Ego

The concept of the Ego, having arisen from the psychoanalytic cults, and firmly embedded into the total field of experience, serves to maintain the mind-body seperation which is so fixed in our experience. Much of New Age so-called thinking appears to be concerned with removing or transcending the ego - behind which, it is implied, is a Higher Self. The fiction of Higher-Lower Self maintains the divide between 'spirituality' and everyday experience. Personally, I prefer the idea that we are...

PhiC Hine

The Hydra's Teeth wherever they may fall, whatever may spring up. Charlie Brewster, Dave Lee, Hannibal The Cannibal, Ian Read, Kelly Standish, MC Medusa, Prince Prance, and Frater Remarkable. Stunning Artwork & Graphics by Nathaniel Harris Condensed Chaos was originally published by Chaos International Publicatios as a limited edition of 300 copies. 1992. This version (version 1.2) typeset & converted to Adobe PDF format by Phil Hine. Contains 2 additional appendices.

Discordian Opening Ritual

The Erisian Cross Light in my Head Fire in my genitals Strength at my Right side Laughter at my Left side Love in my Heart. 3. Trace Spiral Pentagrams* at the 4 quarters & zenith. Blessed Apostle Hung Mung1, great Sage of Cathay, Balance the Hodge and Podge and grant us equilibrium. Blessed Apostle Van Van Mojo2, Doctor of Hoodoo and Vexes, Give us the Voodoo Power and confuse our enemies. Blessed Apostle Sri Syadasti3, patron of psychedelia, Teach us the relative truth and blow our minds....

Spiral Pentagrams

This bit 'explains' the Spiral Pentagrams referred to in the Discordian Opening Rite. The traditional Pentagram is a very solid, geometrical figure -I find its association with banishing to be very appropriate. So what, I thought one day would happen if I started using a fivepointed star made up of curves You can see the result of a few minutes with a compass (it took ages on the computer ) below. Unlike the traditional pentagram, which has a pentagon shape in its centre, this one repeats the...

Emotional Engineering

We are bound by our own past, bound to repeat patterns programs written long ago. Flowcharted in an infant's crabbed hand meshed like kitten-pulled wool a language of critical moments in our personal histories. Years later, a gap opens in the world, and creatures of free will and freedom that we think we are, our sudden vunerability surprises us. Caught off guard we pause, and in that silence, ancient-innocent fingers deep within us pluck at strings, so that we jerk awkwardly in the grip of...

Link Intent

Once you have decided upon your intent, it can then be turned into a symbolic analogue or code - a signal on which you can focus varying degrees of attention on, without recalling your initial desire. The most common approaches to this are (a) Monogram - write out your intent, knock out all repeating letters, and from the rest, design a glyph. (b) Mantra - write out intent, scramble into meaningless phrase or word, which can then be chanted. In addition to the above, you can also use other...

Howling

The Babblogue A deliberate derangement of the senses -orchestrating a personal cacaphony a descent into the depths of the subconscious, to confront and bind the lurkers within. This essay is a short account of a personal exploration of the demons of my own psyche. rather than relying on existing approaches, for the reasons given below, I preferred to develop a purely personal approach. I give this account not to foist this particular approach onto others, but in the hope that it will assist...

All Hail Discordia

The Discordian Society is, in its own words a tribe of philosophers, theologians, magicians, scientists, artists, clowns, and similar maniacs who are intrigued with ERIS GODDESS OF CONFUSION and with Her doings. The existence of the Discordian Society was first popularised in Robert Anton Wilson & Robert Shea's blockbusting 'Illuinatus ' trilogy, and also in Malaclypse The Younger's book 'Principia Discordia' which sets out the basic principles of the Discordian Religion - a religion based...

What is Magick

What is Magick Several definitions float into my mind, but none of them do it full justice. The world is magical we might get a sense of this after climbing a mountain and looking down upon the landscape below, or in the quiet satisfaction at the end of one of 'those days' when everything has gone right for us. Magick is a doorway through which we step into mystery, wildness, and immanence. We live in a world subject to extensive and seemingly, all-embracing systems of social & personal...

What is Chaos Magick

Since it burst upon the magical scene in the late '70's it has generated a great deal of debate about what it is, what it isn't, and who's doing it 'right' - such circular arguments being beloved of occultists, it seems. At this point, it would be tempting to launch into a lengthy discussion of the history of magic leading up to Chaos magic, but instead I'll confine it to a sweeping generalisation and say that before Chaos came kicking and screaming onto the...

Sigil Magick

Sigilisation is one of the simplest and most effective forms of results magick used by contemporary magicians. Once you have grasped the basic principles of sigilisation and experimented with some of the most popular methods of casting sigils, you can go on to experimenting with forms of sigil magick which are unique to you. The core Sigilisation process can be divided into six stages, which I will explain using the acronym S.P.L.I.F.F. S - Specify Intent P - Pathways available L - Link intent...

Belief A Key to Magick

Sigil Magick Chaos

One aspect of Chaos Magick that seems to upset some people is the Chaos Magician's (or Chaoist, if you like) occasional fondness for working with images culled from non-historical sources, such as invoking H.P Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos beings, mapping the Rocky Horror Show onto the Tree of Life, slamming through the astral void in an X-Wing fighter, and 'channeling' communications from gods that didn't exist five minutes ago. So you might see why using this sort of thing as a basis for serious...

Basic Exercises

These exercises have been compiled from a variety of sources, and possibly have little inherent value of themselves, though they could be fun to try and may have far-reaching consequences. One acquaintance of mine began his foray into Chaos Magick by taking on the belief-system of being a Born-Again Christian. He's still a Born-Again Christian, but seems to be happier. 1. When obtaining any magical result (including 'failure') always think of several explanations for it. These explanations...

Principles of Chaos Magick

Whilst magical systems usually base themselves around a model or map of the spiritual physical universe, such as the Tree of Life (which can sometimes described as a cosmic filofax), Chaos Magick is based on a very few 'Core Principles' which generally underlie its approach to magick (they are not universal axioms however, so feel free to swap 'em around). 1. The avoidance of Dogmatism. Chaos Magicians strive to avoid falling into dogmatism (unless expressing dogmatism is part of a temporary...

Magical Models

The way that magick is generally conceptualised changes as general paradigm shifts in thinking occurr. Until fairly recently in a broad historical sense , practitioners of magick subscribed to the 'Spirit' Model of Magick, which basically states that the Otherworlds are real, and are inhabited by various pantheons of of discrete entities - elementals, demons, angels, goddesses, gods, etc. The task of the magician or shaman is to develop or inherit a route map of the Otherworld - to know the...