I recently restored an old chaos magic website, Liber Minor, whose content I originally wrote in May 1998. Obviously my ideas have moved on a lot since then, and I’ve decided it might prove a fun idea to explore each of the subjects I wrote about back then from my current perspective. As you can imagine, my understanding of the subjects will have changed considerably in the intervening 16 years.
The home page I will leave well alone as it is a beautiful, creative and quite ridiculous creation myth story and needs no comment. But the rest of the writing aims at a slightly more serious introduction to practical chaos magic techniques, divided into the three areas of sigils, servitors and godforms. As introductions to these subjects, these old articles aren’t bad. No doubt a reader could take them as a starting point from which to explore the subjects. My current view that categories such as sigils, servitors and godforms represent not so much three distinct groups of entities, so much as bands on a spectrum arbitrarily labelled, even seems at least partially evident in the servitor article.
However, whilst this serves at least as a partial bridge between the ideas of sigils and godforms it doesn’t quite go far enough in exploring the idea of sigils as spirits, rather than merely optional properties of spirits. And my contemporary view would encompass the idea of sigils as godforms, such as Ellis and the Linking Sigil as used by DKMU.
Over the next few months, I will write and publish updated articles on each of the subjects explored in Liber Minor, starting with Sigils, Servitors and Godforms, then branching into a re-exploration of the specific topics of Eris, Discordianism, Baphomet, Khorne, Tzeentch, Nurgle, Slaanesh and ending with an essay on the Lovecraft mythos. These will form a kind of ‘Liber Minor Revisited’.
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