Last Word On The O9A?

David Myatt


One important thing that many self-professed occultists – and latter-day satanists – forget or don’t know or can’t comprehend is that to understand and appreciate the Order of Nine Angles (to know what being O9A means) you really have to know about and understand and appreciate the sinister-numinous life of the pseudonymous Anton Long.


(i) as mentioned in the essay Myatt, The Septenary Anados, And The Quest For Lapis Philosophicus [pdf] he created the O9A – and devised the seven fold way – as things, presencings, “which can lead to the creation of strong, really dangerous, ruthless individuals [and] which are so subversive that no laws could ever outlaw them, and that attempts to restrain them, to outlaw them, would only make them more attractive to some individuals.”

(ii) His own strange life is sufficient of itself to illustrate what a dedicated, modern, decades-long occult quest for knowledge and wisdom is all about and involves.

(iii) He is an example of what the Seven Fold Way means and implies in real life, re:
             (a) overcoming physical challenges (running a marathon, cycling over 200 miles in 12 hours, etc);
             (b) exeatic living;
             (c) undertaking criminal ‘insight roles’;
             (d) experience of both the sinister (neo-nazi extremism, inciting murder and terrorism, running a gang of thieves, etc) and the numinous (being a monk, a nurse, writing poetry, etc); and
             (e) scholarly learning (translating and writing the most comprehensive (to date) commentary on the ancient Pymander tractate, etc).

Understood thus, the Order of Nine Angles is just:

(1) The esoteric philosophy of Anton Long. Ontology → causal/acausal. Epistemology → causal knowing + acausal knowing. Ethics → code (logos) of kindred honour.

(2) The occult praxises, based on that philosophy, codified by Anton Long; especially the Seven Fold Way with its roots in Hellenic hermeticism and influenced by Arabic and Indic esoteric sources.

(3) The pagan Rounwytha (Camlad) tradition with its emphasis on the muliebral virtues and muliebral occult skills (such as empathy).

(4) The modern unique example that the strange, sinister-numinous, documented life of the pseudonymous Anton Long affords. [A life documented under his ‘real’ name.]

(5) Those who are influenced by, or are inspired by, or seek to emulate/practice (1) – (4).

(6) Those who desire to became another unique example to others by equalling or surpassing the strange, sinister-numinous, life of the pseudonymous Anton Long.

             Little wonder then that, ignoring or ignorant of these six things, the latter-day satanists – pompously, arrogantly, or because of their prejudice – write such BS about the O9A.


Editorial Note: The above item was posted on 05/12/14 on a (private and now defunct) O9A FB group. It has been slightly revised by its author, JB, for publication. The views expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect either the views of the TWS Nexion or the views of others associating themselves with the occult movement that is the O9A.




Breaking The Silence Down

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Breaking The Silence Down

The novel Breaking The Silence Down extends and amplifies the esoteric matters dealt with in The Deofel Quartet {1}, and the esoteric insight it deals with is appropriate to an aspirant Internal Adept.

Unlike the MSS in The Deofel Quartet, the Occult and “Satanic” aspects, themes and nature of this work are not overt, nor implicit nor obvious, and thus – exoterically – it does not appear to be a work of Sinister, or even of Occult, fiction.

However, the MS can – like the works of the Quartet – be read without trying to unravel its esoteric meaning. Like those other works, through its reading it might promote a degree of self-insight and supra-personal understanding within the reader. Unlike the works of the Quartet (which in the main are concerned with the polarity of male/female vis-à-vis personal development/understanding) this present work centres, for the most part, around the alternative Sapphic view. A view relevant to the Order of Nine Angles, past and present, given that the O9A has and always has had Sapphic nexions.

The version given here is the version produced by the Dark Daughters of Chaos Nexion whose article Sapphic Sorcery {2} describes the Sapphism typical of O9A Sapphic nexions. Their version of the novel was authorized by Anton Long and was, for many years, on the now defunct O9A “nineangles dot info” website {3}.


{3} Archive:


Mr Myatt And Mr Long

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Editorial Note: Given recent Media allegations, we repost here a 2017 article about Mr David Myatt and Mr Anton Long, which article formed the Introduction to the book titled A Modern Mysterium: The Enigma of Myatt And The O9A {1} and which book with its pro et contra chapters allows the reader to form their own judgment regarding whether or not Myatt=Long.

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{1} In accord with our disdain of both copyright and the abstraction called “intellectual property” the book is available gratis – as a pdf document – here:


The Peculiar Matter Of Mr Myatt And Mr Long

For almost four decades The Peculiar Matter Of Myatt And Long has interested many of those interested in or curious about the modern Occult group the Order of Nine Angles, since in respect of the Order of Nine Angles whether or not Mr David Myatt is or was “Anton Long” is sui generis.

Sui generis because Anton Long not only devised the Occult philosophy and the praxises (such as the Seven Fold Way with its Insight Roles, Culling, Star Game, Esoteric Chant, Grade Ritual of Internet Adept, and physical challenges) that are – that presence – the Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) but also authored nearly all of its texts from its inception in the early 1970s to his retirement, as the extant Magus of the O9A, in 2011 c.e. As one person associated with the O9A wrote:

       “In modern occultism there are four main exponents of, and/or expositions of, what is often referred to as Left Hand Path, and/or Satanic, esotericism. These are Anton LaVey and the Church of Satan; Michael Aquino and the Temple of Set; Aleister Crowley and Thelema; and Anton Long and the Order of Nine Angles.

       Whatever one’s opinion of the Church of Satan, the Temple of Set, Thelema, or the Order of Nine Angles, they all to great extent reflect the known and documented life, the personality, and the ideas or beliefs, of the person most associated with them and who first expounded, or who first effectively codified, the ideas/beliefs/praxis – or the esoteric philosophy – evident in them.” {1}

With several academics – from Goodrick-Clarke in 2003, to Senholt in 2012, to Introvigne in 2016 {2} – and others, from journalists to some of those associated with the O9A, writing that Anton Long was a pseudonym of David Myatt, it was natural that many people would believe that “the role of David Myatt was and is essential to the creation and existence of the ONA.” {3}

However, to date no one – including academics – has provided any evidence from primary sources {4} that Myatt is Anton Long or that Myatt wrote any of the thousands of O9A texts that form the O9A corpus.

In the case of Goodrick-Clarke, for example, he based his supposition on a work with the title Diablerie, a copy of which is in the British Library {5} and which consists of comb-bound photocopies of a typewritten text and which purports to be an account of the early life of Anton Long. While the account is superficially similar in some respects to the childhood Myatt recounted in his 1980s memoir Autobiographical Notes: Towards Identity and the Galactic Empire {6} – and subsequently in his 2013 autobiography Myngath {7} – there are discrepancies and errors, such as in details of abode and schooling, as well as many vainglorious boasts such as being a ‘cat-burglar’ and his Occult group holding a person prisoner for days before sacrificing them during a ritual. Which discrepancies and errors, and such vainglorious boasts, have led several of those associated with the O9A to declare it is a forgery {8}, a claim also made by Myatt himself who wrote, in respect of Goodrick-Clarke, that “the often fictitious account he gives of ‘my life’ during that time is almost entirely taken from the fictional Diablerie manuscript.” {9}

Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc And Other Fallacies

In a section of A Matter Of Honour sub-titled The Logical Fallacy of Incomplete Evidence – A Case Study, Myatt analyses in some detail the claims made by Senholt in his 2008 Master of Arts thesis, which thesis Senholt later revised for inclusion as a chapter in the book The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity, edited by Per Faxneld and Jesper Aagaard Petersen and published by Oxford University Press in 2013.

Myatt writes:

       “A reading of the thesis reveals two interesting things. First, the use of and reliance upon secondary and tertiary sources, many of which are anonymous and many of which are derived from ‘the world wide web’, that most unreliable source of information. For example, he relies on the book Black Sun by Goodrick-Clarke even after admitting it contains errors and that the author offers no proof for the assumptions made in respect of me and the ONA. Second, that Senholt, undoubtedly inadvertently, commits the logical fallacy of incomplete evidence. That is, the multitude of facts and circumstances which do not support his contention about me and the ONA are omitted.”

Myatt details the factual errors made by Senholt, provides logical explanations for the claims made by Senholt – such as the claim that since both Myatt and the O9A use the neo-nazi ‘year of the fuhrer’ calender and terms such as ‘aeonic’, there is a causal link between the two, post hoc ergo propter hoc – with Myatt then listing various facts about his own life which contradict the assumption that he is or was a Satanist, facts (and primary sources) such as his semi-autobiographical poetry, his published correspondence, his marriage in the 1990s in a Christian church, and his ethical philosophy of pathei-mathos, which “reveal the ideas and experiences and (importantly) the failings of someone so different from a satanist that they have to be ignored.”

According to Myatt:

       “it is matter of honour. Of personal knowing. As I mentioned […] the traditional gentlemanly and ladylike virtues and their cultivation are no longer the standard which individuals are expected to aspire to and to uphold. Thus I do not expect the plethora of rumours and allegations about me to suddenly cease, although I admit I do and perhaps naively nurture a vague hope that what I have written here may cause a few individuals to reconsider the veracity of such rumours and allegations.”

Yet despite Myatt’s rebuttal and despite the lack of evidence from primary sources, Senholt’s thesis and the chapter based on it in the aforementioned book – together with the claims made about Myatt by Goodrick-Clarke and by others {10} – have been cited by academics and non-academics alike as “proof” that Myatt is Anton Long and founded and was involved with the O9A.

Which use of such sources is a classic example of argumentum ad verecundiam, of the fallacy of appeal to authority. That academics such as Massimo Introvigne – in his Satanism: A Social History published in 2016 by Brill, Leiden, as volume 21 in the series Texts and Studies in Western Esotericism – commit such a fallacy in respect of Myatt seems to confirm Myatt’s conclusion in his A Matter Of Honour essay

       “that the research done by some modern authors and even some academics – whose works are published by reputable publishers or quoted by others engaged in academic research – is inadequate and does not meet the taxing criteria of scholarship.” {11}

For Introvigne – professor of Sociology of Religions at the Catholic Pontifical Salesian University, Torino – fallaciously wrote (i) that Goodrick-Clarke in his 2003 book Black Sun confirmed that Myatt was Anton Long, and (ii) that Senholt “offered a number of elements confirming that Long was indeed Myatt.” Fallacious because neither Goodrick-Clarke nor Senholt provided any evidence from primary sources, with their ‘circumstantial evidence’ based on non-evidentiary assumptions (as in Goodrick-Clarke assuming Myatt wrote Diablerie) or derived from fallacious reasoning (as in Senholt unintentionally committing the fallacies of incomplete evidence and post hoc ergo propter hoc).

The Authority Of Individual Judgment And The Fallacy Of Illicit Transference

Those interested in ‘The Peculiar Matter Of Myatt And Long’ sometimes commit another fallacy, that of illicit transference, by arguing from the particular to the general, as Massimo Introvigne does in his book by referencing one item and then stating, on the basis of that one item, that the O9A has “more or less acknowledged that Anton Long was a nom de plume of Myatt.” {12}

The item cited by Introvigne was the e-text A Modern Mage: Anton Long and The Order of Nine Angles, which was later published as a printed book under the title The Radical Philosophy of Anton Long. {13} The work contains an introduction – and several articles – by Mr R. Parker, who wrote in the introduction that

       “in order for a person to fully understand and appreciate the Order of Nine Angles – and to thus know what being O9A means in the real world they should know about and understand the sinister-numinous life of Anton Long because the person behind that nom-de-guerre was David Myatt.”

It is fallacious to cite this work, and such a statement – or any such works or any such statements – as an acknowledgement by the O9A that Myatt is Anton Long because the Order of Nine Angles is a leaderless collective – or more correctly, “a movement, a subculture or perhaps metaculture that its adherents choose to embody or identify with” {14} – and thus has no central authority and no one person, or any persons, who can claim to represent or who can claim to speak or write on behalf of the O9A. Even the pseudonymous Anton Long never claimed such an authority, writing in the early 1990s that

       “There is no acceptance of someone else’s authority […] I claim no authority, and my creations, profuse as they are, will in the end be accepted or rejected on the basis of whether they work. Satan forbid they should ever become ‘dogma’ or a matter of ‘faith’. I also expect to see them become transformed, by their own metamorphosis and that due to other individuals: changed, extended and probably ultimately transcended, may be even forgotten. They – like the individual I am at the moment – are only a stage, toward something else.” {15}

“You ask who has authority in the Order and what this authority represents. Basically, the only ‘authority’ is that which arises or developes because of experience […] I have no ‘authority’ in the real sense – I simply offer advice and guidance based on my own experience. I am still learning. What I teach is not ‘sacred’ – hopefully, it will be surpassed, refined, changed, when others discover and experience and attain.” {16}

Anton Long is referring to one of the founding principles or traditions of the Order of Nine Angles, ‘the way of practical deeds’, of individuals learning – via such means as the Seven Fold Way – from pathei-mathos, from their own experience, a principle which has become known as The Authority Of Individual Judgment.

In practice this principle means that anyone or any nexion or nexions self-identifying as O9A can only present their own personal views or opinions concerning the O9A, based as those may be on their own experience or learning. Hence when someone such as Mr R. Parker writes that the person behind the nom-de-guerre Anton Long “was David Myatt” they are only presenting – can only ever present – their own personal view or opinion. They are not presenting – can never present – the view or the policy of the Order of Nine Angles.

That some individuals interested in ‘The Peculiar Matter Of Myatt And Long’ do not understand this, and/or commit the fallacy illicit transference, is understandable. That an academic such as Introvigne does not understand this fundamental O9A principle reveals a lack of understanding of the Order of Nine Angles, a lack deriving from an inadequate knowledge of, a lack of scholarly research into, the Order of Nine Angles.

The Legend Of Anton Long

That no one, academics included, has provided any evidence from primary sources that Myatt is Anton Long is not unexpected since in regard to the milieu of modern Occultism attention and interest hitherto has been focused on the likes of Howard Levey, Michael Aquino, and Mr Crowley, and not on the Order of Nine Angles and Anton Long.

That – with perhaps one exception {17} – what little has been written and published by academics about The Peculiar Matter Of Myatt And Long, and about the Order of Nine Angles, contains basic errors {18} {19} and assumptions, with the authors committing various logical fallacies, is also unexpected, given the lack of scholarship – of extensive research using primary sources – in what are relatively new fields of study, that of Western esotericism in general and of modern Satanism in particular.

Consequently, given the importance, the uniqueness, of Anton Long in creating and developing O9A Occult philosophy and praxises he remains – factually – something of a mystery to those associating themselves with the O9A movement and to those academics interested in the O9A, with assumptions and conjectures about his identity, and fallacious reasoning, having served to create and to perpetuate stories about him. Which mystery, which assumptions and conjectures, and which stories, are advantageous to an esoteric movement.

Kerri Scott

{1} R. Parker (2013). Anton Long and The Exeatic Quest for Gnosis. e-text.

Anton Long was the author of foundational O9A documents – primary sources – such as Naos, Hostia, The Deofel Quartet, The Culling Texts, and Enantiodromia: The Sinister Abyssal Nexion.

{2} (a) Goodrick-Clarke, Nicholas (2003). Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity. New York University Press. p.216; (b) Senholt, Jacob C. (2013). Secret Identities in the Sinister Tradition: Political Esotericism and the Convergence of Radical Islam, Satanism, and National Socialism in the Order of Nine Angles. “The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity”. Per Faxneld and Jesper Aagaard Petersen (editors). Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 250–274; (c) Introvigne, Massimo (2016). Satanism: A Social History. Brill. p.357.

{3} Senholt, Jacob C. (2009). The Sinister Tradition. Conference paper presented at Satanism in the Modern World, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, 19-20th of November, 2009. p.16

{4} Primary sources include direct evidence such as original documents dating from the period under study, and accounts and works (written, verbal, published or unpublished) by such individuals whose life or whose writings or whose works form part of the research. In addition, if such sources – documents or accounts or writings – are in another language, then it is incumbent upon the scholar to have knowledge of that language and thus be able to translate such documents themselves, for a reliance upon the translations of others relegates such sources from the position of primary ones to secondary ones.

In respect of Myatt and his peregrinations, primary sources would include his own writings, including his autobiography Myngath; court transcripts of his criminal trials; interviews with police officers who have arrested and interviewed him under caution; documents concerning his early years in Africa and the Far East; documents relating to his time as a Catholic monk; documents relating to his conversion to Islam (such as his Testimony of Faith in Islam signed as it is by Hafiz Muhammad Tufail – Imam of the Jamia Masjid Ghousia – and by Qadi Abdur Sa’auf and dated 24 Jumada Al-Ula), documents and letters relating to his involvement with Column 88; and so on.

Some material by the anti-fascist group ‘Searchlight’ relating to Myatt can be found in the Searchlight Archive in the University of Northampton archive room (ID: SCH/01/Res). Most of the Myatt items are in Series 12, SCH/01/Res/BRI/12/004, which deals with Combat 18. Some other material, relating to Myatt’s National-Socialist Movement, is in Series 21 SCH/01/Res/BRI/21/002

{5} Long, Anton (c.1991). Diablerie: Revelations of a Satanist. The British Library. General Reference Collection Cup.711/742. BNB GB9219567; System number 012478777.

{6} Quotations from Myatt’s memoir were included in the pamphlet Cosmic Reich: The Life and Thoughts of David Myatt, published by Renaissance Press, New Zealand, in 1995. Some details of Myatt’s early life are described on p.216 of Jeffrey Kaplan’s Encyclopedia of White Power: A Sourcebook on the Radical Racist Right, published by Rowman & Littlefield, in 2000.

Similar details are given in issue #3, May 1998 edition of Column 88, the magazine published by Myatt’s National-Socialist Movement, with other details included in the 2001 internet article The Life and Times of David Myatt, a copy of which is archived at [Accessed November 2017]

Around 2002, Myatt himself issued a revised and updated version of his memoir – which included his years with Combat 18 in the 1990s – a copy of which is archived at [Accessed November 2017]

{7} Myatt, David. (2013). Myngath. Some Recollections of a Wyrdful and Extremist Life. CreateSpace Publishing. ISBN 9781484110744.

{8} An example is the 2013 article A Skeptic Reviews Diablerie by R. Parker, a copy of which is available at [Accessed November 2017]

Parker writes that the ‘evil deeds’ done by Mr Long which are described in Diablerie “are lame or laughable or sound like the adventures of a frat boy.”

{9} Myatt, David. A Matter Of Honour. e-text, 2012. In the essay Myatt lists seven biographical errors made by Goodrick-Clarke. A pdf version of the essay is available on Myatt’s weblog at [Accessed November 2017]

Myatt also makes mention of another forgery, Bealuwes Gast, writing that it

       “seems to have been recently written by someone, possibly for financial gain resulting from selling it at some silly price to collectors of rare Occult memorabilia. The bulk of this new fictional ‘autobiography’ consists of an early (now out of date) edition of Myngath to which various fictional autobiographical stories and ‘sinister’ incidents and diatribes have been added in line with what might be expected from a mythical ‘Anton Long’. Given that the majority of these autobiographical stories in this so-called Bealuwes Gast are quite risible and fanciful (and not fundamentally satanic at all), and given that the ‘sinister diatribes’ seem to have been cut-and-pasted from various internet articles attributed to those who over the years have used the nom-de-plume Anton Long, it seems unlikely that this forgery will ever be taken seriously by anyone. I mean – and to name just one risible example – who can take seriously a ‘clockwork orange cult’ and the wearing of white lab coats to boot.”

In regard to this other ‘autobiography of Anton Long’, qv. the 2014 article by R. Parker, Bealuwes Gast: A Study in Forgery, available at [Accessed November 2017]

{10} One of the fallacious claims often repeated, deriving as it does from Senholt, is that Myatt’s extremist adventures (neo-nazi followed by radical Muslim) were O9A Insight Roles and thus link Myatt to the O9A. It is fallacious since such Insight Roles, by definition, (i) only last between a year and eighteen months while Myatt’s neo-nazi adventures lasted thirty years (1968-1998) with his time as a radical Muslim lasting over ten years (1998-2009), and (ii) they are a task that a fairly new Occult initiate – an External Adept – is expected to undertake before moving on to the next stage of the O9A’s Seven Fold Way.

The task is outlined in such Anton Long authored texts as An Introduction to Insight Rôles, which is included in the 1460 page O9A compilation The Definitive Guide To The Order of Nine Angles: Theory and Praxises, seventh edition, 2015.

{11} In his essay Myatt mentions that the criteria of scholarship “is essentially two-fold: (i) of detailed, meticulous, unbiased research on and concerning a specific topic or topics or subject undertaken over a period of some considerable time, usually a year or more in duration, and of necessity involving primary source material; and (ii) a rational assessment of the knowledge acquired by such research, with such conclusions about the topic, topics, or subject therefore being not only the logical result of the cumulative scholarly learning so acquired but also possessing a certain gravitas.”

{12} Introvigne, op.cit. p. 358.

{13} While the printed book is no longer available, copies of the e-text are, at the time of writing, still available on certain websites.

{14} Monette, Connell (2013). Mysticism in the 21st Century. Sirius Academic Press. p.89.

{15} Letter to Michael Aquino, dated 20th October 1990 ev. The Satanic Letters of Stephen Brown. Volume 1. Thormynd Press, 1992.

{16} Letter to Miss Stockton, dated 19th June 1991 eh. The Satanic Letters of Stephen Brown. Volume 1.

{17} The one exception is arguably the chapter on the ONA in Monette’s Mysticism in the 21st Century, op.cit.

{18} Some of the basic errors made by Introvigne include the following: (i) “that Myatt joined Jordan’s British Movement in 1969,” when the correct date is 1968; (ii) that Myatt’s middle name is William, when it is Wulstan; (iii) that the ONA Black Mass “derived from Huysmans and the rituals of the Church of Satan” when there is no such derivation and no documentary evidence to support such a claim; and (iv) that the Temple of Set “perceived the competition [the ONA] as dangerous, particularly when in the late 1980s some members of the Temple of Set started considering themselves members of the ONA at the same time. In 1992, Aquino […] launched an internal purge, expelling from the Temple of Set those members who also wanted to remain in the ONA,” when – to our knowledge – there was no such purge and no documentary evidence to support such a claim.

{19} The article The Occult And Academia surveys some of the errors about the O9A and Myatt made in the 2016 book Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism, written by Ruben Van Luijk. The article is available at [Accessed November 2017]


Modern Democracy At Work

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You just have to laugh. For the smarmy British politician – the chinless wonder – who goes by the name Michael Gove recently announced that he is supporting the current bland British Prime Minister Teresa May. Neither of whom, as befits modern Western politicians, have any front-line experience as “first responders” or as street-wise police officers or are combat veterans and who therefore lack experience of the practical hard – life or death – realities of life. {1} Which lack of such practical experiences means they do not have the wisdom, the insight, born of pathei-mathos. {2}

Both Bland May and Smarmy Gove are currently subsumed – as are so many other British politicians – by what has come to be named as “Brexit”, a plebeian portmanteau word unworthy of a nation which created the largest Empire our world has ever known.

Do those in so-called Western democracies get the politicians that the voting public deserve? Apparently so.

For to see modern democracy at work one has only to consider facts such as (i) that Smarmy Gove is positioning himself to be a contender in a forthcoming contest to be the next “leader” of something called the Conservative Party, and (ii) that The Vulgarian – the Vietnam draft-dodger {3} – was elected to lead the most powerful nation on Earth and is thus the “commander in chief” of its armed forces.

For The Vulgarian also – like Smarmy Gove – has no front-line experience as “a first responder” and no combat experience and thus has never faced the hard practical realities of life.

Instead, The Vulgarian is the archetypal Homo Hubris who in his macho dealings with other human beings instinctively reacts and thus commits logical fallacy after logical fallacy. Which is why that Vietnam draft-dodger – he of small hands and artificial hair – constantly indulges in argumentum ad hominem hoping thereby to deflect attention away from himself and his plebeian ways. {4}

Our heretical answer? Bring back the ancient Greco-Roman principle of καλὸς κἀγαθός {5} and thus a ruling aristocracy based on that principle whose members have the necessary pathei mathos born of a practical experiencing of the realities of life.

November 2018 ev


{2} Pathei Mathos – πάθει μάθος – essentially means learning from personal hardship and from hard personal experience such as grief or suffering or facing one’s own death. Pathei Mathos is the raison d’etre of Occult ways such as the Seven Fold Way of the Order of Nine Angles where there is a personal learning, by individuals, resulting from consciously undertaking practical exeatic experiences such as the Grade Ritual of Internet Adept. qv.



{5} qv. the chapter A New Pagan Metaphysics in the book Western Paganism And Hermeticism, available at


How To Distinguish The Order Of Nine Angles

Starwalkers Of The O9A

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Editorial Note: We reproduce here two now archived Order of Nine Angles (ONA, O9A) texts originally published in 2011 ev, the year in which “ONA 1.0” was at the height of its mundane “internet popularity”.

The first item quotes from a 1995 (ev) report by the Greek Orthodox Church. The second item quotes from posts on a once very popular self-described “satanic” internet forum where some ONA supporting individuals in that ONA-popular era posted polemics and pro-ONA propaganda some of which – like the following Mundane Pseudo-Satanists Exposed, Again archive item – exposed modern non-ONA self-declared “satanists” for the mundanes that they were, and still are.

In hindsight perhaps those ONA polemicists and propagandists should have taken up the sinister-numinous phrase Starwalkers Of The ONA and used it in their polemics and propaganda. For that phrase so expresses what the Order Of Nine Angles, esoterically apprehended, is all about.

TWS Nexion
November 2018 ev


Archive Order Of Nine Angles Texts

Starwalkers Of The ONA

The following is an extract from a weird but interesting article about the Order of Nine Angles, written in modern Greek.

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Οι Απόκρυφες Τεχνικές του ΝΑΟΣ & το Αρχαίο Αίνιγμα των Starwalkers

Το 1995 η Ζ’ Συνδιάσκεψη Εντεταλμένων Ορθοδόξων Εκκλησιών και Ιερών Μητροπόλεων για θέματα αιρέσεων και παραθρησκείας συνέθεσε έναν κατάλογο με τις 423 μυητικές, μαγικές και παρα-φιλοσοφικές ομάδες που δρουν στην Ελλάδα […..]

Οι Βρικόλακες & οι 9 Γωνίες

Το ΝΑΟΣ περιγράφει μια τελετουργία αστρικής επαφής του μάγου με τους θεούς, όπου ο πρώτος θα προσφέρει ενέργεια, για να λάβει τη θεϊκή ουσία. Η πρακτική αυτή είναι πανομοιότυπη με το τυπικό της κοινωνίας (Communion) που τελούν οι βρικόλακες στο ναό των βρικολάκων (Temple of the Vampire), μια μυστικοπαθής οργάνωση πρακτικού, ψυχικού βαμπιρισμού που ιδρύθηκε στην Αμερική το 1989.

Ο όρος σκοτεινοί θεοί ανήκει στο Τάγμα των Εννέα Γωνιών (Order of Nine Angles), μια εκκεντρική ομάδα με φιλοναζιστικό παρελθόν που ιδρύθηκε στην Αγγλία τη δεκαετία του 1960, μα αναδιοργανώθηκε από τον Davit Myatt τη δεκαετία του 1970.

Σύμφωνα με τη διδασκαλία του ONA, οι άνθρωποι μπορούν να έρθουν σε επαφή με τους σκοτεινούς θεούς μέσα από αστρικές πύλες (Star Gates), οι οποίες μπορούν να ενεργοποιηθούν με συγκεκριμένα μαγικά τελετουργικά σεξουαλικής φύσεως.

Οι σκοτεινοί θεοί είναι εξωδιαστατικές δυνάμεις και εξωγήινα πλάσματα, αντίστοιχα με αυτά της μυθολογίας Κθούλου! Ορισμένοι από αυτούς είναι: Kthunae (Κθούλου;), Davcina, Sapanur, Darkat, Atazoth, Shugura, Athusir, Budsturga, Νoctulius, Shugara, Nythra, Azanigin, Aasoth, Shaitan, Nekalah κ.ο.κ.

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Mundane Pseudo-Satanists Exposed, Again

There is nothing like a real-life event – deemed terrorist and/or perpetrated by someone adjudged ‘evil’, barbaric, or monstrous – to separate the Satanists from those mundanes who pretend to be Satanic and who like the glamor associated with Satanism but who not only balk at and condemn Satanic deeds in the real world, but who won’t answer or who can’t answer in any rational way the simple question “If Satan isn’t evil or monstrous, then who or what is?”.

Tasked with questions such as the nature and source of evil, these latter-day pretenders – these mundanes – invariably reply with guff such as “Satanism is all about Individualism, Nobility, Care, Evolution, Introspection,” and with the usual LaVey derived mundanity that Satanism is concerned with the ‘deification of the self’ and with ‘respecting life’ and does not condone ‘murder’ or ‘criminal acts’.

Such a recent real-life event, reaction to which separates the pretenders from the satanic ones, was the bombing and the killings in Oslo Norway.

Thus we had the spectacle of self-described ‘satanists’ on one of the premier, one of the hitherto most respected, ‘Satanic’ internet forums (where incidentally Dr Aquino himself posts) falling over themselves to condemn this event as “beyond wrong” and as barbaric, a ‘monstrosity’, and stating that “what happened was an atrocity…”

Two individuals there on that forum (one of whom was ONA) tried to place that event, and those deaths, into the wider perspective of killings and bombings world-wide by nation-States – and which States have killed far more people, far more children. But these two individuals were promptly banned by the obviously emotionally-upset moderators. For the rational judgment of these moderators seemed somewhat impaired by events and they resorted to vituperation against those who dared to rationally place such deaths into perspective, be such a perspective The State or the sinister dialectic of Aeonics.

So much for Satanic self-control then. So much for allowing for the free exchange of views.

We even had, on this forum, one Jason King – he of Internet Satanic fame, self-described postmodernist Satanist and author of several books about Satanism – chiming in with a contribution that might have been written by some Nazarene or by some advocate of the status quo of the nation-State with its laws and its concepts of murder and crime:

           {quote} “Let me state unequivocally that I find the willful murder of a single child to be a crime of the utmost severity. This particular action is absolutely reprehensible […] it was a barbaric act.” {/quote}

After such postings, another ONA member asked some pertinent questions. The ONA member wrote –

           {quote} ” If Satan isn’t evil, who or what is? If these deeds in Norway are evil, then just what is Satan and Satanism if the ‘satanists’ here are calling those deeds ‘bad’ and un-satanic? Is Satan some fluffy bunny? ” {/quote}

Quoting the ONA definition of a mundane (anyone of or over 14 years of age who is not a pledged Satanist) the ONA member also suggested that if these ‘children’ were aged 14 or over – or could reasonably be expected to be that age or over as condition of attending such a camp – then the ONA could claim they’re mundanes and that they might thus be considered by Satanists as ‘legitimate targets’.

But these sort of questions proved too much, too difficult – were too Satanic – for the pseudo-satanists, who promptly locked the thread.

Thus, once again, it seems the ONA has proved a satanism too far for self-described Satanists; with this satanism-too-far, this ‘evil’ Satanism, being summed up by the following, now classic, two quotes from Anton Long:

           {quote} ” As I have mentioned elsewhere, we of the ONA do not, never have, and never will condemn acts of so-called terrorism (individual or undertaken by some State), nor do we condemn and avoid what mundanes regard as evil or as criminal deeds. For us, all such things are or could be just causal forms or causal means, and thus are regarded by us as falling into three categories, which categories are not necessarily mutually exclusive: (1) things which might or which can be the genesis of our individual pathei-mathos and which thus are the genesis of our own sinister weltanschauung; (2) things which aid our sinister dialectic or which are or might be a Presencing of The Dark; or (3) things that can or could be a test, a challenge, a sinister experience, too far for someone who aspires to be one of our sinister kind, someone who thus fails the test, balks at the challenge, or is destroyed or overcome by the experience.
            For our criteria are not those of morality; are not bounded by some abstract good and evil; are not those defined by the laws manufactured by mundanes. Our criteria is the amorality of personal judgement and personal responsibility, whereby we as individuals decide what may be right or wrong for us based on our own pathei-mathos, and act and take responsibility for our acts, knowing such acts for the exeatic living they are or might be, and knowing ourselves as nexions possessed of the ability, the potential, to consciously – via pathei-mathos and practical sinister experience – change ourselves into a new, a more evolved, species of life. Herein is the essence of Satanism, for us.” {/quote} Anton Long – A Satanism Too Far

           {quote} ” It is of fundamental importance – to evolution both individual and otherwise – that what is Dark, Sinister or Satanic is made real in a practical way, over and over again. That is, that what is dangerous, awesome, numinous, tragic, deadly, terrible, terrifying and beyond the power of ordinary mortals, laws or governments to control is made manifest. In effect, non-Initiates (and even Initiates) need constantly reminding that such things still exist; they need constantly to be brought ‘face-to-face’, and touched, with what is, or appears to be, inexplicable, uncontrollable, powerful and ‘evil’. They need reminding of their own mortality – of the unforeseen, inexplicable “powers of Fate”, of the powerful force of “Nature”.
            If this means killing, wars, suffering, sacrifice, terror, disease, tragedy and disruption, then such things must be – for it is one of the duties of a Satanic Initiate to so Presence The Dark, and prepare the way for, or initiate, the change and evolution which always result from such things. Such things as these must be, and always will be, because the majority of people are or will remain, inert and sub-human unless changed. The majority is – and always will be until it evolves to become something else – raw material to be used, moulded, cut-away and shaped to create what must be. There is no such thing as an innocent person because everyone who exists is part of the whole, the change, the evolution, the presencing of life itself, which is beyond them, and their life only has meaning through the change, development and evolution of life. Their importance is what they can become, or what can be achieved through their death. their tragedy, their living – their importance does not lie in their individual happiness or their individual desires or whatever.” {/quote} Anton Long – To Presence The Dark

Ms PointyHat
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122 yf

Update (7/26/11 CE). Even though the thread on the forum has now been unlocked – with a warning from the judgmental mods that what they consider to be “ignorant or unnecessarily inflammatory remarks” will get a user banned – our point has been made. So let these pretentious pseudo-Satanists continue with their forumorrhea while we get on with Presencing The Dark.


A Necessary Disclaimer

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As has been stated many times by others associating themselves with or identifying with the Order Of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) and also by us – including in our recent article The Question Of O9A Culling – neither they nor “we” (our nexion) represent the O9A and neither do they nor we speak or write “on behalf of” the O9A.

No one, and no nexion, does or can speak or write “on behalf of” the O9A since the O9A is a modern and leaderless, non-hierarchical, occult movement/sub-culture founded on a particular esoteric philosophy and particular occult praxises, and a movement which an individual chooses to identify with.

It is most amusing and indicative that many O9A critics, some journalists, and even some academics continue to quote some article by someone associating themselves with or identifying with the Order Of Nine Angles as if that someone was declaiming some “official” O9A policy or was writing about some “official” O9A policy. Indicative because such O9A critics, journalists, and academics either do not understand what the O9A is or have failed to do the most basic research. For had they done such research they would have discovered that one of founding principles of the O9A is what has become known as the authority of individual judgment.

As one of us wrote in a recent article:

“The principle or axiom of the authority of individual judgment in practice means (i) that no author, no individual, no nexion, can present or represent the view or the opinion of the entity termed the Order of Nine Angles, (ii) that the O9A does not have, never has had, and never will have an “official policy” about anything, and never has, and never will make “official statements” about anything; and (iii) that the only authority which is meaningful for the O9A is the individual one which results from the exoteric and esoteric pathei mathos of each individual who is part of or who associates themselves with the O9A.”

Thus our articles and essays represent our views and/or our particular interpretation of matters O9A, just as the articles and essays of others associating themselves with or identifying with the Order Of Nine Angles represent their views and/or their particular interpretation of matters O9A.

TWS Nexion
October 2018 ev


9 And Non-9

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How many anti-O9A critics – be they Levey-type so-called ‘satanists’ or otherwise – are familiar with the O9A texts described in our Summary Of O9A Texts 2018? Few, if any.

How many anti-O9A critics – be they Levey-type so-called ‘satanists’ or otherwise – have penned or could pen scholarly critiques of such recent O9A texts using primary O9A, Greek hermetic, and Latin, sources? None.

How many anti-O9A critics – be they Levey-type so-called ‘satanists’ or otherwise – are familiar with basic O9A texts such as the Complete Guide To The Order of Nine Angles {1} and A Modern Practical Guide To The O9A Seven Fold Way {2} and ἀρρενόθηλυς: Alchemical And Hermetic Antecedents Of The Seven Fold Way Of The Order Of Nine Angles? {3}

Few, if any. How many anti-O9A critics – be they Levey-type so-called ‘satanists’ or otherwise – have penned or could pen scholarly critiques, using primary sources, of such a recent O9A text as the ἀρρενόθηλυς one? None, so far.

Which reveals much about those anti-O9A critics and about their lack of knowledge regarding both the O9A and the ancient, pre-Kabbalah, septenary tradition of Western occultism.

How many academics who opine about modern Western occultism are familiar with the aforementioned O9A texts to the extent of recognizing that

           “the ONA has produced more material on both the practical and theoretical aspects of magic, as well as more ideological texts on Satanism and the Left-Hand Path in general, than larger groups such as the Church of Satan and the Temple of Set has produced in combination [which] makes the ONA an important player in the theoretical discussion of what the Left-Hand Path and Satanism is and should be according to the practitioners.” {4}

Judging by published academic papers and books, only two academics so far (Senholt, Monette) are familiar with relevant esoteric O9A texts. Which expresses how Levey-type ‘satanism’ has become for most modern academics studying Western esotericism the orthodox standard by which they judge groups such as the O9A.

Who among such anti-O9A critics has noticed that “for the O9A, a satanist is someone who is heretically opposed to those who believe they are the chosen people of God/Jehovah.” {5}

Not one of them, so far.

Who among such anti-O9A critics could write or has written a scholarly article about the O9A using primary O9A sources and can, like Anton Long, read primary hermetic, alchemical, occult, sources in their original language, which languages are Ancient Greek, Latin, and Arabic? Not one of them, so far. For they have to rely on the translations, and thus on the interpretations, on the interpolations, on the exegesis, of others. Which is just so plebeian, so uncultured, so unscholarly.

Lacking such intellectual skills, such anti-O9A critics commit logical fallacy after logical fallacy {6} and concentrate on the materialistic ‘satanism’ of Howard Stanton Levey and on the ‘Left Hand Path’ of the likes of Aquino even though both Levey and Aquino are pretentious, pseudo-intellectuals, with their ideas devoid of philosophical substance, and with their writings just the posturing of dilettantes who have no exeatic, heretical, practical, amoral deeds to their name. Unlike Anton Long. {5}

            So it is that we who are 9 laugh at and distain those who are non-9, while those who are non-9 continue to spew-forth their plebeian and/or their pseudo-intellectual, pretentious, mundane, critiques of the O9A.

Is 9 and non-9 the new “class”, the new esoteric, war? Perhaps. Is such a difference in breeding, such a difference in intellect and personality, such a difference in education (whether via pathei-mathos and/or type of schooling) indicative of the crises now facing not only Western esotericism but also Western culture in general? Perhaps.

For those who are 9 are supportive of a natural, a cultured {7}, a pagan, aristocracy whose motto is καλὸς κἀγαθός {8} while our self-described ‘satanist’ critics and opponents, mundane and thus non-9 as they are, are all about the plebeian self-indulgence propagated by the likes of Howard Stanton Levey (aka Anton LaVey, the Yahodi) who promoted not only “the total satisfaction of the ego” {9} but also obeying the law of the land {10} and which egoism and which obedience to plebeian laws is anathema to the folk of the Order of Nine Angles who respect only the law, the code, of kindred honour. {11}

TWS Nexion
2018 ev




{4} Jacob C. Senholt, The Sinister Tradition, International conference, Satanism in the Modern World, Trondheim, 19-20th of November, 2009.


{6} 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.

{7} As noted in the O9A text The Aeonic Perspective of the Order of Nine Angles, first circulated in 122 yfayen,

           “For us, culture implies five important qualities, and these qualities are: (1) empathy, (2) the instinct for disliking rottenness, (3) the faculty of reason, (4) pathei-mathos; and (5) a living aural tradition. It is these qualities that not only distinguish us from other animals – and from Homo Hubris – here on terra firma but which and importantly enable us to consciously change, to develope, ourselves and so participate in our own evolution as beings.”

In respect of (the Dark Art of) empathy, a 1970s ONA text stated that the Rite of Nine Angles represents the central mystery of alchemy; that the grade ritual of Internal Adept “may be regarded as necessary preparation for the Rite of Nine Angles”; that “only through the female are the forces represented by the three alchemical substances and their nine combinations capable of being released in a physical way”, and that “it is the empathy the individual possesses for their surroundings and the forces that makes the rite successful. Such empathy is the only aim of the grade ritual of internal adept and, indeed, of initiation itself.”

The text was re-published in the 1980s in the Left Hand Path Nox zine, and was later included in the book compilation The Infernal Texts: Nox & Liber Koth (Falcon Publications, 1997)

Such O9A texts – based on O9A anti-Nazarene and anti-Magian esotericism – are indicative of the anti-patriarchal ethos of the O9A, for which see

{8} Western Paganism And Hermeticism: Myatt And The Renaissance of Western Culture. 2018. ISBN 978-1986027809.

{9} Categorizing Modern Satanism, in The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity, Oxford University Press, 2012, p.92.

{10} The Black Pope and the Church of Satan, in The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity, Oxford University Press, 2012, p.80.



Summary Of O9A Texts 2018

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Among the new informative texts and/or compilations dealing with O9A esotericism, O9A aural tradition, and O9A satanism that were distributed in 2018 ev are the following, with details of where they were published.

1. The Latin Picatrix, The Arabic Ghayat al-ḥakim, And The O9A Septenary System [omega9alpha blog]
2. The Eludent Order of Nine Angles [o9a dot org; omega9alpha blog] pdf compilation
3. Some Anti-O9A Propaganda Exposed [o9a dot org; omega9alpha blog]
4. O9A Ontology And The Ruhaniyyat [o9a dot org; omega9alpha blog]
5. Traditional And Modern: The Two Types Of Satanism [o9a dot org; wyrdsister blog]
6. Sigils In Medieval And Renaissance Occult Texts [omega9alpha blog]
7. A Note On A Difference In Sigils [o9a dot org; omega9alpha blog]
8. Primary O9A Sources [omega9alpha blog]
9. O9A: A Different Emphasis? [o9a dot org; omega9alpha blog]
10. A Modern Mysterium [o9a dot org; omega9alpha blog; wyrdsister blog] pdf compilation
11. The O9A Septenary Sigil [omega9alpha blog]
12. The Tree Of Wyrd And The Star Game [omega9alpha blog]
13. Another Academic Misinterpretation [omega9alpha blog]
14. Classifying O9A Texts [o9a dot org; omega9alpha blog]
15. The Question Of O9A Culling [wyrdsister blog; omega9alpha blog]
16. The O9A In Practice [o9a dot org]
17. O9A Esoteric Notes LXXVI: Archaic Spelling In O9A Esoteric Tradition [omega9alpha blog]
18. Esoteric Notes Concerning The Numinous [omega9alpha blog]
19. The O9A Dark Art Of Shrenching [omega9alpha blog; wyrdsister blog]


The contents of the two new pdf compilations are as follows:

Eludent O9A

° Preface
° Introduction
° Esoteric Note On The Somnium Scipionis Of Cicero
° A Note On The Picatrix
° The Avenging Alastoras
° Sorcery In Virgil’s Aeneid
° Baphomet – An Esoteric Signification
° Afsana, Yusra, And The Green Damask Room
° The Rounwytha Rite Of The Abyss

A Modern Mysterium: The Enigma of Myatt And The O9A

° O9A 101.
° The Esoteric Philosophy Of The Order Of Nine Angles.
° The Multiform O9A.
° Surpassing Anton Long.
° Myatt, The Septenary Anados, And The Quest For Lapis Philosophicus.
° Anton Long and The Exeatic Quest for Gnosis.
° Theoretician of Terror?
° Traditional And Modern: Two Types Of Satanism
° Decoding The Life Of Myatt.
° The Peculiar Matter Of Myatt And Long.
° The Strange Life Of David Myatt.
° Demonizing Mr Myatt.
° The Question of Anton Long And David Myatt
° Appendix I. The Last Writings Of Anton Long.


The new works compliment existing and recent esoteric works issued between 2016 and 2017, all of which are available on the omega9alpha blog. These 2016-2017 works include:

1. ἀρρενόθηλυς: Alchemical And Hermetic Antecedents Of The Seven Fold Way Of The Order Of Nine Angles (pdf compilation, 51 pages)
2. Further Notes Concerning The Hermetic Origins Of The O9A
3. Order of Nine Angles Esoteric Notes LV
        ° Chants and Mimesis In The Sinister Tradition of The Order Of Nine Angles
4. Order of Nine Angles Esoteric Notes XLIX
        ° A Muliebral Ethos
        ° Of Gates And Nexions
5. Order of Nine Angles Esoteric Notes XLVII
        ° De Vita Coelitus Comparanda
        ° Lightning, Sun, And Acausal Time
6. ONA Esoteric Notes XLV
       ° Mimesis And Sinister Sorcery
       °Anglicized Names In The Sinister Tradition
7. Non-English Names And Terms In O9A Tradition


Look Back In Mirth

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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 an 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

{8} qv.

{9} The Multiform O9A. Included in Quintessence Of The O9A, available from



Richard Moult And The O9A

The Question Of O9A Culling

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The Question Of O9A Culling

It is that time of year again. When in Northern Europe the dark nights become longer in duration, the ambient temperature begins to fall, deciduous trees shed their leaves, there are often frosts at Dawn, and the hearth becomes again a focal point of rural indoor living with its warming fire of logs or of coal or of peat. A time for rural O9A folk to tell, at dusk and to their children, ancestral stories of OmegaNineAlpha culling…

Meanwhile, in the urban world where most self-described modern ‘satanists’ dwell – following as they do or inspired as they have been by the modern materialistic ‘satanism’ propagated by the urban-dwelling Howard Stanton Levey – the internet chatter and stories about the Order of Nine Angles and culling continues, season following season.

It is as if latter-day Levey-style ‘satanists’ are all singing from the same anti-O9A hymn sheet, vocalising different parts.

“ONA culling is just propaganda,” many of them sing, “an urban myth”. After all, the chorus goes, “the ONA is a joke and doesn’t exist.” Others sing the verse that ONA culling is merely the internet boasting of male adolescents. Yet others sing about “Where are the bodies? Why has no one ONA ever been arrested for murder?”

Some others sing the verse about how they just cannot believe that someone O9A could leave no evidence behind at a murder scene because all modern Levey-style ‘satanists’ know that anyone who describes themselves as O9A is just an easily-led simpleton with the O9A itself being “a cult for morons”.

            What none of these critics seem to have factored in is that there are different opinions among O9A folk about culling and about it being a mandatory part of the O9A Seven Fold Way. A difference founded on the fundamental O9A principle of the authority of individual judgment. {1}

Some, such as myself, consider that advocacy of “culling” is merely part of the O9A’s Labyrinthos Mythologicus. A kind of test of occult intuition and a test also designed to put many people off, cause controversy and so generate interest in the O9A. Which it has done.

Others consider it is mandated as one of the tasks of someone who following the O9A Seven Fold Way has reached the occult grade of External Adept with it therefore being akin to a hazing (US) or a blooding (UK) especially if the nexion or temple of the External Adept takes part as suggested in the vintage text Guidelines for the Testing of Opfers published in 1988 ev.

Yet others consider culling is not a mandatory part of the Seven Fold Way and have updated, revised, or evolved that occult way to exclude it. {2}{3}

In regard to those O9A folk who consider culling is mandatory then the Levey-style ‘satanist’ critics of the O9A seem to have missed two other things.

° The first is the exoteric and esoteric context in which an O9A culling takes place.

The exoteric context is well described in the document Culling And The Code of Kindred Honour {4} which relates a factual event and describes how an O9A person who accepted culling as mandatory might or should react given the personal circumstances related.

The esoteric context is described in the document Another Academic Misinterpretation Of The O9A {5} and which esoteric context is of such a culling being a personal learning experience and forming only one small and temporary part of the decades long classic Seven Fold Way.

° The second is that, for those who accept that culling is necessary, such a culling could be undertaken when they undertake an Insight Role as, for example, a member of the armed forces or as a police officer.

            To conclude, as with most if not all matters O9A it is for each person identifying with the O9A to form their own judgment about culling since as has been reiterated many times over the past few years the O9A when correctly understood is a modern occult movement (some would say a sub-culture) founded on a particular esoteric philosophy and a movement which an individual chooses to identify with or, should they feel the need, chooses to develop a new ‘flavour’ or version of.

TWS Nexion
October 2018 ev
v. 1.02

{1} The principle or axiom of the authority of individual judgment in practice means (i) that no author, no individual, no nexion, can present or represent the view or the opinion of the entity termed the Order of Nine Angles, (ii) that the O9A does not have, never has had, and never will have an “official policy” about anything, and never has, and never will make “official statements” about anything; and (iii) that the only authority which is meaningful for the O9A is the individual one which results from the exoteric and esoteric pathei mathos of each individual who is part of or who associates themselves with the O9A.


{2} As Anton Long wrote in a letter to Michael Aquino dated 20th October 1990 ev and included in volume I of The Satanic Letters Of Stephen Brown,

“I claim no authority, and my creations, profuse as they are, will in the end be accepted or rejected on the basis of whether they work. Satan forbid they should ever become ‘dogma’ or a matter of faith. I also expect to see them become transformed, by their own metamorphosis and that due to other individuals: changed, extended and probably ultimately transcended, may be even forgotten. They – like the individual I am at the moment – are only a stage, toward something else.”

{3} One such revised Seven Fold Way is available at