confusion with respect to subdivided states.
THE SUBDIVIDED AHIH, AHVH & IHVH
In each of its Subdivided states the Alchemical Word of Perfection bears 4 letters each: 2 distinguishable masculine letters, I, A & V (O) + 2 indistinguishable feminine letters H & H. Here it becomes essential to think of letters according to their familial properties, since letter-element attributions will vary. In the Heaven Word (AHIH) A=Father (Fire), H=Mother (Water), I=Son (Air) & H=Daughter (Earth). In the Man Word (AHVH) A=Father (Fire), H=Mother (Water), V (O)=Son (Air) & H=Daughter (Earth). In the Earth Word I=Father (Fire), H=Mother (Water), V (O)=Son (Air) & H=Daughter (Earth). The indistinguishability of the 3 Mother letters (H,H & H) is an important innovation that allows for the extended 12 Banners to be confined to 12 only, since otherwise we will always arrive at 24 Banners each. While we could adjust to that without much difficulty, it turns out that there are multiple reasons for preferring that the Banners be confined to 12 and Mutational Alchemy finds no outstanding issue with this and thus conforms to this traditional formatting. It is only important that students have all the vital information at their disposals and learn to operate within those guidelines that best facilitate their own spiritual advancement.
Aside from easily resolving numerous logical inconsistencies passed down to us from history, Mutational Alchemy’s mathematically coherent Alchemical Word of Perfection provides us with an exemplary means of projecting rationally compelling vibrational field constructs according to a topologically stable standard of elemental continuum. The balancing of encoded binary and ternary elemental properties in a single word formula is a very high standard to meet, yet the Alchemical Word of Perfection accomplishes this with ease when applied correctly. In order to distinguish between the four binary and nine ternary base elements we need a word capable of distinguishing between Yang (Heaven), Jen (Man) and Yin (Earth) flux values in a uniform and consistent manner. In order to compensate for directional and molecular variations in vibrational fields we need a word capable of being posited in a variety of ways without losing its integrity. We also need a word capable of staying on task at the elemental level and not veering off into either archetypal or imprinting entanglements of any kind. At the numeric level we need a word that keeps perfect pace with numerical parameters of all kinds and also is as nearly frictionless as possible at the level of physical pronunciation. Mutational Alchemy has a much more demanding need of the Word of Perfection than simply informing us as to the name, nature and cosmetic characteristics of God per se. It is through this word that we are able to simulate the Body of Light at the highest levels and ultimately suspend all lesser verbality in lieu of higher mind absorptions. It is essential that we redeem this word in order that it may redeem our own star-like attributions and natures in turn.
The traditional Word of Perfection as previously defined by medieval kabbalists is mathematically incomplete. Careful analysis of the work that was performed on this supreme word-formula in past centuries reveals an obsessive-compulsive predisposition towards ascertaining the physical and mental attributions of God viewed distinctly anthropomorphically, something that Mutational Alchemy regards as a fool’s errand to begin with. The cost of approaching things in this way ultimately resulted in altogether missing the finer points of what this great alchemical word has always had to offer us an alchemical projection devise of the highest order, which is exactly where Mutational Alchemy resumes the investigation. Following the trail of underlying rules that led medieval kabbalists to the two great elemental “names of god” also implicates a third word positioned exactly between the Heaven Word (AHIH) and the Earth Word (IHVH) identifiable to Mutational Alchemy as the Man Word (AHVH) curiously omitted from any found knowledge and conversation, historically. This is only true of Western European metaphysical expertise, since in the Far East its property was very well known and extensively addressed in both binary and ternary geomantic discourses.
It is important to observe that it is mathematically impossible to extrapolate a fourth word following the same set of rules adhered to by the qualifying three. Its relevance to Mutational Alchemy is profound, to say the least. It resolutely defines the enigmatic “Jen Principle” outlined in the historical Tai Hsuan Ching of ancient China, completing the union of Heaven and Earth with Man positioned at epicenter. This makes it possible for us to use the (corrected) Alchemical Word of Perfection to construct vibrational templates following either the binary or ternary geomantic systems with equal agility and logical accuracy. It is therefore of great urgency to declare that the Alchemical Word of Perfection properly subdivides into Three Grand Subdivisions in total instead of only two as was formerly thought. In practical application it achieves both aims at once: it can be evenly subdivided into two parts when simulating binary structures but is just as evenly subdivided into three parts when simulating ternary structures. A greater understanding of the dynamic mathematical interplay between the binary and ternary geomantic engines of life can be arrived at by studying both the 64 binary hexagrams and the 729 ternary hexagrams of ancient China, comparing and contrasting them at length. This is a vital component in the analytical industry that Mutational Alchemy brings to bear at this time.
That the extended tantric functionality of the Alchemical Word of Perfection was either completely missed or summarily disregarded by medieval kabbalists is indicative of a misguided sense of priorities common to western esotericism in general. An abbreviated criticism of sanctioned spiritual authorities must be levied at this pass if we are to avoid the same devastating pitfall in the future. The inherent cost of either ignoring or suppressing tantric science as a viable spiritual strategy is an unhealthy reliance upon ritualized conformity alone. If spiritual alchemy has fallen into a lethargic slump in the West, this is rooted in a lack of self-determinative resolve that only tantric science is able to effectively ignite. Despite its relative obscurity, there are no transcendental principles of any greater weight than the Alchemical Word of Perfection, the gist of which is the empowering of individuals to elevate themselves without reliance upon false dependencies of any kind. To have misrepresented it as poorly as has occurred is a dismal commentary on the spiritual guardianship of those who should have known better if they had attended to their stations with greater personal authenticity. Those of us intent upon righting these wrongs in the present have an enormous barrier to overcome as a predictable consequence of this longstanding ideological inflexibility. People have become so accustomed to turning their spiritual destinies over to the whims of fate that the very notion of having a choice in the matter is morbidly overwhelming for most. Having said this, it is best at this point to make every possible effort to press on to the brighter potential that lies ahead.
Adhering to the (consolidated) council: “argue not, convert not, talk not over much; conquer – that is enough.”, this declaration goes out to those who can utilize rare technical confirmation at their own discretion, understanding that the ultimate confirmation always takes place individually in any case. But in our rush to defend our individuality we sometimes forget that it is our collective commonalities that bind us together and it is these commonalities that qualify the physics of the matter. Test it as hard as you can and when you finally discover that you are unable to fault the logic or otherwise discredit its strategy in any conclusive way, then you will have good reason to suspect that you have arrived at a model of elemental and anatomical Perfection suitable to build upon from Kingdom to the Highest Crown.
Work Authored and Edited by: m1thr0s Abrahadabra Institute First Public Announcement: April 2002 Principal Application: Mutational Alchemy Vibrational Fields Simulation *Perseverance Furthers* – Yi Jing