Joe Nolan's Insomnia, Occult — May 15, 2013 at 5:04 pm

A Chaos Primer


Happened across the new The Invisibles Omnibus edition on Amazon today. Hope to get my hands on that for a review on the podcast soon. I read the series in TPB form years ago, following all the details with the excellent Anarchy For The Masses: The Disinformation Guide to the Invisibles. I was reminded of what a great series this is and how it does such a great job of incorporating chaos magick philosophy into a sexy, action-filled, truly unique comics universe.

Chaos magick finds its roots in the sigil work of occultist/magician Austin Osman Spare and it was author Peter J. Carroll who wrote one of the seminal volumes laying out the philosophy/art behind this new understanding of how to make stuff happen.

Here is a short intro to chaos magick from Carroll’s indispensable Liber Null. This is a great place for newbies to start. The rest of you may be tempted to start reading Carroll or Phil Hine or The Invisibles all over again.

Visit the original post to link to a .pdf version of Liber Null.

Stay awake!

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