1. Order of Nine Angles

Dear ONA Member

I am conducting questionnaire research on contemporary Satanism. The current phase of my research builds on prior work that was published ten years ago as “Who Serves Satan? A Demographic and Ideological Profile.” This earlier article can be found online at the Marburg Journal of Religion website: (http://www.uni-marburg.de/fb03/ivk/mjr/pdfs/2001/articles/lewis2001.pdf).

I also conducted a second survey ('Satan Survey Two,' or SS-II) two years ago and am currently conducting a third ('Satan Survey Three,' or SS-III). You may already have taken one or both of these.

As part of my SS-III research, I found that the Order of Nine Angles was different enough from other forms of Satanism that it was decided that a separate questionnaire for ONA should be constructed as a supplement to SS-III.

If you would like to participate in this research, please complete the following questionnaire. Unless you otherwise identify yourself, your answers will be completely anonymous. I have set this survey program not to collect IP addresses.

This questionnaire is disconnected from SS-III. In order to be able to make comparisons between ONA and other forms of Satanism, it would be immeasurably helpful if you would also respond to that questionnaire. The link is - http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/GC2RHKF (You cannot click on the link directly from this questionnaire; you will need to cut and past it into your browser window.) I know you will think that parts of it are useless, but I will be unable to make meaningful comparisons unless I have data from ONA respondents.

NOTE: Some ONA members who filled out SS-III had problems -- or seemed to have problems -- saving their finished questionnaires. Please, therefore, save a backup of your surveys -- both SS-III and this one -- just in case.

Initial findings from this questionnaire will be reported at the "Satanism in Western Culture" conference, to be held in Stockholm, 25-27 September 2011. (http://www.erg.su.se/pub/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=16068) I will also be including data from this survey in future publications.

Let me be up front and say that I do not claim to have an intimate or a thorough knowledge of the Order of Nine Angles system. If some of the questionnaire items miss the mark, please do not hesitate to answer in ways that do not respond directly to the question. I have also left the last item completely open so that you can add information or address matters that I have not included.

I do not know what the size limits are to the text/essay boxes underneath the open-ended questions, but they will hold at least three or four pages. If you plan to insert a large amount of text, I would advise that you compose it outside of the survey, and then cut-and-paste it into the questionnaire.

If you have written something even more lengthy (more than three or four pages) that you would like to share, you are also welcome to send it as an email attachment to james.lewis@uit.no or to snail mail it to me at the below office address.

Please inform other Order of Nine Angles members about this research project and feel free to pass this link along via e-mail or to post a link on appropriate blogs and websites.

Thanks for your help.

James R. Lewis
University of Tromsø
IHR/HSL
Room N-313
Breiviklia
N-9037 Tromsø
Norway

james.lewis@uit.no

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* 1. Do you consider yourself to be a:

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* 2. If you have followed the traditional seven-fold way, and if appropriate, please indicate your level of personal achievement:

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* 3. Do you actively recruit for the ONA or for your own/local ONA group/nexion?

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* 4. If you are involved with an active ONA Cell/Group/Nexion/Temple/Tribe is it

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* 5. If you are involved with an active ONA Cell/Group/Nexion/Temple/Tribe is it

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* 6. If you are not involved with an active ONA Cell/Group/Nexion/Temple/Tribe, are you considering joining or forming one?

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* 7. If you are a group member, does your group/nexion have a name? If so, would you mind providing details – name of group, approximate number of participants and the like? (If you would rather not, for whatever reason, then please do not.)

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* 8. Particularly if you have a family/children/partner, would you say that your family situation is rather similar to other people’s, or is it more than a little different? (I know this may seem like an odd question, but outsiders tend to have strange imaginings about things that take place within occultist/Satanist households.)

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* 9. Are you involved in the arts in any way (artist, musician, writer, designer, craftsman, etc.)?

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* 10. In your view is the secretive nature of the ONA still relevant, even in the present, Internet age?

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* 11. Do you apply the Law of Sinister Honor (aka Dreccian Honor aka the Law of the Sinister Numen) in your own life?

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* 12. Are you are or have you ever been involved with National-Socialism, either traditional or related to Reichsfolk?

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* 13. Have you ever practiced/used, or do you intend to practice/use, Esoteric Chant as outlined in Naos?

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* 14. What is your general attitude toward non-ONA Satantists? To what extent to you regard them as comrades, wannabes, and/or potential recruits?

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* 15. Do you think that ONA is growing at the expense of other forms of Satanism, particularly at the expense of LaVeyan style Satanism?

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* 16. Have aspects of the ONA found their way into the general subculture of Satanism? Or, to put this in a slightly different way, has ONA had an influence on the more general Satanist subculture?

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* 17. Within the Satanist subculture, one often finds a continuing emphasis on La Vey as the 'inventor' of modern Satanism. Do you usually ignore this claim or try to counter it? If the latter, then how do you respond?

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* 18. In your view, which one of the following best distinguishes the ONA from other groups that claim to be Satanic?

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* 19. As part of their ONA training, participants take on certain tasks – such as spending three months in the wilderness and undertaking insight roles. If you would not mind, please describe one or more of these. (And, yes, I know this is a big question.)

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* 20. If you have had experiences or reflections that do not quite seem to fit into the other categories in this questionnaire – particularly experiences or reflections that you feel might help someone else understand ONA – please share these, if you are so inclined.

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