Banish with Laughter

The Blog of Baphomet

Laughter is the best medicine, at least that’s what some folks say and, in the tradition of chaos magic, laughter is certainly accorded important status. As well as the well known technique of Banishing with Laughter (BWL) chaos magic, since its early days, has tended to incorporate distinctly discordian elements; Eris, current 23, The Rev. Bob Dobbs and so on. Within The Illuminates of Thanateros there’s a specific role known as Insubordinate that acts to deploy (amongst other things) humour, to ensure that people within the Order in positions of authority don’t become too self-important.

There are many types of laughter, which in itself is part of the importance placed on it in BWL; laughter can be kindly or cruel, it can be a way of relaxing people and opening up playful possibilities or it can be a tool to ridicule, to silence and to harm.

If we look around the…

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~ by Sable Aradia on February 19, 2014.

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