Michael Ford - Chaos Magick and Luciferism
Confusion is the result of a system of failure. In order to build and proceed into any useful areas, one must be willing to strip away beliefs that have been programmed since birth. We all have this challenge, as within modern society this is a consistent and often reoccurring problem. When Peter Carroll, Ray Sherwin, and others began working with something they would later call, Chaos Magic, the potential they continued from what Aleister Crowley and Austin Spare developed was so bright it was often overlooked. Austin Spare in undoubtedly the grandfather of Chaos Magic, while he had no idea at the time of his magickal importance. During the ’80s a re-publishing awakening of material by Spare was on the upswing, remaining from such publishers from the ’70s like 93 Publishing, who issued several important pieces of Spare’s work along with numerous titles from Aleister Crowley. Christopher Bray, the owner of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice bookshop spearheaded the resurgence of Spare in the early ’80s with “The Collected Works of Austin Osman Spare”, which gave a seminal kick in the pants to many individuals who were looking for new ways within Magick to explore and exceed.