Very well said, Marie Moon. I've been applying the concept of chaos magic to my life as a whole for years now. Essentially, just take what you need and leave the rest.
I don't know where these people are coming up with all this stuff about doom, gloom, and mental institutions.
I don't know much about, but, I have been reading about in a easy way by this book Hands On Chaos Magic by Andrieh Vitimus. There is a "work invented by him", where magicians of all types have to work with their own magic for 30 days, all explained, so, I think you get a good learning from their experiences.
Thank you Psmith88, I just wanted to shed some light on the situation as best as I could. I am still a bit new to chaos magic, but there is definitely a freedom to it. My spirituality is my own, and therefore it is sacred to me.
I swear, the first page of this forum topic just leaves me so utterly flabbergasted. Just because we're on the margins of what the rest of society deems sensible doesn't mean that spreading misinformation willy-nilly is cool.
Just wanted to resurrect this post and add in some more sources someone might be looking for in the matter of Chaos magick. I appreciated Moon's comment on the subject, because this practice is so diverse there is not very many legitimate books dedicated to the topic, and no right way to master this art either, its all in the mind. Not all comment's i can agree with but the motive here is to shed light on an old post. Here are my sources for studying this art:
The Book of Pleasure - By Austin Osman Spare
The Pscychonaut Field Manual- By Arch- Traitor Bluefluke
Part One/Two Sigils, Servitor's, and Godforms- By Marik