Okay, this is a discussion on magick, eh? Whoa, like, conjuring demons, throwing hexes, and predicting the futunre? 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.
Okay, vibes are like energy which is given off by all creatures. You may know of Vril or Kirlian Aura or Alpha Waves or 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 the 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, Bureaucracy, and Aftermath.
# Aftermath # # Chaos # # # # # # # # Bureaucracy # # Discord # # # # # # # Confusion
When a Phool manipulates Vibes, the method in which the Vibes are manipulated is defined by the Face.
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 ones are:Creative: Designed to create ambient vibes. Usually called “Eristic Creative” or “Aneristic Creative”.
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 1, 1991:
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
Hail Eris! All Hail Discordia! (K) 3175 Cabaletta Texts- All Rites Reversed, Reprint what you like… but please credit me, fnord? Thanks…