Friday, 8 November 2019

Chaos Paganism







At the Altar of Nothing and Everything

CHAOS PAGANISM

Chaos Paganism is an evolving system devoted to the needs of the individual non-Abrahamic spiritual practitioner. 

RITUAL IS PERSONAL – MAGIC IS SCIENCE BY METAPHOR

Essentially connected with traditional polytheistic forms of Paganism/Animism, but is not rigidly devoted to any particular form of veneration due to the fact that we as individuals—and as a culture—change/evolve as our own lives and culture and technology also changes.

THE STOLEN PAST THE RECLAIMED FUTURE

Due to the Christian editorialized nature of most forms of European Pagan tradition in the centuries following the death of the Roman Emperor Constantine—along with the wanton destruction of the Pagan Classical, as well as wider European Pagan world—practitioners cannot solely reply upon historical/mythological sources for a complete picture of how our ancestors venerated their Pagan gods and goddess. 

THE COSMOS HAS NO POLITICS.

While acknowledging that all forms of traditional Indo-European and other Paganism are valid, Chaos Paganism—taking inspiration from the Chaos Magic movement—acknowledging that cultural and technological changes are vital, unavoidable elements which need to be incorporated into all forms of Pagan and Polytheistic spiritual paths, so as to keep the process vibrant, and to also avoid dogmatic religious, secular and political elements taking root within Pagan systems.

DOGMA IS THE ENEMY OF THE SOUL

This is what makes systems such as Wicca, Druidry as well as most Magical Practices unreliable and inauthentic. Their contemporary origins being essentially Kabbalistic (Abrahamic) and therefore easily politicised and dogmatised. The same dogmatism also applies to the current emerging Nordic Pagan systems.

Congregationalism (formal) is at odds with the spiritual development of the self. 

THE PROVISIONAL PROTOCOLS OF CHAOS PAGANISM CAN BE: 

Rejection of formal Congregational Paganism in favour of Personal Veneration and Observation.
Evaluation of traditional Pagan festivals due to issues surrounding alterations and inaccuracies brought about by conflicts which have arisen as a result of the Julian and Gregorian calendars. Samhain for example being a highly contentious festival in terms of the present date. A lunar 13 month calendar should be considered.
That non-human cultural ‘gods’—such as fictional characters with powerful archetypal resonance—are as worthy of veneration alongside traditional Norse, Celtic, Slavic, etc., or any other polytheistic-orientated gods/archetypes. 
The integration of multiple polytheistic systems e.g.:
Norse, Celtic, Lovecraftian, Urban Legends, Supernatural/Paranormal as well as Hinduism are perfectly valid as they all derive from common sources of human imagination and creativity. All are valid colours upon the archetypal pallet of the Chaos Pagan.
That any god or goddess can be literal or metaphorical to the level the practitioner wishes them to be.
Systems of folk magic need to be brought into the modern age and not be exclusively stuck within an agrarian past. Quantum gods for the quantum future etc.
That there are no terminal events, only the commencement of new cycles of consciousness
That nothing is written in terms of any book of spiritual law which must be exclusively adhered too. That flexibility and adaptations—concurrent with personal, cultural and technological changes—can be incorporated into Chaos Paganism in order to avoid the psychological and social conflicts/traumas present within Abrahamic evangelical religions such as Christianity and Islam 
That other forms of consciousness exist within the cosmos and these are to be understood rather than to be made fearful of. 
The magic of today becomes the science of tomorrow and the science of today becomes the magic of tomorrow.