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.

Septenary Correspondences

Sphere:
1. Moon
2. Mercury
3. Venus
4. Sun
5. Mars
6. Jupiter
7. Saturn

Star:
1. Sirius
2. Arcturus
3. Antares
4. Mira
5. Rigel
6. Deneb
7. Naos

Season:
1. Aries
2. Scorpio
3. Mid-winter
4. Mid-summer
5. Libra
6. Capricorn
7. /

Life Ages:
1. Birth-7 yr
2. 7 yr-14 yr
3. 14 yr-21 yr
4. 21 yr-28 yr
5. 28 yr-35 yr
6. 35 yr-42 yr
7. 42 yr-49 yr

Tree:
1. Hazel
2. Yew
3. Poplar
4. Oak
5. Alder
6. Beech
7. Ash

Stone:
1. Quartz
2. Opal
3. Emerald
4. Amethyst
5. Ruby
6. Amber
7. Diamond or spinel

Metal:
1. Silver
2. Mercury or zinc
3. Copper
4. Gold
5. Iron
6. Tin or brass
7. Lead

Element:
1. Earth
2. Air
3. Water
4. Fire
5. Salt
6. Mercury
7. Sulfur

Bird:
1. Owl
2. Magpie
3. Pelican
4. Raven
5. Falcon
6. Swan
7. Eagle

Blood center:
1. Brow
2. Neck
3. Chest
4. Solar plexus
5. Sacrum
6. Crown
7. Base

Function:
1. Perception
2. Expression
3. Connection
4. Willpower
5. Sexuality
6. Awareness
7. Survival

Ganglia:
1. Pineal
2. Pharyngeal
3. Cardiac
4. Epigastric
5. Prostatic
6. Pituitary
7. Sacral

Word of Power:
1. Nox
2. Satan
3. Hriliu
4. Lux
5. Azif
6. Azoth
7. Kaos

Mantra:
1. Thaung
2. Haung
3. Yaung
4. Raung
5. Vaung
6. Maung
7. Laung

Mantra II:
1. Aum Chandramase Namah
2. Aum Budhaaya Namah
3. Aum Shukraya Namah
4. Aum Suryae Namah
5. Aum Bhaumaya Namah
6. Aum Guruave Namah
7. Aum Shaniswara Namah

Number:
1. 30
2. 12
3. 15
4. 20
5. 8
6. 10
7. 4

Shape:
1. Dodecahedron
2. Icosahedron
3. Di-tetrahedron (merkaba)
4. Tetrahedron
5. Octahedron
6. Sphere
7. Cube

Causal Color:
1. Blue
2. Yellow
3. Green
4. Orange
5. Red
6. Purple
7. Indigo

Acausal Color:
1. Silver
2. Black
3. White
4. Gold
5. Blue
6. Crimson
7. Purple

Incense:
1. Petrichor
2. Sulfur
3. Sandalwood
4. Oak
5. Musk
6. Civet
7. Henbane

Incense II:
1. Opium
2. Sandalwood
3. Rose
4. Cinnamon
5. Dragon’s blood
6. Cedar
7. Frankincense

Musick:
1. G minor
2. E minor
3. F sharp
4. D minor
5. C major
6. B flat
7. A flat

Dark God:
1. Noctulius
2. Lucifer
3. Darkat
4. Vindex
5. Shugara
6. Baphomet
7. Atazoth

Process:
1. Calcination
2. Separation
3. Coagulation
4. Putrefaction
5. Sublimation
6. Fermentation
7. Exaltation

Form:
1. Night
2. Indulgence
3. Ecstasy
4. Vision
5. Blood
6. Azoth
7. Thought

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Aeonic Correspondences

Stage:
1. Neophyte
2. Initiate
3. External Adept
4. Internal Adept
5. Master
6. Magus
7. Immortal

Magickal Power of Stage:
1. Mystery
2. Mask of a group
3. Captivation by opposites
4. Mask of warrior
5. Mask of Master
6. Change and its limit
7. Silence

Aeon:
1. Primal
2. Hyperborian
3. Sumeric
4. Hellenic
5. Western
6. Galactic
7. Cosmic

Date:
1. 7,000-5,000 BC
2. 5,000-3,500 BC
3. 3,000-1,500 BC
4. 1,000 BC-500 AD
5. 1,000-2,500 AD
6. 2,500 AD-
7. –

Center:
1. Urals/Asia
2. Stonehenge
3. Tigris
4. Greece (Delphi)
5. Long Mynd
6. Saturn Gate
7. –

Magickal Form:
1. Shamanism
2. Henges/crystals
3. Trance/sacrifice
4. Oracle/dance
5. Ritual/word
6. Star Game
7. –

Musick:
1. “Totemistic”; sound language
2. Heptatonic; Cantillion
3. Kalutu
4. Mousikê; modes
5. Mensural system; Classical
6. Harmony of the Spheres
7. –

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.

Enantiodromia Meditation

No word of warning will be given here; all that I will say is that this meditation is exceptionally powerful and its effects are by no means subtle or gentle.

The basic skills required in this meditation are acausal empathy, magickal chant, and visualization. All of the chakras should be fully functioning and balanced, and the kundalini serpent should be completely ascended. It is to be performed every Full and New Moon.

The mechanics of this meditation are rather interesting. Simply put, it produces a reciprocal connexion and exchange of energy between the masculine aspect of the soul (the bottom three chakras) and the feminine aspect (the top three chakras), with the neuter heart chakra acting as a connector, a bridge, between the two aspects. The energy of the upper chakras vibrated into the heart chakra from above thus connect and transfer to the lower chakras, then the energy from the lower ones vibrated into the heart chakra will then connect and transfer to the upper ones.

The sole necessary material item is, of course, a quartz tetrahdron at least 2″ tall, as well as mala japas with 27 beads–these are best when made of quartz, although it isn’t really a necessity. One may choose to employ other ritual implements if they wish to create further points of sympathy with the forces called forth. That being said, the main energies presenced in this working are the spheres of Sol and Luna, so, for example, if you were to use incense, a combination of cinnamon and opium would be fitting, and then of course the best candle colors to use would be a combination of gold and silver. Also know that the sphere of Venus plays a role in this working as well, as it relates to the heart chakra, so you may want to represent this in your setup if you wish to do the meditation in a ritual setting.

 

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The Meditation

PART 1
Mark the beginning of the working by conjuring the Elements.

Now for the opening invocation of the powers accessed in this meditation. Chant “Agios Olenos”, then vibrate “NOX” thirteen times, then chant the Diabolus three times, then chant “Agios Kabeiri”, then vibrate “LUX” thirteen times. Conclude the opening invocation by vibrating “BINAN ATH, GA WATH AM” nine times. Visualize the sigil of Satanas throughout this entire part of the meditation.

Once you finish the opening invocation you might want to just sit for a few minutes, relax, feel the energies presenced, and perhaps enter a trance (as usual, the deeper the better).

PART 2
Vibrate “THAUNG” twice into the the chakras:

THHH into the crown chakra
AAA into the brow chakra
UUU into the throat chakra
NGGG into the heart chakra
…then…
THHH into the heart chakra
AAA into the solar chakra
UUU into the sacral chakra
NGGG into the root chakra
Repeat 54 times.

Vibrate “IO” into the aura:
III into the right hemisphere
OOO into the left hemisphere
Repeat 54 times.

Vibrate “RAUNG” twice into the chakras:
RRR into the root chakra
AAA into the sacral chakra
UUU into the solar chakra
NGGG into the heart chakra
…then…
RRR into the heart chakra
AAA into the throat chakra
UUU into the brow chakra
NGGG into the crown chakra
Repeat 54 times.

Vibrate “EA” into the body:
EEE into the front of your body
AAA into your entire spine
Repeat 54 times.

Vibrate “SHUKRAYA” into the heart chakra 27 times.

Another Chakra Meditation – O9A

Based upon the Septenary Tradition of the Order of Nine Angles.

Begin by chanting the Diabolus, then entering a trance–the deeper, the better.

Focus on the base chakra, visualizing it as a black, point-up tetrahedron. As you inhale, absorb black energy into the chakra. As you exhale, vibrate “KAOS”, sending ripples of black energy through your aura. Repeat four times.

Focus on the sacral chakra, visualizing it as a red, point-up tetrahedron. As you inhale, absorb red energy into the chakra. As you exhale, vibrate “AZIF”, sending ripples of red energy through your aura. Repeat eight times.

Focus on the solar chakra, visualizing it as a gold, point-down tetrahedron. As you inhale, absorb gold energy into the chakra. As you exhale, vibrate “LUX”, sending ripples of gold energy through your aura. Repeat twenty times.

Focus on the heart chakra, visualizing it as a green, star di-tetrahedron. As you inhale, absorb green energy into the chakra. As you exhale, vibrate “HRILIU”, sending ripples of green energy through your aura. Repeat fifteen times.

Focus on the throat chakra, visualizing it as a blue, point-down tetrahedron. As you inhale, absorb blue energy into the chakra. As you exhale, vibrate “SATAN”, sending ripples of blue energy through your aura. Repeat twelve times.

Focus on the brow chakra, visualizing it as a silver, point-down tetrahedron. As you inhale, absorb silver energy into the chakra. As you exhale, vibrate “NOX”, sending ripples of silver energy through your aura. Repeat thirty times.

Focus on the crown chakra, visualizing it as a violet, point-down tetrahedron. As you inhale, absorb violet energy into the chakra. As you exhale, vibrate “AZOTH”, sending ripples of violet energy through your aura. Repeat ten times.

Now lay down for at least fifteen minutes and exult in the energies raised. Feel your acausal body expanding outward and your energies melding with everything around you.

For best results, combine this meditation with a crystal grid including a quartz tetrahedron of appreciable size.

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Black Sun Meditation

Black Sun

 

The purpose of this working is to expand one’s acausal consciousness, particularly those aspects associated with Saturn and Vindex. Therefore its nature and associated effects are revolutionary, violent, and potentially dangerous, serving to awaken within one’s self what may be termed as Vindexian consciousness–an awareness of the truth of one’s nature as nothing more than a fragile, fallible, mortal nexion yet with a potential to be something far, far greater, if one but dares to be such; an awakening of one’s own unique role within the Sinister Dialectic, a dissolving of one’s own petty desires and ambitions to reveal a far more significant Wyrd that unites yet transcends individualism and collectivism. It unlocks the inner-antichrist, brings one into harmony with their Baeldraca, and makes one a living vessel for the expression of those acausal energies associated with Vindex, the avenger of blood and the restorer of mankind to the glories of an aeon long gone. And, perhaps most simply, it opens wide the inner nexion and thereby expands one’s soul into new heights, new dimensions, new abilities.

Begin by sitting or laying down comfortably, holding a quartz tetrahedron. The setting can be indoors or outdoors–if outdoors, an elemental location works best, if indoors, a dark room with a single black candle burning is best. If you choose to use incense, go with patchouli. Begin by chanting the Diabolus three times, then Agios Vindex, all sung according to tradition. Then vibrate “KAOS” 13 times while visualizing the sigil of Vindex:

KAAAAAAAAAAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

vindex

The vibrations sent out in this opening invocation are the keys to unlocking the the sphere of Saturn–the very Throne of Vindex–within.

Now enter a deep trance, the deeper the better. Get so relaxed that you can no longer feel your body. Now turn your attention to your solar plexus. Visualize a nebulous sphere there beginning to open up and expand–it can look however you wish. Perhaps it’s perfectly round, or perhaps it’s all ripply and bubbling. Perhaps there are tendrils reaching out from the center. Perhaps it’s a little window into distant realms and you can see stars spread across a little view of endless black space. It’s all up to you how to do this–just whatever comes natural, whatever appeals to you the most, that’s the right way to do it.

Know that this black sphere is the very center of your being. It is all that you are, all that you’ve been, and all that you will ever be, yet it is also that indivisible essence of all that lies beyond you. It is the inner nexion, the inexhaustable fountain of azoth that holds the key to your full potential, your true cosmic Wyrd, which is bound inexorably with the Wyrd of every other man, woman, and child. It is the secret of the beyond, the Self that lies beyond the self. It is eternally nameless, yet it forever vibrates with that most arcane chant–BINAN ATH, GA WATH AM… BINAN ATH, GA WATH AM… BINAN ATH, GA WATH AM… The heartbeat of the soul awakened by sinisterly-numinous ambition. Now vibrate this chant slowly, deeply…

BIIIIIINNNNNAAAAAANNNN AAAAAATTTTTHHHH……. GAAAAAAA WAAAAAATTTTHHH AAAAMMMMMM……

Behold the fire–the power within me is great!

Let the vibrations fill your entire being. Do not stop repeating this vibration–let it continue throughout the course of the entire meditation.

The sphere that has expanded from your solar plexus is now beginning to extend its reach outside of your body and into the space around you. Continue to expand it outward; you have no sense of your physical body any longer, but you are fully aware and feeling of this extension of your spiritual body. Feel the acausal energy flowing forth from your solar plexus and filling your entire being and all that surrounds you. How big can you make this dark, nebulous cloud of dark anumen? Can you fill up a room? How about an entire building? Keep going, do not stop until you feel it is done and you’ve gone as far as you need. Practice this regularly until you’re able to cover an entire football field with this sphere of energy, then continue to practice it even more. When you’re finished, SLOWLY begin to drift out of the trance and re-ground yourself by whatever means you see fit. Sit and exult in the energies raised for at least 15 minutes.

And one final word–I am Vindex; you are Vindex; we are all Vindex, if we but dare to be…