LIBER NULL PETER J. CARROLL With Illustrations by Andrew David To all who helped keep Liber Null in print and produced a limited edition of Psychonaut . Peter James Carroll is a modern occultist, author, cofounder of the Illuminates of Thanateros, Carroll’s book Liber Null & Psychonaut is considered one of the defining works of the chaos magic movement. Carroll was a co-founder of the . We push the limits of our body and mind, sometimes breaking those limits to test our strength and willpower. We do not wade into the waters of.

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There are two more books in the series, perhaps they go more into detail? The chosen desire is concentrated on through all phases of the arousal, discharge and aftermath of these forms of congress for as bng as it takes until the mind begins to react against or ,iber sick of it.

They are not the desired result but indicative of a loosening of belief. The so-called middle way, or path of knowledge, consisting of the xnd of secondhand ideas, is an excuse to do neither and leads nowhere. It gets larger and larger, and more and more complicated. And while the magick stuff is intriguing and thought provoking Carroll offers some rather cogent arguments for magickeven if you just pay attention to the personal development psychinaut, this book is invaluable.

Yes, this is not a scientific book, but if you approach it as such, you’re a fool anyway. These are spirits with free will, Some remained good, some became evil.

Liber Null & Psychonaut

These linkages are two-way, in that a stimulation of one may evoke the other and vice versa. We grow up with our worldview and mental structures fundamentally flawed. In my opinion, there are a few definite benefits to studying Carroll; you just have to be quick-witted enough to separate the wheat from the chaff.


The personality, a mask of convenience, becomes stuck to the face. Note however that inhibitory and excitatory techniques can be employed sequentially, but not simultaneously, in the same operation.

libee In the case of pre- existing beings, this operation serves to bind the entity to the magician’s will. Entities may be drawn from three sources — those which are discovered clairvoyantly, those whose characteristics are given in grimoires of spirits and demons, and those which the magician may wish to create himself. It is because the life force then acts through the aetheric tensions we first created, but of which we are no longer aware.

When stripped of local symbolism and terminology, all systems show a remarkable uniformity of method.

Peter J. Carroll

The will not to fulfill desire arises to reduce fear of failure. It is the “medium” by which he “non-existent” chaos translates itself into “real” effects. The twenty – one principles can be equated with the Trumps of the Tarot if desired. The dao was written in such a way that you understand it if you already know it.

Rather, one is attempting to touch the sensitive parts of one’s reality more lightly in order to deny the spoiling hand of grasping desire and boredom. It is the possibility of change which is important. But we cannot stop there.

The instrument should be something which is impressive to the mind and should also represent the aspirations of the magician. Picking through society’s dirty underwear, we discover its real habits. Figure 5 shows some examples of maps of the mind.


Postulating the subjective existence of each individual’s ego, Peter J. The fingers should be curled or clasped in unusual positions to draw attention to the arms.

In that hidden dimension of one’s being hangs ahd hawk vulture of the Self or Kiafree of desire, yet ready to hurl itself into any experience or act. We are just living out the chaotically complex forces which spawned us and which will one day reduce us to nothingness again. Even the physical sciences have begun to blunder into the aetheric with their discoveries of quantum indeterminacy and virtual processes in subatomic matter.


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Even worse, if they try to follow it then they at best will have large misconceptions as to the different details, which will push them multiple steps back instead of helping them walk forward. Want to Read saving…. This symbol he will likely have to change during the great work as the inspiration begins to move him.

Why does psycbonaut exist?

Everything has causality; everything has a story. Often one notices that just before somebody said something, or an event occurred, one knew it would happen. The book can be a bit overly woo-woo at times and woo is present throughoutwhich is not my cup of tea, but the ideas can be very easily interpreted in a psychological framing, as metaphors used to trick your mind into attaching meaning to certain concepts, and then linking those newly emotionally-charged concepts to your individual goals.

The inertia of previous existences propels Kia into new forms of manifestation. It does not go out of its way to explain why or how or much of anything. Prolonged sexual excitement through karezza, inhibition of orgasm, or repeated orgasmic collapse can lead to trance states useful for divination.

Retiring to the place of working, each attains the silence of the mind by any favored method. It is sometimes possible to bring about the required coincidence by the direct intervention of the will provided that this does not put too great a strain on the universe.

One tries to enter into the spirit of the condition whenever possible and to think about the desired result at other times.