Inspired By The O9A

O9A Insight Role
O9A Insight Role

We admire the way that many Order of Nine Angles nexions and individuals, publicly or via private communications, document their esoteric adventures, their pathei mathos, their learning; inspired as they are in some way by the esotericism of the O9A and/or by the exeatic life of ‘Anton Long’.

One notable, past, example is Dyssolving: Diary of An Internal Adept.

Three more recent examples are worthy of mention given that each one of them has their own active [as of February 2017] public weblog: Yorkshirerounwytha, Acausality, and Ecstatic-darkness.

These public examples alone are sufficient to refute the claims of those – apparently Magian inspired – self-described ‘satanists’ and Occultists who insist that “the O9A doesn’t exist” or that “it is a joke” or that “it is irrelevant” or that “it is just one man with a typewriter/word-processor/computer”.

Meanwhile, while individuals inspired by the O9A continue their (public or covert) exoteric and esoteric journeys, Magian inspired self-described ‘satanists’ and Occultists continue to publicly vomit forth anti-O9A propaganda and anti-O9A rants, with not one of these anti-O9A Magian inspired self-described ‘satanists’ and Occultists having the intellect, the culture, the education, to read primary (Greek, Latin, Arabic) sources in respect of hermeticism, alchemy, and sorcery, and thus being unable as they are to pen even one scholarly critique of O9A esotericism, relying instead as they do (and have done for decades) on argumentum ad hominem, on the fallacy of illicit distribution, on ignoratio elenchi, and on regurgitating the opinions of others via quoting secondary and tertiary sources.

KS
2017


So Indicative

O9A Insight Role
O9A Insight Role

It is just so indicative of modern self-described ‘satanists’ that when asked about their allegations regarding the Order of Nine Angles (ONA, O9A) they respond with abusive ad hominem and/or with banning us from commenting on their blogs and forums.

So instead of admitting that their occult knowledge and understanding of the ONA is limited they respond with bans and with yet more argumentum ad hominem.

To give just one example among so many: one of their ilk alleged that the O9A Atazoth is derived from the Azathoth of Lovecraft, to which we replied:

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In respect of At-azoth, we quote primary texts such as De Alchimia Opuscula Complura Veterum Philosophorum {1}, Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum {2}, the Viatorium of Maieri {3}, and Rosarium Philosophorum {4}. Heck, we have even provided images from some of those texts. We provided a reference to a Latin Renaissance source which seems to contradict the O9A statement about Azoth not being mercurius {5}. We even provided links to where those interested can read all those books.

In respect of Azothoth being At-azoth, “they” simply quote tertiary sources such as Grant.

Yet again, no self-described satanist seems interested in pursuing, let alone intellectually discussing, our sources. Instead, they resort (as usual) to argumentum ad hominem and argumentum ad nauseam, and also seem (again as usual) unable to admit that their occult knowledge, based on primary sources, is limited.
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So, in respect of their anti-O9A allegations, they when pressed on the matter of such an allegation instead of providing evidence from primary sources not only indulged in argumentum ad hominem but also banned “us” from making further adversarial comments on their blog. In addition, they (in their Stalinist way) proceed to delete all our previous comments which question their allegations about the O9A. Which “deletion” is just so Magian.

Therefore, QED in respect of their plebeian, hubriatic, Magian, physis. Naturally their fellow plebeian (internet) travellers will continue to not only laud them but also continue to disparage the O9A. Which lauding of “them” and which disparagement of “us” is actually “a feather in our cap”. At least for the sagacious and those who, via practical Occult experience, have the pathei mathos to appreciate the sinisterly-numinous, experiential, exeatic, Order of Nine Angles.

JB
2017 ev

{1} https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=SQ9Non4XspUC
{2} https://archive.org/details/theatrumchemicum00ashm
{3} https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=jIxmAAAAcAAJ
{4} MS Ferguson 210, University of Glasgow Library.
{5} https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Lvm1pP4MFIwC


Banning The O9A

Order Of Nine Angles
Order Of Nine Angles

 

It is interesting and indicative – and to a certain extent expected – that (i) various so-called ‘satanist’ internet forums, and occult forums with sections devoted to the Western Left Hand Path, and to satanism, have not only banned open discussion of the Order of Nine Angles, but also (ii) that O9A people have been banned from commenting in the comments section of various self-described ‘satanist’ and LHP blogs and which self-described ‘satanist’ forums, and ‘satanist’ and LHP blogs, have devoted post after internet post to trying to discredit the O9A.

For the people behind such so-called ‘satanist’ internet forums, and such self-described ‘satanist’ and LHP blogs, just cannot tolerate any positive mention of the O9A as they have no answers to the many questions O9A people ask them, especially when O9A people provide evidence from primary sources that the allegations that such self-described ‘satanists’ and occultists make about the O9A are wrong, ignorant, or just plain propagandistic.

Thus while such anti-O9A self-described ‘satanists’ and occultists may well find approval for their allegations about the O9A among their fellow (generally Levey-inspired and Crowley-inspired) fellow travellers, they have revealed themselves for who and what they really are: uncultured egoistic plebs and pretentious pseudo-intellectuals. Which uncultured egoistic plebianism and pseudo-intellectualism effectively describe the so-called ‘satanism’ of Levey and the modern Western LHP derived from the likes of The Golden Dawn, Crowley, and Aquino.

So, we have to thank them for their bans; for their inability to rationally respond to our critiques; for their continuing anti-O9A tirades; for their plebeian lack of knowledge of primary occult (Latin, Greek, Arabic) sources; for their masculous egoism and hubris; and of course for their abusive ad hominems. Long may such things continue and long may such masculous egoistic self-described ‘satanists’ thrive, for they highlight the difference between “us” and “them”.

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PS. It is interesting and perhaps indicative that a certain self-described ‘satanist’ forum – where a certain Michael Aquino posts and has posted – has now deleted its 2016 post which declared that there will be “no more O.N.A related topics” even though their ban is still in place. That that particular forum is now in the doldrums – at best a home to newbies and nobodies opining in their plebeian way about ‘satanism’ – is poetic justice indeed.


Review of The Radical Philosophy of Anton Long

Order Of Nine Angles
Order Of Nine Angles

The book titled The Radical Philosophy of Anton Long is of some 84 pages, was published in 2015 (ISBN 78-1518690433, US$6), and consists of a revised version of an old text written by a supporter of the ONA, some other more recent texts, a “critical overview of Myatt’s Life & Times”, and some appendices also containing some fairly recent texts by various ONA supporters. The book also contains a useful, comprehensive, bibliography of works by Anton Long.

The first part, A Review of The Contemporary Secret Society Known As The Order of Nine Angles, is the most interesting, partly because “no attempt [is] made to prove who is behind the pseudonym Anton Long” and does not “speculate about the contemporary ‘influence’ or the ‘importance’ of Anton Long and the esoteric group.” Instead, there is a reasonable, and well referenced, overview of ONA esoteric philosophy.

The second part, A Modern Mage, however is – with one exception – a collection of essays apparently designed to, in the words of one of the authors, show that “Myatt’s own strange life is sufficient of itself to illustrate what a dedicated, modern, decades-long occult quest for knowledge and wisdom is all about and involves. He is an example of what the Seven Fold Way means and implies in real life…”

What we get is speculation, but no evidence from primary sources. Indeed, the authors seem to have committed the fallacy of post hoc ergo propter hoc; concluding that Anton Long is (or must be) Myatt because his publicly documented life apparently fits the paradigm of what someone ONA should be like and should do in the real world.

The one exception in this second part is “A Critical Overview of Myatt’s Life & Times” and this is the exception to the foregoing speculative essays only because it is a cut-and-paste of the Wikipedia article about Myatt, dated October 2015. One can only assume the authors included it either as an example of their conclusion that Myatt fits the paradigm of the archetypal ONA person, or simply to ‘pad out’ the book.

Overall, the impression given by the book’s content is that of some ONA supporters trying to present their case that Myatt is Long, and failing to convince due to offering no evidence from primary sources. The book, however, may well be useful to those – such as other ONA supporters – who already believe that Myatt is Long and who asssume, in the words of one academic quoted in the Wikipedia article, that Myatt is “paramount to the whole creation and existence of the ONA.”

On balance, therefore – and despite the interesting first part and the useful bibliography and the low price – we cannot recommend this book. We can however recommend – given that the contents are ‘in the public domain’ – someone to republish the first part together with the bibliography as a stand alone essay. {1}

Three Wyrd Sisters
2017 ev

(1} Update: That essay, and the bibliography, are now available in one pdf document here: https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/o9a-overview-v1a.pdf


A Note On The Book of Wyrd

Order Of Nine Angles
Order Of Nine Angles
A Note On The Book of Wyrd

 

Since anti-O9A propagandists keep mentioning the fabled (unpublished) 1980s Book of Wyrd – not to be confused with a pamphlet of the same name written by a Mr Bolton in the 1990s – some notes about it are in order.

The original Book of Wyrd was compiled at the suggestion of Chris Bray in the 1980s. He initially agreed to print and publish it. The book was designed to intrigue, test, and recruit a few individuals given that at the time the ONA was recruiting via a PO Box (first in Church Stretton then in Shrewsbury) as mentioned in “The Sinister Game” text {1}.

Anton Long mentioned the Book of Wyrd in a 1992 letter to David Austen, a facsimile of which letter is in the Satanic Letters of Stephen Brown. {2} In that letter, AL describes the book as essentially a fable, and mentions that some of its contents belonged to the pre-ONA group The Temple of the Sun. Thus it formed part of the ONA’s Labyrinthos Mythologicus {3}.

About The Book Of Wyrd
Extract from a letter from Stephen Brown to Mr Austen, 1992 {4}

 

According to our information, Bray – or one of his associates – typed out the draft copy and sent it to AL for editing. Bray then for some reason decided not to publish the book. Someone ONA then photocopied this uncorrected draft version, added some marginal notes and a few additions to some of the copies and then mailed the copies to people interested in the ONA. A facsimile of this draft version was added to the microfilm that the ONA made of some of its – and The Temple of the Sun – MSS and texts, with around ten copies of this microfilm sent to various people, including Professor Kaplan who mentions it in his 1998 book Nation and Race: The Developing Euro-American Racist Subculture.

KS
2017 ev

{1} https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/the-sinister-game/
{2} Satanic Letters of Stephen Brown, volume two. Thormynd Press, 1992.
{3} https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/labyrinthos-mythologicus/
{4} Regarding the term ‘nine angles’, see https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/the-term-nine-angles/


 

Desperately Seeking Connexions

O9A Insight Role
O9A Insight Role

Editorial Note: We present here a selection of assumptions made about Mr Myatt and the Order of Nine Angles (ONA, O9A) by some anonymous person who has now [2017] embarked upon a (mostly internet based) crusade against both Mr Myatt and the ONA because they were annoyed by the personal opinions of a few people who had the temerity to question his knowledge about the ONA.

Every one of the conjectures of this internet crusader can be refuted, as the following examples reveal, several of which refutations appeared in the comments section of the blog of this internet crusader, until that is this anonymous internet crusader started deleting comments they did not like, resorting then as such internet crusaders so often do, such is their character, to abusive ad hominem.

This selection of assumptions and refutations is presented here because it yet again reveals just how many self-described satanists and modern occultists make assumptions about the ONA and about Mr Myatt and then, rather than doing some actual scholarly research and rather than admit that their knowledge of such matters is limited, they get annoyed and abusive when their assumptions and beliefs are challenged.

One of the most prevalent assumptions made by such people is that Mr Myatt is – must be – Anton Long even though not one of them, nor anyone else, academic or otherwise, has as yet provided any evidence to support this assumption, and even though several academics – among them Monette, Sieg, and Kaplan – are of the opinion that Myatt and Anton Long are different people. For instance, Sieg writes that the connection is “implausible and untenable based on the extent of variance in writing style, personality, and tone” between Myatt and Long’s writings, while Monette states that “it is quite possible that ‘Anton Long’ was a pseudonym used by multiple individuals over the last 30 years.”

So prevalent is this unproven assumption about Myatt that our internet crusader, and emotive others, use the names Myatt and Long interchangeably, writing ‘Myatt’ when they rationally should write ‘Anton Long’.

One of their other common (almost religious-like) assumptions is that “everything ONA” is unoriginal and must be derived from other modern occultists such as Crowley, Aquino, Levey, or Grant. Thus do they desperately seek to make connections where none exist.

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Desperately Seeking Connexions
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