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Order Of Nine Angles Sigil

O9A

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There is an interesting podcast available on various social media platforms including youtube. It is titled “The SFK phenomenon and the Order of Nine Angles”, by William Ramsey, and concerns a possible link between the “Smiley Face Killers” and the O9A, with reference to the O9A theory and practice of culling.

While the contributors make some valid points – such as that the O9A is not really neo-nazi nor satanist, is akin to an ideology, is not an organization, and is concerned with evolutionary change – there are several errors and omissions. Errors such as stating that the O9A ideology was most probably developed in the last decade – c.2011 on – whereas it was developed in the 1980s to the early 1990s, as witness texts such as Naos, Hostia, the Deofel Quartet, and the Satanic Letters of Stephen Brown. Errors such as having stated that equating Anton Long with Mr Myatt is an assumption, they often go on to talk about Anton Long as if he was Myatt.

Errors such as attributing the O9A sigil to the Goetia (and thence to Crowley) whereas as several O9A texts make clear it relates to the Seven Fold Way and thence to Renaissance “non-geoetic” (non-demonic) texts such as one from Azoth Sive Aureliae Occultae Philosophorum, published in 1613. {1}

One important omission is that they ignore Myatt’s post-2011 philosophy of pathei-mathos. Another omission is that – despite what is stated in the podcast – O9A literature does explain the grades beyond External Adept with, for example, the rituals for Internal Adept and Entering The Abyss given in text such as the Seofonfeald Paeth trilogy {2} and with the diary of an Internal Adept, describing that rite in detail, being publicly available. {3}

That said, the podcast is an interesting development in the theories – conspiratorial and otherwise – and prejudicial assumptions made regarding the O9A. One comment left on youtube states:

                  “While the culture of the O9A has its tentacles embedded all over the world, it is important to understand that it is not, to this date, a form of occultism that is strictly what we in the west define as Left Hand Path. The “Satanism” employed is one that is used for a number of years and then expected to be dropped or transcended into another causal form. Be it an Insight Role which causes the associate to break a pattern of behavior and thinking, or simply stepping back into the “mundane” world to live amongst us all. It also important to note that there is an idea of Individual Judgement that associates can implement. You don’t have to follow the Sevenfold Way to be O9A. You do not have to cull or partake in National Socialism. You can simply be a magician or an artist (what they call a Balobian) that is influenced by the culture. This is what makes the philosophy of the sinister-numinous dangerous to those who believe its just about worshipping the devil and killing your enemies.”

As the podocst states toward the end: while 999 out of 1000 who become interested in the O9A may lose interest, all that they need is that one out of a thousand.

TWS Nexion
Oxonia
August 2020

{1} See the chapter titled The O9A Septenary Sigil available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/o9a-texts-17-19-v2.pdf and the illustrations in https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/vol-2-images.pdf

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

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

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