Psybermagick

PsybermagickAdvanced Ideas in Chaos Magick

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Format:Paperback
Pages:136 pages
ISBN-10:1-935150-65-0
ISBN-13:978-1-935150-65-7

Description

A witty and iconoclastic commentary on magick and modern occult subculture by one of the founders of Chaos Magick. PsyberMagick contains astonishing, controversial and revolutionary ideas on the theory and practice of magick, the structure of the universe and the nature of the mind. It holds many surprises as it challenges many of the conventional assumptions and paradigms of magick.

Filled with practical techniques, PsyberMagick give you the means to undo the fallacy of "being" and reach "sideways" into imaginary time to accomplish magic(k). Done in the style of Aleister Crowley's Book of Lies, and humorously illustrated by S. Jason Black, this book is a must for all Chaoist and Western magicians.

Revised and Expanded.

Read an Excerpt

Why Magick?

Irrationale

We find ourselfs incarnate in an awesomely vast post-modernist universe of accidental origin amongst semi-intelligent apes grasping for emotional gratifications, power, personal identity and answers to silly questions, whilst trading these commodities between themselves. Yet the recommended gratifications and socially-approved identities seem such dull travesties of what two whole kilograms of brain might achieve. Worse still, the apes' gods and Gods, for all their cosmic pretensions, appear as laughably-parochial anthropomorphisms, abstracted from faulty language structures, compounded by the pack-animal urge to obeisance.

Contemptuous of all the rubbish on sale, some attempt to create their own powers, gratifications, identities and explanations, and call themselfs magicians.

Hubris, then, accounts for the best of it:

But Why Not!

As belief in one's capabilities self-evidently leads to increasing capabilities, magicians consider it worthwhile to believe in their ability to accomplish the impossible, even if they only succeed at this occasionally.

Commentary

As nothing has any meaning other than that which we choose to give it, we must either invest belief and meaning in something or abandon the game and go straight to oblivion.

In selecting beliefs, we might as well go for maximum entertainment value and capability enhancement, regardless of the so-called 'facts'; for if a human really wants something, statistics count for nothing.

Personally, we attribute much of our success to a generous contempt for the apparent facts which a science education inadvertently taught us.

Spot the treble entendre.


OURSELFS

Multimind

Some philosophers and psychologists bemoan the disintegration or fragmentation of the self in the contemporary world.

We celebrate this development.

The belief in a single self stems from religious monotheisms having only a single god. Let us throw out the baby with the bath water.

If you consider yourself an 'individual', in the sense of 'indivisible', you have not lived.

If you merely consider yourself as a single being capable of playing various roles, then you have yet to play them in extremis.

The selfs must allow each self a shot at its goals in life, if you wish to achieve any sense of fulfillment and remain sane.

Commentary

The authors apologize in advance for any irritation and confusion caused by the use of standard Chaotic grammar which avoids all concepts of 'being', and uses 'we' instead of 'I', in recognition of the legionary nature of the personal multimind.

If you still do not accept the principle of multiple selfs then consider why humans spend so much time at the temples of Venus, Luna, Bacchus and Mars, trying to escape from their workaday Solar I selfs, in pursuit of love, sex, intoxication and violent entertainments.

Editorial Reviews

The most original, and probably the most important, writer on Magick since Aleister Crowley.

Robert Anton Wilson author of Cosmic Trigger I: Final Secret of the Illuminati

Before you start working with this text, you need to be accustomed to having your life turned upside down and your worldview shaken up... PsyberMagick touches on many themes appealing to chaos magicians and techno-Pagans. Fans of Robert Anton Wilson will love it. Most highly recommended.

Elizabeth Barrette Hypatia's Hoard

PsyberMagick will stimulate outrage, chaos, confusion, and insight in anyone who studies it closely. It is hard-core, in-your-face, state-of-the-art magick.

Alan Wicca

A fantastic book, which I can recommend to all serious advanced students of magick and philosophy.

Saddie LaMort paganfederation.org

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About the Author

Peter Carroll

Peter J. Carroll is one of founders of the Magical Pact of the Illuminates of Thanateros (IOT) which he led for a decade. He has spent twenty-five years in research and experiment and is the author of PsyberMagick, Liber Null & Psychonaut and Liber Kaos: The Psychonomicon.