The Grandfather of Chaos Magick Couldn’t Stand Most Magicians

Everything has to come from somewhere, and one of the major rituals of chaos came from a surrealist artist named Austin Spare. Spare purposefully lived in poverty while his work achieved varying levels of success, and due to his influence on the use of magical sigils, he’s considered the grandfather of chaos magick.

In his original sigil work, Spare was trying to rediscover the meaning of written language by recreating letters out of hieroglyphics into something that could only be understood by the subconscious. As a practicing occultist, he quickly grew to despise ceremonial magicians like Aleister Crowley, whom he referred to as “the unemployed dandies of the Brothels.” Ya burnt.