Origins Of The Hebdomian Way

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This collection of essays explains the origins of and provides details regarding the hermetic Hebdomian Way, developed as it was by a few Initiates who after much debate decided to abandon the Longusian Occult tradition – the Occult philosophy developed by the pseudonymous Anton Long between 1976 and 2012 – they had been following for a number of years and instead develop a modern hermetic way based on the individual quest for Lapis Philosophicus. The debate is recounted in chapter I, Questioning Tradition, with chapter II, Paradox Of Authority In The Longusian Tradition, outlining why that tradition evolved to be detrimental to the individual quest for Lapis Philosophicus. Chapter III, A New Beginning, summarizes why a new way was developed and the origin of the term hebdomian, with the new hermetic way described in detail in chapter IV, The Noesis Of The Hebdomian Way.

Origins Of The Hebdomian Way

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The Star Game 101

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The Star Game 101
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An illustrated guide to The Star Game. According to the Naos manuscript collection “the Star Game contains, in its symbolism and techniques, all the esoteric wisdom of alchemy, magick and the Occult.”


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Image Credit:
Rosarium Philosophorum
MS Ferguson 210, University of Glasgow Library


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The Sevenfold Seeking And Noesis Of The Hebdomian Way

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The Sevenfold Seeking And Noesis Of The Hebdomian Way

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I. The Sevenfold Seeking.
II. Noesis And The Star Game.
III. The Noetic Star Game.
IV. The Seven Stages.
   The Overcoming.
   The Tasks.
Footnotes.

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Image Credit:
The Horae (ὧραι)
Attic red-figure vase, c. 500-450 BCE
Antikensammlung, Berlin

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Julius Evola, The Seven Fold Way, And The Corpus Hermeticum

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Julius Evola, The Seven Fold Way, And The Corpus Hermeticum

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* 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.

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The Peregrinations Of David Myatt: National Socialist Ideologist

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A National Socialist Ideologist

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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


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David Myatt’s Philosophy Of Pathei-Mathos

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David Myatt, 2005

We ask why David Myatt’s mystical philosophy of pathei-mathos is unappreciated and why old unproven allegations and rumours about him are still propagated today. We suggest it may be (i) because in Myatt’s philosophy empathy and personal honour lead us away from the Judeo-Christian illusion of causal abstractions (a naming) and a dialectic of opposites based on such naming with the inevitable apocalyptic eschatology; and (ii) because his philosophy presents a modern and rational paganism based on Greco-Roman values and is therefore seen by certain antifascists as belonging to a new and emerging and dangerous “right-wing” milieu in which ancestral (native and pagan) European culture and a tradition of personal honour are central.

Towards Appreciating Myatt’s Philosophy Of Pathei-Mathos



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Christianity, War, Paganism, And Honour

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David Myatt, 2005

Christianity, War, Paganism, And Honour
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While David Myatt’s post-2012 writings about extremism have (i) been prejudicially rejected by individuals of a particular political persuasion and (ii) ignored, or even prejudicially rejected, by academics who have mentioned him usually in the context of certain unproven allegations, a most interesting and neglected aspect those post-2012 writings concern war, Catholicism, and ‘good and evil’ in the context of Christianity, Islam, the modern State and his own pagan philosophy of pathei-mathos. Most interesting, for five reasons. First, because when studied without preconceptions they complement and extend his philosophy of pathei-mathos; second, because they are based on his personal experience of Christianity and Islam; thirdly because they reveal his scholarly knowledge of those subjects; fourthly, because the concept of the numinous is embedded in such writings, and fifthly because they not only compliment his writings about his personal rejection of extremism but elegantly refute the aforementioned prejudicial rejection of his post-2012 writings.

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David Myatt: Three Interviews

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David Myatt, 2005

David Myatt: Three Interviews
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Between April and August of 2022 David Myatt – the inspiration for our Hebdomian Way and creator of The Star Game – gave three interviews each one of which was informative about his philosophy of pathei mathos, his life experiences, about extremism, and about his current views, and which together provide a fairly comprehensive understanding of not only Myatt himself but also of his philosophy, or weltanschauung as he prefers to call it.

In addition to these interviews, the June 2022 text Misunderstanding Denotata In Myatt’s Philosophy Of Pathei-Mathos is included for it provides an insightful overview of his philosophy and life, an insight evident in this quotation:

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In the final paragraph of his autobiography Myngath he concludes that “a shared, a loyal, love between two people is the most beautiful, the most numinous, the most valuable thing of all.”

Such personal sentiments ground, and in my view express the essence of, his weltanschauung and have apparently been somewhat neglected in discussions of Myatt’s ‘philosophy’ of pathei-mathos. For it is not an academic philosophy divorced from the realities of human life but the life experience of someone who, learning from both diverse experiences and decades of scholarly study, has distilled that learning into the understanding that in order to presence the numinous we do not need religions or any -ism or -ology or abstractions but have only to behave in a certain cultured way: with manners, fairness, honour, humility, and compassion.
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Era Of The Inquinator

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Era Of The Inquinator
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Given the undiscriminating and widespread use of the medium of the Internet as a source of information which is sometimes reliable but often unreliable, and which mass medium is now favoured by propagandists, we humans have entered a new phase of development: the era of the inquinator.

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In Their Prejudice They Prefer To Prejudge

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David Myatt, 2005

Myatt: In Their Prejudice They Prefer To Prejudge
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It’s interesting and certainly indicative that there has been no rational, detailed, analysis of David Myatt’s post-2012 writings in which writings he explains his rejection of extremism and his philosophy of pathei-mathos. Interesting and indicative because since 2014 his many political opponents have publicly, repeatedly, and prejudicially denounced his rejection of extremism as a deception; have called him a liar; have stated that he is not only still an extremist but also a neo-nazi. Thus, instead of making a judgement based on a knowledge of the facts acquired through analysis, they have prejudged the matter based on an existing hostility or bias. Considered here are some of Myatt’s writings about extremism, about his philosophy, and about his life, which his political opponents have failed to rationally analyse.

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Regarding David Myatt

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For those interested in the philosophy, the peregrinations, and the allegations made about, Myatt a selection of articles are available on the Concerning David Myatt blog.

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Myatt’s Pagan Philosophy

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The Pagan Philosophy Of David Myatt

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Part One. A Different Perspective

° Preface
° The Numinous, Ancestral Culture, And Myatt’s Philosophy
° A New Perspective
° Review: Western Paganism And Hermeticism
° A Review of Tu Es Diaboli Ianua
° A Pleasant Surprise

Part Two. Myatt And The Renaissance of Western Culture
° Preface
° Re-discovering Western Paganism
° An Insight Into Pagan Mysticism
° Regarding Myatt’s Hermetica
° The Divine Pymander
° Myatt’s Monas – A New Translation of Corpus Hermeticum IV
° On Native Egyptian Influence In The Corpus Hermeticum
° Suffering, Honour, And The Culture Of The West
° A New Pagan Metaphysics
° Appendix I – Concerning ἀγαθός and νοῦς in the Corpus Hermeticum
° Appendix II – A Review Of Myatt’s ‘Classical Paganism And The Christian Ethos’

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Image credit:

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.

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An Interview With David Myatt, August 2022

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David Myatt, 2005

Interview With David Myatt, August 2022

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A transcription of the complete interview conducted and recorded by Rachael Stirling, on behalf of The Seven Oxonians, in England in early August 2022.

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