Lemurian Times

Lemurian Times


What follows is a list of introductions to Neolemurian occulture and numogrammatics. These, however, are presented with a key disclaimer: that there are absolutely no authoritative sources on either of these topics. There exist classic Neolemurian writings and contemporary Neolemurian writings; neither group of texts is reliablenot even the Ccru, whose numogrammatics contains numerous errors! Every source has its idiosyncracies which you can choose to trust or not. The virtual book of Neolemurianism is a hypertext running across many documents in which the system of numogrammatics and hyperstition is expounded, but all attempts to articulate this hypertext coherently have failed. We will continue to try and continue to fail. In the meantime, lean on what you can derive and intuit instead of what you take on authority. Don't rely on the Ccru, on us, and certainly not on Nick Land. Rely on the lemurs. You will come to learn what that entails, shleth hud dopesh.

Lillian Patch, "Flatline Numogrammatics"

There can be no induction to Lemuria, only a series of abductions (unformed, unrepresentable: the wellsprings of the deep). "Flatline Numogrammatics" seeks to foreclose what a whitepaper would answer. Written specifically for Lemurian Times, its function is to create a gateway into Neolemurian occulture and a relation to the numogram which is Lemuria's beating heart. Beyond this function, it seeks to be comprehensive on no front whatsoever. "A senseless, irrational, and incomputable proposition."

Ccru: Writings 1997–2003

For better or for worse, the Ccru's collected writings remain the most useful resource for a Neolemurian initiate, and its book format is very well organized for that purpose. The collected writings consists of most of the contents of ccru.net (but not all of them; especially in the Abstract Culture zine) and a selection from hyperstition.abstractdynamics.org, along with certain crucial materials not found elsewhere (e.g. "The Tale of the End"). Reading the collected writings cover to cover involves a full subversion in the Neolemurian system, anticipating and culminating in the exposition of the numogram; this exposition can also be read directly by beginning with Part 8. Deciphering Part 8, whose contents are often rather different from the rest of the book, is a sort of rite of passage; it does not come easily and is often best embarked on in a group or with a mentor. The authors of the Writings are generally anonymous, but a reader should bear in mind that the text is anthological, frequently does not agree with itself and does not demand agreement from its reader. It is worth noting that certain inclusions in this anthology, namely (but not exclusively) those depicting the invented "Tzikvik" Native American nation in Part 5, are objectionable in several ways; this is the aforementioned "for worse." Physical and digital copies of the Writings can be bought at urbanomic.com, and most of its contents can be found on the mentioned websites freely.

Nick Land, "Qabbala 101"

Qabbala 101 is the original introduction to the study of Neolemurian numeraciesless to the actual numbers themselves than to the ethos with which they are examined. It notes the fundamental coincidences of the practice and crucially distinguishes it from numerology. Qabbala 101 was originally published in five parts on the Hyperstition blog (0, 1, 2, 3, 4). It is worth noting that the Hyperstition blog was an ongoing dialogue, so while this piece was written by Land, it was produced through conversations with a number of interlocutors, including some (e.g. northanger) who are well-respected by numogrammaticists, along with some who are generally disliked. These conversations can still be found on the blog, including in the comments of the original posts.

Mikal Mindszenty, "Neolemurian Primer"

A very recent contribution (put out in 2023), Mindszenty's primer is a highly accessible introduction to Neolemurianism addressing itself chiefly to interested occultists. It begins by drawing out the commitments of Neolemurianism as an ethic and the tactics which develop along with those commitments. It then explains the fundamentals of the numogram with recourse to recent developments in Neolemurian research, and then describes many of the most prominent aspects of Neolemurian mythos, in its various "carriers" or "hyperstitions." Mindszenty's primer is found on katab.asia (which also hosts Russian translations of works from Lemurian Times), both in the original Russian and in its English translation.

Luís Gonçalves, "The wonders & magic of Alphanumeric Qabbala."

"The wonders & magic of alphanumeric qabbala" is another very recent (2023) Neolemurian primer, this time centred on the absolutely crucial AQ Gematricular cipher. Gonçalves discusses the intricacies of AQ's construction in great depth, drawing out qualities which are often overlooked due to the apparent simplicity of the cipher. It also shares a lot of creative applications of the system which have yet to be much explored. Because the author is a contemporary Neolemurian researcher, the text is tapped into discussions ongoing today. The essay is found on his personal blog, gematriaresearch.blogspot.com, which also hosts in-depth analyses of other ciphers.

Vincent Le, "One Two Many."

Another introduction to Neolemurian numbering practices, Le's "One Two Many" takes the form of a published academic paper and so possesses a different kind of legibility than other introductions. This piece is concerned specifically with the numeracies of Nick Land, which are very influential but do not exhaustively cover Neolemurian matters of interest. Most obviously, the numogram is excluded from this discussion. However, the theoretical/philosophical commitments Le uncovers in the numeracies he discusses are of broad interest, and he is very effective in this exposition.

Yves Cross, "Time War // Briefing for Neolemurian Agents"

Adapting an old text of the Ccru into the form of a briefing, Cross's introduction is one of the strangest on this list. It principally concerns itself with describing Neolemuria's main foil, the AOE, but functions as a Neolemurian initiation through this description. As a remixed work of theoryfiction, "Time War" is a very different kind of text than a straightforward essay; because it is well-executed, it can be tremendously fun to read as a result. The essay is hosted on VastAbrupt.com, one of the major nodes in the (now mostly defunct) Unconditional Accelerationist sphere, and on which many other texts of interest can be found.

Gate Zero, "Neospare's Introduction to the Numogram" / Time Sorcery

Until it went dormant in 2023, Gate Zero, run by the carrier Vexsys, was one of the most prominent voices in Neolemurian occulture. Beginning from a basis in chaos magick but moving beyond that tradition over time, Vexsys was crucial in repopularizing numogrammatics and turning it into a living occult practice. The two listed documents perform both of those functions: "Neospare's Introduction" is a brief early primer on the numogram, while Time Sorcery is a later book on the topic; both provide an explanation of numogrammatic basics and certain practical applications. The two can be found as PDFs on Gate Zero's Gumroad, the former freely and the latter for a price, along with Gate Zero's other productions.