* Evola And The Septenary. * Corpus Hermeticum. * Hermeticism: A New Insight. * Conclusion. * Appendix: A Guide To The Hebdomian Way. * Footnotes.
Both the Longusian Seven Fold Way and the more recent Hebdomian Way are modern hermetic quests for Lapis Philosophicus. For decades, those associated with the esoteric tradition of the septenary system (ἑβδομάς) which forms an integral part of the Occult philosophy of the Longusian tradition have maintained not only that their septenary system has ancient roots and is far older than the medieval Hebrew Kabbalah used by most other modern Western Occultists, but also that it is in essence a hermetic philosophy. As is the non-Longusian Hebdomian Way.
Such links to ancient hermeticism are particularly obvious when the insights and understanding of Julius Evola as manifest in his La Tradizione Ermetica are considered in the context of those two modern hermetic quests, The Star Game, and Myatt’s translation of and commentary on tractates of the Corpus Hermeticum.
Although now mostly associated with the Order of Nine Angles, The Star Game (TSG) in its original septenary form is just a modern strategic and tactical game for two players: a more complicated type of chess which has been played as such for decades by a discerning few. This essay concentrates on the original 1975 Star Game, its hermetic origins and its significance as a challenging, modern, and alchemical game which can aid the hermetic quest (ἄνοδος) for Lapis Philosophicus.
There is a modern urban tale that David Myatt is not only ‘Anton Long’ of Order of Nine Angles (O9A, ONA) fame but also founded the O9A in the 1970s and was its leader for many decades. Myatt himself has consistently denied – on his word of honour – being ‘Anton Long’ and founding the O9A. Supporters of Myatt have argued that in over forty years no one has provided any evidential facts (evidence acceptable in a Court of Law) that prove that Myatt is Long or that he founded and led the O9A.
Evidential facts in this case include evidence from primary sources, such as documents which forensic linguistics (for example) suggest Myatt may have written or which Myatt under caution admitted to writing; a confession or signed statement by Myatt; sworn testimony by witnesses who are available for cross-examination; forensically verified video/audio recordings of Myatt admitting to being Long and/or of having founded the O9A; and so on.
Lacking such evidential facts, those who believe this urban tale usually do so on the basis of one or more of the following: (i) the fallacy of ad populum, claiming it is “self-evident” because so many others believe it; (ii) the fallacy of argumentum ad verecundiam – appeal to authority – because others including the media, some academics and journalists and political activists and politicians have said or written that he is Long and did found the O9A; (iii) hearsay; and (iv) the fallacy of Incomplete Evidence – also known as the fallacy of suppressed evidence – when material concerning or assumptions about a particular matter are selected and presented to support a particular argument or conclusion while other material or assumptions which do not support, which contradict, the chosen argument or conclusion are withheld or not discussed. Thus, selective evidence and/or selective argument are employed in order to ‘prove’ a particular point, with such selectively being deliberate, or the result of fallacious reasoning or the result of unscholarly research because secondary and tertiary sources rather than primary sources are used.
The Order of Nine Angles ‘principle of the authority of individual judgment’ is something of a paradox which should be discussed given what it has led to: individuals and groups associating themselves with the Order of Nine Angles – the esoteric philosophy presenced by Anton Long – being associated by non-O9A folk with those who have preached in favour of and in some cases undertaken what I and a few other O9A folk consider to be dishonourable, cowardly, deeds inconsistent with the ethos, the aesthetic, of O9A esoteric philosophy.
Page from the 1577 (ev) book Iamblichvs De mysteriis Ægyptiorvm, Chaldæorum, Assyriorum: Proclvs in Platonicum Alcibiadem de anima, atque dæmone, Idem De sacrificio & magia: Porphyrivs De diuinis atq, dæmonib: Psellvs De dæmonibus: Mercvrii Trismegisti Pimander, Eiusdem Asclepius. The book contains the Latin text of the Corpus Hermeticum by Marsilius Ficinus.
Part One 1984-1998 ° Preface ° The National Socialist Ideologist ° Polemical And Early National Socialist Writings ° Later NS Writings ° A Change Of Perspective ° Ethical National Socialism ° The Galactic Empire ° Conclusion ° Appendix I David Myatt: Islam and National Socialism ° Appendix II David Myatt And The Occult
Part Two: 1999-2008 ° Prefatory Note ° 1998-1999 ° The Mythos Of Vindex ° Islamic Writings ° National Socialism and Islam ° An Inner Struggle ° Appendix: An Open Letter to Martin Amis
Part Three: 2009-2017 ° Preface ° Exegesis And The Culture Of Pathei-Mathos ° The Philosopher Of Pathei-Mathos ° A Modern Philosophy ° Criticism Of Hitler And National Socialist Germany ° Kalos Kagathos And Western Culture ° Ethical National Socialism And A Modern Spirituality
° The Hebdomian Way is a way of our own devising, representing our esoteric Weltanschauung based on our individual quests for Lapis Philosophicus and which quests began some years ago with us following the Order of Nine Angles Seven Fold Way (7FW) and the esoteric philosophy devised by Anton Long from (i) ancient Hermetic and Alchemical traditions and (ii) the empathic pagan Britannic tradition of the Rounwytha which he inherited. In effect, our quests along the Seven Fold Way were an apprenticeship, since completed, with the Hebdomian Way the result of what we have discovered for ourselves by pathei-mathos, what we have developed, and what we have left behind or found to be, for us, unnecessary or unhelpful in our individual quests for Lapis Philosophicus. Among what we divined to be unnecessary, or unhelpful for us, was all forms of sorcery, all Occult rituals, “Satanism” however defined, all antinomian gestures or deeds, and all practical involvement with the external world with aim of seeking to change that world be it by politics or by a dialectic involving opposing “the Magian” or by any other means, Occult or otherwise.