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Condensed Chaos: An Introduction to Chaos Magicby Phil Hine
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Condensed Chaos provides a practical introduction to Chaos Magic, one of the fastest growing areas of Western Occultism. Through it you can change your circumstances, live according to a developing sense of personal responsibility, effect change around you, and stop living as a helpless cog in some clockwork universe. All acts of personal/collective liberation are magical acts. Magic leads us into exhilaration and ecstasy; into insight and understanding; into changing ourselves and the world in which we participate. Through magic we may come to explore the possibilities of freedom.
"Phil Hine's book is the most concise statement...of the logic of modern magic. Magic, in the light of modern physics, quantum theory and probability theory is now approaching science. We hope that a result of this will be a synthesis so that science will become more magical and magic more scientific." William S. Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch & contributor to Rebels & Devils
"An excellent introduction to chaos magick, and magick in general." Psyche, spiralnature.com
"Phil Hine has produced a tour de force." Ian Read, Editor, Chaos International
Magic is a doorway through which we step into mystery, wildness, and immanence. We live in a world subject to extensive and seemingly, all-embracing systems of social and personal control that continually feed us the lie that we are each alone, helpless, and powerless to effect change. Magic is about change. Changing your circumstances so that you strive to live according to a developing sense of personal responsibility; that you can effect change around you if you choose; that we are not helpless cogs in some clockwork universe. All acts of personal/collective liberation are magical acts. Magic leads us into exhilaration and ecstasy; into insight and under standing; into changing ourselves and the world in which we participate. Through magic we may come to explore the possibilities of freedom.
About the Author
Phil Hine is a former editor of the internationally acclaimed magazine Chaos International. He has facilitated workshops and seminars on modern magical practice in America and Europe and contributes regularly to a wide range of occult journals. He is also the author of The Pseudonomicon and Prime Chaos.
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