there is no specific school of chaos magic, also spelled chaos magick, nor do its practitioners adhere to one specific philosophy or spiritual tradition. instead those who define themselves as chaos practitioners share a certain attitude towards magic. Chaos magic is defined as the primal creative force in the universe.
Chaos magicians learn and experiment with various magical techniques in order to tap into this underlying, primal, creative force in whatever way works best and most effectively for them. Chaos magic is influenced by the work of visionary artist and practitioner Austin Osman spare, who wrote, "What is there to believe, but in self?"
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i dont know if i completely agree that chaos magic is the primal creative force of the universe, maybe you didn't quite mean that?
but i defintely agree that it is a direct attempt at sweepin away the debris, the dogma and trying to get to the roots of what is and isn't for us. in my experience chaos magic is less about influencing things outside ourselves, and more about things inside self, sure same can be found in any path, i just found it here.
I think Peter Carroll is the one who termed the practice 'Chaos Magic'. It is essentially non-dogmatic magic and has absolutely nothing to do with any of the traditions you listed, despite the fact the techniques used come from those. (Actually, the techniques Carroll promulgates are largely from Crowley).
I would say chaos magic is interested in results, just not the conclusions and explanations which people attach to them.
Re: Chaos Magick
By: Brysing Moderator / Adept Feb 25, 2015
Post # 7
Phoenix, you don't give your age; but you claim to have "studied" an awful lot in six years! I have been studying those subjects for over seventy years; and I would still not claim to all that you claim!
Re: Chaos Magick
By: Nekoshema / Novice Feb 25, 2015
Post # 8
From my understanding, 'chaos magick' is magick. As someone who studies Dragon Magick, I had to learn about chaos dragons and chaos magick, and from my understanding it's like the old saying 'think outside the box' because it is unpredictable. However, so too is magick. You cast a spell to bring money your way thinking you will find 10$ on the street, but the spell results in a close relative dying and you inherit thousands as a result.
On a side note, I have to agree with Brysing, I have studied for about 10 years and I don't feel qualified to teach even half of what you claim to know. Just because you read a book once does not make you qualified to educate. I'm not saying you haven't studied all these subjects, I just doubt you have a deep enough well of knowledge to teach others.
I understand your perspective i just thought i would share my knowledge i have completed a 10 week course and a one day spiritual workshop and i am still going to a Wednesday night class and i still have a long way to go and knowledge to gain