Fool’s Day—honoring the God of Chaos Energy.
“She [the witch Kirke (Circe)] . . . out of Erebos (Darkness) and Chaos (Gloomy Air) called Nox (Night) [Nyx] and the Gods of Night (Di Nocti) and poured a prayer with long-drawn wailing cries to Hecate.”
KHAOS (Chaos) was the first of the primordial gods (protogenoi) to emerge at the dawn of creation. She was followed in quick succession by Gaia (Gaea, Earth), Tartaros (the Pit Below) and Eros (Procreation).
Chaos… is the force which has caused life to evolve itself out of dust, and is currently most concentratedly manifest in the human life force, or Kia, where it is the source of consciousness… To the extent that the Kia can become one with Chaos it can extend its will and perception into the universe to accomplish magic.
Peter J. Carroll
Chaos magic grew out of the desire to strip away all extraneous elements, leaving behind only the techniques for effecting change; hence the emphasis is on actually doing things, experimenting with different techniques, rather than memorizing complex rules, symbols and correspondences – and then retaining those techniques that appear to produce results.
Since chaos magic is built around an experimental, D.I.Y. approach that involves stripping all magical techniques down to their barest essence, any practice from any magical tradition can be incorporated under the banner of chaos magic.
From the beginning, the founders of chaos magic were clear that the “results” to be attained through their techniques consisted of synchronicities.
A mental event, perception, or an act of will occurs at the same time (synchronously) as an event in the material world…….
Entropy, a measure of disorder, explains why life seems to get more, not less, complicated as time goes on.
“The increase of disorder or entropy is what distinguishes the past from the future, giving a direction to time.”
— Stephen Hawking, A Brief History of Time
Entropy in Our Everyday Lives
We have all observed entropy in our everyday lives. Everything tends towards disorder. Life always seems to get more complicated. Once-tidy rooms become cluttered and dusty. Strong relationships grow fractured and end. Formerly youthful faces wrinkle and hair turns grey. Complex skills are forgotten.
The question is not whether we can prevent entropy (we can’t), but how we can curb, control, work with, and understand it.
In essence, for a change to occur, you must apply more energy to the system than is extracted by the system.
Seneca, Medea 9 :
“Thou chaos of endless night [i.e. the underworld], ye realms remote from heaven, ye unhallowed ghosts, thou lord [Haides] of the realm of gloom.”