The Force of LIFE
In autumn – which is my favorite season – trees will prepare themselves for the coming winter by bringing their chlorophyll, sugars, and life force underground to store in theirroots. When spring comes, what was once underground emerges and regenerates new life.New leaves bud, flowers blossom, and from this there is a wyrdful cascade of activity thatripples out to effect other animals. So that during spring Life and Nature is in full swing. Inancient times Ares – a ram in some cultures, a goat in others – was the symbol of this blossoming of Life, as the Sun moving into the House of Ares marked the commencementof Spring.Our Order of Nine Angles has shed its old leaves and its activities and Life Force wasdrawn back down underground during that proverbial autumn. And for a short whileduring those winter months our ONA was dark, laying quietly and metamorphosing.Now, as spring commences the Life Force of this ONA has emerged from the underground,regenerated, like a tree in blossom, as something familiar, but new. And from thisregeneration there is activity and the commotion befitting of a Living Order.There is the commotion of interest in the ONA which has exploded in the past year. Not just interest from the common civilian sector, but also from the academic sector. Withuniversities and PhD hopefuls taking a genuine interest in the ONA and writing about itfrom their perspective. Anton Long has steadily continued to contribute his insights and writings, as he has beenfor the past 30 something years. Anton Long; or rather the actual man sometimes knownas Anton Long; is a rather unique fixture of the ONA. Not only is he the nexion through which the ONA once past through, but he is also the only Dreccian who has Lived andExpressed the Sinister Way, Physis, and the Sinister Dialectic more faithfully and muchlonger than any other Drecc of the ONA. The man behind the many masks is an exemplarto myself and those others of us who are “young” in the ONA.There are now all these new Nexions and Initiates who are each adding what they have toshare, to our ONA’s common stock of knowledge and wisdom. Like bees filling thiscommon Hive we share with honey of their own making, which can only add to the worthand value of the ONA. There are Initiates who are making musick for the ONA. There areNexions that are contributing their own sinister fiction and manuscripts, imbued withfresh new ideas.