" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

May 9, 2020

Chaos, Magic[k] and Pinball?

"Chaos magic, also spelled chaos magick, is a contemporary magical practice.
It was initially developed in England in the 1970s, drawing heavily from the philosophy of artist and occultist Austin Osman Spare.
Sometimes referred to as "success magic" or "results-based magic", chaos magic claims to emphasize the attainment of specific results over the symbolic, ritualistic, theological or otherwise ornamental aspects of other occult traditions.
Chaos magic has been described as a union of traditional occult techniques and applied postmodernism – particularly a postmodernist skepticism concerning the existence or knowability of objective truth.
Chaos magicians subsequently treat belief as a tool, often creating their own idiosyncratic magical systems and frequently borrowing from other magical traditions, religious movements, popular culture and various strands of philosophy.
Early leading figures include Peter J. Carroll and Ray Sherwin.
Chaos magicians amuse me when they class Synchromysticism as a subset of "Choas magic[k]", when I feel if anything Chaos magic[k] should be rather a subset of Synchromysticism.
The movie 'Tommy' is a good example of my point, where
[a pinball?-] Tommy thinks that he can outplay the machine which launched him into the game.
The truth is that no matter what score the player racks up on the machine, the player is always at the mercy of everything the ball bounces off in the machine (life).
I like the ideas and analogy of the delusion of St.Tommy trying to beat the machine that he will always be a part of, like all the rest of us other balls he is bouncing off, and trying to "outplay" to be free:-)
WHO's the real wizard then Harry Tommy?-)
Just keep playing with yourself if it makes you feel better. 
Magic is all about illusion and trickery, I guess;-)
And no ... this isn't some lame "Jesus is the (only?) way" post, either.
Or that Satan (or some other mythical baddie) is the way either, if you are one of those paranoid Christian types reading this heretical (to you) post.

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