O9A. One Image, Ten Thousand Words

O9A Insight Role

Editorial Note: We republish here an extract from an illuminating interview with the Finnish Occultist (aka Northwind) who edits The Sinister Flame zine and who runs the Black Metal record label of the same name. The interview was published in July 2017 on the deathmetal dot org website.

Northwind expresses the essence of the ONA system, hidden as that is by the ONA’s perplexing, misleading, challenging, testing Labyrinthos Mythologicus.

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As anyone who’s taken part of his publication will know, he [Northwind] works with the Order of Nine Angles system – also known as the Seven-Fold Way.

– This is a path I’ve walked for well over a decade now, and it’s taught me a lot. For starters – it’s worth pointing out that the Order of Nine Angles has no formal membership, no leader, no structured organisation and no dogma. The word ‘order’ is a bit misleading in that sense. This is of utmost importance to myself, because I’ve always preferred working alone.

NorthWind adds that he has no problems collaborating with others – should the situation require it – but not being a particularly sociable character, it’s unlikely to happen by preference.

– O.N.A. is, first and foremost, a tradition that’s often been characterised as esoteric, occult, pagan, sinister and satanic – I feel all of these adjectives are justified. Above all, I regard it as a kind of constant real-life training system for individuals who are genuinely interested in self-knowledge and personal development.

The practitioner’s progress is divided into seven stages, all of which include physical and psychological elements.

NorthWind notes that while O.N.A. literature contains highly precise practical instructions, there is no explicit creed.

– Each path is unique, as all individuals are different – the system provides a frame but what’s done within it is your own call. Now, our know-it-all armchair Satanist will of course be quick to say, ‘Why would we need a framework? Satanists are free!’ Well, my experience tells me that we simply do. Much like a university needs a curriculum, the path of self-growth requires a certain structure. If you just do a bit of this and read a bit of that – you might learn something and go somewhere, but there’s no reliable way of measuring your development.

NorthWind speaks from empiricism, having done just that for a great number of years – dabbling in different occult and Satanic currents.

– In the end, none of them ever resulted in anything tangible and seemed more or less like mumbo-jumbo. But once I came across the O.N.A. it was immediately clear that this was precisely what I’d been searching for. This was something which manifests in the real world – it’s practical and it works.

How were you introduced to it?

– It was largely my correspondence with Frater Calus of ALTAR OF PERVERSION in the beginning of 00s which drew me to the O.N.A. I knew about it long before via flyers and journals, but it wasn’t until we started discussing these matters extensively that I really looked into it. ALTAR OF PERVERSION is a forerunner in O.N.A. inspired black metal and, as you know, Calus is a regular contributor to The Sinister Flame.

Walking the Seven-Fold Way, one seeks to complete various trials and challenges. One such tribulation is what’s called Insight Roles, an enterprise requiring the adept to make temporary but often drastic changes to his or her lifestyle – even switching place of residence, or outwardly assuming a polarising ideological position likely to provoke confrontation.

– It’s to test your limits and then learn from endured hardship. It’s about stepping out of your comfort zone and finding out what you’re really made of; experience is what tutors us and moulds our characters.

NorthWind adds how one can read any number of grimoires, or decorate ritual altars to the heart’s content, but actual learning occurs only when stepping out into the unknown and taking action.

– This is also why the O.N.A. is often described as ‘dangerous’ by other ‘Satanic’ currents. Worth noting is how it’s you alone who decides what your next Insight Role might be – no one is issuing decrees; it could be anything from a long stay in the woods to… well, think for yourself. But no one’s pushing you to do anything. It’s your life and you traverse the sinister how and as far as you wish, in accordance to your own goals.

Besides a philosophy where deeds weigh heavier than acumen, the fact that nature is an essential part of the tradition is something which immediately resonated with him.

– Nature has always been very important to me and I’ve always lived amongst it, more or less. Even now, if I want to go to a forest it’s about 150 metres from my home. Or if I want to go to the lake, my boat is two kilometres away. I’ve come to develop a deep connection with nature and its various faces over the years. Reading your recent interview with the Nordvis character though, I started feeling painfully urbanite…

Sounds familiar.

– Moreover, read early manuscripts like Naos: A Practical guide to Modern Magic, or old issues of Fenrir – the O.N.A. journal – the writing is impeccable and clearly authored by someone wielding a supreme command over words. That really appealed to me. One could argue that the writings even have this evocative and addictive quality to them. I’ve often discussed this with my O.N.A. associates, and many mention how they need to take actual breaks from reading the material. It’s interesting to see how words can indeed hold such power.

Escapades such as these Insight Roles sound like a frightful nuisance, are the rewards worth the hassle?

– Well, I suppose it depends on what you want from life. Personally, I can see no more important task than constantly striving for an improved version of myself on all fronts. Still, it’s not something I decided to do – it’s always been within me. Having said that, I can easily admit I have a long way to go; there have been plenty of phases in this journey ending in disappointment. Just saying.

NorthWind refers me to a quote by Anton Long – the pseudonymous former Grand Master of the O.N.A. – printed on the back cover of The Sinister Flame #3.

(…) They will have really lived, ‘on the edge’; they will really have achieved something with their lives. They will have inspired others. They will in some way by their living have ‘presenced’ the dark forces on earth. If they survive – their rewards are their achievements and the wisdom that awaits. If they do not survive, at least they will have done something with their lives.

– For beginners, the O.N.A. is a total mystery and puzzle – and deliberately so. Try to google the material and you’ll find a truckload of it, but after two months of reading you’re more confused than from the onset. It takes years to get some manner of grip on it – which is obviously by intentional design, to test the seeker’s will and resolve. You’ll turn away pretty soon if you do not have this sinister flame burning inside.


Order of Nine Angles

O9A

Western Pagan Curses: Some Examples
(pdf)

It is interesting and informative – and should be part of the studies of every aspirant Western sorcerer and sorceress – to research the history of Western sorcery especially given that most aspirant Occultists will begin and have (for over a century) begun, and will and have ended, with the Magian ‘Goetic’ (qabalistic) tradition, satisfied as they seem to be, and seem to have been, that that Magian medieval tradition is ‘authentic’ especially as that qabalistic tradition formed the basis for the sorcery of the so-called Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, for the sorcery of Mr Crowley, for the sorcery of Howard Levey, for the sorcery of Mr Aquino, and for the sorcery of all other modern, non-O9A, occult groups.

To provide a flavour of the Western, pagan, tradition of sorcery – free from later Magian (Judaic) interpolations and distortions – we present here three examples of historical Western sorcery. One from the sorcery inspired by ancient Greece and Hellenism, and two from Romano-British, pagan, sources. Perspicacious readers will notice several things. For example, that Romano-British sorcery – spells and curses – make no reference whatsoever to Magian ‘demons’, and that earlier Hellenic sorcery is also devoid of later Magian (Judaic) interpolations.

K.S.
June 2017


Order of Nine Angles

O9A

A Perspicacious Example

We wish to draw the attention of our readers to the peregrinations of someone – apparently inspired by the O9A – who is undertaking his own septenary anados and whose writings concerning his peregrinations and that anados are perceptive and illustrative of just how different the rational “sinister-numinous” O9A approach is compared to that of all other modern self-described occultists. That this seeker after gnosis occasionally references the life and writings of a certain Mr Myatt is interesting and perhaps indicative.

Here are just two representative examples of the perspicacity of this modern Occultist.

1. “The Geist connects the Causal and the Acausal, and here were are talking about its fiery, martial character. It is eternal yet Faustian, and as such its drive should fuel you. As you look at the illustration of the Sphere of Mars imagine yourself standing in that particular extraterrestial landscape. Enjoy its destabilizing power.

The workings of Destruction and Sacrifice are situated on three levels indicating the fact that we are a being-in-the-world, being-with-others, and connected with the Cosmic. You simply cannot understand these qualities without looking at the whole Cosmic picture. As an Alchemist I strive for Unity, the Great All. The Light and the Shadow aspects of Mars make it even more complex, but complete. It is a lifelong study, search and experience that demands Destruction and Sacrifice. Myatt already emphasized this: the need for humility. With Bataille we could say: be prepared to Sacrifice all Reason and delve into this Night of Violence. Only then, we can emerge enlightened and worthy to receive the Wisdom and Wealth offered by Jupiter.”

2. “Mercury – as god, planet or metal – is the changing substance itself, a fluid, and strictly speaking does not belong to the different phases. Mercury is the changing matter itself and Jung called it an archetypical symbol which encompasses many contradictions. As the collective unconscious is very complex Mercury has multiple forms.

Look at the illustration of Mercury and follow those lines, a fluidized surface as it were. An image of ever becoming, a never ending process which is not just a stage but the whole alchemical process of individuation as a whole. Look at your life, the lives of those close to you: all lines traversing the Lebenswelt around you. See how they interact and inter-connect for there lies growth and inner transformation. Benefit from the interconnectedness, a Being-with-Others as Myatt has exemplified in his Numinous Mysticism. Like blood the energy flows through us and by connecting with others we create a Sacred Space.”

Source of the quotations: https://ecstatic-darkness.com/


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Lambasting Levey And Aquino
(pdf)

 

Contents include:

§ Anton LaVey And Anton Long: A Study In Modern Satanism
§ Knowledge And Culture Verses Plebeian Pretentiousness
§ The Satanic Bible
§ Michael Aquino Sounds Off Again About The Order Of Nine Angles
§ The Sad Sad Story of Michael Aquino


Order of Nine Angles

O9A

On Leaving The O9A
(pdf)

 

From the Introduction:

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Given that someone else has – via the internet of course – recently announced that they are “leaving” the Order of Nine Angles (ONA, O9A) because they are upset about what some ONA persons have written and because they do not agree with “this” or with “that”, we reproduce below an apposite article from 2013 about such “leaving”.

Apropos of which, the common themes behind those who publicly announce their “leaving” – and then go to be critical of and/or make accusations about the ONA – are one or more or all of the following:
(i) they have failed to disentangle the exoteric (the outer) from the esoteric (the inner), and thus have become lost in or confused by our Labyrinthos Mythologicus 1 ;
(ii) they have failed to understand just what the ONA is, and thus why there is, esoterically, no “joining” and no “leaving” some “entity” designated by the term “Order of Nine Angles”;
(iii) their lack of scholarly esoteric knowledge evident in their inability to write a scholarly critique of items in a compilation such as The Esoteric Hermeticism Of The Order Of Nine Angles  2 .

Doubtless this recent announcement about “leaving” – and the critical comments and accusations made about the ONA – will be seized upon by latter-day satanists, and unscholarly others, as “proof” that the ONA is “dead” and/or as confirmation of their own shallow, exoteric, personal opinion about the ONA.

But, as the article below states, such a “leaving” – en-wrapped in critical comments – has happened many times over the past two decades. And it has made no difference, and it cannot make any difference, to the esoteric philosophy 3 and the praxises 4 that presence (which are) the Order of Nine Angles. That they – and others – do not seem to understand this is most amusing, and of course indicative.

DL9
December 2016

1) https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/labyrinthos-mythologicus/
2) https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/the-esoteric-hermeticism-of-the-order-of-nine-angles/
3) https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/esoteric-philosophy/
4) https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/complete-o9a-guide/

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Order of Nine Angles

O9A

This was not what he expected. He had spent months, following his reading of The Satanic Bible, posting replies on self-described ‘satanic’ internet forums to such an extent that he – or rather his self-assumed pseudonym – had garnered a certain positive reputation among other self-described ‘satanists’ all of whom seemed to revere and regularly quote that book written as it was by a certain Howard Stanton Levey, who of course used a pseudonym in order to hide his real identity, given the plagiaristic nature of most of the contents of that mass-produced and now rather popular book.

Plying him with praise – massaging his ego – they, using the ‘private message’ facilities on such internet forums, had enticed him here on a warm albeit cloudy day in late August. Enticed, because the messages were supposedly from a young woman who had expressed an interest in him given – or so she said – his knowledge of satanism. And which messages had sometimes included a web-link to suggestive images of a certain young women.

So there he was, a mere nineteen years of age and self-assured as he was, waiting in the fading twilight for the promised tryst with that voluptuous young woman. Waiting, hoping, his head-piece filled with both sexual and egoistic dreams. There: where ancient, twisted, often moss-covered, trees of Oak had settled and grown near a long-abandoned stone quarry in the county borderland that marked the edge of the English Peak District national park.

Waited, until he could but dimly see a figure approach him. Then she and him were both smiling, if for different reasons; and he was so intent on leering at her that he neither saw nor heard the approach of those behind him: those three women who crept upon him to bind his wrists behind his back.

Of course he struggled; or tried to. Kicking out and shouting obscenities as he lay, bound, on his back. For was he not a proud satanist who believed in indulgence, in treating those who annoyed you cruelly and without mercy, in what lex talionis meant and implied? Who was he – with his youthful masculine body honed by regular training in a gym – to be subdued by mere women?

But they were mocking him before, in the twilight dark, placing a hood over his head, gagging him, and carrying him down toward a nearby narrow stream where heavy stones were placed on his legs, arms, abdomen, and chest; almost – but not quite – crushing them.

So it was that he, supine, heard a feminine voice declaim:

Here is he who believed he knew our secret:
But just look at him now and laugh
For we have so easily overcome his much-believed-in outer strength.

Now, wash your throats with sparkling wine
For Sirius returns
And we women are warm and wanton!
Before me, you were sightless:
You looked, but could not see;
Before me, you had no hearing:
You heard sounds, but could not listen.
Before me, you swarmed with men,
But did not enjoy.
But I arrived, opened my body and
Brought you lust, softness, understanding, and love.
My breasts pleased you
And brought forth darkness and much joy.

I, who crushes your enemies and who washes in a basin full of
Their blood.
For you are my daughters and a nexion to our Dark Gods:
Before you my sisters I offer you this body so that his blood
Will feed your virgin flesh.

He heard laughter, the sound of bottles of Champagne being opened, and then – not that long thereafter – felt the dreadful pain as a sharp long-bladed knife slit his throat. So he gasped, gurgled, as his life-blood drained away, some of it collected in a basin to be smeared on breasts and faces.

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Sister Morgan
Dark Daughters of Baphomet
127 Year Of Fayen


Source: https://sinistervignettes.wordpress.com/2016/08/27/not-what-he-expected/


 

Order of Nine Angles

O9A

Quelques mots sur le vocabulaire de l’ONA

 

Editorial Note: We reproduce here the introduction to a recent French translation of the O9A’s Glossary of Order of Nine Angles Terms (version 3.07 dated 123 Year of Fayen, and available in English as a pdf here), and which introduction makes several interesting (and also esoteric) points overlooked by latter-day satanists in particular and by O9A detractors in general.

 

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Quelques mots sur le vocabulaire de l’ONA

Ainsi que précisé dans la note introductive ci-dessous, l’Ordre des Neuf Angles possède un lexique propre, susceptible de dérouter le lecteur. La manipulation du vocabulaire et de la syntaxe est en effet l’un des traits saillants de la démarche de l’ONA depuis ses origines. Elle prend plusieurs formes :

  • le recours à des tournures ou des formes nominales archaïques, à l’étymologie plus ou moins obscure (ex. : Rounwytha, Thernning, Kunnleik etc.) marquant l’ancienneté et le caractère indigène européen de la Tradition à laquelle l’Ordre se rattache ;
  • le « détournement » de certains concepts (ex. : Wyrd, dont l’acception diffère un peu de ce à quoi elle se réfère dans la tradition nordique) visant à les intégrer à son propre système ;
  • la reprise constante de concepts initialement développés par David Myatt, bien que ce dernier n’ait jamais confirmé ses liens avec l’O9A ni qu’il était Anton Long (ex. : Pathei-Mathos, Anados etc.) ; cela génère un enrichissement constant du vocabulaire propre à l’ordre auquel s’ajoutent par ailleurs les créations de ses « jeunes pousses » lorsqu’elles sont validées par la vieille garde (ex. : Drecc…) ;
  • la création de mots-valises nouveaux (ex. : Balobians) ;
  • l’utilisation de mots étrangers qui renvoient implicitement à un environnement intellectuel particulier (ex. : Opfer, Übermensch etc.) ou à des faits ou actions précis (le plus emblématique est l’utilisation du mot arabe « Nasrani » pour désigner les chrétiens, clin d’œil simultané à l’engagement islamiste passé de Myatt et à l’insight role djihadiste conseillé par l’O9A) et qui constituent autant de marqueurs idéologiques forts et de stimuli pavloviens pour le lecteur ;
  • la modification délibérée de la syntaxe de certains mots (ex. : « subserviance » au lieu de « subservience » – cf. The Satanic Letters of Stephen Brown, lettre du 07/09/1990), utilisée aussi bien pour signifier l’appartenance de l’auteur d’un texte à l’O9A que pour entretenir le doute quant au fait qu’une seule personne se cache derrière le pseudonyme d’Anton Long et que cette personne est David Myatt (Anton Long pourrait être un pseudonyme utilisé collectivement et la théorie de l’identité Myatt/Long repose largement sur les analyses lexicographiques  [1]).

Ce jeu avec les mots est une démarche totalement et ouvertement assumée : « à l’époque où nous tapions nos lettres à la machine à écrire, il arrivait que certaines d’entre elles comprennent un mot orthographié de façon inhabituelle ou des fautes de syntaxe délibérées. Les tournures grammaticales employées étaient parfois curieuses également. Ceux qui étaient incapables de dépasser la forme (les mots, la syntaxe etc.) pour voir l’essence (toujours clairement présente dans ces correspondances) prouvaient ainsi évidemment leur absence de valeur : leur compréhension des choses était corsetée par les normes de leur temps, par leurs préjugés, par la société ou je-ne-sais-quoi. » [2]

L’emploi de nouveaux mots ou de mots connus d’une façon extrêmement particulière est par ailleurs conçu par l’O9A comme un moyen, imparfait, de dépasser les limites du langage causal et son incapacité à décrire les réalités a-causales. Ce point est longuement développé dans Concerning Esoteric and Exoteric Languages (Anton Long).

À chaque entrée, est indiqué le terme originel entre crochets. Par ailleurs, il faut savoir que plusieurs traducteurs de l’ONA cohabitant dans la francophonie, leurs choix divergent parfois quant à la traduction d’un terme ou d’une formule. C’est le cas par exemple pour « Sinister » qui signifie à la fois « sénestre » et « sinistre ». Nous avons ici opté pour « Sénestre » qui renvoie à la Voie de la Main Gauche, mais d’autres préfèrent la traduction plus agressive de « Sinistre ».

Notes:

[1] C’est, entre autre, sur cette base que N. Goodrick-Clarke et J. Senholt s’appuient pour affirmer que Diablerie: Revelations of a Satanist est bien l’autobiographie d’Anton Long et que ce dernier et Myatt ne font qu’un (cf. Richard Parker, A Skeptic Review of Diablerie, 2012, rév. 2013).

[2] DarkLogos9, Defending The ONA (c. 2005).

[3] « Sous-homme ».

[4] Également appelés « Balo-Bohemians » (du vieil Anglais “Balo” signifiant sinistre/sénestre/sombre – on le retrouve dans certains mots comme “balocraft” désignant une forme de sorcellerie – et Bohemians/Bohémiens) – cf. Guide to the Kulture and Sinister Ethos of the ONA, 2010.


Order of Nine Angles

O9A

Further Notes Concerning The Hermetic Origins Of The O9A

 

Unique among self-described modern Occultists, the Order of Nine Angles (O9A/ONA) has, since it first publicly emerged in Britain the early 1970s, not only propagated a septenary system but also maintained that such a septenary system represents the ‘genuine’ Western occult tradition. Furthermore, initiates of the O9A have not only derided the ten-fold medieval Hebrewesque qabalistic system – propagated and lauded by the so-called Hermetic Order of The Golden Dawn, by Crowley, and by others – but also used terms, such as φύσις (physis) and rounwytha, and πάθει μάθος (pathei-mathos) and enantiodromia {1}, which reference ancient esoteric traditions that are almost entirely absent from the academic literature dealing with modern satanism, the modern Western Left Hand Path, and modern esotericism in general. For such literature is almost entirely devoted to those – such as the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, Crowley, LaVey, Aquino, et al – who have accepted without question the ten-fold medieval Hebrewesque qabalistic system and what has been derived from it.

That the O9A septenary system does indeed represent an older – pre-Hebrewesque – and Hellenic and genuinely hermetic occult tradition is gradually becoming increasing known outside of O9A circles, partly due to articles such as  Perusing The Seven Fold Way: Historical Origins Of The Septenary System Of The Order of Nine Angles (pdf), partly due to Myatt’s translations of the Pymander and Ιερός Λόγος tractates of the ancient Corpus Hermeticum {2} – in which physis and a septenary system are mentioned several times – and partly due to his notes on the fourth tractate (Ἑρμοῦ πρὸς Τάτ ὁ κρατῆρ ἡ μονάς) in which notes {3} he pointed out the use of a septenary system by John Dee as described in Theorem XVIII of Dee’s 1564 work Monas Hieroglyphica, illustrated here:

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For, as Elias Ashmole mentioned in his Theatrum Chemicum Britannicum, Containing Severall Poeticall Pieces of our Famous English philosophers, who have written the Hermetique Mysteries in their owne Ancient Language, published in 1652:

“As for Magick, Pliny tells us, It flourished in Britaine, and that the People there were so devoted to it (yea, with all Complements of Ceremony) a man would think that even the Persian learned his Magick thence.”

Furthermore, that compilation of writings about ‘the Hermetique Mysteries’ contains several illustrations and texts which directly relate to various O9A occult traditions as recorded in O9A texts from the 1970s onwards.

For instance, the following illustration describes a system of seven “sphæra” (seven spheres).

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The text, on page 420, entitled A Discription of the Stone, describes (using terminology and symbolism, and a doxology, apposite to the period) the melding of the muliebral with the masculous – the ‘numinous’ and the ‘sinister’ – and which melding is an essential part of the O9A’s Seven Fold Way: a nexion to the discovery of Lapis Philosophicus {4}.

The primar Secret of this Arte is the unity beyond causal abstractions, occult and otherwise, as discovered via the ordeal of The Abyss and is described in various O9A texts, involving as it does melding of the two (masculous-muliebral, sinister-numinous) into the one, is also mentioned in this ancient text, again using terminology and symbolism (and a doxology) apposite to the period:

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Conclusion

More and more evidence is emerging – leaked by O9A Adepts or discovered independently by academics {5} – that the Order of Nine Angles is a rather unique modern Occult group with an esoteric tradition whose roots go back to both an ancient Greco-Roman pagan hermeticism and an indigenous ancient British magickal tradition.

What the O9A, under the aegis of Anton Long, has done is to (a) describe both those ancient traditions using a unique terminology suitable to our times – hence nexion, causal/acausal, sinister-numinous, muliebral-masculous, etcetera – and (b) develop several experiential, antinomian, occult praxises, based on and evolving those ancient traditions, which praxises (such as the Seven Fold Way) enable anyone to, via their own esoteric and exoteric pathei-mathos, discover Lapis Philosophicus and thus achieve wisdom.

R. Parker
April 2015 ev

{1} For example, in respect of physis, qv. the seminal O9A (1980s) text Naos, which outlines the basics of what the O9A term ‘physis magick’.

{2} (a) Poemandres, A Translation of and Commentary. 2014, ISBN 9781495470684. (b) An Esoteric Mythos: A Translation Of And A Commentary On The Third Tractate Of The Corpus Hermeticum, 2015, ISBN 9781507660126.

{3} Notes On The Fourth Tractate Of The Corpus Hermeticum, Ἑρμοῦ πρὸς Τάτ ὁ κρατῆρ ἡ μονάς.

{4} Refer, for example, to the O9A text   Enantiodromia – The Sinister Abyssal Nexion (Second Edition, 2013, pdf) and essays such as The Sinisterly-Numinous O9A (e-text, 2013).

{5} A pioneer here is Professor Connell Monette of Al Akhawayn University. A draft of the second, revised, edition of his chapter on the O9A from his seminal university textbook Mysticism in the 21st Century is (as of April 2015) available via the following URL – https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/monette-on-the-o9a/.


 

Richard Moult - Banais

Satanism And The Sinisterly-Numinous Tradition
(pdf)


Source:

https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/ontology-satanism-and-the-sinisterly-numinous-tradition/

Image credit:

Banais, a painting by Richard Moult (private collection)


Richard Moult - Banais

 

Mysticism In The 21st Century – Second Edition

Due to the generosity of the author, the link below is to a pre-publication draft copy (as a pdf file) of chapter three (The Order of Nine Angles) of the second edition of the university textbook by Professor Connell Monette, of Al Akhawayn University, entitled Mysticism In The 21st Century. The first edition of the book is currently being used as a set text in a graduate class at Al Akhawayn University. The second revised edition is due for publication in early 2015.

o9a-monette-second-edition.pdf

The first edition (ISBN 9781940964003) is still available in printed paperback format from Amazon dot com and also from most major retail booksellers, including Blackwell’s of Oxford, England.

Interestingly, the second edition references David Myatt’s translation of and commentary on the ancient hermetic text Mercvrii Trismegisti Pymander, and further emphasizes the hermetic nature of the Order of Nine Angles:

“While the Order’s members do continue to employ the term ‘satanic’ as a self-reference, it is an image that the ONA appears to have outgrown during the early 21st century. A renewed focus on hermeticism and the hermetic corpus is articulated in the recent 2014 essays of the Order, and it is likely that this particular aspect of the ONA’s heritage will be the dominant feature for which it is known in the coming decade. Thus while the ONA is likely continue to grow and diversify, it will do so with a serious sense of its traditions rooted in blood and soil.”