By Phil Hine
Condensed Chaos presents a pragmatic creation to Chaos Magic, one of many quickest becoming components of Western Occultism. via it you could switch your situations, dwell based on a constructing feel of non-public accountability, influence swap round you, and prevent residing as a helpless cog in a few clockwork universe. All acts of personal/collective liberation are magical acts. Magic leads us into pleasure and ecstasy; into perception and realizing; into altering ourselves and the realm within which we take part. via magic we could come to discover the probabilities of freedom.
From the writer of Prime Chaos and The Pseudonomicon.
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For instance, I undertaking forth an purpose: I visualise the sigil that's my wish. I slowly push my hand forwards, as if the air is resisting its move. whilst, I visualise a beam of power jumping forth from my hand. I exhale with a cry of "Kia! " most of these activities are united within the unmarried function of projection into the long run. inspiration, notice and deed are one. To do your Will calls for a calm single-mindedness of function, whereas final indifferent from the implications you must lead to. In Zen Buddhism, this can be referred to as 'Immovable Wisdom,' in which one's brain is free of attachments, of the bonds of the previous, and anticipation of the long run. this custom doesn't come simply to such a lot people, and it calls for a lot persistence, self-discipline and perform. Refinement of the paranormal Will arises from perform and the consistent vigilance opposed to falling into habituated styles of pondering and behaviour. the price of easy meditation practices, akin to are present in Zen perform shouldn't be discounted, as they could be a nice assist in constructing bodymind wisdom, rest, and know-how of the speedy current. Many smooth magicians do perform types of martial arts, and such practices are priceless for constructing magical talents. bankruptcy 5 fiddling with CHAOS Sorcery is usually understood because the use of magical ideas and views to lead to a metamorphosis in one's fabric surroundings. ordinarily, using magical innovations for direct effects has been regarded as 'Low' magic, whereas the hunt for religious progress, uniting with one's 'Higher Self or reaching transcendence from the fabric international used to be, in fact, 'High' magic. This contrast perpetuated the department of the realm into topic as opposed to spirit, subjective as opposed to goal, reflecting a normal philosophy (shared through technological know-how and faith) which appeared the calls for of the typical international as being not so good as summary metaphysics. For the Chaos Magician, this kind of contrast is synthetic and intensely a lot an indication of self-limitation. From the Chaos viewpoint, Sorcery is effective for a few purposes. to start with, that good fortune with sorcery suggestions embeds in one's brain the knowledge that MAGIC WORKS in a fashion that highbrow argument or perform with no transparent goal can't. Secondly, that during operating with sorcery options, the rigorous research of one's personal motivations and desire-complexes is itself enlightening. Thirdly, that the perform of sorcery itself ends up in concerns of private ethics; if one is fascinated with bringing approximately swap on this planet, one should also settle for accountability for these alterations. furthermore, bringing approximately swap on the earth has a tendency to steer to private adjustments. If I enchant for reputation, then i need to be ready to swap that allows you to make the simplest use of that popularity. Fourthly, sensible sorcery calls for identifiable effects; if i select to enchant for Wealth, i have to be capable to sooner or later have the capacity to say how the sorcery has contributed to my wealth. eventually, profitable sorcery calls for that we be aware of the realm because it is, instead of how we want it to be.