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    Default Creating a paradigm

    Hello fellow chaotes,
    Can anyone help me with creating a paradigm.
    I have searched for a basic layout to help guide me in creating one for myself.
    Any tips, ideas, or experience will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.
    chaoswhitt

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    First track down what you can on Thomas Kuhn. You'll figure out pretty quickly that paradigms aren't something that you set out to create but are rather the result of the methods you utilize.

    Focus on technique and method. World-views will develop from there.

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    i have naver heard of Thomas Kuhn but i am going to look him up think you for the name..

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    i researched Thomas Kuhn and what he had to say made a lot of sense.
    I have questions on basing a paradigm around sigils.

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    Try it the other way.

    Start doing Sigil magic and see what kinds of beliefs and worldviews, both that you develop and that you take interest in, arise as a result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skeptismo118 View Post
    Try it the other way.

    Start doing Sigil magic and see what kinds of beliefs and worldviews, both that you develop and that you take interest in, arise as a result.
    No more needs to be said.

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    Worth reading to help clean up the usage of "paradigm"

    Paradigm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by LoJack View Post
    i think the free and easy usage of the word embodies Chaos in this context, don't you?
    It's a rather good representative of what went wrong with Chaos Magic. Something that was created to do away with soggy thinking and practice in the field of magic by getting to the meta-mechanism behind magical technologies has become the ultimate excuse for many to justify whatever brand of b.s. they find themselves enthused by at the moment.

    There are a few who simply do not give a crap about the later category of usage and try nudging people towards the original intent. Not for any particular reason of dogma or even because anything of value is expected in doing it. It is simply that far more interesting results happen along those lines and you end up angering the folks who are simply interested in self-justification.

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    Indeed reality is completely subjective. Everything you experience is a product of YOUR Being. However you choose to identify with reality (be it the spirit model where beings that are "not you" exist "out there" or the cybernetic model where it's all just various pools of information communicating with other information in one large brain), either way... it's all You. Just You.

    That being said, keep in mind that the current frame of mind in which you find yourself (the current values, beliefs, and ideas you hold on to) are based on a foundation. Learn to understand how you've come to see the world as you currently do and, in doing so, identify YOUR pathways to changing it.

    Free-associate concepts and symbols to really plumb your psyche for what they mean to YOU. Learn what Your inner landscape is like. Perhaps you picked up a fondness for associating Love with light and maybe the color blue. Well, when you choose to work with love, visualize blue light. It's all about what image/feeling/word you've chosen to bond yourself with. If the pentagram evokes a sense of power or mysteriousness for you, then it's a good symbol to work with. If it is meaningless, why use it? You've given it no power (by belief/connection) thus it has no power to aid you with.

    Now, you can of course ALTER these associations. Reprogram your foundation/world-view, if you will. But ultimately the only thing that's going to "work" and get "results" is what convinces the Ultimate YOU that the desired reality is/will/has manifest.

    Reality is Belief. Belief is Reality.

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    I highly agree with the last two posts. I for one, was interested in Chaos Magic at one point. Unfortunately, I was deterred from it because the most vocal parts of the community, the most respected, seemed to try to make me feel that if I did not masturbate on the proper sigil at the right time, that I was doing it wrong. This greatly offended me because Chaos Magic is not supposed to be rigid and dogmatic. It is chaotic and individualistic.

    But, I can just ignore those people. Chaos Magic is really the only place I belong, what with my mixture of LaVeyan Satanism, general Paganism, and my own unique spritual philosphy that I am currently crafting.

    Whatever you do as a chaos mage, do not submit to anyone else's ideas, unless you want to. Even then, twist them until they fit you like a glove, if they do not already. Still, do not get lazy and stop learning. Always keep learning. Even if you have a method that works, you might find one that works better.

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