Tree of Wyrd: Suggested Reading
(Note: This suggested reading list has been compiled following a request for ona mss that will aid in a greater understanding of the Tree of Wyrd. Some of the mss listed are those released directly commenting on the symbolism of the tree itself – while others listed are important because they relate or illuminate aspects or certain misconceptions of the nature/essence/vehicle of the Tree that some other mss dealing with the TOW tend to generate when only the symbology and correspondences are studied. What is vitally important to keep in mind during study of the MSS, is that to get the most out of the ONA system (or any system IMHO) is that what is taught must be understood Holistically – i.e. All of the works of the ONA should be read, cross-referenced, compared, tested, and mentally collated because they represent one unified expression – broken into many pieces, yes – but nonetheless unified. It is difficult to fairly appraise something with esoteric qualities without all the available evidence present – and a study of the Tree involves more than just an understanding of the symbolism employed. Thus I have included some other mss that I believe compliment any study of the Tree interrelated as it is, with many other aspects of Traditional Satanism. Like many aspects of the ONA – there are layers to it. There are the preliminary correspondences and symbols to learn, then provided means to delve deeper into the symbols via various ways to express/build/interact with the Tree and its archetypes; then, further understanding to learn of its development, history, meta-history; understanding of the appearance and essence of the Tree and its use in ONA magic; its use in Aeonic manipulation; more abstract concepts such as the importance of symbolism in the role of man itself, the motivational powers of form, perhaps culminating in questions as to the necessity of Symbol itself, and so on…It is not an easy concept to grasp by looking at it one way, because it does not exist to be understood in isolation or isolated terms.”
-ThoTh +O+ / ONA ~Australian Nexion)
Note: Not given in any particular order of importance.
2. The Black Books of Satan (certain editions better than others – i.e. CB versions contain some description of Dark God workings, while some later versions omit several diagrams explaining the Nine Angles Symbolism.)
3. Notes on the Septenary / Abyss etc from the Appendix in NAOS.
4. A Guide to Black Magick
5. The Alchemy of Magick
6. Concerning the Traditions of the ONA
7. Crowley, Satan and the Sinister Way
8. Manipulation I
9. Esoteric Synistry
10. Notes on Esoteric Tradition I (Venus Sphere – Nasz Dom)
11. A Note on Seven
12. Aeonic Magick: A Basic Introduction (Contains the connexion of the Tree to the ‘bifurcation’ of two kinds of time as understood by AL.)
13. Civilizations, Aeons, and Individuals.
14. The Lands of the Dark Immortals
15. A Question of Being
16. A Question of Time
17. A Note Concerning The Symbology of The Dark Gods
18. Azoth: Ephemera of the ONA
19. The Mythos of the Dark Gods: Beings of Acausal Darkness
20. Mastery: Its Real Meaning and Significance
21. Magick, The Sinister, Aeons, and The Psyche of The Folk: Esoteric Notes XXIX
22. ONA Esoteric Notes 103
23. Practising the Sinister Presence (TOB Mss – unreleased / mvimaedivm only)
24. Study Notes on Septenary (From Part I or II of NAOS)
25. The Inner Meaning of the Seven-Fold Way
26. The Reality of Magick
27. The Septenary, Crowley, and the Origins of The ONA
28. Sigil of the Order of Nine Angles
29. Dark Forces Words (By Hagur)
30. Accumulated Notes on the Diamond Body* (+O+ mss)
32. Oto Anorha #29
33. On Angles and Curves: Part II
33. Beyond the Adept
34. Defending the ONA
35. Five-Dimensional Magick
I’ve also googled a few links, scanned the info and agree with the explanations given in these few links for the meaning of Wyrd – involving as I think it does the particular (often unique) weltanschauung of the world one holds that influences the particular way in which they perceive, process and manipulate the geometry of the world and its contents to bring about an environment or state of events or being they believe is decreed for them and their particular vehicle (person) by a Cosmic or Higher law of destiny.
* As was paraphrased for ONA in Oto Anorha #29, the essential two traditional elements to be passed on via the Sinister Tradition are a) the mythos of the dark ones,
the nature and importance of seven/the septenary system. What also seems to characterize and make the essence of the Sinister Tradition unique (and occasionally hostile) is its insistence upon the preservation of the Septenary system of the ancient world (and Aryans) as opposed to the Jewish distortion that introduced additional (unnecessary according to the order) number systems such as 12 and the tacking on of again, distorted, and unnecessary addendum to the essence of magick – resulting for example in the Sephiroth and the
“Q-blah”. A study of the Diamond Body – mentioned occasionally as the goal of the Immortal – is useful in adding some context to the important difference in the vehicle of the Tree of Wyrd expressing not only the septenary mode but also the bifurcation of time into the acausal and causal - vs the Sephiroth whose exoteric structure is cluttered with correspondences but whose esoteric system lacks the aesthetic vivifying esoteric resonance of sacred geometry that ties the TOW in with the tetrahedron, the psyche, the past, the west, and the two idioms of time. Comments to this effect were made in an issue of Fenrir concerning the Tarot symbolism of the Q-blah.
(I also suggest studying the piezoelectric and resonant qualities of Quartz, molecular structure of Quartz, to get a sense of how the tetrahedron bridges various aspects of the Sinister Tradition. There are many unanswered questions concerning the origin of the TOW – ONA attempted to answer most of these in the mss relating to their history and origins.)
Although the Sinister Tradition condemns the practice of the Q-blah – knowing what the Q-blah teaches greatly helps one to contrast and appreciate the sometimes overt, sometimes subtle differences between the Sephiroth/Tree of Wyrd – Aryan/Semitic ethos and attitude – Magian and Sinister ideologies.
Finally – the mss concerning the Septenary system written by the ONA are just one (albeit extensive) representation and product of research into the importance of Seven. Part of the Sinister Tradition involves the expansion of it by its initiates and adepts – a flexible living thriving body of knowledge, accumulated and added to or taken from as time goes by. Of its origins - many questions remain unanswered.
Edited by ThoTh, 17 March 2009 - 05:36 AM.
Added further information.