Modernity, Magickal Cosmologies and Science: A New Cauldron for a New Age?
Keywords:Neo-paganism, chaoism, chaos magick, magickal cosmologies
AbstractChaos magic, alternatively known as chaoism, is a radical, libertarian form of magick which appears to have the most overt scientific content in terms of cosmological understanding and magickal practice.
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