As an Omnimancer on temporary hiatus due to university:
Why isn't this on the Omnimancy boards themselves? They're open access.
As far as I'm concerned (and I believe this is 'official') 'Omnimancy', as in the term itself, refers not to anything promised from the outset, but to the intent of supplying a certain kind of magical 'education' so as to be able to deal quickly and effectively with any and all things that crop up on your path. Least, that's how it should be treated. they're not a static group working on basic tenets, rather attempting to create a workable structure from the ground up, which is commendable. To whit, Arthur has a way with words that's entirely his own, which i've had difficulties with to, HENCE YOU GO TO THE SOURCE OF THE 'PROBLEM'. The fact you're immediately attempting to define an unorthodox/modern magical practice by orthodox/old labels, yourselves, seems a bit futile.
I'm not solely into Omnimancy, I've worked with many many systems in the past. The Omnimancers, also, are real people, with differing personalities and attitudes to things. And I'm gunna state now that i've had BLAZING rows with half of them, because of my background, however it's not because they're wrong. As well as it being a thoroughly foreign paradigm (though based on as much objectivity as possible, as opposed to the Chaos magick 'paradigm'), there's an distinct 'no bullshit' mentality at the top, and like minded individuals run it.
Fact of the matter being, ask an Omnimancer, not people who have had access to nothing but the public documents, as they're far, far, far from what you get to know at high levels. As for 'Lord', it's pretty much a joke. We're given 'Jesus Names', for god's sake. We're not without healthy humour.
I'd also like to note that even if the 'thesis' behind omnimancy, or any other magic, were to be throroughly and totally debunked, Chaos magick is in fact its own classification nowadays, so perhaps what's being looked at shouldn't be the attitude or individual beliefs of anyone in particular, rather, the effectiveness of the craft. And being that even after Prophecy's tirade against them, his final sentence is that 'the exact quality of their instructions in magic I can make no valuable comment towards, having no verifiably knowledge of them myself', I find myself wondering what the entire point of this discussion is.
Not that Proph seems, on having perused his class notes, to be able to make any valuable contribution about any kind of magic at all.
May or may not follow up to replies, as THIS SHOULD BE ON THE OMNIMANCY BOARD.
To close, I see that Veritas has redesigned itself again. I pray it's not into double figures?