is a book
on chaos magic
by Phil Hine
, published by New Falcon Publications
(an offshoot of the Hermetic Order Of The Golden Dawn
Originally written as a short pamphlet (which has been retitled Oven-Ready Chaos to avoid confusion), this was later rewritten as a longer (though still quite short) book. Both book and pamphlet teach many of the supposed tools of chaos magick - shifting one's beliefs, use of sigils, use of meditation and the chaos magic version of gnosis (rather different from the traditional definition).
However the longer book version (which also has an introduction from Pete Carroll of the IOT) more obviously shows Hine's weaknesses, both conceptually (he seems to have a very slim understanding of science, and therefore doesn't really understand all the buzzwords about chaos theory, the butterfly effect and quantum physics he sticks in) and as a writer (he writes in a self-consciously 'matey' style that is infuriating to anyone who cares about the proper use of the English language).
The book in general seems to suffer from the main problem that chaos magic and occult books in general seem to - it says you must have no beliefs and question everything, but then goes on to state a lot of dogma with very little evidence for it.
I'm not a practicioner of magic/magick myself, but many of them would agree with me that 90% of it is psychological, and the techniques in these books certainly work if one is interested in exploring different psychological states and states of consciousness. However the doctrinaire aspect of the books, saying in effect that modern science 'proves' you can affect the physical world with your thoughts, without giving any evidence of this, will only alienate those who these books are supposedly aimed at.
Also, the description of Discordianism in the pamphlet sort of misses the point...
This was written in response to a w/u from the now-about-to-depart chaovsky about the pamphlet of the same name Hine wrote. That pamphlet, a better work than the book, can be found as a PDF at http://www.phhine.ndirect.co.uk
The reason I'm down as creating this node is the whole node was accidentally nuked rather than just chaovsky's w/u, and the editor in question asked me to repost it.