My name is Xaos; I’m a commercial chaos magickian
I’ve been on Twitter and tumblr for a few years now, and for all this time my profiles have described me as a ‘Commercial Chaos Magickian’. I hope you know that I’m perfectly serious; this is a confirmatory announcement.
After developing my chaos magick style and sigilisation techniques, I noticed how many shitty no-effort rhyming spells were on eBay, and I remembered how people were willing to pay for tarot card readings and tarot parties (which I used to provide in my younger days). What was it that Peter Carroll said of the preponderance of professional diviners and the dearth of professional magick casters?
Well I have been, and will be again, a hired mage. Some time ago, I experimented with a short-run on eBay. I told myself that if the demand was there, I’d develop my offerings and ‘make a go of it’. Thirty-three customers later (many of whom made multiple / repeat orders) I completed my experimental testing of the waters and started making my excuses.
It’s not a good time, I told myself. I have so much on at the moment. I need to focus on me, not others. This demand won’t remain throughout the year, it’s probably seasonal. Those gods-awful power-sellers who sell sixty no-effort ‘all powerful’ charms-in-a-magick-stone are more popular than me, they flood the market, I can’t compete.
I had every excuse needed to lose this opportunity, shirk my duties, and watch more television, all the time reading more occult books.
My partner and friends were perplexed. Why stop if success was not just on its way, but manifesting? Why feel worried about so many things if the client feedback was so positive? My partner is an agnostic atheist logistician; they believe the world is as they perceive it (I know, terrifying isn’t it? and yet there’s some powerful truth in there too), yet they’d seen me create too many useful happenstances to dismiss magick entirely. I had all the support from clients and life I needed, and yet I still stopped, deciding it was an experiment only.
As always, we are our own worst enemies. But enough! I’m working to open my sigil shop again, along with certain magick services. I mean to be bigger, better, easier than ever.
I’m Xaos, and I’m a commercial chaos magickian. I hope I can serve you some time, and I hope you won’t mind that two or three percent of my web presence will nod towards my sigil wares. I know tumblr is a community, but it’s not a walled garden (thankfully) and I need to use my Xaos.me.uk website as a shop platform.
I trust by being frank and earnest (you can be Frank, I’ll be Earnest) you can see that I’m attempting to do authentic business here, from a place of respect and for a fair purpose. I wish to support myself and others.
Yes, I will take unique requests; yes I will create bespoke sigils and fire and charge them for you or with you as you want. Yes, I will be client-centred and treat you as you wish to be treated, whether you just want to buy a hand-inked space-clearing sigil for tomorrow or engage my services for something personal or spectacular.
Would you wish me the best? Will you be patient as I build up my offerings over the coming weeks? Can you offer me some support?
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- christopharianism answered: Good luck to you, xaos. I wish I had the experiences to convince myself that I am capable of magic.
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- siafanar answered: This is super news :) I wish all the very best and of course offer you any and all support I can possibly give.
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- drunken-rambling said: Good luck! I may try this in the future as well
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