The upcoming curriculum announcement due in a few days will have more information on which mirrors are permitted physical presence on a student’s altar, according to grades (currently we only have one accessible grade that applies to the vast majority of our members, so my Magisters can ignore this.
First, a surprise. The entirety of the Book of Mirrors has been uploaded in its original form and format in order to keep our new students busy, and to address a few deficiencies in our curriculum. Even more exciting news about a huge new data release can be found in the thread. TAI-members only access.
It has come our my attention that some students might be unclear when and how they might safely use the tools that we have lying around here at TAI. The simple answer I have for you all, is when in doubt, ask – and a few of you who will join us in the future will probably need to doubt a little more than you already do, if you are to avoid being taken for a fool. The extreme trepidation exhibited by a few of you is often well founded, and it’s one of the reasons why I responded to one member’s concerns by posting my own personal journal detailing the possible extremity of what we refer to as ignition. I am also extremely appreciative whenever someone takes the time to follow proper etiquette and asks me for permission to reproduce one or another mirrors. I am often able to grant these requests and there are very few mirrors we have restrictions on, usually based on the advanced nature of the technology inherent in the image. This post will deal with one of those mirrors that requires special consideration – the TwinStar. The TwinStar comes in several dozen different forms. One of them, a very carefully chosen form, is included in analog print form with the first year curriculum and made available to self guided students who wish to work independently (non-curriculum members).
We do not grant permission to any member to use the TwinStar above and beyond the meditations available on the site without prior authorization: either from Abrahadabra itself or from necessity itself, in eons to come where there is no Abrahadabra Institute, or this order is just a distant memory. This is a more recent decision at TAI based on decades of experience.
We cannot be held responsible for the fallout for failing to attend to this first mandate concerning the mirrors. We warn people all the time that they are not to be treated frivolously but it has become apparent after much completely unnecessary bloodshed and suffering that we have not enunciated this well enough for it to be taken seriously.
We do occasionally release TwinStar mirrors, but these are always produced with the highest level of ability and precision, and always on the finest giclee process and paper available. A shortage of available prints does not mean one is justified in creating one for oneself. The last open selection in the catalogue raisonne was in December. Certain mirrors, such as the TwinStar and Four Elemental Worlds, or the TwinTrees, were unavailable, even during this special event, due to their special nature. The Four Elemental Worlds and Koshas TwinStar may only be created at the behest of the TwinStar itself, on rare occasions, and it decides who it goes to.
Permission to wear the TwinStar, in bronze or 10K gold is granted immediately following successful completion of TAI’s third year testing. After that point you may purchase them at cost in the desired material, once per year. This was mandated by the Magister Ouroboros 729 himself, before his death. 14K and 24K gold are not permitted as a material as that are too soft and would end up becoming distorted over time, which is unacceptable for such a holy image.
At the time of your death they may be buried with you or given in your will to another suitable party (anyone past year three testing,) or melted down, or returned to the Abrahadabra Institute where they will be kept, with your name on them, forever.
Occasional other permissions, for more specialized applications or creation of the TwinStar in other formats, in the past, for those with enough etiquette to ask the creator, has been granted very rarely to a few individuals, in order that they might use the TwinStar for one or another purposes agreed upon between us to be mutually beneficial. Even these individuals were warned that their dharma would be accelerated, and they really needed to think carefully about the decision.
Even I was not permitted to wear the TwinStar until my fifth year under m1thr0s, as he was worried about several issues I might face without proper preparations. It was only after several scheduled observations between the world during multiple entheogenic sessions in various positions on the Tree of Life that was permitted to wear it. I was not allowed to access high-res, printable files until my second year when it was made clear that I understood the importance of maintaining the physical perfection of the form. Unsurprisingly we hold students to the same standards.
This brings us to another point. Creating the TwinStar with anything less than digital tools is not recommended, since it’s very hard to control the physical perfection of the image in traditional mediums. It has been done before of course – there are a number of examples of the TwinStar in our archives on drafting paper using pen and ink that are nearly indistinguishable from the “real” thing, that were created by the Magister Ouroboros 729 before digital drafting tools were made available to the public. Even with digital tools, students are advised to be very careful in reconstructing these mirrors on their own.
A 3D file of the image of the TwinStar was created by friend of the Institute after extensive back-and-forth dialogue between m1thr0s and one of the friends of TAI. This is the same file that will be used to create your TwinStar pendant upon graduation of the third year of study. It is pixel-perfect and quite a stunning piece of jewelry. For his merit he was awarded one of two framed kaostar-003.ai prints, the Black Akasha Edition, the only two that exist in the world to this day.
As an example of what we are talking about here though, at the time of its creation, the original file the 3D artist had made and sent to us alongside the request was imprecise, squashed, not at all the beautiful and elegant TwinStar. It was only due to the fact that he wrote us asking for permission to use m1thr0s’ design in a casting that we were able to tell him he was about to create something that wasn’t the TwinStar at all. This would have been a disaster for him if he had not come to us, as a deformed TwinStar is extremely dangerous, and by his own admission he only had a very small amount of money to put towards the fee for the casting.
TAI is not an institution separate from the TwinStar itself, much as the flag of the United States of America is considered inseparable from the nation itself. Most people can’t seem to understand that, but when did the understanding of people ever really matter when it came to the matter and business of universe? All noticeably imperfect TwinStars must be destroyed. Like the flag, any TwinStars that must be destroyed should be burned in a solemn ritual. The same goes for the Hidden Diamond, Abrahadabra Grid, or any other magickal mirror that we have and use around here.
Despite the fact that peoples’ lives were being destroyed over their presumptuousness and easy familiarity with the master, the TwinStar, few people made the connection between their foolish (if unintentional) irreverence and easy familiarity with a hyper intelligent class of beings light years ahead of them in evolution. It’s not like I want people to blow themselves up. I’d much rather be left with a friend or someone who was actually useful to the star agenda. Life goes on and so does the train that is this work. I can’t afford to get off of it for any and every passenger that falls off from their own foolishness.
And just on a personal note, aside from all of the real consequences – do whatever you wish at TAI – but do not presume that I take kindly to my husband’s work being treated as a hotel buffet that one may do with as you wish. I thought that I had seen the last of it as we wiped the slate clean from the last round of Abrahadabra Forums – where every remarkably profound essay by the master was followed up on with inane “me too!” posts, excitedly squirting out whatever popped into their heads, rock crystals in the shape of the TwinStar, ugly copycat variant colors of special TwinStar editions m1thr0s and I released (of my Solstice gift no less,) or other mildly interesting garbage.
The rest of us who understood that it wasn’t all about producing a lot of noise amounting to very little were forced to ignore these inanities for the sake of forum harmony, and we focused on the original conversation as best we could until the anvil hit these morons. I don’t give a damned if this offends anyone. What I have found out over the years is if a person acts like low-class trash, they probably are low-class trash everywhere else in the universe.
You are not in competition with any of the material here, with m1thr0s 729, or me, or anyone else within The Abrahadabra Institute. The only way you could hope to be in competition with me is if you achieved ignition, and then you would see how fucking stupid that idea is. Your only hope and wish should be to understand what is going on with the Body of Light and its Mastery. Once that happens, all of those idiotic notions of competition will vanish.
The goal here is to always work in perfect harmony to the ultimate goal: Perfection itself. While there will be disagreements and fighting due to the lofty nature of the work and its importance to Mankind, there will never be any room for competitions of any kind.
Being able to wear the TwinStar, to be allowed access to possess forbidden mirrors only granted to those who won their way through the ordeals of our order, and bear the title, Mutational Alchemist, is a very high honor and achievement.
The TwinStar is not a trinket, a toy or a pretty design. It is an intelligence of the loftiest order, far and above anything anyone on Earth has yet experienced in their everyday, common grimoires, practices and religions. There is nothing stronger, in this world or the next. Treat it with the respect and tribute that it is due and it will lift you up. Mistreat it, fail to make good on your word, and disparage its messengers and allies and you will be in a world of hurt. It does not, as far as I can tell, differentiate between intentional harm and foolish ignorance – much. “All fools despise.” as the book said. Crowley was not aware of it as far as I can tell and this is unsurprising – he didn’t have the clearance to know about it. We do not fetishize Crowley around these parts.
The TwinStar is also, as I and Magister 729 have discussed countless times before, a weapon of the highest caliber. The only thing stopping the intelligence it represents from vaporizing you and reclaiming its atoms from you is its own intense desire to help you. It doesn’t have a sense of humor about anyone who dares to fuck around with any of its own servants, which makes it just about the best friend a Magus can make in this universe, and as far as I can tell, and the next.
So no, you may not wear the TwinStar. You may not make pictures out of it – whether out of rocks, or pixels or plants or crayon. It doesn’t belong to you, for starters, and you have not earned that right. The few TwinStar images we have released were released at the behest of the TwinStar itself, and they find themselves into the hands of the right people. Nobody will be punished for disobeying this mandate. I will not kick you out of TAI, and I will not make a big deal out of it, although you may find me less than pleased. Our mirrors have a way of policing themselves and they are much more efficient and far reaching than I could ever be, so there is no need to belabor the point beyond this guide.
Some of our members, I realize, as I have been contacted by them before, may be living such miserable lives that they would give anything to have a superior intelligence rework their life in order that you might attain some semblance of happiness, or maybe they’re on their deathbed and want the assurance of something better (and longer lasting) than Buddy Jebus Heaven, “I Give Up Plox” Nirvana or whatever else people are peddling from the Afterlife foodtruck these days. For these I can only say: Do What You Will. In these cases one should contact me so that I can fast track you into alignment with the TwinStar. There are ways to do this. It isn’t always pretty, and it’s often nerve wracking, but occasionally, it is the only real solution in certain dire situations…
Magister Ouroboros 777