Quintessence of the ONA: Code of Kindred Honour

Quintessence of the ONA: Code of Kindred Honour
Largely overlooked, Code of Kindred Honour seems to many of the nowadays ONAers or those who associate themselves with the O9A as nothing more but a „Terms and Conditions“ square that you check when you sign up to some website or start using some application. You never pay attention to it, you just skip it and go straightforward to using it. And just like that section, one can find the Code attached to many of the key articles and MSS of the Order, but still remains equally neglected due to the assumption that it's understood already and that there is no need to give it some more attention. In the following lines I will observe is it truly so.
So, I find that there is so little understanding not only towards the Code itself, but towards the weightiness of the same. First of all, and most importantly, I find the Code to be about certain principles, rather then it is some sort of sacrosanct code of behavior. In my view, such a thing would go against all the O9A is all about, especially with its all important emphasis on individual judgement and self-honesty. These principles are essentially: personal honor, self-honesty, self-reliance, and loyalty to kindred brothers and sisters.
But who are really these „kindred brothers and sisters”? The Code defines that in the first sentence: “Those who are our brothers and sisters live by – and are prepared to die by – our unique code of honour”. The honor is what divides Us from Them. It is yet another confirmation that the O9A is an antithesis to the prevalent mentality of conformist, self-indulgent Homo Hubris, where there is no much space for honorable conduct. As we can see, people today long for those good ol’ times past when a man’s word really had some value, when people were bound to the word given. At the same time, they are all complaining how you can’t trust anyone today, how everyone is only looking for the way how to best use you and how we are all alienated from each other. But no one ever seems to notice how hypocrite those statements are. People behave as if they have nothing to do with that prevalent order of things that they criticize so much. As if they didn’t behave in the same manner, using every opportunity they get to trick and lie only to satisfy their petty interests and needs that end up consuming them.
Gnawers and myself were lucky enough to be born and to grow up in Eastern Europe where, for the long time people refused to accept prevailing Western values. Now, that dam is breached, but still majority of the people in this region uphold our traditional values, accepting Western ones only declaratively due to political atmosphere.
“Lupus homini lupus” is the moto of that alienated world we are living in. And it couldn’t possibly be any other way when a person’s word means nothing, when you need some additional guarantee to trust that word. That guarantee is usually some personal interest or fear that convinces you of their word. In other words, something you can use to blackmail them if they divulge from the word given. Such is the state of trust among mundanes.
Furthermore, that is all enhanced through egalitarian doctrine by which even the worst amongst us have some human rights that everyone should respect. Equality is misplaced to outer characteristics on purpose, because they only focus on nationality, religion, ethnicity, social or cultural background etc. By doing so, people are once again generalized to groups based on these abstractions with the aim to become an even greater group where we are all “equal” in upholding the “values” of this dishonorable paradigm.
On the other side, this cry of mankind for honor and honesty isn’t fake. Actually, I find it to be true, because it is the only natural way of people, though they allow it to manifest very rarely, out of fear that someone could use it against them. If people lived a truly honorable life or at least strived to live that way, would this world be so messed up as it is? The best part is that honor doesn’t need definition, it is something that we are all familiar with, that unmistakable feeling when we simply know what is our honorable duty. So, the Code does only what is implied in its name, codifies it and serves as a reference point. Muhammad s.a.w.s once said: What is bad and unlawful is clear in itself, and what is good and lawful is also clear in itself. I will use this opportunity for a brief note regarding Islam. The Way of Islam is one of the most potent forms which can train the body and the mind to reflexive and instinctive upholding of the Code. This is why the Gnawers are strongly advised to take on this Insight Role, and for the Inner Circle of the Lodge (AoZ) this Insight Role is mandatory.                                               
First the Code does so through numerous iterations of personal honor and then it binds it to loyalty to kindred. As previously stated, kindred brothers and sisters are those whom I personally know and who have proven that they embody those principles presented through the Code and to whom one swore personal oath of loyalty. The key determinant here is those principles. Therefore, one of the aims of the ONA is to drive evolution of humanity towards embracing those principles, and that is how new type of being can ever emerge. It is also one of the main features that describe someone being ONA “… living and abiding by the Code of Kindred Honour …together with (ii) a striving to follow one of the three O9A Ways/praxises.“ Following one of any of these practices can be in whole or in part, but the Code is the one that utterly defines someone O9A. In the Way of Drecc or Niner, there is nothing but that, these people simply need to adhere to the Code. Again, not adhering to the Code, in a way of some dogmatic set of duties, but to uphold those principles trough their very living.

The Code and the Art of Culling

On the other hand, in the texts that deal with culling, there is also only one requirement that will make someone suitable for the opfer, and that is, again, lack of honor that is shown through the tests. So, if I didn't know someone got initiated into the ONA, and my Lodge decided to subject them to the tests, and then they fail them all and show lack in character, are they a brother/ sister or an opfer? No doubt for me. And on the opposite note, if someone who some occultheads would call out to be mundane would pass the tests, why do you think they deserve not place in the New Aeon? I would value more someone like that, who naturally upholds aforementioned values in his life to have them by my side, than some weak and inept pretender who hides behind some form that makes them feel special and different. Another very important thing regarding the Art of Culling is inspecting own motives. One has to be clear on whether they are practicing the Art of Culling because they uphold our evolutionary principles, or because their pathological urges to hurt another being and to empower their self-image of beingevil. The Culling is the most dangerous and the most slippery step of the Way, not only in legal and moral, but primarily in spiritual sense. It can lead you both to godhood and to qliphotic existence, to use this well established quaballistic term. Also, we all change in time. How the one could know if their opfer is not going to change in time and add to human evolution in their own way. The one can only know this through acausal knowing and acausal empathy, or to put it in more devotional terms, the one can only know this for sure trough the communication with the Dark Ones, as it was described in the novel written by Russian TBS Nexion entitled Kiss of Marena. Also, as it was noted in some O9A MSS the culling is not for everyone. Some will never reap benefits from it, and only will face disastrous outcomes.

Also, I find that all of that fuzz that has been going in relation to ONA all over the internet, had once more, only one aim, and that is to point out the importance of those principles and this same position that I am stating here - that simply initiation, or owning a „blog nexion“ or whatever can never make you O9A.  It’s a sort of honeytrap as the Code teaches us that we shouldn’t be purely replacing the essence with forms, cancerous abstractions that many great ideas have fell victims to.
Us and Them
Now that we have, hopefully, established who are „we“ and who are „them“, we can go through that relation that Code emphasizes so much. First of all, there is so called „etiquette“ or the way „kindred brothers and sisters“ should treat each other. Naturally, there is respect of personalities of everyone involved, their unique ways, choices and nature, without imposing of the „right“ and „wrong“ ways upon them. That is disrespectful in essence; it goes against principle of individual judgement and eventually leads to dogmatism. By saying this I don’t mean to imply that there should be no guidance or advice, but it is the farthest one should, or could, ever go. Sister or brother, if they are true to those set of principles will eventually find the means to grasp some greater purpose and meaning. It is irrelevant what they will have to go through and in what way, and at what terms, because however does it appear to be, it is relevant to them. I believe that it’s the personal character based on honour, loyalty, self-honesty and an innate striving for alchemical change that counts, and not how many times one will have to fall while walking the Path. The fact that they rise evermore stronger and continues is what matters. Besides, none of us can be completely free of mundanity on every level, until at least genuine Adepthood is reached, and passing the Abyss later on. What will come out of that is as unique as the path that led them there. One cannot treat their kin by humiliating them, backstabbing and Satan knows what other deviations may come out of such relationships. Especially if there is a personal oath of allegiance as there should be between those brothers and sisters that are personally known to each other, and which is so often wordless, as it is somehow natural to be. Some will say that these things can always happen, as we are only humans (still) only striving to be something greater, that we are only seeds of the new type of being enshrined in the Code itself, and there are yet many personal reasons and feelings that can bring us down, and others alongside. Nonetheless, isn’t that the easiest way, having in mind our faculty of rationalization? I am sure everyone could easily find an excuse for being a failure, without ever accepting that truth. But when we do so, aren’t we killing that same seed before it could’ve ever even started growing? It’s like we cut the flow of that acausal energy, that Azoth which waters the seed of new type of being, of immortality, within each and every one of us. And yes, living by kindred honour is one of means to achieve what the esoteric philosophy of the O9A posits as the purpose of our mortal lives:
 “One secret of our darkly-numinous wyrd is that our mortal, causal, life is not the end, but only a beginning, and that if we live and die in the right way, we can possibly attain for ourselves a life in the realms of the acausal. Our Law of The Sinister-Numen is the most practical way for us to do this, to achieve this, for this Law is a manifestation, a presencing, of acausal energy, and by living in accord with this Law we are accessing, and presencing within ourself, more acausal energy, and thus evolving and increasing our own type of acausal energy.”

So, I find the Code, or living according to those principles it embodies to be the most practical way towards achieving that proclaimed goal, and developing our latent abilities. In perfect setting the Code alone would be enough to achieve perfection and immortality. However, only due to many limitations imposed by mundane society we have to employ some occult methods and to deal in politics.  If you uphold the principles in your everyday’s life you keep awareness to the goal, you are consciously making choices driven by that inner feeling of personal honor that improves your character in doing so, and it feels as if you were in constant meditation. And this is important because then you stay away from the devolutionary and contaminated ethos of Homo Hubris, and through your own life you embody something that is essentially different and opposite to that, and that is how you become the necessary antithesis, both to the dominating current in the world, but also to that same current that has been implanted into you by various means of indoctrination, in a spiral way towards (im)personal synthesis.

Naturally, even if you have all of this in mind, should this be the way to treat those others the same way? Of course not, because you are not here to fight for equality or their rights that you should somehow respect. That so called “political correctness” is the devolutionary force as equality is a mere abstraction. An abstraction created to keep you aside and „equal“ to the sick, rotting and weak, so that you would hinder your own abilities for the sake of them, that are willfully enslaved with no desire to do anything about it. So treat them as resources that they are, that is an evolutionary principle that we can observe in the Nature all around us. However, O9A is not just that simpleminded and one-sided, like those who uphold “Might is Right” principle, it also requires serious emotional development, and thus weighting every decision using scales of reason and empathy.

Having said all of this, I must conclude yet again, that simply living by the Code is the ultimate ritual. More effectively than any other does it cleanse you from indoctrination, or deprograms you. It is also purely alchemical in nature, as it uncovers all that is inhibiting for your own progress and it burns it on sacrificial bonfire through real life experiences that you go through. Besides, it is a constant Insight Role as in everyday life you have to deal with those others, and to use some means you might not be comfortable with, but these should only empower you as none of them could ever have any hold on you, and that is yet again how you break free from the chains that sickening morality of this Civilization has tied you with. Once you break free, you are that fresh wind that creates, because of the vision that you now have, standing atop the highest pyramid of skulls, yet feeling pain of existence of each and every being.

Esoteric and exoteric purpose of the Code
As we can see, and as it has been shown throughout this text, Code is truly sinisterly numinous in nature, and it is one more reason that goes for the statement that its value is truly quintessential for SN Tradition. I find sinister elements in treating mundanes as a resource, in the above described way of relation towards them. It is not so only because of manipulation and stuff, as much as it’s about amorality and behavior that is socially inacceptable, and because it can be shocking, terrifying, and we should understand and know how just important it is “that what is Dark, Sinister or Satanic is made real in a practical way, over and over again. That is, that what is dangerous, awesome, numinous, tragic, deadly, terrible, terrifying and beyond the power of ordinary mortals, laws or governments to control is made manifest.“ By proclaiming personal honor and authority of individual judgement, Code wholeheartedly calls upon rejecting all abstract laws of abstract State and other impersonal constructs and calls upon acts that are meant to fight them, to fight the enslaved world we live in. It does appear to be anarchistic but it really isn’t if it would be governed by those principles of the Code of honor. People would detach from centralized and impersonal State towards smaller communities governed by their unique ways of life and principles. Eventually, it would create those individuals that „no law could ever outlaw“, or it would bring back freedom and honor to oneself. That is also the purpose of those elements of self-reliance and self-dependence stated in duty to be ready, willing, and able to defend ourselves, in any situation, and to be prepared to use lethal force to so defend ourselves.

On the other hand, I find numinous elements in the proclamation of the Code to go back to those principles of honor that were germane to warrior societies of the past. Honor, die rather then submit, loyalty, honesty, personal justice and certain elements of so called „tribal justice“ are in stark opposition to the all prevailing hubris, ego posturing, selfishness and various other deviations of the European promethean spirit that is to be restored. So, in both ways, does the Code call upon such a restoration – to live out numinous aspects of the Code, to integrate them into your personality (so your very existence is an act of rebellion) and to act sinisterly whenever necessary and to employ all those methods that are needed to cause aforementioned Chaos, in order to make way for that new type of Order, new type of being, not only on personal but, more importantly, on Aeonic level as well.

When you take a look at all those forms the ONA has been using so far, conclusions made here have their confirmation, as all of them are manifestations of the Code. They are all greatest heresies of our time, but they all contain numinous aspects of the Code embedded in them. So, we have National Socialism, whose teachings are prohibited today like no other, such examples couldn’t be found even in some so called darker periods of human history, but they are present in this „democracy“ we live in. Indicative, isn’t it? Well, NS certainly provokes disorder, chaos and all those things described, their appearance alone is enough to disturb, but also to discredit anyone connected to it. Besides this obvious function, there was another, a bit esoteric, one, or numinous if you like, that I find it was meant to be employed here. And this function is shown through that Ethical Non-Racist NS which Myatt evolved, through which all those key principles of the Code have been embodied. Ethical National-Socialism represents not only the essence of the National-Socialism of Adolf Hitler, but is also a conscious and ethical development of that particular Weltanschauung, founded upon the ethical principles of honour, loyalty, and duty.” In one of our core manuscripts we defined the essence of our Lodge as the “Path ov Esoteric Racism”, guided by this noble evolution of the original NS.  

Then we have Islam, or in these terms better said Radical Islam, that is the greatest enemy of now prevailing lifestyle of consumerism, usury, interest rate (which is strongly forbidden by Sharia law)  and capitalism embodied as it is in Amerika, and the fierce fight of these people against it, a fight for keeping their culture and ethos as it is, and not contaminated by imported democracy and “freedoms” of the West. This fight for ethnical (and ethical) survival is something that all indigenous peoples of the world should embark upon, to save their cultures and traditional ways of life that are at the very heart of their existence. This is yet another numinous aspect that ONA advocates and that is exoterically sinister given its opposition to the trend of globalization. Besides that, resemblances of Sharia law to prescriptions of the Code are very interesting. Trials are conducted solely by the judge, and there is no jury system. Unlike civil law, sharia is left to the interpretation in each case and has no formally codified universal statutes. A confession, an oath, or the oral testimony of a witness are the main evidence admissible in a hudud case, written evidence is only admissible when deemed reliable by the judge. In lieu of written evidence, oaths are accorded much greater weight; rather than being used simply to guarantee the truth of ensuing testimony, they are themselves used as evidence. Taking an oath for Muslims can be a grave act; one study of courts in Morocco found that lying litigants would often "maintain their testimony 'right up to the moment of oath-taking and then to stop, refuse the oath, and surrender the case." I find this to be descriptive enough in terms of certain principles.

Then there is Satanism, whose purpose is to build that character of defiance, and who doesn’t have so much of a numinous undertone, but it still builds some crucial aspects of those principles given in the Code. Actually, the numinosity of Satanism can be perceived as awakening of that creative genius “we possess to set in motion new Earth-shattering forms, and the arrogance to behave as the embodiment of the future that we, in essence, are.” And it does so through adversity against those old forms and gods in an upwards evolutionary surge.

All of these forms can be useful to the proclaimed goals, as much as any other form that is able to connect all those sinisterly-numinous principles in a practical way, much like it is the case with these that I mentioned here. And as we have also seen, they are all just practical manifestations of the Code, sinisterly-numinous as it is, and as we ourselves are. Synthesis of those principles, at all levels, should be emerging of that new type of being we strive for. And the wonderful thing is that all of that is to be achieved through simply living according to the principles of the Code.

ABG Lodge


The Code Of Kindred Honour
Logos of The Order of Nine Angles


The Code sets certain standards for our own personal behaviour and how we relate to our own kind and to others. Our Code, being based on honour, thus concerns personal knowing, and therefore demands that we judge others solely on the basis of a personal knowing of them – on their deeds, on their behaviour toward us and toward those to whom we have given a personal pledge of loyalty.

We know our own kind by their deeds and their way of life; that is through a personal knowing.

The O9A Code

Those who are not our kindred brothers or sisters are mundanes. Those who are our brothers and sisters live by – and are prepared to die by – our unique code of honour.

Our Kindred-Honour means we are fiercely loyal to only our own O9A kind. Our Kindred-Honour means we are wary of, and do not trust – and often despise – all those who are not like us, especially mundanes.

Our duty – as individuals who live by the Code of Kindred-Honour – is to be ready, willing, and able to defend ourselves, in any situation, and to be prepared to use lethal force to so defend ourselves.

Our duty – as individuals who live by the Code of Kindred-Honour – is to be loyal to, and to defend, our own kind: to do our duty, even unto death, to those of our brothers and sisters to whom we have sworn a personal oath of loyalty.

Our obligation – as individuals who live by the Code of Kindred-Honour – is to seek revenge, if necessary unto death, against anyone who acts dishonourably toward us, or who acts dishonourably toward those to whom we have sworn a personal oath of loyalty.

Our obligation – as individuals who live by the Code of Kindred-Honour – is to never willingly submit to any mundane; to die fighting rather than surrender to them; to die rather (if necessary by our own hand) than allow ourselves to be dishonourably humiliated by them.

Our obligation – as individuals who live by the Code of Kindred-Honour – is to never trust any oath or any pledge of loyalty given, or any promise made, by any mundane, and to be wary and suspicious of them at all times.

Our duty – as individuals who live by the Code of Kindred-Honour – is to settle our serious disputes, among ourselves, by either trial by combat, or by a duel involving deadly weapons; and to challenge to a duel anyone – mundane, or one of our own kind – who impugns our kindred honour or who makes mundane accusations against us.

Our duty – as individuals who live by the Code of Kindred-Honour – is to settle our non-serious disputes, among ourselves, by having a man or woman from among us (a brother or sister who is highly esteemed because of their honourable deeds), arbitrate and decide the matter for us, and to accept without question, and to abide by, their decision, because of the respect we have accorded them as arbitrator

Our duty – as kindred individuals who live by the Code of Kindred-Honour – is to always keep our word to our own kind, once we have given our word on our kindred honour, for to break one’s word among our own kind is a cowardly, a mundane, act.

Our duty – as individuals who live by the Code of Kindred-Honour – is to act with kindred honour in all our dealings with our own kindred kind.

Our obligation – as individuals who live by the Code of Kindred-Honour – is to marry only those from our own kind, who thus, like us, live by our Code and are prepared to die to save their Kindred-Honour and that of their brothers and sisters.

Our duty – as individuals who live by the Code of Kindred-Honour – means that an oath of kindred loyalty or allegiance, once sworn by a man or woman of kindred honour (“I swear on my Kindred-Honour that I shall…”) can only be ended either: (1) by the man or woman of kindred honour formally asking the person to whom the oath was sworn to release them from that oath, and that person agreeing so to release them; or (2) by the death of the person to whom the oath was sworn. Anything else is unworthy of us, and the act of a mundane.