the process is the artwork

Liberation

  In creating life out of the primeval slime, Chaos has always sought to increase its possibilities of expression and to diversify its manifestations. During the evolution of life there have been many stagnant periods and some reversals. But overall, the inherent superiority of the most flexible, adaptable, inclusive, and complex creatures, cultures, men, and ideas always wins out. To seek these qualities is to achieve more liberation than any bizarre feat of renunciation or reorganization of political power is likely to create.
It is a mistake to consider any belief more liberated than another. It is the possibility of change which is important. Every new form of liberation is destined to eventually become another form of enslavement for most of its adherents. There is no freedom from duality on this plane of existence, but one may at least aspire to choice of duality.
Liberating behaviour is that which increases one’s possibilities for future action. Limiting behaviour is that which tends to narrow one’s options. The secret of freedom is not to be drawn into situations where one’s number of alternatives becomes limited or even unitary.
This is an abominably difficult path to tread. It means stepping outside of one’s own culture, society, relationships, family, personality, beliefs, prejudices, opinions and ideas. It is just these comforting chains which seem to give definition, meaning, character, and a sense of belonging to most people. Yet, in casting off one set of chains, one cannot avoid adopting another set unless one wishes to live in a very reduced and impoverished style – itself a limitation.
The solution is to become omnivorous. Someone who can think, believe, or do any of a half-dozen different things is more free and liberated than someone confined to only one activity.

– Peter J. Carroll – Liber Null & Psychonaut; An Introduction to Chaos Magic.

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  1. Reblogged this on Renaissance of the Vast Black Sea.

    August 14, 2014 at 10:41 am

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