You may have heard of chaos magick and assumed that it means to cause chaos with magick. You may also assume that this type of magick is dark and violent and not for you, so before you continue reading, I ask you to open your mind.
Open your mind to remove the idea of tradition and the way you’ve learned to do magick. Open your mind to a new experience.
Chaos magick is not about causing turmoil or “chaos” using magick.
This practice isn’t about anything dark, it’s about creating a new reality or re-ordering your existing reality to make changes and create the life you want.
While it doesn’t follow a traditional formula for crafting, the word chaos most likely evolved from the shift from orderly rites and rituals to something outside of that refined practice. It may even seem to be unruly and disorderly if you are used to a certain way of doing things, but it works.
Science has validated the frequency and energy of the universe, and this form of magick was born out of theory that we can create our own reality because we control our experiences. We also can create our experiences and present ourselves in a new reality, making the changes necessary to experience the life that we want. Nothing is out of our control.
As above, so below
Down here, we effect the astral plane and are part of the cosmic matter of the universe. We are all from the same energy that surrounds the universe.
As above, So below, As Within, So Without
As above – as in the universe relates to your own mind.
As below – so on earth, relates to the world you live in.
As within – how we think within ourselves
As without – how what we think is directly reflected in the world we live in
As we live our lives, what we think we make our reality. If we are negative, we will create negative energy and stay on a lower frequency. If we are positive, we create positive energy and rise to a higher frequency – and going further with the belief that like attracts like, we are the creators of our own reality.
Basically, what is inside of us is also outside of us.
The concept was first laid out in the Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus: “That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above, corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing.” – source: Wiktionary
The law of correspondence means our outer world is the reflection of our inner world. So how do we change it?
Chaos magick puts the focus on the simplistic way of changing our own reality through results and our experiences by focusing on our belief that it works, and so it does.
The basis of chaos magic is simple
Your emotions drive your magick. If you are a member of my Lunar Alchemy Facebook group, you’ll hear me say over and over:
It’s about holding that FEELING. It’s about changing your habits, beliefs and the way you present yourself to the world on a higher frequency.
What you experience effects your reality and feeling like you’ve already succeeded with your magick is what makes chaos magick work.
There aren’t any tools required. You don’t need an altar, candles or even a wand to perform chaos magick, however as we know that our ritual tools help us to focus and concentrate our energy, use whatever works for you – there are no rules. Having an open mind means opening up so that you make room for new energy and clear the path.
Chaos magic is about using whatever ideas, tools or practices make it work for you, even if they contradict what you have previously used in your craft.
Your belief is where the power exists
The power of belief is where your magic resides. When we try to impose our will upon the universe, we try to tell it what it will do and hope that we get results. How frustrating! Will it work? Did I perform the ritual correctly? When we BELIEVE our magick works, it changes the game.
Our magick is personal, and the power is inside of us all. Our tools and words help us to focus but other than that, there is no power except for what we believe in. We embrace it as FACT that it works and that is has already worked.
The 6 Principles of Chaos Magick
To practice chaos magick, there are 6 key principles we must embrace.
Number 1: Avoid Dogmatism
Dogma is what we’ve learned to be true through our traditions and teachings. This can limit our magick if we believe there is only one way to do something. Letting go of what we’ve been taught will make way for new ideas and new methods getting the results we desire.
Number 2: It’s about your experience
What you experience is your reality. This is your experience. Your experience is what creates your reality so this is all about you, what you feel and what you believe.
Number 3: Record your experience
This is a results-based practice so keep track of what works for you. I also keep track of what doesn’t work so I can try again. There is nothing wrong with getting something wrong, it paves new ways and opens us up to new experiences. Experiment. Record. Adjust.
Number 4: Open your mind
To make room for a new reality, you must let go of what you perceive right now. Let go of the way you THINK magick works and open yourself up to a new reality. Letting go of the practices and traditions you’ve used in the past is key to chaos magick.
Number 5: Find YOUR way
There is no “right way” or “wrong way” when it comes to YOUR magick. Find what works for you, even if it goes against what you have tried before. This is YOUR experience. Fully open yourself up to making your magick work.
Number 6: It’s all about gnosis
Gnosis is the knowledge of spiritual mysteries and the secret to this type of magic. You must enter into an altered state at will. To feel the emotion that drives your results. Yoga, scrying, dancing and sexual arousal are ways to tap into this.
In the next post, I’ll talk about sigils and how to use them to create and manifest our new reality.
Since chaos magick is built around new experiences that leave all other ways of magick behind, there is a special technique that was developed for chaos magick that is unique to this kind of crafting.
Sigils are the tool used to represent our belief in our intention and are created a few different ways. In my group, I will be sharing how I create sigils and how it works for me. Join us if you would like to learn more. This group is about manifesting with the moon phases, and chaos magick is one way to help create our new realities.