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The Principles of Discordian Magick - A Very Loose Discussion
A document to be included in the forthcoming Confunomicon
by Lord Falgan, F.M., K.S.C. Novus Ordo Seculorum Erisium
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...dedicated to The Prettiest One...
Okay, this is a discussion on magick, eh? Whoa,
like, conjuring demons, throwing hexes, and predicting the future?
Manipulation of the Hodge/Podge to TOTAL WORLD DOMINATION?! No.
First off, any demons that might be around aren't gonna waste time with
Discordians (they're after the Greyfaced Religions, 'cause the guilt they
can lay on them...). Throwing hexes is painful, and bad for the joints.
And if you are worried about the future, and world domination, then you
have no business trying out magick anyway. So, like, what is Discordian
magick, eh? Okay, Discordian Magick is a way in which the Discordian practicing
it (called a Phool) to either add to or create Eristic Vibes or to deflect
or destroy Aneristic Vibes.
Vibes: Psycho-emotional energy given off be humans
and other creatures.
Eristic: Pertaining to Eris; pertaining to chaos
Aneristic: Against Eris; pertaining to order in
Phool: one who is aware of the presence an actions
of Vibes and uses Discordian Magick to manipulate the same
Face: An aspect of Discordian Magick; the category
Nature: The end-product of Discordian Magick
Hodge: The pseudo-Zen force of Order in the world
Podge: The pseudo-Zen force of Chaos in the world
The Doctrine: things have a tendency to work out
ok in the end
Ju-Ju: The "aftershocks" of Discordian Magick; the
The Sacred Chao: The image of the Hodge and Podge.
Greyface: One who unconsciously generates Aneristic
THEM: A group who consciously generates Aneristic
Vibes; Phools gone Greyface.
Discordian: One who unconsciously generates Eristic
Norm: A normal, vibe-unaware, guy-on-the-street.
Typically Aneristic, due to the great amount of ambient Aneristic Vibes
in the world.
Vibes: what they be.
Okay, vibes are like energy which is given off by
all creatures. You may know of Vril or Kirlian Aura or Alpha Waves
some other nonsense. Vibes may or may not be them, its really not important.
What IS important is that they exist, and if they
exist, then they can be manipulated and created and destroyed.
(Destroying waves can be bad Ju-ju. Be careful.) How do we know vibes are
there? Because, if you open up, you can feel them. You're being hit
by them all the time, just most people aren't aware of them. Next time
someone is being extremely chaotic, notice how that person's actions and
presence affect you... the same for someone being extremely ordered.
Sometimes, the vibes can change your mood, your attitude, even y our health.
So, now that I know the vibes are there, what can I do with them? Okay,
eh? So, there are two basic kinds of vibes: Eristic and Aneristic.
Eristic Vibes are pulses of chaotic energy, while Aneristic Vibes are pulses
of ordered energy... this means the fundamental concepts of chaos and order,
not the waves themselves. (I.E. if vibes have a structure, both Eristic
and Aneristic probably have the same structure. It is the kind of energy
which differs, not the structure.) Eristic Vibes USUALLY cause Chaos, Discord
and Confusion (the first three Faces (q.v.)) and Aneristic Vibes USUALLY
cause Beurocracy and Aftermath (the last two Faces). I say USUALLY because,
like most things, there are several occasions when the five will cross
over. A Phool must learn to appreciate the spinning of the Chao, and the
counter-push-pull of the Hodge and Podge, and learn when Eristic Vibes
are needed, and when Aneristic Vibes are needed. As a very general
rule, the world needs more Eristic Vibes... there are far more Greyfaces
in the world than there are Discordians.
Okay, eh, Discordian Magick is not exempt from the
Law of Fives. There are five facets to Discordian Magic, just like
five faces of a pentagon. Ergo, to keep in line with this analogy,
these aspects of magick have been termed "Faces". The 5 Faces are, naturally:
Chaos, Discord, Confusion, Beurocracy, and Aftermath.
Aftermath # #
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When a Phool manipulates Vibes, the method in which
the Vibes are manipulated is defined by the Face.
Some brief explanations:
Chaos: Vibes manipulated within the Face of Chaos,
generally speaking, are designed simply to increase the amount of Eristic
Energy in the area. Chaos magick is specifically unorganized, and often
purposeless. It is used to change mood, tone, and is also a way to banish
Discord: Vibes manipulated within the Face of Discord
are deigned to affect large numbers of Norms, and sometimes Greyfaces.
It is the second most destructive form of magick, and requires care in
its use. It causes Norms to act in ways they would not normally,
often for reasons they do not fully comprehend.
Confusion: The most common form of magick, Vibes
manipulated within the Face of Confusion is a Discordians primary weapon
against Anerism. It is a subtle form of magick, designed to gradually wean
norms and Greyfaces from their hopeless addiction to Aneristic Vibes.
Beurocracy: Vibes manipulated within the Face of
Beurocracy must be treated with care, as they can easily slip into Aneristic
ones instead of Eristic. Beurocratic Magick is designed to affect a large
number of Norms into unconsciously succumbing to Eristic Influence.
When used especially well, this form of magick is particularly effective
against Greyfaces, as they may not even know that they are being manipulated.
Aftermath: Vibes manipulated within the Face of
Aftermath are the most dangerous tool a Phool can use. They are by far
the most destructive, and involve a permanent destruction of Vibes, and
a ceasing of the Spinning of the Chao. Aftermath Magick is serious stuff.
It means a closing and a te rmination of Energy. Don't use this stuff unless
you're, like, really sure of yourself and are prepared to accept responsibility
for the Ju-Ju you may cause.
The Nature of Magick is not really an integral part
of the Magick, but it helps the Phool to classify the effect his magick
will have on the world. There are many natures, but some of the basic
Creative: Designed to create ambient vibes. Usually
called "Eristic Creative" or "Aneristic Creative".
Destructive: As Creative, but designed to destroy
the vibes in question.
Anti-Greyface: Countering Aneristic attacks by Greyfaces,
or planting seeds of Chaos in their subconscious.
Personal: Magick designed to alter the Phool's own
moods, feelings, and attitudes. Helps recover from Aneristic attacks.
Ritual: The ritual is a means of simply causing
Ju-Ju. It rarely has immediate effects, but when done, the Vibe Ju-Ju will
cause long- term effects which the Phool may desire.
Oracle: A means of "seeing the future"... not really,
but what it does is open the Phool's mind to ideas which may indeed
affect the future.
This has been a very basic introduction into the
theories and practice of Discordian Magick. It has been presented in hoped
of laying a groundwork for further study and explanation in the upcoming
work The Confunomicon. If there are any who would like to
share their observations, make comments or suggestions, or offer to publish
the book, I will be at the listed space/time hodge/podge locale until May
Lord Falgan, F.M., K.S.C.
Pineal Research Lab
Mu Cabal, Novus Ordo Seclorum Erisium
5210 16th Ave NE
Seattle, WA, 98105
USA, Earth, Galactic Quad: ZZ92ZA
All Hail Discordia!
(K) 3175 Cabaletta Texts- All Rites Reversed,
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