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Ces notes introductives sur l’Ordre des Neuf Angles ont été rédigées en guise de préface à la traduction du Black Book of Satan qui sera publiée en plusieurs parties dans le magazine Arsenestre (à paraître).

http://www.chaosophie.net/?p=2967


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That the Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) has an aural tradition – taught privately from individual Adept to individual Initiate – has long been known among the Occult cognoscenti, referred to as that tradition has been by Anton Long in various O9A texts from the 1980s on, and with some of the tradition so taught having been the subject of various now published MSS, such as those referring to the tradition of the Rounwytha, those relating to Shropshire legends regarding King Arthur, those relating to alchemy and lapis philosophicus; those stories related in ‘the deofel quartet’ and in various sinister short stories; and those relating to the esoteric meaning of ‘the nine angles’.

However, two aspects of the ‘secret traditions’ of the O9A that have, until recently, been rarely publicly mentioned by O9A Adepts are the much commented upon – by outsiders – suspected link between the O9A and National-Socialism, and the esoteric pagan ethos of the O9A and which pagan ethos is most manifest (exoterically) in the O9A code of kindred honour and thus in (a) the support for ancestral tribes and clans over and above The State, and (b) in the mythos of Vindex, with Vindex being the ‘against Time’ hero/heroine par excellence {1} and the one of whom Adolf Hitler spoke to his confidantes about, knowing as he did that he himself was only preparing the way for such a person. As Savitri Devi wrote:

“The last Incarnation of Him-Who-comes-back, the last Man against Time, has many names. Every great faith, every great culture, nay, every true (living or obsolete) form or a Tradition as old as the fall of man (and as the subsequent yearning for the lost earthly Paradise) has given Him one…”

She named him Kalki; the O9A names this person Vindex and – in line with their code of kindred honour and their sinisterly-numinous and Rounwytha traditions – insists that Vindex could be either male or female.

Regarding the O9A and NS, links hitherto rarely publicly mentioned by O9A Adepts, at least until the past year when various items were released by various Adepts which drew attention to this particular ‘secret’ aspect of O9A aural tradition. Items which appeared – mostly via the modern medium of the internet – only to (in many cases) disappear again shortly thereafter. Stories, for example, such as the one titled Selann; or an apparent 2015 interview with Anton Long; or various compilations of selected NS writings by DM; or a compilation of texts (with an introduction by Richard Stirling) regarding the O9A and National-Socialism. All of which, and similar, items were and are only a small part of the O9A mythos, of its Labyrinthos Mythologicus. Just as the ‘sinisterly-numinous’ life of David Myatt – and whether his Islam years and his ‘numinous way/philosophy of pathei-mathos’ were/are sincere or just extended O9A insight roles {2} and/or whether his own diverse, complex, life {3} is an example of what following the O9A seven-fold way means and implies in real life {4} – form part of that mythos.

For such an esoteric mythos is designed to intrigue, to inspire, to sometimes amuse our kind, to cause controversy, to annoy, to be a test; to provide or provoke in some individuals an insight, an acausal knowing, beyond words; and also possibly be one way to not only intentionally mislead the unwary but also lead others to make certain unwarranted (sometimes prejudiced) assumptions about ‘us’ and about the O9A.

As so often, the Occult cognoscenti, and those striving to follow the O9A seven fold way or one of its other praxises, will know or can via their own efforts and/or by the use of certain Dark Arts discover the truth presenced by and embedded within such a mythos, and to their credit quite a few individuals associated with or inspired by the O9A have over the past few years independently discovered the truth.

R. Parker
2016

{1} In respect of what being ‘against Time’ meant and might imply, qv. the book The Lightning and The Sun by Savitri Devi.

{2} Senholt – in his Secret Identities in the Sinister Tradition: Political Esotericism and the Convergence of Radical Islam, Satanism, and National Socialism in the Order of Nine Angles [in ‘The Devil’s Party: Satanism in Modernity’. Oxford University Press. pp. 250–274] – considered Myatt’s Islam years to be such an insight role. Similarly, Van Luijk – in his Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism, Oxford University Press, 2016, p.373 – raised the possibility that Myatt’s ‘numinous way/philosophy of pathei-mathos’ is yet another sinister insight role. As someone associated with the English-based L316 Lympstone Nexion mentioned on an internet forum some years ago now:

“As to the Numinous Way, I think that’s the most subversive of the entire tri-headed monster that is the memeplex (ONA, Numinous Way, Reichsfolk). It has a nice coating of ‘respect for all life’ and empathy which are things I can agree with absolutely, and are much easier to accept than the focus on the Sinister of the ONA, however both have the same aim in my view. Imagine if the Numinous Way caught on (which it’s more apt to do than the ONA by definition), and people developed that profound and real respect for one another as Nexions – and people comported themselves with absolute responsibility. By definition the deaths the system causes and running around after money would become repugnant (because it is) naturally as people became more aware of what they were contributing to (as the meme requires). The Numinous way also requires a degree of self reliance and self awareness that the system currently finds repugnant. Imagine if they (per the tenets of the Numinous Way) resolved their disputes among each other (without relying on the state, including through trial by combat). What you’d have is a group of people, driven by a seemingly positive motive, living totally outside the law (among their own) and actively taking responsibility for the horrific actions that the state forces them to be party to every day. They’d be de facto criminals in the eyes of the State. That’s truly subversive right there, but also esoterically does represent the complete circle. It’s the reconciliation where the Sinister Numinous, meets the Numinous.”

{3} “[Myatt] is an extremely violent, intelligent, dark, and complex individual.” Raine, Susan. The Devil’s Party (Book review). Religion, Volume 44, Issue 3, July 2014.

{4} qv. the still available text The Radical Occult Philosophy of Anton Long (2015, ISBN 978-1518690433) which discusses Anton Long’s esoteric philosophy and also Myatt’s life in the context of the O9A seven fold way.


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The Occult And Academia

In respect of the subject now often denoted by the term Western esotericism, can a lecturer or a faculty member at an established, mainstream, university or college be relied upon to present a well-researched, unbiased, scholarly, article or book?

Consider, for example, a recent (2016) book published by the prestigious Oxford University Press, Children of Lucifer: The Origins of Modern Religious Satanism, written by Ruben Van Luijk. This book devotes several pages (371-373) to the Order of Nine Angles (ONA, O9A) and to Anton Long, making various unsubstantiated claims while in the process getting almost every fact about Myatt wrong. That such an author, published by such an academic press, could make so many unsubstantiated claims and so many mistakes in so few pages – mistakes arising from a lack of research using primary sources – does not inspire confidence in the rest of the book nor in the process of academic peer review.

The mistakes by Van Luijk about David Myatt include:

1) That Myatt joined the ‘British National Socialist Movement’ in 1968. Myatt in fact joined Colin Jordan’s British Movement that year, Jordan having disbanded his short lived ‘National Socialist Movement’ earlier in the year.

2) Van Luijk writes that Myatt’s pamphlet A Practical Guide To Aryan Revolution “included detailed instructions for the manufacture of explosives and the incitement of racial war.”

It seems that Van Luijk has not bothered to find and read that pamphlet, for while it does “incite racial war” (in the Racial War section) it does not contain detailed instructions about making bombs, with it being apparent that Van Luijk has confused that pamphlet with another similar one also attributed to Myatt {1}, the 15-page printed document circulated in the 1990s which announced the formation of The White Wolves and which document did indeed contain instructions on how to make home-made bombs, complete with diagrams.

That the pamphlet A Practical Guide To Aryan Revolution – attributed to Myatt – has never in its entirely been republished (on the internet or otherwise) and is not available in easily accessible academic libraries, surely makes it incumbent upon accredited scholars who wish to comment upon it to seek out and read it in its entirely in such few places as it can still be found.

3) Van Luijk repeats the claim made by certain other authors that Myatt is Anton Long without (i) providing any evidence from his own research using primary sources that Myatt is indeed Anton Long, and without (ii) referencing any academic sources which, on the basis of scholarly research using primary sources, have proven that Myatt is Long. {2} Furthermore, that there are no such academic sources which, on the basis of scholarly research using primary sources, have proven that Myatt is Long, is never mentioned by Van Luijk.

4) Van Luijk writes that Myatt was “initiated in 1968 by the female leader of a Wicca coven.” Nowhere, in the writings of Anton Long, is there any claim to have been initiated either in 1968 or by someone from a wicca coven. Rather, the claim made by the pseudonymous Anton Long is of being initiated in the early 1970s and by the daughter of a lady associated with a pagan, occult, tradition.

The unsubstantiated claims of Van Luijks about the O9A include:

1) That the name ‘Order of Nine Angles’ suggests inspiration from the ‘satanism’ of Howard Stanton Levey and his Church of Satan, whereas a reading of (i) basic O9A texts such a The Order of Nine Angles Rite of The Nine Angles: A Comparison with the Ceremony of Nine Angles by Aquino And A Brief Study of The Meaning of The Nine Angles, and (ii) of Professor Monette’s conclusion that “it is clear despite claims that the term ‘nine angles’ was introduced in the twentieth century, the term is centuries older, especially in esoteric or cosmological discourse,” {3} would have revealed there was no such inspiration.

Myatt himself even makes a comparison with the ancient Somnium Scipionis described by Cicero, in De Re Publica, Book VI, 17, which mention of ‘nine’ pre-dates Levey and his Church of Satan by over a thousand years.

2) That the O9A accept the Judaeo-Christian version of Satan, whereas a reading of basic O9A texts such as The Geryne of Satan would have revealed that the O9A do not accept that version of Satan, giving rise to the O9A understanding of a satanist as a person who – ‘diabolically’ or otherwise – is opposed to those who believe  themselves to be God’s chosen people; that is, someone opposed to the Jews.

3) That the O9A is just a development of the ‘satanism’ of Howard Stanton Levey, whereas a study of the O9A corpus, from the 1980s on, and O9A works such as the compilation The Esoteric Hermeticism Of The Order Of Nine Angles, would have revealed that the O9A represent an occult, essentially pagan, tradition wholly different from the qabalistic-centred occult tradition used by Crowley, Levey, Aquino, and other modern occultists. A difference evident in the O9A’s Seven Fold Way and their occult septenary system.

4) That the O9A Star Game is just a ‘board game’, whereas a reading of basic O9A texts such as Naos would have revealed its three-dimensional and unique nature, a uniqueness derived from the transformation of each piece when it is moved and the alchemical combinations and occult associations of each piece.

The lack of detailed, scholarly, research and the mistakes made by Van Luijk are unfortunately typical of many of the books and articles written by academics about modern Satanism in particular and the Western, occult, Left Hand Path in general, with many authors of recent works relying for instance on the opinions of others (and, sometimes, even relying on anonymous persons communicated with by means of e-mail) rather than undertaking their own years-long research using primary sources.

Thus, in respect of Western esotericism, can a lecturer or a faculty member at an established, mainstream, university or college be relied upon to present a well-researched, unbiased, scholarly, article or book? The answer, more often than not, is no, for so many such books and articles are written by those who, despite being accorded the status of academics, are not scholars because their approach to the subject they write about it is quite unscholarly. {2}

R. Parker
2016

This a revised version of an article previously circulated under the title More Unscholarly Research.

Notes

{1} Searchlight, July 2000.

{2} Correctly understood, a scholarly approach means undertaking a meticulous, unbiased, research into a specific subject over a period of some years using, wherever possible, primary sources; formulating an opinion based on such learning, such knowledge, as results from such research, and in respect of writing academic papers and books about the subject providing copious, accurate, references to the source material. 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.

Hence, if the author of an academic book or academic paper writes about a person and/or about their works, or about an event, using only secondary sources – sources containing the opinions, the interpretations, or the conclusions of others – then the opinion, the interpretation, the conclusions of that author about such a person and/or about their works, or about an event, are unauthoritative because unscholarly.

{3} Monette, Connell (2013). Mysticism in the 21st Century. Sirius Academic Press. p.105.



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Order of Nine Angles Esoteric Notes LV
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Order of Nine Angles Notes XLV

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§ Mimesis And Sinister Sorcery
§ Anglicized Names In The Sinister Tradition
§ O9A Type Tactics In Ancient Ancestral Times?


Part 8 of the French translation of the O9A text Naos is now (January 2016) available at

http://www.chaosophie.net/?p=2030

The section deals with the stage of Internal Adept.

The translations of previous sections (1-7) of Naos are available here: http://www.chaosophie.net/?cat=89


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The O9A Septenary

For at least the past thirty years there has been much speculation – in books, in articles in magazines, in newspapers and in academic journals, and latterly via the medium of the internet – about whether David Myatt is the person behind the pseudonym Anton Long, and thus is the person who founded the occult group the Order of Nine Angles (ONA, O9A), authored its esoteric philosophy [1] and at least 95% of its texts from books such as The Black Book of Satan, Naos, the Deofel Quartet, to tracts such as Culling As Art, Guidelines for the Testing of Opfers, Concerning Esoteric and Exoteric Languages, and those in the 2010 collection The Requisite ONA: A Practical Guide to The Sinister Sorcery of The Order of Nine Angles.

While Myatt himself has always denied being Anton Long and challenged anyone to provide actual evidence that he is in fact Anton Long, his denial has not stopped anti-fascist groups such as Searchlight – and more recently ‘hope not hate’ – nor journalists nor the majority of modern self-declared Satanists from blithely asserting that Myatt is Anton Long. Neither has Myatt’s repeated denial stayed the hand of those who – again blithely, without providing any supporting evidence – state that ‘Myatt is a Satanist’ and that he was and still is ‘involved with the Satanic Order of Nine Angles’, and therefore knows or is a friend or colleague of or is somehow involved with, or supports the opinions and views of, anyone anywhere who without any evidence declares themselves to be ONA or is by others assumed to be ONA

So common did it – and has it – become for people to assume Myatt is Long that, as Senholt noted [2], the author Goodrick-Clarke in his book Black Sun: Aryan Cults, Esoteric Nazism, and the Politics of Identity [3] used the name Myatt when referring to what Anton Long had written or what others alleged Long had done, written, or said, without Goodrick-Clarke providing any supporting evidence for his assumptions.

However, as JR Wright mentioned in the 2013 edition of her article David Myatt, Satanism, and the Order of Nine Angles:

“Several academics who have studied the Order of Nine Angles have concluded that David Myatt is not Anton Long. For instance George Sieg wrote that the idea that Myatt is Long is “implausible and untenable based on the extent of variance in writing style, personality, and tone” between Myatt and Long’s writings. Professor Connell Monette considered it was quite possible that ‘Anton Long’ was a pseudonym used by multiple individuals over the past 30 years, while Professor Jeffrey Kaplan asserted that Myatt and Long are separate people and that the individual who used the pseudonym Anton Long was a friend of Myatt’s in the 1970s and 1980s.” [4]

As for Myatt, he has from the 1980s on consistently maintained that his involvement with occultism in the 1970s and early 1980s was, in his words,

“for the singular purpose of subversion and infiltration in the cause of National-Socialism, with part of this being to spread racist ideas and denial of the holocaust. Thus one such occult group I associated with was a honeytrap, and the whole intent was political, revolutionary, not occult and not to with ‘satanism’. It was a matter of using, or trying to use, such occult groups for a specific neo-nazi purpose without any interest in or personal involvement with the occult.” [5]

Which fact Myatt communicated in the 1990s to Professor Kaplan [6], and to others [7].

Thus, unless and until someone provides substantive evidence – for example in the form of authentic documents, or video recordings of Myatt at some ONA ceremony, or verifiable statements by Myatt himself or by the person who – suspected by some to be Anton Long – was “a friend of Myatt’s in the 1970s and 1980s” – then such claims that “Myatt is Anton Long”, and that “Myatt is or was a Satanist” will remain unproven, mere rumours and hearsay, and thus will be dismissed by those who use reason and honour as their guides.

For as Monette wrote, “the founder of the [ONA], Anton Long, has remained a mystery to members of the movement, as well as to academics.” [8]

Which is perhaps as it should be: a mystery, as befits an occult group which so many self-declared modern Satanists – following as they do the satanism propagated by Howard Stanton Levey, by Aquino, and by others – seek and have sought to discredit and belittle and who continue to emote that “the ONA is a joke, a fake” and who declare that it “doesn’t exist” despite the fact that the ONA is not only a particular and complex esoteric philosophy and thus – having been written about in printed books – has a place in the domain of reality and thus an objective being, but is also “a movement, a subculture or perhaps metaculture that its adherents choose to embody or identify with.” [8]

Which mystery also befits the persona of Anton Long who – in the supposed guise of David Myatt – so many self-declared modern Satanists, so many self-declared followers of some modern Western Left Hand Path, so many self-declared ‘thelemites’, and so many others – for whatever reason and from what motive – dislike and seek to defame, to castigate, and to libel. As Tennyson once wrote: “the grand old name of gentleman, defamed by every charlatan”. To which we might add “and defamed by ideologically – or financially – motivated hack writers and journalists”.

Richard Stirling
January 2016

[1] The esoteric philosophy of the ONA is detailed in the 2013 article The Radical Sinister Philosophy of Anton Long: A Review of The Contemporary Secret Society Known As The Order of Nine Angles, which is currently [January 2016] available at https://lapisphilosophicus.wordpress.com/about-2/philosophy-of-anton-long/ and archived at http://www.webcitation.org/6ewvIIDOs

That this esoteric philosophy – and the praxises derived from it or which ‘presence’ it – has roots in European paganism and Greco-Roman mysticism has been explained by R. Parker in works such as ἀρρενόθηλυς: Alchemical And Hermetic Antecedents Of The Seven Fold Way Of The Order Of Nine Angles (e-text, 2015) and books such as The Pagan Order of Nine Angles, 2015, ISBN ISBN 978-1518885143.

[2] The Sinister Tradition. Paper presented by Jacob Senholt at the international conference Satanism in the Modern World, Trondheim, 19-20th November, 2009. The paper is available [as of January 2016] at http://www.webcitation.org/6bpiHBIrr (pdf)

[3] New York University Press, 2002. ISBN 978-0814731550.

[4] The article is currently [January 2016] archived at http://www.webcitation.org/6ewuZhSas

The references cited in the article are as follows:

§ Sieg, George. Angular Momentum: From Traditional to Progressive Satanism in the Order of Nine Angles. International Journal for the Study of New Religions, volume 4, number 2. 2013. p.257.

§ Monette, Connell. Mysticism in the 21st Century. 2013. Sirius Academic Press. p.92

§ Kaplan, Jeffrey. Religiosity and the Radical Right: Toward the Creation of a New Ethnic Identity, in Jeffrey Kaplan and Tore Bjørgo (editors), Nation and Race: The Developing Euro-American Racist Subculture. Northeastern University Press. 1998. p.115.

[5] Myatt, David. A Matter of Honour. e-text, 2012.

[6] Kaplan, op cit.

[7] Letter from David Myatt to a Mr. Williams dated July 1994. The letter is mentioned by Kaplan, op cit, p.125, with Kaplan writing that “Myatt frankly states that his own long history of interaction with England’s occult underground was undertaken in a clandestine effort to influence some of these adherents to adopt National Socialist beliefs.”

[8] Monette, op cit.


Order of Nine Angles

The O9A Septenary

Alchemical And Hermetic Antecedents Of The O9A
(pdf, 27 Mb)

The texts included in this pdf compilation provide an overview of the alchemical tradition of the Order of Nine Angles and how that tradition relates to the Seven Fold Way. It should thus enable both those beginning their own Occult quest according to an O9A praxis, and those interested in O9A esoteric philosophy, to better appreciate not only how the O9A differs from other modern Occult groups but also how the O9A has maintained links to, and manifests some of the esoteric knowledge of, more ancient Occult traditions. Ancient Occult traditions, and esoteric knowledge, entirely absent from the literature about and produced by all other modern Occult groups, all of which groups (and the persons associated with them) have bought into, and reproduced, the distorted ‘qabalistic’ tradition of the likes of Alphonse Louis Constant, MacGregor Mathers and Crowley, and/or who (like Howard Stanton Levey and Aquino and Crowley) simply continued and aided the de-evolutionary masculous, patriarchal, ethos. In contrast to that patriarchal ethos – which has dominated the world, East and West, for millennia – the O9A tradition is of ἀρρενόθηλυς: of balancing the masculous with the muliebral through pathei-mathos both Occult and exoteric.

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Contents

° Introduction
° Alchemy And The Sinisterly-Numinous Tradition
° Lapis Philosophicus, Isaac Newton, And The Septenary System
° Azoth: Western Alchemy And The Seven Fold Way Of The O9A
° Hermetic Origins Of The O9A
° Perusing The Seven Fold Way
° The Septenary Anados and Life After Death
° Further Reading


Parts 3, 4, & 5 of the French translation of the O9A text Naos are now (December 2015) available at

http://www.chaosophie.net/?cat=89

which complement the already available translation of parts 1 & 2.

Part 3 – Tarot
Part 4 – External Adept
Part 5 – The Star Game (Le Jeu Stellaire)


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There is a very interesting and informative, recent, article about the Order of Nine Angles (ONA, O9A) and the Deverill’s Nexion, which English nexion has produced not only some of the best ‘sinisterly-numinous musick’ to date but also musick that is genuinely and (to date) uniquely redolent of the ancestral pagan ethos of the O9A:

http://blackivorytower.com/2015/10/31/deverills-nexion-reflections-from-a-sinister-parish/

As noted in the article:

“[O]ne aspect of ONA praxis appears to be highly relevant to this feature, and that is the role which landscape/nature plays in the Sevenfold (or Septenary) Way, particularly (at least, initially) the landscapes of Britain. Emerging from the world of the Marcher lords’ parishes, hidden valleys, moorlands (especially Long Mynd), winding lanes and a Medieval tapestry of fields and rivers, the ONA’s roots in Shropshire make it (aside from a highly individual, secretive and dedicated pursuit) distinctively ‘folkish’ – not völkisch – in aesthetic. The emphasis on landscape and creating sites of worship in rural/wild environments is key to ONA praxis […] The ONA and its mythos have a peculiarly English feeling behind it. The world conjured by Myatt is one that has been described as filled with rural outlaws, cunning folk, lonely cottages…”