Chaos and creation: questioning my own definition of Chaos

“Chaos (State 1)” by Wenceslas Hollar

Just recently I’m questioning or adding to my definition of Chaos, perhaps still influenced by the idea of creating one’s own structure and even personal world through the raw materials of the universe and one’s own individual principles introduced to me by Balthazar.

Classically, I hold Chaos to be the most primal force in the universe, the primal energy, the carnal matrix of reality. You can read about it in any of my previous posts about Chaos. But I’m starting to develop the idea of Chaos as a state an ungoverned state where one can create one’s own structure, space, or system, based on one’s own individually discerned ideas. In a way, a state of freedom. The latter is like Chaos as opposed to Order, in which Order is the idea or state that everything is neat, as-it-should-be, organized by a guiding force, and everything conforms to a specific state or standard (usually by divine decree) with no will or power, and no individuality. Or maybe Chaos is a social state, involving personal individuality, and the freedom and power to walk one’s own path, exercise freedom of choice, and create one’s own structure, as opposed to Order in which everything conforms to a standard laid out by a supposedly higher force (government, authority, religion).

After some thinking, I came to the conclusion that my definition of Chaos would be improved if I mixed both the above ideas and incorporated them together. This way, Chaos is the primal substance and force that runs through everything (creation, destruction, rebirth, life, death, carnality (on a physical and cosmic level), as well as the ungoverned state of reality in which free will and agency are possible and through which one can create one’s own structure by his own power, will, and mind, perhaps with the added element of Social Chaos, or Chaos as an ideology (or chaotic ideology), which embraces freedom, desire, will, power, and individuality. Chaos might even have different layers to it.

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