The Jihad of Chaos
An exercise of the Sword,
to complement the work of the Wand in Chaos Monasticism.
Candidates may elect to perform the Jihad (Holy War)
for any period of their own choosing and to adopt the title
"Aeonic Warrior" for the duration of their Jihad. Jihad is
performed for several purposes:
Candidates may elect to perform Jihad in three modes;
the Lesser, Greater, or the Extreme. At all times when on
Jihad an Aeonic Warrior bears a magical dagger. This weapon
may be carried in a concealed fashion, and the warrior
should also sleep with it. The dagger functions as a
constant reminder of the work in hand and may also find
application in magical combat. The word "dagger" may be
loosely interpreted to include instruments which would
usually be classed as swords if desired, but the instrument
should at least be of a size to be useful in physical
combat. Complete celibacy is to be maintained throughout
Jihad. All sexual activities and thoughts should be
vigorously suppressed and the resulting tensions and
energies directed towards the martial gnosis of the
Warrior. Candidates may choose to supplement the formal
duties of their Jihad with such pleasures and privations as
sleeping on a hard surface, eating a limited diet of high
protein foods and taking vigorous exercise daily.
- To test, expand, and sharpen personal magical skills.
- As an experiment in controlled fanaticism.
- To Immanentize the Eschaton, the bringing-forth of the
- To attack regressive or anti-aeonic targets.
Lesser Jihad Duties
- Carry a Magical Dagger at all times.
- Complete celibacy.
- Perform the Vortex Rite upon awakening and upon
retiring. One performance should be preceded by the
recitation of a Chaoist Catechism and be performed for
the Immanentization of the Eschaton. The other should
be used to Chaobolt a suitable target.
Greater Jihad Duties
- Perform the Lesser Jihad Duties.
- Perform a third Vortex Rite to Chaobolt a second target.
Extreme Jihad Duties
- Perform the Greater Jihad Duties (to include the
- Break sleep midway through to perform a full Entropy or
Combat Magic Ritual against a selected target.
Jihad begins with an oath taken over the dagger which
specifies the mode of Jihad, its duration and target(s) to
be attacked. The dagger may afterwards be engraved with
numbers denoting mode and duration as with the wand in
Monasticism or else destroyed in the case of failure.
Targets may be Chaobolted at the climax of the Vortex
Rite either by the usual Barbaric Incantation procedure or
by the visualization of an astral Chaobolt hurled into the
A Chaobolt consists of a long sharp triangular pyramid
with a sigil on the triangular base which is visualized as
diminishing in size as it recedes away from the thrower,
There is no fixed form to the Chaoist Catechism. The
following example may be used, modified, or ignored at
A CHAOIST CATECHISM
We believe in Almighty Chaos
Mother of Matter and Aether
Nothing is True
and Everything is Permitted
There is no God but Chaos
The Pact, its Ministry on Earth
There is no Being
All is Doing
There is no Self
We do all the Gods and Goddesses
Freedom over "truth"
Probability Rules, Chaos Reigns
Pestilential Religions, Putrid Ideologies
To Entropy! Make my Aeon!
We are its Staff, Sword, Chalice, and Shield
We Know, We Will, We Dare, and we are Devious
Today the World
Tomorrow the Solar System
We Immanentize the Eschaton!
We Invoke the Pandaemonaeon!