Book Review: Feond, and Baeldraca

Posted: September 4th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Howard Stanton Levey, Inner ONA, Labyrinthos Mythologicus, O9A, Order of Nine Angles, Order of the Nine Angles, The Sinister Tradition, The Sinisterly Numinous Tradition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Book Review: Feond, and Baeldraca

Baeldraca Book

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Feond: Order Of Nine Angles – Toward Internal Adept,
2019, 110 pages, ISBN 978-1687255624

Baeldraca: Order Of Nine Angles,
2019, 105 pages, ISBN 978-1689931953

With the publication in 2019 of two printed books about the O9A – Feond, and Baeldraca – the public profile of the O9A is taken to the “next level”. A level beyond the type of satanism and the neo-nazi occultism that the O9A is, rightly or wrongly, notorious for, and thus beyond the texts contained in much earlier books such as Naos, The Black Book of Satan, and Hostia.

The new books, which compliment each other, contain a selection of post-2012 texts which deal with O9A occultism and traditions, and the knowledge and the understanding expected of the O9A Internal Adept, the stage – on the O9A Seven Fold Way – beyond the early stages of Initiate and External Adept and which early stages books such as Hostia deal with.

Most of the knowledge imparted in the two hundred or so pages of these new books will be unfamiliar to those students of the occult, and to academics, who have concentrated on studying the Qabalah based and “goetic” traditions of the Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn and of the likes of Mr Aleister Crowley and Michael Aquino. The knowledge will also be unfamiliar to those who follow or who study the modern ‘satanism’ of showman Howard Stanton Levey, better known under his alias of Anton LaVey.

The post-2012 texts will also disappoint those who expect to find ‘satanic rituals’ or heretical diatribes, for when not eruditely informing readers about obscure occult topics – such as sorcery in Virgil’s Aeneid, or the Greek origin of the name Baphomet – the texts deal with esoteric philosophy and how O9A esotericism and methods are related to Hellenic and Hermetic mysticism, to Renaissance alchemy, and to the neglected paganism of a septenary anados or quest. That most of the texts includes copious footnotes containing references to other O9A texts and to works such as the Corpus Hermeticum, will also deter many readers.

In consequence the books are niche products and well express the pagan, classical, Western, notion of καλὸς κἀγαθός which, as texts such as the one titled Appreciating καλὸς κἀγαθός and the O9A in the Feond book describe, could be considered to reveal the type of personal character which it is one of the main aims of the O9A Seven Fold Way to encourage and create.

Which character is the opposite of the egoistic type encouraged by the likes of Crowley, by Levey and by modern practitioners of a Hebrew indebted qabalistic Left Hand Path. A difference that Anton Long and those of the “inner O9A” {1} have pointed out many times before and after 2012. {2}

In regard to satanism and neo-nazism, the text The Alleged National Socialism Of The O9A in the Feond book references neglected explanations by “Anton Long” in the early 1990s. Which explanations are that both satanism and neo-nazism are considered to be causal forms, ideas, which could be used to achieve certain Aeonic – “sinister” – goals or which can be useful as Insight Roles, as learning experiences, by the Initiate or the External Adept.
             “To achieve the strategic goals, certain tactics have to be used. This means involvement ‘in the world’ by some individuals/members – for instance, the disruption of society, the creation/manipulation of certain forms.” {3}

To conclude, the books will be useful not only to those, such as students of the occult and academics, who seek to understand the O9A, its traditions and occult roots and how it differs from other modern occult groups and movements, but also to those who have begun their own anados, their own journey, or who are considering making such a journey, along the difficult, the dangerous, O9A Seven Fold Way

R Parker
Shropshire
September 2019 ev

{1} The Inner O9A – also known as the Inner ONA – is the exoteric name given to a small group of individuals who were recruited or trained or guided by “Anton Long” and who have achieved the Grade of Internal Adept or (more recently) who follow the O9A Rounwytha tradition. They are all personally known to each other and have an established tradition of meeting every three or so years at a Sunedrion, often at Oxford following the end of Trinity Term.

The short story Sunedrion – A Wyrdful Tale fictionalizes one such Sunedrion, and is available at http://www.o9a.org/wp-content/uploads/o9a-sunedrion-v3.pdf

{2} Refer to O9A texts such as (i) Culling As Art, (ii) The De-Evolutionary Nature of Might is Right, (iii) The Gentleman’s – and Noble Ladies – Brief Guide to The Dark Arts, and (iv) The Puffery That Is The Satanic Bible.

The texts are usefully collected in a pdf document: http://www.o9a.org/wp-content/uploads/o9a-development-arete.pdf

See also: http://www.o9a.org/wp-content/uploads/two-types-of-satanism.pdf

{3} Letter dated 6th September 1992 eh and addressed to a Mr Austen, quoted in Feond.

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O9A: Baeldraca

Posted: August 26th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Acausal Theory, Inner ONA, Labyrinthos Mythologicus, O9A, Order of Nine Angles, Order of the Nine Angles, The Sinister Dialectic, The Sinister Tradition, The Sinisterly Numinous Tradition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on O9A: Baeldraca

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Order of Nine Angles: Baeldraca
(pdf)

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This 105 page collection of post-2012 Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA, ω9α) texts is a companion volume to the Feond compilation {1} and thus like that compilation is intended for (i) those who have an interest in learning about an esoteric tradition with roots in Greco-Roman culture, Hellenistic mysticism, and Renaissance Occultism, and/or (ii) those curious about the Occult philosophy and praxis of the O9A, and/or (iii) those who are already associated with the O9A movement and who aspire to, or have already achieved, the O9A grade of Internal Adept on the O9A Seven Fold Way.

In addition, the esoteric knowledge contained in the diverse O9A texts included in this book can provide a means for the O9A initiate to overcome some of the perils they may encounter during the early stages of the O9A Seven Fold Way.

TWS Nexion
Oxonia
August 2019 ev

{1} Available both as a gratis pdf download – at Feond (pdf) – and as a printed book: Feond: Order Of Nine Angles – Toward Internal Adept, 2019, ISBN 978-1687255624.

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Contents

° Preface
° Historical Origins Of The Septenary System Of The O9A
           ° Introduction: The Physis Sorcery of Naos.
           ° Physis, The Corpus Hermeticum, And The Ancient Hermetic Quest For Immortality.
           ° The Seven-Fold Way And Acausality.
           ° Arabic And Alchemical Influences.
           ° The Complete Seven-Fold Way
           ° The Rite Of The Abyss and Beyond
           ° Conclusion: The O9A In Esoteric Perspective.

° Alchemy And The Sinisterly-Numinous Tradition
° Explaining The Acausal: A Metaphysical Theory
° The Pagan Mysticism Of The O9A
° O9A Esotericism: An Initiated Apprehension
° A Note Regarding Kitab al-Aflak
° The Adeptus Way and The Sinisterly-Numinous
° Azoth: Western Alchemy And The Seven Fold Way
° On The Anti-Patriarchal O9A Ethos
° On Native Egyptian Influence In The Corpus Hermeticum
° Flavius Josephus: Unreliable Witness
° Authority, Learning, and Culture, In O9A Tradition
° The Authority Of Individual Judgement: Interpretation And Meaning
° The Septenary Anados and Life After Death
° Appendix I: Illustrations
° Appendix II: Two Esoteric Chants
° Appendix III: Of Star Gates And Nexions
° Appendix IV: The Acausal And ὁ θεός
° Appendix V: A Glossary of Order of Nine Angles Terms

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New O9A Book

Posted: August 23rd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Inner ONA, Labyrinthos Mythologicus, O9A, O9A Nine Angles, Order of Nine Angles, The Sinister Tradition, The Sinisterly Numinous Tradition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on New O9A Book

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A new 110 page book titled Feond containing some of the more arcane post-2011 (ev) O9A texts has been published and is available both as a gratis open access (pdf) document and as a printed book.

Feond is an old Anglo-Saxon word – variously meaning “fiend” or “devil” or “foe” or “an enemy” – and is appropriate given how the O9A is often perceived by other Occultists and by the mainstream media.

The target audience of the book are those who have an interest in learning about a (non-Magian) Western esoteric tradition with roots in Greco-Roman culture, Hellenistic mysticism, and Renaissance Occultism, and/or those who are already associated with the O9A movement and who aspire to, or have already achieved, the O9A grade of Internal Adept.

Feond. Toward Internal Adept
(pdf)

Rachael Stirling, Feond: Order Of Nine Angles – Toward Internal Adept
, ISBN-13: 978-1687255624.

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Contents

° Preface
° O9A 101
° The Esoteric Learning Presenced Through Pathei-Mathos
° The Seven Fold Way Of The Order Of Nine Angles:
           I. The Seven Stages
           II. Insight Roles
           III. Grade Rituals
           IV. The Septenary System
           V. Self-Initiation
           VI. The Rounwytha Option
           VII. An O9A Occult Rite
° The Deofel Quintet
° Labyrinthos Mythologicus
° The Tree Of Wyrd And The Star Game
° The Aesthetic Of The O9A
° The Avenging Alastoras
° The Numinous, Empathy, And The O9A
° The Nine Angles And Acausal Energy
° Appreciating καλὸς κἀγαθός and the O9A
° Mimesis, Sinister Sorcery, And Anglicized Names
° Archaic Spelling In O9A Esoteric Tradition
° Western Pagan Curses And Invocations
° Notes On The Corpus Hermeticum
° Non-English Names And Terms In O9A Tradition
° The O9A Art Of Shrenching
° The Alleged National Socialism Of The O9A
° De Vita Coelitus Comparanda
° Esoteric Note On The Somnium Scipionis Of Cicero
° Esoteric Calender Dates and Aural Traditions
° Sorcery In Virgil’s Aeneid
° Baphomet – An Esoteric Signification
° Appendix: The Geryne of Satan

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O9A Primary Sources

Posted: April 28th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: O9A, Order of Nine Angles, Order of the Nine Angles, The Sinister Tradition, The Sinisterly Numinous Tradition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on O9A Primary Sources
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O9A Primary Sources
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The primary sources detailed in the above text are recommended reading for those – academics or otherwise – who seek to understand the Order of Nine Angles and its place in contemporary Western esotericism. All the texts are freely available (usually as pdf documents) with the internet links given in the text valid as of April 2017 ev.


Some O9A Septenary Correspondences

Posted: March 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Inner ONA, O9A, Order of Nine Angles, Order of the Nine Angles, The Sinister Tradition, The Sinisterly Numinous Tradition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Some O9A Septenary Correspondences
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Selected O9A Septenary Correspondences
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O9A Seven Fold Way – A Modern Practical Guide

Posted: March 12th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Inner ONA, O9A, Order of Nine Angles, Order of the Nine Angles, The Sinister Tradition, The Sinisterly Numinous Tradition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on O9A Seven Fold Way – A Modern Practical Guide
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O9A Seven Fold Way – A Modern Practical Guide
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Contents:
I. The Seven Stages
II. Insight Roles
III. Grade Rituals
IV. The Septenary System
V. Self-Initiation
VI. The Rounwytha Option
VII. An O9A Occult Rite

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The five fundamental principles of the Seven-Fold Way (7FW) of the Order of Nine Angles are, as described in the above text,
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(i) That the 7FW is an individual undertaking – and individual quest, or anados – and one which often takes a decade or more to complete. That is, success or failure is down to the individual; down to their determination, their self-honesty, their willingness to undertake certain experiences, and their ability to learn from their failures, their mistakes, and from their triumphs;
(ii) that both esoteric philosophy – O9A or otherwise – and everything written about the O9A by either Anton Long or by others, is/are irrelevant in comparison to what the individual learns and discovers for themselves by following the 7FW;
(iii) that the 7FW is not an Occult ‘Right Hand Path’ nor an Occult ‘Left Hand Path’ nor even ‘satanist’, but rather a means for the individual to develop their own unique weltanschauung and one which enables them to transcend such labels and categories;
(iv) that the 7FW is only one (fairly recent) Occult tradition and praxis among thousands (ancient and modern) and does not make any claims about being superior to or better than or more ancient than any other Occult tradition and praxis, stating only that it has been proved over decades to work, for some;
(v) that the goal is the discovery, by the individual, of what anciently was termed Lapis Philosophicus: that is, wisdom, which implies not only the standard dictionary definition of wisdom – “a balanced personal judgement; having discernment” – but also the ancient sense of (a) having certain knowledge of a pagan, Occult, kind to do with livings beings, human nature, and (b) an understanding of ourselves, of our relation to the world, to Nature, and to the Cosmos beyond.

In addition, nothing about the 7FW is dogmatic or fixed. What is suggested here – such as various Insight Roles – are guides, and suggested because they have been shown, by experience over decades, to work in respect of practical learning both personal and Occult and thus in respect of enabling the attainment of wisdom. The individual is free to modify and/or evolve such suggestions as have been made.
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