More Influential Than Ever?

O9A Insight Role
O9A Insight Role

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O9A: More Influential Than Ever?

The Occult Phantom Menace:
Part Twenty Three

The Daily Telegraph is the latest mainstream British newspaper to print another article mentioning the Order of Nine Angles.

Citing a 2019 report by the anti-fascist organization calling itself Hope Not Hate, the newspaper article states that “some of the most extreme [Nazi] groups in Britain today are influenced by the Order of Nine Angles (O9A), unquestionably the world’s most extreme Nazi Satanist group.” {1}

In addition, O9A philosophy is “shaping the recently formed Sonnenkrieg Division, possibly the most extreme nazi group we have seen in decades. The O9A group, which has been running since the 1960s and holds occult rituals led by a Priest and Priestess, advocates destroying society from within and culling people.”

The article goes on to quote Nick Lowles of Hope Not Hate:

                  “The O9A is arguably becoming more visible and influential than ever.”

For ourselves, we do not deny the connection between O9A Occult philosophy and National Socialism. As we wrote in a recent posting:

                  “We are just one of many nexions who interpret O9A esoteric philosophy as anti-Magian in essence and National Socialist in exoteric practice and as required by the O9A’s Sinister Dialectic.” {2}

Which is one reason why, in the past, we have posted items such as The Two Interpretations Of National Socialism {3} and why in the Links section of our blog we include Reichsfolk Times {4}.

Three Wyrd Sisters Nexion
Oxonia
February 2019 ev

{1} https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/18/children-young-13-joining-satanic-nazi-groups-report-warns/
{2} https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2019/02/16/the-o9a-and-gladio/
{3} https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2018/12/11/the-two-interpretations-of-national-socialism/
{4} https://reichsfolktimes.wordpress.com/

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Our occasional series The Occult Phantom Menace is concerned with how the O9A is perceived, usually by mundanes, self-described non-O9A ‘satanists’, and hack journalists, and which popular perception of the O9A often aids recruitment as well as often unwittingly aiding the O9A’s Labyrinthos Mythologicus.

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A Neo-Nazi Death Cult?

Order Of Nine Angles
O9A

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Editorial Update, 18 Feb 2019 ev: It transpires that the “Hope Not Hate” item about the O9A mentioned in our original post was a draft of part of their so-called The State of Hate 2019 report, and which report has now been published, qv. the analysis at State Of Hate.

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A Neo-Nazi Death Cult?
The Occult Phantom Menace:
Part Twenty One

Following the mention of the Order of Nine Angles in a February 2019 article in the mainstream British newspaper The Independent, the anti-fascist organization calling itself “Hope Not Hate” a few days later published the report on which that and other newspapers relied, with two sections of the report devoted to the O9A and to Myatt.

The by-line of The Independent article was “Extreme neo-Nazi ‘death cults’ drawing in children as young as 13, report warns […] Children as young as 13 being drawn into ideologies harder, darker and more committed than ever before.”

In respect of the O9A and Myatt the “Hope Not Hate” report is tabloid journalism at its hateful, propagandistic, and judgemental best. A tribute to the hack journalism of the gutter press and reminiscent of the blogorrhea and forumorrhea of mundanes. Full of pejorative terms, factual errors, innuendos, rants, logical fallacies, and blandly stating as fact what are only unproven allegations, rumours and propaganda. Unproven allegations such as Myatt=Long, that Myatt=DarkLogos, propaganda lies such as the O9A encouraging rape, and logical fallacies such as a dicto secundum quid ad dictum simpliciter.

Yet among the many amusing factual errors – such as Mr Moult as “leader” of the O9A (when there is no leader), as author of The Dreccian Way (when he only wrote one chapter), and “Darkos Lago” instead of “Dark Logos” – and despite the many sentences which use pejorative (hack writer) terms such as “ludicrous”, “comical”, “grubby”, and “fantasy”, there are trigger phrases which make the item suitable for inclusion in our occasional series The Occult Phantom Menace, which series is concerned with how the O9A is perceived, usually by mundanes, self-described non-O9A ‘satanists’, and hack journalists, and which popular perception of the O9A often aids recruitment as well as often unwittingly aiding the O9A’s Labyrinthos Mythologicus.

Trigger phrases such as that the O9A is “a very sinister organisation which has the potential to inspire their followers to commit extreme acts of violence”; that Myatt was “a key ideologue for al-Qaeda”; that “the three volumes of The Black Book of Satan are considered so extreme that they are kept is a special section of the British Library and not available to the general public”, and that “followers are encouraged not just to commit crime, but to spread it, encourage it, incite it, support it”.

Considered objectively and in Aeonic terms the “Hope Not Hate” report and the Media coverage of it is a propaganda triumph for the O9A enhancing as it does both the mythos of the O9A and the Myattian mythos, just as the Quietus article about the O9A published last year was a propaganda triumph for “us”. {1}{2}

As we wrote in a recent article: “Can there be such a thing as a bad press, a conspiracy theory too bizarre, an innuendo too far, for an Occult movement espousing a dangerous and extreme form of Satanism which has maintained for over forty years that human sacrifice is part of Satanism and which promotes infiltration of and involvement with extremist political and religious groups? No.”

TWS Nexion
Oxonia
February 2019 ev
v.1.03

{1} https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2018/12/14/a-propaganda-triumph/

{2} https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/o9a-mythical-beast-v2c.pdf

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Related:

The O9A And Gladio

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The O9A And Gladio

O9A Insight Role
O9A Insight Role

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The O9A And Gladio

The Occult Phantom Menace:
Part Nineteen

In February 2019, a conspiracy-theorist – writing on a German-language internet media outlet – made mention of the Order of Nine Angles and David Myatt in connection with the NATO anti-communist paramilitary Gladio “stay-behind” network.

Apparently, the Gladio network was “the best-kept, and most damaging, political-military secret since World War II” {1}.

Referencing a 2014 article in the Guardian newspaper titled Satanic panic: how British agents stoked supernatural fears in Troubles {2} the conspiracy-theorist alleged that Myatt was behind that particular “satanic panic” with the innuendo being that Myatt was working for British military intelligence and part of that psychological warfare operation (Psy Ops), which ran from 1972 to 1974, with it rumoured that Myatt founded the O9A in the same year as that PsyOp began.

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While Myatt’s involvement with Column 88 in the 1970s and 1980s is documented in his autobiography Myngath, by academics {3}{4}{5} and in other articles {6} the conspiracy-theorist goes on to suggest a connection between Myatt and Michael Aquino of the Temple of Set.

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This is all good conspiracy theory stuff. Aiding both the O9A and the Myatt mythoi. As do other stories about The Occult Phantom Menace known as the O9A. As did the Quietus article late last year with its description of Myatt as “a former mercenary and bodyguard to fascist British Movement leader Colin Jordan” who has the “lifelong aim of destroying Judeo-Christian culture,” and with the O9A being described as having around 2,000 adherents worldwide.

Can there be such a thing as a bad press, a conspiracy theory too bizarre, an innuendo too far, for an Occult movement espousing “a dangerous and extreme form of Satanism” {7} which has maintained for over forty years that human sacrifice is part of Satanism and which promotes infiltration of and involvement with extremist political and religious groups? No.

Have forty years of criticism of and forty years of anti-O9A propaganda by self-described “satanists” and mundanes adversely affected the O9A? No.

Has the association of the O9A with neo-nazism adversely affected the O9A? No.

For we are just one of many nexions who interpret O9A esoteric philosophy as anti-Magian in essence and National Socialist in exoteric practice and as required by the O9A’s Sinister Dialectic.

TWS Nexion
February 2019 ev

{1} Hugh O’Shaughnessy. “Gladio: Europe’s Secret Networks,” The Observer, 18 November 1990

{2} https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/oct/09/satanic-panic-british-agents-stoked-fears-troubles

{3} N. Goodrick-Clark. Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism and the Politics of Identity. New York University Press. 2001, p.223.

{4} George Michael. The Enemy of My Enemy: The Alarming Convergence of Militant Islam and the Extreme Right. University Press of Kansas, 2006, p. 142ff.

{5} Jeffrey Kaplan. Encyclopedia of White Power. A Sourcebook on the Radical Racist Right. AltaMira Press, Walnut Creek, CA 2000, p. 216ff; p.514f.

{6} https://regardingdavidmyatt.wordpress.com/agent-provocateur/

{7} Per Faxneld. “Post-Satanism, Left-Hand Paths, and Beyond: Visiting the Margins”. The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity. Oxford University Press. p.207.

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Our occasional series The Occult Phantom Menace is concerned with how the O9A is perceived, usually by mundanes, self-described non-O9A ‘satanists’, and hack journalists, and which popular perception of the O9A often aids recruitment as well as often unwittingly aiding the O9A’s Labyrinthos Mythologicus.

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Remembering David Myatt

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Richard Moult: The Green Damask Room

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Given his age – three score years and almost a decade more – then someday, and perhaps not that distant, Mr David Myatt, now a reclusive mystic, will most assuredly be gone from our mortal realm. So how should, how will, Myatt be remembered?

For his five-decade long Faustian peregrinations: neo-nazi activist and ideologue; monk; radical Muslim, and, finally, a philosopher of pathei-mathos? {1}

For his alleged founding of and involvement with the Order of Nine Angles, ending as described in the ‘last writings’ of Anton Long {2} and thus as a modern example of the Rounwytha way? {3}

For his Greek translations ranging from Homer, to Aeschylus, to Sophocles, to Sappho, {4} to the Corpus Hermeticum {5} and to his iconoclastic translation of chapters from the Gospel of John? {6}

We present here three different and personal views.

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{1} https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/myatt-mystic-philosophy-second-edition.pdf
{2} https://omega9alpha.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/esoterikos-the-enigmatic-truth.pdf
{3} https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/the-rounwytha-way.pdf
{4} https://davidmyatt.wordpress.com/about/greek-translations/
{5} https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/myatt-eight-tractates-print.pdf
{6} https://davidmyatt.wordpress.com/gospel-according-to-john/

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Poetry

For myself I choose his poetry. Or rather those ‘four forgotten poems’ and that compilation of his poems – titled Relict – which he himself compiled {1}{2}. For there is humanism, a numinosity, the ethos of our Western civilization, presenced in such semi-autobiographical poems as are collected there. As well as the quintessence of what, post-2012, became his mystical, his very personal, his decidedly Western and decidedly pagan, ‘philosophy of pathei-mathos’.

Thus if he is to be remembered it should, perhaps, be for such so very human, so very civilized, poems. For such poems are such an eloquent rebuke to those who have attempted – or who for private or for political reasons may well continue to attempt – to besmirch him.

Richard Stirling
2017

(1} https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/relict-poems-david-myatt.pdf
(2} https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/dwm-four-poems.pdf

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Greek Translations

We choose his Greek translations, and in particular his translations of and his commentaries on tracts from the ancient Corpus Hermeticum collected together in one book: Corpus Hermeticum: Eight Tractates. 2017. ISBN-13: 978-1976452369.

For nearly two decades, from the early 1990s, his translations of Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Sappho, were used by several universities around the world as part of their undergraduate courses in Classics or in the Humanities. {1} One American High School even staged a performance of his Antigone.

Then some rabid Myatt-hater, around 2006, and as part of his anti-Myatt crusade took it upon himself to contact – by e-mail or by letter – all the institutions of higher learning that he could find that used Myatt’s translations. He informed them of Myatt’s neo-nazi past, made accusations regarding involvement with Satanism, and cited Myatt’s then support for the Taliban and al-Qaida. Most institutions silently dropped Myatt from their curriculum. Thus, one more triumph – unfortunately – for the status quo: for the Magian and their allies. But they have now had their day; the writing is on the wall and it reads Δίκα δὲ τοῖς μὲν παθοῦσιν μαθεῖν ἐπιρρέπει {2}.

Three Wyrd Sisters
2017 ev

{1} Among those who used his translations were Professor Dusan Pajin; Professor Michael Lienesch; Sogang University, Korea; The University of Reading, England; Rio Hondo College; and Suffolk University in the USA.

{2} [The Goddess] Fairness favours someone learning from adversity.

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Lapis Philosophicus

It is my view that Myatt – under the nom-de-plume Anton Long – is one of the most innovative of modern occultists and one of the few to actually attain (rather than to delusionally award themselves) the grade of Magus.

Remembered because for over four decades he has been on an Occult quest – an anados – involving practical experience of both the sinister and the numinous and has, in recent years, found Lapis Philosophicus as explained in the Living The Final Apprehension section of the text Myatt, The Septenary Anados, And The Quest For Lapis Philosophicus (1}.

Thus, the practical, hard, testing, elitist, Seven Fold Way – to wisdom – that he has created {2} is and should be his legacy.

R. Parker
2017
v.1.03

{1} https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/o9a-myatt-lapis-philos-v1.pdf
{2} https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2019/01/o9a-7fw-practical-v3.pdf


Image credit: The Green Damask Room. A Painting by Richard Moult.


Five Classic O9A Texts

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Atu III, Richard Moult

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Five Classic O9A Texts
(pdf)

Contents

° Preface
° The Meaning Of Fayen
° Mysterium: Beyond The Order of Nine Angles
° The Next Three Hundred Years
° The Inner O9A
° Order of Nine Angles Style, O9A Chic

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Image credit:
Richard Moult: Atu III
from his Tarot pack Non Est Secundus Quia Unus Est

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O9A: The Nine Angles

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Classic O9A Texts
The Nine Angles

I. Extract from the 2018 text The Tree Of Wyrd And The Star Game: An Overview. {1}

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Renaissance Septenary Tree of Wyrd

The above is a Renaissance illustration of the septenary Tree of Wyrd, from the book Azoth Sive Aureliae Occultae Philosophorum published in 1613 CE, which illustration includes the three fundamental alchemical substances, Salt, Sulphur, Mercury, whose nine transformations form the “nine angles” of the O9A and which nine angles are represented by the pieces of the O9A’s Star Game thus:

O9A Star Game Pieces

Which overview reveals that the Occult tradition of the O9A is independent of, different from, and an alternative to the Qabala based tradition used by the majority of modern Occultists.

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II. Extract from the 2013 text Originality, Tradition, And The Order of Nine Angles. {2}

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A study of O9A [Order of Nine Angles] texts reveals that, from the 1970s on, their ‘nine angles’ refer to the nine combinations – the “numinous symbols of cliology” (qv. the 1990s text ‘Aeonic Magick: A Basic Introduction’) – of the three basic alchemical substances (Mercury, Sulphur, Salt) which are represented in the pieces of the 1970s vintage O9A Star Game. These nine angles/combinations were first outlined in the 1974 text Emanations of Urania, and which nine combinations can be used to symbolize how the the causal and the acausal are manifest to us, as for instance in our psyche (in the nexion of causal/acausal that we are) via archetypes, ‘personality types’, and the esoteric correspondences of the O9A Tree of Wyrd.

Furthermore, according to Anton Long his inspiration for this 1970s theory of cliology – of nine alchemical combinations or emanations – was an ancient Arabic manuscript, of a few folios, he read while travelling and studying in the Middle East and Asia in 1971, and to which MS some scribe had added some scholia and the title Al-Kitab Al-Alfak (which translates as The Book of The Spheres), for in ancient Muslim alchemy and cosmology there are nine cosmic spheres or ‘supernatural’ realms. {3}

The most distant of these spheres or realms is falak al-aflak, the ‘primary of the spheres’. Below this (and thus nearer to us) is al-kawakib al-thabitah, the realm of the heavenly fixed stars. Next is Zuhal, the sphere of Saturn. Then there is Mushtari, the sphere of Jupiter, followed by Marikh (Mars); Shams (the Sun); Zuhrah (Venus); Utarid (Mercury); and finally Qamar, the sphere of the Moon.

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{1} https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/2018/09/23/the-tree-of-wyrd-and-the-star-game/

{2} https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/originality/

{3} Editorial Note: The Arabic MS Kitab al-Aflak (Book of the Spheres) should not be confused with a book with a similar name – Kitab Ta’dil hay’at al‐aflak – written by Sadr al-Sharia al‐Thani in 1346 or 1347 CE.

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Related:
(i) Complete Guide To The Order of Nine Angles
(ii) Aρρενόθηλυς: Alchemical And Hermetic Antecedents Of The Seven Fold Way
(iii) Emanations Of Urania (pdf)

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Overview Of The O9A

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Classic O9A Texts

Overview of the O9A
An Esoteric Ethos

Five of the many things that set the eclectic Order of Nine Angles (O9A/ONA) apart from other contemporary, and long standing, satanist groups – or groups generally perceived to be satanist – are:

(i) the principle of individuals being encouraged to form their own local, and totally independent, O9A cell, nexion, or ‘temple’;
(ii) a rejection of the legal concept of ‘intellectual property’ (and thus a rejection of the concept of copyright) manifest in the O9A practice of making all their documents freely available and positively encouraging others to copy and redistribute them, even commercially;
(iii) their ‘code of kindred honour’, otherwise known as ‘the logos of the O9A’ and as their ‘Law of the New Aeon’;
(iv) what they term ‘the authority of individual judgement’; and
(v) their insistence on the necessity of individuals learning from practical (often amoral and adversarial/heretical) personal experience, from ordeals, and from (often difficult) physical challenges.

These five elements – inherent in the Order of Nine Angles well-before the advent of the internet {1} – combine together to not only make the O9A anarchist in theory and in praxis {2}, but also provide it with a contemporary appeal especially among rebellious young people. For these elements mean that the O9A is not dependant on, nor identified with, one person; is immune to the divisions, the schisms, the claims regarding ‘authenticity’, that have bedevilled and do bedevil some other occult groups; and – like open-source computer software – can be refined, modified, updated, and developed, by others, thus in effect easily transplanting and re-inventing itself when and where necessary without any assistance from its founder, the pseudonymous Anton Long.

For the O9A is more akin to an esoteric ethos, an occult weltanschauung, than it is to a formal organization. That is, it is an organized but organic idea – a concept, a living tradition – which embodies in its very nature, like most living organisms, the possibility of adaptation and change.

Some, however, might prefer to consider the O9A as more akin to a ‘sinister virus’ that affects or which can affect (can infect) and which lives in or can live in our psyche (and which thus can alter the thoughts, feelings, and behaviour of people), and which like all virii, has an innate ability to replicate and mutate itself. Little wonder, then, that – without a headquarters, without an office or offices, without meetings, without a sanctified ‘membership’, without a contact address, without a leader, committees, a hierarchy; without any perceptible external organizational structure – it has managed to spread, from small beginnings in rural Shropshire and Herefordshire, across the world, to places such as Belgium, Germany, Russia, Poland, Serbia, Australia, and North and South America.

Little wonder, also, that many times ‘the O9A-effect’ is short-term, with many of those affected ‘recovering’ from the O9A after some months, or after a year or so; and little wonder that some of these ‘recovered ones’ unknowingly still carry the O9A within them, able to infect susceptible others, or even themselves liable to suffer a relapse or perhaps be reinfected with a new strain of the virus which they themselves or others, again unknowingly, may have nurtured.

Such metaphors aside, the five essential aforementioned elements that form the O9A have, unsurprising, escaped the attention of most if not all of those who, over the past thirty years or so, have written about, commented upon, and criticized, the Order of Nine Angles. For such writings, commentary, and criticism, has tended to focus on either the lack of any perceptible external organizational structure, or – more often – on a few of the more amoral or adversarial practices advocated by – or rather, enshrined within – the O9A; practices such as culling (human sacrifice), and the use of political or religious extremism, and the commission of crime, as practical and effective personal learning experiences and challenges.

Thus has the O9A come to be mistakenly regarded as a ‘neo-nazi satanist group’, as ‘an extreme form of satanism’, or dismissed as a ‘minor underground occult group’, and this latter despite the significant contributions made by the O9A to occultism, and despite the fact of the historical nature of many of its traditions.

Occult Contributions and Historical Traditions

The Order of Nine Angles has presented numerous occult traditions, techniques, and esoteric knowledge, not found in extant occult groups, in ancient and modern occult literature, or in the writings of modern occultists. In addition it has made original contributions to occultism.

Among the contributions, and the unique occult traditions, of the O9A are the following.

1. The Seven Fold Way.

With its practical tasks, occult workings, septenary correspondences, and grade rituals, this is a modern, practical, anados, and thus a living continuation of the ancient Hellenic hermetic tradition.

Also, no extant occult group has ordeals such as the basic (c. three month) wilderness living – or the extended (c. six months) wilderness living – of the grade ritual of Internal Adept, nor the (lunar) month-long subterranean dwelling of the Camlad Rite of The Abyss.

Both are modern versions of ancient esoteric techniques designed to test the candidate and cultivate both self, and esoteric, understanding.

2. Empathy And The Art Of Culling

The importance of the faculty of empathy and the revival of The Art Of Culling is outlined in O9A texts such as The Place Of Empathy In The O9A Tradition and Culling As Art.

3. Alchemical Seasons and the Error of Denotatum.

These form part of the pagan Rounwytha tradition, and are outlined in O9A texts such as (i) The Rounwytha In History and Modern Context, (ii) Denotatum – The Esoteric Problem With Names, and (iii) Alchemical Seasons and The Fluxions of Time.

4. The Star Game.

The Star Game is a new esoteric language, and also develops the faculty of acausal-thinking; that is, of a perception and an understanding beyond denotatum.

5. Sorcery And The Psyche

The O9A by a theory of acausality offer a rational explanation of sorcery, of the psyche (of the unconscious and archetypes), of the nature of the supernatural, and of the nature of life.

6. The Aeonic Perspective and the Sinisterly-Numinous.

This involves not only an esoteric distinction between the fate (or destiny) of an individual and supra-personal wyrd, but also a rational explanation of the apprehension of what is ‘beyond The Abyss’. This distinction and apprehension informs the long-term ‘sinister strategy’ of the O9A.

7. Esoteric Chant.

Esoteric chant – outlined in the 1980s Naos compilation – is not only a type of sorcery but also an esoteric language and thus a means toward acausal-knowing.

8. Mythos.

With its mythos of The Dark Gods – of shapeshifting, powerful, acausal beings, including a female Baphomet – and with its two possible modes of apprehension of such beings/entities, the O9A not only intrigues and mystifies, but also carries on the ancient occult tradition of presenting individuals with the opportunity to personally explore the supernatural and thus gain occult knowledge.

9. Amorality, and Satan as Adversary, Terrorist, and Extremist.

Unique among avowedly satanist groups, the O9A describes itself and its ethos as socially and individually harmful, destructive, disastrous, pernicious, baleful, deadly, malicious, malevolent, sly, and offensive. For it encourages individual amorality, exeatic living, extremism, and the practical transgression of norms, including laws.

R. Parker
January 2014 ev

Notes

{1} See for example The Adversarial Praxis and Logos of The Order of Nine Angles, and Authority, Learning, and Culture, In The Sinister Tradition Of The Order of Nine Angles.

{2} A useful, working, definition of anarchy (a definition supported by the O9A) is “that way of living which regards the authority of The State as unnecessary and possibly harmful, and which instead prefers the free and individual choice of mutual and non-hierarchical co-operation”.

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Source:
The above text is an edited, revised, extract (by the author) from Part One of
Investigating The Order Of Nine Angles
(pdf)

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Some Notes On The Corpus Hermeticum

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Some Notes On The Corpus Hermeticum

Given renewed interest among certain Occultists in the ancient texts of the Corpus Hermeticum following David Myatt’s translations and commentaries on eight of the texts {1} it seems timely to provide an overview of the Corpus Hermeticum.

The fourteen Greek texts grouped together under the title Corpus Hermeticum are generally regarded as having been written between the first and the third century AD. As Myatt pointed out, the texts reveal “how diverse the Hermetic weltanschauung is in respect of some details while nevertheless retaining an underlying ethos.” {2}

This ‘hermetic’ ethos is basically the metaphysical belief that we human beings can find and understand our place in the cosmos, that we were created by theos/the god/the primary divinity; that we can “apprehend the physis of beings, and […] have knowledge of theos,” {3} and – via an “anados” (a mystical quest or journey) or by some other means – can become “immortal” and thus achieve the purpose of our human existence:
                  “you who are earth-bound, why do you embrace death when you have the means to partake of immortality?” {4}

Assumptions About Influences

While many scholars – from Hienrici to Dodd {5} to those of more recent times – have argued or accepted that Judaism (as manifest, for example, in LXX, the Septuagint, the ancient Greek text of the Old Testament) has influenced the Hermetica, they have largely done so based on the presumption that the Judaic tradition is older than the traditions described in the Corpus Hermeticum and that it is it quite different from – in terms for example of cosmogony – other cosmogonies and specifically the one of ancient Greece.

Hence they for example take the mention of αὐξάνεσθε and πληθύνεσθε in section 18 of the Poemander to be evidence of such a Judaic influence since the same words occur in Genesis 1.22. Likewise, when other Greek words or phrases are found in the Corpus Hermeticum and also in the Septuagint.

Yet it is just as possible that the contrary is true, and that it is the Old Testament which was influenced by ancient Greek ideas and cosmogony with those Greek ideas and cosmogony – or echoes of those ideas and cosmogony – also forming the basis of the hermeticism described in the Corpus. A possibility that ancient fragments of the Old Testament in Greek and in Hebrew seem to confirm.

For the earliest fragments of the Old Testament in Hebrew are in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and date from c.150 BCE to c. 70 CE, with the oldest of these Hebrew fragments thus dating from a century or so after Greek fragments of the Septuagint found in Egypt.

Furthermore, the earliest (almost complete) Greek text of the Old Testament – Codex Vaticanus – dates from c.315 (±15) CE while the earliest Hebrew text – the Allepo Codex – dates from c.920 CE.

Thus, based solely on the actual physical evidence available it is justifiable to conclude not only that the Greek texts pre-date the Hebrew texts but also that the assumption of the Hebrew Old Testament (more correctly, the Tanakh) having its origin in the eleventh or tenth centuries BCE is at best just a presumption, unsupported by physical evidence, and at worst just a myth designed to propagate the claim of such an ancient origin for the Tanakh.

Given that the earliest texts of the Old Testament were written in Greek, not Hebrew, it is a reasonable to conclude that the scribes – or authors – of those texts were familiar with Greek culture and ideas and thus with Greek cosmogony and legends.

That this logical possibility – of Greek influence on the Old Testament – has not been mooted by contemporary scholars is interesting, and perhaps indicative of a certain bias.

Likewise, when certain texts of the Corpus Hermeticum have – or seem to have – echoes of the Greek New Testament, the presumptions always seems to be that the New Testament (the theology, ideas, cosmogony, of early Christianity) influenced those hermetic texts and ideas, not that the New Testament was influenced by those hermetic texts or ideas; a presumption in favour of Christianity that has no physical or even any textual evidence to support it. Since the texts of the Corpus date from between the first and the third century AD and usefully summarize the hermetic ideas and cosmogony then it is reasonable to assume those ideas and cosmogony had been circulating within certain Hellenic circles certainly from around the time the Gospels were written and probably for at least a century before, as attested by the Greek Magical Papyri {6} and certain Orphic texts {7}.

That this logical possibility – of Greek influence on the New Testament – has also not been mooted by contemporary scholars is interesting, and perhaps indicative of a certain bias toward Judaic influence.

A Greek Oral Tradition

In his Introduction to the third text of the Corpus, Myatt states that in his opinion this third text “most probably reasonably represents, like the Pymander tractate, a pagan metaphysical weltanschauung germane to the period of its composition and one which is based upon or recounts an earlier, and most probably aural, tradition.”

In support of this he quotes Herodotus and Hesiod and also several inscriptions which, centuries after Hesiod, echo almost word for word what Hesiod wrote.

Hesiod, written c. 700 BCE,
                  οἳ Γῆς ἐξεγένοντο καὶ Οὐρανοῦ ἀστερόεντος
                  those who came-into-being from Gaia and the starry heavens

An inscription from Pharsalos, Thessalyon, c.300 BCE,
                  Γῆς παῖς εἰμι καὶ Οὐρανοῦ ἀστερόεντος
                   I am a child of Gaia and the starry heavens

There does thus seem to be a continuity of Greek ideas and cosmogony by means of an oral tradition, lasting over three hundred, and probably more, years, and thus it does not seem unreasonable of Myatt to claim that the third text of the Corpus, and probably some others as well, primarily represent Greek ideas and a Greek cosmogony rather than being influenced by Judaic beliefs or by native Egyptian beliefs from Pharaonic times.

Indeed, Myatt suggests that “it is part of this ancient [Greek] esoteric mythos, and/or its antecedents, that may well be echoed in LXX (Genesis, 1:1), written centuries later.” {8}

What all this amounts to, in Myatt’s quite unfashionable if not iconoclastic view, is that several of the texts of the Corpus – presumably the eight he has translated and written commentaries on – represent a basically pagan cosmogony and ethos redolent of Greco-Roman culture (and especially of Greek culture) and that while there may be some other cultural influences, they are minor because an essentially pagan cosmogony, ethos, mysticism, and weltanschauung remain.

An ancient pagan cosmogony, ethos, mysticism, and weltanschauung, that is brought back to life by Myatt’s translations.

R. Parker
March 2017 ev
v.1.05

Footnotes

{1} David Myatt. Corpus Hermeticum: Eight Tractates. 2017. ISBN 978-1976452369
{2} Corpus Hermeticum – Tractate VIII. Translated by Myatt.
{3} Corpus Hermeticum I, Poemandres, section 1 (translated by Myatt).
{4} Corpus Hermeticum I, Poemandres, section 28 (translated by Myatt).
{5} C. F. Heinrici, Die Hermes-Mystik, 1918. C. H. Dodd, The Bible and the Greeks. 1935.
{6} Preisendanz, K. & Albert Henrichs. Papyri Graecae Magicae. Die Griechischen Zauberpapyri. 1974.
{7} Bernabé, Alberto, and Francesc Casadesús. Orfeo y la tradición órfica: Unreencuentro. 2008.
{8} Myatt, Corpus Hermeticum III, Ιερός Λόγος.

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O9A Aeonic Strategy: Phase Three

O9A Insight Role
O9A Insight Role

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An aspect of [phase three] will be our championing of culture, manners, learning, and so on – that is, of a certain noble, civilized, aristocratic, attitude where there is a disdain for uncultured, ill-mannered, vulgar plebs and their antics. This in itself will aid us in recruiting more people in academia, the artistic professions, and suitable officers in the military, the police […]

The third phase is where we can expand slowly, nefariously, in the traditional manner by the clandestine personal recruitment of suitable people, which in practice means those useful to us individually in our own lives, and potentially or actually useful to our Aeonic aims, and who also possess culture: that is, the four distinguishing marks which are:
(i) the instinct for disliking rottenness (an instinct toward personal honour),
(ii) reason,
(iii) a certain empathy, and
(iv) a familiarity with the accumulated pathei-mathos of the past few thousand years manifest as this pathei-mathos is in literature, Art, music, memoirs, myths/legends, and a certain knowledge of science and history […]

We aid those associated with us or inspired by us to carry out particular esoteric and exoteric tasks and functions such as their individual discovery of Lapis Philosophicus.

For we seek to not only preserve, and add to, the knowledge and the understanding that both esoteric and exoteric individual pathei-mathos have bequeathed to us, but to manifest a new type of culture and imbue it with such acausal energies that its archetypes/mythoi will enable, over an Aeonic timescale, a significant evolutionary change in our species, regardless of what occurs in the ‘mundane world’ in respect of such causal things as wars, revolutions, changes of government, and the decline and fall of nations and States.

Which is why we are, in everything but name, a secret society within modern mundane societies; and a society slowly but surely, over decades, growing individual by recruited/assimilated individual […]

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Source:
Oxonia O9A Sunedrion, 122yf (2011 ev)
https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/o9a.gct-v2.pdf

Note: The phrase καὶ εἶπεν ὁ ὄφις τῇ γυναικί Οὐ θανάτῳ ἀποθανεῖσθε explains why the title Geneseos Caput Tertium was mimetically used.

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Related:

O9A: A Different Emphasis
The Two Types Of Satanism


O9A: A Different Emphasis

Order Of Nine Angles
O9A

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O9A: A Different Emphasis

In the past two years dozens of essays and texts have been circulated by a variety of individuals associating themselves with the Order of Nine Angles and which texts seem to indicate a change of emphasis on how the O9A is being publicly presented by its advocates since such essays and texts deal with what many Occultists, Satanists, and many of those interested in or supportive of the O9A sinister tradition, will regard as obscure and/or as irrelevant Occult and academic matters.

Long gone, it seems, the sometimes divisive polemics against other Satanists and other Left Hand Path practitioners that many outsiders wrongly considered defined the O9A. Long gone, it seems, the often strident propaganda promoting human culling and advocating causing chaos in Western societies and the emphasis on just how “elite” and hard and dangerous the O9A way was.

Instead, there were and are tracts about Isaac Newton’s manuscript Lapis Philosophicus cum suis rotis elementaribus; about Cicero’s Somnium Scipionis; tracts about sorcery in Virgil’s Aeneid, complete with a long quotation in Latin. Tracts about Baphomet complete with quotations in Ancient Greek; texts which included quotations from Renaissance Latin works such as De Vita Coelitus Comparanda; and, more recently, items focusing on such works as the Arabic text titled Ghayat al-hakim and the Latin Picatrix.

These essays and texts include those in the following compilations: (i) the copiously illustrated Aρρενόθηλυς: Alchemical And Hermetic Antecedents Of The Seven Fold Way; (ii) The Eludent Order of Nine Angles, and (iii) O9A: A Change of Perspective.

Many of these texts have, beyond the apparent obscurity of their subject and beyond their mostly academic-type presentation and content, one thing in common. Which is just how often they include quotations from and references to the works of Mr David Myatt and specifically his translations of and his commentaries on tracts from the Corpus Hermeticum. Which translations and commentaries, beginning in 2013 with the Poemandres tract under the title Mercvrii Trismegisti Pymander and culminating in his 2017 book Corpus Hermeticum: Eight Tractates: Translation and Commentary, {1} may have inspired some of those O9A esoteric texts since he referenced the septenary system described in the Poemandres tract and in tract XI, as well as referencing Cicero’s Somnium Scipionis and the 1489 book by Marsilii Ficini titled De Vita Coelitus Comparanda.

Such possible inspiration aside, what these post-2015 O9A essays and texts apparently reveal are three interesting things.

§ Firstly, the shift, documented in various texts, {2} from phase (or iteration) II of the O9A’s self-declared “sinister, Aeonic, strategy” to phase III. Which shift includes the admission that propaganda and polemics are only
                  “relevant to O9A initiates, novices, and prospective candidates, and [deal] with Traditional Satanism and the first three stages of the O9A Seven Fold Way: Neophyte, Initiate, and External Adept.” {3}

Given that several of those associated with and writing esoteric texts about the O9A (or formerly associated with the O9A) have (or had) apparently been travelling along the O9A Seven Fold Way and have apparently (or had) progressed to the stage of Internal Adept, and possibly beyond, as former O9A associate Mr Moult seems to have done, {4} their concerns are no longer polemical and propagandistic and thus not imbued with an “us” and “them” dialectic but rather with the personal pursuit of lapis philosophicus, for
                  “One of the main reasons for the existence of esoteric groups such as the Order of Nine Angles is to be a living hereditary repository of a certain type of knowledge – kunnleik – and to personally, directly, encourage some individuals to acquire the culture, the habit, of learning – practical, scholarly, esoteric – and thus enable them to move in the traditional esoteric manner toward the goal of discovering and thence acquiring wisdom.” {5}

That is, a scholarly approach is part of the Seven Fold Way, beyond its initial stages,
                  “For the dilettantes do not know, or have failed to understand and appreciate, or ignore, the fact that the O9A is now and always been an occult path. A unique occult path which has a mythos rooted in the past, its own unique logos (exoterically manifest in the ethics and etiquette of the O9A code), involves various Dark Arts, regards the cultivation of empathy and self-honesty via practical methods such as the rite of internal adept as vital requisites of the Adept; which has a decades-long hermetic anados, which employs techniques of learning and experience such as esoteric chant; and which recognizes the importance, and the necessary, of culture, of a willed pathei-mathos and of scholarly learning.” {6}

§ Secondly, that such recent esoteric texts represent the views of what it is convenient to term ‘one academic wing’ of the O9A and, as such, relate to their esoteric interests, to their progress along the Seven Fold Way, and to their personal interpretation of matters O9A.

That is, such persons, as many O9A texts over the years have pointed out, {7} do not and cannot represent the O9A itself, given the complexity of O9A esotericism; given its sinister-numinous aesthetic; given its multiform nature {8} and given its diverse praxises ranging from the Seven Fold Way and the Rounwytha, to lone operatives, to musicians and artists of various genres and mediums, and given its independent nexions in diverse countries from England to Italy to Russia to Canada to the United States to South America and to Egypt.

This means that such persons do not represent and do not present the opinions and views of the O9A itself since no one person, no persons, and no one nexion can do so, because the O9A is “not a structured lodge or temple, but rather a movement, a subculture or perhaps metaculture that its adherents choose to embody or identify with.” {9}

§ Thirdly, and possibly most interesting of all, is that such esoteric texts reveal just how different the Order of Nine Angles is from contemporary non-O9A Occultism, from the modern Satanism of Howard Levey, and from modern manifestations of the Western Left Hand Path.

For the texts deal with Occult topics that have been ignored by most contemporary Occultists and by most academics studying the various flavours of modern Occultism.

Such O9A esoteric texts thus reveal the depth of esoteric knowledge of their authors; confirm that O9A esotericism is an independent esoteric tradition with roots pre-dating the “Kabbalistic occultism” both of Levey satanists and of all other non-O9A occultists; and reveal an O9A tradition that is unique and which presents an alternative multi-form approach, offering as the tradition does, among other things, (i) a practical satanic praxis, a sinister way of life, for those whose character inclines or compels them toward exeatic living, and (ii) a way for those so inclined to presence and live the sinister-numinous aesthetic through music, art, and artisan living; and (iii) a mystical, rural way of living for those with a Rounwythian physis, and (iv) an intellectual, scholarly, way for those whose interests, character, and talents, or whose progress along the Seven Fold Way, takes them or has taken them, deep into the non-Kabbalistic Western occultism that the O9A represents.

Each approach is valid; each equally presences what the Order of Nine Angles is and implies. From individual pathei-mathos and individual change through to exeatic, satanic, or artistic or a scholarly, or a mystical rural, living; to the Chaos of the Acausal intruding into the causal to thus perhaps bring change, revolution, evolution and, possibly – for some – the achievement of Wisdom.

Rachael Stirling
August 2018 ev

{1} ISBN 978-1976452369.

{2} qv. (i) the 2018 text A Return To The Dark, available at https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/return-to-the-dark/ and (ii) Anton Long’s 122 yfayen (2011 ev) text Geneseos Caput Tertium, available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/o9a.gct-v2.pdf

{3} Classifying O9A Texts, e-text, 129 yf, available at https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/2018/04/13/classifying-o9a-texts/

{4} Judging by his recent Non Est Secundus Quia Unus Est book of Tarot archetypes, qv. https://starred-desert.com/non-est-secundus-quia-unus-est/

{5} Anton Long, Knowledge, the Internet, and the O9A, e-text, 122 yfayen, available at https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/knowledge-the-internet/

{6} Dilettantes And The Order of Nine Angles, e-text, 2014 ev.

{7} qv. such texts as (i) The Authority Of Individual Judgement – Interpretation And Meaning, available at https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/individual-judgement/ and (ii) Authority, Learning, and Culture, In The Sinister Tradition Of The Order of Nine Angles, available at https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/2013/12/19/o9a-authority/

{8} qv. The Multiform O9A, e-text, available at https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/2018/02/18/the-multiform-o9a/

{9} Connell Monette. Mysticism in the 21st Century. Sirius Academic Press. 2013, p.89.

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Related:

Summary Of O9A Texts 2018

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Appreciating The Apolitical Deofel Quartet

Order Of Nine Angles
O9A

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Those who have studied O9A esotericism in detail, and those who have an intuitive or artistic appreciation of the Sinister-Numinous aesthetic of the Order of Nine Angles (ONA, O9A), know that the O9A in essence is apolitical, regarding all political forms and all political ideologies as causal abstractions, some of which forms may be useful for a while as exeatic learning experiences – as Insight Rôles – for some individuals in the early years of their decades-long journey along the O9A Seven Fold Way. But all of which causal abstractions – from politics, to religions, to sociological and psychological theories and posited archetypes – are surpassed, left behind, understood as irrelevant – when the individual undertakes and successfully emerges from the ordeal of The Abyss.

Which ordeal reveals The Unity, the affective acausality, beyond the illusive, the mundane, dialectic of opposing opposites; an illusive dialectic exemplified by “choosing sides” such as, in terms of political abstractions, “Left Wing” and “Right Wing”.

Those conversant with O9A esotericism will know that the novels of the O9A Deofel Quartet (written in the 1970s and the 1980s) present

{quote}
                  “much of the diverse aural traditions as AL [Anton Long] received them: as stories about people, their interactions; their ‘satanic’ or esoteric views and beliefs; and about certain events that involved those people. In The Deofel Quartet he simply reworked the factual material – as writers of fiction are wont to do – in order to make an interesting story, in the process obscuring the identities of those involved and sometimes their place of residence or work; added some entertaining details (as in the ‘astral battles’ between goodies and baddies in Falcifer, of a kind now familiar – decades later – from the Harry Potter stories) and concatenated certain events in order to provide ‘action’ in a limited time-frame.
                  Thus, the fictional stories not only compliment other O9A material but provide a ‘different way into’ the complex O9A mythos; a way that many will find more interesting (and certainly more entertaining) than thousands of pages of sometimes polemical and sometimes ponderous O9A factual texts, and a way that especially places the O9A’s satanism into perspective, Aeonically and otherwise.”
{/quote}

None of the novels of the Quartet concern politics. None of them deal with political revolution or concern themselves with “terrorism”. None of them concern “neo-nazism”. None of them involve “racism” or are “anti-gay” or misogynistic. In truth, the novels – ahead of their time – contain strong female characters (such as Fiona in The Greyling Owl, and Lianna in The Giving) as well as positive gay characters (such as Fenton in The Greyling Owl).

To understand the O9A is to understand how and why The Deofel Quartet presences O9A esotericism: as involving real individuals some of whom (as in Falcifer) may have an interest in Satanism and the Occult, and some of whom (as in The Greyling Owl) are not interested in, or appear not to be interested in, Satanism and the Occult. As readers of such works as Falcifer and The Giving and The Temple of Satan discover, esoterically the O9A is far beyond even the causal abstraction, the causal form, termed “Satanism”.

Thus, as described in The Temple Of Satan,

{quote}
                  “All of [the books], and the manuscripts bound like books, were about alchemy, magick or the Occult. He could read the Latin of the medieval manuscripts and books, but what they related did not interest him as the later books brought forth no desire to read further.
                  Even the Black Book of Satan, resting on the table, seemed irrelevant to him. They were all compilations of shadow words, appearing to Thurstan to fall short of the aim that the searchers who had written them should have aimed for. His instinctive feeling was to observe in a contemplative way some facet of the cosmos – to stand outside in the dark of the night and listen for the faint music that travelled down to Earth from the stars – rather the enclose himself in the warm womb of a house to read the writings of others. Demons, spells, hidden powers, the changing of base metal to gold, even the promises of power and change for himself, were not important to Thurstan, and he left the library with its stored knowledge and forbidden secrets and lurking gods, to walk in the moonlit garden.
                  The stars were not singing for him – or he could not hear them above the turmoil of his thought…
                  He moved, like an old man pained by his limbs, through the cold and sometimes swirling mist along a path that took him toward the Mynd and up, steeply, to its level summit where he stood, high above the mist, to watch the mist-clotted valleys below.
                  The heather was beginning to show the glory of its colour, and he walked through it northbound along the cracked and stony road stopping often to turn around and wait. But no one and nothing came to him – no voices, song or sigh […]
                  The very Earth itself seemed to be whispering to him the words of this truth. He began to sense, slowly, that there was for him real magick here where moorland fell to form deep hollows home to those daughters of Earth known as springs and streams, and where the Neolithic pathway had heard perhaps ten million stories. No wisps of clouds came to spoil the glory of the sun as it rose over the mottled wavy hills beyond the Stretton valley miles distant and below. No noise to break the almost sacred silence heard. For an instant it seemed as if some divinity, strange but pure, came into the world, and smiled.”
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Thus, The Greyling Owl deals

{quote}
                  “with a type of ‘hidden sinister sorcery’ that owes little or nothing to what has become accepted as ‘the Western occult tradition’, satanic or otherwise, with its demons, its invocations and evocations, its rituals, and people dressing up in robes. Instead, it concerns someone being manipulated, brought into a position of influence, without even knowing or suspecting there is an occult aspect; someone – in modern parlance – being ‘groomed’ to at some future time use that influence for a sinister purpose as directed by the person or persons to whom he is now indebted.
                  That is, there is a revealing of how the O9A often operates, and has operated, in the real world; and how O9A people are often secretive, with their occult connections, and their interest in the sinister, unknown to colleagues and friends. The title itself gives a clue, for the word greyling is used in reference to Hipparchia Semele (commonly referred to as the Grayling), a type of butterfly found in Britain and one which is ‘a master of disguise and can mysteriously disappear as soon as it lands, perfectly camouflaged’. Hence the title seems to, esoterically, suggest the pairing of the ‘mistress of disguise’ (Fiona) with ‘the owl’ (Mickleman) and which working together will enable sinister deeds to be done, most possibly by Mickleman (under the guidance of Fiona) influencing or recruiting people from within his natural academic environment.”
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Thus, the following paean to Sapphic love, from Breaking The Silence Down, the novel often considered as making the Deofel ‘quartet’ into a quintet of esoteric novels:

{quote}
                  “Blissful, they returned to their home. The rain ceased with their arrival and in the subdued light in the now cramped sitting room of their bungalow, Rachael sat at her piano to transform herself and the night. Diane listened and watched, entranced. Rachael’s playing created a new world and a new woman, and Diane watched this strange woman create from the instrument of wood, steel and tone a universe of beauty, ecstasy and light.
                  Bach, Beethoven – it made no difference what or for how long she played. But, as it always had since that night, Beethoven’s Opus 111 fascinated her with feelings, visions, and stupendous, world-creating thought. It imbued her with insight, and a love that wanted to envelope Rachael and consume her.
                  It was pleasure and pain to watch Rachael transform herself through the act of her playing into a goddess she would die for. No reason touched her while she listened. There was, she knew, no greater life than this, no greater feeling and she wanted to immolate herself with Rachael’s ecstasy, immolate world upon world with this glory and passion which no male god described.
                  Then the silence, while clamoured notes faded and dimmed light framed. There were no more tears Diane could cry and she waited while Rachael slowly rose and offered her hand. She – the goddess within – was smiling and Diane allowed herself to be led. The music in her head, the memories and secret dreams of youth: all were before her, embodied in flesh and she had only to kiss the slightly scented lips or see the secret wisdom hidden in the eyes to reach the summit of her life, slowly, in the dim corners of the bedroom’s reflected dark.”
{/quote}

Given that most O9A critics have never bothered to read the O9A “deofel quintet” – or, if they have, have miserably failed to appreciate its esoteric significance – it is not surprising that they have such a biased, mundane, view of the O9A.

TWS Nexion
December 2018 ev

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The Deofel Quartet

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The O9A: A Multi-Headed Mythical Beast

Order Of Nine Angles
O9A

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A Multi-Headed Mythical Beast
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In this essay the Order of Nine Angles (ONA, O9A) is discussed in relation to two recent articles by the same anonymous author which were published by a popular internet based music magazine. One of which articles – Beyond The Iron Gates: How Nazi-Satanists Infiltrated the UK Underground – was devoted to the O9A, with the other – titled Why We’re Investigating Extreme Politics in Underground Music – dealing with artistic transgression, subversion, and infiltration, in general.

As we reveal, the article about the O9A is ill-informed, while the other article reveals a lack of understanding of artistic transgression and subversion. As we go on to note, the O9A defies classification according to mainstream, conventional, ideas, and appears to have taken “artistic transgression and subversion” to the next level.

That the anonymous author, in respect of the O9A, commits the fallacy of a dicto secundum quid ad dictum simpliciter, and the Fallacy of Incomplete Evidence, was only to be expected.

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Related:

The Two Interpretations Of National Socialism

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A Necessary Disclaimer

Order Of Nine Angles
O9A

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As has been stated many times by others associating themselves with or identifying with the Order Of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) and also by us – including in our recent article The Question Of O9A Culling – neither they nor “we” (our nexion) represent the O9A and neither do they nor we speak or write “on behalf of” the O9A.

No one, and no nexion, does or can speak or write “on behalf of” the O9A since the O9A is a modern and leaderless, non-hierarchical, occult movement/sub-culture founded on a particular esoteric philosophy and particular occult praxises, and a movement which an individual chooses to identify with.

It is most amusing and indicative that many O9A critics, some journalists, and even some academics continue to quote some article by someone associating themselves with or identifying with the Order Of Nine Angles as if that someone was declaiming some “official” O9A policy or was writing about some “official” O9A policy. Indicative because such O9A critics, journalists, and academics either do not understand what the O9A is or have failed to do the most basic research. For had they done such research they would have discovered that one of founding principles of the O9A is what has become known as the authority of individual judgment.

As one of us wrote in a recent article:

“The principle or axiom of the authority of individual judgment in practice means (i) that no author, no individual, no nexion, can present or represent the view or the opinion of the entity termed the Order of Nine Angles, (ii) that the O9A does not have, never has had, and never will have an “official policy” about anything, and never has, and never will make “official statements” about anything; and (iii) that the only authority which is meaningful for the O9A is the individual one which results from the exoteric and esoteric pathei mathos of each individual who is part of or who associates themselves with the O9A.”

Thus our articles and essays represent our views and/or our particular interpretation of matters O9A, just as the articles and essays of others associating themselves with or identifying with the Order Of Nine Angles represent their views and/or their particular interpretation of matters O9A.

TWS Nexion
October 2018 ev

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Traditional And Modern: The Two Types Of Satanism

Order Of Nine Angles
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The Two Types Of Satanism

There are basically two types of Satanism: (i) the ‘modern American’ type manufactured and propagated by Howard Stanton Levey – better known under his aliases of Anton LaVey and Anton Szandor LaVey – and (ii) the ‘traditional Satanism’ as manifest in the Occult philosophy and the praxis of the Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) as developed and expounded by the pseudonymous “Anton Long” which is widely believed to be a pseudonym used by the neo-nazi extremist, and “theoretician of terror” {1}, David Myatt. {2}{3}

The Satanism Of Levey

The modern Satanism of Levey is based on the premise that Satan is a symbol of the carnal, the selfish, the egoistic, nature of human beings, with satanism understood as manifesting the raison d’êtres of ‘might is right’, of ‘lex talionis’, and of the individualistic ideas expressed in Ayn Rand’s Objectivism {4}.

This type of Satanism promotes “the total satisfaction of the ego” {5} and obeying the law of the land {6}.

The Satanism Of Anton Long

The traditional Satanism of Anton Long is based on the scholarly premise that – as described in the O9A text The Geryne of Satan {7} – (i) hasatan – the satan – refers (in the Septuagint) to the chief adversary (of the so-called ‘chosen ones’) and to the chief schemer against those who regard themselves as the chosen people of God/Jehovah, and (ii) “a satan” historically (in the Septuagint) refers to someone who is an adversary of and who thus is pejoratively regarded (by those so opposed) as scheming, as plotting against those who regard themselves as the chosen people of God/Jehovah.

Thus, for the O9A, a satanist is someone who is heretically opposed to those who believe they are the chosen people of God/Jehovah, with O9A satanism understood as an antinomian – amoral, heretical – means to such exeatic personal experiences as shape and evolve an individual’s character and understanding. {8}{9}.

The contrast between the Satanism manufactured and propagated by Howard Stanton Levey and the Satanism developed and expounded by Anton Long is perhaps best illustrated by comparing their respective lives and their respective writings, for one would expect their respective types of Satanism to be reflected in their own lives and in their writings.

A Contrast Of Lives

The life of Howard Stanton Levey consisted of conducting carnivalesque – and sometimes fetishistic – ‘satanic’ rituals while dressed like Mephistopheles in some amateur production of Marlowe’s Faust; selling membership in his showmanry Church of Satan while telling members to “obey the law”; pontificating – and giving lectures – about his type of satanism; giving interviews to journalists; hosting parties for hedonists and Hollywood-types, and boasting about his past.

Levey, for instance, boasted that as a seventeen year old he worked in the Beatty circus and handled lions and tigers, although circus records from that time showed that no one named Levey or LaVey worked for them. He boasted that he had worked as a photographer for the San Francisco police department although they had no record of anyone called Levey or LaVey working for them.

Levey boasted that he had an affair with Marilyn Monroe, and yet again there is no documentary evidence to substantiate his claim. He boasted that he worked in a burlesque theatre called Mayan and met Marilyn Monroe there whom he claimed worked as a striptease artiste although the owner of the theatre at the time – Paul Valentine – denied it was a burlesque theatre, stated Levey never worked there, with there also being no documentary evidence that Monroe worked there as a striptease artiste.

Levey boasted that he enrolled on a criminology course at the City College in San Francisco although the college had no record of his enrolment under his real name, Levey, or under the La Vey alias he often used.

Thus the life of Howard Stanton Levey does indeed exemplify his type of Satanism: hedonistic, egoistic, boastful, materialistic, and showmanry. In common parlance: all mouth and trousers.

            In contrast to Levey, “Anton Long” – aka David Myatt – is a “principal proponent of contemporary neo-Nazi ideology and theoretician of revolution” {10}, was “the mentor” who drove someone to kill three people {11}, who before and after 9/11 publicly praised bin Laden and al Qaeda, called the 9/11 attacks ‘acts of heroism’ and urged the killing of Jews {12}, who preached “race war and terrorism” {13}, who wrote “a detailed step-by-step guide for terrorist insurrection with advice on assassination targets, rationale for bombing and sabotage campaigns, and rules of engagement” {14}, who travelled and spoke in several Arab countries about Jihad {15}, who was a bodyguard of England’s principle neo-nazi activist, Colin Jordan {16}, who took over the leadership of the violent neo-nazi group Combat 18 when its previous leader was jailed for murder {17}, who is an “example of the axis between right-wing extremists and Islamists” {17}, who is a Martial Arts expert {18}, who was imprisoned twice for violent offences in connection with his neo-nazi activism {17}, and who in 1998 was arrested for conspiracy to murder and for other offences {14}{19}.

The life of Myatt does indeed exemplify O9A Satanism: actually or potentially harmful, destructive, pernicious, baleful, misleading, deadly; bad in moral character; malevolent, offensive, sly; and hard and difficult. In common parlance: extremist, violent, and terrorist.

A Contrast Of Writings

The sources used by Howard Levey – evident in his much-vaunted ‘satanic bible’ and in his letters – are populist interpretations of the likes of Nietzsche and Ayn Rand, populist books about psychology, with the anonymous polemic titled Might Is Right much plagiarized. Since Levey could not read Ancient Greek, Latin, and Arabic, when writing about Satan, Iblis (Shaitan) and the medieval “grimoire” tradition of magic(k) that derived from such earlier Arabic works as Ghayat al-Ḥakim and also from some medieval Latin esoteric texts – such as those of Marsilio Ficino – Levey had no knowledge of such primary sources and had to rely on populist books and the interpretations and interpolations of others. Thus in his understanding of the Biblical Satan he had to rely on translations, unable as he was to read the κοινή Greek of the Septuagint.

Such sources and populist interpretations are also much in evidence in texts written by Aquino, who according to his own account {20} aided and contributed to the production of Levey’s ‘satanic bible’ and his ‘satanic rituals’ books. Like Levey, Aquino could not read Ancient Greek, Latin, and Arabic, and also used populist summaries of philosophies and weltanschauungen, ancient and modern. Thus, in his The Crystal Tablet of Set, populist summaries of philosophies and weltanschauungen, ancient and modern, precede a quite minimalist and vague presentation of ‘satanist’ and/or of Temple of Set ideas. Thus, a chapter on ‘ethics’ consists of 12 pages of populist summaries of the likes of Plato, Hegel, Marx, et al, followed by a meagre few paragraphs concerning good and evil in an occult context, and which paragraphs merely present rather cliched personal opinions, such as that “there is thus no easy answer to the question of whether a given magical act is good or evil” and that “it is up to the magician to determine what judgments – by which judges – will be important”. As befits such pseudo-intellectualism, the references in such texts are often to populist works (such as The Social Contract by Robert Ardrey) just as quotations from such people as Plato are invariably in translations, not by Aquino, but by someone else.

Thus the writings of Howard Stanton Levey – and those of Aquino, his helper – do indeed exemplify the type of Satanism found in The Church Of Satan: populist, plagiaristic, reliant on the interpretations and interpolations of others, and unoriginal. In common parlance: plebeian, mundane.

            In complete contrast, Myatt has “fluency in the classical languages (Greek and Latin), as well as Arabic and possibly Persian, [and is] possessed of a gifted intellect and apparently a polymath,” {21} and thus can read primary esoteric, classical, and alchemical sources, and the Greek texts of the Septuagint (the Old Testament) and the New Testament, in their original language. Thus when “Anton Long” writes in the O9A text The Geryne of Satan about Satan he does so based on a scholarly knowledge of the Greek text of the Old Testament.

In addition, when Myatt – in contrast to both Levey and Aquino – writes of ethics and about ‘good and evil’ in, for example, chapter IV – Questions of Good, Evil, Honour, and God – of his 2013 book Religion, Empathy, and Pathei-Mathos, he provides passages in Hebrew, Greek, and Arabic, along with his own translations. Similarly, when discussing ethics in his recent book Classical Paganism And The Christian Ethos, Myatt provides the relevant Greek texts (such as from the Gospel of John) and his own translations.

Thus the O9A writings of Anton Long do indeed exemplify O9A Satanism: intellectually and historically based {22}, scholarly, original. In common parlance: a cut above the rest.

Conclusion

The contrast between the life and writings of Howard Levey and Anton Long could not be more stark.

Levey was a showman, a dilettante, a plagiarist, a charlatan, and a mundane.

Anton Long, however, was a practical – a hands-on – extremist and Faustian man as well as an intellectual, a scholar, a martial arts expert {18}, “emblematic of the modern syncretism of radical ideologies” {23}, and well-described as an “extremely violent, intelligent, dark, and complex individual” {24} who undertook “a global odyssey which took him on extended stays in the Middle East and East Asia, accompanied by studies of religions ranging from Christianity to Islam in the Western tradition and Taoism and Buddhism in the Eastern path. In the course of this Siddhartha-like search for truth, Myatt sampled the life of the monastery in both its Christian and Buddhist forms.” {25}.

Which global odyssey formed only part of his fifty year quest – his personal hermetic anados (ἄνοδος) {26} – along the Seven Fold (Sinisterly-Numinous) Way of the O9A culminating in his discovery of Lapis Philosophicus {27} and thence the living of the life of a reclusive Mage, and thus who is a modern example of the ancient Rounwytha tradition, whose

            “perceiveration is of the nameless, wordless, unity beyond our mortal, abstract, ideations of ‘sinister’ and ‘numinous’, of Left Hand Path and Right Hand Path, and also – and importantly – of ‘time’. For it is our ideation of ‘time’ – with its assumption of a possible temporal progression, via various temporary causal forms, toward something ‘better’ or more ‘advanced’ or more ‘perfect’ (in personal or supra-personal terms) – that underlies the magian/patriarchal/masculous approach that has dominated, and still dominates, Western occultism and esotericism in general, fundamental to which is a hubriatic egoism: the illusion that is the individual will.” {28}

Such is the modern heresy of the O9A which esoterically and exoterically contradicts the modern Satanism of Levey based as the Satanism of Levey is on the premise that Satan is a symbol for plebeians, and thus of the carnal, the selfish, the egoistic, the mundane, nature of human beings.

In stark contrast, the Satanism of the O9A is of a Faustian, a Promethean, and life-long endeavour to defy all ideations, all causal forms, and reach out to personally and in practical ways experience and learn from both the ‘sinister’ and the ‘numinous’ and to thus discover Lapis Philosophicus.

T.W.S. Nexion
July 2018 ev

This is a revised and enlarged extract from an article first published in May 2018 ev.

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{1} “Theoretician of Terror”, Searchlight, July 2000.

{2} Goodrick-Clarke, Nicholas (2003). Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity. New York University Press.

Editorial Note: Myatt himself has always denied being “Anton Long”. For an overview of the controversy see the book A Modern Mysterium, available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/myattian-mysterium-v7.pdf

{3} Senholt, Jacob C. (2013). Secret Identities in the Sinister Tradition: Political Esotericism and the Convergence of Radical Islam, Satanism, and National Socialism in the Order of Nine Angles. The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity. Per Faxneld and Jesper Aagaard Petersen (editors). Oxford University Press. pp. 250–274.

{4} According to Levey, his satanism is “Ayn Rand with trappings,” qv. K. Klein, The Washington Post, May 10, 1970: The Witches Are Back and So Are Satanists.

{5} Categorizing Modern Satanism, in The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity, Oxford University Press, 2012, p.92.

{6} The Black Pope and the Church of Satan, in The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity, Oxford University Press, 2012, p.80.

{7} The text The Geryne of Satan is available from https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/geryne-of-satan/

{8} The Place Of Satanism in the Order of Nine Angles, in The Joy Of The Sinister: The Traditional Satanism Of The Order Of Nine Angles. e-text, 2015. Available at https://regardingdavidmyatt.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/joy-of-the-sinister.pdf

{9} Pathei-Mathos and The Initiatory Occult Quest, in The Esoteric Hermeticism Of The Order Of Nine Angles. e-text, 2016. Available at https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/the-esoteric-hermeticism-of-the-order-of-nine-angles/

{10} Michael, George. The New Media and the Rise of Exhortatory Terrorism. Strategic Studies Quarterly (United States Air Force), Volume 7 Issue 1, Spring 2013.

{11} Sunday Mercury, July 9, 2000.

{12} Simon Wiesenthal Center: Response, Summer 2003, Vol 24, #2.

{13} Searchlight, July 2000.

{14} Whine, Michael. Cyberspace: A New Medium for Communication, Command and Control by Extremists, Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Volume 22, Issue 3. Taylor & Francis. 1999.

{15} Mark Weitzmann, Anti-Semitism and Terrorism, in Dienel, Hans-Liudger (editor), Terrorism and the Internet: Threats, Target Groups, Deradicalisation Strategies. NATO Science for Peace and Security Series, vol. 67. IOS Press, 2010. pp.16-17.

{16} Goodrick-Clarke, Nicholas. Hitler’s Priestess: Savitri Devi, the Hindu-Aryan Myth and Neo-Nazism, NYU Press, 2000, p.215

{17} Michael, George. (2006) The Enemy of My Enemy: The Alarming Convergence of Militant Islam and the Extreme Right. University Press of Kansas, p. 142ff.

{18} “Right here, right now”, The Observer newspaper, February 9, 2003.

{19} Vacca, John R. Computer Forensics: Computer Crime Scene Investigation, Charles River Media, 2005, p.420.

{20} See, for example, his two volume book The Church Of Satan, published in 2013, which documents the history of Levey’s Church of Satan.

{21} Monette, Connell. Mysticism in the 21st Century, Sirius Academic Press, 2013. pp. 85-122.

{22} qv. (i) The Esoteric Hermeticism Of The Order Of Nine Angles. e-text, 2016. Available at https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/the-esoteric-hermeticism-of-the-order-of-nine-angles/ and (ii) https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2017/11/20/western-paganism-and-hermeticism/

{23} Perdue, Jon B. The War of All the People: The Nexus of Latin American Radicalism and Middle Eastern Terrorism. Potomac Books, 2012. p.70-71.

{24} Raine, Susan. The Devil’s Party (Book review). Religion, Volume 44, Issue 3, July 2014, pp. 529-533.

{25} Kaplan, Jeffrey. Encyclopedia of white power: a sourcebook on the radical racist right. Rowman & Littlefield, 2000. p. 216ff; p.512f

{26} In regard to the hermetic anados, qv. Myatt’s translation of and commentary on the Poemandres tractate of the ancient Corpus Hermeticum, included in Myatt, David, Corpus Hermeticum: Eight Tractates, 2017, ISBN 978-1976452369.

{27} qv. https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/the-enigmatic-truth/

{28} https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/the-rounwytha-way/


Questions About Islam and National Socialism

Abdul-Aziz ibn Myatt

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Questions About Islam and National Socialism
(pdf)

Note: The text given here is the original, lengthy, document {1} and not the later – shorter and altered – text by author or authors unknown which we mistakenly reproduced here some days ago.

Our publication of the text also elicited an interesting response {2}.

TWS
August 2, 2018 ev

{1} http://www.webcitation.org/71MdHPwwe

{2} Myatt: Sinister Proclivities And Intent? (pdf)

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Extract from the Editorial Preface, with some text, footnotes and on-line references to texts omitted:

                  The text Questions About Islam and National Socialism is a transcript of the interview David Myatt gave to American academic Professor George Michael in 2003 before the invasion of Iraq.

It should be noted that at the time Myatt was implementing his audacious plan of trying to bring neo-nazis and radical Muslims together in order to “fight their common enemy”. To which end Myatt (i) wrote pro-NS propaganda and gave pro-NS speeches and interviews, such as the following interview, and (ii) wrote the pamphlet National-Socialist Guide to Understanding Islam, and yet also (iii) as a Muslim travelled and spoke in several Arab countries.

He was thus not only “emblematic of the modern syncretism of radical ideologies” but also appeared to National Socialists as still supportive of National Socialism while at the same time appearing to Muslims to be a devout Muslim supportive of the Taliban and al-Qaida. In other words he was that rare modern breed, a modern “National Socialist Muslim” and thus was perhaps reminiscent of those thousands of Muslims who during the Second World War joined the Waffen-SS and fought for the Third Reich.

Extracts from Myatt’s interview with Professor Michael were published in the book The Enemy of My Enemy: The Alarming Convergence of Militant Islam and the Extreme Right, University Press of Kansas, 2006, with Michael writing that Myatt has “arguably done more than any other theorist to develop a synthesis of the extreme right and Islam.”

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The Anti-Patriarchal O9A

Order Of Nine Angles
O9A

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On The Anti-Patriarchal O9A Ethos

I read that one of things that differentiates the O9A from other Left Hand Path occultists and from other Satanists is its anti-patriarchal ethos. Could you expand upon this?

As noted in the O9A text Distinguishing The O9A, {1} distributed in 2016:

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                  “One of the most outward practical signs of the O9A logos is the fact that the O9A has and always has had Sapphic nexions and – according to an academic source {2} – “has more female supporters than either the Church of Satan or the Temple of Set [and] more women with children.”
                 For the [O9A] code of kindred honour embodies respect for women and gender equality and – as is evident from basic texts such as Naos – the O9A also embodies equality in regard to the sexual preference of individuals. Furthermore, the O9A has always emphasized that “only through the female are the forces represented by the three alchemical substances and their nine combinations capable of being released in a physical way.” {3}
                 That is, it is women who are the key to creating, opening – and keeping open – nexions to the acausal. Thus, in the O9A, women are of fundamental importance, equal partners, and indeed essential to the O9A, with the O9A ethos contrary to and opposed to the misogyny still so rife in the Western world, as elsewhere.
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Terran men in their majority seem to have a genetic predisposition to be arrogant, misogynist, competitive, and desirous of war and conflict. Until, that is, some are touched – perhaps transformed – via pathei-mathos: by grief, by personal suffering, by such personal loss of loved ones or comrades as – even if for only moments – place their own mortal lives into a supra-personal, sometimes even into an Aeonic, perspective.

Yet each new generation of terran men begins anew. Self-assured, arrogant, misogynist, competitive, and desirous of war and conflict, as they so often in their majority are. To them, this new generation, the pathei-mathos – such stories – of their forefathers seem unreal; voices of a past generation to be perhaps condescendingly listened to but seldom if ever appreciated and almost always never to become a source of learning.

Thus, given the dominant patriarchal ethos of past eras and of the current era, does the cycle of a lack of conscious, willed, evolution continue, and repeat itself, generation following terran generation. Which is where – for those who know – certain esoteric traditions come into play. For such traditions preserve, hand on to each new generation, a means, a praxis, whereby that learning of previous generations has been distilled into a transformative, an alchemical, essence so enabling us, both men and women, as a sentient species to consciously evolve. One such means of esoteric transformation is the Seven Fold Way (7FW) of the Order of Nine Angles. For the 7FW is basically a series of consciously undertaken practical experiences. Experiences which can – which should – provoke the person into learning about and being honest with themselves, with such experiences and such learning enabling the person to develop their own weltanschauung and thus be independent of previous dogma esoteric or otherwise.

In other words, the 7FW evolves the individual because they have an understanding which transcends the human made dialectic of opposites – the abstractions, forms, categories, terms, the naming – which has guided the thinking and often the way of life of most humans for thousands of years. This understanding goes beyond words and is highly personal; germane to the individual.

Of pathei mathos in general, that is, outside of an Occult context, [David] Myatt writes in one of his metaphysical tracts,

                  “For we human beings, pathei-mathos possesses a numinous, a living, authority; [for] the wisdom, the understanding, that arises from one’s own personal experience, from formative experiences that involve some hardship, some grief, some personal suffering, is often or could be more valuable to us (more alive, more meaningful) than any doctrine, than any religious faith, than any words one might hear from someone else or read in some book.” {4}

In esoteric – occult – terms the foundations of the 7FW (and thus of the Order of Nine Angles) are (i) pathei mathos consciously produced through an individual undertaking particular tasks and rôles both esoteric and exoteric, and (ii) the knowledge that our evolution as a species is an individual, a personal, an Aeonic, one and does not and cannot be done by ‘secret occult societies’ of whatever kind, cannot be done through external forms or forces such as politics or religion or by social doctrines or laws being applied to a society or to societies. That is, it is individuals and their pathei mathos who and which are evolutionary, the basis – the quintessence – of the 7FW and of the Order of Nine Angles.

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{1} https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/distinguishing-the-o9a-v4.pdf

{2} J.R Lewis, Satanic Attitudes, in Asbjorn Dyrendal, James R. Lewis, Jesper A. Petersen (editors), The Invention of Satanism, Oxford University Press, 2015. p.191; pp. 194–196.

{3} The Rite Of The Nine Angles, 1979. The MS was published, in the 1980s, in Sennitt’s Nox zine, and was included in the later book compilation The Infernal Texts: Nox & Liber Koth (Falcon Publications, 1997).

{4} The Numinous Way of Pathei-Mathos. 2013. ISBN 978-1484096642.

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Related:

A Modern Practical Guide To The Seven Fold Way (pdf)


Article Source:
Some Questions About The Order of Nine Angles (2017), Part One


An Interview With Anton Long

Order Of Nine Angles
O9A

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We present here one important document and one interesting article.

§ The important document – circulated privately in late 2015 ev – is An Interview With Anton Long conducted and recorded in NYC, and then later transcribed, by Rachael Stirling. The document provides an esoteric insight into the origins, the Occult philosophy, and the ‘sinister strategy’ of the Order of Nine Angles.

We make no claim as to the authenticity of the document, and leave that judgment to the reader. For ourselves, we feel that the information divulged in the document could only have come (i) from someone with an intimate and detailed, Magus-appropriate, knowledge of the O9A, and (ii) from someone with a detailed and intimate knowledge of the life of “Anton Long”.

One example:

                “But since we – we this old breed who understand and feel what the unique culture of the West means and might yet imply – are now a minority and have no power and no possibility of obtaining power in the near future, I designed and created the O9A to produce others of our ‘against time’ kind and keep alive at least something of our knowing, our wisdom, and the essence of human culture, genesis as culture is and has been of what has been termed civilization.”

As the ‘editorial note’ of the document states, the interview was “scheduled to be published, in full and with AL’s permission, within the next two years,” – that is, around 2017 ev. {1} However, our understanding is that AL decided, for strategic reasons, to – for the foreseeable future – limit the full document to members of the Inner O9A. That is, to (i) those guided personally by AL to at least the stage of Internal Adept, and to (ii) those trained by those who were personally acquainted with and guided by AL, thus continuing the generational O9A “aural tradition”.

§ The interesting article is Is David Myatt Still A Neo-Nazi? Which article draws, in part, upon the aforementioned “important document” to ask some interesting questions.

TWS Nexion
May 129yf

{1} For those unacquainted with the workings of the Inner O9A, the pseudonymous Anton Long was and is often referred to, by the Inner O9A, as “AL”. In a similar fashion, by those who knew them, Colin Jordan was often referred to as CJ, and John Tyndall as JT.

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An Interview With Anton Long
(pdf)

Is David Myatt Still A Neo-Nazi?
(pdf)


The Nihilist O9A: Prolegomena To A Future Satanism

O9A Insight Role
O9A Insight Role

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Some caveats aside, there is – at least in our view – a fairly insightful analysis of the Order of Nine Angles recently [in 2017] published in an article with the title Order of the Nine Angles and Supremacy of the Fringe.

Which item hints at what the ONA is really all about and just how it differs from the boring ‘satanism’ of Levey et al. Here are just a few of the interesting points made in that analysis.

§          The popular notion of Satanism rarely lays stress on the political aspect of it. Seemingly, its radical individualism submits the ideological ambitions to the needs of individual self-expression – or self-indulgence – rendering it to a large degree a-political, at least at first glance. When we come to deal with the sinister dialectic of O9A, we are soon forced to realize that deep down the real stress is precisely on politics; the politics taken in the most radical sense of inciting the end of the present world (Aeon) and the creation of the new man and the new world.

§         The idea of influencing the broader society by subversion ranging from inducing moral depravity to terrorist acts is the nucleus of O9A metaphysics.

§         What really makes O9A stand out is how high it sets the bar: every other conceivable form of radical politics can potentially be assimilated, provided it is genuinely directed against the system, towards the creation of the new world and the new man. Through it all it is astonishingly truthful to the principles of modernity – radical subjectivity and dissolution of it in the further radicalization of freedom, evolutionary principle driven to the extreme and technical approach to human inner life.

§         The purpose of [the] trickster [insight] role playing game is to create strife, chaos, confusion and – Satan willing – bloodshed in order, not only to open oneself to the chaos of acausal, but also to create the same disposition in the social groups and society at large.

Finally, perhaps the most interesting bit of all:

§         In a strictly philosophical sense this truly is a form of Satanism. What makes it ominous is that, when you ponder about it a bit, it really isn’t detached from presuppositions of the mainstream, seemingly anti-metaphysical, notions about man and history. O9A has an ontology and metaphysics of Satanism, but it is fairly in accordance with both extreme empiricists and supposedly opposed Heideggerian understanding of getting over the metaphysics (überwindung der Metaphysik): rejecting the error of transcendence towards above. The only step needed to develop what would properly be called ‘subphysics’ is to draw the final consequences of this decision.

For what the ONA really amounts to – in our view – is Chaos (χάος). Bringing the chaos of the acausal into our temporal (causal) world. By any means possible, and without any checks or balances, such as ‘God’ or even ‘Satan’ as described by both Nazarenes and by material egoists such as Howard Levey.

In this sense, the Order of Nine Angles really is nihilist, anarchic, and redefines what ‘modernism’ – metaphysically and in reality (esoterically and exoterically) – means, or perhaps should now mean.

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A Satanic Icon?

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David Myatt

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Myatt: A Satanic Icon?

The Occult Phantom Menace
Part Twenty Three

Here are some quotes from an Establishment media-supported anti-fascist who for some twenty years has hated David Myatt despite spouting rhetoric about “hope not hate”. {1}

According to this much media-hyped anti-fascist, Myatt “would regularly get involved in fights” and “learnt martial arts as a teenager” and “often acted as a bodyguard for [British Movement] party leader Colin Jordan.” {2}

Myatt “was regularly involved in violence and after one particularly nasty attack on a young Asian he was sent to prison”. {2}

Myatt “formed a small criminal gang to re-distribute wealth stolen by big capitalist firms. Their burglaries led to an investigation by the Yorkshire Regional Crime Squad and he was again convicted. His activities did attract the attention of someone in authority though as he was invited to join Column 88, a secretive nazi group that was in reality a state-funded operation designed to cause chaos and violence in the event of a Communist takeover or Russian invasion. Myatt became increasingly active in C88, attending their training camps and meetings.” {2}

Myatt undertook “travels in Iran and Iraq, in 2000, [and] began praising Osama Bin Ladin and Al Qaeda,” {2} and became “a key al-Qaeda propagandist.” {3}

Now, compare these documented, such sinister and heretical, behaviour by Myatt with the life of Howard Stanton Levey {3} and decide for yourselves who is the most sinister, the most Satanic, the most “evil”.

Was Howard Stanton Levey – aka Anton LaVey – just a charlatan, “all mouth and trousers”? {4} Or was David Myatt – aka Anton Long – a modern icon of modern Satanism, of modern icon of chaos and nihilism, and someone who not only advocated, but who really did live, an antinomian, an extremist, a terrorist, a modern satanic, a heretical, life?

K.S.
TWS Nexion
2019 ev

{1} qv. https://regardingdavidmyatt.wordpress.com/2019/02/21/full-of-hate-not-hope/

{2} qv. “State of Hate 2019” report issued by “Hope not hate”.

{3} https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/far-right-extremism-racism-islamophobia-antisemitism-hope-not-hate-politics-report-a8784946.html

{4} https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2018/07/29/traditional-and-modern-the-two-types-of-satanism/

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The State of Hate 2019

O9A Insight Role
O9A Insight Role

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With the publication of its The State of Hate 2019 report the anti-fascist organization that describes itself as “Hope Not Hate” (HnH) has jumped on the anti-O9A propaganda bandwagon following the recent (November 2018) propaganda article about the O9A published on the popular Quietus music blog {1} by an author who, mindful of rumours about O9A culling, wanted to remain anonymous for their own safety.

The HnH report, according to an article in The Daily Telegraph newspaper,
                   “found that some of the most extreme groups in Britain today are influenced by the Order of Nine Angles (O9A), unquestionably the world’s most extreme Nazi Satanist group.” {2}

Furthermore, the report mentions and profiles David Myatt in connection with the O9A, and states that the “O9A is arguably becoming more visible and influential than ever.”

The True Nature Of The HnH Report

A fundamental – a damning – flaw of the report vis-a-vis the O9A and Mr Myatt is that (i) many statements about the O9A and about Myatt are made but without providing references to mainstream and academic sources, and (ii) that various O9A and other articles are quoted but without providing references to the date and place of publication and without giving the name of the author on the original text. Another damning flaw is that some articles are attributed to Myatt when they were published under another name.

One example among many is the report stating (on page 83) that “in an interview as recently as 2013, Myatt explained their strategy,” whereas the quoted text was not an interview with Myatt, was not published in 2013 but was posted in 2016 on the “right-wing” Stormfront internet forum by Dark Logos {3}.

That the author of this section of the HnH report – Nick Lowles – assumes and states that Myatt is “Dark Logos” but fails in this case and in other instances to provide any evidence which has probative value for his assumptions is indicative of the true, the unacademic, nature of the report.

Little wonder then that the Oxford based Three Wyrd Sisters O9A Nexion described the profile of the O9A in the HnH report as
                  “tabloid journalism at its hateful, propagandistic, and judgemental best. A tribute to the hack journalism of the gutter press and reminiscent of the blogorrhea and forumorrhea of mundanes. Full of pejorative (hack writer) terms, factual errors, innuendos, rants, logical fallacies, and blandly stating as fact what are only unproven allegations, rumours and propaganda. Unproven allegations such as Myatt=Long; propaganda lies such as the O9A encouraging rape; and logical fallacies such as a dicto secundum quid ad dictum simpliciter.” {4}{5}

In other words, the HnH report regarding the O9A and Myatt is anti-fascist, anti-NS, propaganda written by individuals with a particular political agenda. {6} That many newspapers and other Western Media hype and quote from the report, and ignore its obvious flaws, was only to be expected given how such newspapers and such Media have their own anti-fascist, anti-NS, pro multi-racial, agenda.

A Fantasy In Print

The credibility of the HnH report in respect of the O9A and Myatt is also called into question when Nick Lowles writes in the section titled A duel at dawn about meeting Myatt in 2001. {7}

Lowles states in the report that Myatt at the time “shared a caravan with Richard Moult” whereas Myatt then lived in the village of Leigh Sinton near Malvern with his wife and family while Mr Moult lived with his female partner on a farm near Lydbury North in Shropshire.

Which facts about their residencies at the time could be confirmed by County Council tax reports, by tax returns from HM Revenue and Customs, by other official documents, and by the Special Branch of the British police who had Myatt under surveillance from at least 1997 to 2003. Indeed, Myatt makes mention in his 2012 essay A Matter Of Honour {8} of regularly meeting with a Special Branch officer in 2000 and 2001, and which Special Branch officer knew where Myatt lived during those years.

Lowles also writes that Myatt gave him “a glimpse of the SS dagger in his pocket”. Which is sheer fantasy since as Special Branch and MI5 could confirm Myatt’s weapon of choice – which he almost always carried with him – was a Bersa .22 semi-automatic pistol.

A Presumption Too Far

In the HnH report Lowles writes that “the presumption must be that [Myatt] is still actively involved in the nazi occult organisation he has spent almost 50 years supporting and leading.”

A presumption – a propagandistic presumption – indeed. For no evidence is presented by Lowles who somehow and for some reason forgets to reference Myatt’s extensive post-2012 writings such as his 2013 book Understanding and Rejecting Extremism in which Myatt describes his rejection of all types of extremism.

Which brings us to the tale of two reformed racists. {9} Of David Myatt and Joe Pearce. Pearce was a minor figure in the “extreme eight” in the late 1970s while Myatt was a member of Column 88, of Combat 18, the founder and first leader of the NSM, and “England’s principal proponent of contemporary neo-Nazi ideology and theoretician of revolution” {10}.

Yet Pearce was fêted by the Catholic Church, by the media, and by Establishment figures, gave public lectures, wrote about his experience, and was given a sinecure in academia. However,
                  “unlike Pearce, Myatt – despite his more interesting and more violent past, his more diverse experiences over some forty years, his greater notoriety, his extensive writings as a neo-nazi ideologue, his far greater involvement with terrorism – was and is shunned by Establishment figures, is ignored by academics, and when mentioned by journalists or in mainstream books it is often in a derogatory and/or prejudiced manner and is invariably accompanied by the propagandistic and unproven allegation of him being involved with the O9A.
                  Why the disparity, given that both by their own admission are reformed racists who regret their extremist pasts? Why the disparity in their treatment by the Establishment.”

The surmise is that:
                  “the disparity is due to the fact that Pearce is now part of the Establishment – a publicly repentant sinner who has accepted the Christian God and who continues to write, and continues to publicly speak about, what the Establishment approves of – while Myatt is a recluse whose mystical philosophy (the way of pathei-mathos) is essentially pagan. In addition, there is (i) the fact that Myatt has made – both as a neo-nazi and as a radical Muslim – powerful and influential enemies whose mottos are “Never Again” and “Never Forget, Never Forgive”, and (ii) that Myatt’s neo-nazi writings (despite his disavowal of them) still resonant with some people within the neo-nazi community, and (iii) that so many people within the modern Satanist and Occult movements continue to believe (without any evidence) that Myatt is Anton Long and the founder of and the driving force behind the subversive, anti-Establishment, Order of Nine Angles.
                  Myatt thus seems to have become, to some individuals involved with some sub-cultures (occult and otherwise) not only some sort of iconoclastic anti-Establishment figure but also disliked and reviled by many more individuals around the world who have apparently developed a prejudice against him. Thus Pearce is given the benefit of the doubt, and believed, while Myatt is not.”

The important lesson is that many people are biased about Myatt, swayed perhaps by anti-fascist propaganda, with individuals like Pearce given the benefit of the doubt while Myatt is not given the benefit of the doubt.

Would a scholarly biography of Myatt – replete with references and evidence which has probative value – change such Media presented bias? Perhaps. Would a scholarly book – replete with references and evidence which has probative value – about the O9A contradict now rampant anti-O9a propaganda? Perhaps.

But we won’t hold our breath. For no doubt the anti-fascist propaganda about Myatt and the O9A will continue for decades, with no scholar daring to contradict such now well-established pro-Magian propaganda.

RDM Crew
February 2019 ev
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{1} Refer to https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/2018/12/03/o9a-transgression-and-subversion/

{2} https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/18/children-young-13-joining-satanic-nazi-groups-report-warns/

{3} https://www.stormfront.org/forum/t872799-5/?postcount=44#post13330543

{4} https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2019/02/17/a-neo-nazi-death-cult/

{5} The logical fallacy of a dicto secundum quid ad dictum simpliciter is the use of particular individual cases to form a general rule to then use that rule to describe, and thence to blame, or to castigate, or to defame a whole group.

This fallacy often amounts – as in the case of anti-O9A propaganda and in the case of the HnH report – to quoting a few items written by a few people associating with or claiming to be associating with the O9A and then presenting these few items as representative of the O9A, thus neglecting the vast corpus of O9A texts written between 1974 and 2019 and especially neglecting O9A texts which contradict the claims and beliefs mentioned in those few quoted items.

In his 2018 essay In Defence Of The Catholic Church Myatt pedantically uses the complete Latin phrase rather than the shortened popular version secundum quid et simpliciter. This pedantry by Myatt seems to have inspired some connected with the O9A to also use the complete Latin phrase.

{6} The sloppy and propagandistic nature of the items about the O9A and Myatt in the “State Of Hate 2019” report is also evident in the fact that their author does not even bother to get the names or pseudonyms of individuals right. Thus he has
° Christos Beast – instead of Christos Beest
° Darkos Lago – instead of Dark Logos
° A. A. Morian – instead of A.A. Morain
° Michael Mouthwork – instead of Michael Morthwork

{7} Myatt’s version of the meeting is at https://regardingdavidmyatt.wordpress.com/meeting-with-nick-lowles/

{8} https://regardingdavidmyatt.files.wordpress.com/2019/02/a-matter-of-honour.pdf

{9} https://regardingdavidmyatt.wordpress.com/two-reformed-racists/

{10} Michael, George. The New Media and the Rise of Exhortatory Terrorism. Strategic Studies Quarterly (United States Air Force), Volume 7 Issue 1, Spring 2013.

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Article Source:
https://regardingdavidmyatt.wordpress.com/2019/02/18/the-state-of-hate-2019/

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A Statement By Richard Moult

Order Of Nine Angles
O9A

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Following the recent publication of two articles which make significant mention of me, I have decided – rather against my better judgement – to offer here some response. I do this in the hope that it may benefit those whom I love and respect and who have supported me both publically and privately during the publication of these articles.

I freely accept that if one has been involved in heretical esoteric pursuits, one should not moan too loudly when the Establishment strikes back. However, the maxim “never let the truth get in the way of a good story” can be very aptly applied to the journalists responsible, and this deserves to be addressed.

It is astonishing to think that in 2019 a “reputable” journalist could write and publish an article based entirely on gossip and on unsubstantiated assumptions which reveal just how little attention has been paid in the name of research; yet, it can only be that the capacity to think for oneself is diminishing in this quick-fix age of ours, since this type of lazy journalism appears to be thriving and is perfectly capable of causing maximum damage.

How obvious it seems that the material of these Hacks is powered by the need for a certain “Order” to fulfil a sensational image, and so in turn fulfil the fantasy roles of the “journalists” as moral crusaders. It could be said that such an “Order” is partly created and fuelled by such Hacks. In my opinion, the most vociferous of these individuals are usually the ones who are deflecting from something shameful in their own lives.

I am dismayed that my work – my life – is associated with the alleged rise of the Far Right. In terms of my “politics”, see the above Statement. Here, I wish to simply address two unsubstantiated accusations featured in the most recent article.

1: That I am now the Leader of the O9A. My personal odyssey through the esoteric techniques of the Septenary System lasted from 1989 until around 2001. There was no return in 2008. During that time I understood the O9A to be exactly as it has defined itself many times over the past few years: not in fact an organisation or Order at all, but rather a culture which cannot have a leader. As I understood it then, each individual was free to take the esoteric system and re-present it in their own image or according to their own prejudices (as the Hacks themselves have done) and take autonomous responsibility.

I should also add that, via personal experience, I always understood the O9A to be entirely anarchistic in nature, with no allegiance to political abstractions either Left or Right.

2: That I am the author of a book entitled ‘The Dreccian Way’. This was a title completely unknown to me, and it was utterly false to attribute the associated quotes to me. Again, please refer to the above Statement in regards to my views on inciting acts of terror and death. Regarding “culling”: I have always understood this to be a mischievous aspect of the O9A’s Labyrinthos Mythologicus, and during my time associated with its Septenary techniques, I experienced nothing to suggest otherwise.

The inconsequential writings I produced during that time are: Caelethi (Black Book II) which is a solo pathworking via a particular ordering of the seven planetary spheres, a few notes on the Sinister Tarot, and a number of MSS dealing with the Arthurian Tradition.

I make no apologies for my 30-year friendship with David Myatt, whose Numinous Way/Pathei-Mathos writings, dating from nearly a decade ago to the present, were completely ignored by the Hacks.

Let me introduce some reality into this fantasy world of the Internet, and give a glimpse of my day-to-day life. We – my family and I – live a rural existence, “off-grid”, and are ethical Vegans pursuing 100% self-sufficiency. There is a great deal of exhausting work involved, and when not working the land, we are renovating the semi-derelict house in which we live. Our children are primarily taught kindness: empathy, tolerance, and compassion towards all living things. Beyond that, there is very little interest in, or time for, anything else; my family is everything to me, hence why the recent album (‘Machair’) will be my last, and why this blog will henceforth mainly function as an archive for my work hitherto.

For those who appreciate my work but are made uncertain by the recent articles, I ask you to trust your instincts; to those who choose to believe the fabrications of the articles, then you are perfectly free not to look at my paintings or listen to my music.

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Source:
https://web.archive.org/web/20190220044334/https://starred-desert.com/statement/

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Vindex: Destiny Of The West

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Vindex: Destiny Of The West

Facsimile of Myatt’s seminal and heretical text Vindex: Destiny Of The West published in the January 1984 edition of the American Liberty Bell magazine edited by Virginia based George Dietz, a former member of the Hitler Youth who emigrated to America in 1957.

Vindex: Destiny Of The West
(pdf)

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