Note: First let me explain that whenever I am talking about family relationships, elements, gods or any number of terms you may be familiar with that seem confusing, I am referring to them in the capacity of Mutational Alchemy which utilizes these stations to identify various strata of consciousness. Also keep in mind there are multiple sets of elements which stand alone but interact with one another in varying capacities – the four elements can expand into nine elements easily via the square and the nine-chamber Lo Shu which is what I will be covering extensively in this article for example.
Them nine sweet words “I am a god of War and of Vengeance” strike terror into the hearts of the mundane. Into the heart of the old aeon, The Black Brotherhood, the element-of-Earth grunts. The “Thelemic” apologists. Certainty, not faith – the tome contains elements of a genuine transmission from the Court of Ra. An understanding of the nature of received transmissions will ensure that a reader will not underestimate nor engage in an insufficient analysis of Liber al Vel Legis. Sometimes, when a God with business here tells us who and what they are going to do, he or she means exactly that.
This is especially true of Ra Hoor Khut: a being not known for compromise or camouflage. He has real, certain, timely power and he isn’t afraid to use it. His position as General is completely uncontested wherever he goes. The powers of Air manifest are martial, sinister, intelligent and one step ahead of everyone else. When wielded by someone as pissed off and capable as Ra, you can expect to have a bad time opposing him.
The constraints upon him are those of universal ethics and universal etiquette, not the cultural, colloquial etiquette and morality of the average human. Nothing of humankind counts towards the final resolution of the Aeon except tradition within the parameters of acceptable levels of culture. Diversity is important, after all. The aeonic change is a critical time for humanity, promising Death and death to the nonbelievers and ascension to the Stars eventually. We’ve never been so close to this promise: “Every Man and every Woman is a Star”. Yet people themselves, in general, are inclined towards the opinion they are mole-men or worse. The element of Earth is strong, clutching and great here in our world. Franz Bardon did an excellent job outlining a beginner’s coursework to rise above the constraints of elemental imbalance but few have heard of him, even among avid occultists.
The Bardon method teaches the self-initiated neophyte to list all of his or her characteristics and perform an elemental analysis on each trait. This audit creates a map of the individuals’ elemental composition, allowing one to see how far they have come or how fucked up they are, alternately. In all my 24 years of discussion, teaching and reading I have only heard of one neophyte aside from myself attempting this method thoroughly and continuing earnestly from one end of the manual to another. Another dismissed this essential first lesson as boring and unnecessary. The Bardon system IS a complete initiation into the very first layer of Hermeticism. He designed it well enough given the progress that had been made up until then within the field of Hermetic Alchemy. He is to be commended for his work despite the disruptions that had occurred and were swelling around him in his time, not only against The Enlightenment and proponents of Hermeticism but against the foundations of civilization itself. Hermeticism has never been very widespread so it is not chosen as a target directly but it does suffer under the yoke of tyranny. Its heyday lay with the Grecian Mystery Cults and later the Graeco-Egyptian temples and institutions of learning.
Analysis of the Aeons from an Elemental Viewpoint
Earth is an element that grounds and destroys by entropy, via the seductive nature of its receptivity and the opposing actions of the other elements working from within. Rotting leaves and rotting minds are all the same thing essentially in this scenario. We’ll see the ass end of every element eventually. That’s the eternal work hazard of the alchemist. What we call the current aeon, the Aeon of Ra Hoor Khut is generally recognized by Thelemites as having begun in 1904. We can call it the Aeon of Ningishzidda if we like as Montu is closely linked to all the permutations of himself, including Khensu and Hrw-Behdety or “The Horus of Behutet”. Being the Twin God (Ra is Lord of the Two Horizons) universally with 418 as the name of his house, either is appropriate. It may also be referred to as the New Aeon although at The Abrahadabra Institute we prefer Nu Aeon for various reasons. It defines itself as the Aeon of the element of Air, VIAOV. I say defines itself not only because Hrw/Montu/Ra Hoor Khut is closely associated with the element of Air (via correspondences) but because the self evident truths of what the times are changing into elementally are all around us in our day-to-day lives for those of us who are astute Hermetic Alchemists (essentially elementalists and students of change) familiar with the Royal Art and Science of Tetragrammaton. Finally the ordering of the elements looking back at previously identified aeons is correct if we also look at the standard charts. After examining the problems of the aeons and what we do not know about them (especially their length, their ordering, and the nonsensical naming conventions) I first theorized and brought to m1thr0s’s attention what I thought to be the aeonic calendar – called the Lo Shu Square in the East, and (although it is incomplete) the Sigil of Saturn in the West.
Saturn is already associated with the Roman God Saturn, Father Time, or Chronos, as well as the Sephira Binah, called The Great Black Mother in the East who is also associated with time in her homelands. The current retreating aeon can be viewed in the upper left hand corner, corresponding to the element of Yoni. For those unfamiliar with these nine elements they were covered by Crowley but never applied to the Lo Shu and did not recieve the treatment of being given alchemical symbols which m1thr0s corrected in 2007 using a plain circle for Yoni, and a solar cross without circle for the Lingam! This dovetails nicely with the theory of aeon I am laying out here. Ra Hoor Khut is a solar creature of course. The aeons in the Lo Shu’s capacity as a calendar progress backwards so that we are now entering the Aeon of Ra Hoor Khut associated with the number 5 and the element of Akasha as well as the prime bigram for Jen, Man. This is a very lofty and important station as it represents transcendent Air, associated with alchemical levity, the philosopher’s stone and all manner of magick. It also lies within the center of the Lo Shu.
“*Maximum Inertia* *Minimum Stress*”
In this position the element of Fire, commonly known as the first element which always precedes Air is enthroned within Ain itself, or Nothing in Tetragrammaton, while also being stationed within the Lo Shu itself as a superior to Spirit, and Water supporting Spirit. Our aeon is comparable to the Mother-Father thangka where Heaven and Earth are uniting and manifesting the third flux value of the Tai Hsuan Ching and Taijitu called Jen or Man. Essentially what this tells us is the Man is on the brink of becoming Man – for real this time, no more training and trial runs as the heir to both Heaven the Father and Earth the Mother. This is the reason I argued for the right of the Primordials deck to exist – m1thr0s contemplated discarding the corners in favor of the Temporals at the last minute. I did not agree because the paintings were done while viewing the Primordial hexagrams. Aside from this the Primordials are mind-blowing in their grace and continuity with the traditional images of the tarot and needed to be revealed even if students do not fully comprehend them.
Practically what this means for example, within this aeon we will achieve space travel, eternal life if we want it (via genetics, cybernetics and so forth) as well as an incredible range of technology we have not even begun to dream of. We have been saying for years at The Abrahadabra Institute that would-be students of Mutational Alchemy need to be paying attention to Science and Technology as they are major parts of the occult oeuvre even if most occultists are afraid of it to their own detriment.
The end of the Sororal Aeon of Earth (at position 7) around the time of the death of the Magna Mater cults at approximately the time of Christ, reflects the idea of the girl child growing into a woman. This brings me to the next puzzle, briefly – how long do these aeons last? The answer to that question is not known, but m1thr0s and I theorized that it was quite simple really: they last as long as they need to last, just like puberty or something. It may be there is a built in limit as to how far the aeon may be stretched out, where a species of Man is just forced to go extinct, failing to achieve alchemical levity in this aeon for example, or failing to recognize the inherent importance of both male and female in the previous aeon (Male, Female, Quintessential One – thank you America).
Something occurred to allow the previous aeon to go forward – probably undocumented as most important occult events are. Observing the aftermath of the switch into the emotionally charged and violent Sororal Aeon of Yoni (changing Water) after C.E., is quite obvious if one takes a bird’s eye view of the past 2,000 years. In ancient times, for example, we have a religion of Sororal Water (Yoni) in the Cult of Dionysus or Artemis (Diana) towards the end of the Aeon of Sororal Water.
There is a vindictiveness towards the masculine in the ill-dignified aspects of Mankind’s history, perhaps revealing the reason for Ra Hoor Khut’s emphasis on his mastery of these old aeon personalities. It is his proclamation that he is the GOD of War and Vengeance that grants him authority over the previous aeons, as they are essentially War and Vengeance personified. (I encourage anyone interested in this idea to examine the archetype of the Furies for example, or The Morrigan and compare it against the elemental doctrine of Mutational Alchemy referenced within the Lo Shu Square/”Nu” Sigil of Saturn: Sororal Water, Yoni specifically)
In Mutational Alchemy the “default” ordering of the elements is Fire, Air, Earth and Water, per most, but not all, Eastern doctrine. In this case Water is viewed as supporting Earth. In the West the ordering of Earth and Water are not fixed at all, two chronologies are predominantly seen with the vast majority of scholars utilizing an opposite treatment of the feminine, with Earth resting in the below just as it “is” in the Sephiroth or Tree of Life. Both orderings can be correct depending on the surrounding circumstances. The Eastern ordering leans heavily on the Mother-Father doctrine and reflects the Asiatic tendency to place an emphasis on the natural order of family. The Western ordering that is more commonly seen within Hermetic Alchemy places an emphasis on the Great Western Mystery Cults of Greece, Italy and Egypt. It illumines the monadic nature of the four pillars, the widely known truth that God and Goddess are one, that the Daughter, Earth, is simply the manifestation of the All-Mother self-divided for Love’s sake, that the Son, Air, is the seed of the All-Father not to be mistaken for his higher self (else the Black Brotherhood comes to power via its worship of the aborted seeds of The Father or The Son as The Father).
For those interested in examining this further, investigation of the Mithraic religions’ history is recommended as the Persians heavily involved themselves in the incestuous-sacred Mithra-Anahita cult where the God is reborn of Goddess infinitely. Similar beliefs are also to be found in the old European Pagan cults in Britain and elsewhere although everyone is uncomfortable talking about it and it tends to get shuffled under the rug. The Oedipus complex is far too common in our society for anyone to be keen on talking about it openly, but for the adept the mystery must be examined without societal prejudice (and it goes without saying to us, although not to horrified tourists reading this, no, we do not partake in incest rituals at any time, we are as horrified as you are probably imagining our parents naked) But the idea of incest was known to be a bad idea even in ancient times, so the infinite cycle of Mithra-Anahita underlines an important aspect of the God and Goddess – they are Perfect, otherwise they could not continue unhindered in this process.
Mithra famously is the first being to break out of the cosmic egg, reputedly our world, possibly igniting the dawn of the Nu Aeon two aeons ago. I suppose we’ll never know. Understanding the aeonic progression fully is impossible as we have explained up until now: there simply isn’t enough data on why they occur, how long they last, and how many different types there are. It is true in Hinduism that there is a certain ordering to the yugas, but this ordering is not set in stone: the Vedas briefly but certainly touch on the point that the Kali Yuga only came about due to the Karmic result of the actions of Krsna, the prime avatar of Vishnu. This may or may not be true but it does remind us there is a possibility the aeons may not follow a strict chronological ordering, which is why an analysis has never been set down by any civilization except as a retrospective. The Lo Shu square theory does give us a starting point at which to assume a very broad outlook on the aeons, and given its association to Saturn/Chronos the sigil appears to be a very promising lead. It still doesn’t grant us access to much more information than the nature of the numbers, elements and transitional elements. (The transitional elements being those not of the four cardinals or Spirit/Akasha, namely, Sun, Moon, Yoni and Lingam) Even the name of the next Lord, Hrumachis is a bit nebulous and the element of Lingam, plus the number four does not offer much to go on. Four of Staves in The Mutational Alchemy Tarot, corresponding to the station’s Fraternal Fire and its number, four, depicts a time at the dawn of the Aeon of Hrumachis. This wouldn’t be the first time a previously unknown mystery revealed itself as matching m1thr0s’s intuitive art direction and my channeled work on the paintings themselves. III:34 of the Book of the Law mentions Hrumachis for those unfamiliar with the text.
34. But your holy place shall be untouched throughout the centuries: though with fire and sword it be burnt down & shattered, yet an invisible house there standeth, and shall stand until the fall of the Great Equinox; when Hrumachis shall arise and the double-wanded one assume my throne and place. Another prophet shall arise, and bring fresh fever from the skies; another woman shall awakethe lust & worship of the Snake; another soul of God and beast shall mingle in the globed priest; another sacrifice shall stain the tomb; another king shall reign; and blessing no longer be poured To the Hawk-headed mystical Lord!
- Ra Hoor Khut, Liber al Vel Legis III:34
The Hellenized form of Hor Em Akhet, Hrumachis is variably equated to the Aeon of Ma’at or the Aeon of Justice. By utilizing the Greek form of the name, Ra Hoor Khut is undoubtedly laying favor at the feet of Greece, a civilization well known for its savvy in military matters beloved by our Lord.
For those not following why I am using elements they probably have never heard of used normally, I will explain a bit further without using algebra. What can be said is if the possibility of Sororal Earth and Sororal Water exist (in a particular construct – they of course exist fundamentally both as ideas and elemental occurences) we need to look outside of the basic familial patterns normally attributed as the four elements: Fire, Father; Water, Mother; Air, Son; Daughter, Earth. Instead we are then we are dealing with the nine-element set, very rarely utilized in magick, yet not without precedent historically. (It exists both in Crowley’s work and in traditional Tantric Buddhism as well as in Chinese magick (Feng Shui).
First of all students of the Word of Perfection should pay attention and notice how this represents an alternative window into the Macroprosopus-Microprosopus *third* division discovered by m1thr0s that illuminates an important quality of Jen and underlines the important axiom “There is No God but Man” In this set of elements each element is neatly divided into transitional aspects accompanying the *prime* aspect, so that Tetragrammaton becomes both the Ogdoad AND the Ennead (centered around the hub of undivided Akasha). The airy nature of the glyph may not be obvious to some but will be a natural conclusion for any familiar with the VIAOV formula or the Tai Hsuan Ching, particularily in the 729 ternary hexagrams. m1thr0s certainly drove this point home by bordering the squares with the ternary trigram. The Lo Shu is closely linked to Saturn via the Western Saturn sigil. The chronologies are different in the rational numerical ordering of the trinary bigrams and in the Lo Shu, so we must analyze both to come to a proper understanding of any of the mysterious nine aeons. Sororal Water, the previous Aeon would be linked to the ternary bigram Yoni, not the ternary bigram Water, as illustrated below for clarity.
I love Ra Hoor Khut’s vengeful side. This is because I know that whatever he does is for the security of whole universe. The Abrahadabra Institute HAS to delve deeply into the mechanics of this art but that doesn’t mean any of us ever lose sight of the eternal goal of The Great Work in Completion (Abrahadabra for short): infinite bliss, infinite satisfaction, infinite diversity, infinite pleasure and of course true love. The things mankind have longed for since the dawn of *higher consciousness*. I’ve looked all over this damned planet and people are selling themselves short every time they approach the invisible throne. *Kether* (Crown in Hebrew) is all about pleasure, life, liberty and above all, equilibrium.
The mirrors on this site are designed to wake some people up, but to stay alert some of them need to be performing the TwinStar meditation at least daily. This signal cannot be killed although many people have tried over the years. It breeds a kind of resentment and confusion amongst the *people*. We are not for them. We are against them. This is exactly as it should be and also oddly enough not as it should be. What I mean is that the state of what was once called Spiritual Alchemy today is dismal. Most humans are in a fallen state. That is incorrect. Within that enviroment The Abrahadabra Institute has no choice but to take an adversarial approach, a war time approach, to the general public. There were warning signs of where Man was headed going back as far as Pythagoras, Abraham and Giordano Bruno. People attracted to The Abrahadabra Institute consistently misunderstood Abrahadabra, the TwinStar, Mutational Alchemy – everything to do with these subjects. Mutational Alchemy Fields were completely lost on even those who tried to learn them. This is a very dangerous subject to misunderstand, which is why I had to figure out how to reconstruct a curriculum from the ground up, with a constant finger on the pulse of the underground occult movements.
This realization left m1thr0s with little else to do but enjoy his last few years of retirement and to prepare me with the data and charts I would need to succeed in this task. Even so he was still producing work up until his death attempting to drive some of the more basic points home – There is No God but Man, for example, and the emphasis on entheogenic praxis. There is a simple lesson to be learned in living your life with Abrahadabra. With every little compromise you make in your life – whether it’s family or friends or career related, you lose a little bit of yourself every time. Pretty soon, you may be left with little to nothing to achieve levity with or receptivity when the Will of Heaven calls. Selling your soul doesn’t occur with diabolical contracts and bloody ink…it occurs slowly in every minor and major compromise we make conflicting with our higher self and our True Will, ΘΕΛΗΜΑ. If you choose to sacrifice a little of your energy and time to Abrahadabra, on the other hand, the sacrifice is made to yourself and your mind alone – no one and nothing else. That mind is large enough to include and encompass all you love and hold dear. The Emperor in Liber Tzaddi has an incredible revelation to say in all of this.
“I reveal unto you a great mystery. Ye stand between the abyss of height and the abyss of depth. In either awaits you a Companion; and that Companion is Yourself. Ye can have no other Companion.”
The alchemical axiom *Male, Female, Quintessential One” remains in force, despite this. One evening, The Magister Ouroboros 729, with a sly expression on his face asked me smoothly “Have I ever explained 2=3 to you before?”. “No, but it’s all over your work you know”, I smiled. We went on for a few hours about the various aspects of 2=3 in Mutational Alchemy. The conversation lead to Liber Tzaddi. m1thr0s explained to me that the book was as important, if not more important than the Book of the Law, and was also the first to point out that it represented a genuine transmission from The Emperor corresponding to ATU XVIII aka The Dragon aka Tzaddi in The Mutational Alchemy Tarot. He cited it as one of the most influential books he had read under Hymenaeus Alpha’s OTO, next to The Book of Lies, Liber 333. He went on to elucidate that although it had never been unofficially identified as such within the OTO he was quite sure it deserved as much, if not more attention than Liber al Vel Legis.
For those wondering why I took the number 777 after my name, I’ll explain. It’s called the Flaming Sword of Eden, counterpart to the Serpent and corresponds to the lightning bolts in the Tree of Life. It also represents the House of God occupied by Heru. The secret name of Horus is 359 and the name of the House of Abrahadabra is 418 aka Ningishzidda (359+418=777). Coincidentally the sum of Hymenaeus Alpha (Grady’s magickal name) also equals 777 which is a nice coincidence as m1thr0s, Magister Ouroboros 729 was initiated by Grady McMurtry. The precedent number of the station, 729 relates to m1thr0s’ work with the Body of Light and the 729 which is a key to it via the 729 ternary hexagrams, which he theorized to be the overarching code interacting with and directing the 64-base DNA code (explained in a previous article). Furthermore the name 777 was approved by m1thr0s 729. 777 – 729 = 48 + 2= 50 ;)
Izi Magister Ouroboros 777
A note about this chart. First older students of m1thr0s’ work will recognize the left five columns as his. The last two columns are mine. Although Spirit can alternately be identified with Abrasax or Baphomet or any other Monosexual representation containing opposites within itself, for the next aeon Ra Hoor Khut will be a sufficient name to figure into this chart. You may substitute Abrasax or any other ishta dev you find suitable although I do reccomend sticking with twin forms or martial forms, and predominantly masculine deity as the feminine is receding and the the masculine is dominating in this aeon. This is in reference to flux values of course and should not be confused with genitalia as I have already discussed extensively that Homo sapiens astralus is of the Jen element whether male or female gendered. Essentially the Nu Aeon will be a type of spiritual patriarchy and set those ill-dignified notions of patriarchy from the old aeon of Sororal Water right on their head. It is too early to make predictions about the rule of Hrumachis but opinions may be formed from what I have discussed here already. I believe this chart to be fairly stable but it may change in the future. For example, there was some debate between m1thr0s and I whether the the elemental Earth and elemental Air should retain association to the family station Daughter and Son, respectively. Therefore the chart could reference them as filial Earth and filial Air. Whereof the distinction would then be made that second set of Sororal and Fraternal are not only filial in the elemental state, having begun their independence and ascension to their own rule they are associating and engaging in exchange with the opposite side of the universe, thus kicking off the great dissolution. *Male, Female, Quintessential One.* (Macrocosmically, or for Chaotes, fractally on a large scale, not specifically relating to the turn of the Aeon I discussed earlier) This doctrine also found in the Twin Trees Primordials and Twin Trees Temporals charted by m1thr0s has been discussed in prior articles. A key to this is the assertion from m1thr0s “The Father has given his Daughters over to the Mother and The Mother has given her sons over to the Father” in reference to the nature of the Temporals reciprocal inverts. It still remains to be seen whether the first expression, or chronologically earlier Son and Daughter should merely be titled *Sororal* and *Fraternal* or *Filial Sororal* and *Filial Fraternal* in either case rest assured this is technically correct – Sun and Moon are filial to their respective native parent, ie the Sun is still filial to the Father and the Moon is still filial to the Mother. This is not the case with Earth and Air which are coming into an inheritance. A similar doctrine can be found in the THOTH tarot where Knights are treated not as the King, but as an interloper deposing the King. m1thr0s and I didn’t care for that take on the Primordials as it smacked of Old Aeon debris but it is an example of how elementals may be expressed in down-to-earth human terms so that the reader is assured this style of elementalism is not without earlier precedent.
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