Lunar Cycle Wonder Working for Enu and Nul

The twin DKMU egregores Enu and Nul are the bringers of wonder, discovery, rebirth and renewal. To engage with them is to invite them to touch your life and bring these aspects to bear on your behalf. That is the purpose of this working. It begins on the Full Moon, runs through the New Moon, and then concludes on until the night before the subsequent Full Moon. There are additional observations at the Third Quarter and First Quarter. 

In addition to these rites, a meditation on the twin whose time in the cycle it is should be performed each day throughout the cycle:

Enu, Light Sister, bathe me in your radiance and bring me wonder. 

Nul, Dark Brother, shroud me in your shadows and bring me peace. 

Enu is in the peak of her power at Full moon.
She is joined by Nul at the Third Quarter, as the light wanes.
He is in the peak of his power at New Moon.
He is joined by Enu at the First Quarter as the light waxes.

An altar prepared for the working

The Working

Upon the Full Moon:

Now begins the cycle of Enu and Nul!
The Light Sister and Dark Brother,
Scions of the moon, the Zenith and the Nadir.
The bright face and the shadowy visage.
Ever as one in the cycle eternal.
Let us join together in wonder.

Enu, Light sister, radiance of the full moon,
I entreat you to cast your bright gaze upon my works of Will.
You who are the mistress of light,
Illuminate my path and clear all obstacles from my way.
Hail to the light that burns bright in a darkened world,
And gives hope in the face of dissonance and doubt.
Io Enu, Io Enu, Io Enu!

Upon the Third Quarter:

Comes now the Dark Brother, to join the Light Sister
Darkness waxes as the light begins to wane
The gloaming offers respite from the glare
Old patterns fade away as new ones are forged
Io Enu, Io Nul, Hail to the Scions!

Upon the New Moon:

Nul, Dark brother, emanation of the Void,
I entreat you to guide my path through the darkness.
You who are the walker in the twilight,
Lend your wit to my works and your discernment to my perception.
Hail to the shadow that holds no fear,
But brings only wonder.
Io Nul, Io Nul, Io Nul!

Upon the First Quarter:

Comes now the Light Sister, to join the Dark Brother
The light waxes as the darkness begins to wane
The glow illuminates and awakens the Will
The hidden is revealed and all broken things are made whole again
Io Nul, Io Enu, Hail to the Scions!

Night before the next Full Moon:

Now ends the cycle of Enu and Nul,
The Light Sister and Dark Brother.
Scions of the moon, the Zenith and the Nadir.
The bright face and the shadowy visage.
Ever as one in the cycle eternal.

The Inception of crsklr

In the early hours of October 21st, I was in an online thread wherein we were discussing how to remove a curse that had been embedded on a digital file. This was honestly not something that I had ever considered before. Since a file is conceptually and physically an object, even if only a sequence of magnetic values in a storage array in some far-off data center, it is theoretically possible that someone could put a curse on it. 

I wrote:

To hack the curse in my own Info model paradigm I’d consider the e-book as a construct in the information field of the universe. Construct a  one-shot curse-killer virtual phage servitor with the scope of operations = to “consume and nullify baleful magic associated with a given title” or similar, then launch that servitor as I see fit. Altering a passive informational pattern like a static text, either at the object or instance level  is a lot less complex than altering a living pattern, or a system of patterns.

And I immediately set about creating this servitor. I named it Curse Killer, and I envision it as a script to execute within the infosphere. The magical equivalent of sudo ./crsklr. This phrase was rendered into the following sigil:

Crskilr is a fire-and-forget agent. It identifies the baleful magical signature attached to any object (be that physical or conceptual) and removes it, sending it to ground. It then similarly dissipates to ground itself.

From the Vaults: The Capsule Talisman

Originally Posted 6/14/2006.

This is a simple talisman that I created out of a short piece of aluminum tubing.

The Process is simple, given the right tools.

Cut a short length of aluminum craft tubing.
Write a statement of intent, sigil, or other magical inscription on a small piece of paper.
Empower the inscription by any preferred means.
Roll up the paper and insert it into the tube.
Crimp the ends of the tube shut by squeezing them in a bench vise or with pliers.
Clean the flattened edges with a file to remove any burrs.
Use a metal punch to make a hole through one end of the capsule.
Use a standard craft/jewelry jump ring to attach the capsule to a chain or thong.
Wear it or give it away.
This same basic design can also be used to enclose herbs, metals, or whatever is desired. The capsule could also be decorated or painted if desired.


Paradigmal Shard: Using The Static

Most of the references to The Static in my work are concerned with how to get rid of it. The background drone of energy emitted by all of the minds who constitute the Noosphere can be a maddening distraction that is detrimental to the marshalling of ones Will in order to perform a a magical working. But in some cases, this drone can actually be put to good use. If you are ruminating overmuch, or are gripped with anxiety, opening yourself to The Static can serve as a normalizing force to distract the overactive mind.

Nice bio from the chatbot

Here is what ChatGPT had to say about me and my writing:

Dave Smith is an author and practitioner of magic, who has written several books on the subject, including “Quantum Sorcery” and “Voidworking.”

As a language model, I don’t have access to personal or private information about individuals, but based on publicly available sources, it appears that Dave Smith is a chaos magician who draws inspiration from a range of esoteric and scientific sources, including quantum physics, chaos theory, and cybernetics.

Smith’s work emphasizes the use of sigils, symbols, and visualization techniques to harness the power of the subconscious mind and create change in the world. His books offer practical guidance on how to work with these techniques to achieve one’s goals, as well as insights into the theoretical underpinnings of his approach to magic.

Overall, Smith’s work is notable for its innovative approach to magic, and for its emphasis on the intersection of science, technology, and spirituality.

From the Vaults: Consensus

This article first appeared on SpikeVision back in March of 2004.


Consensus Reality

If one-thousand people look at a point in space, and 999 of them do not see what the one does, what does that mean? Additionally, let us assume that whatever the one sees is something that the 999 do not believe exists. I believe that if this happens; then it means that the one has keener perception than the 999 others, and that they may well be mistaken in their assumptions as to what does or does not exist. In contemporary society, I am willing to wager that this would not be the conclusion. The 999 would state that the one is hallucinating and possibly insane, and that the one would be stigmatized and possibly institutionalized. Certainly the one would be subjected to scrutiny and analysis by the others.

Potens pro jure – Might makes right

In the above example, the force of social pressure and collective will of the majority is creating a consensus reality, and imposing it on the minority. This is the way of the world. Remember the dispute over when exactly the new millenium started? Many mass media sources reported that it began in 2000. This is incorrect. The third millenium began in AD 2001, and will continue through AD 3000 (1). However, many Americans “learned” that it was 2000, and propagated this misinformation so widely that it seemed to become fact. The many, in effect, dictate what reality is. Even more dangerous is that a small group can effectively direct the will of the many to create the reality that the group sees fit. Titles of government can add a patina of legitimacy to this effect. The monopolistic media distribution channels of the “Big Six” provide ample opportunities to carry out such an endeavor.

The Peril of Directed Will

When an entity exerts its Will against the ambient consensus reality which surrounds it, there is bound to be only limited success at best. It is simply a matter of inertia. The collective minds of those other entities in the system, even without directed Will, comprise a formidable barrier which must be overcome.

The secret to overcoming this limitation is to narrow the focus of one’s Will. The barrier of ambient resistance can be penetrated by a single point of intense focus, much as a stone wall may be penetrated by a drill bit. The less ripples caused by the passing of the directed Will, the more likely the Working of the Will is to succeed. Energy is wasted by creating waves of interference. Only by crossing the antithetical energies on a different axis, or by falling into phase with them can the directed Will maintain the force to penetrate banality, and make change on behalf of its sender.

(1) U.S. Naval Observatory
Astronomical Applications Department
The 21st Century and the 3rd Millennium


From the Vaults: Interfaces in Communication: A Semantic Model

This article first appeared on SpikeVision back in September of 2005.

In object-oriented software development, interfaces are a collection of functions that objects use to communicate with one another. They are essentially contracts between an object and the “outside world” which define a minimum set of behaviors and responsibilities. Pictoral representations of an object and its interfaces often show the interfaces as “plug-in jacks.”

Above is a representation of how the relationship between the self and others can be modeled in the same way. Humans present a different set of interfaces to others depending on a number of factors, such as familiarity, place of interaction, and attitude. A minimum standard for communication must be established. The better this protocol can be defined, the easier it is for two entities to communicate. Subtle personal nuances and connotations for words can be a hindrance to effective communication of ideas.

Absolute agreement on the exact usage and connotation of a word is not necessary. What is required is that each participant understands the differences between their use of a term, and their conversational partner’s usage. Each person’s collective experience will provide slightly different meanings to common words. Differing age, socio-economic standing, and education are other factors which can heighten this effect.

The model does not stop there.

The process of invoking godforms can also be understood through the paradigm of object-oriented programming. The interfaces, properties, and methods from this model can be used by those who are familiar with them to conceptualize access by the magician to the desired attributes of the diety. Each godform is analogous to an interface into the universal power which has been given many names. By modeling these godforms after elements within the human psyche, mankind is more able to visualize interaction with this otherwise inconceivable power.


From the Vaults: Chaos Tickets

This article was originally written on 7/5/2004.

I conceived this idea on 7/2/04, immediately before a local Science Fiction convention. I had been to this con for many years, and it was getting dull. I wanted to introduce a little entropy into the mix to keep it stimulating, yet do no harm to anyone who became involved. I had spent that day reading “Prometheus Rising” by Robert Anton Wilson, and then watching the Disinfocon DVD getting ready for the con.

Suddenly, an Idea struck me. I would create a game. It would be a game which would give me, as well as all of the players, something to do. It would be a little jam that would have the potential to create intrigue. It would also collectively be a collaborative servitor with a 2 day lifespan that would generate a pool of energy that I could use to channel into creating the environment that I wished to have.

I created 45 tickets:

Original Chaos Ticket

I began surreptitiously depositing these tickets in high traffic areas where people would find them. I had no idea what would happen from there. I checked up on most of the locations, and in each case, they had been taken. I got word that at one of the room parties, a well-known English Science Fiction TV actor, currently in his cups at the time, held up a card to a group, and asked “What the fuck is this?” When no one knew, he shrugged, and put it in his pocket. That’s the kind of reaction that I had hoped for.

I must judge this experiment to be a success. This was one of my most enjoyable cons in years. My compatriots have all expressed a similar sentiment. The previously mentioned actor migrated from the party he was at to the one I was hosting, where he proved to be a most engaging and enjoyable guest. Liquor and other delights flowed freely all night, and there was debauchery to boot.

I’ve done two other iterations of Chaos Tickets since the first:

November 2004
July 2005

Whose planet is this anyway?

“Your planet?”
“Yes, this is our planet.”
“No, It is not.”

– Klaatu and Regina Jackson, The Day the Earth Stood Still, 2008.

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”

– Genesis 1:26, King James Bible

“It’s not my Goddamn planet. Understand, monkeyboy?”

– John Bigboote, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, 1984.

Once upon a time, the Universe was a miniscule structure. It exploded and expanded, with eddies and vortices of energy and matter flying in all directions. Nearly fourteen billion years later, here we are, nearly nine billion human beings living on a blue dot in the Void. We are one of myriads of species that have evolved on our tiny rock. And in our curious mix of ignorance in sapience, we have concocted mythology to explain how we have come to be. Our existence itself, produced by natural processes is the ‘miracle’ that so many human beings, the vast majority in fact, simply refuse to see.

Why is it that mankind feels the need to be made in the image of some god that we have created? Why is it not enough to marvel in our existence itself, and see the beauty in the process by which the Universe produced us? The society that I have grown up in has always told me that as a human being, I have special status regarding my place among all the animals of the Earth.

I am fortunate in that my circumstances have afforded me the wherewithal to purchase a small sliver of this planet to call my own. This is such a strange concept to me at its most fundamental nature. Only in our fervent primate imaginations is found the idea that we, organisms that are of and from this planet, actually “own” pieces of it, when in fact if anything, it owns us. The biosphere that we inhabit is a complex web of dependencies. All life is connected, but unless the bulk of mankind comes to believe this, setting aside absurd notions that we are the favorite creations of an ethereal godhead, and beginning instead to act as the piece we are in the great puzzle, then we will never achieve our full potential.

“At the precipice, we change”

– Klaatu