Some Thoughts On The O9A

Posted: May 29th, 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 Thoughts On The O9A
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Some Thoughts Of Some Solitary Seeker

Digging and weeding the Powys soil – Nature against itself to thus create a new flowing – I find myself often and increasingly removed from this “21st Century” Western world. Not least from the curious world of the Internet, where connexions, adulation, and knowledge are saught amongst invented cyber-personae. And thus I am prompted to write following a recent visit to an online forum pertaining to LHP esoteric matters, and having read through a plethora of posts concerning that entity now often known as “O9A”.

When I became initiated into the Dark Tradition, many too many decades ago, I learned of a small collective of adults who worked quietly, hidden, and quite separate from the celebrity-ridden world of the Occult. For, refreshingly, the “Order” never really felt the need to engage with that world – more often viewing its antics with a detached amusement, or simply a non-judgemental disinterest. The few writings which existed (by today’s comparison) were non-polemical recordings with no references to anything outside of its Tradition. I may be mistaken, but back then, my understanding was of “it” existing not as an antidote or alternative/reaction to anything – but rather, a complete Way of itself.

Of course, with the onset of all things Internet, the world changed quite dramatically. The “Order” accordingly evolved – but, for good or ill? Time is still to tell, but ultimately the question is an irrelevance, being a matter only of personal taste and opinion. Today, it is interesting – sometimes – how individuals have taken the essential teachings and created new expressions of that Tradition, with this appropriating of established teachings to serve personal ends being entirely in keeping with the functionality of the Occult, both ancient and modern.

According to my online reading, a good number of these cyber-personae seem to argue over “fixing” the Order, or about “which of its teachings are now invalid” or about which teachings were fabrications to begin with. But, the ONA/O9A was only ever a recent causal invention, with a specific, temporal function: initially to esoterically bind a few individuals, and thence in its latter stages to go outwards and interact with the Occult world in general (including with its later employment of those strange abstractions “Niner”,”Drecc”, “Balobian” and so on).

       I cannot believe that the following will be a revelation to many, but I must say that the “Order of Nine Angles” is only a limited abstraction (in its conforming to the “Occult”) of something far greater – a far greater thing which contains within it elements pertaining to the Occult, but not just those elements alone. What this “greater thing” is can only really ever be apprehended in self-forgetting – but that is for another time, perhaps.

There is one aspect in particular which strikes me as interesting when reading comments by those cyber-personae. It is that the reality of this Tradition in practice, as I understand it, is in fact based on personal, direct knowledge of those who follow the Way – or at the very least, between a guide and those she or he is guiding. It is this personal (generational) transmission, as inconvenient as this may be in today’s age of convenience, which imbues the methods of the Way with Numen – with magick (and I should add, though perhaps unnecessarily, that email correspondence does not constitute personal transmission). There is no genuine “kindred” outside of this personal transmission.

My, possibly controversial, take on the matter is that whilst publication of the teachings has been of great interest to academics and occultists alike and has served to reveal the existence of an hitherto secret and self-contained Way, without this personal transmission, there cannot in fact be any basis for judging the efficacy of the methods of the Tradition.

As an aside, I would be curious to learn out of those who claim on cyber-space to be effectively following the Seven-Fold Way, how many, if any, have ventured into the land and at least undertaken the rite of External Adept? How many in this modern age would discard their mobile phone, unplug themselves from social media and undertake an ordeal such as the rite of Internal Adept? Given the age we live in, it seems that the latter rite in particular is the quintessential esoteric stand against the modern world, and is more relevant now than ever. There will be many excuses not to undertake such rites, and all those excuses will be very convincing. But I shall move on before I descend into polemic…

        If I were asked to describe the ONA/O9A, and even though my knowledge of it comes from an entirely different era, I would say that it is still an apolitical, anarchistic organisation designed to liberate the individual, and of course in the process provoke, infuriate, and contradict the conformists and power structures of society. And in addition – and perhaps most importantly – via its Labyrinthos Mythologicus, cause one or two, or more, individuals per decade (per century?) to discover that which lies beyond the mere shadow which is the form of the “O9A” itself.

Now having written all this, I recall my guide, many Summers ago, asking a rhetorical question: “Will anyone ever really know the true purpose of the Ceremony of Recalling?”

But what do I know? I am just a curmudgeon from an older time, and my reflections on the nature of the Order and Beyond are only my own – influenced and shaped as they are by those whom I knew and who came before me, and who only really told me that which they wished me to know. And with this effusion at an end, I shall crawl back under my stone (to dwell where the invasive roots are).

Some Solitary Seeker
Wales
Summer 2017


Labyrinthos Mythologicus: Such A Confusion

Posted: May 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 Labyrinthos Mythologicus: Such A Confusion
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A perspicacious comment about the Order of Nine Angles (ONA, O9A), requiring no comment from the likes of “us”.

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Such a confusion in great numbers is one of the stated purposes of the Labyrinthos Mythologicus, and it is what makes it inherently elitist at every level. That is to say, it is not elitist because it brags or because there is an authority denying entry, but because it asks from the practitioner a wide variety of abilities, at least in potential, and the willingness to develop them through hard work. Some of these are stated explicitly, and others are required by the sheer complexity or lack of explanations of certain things, which end up pushing the seriously interested practitioner to find ways, bridge gaps, interpret and discover his own unique way. Being unable to do so, either out of incompetence or mental intransigence, is to be culled by the design of the ONA or to be culled out of the loop by one’s own mediocrity, incapacity or emotional blockage and blinding (often the case among clever occultists).

From its inception, the Seven-Fold Way was intended to see most fail, to see most crumble under pressure, by a reluctance to try again, by carelessness leading to mental or physical injury or destruction. It should be clear to any objective and intelligent student of the materials (not to speak to a practitioner, I presume) that personal discernment is the foremost of all ONA requirements, once a holistic and balanced view of its rather wide assortment of ideas throughout the decades has been at least partially digested. To even suggest that the failure of many (most?) ONA would-be initiates is a sign of failure of the system, or to suppose that the bickering between ONA-inspired/derived groups implies an alarming state of affairs threatening to take it down, is to not to be able to see beyond the proverbial nose.

Darg
Praefuscus Ferrum
2017

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Aristocracy, Anarchy, or Nihilism?

Posted: February 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Heretical Texts, O9A, Order of Nine Angles, Order of the Nine Angles, Satanic Heresy, The Sinister Game, The Sinister Tradition, The Sinisterly Numinous Tradition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Aristocracy, Anarchy, or Nihilism?
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The Continuing Internal O9A Debate

Aristocracy, Anarchy, or Nihilism?
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Related:

The O9A And Anarchy


Anarchy

Posted: February 13th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Heretical Texts, O9A, Order of Nine Angles, Order of the Nine Angles, Satanic Heresy, The Sinister Tradition, The Sinisterly Numinous Tradition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Anarchy
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In its essence, the Order of Nine Angles is, and always has been, anarchic {1}, where a useful, working, definition of anarchy is “that way of living which regards the authority of The State as unnecessary and possibly harmful, and which instead prefers the free and individual choice of mutual and non-hierarchical co-operation”.

This anarchism of ours is evident, for example, in (a) our non-hierarchical, communal, nature and structure; (b) in our disdain for the principles of ‘copyright’ and ‘intellectual property’; (c) in our insistence on internal change and development, where everything ONA “can and should be surpassed, refined, changed, when others discover, experience, and attain knowledge and experience for themselves” {2}; and (d) in our Code of Kindred Honour which places the law of kindred honour over and above the laws of The State.

If there is a ‘secret’ about the O9A, then it is this.

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Notes

{1}. Refer to:
(a) The text The ONA and Anarchy first circulated in 1991 ev, included in some compilations of ONA MSS published in the 1990s.
(b) The letter to Aquino, dated 7th September 1990 ev, in Vol I of The Satanic Letters of Stephen Brown.
{2}. Satanic Letters of Stephen Brown, Letter to Miss Stockton, dated 19th June, 1991 ev


Some Questions About The Order of Nine Angles (2017)

Posted: February 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Church of Satan, Howard Stanton Levey, Inner ONA, O9A, Order of Nine Angles, Order of the Nine Angles, Satanic Heresy, The Sinister Tradition, The Sinisterly Numinous Tradition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Some Questions About The Order of Nine Angles (2017)
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Questions About The Order of Nine Angles (2017)
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Related:

O9A Q&A
(2013-2016)


Overview Of The O9A

Posted: February 10th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: O9A, Order of Nine Angles, Order of the Nine Angles, Satanic Heresy, The Sinister Tradition, The Sinisterly Numinous Tradition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Overview Of The O9A
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Overview Of The O9A
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An Overview Of The Contemporary Secret Society Known As The Order of Nine Angles

° Introduction
° A Theory of Ethics – Culling, Amorality, Satanism, and Exeatic Living
° An Ontology – The Aeonic Perspective, Nexions, and the Sinisterly-Numinous
° An Epistemology – Dark Arts and a Life of Sorcery
° Conclusion
° Bibliography


About The Book Of Wyrd

Posted: February 7th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: O9A, Order of Nine Angles, Order of the Nine Angles, The Sinister Game, The Sinister Tradition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on About The Book Of Wyrd
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About The Book Of Wyrd
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O9A Esoteric Notes LXIII

Posted: February 2nd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Inner ONA, O9A, Order of Nine Angles, Order of the Nine Angles, Satanic Heresy, The Sinister Tradition, The Sinisterly Numinous Tradition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on O9A Esoteric Notes LXIII
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Order Of Nine Angles Esoteric Notes LXIII
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° Atazoth And Alchemical Sources
° Kabbala Primary Sources
° The Question Of Membership


On Leaving The Order of Nine Angles

Posted: December 24th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: O9A, Order of Nine Angles, Order of the Nine Angles, The Sinister Game, The Sinister Tradition, The Sinisterly Numinous Tradition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on On Leaving The Order of Nine Angles
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On Leaving The O9A
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Distinguishing The O9A

Posted: June 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: O9A, Order of Nine Angles, Order of the Nine Angles, The Sinister Tradition, The Sinisterly Numinous Tradition | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Distinguishing The O9A
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Distinguishing The Order Of Nine Angles
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