The Cosmic Abbey

Humility and ego-less devotion

As I am studying Heidegger, one of his central critiques is what he regards as ‘productionist metaphysics’. The original Greek and pagan world view (to which D. Myatt refers to as well in his Alchemical writings) is one of awe, bewilderment, a Dyonisian devotion to the boundelss Cosmic, to Being itself, Being in the purest of all senses, namely beyond human contamination.

The pure and original Cosmic or ‘the Holy Wilderness’ (Hölderlin) of which the Essence manifests itself through our Dasein, but which does not in anyway serve us. NON SERVIAM. Bataille called it the Sacred, and Heidegger referred to it by the Old Gods. But that does not matter in the end, words are just used to refer, but the Real manifests/presences itself through our Dasein and this demands either a ruthless non-presence or a mystical non-presence.

The ‘I’ does not matter at all, and this is very hard for us humans. For every time there is a new Beginning, a new Era, a leader stands up and he soon forgets his utterly cosmic non-signficance. The new Era starts off as something ‘Other’ but human pride, self-centredness, the Will to achieve something take over. As humans we must learn to be humble, to serve, to give up our Will to Will and recognize our Being-towards-Death. After the Pre-Socratics productionist metaphysics started to develop because of Plato’s world of ideas, the magian religions, the Enlightenment with its emphasis on utilitarian Science and positivism, industrialism and most recently the digital revolution.

With regard to the ‘magickal’ paths such as the various demonologies, cabbalism, chaos magick, the whole Golden dawn circus, the spooky black magical traditions, wicca: they all suffer from egotism, from the Will to Will. It is all about ‘spell working’, ‘getting results’, demons/angels serving the great sorceror…. There is no sense of the all-Powerful Cosmic at all. These magicians regard themselves as the origin, the source while they are nexions, vessels through which the Sacred, the Acausal manifests itself.  ‘What is the greatest ritual ever performed? Have I summoned all demons, what are my results, am I more powerful, smarter, and so on?’ Self-centred, egotistic metaphysics dressed up smartly. The whole addiction to so-called grimoires… One can keep on inventing new grimoires but it is always the same: new names but old servants. Nothing more, nothing less. In the end, as Myatt taught us: it is all about humility, devotion, love for the cosmic.

I went through the whole grimoire stuff, but now I have arrived at a point where I wish to return to the very essence of Being. When I was in the Provence I used to watch the sky at night, listen to the sounds of Nature. Of course this is nothing compared to the adepts that have performed the Black Pilgrimage, but each chooses his own battles. It is about a return to Nothingness and choosing to devote oneself, one’s art, one’s writings, one’s deeds, one’s Love to something insignificantly greater. This can be thing of Beauty, but also one of ugliness and inhuman cruelty as Bataille has shown us. Rise above the Mass, what Heidegger called ‘Das Man’ and look beyond the hegemonic ideologies. NON SERVIAM: lose the head. I am learning myself to become a Vessel for forces from beyond: an Alchemical change.

The West can no longer continue this way as the nihilistic technological Age must come to an end. Heidegger was convinced that National Socialism would have brought that change, but it did not. All too soon National Socialism forgot its esoteric roots and became stuck in the war, in industrialism. But the Essence remains and much can be learned from this.  Let us not forget this: we must turn to the Dyonisian rapture, the eruption of the Solar Anus and become anti-human again. True authencity is connected with our Gnostic roots: the Acephalic Gods whose essence lies deep witin our Soul and which connects us to the Earth. Staying true to the Earth is a cure for our Hubris.

Von Sanngetall, 128yf 

Non-identity: the Mask 

We play different roles in our lives; we are “occupied” by different causal identities: sister, brother, mother, father, employee,… As the Western Apocalyps draws nearer those ‘human’ identities upon which our bourgeois-cherished personal stories are based, do not matter.

My Acephalic mysticism emphasizes the importance of the occult mask. The mask had a central place in the Dionysian mysteries. The initiates wore masks during plays and ritual as a way to cast out their social identities. It has mistakenly been regarded from a human point of view, namely a way to cast out one’s inner demons and passions. Such interpretations are quite anthropocentric and thus part of the whole modernist sickness. This form of ecstacy (ek-stasis), this form of standing out of oneself was an invitation to the pagan gods.  The initiates were enthousiastic: ‘en theo’: they invited the gods to possess them. The gods were asked to possess the initiates and thus masks were put on. Infernal and acausal energy was transferred to the initiates.

Therefore as a masked one I invite the Unheimliche forces of the Acausal. They may enter my body as Temple. I am ready to confess my bourgeois sins, and partake in the nameless crimes over and over again, as a Way of Redemption.

Von S, 128 yf

Religious and fierce Sadism

Let it be remembered: our Acéphalic Mysticism is inherently Sadistic and ultimately Anti-Human. Together with Bataille and Heidegger we condemn the shift towards humanism which occurred after the Enlightment. The Monotheistic god may be dead; we welcome the Return of the Acephalic ones and they shall punish our Hubris. Let the slaughter commence! We worship the Solar Anus.