The Astral Cup


The Astral Cup by Von Sanngetall 128 yf 

If you would ask what the true essence of our Acéphalic Mysticism is, I would say there is none. For a ‘true’ essence would determine, define our Mysticism as something we humans can comprehend. Our Mysticism is one with the Numinous, that which cannot be analyzed by our limited senses, by our ‘Will to know’ (Nietzsche). It effectively freezes our brains, and we remain helpless, clueless, and yes, beheaded.  Personally I find the Grail a most suitable image/metaphor/symbol for the Numinous. Within the Mysterie Tradition of the West the Grail as cup has always fascinated me. For me it stands for an ancient Mystery , a Mysticism of the Blood that goes beyond our ‘mental’ comprehension and it defies all science. It is mytho-poetic, Traditional, … Yes, a beacon of the Western Mystery Tradition. Do  not romanticize this cup for its very essence is utterly inhuman, and we as a species are not yet worthy and we must remain humble, devoid of the Sacred knowledge that springs from the mystical Blood & Water within the cup.

As one of our prophets, M. Serrano, proclaimed:

When we speak, for example, of the blood, we are not referring exclusively to biological blood, that which runs through our veins of the physical body. We think of the blood of Paracelsus, of the Astral Light, and also of the ethereal or Akashian Memory of the Indo-Aryans. That is the true ‘chromosomal memory’, and not the biochemical one of the present. The blood, in a spiritual and hermetic sense, is the sacred liqueur of the soma, something different from what we are taugth by biology and the haematology of the science of the Kali Yuga; it is the liquid sun, in which the memory of the extraterrestrial ancestors runs; it is the Great Memory. The blood is something mysterious, which cannot be treated lightly.” (M. Serrano, The Golden Thread)

We do not treat this mystery lightly. Bataille would not have completely agreed with Serrano’s Weltanschauung, but we find much mysterious truth in it. The Grail is the Holy Cup that holds the Blood & Water of the Gnostic Christ, the one that defied the Jews and their laws. The One that sided with the poor, the sick and thus followed the Left Hand Path: the Path of Splendour within Decay, crystal beauty within sickness, Joy before Death. Our path is a gnostic one as well for we search for the Continuous, the Numionous connexion from which we have been deprived in our fallen state (Gefallenheit – Heidegger), but unlike the Gnostics, we recognize the value of sacred matter (the body, the flesh, base elements). We are energetics and matter consists of energy. Our body may be temporarily but we value this as a Temple where the Sacred Cup will be placed. Not by yourself, but all of the sudden, as a result of your alchemical quest, as a result of your loyalty towards the Destiny of the West, it will appear before you. There are several Paths carved out in the mystical history of the West. Chose the one that suits your lifestyle, or that challenges you to monastic, physical, intellectual, artistic, spiritual duties. 

Regard your body (the living flesh, the cosmic water & the sacred blood) as a Temple through which runs the spiritual and Numinous Energy, that connects you with an immortal Past, the hidden present and the Future Destiny of the West. Take therefor the Astral Cup and drink thereof.  The Blood & the water will strenghten you and make you even more resolute. This is essential for those who are willing to embark on an Alchemical journey in this Kali Yuga.

Let us remember the words of Evola:

“To live and understand the symbol of the Grail in its purity would mean today the awakening of powers that could supply a transcendental point of reference for it, an awakening that could show itself tomorrow, after a great crisis, in the form of an “epoch that goes beyond the nations.” I would also mean the release of the so-called world revolution from the false myths that poison it and make possible its subjugation through dark, collectivistic, and irrational powers. In addition, it would mean understanding the way to a true unity that would be genuinely capable of going beyond not only the materialistic – we could als say Luciferian and Titanic – forms of powers and control but also the lunar forms of the remnants of religious humility and the current neospiritualistic dissipation.” (Evola, The Mystery of the Grail)

Von Sanngetall, 128 yf

Das Ganz Anderes: Genfärd

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(Art by Kristian Olsson)

I have been listening over and over again to Genfärd and I can hear Genfärd playing in the Abbey of Humility. A crushing non-presence, a violence that is so quiet and so fulfilling. The grinding noises, the floating voices are meditative and quietly lead up to the Apocalypse as our technological Nihilism demands its price, its toll. This is the sound of the last industrial machines trying to keep up the last human era before pure Being (a return to the Greeks!) will surface again in its utter splendour and awe. The music demands our devotion to the Sacred, our humilty, and at the same time we enjoy the Sadistic Nature of Being, its cruelty which we can hear through those creeping and screeping sounds. This is an awakening into a state of utter torment and inhumanity.

A non-comforting, a nauseating sense of urgency, radio-frequencies of a past war, a lurking primitivism captivate the listener, take a hold of him and turn him into a Victim-Executioner: the loss of Self.  The music is master! In the distance metallic sounds intersect with suffocating ambient clouds, like the gas clouds described by Jünger in his war novels. The invisible, yet foul smelling Death. Poisonous clouds as messengers of Death that come and go with the wind. The interplay of Death and the Elements. A martial beating of drums that announce the coming of the Svn who gives herself relentlessy and without mercy. Caught within the trenches of Life we must face the inevitable, our Sein-zum-Tode and the Joy before Death that welcomes it. Within Eorthe the putrefaction is at work and this also symbolizes the Alchemical process within us as Adepts of ancient paths, such as the Seven-fold Way of the ONA.

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(Art by Kristian Olsson)

This music echoes the Abject core of our inhumanity (and for the chosen ones: a sur-humanity) – the Bataillean abject matter which is alive and pulsing. Genfärd enriches us, flows through our being as its sound is an excremental one:

“Sexual activity, whether perverted or not; the behavior of one sex before the other; defecation; urination; death and the cult of cadavers (above all, insofar as it involves the stinking decomposition of bodies); the different taboos; ritual cannibalism; the sacrifice of the animal-gods; omophagia; the laughter of exclusion; sobbing (which in general has death as its object); religious ecstasy; the identical attitude towards shit, gods and cadavers [….].” (Bataille, the Use-Value of D.A.F. de Sade)

Bataille identifies two polarized human impulses: excretion and appropriation. These are our excremental, orgiastic impulses vis-à-vis our  institutions, traditions, and both come natural to us and are developed through us, and not by us.

The two pillars of the Temple of our Acéphalic Weltanschauung symbolize the extreme “human and all too human” duality of these two impulses and we regard them as an enormous force, as an UR-manifestation of the in-human, the acausal, the black flame within us. Truly religious (re-ligare: the connexion with the Numinous) communities/nexions, dictatorial religious (mysticism of the Blood) states are a prime examples of communities where these impulses are given their freedom and where they both reinforce each other despite their seemingly opposite nature. One must look beyond their appearance and see their cosmic interplay as the cosmic itself is a violent and living organism. We regard das Ganz Anderes, the Bataillean heterogeneous, the radical Other as an important emanation of the Sacred that encompasses everything.

Genfärd is a collection of audible heterogeneous matter, throbbing and active base matter having its own eternal existence. The artist has been able to dive headlong into the Volcano of our impulses and after a careful and alchemical Work has been able to extract the most quintessential Numinous sounds.

Solve et Coagula! Behold the ominous Silence within them. Let the sounds of Genfärd guide you.

Von Sanngetall, 128 yf

Look for the interior of Eorthe: the Rubedo

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The Red King and the Rubedo

In the first part we described the four elemental processes: the Fire of the Calcinatio, the Air of the Sublimatio, the Water of the Solutio & the Earth of the Putrefactrio. By going through these processes the Alchemical wandered experiences the Nigredo and the Albedo and as such he stands at the Gates of the Rubedo, the Red making. This is the Formula of the Great Transformation: the black lead is turned into white silver and in the final stage this becomes the red gold.

The Rubedo starts with the connexion of the white and the red; the Alchemical marriage as a symbol of the integration of psychic antitheses. Now we will see how the Wanderer is transformed spiritually through these three processes and how he becomes a whole person. Red, as we all know, is the colour of Vitality, Blood & Fire, the Golden Age, Holy War (internal & external). The Red  in Alchemy does not represent a sterile cerebrality, but one’s thinking and reflecting is deeply emotional as one feels and recognizes the ancient connexion with the Heimat, the pagan Gods, Europa, the Mysticism of the Blood & the Grail, … And as you grow alchemically you  detach yourself from what Heidegger referred to as ‘Das Man’, the ‘They’ who all believe to be ‘unique individuals’ free from whatever connexion. Your Spiritual evolution will lead you, headlessly, to the realm of Eternal Truths (the One and All) where you will have to recognize you human unimportance as compared to the Cosmos. The Enlightenment and Humanism all of the sudden placed Man at the centre of the Universe as God was pronounced dead. But Nietzsche aimed at the enslaving Christian God, a magian invention, and this did not invalidate the Sacred, the Metaphysical realm. Alchemy as an integral part of the Western Mystery cults teaches us another truth and this has been causally translated in Romanticism, Völkish Nationalism/regionalism, Symbolism and Expressionism.  

1)The first process is the distillation and this functions as a filter as the Earthen element is left behind. The Alchemist stays true to the Earth as his body is bound to it, to Nature, but he will transcend it spiritually and his body & blood make room for the new Spirit / the Geist. Through the four elemental processes the Alchemist’s old and primitive Soul has been tested most thoroughly and as the Earth is burning and his body turned into ash, the Alchemist welcomes the Geist that will seek connexion with his Soul. The Soil of the West has been thoroughly defiled during this magian aeon as Western man has not only corrupted his body, but also his soul by selling it to socialist, capitalist, Christian doctrines. This Soil must burn in order to cleanse it so that the Geist can find its Vessel once again. The Western Alchemist who stayed true to the Western Mystery Cult and the Völkish values will take in his hand the holy torch. The Acéphalic has no fear as he holds in his right hand the Sacred burning Heart as a symbol of Decisiveness. Decisions must be taken and this is not the time to listen to the multiple voices of ‘Das Man’. The plebeian ‘they’ that kneel before the new humanist gods.

The Distillatio stands for the Struggle of which Heidegger and the Conservative Revolution spoke: a renewal, a Palingenisis in order to reconnect the European Dasein with the Geist to save the Sacred Essence of the Grail from the filth and corruption that has infected the West. The Geist will not only enrapture the Alchemist, but he will be spiritually stronger in order to rediscover “the inner greatness” of Europa and its regions, and as a reborn Templar he must raise his sword to fight against the infidels and inferior ideas that have been defiling the Western Soul since the domination of what Heidegger calls a productionist metaphysics (the ruling of result, production, …).

2) Then follows the Coagulatio: a phase in which the Soul becomes more and more enraptured and thus cleansed by the Geist and the original Gnosis. The esoteric Bible speaks of a new Earth and a new Heaven.  The Alchemist’s insight in and understanding of his Dasein, his Being-with-Others and Being-in-World becomes transcendental when he rediscovers the Sacred Mission of the West. A Mission that once was crystal clear when the Mystery of the Grail was brought from the East to the West in order to shine most brilliantly in das Abendlandes. The Grail was passed on from the Arthur, the Celts, to the Cathars, Western Mystery Cults, Völkisch cults, new teutonic Templars and now it is hidden deep within our Blood once more. We must leave this infested Earth behind as its decline is inevitable, but it is our duty to take with us the Innermost Purity of the Grail in order to fuel our Dasein’s transformation. The Coagulatio phase makes on solid and stable again after the previous elemental and spiritual changes, and thus we become combative and strong again as Pure and Noble Daseins are supposed to be.

3) As we enter the seventh process, the tincture, or the extraction of the Essence, the quinta essentia of our life becomes clear to us. This is the fifth element that wipes away all the differences and opposites. Our Soul has been renewed and we are no longer enrooted in the infected Earth, but our roots have become transcendental for they pass on the Energy that comprises us. Our body, Soul and the Geist are interconnected. It is the Alchemical marriage of the King and the Queen and this can be witnessed in the upper room of the Alchemical mountain as you can see the rise of the Phoenix. The seven stages of the Soul  have been opened and experienced and the Grand Opus is finished.

Note: it is very important to realize that as an Alchemist you are not in charge of these fundamental changes and transformations. You may be looking for the Grail, but it will find you as you must be ready and worthy to ‘open’ yourself, to accept these changes and become a receptive vessel. As Heidegger maintained change manifests itself in Dasein and it discloses new possibilities, ancient truths. David Myatt told this as well: be humble and accept with love and compassion. In the West one is driven by cause and result, producing things, being productive, becoming and making instrumental. This was Bataille’s main criticism of the West as well. Technology and industrialism has changed us, stamped us (Gestalt, Jünger) into these automatons who no longer enjoy sudden changes from within, and that manifest themselves acausally. Even the occult, with its Black Magick, is driven by results, by attaining wealth, and so on.

Instead of being enslaved by results we must free our-selves and learn to become receptive vessels in which the seven stages of the Alchemical Opus can occur. Heidegger meant by being a ‘disclosive event’, a sudden disclosure, an acausal manifestation so to speak. He meant something that was prior to and more basic than the entities disclosed through it: a self-manifesting, a presencing beyond cause-and-effect explanations. It is about gaining access to a feeling of unlimitedness, the archetypical world of our Western collective unconscious.  Let us therefore not hesitate and start the Great Work.  

Von Sanngetall, 128 yf

Literature consulted:

  • Alchemy and Psychology
  • Heidegger’s confronation with Modernity
  • Rosicrucian sources    

    

The Destroyer: Apollyon

“They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon, and in Greek, Apollyon.” (Revelations 9:11)

Drawing from Abaddon (Source: Le Prince de ce Monde)

In Revelation 8–9, the apostle John describes the announcement of the apocalyps when the angels sound seven trumpets. Each of these trumpets signals the coming of a new judgment on the people of Eorthe. John describes that when the fifth angel blows his trumpet, the Abyss will open, and unleash a horde of demonic “locusts” on mankind as a punishment (Revelation 9:1-3). God will grant these creatures the power to torture any person who does not bear God’s seal (verse 4). The pain inflicted will be so severe that the victims will wish to die (verse 6). The ruler of the Abyss is Abaddon or Apollyon and he is the king of these demonic locusts. (https://www.gotquestions.org/Abaddon-Apollyon.html)

The Swedish entity Irakallian Oracle has transmitted unto us mortals a message from Apollyonthe Destroyer of those believers not bearing God’s Seal; the King of the Locusts. In my dictionary of demons, Le Prince de ce Monde, Apollyon is personified with Death: as Apollyon he stands for “Death, Devastation, Desolation, Famine and Extermination”. Abaddon should be evoked on Friday and should be visualized as a beautiful naked woman, with the claws and the head of an eagle (see drawing).

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Cover from Apollyon – design by D. Herrerrias

In the occult vision of Irakallian Oracle Apollyon is depicted as a holy flame, and this flame symbolizes “beauty understood as Destruction” (IO). And this Destruction will infect the whole universe.

Wihin their vision man is blinded and put to shame by the sheer power of the Infernal Svn as it distorts his visual senses. Just like Bataille’s Solar Anus the Infernal Sun of IO offers no wisdom, no solace, no allevation of mundane discomfort because it represents “aimless contemplation”. Man is simply dumbstruck by this celestial Inferno and his limited ratio is totally blurred. In other words, man has lost head and in this acéphalic condition he cannot resist the sheer attraction of the exploding Sun belching out an ongoing flux of energy. This Abysmal Svn, sent from the underworld (Irkalla), “appears as a monstrous oracle”, and the speech of this oracle is not to be understood.

Here we have a most monstrous depiction: this oracle brings no answers, and its “thoughtless word is made flesh”. Beyond ratio, beyond our limited capacities, the sorcerer is left clueless and struck by lightening. Bataille’s Mysticism did not seek any ‘unio mystica’ either for the Sacred / Numinous is beyond our capacity. We must admit our tragic finiteness (Nietzsche) and our Sein-zum-Tode (Heidegger), yet true devotion, ritual, meditation, respect and humility we can become Nexions and thus find ourselves in union with the Acausal. Not to find answers to our mundane desires or lusts, but in a moment of pure transgression (Bataille) in which we can find our way back to richness of the pre-modern societies.

IO does not provide answers and they do not claim to. Their vision has uplifted Apollyon from a magian demon to a Destroyer beyond the reach of man. Just like the Dark Gods of the Sinister Tradition these acausal entities are not at our mundane disposal.

This is a Dark Grail offering no comfort, but only bewilderment and chaos. After the Death of God there was only a Void left, and this is a central concept as it is reflected in the name of IO: an oracle within the Void where only the Sacred Silence can be heard and the whispering of tongues unknown to man. In the Void’s Beauty one finds no ‘creation’ but only utter destruction.

IO has transformed Apollyon, from the original setting of the magian God who rules mankind, and who bestowes punishment upon them, into an Alchemical entity. Apollyon is no longer an instrument in the hand of this false magian god, but he has become his own judge. He is no longer some demon from an ancient tradition, but his virtue has been alchemically and artistically translated. 

The importance of Alchemy is clear if one looks closely at the beautiful cover created by the esoteric artist David Herrerias.  As the nameless vocalist of IO explained in an most interesting interview with Bardo Methodology the artist drew “a mummified corpse going through the alchemical process of ‘nigredo’, or ‘blackening’ – a state where one is cleansed of emotion and thoughts; purged of the chaotic impurities that constitute our regular state of consciousness.” The Nigredo is the first stage of the Alchemical Opus which confronts the Alchemist with his conflicting emotions, feelings, urges, and the Black Svn rules over this chaotic and desolate phase. This is a phase of fruitful destruction and a period of ritual cleansing and introspection. The confrontation with the Abysmal Svn is nothing less leaving behind all hope and security. The Alchemist’s journey through “Irkalla’s self-less lands” is a most harsh one but it prepares one for the darkness of God:

“I said to my soul, be still, and let the dark come upon you

Which shall be the darkness of God.” (IO)

The Acéphalic Weltanschauung offers no Salvation either. The Darkness of the Bataillean Nothingness is eternal, just like the Cosmic. The Acausal offers no safe home, no afterlife, but it invites you take take part in the Continuum.

Leave therefore your humanity behind as you enter the world of the Sacred. Behold the mysteries of the  Abysmal Svn and let the holy flame murder your innocent Soul.

Von S, 128 yf

Consulted:

  • Apollyon (Lyrics) by Irakallian Oracle
  • Le Prince de ce Monde

 

SIR: the final Pathway to the Stars

The ambient version of the Self-Immolation Rite consisted of nine Spheres. The first one introduced us to our causal existence, the Sphere of Man, from then onwards we have taken you on an Alchemical journey where your body, soul and spirit has been tested over & over again. Study those seven spheres, record your experiences, the changes within you and within your environment. Look at Society around you and find those correspondences and the changes which are taking place in the Western Aeon and the stage of the Kali Yuga. Through the characteristics of the seven planets you can see and notice things  which go unnoticed for the mundane and the last men around you. They are sleepwalkers and therefore let them rest comfortably, or for your own sadistic pleasure once in a while, confront them with the Sinister that lies hidden underneath this cloak of mundaneness.  

The last Sphere we visited was the Sphere of Saturn. A Sphere of decay, death, corrosion, but also growth through conflict. Saturn may kill and devour his own children out of fear of being overthrown, the planetary cycle does not end here. One may try to cut Luna’s and Sol’s growth, the Alchemical Opus is a never ending cycle of birth and rebirth. Within Saturn’s garden the Philosopher’s Stone is born and taken care off.

The nineth composition of Bestia Centauri is entitled the Star Gate. The immolation of the self has entered the stage of the Continuum. Through the dominions of the Dark Gods you have travelled like an old soul trying to find its last resting place. The seven planetary Spheres have taught you to rise above the herd animal and accept the Will to Power as an eternal ‘yes’ to life as a Cosmic play. You have risen so far through suffering. And this suffering will continue as the Philosopher’s Stone is never completely finished. Your work as an Alchemist demands your eternal attention and devotion: a self-sacrifice as Odin did:

Wounded i hung on a wind-swept gallows
For nine long nights, pierced by a spear,
Pledged to Odin, offered myself to myself.
The wisest know not from whence spring
The roots of that ancient tree.

They gave me no bread,
They gave me no mead,
I looked down;
With a loud cry i took up runes;

 (The Havamal)

Only through hardship and pain, devotion and sacrifice shall you perhaps get to know a tiny bit of Odin’s experience. Let us not fool ourselves: the alchemical journey has taught you all about humility and being noble.  We do not strive to become selfish gods like the magian kind. We must become Übermenschen: strong-willed, noble, honorable and respectful. Our pathei mathos will guide towards the last sphere: the Gate of the Stars.

The Star is symbolic for our faustian imperative, the Western Will to Power and the fact that we do not take our journey lightly. We stay true to Eorthe but our future lies within the Cosmic. It our stellar origin, the home of our Western Soul. Science will help us in our travel, but only if our true Spirit guides us. Let us prepare our journey to the Stars most carefully as our Body, Soul & Spirit must be ready.

Onwards to the Stars without mercy! 

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The Star Gate, Von Sanngetall, 2003

Von Sanngetall, 128 yf

SIR: the Pathway to Sphere of Saturn

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The Sphere of Saturn, Von Sanngetall 2003

After gaining wealth and wisdom in the Sphere of Jupiter, you, the Alchemical traveller, has arrived at the Sphere of Saturn. 

Saturn is considered to be the most slow planet as it is the furthest removed from Sol  and from the light. The Alchemical process is a process of inner development (your tripartite essence) and it should be seen as a natural flow depending on the positive or negative influence of the circumstances and the seasons. The period you are in, what you are experiencing at the moment, your successes or losses, these all influence your Alchemical Balance. From the traditional alchemical point of view – which I will explain in another blog post – Saturn stands for melancholy, disruption in your Soul, opposite forces battling within your unconscious. The darkest lead is associated with this planet as it is the furthest removed from the shining gold of Sol. 

Saturn, the God of Time, is seen in alchemical drawings using a scythe to cut the first growth after the Sublimatio and the Exaltatio. The growth, symbolised by sun and moon plants is taken care of by Saturn but, as a responsible gardener, he also crops them when it is necessary.  In order to grow one must learn how to lose as well. There simply is no easy success: life as an never-ending development and you must realise that when have gone through the entire meditation, you must abandon all reason, become ferociously Acéphalic and embrace the dark Chaos that Saturn represents.

There is no causal ordening here, no causal project consisting of a nice ending. From within the Chaos starts something new; after Ragnarokr a new cycle commences. Just like the Aeon of the West is in its final stage of the Kali Yuga. Look around you, watch the news and recognise the signs of a dying aeon. Embrace these signs and conquer them with the all-omnipotent Promethean Spirit that is hidden underneath and within.

As Julius Evola explains:

Thus in alchemy we encounter a duplication: Saturn is the “ancient” and the “divine” (or sulfurous) and at the same time it is inverted Gold – lead – as the vulgar body; it is the father of our Stone and that of the Philosophers. […] Boehme explains that Lead and Gold are produced in Saturn by the same power, and adds: ‘It is not death, but an enclosure that represents the divince celestial essence. (Evola 1995: 81)

Melancholy is not about depression, about letting things be but it is about an inverted battle strengthened by one’s Pathei Mathos: what you have experienced and did not kill you, makes you stronger. Reflect, process and act: sinister dialectic at work.

Look closely at the design and let yourself be hypnotized by the fiery rings of Saturn ready to burn away to last remnants of this suffocating Aeon. Melancholy is not a negative feeling as Western medical and psychological science has translated melancholy into the sickness of depression. Depression (created by modern medical marketing) is a sign of utter weakness, instead of accepting the forces of decay ruling the Sphere of Saturn. Embrace the feeling of melancholy for some of the greatest Western creative spirits were fed by it. Do not mind the scythe. Let yourself be decapitated and prepare yourself and your folk for the Galactic Aeon to come.

Vindex est ventures! A new Galactic Ruler is coming! 

The words of Christos Beest:

“…Now, before you, is the indigo, sigil, of Saturn. Touch it.
You are entering the seventh and final dark sphere.
You are standing on a hill, beneath a clear night sky.
Directly above is the star known as Naos.
It pulsates, and grows, illuminating and expectant.
The land around is strewn with the burning shards of a dying aeon,
suffused with an understanding that only stillness can express,
when the appearance is burned to ash. And the essence is revealed.
This, is the sphere of Chaos!
You have become all that you have learned
during this journey of self-evolution,
you are the essence of everything.
And via this alchemical process,
you understand, that power resides purely,
in the quality of self-honesty.
With this, you have the choice to alter your life and
the world in whichever way you feel, is necessary.
With this knowledge, raise your arms in exultation to the sky!
Blow winds! Crack the temporal!
See how the sky splits open at your command!
A purple rent, tears its way across the heavens.
Agios O Atazoth!
Black, nebulous shapes, descend from the rent,
to gradually envelop the hill.
The gates, are aligned!
They are returning!
Now, is the New Aeon! Now, is Chaos!
“Vindex! Est! Venturus!”

Von Sanngetall, 128 yf

Books consulted:

  • Alchemy and Psychology
  • From Anima to Zeus 
  • The Hermetic Tradition (Evola)

SIR:the pathway to the Sphere of Sol

You have just passed through the Sphere of Love and Ecstacy and this has transformed you into an Empathic Being, a Being amongst other Beings, a Being-with-Others. Look back at the seperatedness from which you suffered on the causal plane. The Alchemical Transformation has slowly, but steadily, beheaded you, and you have left instrumental Reason, reigning the causal plain, behind. This instrumental Reason had fossilized you, and had turned your life and ever-becoming Physis into a ‘dead nature’. From seperatedness to Unity that is thé most principle transformation one must go through. As you continue to travel through the Spheres, the esoteric doctrine of the seven points, “higher powers enter into the corporeal context, whereupon they become vital currents and energies specific to man” (Evola). This process (realisation of Wyrd) has the meaning of a “ressurection, palingenesis, an awakening”. Within the Sinister Tradition we not only regard this on the individual level, but also on a collective level.

Now you have arrived at the solar principle. Listen to the Meditation of Christos Beest:

“…With your lover, by your side,
I put before you, the gold sigil of the Sun. touch it.
You are now entering the dark sphere of Sol.
The swords that cast their shadow, over hateful paradise…
draw back, to reveal mountain ranges,
majestic against a sky, of flame.
You are standing on the edge
of the circle made by nine sacrifical stones.
Here, there is a thick darkness weaved by the unsated fog
and contained by the mountains.
Those roaring obscurers of that which lies beyond!
Illuminated by the glow of putrefaction,
the corpse of your former self,
discarded during transformation, lies in the circles centre.
Witness the repulsive entities that violate and mutilate your corpse!
This sacred shell, is now the prey of every necrophiliac and cannibal!
It seems initially, that they are performing gross obscenities for pleasure,
but, look closer.
The corpse is delicately gutted, and from the bones extracted,
these creatures are constructing a tower, that rises far above the mountain peaks.
Their work finished, they withdraw, bowing to your superiority
and divine disposition.
They light a protective circle of fire around the stones.
This, is the sphere, of vision, understanding, and prophecy.
Accompanied by your lover, climb the bloody bones to the top.
Here, you will see your kingdom,
surrounding, stretching out far into the solar fire, of increase.
See your temples! Your riches! Your works! All in progress…

(Christos Beest, SIR

Behold his brilliance and utter magnificence, and let your Soul be touched and purified by Sol’s fiery tongues: 

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The Gate of Sol (Von Sanngetall, 2003)

From an Acéphalic point of view the meaning of Sol differs from Traditionalism where Solar and Lunar powers are seen as each others opposites. In the Alchemical Tradition the Svn and the Moon are “a fundamental duality” (Evola), and we recognize this in the Sinister Tradition as well: the appropriate workings for the Moon are acquiring hidden knowledge and the Svn stands for Prophecy and Revelations. The Sphere of Baldur as a new beginning, a new start, vision after the destruction of Ragnarok.

Our Sol however also encompasses the infernal and putrefying spirit of the Black Svn. It is also a Svn of Malediction and Putrefaction that shines through the Acausal Swamp.

Our Sol is fundamentally a Gnostic one, because instead of the Traditional view (the Svn producing life, generating wealth, and profit) ours is life-threatening as well. Along with Bataille we cry that He is not just beautiful to behold,  but he represents that which is repugnant and forbidden and thus we refer to the Svn as a “Solar Anus”! “We avert our eyes from the Svn”, notices Bataille as our eyes cannot stand “neither sun, coitus, cadavers and obscurity.” (The Solar Anus).

The Solar tradition emphasizes that the withouth warmth and light life on Eorthe would simply perish. But if you try to look into the Sol you will go blind. This inferal Star “exclusively loves the Night and directs its luminous violence toward the earth” (Bataille). Just like a volcano he is constantly belching out torrents of insane and excrutiating energy burning the retinas from those who dare to stare in the mouth of this celestial volcano. Limitlessly and undiscrimately Sol breathes Energy and only the Night is able to offer us some protection. Through its sheer  luminosity he creates the Darkness where chaos & destruction reside.

In Alchemical terms: after the conjunctio of Sol and Luna the process of Putrefactio starts in the alchemical vessel. This is an important step in your spiritual path as the old has to die first before the new development can start. This is a period of incubation and for the Alchemist this means a period of ‘creative depression’. All Alchemists go regularly through this period and this is also called melancholy. Nowadays people talk about being depressed or suicidal, but as an Alchemist you should know better. This is a period of internal reflection before you pass on to the next Sphere of Mars. 

You must bow in awe, and avert your physical gaze from this insanity because you would become blind and go mad. Its awful Greatness lies in its brilliant and burning insanity. This Sphere offers wisdom and vision (Lux being its Logos), but there is no wisdom without madness & chaos. The Black Svn disturbs and confuses our rational mind. What if Giordano Bruno would not have had the vision that the universe is infinite? 

This Acéphalic Svn burns away all Falseness, our treacherous Skin and exposes our Naked Flesh to the boning knife of the Continuum. Yes, tell this to every mundane human that  we are being exposed to our burning Apocalypse. This is the Opher demanded by a true Religion. Then only then, after thise rise of the Black Svn and the rise of the putrefying era, the Age of Brutalism, will our Vision, Understanding and Prophecy be pure again. Amen!

For those that wish to experience the terrible beauty of the Inferanl Svn I like to refer to the occult creation of Irakallian Oracle. I will go deeper into their Black  Art in a next blog post. Their second album, Apollyion, presents us the gospel of the Infernal Svn.

Von Sanngetall, 128 yf

Sources:

  • The Solar Anus (Bataille)
  • Alchemy and Psychology
  • The Hermetic Tradition (J. Evola)
  • Apollyion (Irkallian Oracle)