Chaos Magick FAQ

The Master Works of Chaos Magick

by Adam Blackthorne

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This page is for questions relating to The Master Works of Chaos Magick. 

Q: Can I adapt one of the methods to….?

A: Yes. It’s Chaos Magick, and can thus be adapted as you see fit. Make sure you read all the opening chapters, and the final chapter, to get a grasp of how this can work, and remember that all the example methods in the book are just that. They are examples to guide you, rather than definitive methods.

Q: Can this ritual/spirit/method be used to…?

A: Being Chaos Magick, the answer will always be, “Yes, no, it depends, why not give it a try?” When you read the last chapter of the book, you should get a feeling for the fact that this magick is not an exact science, but a personal exploration. If you have an urge to use the magick in a particular way, there is no right or wrong, there is only experience. Work the magick as you feel inspired to do so.

Q: Somebody said the Olympic spirits are demons. Is this true?

A: No. In Homer you find the word ‘daimones’ used to describe the Olympic Gods, so people do a bit of Googling and get confused. No, they’re not demons.

Q: Why is the last word of the authority call EH-YEAH?

A: The calls are pronunciations of the words in the triangle. The last of these is the Tetragrammaton, which for magickal purposes might be said as EE-AH-OH-EH. Here it is rendered as EE-AH-YEAH for reasons that remain unclear, even to Adam, but it was probably a simplification or alternative of a longer rendering that we were using at the time, before EE-AH-OH-EH became used more widely in our work. You are, of course, free to use any version you like, but in the context of this ritual, I would still use EH-AH-YEAH, because it’s been done that way for a long time, and that has a patterning effect. It works again because it’s worked before.

Q: In the Upside Down Sex magick chapter, you say there are hidden secrets. What are they?

A: It would spoil the fun to tell you everything. And it would take away your opportunity to explore. But here’s one little idea that was implied, ever so subtly. Good sex requires two people, not one. If you’ve got something you both want, have one person use the traditional method (summarised in a wee little paragraph there), and one person use the goal-burning method – at the same time, reaching that moment at the same time (if you’re skilled enough). That’s a beautiful bundle of contradictory alchemy – a cauldron of intention and allowing. Works very well.

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55 Comments on “Chaos Magick FAQ

  1. Hi there 🙂
    Firstly, let me say, the book “Chaos Magick” is fantastic and I really enjoyed your writing style; it’s very approachable.
    Secondly to my question, I used the calling for Arathon, but I was so focused on the feel of the vibrations of the words for his name that I forgot to look at the sigil, I went straight into my request(lol); I don’t feel that it was a total fail, the air was very dense/heavy, and the room/myself became very hot almost humid you could say, even with the a/c on. I was wondering if my failure to look at the sigul means that I should perform the call again, perhaps in a week, to give it time, but I don’t want to be keep calling out to him if he’s already working on what I needed. What do you think, call again, or let it ride?

    Happy Weekend to you!

    • Ah, thanks Nicole. So great to hear. You could repeat that after a break, as you suggest, but your description sounds like it was all happening. You’d already seen the sigil, you know what it looks like, so if you got all those ‘side-effects’ my best guess is contact was made and it worked. We sometimes get hung up on staring at the sigils so hard they melt, but it’s really about being aware of that shape, of having it within you – os if you’ve seen it, and knew of it, as you did the work, and if it was present as you did the ritual, that’s probably enough.

  2. Hi Adam, a week after I have finished Hagith ritual to end a couple’ s relationship, the couple got married. I am wondering if I should repeat Hagith ritual as the circumstance changes. During the ritual , I ask Hagith to end their relationship so that they will never be together again. Should I repeat, asking Hagith to end their marriage instead? Or hagith would continue to work on ending their marriage?

    • This happens more often than I wish it did – you force a couple to make or break, and they go ‘make’ to try to get through. But, the break will come. Probably. Yeah, as it’s changed, you might want to repeat, but you should also see that your magick may well have been stirring them up. Cold comfort, I know. But it’s the same with any attack – people can seem calm happy, all well on the surface. Underneath, things are not so good. Unless this is an unshakeable love, in which case nothing you can do will change it. But rather than focussing on the marriage itself, just get them to fall out, fall out of love. Easier to do that than to cause an actual divorce, which is complicated, expensive, legal and often comes years after the actual breakdown of the relationship.

  3. What happen if I break a promise to the Olympic spirit after the ritual? The results from the ritual have not come about. Does it mean that I should watch out the next time I cross the road as the spirit is pissed ? Or does it mean the spirit would not help me anymore and I could forget about any results from the ritual?

    • If the offering has been made for a while, then it’s been made; doesn’t have to be forever. But I don’t know if you mean this is three days later or three months when you say the results haven’t come about. Try to think of it as ‘not yet’. Even if you stop the offering now, you’ve made some sacrifice, and the result can still come if you don’t write it off as a failure. Maybe, hopefully, but maybe not. But no, they won’t get you as you cross the road – the worst they do is ignore you.

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