Order Of Nine Angles


Look Back In Mirth

Over ten years ago I as a then young university student wrote my first articles or rather polemics about the Order of Nine Angles. Polemics published on what were then active O9A supporting blogs but which blogs have been defunct for over five years.

My “looking back in mirth” at such polemics was the result of recent gossip among some Balobians {1} about a journalist sending out e-mails asking about Richard Moult (aka Christos Beest, as was) and his connection with the O9A with the journalist intending to write an article about Mr Moult for some online publication. There was mention that “culling” would feature in the article.

It was this gossip which reminded me of my polemics from ten years ago. For two of them were about Mr Moult and as was common practice I did not keep copies of such polemics considering them as having a limited “shelf life” and thence disposable. Knowing that some snapshots of old ONA sites were archived via the San Francisco based Internet Archive (the wayback machine) I used a link from an archived version of the defunct “nineangles dot info” to the ONA “weblog”.

Searching through the archived pages I found the offending polemics and had forgotten how popular that old blog was given its polemics, its propaganda, its diatribes, and the relative obscurity of the occult ideas and the personalities which filled its cyberspace pages. Over 217,000 hits at the time of its closure.

This look back occasioned mirth for a variety of reasons. Such as youthful naivety. Such as how many ONA folk had fallen by the wayside in the intervening years. Such as how many self-styled Levey-type ‘satanists’ had also fallen by the wayside in the intervening years. Such as how the anti-ONA arguments used by ONA critics ten years ago are still being used despite having been discredited many times over the intervening years. Such as how no ONA critic in the intervening years has authored a scholarly critique of the ONA based on primary sources {2} and last but by no means least how anti-ONA folk for the most part commit various logical fallacies and/or are hypocrites {3} and/or lack an in-depth knowledge of the O9A.

            One mirthful example is how even many academics who have deigned in the past few years to briefly mention the O9A so often get basic facts wrong {4} and are obviously ignorant of fundamental O9A texts such as (i) ἀρρενόθηλυς: Alchemical And Hermetic Antecedents Of The Seven Fold Way Of The Order Of Nine Angles and (ii) Enantiodromia – The Sinister Abyssal Nexion. and (iii) Culling And The Order of Nine Angles Code. Not to mention being unacquainted with O9A Esoteric Chant and why the “advanced” form of the Star Game with its 308 squares over seven boards and with its 162 pieces is an esoteric representation, sans denotata, of the nexion between causal and acausal that is our psyche.

Two other mirthful examples are how so many ONA critics continue to parrot the propaganda spread by self-styled Levey-type ‘satanists’ such as (i) the canard that the O9A Septenary System is just “a replacement for the Kabbalah… a non-Semitic version of the Kabbalistic Sepherot”, whereas the O9A have published several texts with quotations from the Corpus Hermeticum and illustrations from Renaissance alchemical books that clearly reveal an ancient Septenary System; and (ii) the canard that the “nine angles” used by the O9A were taken from Michael Aquino’s Ceremony of Nine Angles as published in the book The Satanic Rituals, whereas the nine angles of the O9A refer to (a) the nine combinations of the three fundamental alchemical substances Mercury, Salt, and Sulphur, and which combinations refer to both the alchemical “living water” azoth (as in a hand-coloured illustration in the Rosarium Philosophorum, MS Ferguson 210, in the University of Glasgow Library) and to (b) the nexion between causal and acausal that is our psyche. Which O9A angles – causal/acausal dimensions – are esoteric worlds away from Aquino’s simple 2-D and 3-D geometrical angles. {5}

            Yet what brought forth the most mirth was how such ONA polemics, propaganda, and diatribes had occasioned and still occasion critical responses and polemics and diatribes from non-ONA folk. Especially so in regard to O9A support for culling {6} and in the matter of whether Myatt=Long. {7}

It is as if such non-ONA folk have played their part in the dialectical process of making the O9A better known and played a part in the dialectical process of making both the O9A and David Myatt/Anton Long akin to urban myths, unintentionally aiding and abetting the O9A’s Labyrinthos Mythologicus {8} and enticing a few individuals in the past decade to discover the O9A for themselves.

Which discovery is of an “entity” that is an esoteric movement, an esoteric culture, that they can choose to identify with and which esoteric culture is in essence far beyond “satanism”.

                   “The Occult cognoscenti have long understood that the Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) is a multiform nexion. That its presencings of ‘acausal energies’ in the causal – via individuals, traditional and offshoot nexions; via propaganda, polemics, mythos, a Labyrinthos Mythologicus, and other means – are outward and multifaceted and just potentially or actually useful causal forms or ideations. That, esoterically, the O9A re-presents and thus reveals what is beyond all such causal forms, past, present, and future, and thus is neither of the Western Left Hand Path nor of the Western Right Hand Path.” {9}

Rachael Stirling
TWS Nexion
October 2018 ev

{1} A Balobian is an artist, musician, artisan, or writer (or a artistic similar type) who shares or who is inspired by the esoteric/satanic ethos of the ONA and/or who share some or all of our aims and objectives.

{2} Refer to the O9A texts Primary O9A Sources, and Classifying O9A Texts.

{3} Hypocrites, because the vast majority wrote anti-ONA polemics and diatribes and yet lambasted ONA folk for writing polemics and diatribes. Hypocrites, because anti-ONA polemics and diatribes vastly outnumbered ONA polemics and diatribes. Hypocrites, because the vast majority hid or hide behind pseudonyms while being critical of many ONA folk for using pseudonyms.

{4} Classic examples include Della E. Campion and Massimo Introvigne. Regarding Campion, qv. Kerri Scott, Another Academic Misinterpretation Of The O9A. Regarding Introvigne, qv. Kerri Scott, The Authority Of Individual Judgment And The Fallacy Of Illicit Transference, in The Peculiar Matter Of Myatt And Long. The essay is included in the book A Modern Mysterium: The Enigma of Myatt And The O9A [See footnote 7].

{5} The colour illustration is included in several O9A texts including Some Anti-O9A Propaganda Exposed and O9A Esoteric Notes LXIII, the latter of which provides an initiated O9A view of Azoth.

{6} Regarding culling, see my recent article The Question Of O9A Culling.

{7} The matter of whether Myatt=Long is discussed in the 100 page book titled A Modern Mysterium: The Enigma of Myatt And The O9A. The book contains articles pro and con and should allow the reader to form their own opinion about whether Myatt=Long. The book is available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2018/07/myattian-mysterium-v7.pdf

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

{9} The Multiform O9A. Included in Quintessence Of The O9A, available from https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/2018/03/22/quintessence-of-the-o9a/



Richard Moult And The O9A