O9A Insight Role
O9A Insight Role


One of many common themes running through the Order of Nine Angles for the past forty years is that of surpassing and evolving everything O9A and surpassing the antinomian life of Anton Long himself.

Thus despite what many anti-O9A propagandists seem to have assumed, no one O9A seeks to make Anton Long into some sort of archetype or make his life into some sort of myth to be endlessly admired.

For Anton Long wrote, way back in 1991, that everything ONA “can and should be surpassed, refined, changed, when others discover, experience, and attain knowledge and experience for themselves.” {1}

He also wrote, in 1990, that:
{quote} “I claim no authority, and my creations, profuse as they are, will in the end be accepted or rejected on the basis of whether they work. Satan forbid they should ever become ‘dogma’ or a matter of ‘faith’. I also expect to see them become transformed, by their own metamorphosis and that due to other individuals: changed, extended and probably ultimately transcended, may be even forgotten. They – like the individual I am at the moment – are only a stage, toward something else.” {2} {/quote}

Thus, despite numerous criticisms to the contrary, we are only pointing out the following:

(i) that the documented life of Anton Long is just one practical example of the ‘sinisterly-numinous’ Seven Fold Way;
(ii) that his life places the much hyped life of Levey and the much hyped life of Aquino into the necessary antinomian perspective;
(iii) that unlike the Church of Satan and Temple of Set, the Order of Nine Angles really is antinomian in practice;
(iv) that Anton Long has consistently said, for over 40 years, that the O9A and his own antinomian life should and must be outdone and surpassed.

In addition, one of the stated aims of the O9A is that “each individual developes their own unique perspective and insight as a consequence of striving to achieve Adeptship – a perspective and insight which derives mainly from practical experience both magickal and personal”. {3}

Furthermore, “the only authority is that which arises or developes because of experience.” {4}

As someone fairly recently wrote:

{quote} “In the O9A therefore, individual pathei-mathos is the ultimate authority. Not individuals, not some title, self-given or otherwise. Not Mr Anton ‘I claim no authority’ Long; not his writings; not his diverse exeatic life; not his esoteric philosophy that, presenced by others, is the O9A. Not what some O9A Adept – someone who has successfully undertaken the Seven Fold Way up to and including the rite of internal adept – says or writes.” {5} {/quote}

As Anton Long himself wrote:

{quote} “What matters is the individual developing, from their own years-long (mostly decades-long) practical experience, a personal weltanschauung: that is, discovering their own individual answers to certain questions concerning themselves, life, existence, the Occult, and the nature of Reality.” {6} {/quote}


The above quotations express the esoteric reality of the O9A, founded as the O9A is on esoteric pathei-mathos: of each and every individual learning from a practical experience both magickal and personal. {7}

That the information contained in such basic O9A texts as those referenced in the above quotations seems to have been neglected by various anti-O9A propagandists – and apparently neglected even by those who in various ways have begun to follow an O9A praxis – is perhaps indicative. Indicative of an apparent lack of study of the O9A corpus, or – in the case of anti-O9A propagandists – a desire by such propagandists to propagate their own agenda, be that agenda personal or connected with their admiration of the likes of Levey and Aquino.

As for those who desire to surpass the antinomian and the ‘sinister-numinous’ life of Anton Long {8} they have to achieve things akin to the following:

(i) spending at least a decade (preferably two or three decades) actively – under their own name – fighting “the Magian status quo” by for example supporting National Socialism, holocaust denial, and Muslim Jihad;
(ii) indulge in ‘street-level’ violence;
(ii) indulge in criminal activities including forming and leading a gang of criminal/thieves;
(iii) complete and surpass the basic physical tasks expected of an O9A initiate {9};
(iv) publish various intellectual texts which express their detailed knowledge and understanding of and ability to translate certain primary texts (such as the Corpus Hermeticum, medieval alchemical texts, and Greco-Roman mysticism);
(v) spend several years living a numinous life such as may be presenced by a nurse or by a monk/nun or by a penniless itinerant who has to find work in order to feed/clothe themselves.

In other words, they have to not only dedicate many decades of their life to such things but also have their life documented in mainstream sources.

Perhaps in one or two or three, or more, decades we will have one – or many – examples of those who have surpassed, who have outdone, Anton Long.

Meanwhile, Anton Long remains as the sole documented example of the O9A Seven Fold Way, assuming as we, as so many others, do that Anton Long is David Myatt. {10}


{1} Satanic Letters of Stephen Brown, letter to Miss Stockton, dated 19th June, 1991 ev
{2} Satanic Letters of Stephen Brown, letter to Michael Aquino, dated 20th October 1990 ev.
{3} Satanic Letters of Stephen Brown, letter to Michael Aquino, dated 7th September 1990 ev.
{4} Satanic Letters of Stephen Brown, letter to Miss Stockton, dated 19th June 1991 eh.
{5} Authority, Learning, and Culture, In The Sinister Tradition Of The Order of Nine Angles. e-text, 2013.
{6} The Discovery and Knowing of Satan. e-text, 2011.
{7} https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/pathei-mathos/
{8} qv. The Radical Occult Philosophy of Anton Long. 2015. ISBN 978-1518690433
{9} The basic minimum physical challenges are as follows:

(i) for men:

(a) walking thirty-two miles, in hilly terrain, in under seven hours while carrying a pack weighing at least 30 lbs;
(b) running twenty-six miles in four hours;
(c) cycling two hundred or more miles in twelve hours.{/quote}

(ii) for women:

(a) walking twenty-seven miles in under seven hours while carrying a pack weighing at least 15 lbs.
(b) running twenty-six miles in four and a half hours;
(c) cycling one hundred and seventy miles in twelve hours.

{10} https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Myatt