This website is a labor of love by the two individual chaotes who are still working full-time outside of the project. It would not have been possible without many diligent collaborators and partners who have been kind enough to help.
This hub aims to create a space that isn’t a part of the monolithic tech and social-media corporations' networks where chaotes and chaos magicians can go in order to find everything Chaos Magick related while delving deeper into the various realms of the occult and esoteric. All the while maintaining the fun and adventure while attempting to remove any spoilsports who are in the way of a serious and playful discussion of real magick.
What is Chaos Magick?
That is a big question and is unique for each person who claims the title chaos magician. That being said, there are some universal understandings that most, if not all, chaotes (practitioners of Chaos Magick) agree on.
The Illuminates of Thanateros are the group who initially started the practice of chaos magick in coffee shops, book stores, and late night gatherings in the 1970s and early 1980s. Ray Sherwin and Peter J. Carroll along with a variety of interesting movers and shakers were the instigators who kept it alive throughout the years. The works of Peter J. Carroll are where the term “Chaos Magick” was first coined and explained but they have been expanded upon by many great authors since the inception. Concepts from masters like Austin Osman Spare and Carl Jung as well as many others definitely seem to play a part in the overall themes of books by Carroll, Hine, Lee, Dukes, and Sherwin's books, but they take them further by applying things like the Scientific Method, Theoretical Quantum Physics, Chaos Theory and other modern ideas to the mystical and metaphysical.
“Take what works and leave the things that don’t,” seems to be a concept that is repeated throughout Chaos Magick communities, which creates a very personalized dogma that each person follows with varying levels of intensity and diligence.
We invite you to come as you are into the world of practical (or impractical) workings and find your own path among a community of people focused on growing and connecting to the mystical, the occult, and the scientific parts of our consensus reality.
(Founder of CMC; Tech Dude; Editor in Chief)
Joe has worked on many projects. The mind behind the idea of creating the site and well connected in the community, he has moved forward with relentless abandon to make his projects happen.
A master of thought form manifestation and creator of Nathaniel Verone, the pop-punk-chaote main character of The Last True Mage comic book series, he brings a healthy wariness of authority. He also brings his experience with the government and corporate bourgeois of his own through program management, his military service, followed by a stint in construction project management for the government, and working for or with big tech companies like GoDaddy, A2 Hosting, and Google, bringing valuable insight into every project he gets involved with.
Joe has been involved in the occult or doing magick since he was walking in graveyards with his family at the tender age of five where he met his first ghost.
His past projects include groundzerosum.com (GZS), The Last True Mage, the first edition of the Babble-On Anthology, articles on various websites, and many digital and paper zines.
Joe is a punk at heart, and always will be. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Head Witch; Admin Mommy; Community Leader)
Our resident star expert and cartomancer, she has been reading Tarot for over 15 years, finds meaning in helping facilitate healthy shadow work, and is the most experienced astrologist we have on the site. Her gifts will amaze you and her memes will invade you. They can be reached at email@example.com.
Heading up some of our most important functions are our partners and collaborators who we could not do without, writing articles, standing up for the rights of others, doing interviews, you name it. These magick badasses are a core part of what makes ChaosMagick.com a reality.
We hope you find a place in this community either as a contributor or someone who enjoys the works that our contributors bring to the table.