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"I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create..." 

*St. William Blake

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Nothing is true; everything is permitted.”
– Hassan I Sabbah

“I tell you: one must have chaos in one, to give birth to a dancing star. I tell you: you still have chaos in you.”
– Nietzsche

“…if you want a one-line definition with which most Chaoists would probably not disagree, then I offer the following. Chaoists usually accept the meta-belief that belief is a tool for achieving effects; it is not an end in itself.”
– Peter Carroll, January, 1992

“Chaos is not in itself, a system or philosophy. It is rather an attitude that one applies to one’s magic and philosophy. It is the basis for all magic, as it is the primal creative force. A Chaos Magician learns a variety of magical techniques, usually as many as s/he can gain access to, but sees beyond the systems and dogmas to the physics behind the magical force and uses whatever methods are appealing to him/herself.”
– Mark Chao, “Defining Chaos”

“The Chaos Magician seeks to understand the natural laws behind the workings of magic, and the reasons behind the use of ritual in the performance of a magical working.”
– Jaq D. Hawkins, Understanding Chaos Magic1

“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.”
– Marik

“Chaos Magick is in essence shamanism devoid of culture.”
– The Heretic Heathen, on alt.magick.chaos

“Chaos can be beautiful and good. Order can be dangerous and evil. As any carpenter will tell you, some tools are dangerous. Dangerous tools are safest when properly sharpened, and used by experts. You get to be an expert by practicing your sharpening skills, not by hacking away…”
– alt.magick.chaos FAQ V 1.00

“There’s basically two kinds of magick. There’s puff’s magick, and git ‘ard Magick. Chaos is git ‘ard Magick.”
– Mick McMagus, Leeds, 1987

“Rather than trying to recover and maintain a tradition that links back to the past (and former glories), Chaos Magick is an approach that enables the individual to use anything that s/he thinks is suitable as a temporary belief or symbol system. What matters is the results you get, not the ‘authenticity’ of the system used. So Chaos Magic then, is not a system – it utilises systems and encourages adherents to devise their own, giving magic a truly Postmodernist flavour.”
– Phil Hine, Condensed Chaos2

“Much of what passes for magical theory is, at root, a matter of belief. As such, it is more relevant to the successful outcome of the magician’s spell that he has some degree of belief in what he is doing. Moreover, whereas scientific theories are based (at least so we are told by scientists) on mathematical proofs, magical theories are rooted in personal beliefs of whoever is expounding them. Where as scientific theories at least have the appearance of being unified and consistent, magical theories do not, nor is it a requirement, from the position of practical magic, that they do.
“Henceforth, whilst there are a great many theories and models proposed as to how, or why, magic works (based on subtle energies, animal magnetism, psychological concepts, quantum theory, mathematics or the so-called anthropomorphic principle) it is not a case that one of them is more ‘true’ than others, but a case of which theory or model you choose to believe in, or which theory you find most attractive. Indeed, from a Chaos Magic perspective, you can selectively believe that a particular theory or model of magical action is true only for the duration of a particular ritual or phase of work.”
– Phil Hine, Prime Chaos3

“Chaos comes before all principles of order & entropy, it’s neither a god nor a maggot, its idiotic desires encompass & define every possible choreography, all meaningless aethers & phlogistons, its masks are crystallizations of its own facenessness, like clouds…Chaos never died.”
– Hakim Bey, “Chaos” in T.A.Z.4

“Chaos Magic is about actualising the will in the real world, rather than attaining ever more colourful dreams in imaginary higher states.”
– Steve Wilson, Chaos Ritual

“Chaos Magick does not use a concrete theoretical focus, the emphasis in Chaos Magick is on the Doing rather than the Explaining…Thus, in Chaos Magick a system of belief is a means to an end and is not an answer to the mystery of Life, the Universe and everything.”
– D. J. Lawrence, The Chaos Cookbook

“…I think the magician is sort of adversarial by nature. Brash and arrogant at the least, to acknowledge that there is a pattern and to also say “I can do better”.”
– Fra. Samuel 23, of

“…Chaos magick should be all about ‘getting out there and doing it’. Sometimes it is also all about thinking about how to do it, and thus creatively inventing marvellous and sometimes scary new ways of how to do it. And then damn well doing it!”
– Francis Breakspear, Kaostar!5

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Comment by Nemesis Fixx on October 21, 2016 at 8:51am

The list of quotations at the top there is potent and right on point! Thanks for compiling this. As a person working actively/officially on the Chaos path, I sure would agree with most of what's been expressed - tangible, pragmatic work, less mysticism (where it doesn't yield results).

Looking forward to working with members in the group...

Comment by anki on March 1, 2016 at 12:59pm

Hello Balder i am new to it as well. it is fascinating and does fit me too. 

Comment by anki on March 1, 2016 at 12:55pm

Comment by balder askr on January 13, 2016 at 10:00am
Hello everybody! Im 18 years old and fairly new to chaos magic, though its most definition fits my beliefs perfectly, and im greatly interested in learning more.
Comment by Laura Lee Zarazua on October 19, 2015 at 4:46pm

Okay, I understand why I was confused and what created this influence.  It was the projection of symbolic reference to Satin on the pulpit of the speaker,  as in the use of horns and the color red and a recent memory of a YouTube video I watched recently about an interview with someone speaking of their experiences with extraterrestrials etc.  

Now that I have taken the time to recollect my thoughts and gather more information about this subject of Chaos Magick and anarchism I can grasp a deeper understanding.

There is a deep meaning in this topic to me because I am beginning to relate to the need to stop allowing myself to become influenced by "gut reactions" or pre-programmed behavior.  Thankfully I have an open mind enough to recognize these influences before they take full control over my belief which I purposely work at expanding on a Truth based perspective as much as possible.

Anyone who says that they do not believe in the power of Magick is not understanding what it is because we are all influenced by the power of symbolism all the time in every moment through our accepted beliefs.  That we do not recognize this is or attempt to create our own reality is to ignore or deny that we are creators ourselves.  The things that we accept in this world as being beyond our control are not more powerful than we are but the belief that they are is us using our own power against ourselves in the belief that they are.  One of the most effective things we can do to take our own power back is to get rid of the influence of main stream media and consciously select the sources of information and entertainment that are not about marketing and propaganda.  If you can do this for a long enough period of time you will undoubtedly understand its effect.

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Comment by anki on October 18, 2015 at 11:29pm

as to judgement we judge all the time it is how the mind works, it is about judging correctly and without bias. using ur rational mind in a good way. objectively so to speak. 

Comment by anki on October 18, 2015 at 11:27pm

he means true will of the true self. pure will. the intent behind it being pure. i think will of ur true self and selffish desire are two very different concepts. 

Comment by Laura Lee Zarazua on October 18, 2015 at 7:08pm
Wow, I enjoyed the video and understand the power of symbols and beliefs and free will but there are some concepts which don't feel right about everything being okay without judgment. I think you have to be careful what space ship you agree to get on these days because there must be souless beings that have no morals or mercy when it comes to a sense of right or wrong. Murder is not okay and neither is being a pedophile, rapist or animal abuser for instance. Is this what he is saying, to embrace everything with acceptance or what?

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