The Mutational Alchemy Tarot is the first publication from the Abrahadabra Institute and the first Tarot of its kind in history that presents paradigm shifting proofs of the physics of the Body of Light. The art took three years to complete with 3,000 hours of production time and 40 years of personal research. More than a groundbreaking tarot, it is a thesis on occult science and the physics of Mutational Alchemy. The art incorporates global archetypes and assimilates Tetragrammaton flawlessly. After three years the project is complete, except for the book which is an extraordinarily complex writing project requiring exquisite attention to detail.
Sample from the book:
Atu II: The (High) Priestess
Letter: ג Ghimel (G)
Pent #13 – Air of 兌 (Tui) The Joyous, Lake
Fire: Hex #61: 中孚 (Chung Fu) Inner Truth
Air: Hex #61: 中孚 (Chung Fu) Inner Truth
Water: Hex #62: 小過 (Hsiao Kuo) Preponderance of the Small
Earth: Hex #62: 小過 (Hsiao Kuo) Preponderance of the Small
Keywords: Intuitive, Empathic, Visionary, Devoted, Articulate, Coordinated, Mystical, Unconventional, Adaptive, Psychic, Inner-Truth, Higher-Self, Gnosis, Sophia, Contemplative, Artistic, Sensual, Spiritual
Traditional Interpretation: Receptivity and connectivity are the two prevailing attributions of the priestess. She connects the energy of crown above her to Sol, the energy of the Sun below her. One of the things that is important to know about the Priestess is that her path intersects the Empress. Anatomically that locale corresponds to the pineal gland on the human body. That puts her in the realm of intuition and visionary phenomenon. She represents the path of the devoted truth seeker who has a high receptivity to the will of heaven. There is an element of fertility here, as she is usually a young woman – her energy is youthful and energetic. She tends to facilitate enhanced understanding. She represents the blessings of heaven. Conduction is another one of her powers. She channels the energy of the supernals into the rest of the tree as the preeminent middle pillar.
Mutational Alchemy Edits: It is important to point out in this case her Fire and Air hexagrams correspond to Inner Truth, hexagram 61. This figures prominently in how we look at her in terms of Mutational Alchemy. She shares in common with the Magus that her hexagrams are powerfully self contained and correspond to Inner Truth and Preponderance of the Small. Everything we know about her from the hexagrams agrees with her traditional interpretation. Her pentagram is number thirteen, so that is one of her numbers. Her path is also number thirteen on the tree. What that means in Mutational Alchemy is that she has the number of the reflection of the tetractys superimposed on itself – you only get three more points total when you do this, equaling thirteen. It is called the number of unity in both magick and Mutational Alchemy. Another very important aspect is she carries the TwinStar. Why does she carry the TwinStar? Her seat right in the middle of the path between 1 and 6 on the Sephiroth is the seat of Da’ath called Knowledge in English, which is also the seat of the TwinStar. In general, for her to be carrying the TwinStar is very appropriate for where she sits on the tree. That would be where it manifests and where it would be housed. So we are especially interested in her relationship to Da’ath in Mutational Alchemy as well as her agency with respect to the TwinStar. She is one of the archetypes that lets us key into the TwinStar for those of us who are able to see what is going on with it.
Symbolism: Channeling the powerful and vast store of energy in the Supernals to the rest of the tree, she is on fire, yet made of the conductive element water, she is comforted by fire and rarely burned. On our own planet, earth, the marriage of fire (sunlight) and water soon brought forth all beings under our atmosphere.
The Priestess is a dual character with two primary capacities – that of the totality of the yin principal and Kun in Chinese cosmology as well as the proper consort of primordial fire or Qian, like the Vestal Virgins of Pre-Christian Rome. She is dangerous and receptive, splendid and horrific. She is second only to the Magician and The Fool and the first overtly apparent feminine archetype in the deck. She has the potential of all the following feminine archetypes in the Tarot.
The animals in the corners are representative of elemental forms, a bison for earth, serpent for fire, tiger for water, raven for air.