The O9A Legacy

Posted: January 4th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: Inner ONA, Labyrinthos Mythologicus, O9A, O9A Nine Angles, Order of Nine Angles, Order of the Nine Angles, The Sinister Dialectic, The Sinister Tradition, The Sinisterly Numinous Tradition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The O9A Legacy

The O9A Legacy

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In an interesting article titled The Next Ten Years, Chloe (of WSA352 fame) touches on several issues relevant to the development of the O9A, some of which issues were also mentioned in three chapters of Tyberness, the third part of the 2019 300 page Seofonfeald Paeth trilogy. {1} The three chapters are

° O9A: Beyond Satanism?
° Evolving Beyond The Original Satanic Paradigm?
° Progressive, Traditional, Or Synthesis?

As noted in O9A: Beyond Satanism?

[quote] The Occult movement that is the O9A […] is profoundly anarchic because the O9A, for example with its axiom of Authority Of Individual Judgement, encourages individuals, via their own pathei-mathos, to develop, extend, refine, adapt, change, transform, and eventually, transcend, everything ONA, that is, what Anton Long himself has expounded and learned; and […] champions the open and free publication and distribution of esoteric information, of knowledge, and of the pathei-mathos of individuals. [/quote]

In her article, Chloe notes that Anton Long is old (currently at least 70 years of age) which is something which also applies to nearly all of those who belong to what has been termed the “Inner ONA”. {2} In 30 years or less all these individuals will no longer be alive, their Occult legacy being their published works such as, in the case of the “Inner ONA” the Seofonfeald Paeth trilogy, which simply presents their individual, non-authoritative, understanding and interpretation of certain Occult topics and traditions, O9A and otherwise.

The O9A – as an Occult movement with its axiom of the Authority Of Individual Judgement, its Code of Kindred Honour, its Star Game, and its understanding of arcane matters such as acausality, and of the genuine, non-Magian, Hermetic tradition {3} – will certainly, in our view, survive the passing of Anton Long and the “Old Guard”.

For the O9A corpus provides a unique type of Occultism, a unique esoteric tradition, and unique praxises, and perhaps most importantly, (i) government agents cannot infiltrate an “idea”, a philosophy, a whole anarchic sub-culture, and (ii) [quote] “even if in the present century anti-fascists and their supporters have thousands of people believing their lies and propaganda about the O9A, and even if they somehow succeed in having some fictional entity called “the O9A” banned by the government, it will in Aeonic terms make no difference to O9A esoteric philosophy and its Seven Fold Way, since it will still be taught in the manner of ancient hermeticism: from person to person, from teacher to pupil; as it has been so taught since the 1970s.” [/quote]

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{1} Available at https://wyrdsister.files.wordpress.com/2019/10/o9a-trilogy-print.pdf

{2} The Inner ONA – sometimes also known as the Old Guard – 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 at the very least the Grade of Internal Adept or (more recently) who follow the O9A Rounwytha tradition. They are all personally known to each other, and have been described as “the intellectual wing” of the O9A movement.

By definition, Anton Long is part of the Old Guard.

{3} See, for example, the chapter Historical Origins Of The Septenary System Of The O9A in the Seofonfeald Paeth trilogy.

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Occult Sigils: Some Questions For O9A Novices

Posted: September 5th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 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 Occult Sigils: Some Questions For O9A Novices

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Sigils In Medieval And Renaissance Occult Texts
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Part I: The Picatrix
Part II: Sigillum Dei Aemeth And The Septenary System

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Extract from Part I:

In two previous notes we touched upon the difference in some of the Occult sigils in the 11th century (CE) Arabic manuscript Ghayat al-hakim and those in the manuscripts of the Latin Picatrix dating from the 14th and 15th centuries (CE).

While some of the differences in the manuscripts are undoubtedly due to scribal errors and unintentional emendations, other differences may well (i) reflect how the scribes – or the editor(s) or authors of later printed texts – naturally and perhaps in a well-intentioned way evolved the symbolism in accord with both their apprehension of the manuscripts and/or their apprehension and understanding of contemporary Occult texts and praxises, and/or (ii) reflect the judgment of the illustrators or typesetters of later printed texts in respect of representing them on the printed page.

It is therefore interesting to compare some of the differences between the sigils of the Arabic Ghayat al-hakim and those in the Latin Picatrix, especially as such sigils were regarded as important in the crafting and use of talismata.

For one question which a practitioner or an aspiring practitioner of The Dark Arts might well ask is whether or not such later, emended, sigils were as effective as the earlier ones. Questions which practitioners or aspiring practitioners of The Dark Arts should answer themselves as a result of practical Occult experimentation.

[Two] such differences are illustrated below:

Sigils: Ghayat al-hakim
Ghayat al-hakim

Sigils: Picatrix
Picatrix

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A Change of Perspective

Posted: September 2nd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 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 A Change of Perspective

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O9A: A Change of Perspective
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The compilation conveniently brings together three recent articles whose subjects are the esotericism of the Order of Nine Angles and its relation to the Arabic text titled Ghayat al-hakim, dating from c. 1050 CE, and to the Latin manuscripts titled Picatrix, dating from c.1300 – c.1459 CE.

The compilation complements the esoteric O9A texts published in (i) Aρρενόθηλυς: Alchemical And Hermetic Antecedents Of The Seven Fold Way; and (ii) The Eludent Order of Nine Angles.

Contents

° Preface
° Introduction: A Different Emphasis?
° Notes On O9A Ontology And The Ruhaniyyat
° The Latin Picatrix, The Arabic Ghayat al-ḥakim, And The O9A Septenary System
° A Note On A Difference In Sigils


The O9A And The Ruhaniyyat

Posted: September 1st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 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 The O9A And The Ruhaniyyat

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O9A Ontology And The Ruhaniyyat
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Ruhaniyyat are the animating principles or entities which or who – in O9A terminology – presence πνεῦμα, pnuema. They are anciently associated with the septenary spheres, with the acausal entities named in O9A tradition as the Dark Gods the O9A version of the ruhaniyyat.

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Related:
The Picatrix


A Note On A Difference In Sigils

Posted: August 29th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 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 A Note On A Difference In Sigils

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A Note On A Difference In Sigils
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In an earlier text we noted the difference between the sigils of the septenary planets in the Latin text of the Picatrix – whose MSS date from c. 1300 to c.1459 – to those in the earlier Arabic MS Ghayat al-hakim, dating from c.1050.

This text explains the difference in greater detail and explains how these differences relate to the O9A septenary tradition.


The Picatrix, Ghayat al-hakim, And The O9A

Posted: August 29th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Inner ONA, Labyrinthos Mythologicus, O9A, Order of Nine Angles, Order of the Nine Angles, Richard Moult, Tarot Archetypes, Tarot Cards, The Sinister Tradition, The Sinisterly Numinous Tradition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Picatrix, Ghayat al-hakim, And The O9A

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The Emissary by Richard Moult

The Latin Picatrix, The Arabic Ghayat al-ḥakim, And The O9A Septenary System
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Those who have studied the Renaissance Latin text known as the Picatrix, and those who have studied the more ancient Arabic text – Ghayat al-ḥakim – on which it is based, will be aware of three things.

First, that describing either book as an “astrological” text is a mistake, given (i) what the term astrology now denotes, such as the making of natal charts, and the writing of horoscopes based on Zodiacal constellations; and given (ii) that the classical Latin term astrologia denoted the Art (scientia) of knowing and understanding celestial objects – the stars and planets – and how these objects might affect mortals given that for ancient Greek and Roman philosophers we mortals were considered as connected to, as part of, the cosmic order, κόσμος.

Second, that the subject of Ghayat al-ḥakim – and thus of the Picatrix – is this connection and how a knowledge and understanding of the seven planets, of the Zodiacal constellations, and the relation between them, was a means whereby wisdom – an understanding of the cosmos, and of ourselves – could be attained […]

Third, how a septenary system permeates those two books.

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Editorial Note: The synchronicity of such recent O9A texts dealing with ancient Arabic esoteric manuscripts such as Ghayat al-hakim, and the appearance of Richard Moult’s latest Tarot image The Emissary with its Arabic inscription – أساسيون – is esotericism at its modern best.

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Related:

The Eludent Order Of Nine Angles
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Image credit: The Emissary, by Richard Moult.
Image source: https://starred-desert.com/2018/08/25/the-emissary/


The Emissary

Posted: August 26th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Inner ONA, Labyrinthos Mythologicus, O9A, Order of Nine Angles, Order of the Nine Angles, Richard Moult, Tarot Archetypes, Tarot Cards, The Sinisterly Numinous Tradition | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Emissary

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The Emissary by Richard Moult

New Tarot image, from the Minor Arcana of Non Est Secundus Quia Unus Est, a book of Tarot archetypes by Richard Moult.

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Source: https://starred-desert.com/non-est-secundus-quia-unus-est/


The Eludent O9A

Posted: August 24th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 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 The Eludent O9A

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The Eludent Order Of Nine Angles
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This O9A compilation conveniently brings together some recent articles which, as explained in the Introduction, manifest aspects of O9A tradition hitherto neglected by both other Occultists and by academics who have studied or who are studying Western Occultism and/or the O9A.

Which aspects are (i) Occult knowledge – esoteric and pagan traditions, Greco-Roman, Arabic, and Persian – absent from other manifestations of modern Western Occultism; (ii) the link which the O9A has through this knowledge to those ancient traditions; and (iii) the erudition shown by the authors of such O9A texts.

The compilation thus compliments the O9A texts in Aρρενόθηλυς: Alchemical And Hermetic Antecedents Of The Seven Fold Way, issued in 2016.


O9A Notes On Two Ancient Pagan Texts

Posted: August 13th, 2018 | 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 Notes On Two Ancient Pagan Texts

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O9A Esoteric Notes On Two Ancient Pagan Texts
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We republish here two esoteric notes from 2017 ev since they are relevant to and compliment the recent (2018) O9A texts An Esoteric Note On The Somnium Scipionis {1}, Some O9A Notes On The Picatrix {2}, and A Hidden O9A? {3}.

The two esoteric notes deal with ancient Greco-Roman sources that perhaps many of those who describe themselves as practitioners of a Western Occult tradition will be unfamiliar with.

The first deals with the Avenging Alastoras as described in tractate 13 of the Corpus Hermeticum. The second, and more detailed note, concerns a part of Virgil’s Aeneid and provides a scholarly, an initiated, insight into words such as the Latin magicas which via the Greek μαγικός was the origin of the English term magic/magick.

To provide some context, what is evoked by Virgil is the immolation of a lady (Dido) who would rather die than dishonour herself by having to live with a barbarian, and who is angry at Aeneas for deserting her and who seeks aid through The Craft (sorcery) by means of a Dragon-friendly priestess. This is a manifestation of the Western ethos and a world away from what is evoked by the medieval grimoire, Magian influenced, tradition with its profusion of hierarchical ‘demons’, its alleged ‘secrets’, and its hollow promises that anyone can control such ‘demonic’ entities if they have the right accoutrements and the right Magian names.

As we mentioned at the beginning of the Alastoras article:

                  “We read an awful lot, these days, in books, articles, and via the internet, about ‘sorcery’ and invokations, almost all of which books and articles describe or rely on the Magian influenced goetic ‘tradition’ as exemplified by the misnamed Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn. Thus it is refreshing to once again revisit actual Western pagan sources…”

We have corrected a few typos, updated some of the references, and added an additional reference to the Alastoras article.

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{1} http://www.o9a.org/2018/08/concerning-the-somnium-scipionis/

{2} http://www.o9a.org/2018/08/some-notes-on-the-picatrix/

{3} https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/2018/08/10/the-hidden-order-of-nine-angles/


Concerning The Somnium Scipionis

Posted: August 9th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 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 Concerning The Somnium Scipionis

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An Esoteric Note On The Somnium Scipionis Of Cicero
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The above text is a companion to the author’s recent essay Some Notes On The Picatrix.