UK Muslim leader attacks Satanism

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Satanism has its own extremist problem known as the Order of Nine Angles under leadership of David Myatt.

Satanism provides a convenient hook to hang every ignorant negative issue upon when it comes to outsiders, and in the case of Abu-Khadeejah Abdul-Wahid a Muslim leader in the Birmingham area of the UK, it was to compare the actions of the Islamic extremist who attacked innocent people in London recently to Satanism, as if to say my religion is associated to:

““unbelievable” cowardice in targeting innocent men, women and children.”

The attack in London that killed four and injured some fifty others was undertaken by a Muslim, a man who was radicalised by internet propaganda and the views of fellow Muslims. This attack had no connection to the religion of Satanism, nor to any Satanist.  The responsibility rests fully and totally upon the heads of Muslims who because they have their heads stuck in the sand do little to counter the radicalisation of their young people.

Two of the leading Satanist groups in the UK quickly responded.  The London Chapter of the Satanic Temple said:

 “Mr Abdul-Waheed stated that the actions and values of the attacker were nearer to the values of Satanism than to Muslim values. I can’t think of anything further from the truth. And while we recognise the value in underscoring the ideological disparities between the actions of a lone radical and the Muslim world, we would prefer that any comparisons to Satanism be informed by facts.

Much like Islam, Satanism is often on the receiving end of speculation, scapegoating, and ignorance. And like Islam, the religious intolerance and prejudice behind these conspicuous accusations perpetuates fear and facilitates conditions that can threaten the safety and wellbeing of our members, inhibiting our ability to live and practice freely and openly. Far from the pervasive myth that Satanists sacrifice infants, commit incest, and participate in human trafficking The Satanic Temple has a mission that cites empathy, benevolence, and common sense as shared values. Like the Five Pillars of Islam, our members follow Seven Fundamental Tenets that inspire our daily lives with nobility in thought and compassion in practice. It might surprise you to learn that The Satanic Temple is in-fact an unrelenting advocate for the rights of women and children and for protection against domestic violence and institutional abuses.”

The UK-based Church of Rational Satanism gave their own statement:

“We would like to highlight that the actions of this man were in no way in line with any satanic philosophy. As stated above it would be in complete error for myself and us as an organisation to to speak for every Satanist as opinions cannot go further than the individual. What we can do however is demonstrate using the philosophical foundations of our belief structure as to why this statement is in fact untrue.

Satanism is a life loving philosophy that aims for the individual to get the best from life with self preservation and vital existence being the priority. Therefore the complete disregard of the attackers own life this goes against our core belief structure. Satanism is completely based around the individual with our organisation, as least, focusing on the excellence in the self in all aspects of life. Putting focus and energy into ideologies that go against the individual system, through our unique concepts, would simply be counter productive and go against the core values of Satanism. We use Satan as a metaphorical archetype (although we do not limit ourself to one archetypical figure) we also promote personal responsibility for an individuals actions.”


Muslims need to take responsibility for dealing with Islamic extremism

This Satanist has attended several Islamic conferences, and has a reasonable understanding of this religion. It is troubling that a billion Muslims have done little to allow a radical few to become the voice and image of the moderate majority. Until Muslims can take responsibility and the initiative to tackle extremist points of view in their own ranks rather blame other religions for their problems, attacks like in London will continue and increase in number.

The extremist problem in Satanist ranks – Order of Nine Angles

In finishing, this writer would like to highlight a problem within Satanist ranks called the Order of Nine Angles who share and promote similar extremist views to those of the Islamic State. The ONA was founded and is under the leadership of David Myatt, who formerly called himself Abdul-Aziz ibn Myatt and Abdul al-Qari, and encouraged similarly extremist views as is pandered by Islamic extremists. The ONA are deeply embedded into Satanism, and sadly whilst they exist in our ranks, we are open to accusations of promoting similar outrages as has been inflicted upon the innocent by extremist Muslims. Like the Muslims it is down to the majority in Satanism to prevent the small minority (ONA) from being the image and voice of our religion.

King of Mad Hatters – David Shurter

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David Shurter – mad hatter and self-proclaimed antichrist.

One of the positive aspects of fighting the Hampstead Satanic Ritual Abuse Hoax is that all those who promote the hoax provide episodes of entertainment better than anything found on television.  The whole army of these hoax promoters fall into the psychopathic, mentally ill and personality defective elements of society, and has provided we who fight them with plenty of opportunity to create satire and funny videos about them.

Since late 2014 the hoax has been an endless soap opera reminiscent of a Mad Hatters Tea Party, and the king Mad Hatter of them all has to be David Shurter, his blog is linked here.

Shurter is a seriously deluded and rabid individual well known to some leading Satanists such as Lucien Greaves and Dr Michael Aquino.  Shurter is a major promoter of Satanic Ritual Abuse fictions, accusing his own family of cutting up babies and hiding them in the walls of his home.

In an amusing video Shurter associates himself to a type of Dark Jesus who is the new boss of Hell which he has fashioned for all we Satanists who do not bow down to his will.  Shurter claims that Satanists have given him all our magick to make him all-powerful, to the extent that he has defeated all the fallen angels, and he is now best mates with God.  Despite being the next anti-christ, and the next big thing since the Dark Lord in the Lord of the Rings, the all-powerful Shurter seems worried about his mortality, since it takes only a vehicle to park outside of his home, or a blog comment on Hoaxtead to send him fleeing behind his sofa in terror.  If he was not such a wet blanket the murderous members of the Order of Nine Angles (ONA) would be having orgasms over Shurter as their new leader and Vindex. Move over David Myatt, there is a new ONA leader in town – David Shurter.  Heres the video:

 

 

Satanism and child abuse

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Satanism celebrates the life of living things, contrary to what non-Satanists say.

I am proud to be associated with a religion that celebrates the sacredness of life of animals and human beings, and abhors harm to children.  I follow people on Facebook from different branches of the Left Hand Path who have families and children, who are passionate about and love their children.

One of the reasons I aggressively fight Satanic Ritual Abuse hoaxes is that the promoters of these narratives promote dishonest stories that Satanists rape, torture, kill and eat children, narratives that threaten the lives, homes and families of we of the Left Hand Path if ever these stories gain traction and support in the eyes of politicians, media and the public.

For over two years I have been fighting it out with Satan Hunters, those that promote SRA narratives, in the London-based Hampstead SRA hoax.  A second UK SRA hoax is now brewing surrounding a deceased former UK Prime Minister Edward Heath.  The Hampstead SRA hoax has been targeted at specific named people and children who are not Satanists, but are being accused of being Satanists, of harming children, and are subject to death threats, having their children abducted and their homes burnt down.  The targets of the Hampstead Satan Hunters could have so easily been any of the families and children of those LHP individuals I follow on Facebook, and this is why I am motivated to fight the Satan Hunters, and perhaps a reason why more Satanists should be challenging SRA hoaxes also.

I take my fight very seriously in fighting to protect my religion and those that are being unjustly targeted by Satan Hunters, such that I have had one Satan Hunter lodge a complaint against me to the police, so the police authorities are going to be all over my social media accounts in relation to Hampstead SRA hoax.  Point I make is that I am putting my neck on the line to fight SRA hoaxes because the stakes are high, a SRA hoax can result in families being broken up, homes burnt down and people murdered.

At this point I will also call out a few individuals of the parasite religion known as Order of Nine Angles (ONA) that are passively or actively promoting narratives about harming children.  The ONA are not a Satanic religion, they are a bunch of fuckwits who cling on to our religion like leeches.  I call out the two UK-based individuals David Myatt (leader if he claims otherwise) and the parasite called Ryan Fleming, one who has been promoting harming children.  ONA do not belong amongst Satanists, they should be kicked out everywhere they try to get a foothold in the LHP.  Those of the ONA who talk honor need to kick their fellow child-harming associates into touch as per their honor code on children.

In conclusion Satanism is an honorable religion that celebrates the sacredness of life, and those Reverse Christians and Satan Hunters who promote an alternative narrative of harm to people and animals need to be aggressively challenged so they do not taint the Left Hand Path with their bullshit.

Myatt death hoax gone wrong

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Despite rumors David Myatt is alive contemplating leaves, riding his bicycle and translating Christian texts at his home in England.

After my recent blog post on the alleged death of Order of Nine Angles (ONA) founder David Myatt, there has been developments that confirm this was a hoax that went wrong.

A rumor was started on an ONA blog called “Sinister Polemics,” which was met with skepticism.  Then far right forums were also posting about the death with additional details suggesting Myatt had died in a male brothel in Egypt. It was at this point that those in the ONA intervened.

Myatt published a blog post confirming he was alive and contemplating the meaning of existence in falling autumnal leaves at his home in England.   Meanwhile the far right forum thread that suggested Myatt died in a homosexual brothel was deleted, and so was the entire Sinister Polemics blog.

ONA supporters of Myatt suggested that enemies of Myatt had started the rumors of his death, whilst a critical observer of ONA activities Anna Czereda said that it was an ONA test of ONA initiates that had gone wrong.

“Satanic Views, the whole “Myatt is dead” prank was started by the Sinister Polemics blog, which was run by the Inner ONA members. One of its authors were Kerri Scott and June Boyle, the nicknames once active in the O9A Facebook groups. They deny being the Old Guards but they have knowledge that ordinary people associating themselves with the ONA don’t have. Also at some time, they were recruiting people to the ONA inviting them to Colette restaurant in New York. Nobody was recruited because those selected failed the recruitment tests.

“Myatt is dead” affair was also a test designed to check whether the O9A fans believe everything that is written online. It was also a kind of a riddle containing allusions to the 10 and now 13 “esoteric” questions for the O9A adepts, which they, themselves, admitted in their “Connecting some dots” article.

It has nothing to do with the O9A enemies, it was an inside game/test. However, the brothel thing was added by some careless or ignorant or spiteful internet trolls. The Sinister Polemics authors wrote only that Myatt died in Egypt. If you start a rumor, other people will repeat it, adding some crap of their own.”

If this “prank” was indeed a test, then it was an incredibly naive tactic since now a large number of people think Myatt is dead, and also that he died in a homosexual brothel.  Perhaps ONA types might keep their testing in-house to prevent the rest of the world taking ONA japes in directions they don’t like it to go.

Founder of Order Nine Angles dies in brothel?

After rumors emerged recently on ONA blogs that founder of the Order of Nine Angles David Myatt died in Egypt in 2016, the extreme right forums have also been mentioning his rumored death.

The latest post yesterday on Vanguard News Network forum by a senior member called “Andy” a poster of long standing said:

“Movement crackpot and deviant in all senses of the word has died.Myatt went “native” in his latter years died in an all male brothel in Egypt.”

Despite lack of evidence of his death lewd details apparently are emerging from those who claim to be in the know which suggests that Myatt might have been indulging in homosexual or pederast activities with males in a brothel at the time of his death in Egypt.

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Until there is some official confirmation such as a death certificate the alleged death and circumstances surrounding it of David Myatt can only be treated as speculation and rumor.

Satanists question everything

question-everythingOne of the core ideas of the story of eating the apple in the Garden of Eden is that humanity reached a point of evolution to step out of animal instinct, gaining an imagination to explore and redefine the self, their world, and their place in their world.  This difference in mind means humanity can build rocket ships to the moon, but the rest of the animal kingdom can’t do that.

The ideal Satanist questions everything

The individual who can question, can imagine, can create, is the ideal human, the ideal Satanist.  Sadly, most people choose to reject the gifts of evolution, they prefer the level of base beasts that follow their fears and lusts.  These people never question, choosing to believe and act on faith, upon whatever authority serve upon their dish.  These people are the ignorant, stupid and lazy, embracing all the qualities Satanists despise.

Question everything

Question everything.  This attitude is one major step to embracing reason over faithful ignorance.  Accept nothing on face value, dig deeper, find the source and look for empirical evidence based on demonstration, experience and observation.  What one authority states as fact, might be dishonesty, error or fiction.  A large part of the internet is manipulation, fraud and fantasy.

Errors of history ripple into the present

Some examples. The idea “light bearer” in Luciferianism is built upon a transcribing error by Jerome who translated the Hebrew bible into Latin in around 390 CE.  The Hebrew for “Morning Star” is “shining one, son of the dawn,” which is different to the Latin error Jerome used, which became “light bearer.”  In Occult circles the archetype Harpocrates is associated with secrecy, silence and confidentiality, because ancient writers mistakenly associated his finger to his lips as an action of swearing to secrecy.  Harpocrates is a child god, who in reality is expressing the Egyptian hieroglyph for child with his finger to his lips, but writers continue to repeat the ignorant error from ancient times to the present.

The ONA hoax that backfired

Those attention seeking religious parasites the Order of Nine Angles (ONA) recently announced on a Satanist forum and through blogs that their founder David Myatt had died in Egypt.  Satanists and some associated with the ONA religion treated the claims with immediate skepticism, one demanding evidence of a death certificate.  Under the light of intense scrutiny the claim of Myatt’s death fell apart as no evidence or details were forthcoming, and those who claimed this falsehood saw their hoax backfire upon them.  Anyone can claim anything on the internet. Images, documents, video and audio can all be manipulated to appear authentic, but even a cursory examination by questioning everything can reveal the lie.

Order of Nine Angles (ONA) confirm they are not Satanists

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A representative of the Order of Nine Angles (ONA) has responded to our recent Satanicviews blog post about them via one of their blogging sites, and confirms that they are not Satanists.  The article is as below:

https://abglodge.wordpress.com/2015/08/23/how-dumb-they-really-are-some-insignificant-comments-about-significant-amount-of-mundane-misconceptions/

As the ONA confirm they are not Satanists, a confirmation that can be found in various other ONA sources as well, it becomes unnecessary for us to offer arguments that ONA are not Satanists, though we still plan such arguments to deal with Reverse Christianity.  We offer their full article as below, link as per above, under the Creative Commons (CC) copyright license which the ONA tend to ascribe to in the distribution of their information.  We will respond to issues raised in that ONA article in a future post.

ONA article in response to Satanicviews

How Dumb They Really Are? (some insignificant comments about significant amount of mundane misconceptions)

Recently, We came across an article (Is ONA and RC Satanism?) written by the mundane Satanist who already wrote a couple of articles regarding ONA on previous occasions – like, for example, that one about nonsense such as “disbanding  ONA” etc.  This nonsense was well enough addressed by some other people, back then.  Now, the author, seems to be accepting their previous nonsense about “disbanding” ONA as the nonsense it was/is, because they treat ONA as still existing, being that they argue about/with it.

What fascinates Us, over and over again, when We read stuff like these, is the fact how shallow mundanes are and how they are incapable of grasping anything ONA – sometimes trying very hard to squeeze it into their narrow views, into their little black and white worlds. Also, We believe how they never bother to read numerous ONA writings dealing with, and explaining their usual misconceptions. Article in question is filled with these usual misconceptions and gives away very uninformed view of the Order of Nine Angles (like previous “disbanding” nonsense wasn’t good enough clue). This implies that the author either never honestly studied ONA (which takes some effort and time), or they simply lack any intellectual and emphatic skills to successfully fulfill such a task, as it is the case with the most mundanes.

We have no illusions that We will ever enlighten one of these characters by writing “responses” such as this one, so this is in no way serious attempt of arguing them or refuting some of their claims – it mainly serves as an example (amusing one) for those who are honestly interested in ONA – an example of how blind and clueless mundanes are.  What is especially discouraging in this case is the fact that comparing ONA with, and leveling it down to RC (reverse Christianity) is even greater misconception than previous “disbanding” nonsense. To be honest, some forms used by ONA, as presented in Black Book of Satan and similar works may look like something comparable with RC. However, these are only “forms” – not the ONA itself. Practical and esoteric meanings and purpose of these forms were  elaborated in different writings of the Order and its affiliates, many, many times. But, as we already mentioned, these Satanist are not even reading such material and/or are incapable of grasping it. There is one thing about which author of the article in question is right: ONA is not Satanism, or more precisely, ONA is not just Satanism:

The Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) is a sinisterly-numinous mystic tradition: it is not now and never was either strictly satanist or strictly Left Hand Path, but uses ‘satanism’ and the LHP as ‘causal forms’; that is, as techniques/experiences/ordeals/challenges (amoral and otherwise) in a decades-long personal anados to engender in the initiate both esoteric, and exoteric, pathei mathos, and which pathei mathos is the beginning of wisdom. – O9A 101, Sinisterly-Numinous Tradition

Let us examine some of the statements written in this article from satanicviews blog:

The ONA is a philosophy invented by David Myatt in the 1970’s who synthesized his white supremacist and occult interests into a worldview that has been extensively added to by himself and his followers.

If nothing else this is oversimplifying of origins and  history, and very nature of ONA. According to Order’s own writings ONA IS philosophy, but philosophy of Anton Long. Now, those Satanist would instantly try to simplify this one as well by asserting how Anton Long is actually David Myatt. Well, Anton Long is not, nor he ever was a real person. From one perspective it is just a nym, evidently used by various people over decades – as suggested by some academics and some ONA adherents (and even some Satanist). It was certainly used by Richard Moult, Chloe Ortega, Richard Stirling and other individuals. From this perspective Anton Long is some sort of fictional character (this, again being oversimplifying, of course) whose traits and life story are compiled by bits of traits and lives of all the people who ever animated this character, who ever acted as him, plus some additional necessities required for such a creation. From yet another perspective, Anton Long is a Myth, archetypal figure, a magickal tool/ being, with certain functions and purposes.  ONA is philosophy of Anton Long – this means that, if we want to tie this philosophy and this name with any real person, we don’t have to tie it exclusively with Myatt, we can also say that ONA is a philosophy of Richard Moult, or Chloe Ortega, or anyone else who acted as Anton Long or helped with building of this character in some other way. We will not weight amount or quality of these influences – we are just saying that there never was only one real person behind Anton Long and his philosophy. This is one of the reasons why David Myatt always was, and still is able to claim that he is not Anton Long.
For long time now David Myatt has his own philosophy through which he mostly rejected his “white supermacist (again, very uninformed view of Myatt’s interpretation of National-Socialism) and occult interests”. Not only this – he also wrote in very insightful (thus honest) way about why and how he rejected his previous views and ideas, creating very personal philosophy which needs no body of followers in any way. Even if we assume, as it is widely accepted, that David Myatt was original animator behind  Anton Long, we cannot say that the two are the same. One is a real person, human being – the other … a being of some other kind.

The ONA is largely an incoherent, impractical and rambling philosophy full of hocus pocus and pseudo philosophical ideology with a strong focus of incitement to killing people, specifically their obsession with culling and human sacrifice.

“Incoherent” in this case simply means too complex and incomprehensible for the mind and soul of mundane Satanist. They see this philosophy as “incoherent”, contradictory and what else not, only because it is non-linear and is not depending upon anything  which common mundane can put in some tiny box of their “understanding” and stick a label to it. The fact is that their limitations are not allowing them to see the the big picture, so they perceive just bits and pieces of ONA, here and there, thus experiencing it as “incoherent”. Yes, We know that when they characterize ONA in this way, they are simply irritated by its elusiveness. Also, apparent incoherence and/or contradictions serve certain purposes, of which some are practical and others esoteric. You need a honest effort to put pieces together, to connect dots into coherent picture. This also being a part of the Way and of the process of learning.

We wonder what “Impractical” exactly means here? It is well known that entire ONA philosophy is very practical and oriented towards very practical action, deeds and goals. We remember another mundane Satanist writing about how he believes ONA is not real, simply because it expects from its adherents fulfillment of tasks fitting for Hercules. We imagine this Satanist being some obese, pimple-covered, American to whom climbing up the stairs seems to be a job for Hercules. If you ever read about physical requirements and training routines of some military special forces, you’ll realize that ONA tasks are child’s play in comparison to those. Some ONA tasks may look extremely difficult and impractical only to extremely weak, indulging Satanist who are often incapable of being functional and practical in their everyday mundane lives. Besides physical tasks what else one might find impossible or impractical? Grade rituals which demands no special requirements, items, ceremonies, formulas, or anything except your strong will to endure them? Insight Roles? Self-honesty (this one is probably very impractical for mundane Satanist)? Discipline (again, very impractical for this indulgent kind)? Culling (as well, so impractical for these obedient sheeple)? What?
When they say “impractical” they probably mean – hard, dangerous, risky, something which implies moving out of their comfort zone and/or shattering of their illusions about the world, endangering their safety. We guess that some of them, being occult fetishists they are, deem as “practical” some old-aeon fantasy systems, or some dusty grimoires with formulas requiring a hair from cross-eyed rabbit whose mother was eaten by the limping wolf at specific time of a year. At least you never hear them criticizing such nonsense this loudly. You never hear them criticizing deluded JoS kids who are killing Jehowa’s angels and making love with their demons every day, and what else not. They will accept them as Satanist. But they will always criticize ONA. Why? – Because they feel threatened. Although ONA is not, nor it ever was strictly Satanic – it actually embodies the very essence of what Satan is, as well as it puts Satanism into proper practical and esoteric context. All of this threatens mundane Satanist because it simply shakes and erode their safe fantasy game, it reveals lies they are convincing each others of, and reveals them for being sheeple they are.

Due to its incoherence and impracticality the ONA is unable to survive in its own right as a philosophy, so survives as like a parasite, trying to incorporate itself into hosts such as religions and political movements, but always with the clear agenda of inciting harm to life and property.

(More precise description of ONA would be a “virus” – highly adaptable, shape-shifting virus) At this point We realized that we are dealing with probably the most uninformed view of ONA out there (and which is, sadly even applauded by a number of sheeple disguised as Satanist).
Anyone who posses some esoteric understanding and some Aeonic perspective, should understand manipulation of religious, political, occult and art forms in context. Besides this, ONA possess that unbounded essence which can survive and live and be expressed through any form, already existent, or the new ones created. It can also survive with almost no form, wordless, shapeless, but simply Known and lived by some. Where would be any other group/philosophy/order/ religion without their strictly defined set of rules and forms? ONA adherent can be literally anything outwardly – they can be Buddhist, Muslim, Christian, Satanist, Pagan, Atheist, whatever you think of… but still they’ll be ONA. Can you claim this about anything else out there? Any strain of Satanism or some other philosophy/ religion/(sub-)culture? Same as an individual adherent is using such religious, political, occult and art forms for the sake of their own development, for the deepening of their insights and furthering of their own goals, through manipulation of such forms – ONA uses these forms for her own development and for the furthering of Aeonic goals. ONA doesn’t depend upon these forms and can change them as one changes their clothes. The person wearing different clothes is the same person, like the ONA is the same (some)thing under different guises. This simplicity is not understood by mundane Satanist and similar species, as they actually depend upon outer forms very much, and the very identity of the most of them depends even upon the clothes they are wearing. If they are not wearing black, or some satanic jewelry, or some satanic tattoo, their “satanism” will be suspicious. And this is the case with any religion/movement/(sub-)culture out there. Slaves of forms…

The ONA however had some success with Satanism, and convinced many Satanists for a while that ONA was a form of Satanism.

ONA, actually never tried to convince anyone that it is a form of Satanism. But We think this one is clear from what was written here previously, and elsewhere over the years. ONA just uses Satanism as a form. There is a difference. However, ONA IS Presencing of Satan, even if this is not exclusively accomplished through forms of Satanism as such.

Satanicviews in future blog posts will offer several objective arguments which will clearly show that Reverse Christianity and the Order Nine Angles has never been and will never be Satanism

Why bothering with providing arguments for the claim that ONA is not and has never been “Satanism”, if Order itself clearly supports this fact? This Satanist in his article even writes: “As ONA adherents freely admit ONA is not Satanism (…)”(??). Again, why bothering with this then? They can simply copy that quote from O9A 101 we provided here and they can rest their case. Every time when something like this surface up, We wonder – “How dumb they really are?”.

Finally, if ONA, in their opinion, is akin to Reverse Christianity, what’s about those mundane Satanist who writes dumb stuff like this latest article on satanicviews? What about their law-abiding-love -your -neighbor -and- his- property – Satanism? Is it not akin to Christianity itself? This type of Magian-muppet Satanism was well characterized in many ONA writings, such is the one provided here for the further reading (i.e. “A Heretical Satanism” as a part of influence-innovation compilation).

Fear not, dear dumb Satanist. ONA doesn’t want to take your mundane satanism from you. ONA doesn’t need your mundane satanism, nor it’s trying to fit into it, or to dominate it, or whatever you might be thinking it’s doing. And, again – you don’t even have to prove how ONA is not Satanism. Admittedly it is not. Just cool down and learn to make, and appreciate some subtle differences: ONA is not Satanism – but there IS ONA Satanism. ONA is not Satanism – but it IS and it has been, and it will be Presencing of Satan.

Zorya
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Gnawers

Further Reading:

O9A Influence and Inovation

Occultism, National-Socialism and ONA

The Esoteric philosophy of the Order of Nine Angles, Introduciton