Diabolic Gnosticism in Praxis

by Frater Kafyrfos


-Now available-

Wolf's Hooked Cross is the second volume in a series of works that delve deep into the mysteries of the Gnosis of the Devil, presenting a deeper look into the mythos, philosophy and practice of this unique Current, previously introduced in the book Diabolic Gnosticism.

Where Diabolic Gnosticism presented us with the philosophical basis of how to understand the mysteries of the Blood and the Devil, Wolf's Hooked Cross shows us the practical methods to work with said mysteries. The praxis of Diabolic Gnosticism involves recognising the sinister essence of writhing Chaos within and setting it free. It is a dynamic and organic way of understanding and using magic, psychology and spirituality. This book describes the cycles of rituals, initiations and the symbolism of the Devil’s Current.

Diabolic Gnosticism, or the knowledge of the Devil, is an alternative to Christian Gnosticism and offers a post-, anti- and non-Christian perspective or framework for coming to know the divinity of the Blood – the Blood-as-God or the Devil-as-God. Diabolic Gnosticism could be considered to be the combination of exoteric Devil worship and esoteric Blood worship, Diabolic Gnosticism being a wide reaching sinister spiritual movement. Devil, Chaos and Death worship currents are the exoteric form of actual Blood worship and Blood Mysticism, Blood Mysticism being the esoteric spiritual path. The Devil in Diabolic Gnosticism is not temptation and weakness. It does not represent the failings and failures of an adherent, but rather it is the inner Will and the anti-human urge. The Devil in many ways is the instigation of withdrawal from humankind and humanity generally. By withdrawing from one’s humanity an individual can then come to know of his depth of character. One becomes a stranger or an outsider to many-too-many.

Wolf's Hooked Cross re-introduces us to an updated version of Diabolic Gnosticism, explaining old and new concepts about its philosophy and mythos in a new light, but rapidly focuses on the true goal of this book: the praxis. Whether alone or as part of a larger group, the Diabolic Gnostic will find everything they need to tread the Path of the Devil, from sigils and runes to chants and summonings.



A Sacrificed Eye Poised on the Edge
of a Blackened Abyss

Perspective and Perception

Mysteries of Satanism

Diabolic Gnostic Symbolism


Chaos of Zaios: A Synchro-Gnostic
Casting of the Chaotic Gospels


The three different editions



The leather-bound Path of the Blood edition


As it was the case with Diabolic Gnosticism, the visions contained in Wolf's Hooked Cross have been manifested through the art of Néstor Avalos, who brings forth the essence of this work with his striking and recognizable style. Aside from the full-page illustrations, the book contains several other sigils and images created by Frater Kafyrfos.

We have made a chapter available as a sample at this location, and you can find several pictures here.

Wolf's Hooked Cross will be available in three different formats upon release:

Path of the Blood Edition: Limited to 70 hand-numbered copies, this hardcover leatherbound edition has been completely handcrafted from the moment the pages left the mechanic press. All the spines are hand-sewed and the leather has been given a caiman skin pattern. The pages have been gilded in gold, and the cover has been stamped with a golden Blood Sigil. All the illustrations preserve the dark red color from the ox's blood used to accentuate the details. The paper comes in a wonderful creamy tint that offers a nice contrast to the red and black inks used throughout the book.
Specifications: 153 pages, 135 g. cream color paper. Octavo size (135x190 mm), hardcover bound in leather. Cover stamped with a golden Blood Sigil. Hand-sewed spine, pages gilded in gold, black end-papers. 3 full-page color illustrations and several other sigils and illustrations. Limited to 70 hand-numbered copies.
Each customer who orders the Path of the Blood edition will get a digital copy of the book as well.
120€ + shipping.

Path of the Gnostic Edition: Limited to 100 copies, these hardcover copies are bound in black Senzo (take a look at our Arbor de Magistro release to know how it looks), with the Diabolic Gnostic Bind Rune stamped in gold on the cover, finished with black end-papers and hand-sewed spine.
Specifications: Octavo size (135 x 190 mm.), 115 g. voluminous two side-coated cream paper. 120 g. black end- papers, hardcover bound in black Senzo. 3 full-page color illustrations and several other sigils and illustrations. 153 pages.
40€ + shipping.

Path of the Devil Edition: Limited to 200 copies, this paperback edition is intented to serve as a field workbook, one that the adepts can take with themselves to perform the many outdoor rituals described in this book. Although this is a softcover edition, it is still bound and crafted with good materials, and should withstand the pass of time and the wear and tear that comes with frequent consultations. The cover has been hot-stamped in gold with the Path of the Devil sigil.
Specifications: 153 pages, 120 g. paper. Octavo size (135x190 mm), soft cover bound in faux crushed black leather with black end papers (140 g.). Cover hot-stamped in gold with the Path of the Devil sigil. 3 full-page illustrations and several other sigils. 200 copies.
20€ + shipping.


Interview with Frater Kafyrfos

1. Greetings Kafyrfos! “Wolf’s Hooked Cross” is your second book, after the release of “Diabolic Gnosticism” in 2015. How was “Diabolic Gnosticism” received, from your perspective, and how do you think people will react to this new book?

‘Diabolic Gnosticism: Mythos and Philosophy’ [DG] came into this carnal mundane world as an overbearing, all-powerful and forceful ejaculation of hate. I do not believe that the energy, potency and passion of DG could be denied –even by the basest critic. In regards to its reception, and my perspective on it specifically, it appears to have been embraced into the wider canon of Traditional/Theistic Satanic literature eagerly by neophytes, initiates and adepts alike, with an enthusiasm that equalled mine whilst I shared these inspired and synchronistic ideas about the Path of the Devil.

Those who have read and understood my first text would not ‘react’ to ‘Wolf’s Hooked Cross’ [WHC] per se. One of the many maxims contained within DG -and perhaps my favourite sentiment- ‘Reaction is the pallid shadow of Action. Remember!’ relates to this idea. The Diabolic Gnostic philosophy is predicated on action and the results of actions undertaken, hence the pertinent subtitle of WHC being ‘Diabolic Gnosticism in Praxis’.

The types of actions that DG has inspired are of some interest to me. Perhaps unsurprisingly a lot of these actions have been ritualistic, militant and/or political in nature.

2. How difficult will it be for a newcomer to grasp the concepts you introduce in “Wolf’s Hooked Cross” without having read ‘Diabolic Gnosticism” first?

Both books are independent entities, however, they complement each other as a mythos/praxis biune-bifidic-dyad absolutely. Due to the straight forward structure required to explain the practical angle of Diabolic Gnosticism and its rituals, the majority of WHC (with the exception of the ‘Chaos of Zaios’) would most likely be more readily understood than DG. The praxis of Diabolic Gnosticism came before, during and after the ideas offered in DG, however, the ‘Chaos of Zaios’ is written from a Phosphorosophian perspective, and may appear overtly mystical or mysterious to one who has not familiarised themselves with the mythos of Diabolic Gnosticism.

DG is more anti- and post- Judeo-Christian in its themes compared to WHC, which takes on a Phosphorosophian nature unique to Diabolic Gnosticism. As such, DG is based on, and exploits, some of the lived biases that many may already harbour, which contextualises the work to an extent. On the other hand, WHC encourages individuals to actively participate in sinister spiritual ritual work, and to augment or usurp other flaccid systems with the potent symbolism and dark energy of Diabolic Gnosticism and the Wolf’s Hooked Cross.

3. How has the concept of Diabolic Gnosticism evolved throughout the years, and how different is it now from when you first introduced it to the world?

Diabolic Gnosticism is essentially asymmetric spiritual and psychological warfare, directed towards One and All and None. In effect Diabolic Gnosticism is transpersonal, even though it takes on deeply personal and unique meanings for individuals that are inspired or influenced by it.

As a concept steeped in unbelief, Diabolic Gnosticism is in a constantly changing and evolving state of flux, growing and dying organically, as is the nature of Chaos. Each text that I write about the subject will appear as a different emanation from a new perspective –hopefully one that is stronger and more evolved than the last. The true extent of the evolution of Diabolic Gnosticism will be known as the ideas start to infiltrate art, and others begin to adopt the philosophy, identify with it, propagate the concepts, and write about their experiences with its rituals, symbolism and ideas. I think that there is some evidence available for those who have eyes to see that this is starting to occur.

4. Is your “Order of Havayoth” still active in the same way it was when it was first created? It appears to have grown and transformed into something different.

The Order of Havayoth [OH] was initially established as a feeder organisation for those who wanted to be affiliated with, or initiated into, Ecclesia Diabolica Gnostica [EDG], granting EDG the ability to screen and test potential candidates. OH focused exclusively on Diabolic Gnosis and coming to know the Devil. This was done through Satanic occult instruction and military style training exercises, as well as theoretical and practical assessments.

Up until recently OH played an important role in tempering, forging, complimenting, supplementing and directing the Blood flow of EDG. The utility of OH as a feeder group has diminished primarily because of the rigid structure of the group as an occult order, as well as its dependence on the close personal proximity of members. It has since been superseded by the more fluid style of the group ‘Wolf’s Hooked Cross’, a worldwide chaosatanic collective that allows for a more dynamic and adaptive approach to occult practices, based on the comprehension of theory and one’s actual physical capacity for violence and action in this world. As such EDG has taken on a much more localised and limited role at the moment.

5. You have incorporated elements of Santa Muerte’s worship; how do they differ from the same worship found in other systems?

Despite the widespread denial of it, Death is perhaps the one true -albeit hidden- god-form of the human creature. Death is the active vessel through which Evolution comes into being beyond itself.

‘Blessed Death’, the wo/manifestation of Santa Muerte recognised within Diabolic Gnosticism, is an aspect and example of the free-form and interchangeability of Diabolic Gnostic concepts and its potential practical applications. The inclusion of Blessed Death serves as a real world example of how Diabolic Gnostic ideas, teachings, inclinations and methodology can be integrated into older systems to enhance them, yield more power from them, and endow them with a Satanic or sinister aspect.

Personally I was drawn to Santa Muerte for her feminine aspect, to act as a counterpoint to the more prevalent quasi-masculine Death worship, and also to demonstrate the adaptability of Diabolic Gnosticism in a real world scenario. Santa Muerte worship is inherently energetic and free from strict dogmas, allowing it to be worked with quite readily.

6. In a section of your book you write the following: “The form or manifestation of a thing is within a Void of its corresponding No-Thing or Anti-Thing. Diabolic Gnosticism posits that Nothing (and even the anti-Thing) appeared in the wake of the Thing, rather than a nondescript Thing spontaneously appearing in the Void of its Space (or No-Thing).” This is quite different from the ideas proposed by other magical systems, can you elaborate and explain how you reached such a realisation?

This is a beautiful question. As with all of my work, the passage above needs to be read very carefully. Astrophysics, cosmology, astrology, astronomy and quantum physics contribute to my understanding of existence, Chaos and the Noncosmology of Diabolic Gnosticism and Phosphorosophia. Heidegger’s ‘Being and Time’, Jung’s ‘Seven Sermons to the Dead’ and ‘A Brief History of Time’ by Hawking are the main texts that inspired this specific idea.

Nothing begets nothing; no energy, No-Thing; true Void and Space, with no potential. In regards to ‘magic’ in its simplest expression, one is attempting to change the state, direction or even the meaning of things. In the context of your question, usually one is not genuinely trying to give ‘nothing’ or ‘no-thing’ a meaning or purpose (in some instances Chaos Magick gives meanings and definitions to meaningless or absurd things, and sometimes even a grand façade to ‘nothing’…). In as much as there has to be a ‘thing’ come into being or existence, ‘nothing’ follows in its wake alike a shadow. In this understanding everything is come of Chaos, the all-pervading potential of the Great External Chaos and Entropy. Whatever we can experience of the cosmos (and its subsequent anti-cosmos) is still of a ‘thing’ in this crucial aspect of the Diabolic Gnostic worldview.

Jung described this idea as Abraxas, where all ‘things’ and ‘anti-things’ are manifest together within a totality. In Diabolic Gnosticism this totality is referred to as the Noncosmic. It is the Thing, the Anti-Thing and the No-Thing all at once as One and None and All Things. From this perspective, it should be clear that we do not view other magical systems as creating something from ‘nothing’, as it is not technically possible in this context. Moreover, to claim to create something from ‘nothing’ is to strip the value of that which has supposedly been made –it is a sham!

Another important part of this passage is the term corresponding…

7. While “Diabolic Gnosticism” set the foundations of a new system, mostly in a theoretical/philosophical way, “Wolf’s Hooked Cross” is truly a practical guide, full of rituals and workings. Was this a natural progression, developing a practical side after having set the “rules”, or was it intentionally pursued?

The majority of WHC is definitely presented as a practical text, however, DG and WHC were mostly written simultaneously. WHC can be divided into two books; one that expands upon the practical side of DG and another, the ‘Chaos of Zaios’, that transcends all before it.

It is worth mentioning that Diabolic Gnosticism is not a system, and there are not any rules to it, so to speak. Parameters like these are really only established within the natural hierarchy of individual practitioners as they merge together to do group ritual work.

8. In the new book you have a section dedicated to the voices and chants typically used in rituals. The importance of how we say what we say during a ritual has been largely ignored, but you explore it very thoroughly. What made you realise that your voice needed to be trained and taught in order to perform any ritual in a more optimal way?

Working with others throughout the years made me realise that there are many ideas on how to vocalise, and that not all people are trained or even proficient vocalists. The disparate vocalisations usually impeded upon the efficacy of the ritual, sometimes because participants lacked confidence, weren’t loud enough, or had a particularly shocking voice. Many did not practice the various vocal techniques required for even the simplest rites (including reading the relevant passages aloud beforehand) and practically no one rehearsed their ritual works before the rites proper.

I hated the haphazard and sloppy aspect of not getting such fundamental parts of a ritual working correct –it lessened the effect of the rite and added an air of amateurish to an event. The passages devoted to vocal techniques in WHC are extensive because they are important –as social animals human beings communicate to each other most consciously and apparently through speaking and voice. Most group ritual works are largely dependent on spoken and vocalised passages, and these need to be executed properly.

Others before me have recognised the power of unified vocalisations in a group ritual setting (I took my initial inspiration from ‘The Black Book of Satan’, and later from Orryelle Defenestrate). Other groups I have been involved with have been keen to try and exploit my knowledge of vocal techniques, because of the effectiveness and power I contributed to joint workings with an appreciation of the ideas I shared in WHC. Within WHC I have offered a candid set of recommendations for an individual to develop their vocals/voice from the basest untrained level, to be an active and skilled asset to their group. In this way one becomes valuable and can offer something worthwhile, and hence not be a burden to the group working.

9. Will you continue developing and expanding your work with Diabolic Gnosticism, or will you move on to explore different subjects in the future?

I have started planning the next text on the subject of Diabolic Gnosticism entitled ‘Liber Aberration’. It is a tour de force of my occult knowledge thus far, delving into and building upon the ideas of Diabolic Gnosticism as an analytical criticism of the concepts and symbols of the Path of the Devil.

10. Thank you for your time, the last words are yours.

It is really quite difficult to talk about the two texts that are offered within WHC simultaneously. One part of the book is most definitely about the wo/manifestation of chaosatanism as Diabolic Gnosticism in this world; the other is about Zaios, the Chaos thereof, and what that peculiar entity is/was/and shall be. One part is obviously ordered and structured, presented in such a way as to be relevant to praxis here and now; the other is the timeless wisdom, or Philen Sophia, of the Phosphorosophist Zaios, which provides the praxis for the next emanation. Oft times the apparent simplicity of the verses is beguiling, and the deeper implication is lost. In time we will come to understand Zaios…

Agaios Zaios! Agaios Zaios!


Thy sign is as One Fire come, manifest at Two different places at once –One Time. This is not convoluted, but rather, sublime…

Glory be unto the Devil!