Agios O Alastoros: from where Empathy blossoms

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The Sphere of Mars, Von S

Sinister Chant

Yesterday afternoon I practiced the Sinister Chant of the Sphere of Mars. In combination with the importance and perfection of posture, which I have learned from my Zen Meditation Practice, I intend to perfect my singing as I have no such formal education or choir practice whatsoever. Of course like any endeavour, this will take time and devotion but the Sinister Chants will help me to focus on the Essence of the 7FW and the sinister aspects of Acéphalic Mysticism. The fact that this form of chanting is based on a grand secular tradition of the Gregorian chants as these chants have always appealed to me and its orthodox and mystic nature reveals its Numinous strength. Trough its Traditionalism I feel connected to the rich cultural and religious history of Europe. Georges Bataille was also fascinated by the Christian mystics and the orthodox practices. As it is our aim to become “ferociously religious” these Sinister Chants will guide me to the Acausal.  But just like Zen Meditation this will demand time and devotion.

As it was Tuesday I chose the chant appropriate to the Sphere of Mars, namely Agios O Alastoros. The Romans called their Tuesday Martis dies as this was named after their war god Mars. Our Germanic forefathers took over the Roman system and they used Tyr as a basis. 

The Sinister Chant itself:

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While focussing on my Mandala of the Sphere of Mars I felt that the Sinister Chant added more solemnity, more profoundness, a Numinous quality, to my meditation. Of course, my will-to-focus must improve and it shall as I improve my singing. As one turns one’s attention to the perfection of posture, practice, singing and so on, the mind is no longer focussed on and occupied with senseless and everyday occupations. As a whole one is able to transgress the ‘causal’ obligations,  one can open oneself to the grander scheme of things. This is all part of the Alchemical Opus.

Zeus Alastoros

Now, I asked myself what Alastoros referred to. The Sphere of Mars is dedicated to workings of Destruction and Sacrifice, so Alastoros should refer to this. When one is singing the words in itself no longer matter because in order to enter the Sacred one must lose one’s ratio, one’s head. After the singing of course the question remains. 

Alastoros or Alastor refers to the Greek mythology because it is part of one of the many names of Zeus: Zeus Alastoros. With this name the Greeks referred to one aspect of their supreme god, namely Zeus as a god who takes revenge when a crime is wrongfully committed. The name refers to his protective punitive power as he takes revenge when someone has been wronged. Thus Zeus protects the victims who were wrongfully hurt or attacked. This is a pagan virtue which demonstrates honourful conduct as one is supposed to protect those who are family or those who are part of the community or one’s tribe. There is nothing  ‘rational’ or ‘calculated’ behind it as you take this oath as part of a community. This conduct is a form of self-sacrifice as you put your own safety at risk.  

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The words ‘Alastoros’ or ‘Alastor’ themselves refer to the outraged spirit/daemon who sends disfortune upon the offenders, or they refer to the person afflicted. Later on Alastoros was used independently from Zeus, and it generally meant an angry vengeful power.

The fact that Alastoros is one of the several names of Zeus demonstrates the complexity of the pagan gods. They are not ‘pure’ or ‘perfect’ the way Magian believers regard their God, but the pagan gods, even the supreme ones like Zeus and Odin, are able to commit mistakes, are able to be violent when this is necessary. The fact that after a while Alastoros referred to ‘an angry vengeful spirit’ is actually an impoverishment as it shows the Magian influence by adding ‘morality’. Suddenly, what once was the Sacred as a whole, now becomes categorized into ‘moral good’ and ‘moral evil’. To take revenge, even when this is meant to undo a crime committed, becomes a forbidden act of violence as violence means ‘evil’.

As we have seen in history the monotheistic faiths took over the pagan Weltanschauung (gods, festivals, rituals), incorporated it their orthodoxy and thus turned it into something acceptable. The complexity of the pagan pantheon was reduced to one almighty god, some celestial beings, and the inhabitants of hell, namely Satan and the various legions of demons. Bataille has always maintained that Satanism and Black Magic were Ways to uphold the ancient Ways. If I look at Alastor for example, I can find Alastor in my dictionary of demonology.

Alastor is a demon executioner from the infernal Court, and he is often confused with the demon Azazel. Alastor is invoked in order to execute certain punishments, most often lethal. He is thus a destructive demon. He should be invoked on a Tuesday of or a Saturday. It is stated clearly that Alastor is nothing but an executioner and the invocation should be done as part of a sentence or judgement. This takes us back to the name of Zeus Alastoros, namely to take revenge. However in the case of the demon it is not stipulated that you aim to undo a wrongdoing. It can simply be a personal matter between you and the victim, whoever is ‘right’. You are your own judge and Alastor is your executioner.

The Way of the Numinous

From a Numinous point of view it is entirely up to you, your own responsibility, to act honorably and use this invocation, chant with humility. What do you wish to justify? Why do you need to take revenge? Do you want to become that stereotypical egotistic ‘Black Magician’ that cannot handle a setback, a loss, Life as a whole? Instead of learning from adversity, Pathei Mathos, is it really necessary to seek revenge? Or are you able to learn and move on? This is not a question of morality but purely naturalistic reasoning: become stronger by defeat, become the power that is staring you in the face when you look in the Abyss. 

I intend to employ this chant as part of my alchemical growth in order to destroy what hinders me in my further development. To seek revenge shows far too much involvement with the causal. Do not become a tyran, as Myatt teaches us. Why should I invest in my pride, in my empty shell of an Ego? Do not let hatred, a pure drive for violence take over. Of course, become a militant, take upon discipline but not from an ‘evil magician’s point of view’. I intend to use these chants to get to know my inner demons, to descend into my personal Prima Materia, invoke the Alastor in me so I  can control it and convert its Sinister and destructive energies into something Beautiful and Honorable.

Something that transcends my petty Ego and  that is exactly where Empathy starts and from where it can blossom. In the Japanense Weltanschauung the blossom of Cherry Tree is Sacred. It is about the perfection of Form and it is only temporarily. Our existence is finite as well. Our being is a being-towards-Death (Heidegger) and let us therefore invest in this singular moment of blossom: beyond the head (acéphalic) and beyond the Ego.

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 Agios O Alastoros! 

Von S, 128 yf

Non-identity: the Mask 

We play different roles in our lives; we are “occupied” by different causal identities: sister, brother, mother, father, employee,… In the end those do not matter. 

My Acephalic mysticism emphasizes the importance of the occult mask. As a masked one I invite the Unheimliche forces of the Acausal. I enter my Temple. Ready to hear my confessions? Are you willing to follow me?


Von S, 128 yf 

Death by a thousand cuts

The Tears of Eros (1961)

In Bataille’s wonderful, and last, book, The Tears of Eros, we can find an overview of Bataille’s art theoretical thinking in a most original manner, namely through images of the works of art he admires. Bataille was a prophet of the Wordless, the Numinous and in his last offering to us, he lets the works of Art speak for themselves. The images (accompanied by small texts) focus on Bataille’s (and our) main spiritual occupation and obsession: the unity of the Sacred, the Erotic and the Aesthetic. The Dawn of a new mythopoeia concerning the resurgence of the authentic Being.

These three ‘human’ categories have offered us a Gateway to the Acausal, to that which remains hidden. In our ‘liberal’ world of Arbeit /Work we are confronted with a corroding spiritual Emptiness as the Rational and Profane Laws nibble at the strength and the foundation of the Religious (religare = to connect with), namely what we understand as the connection with the Numinous. Now, one of the areas that has always been very watchful with regard to erosion is Art. Art “springs at the impulse to  transgress the prohibitions” that constitute, support, the world of Arbeit. Art therefore is able to represent another, a sacred world, “a world of play where people can subject themselves to there deepest impulses.” (Bataille). 

In Bataille’s book you find images of the Greek Dionysian rites, medieval painters and artists such as Rogier van der Weyden, Albrecht Dürer, also Rembrandt, Rubens, Picasso, Delvaux, Margritte and so on in order to illustrate the importance of the Erotic and its transgressive, Evil power. The last pages are devoted to what we have already described in the Sphere of Venus, namely ecstasy / ek-stasis: to go beyond oneself, to become acephalic

Voodoo

Firstly you can find some pictures of the South-American cult of voodoo. The voodoo priest is clearly ecstatic, intoxicated by the ritual. This world, says Bataille, “is the world of the blood sacrifice”. Bataille wrote his book for a mainly mundane audience so for them such occult practices were downright shocking, while for those who have been walking the hidden pathways the importance of Blood is self-evident. We agree with Bataille when he writes that the Blood sacrifice opens one’s mundane eyes to another ‘reality’, the one that transcends everyday being, which Bataille calls the Sacred.

The Sacred is not a safe space for the only entrance is through the bloody reality of the Sacrifice. The Sacred does not offer comfort and relief, but it is “confusing” as it seems that a “vertiginous horror and the intoxication” belong together. It is disorienting for the mundane  as “death itself, the sudden entrance of death” is more “overwhelming” than life itself. And Bataille adds: not only overwhelming, but also more “ghastly” (Bataille).

Lingchi

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This oppresive binding of vertiginous horror and intoxication is even more present in the images on the next page of Bataille’s book: the Chinese torture method called Lingchi or death by a thousand cuts. A slow process by which the torturer removed methodically portions of the body over an extended periode of time. This torture was applied in the Mantsjoe-dynasty (1644 – 1911), and it was reserved from specifically severse crimes such as high treason, patricide or matricide.  The photographs date from 1905.

Bataille was given these photographs by his psychoanalyst Borel and they have played an important rol in his life. The most fascinating aspect of this photograph is the ecstatic smile on the condemned’s face combined with an expression of extreme pain. Bataille mentions that he was told that the condemned was administered some opium in order to stay conscious in order to suffer even more. With Bataille we are intruiged by this expression of indurable pain and the ecstatic as these are both expressions of the Wordless and the Numinous. Our vocabulary simply is far too limited to describe and express this.

In 1938 Bataille was introduced to yoga by a friend of his, and the yogic practice offered him the chance to meditate on these photographs by focussing on the expression of the condemned and Bataille says that “the utter violence of this photograph caused an immoderate consternation”.  The unbridled and terrible violence appalled Bataille that much that he became ecstatic and had an inner expertience.

Bataille once wrote that the

“profundity of the tragic artist” lies in the fact that “his aesthetic instinct” affirms the “large-scale economy which justifies the terrifying, the evil, the questionable, and more than merely justifies them”.

The artist, but also, those who travel the LHP cannot focus on temporary, small-scale events/projects, which are the business of the mundane, but one must view things from a larger scale beyond good & evil. Metahistorical, metahuman and so on. In the case of the Chinese being tortured we must not look at human being’s suffering (as a problem), but on the Religious, tragic undercurrent: the fact that such an act opens up terrifying forces. Bataille was not a humanist, but he was intruiged by those processes that transcend the feeble human being. Of course, some would denounce this kind of torture as being inhuman, but the fact is that violence is undeniably part of the Cosmic, and I would say its main drive. Our will-to-power taps into those forces that resonate from the Great Void. 

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Sadism

The smile on the condemned’s face shows the fundamental connection, and UR-connection, between religious ecstasy, eroticism and the inherent Evil. Bataille mentions of course De Sade and Sadism as De Sade would have like to witness such a torture. A Sadist according to Bataille is apathetic, calculated and we agree. A Sadist does not ‘enjoy’ what he does, but he regards himself as a tool, a vessel of acausal forces. The transcendence of his victim into the Realm of Pain and Grief is something that he aims for religiously. It is all a matter of Cosmic energy: no personal joy or gratification but dedication to one’s Wyrd. Liberal media often describe Sadists are as will-less sex offenders, sex addicts, sick people who are to be locked up and treated. Of course, these Üntermenschen do exist. But from a Sinister point of view (ONA, TBO, …) a True Sadist has transcended the Ego and has entered the Sacred where he invites his victims along with him for a “Joy before Death”. A cosmic joy, rapture in front of the Altar of Madness.

Those who are willing to turn away from the mundane world (through their Art, ritual, Way of Life, orthodoxy…) are willing to torture first of all themselves in order to prove their dedication to the Dark Gods, Buddha, God, .. The Nigredo is the stage of the Alchemical Opus in which you are ready to face your inner demons. For Bataille the Nigredo is the mystical Night what he calls “a rustling of radically formless, primordial matter”. This is not a beacon of knowledge, but the most gutteral non-knowledge where a profound transmutation takes place comparable to the gradual dismemberment of the Chinese condemned. This takes place in the Prima Materia.

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Become therefore your own Sadist, your own torturer. As the Sadist does not serve anyone; he acts like a vessel, a nexion for the Dark Gods, and through his actions the Sadist shows his commitment. True religious behaviour transcends the causal realm, and the smile on the practioner’s face must be equal to that of the condemned of Lingchi. Enter therefore the Night governed by the Sphere of Luna. Meditate on the awesome power of Aesoth as she is called upon for works of Passion and Death. Use the photograph to strenghten your vision and your delirium. 

Bataille used the photograph as well but he did not wander the Sinister Path. Anyway his insight that in the (acausal) realm of religious eroticism the horrifying and the religious come together acknowledges the importance of our practices devoted to the Sinister Tradition. At one point Bataille gave up the idea to re-install a Nietzschean religious order based upon blood sacrifice. He knew very well that  there is no religion without sacrifice, without the importance of blood. And this is exactly the point where we re-installed Acephalic Mysticism. The practices of the Sinister Tradition strengthen our focus and incorporate an aeonic vision. The Blood Sacrifice remains the core of a truly trangressive religious experience. Blood must flow; whether this is your own or that from your Victim. Let us therefore die the Death of a Thousand Cuts and always, always with a Smile on our face.

Invoke the Madness. 333! 

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Literature:

  • Wikipedia
  • Tears of Eros (Bataille)
  • Bataille’s Peak (Allank Stoekl)

 

 

The Eagle: symbol of Sol

The Black Svn rises

And this the Eagle, that King of birds, spreads his imperial wings

In his frightening flight he takes the deadly rays of Sol with him

The Wheel of Life & Death spins as the Eagles seeks his prey

The Last Man in his sight; inescapable and weak

The Todesrune symbolizes his inevitable demise.

Ragnarokr is announced as the King shrieks from dazzling heights. He is here to stay and reign again!

The mystical Heart of the Acephalic ignites. Passion and the will to live has returned. Merciless; the dagger is sharpened.

The Eagle’s eye pierces the Sky. The King calls for a new Æon. One the All!

Agios O Vindex.

Von S, 128 yf

The Age of Brutalism

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Brutalism I (Von S, 128 yf)

The almighty Sol

Our Gefallenheit has condemned us to a state of powerlessness in the cruel face of Sol, the Ever-Burning Star. Some may see her as a most kind and benign power, but from an acephalic point of view she actually is most cruel as her energy is infinite, and she spills it without hesitation…over and over again.

As this Western Aeon, which in a Nietzschean way could be called the Age of the Last Men, is entering its final and most pressing period our dear Eorthe is being subjected to fierce and extreme weather periods of heat, drought, floods, storms in several parts of the World. As our behaviour has turned the climate into a raging madhouse, we can only assume that this will continue to haunt us and that we have therefor called upon us our own apocalypse. As this will continue and even get worse, in the end it will be impossible for us to grow crops, drinkable water will become a rare and precious good, and the surrond Nature will no longer be able to flourish as life-bringing insects, such as the bees, will have become exinct and many of the animal species  will have disappeared. Nature running havoc…thanks to us.

Ultimately, as Bataille revealed to us, we are in Sol’s hands and in the grasp of her flames as she smiles upon us, sardonnically. Her volatile nature has turned her, from the source of life and warmth, into one of our most cunning enemies as she is capable of sending out massive blobs of plasma towards Eorthe. These blobs carry an enormously destructive power with the equivalent of millions of nuclear bombs. So, her power is not to be underestimated and therefore her central place in the Tree of Wyrd (from the Sinister Tradition as based on the hermetic Arts of Alchemy) is no coincidence. For more info on this read my text on The Sphere of the Sun.

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Brutalism II (Von S, 128 yf)

In our acephalic mysticism we refer to Bataille’s text on Sol, The Solar Anus, and he says the following about our specific relationship with Sol:

The erection and the sun scandalize, in the same way as the cadaver and the darkness of cellars./ Vegetation is uniformly directed towards the sun; human beings, on the other hand, even though phalloid like trees, in opposition to other animals, necessarily avert their eyes. / Human eyes tolerate neither sun, coitus, cadavers, nor obscurity, but with different reactions. (G. Bataille)

Our eyes do not tolerate Sol and its radiation is lethal and often not taken seriously. We must avert our eyes, we must hide in the shadow. Sol brings us Death due to her unrestrained energy:

The Sun exclusively loves the Night and directs its luminous violence, its ignoble shaft, toward the earth, but finds itself incapable of reaching the gaze or the night, even though the nocturnal terrestrial expanses head continuously toward the indecency of the solar ray. (G. Bataille)

The solar rays are indecent, being compared to erections and can be attributed to the Night, to Death itself. As I already described in my meditation on the Sphere of Venus the sexual act and the ecstasy itself is deadly. The orgasm can be equated with a short moment of death.

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Brutalism III (Von S, 128 yf)

2300

Now, as Sol’s power increases we may well ask ourselves: What will the future bring here on Eorthe? What is mankind’s Destiny? Let us therefore assume that this is the year 2300. One of these blobs of plasma has hit Eorthe, and has disrupted our festering way of neo-liberal existence: a inauthentic life without respect towards Nature, with little of or no Empathy with the Cosmic. A life that has turned digital and human beings live side by side with AI. Until that moment we did not realise that Sol had a Final Solution in mind witnessing our decadent, obtuse and unrespectful behaviour. The Sphere of Sol not only brings procreation, but as we have seen in Bataille’s description Sol is a destructive vortex and it is most confrontational.

Alchemically speaking the destructive side of Sol, as described in Bataille’s acephalic mysticism, is the Sol Niger or the Black Svn. The Black Svn shines over the alchemical fase called the Nigredo which is represented by “the ‘blacker than black’ colour of putrefaction or hermetic ‘mortification'”. The core of the Nigredo consists of a serious confrontation with the Shadow, the Unconscious, the Collective Unconscious and the neglected part of the psyche. The Shadow may be personal, but there is also a collective one: our atavistic behaviour, our deep-rooted love for violence, our precious gnostic empathy with the Cosmic from whence we came, our undeniable UR-connexion with the Sacred and the Acausal. The Enlightenment and its offshoots have taught us to leave those sentiments and connexions behind, and regard them as irrational, undesirable, cruel, primitive, unintelligent and reactionary. And instead of finding comfort, experiencing an authentic feeling of arriving at one’s Heimat, the hegemony of the Western Aeon has taught man to hate and despise those sentiments and cast them aside. The Last Men (the mundanes as referred to in the Sinister Tradition) who follow those orders are unable to see a far greater Destiny and the Sacrifices it will take. Convinced that there is some humanist utopian future they fail to see the bigger alchemical picture.  

In the alchemical fase of the Nigredo the operation of Putrefactio is the most strong: a particular condition of rot, slow decay and restlessness:

In the midst of life we get caught in the grip of death,

Our brains become black,

This Black is blacker than black. (Alchemical Text)

A condition that belongs to the Wheel of Life and Death. As the Wheel turns the Seven Spheres come again and again. Evola stresses the aeonic (altbeit not using this word) importance of the Hermetic Arts: a universal system with an all-inclusive approach. To fight against the Nigredo, to oppose the Putrefactio is a grave mistake. I would call this the humanist’s conceitedness, his self-satisfaction. The Sol Niger illuminates this dissolution of the body of the Western society, the grand dissolution of Earthly life as we know it. The Sol Niger is effectively this destructive Svn errupting blobs of plasma, but is not only the symbol of this inevitable decay but the roundness of the Black Svn also announces the start of a revival, a recovery.

After Raganarokr there is a new Start, a new Beginning with the resurrection of Baelder, the Sun God, the God of the Solar Sphere. Like all civilizations our Western civilization is destined to perish, to putrefy as man becomes too smugg, too full of himself, self-absorbed as if nothing else matters. A total lack of Empathy as he seems convinced that he himself is the alpha and omega of the Cosmic creation. Somehow because of the evolution of science , technology, postmodern philosophies man started to believe that he is the sole meaning, the sole purpose of the Life Force, of the Will-to-Power while he is only a Vessel, an empty Vessel graced with a divine energy, a divine spark.

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Brutalism IV (128 yf)

But being a Promethean, a Faustian driven entity man must forecast his own destruction, his own annihilation in order to be reborn, to return as a much grander species (the Nietzschean Overman), but we are not there yet. The Age of the Last Men is a truly dark Age characterized by the foul smell of Death and Decay. As the air has become hard to breath, greyish because of the small particles of burning wood, building, machines, oil ,the Last Men have become wandering nomads again looking for those lost fruitful places on Eorthe, those supposedely non-contaminated pieces of a paradise that once was. However due to the fires a constant smog burns the respiratory system, leaving behind a constant foul taste in one’s throat, continual couching is heard where tribes of the Last men gather. Many people have become sick and those who are fit are subjected to the Law of Brutality: the weak and sick are trodden upon, killed and when necessary sacrificed and eaten alive. What had been lurking all along, has now surfaced again: pure unadulterated Evil. Man’s ability to abuse and his atavistic (blood)lust for each other’s flesh, the dark spiritual need to enjoy the flesh is invoked and practised during grand Dionysian rituals celebrating the Dark Gods.  These rituals, with ancient roots, fully embrace and celebrate our gnostic-chaotic nature and answer the call of the terrible Void. The rituals are held in the ruins of cathedrals where once men of God praised the Lord, our Saviour. Christ, the Saviour, now hangs decapitated at the Altar of Perversion in these new and grand churches.

The Age of Brutalism

This, ladies and gentlemen, is the coming of the Age of Brutalism as it will be called by those wandering and every-hungry Last Men. Brutalism is the reigning aesthetic that has taken over all art forms in 2300. Just like the Brutalist architecture in the 1960’s and 1970’s it is a return to the rawest and most ugly of all materials created by men, namely concrete. In the 1960’s and 1970’s Brutalism was mainly used for institutional and governmental buildings aimed at being awe-inspiring, demanding respect by invoking fear. Gone was any form or reference to frivolity, playfulness, lightness, optimism of the 1930’s and 1940’s. And instead one is confronted with an atmosphere of rawness, rigid power structures, discipline, honour, seriousness. In 2300 this will be needed once again in an almost toxic environment where the black solar raditation makes life very hard and where nomads roam. In order to rebuild a Traditional society, which once was, dark havens and monumental buildings are needed to protect what is still valuable, what is Sacred. These new Brutalist buildings are needed to reflect the Power of the new world Order.

Once again The Brutalist buildings will echo the need for rigidness, discipline, honour and empathy in a world that has gone mad. They are inhabited and reigned by those aristocratics who are inspired by the Sacred nature of the Sol Niger, by a total control of body and mind. This is a new acephalic Elite, namely refined and illuminated individuals who do not care for those starving and mutilated wandering groups of savages but focus themselves, like their species has always done, on the preparation of a new step in the Evolution, the Destiny of mankind. In Sinister terms the coming of the Aeon of Fire is being prepared by those elitist orders (warrior-priests, mystico-artists, totalitarian minds) that occupy the Brutalist buildings.

I picture this Age of Brutalism therefore as a highly explosive alchemical aeon during which pure and gross forces of chaos roam the burning planes of Eorthe while Tradition, refined culture is being protected and preserved in those Brutalist fortresses. The Sacred takes two seemingly contradictory forms: a more meditative, elevated, Silent Sacredness and an atavatistic chaotic form. A Brutalist World Order must keep both in check, and there is a balance between the sheer animalistic energy outside those buildings and the meditative Silence within those walls. 

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Brutalism V (Von S, 128 yf)

Both display Empathy, and both are indispensable if we want the Last Man to evolve into something higher. Nietzsche wrote that the evolution could go both ways and he is right.

Therefore what we can do, as acephalic Nexions, is to invite the Acausal and re-instate our empathy with the Cosmic. In order to reign in the future one must be humble in the present. Whether things will occur as I have just described them or not, we must keep in mind the following acpehalic points of Bataille’s Programme – with a few additions/corrections of my own:

 1. Form an esoteric community, creative of values, values creative of cohesion.

2. Assume the function of destruction and decomposition, but as an accomplishment, and not as a negation of being.

3. Realize the universal accomplishment of personal being in the irony of the animal world and through the revelation of an acephalic universe. One of Tradition and Sacred duty.

4. Take upon oneself perversion and crime, not as exlusive values, but as integrated within the human totality. The Dark Gods are beyond morality.

5. Realise the personal accomplishment of being and its tension through concentration, through a positive asceticism and through positive individual and collective discipline.

6. Fight for the decomposition  and exclusion of all communities socialist, communist or churchly – other than a Traditionalist, Sacred or Sinister community.

7. Affirm the reality of values, the resulting inequality of men, and acknowledge the organic character of society.

8. Take part in the destruction of the existing world, with eyes open to the world to come. Affirm the Wyrd of the West.

9. Affirm the value of violence and the will to aggression insofar as they are the foundation of all power.

Meditate on these words and incorporate them in your individual Sinister Path. Focus on the grotesque nature of the pictures I have provided. Read and absorb books like Iron Gates. Dream of such a post-nuclear, Nigredo-like apotheosis for therein lie the seeds of ever becoming. 333!

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Brutalism VI (Von S, 128yf)

(All photographs are taken from the web and I have freely altered them creating an even more dismal, grotesque atmosphere with one single purpose an artistic output of the Sinister. No commercial use intended whatsoever.) 

Sources of inspiration:

  • The Hermetic Tradition (J. Evola)
  • Alchemy and Psychology
  • Writings by G. Bataille
  • Iron Gates
  • The Sinister Tradition as embodied by the ONA

 

Von S, 128yf