magickal constructs posted by lvx23 in occulture on 2/2/2006 12:00:00 AM

What is the subtle and sublime mechanism that underlies magick? In whatever system or technique, by some process we manifest mind into reality. Internally we can call it self improvement yet we know there's so much more. By some arcane, digitally feral technologies our thoughts are often heard by the chaotic web of life, which responds in kind giving us that one sideways glance and cocked smile at just the right fucking moment to be beyond a doubt a sudden mind-blowing manifestation of magick. It's as if there is a great presence existing in some very real yet abstracted layer of reality that interpenetrates everything, leading from the backs of our minds right to the central servers of the Akashic Record.

2006-The Year in Review posted by lucifer benway in degeneral on 1/30/2006 12:00:00 AM

While other Key23 contributors will likely make you wait until December at the earliest for their “Year in Review” columns, the Good Doctor sees no reason to make his loyal and eager fans wait. After an intense sit-down session with my scrying crystal and a dropper full of heavy liquid in my ear, I saw 2006- the year of 06/06/06. Fear not, loyal listeners. My prognostications for the future do not involve a single instance of “and lo! I beheld a bowl!” What I do offer is some practical advice on how to avoid calamities, catastrophes and cataclysms in this, the “year of the Beast.” You may laugh or cry but you will ignore my warning at yr own peril.

Beyond Optimism and Pessimism posted by anton in sludge on 1/25/2006 12:00:00 AM

Does the optimistic and pessimistic philosophic polarity really have a place in occult thought? Just rambling because I seem to be swinging wildly between fatalistic pessimism and blind optimism in my life currently, with disastrous consequences for my emotional well-being. My thoughts in this article do not represent well formed ideas, but rather general musings about my plight.

Get me off this damned pedestal! posted by lupa in occulture on 1/24/2006 12:00:00 AM

Image consciousness in occulture

Living on the edge of Subject and Object posted by adam in degeneral on 1/18/2006 12:00:00 AM

Subjective and objective, two simple words with such a wealth of meaning that I believe we often fail to appreciate fully. At the moment I'm typing on my keyboard, I know that the sensation of the keys under my fingers and the colour of the plastic are simply the way my brain interprets tactile and visual information, I know that if I pick the keyboard up it's weight is relative to the force of gravity on this blue green orb and the strength the muscles of my arm can exert. More subjective still, I changed keyboards this morning (my repeated heavy handed typing hammering my own keys to oblivion) and this new keyboard doesn't feel the same. The keys are in the same place and formed of the same plastic of it's predecessor but the subtle bond I developed with the tool I used almost everyday is absent from this new object.

THE DISORDER - TAKING UP THE SLAQ IN CHAOS MAGICKS posted by Bastart in degeneral on 1/16/2006 12:00:00 AM

The Disorder is an attempt to stimulate some New Thought on Chaos Magic by creating a magical communication network with some structural features which help make Chaos Magic real. It is an Order about Chaos, and a Chaos about Order.

Thanateros and Anarchy posted by anton in religioso on 1/16/2006 12:00:00 AM

Last year I entered my 'Saturn Return' (a clever astrological term for the life and hormonal changes generally experienced by those entering their 30s) and the processes I have gone through as a result, generally concerned with personal limitation and mortality greatly influence this article, which is an examination of the how the mysteries of Thanateros related to the Jungian archetypes of the Senex and the Puer, and how all these ideas relate to sexuality, the Mind-Body polarity, the Spirit-Matter polarity and the quest for an Anarchist society.

Dark Nights Cycle II posted by adam in occulture on 1/16/2006 12:00:00 AM

Watching the Foolish People carnival one is reminded of one of those tag lines from an old 50's B-movie, the one where you're told to keep repeating to yourself 'It's only a Movie, It's only a Movie'.

In your face from the start with bondage, threatened anal rape and a screaming siren who claws her way naked through the audience shouting prophecy, all occurring within the first twenty minutes you know you're in for a bumpy ride.

Finding Yourself posted by ceilede in transcendence on 1/14/2006 12:00:00 AM

Letter to a Seeker…

I've had my share of tumultuous times and chaotic emotions, confusion and despair. Believe me, none of those things were trivial. Because I learned from them.

We are multi-faceted beings, each a collage of memories and preferences. Every aspect of personality can change if you allow it, if you want it and sometimes even if you don't. Who You Are will very likely change drastically over the years as you experience and grow. You may change so much that you will wonder how you ever felt differently. But you will always have your past to grow from.

Occult Refugees posted by samuel23 in occulture on 1/14/2006 12:00:00 AM

There are few labels I have hung onto as long as punk rocker and magician. I was a punk before I was a magician, and arguably a chaos magician for as long as I have been a magician despite not having even heard that term until long after starting to muck around with this occult business. I think the reason these two labels have stuck for so long is because they are for me very much intertwined, and celebrate the same idea(l)s. One thing I love about the punk scene is that it is very welcoming and supportive of young people. Discovering punk rock saved my life. So did discovering the occult.

Mother Mosquito's Spell Components posted by ceilede in dreaming life on 1/10/2006 12:00:00 AM

Mother Mosquito shoved an ancient pencil and scrap of envelope into my hands and made me take down the following list of spell components:

feathers, keys, nesting dolls, figurines, dried flowers, pages from old books, strange stones, egg shells, branches hit by lightning…

The Thorny Labyrinth posted by ceilede in transcendence on 1/10/2006 12:00:00 AM

A way out…

Let go of it. Change your response. Take control of your reaction. Understand that you do not have to be slave to your normal chain of emotions or to the expectations of others. Refuse to let it get you down. Remember that it is your ego that is a tool - use it, don't let it use you. Use theatrics. Play. Remain ridiculously calm. Step back and think for a moment. Ask yourself if it really matters in the grand scheme of things. Try to justify it. Find out if it is for the “highest good” whatever you deem that to be. Find your center and stay there. Work to heal others by healing yourself. Seek out emanations of love and beauty. Don't let the fear of change stop your transformation. Forgive your perceived mistakes. As often as possible do what feels good and right deep down. Put into life what you hope to get out of it. Play Devil's Advocate with yourself and examine things from as many angles as possible.

Good luck.

the chaotic mandate posted by never in words on 1/4/2006 12:00:00 AM

D.J. Lawrence has uttered the words of a 2nd generation of chaos magic with his Chaotic Mandate, meant to bring together the disjointed tribes of chaos and usher in the 5th Aeon. Here's an excerpt:
There is only one chaos current. Whether solitary practitioner, IOT, Z-Cluster, KIA, Order ov Chaos, II, TOPY, or Tribe of the 5th Aeon – WE all strive towards the same goal. The Manifestation of the 5th Aeon.

Carroll and the other founders of Chaos Magick were brilliant. But now they are retired. Chaos Magick has passed through its initial stages and WE now enter a new stage. A stage of creativity. The torch has been passed and the direction of the chaos current is no longer in the hands of its founders. WE have the torch grasped in OUR hands with one foot planted firmly in the future, stepping into a New Frontier. The Frontier of 2nd Generation Chaos Magick.

warning: we now control your television set posted by never in degeneral on 7/23/2004 1:05:00 PM

Honestly, I don’t even know how it all occurred. It’s a blur, really; a twist of psychedelic schism. The intent always seemed to be there, but the activity leading up to the conclusion/beginning you see before you was less controlled by forcible action and more a result of flowing through the currents of wu wei wu - action through non-action.

When madghoul.com first went live, I was stuck looking for intelligent, like-minded web sites with syndication feeds that I could scarf up for a specialized section that I was developing. Through some happenstance of direct inaction, I stumbled upon Klint’s Technoccult site and sought to syndicate it for my own purposes.

Along the way, I became an avid reader…