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Phil Hine's "Condensed Chaos"
« on: March 11, 2020, 06:39:34 pm »
Phil Hine's "Condensed Chaos" is thoughtful and very well written.  I wish there were more things I could just quote here, but it is so philosophically advanced that I find myself at a loss.

Got to read it yourselves.

Had not known about this, but it looks most interesting:

These guys draw so much from Kenneth Grant, in my opinion, but they seem to disown him.

The acknowledge Aleister Crowley and Austin Osman Spare.

Here, from Peter J. Carroll's introduction, an idea which surprised me:

"The symbollic syncretism of the Golden Dawn a century ago, which fused renaissance Hermeticism with oriental esoterics drawn from European imperial experience, only fully flowered when Aleister Crowley added a battery of gnostic power techniques culled from diverse cultural sources.  Then along came Austin Spare, who identified the basic sleight of mind techniques underlying all forms of magic, and showed us that we could treat the whole baroque symbolism of magic as entirely optional.  Spare invented teh Postmodernist approach to magic well before the cultural advent of Existentialism or Postmodernism."

 ^^^^  awesome.

But I want to add, in opposition to these Chaos Magick sorts, that Chaos Theory, or Non-Linear Dynamics, do not draw from Quantum Mechanics or the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle.  And this is one area where their theorizing runs into troubles.

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