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Chaos Magick : Nothing is true; everything is permitted.
“Darken your room, shut the door, empty your mind. Yet you are still in
great company - the Numen and your Genius with all their media, and your
host of elementals and ghosts of your dead loves — are there! They need no light by which to see, no words to speak, no motive to enact except through your own purely formed desire.”
― Austin Osman Spare, The Logomachy of Zos
Chaos Magick started in the late 70’s as an underground movement , the idea was that symbolism, costumes, rituals in traditional magic systems such as Qaballa were used to an end , but aren’t the end itself.
"Chaos Magick is an extraordinary deconstruction of magick, semantics, and psychology designed to eradicate consensual belief structures and, using the energy freed by this act, glimpse the fractal contours of reality."
The magician must choose what please him best to cause the change that he wants to achieve , therefore Chaos Magick is much more a Do it Yourself idea than anything else. Nevertheless , there is a few core principles , no dogma , because most dogma act like block to many possibilities . Second principle , experiment , experiment, experiment, try and do what's work for you. Seriousness and being rigourous is important , neglecting is not allowed this is another principle. Deconditioning for flexibility is also a key principle and at last but not least , the magician must achieve gnosis the magical trance state .(altered state of consciousness)
Over the time , Chaotes have adopted a set of techniques that they often use because they have proven to be effective.
Originally developed by the English magician and author Austin Osman Spare . A sigil is a symbolized form of a desire or will. Once the magician has created its sigil, it send it to it subsconsious directly without the conscious being aware (this phase is called charging) , in order to not interfere with the subconscious the sigil has to be forgotten , the magician attempt to do that during the banishing phase . After this , the subconscious can convert the sigil into action and reality .
. CREATE A STATEMENT OF INTENT
First, write down your desire very clearly, like this:
IT IS MY WILL TO BE OFFERED RED FRUIT
Scan the letters and cross out any repeating ones, as follows:
IT xS MY Wxxx xO BE xFxxRxD xxx xxUxx
Which leaves us with the following letters remaining:
There. Now you’ve done the first stage – creating your statement of intent, and simplifying it.
Magical notes: What lies behind creating a statement of intent?
What you’ve just done is taken a conscious desire and broken it down into something your conscious brain doesn’t recognise any more: a meaningless string of letters. The more energy you put into turning your sentence into something unrecognisable, the more you leave your annoying conscious mind behind and hammer the message into your powerful subconscious.
The creation of the Statement of Intent is really important. Austin Osman Spare preceeded all of his magical statements with the prefix “THIS MY WISH…” followed by the description of what he desired. Maybe you don’t have to, but it does make the exercise feel more formal and special. You could also use THIS MY INTENT, or THIS MY WILL – whatever works for you.
Also, the statement of intent must be expessed only in positive, not negative terms. The subconscious has the annoying habit of perceiving everything positively. For example, if you want to pass an exam, do not express it as “I will not fail my exam” — the deep mind ignores the “not” and hears this as “I will fail my exam”! Instead, express it as something like “I will pass my exam with flying colours”.
Also, sigil magic is simple and powerful. A good way to begin is to choose some simple, unimportant result — one to which you aren’t personally attached, so your conscious mind doesn’t care what the results are. Like:
IT IS MY WILL TO BE OFFERED RED FRUIT
Such a wish is entirely unimportant, but not something that one runs into every day, so it’s a good test. See how long it takes for the wish to manifest. The practical side of such exercises is that success increases one’s confidence that MAGIC WORKS, which in turn makes success more likely for more important objectives.
There is no way to prove if sigil magic works (or not) except by trying it yourself. Never believe the hype. Create your own. Moving on…
2. TURN YOUR STATEMENT OF INTENT INTO A MAGICAL SIGIL
So far, you’ve got your simplified Statement of Intent: ITSMYWOBEFRDU
You’re now ready to go on to the next stage and turn this string of letters into a picture – your magical sigil.
On your piece of paper, make a basic, rough sketch linking the various letter shapes together, combining some of them as you go along (for example, an “M” is a “W” upside down, “I” is contained in “T”, “F” is part of “E”, “D” sits snugly in “O”, etc.):
Next the image is simplified and refined.
chaos magic sigil
The magical sigil above contains all the letters in “it is my will to be offered red fruit”.
It’s been given extra embellishments to look spooky and distract the mind.
It’s also been designed to look a little bit like a strawberry. Because why not.
Most homemade sigils look a little spooky or alien – like UFO writing or witchy wall-scratchings. There are no rules as to how your sigil should look as long as it works for you.