Make NEW Magick
a study in Chaos Magick
Rosehips are the fruit of the rose bush. If the rose’s blossoms are left on the plant and allowed to drop their petals, they will form a seed pod that is known as the rose hips.
I collected a good stash of rosehips from my…
If you read a wiccan spell, and it says you need to collect wild rosehips from a south-facing ridgeline, you know that spell’s going to feel half-baked if you just buy a jar of rosehips.
But, what Chaos Magick tells you is that you don’t even need the rosehips. You can just pretend the rosehips are there or use something else and believe it’s as good.
The structures of magick are often put there just to help get you in the mood, to build your faith, or to make things feel magickal. When you craft a ritual, make it feel magickal – keep the sounds, names and sigils that feel essential to you, and use emotional transmutation. It will work.
I doubt that you’re about to dash out and buy lots of ancient grimoires and build your own system. But, I bet there will be times when you want to modify a system, and now you know how. When you see how many rules can be chucked out with the magick still being effective, it makes you a bold occultist. You stop fretting about the details and focus on the spirits you’re calling. They listen. They react. They work for you.
And, as you experiment, you find that some words of power are better than others, some entities are easier to contact than others, and sometimes you do need exactly the right equipment and timing. But, most of the time you don’t. You only need the essential magickal symbols and the energy of emotional transmutation.
This is what you do:
Clear a space for magick.
(Banish, confess or let go of troubles.)
Take on magickal authority.
(Do it like you mean it.)
Get the spirit to listen.
(Use names, sigils and words of power.)
Say what you want.
(But say it with feelings. Feel what you want to feel when it all works out.)
Make an offering.
(Offer gratitude, emotion or something else.)
Get back to normal.
(Work on your problem as though the magick won’t work but believe the magick will work. And the magick will work.)
Never be afraid to draw on traditional magick; there’s so much power in what has gone before. Don’t strand yourself in the details, though. Get to the essence of the magick and fill it with emotion, and simplify, but don’t simplify to the point where it’s too dumb or abstract to work. It may take some experimentation to find out what works, but you can simplify magick and get results. Break the rules without breaking the magick.
As always, in closing I leave you with this; INTENT. My intention is to provide ideas and open minds to their discussion, from which we all may learn. With certain ventures, however, I must advise caution. I put to you that I have no desire to harm anyone. Any discussions from this posting are to be academic only. I seek no practical application, neither do I have desire for knowledge of such. Please keep your comments civil.