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Unless you want to go fuck yourself, please suck eggs using your butt.

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I've read Condensed Chaos. When I was into that kind of thing, it was a good primer.

CM is useful as a sleight of mind. Back in my mushy-headed occult days, I developed some tools that would help me focus, or speak clearly.. just little gestures and phrases that would get me into the right state of mind. To this day, before a job interview or first date, I find myself running through them.. and they still work.

So if you're going to down the occult rabbit hole, CM is probably one of the better places to start. Its emphasis on "do what works for you" keeps you from getting sucked into thousands of pages of reading about traditions that don't matter. But it's also worth noting - most of the goods have already been looted from the occult and carted over to other disciplines.

Thanks Cram! That was a useful overview.

I feel obligated to add an addendum

when I got out of my mush-head phase, it took a lot of work to disabuse myself of magical-thinking junkfood.

CM can be useful

it can also make you a total shithead


(& these aren't mutually exclusive)




The Parable of the Bong


A few years back, I met this Discordian who was real deep into chaos magic. He was a pretty heavy dude -- in the sense that he was always talking about fate and death and the mysteries of the universe and what have you. He walked around everywhere with a wooden staff which he had "sigilized the fuck out of". He was okay to hang out with when he wasn't trying to enlighten everybody.

I always wondered why such a powerful wizard frequently found himself bumming spare change for bus fare. Like maybe all those hours spent charging sigils could have been spent pursuing his desires in more concrete, tangible ways.

I bumped into him a year later, and asked him if he still did ritual thing. He said no, he was into "Eastern stuff" now.

"Like what?" I asked

"like Taoist chaos magic"

"What's that mean?"

"It's effortless", he said sagely. "You don't do anything."



somewhere, across space and time, a bong sounded

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I've read Condensed Chaos. When I was into that kind of thing, it was a good primer.

CM is useful as a sleight of mind. Back in my mushy-headed occult days, I developed some tools that would help me focus, or speak clearly.. just little gestures and phrases that would get me into the right state of mind. To this day, before a job interview or first date, I find myself running through them.. and they still work.

So if you're going to down the occult rabbit hole, CM is probably one of the better places to start. Its emphasis on "do what works for you" keeps you from getting sucked into thousands of pages of reading about traditions that don't matter. But it's also worth noting - most of the goods have already been looted from the occult and carted over to other disciplines.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: April 01, 2017, 02:16:33 pm »
I haven't forgotten how much the Bush presidency sucked, not at all;
but now that the wars are over, I think there's something cathartic about seeing him now, just a charming old retired man.

People always go "I don't know who's scarier, Pence or Trump"... I think Trump is scarier by an order of magnitude. Traditional politicians, like Bush or Pence, play by a known set of rules. I mean, say what you will about Bush, but at his core, he wasn't motivated by vanity or petty vindictiveness the way Trump is. I knew on some level that Bush would never actually press the big red button. Pence is capable of reading a 10 page document. Weird how comforting "the evil you know" can be.

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One of their descriptions of Discordianism, as a religion

--it's kinda like when you're taking a bunch of serious photos, and at the end of the roll, the photographer goes "Let's do a fun one--just do anything."



or like


If you wrote an entire Bible, and on the last page, it says "JK LOL"

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later in the podcast, they are laughing about how people get really snobby over the spelling of magic, and they say it should then properly be spelled "Madjicke" - I can't remember how they spelled it, but wasn't that a running PD joke? I bet you anything they lurked this place while researching this stuff

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Last Podcast on the Left is a show where a bunch of comedy peoples explores weird topics like serial killers, cults, and the occult. After doing an episode on the left hand path, and the right hand path, they wanted to do an episode on chaos magic. So they did like a year of research on it and its associated ideas. This is the first of two podcasts they did on it.

I enjoyed this one, haven't listened to the second one yet. They are usually pretty removed from the weird shit they are discussing, but here they clearly got into it a bit. In another podcasts, a few of them mention how most of the other NYC stand up comics they know are into some kind of occult practice. Is that weird or what? It's amazing, anyway

About 11 minutes into this podcast, they talk about Discordians. It lasts about 3 minutes, and it's funny - you guys should check it out


https://soundcloud.com/lastpodcastontheleft/episode-230-chaos-magic-part-one-the-basics


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Hey new guy.

I think I see where you're coming from. let me share this...


In this medium, in this context,
this is the most real I can be with you.


a few months ago,
while I was drifting downwards,
letting gravity carry me through misery along the path of least resistance,

I found this plaque on a rock












Life is Real Only Then, When 'I Am'

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“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
“-Robert Frost




























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There's something about this image I find very pleasing





 natural and synthetic,
     modern and vintage
beautiful composition

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that was a great song! cool video too

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in the original story, Peter Pan kills them

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Nothing seems real anymore

You say that, in part, because nobody's cracked you in the head with a barstool yet

but in part, yeah


you know,
we try to work through that together,

but anybody who leaves the island
never comes back

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: March 24, 2017, 11:34:15 pm »
...and to hear the lamentations of Paul Ryan.

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