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Prime Chaos: Adventures in Chaos Magic

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Prime Chaos explores some of the lighter and darker aspects of modern occultism. The author considers the advantages and disadvantages of working in groups and presents new ideas for developing magical techniques for the 21st century.'
Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 10th 2005 by New Falcon Publications (first published May 1st 1999)
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Nikmaack
May 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
Let's face it, I'm never going to finish this book. While I want to enjoy chaos magic, I find it all so cerebral and poorly described. It often reads like libertarianism with a mystical bent. Be whatever you want to be. Try all ideas. Oh, and control the world with magic, maybe.

I really want to like this stuff. It just feels like it should be easier to read.

Here's an example of what's annoying. Flipping to a random page...

"Timing. There are several considerations which relate to the Timing of R
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Scooter Washtub
Mar 24, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Any one interested in magick
This is magickal practice stripped to the core. No magickal wars, no elaborate rituals- the caveat? War, ritual, flowery rhetoric, it's there for a purpose. Frou and flim-flam are how an adept controls the universe. Deception, theatrics, lies, bald lies, and statistics of the modern adept- this book doesn't forget that.
Merlyn Alexander
Aug 16, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: occult
Throughly enjoyed this fantastic grimoire for the modern magician. Takes the mystique away from practical chaos magic and shows you how to build a solid framework for creating your own rituals practices.
Excellent start for the beginning magician.
Edric Unsane
Another must read for persons interested in Chaos Magic. This was my second time reading through Prime Chaos, and it was every bit as good and informative.
Astral
Apr 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great introduction to the process of chaos magic, a bit dramatic at times...but well worth the read. (Plus a fantastic intro by Grant Morrison)
Matt Kelland
Aug 10, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: occult
This was interesting, if only to get an insight into some of the people I know.

I wish Grant Morrison would stick to non-fiction.

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Phil Hine is an author and occasional lecturer on a variety of occult & related subjects, when he gets time away from producing print & digital magazines & IT Management. He edited an acclaimed Pagan magazine - Pagan News for five years.