Kagagami Through magic we may come to explore the possibilities of freedom. This is a great top-level primer for chaos magic. Return to Book Page. It stands to reason that certain items, objects, herbs, etc.
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Dec 03, Jericha rated it it was ok Hard to review this one. For example, at one point Hine talks about using magic to generate the resources to buy a new computer. The section on demons in particular seemed genuinely practical, although the techniques, which have much in common with mindfulness training and cognitive behavioral therapy, are at base fairly prosaic. Which reminds me, he seems to think prosaic means the opposite of what it means. And yet Seriously, guy, what the actual fuck is wrong with you that you think threatening someone you work with means you have successfully managed your anger?
I am not Wiccan. I was for the first couple of years but now I personaly view Wicca as elementary school. I know several people who are Chaos magicians.
At first I thought like most people do, that its all dark ooooo But I read some web sites about and laughed my butt off. I resounated with everything they wrote about. I wanted more so I bought this book. I apsolutely love it.
It is funny, it is everything that I believe.. I have been saying that I practice Nikkism He must be brilliant! Because there is no meaning. The games are boring, friend. Say it straight, or shut up. Shut up. It is easy to mistake a complex mess for wisdom. It took me a long time to read this book, mainly because it is a swamp of contradictions. And for an author who supposedly prides himself on speaking plainly, this book is a slog of silliness at times.
Believe whatever you want to believe, the book says. Want to get through traffic faster? See how chaos magic works? Build a god, give it powers, use it as you see fit. Design your own rituals. Neat, right? So why, only a few chapters later, are we hearing about Ganesh in great detail? He can be used to rid yourself of demons.
He rides a mouse. Yes, respect the gods of India. And chakras. And and and If nothing is true and everything is permitted, why take any of the old faiths seriously? If we can build gods like tinkertoys, why give Ganesh the time of day? Because we are postmodern and all things are true? The author trashes channeling as embarrassingly self serving crap.
And why wax eloquently on Ganesh and not wax eloquently on Jesus? Because the "foreign" religions are fascinating and ours are dull and familiar? Nothing to do with magic. Eat healthy, get plenty of sleep, trust your own voice, be good to each other. When it came to magic One chapter, on "servitors" building mystical imaginary friends to do missions for you got me very excited. But the book is a little vague on what such beings are for, and what they can accomplish. Why build one then? The book is a jumbled mess.
The author took 10 essays, put them together, and called them a book. There is no logical growth of ideas. Each chapter contradicts the last. Phil Hines is nuts.
He cannot coherently describe anything. Or maybe he just has no cohesive theory to hold all these ideas together. Today, he believes in astrology. Tomorrow he believes in chakras. The day after that, Ganesh. Shut up, I say. Shut the hell up.
Condensed Chaos: An Introduction to Chaos Magic
He is one of the most well known authors and exponents on this subject through his works Pseudonomicon, Condensed Chaos, Prime Chaos, as well as several essays on the topics of chaos magic and Cthulhu Mythos magick. Rather than relying on existing approaches, I preferred to develop a purely personal approach. I give this account not to foist this particular approach onto others, but in the hope that it will assist those who are experimenting with different techniques. Originally conceived as part of a series of technical papers for IOT UK, I am now making this information available for anyone who cares to peruse it, as part of an ongoing series of releases related to magical group work in general. Readers will discern a strong autobiographical element within these pages. Simply saying "this is how such-and-such should be done" and leaving it at that - is not an approach which works for me. These four essays reflect different areas of my magical work which I have found, for various reasons, to be at times, problematic.
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