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The Role-Playing World Of The O9A

The Order Of Nine Angles (ONA, O9A) could be considered to be a φαντασία, that is, a making visible (of some-thing). A phrenic image, an imagining; a phrenic apprehension of an object of perception; an ingenious invention or design; a visionary notion, a fantasy.

In less pedantic, and more practical, terms, it could be understood as a new genre of fantasy role-playing games: a modular game that occurs and is acted-out in real-life with the player interacting with real people and assuming various roles. A game with no set rules, no manual, only guidelines some of which conflict with other ones and some of which are, or seem to be, confusing and/or polemical and/or distracting.

It is a game with no time limit whose only goal is pathei-mathos (a learning from practical, hard, experience) via playing the game. It is a modular game because the player can choose to construct their apprehension, their version, their fantasy, of the O9A from various modules such as ‘satanist’, or ‘Rounwytha’, or ‘Drecc’, or ‘pagan sorcerer’, or ‘Balobian’ or ‘seeker along the seven fold way’, or anarchist, or ‘neo-nazi’ or even ‘terrorist’, with one of the guidelines of the game being that any player can invent or design a new module (in O9A esoteric-speak, a new Insight Role, a Grade Ritual such as that of Internal Adept) and add it to the game.

It is also a game of conflict: conflict with other ‘satanists’ or with other ‘sorcerers’ or conflict with those whose apprehension or fantasy of the O9A differs from theirs; and/or conflict with those who oppose the ideology, the actions, the beliefs, of whatever “Insight Role(s)” the player has adopted. There could even be conflict with and within one’s self: between one’s ‘dark’ or sinister (amoral) side and one’s ‘numinous’ or emphatic (moral) side.

Being a fantasy role-playing game, it does not exist in cyberspace but rather in both the lives of those who play the game for however short a time, and in the making visible – the presencing, the fantasy – that a player may have of the game. For it exists as an apprehension by the player and/or by the opponent, but which apprehension may include an image or images of it (or modules relevant to it) accessible via cyberspace.

As a particular type of fantasy role-playing game it has no ‘leader’, needs no organization, requires no hierarchy of instructors, and is not and cannot be copyrighted. In sum: the fantasy O9A can be whatever the player desires it to be or believes it should be. Rather like modern satanism itself.

In the original, classic game – as played back in the day by aficionados of ONA 1.0 – there were (i) real-life Insight Roles such as neo-nazi activist, anarchist, being an assassin, a police officer or a member of the armed forces, and (ii) Grade Rituals such as Internal Adept (spending at least three months living alone in the wilderness) and The Abyss (living alone in an underground cavern for a lunar month).

Happy Gaming!

T.W.S.
2018 ev
ONA 3.0
v. 3.5

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The Question Of O9A Culling

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The Question Of O9A Culling

It is that time of year again. When in Northern Europe the dark nights become longer in duration, the ambient temperature begins to fall, deciduous trees shed their leaves, there are often frosts at Dawn, and the hearth becomes again a focal point of rural indoor living with its warming fire of logs or of coal or of peat. A time for rural O9A folk to tell, at dusk and to their children, ancestral stories of OmegaNineAlpha culling…

Meanwhile, in the urban world where most self-described modern ‘satanists’ dwell – following as they do or inspired as they have been by the modern materialistic ‘satanism’ propagated by the urban-dwelling Howard Stanton Levey – the internet chatter and stories about the Order of Nine Angles and culling continues, season following season.

It is as if latter-day Levey-style ‘satanists’ are all singing from the same anti-O9A hymn sheet, vocalising different parts.

“ONA culling is just propaganda,” many of them sing, “an urban myth”. After all, the chorus goes, “the ONA is a joke and doesn’t exist.” Others sing the verse that ONA culling is merely the internet boasting of male adolescents. Yet others sing about “Where are the bodies? Why has no one ONA ever been arrested for murder?”

Some others sing the verse about how they just cannot believe that someone O9A could leave no evidence behind at a murder scene because all modern Levey-style ‘satanists’ know that anyone who describes themselves as O9A is just an easily-led simpleton with the O9A itself being “a cult for morons”.

            What none of these critics seem to have factored in is that there are different opinions among O9A folk about culling and about it being a mandatory part of the O9A Seven Fold Way. A difference founded on the fundamental O9A principle of the authority of individual judgment. {1}

Some, such as myself, consider that advocacy of “culling” is merely part of the O9A’s Labyrinthos Mythologicus. A kind of test of occult intuition and a test also designed to put many people off, cause controversy and so generate interest in the O9A. Which it has done.

Others consider it is mandated as one of the tasks of someone who following the O9A Seven Fold Way has reached the occult grade of External Adept with it therefore being akin to a hazing (US) or a blooding (UK) especially if the nexion or temple of the External Adept takes part as suggested in the vintage text Guidelines for the Testing of Opfers published in 1988 ev.

Yet others consider culling is not a mandatory part of the Seven Fold Way and have updated, revised, or evolved that occult way to exclude it. {2}{3}

In regard to those O9A folk who consider culling is mandatory then the Levey-style ‘satanist’ critics of the O9A seem to have missed two other things.

° The first is the exoteric and esoteric context in which an O9A culling takes place.

An exoteric context well described in the document Culling And The Code of Kindred Honour {4} which relates a factual event and describes how an O9A person who accepted culling as mandatory might or should react given the personal circumstances related.

An esoteric context described in the document Another Academic Misinterpretation Of The O9A {5} and which esoteric context is of such a culling being a personal learning experience and forming only one small and temporary part of the decades long classic Seven Fold Way.

° The second is that, for those who accept that culling is necessary, such a culling could be undertaken when they undertake an Insight Role as, for example, a member of the armed forces or as a police officer.

            To conclude, as with most if not all matters O9A it is for each person identifying with the O9A to form their own judgment about culling since as has been reiterated many times over the past few years the O9A when correctly understood is a modern occult movement (some would say a sub-culture) founded on a particular esoteric philosophy and a movement which an individual chooses to identify with or, should they feel the need, chooses to develop a new ‘flavour’ or version of.

RS
TWS Nexion
October 2018 ev
v. 1.02

{1} 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.

qv. https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/o9a-authority/

{2} As Anton Long wrote in a letter to Michael Aquino dated 20th October 1990 ev and included in volume I of The Satanic Letters Of Stephen Brown,

“I claim no authority, and my creations, profuse as they are, will in the end be accepted or rejected on the basis of whether they work. Satan forbid they should ever become ‘dogma’ or a matter of faith. I also expect to see them become transformed, by their own metamorphosis and that due to other individuals: changed, extended and probably ultimately transcended, may be even forgotten. They – like the individual I am at the moment – are only a stage, toward something else.”

{3} One such revised Seven Fold Way is available at https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/7fw-a-modern-guide/

{4} https://omega9alpha.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/culling-o9a-code-v3.pdf

{5} https://omega9alpha.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/misinterpretation-o9a-v5.pdf

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Baphomet – The O9A View

Order of Nine Angles

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Classic O9A Texts

Baphomet – An Esoteric Signification

In contradistinction to all modern Occultists – be they self-described satanists, self-described followers of some Left Hand Path, self-described sorcerers, or something else – the Order of Nine Angles (O9A/ONA) has a unique tradition in respect of Baphomet, which is that Baphomet:

(i) is a female name, used to describe a shapeshifting entity; a dark goddess to whom human sacrifices were, and are, dedicated and offered;

(ii) that this name most probably means the Mother (Mistress) of Blood;

(iii) that Baphomet is the mother and bride of Satan, and the mother of all the acausal entities – ‘demons’ – we know or have experienced over millennia.

(iv) that the now commonly accepted origins and meaning of Baphomet – such as those of Eliphas Levi et al – are esoterically incorrect.

As conventionally described, by non-O9A folk, Baphomet is (a) associated with a male idol rumoured to be connected to the medieval Knights Templar, and (b) associated with the figure – The Goat of Mendes – described and illustrated in works by Eliphas Levi, and subsequently by the Rider-Waite Tarot (Major Arcana XV) and the sigil used by LaVey et al, and (c) described by Crowley as male and derived from Mithras.

As recounted in O9A esoteric aural tradition, and as iconoclastically described in an O9A MS dating from the early 1980s and included in volume I of Hostia, published in 1992:

             “The name of Baphomet is regarded by Traditional Satanists as meaning “the mistress (or mother) of blood” – the Mistress who sometimes washes in the blood of her foes and whose hands are thereby stained. [See The Ceremony of Recalling.]
             The supposed derivation is from the Greek βαφή μητρίς and not, as is sometimes said, from μήτιος (the Attic form for ‘wise’). Such a use of the term ‘Mother’/Mistress was quite common in later Greek alchemical writings – for example Iamblichus in “De Mysteriis” used μητρίζω to signify possessed by the mother of the gods. Later alchemical writings tended to use the prefix to signify a specific type of ‘amalgam’ (and some take this to be a metaphor for the amalgam of Sol with Luna, in the sexual sense). In the Septenary System, Baphomet, as Mistress of Earth, is linked to the sixth sphere (Jupiter) and the star Deneb. She is thus in one sense a magickal “Earth Gate” (qv. the Nine Angles), and Her reflexion (or ‘causal’ nature – as against Her acausal or Sinister nature) is the third sphere (Venus) related to the star Antares […]
             The Traditional depiction of Baphomet [is of] a beautiful mature woman (often shown naked) holding up the severed head of the sacrificed priest (usually shown bearded).”

Which iconoclasm naturally led self- described modern Occultists to, yet again, criticize the O9A, even though such critics had (and have so far) never bothered to, or lacked the erudition and esoteric knowledge to, write a scholarly riposte to the evidence provided by the O9A. Evidence such as:

βαφή: dyeing, dipped in, stained; and a metaphor for blood, qv. Aeschylus, Πέρσαι, vv. 316-7

           πυρρὰν ζαπληθῆ δάσκιον γενειάδα ἔτεγγ ̓ ἀμείβων χρῶτα πορφυρέᾳ βαφῇ

μητρίς: motherland; qv. Pausaniae Graeciae Descriptio, Book X, chapter 24, 2

           μητρὶς δέ τοι οὐ πατρίς ἐστιν

μήτηρ: mother; qv. Hesiod, Ἔργα καὶ Ἡμέραι, 563, where the expression ‘mother of all’ occurs:

           εἰσόκεν αὖτις γῆ πάντων μήτηρ καρπὸν σύμμικτον ἐνείκῃ

μῆτις/μήτιος: wise, skilled, craft. The form μήτιος occurs in Pindar, Nemean Odes, 3, 9

           τᾶς ἀφθονίαν ὄπαζε μήτιος ἀμᾶς ἄπο

μητρίζω: possessed by the mother of the gods, Iamblichus, De Mysteriis, III, 9, 10

            οἰ τῷ Σαβαζιῳ κάτοχοι καὶ οἰ μητρίζονες

Thus the O9A explanation of the Ancient Greek origin of the term, and their various depictions of a female Baphomet, is far more plausible – esoterically, and otherwise – than the conventional explanations and depictions. That is, according to the O9A, their Baphomet tradition derives – like their Seven Fold Way and aspects of their Occult mysticism – from Hellenic and hermetic and pagan (and thus Western) mystery traditions {1} all of which pre-date by well over a thousand years the later descriptions of Baphomet by Alphonse Louis Constant (aka Eliphas Lévi Zahed) and by the likes of Howard Stanton Levey (aka Anton LaVey) with the latter including elements from the Hebrew Kabbalah.

Furthermore, it should come as no surprise that the O9A has for decades used the term Baphomet as one of their many tests for mundane-ness, since

              “if someone uses, for example, the ‘standard’ accepted explanation of Baphomet, and Laveys inverted pentagram, it is a reasonable conclusion that they have just accepted such things as “truth”. The ONA alternative – the ONA heresy in such matters – should cause them to pause, if, that is, they possess some genuine, innate, Occult ability; if they have the qualities to progress along the Sinister Path. The ONA alternative should set them thinking, for themselves; should point them toward doing their own research, and even using, developing, their latent Occult abilities.”

R.P.
2015
v.1.05
(Revised 2018)

{1} Refer to such O9A texts as (i) Aρρενόθηλυς: Alchemical And Hermetic Antecedents Of The Seven Fold Way, and (ii) the compilation The Pagan Order Of Nine Angles.

A copy of Aρρενόθηλυς is available from https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/ἀρρενόθηλυς/

A copy of The Pagan Order Of Nine Angles is available at https://omega9alpha.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/the-pagan-o9a-v3.pdf