Understanding The O9A:
A Necessary Disclaimer
As has been stated many times by others associating themselves with or identifying with the Order Of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) and also by us – including in our recent article The Question Of O9A Culling – neither they nor “we” (our nexion) represent the O9A and neither do they nor we speak or write “on behalf of” the O9A.
No one, and no nexion, does or can speak or write “on behalf of” the O9A since the O9A is a modern and leaderless, non-hierarchical, occult movement/sub-culture founded on a particular esoteric philosophy and particular occult praxises, and a movement which an individual chooses to identify with.
It is most amusing and indicative that many O9A critics, some journalists, and even some academics continue to quote some article by someone associating themselves with or identifying with the Order Of Nine Angles as if that someone was declaiming some “official” O9A policy or was writing about some “official” O9A policy. Indicative because such O9A critics, journalists, and academics either do not understand what the O9A is or have failed to do the most basic research. For had they done such research they would have discovered that one of founding principles of the O9A is what has become known as “the authority of individual judgment”.
As one of us wrote in a recent article:
“The principle or axiom of the authority of individual judgment in practice means (i) that no author, no individual, no nexion, can present or represent the view or the opinion of the entity termed the Order of Nine Angles, (ii) that the O9A does not have, never has had, and never will have an “official policy” about anything, and never has, and never will make “official statements” about anything; and (iii) that the only authority which is meaningful for the O9A is the individual one which results from the exoteric and esoteric pathei mathos of each individual who is part of or who associates themselves with the O9A.”
Thus our articles and essays represent our views and/or our particular interpretation of matters O9A, just as the articles and essays of others associating themselves with or identifying with the Order Of Nine Angles represent their views and/or their particular interpretation of matters O9A.
October 2018 ev