Chaos is the theme here. And magic.
I live in a state of chaos, a slave to my mother’s elusive mind. My own living space is a shambles of clothes and crafts, books and dishes and paper.
And so I’m fascinated to have been introduced to “chaos magic” or, as it is known, “Kaos Magick.” From a link that r@D@r sent me to, I found out
Results are what count. Try something. If it works, try it again to verify. Continue to practice the technique until you perfect it. If the technique doesn’t work for you, drop it and try something else. Explore – and don’t accept as truth anything you haven’t experimented with yourself; you are your own laboratory. “Everything else is mysticism,” according to Pete Carroll. Phil Hine is a little more elaborate: “Rather than trying to recover and maintain a tradition that links back to the past (and former glory), Chaos Magick is an approach that enables the individual to use anything that s/he thinks is suitable as a temporary belief or symbol system. What matters is the results you get, not the ‘authenticity’ of the system used.”
Most chaotes recognise three basis models of magick: the spirit, energy and psychological models. Recently, a number of leading-edge chaotes have begun to integrate the magickal models of other eras into a new model: the Cybernetic model…
The whole article is fascinating to me because, until last night, I never heard of Kaos Magick, but apparently that is close to what I do — except I only subscribe to the bolded half of this assertion:
Since life is meaningless, be the artist of your own destiny. Create your own meaning, rather than be enslaved or conditioned by anyone else’s. If nothing is true, then everything is permitted.
Interesting notion, this Kaos Magick. I don’t like putting labels on myself, so I’m not putting this one on either.
But it sure is “interesting.”