Recommended Reading List

Order of Nine Angles Sigil

O9A

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Order Of Nine Angles
ONA/O9A
Recommended Reading List

Given the plethora of texts about O9A esotericism and O9A praxises published – in line with the move from Phase II to Phase III of O9A Aeonic Strategy {1} – between 2015 and 2019, it is germane to issue a new Recommended Reading List especially as the previous one dated from the 1990s and was not subsequently updated.

The majority of the recommended texts are currently – January 2019 ev, 130 yfayen – available on the O9A blog at omega9alpha dot wordpress dot com, locatable using the ‘search’ function of that blog and the title(s) listed below.

Caveat Lector

The curious, or the neophyte, reader of O9A texts should be aware of three things.

1. That O9A texts were written over a period of some forty years with the O9A having, even by 2009,

“produced more material on both the practical and theoretical aspects of magic, as well as more ideological texts on Satanism and the Left-Hand Path in general, than larger groups such as the Church of Satan and the Temple of Set has produced in combination [which] makes the ONA an important player in the theoretical discussion of what the Left-Hand Path and Satanism is and should be according to the practitioners.” {2}

The time-scale of some forty years and the quantity of O9A texts means that it easy for the curious, or the neophyte, reader to become confused especially as they may find some texts which seem on a first or even on a second reading to contradict some other text or texts.

2. Some of this confusion was intentional – part of the O9A’s Labyrinthos Mythologicus – since the curious, and especially neophytes, were expected to work some things out for themselves such as discovering or having an Occult intuition regarding the distinction between the exoteric (some outer form or appearance or useful tool) and the esoteric (the essence hidden by some form, by appearance, by what a useful tool can create or be used for).

3. That most individuals critical of the O9A, be they self-described ‘satanists’ or otherwise, and most academics who have written about the O9A, have (i) not bothered to study the entire O9A written corpus from the 1970s to the present, and (ii) have failed to understand or to intuit the difference between O9A esotericism and exoteric appearance (useful exoteric tools and forms), or (iii) became lost in and confused by the O9A’s Labyrinthos Mythologicus.

           The result being a lack of knowledge about, and a lack of insight into, the O9A, its praxises, and its esotericism. Which ignorance – which lack of knowledge and lack of insight – did not and does not prevent such individuals and such academics {3} from pontificating about the O9A.

Rachael Stirling
TWS Nexion
January 2019 ev

{1} See Geneseos Caput Tertium. Documents of the Inner O9A, 122 yfayen.
{2} Jacob C. Senholt, The Sinister Tradition. Paper presented at the international conference, Satanism in the Modern World, Trondheim, 19-20th of November, 2009. p.26.
{3} In regard to one recent academic misunderstanding, see the 2018 text Another Academic Misinterpretation Of The O9A.

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Recommended Reading List

Introductory Texts

For those interested in or curious about the Order of Nine Angles.

° O9A 101
° The Exoteric And Esoteric Reality Of The O9A
° In The Name Of The Order Of Nine Angles
° Classifying O9A Texts
° Labyrinthos Mythologicus
° A Modern Practical Guide To The O9A Seven Fold Way
° The O9A Septenary Sigil
° Overview Of The Contemporary Secret Society Known As The Order of Nine Angles
° Some Anti-O9A Propaganda Exposed

O9A Esotericism: Practice

For those interested in what is involved in following the O9A Seven Fold Way; and those interested in beginning their own practical hermetic quest along the traditional Seven Fold Way.

° Complete Guide To The Order of Nine Angles. Seventh Edition (2015), 1460 pages, pdf 55 Mb. A comprehensive guide to the traditional Seven Fold Way up to and including the Grade Rituals of Internal Adept and The Abyss. It contains facsimile versions of 1980s and 1990s O9A texts such as Naos, The Black Book of Satan, and the complete Deofel Quartet, as well as classic texts such as The Grimoire of Baphomet, The Culling Texts, Enantiodromia:The Sinister Abyssal Nexion, and the Esoteric Chant Archive.

° O9A Occult Fiction And The Sinister-Numinous Aesthetic.

° Introducing The Star Game. An overview of the O9A Star Game as an “esoteric language”.

° O9A: The Dark Art Of Shrenching. An introduction to that Dark Art by reference to one of the novels of the Deofel Quartet.

° Culling And The Code of Kindred Honour.

O9A Esotericism: Theory

For those interested in learning more about O9A esotericism and about its hermetic, and pagan, roots.

° The Esoteric Hermeticism Of The Order Of Nine Angles. A 159 page (pdf) compilation issued in 2015 containing texts such as Aρρενόθηλυς: Alchemical And Hermetic Antecedents Of The Seven Fold Way, and The Pagan Order Of Nine Angles .

° O9A Texts 2018. A listing of some of the texts issued in 2018, and between 2016 and 2017. The texts listed include (i) The Eludent O9A; (ii) The Latin Picatrix, The Arabic Ghayat al-ḥakim, And The O9A Septenary System; (iii) Sigils In Medieval And Renaissance Occult Texts; (iv) O9A Esoteric Notes LXXVI: Archaic Spelling In O9A Esoteric Tradition; (v) Esoteric Notes LV: Chants and Mimesis In The Sinister Tradition of The Order Of Nine Angles; (vi) Non-English Names And Terms In O9A Tradition; and (vii) A Modern Mysterium.

°The Tree Of Wyrd And The Star Game.

° Masculous And Muliebral: The Sinister Feminine And Homo Hubris.

° The Anti-Patriarchal O9A Ethos.

° Distinguishing The O9A.

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The Question Of O9A Culling

O9A Insight Role

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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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The Multiform O9A

Order of Nine Angles

O9A

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The Multiform O9A

The Occult cognoscenti have long understood that the Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) is a multiform nexion. That its presencings of ‘acausal energies’ in the causal – via individuals, traditional and offshoot nexions; via propaganda, polemics, mythos, a Labyrinthos Mythologicus, and other means – are outward and multifaceted and just potentially or actually useful causal forms or ideations. That, esoterically, the O9A re-presents and thus reveals what is beyond all such causal forms, past, present, and future, and thus is neither of the Western Left Hand Path nor of the Western Right Hand Path because

“both the LHP (‘the sinister’) and the RHP (‘the numinous’) are themselves causal abstractions – ideations – which hide both our own nature, the nature (the physis) of other living beings, and the nature of Reality itself.” {1}

For the O9A provides the individual with an opportunity

“to develop a perception, an understanding, a knowledge – acquired from a personal experience – beyond causal abstractions/forms and thus beyond denotatum; that is, and for example, beyond the illusion of conflicting/ideated opposites, beyond naming/denoting/words, beyond abstract morality, beyond dogma/ideology, beyond the simple principle of causation, and beyond the simplicity of a posited dialectical process.” {1}

This is the personal knowledge of Lapis Philosophicus {2} and thus of “the balancing of the masculous with the muliebral (the sinisterly-numinous) through pathei-mathos both Occult and exoteric.” {3} Which knowledge is of “the living unity beyond the abstract, the lifeless, division and dialectic of contrasting/abstractive/ideated opposites. A division most obvious in the false dichotomy of good and evil, and a division not so obvious in denotatum.” {4}

For among the truths

“which initiates of the O9A mystic (or the ‘sinisterly-numinous’) tradition personally discover are (i) 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, and (ii) the transient, temporal, nature of human manufactured causal abstractions and ideations.” {4}

Which is why, for example,

“one of the axioms of the esoteric philosophy of the O9A is that it is really 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 the one the O9A term acausal-thinking.” {4}

and why the O9A praxis termed The Seven Fold Way cultivates, through Rites such as that of Internal Adept and Occult Arts such as The Star Game and Esoteric Chant, the faculties of empathy, of acausal-thinking, and the enantiodromia – the Arrenothelus (ἀρρενόθηλυς) or the melding, the balancing – of the masculous with the muliebral which can result from the traditional chthonic Rite of the Abyss. {5}

A Personal Anados

While the majority of modern Occultists – and especially self-described ‘satanists’ – have either pretended that the “O9A does not exist” or have focused on or become fixated with the outer, multiform, nature(s) of the O9A such as for example the causal form termed ‘satanism’, the Occult cognoscenti have understood that the esoteric essence of the O9A is the individual and difficult quest for Lapis Philosophicus by means such as The Seven Fold Way. An essence described, by the pseudonymous Anton Long, almost three decades ago:

“We see our way as guiding a few individuals to self-awareness, to Adeptship and beyond, via various practical and magickal techniques. The emphasis is on guide, on self-development, on self-discovery. There is no religious attitude, no acceptance of someone else’s authority.” {6}

Such sparse revelations – such gems – did not, of course, in the intervening years prevent self-described ‘satanists’ and others from continuing their anti-O9A crusade based on their assumptions regarding the outer, multiform, natures of the O9A, since

“to access the inner core, an individual has to work their way through the outer layers which, together, form a labyrinth; a labyrinth so labyrinthine that it is easy for a person to become confused, lose their way, or (more usually) just give up. Some individuals, however, inspired (or re-inspired) as they are by the O9A mythos, do succeed. Thus there is, for every candidate – every potential member of the O9A kindred – an initial test, involving them navigating the labyrinth on their own, without any guidance.

What they find – to the dismay of many – is nothing mysterious or ‘satanic’ or exceptional or difficult to understand or even really secret. For it is only (i) a particular pagan mysticism, and (ii) a particular way of life, and (iii) an individual occult journey (an anados) that will last for several decades, and a journey and a way of life which, if they embark upon them, will take them from ‘the sinister’ toward ‘the numinous’ and thence toward what is beyond both those causal forms.” {7}

But now, since the esoteric essence of the O9A is more widely known – partly due to essays, such revelations, as this and partly through the works, such revelations, noted in the references below – the grammatical tense of the above quotation should perhaps be altered so that it reads “an individual had to work their way through…..There was, for every candidate….”

However, despite such revelations, the majority of modern Occultists – and especially self-described ‘satanists’, and even academics studying modern Western esotericism – remain fixated on (i) the so-called ‘satanism’ of Howard Stanton Levey {8} and (ii) on the outer, multiform, natures of the O9A.

Which, of course, serves to highlight yet again the difference not only between the O9A and other manifestations of modern Occultism, but also between what the O9A assert satanism is and what self-described ‘satanists’, following or inspired by the likes of Howard Stanton Levey and Michael Aquino, believe ‘satanism’ to be.

For the O9A, satanism – in the context of esoterically understanding the O9A – is a practical, an exeatic, defiance: an initiate pathei-mathos, a learning experience, where one exults

“in life itself: a sinister life is, or should be, one where there is an intensity; where there is action, in the world; where there is a will harnessed to a goal – any goal; a desire to experience, to know; to quest; where there is an arrogant determination to not accept the norms, the answers, the limits of and set by others.

Nothing is too dangerous for us; nothing is forbidden. We experience to test ourselves; to learn.

There is a pushing of one’s body to – and beyond – its limits; enduring, to go beyond endurance to that wonderful bliss of almost exhaustion when a goal has been achieved and one has felt, been, an exquisite harmony of mind and body and ethos through sheer concentration on what is being done.

There is the acceptance of challenges – especially by ourselves. And if we have no challenges, we make or create some.” {9}

That is, it is an initiate pathei-mathos, a learning experience, which one, via a praxis (an anados) such as The Seven Fold Way, moves on from: toward Lapis Philosophicus.
Yet, for those following or inspired by the likes of Howard Stanton Levey, satanism is just a euphemism for egoistic fantasies and for a life-long wallowing in a mundane self-indulgence.

Rachael Stirling
129 yf

{1} R. Parker. The Sinisterly-Numinous O9A, e-text, 2013. The text is (as of February 2018 ev) available at https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/sinisterly-numinous-o9a/

{2} qv. Alchemy And The Sinisterly-Numinous Tradition in the 2016 pdf compilation The Esoteric Hermeticism Of The Order Of Nine Angles. The text is (as of February 2018 ev) available at https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/the-esoteric-hermeticism-of-the-order-of-nine-angles/

{3} Rachael Stirling. Distinguishing The O9A, e-text, 2018, v.1.05. The text is (as of February 2018 ev) available at https://omega9alpha.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/distinguishing-the-o9a-v4.pdf

{4} R. Parker. The Pagan Mysticism Of The O9A, 2014 e-text. The text is included in the book The Pagan Order Of Nine Angles, CreateSpace, 2015, ISBN 9781518885143.

In respect of pathei-mathos and the cultivation of empathy in O9A esoteric tradition, qv. the 2017 pdf compilation Pathei-Mathos, Empathy, And The Order Of Nine Angles. The text is (as of February 2018 ev) available at https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/the-o9a-pathei-mathos-and-the-supernatural/

{5} In respect of Arrenothelus, qv. the section titled Aρρενόθηλυς: Alchemical And Hermetic Antecedents Of The Seven Fold Way in The Esoteric Hermeticism Of The Order Of Nine Angles. The text is (as of February 2018 ev) available at https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/the-esoteric-hermeticism-of-the-order-of-nine-angles/

In respect of enantiodromia and Rite of the Abyss, qv. the O9A text Enantiodromia – The Sinister Abyssal Nexion. The text is included in the 1460 page, 55 Mb pdf compilation Complete Guide To The Order of Nine Angles, Seventh Edition, 2015, which is a complete guide to the O9A’s traditional, complex, and initiatory Seven Fold Way. The text is (as of February 2018 ev) available at https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/2014/04/09/the-definitive-guide-to-the-order-of-nine-angles/

A more modern and simplified version of Seven Fold Way is described in R. Parker, The Seven Fold Way Of The Order Of Nine Angles: A Modern Practical Guide, e-text, 2017 v.1.03. The text is (as of February 2018 ev) available at https://omega9alpha.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/o9a-7fw-practical-v3.pdf

The traditional chthonic Rite of the Abyss is described in the Appendix of Pathei-Mathos, Empathy, And The Order Of Nine Angles. The text is (as of February 2018 ev) available at https://omega9alpha.wordpress.com/2017/11/22/the-o9a-pathei-mathos-and-the-supernatural/

{6} Letter from ‘Anton Long’ to Michael Aquino of the Temple of Set, dated 20th October 1990 ev. The typewritten letter was published in facsimile in The Satanic Letters of Stephen Brown, Thormynd Press, 1992, volume I.

{7} R. Parker. O9A Esotericism: An Initiated Apprehension, e-text, 2014. The text is included in the book The Pagan Order Of Nine Angles, ISBN 9781518885143.

{8} That no one, outside of the O9A, seems to use the real name of ‘Anton LaVey’ when discussing modern ‘satanism’ is interesting, indicative, and somewhat amusing.

{9} Anton Long. The Joy Of The Sinister. 114yf. The text is included in the book The Joy Of The Sinister: The Traditional Satanism Of The Order Of Nine Angles, CreateSpace, 2015, ISBN 9781518679001.


Some O9A Articles, 2017

Atu XX

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A selection from the articles, relevant to the pagan and hermetic esotericism – and the practical ‘Dark Arts’ – of the Order of Nine Angles, that have been published in the past year.

O9A: Selected Articles, 2017
(pdf)

Contents:

° Preface
° Some Background To The O9A.
° Masculous And Muliebral: The Sinister Feminine And Homo Hubris.
° A Note Regarding The Sinister-Numinous Aesthetic Of The Order Of Nine Angles.
° On Native Egyptian Influence In The Corpus Hermeticum.
° Re-discovering Western Paganism.
° The Avenging Alastoras.
° On Sorcery In Virgil’s Aeneid.
° Some Thoughts Of Some Solitary Seeker.
° The Peculiar Matter Of Mr Myatt And Mr Long.
° It Can Sometimes Be Informative To Chastise.
° A Note Regarding The Term Numinous.


Image Credit:

Richard Moult: Atu XX (Aeon) from Non Est Secundus Quia Unus Est,
a book of Tarot archetypes.


The O9A, Pathei-Mathos, And The Supernatural

Order of Nine Angles

O9A

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The O9A, Pathei-mathos, And The Supernatural

Among the many things that distinguish the Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) from other contemporary Occult groups are: (i) the insistence on pathei-mathos, on Initiates undertaking formative experiences and undergoing practical ordeals (both esoteric and exoteric) and thus learning directly, personally, from experience by practices such as Insight Roles and Grade Rituals such as that of Internal Adept; and (ii) how the O9A conceive of Space and Time, and thus of the supernatural and sorcery, for the foundation of the esoteric (the Occult) philosophy of the O9A are the concepts of acausal and causal Space, of acausal and causal Time, and of ourselves – we human beings, our psyche – as a nexion (a nexus) between causal and acausal Space-Time.

The following two compilations of O9A texts explain these two aspects of O9A Occultism.

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Pathei-Mathos, Empathy, And The Order Of Nine Angles
(pdf)

Contents
° Preface
° Introduction
° Notes On The Esoteric Learning Presenced Through Pathei-Mathos
° The Esoteric Philosophy Of The Order Of Nine Angles: An Introduction
° The Place of Empathy in the Esoteric Tradition of the Order of Nine Angles
° Pathei-Mathos and The Initiatory Occult Quest
° The Septenary Anados, and Life After Death
° Appendix: Two O9A Rites Of Pathei-Mathos And Empathy

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Time, Acausality, The Supernatural, And Scientific Theories
(pdf)

Contents

° Introduction
° Time and The Separation of Otherness
° Some Notes On The Theory of The Acausal
° Debunking The Chaos – Sorcery and the Esoteric Nature of The Acausal
° Acausality, The Dark Gods, and The Order of Nine Angles
° Satan, Acausal Entities, and The Order of Nine Angles
° Alchemical Seasons and The Fluxions of Time


Masculous And Muliebral

Baphomet by Richard Moult

Masculous And Muliebral:
The Sinister Feminine And Homo Hubris

The Sinister Feminine And Homo Hubris
(pdf)

As apprehended by those who have ventured along the Seven Fold Way of the Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) to at least the stage of Internal Adept, and by those who because of their physis feel the ‘sinisterly-numinous’ aesthetic, one of the fundamental problems of the modern Western Left Hand Path in general and of modern ‘Satanism’ in particular is that of Homo Hubris.


Image credit: Banais, by Richard Moult


The Sinisterly-Numinous Aesthetic

Baphomet by Richard Moult

The Sinisterly-Numinous Aesthetic
(pdf)

We present here version 1.03 of a collection (in pdf format) of some extracts from articles which deal with the sinister-numinous aesthetic of the Order of Nine Angles. As the extracts reveal, significant manifestations of this aesthetic occur in the Occult fiction of the Order of Nine Angles, that still rather neglected aspect of ONA Occult culture.

For their Occult fiction not only reveals and explains the unique sinister-numinous aesthetic of the O9A, but also provides:

“a different way into the complex O9A mythos; a way that many will find more interesting (and certainly more entertaining) than thousands of pages of sometimes polemical and sometimes ponderous O9A factual texts, and a way that especially places the O9A’s satanism into perspective, Aeonically and otherwise.”

Other manifestations of the aesthetic are O9A specific archetypes, The Art Of The Insight Role, and Sinister Chant.

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Contents:

° A Note Regarding The Sinister-Numinous Aesthetic Of The Order Of Nine Angles
° The Occult Fiction Of The Order of Nine Angles
° O9A Aural Tradition And The Deofel Quartet
° Appendix: Missing The Sinister Angles, Again