The Chaos Cookbook: The Six Core Principles of Chaos Magick

A little refresher for the cuddly chaotes that reside in all of us.

Grandiose displays are not needed. Magic is most effective when it is turned inward and used to shape the landscape of the perceived self, because it has less obstacles to overcome. The magus may not easily believe that the art of magic can move mountains. However, he or she does believe that it can affect the personality because the false gods of science have assured the magus that this is possible. In fact, changing the inner landscape is more difficult than changing what is commonly perceived as the outer world, but it appears easier. —Donald Tyson, New Millenium Magic

How to become a better occultist - Written by Madavascus

Here are some propositions I devised on how to become a better occultist. These are based on my personal experience as someone who has practiced occultism for over a decade. They are not organized in an order of importance.

1. Acknowledge that you are part of a golden chain of occultists, from the most ancient philosophers to the post-modern psychonauts. Honor your predecessors (and their invaluable work) by acquainting yourself with their ideas: these will strengthen your mind and assist you in the Great Work. 

2. Be aware of energy, where ever and when ever possible. 

3. Trust your intuition, or gut-feeling. If something does not feel right, it probably isn’t. If it does, it probably is.

4. Be always open-minded to new possibilities, new methods and new theories. Occultism is an ever-evolving science.

5. Take pleasure in every occult operation. Have fun!

6. Acknowledge that what you do is at the apex of human experience, so do it with dignity.

7. Be bold. No occult or spiritual breakthrough is ever achieved by the timid.

8. Never be submissive or feel inferior to any entity, but avoid hubris and arrogance. Treat entities with the common civility and courtesy you would show a fellow human being, even if they are not human.

9. Embrace the Dark Unknown, the Great Beyond. That is, love the fact that there is ever more to learn, ever more to do, ever more to achieve. 

10. Respect the Mysteries, and the personal gnosis of fellow occultists

source: http://www.occultforum.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=33091

*lurking through occult forums has it’s blessings. You tend to find treasures like these. 

realmovkhaos:

"When the mind does not doubt the will stops hesitating, and the man got what he wants."

magictransistor:

Alchemical and Rosicrucian Compendium (Selected Pages). Mellon MS 110. 1760.

The Messenger Ritual from Paulo Coelho’s ‘Pilgrimage

aka ’A neat and simple servitor creation ritual

magictransistor:

Albrecht Dürer. Sol Lustitiae (Sun of Righteousness). 1500.

zondvloed:

This is Gwaschemasch’e Efendi. She was an occult leader and priestess in the beginning of the 20th century. Her cult practiced religious ritualism at the Mnajdra, an ancient megalithic temple complex on the island of Malta. Pictures presumably taken in the year 1906. Further information welcome. 

ooblium:

Selections from the Golden Dawn Notebooks by W.B. Yeats

The Order of the Golden Dawn, which WBY joined on 7 March 1890, was a society dedicated to the study of Rosicrucianism and ritual magic. (Rosicrucianism was a seventeenth century movement, based on Christianity, which gave rise to several secret organizations devoted to alchemy, mysticism, and esoteric spiritual beliefs). 

The Order evolved an elaborate system of symbols and rituals and also an elaborate hierarchy — members studied and underwent examinations to move from level to level. They used Tarot cards to prognosticate about the future, performed magical ceremonies to access archetypes and in some instances deities, and engaged in the practice of magic. 

During the 1890s, the organization, which was based in London, had over 300 members. These included WBY, his uncle George Pollexfen, Maud Gonne, Florence Farr, Annie Horniman  and Georgina Hyde-Lees, who later became WBY’s wife.