RE: When Chaos Magick Failed in the 1990s?
In the early years some practioners had been attempting to use pop culture icons like superman or Cthulu. After a couple of decades it started to show that using these figures as Godforms in your magick was not as effective as using ancient deities. This really shook up the community as one of the most central tenets was that a magician could use anything as long as the belief was there.
I am a chaos magician who works with Cthulhu and I don't have any less success that way. I have worked with entirely made up forms of divinity successfully, and so have others in my organization.
An archetype is a personified form of a formless force of nature. You could invent all of your own archetypes right now and they'd be no less valid than ancient ones.
Faith in success is crucial, and all of the techniques people use, be they chaos-based, life-based like witchcraft, or death-based (necromancy) is irrelevant to the nature of mind altering techniques.
Because every observer is in awareness 10 dimensional, every perception of the universe is an entire mini universe, because on the highest dimension, all things are one, including your awareness and all of existence (see Hawking's theoretical model of String Theory on YT).
Every interpretation of a deity is an archetype. Because of the uniqueness of even a universe which differs only on the smallest of perceptions, there are infinite possible archetypes.
The differences are infinite and so is the number of valid archetypes of these nameless and formless forces. Chaos is the space in between and archetypes there are similarly infinite.
I hope people find this technically correct specification here understandable and beneficial.