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What is chaos magick exactly and how would one become self-taught?

To: alt.magick.chaos
From: "Jacques Treatment" 
Subject: Re: What is chaos magick exactly and how would one become self-taught?
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 19:00:10 GMT

Magic Becomes Her writes:
> I practice herbal magicks, potions, spellworks and Wiccan ritual magicks.
> have practiced the LBRP a couple of times.  I am very interested in
> out exaclty what chaos magick entails....and how I could become a
> self-taught chaos magick practitioner.

Congratulations!  You know more than most chaos magick
practitioners do!  Seriously.  Read this group and you
will notice that.  The question is, what do you hope to
gain from chaos magick?

There *are* both thaumaturgic and theurgic practices
within chaotic traditions.  Most theurges study and
work with their own personal archetypes and meditate on
various paths both comfortable and uncomfortable in the
process of figuring out how "chaotic reality" works.
In my opinion, "chaotic reality" tends to be a far
larger thing than do other paths (which frequently seem
a little too geocentric for my tastes).  You'll find
about as many theurgic models, though, as you'll find

The thaumaturgy is generally quite simple.  We find a
way to encode the intended outcome, raise gnosis while
concentrating on it, and at the peak of the process,
we "launch" the idea, and we are done.  Essentially,
this is a pared down version of how any particular
path does this, only we tend to use more personalized
and chaotic means.

If you're curious about some of the stuff I've done,
check out and see if
there's anything you find interesting.  I can comment
on that.  I think you'll find the Nerd God stuff, at
least, suitably amusing.  Feel free to write.

Codemaster Jacques Treatment

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