An important aspect of the esoteric philosophy and the occult praxises of the O9A is the ‘internal sorcery’ – termed physis magick in the Naos text – whereby an individual can progress toward Adeptship and thence to wisdom. For
“the goal of sentient life is to […] become part of the acausal (i.e. ‘immortal’ when seen from the causal). Initiation, and ‘the Mysteries’ (i.e. the seven-fold Way), are the means to achieve this.” Naos, A Practical Guide To Modern Magick, 1989
Furthermore, according to the esoteric tradition of the O9A:
“By the term wisdom is meant not only the standard dictionary definition – a balanced personal judgement; having discernment – but also the older sense of having certain knowledge of a pagan, Occult, kind to do with livings beings, human nature, and concerning Nature and ‘the heavens’. To wit, possessing certain faculties, such as esoteric-empathy, a knowing of one’s self; possessing an Aeonic knowing; and thus knowing Reality beyond, and sans, all causal abstractions.” Pathei-Mathos and The Initiatory Occult Quest
Esoterically understood, the O9A is a particular occult path, a particular occult way, which begins with initiation into ‘the mysteries’ – into the ancestral and modern occult knowledge and traditions of the O9A – and which traditions include that ‘internal sorcery’ whereby an individual can change and evolve themselves and thus progress toward wisdom. For there is a pagan mysticism and an individual anados, and which anados is a very personal occult journey, of both esoteric and exoteric experiences and both ‘sinister’ and ‘numinous’, that lasts several decades. The term ‘sinisterly-numinous tradition’ – in preference to ‘the sinister tradition’ – therefore aptly describes this O9A path, with pathei-mathos being one of the various dark arts – one of many occult techniques – used by someone following that particular path, and which unique O9A path can be considered as either presenting “a recognizable new interpretation of Satanism and the Left Hand Path” or as being a new occult tradition which is not satanic and neither of the Right Hand Path nor of the Left Hand Path.
An individual following this O9A path for a certain period of time may well may discover their own weltanschauung and which personal weltanschauung is, while sometimes confused with the discovery of wisdom, not yet wisdom because later on – beyond the Abyss – there is, according to a modern Magus, the necessary individual discovery of lapis philosophicus:
“The ‘outer secret’ of the inner, the real, the living, alchemy is that the end and the result of both our apparently separate journeys is the same; the same place, the same understanding, the same knowledge. For wisdom is undivided, the same for all of us, whatever we believed or assumed when we began. Or expressed another way, lapis philosophicus is what it is, and always has been, and does what it does, and always has done, in terms of how it affects and changes those few who have succeeded in their decades-long endeavour and thus discovered it, and discovered it where it has always been hidden.” Anton Long, Lapis Philosophicus, 2/2/123 yfayen
“The Occult essence – the ethos, the internal alchemy of individual change during the life of the individual, the individual discovery of lapis philosophicus, the Adeptus way, the Aeonic perspective – remains.” Knowledge, the Internet, and the O9A
Thus one of the esoteric truths of the ancestral and modern occult knowledge and traditions manifested by the O9A concerns wisdom and its attainment: what it is, how it can be attained, and that it is neither the personal weltanschauung that an individual may develop, via personal experience, after only some years of following the O9A path nor the personal interpretation of ‘everything O9A’ they may develop before having melded the sinister with the numinous via The Abyss. Rather, that wisdom is manifest in (i) that balanced individual judgement that results from a practical experiencing over many years of both the sinister and the numinous with the consequent pathei-mathos, and (ii) the occult knowing of the reality behind the appearance of conflicting, ideated, opposites.
It was to be a repository of, and to aurally transmit, this truth concerning wisdom and its attainment, and other important esoteric truths ancient and modern, that an ‘inner O9A’ was established and is maintained, and will be aeonically continued, by means of that presencing of the O9A logos that is the O9A code of kindred honour.
For the mistake that some have made, in respect of exoteric axioms such as the authority of individual judgement, was to believe or to assume that anyone O9A can or should personally interpret ‘everything O9A’ before they have acquired the aeonic (supra-personal and empathic) perspective and esoteric understanding of an Internal Adept and well before they, from the pathei-mathos that results from a successful melding of the sinister with the numinous, have acquired the necessary balanced individual judgement and discovered the wisdom that lies within and beyond The Abyss.
Naturally, such individuals interpretations have occurred, and undoubtedly will continue to occur, by individuals lacking the esoteric understanding of an Internal Adept and lacking in the wisdom acquired by several decades of following the O9A path toward, into, and beyond The Abyss. But that does not make such interpretations part of, or an evolution of, the O9A path, especially as many such interpretations exclude the esoteric and exoteric aspects of the O9A logos (such as the O9A code). Rather, it makes such interpretations at best a temporal, minor, and exoteric aspect of a particular sinister dialectic, and otherwise (i) simply the personal opinion of an outsider, or (ii) the personal opinion of someone O9A (or formerly O9A) who is not yet – or who did not become – an Adept and who has yet to acquire, or who did not acquire, from a decades-long sinisterly-numinous experience, the necessary pathei-mathos. Thus, in the ancestral, aeonic, and esoteric, context provided by the inner O9A, such interpretations are not and cannot be, of themselves, O9A.
The Inner O9A
The inner O9A – also known as ω9α, and as the ‘Falciferian O9A’ – are a small, secret, and select, group of individuals who are personally known to each other, who have all attained at least the Grade of Internal Adept along the Seven Fold Way, and who possess a noble cultured – a gentlemanly or lady-like – demeanour, with the majority of these individuals being scholars, artists, musicians, or professionally connected to established institutions of existing States. Only one or two individuals per decade are inducted into ω9α, and which secret cabal ensures the continuation of O9A aural tradition as well as engaging in aeonic sorcery and forming an ancestral repository of esoteric pathei-mathos (O9A, pagan, and otherwise) with many members being exoterically linked by ties of kinship, or by (not necessarily always heterosexual) marriage, or by those strong bonds of personal loyalty that an abiding friendship coupled with certain shared esoteric deeds over several years most certainly develops.
The inner O9A therefore is primarily concerned with aeonic matters (such as sinister strategy and its implementation by various tactics) and with adding to, via pathei-mathos, the sum total of occult knowledge and human knowledge in general. It also shapes, and to a limited extent, via being a repository of occult knowledge (ancient and modern) and of O9A pathei-mathos, ‘guides’ the outer – or Vindexian – O9A, and which outer O9A is the slowly increasing and necessary presencing of the O9A path and the O9A logos by those following an O9A praxis and living by the O9A code. In terms of sinister strategy, our current iteration is
“where we expand nefariously, internationally, and often in the traditional esoteric manner of a covert personal recruitment of those with our physis or whom we judge have the potential to develop our type of physis. In practical terms this often amounts to recruiting (and then testing) those individuals who are or who may be useful to us in our own esoteric quest and our own lives and useful to our nexion (as in them beginning their own quest), and/or who may be useful to the Aeonic aims of the O9A, as for example by them recruiting specific others or by them ‘presencing the dark’ through various actions and activities.” Source – Internus Homo Est Eius Anima, Documents of the Inner O9A, 123 yfayen
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