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“I commune nightly with the four Elemental Kings. I speak with all lords of nature, and I am established within the core of the planet. My power knows no boundaries here. I manifest my Will and strike down those who inhibit my agendas.” -Kthunae
I do not support the Order of the Nine Angles or associate with persons affiliated with it. Nonetheless, I do have beneficial relationships with many of the entities venerated by the O9A, and introducing these entities to the broader black magickal community has been something of a side-project of mine for some time.
I am writing this article because I believe that Kthunae and other spiritual intelligences venerated by the O9A deserve a better pool of magickians to work with than that which the O9A has to offer. I believe that many members of my audience are or will become better equipped to work with and venerate Kthunae than any “Niner” ever will be.
This article will exclusively feature original methods (chants & sigil) for conjuring Kthunae. My experience is that the magickal current of the O9A causes the spirits they venerate to manifest in ways that are unusual, often undesirable, and generally unpleasant to both the magickian and the spirit.
Ergo, I have channeled a unique sigil for Kthunae and channeled original chants which may be used to summon Kthunae. The chants and sigil which the O9A present for the conjuration of Kthunae do not appear anywhere in this article.
The Nature of Kthunae
Thus far, nearly every treatise regarding Kthunae I have seen has had nothing better to offer than pointing out the fact that the names “Chthulhu” and “Kthunae” have vaguely similar letters in their names, positing that there may be a connection because of this likeness in syllables. I have no intention of studying this deity as shallowly as persons drawing this connection have, but I also cannot delve into scholarly resources regarding the deity because the author of Naos refuses to cite the majority of his sources. I would like to point out that I am under no obligation to cite that man’s sources for him.
Kthunae is a god, a king, and a ruler who hails from the chaos before the cosmos. His name is best pronounced kuh-tew-nay (the H is silent, not the K). Kthunae is a dark spirit, but he is not a demon, so long as the word “demon” is used in a specific manner so as to denote the variety of spirits seen in texts like the Grimorium Verum and Ars Goetia.
Kthunae is the Lord of the Earth. He governs nature spirits. He dwells among the spirits of the waters and the lords of the flame. He governs nature magick, the use of plants/herbs in magick, and the use of natural cycles (equinoxes, lunar phases, etc.) in spellwork. He has nothing to do with Kutulu/Chthulhu.
Kthunae once taught me to respect and tap into the innate deific power of my soul, which same power lies in your soul, by subduing me alongside Aosoth and thereby forcing me to overcome them.
On the off chance that you happen to study both Maergzjiran sorcery and Hebdomadry, I will point out that Kthunae and Rominath are not the same being—I considered that possibility at first myself.
Kthunae has a second name has revealed to me: Yornothya (yoor-nawth-yuh). It means “Gatekeeper of the Planet’s Spirits” (this is not a secret name). I asked him what the name Kthunae means, and he responded with “the Lord Over the Earth” (who would’ve guessed?).
In Hebdomadry, Kthunae’s name is part of a magickal chant: “Nythra Kthunae Atazoth.” Hebdomadry borrows its understanding of Azathoth from Kenneth Grant, relating the spirit to Azoth and describing it as a reflex of the abyss. Using the power of Nythra, an abyssal goddess, and Kthunae, a tellurian deity, to aid in manifesting Azathoth is a sensible practice. In the Deofel Quartet, we see the chant “Nythra Kthunae Baphomet” used—it is worth noting that Baphomet here represents a theomorphic manifestation of the metaphysical aspect of the Earth.
The all-purposed summoning chant I have channeled for Kthunae is Zyllock Iaza Shiassan Yiennara.
- Long, Anton. Naos.
- The Deofel Quartet.
- Dreadwood, Somnus. Profane Seals.
- Grant, Kenneth. The Magical Revival.
8 thoughts on “Kthunae”
Ironically, none of what you say here is actually something that cannot be glimpsed by studying the Tree of Wyrd and studying the associated Sinister Atu.
As to your claim about the way the entities are manifested, what actual proof have you of any of this? It is quite easy to write unverifiable fantasy.
Smells like the same old VK bullshit to me.
“Unverifiable” was a very strange choice of words.
Myatt presented the means I criticized. I provided an alternative means.
I have provided the means to confirm what my friends and I have perceived again and again. People like you prefer to pretend that our claims are unverifiable. Are you aware that you can play pretend without involving others?
Our gnosis regarding the Nekalah, is that their preferred way of being invoked is through action, not through demonolatry-like rites and incantations while sitting in a room. Azanigin has made that very clear.
Nonetheless, while your work has actually been recommended from above (with reservations and with an eye out for your mental limitations and character deficiencies), the Nekalah DO NOT endorse your views and claims about that system being unworthy of them, it being ineffective or producing abherant manifestations.
If you were in clear and constant communication with them through clear and direct means, so much would be clear to you. In the end, you end up projecting a lot of your feelings and prejudices unto the messages that you may well be receiving. This is the mark of an unstable medium that taints the message.
You say “our”, but O9A affiliates have the strangest habit of falsifying their numbers and speaking in the first person plural when there is no plurality to speak from. Should your gnosis have been verified by others, know that mine has been too.
Before you tell yourself that I must be the one projecting my emotions onto these spirits, there are some things you should keep in mind. Over the last five years, I have channeled hundreds of demons, angels, and gods to present detailed dissertations regarding them to the public. My work has been scrutinized by thousands of thousands, and I have even taken the task of doing enough research and channeling to present thousands of words worth of in-depth gnosis about singular entities (comparison: this essay is around 750 words). The experience I bring to the table in endeavors like this is not something which can be imitated.
I noticed that I said “thousands of thousands” instead of “thousands and thousands” when I was checking for a response. I also should have said “can be imitated easily” instead of “can be imitated.” Whoops.
I am aware of what you are saying regarding using the word “our”. It is honest here to state that this “our” which I am using refers not to the o9a. “We” are not in touch with “the o9a”, but neither do “we” call ourselves or consider ourselves “niners” or “dreccers”. None of that “sinister operatives” nonsense, but rather people who have found a valuable teaching in the complex of techniques of a natural bent of the o9a, and a warm welcome by the few entities we have decided to try and develop contact with (Azanigin and Davcina).
I do not claim to remotely have your overall knowledge or experience. I am in no position to dispute that. Let me explain it this way: if Stephen Hawking had come to my house to tell me the color of my walls was different than how I saw them, I would not agree with him just because he told me so.
In the interest of making this more productive, I could ask you, what exactly is the method you point out that produces averse manifestations?
The method we learned from the o9a (or which we think we learned from their literature, or an interpretation of it) is by feeding the entities in question and our relationship with them with our effort of striving for excellence and mastery, including dedicating physically expended energy to them, or the willingness to put oneself in a difficult or strange situation and overcome it. We found that communication with Them was enriched (and Davcina was… loving… to put it in a way), it was as if we were more welcome (divination with Tarot cards, indications with pendulum supported this, and other forms of influence). There was an overall positive and wholesome influx of energy to this, which I can only describe as REGENERATIVE and RESTORING.
Does this make sense?
Additionally, I have been considering presenting your print grimoire to our little circle, thinking if this constant devotion and method of yours may be adapted. I have not read Deathful Wombs yet, but Azanigin did point to it, too. I do not mean to second guess that, but out of curiosity, how does your present knowledge and praxis stand in relation to that grimoire now, a couple of years down the road?
It was only a matter of time before someone took the ONA, Ascending Flame, Temple of Maergzjirah and assorted regional dark deities and reworked their systems into a more friendly solitary Magician and Witch format. Good Job.
Maergzjiran magick should be performed as AGM’s and Imperators have taught rather than being reworked. I wouldn’t say that I’ve ‘reworked the Ascending Flame’ either– I’ve just written about the same entities and, in doing so, included their literature in my research. No offense taken, to be clear.