Falcifer And Etymology

Posted: January 19th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Etymology, Occultism | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Falcifer And Etymology


.:.Usually, what I do is like when I have thoughts and ideas brewing in my head, I’ll crack open Microsoft Word and write an essay, and save that essay in a folder, and at the end of the year, I’ll take all my essays I’ve collected in that folder and make a new issue of Nexion Zine out of. Last year, the Pandemic happened and I stayed home most of the year, and so I had all this time to write a fuck load of stuff, and at the end of the year, after I made issue 7.1 I discovered that I had written 1,800 pages! And that issue was 300 megabytes big.

I have been reading your “complaints” :) as well as getting emails complaining about issue 7.1’s massive size. One associate has informed me that issue 7.1 makes the Adobe PDF reader crash! When I was trying to put together issue 7.1, it made Microsoft Publisher crash. I guess there are limits and glass ceilings to everything isn’t there?

I apologize to you guys about the huge size of issue 7.1. I do honestly like constructive criticism. It’s because of constructive criticism that I became who I am today. And so, I do take all of your “complaints,” suggestions, and constructive criticisms into reflection and consideration. The Good News is that, because I am actively writing here now… issue 8.1 will not be over 1000 pages and it’ll be under 300 megabytes! Because probably half of the stuff that will brew in my head will end up being written here.

So, last year, I started to teach myself a forgotten Western divination system, called Geomancy, specifically something once called “Traditional Astrological Geomancy,” which looks like this:

I’m not good at astrological geomancy yet, but I can now make those charts and read them to answer questions. But I really liked the idea of using astrology to answer questions, that I ended up, very recently studying and teaching myself [and being tutored] another forgotten Western divination system, somewhat related to astrological geomancy called “Traditional Horary Astrology.” I’m gunna be a big Hore Astrologer one day! This is what a Horary Astrology chart looks like:


Learning “Traditional” horary astrology is hard, because there are a lot of books that you have to study, and a lot of example charts that you have to learn to read and study. I’ve got about 10 Kindle books on the subject, and a few massive 400-500 paged paper-based books about it, plus my tutor gave me a gigantic collection of old PDFs of these ancient books written in the 1600s to study. “Traditional” here really means traditional, like 400-year-old stuff.

Horary astrology by the way is not like normal astrology, it’s when you are able to read that chart up there to answer questions like: 1) Will I marry Mr. X? 2) Will I inherent money from my dead relatives? 3) Does he like me? 4) Where are my keys? I’ve misplaced them. There are actual people who can read that horary chart to find where missing items and missing persons are. There is even a branch of horary astrology called “forensics astrology” which uses those charts to help solve crimes and mysteries. I love mysteries!

In Khmer, we call that astrology “Hora,” which we pronounce as “How-rah.” Hora in Khmer means like your horoscope, your astrological divination. You would get your Hora read by Buddhist monks like before you and a person gets married. The Khmer word Hora, of course comes from the Sanskrit:

And so, what is the etymon, the ancestor, of the English word “Hour?” Ultimately, the ancestor of the English word “Hour” is the Sanskrit word “Hora,” which means Hour. Per the etymological principles in NZ 7.1, we isolate the Consonants by removing the vowels of both of those words, and we have H-R [sanskrit] and H-R [english], and both words have the exactly same meaning as well as the same consonants.

There is an interesting Sanskrit word: Horavid. That word is made of two particles: Hora+Vid(ya). Hora means “Hour/Time.” And the Sanskrit word “Vid” [pronounced as “Weed”] means “To Know, To Understand, To See.” The Sanskrit word “Vid” is indeed related to English words such as: Wit [witty], Wita, Wise, Witan, Wisdom, and so on.

So anyways. One of the books I have to read and study is an old book called “Christian Astrology,” by some guy from England named William Lilly, or something like that. He was alive back in the 1600s, and is regarded as the world’s greatest horary astrologer, and so, it’s a must that you study his stuff, if you desire to learn “Traditional” horary.

So, I’m reading William’s discourse on the meanings of the Traditional 7 planets used in horary charts. The first planet he teaches you about is Saturn. This is how he starts with his lecture on the planet Saturn, if you are into ONA magick and sorcery, please read it carefully:

I first began studying ONA stuff back in 2007, when I first initiated myself into ONA. One of the tasks you are supposed to do as a new initiate is to collect everything written by ONA [Anton Long] and study them. And so, from reading the Deofel Quintet, I became familiar with the weird name “Falcifer.”

All this time, it’s been over a decade,” I never knew what that name Falcifer meant, or where DM/AL got that name from? I had always guessed or assumed that 1) Falcifer was another name for Lucifer/Satan, 2) That DM/AL invented it by merging the words “False” with “Lucifer.”

I was wrong! Falcifer turns out to be an old alternative name for Saturn/Kronos. And so, because I thought the word Falcifer was made up, I never attempted to trace its etymology! I just did. Falcifer is composed to two Latin particles: Falcis + Fer:


It means Scythe/Sickle Bearer! Kronos! Saturn! I actually never knew that. William’s discourse gave me 3 clues/clews to follow: 1) Falcifer is used by DM/AL in ONA stuff, 2) the Traditional 7 planets are used in ONA’s Tree of Word, & 3) The olden peculiar spelling of words that end in a “K” sound with the letters “CK.” The clews tells me that David Myatt was not superficially interested in occultism. He had an interest in occultism enough to study ancient texts that most people would not even think about reading. As Anton Long, he does have a peculiar habit of spelling certain words for us in ONA with this same ancient way, for example in ONA we have “Sinister Musick.”

And so, I studied the other planets in William’s book, and then I got to the moon. If you are ONA and are into ONA magick, sorcery, and the Dark Gods, please read this carefully:


One of the Dark Gods in ONA is named “Noctulius.” In ONA Noctulius is associated with the Moon. Magister Hagur:

We see that in William’s ancient occult manuscript, an alternative name for the moon was “Noctiluca,” which of course is related to the ONA neo-nym “Noctulius.”

I’ve always wondered if Noctulius was a male or female Dark God. Now I know. Noctiluca is feminine. I thought that was shocking in a pleasant way. The next shocking alternative name for the moon for me was the word Cynthia, which William listed.

I’ve known that Cynthia is a common, and pretty name, in English; the diminutive of which is “Cindy.” But I had never known what Cindy and Cynthia meant:


As soon as I discovered that Cynthia meant “Moon,” I had its etymonic retracements already done in my head. In Khmer, the word for Moon is “Chanda,” and also “Chantri,” and “Chand,” and “Chandra.” That all means Moon in Khmer, and they are also proper named for boys and girls. We call the moon in Khmer “Preah Chand,” which means “Venerable Moon.” Chanda, of course, comes from the Sanskrit:

So, per the etymonic retracement principles in NZ 7.1, we divest the words we are retracing, to learn if such words are related, from their vowels, because vowels change and morph too frequently, from person to person, town to town, county to county. We only consider the consonants, because consonants are more conservative in retention.

Thus, Cynthia, becomes C-N-TH and the Sanskrit Canda [with the “R” expunged and pronounced as “Chanda”] becomes C-N-D, and the English diminutive Cindy becomes C-N-D.

The phoneme “TH” in olden Latin does not make the English “TH” sound. The phoneme “TH” corresponds with the ancient Greek [not modern Greek mind you] letter Theta. In olden times, Theta began with an aspirated “T” sound, like our English word “Tiger.” Whereas the Latin letter/phoneme “T” [sans the “H”] corresponds with the ancient Greek phoneme and letter Tau, which was a soft “T” sound, as in the French word “Tasse” meaning cup, or the Spanish word “Torta.” The Classical Latin letter/phoneme “C” corresponds with the ancient Greek phoneme/sound/letter “Kappa,” which was a soft “K” sound as in the French word “Canard” meaning a duck. The Classical Latin “C” was not a hard/aspirated “K” sound like our English word “King.” That aspirated/hard “K” corresponds with the ancient [not modern] Greek phoneme/sound/letter Chi.

And so, Cynthia, in olden Classical Latin was pronounced as [using English phonemic spelling]: keen-TEE-ah, with a soft continental “K.” And so, the Sanskrit phoneme/letter “D” in C-N-D shifts into the “TH,” and the Sanskrit phoneme/letter “C” [ch] shifts into the Latin “C,” rendering C-N-TH, which is Cynthia, and both have the same meaning. And so, the two words are etymonically related to each other.

Anyways. It’s cool how you can be into ONA for so many years, and you still learn new stuff. Accidentally discovering the etymological origins of ONA names/words such as Falcifer and Noctulius, and seeing as that our Tree of Wyrd uses the 7 traditional/ancient Planets, has caused me to realize that if I or any of us Niners who desire to gain and grow a deeper occult understanding of ONA Corpus and Tradition, that we actually have to study ancient occult texts and manuscripts like David Myatt did, because such ancient occult manuscripts were his sources of inspiration. I say “ancient texts and manuscripts” as opposed to New Age shit and the crap that passes as occult books/texts available and written these days on Amazon.

Incidentally, the “9 Angles,” is actually ancient and predates Aquino: in Traditional Astrology as well as Jyotisha [ancient Vedic horary/astrology] there are 7 planets: Sun, Mercury, Venus, Moon, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, PLUS: Caput Draconis & Cauda Draconis. Caput Draconis in Jyotisha is called Rahu, and Cauda Draconis is Rahu’s tale, called Ketu. Ketu, in Khmer is a generic word which means the tale of any animal, but we pronounce it as “ke-tooy.” In our myths, Rahu is a monster that lives in the sky, and every so often he eats the moon, which is what causes eclipses. And so, the 7 Traditional planets plus Caput Draconis & Cauda Draconis = 9. But why are they called “Angles” and not “Planets?”

Because the 9 spheres/planets [7 planets + Rahu & Ketu] are actual archetypes that radiate or emanate their influence on the earthly plane. That’s the very basic premise of horary and astrology, that the Great Luminaries [called Devas meaning Shining Ones] shine or radiate or emanate their Celestial influence on the earth.

It’s something you learn in your studies of horary. Traditional horary is based on what old English people called the “World Picture,” which was the Old English term which meant a “worldmodel” or “worldview.” The world model at that olden time, was that the world/cosmos was divided into 3 layers or tiers. The top most tier was the Angelic Realm, the middle realm was the Celestial realm, and the bottom layer was the Earthly realm. The Angelic realm was the domain of ideas and archetypes. The celestial realm was inhabited by physical things [planets] which Emanated, the idea, archetypal essence towards the earthly domain to be manifested, as physical things and mortal experience. And so the basic concept is that non-material ideas existed on a higher domain, which sends its non-material ideas to celestial bodies, which celestial bodies than radiates or shines or emanates such power, virtue, dynamis, grace, onto the earthly world.

Thus with all that as our context, I’m going to explain why it’s “9 Angles” and not 9 Planets: What is the etymology of the word Planet?

Ultimately, our English word Planet, comes from the very ancient Greek word meaning to “Wander,” because from the earth, the planets [celestial bodies] look as if they are wandering about our night sky. And so, now, understanding that Western languages evolved and traveled from Vedic Aryan Sanskrit, we also use that same direction and line of evolution for occult sciences: meaning that in super ancient times, occult sciences began in Vedic Aryan India, and spread out, as the Sanskrit speaking Aryan tribes spread out, taking their occult sciences with them. Therefore, we go to Sanskrit to look up a few words:


Take note that the Sanskrit word “Sajcara” pronounced as Sach-Cha-Rah, means to Wander and to Roam. Sajcara also has another meaning:

Sajcara also means Emanation, to Emanate. The context is the ancient world model. That on a high angelic plane, exists ideas and archetypes, which emanates down to the celestial realm, and the celestial bodies, the Wanderers [planets] emanate such powers and influences form the angelic realm down to the earthly plane. And so, the Sanskrit word for an “Angle,” has a very descriptive quality:

Dvi+Bhuja means Angle, as well as two-arms literally:





An angle in Geometry is when two emanating lines [actually called Rays] start at a common point and radiate outwards. Like rays of light, emanating outwards:


That’s why it’s 9 Angles. It means the same thing as 9 Planets: the 9 Wanders exist in the celestial realm, and they radiate or emanate their influence onto our earthly domain. Occult knowledge is better understood in its proper context: within the weltanschauung and umwelt of the ancient world, meaning their ancient world-model, cosmology, and so on.