Introducing The Star Game

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Introducing The Star Game

As mentioned in the text O9A 101: The Sinisterly-Numinous Tradition,

One of the axioms of the occult philosophy of the O9A [Order of Nine Angles] is that it is only possible to apprehend the realm of the acausal (which realm includes but is not limited to the supernatural) by using our (mostly latent) human faculty of empathy – of empathic wordless knowing – and by developing new faculties, such as ‘acausal- thinking’ and which ‘acausal-thinking’ can be developed by esoteric techniques such as The Star Game consisting of as that three-dimensional ‘game’ does of seven boards – arranged as a septenary Tree of Wyrd – with a total of 308 squares and with 81 pieces per ‘player’. {1}

Which provides the esoteric context for The Star Game; with it being an “esoteric language” which uses symbols and their change or metamorphosis instead of words. {2} Furthermore, the particular symbols of The Star Game and their metamorphosis are not, unlike other occult symbols, reducible to – do not have ‘correspondences’ with – any other apprehensible being or beings, material or otherwise, save for living human beings and the living being apprehended as a “civilization” formed as such a civilization is of collocations of particular human beings during a particular Aeon. Which particularity is why esoterically the symbols of The Star Game are described by Adepts as adunations {3} and why The Star Game as an esoteric language re-presents – when ‘played’ – the entire Septenary Tree of Wyrd and all the symbols, and the occult correspondences between symbols, of those seven spheres and the connexions between them.

That is, The Star Game is a new type of human apprehension, and one which does not rely on words, on the meaning(s) assigned to words, or on the categories – the abstractions – which have been posited or assumed and to and by which beings and Being have hitherto been classified, assigned, and described, and thence considered as ‘understood’.

To acquire this new type of human apprehension the person has to construct and then use – ‘play’ – the game. This use is or can be many and various; two examples of which are

(i) as an act of solo sorcery where the pieces are used to symbolize, represent, a particular person or a particular civilization or Aeon, in order to either (a) esoterically perceive (understand) that person or civilization or Aeon and thus to possibly foretell the Fate or Fates of such beings, or (b) to affect, to change – to harm or to aid – a particular person or a particular civilization or Aeon; and
(ii) as a combat between two sorcerists where one sorcerer is, via the foregoing representation, seeking to affect, to change, a particular person or a particular civilization or Aeon, while their opponent seeks to prevent such changes.

Which use of The Star Game brings us to two questions relevant to our current technological age. First, whether or not The Star Game can be replicated by a complex computer programme to thus become a three-dimensional or virtual reality ‘computer game’ accessible to and playable by anyone with a suitably powerful computer and the necessary accessories. Second, would using such a technological form of The Star Game still be sorcery? That is, would such a technological form of The Star Game still presence the acausal – be a symbiotic alchemical process between sorcerer and adunations as currently manifest in a physical structure and the physical movement of the pieces – or would it be something else, perhaps even a new, technological, type of sorcery appropriate to the emerging New Aeon?

So far, the answer to the first question is moot. While there have been in the past decade one to two attempts to computerize The Star Game they have failed.

The answer to the second question really depends on whether a talented individual or individuals can succeed in computerizing The Star Game with all of its complexity intact. For only the practical use of such a programme will reveal whether or not the creator(s) of the programme has/have also created a new, technological, type of sorcery appropriate to the emerging New Aeon.

Rachael Stirling
June 2018 ev

Further Reading

° Overview of The Star Game. Available at
° Star Game Archive, Part I. Available at
° Star Game Archive, Part II. Available at
° Star Game Archive, Part III. Available at
° Time As Emanation of Being. The compilation includes a history of The Star Game. Available at



{1} A copy of the text is available from [Accessed June 5, 2018]

In that quotation, and in this essay, The Star Game refers to the ‘advanced’ form of the game, as described in the appendix titled Advanced Star Game in the O9A text Naos, with the Game itself described in chapters VI and VII of that work. A facsimile (in pdf format) of the original typescript of Naos as issued by the ONA in 1989 is embedded in the Complete Guide To The Order of Nine Angles which 1460 page text is available – as a 55 megabyte pdf file – from [Accessed June 5, 2018]

Many of the relevant texts from Naos are included in the three part Star Game Archive, qv. the Further Reading section.

{2} Esoteric languages are explained in more detail in the two part text Concerning Esoteric and Exoteric Languages, written by Anton Long and published in 2011 ev. A copy of the text is available here

{3} The term is derived the Latin adunatus: ad + unare, to unite, make whole. It thus implies “some-thing which when placed in its correct relation to other adunations reveals the unity, the whole, of which it and they are a part.” Expressed exoterically, adunations are sinister-numinous symbols and thus possess acausal energy. That is, they presence or can presence the acausal, just as O9A Esoteric Chant, when correctly performed, presences or can presence the acausal within the psyche of – and sometimes exterior to – those performing such Chant.


Classifying O9A Texts

Order of Nine Angles



Classifying O9A Texts

Since the early 1980s, beginning with the Black Book of Satan, the Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) has published and circulated thousands of texts; so many in fact that one academic wrote:

“the ONA has produced more material on both the practical and theoretical aspects of magic, as well as more ideological texts on Satanism and the Left-Hand Path in general, than larger groups such as the Church of Satan and the Temple of Set has produced in combination [which] makes the ONA an important player in the theoretical discussion of what the Left-Hand Path and Satanism is and should be according to the practitioners.” {1}

Given (i) the sheer volume of O9A texts, (ii) the growing interest in the O9A both academically and otherwise, and (iii) the profusion of recent (post-2011) texts dealing with aspects of O9A esotericism such as links to Hellenic hermeticism and why the O9A represents a ‘sinister-numinous’ and modern pagan tradition {2}, it seems apposite to place now familiar O9A texts into their historical and esoteric context.

T.W.S. Nexion
129 yf

{1} Senholt, Jacob. The Sinister Tradition. A paper presented at the international conference, Satanism in the Modern World, held at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim on the 19-20th of November, 2009. p.26
{2} Qv. (i) and (ii)

Quintessence Of The O9A

Order of Nine Angles



Quintessence Of The Order Of Nine Angles


I. O9A 101
II. The Esoteric Philosophy Of The Order Of Nine Angles
III. The Multiform O9A
IV. Surpassing Anton Long

Order of Nine Angles Occult Fiction

Order of Nine Angles



O9A Occult Fiction

The pdf document contains three classic Order of Nine Angles texts concerned with the Occult fiction of the O9A and with the Sinister-Numinous Aesthetic which permeates that fiction. Part of that aesthetic is the pagan, ancestral, rural landscape as described in many fictional O9A stories.

As noted in the text Esoteric Aural Tradition In The Deofel Quartet, included in the compilation,

“In many ways, The Deofel Quartet and other O9A [Anton Long] written fiction (such as Hangster’s Gate), present much of the diverse aural traditions as AL received them: as stories about people, their interactions; their ‘satanic’ or esoteric views and beliefs; and about certain events that involved those people. In The Deofel Quartet he simply reworked the factual material – as writers of fiction are wont to do – in order to make an interesting story, in the process obscuring the identities of those involved and sometimes their place of residence or work; added some entertaining details (as in the ‘astral battles’ between goodies and baddies in Falcifer, of a kind now familiar – decades later – from the Harry Potter stories) and concatenated certain events in order to provide ‘action’ in a limited time-frame.

Thus, the fictional stories not only compliment other O9A material but provide a ‘different way into’ the complex O9A mythos; a way that many will find more interesting (and certainly more entertaining) than thousands of pages of sometimes polemical and sometimes ponderous O9A factual texts, and a way that especially places the O9A’s satanism into perspective, Aeonically and otherwise.”

129 yf
(March 2018 ev)



The Deofel Quartet

Eulalia: Dark Daughter Of Baphomet

O9A Sinister Vignettes
(External Link)

The Seven Fold Way: A Modern Practical Guide


A Modern Practical Guide To The O9A Seven Fold Way
Second Edition


The five fundamental principles of the Seven-Fold Way (7FW) of the Order of Nine Angles are, as described in the above text:

(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.

Image credit: Atu III (The Empress) by Richard Moult from his Tarot pack Non Est Secundus Quia Unus Est.

Distinguishing The O9A

Baphomet O9ADistinguishing The O9A

There are several significant features germane to the Order of Nine Angles and which separate the O9A from other past and contemporary manifestations of the Occult in the lands of the West, be those manifestations described or classified by others (or self-described or classified by their adherents) as Left Hand Path, Satanist, Hermetic, Right Hand Path, Pagan, or Sorcerist.

The Esoteric Hermeticism Of The O9A



A collection of Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) texts most of which were issued since the publication, in 2015, of the seventh edition of The Complete Guide To The O9A and which collection compliments that practical and theoretical guide to the  seven-fold way of the O9A. As the title indicates, this collection is primarily concerned with the esoteric and ancient hermeticism that underlies the occult philosophy of the O9A.

The Hermetic Order Of Nine Angles


° Preface
° Aρρενόθηλυς: Alchemical And Hermetic Antecedents Of The Seven Fold Way
° The Pagan Order Of Nine Angles
° Baphomet: An Esoteric Signification
° ONA Esoteric Notes XLIX
° ONA Esoteric Notes XLVII
° ONA Esoteric Notes XLV
° Culling And The Code Of Kindred Honour
° Pathei-Mathos and The Order of Nine Angles
° A Mystic Tradition
° O9A Adversarial Action

Complete Guide To The Order of Nine Angles



Complete Guide To The Order of Nine Angles
(Seventh Edition, 1460 pages, pdf 55 Mb)




Part One – The Occult Tradition of The Order of Nine Angles

° Introducing The Order of Nine Angles
° Presencing The O9A
° Perusing The Seven Fold Way – Historical Origins of the Septenary System of the O9A
° The Septenary Anados, and Life After Death, In The Esoteric Philosophy of the O9A
° Dilettantes And The Order of Nine Angles
° Wisdom, Logos, And The Inner O9A
° What Makes The O9A Unique
° Advice For Neophytes Regarding the O9A
° The Esoteric Philosophy of the O9A
° Nine Common Misconceptions About The Order of Nine Angles
° Authority In The Sinister Tradition
° The Authority Of Individual Judgement – Interpretation And Meaning
° The Sinisterly-Numinous
° The Adversarial Praxis and Logos of The Order of Nine Angles
° Originality, Tradition, and The Order of Nine Angles
° The O9A Rite of The Nine Angles
° Explaining The Acausal
° Acausality, The Supernatural, and the O9A
° Some Questions And Answers About the O9A

Part Two – Esoteric Traditions of the O9A

° The Esotericism of The Order of Nine Angles
° The Aural Tradition Of The Order Of Nine Angles
° Esoteric Aural Tradition In The Deofel Quartet
° Some Notes Concerning Language, Chants, and Acausal Entities
° O9A Esoteric Chant Archive
° The Rounwytha Tradition
° Notes On The Rounwytha Way
° Questions From A Modern Rounwytha
° The Dark Arts of the O9A
° Overview Of The Star Game
° The Enigma of the O9A

Part Three – Satanism

 ° How To Be A Satanist – A Modern Guide To Satanism
° The Satanism Of The O9A In Esoteric Context
° Toward Understanding Satanism
° Discovering Satan
° The Geryne of Satan
° The Culling Texts
° The Error of Egoism: Magian Occultism and the O9A

Appendix – Practical Guides To The Seven Fold Way

 ° Introduction
° The Requisite ONA
° Enantiodromia – The Sinister Abyssal Nexion


Note: This work includes the two O9A practical guides to the Seven Fold Way: (i) the 981 page The Requisite ONA dealing with the stages up to and including the stage of Internal Adept, which contains all the required texts, including facsimile versions of Naos, The Black Book of Satan, The Grimoire of Baphomet, and the complete Deofel Quintet, and (ii) Enantiodromia – The Sinister Abyssal Nexion which deals with the Passing of The Abyss and the occult Grade beyond the stage of Internal Adept.