About the Chaote
My name is Lee. I’m a witch who lives Western Australia. I’ve been actively practising as a witch for about seven years, studying for a bit longer. I am also an artist- I paint expressionistic/surreal/fantasy art which forms a part of my spiritual practice.
I circle with a coven and I have a robust solitary practice, too. I regularly interact with the local pagan community and I occassionally write for local publications, including as a columnist for Spirit and Spell magazine. I am on a path of constant learning and adaptation.
To best describe my beliefs, I rather like this quote by Ray Sherwin;
The antithesis of chaos, cosmos, is the universe suitably defined by the successful magician for his own purposes and that definition is under constant scrutiny and may be regularly changed. Chaos is expressive of this philosophy and reinforces the idea that there is no permanent model for the individual’s relationship with everything that he is not. The word encompasses not only those things we know to be true but also what we suspect may be true as well as the world of impressions, paranoias and possibilities.
If there were anything such as a Chaos Credo it would run on the following lines: I do not believe in anything. I know what I know (gnosis) and I postulate theories which may or may not enter my system of adopted beliefs when those theories have been tested. There are no gods or demons, except for those I have been conditioned into acknowledging and those I have created for myself. I create and destroy beliefs according to their usefulness. In the words of the wise “nothing is true, everything is permitted” – provided it interferes with no-one.
I was recently inspired to become more accountable in my practice my DOING more instead of just talking so much! I aim to blog regularly about what inspires me, document my personal rituals and use this blog as a mirror book of sorts in addition to a supplementary Book of Shadows. I hope to post at least once a week.
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