The Masks We Wear

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Meditation: The Why’s and How’s

“If I had to give up all magickal and spiritual disciplines except one, I would happily ditch every invocation, spell, and exercise that I know in favor of simple meditation.” -Jason Miller, The Sorcerer’s Secrets In all my years of practising meditation, I have never felt the need to define for myself what meditation actually […]

The Mind of a Mage: The Adaptive Ego

A good friend of ours is under attack. They’ve been prodded and picked apart, made to consume the blame for all of humankind’s failings, and reassembled as a vehicle for dismissing the needs of the Individual. They are our patron Saint of Scapegoats, The Ego. The Western view of ‘Ego as adversary’, or as something […]

To Thine Own Self Be True: A Guide to Surviving the Chaos

You suddenly become aware of a dream. In this dream, you are a pilot and you are flying a plane. You look down at the dash and you see that the settings are on auto-pilot. You reach out your hand and you flip the switch. Manual engaged. There is one huge problem though. An overwhelming […]

Chaos Magic(k): Symbols, the Subconscious Mind, and Magick

“Chaos Magic was first formulated in West Yorkshire, England in the 1970’s. A meeting between Peter J. Carroll and Ray Sherwin in Deptford in 1976 has been claimed as the point of emergence of chaos magic, and in 1978 Carroll and Sherwin founded the Illuminates of Thanateros (IOT), a chaos magic organization.” -Source: Wikipedia – […]

For the Record: Is Chronicling Your Magickal Pursuits Necessary?

Journals, diaries, and all other forms of chronicles serve the same purpose: they bolster memory and provide a place to articulate thoughts. A magickal journal is there for you when you want to take notes, and it’s there for you when you’re trying to understand what you’ve experienced. One suggestion I’ve found helpful is to […]

Welcome to the Apocalypse

Apocalypse (N.): Late 14c., “revelation, disclosure,” from Church Latin apocalypsis “revelation,” from Greek apokalyptein “uncover, disclose, reveal,” …The Christian end-of-the-world story is part of the revelation in John of Patmos’ book “Apokalypsis” (a title rendered into English as pocalipsis c. 1050, “Apocalypse” c. 1230, and “Revelations” by Wyclif c. 1380). General sense in Middle English […]

What is ChaosPunk?

No, it’s not the somewhat niche punk scene from the late 70’s-early 80’s. It is our genre, our label, our trendy little way to worm into the mind of the uninitiated. We’ve all heard the genre descriptions: cyberpunk, steampunk, witchpunk, mythpunk, etc, that capture the mind of the public with a blend of the real […]

What is Chaos Magick?

Chaos Magick. I don’t know about you but I find that life is chaos and I’ve learned to love it. It wasn’t always that way, though. I tried very hard, like most people do, to control all the aspects of my life. I tried to possess things – people, money, random shit that you can […]