celebrations and propitiations. And all this because they were naturally gifted - orhad developed - the skill, the secret, of empathy:
of sympatheia with ﬂuxions
; thatis, they possessed an acausal-knowing of all Life: human, animal, of Nature, and of 'the heavens' (the Cosmos). As mentioned in one of the essays included here:" The Rounwytha needs no props, no outer causal forms, no esotericceremonies, rituals, chants, or whatever. They just
– they just areuniquely themselves, with their gifts, their abilities, their foibles, theirknowing and their skills."
The Rounwytha Way - Our Sinister Feminine Archetype
In addition, as I wrote elsewhere:"Our esoteric aural traditions are just that: aural, with few if anyexplanations or elucidations, aural or written. In many instances, theseaural traditions are just stories and tales, akin to folk myths and legends,and [...] they are to be accepted, or rejected, on that basis, with their beingno demand that our people ‘must believe’ in them or that they are accurateand/or describe historical events."Thus we make no claim as to the veracity of such traditions, historical or otherwise, itbeing for each individual to assess and thence to accept or reject such auraltraditions. All we claim is that they are our aural traditions; are esotericallyinteresting, and - for us - are esoterically relevant and Aeonically important. They alsoin many instances are somewhat heretical, challenging as they do Magian archetypesand abstractions, Magian Occultism, and also the beliefs and assumptions of theOcculte
. A few other non-Rounwytha essays - such as
The Noble Guide To The Dark Arts
- havealso been included here, for context.In addition:" The ONA employs a variety of specialist esoteric terms, such a nexion,presencing, acausal, Tree of Wyrd, and so on. It also needs to be understoodthat the ONA uses some now generally used exoteric terms - such aspsyche, and archetype - in a particular and precise
way, and thussuch terms should not be considered as being identical to those used byothers and deﬁned, for example, by Jung."
Order of Nine Angles - Marcheyre Rhinings2 of 39O9A