DNA Magick

By Fenwick Rysen | December 21, 2000

Subject: Re: [zee-list] Re: DNA and the four elements?
Date: Thu, 21 Dec 2000 10:53:08 -0600 (CST)
From: Fenwick Rysen < fenwick[at]chaosmatrix[dot]com >
To: zee-list

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On Mon, 11 Dec 2000 soror.mystica@att.net wrote:

<< I have been researching genetic manipulation and I am wondering whether anyone has any ideas as to how they would connect the four elements to the four nucleotides >>

Kick ass! Up until now, I thought I was the only mage with the chemical structure of DNA jotted down in his book of shadows!

I did a lot of work with DNA magick in a short period, and while I didn’t really attribute directly to elements, I did place Adenine and Thymine at opposite ends of the circle, and Guanine and Cytosine at opposite ends of the circle. I ignored directions and elements. I drew their chemical structure in their quarter (sidewalk chalk is a magicians best friend), and stood upon a drawing of Deoxyrybose, that sacred sugar that bonds the four together in the spiral of life.

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Instead of drawing up a “cone” or power, I envisioned standing at the center of a double helix stretching to infinity above and below.

I separated my magick into two circles, DNA Magick which had Cytosine as one point, which was mostly information-gathering, introspective work. Then I’d continue a working by replacing the drawing of Cytosine with Uracil, and switch to RNA magick, where I took the information I’d gained, and manifested it into the real world, building up aethyric proteins, as it were. Fun stuff.

My own thoughts after playing with it were that DNA was truly primal, very atavistic magick. I’m not sure you *can* match them to the elements properly. Or at least I couldn’t. But this is chaos. Whatever works! I’d be interested to see whatever system you work our for it. DNA magick is really fun stuff.

Keep us informed!

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–Fenwick Rysen

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