To me, chaos magick is the multi-tool of my magickal EDC kit; I don’t think it’s a religion, nor do I think it’s a system in the traditional sense, I’ve never put it on a pedestal like others do. I’d use it to bend the rules to my advantage. I don’t go extreme right and worship superman or Pikachu nor do I think tulpas are my imaginary friend.
Be Like Water
I’ve never proclaimed to be a bona fide uber l33t ka05 mag1ck1an but I think I’ve been on the supernatural synchronicity highway long enough to know a thing or two. Was never taught by a kaos master, anything I learned I picked up from ChaosMatrix.org or Phil Hines’ stuff. I was pretty much borne by the psychedelic chaos generation – the information superhighway chaos magickians. From the lingo and symbolism I use, I thought it was pretty much a given.
Chaos Magick to me is one of those modular systems of magick, you got the basics to work with but you can add anything you want on it the more you play around with it. Like the plug and play system in Windows OS.
It reminded me of a complete martial art but not a complete martial art because it is ever developing. The next set of students will add to the work of the previous generation. Chaos Magick from the 70’s will far differ from Chaos Magick of 2016. While there are threads from the base knowledge that makes it similar, the personalization and customization built into the system and the users who use it ensure a variety of flavors that continues on to this day.
Like Linux, there’s Fedora, Ubuntu, Mint, Debian, Red Hat but in a nutshell, it’s all Linux but different flavors of style and accessibility.
In a sense, Chaos Magick is more of an art than a system of magick.
We all learn the fundamentals of sketching, painting, colors, symmetry, etc in art school but in the end, the ones who make an impact are the ones who step out of there boxes and gives it everything they’ve got in their masterpieces.