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Monday, April 28, 2014

A to Z Blogging Challenge word of the day - Xaos Magic

My chosen theme didn’t give me much of a choice today. There was only one word listed.

Xaos Magic, which is also called Chaos Magic. It was born in the last quarter of the 20th century. Most of the information listed is based off the word Chaos Magic, which is oftener spelled Xaos Magic. This originates from the science fiction, the Illuminatus, trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson. In there they present a theory of magic that centered on sex, and drew heavily on the writing of the previously obscure Discordian movement, which worships goddess of chaos. Chaos Magic focuses mainly on magical techniques and it’s reject of theory and philosophy. According to Chaos magic beliefs are merely tools used to attain specific mental effects and nothing more. There is one saying that is often viewed as a summary of the Chaos Magic viewpoint.
“Nothing is true; everything is permitted.”
This saying is attributed to Hassan-i-Sabbah, founder of the Order of Assassins and repeated often in Discordian writings.

Unique way of thinking in my opinion, not sure what else I can say about Xaos Magic or Chaos Magic as it is more commonly known as.
Two more days of posting left in the April A to Z Blogging Challenge. Hope all comes back tomorrow to find out what letter is chosen that begins with the letter “Y”.

Have a great day and remember all the information for this post was found in:
The New Encyclopedia of the Occult by John Michael Greer.
This particular word was found on pages 521 and 97

Have a great day and remember:
 Let Imagination Soar
Write and Read With Creativity
Julia Matthews


4 comments:

  1. Interesting interpretation of belief.
    Sophie
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  2. Chaos magic is a lot of fun to write about, but I am not sure if I want it to be real.
    Scratch that, very sure I don't want it to be real.

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    Timothy S. Brannan
    The Other Side, April Blog Challenge: The A to Z of Witches

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    1. No, do not think it would be wise for chaos magic to be real.

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