Myngath: Small Hints to the Origin

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A Most Brief Discourse On The History Of The Order of Nine Angles

Appart from being an essential read for anyone haunted by metaphysical questions, the appologia  of Myatt also reveals a few secrets that could easily be overlooked by many readers. It is of course, not as important as the lesson that it is meant to bring to the abunding addicts that fuel on abstractions for various hubriatic reasons. Still, it might deliver certain answers to the most doubtfuls when it comes to the origin of the Order of Nine Angles.

The word ‘Nexion’ which is a very unique particularity of the Order of Nine Angles corpus is mentioned only two times in Myngath:

“The Numinous Way conceives of an individual as a nexion – as one, causal, con-nexion between the life that exists in the causal and the life, the beings, the energy, that exist in the acausal.” 

Considering how associative this word is, it is still sufficient enough to assume with confidence that Myatt was/is the mastermind behind the Order of Nine Angles. This is even more apparent when studying his commentaries or translations of Greek texts where a specific lexicon is surfacing continuously and then incorporated in the Order of Nine Angles Mythos. Note that the word ‘Causal’ is used four times in Myngath.

Here is the first passage concerning the word Nexion:

For nine years or so this interior struggle wore me down, until it gradually
faded away. It was akin to cycling up a long steep mountain climb in mist and
drizzly rain, struggling on against one’s aching body and against the desire
to stop and rest; and not being able to see the end, the summit, of the climb.
And then, slowly, the drizzle ceases, the mist begins to clear, the road
becomes gradually less steep, and one is there – in warm bright sunshine
nearing the summit of that climb, able to see the beautiful, the numinous,
vista beyond, below, for the first time, and which vista after such an effort
brings a restful interior peace, the silent tears of one person who feels their
human insignificance compared to the mountains, the valleys below, the sky,
the Sun, and the vast Cosmos beyond: the wyrdful nature of one fleeting
delicate mortal microcosmic nexion which is one’s own life. -Myngath (p.67)

And the second:

Thus, I have declared a still rather shaky new truce, a compromise:
based on a treaty where I have (re)defined personal honour as a
practical manifestation of empathy, of the desire to cease to cause
suffering to living-beings, with such empathy and the compassion
deriving from it a guide to living that awareness of ourselves as but
one nexion to all Life and to the Cosmos, and which awareness,
which Cosmic perspective, expresses both our true human nature
and the potential we possess to change ourselves into higher, more
evolved, beings. -Myngath (p.72)

It is also possible to confirm the approximative date of creation of the Order of Nine angles assuming that the informations given and studied in a certain MSS are admitted as reliable. Indeed, in “A Most Brief Discourse On The History Of The Order of Nine Angles” (also known as “O9A brief history”) which is supposedly a document from the inner O9A (now circulating online), there are many interesting revelations along with a curious preface:

“What is here presented might well be deemed and termed A Work of Darknesse. A work by some gladly believed; by others an entertainment; because it is very possible that every Reader will make of it what they will. For the World is full of imposture. Yet there was a Time when sorcery was the delight of many mortals, and many and various Divels were believed in and when things impossible to ordinary sense were believed done by Nature. Finally, if there were any such thing really as Divels then surely they would appear to such as did call upon them as a Mythos and a Mysterium Esoteric even to this day. I read over the transcript exactly and taking note of the most remarkable passages (as they appeared unto me) I present them here for Anton Long was indeed a myth maker, the best sort of Sorcerer.” -R. Parker 2015

So it is and shall remain ‘Occult’ from the get-go but nevertheless correlative.

Here is the first passage:

“It was rather by chance, or Fate or Wyrd or by witchcraft if one prefers such terms; and occurred in England when I was – in the late 1960s – one of the seven-day boarders in the Sixth Form of a college. I had my own room on the top floor of a hall of residence of that college and would sometimes at weekends cycle around nearby and distant Norfolk lanes. On one such trip I happened to cycle along a rather isolated fenland lane and past a cottage just as a comely young lady was standing by the gate of the small front garden that led to her cottage. She smiled as I passed and it did not take me long to decide to stop and return, on
the pretext of asking for water even though I had a flask of milkless Oolong tea in my saddlebag.” -A Most Brief Discourse On The History Of The Order of Nine Angles

And the second:

“There is no rational explanation for how or even why I met her. Perhaps – as I thought thereafter – it was she who met me, and meant to. Who somehow might have enchanted me to be there on that day at that hour in that year of my youth. As if she, also, was from, or part of, this other esoteric living land. There were mysteries there that I did not then consciously fathom, but rather lived with and through, and which even now – over forty years later – I have only just begun to rationally understand as a natural and muliebral presencing of The Numen. Mysteries, perhaps, I felt then, of an ancient way never written down, and which no words, no book, could bind, contain, restrain, reveal. Mysteries of the connexion that links all Life together. All I knew then was the occupant of that solitary small house along a narrow isolated lane near where the fenland waters, still, in those days, rose in some years to flood the land around and where a boat was kept, with daily life lived, if needed, on upper floors as in olden days. All I felt then, in the moment of that meeting and the hour beyond, was such an intense desire to stay as almost subsumed me. To stay – as one would stay stunned momentarily by the gorgeosity of some sunset, or by some vista suddenly chanced upon. No words sufficed, were needed, but we then idly talked nonetheless – I, leaning on my bicycle; she standing beside the broken fence that seemed to mark the inner sanctum of her sacred world. It was not that I expected, then – or even hoped for – some kind of sexual tryst. But there she was, somewhat older than me, pretty in a comely way, standing, smiling, as I had slowly passed. It was not that I was lost and needed directions; a recent map was always carried in my bag. Not that I needed water. I had my flask of milkless Oolong tea. Not that I… But I stopped, nevertheless, dismounted, to slowly saunter back.” -Myngath (p.9)

Considering the fact that David Myatt is supposedly born in 1950 and that it is mentioned in Myngath that he was about fifteen years old when he met this lady in the Fenland rural areas, it seems right to assume that the Order of Nine Angles was created in the late 1960s as is mentioned in: A Most Brief Discourse On The History Of The Order of Nine Angles.

Also of interest are the following revelations concerning the birth of the tradition:

The Camlad tradition (as I thereafter named it) was aural and mostly concerned
the Rounwytha, although there were various myths and legends many of which
related to the English counties of Shropshire and Herefordshire.After spending some weeks with that lady and her daughter, I decided – as an 
impetuous young man would do – to meld that tradition with the type of Satanism that informed my Temple of the Sun and with what I had learned from the Fenland/Cantabrigian Noctulians, a learning enhanced by some travels I had undertaken (with a Sapphic lady friend and in the early 1970s) to various foreign
lands. Thus was The Order of Nine Angles born, and I would spend the next few
years – other commitments, especially political ones, permitting – writing (and
then typing out) various MSS in which I endeavoured to outline and explain my
‘extreme and dangerous’ version of Satanism, my own learning in foreign lands
regarding matters Occult, and those two other indigenous aural British paganus
traditions. That is, to paraphrase what someone was to later write, I codified the
various “teachings into a fully developed system of initiation and training for
adeptship.” Thus was the compilation entitled Naos brought-into-being and thus
did I re-write part of and extend a certain handwritten book containing various
Satanic rituals while retaining its title, The Black Book of Satan.” -A Most Brief Discourse On The History Of The Order of Nine Angles

And finally, some details concerning the Labyrinthos Mythologicus and the patronym Anton Long :

“Such a rumour was part of our Labyrinthos Mythologicus. For reasons which the
sagacious, and those gifted with or who have developed certain Occult skills, will
understand and appreciate. With a few exceptions, I authored all O9A MSS, from
the 1970s to 2011. The few exceptions are those MSS authored by CB, whose
contributions amounted to explaining some aspects of the O9A (often in the
process paraphrasing what I had personally said to him) and to presenting and
describing his own personal experiences along the Seven Fold Way. As, for
example, his ‘sinister tarot’ was his own artistic interpretation of the O9A Tarot as
described in Naos; while his notebooks and ‘magickal journals’ (such as his
Dyssolving: Diary of an Internal Adept and his Caelthi) document some of the
occult workings he did as an initiate, while the ‘ritual’ music he produced was for
use by his own O9A nexion.”  -A Most Brief Discourse On The History Of The Order of Nine Angles

The correlations provided in this article are meant to be informative and nothing more. It should also be remembered that what is most important is the appologia of Myatt itself since it is essentially the culmination of his lifelong Pathei Mathos (πάθει μάθος). It should also be kept in mind that, even though, the two stories are obviously the same, they might be fallacious for specific reasons. This is for every reader or practitioner to decide, for there might be more complementary informations in rarer, undistributed MSS which I will avoid naming here.

-Beldam, 128 yf


3 thoughts on “Myngath: Small Hints to the Origin

  1. Thank you Acausality for this article. Years ago I didn’t read all the articles of Myatt and Myngath is one of them. I feel I must take a look at Myatt’s articles in order to further understand the Sinister Tradition of which the ONA is a causal manifestation.

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  2. Thank you for taking the time to read.

    Yes my friend, make no mistake, all the Sinister Tradition is mostly built upon Hellenic Mythos, at least, etymologically and certain medieval mythos and Arab texts. I urge you to read Myngath but also all the translation you can find from Myatt.

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  3. Yes brother I shall take the time. In my 20’s I studied the ONA MSS, went to Albion with the Order of the Jarls of Baelder and this was quite an instructive time. After that I took the time to study philosophy, namely psychoanalysis, French philosophy and Georges Bataille remained with me. His interest goes beyond the merely philosophical, indeed, he even did not call himself a philosopher. He referred to himself sometimes as a mystic and that is most clearly. Sadly enough, this ‘side’ of his musing, thinking is not recognised in academic circles which I frequented in the past. I have left these circles now behind for they may all be very good at reasoning, discussing difficult texts, their talks, albeit being complex, remain on the surface. Some of them recognise their is ‘something’ beyond the words, what Lacan calls the Real but they seem to evade it. Bataille on the other wanted to experience this and he called this the ‘inner experience’. An experience of the Continuous, us being discontinuous beings. Love, friendships, eroticisms, war are all expressions, means to enjoy our inter-connectednes. I aim to delve deeper into the resemblance between Bataille’s and Myatt’s concepts and thinkings. This will be a most fruitful experience!


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