first principles (abrahadabra: the anatomy of the body of light 001.01.01)

Well, there’s been complications with my microphone from Razer, I’ve had to send it back yet again. In lieu of the podcasts I really wanted to do this month, instead I’ve had to settle for getting this project kicked off.
      This is the first of a series of excerpts from The Anatomy of the Body of Light, the “much larger work in progress” m1thr0s 729 had hinted at, in many of his articles, after the completion of the Mutational Alchemy Tarot. He and I both decided that it would be best to release the book as a series of articles, in order to both serve our member body with information immediately, as well as to gauge reactions and feedback, so we could identify where we might be going wrong (or right) with the elevation of students’ understanding of our school of thought and praxis.
      It’s not that we are trying to be intentionally complicated, it’s just that we don’t always know where gaps in understanding might lie with any of this. m1thr0s formulated the system himself – he understands it instinctually, and once said to everyone on the original forums, that it would be nearly impossible to retrace all of the steps that lead him to the accomplishment of this thesis as something worth examining on its own merits, when it was clear that it was a uniquely distinct system from all other forms of philosophy, meditation and magick.
      I spent 10 years studying with him, nearly all of them in daily work and discussion. There was never a day that went by that we did not talk about the work. Translating that methodology of learning: the process of creation itself, direct experience, and oral tradition, into a book has proven to be a daunting task. It is more daunting, however, when the students are not asking the right questions about the gaps in their understanding. So, I encourage all of our students to ask those questions of these articles in the months to come, as I begin laying them all out in the Book of Mirrors section on the forums. Since our membership opened in July of 2018, none of you have asked any stupid questions, so don’t be afraid to put it out there if you just don’t get something. I am here to serve the court of the king, and that king is you
      Even despite our best efforts, many individuals simply do not possess the instinct for Mutational Alchemy. They need to be action oriented individuals, with a strong will, focused on mastery over themselves and over the external world – without that becoming something indistinguishable from mere brutishness and methodologies that fall into the category of “unconscious ignorance.” In other words, we found that, while a certain amount of intelligence was involved, there was a far more nebulous sort of thing going on with those who could achieve understanding of Mutational Alchemy, having more to do with their internal universe rather than any mere genetic predisposition. We have always maintained that counting to ten was ultimately the only skill required of a successful Mutational Alchemist.
      Skeptics react well to the system, mostly because they are willing to challenge the work on its face, and then, come to a greater appreciation of its internal strengths. It is perhaps because they are not lazy thinkers that they also manage to pursue the system to effective result, whereas people who are used to less difficult systems that take things step by step will ultimately walk away confused and frustrated with the internal depth and logical cohesion found within it. 
     Abrahadabra: The Anatomy of the Body of Light is a seven-volume series that lays out m1thr0s’ thesis on Abrahadabra and Mutational Alchemy in its entirety. This system was produced over the course of more than 40 years of intensive research by m1thr0s. The series of books that detail the system are incomplete, even though enough data exists to fill all of them easily. Much of the information is stored in the thousands of charts and mirrors he and I produced – all that is lacking is a proper written explanation. We had tried to I suspect that before they are finished, we will have added to this body of knowledge substantially, as this is exactly what occurred when I joined TAI and began assisting in this work. At that time, the doctrine of the P’an Ku mirror, and its subsequent heir, the Twin Trees, was only partially understood. The Hidden Diamond wasn’t even on our radar yet. But the system was already attracting the attention of remarkable minds invested in the Western Mystery Traditions. 
      The biggest problem that m1thr0s faced, and indeed, that I face, is also the very thing that attracted us to this frontier of Kabbalah, Hermeticism, Alchemy, Occultism and Western Magick: the model is enormous and it is changing every day that a talented occultist considers it and shares their findings. The task of speaking to an audience that hasn’t even been born yet is daunting and frustrating at times, but more than this, it requires a certain kind of language and instruction that will not become dated even after three hundred years or more. There are authors throughout history that have achieved a certain timeless clarity and continue to be read today: amongst the ancients, the nameless sages of the I Ching’s images, for example, the poetry of Sappho, the historical accounts of Iamblichus, and the Corpus Hermeticum. There are also the philosophers and scientists of the Great Western Enlightenment – Descartes, G.W. Leibniz, Voltaire and so on. This is a very high bar to hope to attain to, but I was assured by m1thr0s that it would be entirely possible, due to the inherent strengths of the system itself. This has proven to be true. 
      Below is the first short excerpt from the volume series, of many more to come, and I will be posting them in order. Let us know what you think on the boards, here: <http://abrahadabra.freeforums.net/thread/457/abol-volume-001>. 

The Anatomy of the Body of Light, Volume I, Philosophical and Metaphysical Overview of Mutational Alchemy and Abrahadabra, Part 001, First Principles. 

“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 729

The Abrahadabra Institute’s Body of Light techniques, and its highest expression, Mutational Alchemy constitutes a modern Hermetic-Taoist hybrid school of so-called Inner Alchemy. It references an evolved system of elements built upon simple binary and ternary mathematical structures, (historically referred to as Bigrams, Trigrams, Tetragrams and Hexagrams). These can be observed in the geomantic classics such as the I Ching and the Tai Hsuan Ching from ancient China, among others. Mutational Alchemy is especially focused on the physics of the Body of Light as understood via these most fundamental of all mathematical systems. People who study the traditional Hexagrams (also called permutations) are called Mutationists, since what is generally being studied is change itself as it moves through these various geomantic houses, or structures. Mutational Alchemy is especially focused on the elemental characteristics of these permutations and how they can be proactively combined, providing a logical means of simulating resonant and reactive energy fields.
      Mutational Alchemy is one of the highest expressions of Taoism in this world, even though generally Taoist principles rejected analytical process. This constituted a betrayal of Taoism from the beginning, and the reader will find that TAI diverges sharply from various root disciplines it draws from, often at event markers dating back over a thousand years. There is a historical precedent for asserting this divergence, from the revolutionary rise of Tantra against the oppression of Vedic priests, to the syncretic style of Hermetic Alchemy which absorbed anything full of wisdom and usefulness, so that there is a distinctive form of unorthodox Kabbalah, called Qabbalah, within Hermeticism itself that is in itself a very advantaged, but very different school, from traditional religious Kabbalah. The astute practitioner who already posesses familiarity with the complexities of more refined Hermeticism will also recognize Mutational Alchemy as one of the highest expressions of Hermeticism in the world, although modern Hermeticists have become greatly degraded from the Hermeticists of the past, who eagerly adopted new knowledge, rather than clinging to old orthodoxies.
      The term Mutational Alchemy is used consistently throughout this book to identify its principles under a general heading that most people should be able to grasp without too much difficulty, once a few basics have been assimilated. In order to understand why this term has evolved, it is essential to recognize what is meant by the term elements, and to understand how these elements compare and differ from their historical counterparts. It is also important to understand where Mutational Alchemy fits in with other major philosophical and occult schools of thought historically. The elemental definitions being employed here will be dealt with in future chapters and take up the majority of Volume II. Ideas completely new and specific to Mutational Alchemy will also be discussed, but a generalized philosophical foundation can be addressed in less time and should logically come first in this initial volume.
      Mutational Alchemy does not exist in a vacuum. It is linked to virtually every form of transcendental thought that has ever found expression in this world. It comes as close to an alchemical universal solvent as anything ever published. Clarifying why and how such a claim could be taken seriously will be the challenge and focus of this book. It is my contention that this thesis exhibits all of the known attributes of the legendary Philosopher’s Stone sought after for millennia.
      Naturally, it will ultimately be up to each individual to decide upon this independently, but I would not presume to make such an outrageous claim if I did not consider it unequivocally true. Though not entirely complete, this advanced transmutational physics is too important to be left lying in shadow. The time has come to make every effort to communicate its content to the world at large.
      It will not be possible in this book to explore all of the philosophical and scientific parallels contained within its framework, but it is important to hyphenate the most apparent of these to establish an irrefutable pattern of continuity with past and present models of perfection on a global scale. I have deemed it best to begin from a basic overview of its most apparent traditional influences. Additionally, before we begin this book it is important for readers to know that when I use the word Man or Mankind I am referring to all genders. In the Chinese system of polarities, Yin is Earth (female), Yang is Heaven (male), and Jen is Man (neutral).
      The goal with this series of introductory writings is to guide the neophyte through the murky waters of magick and mysticism to grasp a short and concise synopsis of each branch of occultism, the veritable “best of” that has contributed to the rise of the advanced physical and mental discipline of Mutational Alchemy. It is not intended to be a complete history, but rather a distillation of what must be covered in each area so the student does not have to spend months or years poring over the meanderings of this or that ancient occultist – never knowing whether or not their flowery language has a shred of truth or value in it or not. One can waste a great deal of time poring over ancient tomes and never achieve a measure of success beyond simply becoming a walking dictionary.
I will now conduct a brief presentation of each pre foundational element involved in the synthesis of Mutational Alchemy.

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the kings and queens of the earth series: introduction

The following is an excerpt from the article, which is for members only – click here to read it now:

Attaining stellar consciousness is the all important, governing focus here at TAI – not even ordinary theurgy, nor, ideas of theurgy, will do. Following the Book of the Law to the letter, barely even scratches the surface, and Crowley has been dead for over a century. The simon-says approach to Thelema or Completion is intolerable, and dangerous for star theory. It’s poisoned the word Thelema so that we cannot even use it with good faith. We need to look forward and press on, into the void. There are discoveries that must be uncovered, like lost diamonds laying in wait for anyone with the resolve to go out on the uncharted territory and find them. […]     This trend of non-interest in scholarly trailblazing continued throughout the late nineties and early millennium, into the present day. The work at the O.T.O. has mostly become a cataloguing endeavor, as if the purpose of the work was to forever buzz around Aleister Crowley’s shit like flies.
      No one at the O.T.O. has ever contacted us concerning the new doctrine of Abrahadabra, even though he was prepared to counter any questions about the model, those questions never came. I spoke to m1thr0s about it at length several times. “We’re talking about the reward of Ra Hoor Khut, right…and these people could care less about that. I was astounded at how little had been accomplished since A.C. bit the dust. When I showed them the research I had done to apply the Tree to the Star, they basically just said “that’s nice” and that was it. They were more interested in orgies and parties. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, I mean, they’re fun and everything, but when it becomes the only thing, then there’s no difference between the O.T.O. and say, what the Church of Satan is doing now, which is exactly where I saw things going – a dead end. I wasn’t receiving any support for my work, so I left.” he stated. […]He continued: “And I was ready for them, man. About the same time that you (Izi) were getting on board with this stuff, I was in attack mode, waiting for a complete war to break out over the assertions I was backing with Abrahadabra itself. It never happened, but the material I was revealing from my work was a smash hit with everyone else. [Continue Reading…]

Girl Fighting of the Advances of Eros, by William Bouguereau, 1880

ningishzidda rising

The old Ningishzidda Rising thread has been reposted within Abrahadabra Forums. Non-members can read a preview below. [Members can skip this intro and read the article now]

It’s headed by a massive article commissioned by m1thr0s 729 and written by Izi Ningishzidda, intended as an update and facelift to the older and hopelessly outdated old thread header. m1thr0s had created that information way back in 2001, detailing the few known attributes of this significant deity. After years of study and digging through the stacks, this academic information now forms the core of our knowledge about Ningishzidda, who he is, who his family is, and why it might make any difference to occultists and especially Thelemites. We have always known he directly relates to Abrahadabra in some very unusual ways, but those coincidences and synergy kept rolling in long after m1thr0s discovered the name matched Abrahadabra’s numeration in the Qabbala of the Nine Chambers. Feel free to join in the conversation if you are a member of The Abrahadabra Institute!

One of the very first tasks m1thr0s set me upon is the research into the Lo Shu Square and its nine elements. While at the large downtown Memphis library, I set about some extracurricular activity on one of our favorite subjects, the god Ningishzidda. The results of that journey lead me to some pretty amazing stuff, and after some time, he tasked me on creating a large replacement article for the old “Ningishzidda Rising” thread he had started a long time ago. I can’t imagine a more volatile and charismatic godform, especially one that has personally touched so many of the lives of my comrades or rivals in magick – many times in disturbing and violent ways. I first came across his name when m1thr0s[…]
      The caduceus is centered at the lip of the beaker so that liquid seems to pour from the top of the caduceus. With their scorpion tails, twining ophidian bodies, eagle taloned hind feet, the dangerous and divinely crowned creature supports and upholds the double twined serpents who represent Ningishzidda. In the Enûma Eliš, the Babylonian creation epic, Tiamat is said to have “clothed the raging lion-dragons with fearsomeness”. The winged lion dragon is considered to be so powerful as to be unrivalled in battle, hence its name also became a noun used to describe ultimate rulers. Similar in shape to the Mushussu, the Usumgallu would probably safely be considered a variant of the Mushussu, but it does have wings. The scorpion’s stinger is borrowed from another denizen of the Mesopotamian plains to form a malicious tail, while its hind feet and wings are taken from a raptor.
The style of the dragons became corrupted over time so that the gates of Babalon have a composite between the Mushussu and Usumgallu as the serpentine guardians, while lions, more realistically interpreted, are also present.It is important to note that the Babylonian times came thousands of years after the Sumerians peak and they must be taken in light of this passage of time and the great differences between the Sumerian and Semitic tribes, and even between Assyria and Babylon. Babylon did not worship Ningishzidda or his son Ninazu, known to them as Tispak, in the same way the Sumerians, Assyrians and Elamites did.
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the pied piper that is abrahadabra

It’s finally happened, you finished your book, and submitted it to publishers. Weeks go by, then months, then a year with no reply, maybe you’ll get a rejection letter if you’re lucky. If you’re a bit unlucky, you might find it published without your permission in so many words or less, in the most ridiculously watered down way imaginable. Hey, occult authors have to make a living! No not original thinkers like you, I mean the ones who live off watering down other people’s ideas they steal! Yeah they have to eat too! Yesterday it was Wicca, today, it’s Tantra! SKYCLAD TANTRA! WOW!
      Recently I was approached by a young friend who claimed they had their idea ripped off by a publisher. I couldn’t give them very much advice on what to do since if it was true, it was all done pretty slickly and there was no way to tell if it was the author or the publishing house. I could only comfort them by explaining to them that the major publishers of occult literature all give off a natural astral stench to most occultists today – even though most of them, unlike us Gen-Xers, never watched them grow into a bloated unicorn corpse hosting a fairy fuckfest from the late 90’s onwards 
      I offered her my own experience with them…this happened years ago, Llewellyn plausibly (as in plausibly deniable) saw the Mutational Alchemy tarot pre-printing very very early on. We sent them a big package of our PSD files on CD. Twice. The only response we received aside from dead silence was watching them publish the Dead Moon Tarot based on Luis Royo’s graphic book the next year, with the 64 hexagrams haphazardly placed on each card. A market test, we both agreed – we assumed they were too scared to touch us, as  our friends had all predicted, but had we lit a fire under their asses to open up their blonde Celtic fairy dust infused brains to the “yellow peril” that was Eastern Metaphysics? 
      A year later, a month after our Mutational Alchemy Tarot was hitting the market there was Night Sun. It had symbolism in it of a similar vein to the Abrahadabra.com current, but all in a jumbled mess that no one could make sense of, not even tarot aficionados. It seemed like the fever dream of a comic book artist who had hitchhiked a ride on the occulture bandwagon. Neither of us thought much of it at the time – after all, we had already been warned and the silence from Llewellyn spoke volumes. Hell, I was a little annoyed at the Fortune card, for reasons demonstrated below. I mean, I wanted to tell the artist, hey you basically got laid using our work and not even a thankyou e-card, guy? I guess that would be an admission of guilt. 

nightsun-mutationalalchemy-comparison

The disc represents the entire I Ching, in hexagrammal form – it was never published before Abrahadabra.com existed nor afterwards. It doesn’t need any hexagrams or trigrams sloppily laid on top of it as in the Night Sun Tarot.
Friends had warned us already about sending stuff to any publishers until I had secured a printer with my finger on the trigger, knowing that less reputable publishers can rip off authors by passing an edgy idea off to one of their in house staff. I knew that if they tried it their house would implode on them. Abrahadabra is the refuge of the Kings and Queens of the earth, not pretenders to the throne who sell goddess oil to the gullible. But I thought we were way too “evil”, advanced, and chock full of penises for US Games or Llewellyn’s taste, if they had any standards at all. Various reviews of their material are pretty damning, such as this one from Amazon.com.uk on Celtic Magick: 
This book’s greatest weakness is not its complete failure to focus on anything authentically Celtic besides a few deity names. It isn’t even the fact that it is a total ripoff of several other books by the same author. No, its greatest offense against the intellect is that it manages to insult history with ridiculous claims such as ‘Robin Hood was the leader of the Sherwood Forest covens…’. I pity anyone who takes this book with anything less than a four-kilo block of salt. Among literate pagans it has become the poster child for the assertion that Llewellyn has no actual standards and will publish virtually anything without even a cursory review.”https://www.amazon.co.uk/review/R17SE8VHSITD6M
      How do you fight the mutilation of an entire way of life and a value system, that of the heathen and pagan way? We can accuse the artists that are taking advantage, but it’s really the publisher that is empowering these individuals and encouraging second rate work, that in their judgement meets the mainstream standards well enough that they can put their stamp of approval on it. 
     Occult publishers and authors have been sucking off of other people’s shit for years, off Aleister Crowley’s shit in particular, but I didn’t expect any of them to take a cue from a submission they had no interest in responding to, hand it off to their stable of comic book artists and say “here take this edgy dark geometry tarot and make it have less dicks and more marketable.” Heed this warning and guard your work carefully. Find help from fellow independent creators who know the ropes to publishing. There isn’t much else you can do.
      Llewellyn really shouldn’t have used Abrahadabra on the Magician card though. That is a very powerful formula, and if you dare use it for even the slightest gain, Ra Hoor Khut will own your ass. You cannot commercialize Abrahadabra. That goes for us too, we don’t even breathe without permission from the force and will of Abrahadabra People think they understand it…people think they understand us, but they’re not even close to imagining what is going on here.  So my friend, take comfort in the fact that anyone who is stupid enough to do that is fucked, basically. You probably don’t believe me but I’ve watched it tear through individuals and companies alike once it has its hook in – the formula is cursed in the most wonderful and weird ways one can imagine. This should excite and delight the real occultists in the audience, and strike fear into the hearts of the frauds. There is no exaggeration in my words here – Abrahadabra is nuclear fallout incarnate when it comes to the level of sheer might and power behind the word. There is a reason why its forerunner, Abracadabra, was endowed with a pedigreed history of amazing attributes. It is objectively real and those who have been wronged by the world should take heart that it is on your side and the Nu Aeon is upon us. 
      Right now on earth, it’s still a buyers market, and one has to be aware if you settle for safe and mediocre you’re going to get burned. You’re going to get burned on a personal level and the people that you try to interact with and help -(if your goal is even that lofty) – are just going to get ripped off. It’s just a total rip off fest all the way around. So the best way to hurt them is to not endorse their products. Don’t spend your money. Go to small scale self published artists like the ones on the list Aeclectic provides below. That’s where you’re going to find thoughtful innovation and art drawn from Akasha (Spirit) rather than the pit of regurgitated vomit that is the entertainment occult industry right now. 

http://www.aeclectic.net/tarot/cards/selfpublished.shtml