Wednesday, 26 February 2014 13:58


UPDATE 24th April 2014.The Esotericon and Portals of Chaos has landed!

Herewith a bit more detail on its contents: -

The Esotericon & Portals of Chaos. By Peter Carroll and Matt Kaybryn.

This superbly produced large hardbound book, 212 pages, 240mm x 270mm contains extensive text by Peter J Carroll and over 50 large full colour illustrations from Matt Kaybryn. Carroll’s text begins with a historical resume of magical and esoteric thought, where it came from and where it may go, and then it moves on to the presentation of three complete grimoires.

The first grimoire of Elemental magic deals with modern practical magical techniques and the classical and modern interpretations of the traditional elemental symbolism.

The second grimoire of Planetary magic deals with the Pagan and Neo-Pagan magical archetypes or ‘god-forms’, their contemporary roles in the human condition, and how the magician can access them for their inspiration and to borrow their abilities.

The third grimoire of Stellar magic deals with the ‘Elder Gods’, those foci of awesome and dangerous extraterrestrial knowledge and power that await us in the vast deep reaches of the cosmos. It constitutes the latest upgrade to the ever evolving Necronomicon.

Various other chapters deal with the history of symbolism, the creation and / or the evolution of gods and goddesses, and the physics of parapsychology and extraterrestrial communication. All in all this book contains enough to keep any wizard, magician, esotericist or natural philosopher entranced and busy for quite a while. A fuller description of the contents of the book appears below**.

The Portals of Chaos. By Matt Kaybryn and Peter J Carroll.

The Portals of Chaos consists of a deck of fifty four large 230mm x 143mm full colour altarpiece sized cards created by Matt Kaybryn working in conjunction with Peter J Carroll. Unlike conventional Tarot decks, these larger cards which resume all the Elemental, Planetary and Elder God forms in the Esotericon book, have extensive uses in Invocation, Enchantment, Evocation, and Illumination as well as in Divination. Matt spent thousands of hours creating these images using high technology combined with meditation, invocation, and great artistic skill. Some have said that the result makes the Lindisfarne Gospels or the Sistine Chapel look rather dull by comparison. A fuller description of the contents of the card deck appears below*.



**EPOCH - The Contents of The Book

The Esotericon & Portals of Chaos. By Peter Carroll and Matt Kaybryn.

Contents, Dedications, Prologue.

Ch 1 Introduction to The Esotericon and Portals of Chaos.

Magic over the Aeons, Elemental, Planetary, & Stellar Magic. – An examination of the origins of the esoteric and magical traditions in late classical antiquity and their revivals in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, followed by an analysis of current and possible future developments, with mentions of the known seminal philosophers and magicians involved.

Ch 2 The Portals of Chaos Deck.

Tarot History. - The Tarot has a history quite different to that which many magicians think.

The uses of the Portals Deck. – Not just for Divination, but as a more extensive toolkit for Evocation, Enchantment, Invocation, and Illumination as well.

The Esotericon Tree, Chaobala. – The Tree of Life (& Death) upgraded with wider cosmological perspectives than previously available to the wizards and natural philosophers of the past.

Ch 3 Elemental and Elementary Magic. The 1st Grimoire.

The Realm of the Elements and a Basic Magical Primer. – The origins of the ideas of the four (or five) classical elements and modern interpretations and extensions of these ideas, plus how to do practical magic, explained in the simplest terms.

Baphomet. – A modern conception of ‘The Spirit of the Earth’, the Egregore of this our home planet, and its development from Shamanic times to the present Aeon.

Ch 4 Theometry & Aeonics.

A History of the Gods and Paradigm Shifts. – The co-evolution of humanity and its gods and goddesses and its archetypes and philosophies, and the directions in which we have, and in which we may well take each other.

Ch 5 Planetary Magic.The 2nd Grimoire.

The Planetary and Bi-Planetary God-Forms. – A Pantheon of 36 ‘god-forms’ drawn from many sources and cultures to create a more complete neo-pagan psycho-cosmology of the human condition for the 21st century.

Ch 6 Cosmology.

Strange Physics Interlude 1. Alien Life & The Perfect Cosmological Principle. – The universe now looks immensely larger than all but a few ever suspected, and it contains vast numbers of sources of higher intelligence.

Ch 7 Omnality.

Strange Physics Interlude 2. Quantum Omnality in a Non-Local Universe. – An examination of some cutting edge quantum hypotheses which suggest that the higher knowledge of advanced alien intelligence remains potentially available to us.

Ch 8 Stellar Magic.The 3rd Grimoire.

Stellar Metaphysics. Necronomicon Prologue. Necronomicon Commentary. The Necronomicon. – A Chaos Magic based approach to accessing the awesome and potentially terrible knowledge and power held by Alien Entities which appear to us as The Elder Gods.


1) Alien Elements. – An example of how some Alien Intelligences conceptualize basic reality in a self-consistent manner that looks rather different to ours.

2) Elements, Geomancy, Planets. – An upgrade to traditional Geomancy to include the whole solar system and beyond.

3) The Hypersphere Equation. An addendum to The Octavo. – Apophenia appears to have withheld this simple, beautiful, and elegant solution as some sort of a reward for finishing THIS work – She seems a tease as well as a Muse.

4) The Joy of Texts. A humorous poem by Ronald Hutton. A sort of banishing by laughter. – Simply so good we had to put it in.

Endpieces. – Platonic-Pagan-Monotheism or Quantum-Neo-Paganism?

References. – Some other seminal works you should read if you haven’t already done so.

Dramatis Personae. – Notes on the lives and works of Bruno, Mathers, Crowley, Lovecraft, Grant, Carroll, and Kaybryn.

Afterword. – The futures.



*The contents of the Portals of Chaos card deck.

The Portals of Chaos. By Matt Kaybryn and Peter J Carroll.

Fifty four cards, plus a title card, resuming images of the following Elemental, Planetary and Bi-planetary, and Elder god forms: -

The Elemental forms

The ‘Archangels’ of Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Aether.


The Planetary and Bi-Planetary forms


Ouranos, Odin, Ma'at,Athena, Lucifer, Apophenia, Thoth, Isis, Saturn, Osiris, Choronzon, BaronSamedhi, Kali, Anubis, Hecate, Jupiter, Thor, JHVH, Juno, Vulcan, Dionysus, Mars, Horus, Eris, Loki, Ishtar-Astarte, Sol, BVG & Child,

Bob-Legba, Asherath, Venus, Pandora, Babalon, Mercury, Pareidolia, Luna.


The Elder God forms, an Evocation form and an Invocation form for each


Nyarlathotep, Cthulhu, Shub-Niggurath, Hastur, Yog-Sothoth, Azathoth.


Have a look at the Epoch post 3 blogs back for more details of launch.

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