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Chaos Theory

To: alt.magick.chaos
From: "JimBob" 
Subject: Re: Chaos Theory
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 18:50:05 -0800

By chaos theory I refer to the one that encompasses the Butterfly Effect.
(This idea originated from the first fractal ever produced which analyzed
seemingly chaotic weather patterns and resembled a butterfly in shape.  It
is said that a butterfly in the Amazon may, by flapping its wings, cause a
hurricane somewhere else by starting a chain reaction of forces that becomes
the "straw that broke the camel's back".)

I am a beginner in Chaos Magick and am not even sure what merit I give it.
However, I read that Chaos Magick is based, at least loosely, on chaos
theory, and one should at least learn the fundamentals of the latter to
better understand the former.  From what I get out of this, Chaos Magick
works much like the Butterfly Effect; one's subconscious puts the slightest
subliminal actions into one's own in order to provoke a chain reaction.  But
to get a better understanding of chaos theory's role in Chaos Magick, I am
putting the question to some more experienced magicians.

Joseph  wrote in message
> JimBob wrote:
> >
> > Here's something to talk about:
> >
> > How do you think the mathematical Chaos Theory relates to Chaos Magick?
> perhaps you would define your terms so no time will be wasted in debating
> "chaos" may or may not be, mathmatical, magical or illusionary.
> some people are affected enough to believe, and claim to know, an order of
> perfection only unseen by those who so glibly use the term "chaos" either
> mathmaticaly or magicaly.
> there is no chaos only perfection.  just something else to think if not
talk about
> joseph, highly influenced in the above statements by swami
> translation of the japa sutra.
> OM

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