Eris Discordia

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Micr0cosM
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Eris Discordia

Post by Micr0cosM » Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:18 am

Not long after I stared practising Chaos magick I decided I would try working with godforms just to see what happened.

When deciding what godform I would choose I considered Eris Discordia.

After reading a bunch of stuff about her, mostly from discordians, she seemed to be the obvious choice, being basically the Goddess of Primal Chaos, of change itself.

When I was younger, way before I discovered chaos magick, I felt like I got through life kind of surfing a wave of chaos, of change. I had an unshakable faith that the world would work in my favour and that I would always end up somewhere good, and of course the world tends to conform to your beliefs about it so it worked out well for me.

This was the mindset that I wanted to accentuate by working with Eris.

However, my life had changed since my old chaos surfing days. I had married the love of my life and now it wasn’t my life I was inviting chaos into, it was our life.

My wife is my complementary opposite in many regards. Where I love chaos and constant change, she craves stability and predictability. We balance each other.

Every time I did a ritual or meditation of any kind, which was almost every night, I would include an invitation to Eris or a request to her, an offering (Golden delicious apple :disco: ) or even just a chat. Symbolically inviting primal chaos and discord into our lives.

My wife started developing physical health problems. The medication that our doctor put her on led to mental health issues, panic attacks and depression. Naturally, this was a dark time for us both, but I hadn’t made the connection between our situation and nightly petitioning a trickster god to bring chaos into my life.

Eventually, what I was doing clicked in my mind and I bade Eris goodbye, and thanked her for doing exactly what I had asked for.

Now I had to do something to fix things. So I decided to bring different energies into our life. I did some research and divination and decided that Isis could perhaps help me turn things around. I did a bunch of research on Isis (Always using a VPN and always putting the word goddess in the search terms so as to appear on as few watch lists as possible.) Isis is associated with magic and healing and women so she was the perfect fit.

I did an impassioned plea to Isis and invited her into my life and asked her to help my wife.

I also did some sigil work a talisman and divination to hopefully help.

Within a few weeks my wife had an appointment with a specialist who was able to give us a diagnosis. She has a condition that she probably had since childhood but this flare-up enabled us to take action on it. She was given the correct medication and her condition has improved immeasurably as has her mental health.

The positive function of Eris may have been to exacerbate the situation to bring it to our attention so we could deal with it, but at the time it was extremely difficult to go through.

Obviously I am not trying to warn people off working with Eris, I am just saying, be careful what you ask for.
“Science is a way of talking about the universe in words that bind it to a common reality.
Magic is a method of talking to the universe in words that it cannot ignore.
The two are rarely compatible.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Books of Magic
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Re: Eris Discordia

Post by Vap0rWar3 » Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:34 am

I agree, I started working with Ellis (LS) recently, and the chaos was .. more than I was anticipating, but good for the long run. We were stuck in a negative rut, and sometimes you have to re-break a mis-set limb to fix it, thats pretty much where we are at.
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Re: Eris Discordia

Post by kingnine » Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:57 pm

In some ways, it sounds like the chaos was a good thing, as it forced you to address a problem that had probably already been there. I'm sorry you had to get there in a painful way. The end result seems positive on the whole though.

One time I spent a day contemplating Mars and saw more cops on the road than I ever have, but that's not much of a story. Most of my invocations have been short term and specific.
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Re: Eris Discordia

Post by Micr0cosM » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:46 pm

I have been wanting to so something incorporating Ellis since you brought it back to my attention, but all my workings at the moment are for very specific and mundane things which i need to go to plan. I don't want to bring too much weirdness into these things, which i think is what Ellis would likely do. I do however have some plans for working with LS when I get this stuff over with.
One time I spent a day contemplating Mars and saw more cops on the road than I ever have
A while back when I was first getting into this stuff, my wife and I did a sigil together. We sigilised the phrase "There are unicorns everywhere!"

Within about a week we were literally seeing a unicorn somewhere every day. TV, movies, advertisements, comics, whatever. When we spotted the unicorn of the day we would say "Daily Unicorn." It was fun, and extremely weird. At the time I assumed it was because they were just commonly used everywhere, but after months the sigil wore off and now I don't see them anywhere near as often. I recommend doing something like this yourself, its a fun experiment.
“Science is a way of talking about the universe in words that bind it to a common reality.
Magic is a method of talking to the universe in words that it cannot ignore.
The two are rarely compatible.”
― Neil Gaiman, The Books of Magic
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