The O9A, National Socialism, And Nihilism

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The Occult Phantom Menace

The O9A, Plato, National Socialism, And Nihilism

It is obvious to those who have studied the O9A corpus from the 1970s to the 2019, 300 page, trilogy titled Seofonfeald Paeth, {1} that the O9A considers National Socialism – both as a political ideology and in practice – to be a useful tool, a means, to be used, via an Insight Role, {2} by individuals who associate themselves with the O9A movement. A tool, a dialectical means, whereby they (i) can in however small a way disrupt the status quo and possibly persuade others to do the same, and (ii) can personally learn from the experience of being a practical, a real-life, modern day heretic, since according to the status quo – that is, according to all current Western governments and educational institutions – National Socialism is the epitome of evil with the myth of the “holocaust” a sacred dogma which should not be challenged, often, in some Western lands, on pain of imprisonment.

As mentioned in the chapter The Alleged National Socialism Of The O9A in The Seofonfeald Paeth trilogy, the O9A thus consider National Socialism, and all ideologies be they political or religious, as an idea, or ideal, ἰδέᾳ/εἶδος, with Plato’s ἰδέᾳ/εἶδος understood – via Aristotle {3} and others – not as Plato himself believed as an ‘abstract’ (true, ideal) essence or type of being which is independent of us {4} – but as a posited causal abstraction {5} by someone or by some others.

That is, the O9A conceive of National Socialism, and all ideologies be they political or religious, not as an “essence” and not as something “true” or essential or necessary, but as a fallible human abstraction, a technique or tool, a φαντασία, and one which can be usefully used by individuals just as the O9A itself is or can be a φαντασία to be used {6} to achieve a personal and esoteric pathei mathos. {7}

That this O9A view is an expression, a manifestation, a presencing, of nihilism {8} has so far only been understood by a select few is, for the sagacious, the Occult cognoscenti, comment enough on our modern Western societies and their peoples, and comment enough on how the O9A is mis-perceived, especially by those mundanes who call it “neo-nazi” and campaign against it and who demand it be made illegal as a so-called “terrorist” organization. {9}

Meanwhile, our antinomian and sinister-numinous dialectic, our presencing of a type of traditional Satanism {10} – and our Satanic mirth – continues.

TWS Nexion
Oxonia
April 2020 ev

{1} Available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2020/03/o9a-trilogy-print.pdf
{2} See the text Insight Rôles, The Seven Fold Way, And The O9A: The Historical And Esoteric Context available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2019/07/insight-roles-context-v1b.pdf
{3} (i) Metaphysics, Book 1, 987β, (ii) Metaphysics, Book 5, 1015α
{4} (i) μήτε ἑκάστῳ ἰδίᾳ ἕκαστον τῶν ὄντων ἐστίν δῆλον δὴ ὅτι αὐτὰ αὑτῶν οὐσίαν ἔχοντά τινα βέβαιόν ἐστι τὰ πράγματα, Kratylus 386d-386e, and (ii) which πρῶτον μὲν ἀεὶ ὂν καὶ οὔτε γιγνόμενον οὔτε ἀπολλύμενον, οὔτε αὐξανόμενον οὔτε φθίνον, Symposium 210e – 211a
{5} The O9A make an ontological distinction between causal and acausal being. A causal abstraction is defined by the O9A as “the manufacture, and use of, some idea, ideal, “image” or category, and thus some generalization, and/or some assignment of an individual or individuals to some group or category. The positing of some “perfect” or “ideal” form, category, or thing, is part of abstraction. Abstractions hide the true nature of Reality – which is both causal and acausal, and which true nature can be apprehended and understood by means of The Dark Arts, and thus by following the Occult way from Initiate, to Adept, and beyond. According to the O9A, the so-called Occult Arts – and especially the so-called Satanism – of others are manifestations of causal abstractions, lacking as they do the learning of the skills of Dark-Empathy, Acausal-Thinking, and Sinister Sorcery, and thus lacking as they do the ability to develope our latent human faculties and our latent sinister character.”
{6} https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2018/06/03/the-fantasy-role-playing-world-of-the-o9a/
{7} qv. Notes On The Esoteric Learning Presenced Through Pathei-Mathos, at https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/pathei-mathos/
{8} A useful, working, definition of nihilism is “rejection of prevailing religious beliefs, moral principles, and laws, together with a practical hostility toward accepted beliefs and/or established institutions.”
{9} https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2020/03/20/banning-the-o9a-latest-update/
{10} https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2018/07/29/traditional-and-modern-the-two-types-of-satanism/

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Ban The O9A: Latest Update

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20 March, 2020 ev. The petition organized by the “hate not hope” group {1} to ban the O9A as a “terrorist” organization was delivered to the British Home Office a few days ago and contained a measly 13,000 signatures by those – including members of the British parliament – who had obviously not done any personal research into the Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) but who instead relied on the lies and propaganda pedaled by the “hate not hope” group {2} and by its so-called “chief executive” Nick Lowles who is obsessed with Mr Myatt {3}.

If the British Home Office – a ministerial department of the British government responsible for security and law and order – does decide, on the basis of a petition with a measly 13,000 signatures, to ban the O9A then that would be a triumph for the O9A and for its Labyrinthos Mythologicus {4}.

             “This attention, and the casting of the O9A as the world’s most extreme far-right terror group, not only works to our advantage but is also a natural part of our sinister dialectic.” {4}

TWS Nexion
Oxonia
March 2020 ev

{1} https://regardingdavidmyatt.wordpress.com/2019/02/21/full-of-hate-not-hope/
{2} (i) https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2019/02/26/how-to-spread-fake-news/ (ii) https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2020/03/16/magian-foundations-of-anti-o9a-propaganda/ (iii) https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2020/03/12/fallacies-of-anti-o9a-propaganda/
{3} https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2020/03/03/obsessed-with-david-myatt/
{4} https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2020/03/03/hyping-the-o9a/

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Magian Foundations Of Anti-O9A Propaganda

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Foundations Of Anti-O9A Propaganda
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Extract:

The recent and, as of 15 March 2020 ongoing, campaign by an antifascist political interest group to have the Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) banned by the British government not only required two things in particular but also implies something important about our epoch – about the societies of the modern West – and about what has become, since World War Two, its shared ethos and its orthodoxy.

One requirement was that the campaign be based on the Big Lie (große Lüge) technique of propaganda where a lie – or several lies – is or are repeated so often by so many and by various means that a large proportion of people accept the lie or lies as fact even though nothing probative – no evidence based on primary sources – is ever presented. The second requirement is that the enemy or enemies – in this case the O9A and Mr Myatt – are demonized by many and various means, which in this epoch means through social media platforms, through the mainstream media such as newspapers and pseudo-documentaries, via the medium of websites and forums, and by the leaders and activists of an antifascist political interest group meeting with mainstream politicians, and the police, and spinning their yarns and their lies in the hope of influencing or persuading those politicians and the police.

What is implied by this antifascist campaign is that both the campaign itself and the antifascist political interest group represent the orthodoxy, the ethos, of our epoch with the O9A and Mr Myatt perceived as enemies who seek to undermine and replace that orthodoxy with a new ethos. In other words, they are perceived as heretics although the anti-O9A campaign, the antifascist political interest group, and their supporters, are careful not to use the word heretic in respect of the O9A and Mr Myatt since if they do use that word some people may discover the truth about the current orthodoxy. Instead, they use expressions such as “promoting hate speech” and “promoting extremism” and “encouraging terrorism”.

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The Lies Of Nick Lowles

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O9A Insight Role
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Three months ago, in December 2019, we published an open letter to Nick Lowles {1} challenging him to provide evidence for his claims and correct the errors about the O9A and Myatt made in his articles about the O9A and Myatt in a much publicized 2019 report issued by his political advocacy group. {2} In that letter we stated that:

            “Given your much Media hyped ‘research and security’ departments we expect you to know our e-mail address as supplied to both the author of the Quietus article about the O9A and to the TV production company Expectation Factual.”

As we expected, Lowles neither contacted us nor provided anything probative – any evidence – for his claims. Instead, in March 2020, he in his 2020 report and by means of two videos published on “social media” platforms {3} repeated and added to his claims; made new accusations, committed more logical fallacies and repeated previous ones. {4} Since he provided no evidence whatsoever for his claims and accusations we ourselves, and sagacious others, concluded five things.

First, that he and his political advocacy group were biased and prejudiced and were producing propaganda; that is, expressing preconceived opinion, bias, partiality, hostility. Thus, rather than championing hope they were championing prejudice and hatred; prejudice and hatred against and of the O9A and against and of Mr Myatt.

Second, that he, and his political advocacy group and their supporters, were either ignorant about, lacked knowledge concerning, the true nature of esoteric philosophy of the O9A – as expounded in works such as the 300 page Seofonfeald Paeth – or that they were so prejudiced, so full of an irrational hostility, so enmeshed in a political ideology, that they dismissed or ignored anything that contradicted their beliefs and assumptions about the O9A and about Mr Myatt; ignorant of or refusing to believe, for example, that Myatt was – as evident in his post-2011 writings {5} – a reformed person who had rejected extremism.

Third, that the mainstream media were complicit in spreading the propaganda and the “fake news” of a biased political advocacy group by repeating their claims and accusations without having their journalists do their own research – check the facts, using readily available primary sources {6} – and then make an unbiased assessment based on such research.

Fourth – as evident by the thousands and thousands of people, including members of the British parliament, who signed a petition, organized by that biased political advocacy group, for the British government to ban the O9A – that large numbers of people in our society are or can be swayed by propaganda, by the preconceived opinion, bias, partiality, hostility, and the ignorance, of others. For just like the aforementioned journalists they did not bother, did not have the skepticism, to research the facts, using primary sources, and then make an unbiased assessment based on such research.

Fifth, that the mainstream media is not now – or perhaps never really was – a reliable source of information; and that despite over a century of compulsory education for children, a large section of people, included elected “representatives of democracy”, remain uncultured and thus liable to accept, to believe, the propaganda of a biased political advocacy group; liable to believe without question “fake news” repeated in the mainstream media, and possess no desire, no skeptical curiosity, to research the facts, using primary sources, and then make an unbiased assessment based on such research.

It is therefore no surprise that the O9A champions the principle of καλὸς κἀγαθός {7} and no surprise that Lowles has refused to provide evidence from primary sources for his accusations, claims, and lies about the O9A and about Myatt, not only because there no such evidence, nothing probative, to support those accusations, claims, and lies, but also because it seems to be in his nature, and in the nature of his political advocacy group, to put propaganda – preconceived opinion, bias, partiality, hostility – before truth and hope.

It is also no surprise that when in 1998 Myatt challenged Lowles to a duel with deadly weapons the cowardly Lowles ignored the challenge, with Myatt writing:

           “When Lowles sometime later published his account of our meeting I was unsurprised at his journalistic embellishments. For he saught to portray me in a particular and negative way – as perhaps his adherence to an anti-fascist ideology demanded – while portraying himself in a positive manner, forgetting to mention of course that I had not only invited him to partake in a duel with deadly weapons for publishing misinformation about me but had also invited him to dinner at my then home near Malvern, both of which cordial invitations he declined thus leaving me with my honour intact and he hiding behind a certain ideology.” {8}

Rachael Stirling
March 2020 ev

{1} See https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2019/12/01/open-letter-to-nick-lowles/

{2} We detailed some of his errors in (i) https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2019/02/26/how-to-spread-fake-news/ and (ii) https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2020/03/12/fallacies-of-anti-o9a-propaganda/

{3} One video was published on Facebook, the other on “buzzsprout”.

{4} Refer to https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2020/03/12/fallacies-of-anti-o9a-propaganda/

One particular fallacy Lowles repeatedly commits is secundum quid et simpliciter, using particular individual cases to form a general rule to then use that rule to describe, and thence to blame, or to castigate, or to defame a whole group. Thus, and for example, he uses the cases of some individuals claimed to be influenced by the O9A to make claims about the O9A, such as that the O9A is misogynistic and encourages sexual violence.

Since the O9A is a movement – a sub-culture based on a particular esoteric philosophy – the views or the actions of a few individuals or supporters logically cannot be used to defame that movement. No rational person, for instance, would blame Christianity for the actions of a person such as Anders Breivik or for the fanaticism of Matthew Hopkins.

In addition, as mentioned many times in recent texts and articles, sources – such as https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2020/03/12/fallacies-of-anti-o9a-propaganda/ and https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2019/02/26/how-to-spread-fake-news/ – refute the claim that the O9A is misogynistic and encourages sexual violence.

{5} Refer, for example, to works by Myatt such as Understanding and Rejecting Extremism, and his Extremism And Reformation.

As noted in The Demonizing Of Mr Myatt,

           “If the chief executive of a certain political advocacy group has indeed bothered to read such post-2011 writings by Myatt, is the chief executive in his fanaticism and prejudice under the delusion that such writings are the work of ‘an evil mastermind’ and thus designed to deceive?

Failure by him to provide answers to such questions is not an option. For if he believes such a delusion that such writings are designed to deceive, then surely it expresses something about the psyche of chief executive, about his own physis, about his character, and about his own personal and political agenda.”

{6} In relation to the O9A, primary sources include The Seofonfeald Paeth, Dyssolving: Diary of an Internal Adept, The Deofel Quartet, and Naos (available, as of March 2020 from https://lapisphilosophicus.wordpress.com/naos/ )

In relation to Myatt, primary sources are A Matter Of Honour, and the works available at https://davidmyatt.wordpress.com/2018/03/09/david-myatt-opera-omnia/

A study of such primary sources would have exposed the lies, the false accusations, made by Lowles and his political advocacy group about the O9A and about Myatt; lies and false accusations repeated in the mainstream media.

{7} See https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2019/08/kalos-kagathos-o9a-v1a.pdf

{8} https://regardingdavidmyatt.wordpress.com/meeting-with-nick-lowles/

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A Yuletide Listening

Order Of Nine Angles
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In one of those Yuletide moments when – replete with mulled Cider and mince pies and warmed by a fire of logs – we three trawled the Internet for apposite items and found the following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIkYhf3toG8

Which talk – by a Scottish “A.N. Other” – presents a remarkably rational and informed summary, by an outsider, of both the O9A and especially of Mr David Myatt.

Which talk is in stark contrast to the much Media hyped remarks in February 2019 by the misnamed British “hope not hate” organization {1} and which left-wing advocacy group, according to the admins of Wikipedia, is “a biased and opinionated source”. {2}

That the mainstream Western Media have promoted and will undoubtedly continue to uncritically promote the views of that “biased and opinionated source” in respect of both the O9A and Myatt surely – at least to us and others of our O9A kindred – exposes, yet again, something about the nature of such modern Media.

TWS Nexion
Oxonia
December 2019 ev

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{1} https://wyrdsister.wordpress.com/2019/02/26/how-to-spread-fake-news/

See also https://regardingdavidmyatt.wordpress.com/2019/09/09/extremism-and-reformation/

{2} https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reliable_sources/Perennial_sources

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Open Letter To Nick Lowles

Order Of Nine Angles
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We challenge you, Nick Lowles, to provide evidence based on primary sources for your – in our view – prejudiced personal opinion that David Myatt is still a neo-Nazi and is still, or ever was, associated with the Order of Nine Angles. A personal opinion of yours which you made in your Media celebrated report titled State of Hate 2019.

If you deign to provide such evidence we will in the interests of fairness publish it. If, however, you decline to provide such evidence we will in the interests of fairness make such a refusal publicly known.

Furthermore, we enquire if you have read Myatt’s voluminous post-2012 writings about rejecting extremism – such as his Understanding And Rejecting Extremism {1} and his autobiography Myngath {2} – and if so whether in your opinion such writings are deceptive and the works of a trickster and, if so, on what evidence do you base such an opinion?

Given that, according to rumours, the TV production company “Expectation Factual” is planning a documentary about David Copeland and thus about Myatt’s possible involvement – an involvement as mentioned by you in a 2000 BBC Panorama documentary about Copeland for which documentary you were listed as a Producer – we also enquire if you still believe that Myatt was somehow to blame, and if so whether or not, given his expiative philosophy of pathei mathos, he in your opinion has changed and become an advocate of hope – of anti-extremism – rather than of hate.

Or shall we conclude that you and your compatriots at the so-called “hope not hate” group have prejudged, and are prejudiced against, Myatt in accordance with your hateful slogan НЕ ЗАБУДЕМ! НЕ ПРОСТИМ! and thus are pedalling hate rather than hope?

To be honest, we do not expect you to reply to this communication. {3} Instead, we expect you to either ignore it, or it to provoke you into more public anti-Myatt propaganda – and thus to more fake news {4} – based on your prejudice, on your apparent religious belief, that Myatt is still a neo-Nazi and is still, or was, associated with the Order of Nine Angles.

If you fail to provide evidence based on primary sources for your allegations, opinions, and assumptions about Myatt, and were you provoked by this web-blog post to more public anti-Myatt propaganda, we and sagacious others would be forced to conclude that hatred and prejudice rather than “hope not hate” dictates your opinions about Myatt.

In addition, and in regard to your allegations about the Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) have you studied the O9A corpus and such texts as the 300 page Seofonfeald Paeth trilogy? {5} If not, then your views about the O9A are – it seems to us, et al – as prejudiced as your views about Myatt.

Little wonder then that Myatt in 1990s challenged you to a duel with deadly weapons and which duel of honour you refused to take part. {6} Which refusal by you – and your excuses then and later – indicate much about your physis, and about the physis of Myatt himself. {7}

As Sonia Gable once was alleged to have said, you tried to blackmail her but failed. Which failed blackmail was apparently the genesis of your split from the anti-fascist Searchlight group and led to you founding the perhaps misnamed Hope Not Hate organisation.

TWS Nexion
Oxonia
December 2019 ev

{1} https://davidmyatt.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/dwm-rejecting-extremism-v3.pdf

{2} https://davidmyatt.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/david-myatt-myngath.pdf

{3} Given your much Media hyped “research and security” departments we expect you to know our e-mail address as supplied to both the author of the Quietus article about the O9A and to the TV production company Expectation Factual.

{4} https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/fake-news/

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

{6} https://regardingdavidmyatt.wordpress.com/meeting-with-nick-lowles/

{7} William Segar, Booke of Honor & Armes, published in 1590 ev. https://books.google.com/books?id=LlI_AQAAMAAJ

We draw your attention in particular to The First Booke (p.4) of that text which is titled “For what cause the partie belied ought to challenge, and of the nature of the Lie.”

It thus seems as if Myatt was and is following the tradition of European chivalry while you et al are apparently dishonourably using the power of modern Media to make unproven accusations against – spreading lies about – a particular person.

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Vindex – Mythos And Logos

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We present here another extract from our forthcoming book Tyberness, which extract is from a chapter of the book which will be controversial since it deals with the O9A Vindex mythos and opposition to the Magian ethos, and with what the O9A mean by Satan, and also with why the O9A stated that NS Germany was a Magian heresy and “a burst of Luciferian light – of zest and power – in an otherwise Nazarene, pacified and boring world.”

The following extract is from the chapter titled Vindex – Mythos And Logos.

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According to the esotericism of the O9A, Vindex is the name given to the exoteric (or “outer”) nexion through which powerful acausal energies are presenced on Earth in order to replace the current status quo (the Old Aeon) and which energies prepare the way for – and then inaugurate the practical beginnings of – the New Aeon.

Vindex can be presenced (“manifest”) in an individual (who may be male or female). If an individual, Vindex is the embodiment of The Law of the New Aeon, which is personal and kindred honour, with the O9A Code of Kindred Honour the new logos – the “word” – which describes this new aeon and which logos is the unique perceiveration of the O9A.

Used as the exoteric name of an individual, Vindex means “the Avenger”, and while it is traditionally (and semantically) regarded as a male name, with the Anglicized feminine form being Vengerisse, Vindex is now often used to refer to either the man or the woman who is or who becomes the nexion.

The essence of the new way of life that Vindex heralds and implements (the Vindex ethos) is embodied in:

(1) the way of tribes and clans in place of the abstraction of the modern nation-State; and
(2) the way, the law, of personal and kindred honour in place of the abstract impersonal laws made by modern governments.

The main opponents of Vindex are those who represent or who accept the Magian ethos.

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Vindex – Mythos And Logos
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Dealing With Anti-O9A Propaganda And Diatribes

Order Of Nine Angles
O9A

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The article titled Dealing With Anti-O9A Propaganda And Diatribes is an extract from our forthcoming book Tyberness. The article succinctly explains the transition to and the successful implementation of Phase Three of O9A aeonic strategy, a strategy otherwise known as The Sinister Dialectic.

This phase of O9A aeonic strategy was outlined in the 2011 text Geneseos Caput Tertium which is also included in the following pdf document.

The title of our forthcoming book is old Anglo-Saxon for “Destruction, Immolation, Sacrifice”.

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Dealing With Anti-O9A Propaganda And Diatribes
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Two Heretical O9A Texts

Order Of Nine Angles
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Two Heretical O9A Texts
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Contents:
° Editorial Introduction
° Prologue
° The Nazarene/Magian Ethos

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From the Editorial Introduction:

The following classic O9A texts were included in a compilation titled Nexion – A Guide to Sinister Strategy, which compilation included articles with titles such as Freedom – The Illusion, Satanism and Race, Aeonics and Heresy, and Conquer, Destroy, Create.

The Prologue is a short rather strange piece of fiction, referencing as it does both an acausal entity and an earthly incident recounted by August Kubizek in his book The Young Hitler I Knew.

A phrase from the article The Nazarene/Magian Ethos has often been quoted, out of context, as “proof” that the ONA is “neo-nazi”. The phrase is: NS Germany was a burst of Luciferian light – of zest and power – in an otherwise Nazarene, pacified and boring world.

However, the article makes it clear that the ONA considered and considers National Socialism as just one “causal form” which could be useful in terms of Aeonic sorcery:
              “It is important to understand that such political beliefs – e.g. racism, NS – which might do and sometimes in the past have expressed aspects of Western destiny, are, from a magickal esoteric point of view merely means: i.e. vehicles or forms to achieve specific magickal goals. Their objective truth and their morality is irrelevant – and this applies equally to the future use of such outward forms, should such use be considered a useful means of channelling acausal energy to achieve a specified goal.”

As also noted in the Introduction to Nexion – A Guide to Sinister Strategy,
              “National-Socialism is presented here within the context of ‘Occultism’ (specifically Satanism) and is thus explicated in its esoteric sense – as a form which can achieve something beyond itself.
              Because of this, the MSS contained herein, all written by, and hitherto secretly circulated among members of the Satanic Order of Nine Angles, require an ‘Aeonic awareness’ for their full appreciation; that is, the understanding of the essence of all forms behind their appearance. Such an awareness, expressed both intellectually and practically, aids the establishment of the next Aeon, thus fulfilling the Destiny of the Western Civilization.
              Seen within a conventional context, the material herein is genuinely heretical – and possession/distribution of it is illegal in many countries.”

Although the Nazarene/Magian Ethos article is undated, O9A aural tradition dates it from the late 1980s with a revised version issued in the early 1990s. The writing style of the article, and the inclusion of multiple parenthetical comments, suggests this early O9A instructional text was the product of at least two authors.

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Bashing Howard Levey Yet Again

Baphomet, Dark Goddess

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Knowledge And Culture Verses Plebeian Pretentiousness
Or, Let Us Bash Howard Stanton Levey Yet Again

One of the very many things that self-described modern satanists – and followers of the likes of Crowley and Aquino – never comment upon, and have never commented on in over three decades, is the esoteric knowledge and the culture displayed by the Order of Nine Angles.

Whereas the sources of Howard Stanton Levey – evident in his ‘satanic bible’ and his letters – are populist interpretations of the likes of Nietzsche and Ayn Rand, populist books about psychology, with the polemic Might Is Right perhaps a central source {1} – the sources used by the pseudonymous Anton Long (of O9A fame) are ancient and primary and reveal a certain erudition on the part of Anton Long himself, as for instance, Professor Monette – an accomplished linguist himself – noted in Mr Long “having fluency in the classical languages (Greek and Latin), as well as Arabic and possibly Persian” {2} and thus in being able to read philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle, and important Hermetic texts such as the Corpus Hermeticum, in the original Greek, as well as being able to read the Latin of medieval European alchemical texts, and the Arabic of such early books of sorcery as Ghayat al-Hakim and Shams I-Maarif.

In the case of primary sources, when Anton Long wrote about such things as a septenary system he is referencing Greco-Roman sources such as the Pymander tractate of the Corpus Hermeticum. When he uses the term ‘Star Gate’ he was referencing the use of the term Gate by primary sources such as The Compound of Alchymie written in 1471 CE by George Ripley and included in the 1652 book Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum {3}. When he references ‘severed heads’ in relation to ancestral tradition he is drawing on sources such as Diodorus Siculus. When he uses the term Naos, he is drawing on sources such as Pausanius. When he writes about Baphomet as ‘the mother/mistress of blood’ his sources include ancient Greek texts such as De Mysteriis {4}. And so on and so on.

The neglect by Occultists and academics of these primary and ancient sources, in respect of Anton Long’s esoteric philosophy and Occult praxis, is gradually being rectified by texts such as the 2015 compilation ἀρρενόθηλυς by R. Parker and essays such as Originality, Tradition, And The Order of Nine Angles by the same author, as well as the release of new ‘Esoteric Notes’ such as ONA Esoteric Notes XLVII in which it is suggested that Renaissance Latin texts such as De Vita Coelitus Comparanda by Marsilii Ficini (published in 1489 CE) are among the sources used by Anton Long.

This understanding of the non-Qabalistic, and ancient, sources used – in their original language – by Anton Long makes Howard Stanton Levey seem, in comparison, somewhat uncultured and plebeian.

JS
2016

{1} Aquino, of Temple of Set fame, has described, at some length, in his 2009 book The Church of Satan the sources Levey used.

While Aquino may have in part been motivated by a desire to legitimize his Temple of Set, his analysis stands up to critical scrutiny. An archive version of a pre-publication draft of Aquino’s The Church of Satan is available [as of September 2016] here: https://web.archive.org/web/20090815024736/http://www.xeper.org/maquino/nm/COS.pdf

For example, the Appendix The Hidden Source Of The Satanic Philosophy describes how Levey’s Nine Satanic Statements are derived from Ayn Rand.

{2} Monette, Connell. Mysticism in the 21st Century, Sirius Academic Press, 2013. ISBN 9781940964003.

{3} qv. the Of Gates And Nexions section of the O9A text Esoteric Notes 49.

{4} qv. the O9A text Baphomet – An Esoteric Signification.

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Article source: https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2017/01/lambasting-levey.pdf

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Image Credit: Bainis by Richard Moult
The image is considered by many Occultists to be a modern representation
of the shapeshifting Dark Goddess, Baphomet

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Related:
Joy Of The Sinister
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