In an interesting article titled The Next Ten Years, Chloe (of WSA352 fame) touches on several issues relevant to the development of the O9A, some of which issues were also mentioned in three chapters of Tyberness, the third part of the 2019 300 page Seofonfeald Paeth trilogy. {1} The three chapters are

° O9A: Beyond Satanism?
° Evolving Beyond The Original Satanic Paradigm?
° Progressive, Traditional, Or Synthesis?

As noted in O9A: Beyond Satanism?

[quote] The Occult movement that is the O9A […] is profoundly anarchic because the O9A, for example with its axiom of Authority Of Individual Judgement, encourages individuals, via their own pathei-mathos, to develop, extend, refine, adapt, change, transform, and eventually, transcend, everything ONA, that is, what Anton Long himself has expounded and learned; and […] champions the open and free publication and distribution of esoteric information, of knowledge, and of the pathei-mathos of individuals. [/quote]

In her article, Chloe notes that Anton Long is old (currently at least 70 years of age) which is something which also applies to nearly all of those who belong to what has been termed the “Inner ONA”. {2} In 30 years or less all these individuals will no longer be alive, their Occult legacy being their published works such as, in the case of the “Inner ONA” the Seofonfeald Paeth trilogy, which simply presents their individual, non-authoritative, understanding and interpretation of certain Occult topics and traditions, O9A and otherwise.

The O9A – as an Occult movement with its axiom of the Authority Of Individual Judgement, its Code of Kindred Honour, its Star Game, and its understanding of arcane matters such as acausality, and of the genuine, non-Magian, Hermetic tradition {3} – will certainly, in our view, survive the passing of Anton Long and the “Old Guard”.

For the O9A corpus provides a unique type of Occultism, a unique esoteric tradition, and unique praxises, and perhaps most importantly, (i) government agents cannot infiltrate an “idea”, a philosophy, a whole anarchic sub-culture, and (ii) [quote] “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.” [/quote]

TWS Nexion
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{1} Available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/o9a-trilogy-print.pdf

{2} The Inner ONA – sometimes also known as the Old Guard – is the exoteric name given to a small group of individuals who were recruited or trained or guided by “Anton Long” and who have achieved at the very least the Grade of Internal Adept or (more recently) who follow the O9A Rounwytha tradition. They are all personally known to each other, and have been described as “the intellectual wing” of the O9A movement.

By definition, Anton Long is part of the Old Guard.

{3} See, for example, the chapter Historical Origins Of The Septenary System Of The O9A in the Seofonfeald Paeth trilogy.