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    In Chaos Magic , beliefs are not seen as ends in themselves, but as tools for creating desired effects. To fully realize this is to face a terrible freedom in which nothing is true and everything is permitted, which is to say that everything is possible, there are no certainties , and the consequences can be ghastly.

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  2. 9

    Junk food, junk religion, and junk products just leads to excessive numbers of junk people living junk lifestyles.

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  3. 8

    Only through absolute loyalty to each other can the few control the many.

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  4. 7

    Flat Earth theory serves well enough for a trip from the cave to the water hole and back, and a third dimension going up into the sky and down underground serves to accommodate gods and devils A lot of people still think like that, believe it or not.

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  5. 6

    The only clear view is from atop the mountain of your dead selves.

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  6. 5

    Every new form of liberation is destined to eventually become another form of enslavement for most of its adherents.

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  7. 4

    Matter can be conveniently divided for descriptive purposes into space , time , mass, and energy . However we can only describe any one of these phenomena in terms of the other three. Any definitions we care to make about matter are thus tautological .

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    Enforcing equality to compensate for the monstrous unfairness of nature destroys liberty. But total liberty leads to various forms of "aristocracy" and decay. Yet total equality leads to oppressive statism and decay. However, equality of opportunity leads to a vibrantly chaotic and creative meritocracy.

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    In Chaos Magic, beliefs are not seen as ends in themselves, but as tools for creating desired effects.

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    So many people seem to spend their lives trying to appear normal, predictable and consistent to themselves and those that surround them. They just end up bored with themselves, bereft of any depth of inner resources, suffocated by the inhibitions that defend their own monolithic identities.

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  11. Last Update: 5 February 2023

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