esoteric groups to encourage. The basic or standard Rite is given in ONA texts such as
, and involves thecandidate in dwelling alone in an isolated wild area for at least three months. The one exception is the Rounwytha – the rare individual (who is usually of thefemale gender) who is naturally gifted with this still uncommon faculty. Refer to
The Rounwytha Way In History and Modern Context
. This Rite is given in the
The Sinister Abyssal Nexion
, and involves the individualliving in isolation in a dark cave or cavern for a lunar month.
IIThe Aeonic Perspective of The Order of Nine Angles
In many Order of Nine Angles texts mention is made of 'the Aeonic perspective' andsince this perspective is an important feature of ONA esoteric philosophy, and thuspart of O9A culture and our aural tradition, some explanation should be of interest.
The expression ‘the Aeonic perspective’ – also known as the Cosmic perspective – isused to describe some of our pathei-mathos, some of our experience; that is, todescribe some knowledge we have acquired through a combination of practicalexperience, through a scholarly study, and through using certain Occult faculties andskills, such as esoteric-empathy.This knowledge concerns several matters, some to do with how we understand theindividual human being, some to do with our perception of Aeons, and some to dowith our praxis and the purpose and eﬀectiveness of our methods and techniquesboth exoteric and esoteric. An understanding and appreciation of this knowledge in all its aspects is part of thelearning, the knowing, of those who are part of our culture and thus who are ONA.
In our esoteric philosophy the individual human being is regarded as a nexion. Ashaving both an acausal and a causal nature, and as possessing, or being imbued with,a certain amount of acausal energy and which acausal energy is what animatesphysical matter making it ‘alive’. In one sense, the psyche of the individual is howsome of this energy is naturally manifest in us, and an esoteric praxis such as ourSeven Fold Way – or our Way of the Rounwytha – are a means whereby we canrationally apprehend and thus come to know and understood and control suchenergies/forces, some of which are archetypal in nature when perceived exoterically
.In addition, the nexion that is the individual is part of the matrix of all living beings,
Empathy and Aeonic Perspective in the Esoteric Tradition of The Order of Nine Angles3 of 7O9A