Selected Septenary Correspondences According To O9A Aural Tradition
A Modern Practical Guide To The O9A Seven Fold Way
Image credit: Atu III (The Empress) by Richard Moult from his Tarot pack Non Est Secundus Quia Unus Est.
The following quotations, from O9A texts, are a précis of the esoteric philosophy of the Order of Nine Angles (O9A/ONA) and of the occult praxis termed the Seven Fold Way. With the exception of those from the book The Radical Occult Philosophy of Anton Long, all the quoted texts are freely available in the three compilations listed in the Further Reading section.
“An Occult, or esoteric, philosophy, is a philosophy that presents knowledge concerning matters that are esoteric (τὰ
ἐσωτερικά) – that is, concerned with knowledge of the hidden or inner nature of Being and beings as opposed to that outer nature which is the province of traditional philosophy. One of the fundamental axioms of most esoteric philosophies is that the inner nature of Being and beings can be apprehended, or represented, by a particular symbolism (or by various symbolisms) and also by the relationships between symbols, for such esoteric philosophies accept the Aristotelian principle that existence/reality is a reasoned order capable of being rationally understood, with many esoteric philosophies also positing – as the ancient Greeks did – that this reasoned order (κόσμος) has a harmonious, an ordered, structure.
Certain esoteric philosophies – such as the one proposed by the Order of Nine Angles (O9A/ONA) – also postulate that beings (and especially living beings) possess or emanate or can best be described by particular energies and that the ability to sense and ‘know’ these energies or emanations provides not only an inner knowledge of such beings but also a means to use those energies to effect changes both within and external to one’s self, with such knowledge and such use of such energies/emanations/forces forming the basis for occult sciences such as sorcery, divination, and alchemy.” The Esoteric Philosophy Of The Order Of Nine Angles: An Introduction. e-text, 2014
“The basis of the O9A’s Seven Fold Way is pathei-mathos, of an individual learning from their own practical, difficult, challenging, dangerous, adversarial, experiences; and which experiences are both esoteric and exoteric. For, according to the esoteric philosophy of the O9A […] only by such personal practical experiencing can the inner nature of Being and beings be apprehended and thus wisdom discovered.” Categorizing The Order Of Nine Angles, e-text, 2014
“The esoteric philosophy of [the O9A] emphasizes the importance of cultivating empathy as a means of directly gaining knowledge both esoteric and exoteric. A direct, empathic, and a personal knowing which thus enables an apprehension beyond even the esoteric symbolisms (such as the seven spheres) and the occult correspondences used to describe those spheres and the relationships between them. For such symbolisms and correspondences, and even archetypes, are – philosophically – considered to be causal ‘forms’, abstractions; useful initially, but ultimately obscuring the underlying unity, a unity that takes us beyond the apparent opposites of ‘sinister’ (bad) and ‘numinous’ (good). And it is the knowing of this unity – sans symbols, archetypes, and words – which is, according to the esoteric philosophy of Anton Long, the beginning of wisdom; a knowing that cannot be taught but which has to be found, anew, by each individual, and in which finding both empathy and self-understanding play an important role. An empathy and a self-understanding that can be developed by suggested techniques such as: (i) the aforementioned invoking of archetypal forms and guided (esoteric) journey among the seven spheres; (ii) the three (or six) month long experience of living alone in the wilderness that is the Grade Ritual of Internal Adept; and (iii) the month-long chthonic, isolated, living that is the Grade Ritual of The Abyss.
For such empathy and such self-understanding provide what Anton Long describes as ‘acausal knowing’; a type of directly personal knowing only attainable, according to him, as a result of both esoteric and exoteric praxis, and a knowing that complements the ‘causal knowing’ described by conventional philosophies and by science. And it is the combining of such causal knowing with their occult-derived acausal knowing which leads the individual toward wisdom and the development of their own weltanschauung.” The Esoteric Philosophy Of The Order Of Nine Angles: An Introduction. e-text, 2014
“In esoteric perspective, the O9A’s seven-fold way is a modern, elitist, and difficult and dangerous, anados which enshrines the ancient Hermetic, the occult, and the alchemical, tradition of an individual seeking to attain immorality by practical means; which, in the seven-fold way, is via ‘internal sorcery’: the transformation of the individual through an exploration of the supernatural (or archetypal) realms and by ordeals such as the grade ritual of internal adept.” Perusing The Seven Fold Way: Historical Origins Of The Septenary System Of The Order of Nine Angles, e-text, 2014.
“[According to the O9A] Knowledge is divided into causal and acausal knowing, which compliment each other, with both regarded as necessary to attain wisdom.
Causal knowing is regarded as attainable through reason, scholarly learning, rational observation (experimental science), self-insight, exeatic living, and learning from practical experience (pathei-mathos).
Acausal knowing is regarded as attainable through dark/sinister empathy, Insight Roles, Grade Rituals, Dark Arts, and sorcery. Dark Arts include Esoteric Chant and The Star Game. The Seven Fold Way is considered a practical means of acquiring acausal knowing.
Truth can be revealed by living the life of a sorcerer/sorceress and thus by seeking lapis philosophicus.” The Radical Occult Philosophy of Anton Long, 2015, ISBN 978-1518690433.
“In the philosophy of Anton Long the Dark Arts are regraded as a significant and a practical means of discovering – of knowing – the esoteric nature of living beings, including ourselves. These Dark Arts of the ONA include pathei-mathos, learning from the experience of adversity and from life-threatening situations […] One of the main purposes for the existence of the ONA is to provide such practical experiences – through tests, ordeals, Grade Rituals, and so on – and to encourage the Initiate and the Adept to seek them out and to live in such an exeatic manner that they garnish such experiences by that very manner of exeatic living […]
For the philosophy of Anton Long, ‘truth’ is revealed by [a] combination of acausal knowing and a causal knowing, this living of the life of the sorcerer/sorceress, with the important proviso that what is so revealed by such a living is individual, part of the life, the very being, of the sorcerer/sorceress; a result of their effort and the development of that individual judgement that pathei-mathos makes possible […]
The living, the numinous, truths that the life of the sorcerer/sorceress reveals are, being personal, non-transferable and non-dogmatic, and can seldom be expressed in words which non-Adepts can understand.” The Radical Occult Philosophy of Anton Long, 2015, ISBN 978-1518690433.
“O9A ontology is quite distinct from that of conventional religions, which assume a powerful (and named) deity or deities (or spirits), who and which can interfere in the lives of mortals and in some way reward or punish them, or at least bring good fortune or misfortune. It quite distinct from gnostic or mystical traditions which make a distinction between an imperfect (or lower) world/state and a perfect (or higher) one; and also quite distinct from the modern occult belief in ‘objective’ and ‘subjective’ consciousness/realities, which – essentially – is a restatement, sans God/deities, of the human-manufactured ideated opposites implicit in gnosticism and mysticism.
In contrast, the ontology of the O9A is of physical things; of different types of energy. The causal energy familiar from scientific studies into electromagnetism, gravity, and nuclear processes; and the ‘acausal’ energy familiar to us in the biological why and the how of living things being different from non-living things, and also familiar to us in our psyche, especially in ‘archetypes’ and which archetypes are expressive of the reality of we humans having, via evolution, the advantage of reason, of a developed consciousness.
This ‘acausal’ energy is posited to have an a-causal origin, with living things – including ourselves – being nexions; that is, of presencing (or having access to) such acausal energy. What differentiates us from all the other living beings we know, is that we have (or seem to have) the ability to consciously be aware of this ‘acausal’ energy and to access it, understand it (currently in a limited way) and increase it.” The Septenary Anados, and Life After Death, In The Esoteric Philosophy of The Order of Nine Angles, e-text, 2013.
“The Cosmos consists of both acausal and causal Space-Time, having causal and acausal being and beings; with humans – because of the faculty of reason – a type of nexion between causal and acausal universes.
Living beings in the causal – including human beings – are regarded as having both an exoteric and an esoteric nature (or being). Exoteric refers to the outer (or causal) form, or meaning, or nature, or character, or appearance, of some-thing; while esoteric refers to its occult/inner/acausal essence or nature. What is esoteric is that which is generally hidden from mundanes (intentionally or otherwise), or which mundanes cannot perceive or understand. Causal abstractions tend to hide the esoteric nature (character) of things, and/or such abstractions describe or refer to that-which is only causal and mundane and thus devoid of Dark/Esoteric Empathy.
Sorcery, and the Dark Arts in general, are regraded as a means of discovering – knowing – the esoteric nature of living beings.
Sorcery is defined as the presencing of acausal energy in the causal by means of a nexion. By the nature of our consciousness, we, as human individuals, are one type of nexion – that is, we have the ability to access, and presence, certain types of acausal energy.” The Radical Occult Philosophy of Anton Long, 2015, ISBN 978-1518690433.
Given the diversity and quantity of O9A texts produced over the past thirty and more years, they may be some overlap of content in the following three pdf compilations.
1. Complete Guide To The Order Of Nine Angles. Seventh Edition, 2015, 1460 pages. 55 Mb
A complete practical and theoretical guide to the O9A’s Seven Fold Way from Initiate to Adept and beyond, containing embedded facsimiles of standard O9A texts from the 1970s on, including Naos, The Black Book of Satan, The Deofel Quartet, The Sinister Abyssal Nexion, The Culling Texts, and a glossary of ONA terms.
Available, as of June 2016, from here: https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/complete-o9a-guide/
2. The Hermetic Order Of Nine Angles. 2016. 159 pages. 33 Mb
A collection of O9A 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 guide. As the title indicates, this collection is primarily concerned with the esoteric and ancient hermeticism that underlies the occult philosophy of the O9A.
Available, as of June 2016, from here: https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/the-esoteric-hermeticism-of-the-order-of-nine-angles/
3. Disguising And Distinguishing The O9A. 2016. 12 pages. Three short essays introducing topics such as the O9A’s Labyrinthos Mythologicus.
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.
° 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
The Sinisterly-Numinous Tradition
1. The Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) is a sinisterly-numinous mystic tradition: it is not now and never was either strictly satanist or strictly Left Hand Path, but uses ‘satanism’ and the LHP as ‘causal forms’; that is, as techniques/experiences/ordeals/challenges (amoral and otherwise) in a decades-long personal anados to engender in the initiate both esoteric, and exoteric, pathei mathos, and which pathei mathos is the beginning of wisdom.
The extreme type of ‘satanism’ advocated by the O9A is – for O9A initiates – only one part of the ‘sinister’ aspect of the sinisterly-numinous tradition: a necessary and novitiate pathei-mathos, a modern ‘rite of passage’.
2. The Order of Nine Angles is a guide to that personal enantiodromia (that internal alchemical change) which can result from a conscious, a deliberate, pathei-mathos: from a practical learning that is and must be (given our unaltered physis – our natural fitrah – as human beings) both ‘sinister’ and ‘numinous’ and both esoteric (occult) and exoteric (exeatic, antinomian).
3. Being O9A – belonging to the O9A – means both (a) using O9A esoteric philosophy, and one or more of its praxises, as guides to achieve that personal enantiodromia, and (b) accepting and living according to the O9A logos, since that logos is the unique perceiveration which differentiates the O9A from other occult groups past and present, and which logos presences the essence, the ethos, of the O9A.
4. The O9A logos is manifest esoterically as a particular physis: that is, is manifest in a particular (pagan) weltanschauung and in a particular personal character.
5. The O9A logos is manifest exoterically in the O9A code of kindred honour. For that code embodies – as living by that code can cultivate in the individual – both a pagan understanding/gnosis and the necessary O9A character.
The Nature Of Reality
Regarding the nature of Reality, the perception and the understanding which initiates of the O9A mystic tradition personally discover via their anados are:
(i) the nexible (the causal-acausal) being of our human physis;
(ii) the potential we as individuals possess to consciously evolve our own individual physis;
(iii) the unity – the mundus, the Being – beyond the apparent opposites of ‘sinister’ and ‘numinous’, of causal/acausal, of masculous/muliebral, a unity indescribable by ordinary language but apprehensible by esoteric languages and a particular manner of living;
(iv) the transient, temporal, nature of all human manufactured causal abstractions and ideations and ideologies;
(v) of an attainable acausal existence beyond our mortal death.
The foundation of the occult (the esoteric) philosophy of the O9A is the axiom of causal-acausal being, with ourselves – by virtue of our consciousness – a nexion (nexus) between causal being and acausal being.
One of the axioms of the occult philosophy of the O9A 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’.
The three occult praxises – techniques/experiences/ordeals/challenges – of the O9A are the means by which the initiate may consciously acquire the necessary esoteric and exoteric pathei mathos. The three praxises are:
The initiatory hermetic Seven Fold Way.
The Way of the Drecc and the Niner.
The Way of the Rounwytha.
A Labyrinthine Labyrinth
From its beginnings in the early 1970s, the Order of Nine Angles has had, quite intentionally, an inner core obscured by various outer layers. Thus its exoteric, external, appearance does not necessarily reflect its esoteric essence, and which
exoteric appearance serves and has served a particular and practical purpose, as the O9A mythos serves and has served a particular and practical purpose. To access the inner core, an individual has to work their way through the outer layers which, together, form a labyrinth.
(1) Kything The Order of Nine Angles; (2) Wisdom, Logos, And The Inner O9A; (3) Ontology, Satanism, And The Sinisterly-Numinous Tradition; (4) Complete Guide To The Order Of Nine Angles (Seventh Edition, January 2015).
(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
° 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.
We present here a new Tarot image (Atu III) by Richard Moult which forms part of his forthcoming Tarot pack titled Non Est Secundus Quia Unus Est.
In our opinion this Tarot image is the best occult rendering of Atu III that we have ever seen. A hi-resolution version of the image is available at: https://starred-desert.com/non-est-secundus-quia-unus-est/
° Atazoth And Alchemical Sources
° Kabbala Primary Sources
° The Question Of Membership