Various Satanists have been treating the Order of the Nine Angles and the 218 Current as if they were somehow synonymous or congruent forces and groups, largely based on the fact that they are both amoral and Sinistral groups which attempt to further human evolution by co-opting various pre-existent religious forms. These Satanists are very, very mistaken.
For the sake of clarity, Sinistral means Left-Handed. I am aware that the Order of the Nine Angles is not inherently Sinistral, but it is still primarily Left-Handed because the Sinister is what they consider to be the appropriate tool for the correction of the Aeonic flow.
According to the Order of the Nine Angles, this current Aeon is the Thorian Aeon and it has been corrupted at the spiritual level by an infection deriving from Semitic mysticism. While the Order of the Nine Angles wants all current religions and spiritual forms to be completely abandoned by humanity as a whole, but it expresses singular contempt for any spiritual form which is Jewish in origin. This is the reason for the contempt they express for the Goetia and Kabbalah. To them, any use of such methodologies, even when inverted as in Qliphothic Kabbalah, perpetuates the Aeonic distortion.
Update: The overwhelming majority of my critics within the ONA honestly believe that my quarrel with the Order is how “evil” it is, or that I am lamenting its “extremism.” In truth, my objection to their “Sinister Dialectic” is that the majority of its partisans are unfit for the pursuit of an Aeonic agenda. My concern was and always has been that a group which exhibits this level of internal instability is not fit to herald a cultural and political overhaul. Moreover, a group whose majority is apparently unacquainted with the ideology they purport to represent simply has no business conducting nationwide ecumenical efforts. I am earnestly demoralized by the apparent reality that the majority of the ONA is too stupid to read the back of a cereal box.
The reason that the Order of the Nine Angles espouses National Socialism and White Supremacy is that these two political “forms” foster strength and progress and are thus, in their minds, the optimal countermeasures to the social and political manifestations of the Semitic Aeonic infection.
The term “Nine Angles” is a structural description of any connexion between the spiritual/acausal and physical/causal. This connexion, called a nexion, is an intercausal bridge between the four-dimensional causal plane and the five-or-more-dimensional acausal plane. That’s a total of nine or more dimensions (“angles”) coming together.
The word Dhar means “realm” and signifies the four causal angles of a certain kind of nexion, or the causal vehicle through which spiritual forces are manifesting. This current political system is thus, to the O9A, a Magian Dhar, or a sociopolitical manifestation of the Semitic Acausal infection. This is the reason the Order of the Nine Angles champions White Supremacy and National Socialism– it is seen as the most appropriate sociopolitical countermeasure to the Dhar ul-Magi.
The O9A’s political extremism is the leftward-facing swastika of a Neo-Thorian Rebellion. The acausal harbinger-force of the coming Aeon is the Cronian Star-Gate known as Falcifer. This gateway saturates the cosmos with acausality from its position near Saturn. The Romans called this planet “Deus Falcifer,” the Reaper God, and named it after “Satu” or “to sow.”
The Order of the Nine Angles intends to presence the energies of the stellar nexion known as Falcifer within a planetary nexion known as Vindex, a name meaning “the Avenger.” Together, these two nexions form the force of Aeonic transition. The Order of the Nine Angles exoterically describes Vindex as a human insurrectionist who will bring about the upheaval of our Jew-soiled Aeon and government. However, this insurrectionist is just a metaphor– an allegorical myth which sensationalizes their plan for a gradual and voluntary political transition. This transition will beget the Imperium– the Vindexian Dhar ul-Falcifer from which humanity will explore the stars.
The O9A’s version of Satanism is described in their literature as “a presencing of dark forces/acausal energies – a form/mythos – only relevant to the current Aeon.” As racialist fascism is used to undermine the causal Dhar ul-Magi, blasphemous inversions of Christian hymns and sacraments combat the problem acausally. For this purpose, a new Satan is needed: the vengeful son of Yusra-Baphomet whose religion and cult will usher in their Avenger in the garb of an Antichrist. If a Nine-Angled Satanist were to take up Goetic evocations or Qliphothic Kabbalah, they would, in so doing, completely forfeit the perceived Aeonic benefits of Satanism, which benefits are the primary raison d’etre for Nine-Angled Satanism.
With that said, the ONA’s criticisms of Goetic and Qliphothic sorcery are completely insufficient, not to mention outdated. The ONA came into being before the modern Left-Handed systems of Demonolatry, Theistic Satanism, the Draconian Tradition, Traditional Ahrimanism, and Luciferianism. The founder of the ONA based his condemnations of Kabbalah upon his experience with the OTO, so the ONA’s continued use of his theories to debunk the modern Left Hand Path is thoughtless and lazy.
The biased nature of these theories is openly displayed in the allegorical novel Temple of Satan, which personifies black magickal Kabbalah as Ezra Pead, a man who summons the entities of the Tunnels of Set and is given nothing but consistently meaningless and inaccurate information. Ezra also routinely evokes a demonic personification of Gematria, who feeds him more incoherent garbage. Due to my own experience with the Tunnels of Set and Gematria, often performed in groups and in accordance with modern LHP praxis, I say with full confidence that anyone who cannot achieve precise and consistent results through them is failing on their own merits.
I once guided an experienced Niner through the evocation of several entities he did not know were from the Tunnels of Set, and their power greatly impressed him. He later described Ithdabquh’s album “Qliphoth” as the most powerful ritual music he had ever heard, even though he routinely performed Sinister chant by sheet music either with a perfect quartz tetrahedron or an imperfect model of the same which he had smeared in his own blood. This individual can also answer multiple questions from the ONA’s little pop quiz, and, in all honesty, he’s a damn gifted psychic and he managed to channel detailed gnosis about multiple demons. This individual talks shit about the Qliphoth to this day, regardless of the fact that its demons helped him noticeably alleviate his mental issues, which he apparently had not managed to do in his extensive workings with the ONA’s Dark Gods.
The O9A is, in truth, a certain group’s plan to subvert multiple religious and political forms and thereby re-orient them towards the furtherance of their own Aeonic desires. If a Niner tells you that Nine-Angled Satanism is “genuine Satanism” or refers to other denominations of Satanism as “pseudo-Satanists” or “self-described Satanists” in good faith, he is nothing more than an unwitting puppet. Send him this article. And then sacrifice him.
The 218 Current takes many cues from the Order of the Nine Angles, furthering its own aims through countless religious forms. Their primary forms are Thursatru or Norse Devil-Worship, Draconian Sethianism, Anti-Cosmic Satanism, and Sumerian Devil-Worship. In their minds, all of their deities are just causal forms or descriptions of the Anti-Cosmic Impulse. This is why they argue that the Asmodeus of the Qliphoth is likely not the Asmodeus of the Goetia– they consider the entity which they call Satan to be separate from the Satan which most Satanists venerate.
Like the Order of the Nine Angles, the 218 Current aims to end this current Aeon, but their reasoning is very separate. The Order of the Nine Angles believes that their Day of Wrath constitutes the deracination of the Jewish Aeonic infection will unfetter humankind’s evolution and thus allow for our rebirth as homo galacticus– a star-faring race of conquerers governed by Imperium. The 218 Current believes that their Day of Wrath constitutes the forced conclusion of this Aeon will destroy the Cosmos, unfettering humankind’s evolution and thereby allowing the rebirth of whichever humans have reached adepthood as immortal deities of the primordial Khaos. This is why Anti-Cosmic Satanists do not openly endorse terrorism or Nazism the way that the Order of the Nine Angles does. They have no reason to counteract modern sociopolitical trends because they are striving against all of creation itself.
Another difference between the groups is the O9A’s intent to evolve humanity as a species. While they do see most humans are useless imbeciles who are suitable for human sacrifice, they are still humanistic in their goal of creating the homo galacticus. While the 218 Current agrees that most of modern humanity is disposable, they do not seem to work towards their eventual evolutionary betterment.
The reason that I willingly utilize magickal techniques from both groups and analyze and integrate aspects of their demonologies is that I do not view the various descriptions of Asmodeus as being similar causal forms for separate acausal essences. I think that Asmodeus is a coherent entity who, like all gods, is willing to patronize human misunderstandings of his nature and intent out of respect for independent thought. Asmodeus knows that most of his followers’ misconceptions about him will be left behind when we transcend causality.
The first spirit who taught me about necromancy (summoning dead witches specifically) gave me an interesting statement: “There is no light after death.” I asked what he meant. “White witches do not carry their scruples beyond the grave.” Humans, viewing the world through a causally limited philosophy, erect values and morals which an immortal who understands the occurrences of reincarnation and True Will is not going to agree with. Asmodeus is understanding of the faults and shortcomings which his disciples struggle with, ideologically and otherwise. We are all being patronized in one way or another and we are better off for it.
The 218 Current is trying to destroy something which it does not understand. I’ve sought my own gnosis about the subject and you should too. I work extensively with demons which the 218 Current espouses and I have even repeatedly summoned a prominent member of the 218 Current who has passed after attaining adepthood. I have personally and in-person initiated multiple witches who have gone on to take on to take some of the entities praised in Liber Azerate and Liber Falxifer as their patrons. Two of them have surpassed me and they all denounce the Anti-Cosmic agenda.
As for the Order of the Nine Angles, as one highly intelligent ex-Niner said, “The ONA couldn’t get a pig dirty – they squabble like bitches – act like children – and they want to build spaceships?” I wrote a discussion of the ONA’s puerility and in-fighting which you can read here: https://vkjehannum.wordpress.com/2016/12/23/i-am-leaving-the-order-of-the-nine-angles/
While the magickal systems employed by the Order of the Nine Angles and the 218 Current are commendable and I personally incorporate elements of both traditions, I hold the long-term aims of both orders in contempt. Now that I’ve made my point, I need to kill the elephant in the room and address the Lilin Society.
The Lilin Society haphazardly stitches together the agendas of the 218 Current and ONA to form an incoherent philosophy which works to enact systematic disruption in order to construct the Imperium, which they see as a stepping stone to the eventual destruction of the Cosmos. When I was 21 years old, I was appointed to the rank of master in the Lilin Society. I was flattered, but I considered it something of a red flag, especially considering that the vast majority of the inner circle’s other members were relegated to the order’s lowest ranks. After being in the group for about two months, I was the second highest member on the hierarchy and I was asked to join its leading council.
Asha’Shedim has made his real name, John Putigano, publicly known. When one Googles this name, they find that he is the author of the esteemed novels Torture Porn and Torture Porn 2. While a prolific author, Asha’Shedim is not a good one. One would think that the Grand Master lives in a state of perpetual writer’s block, consistently recycling essays and rituals from his older publications to put in his new books. Much of his literature simply regurgitates older O9A material alongside watered-down versions of the MLO’s mythos, usually without personal contributions or original insight. Even the treatise which Asha’Shedim wrote about his own Patron spirit (Belial) is incredibly simplistic, primarily regurgitating Nagash’s treatise on the entity.
A recent publication by Asha’Shedim entitled Mark of Qayin has two one-star reviews. As bad as that is, the final reviewer called it Asha’Shedim’s best work to date and gave it five stars. An even more recent publication entitled Liber Rudra purports to release insights from the Sect of Angra Mainyu, a defunct group which Asha’Shedim was kicked out of many years ago, suggesting that he has not been able to make new breakthroughs without them. While Mark of Qayin does impart a few decent insights into the spirits of the Goetia, his gnostic revelations pale in comparison to those made by authors such as E.A. Koetting and S. Conolly.
Amazon reviewers still have given a pretty decent number of very positive reviews to his books, even enough that some of his books have more positive reviews than bad ones. Unfortunately, most of the positive reviews describe his books as “good for beginners.”
It appears that the ONA’s contempt for intellectual property strongly influences Putigano’s conduct, as two books of his have been withdrawn for plagiarism– or so the Amazon reviewers say. Steven Bragg alleges that Asha’Shedim plagiarized his work and it would not surprise me if Nagash were to make a similar case.
According to Asha’Shedim’s book Liber Chavajoth, most Satanists experience depression and suicidal ideation, which claims I have not seen evidence for, anecdotally or otherwise. Once, in debating a priestess from a cabal I dislike, I jokingly used the phrase “fuck my life”, to which an adherent of hers who had Down’s Syndrome responded “Fuck my life? Said no Satanist ever!” I am a Southern-raised, five-foot-six twenty-something who has to both attend and volunteer at church to maintain my facade, and I personally do not exhibit either.
Asha’Shedim’s original chants and rituals, while simplistic and unimaginative, are often very powerful, even to an uncanny degree. Unfortunately, a large amount of his rituals are hypothetical human-sacrifice instructions which never have and never will be performed.
Welp, I can stop dodging questions about the Lilin Society now. I’ve written a few more paragraphs worth of revelations about the ONA’s mysticism which I intend to release as a separate essay due to the length and complexity of this one. Stay tuned.
An Essay called The Practical Esoteric Aims of Traditional Satanism
An Essay Compilation called Nexion – A Guide to Sinister Strategy
An Essay called Aeonic Notes IX
The initial chapters of Liber Azerate
The Temple of the Black Light’s essay Lucifer is Satan