Really starting to like Gordon White’s work, his blog Rune Soup as well as his one book I read recently, The Chaos Protocols. It’s really difficult to explain in simple words what this man stands for and proposes, but whatever it is, it involves the words ‘chaos magic’, ‘consciousness’, ‘fortune’, ‘adaptability’, ‘synchronicity’ and ‘going with what actually works’.
You thought the subtitle was weird? Well, there’s really not much else that could describe accurately what the book is about. But I’ve found it inspiring and, while it’s too early to say whether the practices or mental adjustments suggested within have taken me anywhere yet, there’s something about Gordon White’s vision of the world with all its chaos and malleable unpredictability I feel I can trust. At the end of the day, it’s a book about discovering the limits of our potential, once we update our definitions about what actually is possible in the world out there, no matter why exactly it works. At this historical juncture and the imminent fall of capitalism as we know it, we need as broad definitions of what is possible than ever.
I recommend it to open-minded people who’re ready to go post-materialist. Perhaps get together with Real Magic — I need to read that one soon!