Often misunderstood as an Occult, or Satanic, group or as a modern
Western Left Hand Path, the "Order of Nine Angles" - often
abbreviated O9A, ONA, and ω9α - is an esoteric philosophy with its
own ethics, epistemology, and ontology. It postulates a way by means
of which Lapis Philosophicus - knowledge and wisdom - may be
O9A philosophy has its own technical vocabulary many of which are
original, some of which derive from Hellenic hermeticism and the
Western alchemical tradition, and some are which are defined in
specific way to differentiate them from other non-esoteric usage.
The purpose of this monograph is to outline the philosophy of the
O9A and explain that an understanding of it requires a study of the
esoteric writings of its founder and that, contrary to common
misconceptions, its specific ethics and epistemology describe
boundaries in regard to personal behaviour and which boundaries form
the basis of a neglected aspect of O9A philosophy.