Liber Null & Psychonaut: An Introduction to Chaos Magic is a classic text by Peter J. Carroll and one that is widely considered to be essential reading for anyone who wants to embark on a serious study of the subject. The first version of Liber Null was released in 1978, with a revised version reaching the public in 1981. It’s hard to believe that more than 30 years have gone by since then, or indeed that the term Chaos Magic has become fairly commonplace, but when Liber Null first appeared it sparked a magickal revolution that continues to this day. This edition of the book also includes the text of Psychonoaut, a separate but closely related title which presents a more shamanic approach that is particularly suitable for group work.
Whilst Liber Null & Psychonaut is an essential introductory text, it isn’t only relevant to newcomers by any means. This book is packed with rituals that you can apply and continue to work with for the long term, so it is highly probable that you will want to refer to it repeatedly as your magickal career progresses.
Key Quote: ‘Someone who can think, believe, or do any of a half dozen different things is more free and liberated than someone confined to only one activity.’