Ontological Limitations

Posted: December 10th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: David Myatt, Nihilism, O9A, O9A Nine Angles, Occultism, Order of Nine Angles, Order of the Nine Angles, paganism, Rounwytha | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Ontological Limitations

My limited Worldview/Philosophy stands as follow:

1- Human beings are born in an epistemic state of ‘Tabula Rasa”; This means they become and transform according to their experiences and environment(s). What they adopt, cherish and uphold conceptually is not an inherent principle and often will constitue their self-imposed purpose throughout their life.

2- Human beings are born with a fallible and limited perspective of reality. This perspective along with our capacity to ‘word’ things led us to create imperfect language forms (Tongues, Mathematic, Logic) to try and make sense of reality. Concepts, world versions and Ideologies are then created through our fallible language forms and become the center piece of our lives as we represent ourselves through them and insert purpose into existence via our conceptual, limited understanding.

Thus, the equation stands as follow: Limited Perception – Limited Languages – Limited Concepts – Limited Wordlviews – Fallible Ontology.

3- I distinguish between a ‘Functional’ usage of language and a ‘Dysfunctional’ usage of language. A functional usage would be relating to something tangible (I.e: Give me an apple) while a dysfunctioal usage of language would pertain to something abstract (I.e: What is God). Languages originated for functional purposes and have been stretched/exhausted abnormaly in philosophy to try and make sense of what is beyond our grasp. Philosophical questions pertaining to functional attributes often equates an expansion of knowledge in accord with the discoveries made by science. Though most questions in philosophy are of an abstractive/metaphysical nature and have been stagnant for thousands of years because of their dependency on language(s). Thus, a new mode of communication, a new language or a revised version of our current tongues would probably cause alterations in our ways of ‘thinking’ reality and defining it but such languages would also be the product of our inherent limited apparatus (i.e: our brain capabilities, our senses etc…) It is thus sensible to conclude that such a change is highly unlikely considering how settled we are in the way we communicate, label and define our enviromnent and its phenomenons which are increasingly less and less mysterious/mystical to us thanks to Science.

4- Once the limitations of language(s) become apparent, there is a natural unfolding that happens where abstractions are rejected or replaced at the very least by more ‘accurate’ world versions (Example: Religion being replaced by Science). The problem with the more accurate world versions (I.e: Science, Naturalism) is that they often concern ‘Functional’ attributes of life. They slowly but surely bring about a better explanation of the reality we live in, but they do not give us purpose as beings and they certainly do not fill the blanks for us with illusory answers like abstractions do. They are simply descriptors of phenomenons and we, as a species, adapt and model our lives and morals according to the increasingly better understanding that we have of such phenomenons.

5- Thus, we are left in an existential checkmate: Functional world versions are bettering our lives and renewing our understanding of the cosmos but they do not bring us a transcendental purpose which is often found in less accurate world versions (I.e: Spirituality, Religion, Occultism, Ideologies). This logically means that the rejection of abstractions naturally keeps us away from fallible conceptual landscapes which are just sloppy convulsions,  byproducts of misunderstanding language -as Wittgenstein once said- and those do not bring us any closer to the/a truth. Thus, both equations stand as follow:

Functional Usage Of Language – Functional Conceptual Application – Functional World Version Based On Observation – Epistemology – Science -Expanded Understanding Of The Cosmos.
Dysfunctional Usage Of Language – Dysfunctional Conceptual Application – Dysfunctional World Version Lacking a Method of Validity – Epistemological Dead End – Abstractions – Erroneous Belief(s).

So if our awareness leads us to the understanding that our inherent perspective, our languages and our philosophies are limited and that functional worldviews inform us about the world we live in but not about who we are and what our purpose is. And if our less accurate world versions based on faith and unverifiable beliefs can’t be trusted for a sense of purpose then, what is there left for us, Nihilism?

6- My answer to that is simply: The experience itself, the journey, the poetry that awakes in the very act of living intensively. Each of us can find their very own meaning, their very own mode of living, their very own purpose and get to know who they are and what they want to be in this small segment of time that they are a part of. Our perception, our semantical and conceptual creations can’t be a trustworthy pathway to truth because the very language it stems from is limited. Whether someone needs to adopt a set of beliefs for a time or align with a specific ideology or abstraction is part of a personnal discovery, a personnal learning process. Often times, this attachment to abstractions often leads to stagnation and to the certainty of knowing so prevalent in most people nowadays. My personnal intimation is that all the transformative and alchemical components are within us and may or may not be awakened via a specific mode of living. As world makers -Like Nelson Goodman- once said, we have the capability to edit, transform, add, remove, stitch, abandon our world versions and the conceptual, abstract foundations that made them as they are. This capability can lead us to change, to unfold a new understanding over the course of our life and to transform.

7- In the light of Satanism and the Order of Nine Angles, this realization brought about a new understanding of myself that could not be reconciled with the more abstract nature of the O9A (I.e: The Dark Gods, The Aeonic Sorcery, Vindex etc…) This gradual unfolding led me to do the most antinomian and -ironically- the most Satanic thing I could have done which was go forward in my life with no conceptual comfort/security whatsoever and live similarly to what is presented in the ‘Rounwytha Way’ and the ‘Philosophy of Pathei-Mathos’. In the moment, in ‘Propria Persona’ without attachment to ideologies, dogmas or just any abstraction in general. My existence became the ritual, the experiences became the sigils, the tired breaths while climbing mountains became my chants, the distant sunsets on the road became my rewards.

Special Note: What remains appealing to me in the ‘Rounwytha Way’ is the process itself without a necessary explanation. The act of doing does not necessitate a referenced intellectual absolute. The very act of Occult praxis is based¬† on the principle of extracting meaning from a meaningless experience. A good example of this is the rite of external adept which I performed in harsh winter conditions. We make choices and the adventure is all about trying to understand the choices that we make and ingest purpose/meaning into them. This process, as I mentioned, can be enlivened by a world version such as the Order of Nine Angles but ultimately, you should learn to know yourself in complete conceptual nakedness and abstractions should never be the defining factor of ‘you’ as a being. If you adopt any labels, you have enslaved yourself to conceptual limitation and adopted a specific worldview with a specific ruleset, thus limiting yourself.

8- The things that matters the most to us are things beyond ourselves: Love, Friendship, Compassion, Empathy, Honor, Justice. We have no definitive way of accurately understanding through words these things that we experience so intensely. It is thus my opinion that happiness is mean’t to be shared and that grandeur and poetry can be inspired/instilled into the heart of other beings that cross our lives. Not in order to please an Ideology, a Religion, a Political Manifesto but simply to share and gracefully change for the better together through the fire of experience and the inexplicable powers of love.

TL:DR – “Life is not a problem to be solved, but a reality to be experienced.” – Soren Kierkegaard


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