LIBER NULL PETER J. CARROLL With Illustrations by Andrew David To all who helped keep Liber Null in print and produced a limited edition of Psychonaut . Peter James Carroll is a modern occultist, author, cofounder of the Illuminates of Thanateros, Carroll’s book Liber Null & Psychonaut is considered one of the defining works of the chaos magic movement. Carroll was a co-founder of the . We push the limits of our body and mind, sometimes breaking those limits to test our strength and willpower. We do not wade into the waters of.
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One cannot help but get involved in doing because one happens to be.
One’s next incarnation will be as whatever creature of which one’s activity in life is most reminiscent. In the normal cycle of birth and death, the life force carries little or nothing from one incarnation to the next. Transport the whole rite to a graveyard or crypt at midnight and one has compounded a powerful mechanism for concentrating the Kia by paralyzing the peripheral functions of the mind by fear.
This book was interesting. Diagram 1 is an exposition of the survival of magical traditions from the first aeon to the fifth.
Liber Null & Psychonaut
For all our pretense of free will, we are an accident running a fixed but unknown course. Pretty much anything you feel is good to read. Emotions of the ecstatic mode enliven the system and cause a general elation. Conversely, it is even more difficult to perform in front of many persons, all of whom are upholding the ordinary course of events.
Note however that inhibitory and excitatory techniques can be employed sequentially, but not simultaneously, in the same operation. Attachment is to be understood both in the positive and negative sense, for aversion is its other face. Dice Option Number 3: As soon as the reaction against the desire begins to manifest, the whole thing is banished from the mind ty a forcible turning of the attention to other matters.
This book is frustrating- a lot of great insights and a lot of absolute crap. Trivia About Liber Null and Ps The why is extremely important. However both forms are almost invariably male though succubi may make some shght attempt to disguise themselves as females.
Will is not willpower, virility, obstinancy, or hardness. The concentrations leading to magical trance are discussed in Liber MMM. Attachment itself is a form of love in which the loved becomes a mere useless appendage when 84 passion is baulked of fulfillment and a partial reaction, an element of loathing, ah entered on.
Otherwise his body is cold and naked. If any unnecessary or imbalanced scraps of ego become identified with the genius ty mistake, then disaster awaits. Metamorphosis is an exercise in willed restructuring of the mind. If the magician taps a deep enough level of power, these forms may manifest with sufficient force to convince the mind of the objective existence of the god.
The second is a specific against obsession with the magical practices in the third section.
These spirits help man to become good Or tempt him to do evil. I’m about halfway through it at the moment.
From this condition of transcended desire it can hurl itself into any form of magic. It is only the fear that it is neither which imprisons us.
Liber Null and Psychonaut: An Introduction to Chaos Magic
In the most elaborate form of ritual he may surround himself with the sounds, smells, colors, instruments, memories, numbers, symbols, music, and poetry suggestive of the god or quality. Fasting, sleep, and sensory deprivation combined with drugs and clouds of incense smoke will usually provide a demon with sufficiently sensitive and malleable media in which to manifest an image if commanded to do so.
The perception reaches through the tunnel as the will directs it to other regions of time and space. In addition to these two meditations there is a third, more active, form of metamorphosis, and this involves one’s everyday habits.
The relativism which is inherent in chaos magic is where I don’t fully agree with, although I do recognize this phase in thinking and practising is a necessary part of evolution. Image Concentration The part of the mind in which pictorial thoughts arise is brought under magical control by image concentration.
This essence or spirit can be made to go into other things by bringing the signature-bearing objects into contact with whatever is being treated. Gnosis is the mechanism by which Kia draws back from the flesh in preparation for the mighty indulgences of magic. Suddenly the hands are there in full clear view. To be truly alive is to assume the impossible and live by it. For the universe is mad and arbitrary in her ways.
The glyphs can be employed in various spells and sigils, but the words are mostly quite inaccurate attempts to capture a feeling. No page should be left blank. Lifestyle consultants will become the new priests of our civilizations.
When such things are created by a group or tribe of persons over a long period, they are known as fetishes.