O9A Esoteric Notes LXXVI

Baphomet Sigil O9A

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Order of Nine Angles Esoteric Notes LXXVI
Archaic Spelling In O9A Esoteric Tradition
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The Emissary Tarot Archetype

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The Emissary by Richard Moult

From the Minor Arcana of Non Est Secundus Quia Unus Est, a book of Tarot archetypes by Richard Moult.

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Source: https://starred-desert.com/non-est-secundus-quia-unus-est/


To So Acausally Be Alive

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To So Acausally Be Alive

They were there even if no human – no human technology – could detect them. There, deep below the surface of that ocean.

But she had dreamed of them, every day for months, and just had to go. Down, deep down, where no human could survive. Would they welcome or ignore her so leaving her to die?

Nevertheless, she dived; she had to dive there from a chartered boat and miles beyond where the ocean left the island of Puerto Rico far far behind. Dived in her wet-suit, in her life-giving mask with her deep-sea tanks of breathable Earth atmosphere strapped upon her human back.

But no one – no human, no alien being or beings – came to save her. And so she descended, unconscious, down deeper down, until her human life left her and her body touched, deathly fell upon, the dark abyssal ocean floor.

But something – something strange and not quite human within her – somehow remained alive; unseeing, unthinking in human words; and needing no breathable atmosphere to live. For some-thing within her was somehow aware in a non-phenomenal, unhuman, way of some type of non-body dwelling living beings surrounding and welcoming her, there.

She, the human, was dead. A mere corpse to be fed upon by such sightless sea – ocean-dwelling – denizens as had evolved to exist in such a watery unlit deep.

But the un-human part of her was home, at last. Home and now living in those acausal, those timeless, dimensions where some of her Earth-seeding ancestors still lived. For as she then so wordlessly understood every descended semi-human being had to mortally, to causally, die in order to so acausally live.

Rachael S.
2018 ev


Article source: https://sinistervignettes.wordpress.com/2018/08/21/to-so-acausally-be-alive/


Baphomet – The O9A View

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O9A

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


O9A: Exoteric And Esoteric Reality

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The Exoteric And Esoteric Reality Of The O9A
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The following extract is from the Introduction and omits the footnotes contained in the text.

“This compilation includes some classic O9A texts since one of many things outsiders – and even some O9A novices – mis-understand about the Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) is what the O9A actually is and what this means in practice.

Exoterically understood, the O9A is “not a structured lodge or temple, but rather a movement, a subculture or perhaps metaculture that its adherents choose to embody or identify with.” In other words, the O9A is akin to a collective; to a collection of individuals and groups who share similar interests, aims and life-styles, and who sometimes co-operate together for their mutual benefit and in pursuit of similar goals.

The culture that is the O9A has been said to be evident in a combination of the following:

° In the authority (both numinous and sinister) of individual judgement and individual responsibility.

° In the necessity of practical deeds, sinister-numinous – and thence the necessity of pathei-mathos – to breed such experience and learning as are the genesis of such necessary individual judgement.

° In the practice – the amoral praxis – of using what works, is affective and effective, and discarding/revising what has been tried and shown not work.

° In the desire to develop/transform/change one’s self and so evolve ourselves as members of the human species.

° In the necessary of accepting and living by the code of kindred-honour, and which code is individual judgement, individual responsibility, and liberation from causal abstractions, made manifest and practical.

° In the understanding that our code of kindred-honour applies equally to all of our kind, irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, perceived social/educational status, sexual preference (and so on) with the practical result that we judge people solely on the basis of a personal knowing of them, on their deeds (not words), and on whether or not and how well they uphold and live by our code of kindred honour.

Esoterically understood the O9A is both a particular, modern, esoteric philosophy and a means whereby individuals – groups, cells, nexions, Temples, and individuals – can apply that philosophy in the real world by using certain exoteric and exoteric techniques, practical methods, and rituals, and by undergoing various ordeals in order to learn from such experiences. One technique used by the O9A is “The Dark Art” termed Insight Roles.

In practice, this exoteric and esoteric understanding means that, as Anton Long and many others have stated time and time again, no one person, no one O9A nexion, no collocations of O9A nexions, can ever speak or write “on behalf of the O9A” since one of the fundamental principles of O9A philosophy, based on its exoteric and esoteric reality, is what is termed the authority of individual judgment. This principles means 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.

All any person or group associating themselves with the culture that is the O9A can do is present their personal opinion and/or their personal interpretation of matters O9A and otherwise.

Many individuals thus seem to make or to have made the error made by the likes of Massimo Introvigne which is the fallacy of Illicit Transference. That is, they mistakenly assume or mistakenly believe or mistakenly claim that some statement or some opinion made or voiced by some group or some nexion or some individual associating themselves with the O9A represents the opinion of or is a statement made by the O9A.

The O9A principle of the authority of individual judgment, about which much has been written by O9A folk in recent years, derives from the centrality of pathei mathos in O9A esoteric philosophy and practice and which pathei mathos – which individual learning from personal experience – means that there is a wide difference and diversity among O9A folk, with such difference and diversity an essential part of the O9A; that is, an essential presencing of the O9A logos or ‘esoteric current’.

That journalists, academics, O9A critics, and others – in respect of the O9A – continue to commit the fallacy of Illicit Transference by ignoring one of the fundamental principles of the esoteric philosophy of the O9A is proof (i) of just how limited their research into the O9A is, has been, and continues to be, and/or (ii) of their prejudice regarding the O9A.

            To provide one example of the diversity within the O9A, we – identifying as O9A and as an independent nexion applying the esoteric philosophy of the O9A including its code of kindred honour – interpret that philosophy as anti-Magian in essence and pro-NationalSocialist and fascist in exoteric practice and as required by the O9A’s Sinister Dialectic.

Our view – as supporters of our Western culture – is that a resurgent National Socialism, or a resurgent fascism, or something politically similar, embodies what is necessary to bring down the Old Order from whose ruins a New Order will emerge.

However, others identifying with or associating themselves with the O9A do not share our interpretation. Some interpret that esoteric philosophy as anarchistic; others as nihilistic; others as elitist in a cultured and aristocratic way.

Another example of the diversity within the O9A is how people associating themselves with the O9A regard Mr David Myatt. In this matter journalists, academics, O9A critics and others should read the book A Modern Mysterium and articles such as Decoding The Life Of Myatt which is included in the latest edition of that book. For if they do so they will find a diversity of opinion about Myatt’s alleged association with the O9A and which diversity of opinion is in accord with the O9A principle of the authority of individual judgment.”

TWS Nexion
July 2018 ev


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 https://omega9alpha.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/star-game-overview.pdf
° Star Game Archive, Part I. Available at https://omega9alpha.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/star-game-archive-part-1.pdf
° Star Game Archive, Part II. Available at https://omega9alpha.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/star-game-archive-part-2.pdf
° Star Game Archive, Part III. Available at https://omega9alpha.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/star-game-archive-part-3.pdf
° Time As Emanation of Being. The compilation includes a history of The Star Game. Available at https://omega9alpha.files.wordpress.com/2018/06/myatt-time-otherness-v3.pdf

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Notes

{1} A copy of the text is available from https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/2018/03/22/quintessence-of-the-o9a/ [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 https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/the-definitive-guide-to-the-order-of-nine-angles/ [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 https://omega9alpha.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/concerning-esoteric-and-exoteric-languages.pdf

{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.


An Introduction to Aeonic Sorcery

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Classic O9A Texts

An Introduction to Aeonic Sorcery
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ONA Manuscripts
Main Category: Aeonic Theory & Praxis
Sub Category: Aeonic Sorcery
Author: Anton Long
Date: 105 yf
Version 1.05
Last revised 109 yf
Previous Title: Aeonic Magick – A Basic Introduction

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Related:
O9A Aeonic Theory
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