Chaos magic (also referred to as chaos magick) is a form of ritual magic, first formulated in West Yorkshire, England in the 1970s, with which practitioners claim they can shape reality. Although there are a few techniques unique to chaos magic (such as some forms of sigil magic), practices can be highly individualistic, borrowing liberally from other belief systems; in this light, chaos magic acts as a metabelief. Some common sources of inspiration include such diverse areas as ceremonial magic, scientific theories, mathematics, science fiction, world religions, and individual experimentation.
Chaos magic is not necessarily syncretic; that is to say, practitioners do not always try to fit together these different ideas so that they make sense. Rather, they temporarily assume the truth of parts of particular systems in order to accomplish their goals. Although chaos magicians differ widely, they often sympathize with the psychonaut counterculture (Terence McKenna and Robert Anton Wilson are particularly influential) and chaotic aspects of particular religions (including Taoism and Discordianism).
Chaos magic can be conceptualized as a mixture of post-modern art and thought with esoteric magick.
An essay on the diverse practices of Chaos Magick from the Lincoln Order Of Neuromancers (L.O.O.N.)
H. P. Lovecraft and the Occult Tradition - by Fra. Tenenbrous XIII.
An in-depth look at Dagon from Fra. Sadashtor 645.
Clark Ashton Smith and the Occult Tradition - by Fra. Tenenbrous XIII.
Written by Peter Carroll, Liber KKK is the first, complete, systematic magical training programme for some centuries. It is a definitive replacement for the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage, which system has become obsolete due to it's monotheist transcendentalism and it's dependency on repressive forms of inhibitory gnosis now considered inappropriate.
Irregular newsletter from the Ganna Chakra, a London-based group of magicians exploring the mysteries of Tantric Sadhana.
Essential background on the Illuminates of Thanateros, history, structure and contact information.
Ray Sherwin's long out-of-print classic from 1982, which is one of the earliest texts of the nascent Chaos Magic movement. It is the first book to explain and refine the now infamous sigil magic method of Austin Osman Spare.
Everything works by magick; science represents a small domain of magick where coincidences have a relatively high probability of occurrence.
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