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PDF Ä BOOK The Chaos Protocols Ö HORTICULTURETRADER µ [Reading] ➾ The Chaos Protocols ➵ Gordon White – Horticulturetrader.co.uk The years since the financial crash have seen the realization dawn that the great promise of modern civilization will go unfulfilled Study hard work hard buy a house retirThe years since the financial crash have seen the realization dawn that the great promise of modern civilization will go unfulfilled Study hard work hard buy a house retire happy It's all a lie spun for the benefit of a tiny elite The richest eighty five people on earth have as much wealth as the poorest 35 billion Each month the numbers change but they never improveMagical and spiritual discourse has failed to keep up with this new reality The Chaos Protocols aims to fix thatJoin Gordon White as he shows you how to use chaos magic not on There's a lot of things I really like about this book and I do recommend it to anybody in the field Gordo's managed to pack both a decent if brief analysis of the state of both the western economy and the overall western worldview and of the major flaws and implications within them into the beginning of the book and he then presents a set of ritual tools and tech overview to allow a practitioner to navigate those maps from a practical and utilitarian perspective I'm particularly fond of the Headless RiteFour Kings bit since that's been an area of recent interest for me and the Crossroads petition rite is something that I think I can do some work with as well On the other hand what I did find slightly disconcerting is the degree to which the advice and overall perspective assume that the reader's coming to this from the position of a healthy white middle class western male with few social ties or responsibilities The constant refrain of embracing the uncertainty and exhortations for flexible responses to chaotic environments ring a bit hollow to people for whom risk is not just gosh I might have to go back and live with my parents but is like fuck I might have to watch my wife die because we can't afford her medicine or shit CPS wants to take my kid away because we've been living on the street for the last month See for me the thing is that magic doesn't always work; because nothing ALWAYS works And like most of the people I know I have to weigh the choices I make based on the risks not only to myself and my own comfort but to the lives and safety of the people I love And yes this is a fundamentally unsafe and unpredictable world and the mundane wage slave existence is as fragile and transient as anything else in it but the knowledge that the eggshell shelter I've erected can be crushed by random factors way out of my control doesn't exactly encourage me to leap out into the maelstrom dragging my family behind me without a LOT care and preparation than Gordo seems to assume is neededI have to factor that kind of thinking into my choices and my magical and lifestyle strategies I'm a lot less sanguine about rolling the dice with my life when I'm betting the lives and safety of my family And yes the storm's coming and yes sooner or later we're gonna probably end up out in it after the roof blows off but until that happens I want to keep us all as warm and dry as possible for as long as I can That doesn't mean that I didn't like the book and that I didn't find useful stuff in it But y'all should be aware of that aspect of the overall tone

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Ly to navigate these trying times but to triumph as well Discover how to become invincible through initiation and wage the mind war that will keep you moving toward what you really want From sigil magic to working with spiritual allies The Chaos Protocols helps you act on the unwavering belief that your life should matter and you're not going to let something as trifling as the apocalypse get in the way of itPraise Gordon White gives a master class on the hard economic realities and the kind of low down and dirty magic for which he has be Although I like his blog the runesoup including his podcast find the others for which both he deserves a lot of praise I didn't expect that Gordon White's The Chaos Protocols is maybe one of the very best introductions in magic and certainly the very best I've read which isn't spread in course format across a multi volume work that would be Josephine McCarthy's uareia but just mind altering stuff between two book covers And this isn't even strictly speaking an introductin It is part time introduction business advice grimoire state of the world analysis and effectresultsfinancial magic primer The Chaos Protocols contains only minor metaphysical speculations which is good no 90's Pop Chaos MagiCK Bullshit instead the time tested evocations of our ancient forefathers and hands on practical advice on how to proceed and what to expect on the first steps Of course one hasn't to agree one hasn't to agree on the entirety of his analysis of our current status uo which is also mainly geared towards the american economy and educational system Upon 2nd reading This book is still great and reads especially interesting and probably most of all terrifying in light of recent events

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The Chaos ProtocolsCome famous Pragmatic sharp and funny The Chaos Protocols is a treasure of a book Peter Grey author of Apocalyptic WitchcraftTake two parts Magick Without Tears a measure of The Wealth of Nations a pinch of Ian Fleming and a dash of Noel Coward and you have this almost promiscuously readable text Whoever said books on magick can't be fabulously entertaining as well as eminently practical has obviously not read up on their Gordon White Remedy that situation Chris Knowles author of The Secret History of Rock n' Roll and Our Gods Wear Spande I'm not sure what to say about this book I thought the first chapter was absolutely brilliant It's a devastating deconstruction of modern economics and power in society I feel like telling everyone I know to read this part Gordon White is a very gifted writer and one of the best aspects of his storytelling is the way that he ties many disparate threads into a single story A kind of gonzo investigative journalist of weird realms I'm totally aboard the initial part of this narrative web After the first chapter though the book changes direction drastically I feel less able to settle on an opinion on the rest of the book It very uickly gets into specific magickal techniues spells incantations rituals These are presented in a very compelling way But this is rocky ground The only other book on this topic I have ever read is Persuasions of the Wiches Craft Tanya Luhrmann's anthropological study of modern witchcraft in which she makes a very compelling case for how magical practitioners manage to convince themselves of impossible things So the very straight up descriptions of recipes for summoning unseen forces seem fanciful I expect it says something about me than about the book but I find rituals from distant cultures much easier to accept seriously than these rituals that come from cultures closer to my ownThe justification given for a world view in which these rituals genuinely work wasn't enough to solidly grab me White makes the case that materialism is obviously false but the evidence he cites is at best controversial and rather than explore the subtleties of this he steamrolls through with a selective interpretation that fits his story More generally one thing that seemed to undermine the credibility of the book was the reliance on some suspect sources This was uite puzzling as the author is obviously extremely intelligent and it felt like there must be better sources of evidence than some of the ones used The final point that annoyed me was that the book delves into a vaguely self helpy style at points Although it is very self aware and humorous in this regard it just felt a bit icky for it Having said all that I really did enjoy the book I really like these ideas even if I find them problematic I thought the historical background and insights into mythology and esotericism were fascinating There are moments of brilliance and real insight in here as well as some great uotes from other works I'd absolutely read of Gordon White and suspect that something less instructional and philosophical would resonate with me better