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Psyche’s list of chaos magick books

By Psyche | September 29, 2007 | 1 comment

This list of chaos magick books was first published in an information pamphlet created for the Hamilton Pagan Harvest Festival in September 2007.

The bolded items are still in print as of this date.

Read these for a taste of the philosophy surrounding chaos magick:

Chaos magick is first and foremost about achieving results, therefore, don’t merely read these, do them: Continue reading


Review: The Illuminatus! Trilogy, by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson (2)

By Blades | April 26, 2002 | Leave a comment

The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan, by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson
Dell, 0440539811 816 p.

It’s a classic. That’s what everybody says about it. It’s got style, class, and a very neat way of fucking up your head. It jumps, changes, moves, twists and turns all the way through until you’re no longer sure what the plot is, or why you’re even trying to follow it any more.

It plays games with you. It entices you in by being all cute and cuddly and voluptuous and entertaining and then [wap] it beats you over the head with a wet penguin from mars to break your complacency.

Pay attention. It’s fun, but there’s an undercurrent of seriousness in the gameplay that you’ll be able to pick out if you pay attention.

Four and a half wet fishes out of three.


The Illuminatus! Trilogy, by Robert Anton Wilson

By A Tak | April 26, 2002 | Leave a comment

The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan, by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson
Dell, 0440539811, 816 p.

Shea and Wilson combine a multitude of conspiracy theories, 60’s hippy culture with a conservative twist, and an odd writing style intended to cause the reader to incidentally deconstruct their ego by blurring the distinction between whose perspective they’re writing from. There’s a bit of required reading; if you don’t know much about Freud and Jung, and the occult, for example, you’ll miss out a lot of what is said in the book. Starts losing pace about half-way through and ends in a whimper. Continue reading