12 principles of chaos: the (z) cluster manifesto
THE TWELVE PRINCIPLES OF CHAOS
PINEAPPLE NUMBER ONE
THE CHAOS CURRENT MANIFESTS THROUGH THE ACTION OF INDIVIDUAL SORCERERS. WHILE SORCERERS MAY COMBINE FOR SPECIFIC MAGICKAL PURPOSES, THE GOOD OF THE ONE ALWAYS OUTWEIGHS THE GOOD OF THE MANY.
PIEAPPLE NUMBER TWO
FOR OUR GROUP PURPOSE THERE IS NO ULTIMATE AUTHORITY, BUT WE RECOGNIZE THAT THE TRUE CHAOTIC NATURE OF THE UNIVERSE MAY AT ANY TIME DEGRADE, DIVIDE, AND DESTROY CAREFULLY DEVELOPED AND ORDERED GROUP PROJECTS. WE HAVE NO LEADERS. EACH SORCERER IS ON THEIR OWN. GROUP OFFICES ARE HELD EITHER RANDOMLY OR AS TRANSITORY PROJECTS MAY REQUIRE VOLUNTARY PARTICIPATION. MEMBERS ATTAIN OFFICES BY DECLARATION. MEMBERS RELIN- QUISH OFFICES BY DECLARATION, SINGLE COMBAT, OR DIVINE ACT.
PINECONE NUMBER THREE
THE ONLY REQUIREMENT FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE GROUP IS THE LAPSE OF SANITY REQUIRED TO WANT TO BE A MEMBER OF A SORCEROUS ORGANIZATION AND THE WILL TO PRACTICE STRANGE DARK RITES. HOWEVER MEMBERS WHO DO NOT WISH TO PRACTICE ARE CHEERFULLY ADMITTED AS SACRIFICIAL VICTIMS. ______________________________________________________________
PRIMEHOLE NUMBER FOUR
ANYBODY CAN ESTABLISH A (Z) CLUSTER/TEMPLE AND AFFILIATE IT WITH THE MOTHERSHIP OR NOT AS WHIM OR AS DIVINATION BY THE FLIGHT OF SEA BIRDS INDICATES.
PRIMECHIMP NUMBER 5
EACH GROUP OR MEMBER HAS BUT ONE PRIMARY PURPOSE. BUT WE HAVE FORGOTTEN WHAT THAT IS, SO EACH MEMBER OR GROUP WILL HAVE TO DECIDE THAT FOR THEM- SELVES, IF DEEMED AN IMPORTANT ENOUGH QUESTION.
PRIMERIB NUMERO SIX
NO MEMBER OR (Z) CLUSTER GROUP CAN CLAIM TO SPEAK FOR THEIR GROUP OR THE (Z) CLUSTER AS A WHOLE, EVEN WITH THE APPROVAL OF SAID MEMBERS. ANY STATE- MENTS TO THE CONTRARY ARE DAMNED LIES PROPOGATED BY ASS KISSING FLUNKEYS OF THE DEMON CHORONZON.
PRINGLECHIP NOMBRE SEPT
MEMBERS OR (Z)CLUSTER GROUPS CAN FUND THEIR MAGICKAL ACTIVITIES ANY WAY THEY CHOOSE. HOWEVER SPECIAL ACCOLADES ARE AWARDED MEMBERS WHO CAN PERSUADE NON MAGICIANS TO SUPPORT THEM. BEGGING FROM OTHER SORCERERS IS CONSIDERED BAD FORM.
PRINCHESSA # OCTO
THE (Z) CLUSTER, MOTHERSHIP, GROUPS AND TEMPLES ARE PROFESSIONAL MAGICIANS. THEY CAN ORGANIZE THEMSELVES FOR PROFIT, HIRE EMPLOYEES OR GATHER SLAVES AS THEY SEE FIT. THEY MAY ALSO LIVE IN SQUALID, BONE- CRUSHING POVERTY.
THE MOTHERSHIP, (Z) CLUSTER GROUPS AND MEMBERS ARE WHOLLY DISORGANIZED. ANY APPEARANCE OF ORGANIZATION IS A DELUSION VISITED UPON MEMBERS BY SORCEROUS ATTACKS FROM THE LORDS OF ORDER.
SINCE THE Z MOTHERSHIP, ITS CLUSTERS, AND MEMBERS ARE ARTIFICIAL CONSTRUCTS IN TEMPORARY, TRANSIENT MANIFESTATION, PUBLIC STATEMENTS ABOUT THE Z CLUSTER, INCLUDING THESE, ARE PATHOLOGICAL LIES DESIGNED TO MANIPULATE THE MEDIA OR THE SHEEPLIKE MASSES. MEMBERS ARE URGED TO PROMPTLY DISAVOW PUBLIC STATEMENTS MADE BY SELF-AGGRANDIZING EGOIST MEMBERS SEEKING ATTENTION.THE Z CLUSTER, ITS MEMBERS, AND THE MOTHERSHIP ARE GENERALLY OPINIONATED ASSHOLES, HAPPY TO ISSUE DOGMATIC ANNOUNCEMENTS ON ANY SUBJECT WHATSOEVER. POINTS ARE GIVEN TO THOSE WHO CAN STATE CLEARLY NONSENSICAL POSITIONS WITH ARDOR AND AUTHORITY.
THE PUBLIC RELATIONS POLICY OF THE Z CLUSTER IS BASED ON UNASHAMED PROMOTION, SINCE ANYONE CAN JOIN THE Z CLUSTER BY A SIMPLE DECLARATION (THE LETTER ÒZÓ SHOULD SUFFICE), IT IS INCUMBENT UPON MEMBERS TO PUBLICIZE THE Z CLUSTER AND ITS MAGNIFICENT JOB IN SUPPORTING THE CHAOS CURRENT AS OFTEN AND IN AS PUBLIC A WAY AS POSSIBLE.
SINCE WE CAME FROM CHAOS AND TO CHAOS WE SHALL RETURN WE TAKE AS A RECEIVED TRUTH THAT OUR SQUALID LITTLE EGOS, AND OUR PETTY BACK BITING ARGUMENTS WILL NOT SURVIVE THE TRANSITION TO RANDOMNESS. CONSEQUENTLY MEMBERS ARE URGED TO RECOGNIZE THIS FACT AND EITHER ACT LIKE ETHICAL HUMAN BEINGS, OR AS VICIOUS PRIMA DONNAS GETTING AS MUCH MILEAGE OUT OF THEIR SELF-CENTERED PERSONALITIES AS THEY CAN IN THEIR THANKFULLY BRIEF LIVES.
THE Z MANIFESTO
The Z(cluster) is a group of chaos magicians who have temporarily aggregated for the purpose of cracking the universal consensual belief structure and thus bringing about the end of the world. Originating in a cluster of New Orleans sorcerers who are artists, musicians and writers, mostly gay, with a strong contingent from the leather community, the Z(cluster) is an attempt to configure a new form of organization, one that is non-hierarchichal, non-dogmatic, inclusive, anarchistic, and flexible. The Z(cluster) is open to all. Membership requires a simple declaration. There are no dues. There are no grades. There are no leaders. There is no received truth. Opinions of Z(cluster) members, including these statements, are personal and non-binding and may be adopted or discarded by members as whim or analytic thought provides.
The first node of the Z(cluster), the New Orleans group, has decided transiently to call itself T(word)A(word)Z(word). Other groups or individuals that wish to align themselves with the first node may do so by naming themselves anything that includes a word that begins with Z. Readers of this document are now cautioned that this terminology is a viral meme. Z(cluster) members and nodes may or may not offer the following to each other:
Group ritual. Results testing. Journalling. Lectures, articles, poems. Spells. Floggings. Sex. T-shirts. Magickal conspiracies. Discount books on sorcery. Occult combat. Jewelry. Training in yoga, martial arts, and small arms. Ceramics. Emotional support. Cynical revilement. Custom leather and art to wear. Music. Noise. Membership in a food co-op. Computer expertise. Participation in performance art pieces. Other services, interactions, and products too numerous to list.
In New Orleans, the Temple Azathoth Zygoats meets about every two weeks. While the New Orleans node offers itself, for the time being, as a clearinghouse for projects by and information about the Z(cluster), membership in the cluster does not require contacting the T(word)A(word)Z(word). If you do wish to contact us, the address follows:
email@example.com Copyright Notice
Products issuing from the Z(cluster) are copyright free, as long as individual members do not state otherwise (incurring, if they do, group revilement). Copy our products, hack our programs, rip off our designs. You pay the karmic debt (if thatÕs your paradigm). We might subject you to sorcerous attack, but we will not sue you.