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Question concerning Chaos Magic

To: alt.magick.tyagi,alt.magick.chaos
From: "Fr. A.o.C." 
Subject: Re: Question concerning Chaos Magic
Date: Wed, 01 Jan 2003 02:25:46 GMT

In Chaos Magic, beliefs are not seen as ends in themselves, but as tools
for creating desired effects. To fully realize this is to face a
terrible freedom in which Nothing is True and Everything is Permitted,
which is to say that everything is possible, there are no certainties,
and the consequences can be ghastly. Laughter seems to be the only
defence against the realisation that one does not even have a real self. 

The purpose of Chaos Rituals is to create beliefs by acting as though
such beliefs were true. In Chaos Rituals you 'Fake it till you Make it',
to obtain the power that a belief can provide. Afterwards, if you have
any sense, you will laugh it off, and seek the requisite beliefs for
whatever you want to do next, as Chaos moves you. 

Thus Chaoism proclaims the Death and Rebirth of the Gods. Our
subconscious creativity and parapsychological powers are more than
adequate to create or destroy any god or self or demon or other
"spritual" entity that we may choose to invest or disinvest belief in,
at least for ourselves and sometimes others as well. The frequently
awesome results attaining by creating gods by act of ritually behaving
as though they exist should not lead the Chaos magician into the abyss
of attributing ultimate reality to anything. That is the
transcendentalist mistake, which leads to the narrowing of the spectrum
of the self. The real awesomeness lies in the range of things we can
discover ourselves capable of, even if we may temporarily have to
believe the effects are due to something else, in order to be able to
create them. The gods are dead. Long live the gods. 

- Peter J. Carroll

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