O9A: A Foreign Terrorist Organization?

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Elissa Slotkin – of Jewish descent {1} and a former CIA analyst who oversees a U.S. House subcommittee on intelligence and counterterrorism – has demanded that the United States government designate the Order of Nine Angles, among other non-U.S. “right-wing” groups, a Foreign Terrorist Organization.

According to U.S. media reports {2}

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“The State Department took a first step last year toward putting pressure on white supremacists overseas by designating the Russian Imperial Movement and three of its leaders Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs). It was the first-ever such designation.

Slotkin welcomed this step but wrote [in a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken] that “It’s time for more to be done.”

Beyond the National Action Group and Nordic Resistance Movement, Slotkin called for consideration of FTO [Foreign Terrorist Organization] designations for groups including Atomwaffen Division Deutschland, Blood & Honour, Combat 18, Feuerkrieg Division, Generation Identity, Northern Order, Order of Nine Angles and the Sonnenkrieg Division.

“If these groups do not meet the more stringent FTO criteria, I ask that you designate these groups as SDGTs,” she wrote.
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{1} https://www.timesofisrael.com/these-jewish-women-are-running-for-office-because-of-trump/
{2} https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-extremism-slotkin-idUSKBN2BW1KQ

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An Interview With Anton Long

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An Interview With Anton Long
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We republish here an extract from an interview allegedly with Mr Anton Long and which extract was first published by us in 2018.

The interview was conducted and recorded by Rachael Stirling in NYC in 2015, and later transcribed by her, with the complete interview originally scheduled for publication c.2020, a publication delayed by the anti-fascist crusade, begun in 2019 and on-going, to have “Anton Long” arrested and the Order of Nine Angles banned by the British government.

Which crusade involves various Labour Members of Parliament, as witness the extracts, given below, {1} from a debate in the House of Commons in 2020 and which extracts make mention of the 1999 London nail-bombings; bombings which, according to anti-fascist and journalistic disinformation and urban legend, were inspired by a certain Mr Myatt. {2}{3}

As before, we make no claim as to the authenticity of the interview with Mr Long, leaving that judgement to the reader.

TWS Nexion
Oxonia
April 2021 ev



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{1} https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2020-06-09/debates/F2B7F77A-82C4-4232-8901-C426BBFD1BEC/Counter-TerrorismAndSentencingBill#contribution-C3FEEF60-A202-48AC-B3C3-F06C6A364F2A
{2} http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/static/audio_video/programmes/panorama/transcripts/transcript_30_06_00.txt
{3} Copsey, Nigel & Worley, Matthew. Tomorrow Belongs to Us: The British Far Right since 1967. Routledge, 2017, p.156



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Myatt, Vindex, And Physis


Ouroboros:

Myatt, Vindex, And A Return To Physis

With the publication of his translations of and commentaries on eight tractates of the Corpus Hermeticum in 2017 {1} followed later in the same year by his two monographs on Greco-Roman paganism {2} it seems to me that David Myatt’s antinomian life has come full circle.

In his 1984 text Vindex – Destiny of the West {3} he wrote that

              “Adolf Hitler is as central to Imperium as Caesar was to the Roman Empire, and while the founders of the Imperium may not call themselves National Socialists or use as their symbol the swastika flag, they will nevertheless be the heirs of National Socialism. In this bond lies the key to the creation of Imperium […] To pretend that National Socialism or Adolf Hitler are  not important for the West is absurd: National Socialism (or perhaps more correctly, Hitlerism) cannot be ignored and any movement, political or which has as its aim the creation of a Faustian Imperium, will never succeed as long as it ignores the importance of this philosophy for the sake of temporary and, finally, illusory gains.”

He goes on to explain that “Philosophically, National Socialism represents the revaluation wished for by Nietzsche – a return to Nature (the physis of the Greeks) as an unfolding in the sense of the pre-Socractics […] Such a returning is a return to the dynamic paganism that pre-dated Christianity.”

For what Myatt has done in those 2017 publications and in his other translations of classical works (from Aeschylus to the Pre-Socratics) is to enable us “to appreciate and understand the classical, pagan, ethos and thence the ethos of the West itself.” {4}{5}{6}

In other words, Myatt has explained in his translations the philosophical basis of the pagan “returning” that National-Socialism represented politically and otherwise.

Importantly, in his Classical Paganism And The Christian Ethos he wrote that “the quintessence of such a weltanschauung, of the paganus ethos, is that ethics are presenced in and by particular living individuals, not in some written text whether philosophical or otherwise, not by some proposed schemata, and not in some revelation from some deity.”

Which brings us to two things. First, Myatt’s admiration of modern warriors (and National-Socialists) such as Waffen-SS General Leon Degrelle and Otto Ernst Remer. Of Remer he wrote in his 2013 autobiography Myngath {7} that “I admired his honour and his loyalty and his commitment to the duty he had sworn an oath to do. Here, I felt, was a modern-day Greek hero.”

Second, Myatt’s life-long commitment to the principle, the ethic, of personal honour, stating in 1998 that “the only law I believe in and strive to uphold is the law of personal honour.” {8} Which concept of personal honour also runs through his 1998 interview with a then official representative of an anti-fascist organization, with Myatt “on his word of honour” saying in that interview that he is not Anton Long and that he has never been in any practical way involved with the Occult group the Order of Nine Angles. {9}

In what I personally regard as one of Myatt’s most important works, he writes in his Classical Paganism And The Christian Ethos, that

            “The paganus weltanschauung, ancestral to the lands of the West, that has emerged is one which, shorn of technical, Greek, and metaphysical terms, many may find familiar or already be intuitively aware of.

            “For it is a weltanschauung of we human beings having a connexion to other living beings, a connexion to the cosmos beyond, and a connexion to the source of our existence, the source of the cosmos, and the source – the origin, the genesis – of all living beings. Which source we cannot correctly describe in words, by any denotata, or define as some male ‘god’, or even as a collection of deities whether male or female, but which we can apprehend through the emanations of Being: through what is living, what is born, what unfolds in a natural manner, what is ordered and harmonious, what changes, and what physically – in its own species of Time – dies […]

            “Such a developed paganus weltanschauung – in its ethos and its ontology, ethics, and epistemology, and thus with its virtues of personal honour and empathy combined with a respect for the numinous – is quite different from Christianity and other revealed religions, and certainly does, in its noble simplicity and practicality, seem to be more human in physis, more balanced, and could well be more productive of a healthy personal ψυχή, than Christianity and other revealed religions.

            “Such a modern paganus weltanschauung may also be a means to reconnect those in the lands of the West, and those in Western émigré lands and former colonies of the West, with their ancestral ethos, for them to thus become, or return to being, a living, dwelling, part – a connexion between the past and the future – of what is still a living, and evolving, culture. Perhaps the future of that culture depends on whether sufficient individuals can live by the high personal standards of such a modern paganus weltanschauung.”

That is, he seems to me to be not only re-expressing what he wrote about Christianity, paganism, and physis, in his much earlier Vindex – Destiny Of The West but also presenting us with the philosophical foundations of “a return to the dynamic paganism that pre-dated Christianity.” A dynamic  and a new paganism that has the ethic of personal honour at its heart and which ethics are thus “presenced in and by particular living individuals, not in some written text whether philosophical or otherwise, not by some proposed schemata, and not in some revelation from some deity.”

Ethics presenced in individuals such as Waffen-SS General Leon Degrelle and Otto Ernst Remer. Which leads us back, in my view, to what Myatt wrote in Vindex:

                      “that National Socialism – what it was, not what propaganda has made it appear [to be] – was an expression of Faustian resurgence and nothing is more indicative of the influence of the Magian ethos […] than the fact that National Socialist Germany perished after only twelve years of existence because of a war that neither Hitler nor the German people wanted. This war resulted in the enslavement of half of Europe to Communism, destroyed the British Empire, and left the world divided between the materialism of America and the materialism of Soviet Russia. 1945 was a turning point for our civilization; the old values which created the West and which inspired the National Socialist movement began to disappear from the hearts and minds of Europeans.”

Rachael Stirling
April 2021 ev (132 yf)


All URL’s given below were valid as of April 2021 ev

{1} Corpus Hermeticum: Eight Tractates, ISBN 978-1976452369. Available as a gratis pdf document at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2020/05/eight-tractates-v2-print.pdf

{2} Classical Paganism And The Christian Ethos, ISBN 978-1979599023, and Tu Es Diaboli Ianua, ISBN  978-1982010935. Both available as gratis pdf documents at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/belief-and-reason-v7-print.pdf and https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/tua-es-diaboli-ianua.pdf

{3} A facsimile of the 1984 published text is available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/myatt-vindex.pdf

{4} The quotation is from Re-discovering Western Paganism, in Western Paganism And Hermeticism: Myatt And The Renaissance of Western Culture, available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/myatt-and-paganism-v4-print.pdf and as a printed book, ISBN 978-1986027809

{5} In regard to the Pre-Socratics, see for example https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/pre-socratic-and-aristotle.pdf

{6} In regard to Physis see (i) https://davidmyatt.wordpress.com/aristotle-metaphysics-1015α/ and (ii) https://davidmyatt.wordpress.com/aristotle-metaphysics-987β/

{7} https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/david-myatt-myngath.pdf

{8} The statement is included in his 20 page polemic A Matter Of Honour published in 2012, and available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/a-matter-of-honour.pdf

{9} The interview is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZZeuPoplu4


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A pdf of this article is available at: https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/myatt-ouroboros-v1.pdf


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Ouroboros, from Folio 196 of Codex Parisinus Graecus 2327 (c. 1478 ev)


Is The O9A Really Neo-Nazi?

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The Physis Of The Order Of Nine Angles
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Contents:
° Preface.
° Introduction.
° An Ignorance Regarding The O9A.
° Another Academic Misinterpretation Of The O9A.
° A National Socialist Occult Group?
° The Two Interpretations Of National Socialism: Ours And Theirs.
° David Myatt And Reichsfolk.
° Progressive, Traditional, Or Synthesis? The Evolution Of The O9A.
° Appendix: Exposing Twelve Basic Errors.

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In June 2019 we published the 46-page compilation of texts titled The Physis Of The Order Of Nine Angles: Is The O9A Neo-Nazi? The compilation was in response to reports about the O9A in mainstream British newspapers such as The Independent, The Sun, and The Daily Telegraph, all of which quoted from the biased, propagandistic, item State of Hate 2019 issued by the anti-fascist political group calling itself “Hope Not Hate” (HNH) and all of which newspapers accepted without question everything HNH wrote about the O9A.

While our 300 page trilogy The Seofonfeald Paeth, issued in September of 2019, explains O9A esoteric philosophy in some detail, The Physis Of The Order Of Nine Angles in our view still provides a useful overview of that philosophy and in particular provides an answer to the question Is The O9A Really Neo-Nazi?

From the Introduction:

What has confused the issue about the physis of the O9A, for outsiders, for critics, or for those who have not researched O9A texts in detail, are three things […]

The first source of confusion arises because one and only one O9A praxis, the Seven Fold Way, has some suggested ordeals and tasks associated with its early stages which tasks include “Insight Rôles” and which Insight Rôles can involve joining a “neo-nazi” group. Another suggested task is “culling”, while another is forming a “satanist” group and performing such rituals as given in the O9A Black Book Of Satan, first published in the 1980s.

It is therefore not surprising, because of the outré nature of such tasks, that outsiders, critics, many academics, and the majority of journalists who have written about the O9A, have assumed that such short term tasks, limited as they are to just one O9A praxis, represent the nature and intent of the O9A. Thus have such individuals, for personal, or political, or for other reasons, tended to sensationalize or criticize the O9A often due to a lack of research into and a lack of knowledge regarding the O9A […]

The second source of confusion is that they do not, again often due to a lack of research into and a lack of knowledge regarding the O9A, know about the pagan origins of the O9A and of how it manifests a modern, evolved form, of an ancient non-Kabbalistic tradition of pagan esotericism […]

The third source of confusion is that, in respect of National Socialism, the anarchic structure of the O9A and the O9A principle of the Authority Of Individual Judgment mean that individuals are free to interpret the esoteric philosophy of the O9A according to their own understanding of it and use their own judgment in assessing, and in using, the various practical Occult methods of the O9A […]

[The] difference of interpretation [that results] is an essential, although overlooked, aspect of the O9A and has led to some of those associating themselves with the O9A to ask such questions as are given in the chapter Progressive, Traditional, Or Synthesis? The Evolution Of The O9A […]

What is also a factor in rationally discussing the alleged neo-nazi nature of the O9A – and a neglected factor outside of the O9A itself – is that, as the chapter titled The Two Interpretations Of National Socialism: Ours And Theirs makes clear, there are two different interpretations of neo-nazism […]

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Discovering The Order Of Nine Angles

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The following quotation, in my view, expresses the essence and raison d’être of the Order of Nine Angles.

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The Order of Nine Angles (O9A/ONA) is an intellection: the particular understanding of one person, the pseudonymous Anton Long, who melded (i) inherited and learned ancient pagan, and occult, traditions – British, and Hellenic hermeticism/mysticism – with (ii) the pathei-mathos resulting from his own decades-long (1972-2011) anados (ἄνοδος) along the hermetic Seven Fold Way, and who thus produced a unique signification expressed by means of a new esoteric philosophy and by praxises that, esoterically and exoterically, presence that esoteric philosophy.

What, then, are the essence and the raison d’être of this esoteric philosophy?

1. The essence is a consciously undertaken pathei-mathos, and thus the personal learning, by individuals – with the consequent internal (‘alchemical’) change in (and evolution of) the physis (φύσις) of the individual – that can result from consciously undertaking both esoteric and practical exeatic experiences conventionally described as both ‘numinous’ and ‘sinister’. Thus, abstractions (which impute an illusive/pretentious ‘knowing’) are replaced by a direct and personal understanding sans denotatum.

2. The raison d’être is Aeonic: to, via a new logos, subvert (and eventually replace) existing causal forms (including the State) thus enabling new ways of living (and/or of a renaissance of older, more pagan and cultural, ways of living) with the consequent change (development and evolution) of the physis of human beings. A subversion and a replacement not for any altruistic or idealistic reasons, but because such subversion and replacement are a natural consequence of (inherent in the physis of) that logos, manifest as the logos is in the O9A code of kindred-honour.

Thus – given this essence and raison d’être, and given that the esoteric philosophy is manifest in the corpus of Anton Long’s writings from the 1970s to 2011 and not in any one or two, specific, works – it is hardly surprising that the O9A has been misunderstood and misrepresented (i) by the latter- day satanist crowd, (ii) by the illiterati and the pseudo-intellectuals who infest modern occultism and especially satanism and the Left Hand Path (LHP), and (iii) by others who have only made a perfunctory study of the O9A corpus.
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Today, and in the last few years, we have had to add to the list of those who have misunderstood and misrepresented the O9A both anti-fascists and journalists, because anti-fascists, and well-financed anti-fascists groups campaigning against the O9A, have spread and are spreading lies and disinformation about the O9A, with mainstream politicians and others, just like journalists, believing and repeating – post-2019 – the lies and the disinformation of anti-fascists. {2}

Lies and disinformation which anti-fascists have ensured are included in the Wikipedia page about the O9A, and lies and disinformation which have contributed to the Labyrinthos Mythologicus of the Order of Nine Angles and thus which those who understand the essence and raison d’être of the O9A regard as beneficial to the O9A, because:

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“[the] extended Labyrinthos Mythologicus [2.0] deters the majority from discovering O9A esotericism, since they have faithfully accepted – for whatever reason – what has been written and said, and is being written and said, by others about the O9A. That is, the extended Labyrinthos Mythologicus is even more selective and testing than the original, and thus beneficial to the O9A because it ensures that only those individuals who have the right physis – the right nature – or the necessary potential or an empathy with the O9A aesthetic will through their own efforts discover what the O9A now is.”
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Essential Texts Regarding Understanding The O9A

It is my considered opinion that a reading of the texts listed below under the heading Some Essential O9A Texts, all of which texts are freely available as pdf documents, is necessary for a person to understand, and to appreciate the esoteric context, of the O9A, and that a failure to read these texts means a person does not have the knowledge to rationally speak and/or to rationally write about the O9A, and that therefore their opinion about the O9A – and their opinion of those who associate themselves with the esoteric philosophy of the O9A – is superficial, and often an emotive personal opinion.

Naturally, to read – and then to reflect upon – some 1300 pages concerned with one particular topic takes both time and a certain commitment. A time and a commitment which modern ways of life militate against, reflected and manifest as such modern ways are, for example, in social media such as the “Twitter” cyber-platform, and in well-financed political “special interest groups” replete with passionate advocates, both of which constructs allow and presence an emotional, instinctive, personal response rather than a reasoned response based on personal knowledge derived from a detailed study of the topic in question.

It is therefore quite understandable why superficial, emotive, irrational, and plebeian, opinions – and lies and disinformation spread by politicians and “special interest groups” – about the O9A now dominate cyberspace, newspapers, books, and other causal mediums. For we few who associate ourselves with O9A esoteric philosophy have a supra-personal Aeonic perspective, {4} formed from a study of O9A texts and our pathei-mathos, and thus understand the temporal, causal, nature of the current Aeon and how and why such superficial, emotive, irrational, and plebeian, opinions about the O9A will fade away and be replaced over the coming decades and centuries. And be replaced partly because we few will continue to recruit, on a clandestine personal basis, one person or perhaps two other persons per decade and inform them, through their reading of such suggested texts, of the reality of the O9A.

Thus it is for such future recruits, and for a current independent, sagacious and interested few, that I present my personal list of essential O9A texts.

Rachael Stirling
March 28, 2021 (132 yf), v. 1.11


Notes

{1} Incitement, Propaganda, And Mythos, published in 2014 and included in https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/02/diabology-part-one-v1.pdf

{2} Anti-fascist lies about the O9A include the following:

° Lie: That the Order of Nine Angles (O9A,ONA) is neo-nazi.
° Lie: That the O9A is misogynist and encourages sexual abuse and rape.
° Lie: That the O9A encourages terrorism.
° Lie: That members of the O9A have been arrested and imprisoned for terrorism and murder.
° Lie: That the O9A was founded by David Myatt in the 1970s.
° Lie: That the leader of the O9A is Anton Long which is a pseudonym of David Myatt.

In regard to the lies and the disinformation of anti-fascists, see https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/misunderstanding-the-o9a-v5a.pdf

{3} https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2020/09/02/labyrinthos-mythologicus-2-0/

{4} The Aeonic perspective of the O9A is defined in version 5.03 of A Glossary of Order of Nine Angles Terms, included in The Seofonfeald Paeth,

“The term describes some of the knowledge O9A folk have acquired through a combination of practical experience, through a scholarly study, and through
using certain Occult faculties and skills, such as esoteric-empathy. This knowledge is of the birth-life-death of Aeons and their associated civilizations, and of how the esoteric movement that is the O9A has a perspective – a sinister dialectic – of both centuries and of the sinister- numinous and of how Aeons manifest acausality through the sinister- numinous. In addition, the knowledge includes how a new aeon can be brought-into-being and how it manifests καλὸς κἀγαθός.”

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Some Essential O9A Texts

URL’s valid as of March 2021 ev

° The Hermetic O9A, 159 pages, available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/hermetic-o9a.pdf

° The Deofel Quintet, 600 pages. The quintet – the original Deofel Quartet plus Breaking The Silence Down – consists of:

Falcifer, 1976 ev
Breaking The Silence Down, 1985 ev
The Greyling Owl, 1986 ev
The Giving, 1990 ev
The Temple of Satan, 1991 ev

° The Apolitcal Deofel Quintet, 4 pages, available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/apolitcal-quintet.pdf

° Nine Classic ONA Texts, 32 pages, at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/classic-o9a-texts-9.pdf

° A facsimile of the original 1989 typewritten text of Naos, 125 pages, at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/naos-practical-guide-to-modern-magick.pdf

° Academia And The Order of Nine Angles, 21 pages, https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/o9a-and-academia.pdf

° The Seofonfeald Paeth, 300 pages, https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/o9a-trilogy-print.pdf

° Differing Views, 4 pages, https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/differing-o9a-views.pdf

° Western Paganism and Hermeticism, 44 pages, https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/myatt-and-paganism-v4-print.pdf

° Diary of an Internal Adept, 44 pages, https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/04/diary-internal-adept-v1.pdf

° The Two Interpretations of National-Socialism, 4 pages, https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/ns-two-versions.pdf



Hate Not Hope

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We have described – renamed – the anti-fascist group at the forefront of the campaign to have the O9A banned, proscribed, by the British government as Hate Not Hope because in our view the lies, the propaganda, the disinformation they have spread about the O9A and about their declared enemies {1} is indicative of prejudice and hatred rather than indicative of hope, reason, and truth.

For example, in respect of the O9A they persist in the lie that the O9A promotes sexual violence, rape, and misogyny, writing in their latest report titled State Of Hate 2021 about “an Order of Nine Angles (O9A) connected Telegram group that promotes sexual violence” and that “the glorification of rape and sexual violence” by some neo-nazi groups has “to do with the influence of the nazi-satanic Order of Nine Angles”.

In previous propagandistic reports they stated that “O9A literature regularly advocates ritualised rape” and that many O9A “members” have been convicted of sexual crimes against women and children.

We, and others, have over the past few years exposed the lies, the propaganda, the disinformation they have spread about the O9A. For instance:

    <begin quote> A study of the O9A corpus from the 1970s to 2020 – for example from the pro-Sapphic novel Breaking The Silence Down {2} to the essay The Anti-Patriarchal O9A Ethos {3} – reveals the O9A attitude toward women, with the O9A code of kindred honour embodying respect for women and gender equality {3} and with the O9A having “more female supporters than either the Church of Satan or the Temple of Set [and] more women with children.” {4}

Nowhere in the corpus of O9A texts written by Anton Long between the 1970s and 2012 does the O9A advocate rape or misogyny. Nowhere in the texts written by students of Anton Long – texts such as The Seofonfeald Paeth {5} – is there any advocacy of either rape or misogyny.

In fact the O9A consider rapists as suitable candidates for culling {6}. This lie of encouraging sexual abuse and rape is built on another lie: that around a dozen or so people who have been been convicted of sexual offences or who are alleged to have called for sexual violence are “members” of the O9A whereas the truth is

(i) that the O9A – being an esoteric philosophy (a sinisterly-numinous mystic tradition, a changing, evolving, sub-culture which individuals sometimes identify with or may be influenced by) and not a group or organization – has no members, and never has had any members, and
(ii) that those people they name are and have been interested in the O9A, generally because they have either (a) misunderstood O9A esoteric philosophy based as it is on an individual years-long hermetic quest along the O9A Seven Fold Way, as explained in books such as the 1989 Naos text and in the 2019 text The Seofonfeald Paeth, or (b) those people have gotten lost in the O9A’s Labyrinthos Mythologicus designed as that was to test, select, confuse, mislead and intrigue.” {7} <end quote>

Another classic example of their lies, propaganda, and disinformation – their prejudice – is that they assume or believe that there is “an Order of Nine Angles (O9A) connected Telegram group that promotes sexual violence.” whereas, since the O9A is an Occult philosophy – a changing, evolving, sub-culture – it is not an entity or group and so cannot be connected to some social media platform (encrypted or otherwise) or to some blog or website. There are only individuals who – professing to follow that philosophy or who follow their own or someone else’s misapprehension or misinterpretation of that philosophy – can be connected to such things as exist in cyberspace or elsewhere.

In the face of the truth explained by us and by others, the fact that a particular anti-fascist group continues to repeat their lies, propaganda, and disinformation about the O9A indicates their hatred and prejudice, their unreasoned dislike; for their preconceived opinion about the O9A is not based on reason or on a thorough study of O9A philosophy as manifest in the writings of Anton Long.

TWS Nexion
Oxonia
March 2021 ev

{1} One of their declared enemies is David Myatt. For how Hate Not Hope and the Establishment treat him in comparison with another former racist see https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2018/04/08/a-tale-of-two-racists/

{2} Available from https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/deofel-quartet/

{3} Included as an Appendix in https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/misunderstanding-the-o9a-v5a.pdf

{4} 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.

{5} Available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/o9a-trilogy-print.pdf

{6} https://omega9alpha.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/culling-o9a-code-v3.pdf

{7} https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2021/03/23/state-of-hate-2021/


State Of Hate 2021

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It is interesting, indicative, and amusing to read what The Poison Dwarf (aka Nick Lowles) and his well-financed now mainstream group “Hate Not Hope” (HNH) have recently written about the O9A and about Mr Myatt in their latest propaganda “report” titled State Of Hate 2021.

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HNH: Many of Britain’s nazi terrorists have been directly or indirectly influenced by the highly secretive Satanist group, the Order of Nine Angles (O9A)

TWS Nexion: Following our exposé about their lie that the O9A has “members” {1} HNH now write and talk about individuals being “directly or indirectly influenced by” the O9A.

However, as we noted in one of our exposés,

                  “those people they name are and [may] have been interested in the O9A, generally because they have either (a) misunderstood O9A esoteric philosophy based as it is on an individual years-long hermetic quest along the O9A Seven Fold Way, as explained in books such as the 1989 Naos text and in the 2019 text The Seofonfeald Paeth, or (b) those people have gotten lost in the O9A’s Labyrinthos Mythologicus designed as that was to test, select, confuse, mislead and intrigue.” {2}

HNH: Formed in 1972 by David Myatt, the O9A is unquestionably the most extreme Satanist group in the world and seeks the overthrow of modern society and the formation of a new National Socialist order.

TWS Nexion:

(i) HNH yet again provide nothing probative – no evidence – for their claim that Myatt formed or founded the O9A, in 1972 or in some other year. So their claim is a propagandistic lie, or at best it is hearsay, in their case hearsay repeated because of their prejudice about and hatred of both the O9A and Mr Myatt. {3}

(ii) We and others have repeatedly debunked their claim that the O9A is satanist, {4} for the O9A has “outgrown its identification with its original Satanic paradigm to evolve its system into novel forms”. {5}

One of these novel forms is usefully described by the term anarcho-nihilism.

HNH: It is legitimate to ask if we would have had the same level of nazi terrorism, especially the sadist strand that we have witnessed recently, if the police had cracked down earlier. The former leader of the nazi occult, David Myatt, openly wrote long tracts promoting and encouraging terrorism. He would latter lead a group that included London nailbomber David Copeland.

TWS Nexion: There is no evidence that Myatt was ever the “leader” of something termed the “nazi occult”. There is also nothing probative – no evidence – that Myatt wrote “long tracts promoting and encouraging terrorism.”

HNH: If Myatt had been stopped back then and help accountable for his writings then maybe, just maybe, the O9A would have folded and they would not have been around to spread their poison today.

TWS Nexion HNH chooses to lie, failing to mention that in 1998 – due to the machinations, prejudice, and hatred of Zionists such as The Poison Dwarf and Michael Whine of the influential and wealthy Board of Deputies of British Jews – Myatt was arrested during a Dawn Raid, at the village home he shared with his wife and family, by Detectives from SO12 (Special Branch) based at Scotland Yard and was interviewed that day at Malvern police station about being the author of such writings. During the search of his home the police seized his computers and files. Granted bail, Myatt was subsequently interviewed several times at Charing Cross police station by Detectives from SO12. In all his interviews Myatt denied being the author of such “terrorist” writings.

The police would spend three years – and enlist the help of the FBI with SO12 Detectives travelling to places like Canada to interview possible witnesses – trying to find evidence sufficient to convict Myatt in a court of law.

They did not find such evidence and in 2001, three years after his arrest, Myatt was released from his bail.

HNH: O9A’s prospects in 2021 will depend on whether the group is proscribed as a terrorist organisation by the British government. Plans are already being laid inside O9A to go-to-ground if this is the case.

TWS Nexion:

(i) In regard to the O9A being “proscribed as a terrorist organisation,” as we wrote in our January 2021 essay Transgression, The O9A, And Infiltrators, the British government

                  “are looking for something that is not there […] the new, ‘dangerous’, Occult Phantom Menace invented in the last few years by a particular anti-fascist group who have described the O9A as an ‘incubator of terrorism’ and who have been at the forefront of the campaign to have the O9A banned by the government, and who have also spent several years spreading lies and disinformation about the O9A in the hope of discrediting it.” {6}

They are looking for something that is not there because the O9A is an Occult philosophy – a changing, evolving, sub-culture – and not a group, an organization, with a leader or leaders or with “members”. How can a philosophy – a sub-culture, a genré – be banned? How can a philosophy have members?

The most a government could do is ban books which contain the writings of Anton Long and ban books such as our The Seofonfeald Paeth currently available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/o9a-trilogy-print.pdf

But such a ban would only enhance the appeal of such books to certain people, while we “students of O9A philosophy” would still teach that philosophy to others in the manner of ancient hermeticism: in private, person to person. {7}

(ii) In regard to the rather silly claim that “plans are already being laid inside O9A to go-to-ground,” how can an Occult philosophy go-to-ground?

HNH: The O9A has an inner circle made up of those who have been together for over 20 years. This sits alongside an older guard, the veteran members David Myatt and Richard Moult.”

TWS Nexion: Yet again, HNH provide nothing probative – no evidence – for their claim regarding Myatt. Such a claim is propaganda designed to discredit and derived from prejudice, or it is hearsay, or it is someone or some many committing the fallacy of argumentum ad verecundiam.

HNH: The Poison Dwarf – and/or his fellow HNH travellers – claim the “leadership” of the O9A consists of Myatt, Moult, and Rachael Stirling, and that O9A “activity” takes place in Oxford, Wiltshire, Shropshire, and Yorkshire, and goes on to name some of those who they claim are leading O9A “activists”.

TWS Nexion:

(i) As we and others have written many times, {8} because the O9A is an Occult philosophy, and because that philosophy is based on the axiom of The Authority Of Individual Judgement, there is no leader nor any leadership.

(ii) In regard to O9A “activity” if HNH mean the activity of an individual following the O9A Seven Fold Way, or living the life of a Drecc or Niner, then such activity may well occur in places such as Oxford, Wiltshire, Shropshire, and Yorkshire, not to mention in Scotland, Italy, Russia, the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.

(iii) In regard to leading O9A “activists” if they mean people walking the streets carrying a flag bearing the O9A sigil, organizing and holding meetings about the O9A and giving public speeches about the O9A, then they are just being silly or, in their paranoia, they really do believe their own lies and propaganda about the O9A.

TWS Nexion
Oxonia
March 2021
v. 1.03

{1} One such exposé is available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/misunderstanding-the-o9a-v5a.pdf

{2} Lies Of Anti-Fascists About, And Misunderstandings Concerning,The O9A, available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/misunderstanding-the-o9a-v5a.pdf

{3} Prejudice is “preconceived opinion not based on reason or actual experience; bias, partiality; unreasoned dislike, hostility; an unreasoning preference or objection; a preliminary or anticipatory judgement.”

{4} Refer to https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/misunderstanding-the-o9a-v5a.pdf

{5} George Sieg, Angular Momentum: From Traditional to Progressive Satanism in the Order of Nine Angles, Conference paper at Satanism in the Modern World, November 2009, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

{6} The essay is included in https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/an-aeonic-perspective-v1a.pdf

{7} The Australian government has recently listed the Sonnenkrieg Division as a “terrorist group”. The order banning SKD mentions the O9A, stating: “SKD is a United Kingdom (UK) based extreme right-wing organisation which adheres to a violent white-supremacist ideology inspired both by the historical National Socialist German Worker’s Party (Nazi Party) and by the Satanic Order of Nine Angles movement.” Source: https://www.nationalsecurity.gov.au/Listedterroristorganisations/Pages/sonnenkrieg-division.aspx

{8} See for example, Authority, Learning, and Culture, In O9A Tradition and The Authority Of Individual Judgement: Interpretation And Meaning in The Seofonfeald Paeth available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/o9a-trilogy-print.pdf

See also Differing Views: An Example Of The Authority Of Individual Judgment In The Real World, available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2021/01/differing-o9a-views.pdf

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Lies And Misunderstandings About The O9A

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Lies Of Anti-Fascists About, And Misunderstandings Concerning,The O9A
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Exposed, by reference to O9A esoteric philosophy and logic:
° Lie: The Order of Nine Angles (O9A,ONA) is neo-nazi.
° Misunderstanding: The O9A is Satanist.
° Lie: The O9A is misogynist and encourages sexual abuse and rape.
° Lie: The O9A encourages terrorism.
° Lie: Members of the O9A have been arrested and imprisoned for terrorism and murder.
° Misunderstanding: The O9A was founded by David Myatt in the 1970s.
° Misunderstanding: The leader of the O9A is Anton Long which is a pseudonym of David Myatt.
Appendix I: The Sinisterly-Numinous Tradition.
Appendix II: On The Anti-Patriarchal O9A Ethos.
Appendix III: The O9A, Plato, National Socialism, And Nihilism.

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Nine Classic O9A Texts

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Nine Classic Order of Nine Angles Texts
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Contents:
1. Concerning Culling as Art
2. The Gentleman’s – and Noble Ladies – Brief Guide to The Dark Arts
3. The De-Evolutionary Nature of Might is Right
4. Questions From A Modern Rounwytha Initiate
5. Nietzsche, Darwin, Others, and The Seven-Fold Sinister Way
6. Toward The Abyss: A Guide for the Internal Adept
7. Empathy in the Esoteric Tradition of the ONA
8. Mysterium – Beyond The ONA
9. Toward The Sinister Mysterium

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An Aeonic Perspective

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An Aeonic Perspective
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Contents:

1. Countering Anti-Fascist Prejudice
2. Transgression, The O9A, And Infiltrators
3. Appreciating The Philosophy Of Pathei-Mathos
Appendix: An Anarcho-Nihilist Esoteric Philosophy

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Related:
The Seofonfeald Paeth
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The O9A Sinister Dialectic – The Next Three Hundred Years

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Classic O9A Texts
Documents of The Inner ONA
Part Two
Sinister Dialectic: The Next Three Hundred Years

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Today, I’m going to briefly talk in general – strategic – terms about part of our Sinister Dialectic; the part to do with how we and our kind perceive, relate to, and deal with, external events and those individuals who are given credit for causing such events, or believe they have caused them, and those who in reality may actually have been responsible for some or most of them. This means talking about politics, governments, and war, and how we, in the context of Aeonics and of our esoteric aims, understand them.

In illustration of these topics, I will concentrate on one example. And the most pertinent one, which is one reason – apart from the gorgeous weather, the facilities, and our welcoming hosts! – why we’re gathered here in this place in this year during the period when our Order is moving away from Phase Two toward Phase Three.

We’re here in what is undoubtedly the most powerful nation currently existing on this planet – militarily, economically, politically. The strategy of the government – of successive governments – of this nation is simple: self-preservation, self-advancement, the elimination or the neutralizing of external and internal threats, and the safeguarding and the promotion of what is often termed ‘the American way of life’. All the resources of the government can be used and have been used in pursuit of this strategy, from internal law enforcement agencies to overt conventional military force, to covert overseas ops, to gaining and using political and economic influence over overseas nations, to protecting, finding, securing, and exploiting the natural resources, anywhere in the world, that a modern resource-hungry nation requires. This is natural and indeed necessary, given ‘the nature of the beast’ – the abstraction of The State and the government required to control and organize the land, resources, and the diverse peoples, of a large geographical area, provide opportunities for its citizens and maintain – compared to most of the world – a relatively high standard of living, and a relatively secure way of life, for perhaps a majority of those deemed citizens.

Of course, we’re all aware of the problems and the inequalities and the injustices that still exist. But the reality is that the system works reasonably well most of the time for perhaps a majority of the people; well enough to still entice over ten million people to migrate here over a ten year period, with perhaps half a million of these migrants, each year, being what the government describe as illegals.

Given that this strategy of the government has, since the end of what we call The Second World War, worked, most of the time, there is no reason to change it, as there is no reason to believe that, in the immediate future, it will be changed or that the United States itself will decline and fall or its government be overthrown, internally or externally. Not in the immediate future, even given the growing strength of a nation such as China.

But we here all know that in Aeonic terms the American empire – for that is what it became half a century or more ago – cannot endure, such again is the ‘nature of the beast’. And it is in such Aeonic terms that we perceive and judge both its strategy and tactics, and ours as an esoteric Order whose aims are to bring-into-being a new type of human being and new ways of living, and new challenges, for our new human type.

Like all empires, the American empire cannot endure beyond five hundred years. But we, as an esoteric Order, structured as we are, can. In reality, this new modern empire may well decline and fall a century or two, or even three, before that four hundred to five hundred life-span is reached.

When it declines and falls, is really not that important. What is certain and important is that it will undoubtedly outlast the life-span of all of us here, and it is in the context of such an empire, and its life-span, that we judge and deal with its strategy and tactics.

Thus, its use of military force, externally, in pursuit of its strategy is irrelevant to us, except of course when we using, manipulating, or manufacturing exoteric forms for an ulterior esoteric purpose – Aeonic or personal – or when we are manipulating mundanes and producing propaganda for the same reasons. Or when we are indulging in fomenting Chaos and provoking change or just being adversarial as part, say, of an Insight Role or two or just to have and enjoy some sinister fun. Or when […] [redacted]

Similarly with regard to the politics, and the economics, and the social and law enforcement policies and practices of this newish empire. Or when it chooses, as it has begun now to do as a necessary part of its desire to survive and prosper, to ignore the ‘due process’ which was fundamental to the birth of the American nation.

From all such things we stand aloof, as artists, alchemists, of the acausal: undistracted by such mundane concerns, and instead concerning ourselves with pursuing our personal and our centuries-long esoteric aims and goals, in our own way, as a growing family, and in our own species of time; learning from, and contributing to, our ancestral pathei-mathos…..

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Note: 2013 ev. This is an edited transcript of the first part of a talk given by AL at the first overseas ONA Sunedrion, held in a Sapphic/gay friendly hotel in the ‘Sunshine State’ a few years ago and attended by those in the Americas who had achieved the grade of Internal Adept. The Sunedrion also included several specially invited guests, including one from Canada, two from South America, and two of the three invited from the States (an invited guest from the ‘Golden State’ having declined the invitation to attend).

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Source:
https://web.archive.org/web/20140815011811/http://lapisphilosophicus.wordpress.com/inner-ona-documents/inner-ona-docs-part-two/

Related:
https://web.archive.org/web/20140812201554/http://lapisphilosophicus.wordpress.com/inner-ona-documents/


Breaking The Chain Of Command

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In my own esoteric journey – my anados – over several decades I believe I have chanced upon several truths about myself and about the nature of we human beings.

One of which truths is that, for all our thousands of years of what Myatt terms our human culture of pathei-mathos, {1} those in authority, however that authority has been gained, can always find sufficient representatives, sufficient people, sufficient forces, to do their bidding even if, or perhaps especially if, that bidding goes against the knowledge that the culture of pathei-mathos has taught us or could teach us.

Which knowledge, as Anton Long expressed it, is that:
              “An important part of the knowledge, and the esoteric insight, of the accumulated esoteric and exoteric pathei-mathos of past millennia as well as of the past century or more, is that it is individual pathei-mathos and/or an esoteric inner transformation which gradually cause the most affective (the most long lasting, Aeonic) change. That is, that in Aeonic terms – over millennia – the outer development of individuals wrought or saught by wars, revolutions, conflicts, idealism, kampf, the birth and death of empires/nations/States, and social and political ideas/programmes, generally does not last.” {2}

Thus, in recent days (February 2021 ev), we have the scenario of people in the military and in the police in Burma (now called Myanmar) obeying – because of a Chain of Command – the diktats of some military commander who commands that violence be used against civilian protesters, just as almost all police officers in Britain will no doubt enforce the diktat of some politicians in Britain – who belong to a so-called centuries old “democratic tradition” – that those travellers who ignore their new political diktat could face up to ten years in prison. {3}

Where, in such enforcers, is the knowledge that the culture of pathei-mathos has taught us over millennia? Where the personal knowledge, the pathei-mathos, that might or that should cause some or many of them to disavow such an Old Aeon and impersonal chain of command? {4}

That there appears to be no such knowledge among the majority involved in a chain of command seems to suggest, as Anton Long wrote, that it may take a century or more – perhaps a millennia – for this knowledge to affect, and define, our species.

It is a still an unknown fact of our times that – contrary to the lies and the hate propaganda of the likes of Nick Lowles and his Old Aeon “Hate Not Hope” group – the Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) seeks to break that Old Aeon “chain of command”, of obedience to Old Aeon ideas and causal abstractions, and thus seeks, through such a praxis as the O9A Seven Fold Way,
              “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.” {2}

Haereticus
February 2021 ev
v.1.03

{1} https://davidmyatt.wordpress.com/culture-of-pathei-mathos/

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

{3} https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56007798

{4} According to information recently received (10/02/2021) a few military and police personnel have joined demonstrators in opposing the Burmese military diktat.

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The Case of Ethan Melzer

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The indictment by a Grand Jury in a New York Court against Ethan Phelan Melzer {1} is interesting because it mentions the Order of Nine Angles (O9A) several times.

In regard to Count One of the indictment – Conspiracy to Murder U.S. Nationals – The Grand Jury charged, among other things, that:

              [quote] “the defendant, a Private in the U.S. Army, worked with members and associates of an extremist group called the “Order of the Nine Angles,” or “O9A,” to facilitate a deadly attack on members of MELZER’s Army unit. In or about late-May 2020, MELZER’s planned attack was thwarted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Army.
              By at least in or about 2019, ETHAN PHELAN MELZER, a/k/a “Etil Reggad,” the defendant, joined O9A. Members and associates of O9A have espoused violent, neo-Nazi, anti­ semitic, and Satanic beliefs, and have expressed admiration for, among others, Nazis, such as Adolf Hitler, and Islamic jihadists, such as Usama Bin Laden […]
              In or about April 2020, the U.S. Army informed MELZER and other members of his unit that they would be deployed to guard a U.S. military installation in another foreign country. After MELZER was notified of the assignment, he used an encrypted messaging application to send messages to members and associates of O9A.” [/quote]

In regard to Count Four of the indictment – Attempted Murder of U.S. Service Members – it states that,

              [quote] “the defendant […] willfully and knowingly attempted to and aided and abetted the attempt to kill U.S. nationals outside of the United States — which killing is murder as defined in Title 18, United States Code, Section llll(a) — to wit MELZER disclosed confidential U.S. Army information to members and associates of O9A to facilitate a deadly attack on his unit.” [/quote]

The indictment thus seems to indicate that the Grand Jury was convinced or assumed that there are “members” of an entity, a group, named the Order of Nine Angles and that, so far un-named, “members and associates” of the O9A were or may have been involved in a conspiracy to murder.

However, we – as a self-described O9A nexion not only consider ourselves as O9A “associates” (associating ourselves with O9A esoteric philosophy) but who also have studied the O9A corpus in detail over a number of years – are of the opinion that (i) there is no organized O9A group, organization or entity, only an esoteric philosophy, and (ii) no one, as alleged in the indictment in respect of Melzer, can “join” the O9A, only associate themselves with (agree with) its esoteric philosophy, or be inspired by that philosophy to the extent of striving to individually follow one of the three praxises or ways as described in O9A literature: the hermetic Seven Fold Way, the way of the Drecc/Niner, and the way of the Rounwytha. {2}

It will therefore be interesting for us – and for other O9A associates – to see if, at Melzer’s forthcoming trial, (i) his Defence Attorney challenges the claim that the O9A is a group which people can join and thus be members of, (ii) whether the Prosecution can name or know the identity of those alleged to have conspired with Melzer, (iii) whether or not the Prosecution have evidence – some things of evidential value – which proves that the O9A is a group or organization which has members and which Melzer could thus join, and (iv) whether or not the FBI used Confidential Informants and/or like Britain’s MI5 used undercover operatives to “infiltrate the O9A” {3} and pose, on social media platforms and messaging apps, as O9A “members” and associates.

It will also be interesting for us – and for other O9A associates – to discover, via the trial or otherwise, (i) if the FBI and/or other Federal agencies are actively pursuing leads in relation to those alleged to have conspired with Melzer, and (ii) whether or not – given allegations of conspiracy to murder – they are working with British agencies, such as MI5 and SO15, in respect of having something called the O9A banned (proscribed) by the British government as a terrorist organization.

Whatever, the Melzer indictment has (i) raised the profile of “the O9A” in Britain, in the United States and elsewhere, and (ii) led some individuals to consider what “the O9A” actually is, and (iii) added to the mythos of the O9A and thus further enhanced its Labyrinthos Mythologicus. {4}

TWS Nexion
Oxonia
January 2021 ev

Notes

{1} https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1287731/download

{2} The three ways are:

Drecc/Niner:

Someone who lives a practical sinister life, and thus who lives by The Law of the Sinister-Numen (aka Code of Kindred-Honour) and who thus Presences The Dark in practical ways by practical sinister deeds. A sinister/O9A tribe or gang is a territorial and independent group of Dreccs (often including drecclings – that is, the children of Dreccs) who band together for their mutual advantage and who rule or who seek to rule over a particular area, neighbourhood, or territory. A sinister tribe is thus a practical manifestation of the Dreccian way of life.

Dreccs, and their associated tribe, rarely engage in overt practical sorcery and mostly do not describe themselves as Satanists or even as following the LHP. Instead, they describe and refer to themselves, simply, as Drecc.

A Niner is a freelance operative whose culture is that of the O9A, and who thus strives to live by our Code of Kindred-Honour and whose personal character manifests the O9A Ethos. Also sometimes used as an alternative name for a Drecc, although most Niners, unlike Dreccs, do not belong to a gang, clan, or tribe and thus are regarded by the authorities as “lone wolfs”.

Seven Fold Way:

The Seven Fold Way – aka Seven Fold Sinister Way, and Hebdomadry – is the traditional initiatory practice of the O9A and is a years-long willed, a consciously undertaken, esoteric and exoteric pathei-mathos whose genesis is practice of various Dark (Esoteric) Arts, Insight Roles, physical challenges and Grade Rituals, qv. the O9A text titled Naos and the chapter The Seven Fold Way Of The Order Of Nine Angles in the Feond section of The Seofonfeald Paeth book.

The aim of the Seven Fold Way is the individual discovery of Lapis Philosophicus; that is, wisdom. Which discovery creates a new type of human being; a type who manifests καλὸς-κἀγαθός.

Rounwytha Tradition:

Also known as The Way of the Rounwytha.

The muliebral tradition or principle which forms the basis for the inner (mystic, esoteric) Way of the O9A and which thus is one of the core principles on which the O9A is based.

In practical terms, and exoterically, this principle means: (i) a recognition of the need to extend one’s faculties by cultivating, developing and using esoteric empathy (aka Dark-Empathy), and (ii) the understanding that our Dreccian Code applies without fear or favour – equally, without distinction – to men and women of our kind, and that our kind are judged solely by their deeds and by how well they uphold kindred honour, and not by gender, sexual preference, or by any other Old Aeon categorization or prejudice. Thus this principle means, for instance, that the Vindex of O9A tradition can be either a male or a female warrior.

Esoterically, this tradition/principle is expressed in the archetype of The Lady Master and in the acausal form (the acausal entity) Baphomet, The Dark Goddess of O9A esoteric tradition to whom sacrifices were and are offered. The Rounwytha tradition is the basis for our new sinister feminine archetype, for the new ways of living for some of the women of our kind, and which ways of living involve:
(a) Women of our kind living by our code of kindred honour who thus are ready, willing, and able (trained enough) to defend themselves and rely on themselves and thus who possessed attitude, and skill enough, and/or carry weapons enabling them to, defeat a strong man or men intent on attacking or subduing them.
(b) Women of our kind placing this personal code of honour before any and all laws made by some State, and thus replacing supra-personal authority (of, for example, some State or institution) with their own self-assured and individual authority.
(c) Women of our kind relying on their own judgement, a judgement developed and enhanced by pathei-mathos, by learning from direct practical experience, from tough challenges, and one’s mistakes.
(d) Women of our kind developing and using their natural, their latent, their empathic and muliebral, abilities, qualities, and skills – such as empathy and intuition.

{3} “Undercover agents from the security service’s Research, Information and Communications Unit (RICU) have been ordered to infiltrate the far-Right Order of Nine Angles (ONA) movement […] Whitehall sources said the RICU operation was set up to build a case for banning ONA, which is considered by some to be the most extreme far-Right network in the world.” See https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2021/01/03/british-security-services-infiltrating-the-o9a/

{4} In respect of the O9A’s Labyrinthos Mythologicus see https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2020/09/02/labyrinthos-mythologicus-2-0/

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The O9A And National Socialism: An Overview

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We present here four pdf documents which deal with relevant topics, given all the Media and political attention the O9A (Order of Nine Angles) has received over the past few years based on the accusation that the O9A is a neo-nazi satanist group founded by Mr Myatt.

In our view, the 2003 article by Myatt – National-Socialism, Folk Culture, and a Muslim Khilafah – is especially interesting, an article placed into context by both David Myatt, Reichsfolk, Esoteric Hitlerism, and Savitri Devi and The Two Interpretations Of National Socialism. For context we have included Myatt: Selected National-Socialist Writings which express his evolution of National-Socialism as now presenced by the Reichsfolk movement {1}.

The Two Interpretations Of National Socialism
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David Myatt, Reichsfolk, Esoteric Hitlerism, and Savitri Devi
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National-Socialism, Folk Culture, and a Muslim Khilafah
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Myatt: Selected National-Socialist Writings
(pdf)

Differing Views

As for ourselves, as we wrote a few years ago:

[quote] “Since we – identifying as O9A and as an independent O9A nexion applying the esoteric philosophy of the Order of Nine Angles including its code of kindred honour – have previously stated that we interpret that philosophy as anti-Magian in essence and as National-Socialist in exoteric practice and as required by the O9A’s Sinister Dialectic, it is necessary for us to describe in detail what we mean by National-Socialism, since our understanding of National-Socialism is very different from that of the majority of self-described “neo-nazis”.

Just as there are two latter-day interpretations of Satanism – the ‘modern American’ type manufactured and propagated by Howard Stanton Levey (better known under his aliases of Anton LaVey and Anton Szandor LaVey) and the ‘traditional Satanism’ as manifest in the Occult philosophy and the praxis of the Order of Nine Angles {2} – so there are two latter-day interpretations of National Socialism.

These two interpretations of National Socialism are […] (i) that of the majority of self-described “neo-nazis”, and (ii) that of the Reichsfolk group.

The National-Socialism that we interpret as embodying the anti-Magian essence of the O9A and the exoteric practice of the O9A’s Sinister Dialectic is the non-racist Reichsfolk version.” [/quote]

However, many others who associate themselves with or who identify with the O9A sub-culture, or who are inspired by or who strive to follow the esoteric philosophy which is the O9A, differ from us in regard to National-Socialism being the, or a, necessary exoteric – practical – form of the O9A way.

Some regard nihilism as the, or as a, necessary exoteric – practical – form; for others it is anarchism; for still others it is something else such as an eremitic – Rounwytha type – mysticism.

For as described in Differing O9A Views such diversity of views and choices reflect the multi-form approach of the O9A and represent how the O9A principle the Authority Of Individual Judgement works in the real world.

TWS Nexion
January 2021 ev
v.1.03

{1} See https://cosmicreich.wordpress.com/

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

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The Anti-Fascist Lie Of The O9A And Sexual Abuse

 

 

As explained many times in the past two years, {1} the Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) does not and never has called for or promoted the commission of sexual violence with this lie about sexual abuse now being at the centre of an on-going anti-fascist campaign to try to defame and to discredit the O9A.

This lie – like the lie of misogyny {2} – has been repeated for nearly three years by means of “social media”, by web-sites on the internet, by press releases, by anti-fascists meeting with journalists and politicians, and others – and in propagandistic biased so-called “reports” issued by the anti-fascist political advocacy group at the forefront of the smear campaign and which reports are full of errors and lies {3}. This lie of sexual abuse has been repeated so often by so many and various means that many credulous or lazy people, including journalists, unwilling to do their own research into primary O9A texts, now believe the lie. A lie that has also been repeated in the mainstream Media who have uncritically quoted from those propagandistic biased “reports”.

The anti-fascist political advocacy group at the forefront of the smear campaign has British Members of Parliament – who believe their lies and propaganda – lobbying the Home Office to ban the O9A while anti-fascists continue to try to defame and to discredit the O9A by means of “social media”, by press releases to the mainstream Media, and by contacting journalists in Britain, Continental Europe, America and elsewhere all of who have never bothered to present the O9A side of the story.

In respect of the lie, the following was recently posted on the “Twitter” social media platform by the anti-fascist political advocacy group at the forefront of the smear campaign:

“Groups like the Order of Nine Angles (O9A) blend neo-nazi propaganda with calls to commit sexual violence as a means to spark societal collapse. Their reach is frightening. Their impact is increasingly clear. The UKHomeOffice must act to ban O9A now.”

The anti-fascist political advocacy group at the forefront of the smear campaign has never produced any evidence from primary O9A sources – written between 1976 and 2020 and authored, before 2011,  by “Anton Long” or, after 2012, by his seven or so students – to substantiate the claim that O9A literature has called for or promoted sexual violence.

Instead, they rely on another lie: that around a dozen or so people who have been been convicted of sexual offences or who are alleged to have called for sexual violence are “members” of the O9A whereas the truth is (i) that the O9A – being an anarchistic-nihilistic {4} esoteric philosophy and not a group or organization – has no members, and never has had any members, and (ii) that those people they name are and have been interested in the O9A, generally because they have either (i) misunderstood O9A esoteric philosophy based as it is on an individual years-long hermetic quest along the O9A Seven Fold Way, as explained in books such as the 1989 Naos text and in the 2019 text The Seofonfeald Paeth, or (ii) those people have gotten lost in the O9A’s Labyrinthos Mythologicus designed as that was to test, select, confuse, mislead and intrigue.

Having an interest in the O9A, being in possession of O9A literature, displaying the O9A sigil, claiming to be in contact with the O9A, and even calling one’s self O9A does not make a person a “member” of the O9A. Except, of course, in the minds of prejudiced, intolerant, anti-fascists and their supporters who, judging by their campaign of or their belief in lies and propaganda about the O9A, have a preconceived opinion about the O9A not based on reason or actual experience or on scholarly research; a bias, a partiality; an unreasoned dislike of, or hostility toward the O9A; an unreasoning objection to the O9A; or who have made a preliminary or anticipatory judgement about the O9A.

To instigate, to conduct, such a campaign of lies and propaganda designed to try to defame and to discredit a group, or organization, or person, or a religion, or a philosophy – esoteric, political or otherwise – and a belief by others in such lies, is, as history reveals, part of the nature of many human beings. But history also reveals that such campaigns – while they may be effective in the short term, of years or decades – are, in terms of centuries and millennia, failures given that part of the nature of many other human beings is to question, to not be prejudiced or intolerant, to seek answers for themselves often by undertaking their own research.

Thus, even if in the present century anti-fascists and their supporters have thousands of people believing their lies and propaganda about the O9A, and even if they somehow succeed in having some fictional entity called “the O9A” banned by the government, it will in Aeonic terms make no difference to O9A esoteric philosophy and its Seven Fold Way, since it will still be taught in the manner of ancient hermeticism: from person to person, from teacher to pupil; as it has been so taught since the 1970s.

Haereticus
October 2020 ev
v.1.03

{1} See, for example, the text Our Reasoned Response, available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/reasoned-response-v9.pdf

{2}  {quote} According to Labour Member of Parliament Stephanie Peacock the O9A “promotes some of the world’s most hateful, misogynistic beliefs out there, targeting women with the worst forms of cruelty and violence.” However, a study of primary O9A texts – such as The Deofel Quartet, the pro-Lesbian novel Breaking The Silence Down and items such as the 2017 On The Anti-Patriarchal O9A Ethos – reveals the exact opposite, as does the O9A praxis named The Rounwytha, which option is explained in the text The Seven Fold Way Of The Order Of Nine Angles: A Modern Practical Guide where men are the exception, women the rule. In addition, the O9A has always had Sapphic nexions. See also the 2013 article The Rounwytha Way which is included here as an appendix. {/quote} Source: https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/reasoned-response-v9.pdf

{3} The text Exposing Twelve Basic Errors concerns one such report, and is available at https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2019/02/26/how-to-spread-fake-news/ and is also included in the aforementioned Our Reasoned Response text.

{4} See https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2020/04/o9a-nihilism-anarchy.pdf

Exposing Anti-O9A Propagandists

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https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/exposing-anti-o9a-propagandists-v1.pdf

For the past three years various lies and”fake news” have been circulated, and allegations made, about the Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) by journalists, by anti-fascists, by certain politicians, and by others.


Here is the “other side” – the O9A side – of the story, a side the mainstream Media, and anti-O9A propagandists, refuse to even acknowledge.

Contents:
° There Is No O9A Membership
° Overview Of The O9A
° The Lies Of Misogyny And Sexual Abuse
° Fallacies Of Anti-O9A Propaganda
° The Myth Of Anton Long
° The Reason Behind Anti-O9A Propaganda
° References

 

Labyrinthos Mythologicus 2.0

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An Extended Labyrinthos Mythologicus

Only a few people outside of the Occult cognoscenti realize that the past three years of propaganda, allegations, lies,and fallacies made {1} about the O9A – beginning with a 2018 article in the on-line Quietus music magazine and continued to this day by a certain political interest group and its supporters – has positively added to the Labyrinthos Mythologicus of the Order of Nine Angles and thus is beneficial to the O9A.

Positively added to the Labyrinthos Mythologicus and beneficial to the O9A because such propaganda, allegations, lies, and fallacies have – together with the The Big Lie (große Lüge) technique – further obscured what the O9A, in reality, is and was, at least for the majority.

As noted in the 2011 text titled Labyrinthos Mythologicus – included below – the Labyrinthos Mythologicus of the O9A was primarily invented, and was and is employed, as a test, a challenge, for those interested in or curious about the O9A, or desirous of undertaking for example the decades-long O9A Seven Fold Way. A test, a challenge, involving them finding what the O9A is and was: beyond the O9A’s own outward multiple mythical narratives, beyond their own preconceptions and perhaps prejudices, and beyond the propaganda and allegations of others regarding the O9A. For most people now seem to rely for information on what is presented to them via mediums such as the Internet, ‘social media’, newspapers (printed or digital) and others (such as politicians) instead of doing their own detailed research using O9A primary sources {2}, using their own intuition, or using their latent or already developed Occult skills to perceive beyond causal abstractions/ideations {3} and thus beyond the artificial dialectic of opposing opposites {4} that has dominated the thinking and the actions of perhaps most of humanity for thousands of years.

The now extended Labyrinthos Mythologicus deters the majority from discovering O9A esotericism, since they have faithfully accepted – for whatever reason – what has been written and said, and is being written and said, by others about the O9A. That is, the extended Labyrinthos Mythologicus is even more selective and testing than the original, and thus beneficial to the O9A because it ensures that only those individuals who have the right physis – the right nature – or the necessary potential or an empathy with the O9A aesthetic {5} will through their own efforts discover what the O9A now is: an apolitical esoteric movement, or sub-culture, which reveals the true physis of beings and Being {6}, beyond the Old Aeon ideation of dialectical opposites.

What those very few have discovered – or will discover – is an Aeon away, an evolution away, from the causal machinations and shenanigans of those propagating lies about, and propagating unfounded allegations regarding {7}, the O9A, trapped as those propagandists are in the maelstrom of the dialectic of conflicting opposites.

TWS Nexion
Oxonia
September 2020 ev
v.1.03

{1} For examples of fallacies made about the O9A see https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2020/03/12/fallacies-of-anti-o9a-propaganda/

Fallacies committed either from ignorance and/or from a desire to spread propaganda about a declared enemy. The most common fallacy is that of secundum quid et simpliciter where examples are given of the activities and attitudes of some individuals who have an interest in the O9A and then use these individual examples to describe the activities and attitudes of the O9A itself.

{2} Refer to https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2020/08/21/primary-o9a-texts/

{3} Understood exoterically, an abstraction or ideation is the manufacture, and use of, some idea, ideal, “image”, “form”, or category, and thus some generalization. The positing of some “perfect” or “ideal” or “necessary” form, category, or thing, is part of abstraction.

Causal abstractions re-present the simplicity of causal linearality – of causal reductionism, of a simple cause-and-effect, of a limited causal thinking.

Causal abstractions are frequently projected onto human beings, and ontologically obscure the physis – the nature, the connexion to Being – of those beings. On the question of Being, see, for example, the O9A text The Acausal And ὁ θεός which is included in the Seofonfeald Paeth book, available as a gratis pdf document at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/o9a-trilogy-print.pdf

{4} Implicit in causal abstraction is the ideation of opposites, and thence the ideation of a dialectic, a conflict, between such opposites; such as, in politics, of “left wing” and “right-wing”.

According to O9A metaphysics, causal abstractions, and the dialectic of opposites, reveal and presence an ignorance of the nature – the physis – of Being, which physis is both causal and acausal, with the acausal capable of being apprehended through pathei-mathos – learning from adversity and practical experience – and through the cultivation of empathy by Occult techniques (experiences) such as the practical O9A Rite of Internal Adept where the individual lives alone in the wilderness for between three and six months.

{5} Refer to the texts included in The Sinisterly-Numinous Aesthetic, available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2020/09/the-o9a-aesthetic-v3.pdf

{6} In respect of Being, see, for example, the O9A text The Acausal And ὁ θεός which is included in the Seofonfeald Paeth book.

{7} In respect of the unfounded allegations, refer to the texts included in https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/reasoned-response-v9.pdf

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Labyrinthos Mythologicus

The term Labyrinthos Mythologicus is unique to the Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) and one of the many original things that serve to distinguish the O9A from other occult groups or movements, be those groups or movements assigned to the Left Hand Path or described as satanist, or assigned to or described as belonging to whatever category or none.

The term is a combination of (i) a transliteration of the Greek λαβύρινθος – whence the Latin labyrinthus – and (ii) the post-classical Latin mythologicus, the former word giving rise to the English terms labyrinth {1} and labyrinthine, and the latter word having been used in the book Mythologiae by the post-Roman grammarian Fabius Fulgentius (c. 6th century CE, a modern edition of whose works was included in the Bibliotheca Teubneriana of 1898 published in Leipzig), and used by him to suggest “myth-making; creating or concerned with mythology or myths; a mythical narrative.”

Our Labyrinthos Mythologicus is (a) “a modern and an amoral version of a technique often historically employed, world-wide among diverse cultures and traditions both esoteric and otherwise, to test and select candidates,” and (b) a mischievous, japing, sly, and sometimes (for mundanes) an annoying, part of our sinister dialectic.

Thus and for example, we, the Order of Nine Angles, have presented to outsiders – and to those incipiently of our kind – a series of tests, a modern Labyrinthos Mythologicus, and which tests begin with them being expected to distil our essence from our apparent conflicting opposites. For the majority now rely for information on what is presented to them via a medium such as the Internet, rather than on their own intuition, their empathy, their Occult skills, or on their own character when they (knowingly or unknowingly) meet or interact with one of us in the real world.

For like attracts like. If they trust in and rely on words presented on some impersonal medium, then they will see only words and probably get confused by such words. But if they have our particular character, they will just know, and thus understand beyond the words and the disinformation we have spewn forth for over forty years to ensnare, entrap, enchant, entice, confuse, incite, dissuade, and jape.

For we are unashamedly elitist. Thus we have certain, particular, standards and if someone does not reach those standards, they are quite simply not good enough for us.

For instance, for those desirous of following our Seven Fold Way we have certain physical standards, and Grade Rituals for them to undertake: what we term the three basic ONA tasks. If they fail in these tasks, they fail – there are no excuses, and they can try again until they succeed and meet our standards, or they can go elsewhere. If they succeed, then and only then are they that type of our O9A kind.

Remember therefore that the ONA is a shapeshifting nexion, in the world of the mundanes, and presents as a confusing, dark, labyrinthine, satanic/non-satanic entity, and therefore does/does-not exist, never has existed, and is/is-not defunct; which is/is-not nazi; which was/is/never-was a honeytrap; whose written texts sometimes contradict each other; and is/was merely an urban legend.

As we have said/written for some forty years, we expect individuals to work things out for themselves, and thus use or develop their own judgement, and use or develop their own Occult abilities.

Order of Nine Angles,
122 yfayen (revised 127 yfayen)
v.1.07

{1} qv. Milton’s Comus, first performed at Ludlow Castle, Shropshire, in 1634:

                  Comus: What chance good Ladie hath bereft you thus?
                   Ladie: Dim darknesse, and this heavie Labyrinth.

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O9A: A Reasoned Response

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O9A: A Reasoned Response
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From the Introduction:

We present here a selection of recent responses – by those associating themselves with the O9A movement (sub-culture) – to the anti-O9A campaign started in early 2019 by a political advocacy group. In contrast to the propaganda of the anti-fascists these responses by O9A folk are measured, reasoned, and provide copious reference to the O9A corpus and to primary O9A texts.

The current focus of the anti-fascist campaign is the allegation that the O9A – according to Labour Member of Parliament Stephanie Peacock – “promotes some of the world’s most hateful, misogynistic beliefs out there, targeting women with the worst forms of cruelty and violence.”

The truth is the exact opposite, as a study of O9A texts such as those listed in primary O9A texts as does The Deofel Quartet, the pro-Lesbian novel Breaking The Silence Down {1} and items such as the 2017 On The Anti-Patriarchal O9A Ethos {2} – as well as the O9A praxis named The Rounwytha, which option is explained in the text The Seven Fold Way Of The Order Of Nine Angles: A Modern Practical Guide {2} where men are the exception, women the rule. In addition, the O9A has always had Sapphic nexions {3}. See also the 2013 article The Rounwytha Way which is included here as an appendix.

The anti-fascist campaign also promotes the common misunderstanding that the O9A has “members” whereas being an esoteric anarchistic-nihilistic movement, or philosophy, {4} it cannot have members only those inspired by that philosophy or those who associate themselves with it.

As described in the text The Order Of Nine Angles: Beyond Nihilism And Anarchism (4), where references are made to Plato and Aristotle,

                  {quote} It is obvious to those who have studied the O9A corpus from the 1970s to the 2019, 300 page, trilogy titled Seofonfeald Paeth, that the O9A considers National Socialism – both as a political ideology and in practice – to be a useful tool, a means, to be used, via an Insight Role, by individuals who associate themselves with the O9A movement. A tool, a dialectical means, whereby they (i) can in however small a way disrupt the status quo and possibly persuade others to do the same, and (ii) can personally learn from the experience of being a practical, a real-life,modern day heretic, since according to the status quo – that is, according to all current Western governments and educational institutions – National Socialism is the epitome of evil with the myth of the “holocaust” a sacred dogma which should not be challenged, often, in some Western lands, on pain of imprisonment.
                  As mentioned in the above text, The Alleged National Socialism Of The O9A, the O9A thus consider National Socialism, and all ideologies be they political or religious, as an idea, or ideal, ἰδέᾳ/εἶδος, with Plato’s ἰδέᾳ/εἶδος understood – via Aristotle and others – not as Plato himself believed as an ‘abstract’ (true, ideal) essence or type of being which is independent of us – but as a posited causal abstraction by someone or by some others.That is, the O9A conceive of National Socialism, and all ideologies be they political or religious, not as an “essence” and not as something “true” or essential or necessary, but as a fallible human abstraction, a technique or tool, a φαντασία, and one which can be usefully used by individuals just as the O9A itself is or can be a φαντασία to be used to achieve a personal and esoteric pathei mathos.
                  That this O9A view is an expression, a manifestation, a presencing, of nihilism has so far only been understood by a select few is, for the sagacious, the Occult cognoscenti, comment enough on our modern Western societies and their peoples, and comment enough on how the O9A is mis-perceived, especially by those mundanes who call it “neo-nazi” and campaign against it and who demand it be made illegal as a so-called “terrorist” organization. {/quote}

Further, as noted in an article included here, An Example And A Test, regarding the recent deluge of anti-O9A propaganda:

                  “In Aeonic terms – and in terms of O9A strategy – this is advantageous, and necessary. For the few – the very few – who discover for themselves the reality of, for example, the decades-long Seven Fold Way and of O9A esoteric philosophy, as manifest for example in the Seofonfeald Paeth trilogy, are those suitable to begin the quest for Lapis Philosophicus. An individual quest, by a select few, which is the essence of the third phase of O9A Aeonic strategy.”

For as one person recently said in a podcast about the O9A, all the O9A needs is that one person out of a thousand. {5}

For context, we also include a text dating from 2018 which explains the apolitical nature of the Deofel Quartet.

TWS Nexion
Oxonia
August 2020 ev

{1} Included in the 300 page 2019 compilation Seofonfeald Paeth, available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/o9a-trilogy-print.pdf

{2} The text is included in the compilation Seofonfeald Paeth, available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/o9a-trilogy-print.pdf

{3} See, for example, https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/sapphic-sorcery/

{4} See the text The Order Of Nine Angles: Beyond Nihilism And Anarchism, included in the compilation Seofonfeald Paeth, and also available at https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2020/04/20/beyond-nihilism-and-anarchy-the-o9a/

{5} https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2020/08/12/the-sfk-phenomenon-and-the-order-of-nine-angles/

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Primary O9A Texts

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In terms of scholarship and knowledge, a primary text is an original document created contemporaneous with, for example, the event or theory being studied and thus has valuable information about the topic. Primary sources generally enable a person to appreciate such an event or theory.

Secondary sources generally contain the opinion or conclusions or generalizations of those who may have read a few – not all – of the relevant primary texts but which often summarize the opinion or conclusions or generalizations of others.

In terms of the O9A (Order of Nine Angles) primary texts include the manuscript Naos {1), the Satanic Letters of Stephen Brown {2}, The Deofel Quartet {3} – all written by Anton Long – and the manuscript Diary Of An Internal Adept {4}. All the texts were written by those with a decades-long practical experience of O9A theory and praxis, and before the medium of the Internet became used as a source of information. Another important text is The Last Writings of Anton Long {5} which includes two short essays summing up his life-long occult quest.

O9A primary texts also include the Seofonfeald Paeth trilogy {6}, written by students of the Occult who for many years studied with Anton Long, thus revealing as many of the included texts do for the first time many aspects of O9A aural tradition, such as the historical origins of the septenary system; the relation of the seven-fold way to Hellenic hermeticism; the historical and esoteric context of Insight Rôles; Renaissance parallels to the Tree Of Wyrd and The Star Game; the relation between empathy and the numinous; the metaphysics of masculous and muliebral and the acausal; the O9A use of the term καλὸς-κἀγαθός; archaic spelling in O9A esoteric tradition; non-English names and terms in O9A tradition; the O9A Art Of Shrenching; the Somnium Scipionis of Cicero and the septenary system; sorcery in Virgil’s Aeneid; Alchemy and the O9A’s Sinisterly-Numinous tradition; Arabic influences such as Kitab Al-Alfak, and the Ruhaniyyat. And so on and so on.

Thus, to fully understand and appreciate the O9A – beyond the opinion or conclusions or generalizations or the allegations of others – a study of such primary texts is necessary.

TWS Nexion
Oxonia
August 2020 ev
v.1.07

{1} A facsimile of the original typewritten text is available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/naos-practical-guide-to-modern-magick.pdf

{2} Facsimile copies of letters to and from the Order of Nine Angles, Michael Aquino, Diane Vera, et al, dating from the 1990s, available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/satanicletters-1.pdf and https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2017/07/satanicletters-2.pdf

{3} Digital copies made by Anton Long in 2008 from the original typescripts available at https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/deofel-quartet/
See also https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2018/12/09/appreciating-the-apolitical-deofel-quartet/

{4} https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/diary-internal-adept-v1.pdf

{5} https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2020/08/esoterikos-the-enigmatic-truth.pdf

{6} https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/o9a-trilogy-print.pdf

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Beyond Nihilism And Anarchy: The O9A

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Beyond Nihilism And Anarchism: The Order Of Nine Angles
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Contents:

° The Alleged National Socialism Of The O9A.
° The O9A, Plato, National Socialism, And Nihilism.
° O9A: Beyond Satanism?

Included in the pdf document are three recent – 2019-2020 – texts which explain (i) why the Order of Nine Angles (O9A/ONA) is not a neo-nazi Occult group, (ii) what the O9A mean by the term ‘satanism’, and (iii) why the O9A Occult movement – its esoteric philosophy – has now evolved beyond even their distinct presencing of ‘satanism’, an evolution consistent with the ‘sinister-numinous’ praxis that is the O9A Seven Fold Way with its decades-long individual quest for Lapis Philosophicus, for Wisdom.

These texts thus rebut the propaganda, the allegation, spread about the O9A – by many anti-fascist groups and individuals, and by the media – that it is a neo-nazi Occult group.

Instead, the O9A should be classified – depending on one’s individual interpretation of its esoteric philosophy {1} – as either a nihilistic Occult movement or as an anarchist Occult movement, where by nihilism is meant “rejection of prevailing religious beliefs, moral principles, and laws, together with a practical hostility toward accepted beliefs and/or established institutions,” and where by anarchism is meant “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.”

Our own view, as a nexion, is that the O9A is in fact a blend of both nihilism and anarchism, and represents a necessary evolution of both those causal forms, those “ideas”, thus presencing something new and appropriate for our era, something post-Satanic.

TWS Nexion
April 2020 ev

{1} The fundamental O9A “principle of the authority of individual judgment” means that each individual who identifies with the O9A movement – and who seeks for example by means of the Seven Fold Way to discover Lapis Philosophicus – should answer the question about what the O9A means and implies in their own way and in their own duration of causal time.

The principle is explained in the two texts Authority, Learning, and Culture, In O9A Tradition and The Authority Of Individual Judgement: Interpretation And Meaning and both of which are included in the recent (2019) Seofonfeald Paeth trilogy, available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/o9a-trilogy-print.pdf.

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Fallacies Of Anti-O9A Propaganda

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As mentioned in previous articles, the propaganda about the Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) written and distributed by a political advocacy group is riddled with errors {1} and reveals the astonishing lack of knowledge about the O9A by that political advocacy group; a lack which is either deliberate – arising from hatred and prejudice – or arising because of a desire to spread propaganda about one of their declared enemies.

The propaganda also reveals the author committing several logical fallacies; either from ignorance or because of hatred and prejudice and/or from a desire to spread propaganda about a declared enemy.

Some examples of such fallacies are:

° In respect of the O9A, in their 2019 so-called “Sate of hate” report, and in their 2020 report, the author commits the logical fallacy of Incomplete Evidence by selectively quoting from some O9A material, ignoring other material which provides context or which contradicts such quotations, and quoting material authored by some of those who associate themselves with the Occult movement that is the O9A.

Thus most of the O9A corpus is ignored, since a study of that corpus (i) would have contradicted their claim that the O9A is neo-nazi, {2} {3} (ii) revealed the context for suggested Insight Roles, which is a short part of the third stage of the decades long Seven Fold Way; (iii) revealed the fundamental O9A principle of individual authority, {4} and (iv) contradicted their claim that the O9A encourage misogyny and rape. {5}

° In the same report the author commits the fallacy of secundum quid et simpliciter. Which 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. In many instances this involves quoting from material authored by some of those who associate themselves with the Occult movement that is the O9A.

° In the 2020 report the author commits the fallacy of argumentum ad verecundiam – argument from authority – by repeating what certain others have said or written about the O9A, with it being obvious from the errors made in that and the 2019 report and from the committal of the foregoing two other fallacies, that the author is not an authority on the subject of O9A esoteric theory and praxises.

° In both reports the author commits a fallacy of presumption by making conclusions based on their assumptions and claim; in addition to which the author provides no evidence – nothing probative – for their assumptions and claims, such as in the matter of Mr Myatt being Anton Long, and which assumptions and claims often derive from the foregoing three fallacies.

The propagandistic nature of the reports can thus be seen, for the biased and misleading information they contain has been systematically disseminated in order to promote a political cause.

TWS Nexion
Oxonia
March 2020 ev

Notes

{1} See the text titled Exposing Twelve Basic Errors available at https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2019/02/26/how-to-spread-fake-news/.

For an esoteric understanding of the O9A, refer to the 300 page Seofonfeald Paeth trilogy, which is available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/o9a-trilogy-print.pdf

{2} See the chapter The Alleged National Socialism Of The O9A in The Seofonfeald Paeth trilogy. The article quotes from letters by Anton Long sent to Michael Aquino and others in the early 1990s, letters which were published in 1992.

{3} See also Order Of Nine Angles: The Deofel Quintet, included in Seofonfeald Paeth trilogy, where it is explained that The Deofel Quintet (written between 1976 and the early 1990’s) places the neo-nazism aspect into the necessary esoteric perspective, for the novels of the Deofel Quintet are non-political.

{4} The principle is explained in the two articles Authority, Learning, and Culture, In O9A Tradition (written in 2013) and The Authority Of Individual Judgement: Interpretation And Meaning (written in 2014). Both articles are included in The Seofonfeald Paeth trilogy.

The axiom of the authority of individual judgement means that each O9A person, nexion, group, or cell, are – with one important exception – free to develop their own interpretation of everything O9A, free to develop and change everything O9A, and that there is no authority above the individual, or beyond each group or collective of groups. No O9A leader, no outer (or inner) ‘representative’, no council, no ‘old guard’, who can make pronouncements about or declare what is or is not correct. No ‘official’ or ‘genuine’ O9A; no ‘heresy’; no proscription of individuals or groups. Furthermore, no consensus is necessary or required among those who are or who associate with the O9A {2}, although naturally a particular O9A nexion may have or arrive at a particular internal consensus and thus presence a particular interpretation of matters O9A.

{5} The O9A consider rapists as suitable candidates for culling: see for example the text Culling And The Code of Kindred Honour (written 2015) available at https://omega9alpha.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/culling-o9a-code-v3.pdf

The pro-Sapphic novel Breaking The Silence Down – written in 1985 and part of The Deofel Quintet – and the essay The Anti-Patriarchal O9A Ethos – written in 2017 and available at https://omega9alpha.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/o9a-questions-2017-v5b.pdf – reveals the O9A attitude toward women, with the O9A code of kindred honour embodying respect for women and gender equality.

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The O9A And Empathy

Order Of Nine Angles
O9A

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Empathy In O9A Tradition
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Given how the Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) has been misleadingly portrayed in the last few years in the Media, and even in Courts of Law, we reprint here an article published in 2011 about the importance of empathy in O9A tradition.

The article was subsequently included in the 2019 book titled Tyberness (ISBN 978-1696821742) and which book was part of a trilogy that presents an initiated and detailed understanding of both O9A esoteric philosophy and of the Occult methods of the O9A. The two other books in the trilogy are Feond (ISBN 978-1687255624) and Baeldraca (ISBN 978-1689931953).

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Remembering The German Holocaust

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Every week, every year, for every decade since the end of World War Two we in the West are and have been deluged with propaganda about and personal stories concerning “the Jewish holocaust” with our children brainwashed in school to believe that national identity based on ethnicity (racial, or ethnic, nationalism) is therefore “evil”.

Here is one such and recent personal story about alleged “Nazi crimes”:
             “My maternal grandfather was one of the Jewish men rounded up after Kristallnacht – & sent to Sachsenhausen concentration camp 2 days before his 23rd birthday. His father died in Theresienstadt & his mother in Auschwitz.”

Yet we never get to hear or read about the German Holocaust; about how the Allies (which Allies included the Soviet Union) caused millions of Germans to suffer and die.

Personal stories, for instance, about “Allied crimes”, such as Operation Gomarrah, the Hamburg firestorm which killed over 35,000 civilians. Personal stories, for instance, about the bombing of Dresden which killed over 30,000 civilians. Personal stories, for instance, about the death of almost a million Germans from starvation caused by Allied bombing and the Allied blockade; and personal stories about the mass rape of German women by Soviet women with rape, as described by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn in his Prussian Nights, regarded by the Soviets as an acceptable act of war. {1}{2}

We never thus get to hear personal stories about how “my grandfather was one of those many German soldiers captured by Soviet troops and sent to a Soviet gulag where he and other German were brutally treated and where he and many other Germans died.”

We never get to hear personal stories about how “my paternal grandfather and mother” died in the the Hamburg firestorm. Never get to hear personal stories about how “my great Aunt was gang raped and killed by Soviet soldiers.” We never get to hear personal stories about how “my great Aunt and great Uncle died of starvation during their flight and expulsion from Eastern Europe”, an Allied expulsion which caused an estimated two million deaths. That the blame for the millions of such German deaths is placed on NS Germany instead of on Allied policy {3} is an astonishing feat of post-WWII Allied propaganda.

That the religious myth of the Jewish holocaust has shaped such successful post-WWII Allied propaganda should be evident, for such propaganda about the religious myth of the Jewish holocaust has shaped the national identity that successive West German governments wanted to develop: a multicultural, multiracial identity to atone for alleged “Nazi crimes”, and an atonement evident in allowing and encouraging millions of non-White immigrants to settle in West Germany to such an extent that one in four of school students are now non-white {4}.

In the 1960s and 1970s East Germany was still an almost entirely White country where nationalism survived in the hearts and minds of many East Germans whereas in West Germany nationalism based on ethnic identity was suppressed and discouraged since West Germans were taught that such nationalism caused “the Jewish holocaust” and led to those crimes which German National Socialists were allegedly guilty of.

With the resurgence of a Germany nationalism based on ethnic identity in former East Germany – aided in part by groups such as Alternative für Deutschland – perhaps we shall soon hear of read of personal stories about how the German people suffered because of the Allies during and after World War Two.

That it is now heresy – in Germany and some other Western lands and punishable by imprisonment – to deny or even to call into question the religious myth of the Jewish holocaust – should be sufficient to call into question the official, State-sanctioned, version of World War Two, and sufficient to spur individuals to seek out and to publish stories about how the German people suffered because of the Allies during and after that war.

Richard Stirling
Reichsfolk
2019

{1} The number of German women raped is estimated to be around two million, qv. Helke Sander and Barbara Johr, BeFreier und Befreite. Fischer, Frankfurt am Main, 2005

{2} As Solzhenitsyn writes, the Soviet motto was НЕ ЗАБУДЕМ! НЕ ПРОСТИМ! – “Never Forget, Never Forgive” – and which motto in translation has become a rallying cry for Western anti-fascist groups and for Zionists and their combined crusade against both “racial nationalists” and those who have doubts about the religious myth of the Jewish holocaust.

{3} Hans Henning Hahn and Eva Hahn. Die Vertreibung im deutschen Erinnern. Legenden, Mythos, Geschichte. Paderborn 2010, pp. 659-726

{4} https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/08/world/europe/germany-identity.html

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Internal Adept Diary

Order Of Nine Angles
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Dyssolving: Diary Of An Internal Adept
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Dyssolving: Diary of an Internal Adept is a remarkable document that deserves to be better known. The pdf document above contains a transcription of the handwritten journal of an Occult initiate written in the 1990s: an honest and revelatory narration of the three-month long O9A Grade Ritual of Internal Adept undertaken in the Outer Hebrides, and makes it evident that the anados (ἄνοδος) of the O9A Seven Fold Way is a personal, a difficult, and an essentially pagan, quest which in its fourth (Internal Adept) stage involves, as one reviewer wrote, “complete oblivion for the ego”. {1}

In an understated way it reveals the allegations, the assumptions, the misinformation, the propaganda, the rants, of O9A critics and of the politically motivated opponents of the O9A for the assumptions, the misinformation, the propaganda, the rants, that they are.

As the author of the Diary writes:
             “Looking back over the experiences of the last ten or so years, I felt a new awareness beyond my own personal desires and goals. An awareness of the essential goodness and unselfishness of people, which can easily be missed, amidst the fervour of one’s ego. It is an awareness of the ‘light’ side that balances the fanatical ‘dark’. To learn to give in an unselfish way. To learn tolerance, and become part of a greater struggle to bring human decency and honourable behaviour. To do something for others, for no personal gain.”

That is, as mentioned in several O9A texts ignored by O9A critics and by opponents of the O9A, such as the text Enantiodromia: The Sinister Abyssal Nexion, {2} there is a transition to, an experiencing of, ‘the numinous’ as opposed to the experiencing of ‘the sinister’ that marks the first three stages of the Seven Fold Way. A ‘numinous’ experiencing – an individuation – which is a prelude to the next stage: the Enantiodromia (ἐναντιοδρομίας) of The Abyss which is a melding of and then a passing beyond both ‘the numinous’ and ‘the sinister’.

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{1} The review is included in the pdf file as an appendix.
{2} https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2019/11/o9a-sinister-abyssal-nexion-v3.pdf

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The Seven Fold Way Trilogy

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Seofonfeald Paeth Trilogy
(pdf)

The Seofonfeald Paeth trilogy is a 300 page gratis open source pdf document of post-2011 O9A texts and is intended for (i) those who have an interest in learning about an esoteric tradition with roots in Greco-Roman culture, Hellenistic mysticism, and Renaissance Occultism, and/or (ii) those curious about the Occult philosophy and praxis of the Order of Nine Angles, and/or (iii) those who are already associated with the O9A movement and who aspire to, or have already achieved, the O9A grade of Internal Adept on the O9A Seven Fold Way.

Seofonfeald Paeth consists of the latest editions of three O9A books, first published separately in 2019, titled Feond, Baeldraca, and Tyberness.

The title of the trilogy is the slightly amended Old-English spelling of the modern term The Seven Fold Way. Unamended it would read þ seofonfeald pæþ where þ is the “thorn” letter.

The work is issued under the Creative Commons license Attribution-NoDerivs 4.0 and can be freely copied and distributed according to the terms of that license.

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O9A: The Development Of Arete

Order Of Nine Angles Sigil

O9A Sigil

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Classic O9A Texts
The Development Of Arête

Contents:

° Concerning Culling as Art
° The De-Evolutionary Nature of Might is Right
° The Gentleman’s – and Noble Ladies – Brief Guide to The Dark Arts
° The Puffery That Is The Satanic Bible

The Development Of Arête
(pdf)

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Appreciating Kalos Kagathos and the O9A

Order Of Nine Angles Sigil

O9A Sigil

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Appreciating καλὸς κἀγαθός and the O9A
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Extract:

As the authors of the text Some Questions And Answers About The Order of Nine Angles 2019 write, the Occult movement that is the Order Of Nine Angles (O9A) is

“a means whereby the current Aeon, distorted by the Magian, can be undermined and replaced by a new Aeonic civilization with a new ethos and with a new mythos which presences that ethos. That new ethos is an essentially pagan one evolved from the Greco-Roman and Western notion of καλὸς κἀγαθός, of τὸ καλόν (the beautiful) and τὸ ἀγαθὸν (the honourable) manifest as these are in the O9A Code Of Kindred Honour and in the balancing (ἀρρενόθηλυς) of the masculous and the muliebral via the enantiodromia that is the Seven Fold Way and presenced as that balance is in the Grade Rituals of Internal Adept and of The Abyss.”

Where the ancient Greek term καλὸς-κἀγαθός in the context of the O9A means a certain type of individual; a type of individual well-described in the 122 Year of Fayen text Concerning Culling as Art – an extract from which is given below – and which individual has a particular personal character revealed in and by their behaviour and by the deeds they have done in the real world.

Revealing, and to an extent creating, this type of personal character is one of the main aims of the O9A Seven Fold Way (7FW) with its physical challenges, its difficult and testing Insight Roles, and its Grade Rituals, especially the Grade Rituals of Internal Adept and of The Abyss. All of which were designed to test and to challenge the initiate as well as provide opportunities for both exoteric and esoteric pathei-mathos – πάθει μάθος – just as the Labyrinthos Mythologicus of the O9A was designed to challenge and test aspirant initiates.

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Insight Roles In Context

Order Of Nine Angles Sigil

O9A Sigil

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Insight Rôles In Historical And Esoteric Context
(pdf)

Primary sources – such as The Satanic Letters Of Stephen Brown – are used which place O9A Insight Rôles into the correct historical and esoteric context. Which context is of such Rôles being useful and practical learning experiences for someone, Initiate or External Adept, following the O9A Seven Fold Way, and forming only a temporary part of that Seven Fold Way which itself forms part of the sinister dialectic, the Aeonic strategy, of the Order of Nine Angles. Such primary sources are important resources in respect of researching and understanding the O9A.

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The O9A Deofel Quintet

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O9A Sigil

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The O9A Deofel Quintet
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Extract:

The O9A Deofel Quintet consists of the following novels:

             § Falcifer
              § The Temple Of Satan
              § The Greyling Owl
              § The Giving
              § Breaking The Silence Down

The Quintet {1} – the Deofel Quartet plus the novel Breaking The Silence Down – amounts to almost 600 pages and is a neglected aspect of O9A occultism. For attention hitherto – especially in mainstream Media, by self-described modern ‘satanists’, by academics, and by self-described ‘anti-fascists’ – has focused on the alleged neo-nazi and satanist aspects of O9A occultism, with what the O9A means by satanism either ignored or misunderstood.

The Deofel Quintet places the neo-nazism and the satanism aspects into the necessary esoteric perspective, for the novels of the Deofel Quintet are non-political with the overt satanism of such works as Falcifer and The Temple of Satan expressing the place of satanism in O9A tradition: which is that it is a short-lived and personal learning experience, germane to the early stages, the first few years, of the anados (ἄνοδος), the decades-long hermetic quest, for Lapis Philosophicus. An anados manifest in O9A hermeticism by the sinister-numinous Seven Fold Way.

In this perspective, both Falcifer and The Temple of Satan are concerned with initiate type learning experiences: gaining esoteric knowledge, participating in ceremonial overtly ‘satanic’ rituals, and experiencing the part of the satanic ethos that concerns personal pride and personal pleasure. But they also deal with how personal emotion – especially love – affects them, can complicate their lives, as well as offering them opportunities to learn and advance further in their anados.

Which advancement is the concern of The Greyling Owl, of The Giving, and of Breaking The Silence Down.

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Esoteric Chant

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Classic O9A Texts

Esoteric Chant

Esoteric Chant – also called Esoteric Septenary Chant (ES Chant) – is an aural tradition of the Order of Nine Angles, originating from the Camlad tradition that flourished in the Welsh Marches, and particularly in rural South Shropshire. Most of this tradition was transcribed by Anton Long in the 1970s CE and circulated among O9A members in handwritten and typewritten MSS, many of which (although not all) were included in the facsimile version of the Naos manuscript, first issued in 1989 CE. {1}

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I: Two Examples

Two esoteric chants which can result in interesting pathei-mathos, for those with the requisite inner Baeldraca. To be performed by cantors ‘in parallel’ a fourth apart (or an octave and a fourth).

Chant To Return Atazoth

Chant To Open An Acausal Nexion

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II: Esoteric Chant Archive
(pdf)

ES Chant forms an important part of The Septenary System and thus of the ONA’s Seven Fold Way. Esoteric Chant is also, like The Star Game, an esoteric language appropriate to the New Aeon.

The images in the archive are taken from the facsimile version of the Naos manuscript.

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III: Concerning Esoteric and Exoteric Languages
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{1} The facsimile version of Naos is still available (as of March 2019) from https://lapisphilosophicus.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/naos-practical-guide-to-modern-magick.pdf

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A Note Regarding Kitab al-Aflak

Order Of Nine Angles
O9A

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A Note Regarding Kitab al-Aflak

A study of 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 {1} – for in ancient Muslim alchemy and cosmology there are nine cosmic or ‘supernatural’ realms consisting of seven named planetary spheres and two regions of “immortal” existence.

The most distant of these 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 planetary 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.

The seven planetary spheres are much in evidence in the Arabic Ghayat al-hakim (c.1050 CE) which preserves the ancient Greco-Roman, pagan and hermetic {2}, system of seven named planetary spheres and which spheres are according to the Poemandres tract of the Corpus Hermeticum a means whereby mortals can ascend to the two regions beyond them to thus become immortal.

Which ‘nine realms’ were described by Cicero {3} long before Ghayat al-hakim was written.

According to O9A aural tradition there are three interesting facts about the Arabic MS that Anton Long described. First, the title which has Al-Kitab rather than the more usual Kitab. Second, that the original MS was untitled and consisted of only a few folios intimating that it may once have formed part of a larger work, which work was perhaps contemporaneous with or earlier or later than Ghayat al-hakim. Third, that the title had obviously been added later as it was in a different hand and which later addition may well explain the use of Al-Kitab rather than Kitab.

Whatever the place and date of composition it is relevant that an ancient Arabic alchemical text was one of the sources that Anton Long used in the 1970s when formulating the esoteric philosophy of the Order of Nine Angles.

In 2011 Anton Long was asked a question about Al-Kitab Al-Alfak by Professor Connell Monette, which question and the reply are worthy of being quoted in full.

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In terms of sources of the tradition and the dark gods, you’d hinted at Islamic sources. My guess is that the 7FW draws partly on the Picatrix. Unless you’re using Shams-l-maarif, I can’t think of any other grimoires that could be Kitab-i-aflak

In terms of sources of the tradition and the dark gods, you’d hinted at Islamic sources. My guess is that the 7FW draws partly on the Picatrix. Unless you’re using Shams-l-maarif, I can’t think of any other grimoires that could be Kitab-i-aflak. Am I near the mark?

No, but that is an interesting comparison nonetheless which no one before has made (kudos to you). The alchemical MS I had access to – consisting of only a small number of folios – has never, to my knowledge, been published or even catalogued, but does bear some comparison to parts of the MS you refer to [i.e. Shams-l-maarif ] which I was fortunate enough to study (with the then necessary help of a gay [female] friend I had met at University) in the early 1970’s CE on various travels to certain Muslim lands (one of which lands was the homeland of my friend who accompanied me on those travels).

It is therefore possible [although not in my view probable] that the author of Al-Kitab al-Aflak used that grimoire partly as a source.

As I have explained to several people who have privately enquired about this, there are, as no doubt you are aware, thousands of uncatalogued Arabic MSS in libraries and madrasahs throughout the lands of the Muslims. {4}
{end quote}

R. Parker
2013 ev
Revised 2018 ev

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

{2} qv. Myatt’s commentaries in his Corpus Hermeticum: Eight Tractates. Translation and Commentary. 2017. ISBN 978-1976452369.

{3} qv. the Somnium Scipionis of Cicero and Commentarii in Somnium Scipionis by Macrobius.

{4} https://lapisphilosophicus.wordpress.com/presencings-of-a-hideous-nexion/

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O9A: Alchemical And Hermetic Antecedents

Renaissance Septenary Tree of Wyrd
Renaissance Septenary Tree of Wyrd

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ἀρρενόθηλυς:
Alchemical And Hermetic Antecedents Of The Seven Fold Way

Contents

° Introduction
° Alchemy And The Sinisterly-Numinous Tradition
° Lapis Philosophicus, Isaac Newton, And The Septenary System
° Azoth: Western Alchemy And The Seven Fold Way Of The Order Of Nine Angles
° Hermetic Origins Of The O9A
° Perusing The Seven Fold Way
° The Septenary Anados And Life After Death

ἀρρενόθηλυς
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Image Source: Azoth Sive Aureliae Occultae Philosophorum published in 1613 CE


How To Spread Fake News

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O9A Insight Role
O9A Insight Role

Exposing Twelve Basic Errors
Or, How To Spread Fake News

In a recent report much quoted in mainstream Media the anti-fascist ‘special interest’ group calling itself “Hope not hate” devoted two sections (pages 80-85) to the Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) and David Myatt.

The shoddy and propagandistic – the “fake news” – nature of the report is evident in the fact that in those two sections there are over twelve basic, factual, errors ranging from outright fabrications to misquotations.

Another fundamental – damning – flaw is 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 with some articles which are falsely attributed to Myatt having been written by others.

Other fundamental flaws are that the author of the sections on the O9A and Myatt provided no evidence for their many assumptions (such as that Myatt=Long) and did not balance their claims by asking those they libelled for their comments.

That the mainstream Media published articles which extensively quoted from the pages about the O9A and Myatt in the report yet did not have its journalists ask those maligned by the report for comments, and did not have its journalists check the facts beforehand, is indicative of how even the mainstream Media is complicit in spreading “fake news”.

Had a mainstream journalist or journalists bothered to check the facts they would have found the following.

§ Quote: “For Myatt, satanism and fascism are inextricably linked.” p.84

A fabrication by the author, since Myatt in his extensive critique of Occultism first published in 1997 by Renaissance Press in New Zealand wrote:
                  “National-Socialism and Occultism are fundamentally, and irretrievably, incompatible and opposed to each other.” {1}

§ The author gives a quote allegedly written by Myatt: “National Socialism is the only real theory in existence, since it is based solely on the highest ideals of Honour, Loyalty and Duty, championed over and above selfish individual pursuits. It calls for a revolution of the Soul; a Triumph of the Will; a return of racial pride and defiance. In a very important sense, National Socialism IS contemporary Paganism.” p.84

The author not only misquotes the original text but mistakenly attributes it to Myatt.

° The correct quotation is:
                  “National Socialism (with the esoteric exception of Traditional Satanism) is the only real Heresy in existence, since it is based solely on the highest ideals of Honour, Loyalty and Duty, championed over and above selfish individual pursuits. It calls for a revolution of the Soul; a Triumph of the Will; a return of racial pride and defiance – of all that epitomizes the genuine Western ethos. It is a form that cannot be bought by The System, and thus the only option for the latter is to jail or kill National Socialists, and smash through innumerable legislative variations National Socialist influence, naturally dormant in the Western – or Aryan – people. It is the only form which frightens The System, and is thus the only form capable of achieving System Breakdown.”

The quotation is from a Temple 88 newsletter published in a compilation by Caput Mortuum in May 2004 via a now defunct website. {2}

° In addition and importantly, according to the Anti-Defamation League
                  “the berserker brotherhood is a relatively new motorcycle division of temple 88, a white supremacist group that describes itself as a brotherhood of white separatists. The berserker brotherhood colors have a skull in the middle of an iron cross, flanked on the right by the number 88. One anonymous berserker brotherhood member claimed on a social networking Web site that temple 88 originally formed in South Carolina’s Allendale Correctional Institute.” {3}

§ Quote: “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.” p.81

In fact, only two versions of the first volume are kept in the British Library. The first version was published in 1984 and is at General Reference Collection Cup.815/51.

The second version was published in 1992 under the title Codex Saerus and is at General Reference Collection YK.1994.b.12337.

Other O9A items kept in the British Library include the rare edition of Naos: a practical guide to modern magick published by Coxland Press in 1990, available at General Reference Collection YK.1993.a.13307.

§ Quote: “O9A literature regularly advocates ritualised rape, random attacks on innocent victims.” p.81

A fabrication by the author.

A study of the O9A corpus from the 1980s to 2018 – from the pro-Sapphic novel Breaking The Silence Down {4} to the essay The Anti-Patriarchal O9A Ethos {5} – reveals the O9A attitude toward women, with the O9A code of kindred honour embodying respect for women and gender equality {5} and with the O9A having “more female supporters than either the Church of Satan or the Temple of Set [and] more women with children.” {6}

Nowhere in the corpus of O9A texts written by “Anton Long” between the 1970s and 2011 does the O9A advocate rape.

In fact the O9A consider rapists as suitable candidates for culling {7}.

In addition, nowhere in the corpus of O9A texts written by “Anton Long” between the 1970s and 2011 does the O9A advocate random attacks on innocent victims.

§ Quote: “The ceremony ends with the killing of a chosen one; in a symbolic sacrifice, an animal replaces a person.” p.81

The ceremony in question is The Ceremony of Recalling and nowhere is there any mention of sacrificing an animal, which is fabrication on the part of the author. The ceremony is included in the text Grimoire of Baphomet.

In addition, O9A texts dating from the 1980s and 1990s reveal that they “despise animal sacrifice.” {8}

§ Quote: “When asked in 2005 if the O9A were posing as nazis to recruit and spread their message, Myatt – writing under the name Darkos Lago – responded: You seem to have missed the point about ONA and National Socialism.” p. 82

Where is the evidence for the propagandistic assumption that Myatt used that or any other pseudonym? The author provides no evidence whatsoever.

In addition, the author not only gets the year wrong but misattributes the quote. The post was published in 2016 on the “right-wing” Stormfront internet forum by Dark Logos not by Darkos Lago {9}.

§ Quote: “To Myatt, Satanism represented the Black Order, the only force that could unlock the stranglehold [of] the White Order.” p. 84

A fabrication, for Myatt does not mention a “Black Order” and a “White Order” in any of his writings, be such writings from his time as a National Socialist (1968-1998), as a Muslim (1998-2009) or as an advocate of his numinous way/philosophy of pathei-mathos (2010-present).

Neither does “Anton Long” mention a “Black Order” and a “White Order” in any of his writings.

§ Quote: “In an interview as recently as 2013, Myatt explained their strategy. “Insofar as I understand the matter, it seems that the ‘satanic’ overtones of the ONA serves several subversive purposes.” p.83.

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 {9}.

§ Quote: “In the 1990s the leadership of the O9A was taken over by Richard Moult.”

The author reveals a basic lack of understanding of the O9A. For there is not and never was a “leader” of the O9A, as a study of the O9A corpus from the 1980s to 2018 makes clear. {10}

According to Professor Monette 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.” {11}

That is, the O9A is a collection of autonomous cells (nexions) and individuals who follow or who are inspired by the Occult philosophy and practices described in the O9A corpus.

§ Quote: “In 2001 I met David Myatt in a Shropshire pub, close to where he shared a caravan with Richard Moult.”

The author fabricates where both Myatt and Moult then lived. At the time Myatt lived in the village of Leigh Sinton near Malvern with his wife and family while Moult lived with his female partner on a farm near Lydbury North in Shropshire.

These facts were known to both the police and MI5 since Myatt was under surveillance following his arrest by Special Branch in 1998 and his interrogation in 1999 by the anti-terrorist squad in relation to Copeland’s nail-bomb attacks in London. At the time of the interview with Lowles, Myatt was still on bail following his 1998 arrest with one of his bail conditions being that he attend Charing Cross police station on a regular basis.

In addition, the places of residence could be confirmed by County Council tax reports, by tax returns from HM Revenue and Customs, and by other official documents, with Myatt at the time working on a farm near Malvern.

Myatt’s version of the interview with Lowles {12} provides a different version of the events.

§ Errors on pseudonyms.

The author gets the following pseudonyms wrong. 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

§ Logical Fallacies.

The author of the sections on the O9A and Myatt commits two basic logical fallacies.

° First, he commits the fallacy of Incomplete Evidence, Which is, to quote Myatt, {13} “when material concerning or assumptions about a particular matter are selected and presented to support a particular argument or conclusion, while other material or assumptions which do not support, which contradict, the chosen argument or conclusion are withheld or not discussed. In effect, selective evidence and/or selective argument are used in order to ‘prove’ a particular point.”

The author thus omits to mention or quote from O9A texts which contradict his assumptions or which place into context the quotations he uses. The author also omits to quote from Myatt’s extensive post-2010 writings about his rejection of extremism and about his mystical, ethical, philosophy of pathei-mathos; quotations which would provide Myatt’s side of the story.

In the case of the O9A the author does not, for example, in the matter of “culling” mention or quote from O9A texts which reveal that there is wide diversity of opinion within the O9A as to whether O9A culling is real or merely part of its Labyrinthos Mythologicus {14} and thus just
                  “a test of occult intuition and a test also designed to put many people off, cause controversy and so generate interest in the O9A.” {15}

As Richard Moult recently wrote:
                  “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.” {16}

The same questions regarding the O9A’s Labyrinthos Mythologicus apply in the matter of the O9A suggesting Insight Roles that may involve criminal acts.

° Second, the author of the sections in the report dealing with the O9A and Myatt commits the fallacy of secundum quid et simpliciter. Which 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.

Thus the author uses selective quotes from people who have associated themselves with the O9A and uses his selection to describe and to defame the O9A.

Trusting In Fake News

So many errors and flaws in so few pages exposes the sections on the O9A and Myatt in the report as untrustworthy, as “fake news”, as propaganda designed to discredit written by an author with a particular political agenda.

The sections on the O9A and Myatt are also a masterclass in how to write, distribute, and have the mainstream Media publish fake news, to thus get the public to believe and spread such fake news.

RDM Crew
February 2019
v.1.05

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Note: The on-line texts and web-pages referenced below were available as of 26 February 2019.

{1} Myatt’s Occultism and National-Socialism is available at https://regardingdavidmyatt.files.wordpress.com/2016/10/occultism-and-ns.pdf

{2} qv. http://www.the-serpent.pl/ona/

{3} https://www.adl.org/sites/default/files/documents/assets/pdf/combating-hate/ADL_CR_Bigots_on_Bikes_online.pdf

{4} Available from https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/deofel-quartet/

{5} https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/anti-patriarchal-o9a/

{6} 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.

{7} https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/culling-o9a-code-v3.pdf

{8} qv. R. Parker, Praxis and Theory of The Order of Nine Angles – A Précis for Critics, Neophytes, and Academics. 2012.

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

{10} An overview is provided in Authority, Learning, and Culture, In The Sinister Tradition Of The Order of Nine Angles, available at https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/o9a-authority/

See also https://omega9alpha.files.wordpress.com/2017/02/o9a-anarchy-v1.pdf

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

{12} https://regardingdavidmyatt.wordpress.com/meeting-with-nick-lowles/

{13} David Myatt, A Matter Of Honour, 2012.

{14} qv. https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/labyrinthos-mythologicus/

{15} The quotation is from The Question Of O9A Culling, available at https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/o9a-culling/

See also Another Academic Misinterpretation Of The O9A, available at https://omega9alpha.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/misinterpretation-o9a-v5.pdf

{16} https://web.archive.org/web/20190220044334/https://starred-desert.com/statement/

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Source:
https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/2019/02/26/exposing-twelve-basic-errors/


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 (as of 2017) – 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.


O9A: The Nine Angles

Order Of Nine Angles
O9A

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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}

{quote}

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}

{quote}

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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Some Notes On The Corpus Hermeticum

Order of Nine Angles Sigil
O9A

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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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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 early 1990s) 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

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                  “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:

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                  “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.”
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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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Related:
The Deofel Quartet

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The Anti-Patriarchal 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


The Pagan O9A

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O9A

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The Pagan Order Of Nine Angles
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From the Introduction:

Those who have studied the Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) in a scholarly way, and those who have ventured along the O9A Seven Fold Way to at least the stage of Internal Adept – as well as those who have certain Occult skills, such as those of an empathic sorceress, or those artists appreciative of the ‘sinisterly- numinous’ aesthetic – learn, discover, or already intuitively know: (i) that the much-vaunted ‘extreme satanism’ of the O9A is a novitiate pathei-mathos (an exoteric and esoteric and dangerous but necessary learning experience), and (ii) that the O9A is, in essence, a pagan Occult tradition melding as it does and has an indigenous ancient (English) tradition of sorcery (the Rounwytha) and an indigenous ancient (Celtæ) paganism with aspects of Greco-Roman hermeticism, where by paganism is meant:

               “an apprehension of the complete unity (a cosmic order, κόσμος, mundus) beyond the apparent parts of that unity, together with the perceiveration that we mortals – albeit a mere and fallible part of the unity – have been gifted with our existence so that we may perceive and understand this unity, and, having so perceived, may ourselves seek to be whole, and thus become as balanced (perfectus), as harmonious, as the unity itself: Neque enim est quicquam aliud praeter mundum quoi nihil absit quodque undique aptum atque perfectum expletumque sit omnibus suis numeris et partibus […] ipse autem homo ortus est ad mundum contemplandum et imitandum – nullo modo perfectus, sed est quaedam particula perfecti.”

Although often overlooked by many self-described modern pagans, an essential aspect of ancient paganism, whether of the original inhabitants of the Isles of Britain (the Celtæ) or whether Greco-Roman, was an acceptance by the individual of folk/tribal/communal duties and responsibilities; a pagan tradition which the O9A continue via their Code of Kindred Honour, and which Code is an exoteric manifestation of the unique perceiveration – the logos – which serves to distinguish the O9A from other modern Occult groups and movements, pagan, satanic, or otherwise.

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Related:

Regarding Western Paganism And Hermeticism
(pdf)


Some Thoughts Of Some Solitary Seeker

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Order Of Nine Angles

Digging and weeding the Powys soil – Nature against itself to thus create a new flowing – I find myself often and increasingly removed from this “21st Century” Western world. Not least from the curious world of the Internet, where connexions, adulation, and knowledge are saught amongst invented cyber-personae. And thus I am prompted to write following a recent visit to an online forum pertaining to LHP esoteric matters, and having read through a plethora of posts concerning that entity now often known as “O9A”.

When I became initiated into the Dark Tradition, many too many decades ago, I learned of a small collective of adults who worked quietly, hidden, and quite separate from the celebrity-ridden world of the Occult. For, refreshingly, the “Order” never really felt the need to engage with that world – more often viewing its antics with a detached amusement, or simply a non-judgemental disinterest. The few writings which existed (by today’s comparison) were non-polemical recordings with no references to anything outside of its Tradition. I may be mistaken, but back then, my understanding was of “it” existing not as an antidote or alternative/reaction to anything – but rather, a complete Way of itself.

Of course, with the onset of all things Internet, the world changed quite dramatically. The “Order” accordingly evolved – but, for good or ill? Time is still to tell, but ultimately the question is an irrelevance, being a matter only of personal taste and opinion. Today, it is interesting – sometimes – how individuals have taken the essential teachings and created new expressions of that Tradition, with this appropriating of established teachings to serve personal ends being entirely in keeping with the functionality of the Occult, both ancient and modern.

According to my online reading, a good number of these cyber-personae seem to argue over “fixing” the Order, or about “which of its teachings are now invalid” or about which teachings were fabrications to begin with. But, the ONA/O9A was only ever a recent causal invention, with a specific, temporal function: initially to esoterically bind a few individuals, and thence in its latter stages to go outwards and interact with the Occult world in general (including with its later employment of those strange abstractions “Niner”,”Drecc”, “Balobian” and so on).

       I cannot believe that the following will be a revelation to many, but I must say that the “Order of Nine Angles” is only a limited abstraction (in its conforming to the “Occult”) of something far greater – a far greater thing which contains within it elements pertaining to the Occult, but not just those elements alone. What this “greater thing” is can only really ever be apprehended in self-forgetting – but that is for another time, perhaps.

There is one aspect in particular which strikes me as interesting when reading comments by those cyber-personae. It is that the reality of this Tradition in practice, as I understand it, is in fact based on personal, direct knowledge of those who follow the Way – or at the very least, between a guide and those she or he is guiding. It is this personal (generational) transmission, as inconvenient as this may be in today’s age of convenience, which imbues the methods of the Way with Numen – with magick (and I should add, though perhaps unnecessarily, that email correspondence does not constitute personal transmission). There is no genuine “kindred” outside of this personal transmission.

My, possibly controversial, take on the matter is that whilst publication of the teachings has been of great interest to academics and occultists alike and has served to reveal the existence of an hitherto secret and self-contained Way, without this personal transmission, there cannot in fact be any basis for judging the efficacy of the methods of the Tradition.

As an aside, I would be curious to learn out of those who claim on cyber-space to be effectively following the Seven-Fold Way, how many, if any, have ventured into the land and at least undertaken the rite of External Adept? How many in this modern age would discard their mobile phone, unplug themselves from social media and undertake an ordeal such as the rite of Internal Adept? Given the age we live in, it seems that the latter rite in particular is the quintessential esoteric stand against the modern world, and is more relevant now than ever. There will be many excuses not to undertake such rites, and all those excuses will be very convincing. But I shall move on before I descend into polemic…

       If I were asked to describe the ONA/O9A, and even though my knowledge of it comes from an entirely different era, I would say that it is still an apolitical, anarchistic organisation designed to liberate the individual, and of course in the process provoke, infuriate, and contradict the conformists and power structures of society. And in addition – and perhaps most importantly – via its Labyrinthos Mythologicus, cause one or two, or more, individuals per decade (per century?) to discover that which lies beyond the mere shadow which is the form of the “O9A” itself.

Now having written all this, I recall my guide, many Summers ago, asking a rhetorical question: “Will anyone ever really know the true purpose of the Ceremony of Recalling?”

But what do I know? I am just a curmudgeon from an older time, and my reflections on the nature of the Order and Beyond are only my own – influenced and shaped as they are by those whom I knew and who came before me, and who only really told me that which they wished me to know. And with this effusion at an end, I shall crawl back under my stone (to dwell where the invasive roots are).

Some Solitary Seeker
Wales
Summer 2017


The Bigotry Of Anti-Fascists

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It really is amusing to us how crusading anti-fascists continually reveal their hypocrisy. Hypocrisy because they write and talk about how awful “hatred” and “bigotry” are and yet in their crusading fanaticism they are intolerant of and are prejudiced regarding their declared enemies, steadfastly refusing to change their opinion about a declared enemy even when presented with evidence which contradicts their beliefs and opinions about a person or persons.

A classic example is how anti-fascists are bigoted about David Myatt: refusing in their prejudice to believe, for example, his consistent denial that he is Anton Long of O9A fame; refusing to believe his consistent denial of being involved with the O9A, and refusing to believe, as his post-2012 writings indicate, that he has rejected neo-nazism and extremism in general.

Instead, they accuse him of lying; of pretence; of duplicity.

Furthermore, they never provide and have never provided anything probative to prove he is or was Anton Long, or was/is involved with the O9A, or still is a neo-nazi and an extremist. All they do in their prejudice is repeat hearsay or commit logical fallacies such as argumentum ad verecundiam and argumentum ad populum.

Some even go further in their bigotry and state that anyone who accepts Myatt’s word and/or believes his denials is stupid, or has been duped, or has bought into or is practising the O9A technique of spreading disinformation and contradictions as part of the O9A’s Labyrinthos Mythologicus.

Thus in the matter of the recently released recording of a 1998 Myatt interview, the anti-fascist bigots state such things as:

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“Old interview with the illusive David Myatt, who’s been a militant neo-Nazi, a militant jihadist, alleged leader of the far-right occultist Order of Nine Angles, and several other fascinating & terrible things. In this he pretends (badly) not to be O9A.”

“It’s kind of hilarious that the O9A people who published this think that this somehow definitively proves that he’s not Anton Long.”
<end quotations>

The anti-fascist bigotry in regard to Myatt is also evident in the tale of two reformed racists: one is given the benefit of the doubt and believed, while Myatt is not.

Why the bigotry in respect of Myatt? As the author of the aforementioned article about two reformed racists wrote some years ago, perhaps

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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.
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TWS Nexion
April 2021 ev
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One Man Above Time

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David Myatt, Reichsfolk, Esoteric Hitlerism, and Savitri Devi

David Myatt: One Man Above Time
(pdf)


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Related:

Editorial Note by Reichsfolk. We present below an external link to a zip file of Myatt’s short-lived late 1990s “Folk Culture” website containing articles written between 1997 and 1999, and which early formulation was mainly a combination (a) of his idealistic, mystical 1990s National-Socialist writings, such as his The Theology of National-Socialism and parts of essays that would later be rewritten and included in the third (114yf) edition of his The Religion of National-Socialism with the term ‘folk culture’ replacing the term ‘national socialism’ and with most references to Hitler and the Third Reich removed, and (b) his ‘ethical National Socialism’ NS writings circulated by Reichsfolk again with the term ‘folk culture’ replacing the term ‘national socialism’ and with most references to Hitler and the Third Reich removed.

Folk Culture was based on Myatt’s concept of a ‘Cosmic Being’, of ‘the folk’ as a living and evolving manifestation of that Being, and of ‘the folk’ having a Nature-given duty to preserve its distinctiveness.

In effect, his Folk Culture seemed to be a short-lived tactic to “sell” his ‘ethical National Socialism’ – his evolution of National Socialism – to a new audience.

One caveat: Some of the writings in the zip file often annoyingly and unnecessarily contain a paragraph or more in bold or italic typeface.

Archive: Myatt’s Folk Culture
(zip, external link)

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Understanding A Myatt

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Editorial Note: We present here a 2011 essay by Mr Myatt which in our view is relevant today given the continuing rumours circulated regarding and the assumptions made about Myatt by anti-fascists, journalists, and given the recent release of Myatt’s 1998 interview with Mr Lowles. The image above is a painting by Richard Moult titled High Acre, a place in South Shropshire, England.

Article Source: https://regardingdavidmyatt.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/remembering-wyrd/

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Understanding A Myatt

 

Humorously, one might write that to understand a myatt is to strive to apply reason, to be dignified, and to renounce the prejudice inherent in all abstractions. For I am a myatt – one of a class of beings adjudged by others on the basis of hearsay, rumour, the disinformation, lies, propaganda and misinformation that abounds in modern mediums such as that one which has been termed the Internet.

Being David Myatt

Perhaps more seriously, in my own far from uncommon case, the misapprehension of my diverse life by others is perhaps a modern allegory of our current human nature: of our propensity to use modern means of communication to act in an undignified and dishonourable manner, and an allegory of how people are still in their majority swayed by an appeal to their emotions and/or are in thrall to un-numinous abstractions, manifest as these abstractions are, for example, in politics, in dogma, and in social theories.

Thus, the majority of people who come to know or hear or learn about my own past judge me – and make assumptions about my motives – on the basis of some category, or on the basis of what others have told them or on what someone else has written or said about me.

Being David Myatt means that in my life I have acquired practical, years-long, experience of Buddhism, Taoism, Catholicism, National Socialism, and Islam. It means I have been imprisoned for violence in the pursuit of a political cause; have been arrested and convicted in connection with organizing a criminal gang; and was once arrested because Police officers from Scotland Yard were investigating me (as part of Operation Periphery) for ‘incitement to murder’ (among other things). It means I have founded and led several violent political organizations, and also spent many years working with my hands, as a farm labourer and as a gardener.

Being David Myatt means that David Myatt has, in the words of Professor Kaplan, “undertaken 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.”

It means that David Myatt has “arguably done more than any other theorist to develop a synthesis of the extreme right and Islam.” It also means that David Myatt has been accused (without any evidence ever having been provided) of being the Grand Master – the leader, the organizer – of a subversive, world-wide, Satanic, group; accused of being a terrorist, of inciting some people to commit terrorist acts; and accused of being “the man who shaped mind of a bomber […] the mentor who drove David Copeland to kill…”

It is perhaps no wonder then – given this précis and such accusations – that many individuals, lacking certain stalwart personal qualities, on first hearing or reading about me are often shocked and often readily make some assumption about me and my beliefs. For they do not seem to be able to, or do not want to, see the real person behind the lifeless abstract labels and terms that others have used to categorise me and my practical Siddhartha-like quest to answer the question Quid Est Veritas.

For instance, only a few weeks ago, a female artist – who was at the time professionally working with an artist friend of mine – wrote:

 

“We’ve been contacted by people regarding your lengthy association with David Myatt – we’d never heard of him so looked him up [on the Internet] and were both deeply shocked. Whilst I enjoyed working with you and […] enjoyed your company we don’t want to be associated with this guy and his appalling beliefs and actions in any way whatsoever (even indirectly).”

 

I mention this female artist not because she was subsumed by some political agenda or by hatred or was possessed of a prejudiced nature. On the contrary, I mention her because she is (according to my information) a gentle inherently good person who just happened to let herself be led astray by biased information supplied by someone who was indeed subsumed with hatred, jealousy, pride, and who indeed did possess a prejudiced nature. A female artist perhaps too trusting and totally unfamiliar with the barbaric and cunning scheming nature that blatantly exists in many modern human beings and which nature, experience reveals, lurks within so many others. And a good-natured person who immediately – as seems now to be the common practice at least in the West – turned to the Internet as a source of information regarding an individual.

 

Thus this particular otherwise good human being – like so many others over so many decades – was easily persuaded that I personally have “appalling beliefs” and that I am someone whom ‘good people’ should distance themselves from and indeed someone whom ‘good people’ should castigate in public and in private.

There was thus another victory for the mundane, the vulgar, ones – for those lacking honour, reason, and dignity. A victory for those seeking to replace honour and reason with prejudice and presumption.

For what this female artist – like so many many others, decade after decade – did not do was to: (1) at the very least objectively, rationally, consider ‘my side of the story’ evident in my ethical, compassionate, philosophy of The Numinous Way, in my autobiography Myngath, in my many now published personal letters, in my poetry, and so on; or (2) do the honourable, the decent, the dignified, the civilized, thing and give me the benefit of the doubt – apply the noble Muslim principle of Husn al-Dhan – and then ask me in person for my story, and which story is one of πάθει μάθος (pathei-mathos), of a slow and painful learning from my diversity of experiences, and of a change deriving from a very interior reflexion.

Instead of doing one or both of these things, and thus formulating their own reasoned judgement of me, I am and I have been adjudged by others to be – on the basis of hearsay, rumours, lies, and allegations spread by prejudiced hate-filled people with their own personal or political agenda – to be a terrorist, a sinister person, a weirdo, a wacko, a fanatical nazi, a satanist, a fantasist, and so on ad nauseam.

Only a few days ago, for instance, I was adjudged to be “a clinically diagnosable psychopath” by someone called ‘Robert Spencer’, a zionist who specializes in anti-Islamic rants and who has given lectures to the FBI, the Joint Terrorism Task Force, and the U.S. intelligence community. Adjudged in public to so be, even though, of course, this person has never met me, or asked me for my side of my story, or even bothered to read my autobiography, my many published personal letters, my poetry, or slowly study in detail my philosophy of The Numinous Way, and which philosophy represents the results of my πάθει μάθος and of a decade-long interior reflexion.

Instead, this person – as so many many others, decade after decade – just reads items about me by others, then in a cursory rather arrogant manner reads perhaps one or two items by me, and proceeds to hastily formulate his own opinion of me to agree with his existing prejudices and/or his agenda, political, personal or otherwise. Thus the aforementioned person in addition to publicly labelling me a psychopath, had the chutzpah to state that my Numinous Way was “based on rather bizarre readings of the fragments of pre-Socratic philosophers like Heraclitus,” when (so far as I know) this person does not read Ancient Greek, and when anyone of any sagacity, taking the trouble to be reasonable and apply reason and actually study my work in detail (as a scholar would), would know that the Numinous Way is, on the contrary, based on the faculty of empathy and the principle of personal honour, and that references to Heraclitus are purely comparative and for the purpose of elucidation in respect of principles such as ὕβρις and δίκη.

Thus, here we have one more victory for those who gush forth their person opinion, their prejudices, by modern means of rapid communication. Yet one more victory for the vulgar ones – for those for whom sustained interior reflexion is a distant forbidding still undiscovered land, and who are lacking in honour, reason, and dignity.

Dignity, Honour, and Wisdom

Dignity is self-restraint and self-reliance, both of which are codified by means of personal honour. In living cultures – possessed of ancestral traditions – and in Ways of numinous living (such as Buddhism, Taoism, and Islam), dignity is a virtue to be cultivated and aspired to. Many such cultures, and many such Ways, regard dignity as one of the qualities which distinguish us from animals, and from the animals (the barbarians) among our own human kind.

A dignified person possesses a natural balance within themselves – a self-knowledge and a self-honesty – born from their πάθει μάθος, and thus is someone unswayed by appeals to their vanity and their emotions; that is, they are wary of words, spoken or written by others, and instead apply the principle of honour.

Honour means we strive to treat other human beings in a fair, a reasonable, manner – giving them, for example, the benefit of the doubt unless and until direct personal experience, direct knowledge of them, reveals them to be dishonourable. That is, an honourable person only judges others on the basis of a personal knowledge of them, and their behaviour, over a period of causal Time – not on what others have said or written about them.

Dignity and honour combine to elicit within an individual a certain personal humility – that is a respect for the numinous, a knowing of their own fallibility (born from πάθει μάθος) and a desire not to overstep the natural limits which honour and their ancestral culture (or their Way of numinous living) reveals.

Modern means of communication, however, and the rapid and massive flow and production of information, rumour, misinformation, propaganda and lies, which such mediums encourage and present to individuals, militate against dignity and honour and living ancestral traditions. For such means of communication lead to and encourage the formulation of, or the reinforcement of, and the propagation of, opinion and prejudice and abstract ideas instead of a reasoned judgement based on a direct personal knowing and upon interior reflexion.

Thus, such rapid modern means of communication – and the information so communicated and presented – are not conducive to wisdom. For in essence wisdom is personal, individual, and unique, and derives from πάθει μάθος – from one’s own personal experience, from reflexion upon that experience, and from the learning that such reflexion and such πάθει μάθος brings.

This is a slow often scholarly process, over long durations of causal Time, and almost always involves direct and reasoned (that is, hospitable, dignified, honourable and well-mannered) contact with fellow human beings, as well as a judgement of others based only on a personal knowledge of them over durations of causal Time. A judgement in the present that moreover is entirely independent of the other person’s past or alleged or assumed beliefs, whether these be deemed to be political or religious or whatever. And a judgement that is balanced because there is the accumulated wisdom of a living ancestral tradition (or of a Way of numinous living) for comparison, to give gravitas.

For me, there seems a certain sadness in the knowledge that my situation vis-a-vis assumptions made by others regarding my past, my experiences, my intent, is fairly common, and indeed possibly the rule for others, despite – in the societies of the West – over a hundred years of State-sponsored education, despite the accumulated πάθει μάθος, spanning over a thousand years, of Western culture, and despite the wisdom, accumulated over thousands of years, manifest in both other non-Western ancestral cultural traditions and in diverse numinous ways of life such as Buddhism, Taoism, and Islam.

A sadness deepened by my intuition that such rapid means of communication we have devised – from newspapers to broadcast media to the Internet – have led us away not only from the slow interior reflexion, and the ethos of the scholar, which are the genesis of wisdom, but also from the cultivation of dignity and honourable behaviour toward others. It seems no coincidence to me that these means of communication arose from and depend upon the industry, the commerce, the usury, of the metropoleis, and that these means allow for and encourage the ideation, the haste, and the profaneness, implicit both in urban living and in the now all-pervasive un-numinous State.

David Myatt
July 2011 CE

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