I think that is a prominent trait amongst Choates, the desire to spread information and to make it readily accessible to anyone who wants it.
We've moved past the times where this kind of information was hoarded and kept secret except to the highest members of the various circles of Magick.
Sigil Magick is a great entry point for people, but as one starts to branch out and explore, people tend to find that what they want to learn about is kept under lock and key. The internet has definitely helped in that regard, but ultimately it's up to the individual to dig deep enough to find the knowledge they seek.
To each their own.
This is also a good resource for learning about Chaos Magick, and is relatively easy to read through:
Grant Morrison is the reason many of us found our way into Chaos, and he may be considered one of the most prominent voices in the "field" (if you can call it that) today.
If you don't like watching his videos, you can read his article here that covers many of the same topics: disinfo.com/2014/10/pop-magic-grant-morrison/
There's also this write up on his talk at Morrisoncon, www.comicbookresources.com/?page=article&id=41302
He's so devoted to the cause, that I would argue that the entire "Invisibles" series was written around his beliefs and is a form of Sigil Magick in itself.
Robert Anton Wilson was also a huge influence on the early days of Chaos Magick, www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfrCLOIaro0
Unfortunately the more you look into it, the more you will have to deal with the profanity as I've found that Chaos practitioners aren't really the kind of people who like to censor themselves. I mean, we're talking about trying to apply rules to people who have beliefs that are boundless.
I get that most people studying other parts of the occult will look down upon people studying Chaos Magick, if you can call it 'studying', which is why most of them will just keep silent about their own belief systems to avoid being talked down to. We use what works for us and discard what doesn't, but that doesn't mean that we'll point out flaws in other people's beliefs or how they express them, because we tend to understand that everyone is different in what works for them.
I think a good place to start for an aspiring Chaote would be watching this Grant Morrison talk, wherein he discusses Sigil Magick and his journey into learning about Magick in general:
According to LLewellyn.com, "Chaos magic is an attitude, a philosophy that promotes experimentation, play, and creativity while discarding dogmatic rules. Chaos magic points out that the techniques more than the symbols are what matter and that our belief in a system is actually what makes it work."
It's hard to find a much better description than that, as you would be hard pressed to find two "Chaotes" who agree completely on a system of Chaos Magick, whether it be ritual magick down to sigil magick.
This forum should serve as a place for aspiring and "experienced" Chaotes, looking for advice from others who have made the same journey in the pursuit of knowledge. There are no bad questions, especially in this branch of Magick, so don't be afraid to ask.
I'd be happy to, if you don't make a post on Reddit I can post there for you as well
Is there a chatroom (IRC preferred) where people talk about occult topics? I've stumbled onto some in the past, but they all seem to just devolve...Is there a chatroom (IRC preferred) where people talk about occult topics? I've stumbled onto some in the past, but they all seem to just devolve into talking about drugs or focus on anything that isn't occult related. Show more
I'd like to see a board for Chaos Magick, as well as ones for Entheogens and Shamanism.
Perhaps a board for Dreams too? Although that could possibly fit into several other categories so it might be too broad.
I'd like to also discuss the occult influences from more esoteric sources like, Finnegans Wake, although I'm not sure where that would fit at all :-/