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₵Ⱨ₳Ø₴₥₳₲ł₵₭.₵Ø₥ - Issue #8

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Welcome to the Thunderdome, CM Fam!
Sorry for the lateness of this issue.
Man, oh man, what a stressful and tiring few weeks. I flew to Phoenix, saw a cool show and some friends, got my wallet stolen, and had a terribly mixed adventure, but I made it back alive.
In this week’s newsletter we’re focusing on community building, upcoming publications you can look forward to, and some practical magick advice.
Let’s get to it!

Site Updates
The Design: Simple, dark, minimalist aesthetic. Not for the sake of being edgy, but because it looks fantastic.
Next up is filling the ever important content bucket full of excellent information that would prove beneficial to someone beginning their journey into the realm of chaos magick.
That will take longer to accomplish. As I am the sole and primary maker of all the things, I want to present a viewpoint as free of the dogmatic tendencies I’ve picked up myself over the years.
In fact, I’m using it as an exercise to identify and challenge those dogmatic habits using good, old-fashioned research into the fundamentals of CM, starting with the origins of the practice, to put the baseline back where it should be.
Group Magick on Discord
Two things really interest me about Discord is the ability to have a garbage free social platform for the community, allows for quick and troll-free learning, and its ability to facilitate group magick works.
With that being said, soon I will try to get together some practicing magicians to begin some group works — building out servitors, wards, and things of that nature.
This is an especially good way to introduce newer magicians to the fold and integrate them into the community. It allows for mentorship by those with more experience and guidance to those who may feel overwhelmed.
If that sounds like something you might want to be a part of, jump on our Discord here and start some convos. It’s a small but growing place.
Verone enjoying a smoke from TLTM: Psychonaut Blues Collected Edition
Verone enjoying a smoke from TLTM: Psychonaut Blues Collected Edition
TLTM is so close to completion it’s ridiculous.
This was a project I started some 10 odd years ago, to tell the story of a punk magician named Verone having completely fantastical adventures with a bit of real magick intertwined within its pages.
It’s been through a lot of iterations since the original concept occurred to me. It’s been a book series, a serial, a collaborative shared universe experiment, and more, before I finally landed on the comic book concept and moved forward with it.
Having never produced a comic book outside my dining room table when I was a kid, the process has proved to be super enlightening, and I fully believe the next ones I kick out with my artist Jay will be next level.
TLTM: Psychonaut Blues will be close to 200 pages (final production length isn’t set in stone yet) of story and art for those that love occult action-adventure in a trade paperback format.
I’ll be making more announcements on this one as the time of release gets closer. (i.e. When we finish the story and I get the package together. ETA of June-July timeframe.)
Zines and Articles!
Zines used to be a huge passion of mine as a teenager. I loved those little homemade rags of rage, fury, passion, and love for whatever thing the author wrote about.
We will produce semi-regular zines that will cover many topics:
  • CM 101: This series will dive headfirst into the concepts of chaos magick. A simple, easy to follow account of CM history, concepts, and culture.
  • GZS Presents: This zine will cover the current occulture environment. We will print fiction works, poetry, opinion pieces, and advice on doing magick from experienced magicians. There will also be some of that good old-fashioned Discordian style trolling occasionally.
Many of the articles that we’ll put out there will also go into the zines themselves. So, if you’re interested in writing with us, get on the Discord and make that known.
Random CM Thoughts...
The best way to get started in magick is to just start. Find a topic that interests you on the subject and dive in. Study it. Know it. Practice it. It really is that simple.
There are other factors that I believe should be paid attention to, as well.
Find a group of peers to study with that shows you respect. This means staying away from troll groups like most of the CMG ones on Facebook. Also, stay away from other social media avenues, too. They aren’t that conducive to actual learning and are basically troll farms. Take the time to find a group where you can ask questions.
Record your experiences. This one is hard for a lot of newer magicians. It’s also pretty critical in determining if your magick is working. Think less of magick as a simple esoteric experience and more of a SCIENTIFIC esoteric experience.
Finally, embrace the wonder that is chaos magick. CM is a weird and wild culture to steep oneself in and it can get quite… well, chaotic. There are plenty of us out there willing to help you get good, though. You just have to find us.
Final Word
Let’s give some shout outs!
You should totally check out the latest comic book release from Tommie Kelly, Turbines.
True to form, the first issue was full of beautiful art and an intriguing story. The second issue just released and continues on the same path. Definitely worth a pickup. You can get access to the comic, along with insight into Tommie’s creative process, by joining him on his Patreon or pick up issue #2 at Payhip. For further info on Tommie, head over to Adventures in Woo Woo.
If you’re looking for a good CM book to pick up and read, check out Kaocentric Marketing by Nathan Dube.
It’s an interesting experiment using CM concepts and principles to amplify your marketing and sales numbers. I think there’s a lot of insight to be found within these pages for our readers.
Our final shout out this issue goes to Keeping Tarot Real.
KTR is the vehicle mah dood Manuel Ignacio Martínez runs, dishing out a number of divination and oracle services using the Tarot and decks you’ve probably never heard of. Manuel is one of the best card readers I’ve ever worked with, and his info is on point. Check out his Etsy for a reading that you’ll never forget.
That’s it for this issue, CM Fam! See you next week!
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