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O9A Insight Role
O9A Insight Role

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In March 2019 Morina Kapiris of the TWS Nexion published – as pdf documents – two volumes of post-2011 Order of Nine (O9A, ONA) texts titled Compilation Of Some Recent O9A Texts, 2017-2019, with the first volume consisting of 146 pages and several illustrations, and the second volume consisting of 7 pages of illustrations. {1}

Between August 2019 and October 2019 Rachael Stirling, also of the TWS nexion, published – as both gratis open access pdf documents and as printed books – her own selection of post-2011 O9A texts in three volumes under the titles Feond, Baeldraca, and Tyberness {2} and then a month later issued all three works in a single gratis open access pdf document titled The Seofonfeald Paeth containing as that pdf document does 301 pages of texts and illustrations. {3}

In both works, many of the illustrations were from Renaissance alchemical or occult texts such as Azoth Sive Aureliae Occultae Philosophorum published in 1613 CE and Oedipvs Aegyptiacvs published in 1653 CE.

The intent of both works was to provide, for those curious about the O9A, for students of the Occult, and for academics,
             “information about various Occult topics which the modern literature – academic and otherwise – about modern Occultism, about Satanism, and about the Western Left Hand Path, have ignored, but also deal, in a measured and rational way, with the philosophical and Occult roots of the O9A giving as they do copious references to (and sometimes illustrations from) medieval, renaissance and Greco-Roman texts, more often than not in the original language of those texts such as Latin and Hellenistic Greek.
             These texts therefore serve to distinguish the O9A from all other modern Occult groups be such groups described as Occult, Satanist, or of the Western Left Hand Path.”

The compilations also provided easy access to hitherto aural O9A traditions,
             “such as the links between the Seven Fold Way and the Corpus Hermeticum; the link to Renaissance texts such as Azoth Sive Aureliae Occultae Philosophorum with its illustration of a septenary “Tree of Wyrd”, which illustration also contains the three basic alchemical substances (Salt, Sulphur, Mercury) whose nine combinations form the pieces of the O9A Star Game and represent the “nine angles” of O9A tradition and the link to the Rosarium Philosophorum MS which contains a coloured illustration of Azoth, the living (alchemical) water.
             There is also the link between the septenary system illustrated in Oedipvs Aegyptiacvs (Tomi Secundi Pars Altera) and the sigil described in Theorem XVIII of John Dee’s 1564 work Monas Hieroglyphica.”

While many of the texts and illustrations in The Seofonfeald Paeth are also in the two volumes of Compilation Of Some Recent O9A Texts, some are not, such as the illustrated article The O9A Septenary Sigil, the illustrated article O9A Esoteric Notes LXIII, the profusely illustrated article Sigils In Medieval And Renaissance Occult Texts: Some Questions For O9A Novices, and the two polemics Artistic Transgression And Subversion and Exposing Twelve Basic Errors, none of which articles were included in the three volumes of The Seofonfeald Paeth.

Likewise, the earlier Compilation Of Some Recent O9A Texts, does not contain the updated A Glossary of Order of Nine Angles Terms, nor the article Of Star Gates And Nexions, nor the two illustrations of esoteric chant written in cheironomic neumes {4}, nor the article One Esoteric Insight: The Acausal And ὁ θεός, nor the text The Geryne of Satan.

Thus, and in our opinion, a study of both Compilation Of Some Recent O9A Texts, 2017-2019, and The Seofonfeald Paeth should enable those curious about the O9A, students of the Occult, and academics, to (i) appreciate how and why the O9A is different from all other modern Occult groups be such groups described as Occult, Satanist, or of the Western Left or Right Hand Paths, (ii) understand a Western, pagan, esotericism older than and different from the later esotericism derived from or dependent on the Hebrew Kabbalah, and (iii) appreciate the esoteric perspective of O9A traditions such as the decades-long Seven Fold Way and hitherto neglected Occult Arts such as The Star Game and O9A Esoteric Chant.

TWS Nexion
Oxonia
February 2020 ev.

{1} (i) Volume I, https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/o9a-texts-17-19-v2.pdf (ii) Volume II, https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/vol-2-images.pdf
{2} (i) Feond, ISBN 978-1687255624; (ii) Baeldraca, ISBN 978-1689931953; and (iii) Tyberness, ISBN 978-1696821742
{3} The pdf document containing all three volumes is available from https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/o9a-trilogy-print.pdf
{4} qv. https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2019/10/16/recordings-of-o9a-esoteric-chant/

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