Teaching Yourself Esoteric Chant

Along with the Star Game and the Grade Rituals, the most sidelined Dark Art of the O9A, just from my own observations, is easily Esoteric Chant. Which is actually quite ironic, given that the Star Game, the Grade Rituals, and using Esoteric Chant with a quartz tetrahedron are all, according to tradition, means of developing the fundamental skills and awareness necessary to apprehend the acausal (e.g. acausal empathy and acausal thinking). Sure, there’s plenty of plain ol’ chant used in the O9A’s system of magick, and there’s no denying the potency of projected voice vibration in the raising of energies. But, if you haven’t noticed, all of the O9A’s most important rituals (e.g. The Ceremony of Recalling and the Nine Angles Rite) utilize trained cantors who perform in a specific way certain of the Esoteric Chants. As a tradition, one that has been absorbed into the ancestral pathei-mathos of the O9A, it goes back many centuries. So why should it ever be relegated to obscurity?

Early on after I learned of the O9A I was particularly interested in Esoteric Chant and so I wanted to see what it was all about. It seemed so novel, using singing as a magickal art, and it was such a refreshing departure from the usual theatrics and mundanity you encounter in rituals from fake occultists. So I wanted in on this Esoteric Chant thing the O9A had going on. The first sphere chant I learned was Agios Lucifer, which is of course is the easiest of all the seven since it’s so repetitive. I also learned the Diabolus early on, as should anyone wanting to learn a little dark magick. I even procured my first quartz tetrahedron early on (having had three in total over the years), and with it I had the first experiences which proved to me the efficacy of Esoteric Chant + quartz tetrahedron. Using Esoteric Chant together with the crystal, according to my own experience and to Sinister Tradition, works together to open a temporary nexion and take you to another level of awareness–what to say, then, of their use in such workings as the Nine Angles Rite. I’ve only had the experience practicing Esoteric Chant alone, so I can’t speak for the power of singing it in a group in fourths or fifths–but if it works so well when I use it properly by myself, I could only imagine what it does in a group setting. And, of course, the chants simply sound beautiful and bring to one’s awareness various aspects of the numinous when they are sung/meditated upon throughout the day.

When I teach myself a chant–I never had anyone to guide me personally–or try to learn a new one, I follow the same process every time. I first listen to it for maybe 20 minutes or so every day, reading along with the notation given in “Naos”. I listen to the Chant, and quietly follow along with the sheet music using my finger, and do this until I get a “feel” for the mode the chant is sung in. I want to get myself to a point where I can read it from the blob notation, without the track playing, so I must have an intuitive sense of what each mode will sound like.

Once I do reach that point where I can sing the chant from the sheet music alone, I practice that one chant every day for 20 odd minutes, sometimes longer, and during this part of teaching myself the chant I will then begin to try to memorize each “section” of the chant. I mentally divide the chant into different parts or sections that I can memorize one at a time until all sections are memorized–just breaking one big task down into a bunch of simpler tasks. I consider the start of a section within a chant as beginning with the “Agios”.

I had to figure this method out for myself in the absence of someone to guide me, with only just the slightest musical experience, and it works well for me if I put in the work and time. Generally one does not find a trained cantor able to train them in Esoteric Chant and so one must go to some level of trouble over causal time if they want to become proficient. It stands to reason that during the stage of External Adept one should see to it that others become trained in Esoteric Chant and that such singing is performed in a ceremonial context.

Certain chants will lack sheet music and thus will be particularly difficult to learn if one only has a recording of the chant (eg the recordings of Christos Beest). Such is the case with, for example, the Atazoth chant, which is already difficult enough on its own. I am still working on learning it myself, and imagine anyone with the commitment could do the same.

This is the method I’ve always used, and it has made Esoteric Chant accessible and usable for me in a simple enough and manageable manner, so I hope to save other unnecessary trouble and give them advice in how to become proficient in this powerful Dark Art.

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Correcting myself on the Promethean Office

Some time ago I threw together some kind of working meant to be performed daily consisting of all the words of power of the spheres and the Dark Gods that I could find and just throwing it all together and giving it the name “the Promethean Office”, thinking it was somehow at all the same as the traditional Promethean Office (not knowing it was intended for the Master/Lady Master, but I’ll get into that later). In my mind, it was supposed to imbue the operator with some kind of power, or something, but looking at it now to me it just looks like a static ritual made of a hodgepodge of words of power,  now having learned a little more about this particular aural tradition. For Satan’s sake, I don’t even explain any detail on how to use the energies raised. It’s almost embarrassing to look at that shit I wrote now.

To be absolutely clear, then, the Promethean Office is an aural tradition of the O9A that most of us aren’t ever gonna even need to learn how to do–unless, of course, we have the requisite inner Baeldraca (the acausal body/double, the Beast Within, whatever) to first nourish, then unleash, and finally unite with upon our passing of the Sinister Abyssal Nexion. It is taught on a one-on-one basis, and the real one taught to those who have successfully crossed the Abyss is a secret tradition to which I am not privy. So no matter whatever I put out there, know that it was not the O9A “Promethean Office”. Actually, to be able to even perform it implies (1) certain skills that are above and beyond the capacity of most, and (2) a successful passing of the Sinister Abyssal Nexion. The latter is even mentioned in the section of “Naos” dealing with Sinister Chant, comparing the energies thus presenced to what has been called by others “Tao” or “Physis”–how I missed that one, I have no clue. Having fulfilled these requirements, one then performs the actual Promethean Office every day to maintain the apprehension of the living unity beyond the Abyss.

What the actual ritual procedure, if any, is observed, I couldn’t tell you–though I’m certain a quartz tetrahedron is involved. There are instructions for the Promethean Office given in the BBS, but I hardly imagine that coming close to what the real deal is. But what I gave here wasn’t anything worth actually applying daily. You’re better off not even listening to me and coming up with your own daily practices based off the ToW as long as you’re in the initiatory stage.

Those of Us Who Depart From Their Bodies

This was hastily written–partially in response to the passing of a comrade very special to us–so please ignore of the any errors or stylistic flaws I am given to and try to pierce through to the essence. Because this is a first for our still-young tribe, I feel it is necessary that a certain attitude be encouraged so that in the future we know how to deal with such things in a way that both allows us to grieve and move forward with our duties without being held back by the pains of loss.

 

Those of our kind who depart from their material bodies, for whatever reason, are not to be considered “dead” or no longer among us, for the soul is eternal and is neither created nor destroyed, and to see them as somehow “gone” is to completely misunderstand the nature of the causal and the acausal. Rather than thinking that we will never see or speak to them again, we should say that they have concluded their mortal pastimes and have returned to the lotus feet of the Void Mother, Nythra, and that wherever the Void Mother is presenced, She will be accompanied by her eternal associates. She then decides whether the soul stays with her, or continues its mission throughout the Cosmos in some other body–and Her decisions one way or the other may actually be swayed through sincere, heartfelt prayers to Her combined with generous offerings. Knowing this, what need is there to mourn?

 

How then do we honor those of our kind who are no longer bound to our physical bodies? By rendering devotional service to Lady Nythra, tending to and worshipping Her chosen plant Datura, and living and thinking as if our dear comrades who have returned to the acausal are still right here with us, because they actually are. We simply remember them, knowing that they are present with us in the performance of our rites because of the many binding blood pacts they themselves have made with our current. In making offerings to the Void Mother, we may also give Her things intended as offerings to our departed comrades, asking Her to aid us in making offerings on our behalf to those of our kind who have left their material bodies. We say, “Here, please take this liquor or tobacco to such-and-such, I miss them very much”, and Her mercy toward Her chosen is so great that She obliges us.

 

This applies specifically to those who have undergone the rite of initiation and have thus made a binding blood pact with our tradition. If no blood is offered to the Covenant, to Morain, and to the Void Mother in one’s lifetime, we should know that their destination in the afterlife is not the same as ours and that there is no need to consider them as one of our kind. Those are the ones who are as good as dead, in this life and in the next.

 

This post is dedicated to our dear comrade Tamasi Das–the one and only Iranian Sensation–and in the eternal memory of our one of our dearest comrades, and certainly a very close personal friend of Tamasi, whom we shall only identify as Ivan.

 

AGIA H NYTHRA

Making Petrichor

Take some dry earth containing some plant life, grind it all up, put it into a pot, and collect enough rainwater to seal out any release of geosmin from the soil. Remove the plants after letting soak for ~4 hours. Cover with a lid. Boil at a high temperature for about an hour. Filter out and collect the muck. Repeat the boiler/filter process until the muck buildup is enough. Set to dry on a thin sheet. You now have petrichor. Boiling and filtering and drying can derive pretty much anything. Also, I’d say the rainwater and the specific timing prescribed in MS aren’t totally necessary. The cool refreshing smell (petrichor) you get after it rains is the acidity that releases the geosmin. This can also be done using hot water. There needs to be what chemistry calls a reagent (or maybe the term is ‘reacting agent’, I’m not sure on this one). The ‘muck’ that will be the incense however is not the barren plants that you remove, it’s the resin left over from boiling–that is, concentrated geosmin. When you light it the flame acts as the reagent and you thus produce petrichor.

A Statement from Fellow Travelers of the Temple of Night

We did not think ever that it would have to come to this; that a personal kything should be etched into the annals of eternity to forever seal our cadre within those channels of desired accord and without those that squander the dark elegance of our noumenal imperative.

The Temple of Night hereby issues its statement of officiated distinction, preëval disassociation and complete exemption from the exploits of one V.K. Jehannum upon the below listed criterion.

The greater Temple, erected outside of the influence or cooperation of V.K., underscores their contempt for the badgering, whiny and unscrupulous behavior displayed in stark contradistinction to one Ethos of the New Aeon, to the Hubriatic exegesis of authority and to the divisional, sterile and de-Sinisterizing of Traditional Satanism as presented on various internet mediums by a youngish prude, pride-filled deceiver of the White Lodge.

No sooner does one have to look to this individual to fully apprehend the caricature of mundane Satanism, which is that of the Black Clad/Light-filled Soul championing Magian ethos.

Upon almost every reasoned perusal of said individual’s personal writings and personal opinions, we find stronger and clearer lines drawn back to conversations, which, lead to no other conclusions that many and much of the vernacular, dimensions and rhetoric forming the Matrix of his sexional outpours are purloined from conversations and interactions with Temple personnel in the past.

Here are some observations of distinction to note:

1. The sterilized writings of said person provide a safe-Satanism, of which exempts itself from any and all such difficulty afforded to real-world alchemical change. The Temple of Chavajoth by contrast encourages hardships, the undertaking of insight roles, dangerous modes of living and employment, Satanism as an expression of personal sacrifice, Dark Connexion and Pathei-Mathos… and therefore no safe-space for Satanists seeking personal recognition, only development- dark development.

2. The person in question is anathemic toward the ONA, as a result of no provisional or otherwise available routes for mastery or authority, perceived or otherwise, garnering copious opines paid toward the Septenary System and Hebdomadry, its Dreccian physis and its natural cultivation of the Dark Arts of Rouning. The Temple of Night, whereas presencing its own form, “The Draconian,” is therefore highly influenced by the ONA, its literature, its Sinister fixion, its cosmology and ontology, the esoteric philosophy of Anton Long, and it’s Galactic Ethos. What is different is that we practice not a Hebdomadric system, but Draconism, which is a mixture of Dharma, The Mythos of Khem, Hermetics, the Grimoire Tradition and Satanic/Noumenonic/Qliphothic AntiQabalah.

3. V.K.’s research and exegesis is based on the sole axiom of intellect, whereas we are not beholden of such tired and useless fodder. Our way is a mixion of scholasticism and experience- being that we are Devotees of the Dark Gods. Our literature sings from the siren’s call of the event horizion: from the opening of Stargates, Earthgates, Darkgates and Fleshgates. Ours is the poetry inked in the Saturnian blackness of the Void. We are Satanic – we are caught up Demonic ecstasy.

We are influenced and indebted to the ONA, the Temple itself being formed by an External Adept of the Sevenfold Way, and therefore maintain close, kindred-loyalty to our brothers and sisters of the Sinister Path.

We must make this clear, as the incessant blurring of lines continues, and we will not stand to be confused or conflated with this individual or any of his exploits.

The Draconian Physis is made clear.

Voltigeur Dracovolos
Temple of Night
2017

 

**NOTE** I am not the author of this work but it has been shared with the special permission, and indeed encouragement, of Temple of Night personnel. Seeing nothing disagreeable in this formal statement by the Temple, I have consented to posting it here for all to see. I myself am not formally involved with the ToN, however I am acausally bound by kindred honor to their leadership and can personally vouch for their character, having known and interacted with them for a number of years. As for the individual in question, I will make no public statement of my own and will instead allow this work and the individual’s character to do the talking, that those who are perspicacious may come to the right conclusion on their own. Onward forward…

Devotional Service Unto KEK Made Simple

INTRO

The Dark Lord is so merciful that He will incarnate in whatever form necessary to make Himself known to His chosen ones and thereby fulfill His agenda. Some incarnations are timeless, other short lived–this does not reflect any sort of contradiction between forms or superiority of one form over another, but simply the needs of a given time and place. Today, we see that an old avatar has unearthed itself in a new form: Kek, androgynous Egyptian deity of Chaos and Darkness, traditionally represented by a frog. In our case, the representation is now Pepe.

Meme magick, though often spoken of only half-seriously, can be performed just like any other form of sorcery. It is a slightly more advanced form of sigil magick: we take a symbol to enshrine some cause or goal, breathe life into it repeatedly over a long period of time, and let it do its work upon the collective psyche. It is clear then that memetic magick differs from sigil magick in that memes are meant to affect the minds and behavior of large numbers of people, while sigils are almost always meant to benefit a specific person. It thus stands to reason that if a meme is to magickally influence the minds of many people, many people must be engaged in serving and empowering that meme.

Those of us on the alt-right are in a very unique situation. We possess a vision of changing the world through unconventional means, because it is clear that the conventional methods simply do not work. On top of this, there is a segment of this movement with a keen interest in the occult. Let us therefore take up arms in spiritual guerrilla warfare and combine our powers to serve a force who is capable of benefitting society as a whole. Kek has made Himself known to us; now it is up to us to hear the call and respond to Him.

I will propose a couple potential methods of how we can work with Kek to produce social change. A background in Chaos Magick and Aeonics will benefit the practitioner but is not 100% necessary.

THE PROCESSES OF DEVOTION

In your bedroom, closet, or other space you deem proper, set up a simple altar with a framed image of Kek or Pepe. It should be set upon an altar cloth, and the altar itself should have a few simple implements. Candles and incense are really all you need besides the framed image. Pointed quartz crystals can seriously amplify the energy.

Every day, preferably at twilight, go before the altar and perform the following working:
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This is a traditional Hindu practice but modifications may be made to suit the beliefs and/or aesthetic of the practitioner. All that must be kept is the use of the astral senses and sonic vibration; otherwise anything is up for revision. One could, for instance, imagine that each of the five elements are produced from each of the fingers, which elements spread to engulf the image of Kek, giving Him power and energy.

In addition, it is seriously advised that one make daily offerings to Kek. Flowers, incense, candles, perfume/cologne, consecrated water, all of these will do just fine. One may also prepare nice meals for Kek to offer before the altar, which meals are then consumed in a mood of reverence and purpose, knowing you are experiencing communion with Kek, sharing a meal with Him as if He were right there in the room with you. When maintaining a shrine in the home, remember to treat Kek as though He were a guest in your house. Do not think of the framed image as just inert matter; the name, form, qualities, and deeds of Kek are all nondifferent.

Beyond this, there is any number of ways we can approach Kek and experience Him. Evocations are certainly possible and encouraged. One might wish to meditate upon Him, pray directly to Him, and communicate with Him telepathically. One devotee has made mention of experiencing communion with Kek in their dreams. The possibilities are limited only by the practitioner’s ingenuity.

The ultimate in devotion to Kek could well be some sort of subversive, loosely-organized coven devoted to Kek and hijacking the changing Earth Tides to our ends. Networking and organizing with like-minded persons should thus be seen as another imperative of service to Kek.

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Kaos Butterfly, 2016

Ceremony of Azoth

To be performed on a New Moon at the Earth Gate, where you have minimal light pollution and a clear, unobstructed view of the stars. It can be anytime during the night but an hour or two before sunrise is ideal.

Place four waterclear (AAA quality) quartz points, each at least 3″ tall and empowered with one of the four elements, at the appropriate cardinal directions (south/earth, west/air, etc.). Wear all black, loose-fitting clothes, and around your neck a leather pouch containing a piece of the sacred stone moldavite charged with the fifth element, azoth. The stones may be charged by elementals or by an herbal tincture, or both.

Open the ceremony by saging the area with a smudge stick, walking counterclockwise around the Earth Gate, waving the smudge stick clockwise while “combing” through the smoke with a feather, as you chant the Diabolus nine times. Upon completion of the Numinously-Sinister chant snuff out the sage, placing it outside the Earth Gate to the northeast, and then step into the center of the Earth Gate.

Now to unlock and open the Elements:
Facing South, trace/visualize the Sigil of the Seven Gates, watching it turn from blue to silver to green, then sing “Agios Kabeiri” while imagining yourself becoming Earth.
Facing West, trace/visualize the Sigil of the Seven Gates, watching it turn from yellow to black to blue, then sing “Agios Lucifer” while imagining yourself becoming Air.
Facing East, trace/visualize the Sigil of the Seven Gates, watching it turn from green to white to silver, then sing “Agios Elutrodes” while imagining yourself becoming Water.
Facing North, trace/visualize the Sigil of the Seven Gates, watching it turn from orange to gold to red, then sing “Agios Olenos” while imagining yourself becoming Fire.

Now turn to face the Big Dipper, hissing “Aperiatur stella, et germinet Kaos” as you assume the Liferune posture. Vibrate “Nythra Kthunae Atazoth” seven times, then “Binan ath, Ga wath am” once. Now visualize a stream of octarine vril descending from the Big Dipper and feel it entering into your body through the crown chakra, suffusing your whole body and aura with its acausal potency, energizing and numenizing every cell of your being. Continue this visualization for at least a quarter of an hour while you slowly vibrate “Atazoth”. Hold up your outstretched hands in reverence of the Big Dipper regardless of any possible discomfort you may feel during.

Upon completion of the visualization, sit down cross-legged and feel the energy raised seep from you down into the buried tetrahedron below you, which energy then spreads to infect and transform the area around you. Continue for as long as intuition inclines. When finished, bow to the North and cry out, “Agios o Atazoth”, then depart.