Monday, 18 August 2014

What is Chaos Magick

After I got asked a couple of times what Chaos Magick is, I decided to write an article about it. People usually don't have any problem with general definition, they just want to know what it really means and how it compares to the traditional systems.

Theory of tradition
The main question is the history of traditional systems, who founded them? There are many myths of fallen angels teaching Magick or great adepts (e.g. Hermes Trismegistos) sharing their wisdom with a group of initiates. Before we can get any further, we have to take these only as myths, with no credible evidence, later we will find out why.

Historically speaking there are certain similarities in the Magick development all around the world. It starts with death. People were always fascinated by death. Where do our friends and relatives go after they die? Can they tell us? Can we contact them? Do they have any power in the other world? Burials are as old as humanity, it's our way of tributing our family which in return will protect us. Time passes by and known deceased parents become less known deceased grandparents or completely unknown deceased ancestors. There we got into ancestral traditions.

Give it some time and a new religion and we will get the belief in demons, another new religion and now demons are the bad ones and angels are the good ones. As time passes a nature turns into Mother Earth, then in God and then back into nature. These events usually repeat in cycles. Unless...

The creation of the cult comes with the creation of dogma. Where does Magick come from and how it works? Questions asked by generations need explanation, so someone comes with the explanation. It comes from God, it comes from angels, or the worst: it was REVEALED. Beig revealed usually means it was passed to us in the perfect form and we should not change it. The truth is Magick is still in the process of development, getting into the dogma means to block this progress.

Chaos Magick comes into the play
So, in the world full of dogma a new current appears on the scene. Why should we say this exact incantation? It was translated anyway and it could be translated into dozen different versions, depending on the style and understanding of the person translating it. Yet it still works. Comparing different mutually exclusive traditions made us realize a couple of things. First of all these traditions are not compatible. Secondly they all claim that Magick works only when "xyz" and this "xyz" is always different depending on the tradition, but most importantly we realized all these traditions work, no matter they differences. This means that the Magick has to be somewhere else than our traditions explained, but where?

Chaos Magick comes with the simple explanation, our unconsciousness, our soul is the main figure in Magick, fortunately there is a filtering mechanism between our conscious and unconscious mind called a psychic censor, else all our thoughts, desires and fears would manifest. It's a mechanism that protects us from ourselves.

Chaos Magick also comes with ways of bypassing this censor, not one way, not one "xyz", but billions of "xyz". We all are individuals so different stuff works for each person. All we, chaotes, can do is to find our own unique style, one that suits us completely, one that makes the Magick work for us specifically.

Chaos Magick doesn't equal to Sigil Magick
Many people believe that Chaos Magick have anything to do with Sigils. Spare's Sigil system was a great inspiration, yes, but for a chaote it is just another system to use when you feel like it. Have you used Sigils a lot and they are getting boring? Throw them away and do Astro Magick, voodoo, or go for healings, listen to your inner calls and always have fun practicing, hepaby!

Difference between ecclectic and Chaos Magick
Ecclectic Magick is where you borrow from different traditions to create one big mixed system, usually glued on many places and with a decent amount of duct tape used where the fragments don't really match. Chaos Magick is more about digesting the whole system, using it, and throwing it away like it was a sock (or a cheap girl). Sometimes chaotes go through the same troubles as ecclectic magicians and they create a complex system just to throw it away again. Belief is used as a tool in Chaos Magick, that means chaotes don't have any static belief, they believe in what they need or what they feel like at the moment just to believe something completely different few moments later. It is said that it is easy to make a chaote to believe in something, but it's nearly impossible to make him stick with it. Being bored in Chaos Magick means you will find new sexy paradigm pretty soon.

Pitfalls of Chaos Magick
Chaotes generally use the idea of subjective process of Magick well, but many of us sooner or later will get the idea that the whole Magick is subjective, instead of just the process. This either leads to the incomplete system more similar to placebo than anything else or we will abandon Magick forever (or at least till it gains our attention again). This problem is partially caused by the non-existent finish line, the missing goal. There isn't any philosophy bound to Chaos Magick except "Nothing is true, everything is permitted", which makes people think they don't need any end goal in Magick, which makes them run in circles and then finally arrive at the point where everything is subjective and Magick doesn't work.

The end goal is needed, its very existence is the building block of Magick, just a specific goal is missing. The goal of the chaote is the goal chosen by the chaote. Choose your goal and follow it on the path you build for it, that's the secret key to success in Chaos Magick. Also keep in mind that our world is objective and Magick is objective, as well, just methods of interacting with this world and the Magick are individual for each of us.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Unexpected remote view

Today, during my astral projection attempt I was lying in my bed, when a very lucid vision of a black and red dog behind my fence appeared. I have one black and one red dog so I assumed the vision was about my dogs getting out of the garden.

So with certain difficulties I got up (my body was very numb and hard to control) and went outside to discover my dogs sitting in side the garden by the fence and looking outside, both of them at the same direction. I came closer to find out they are watching two dogs wandering by in the neighberhood, one was black and one was red :D.

I don't think it was an astral projection, it really felt rather as seeing things remotely.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Moon spirits

Yesterday I had to perform a healing for my son's illness. I have chosen to do a general Astro Magick ritual for the Moon spirits, as a side effect I had to wait for a suitable power and I overslept this morning, but guess what, my child is not sick anymore.

So, I would like to give my thanks to spirits of the Luna for acting this quickly upon my personal request.

P.S. General Astro Magick ritual will be available in the book named Astro Magick Essentials.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Strange dream

Yesterday I had a very strange vivid dream. I have noticed opened gate at my garden and horses nearby so I came to look if none of my horses is gone (this dream was set at night).

No horses were missing, in fact there was a new one, an unicorn. Big white unicorn. Sometimes a dust has come out of its horn, making a sort of maze-like pattern in the air, every time it happened this pattern was more and more complex. The unicorn then ran away and when doing so, the dust was forming into animal shapes.

The color of the dust was between violet and purple (this color used to be my octarine). I think it really was Posmiol because I am not a guy used to dream about unicorns... plus recently I had created his signature for the purpose of my new book.

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

New changes

I have finally decided to get rid of the ads, they were showing a nonsense most of the time anyway.

As the new feature there is now a PayPal donation button on the right, if you feel like donating then do so :D.

Some of you might also notice that Magickal Curriculum (http://www.scribd.com/doc/171161878/Magickal-Curriculum) is now only a preview and for the full view you will have to pay 2.99$. This situation will be kept for 2 months to find out how commerically viable the eBook selling is. After two months it will be free again.

Now I am working on Astro Magick Essentials, which will be my first commercial book, after the work on the book is finished, I will update Condensed Magick 101, which is the second free eBook in my repertoire.

Monday, 4 August 2014

Magician's name

Many of you might have heard about a Magician's name or Magickal name. Is it something important? What does it really mean?

Meaning behind the name
There is this old belief that if we know the real name of some entity, we can control it. There are many myths coming from Egypt where people found real name of their deities and forced these deities to give them immortality, so in that case a knowledge of the name meant power.
But what would be the use of one's Magickal name? Magickal name is the name of the Higher Self, that part of you responsible for Magick. Knowing the name of your Higher Self refers to the ability to control the HS. But it also has a much more pragmatic use.

Living the life
We are humans with all advantages and disadvantages of being such way. Sometimes we lie, sometimes we don't even know what we want, most of the time we have to do things we hate. Most of the time we are short-sighted about our wishes.
Try to think, what would happen if anything we wished for would instantly manifest? Individual things would be great, but most of the time the result would turn against us. For this reason we need a split between mundane and metaphysical, material and spiritual, life and Magick.
Using the Magician's name allows us to make a split between the two, giving us a better ability to control whether we wish to use Magick or not. But there are also more advantages

You are who you believe you are
Magickal name isn't just the symbol without meaning. The name refers to The Magician. The Magician is a person who knows Magick, who lives it. Magician will always know what to do, Magician will never panic, Magician will never lose the control. Name of the HS leads to the HS and for that can be used for a sort of a self/invocation. During self/invocation you temporarily obtain qualities of your ideal Magickal Self. This includes unhuman concentration, clear mind, calm reactions, amazing imagination, increased ability to visualize and also much better spiritual authority (in terms of evocations).

How to obtain your Magickal name
You can always try some order claiming they will reveal your Magickal name, but well, it's hard to find authenticity in the modern world. So you can always scry Your name for yourself. Deep meditation, affirmations before dreams or even automatic writing can help you reveal your name. You can also use the method used for creating new words in Ouranian Barbarian, scrabbles.

Simple method of self-invocation
Let's say you have already scried your Magickal name and you are preparing for a ritual. After the Sacred Chamber Ritual you are ready to go for a self/invocation, switching from your mundane to your Magickal Self. Close your eyes and repeat following words (accompanied with the best visualization you are able of):

It's the time for a switch, there is no need for a human in this operation, man's heart just stands in the path, animal mind just drags me away. It's the time to die and it's the time to be reborn.
I walk the path in the shadows of the valley of dead. There is no grass, there is no life. How dark and silent is this place.
I walk the path that leads to just one place... Sound of my steps gets thicker and thicker as I approach the Abyss. With each step my uncertainty raises, with each steps my heart cries more and more.
Choronzon sits on the edge of the Abyss, his red flaming eyes shine to the darkness that is holding my heart. He smiles, his maniacal laugh means he was waiting for me for this whole time. My heart nearly stops as I am getting closer.
There is another pair of eyes watching me, right behind the Abyss, eyes that are clean, without any emotion, with a lack of sympathy, these are not eyes of the human. I know the being staring at me, I tremble in fear of His power, I tremble in fear of His knowledge. Choronzon is just a shade, personification of Abyss. Nothing is real, just Him.
As I stand on the edge, right next to the Choronzon, I feel no fear of the demon, I am still staring at the eyes of Him, the perfection of me, [your Magickal name here].
Just one more step and the fall. It feels like I am falling for ethernity, as if there never was any beginning, as if there is no end of this madness. I keep falling and falling down the deep black hole, voices and screams deafening my ears, there is nothing to see, only the sense of falling and the tongue of insanity to be heard.
Then I stand on the edge of the Abyss, I returned back, as someone else. Those distant memories of being a human are tasteless, there is no emotion needed to know, there is no real life in the ilussion. I am not a human, anymore.
Spirits of Light and spirits of Darkness, hear my voice and do as I say. Come here to this place and do my Will. I possess the powers of Life and of Death, I control winds and fire, I am the beginning and I am the ending, everything that comes to this world comes through me. I. Am. [your Magickal name here].

There are more ways of achieving the state of mind you will have after this operation, you might also want to modify this incantation a little bit. Feel free to do so and enjoy its effects.