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Anarch Sorcery is the blood magic practiced in various Anarch communities. The term itself is a bit misleading, as the Anarchs do not support a cohesive system of praxis. Like many systems of esoteric thought, Anarch blood magic involves searching out reclusive tutors who are often not eager to share what they know, or finding obscure tomes that are as likely to cause damnation as to bring about enlightenment. Instead, Anarch thaumaturges can be classified into four different categories, also referred to as "waves".


Old SkoolEdit

Old Skool Sorcerers are preservers of magical traditions from before the advent of the Tremere, who rigourosly absorbed every bit of magical practice and hunted its practitioners, or from mixed magical traditions that came into being in the New World, mixing native American and African belief systems to new philosophies. Old Skool Sorcerers see their magic as a lifestyle choice, similar to a religion. The Anarchs grouped under this umbrella practice a multitude of techniques, ranging from paganism to Wicca to Vodoun to Native American shamanism. As a result, Old Skool Sorcerers can be of any age or Clan.

Old Skool Sorcerers have no distinct set of Paths, but instead use those Thaumaturgical paths that are most compatible with their chosen system. The most common paths are:

New AgeEdit

One of the younger waves, New Age Blood magic dates back to the 1970s and the various attempts to synthesize Eastern and Western spirituality, influenced from elements of parapsychology and pop science. As the center of these new movement was California, which also happened to house the Anarch Free State at the time, many younger vampires picked the new movement up. New Age Blood magic has most adherents among the Toreador and Malkavians, but also among certain Brujah and Gangrel, who seek to use their meditation techniques to lessen the risk of Frenzy.

New Age Paths include those that imitate psychic phenomena or can be synthesized with their belief system. The most common Paths are:

Punks SorceryEdit

One of the more difficult waves, Punk Sorcery is a blood magical take on Chaos magic and Discordianism. The central premise of chaos magic is that belief is an active magical force and that what the chaote actually believes in is less important than the intensity of that belief. Punk Sorcery was first developed in the 1970s against the oppressive force of the british Camarilla and the Tremere. Most of its followers are Brujah or Malkavians, but also Toreador and the rare Anarch Tremere subjects to this wave.

Punk Paths are often the most unusual and frequently the most violent, designed for battle against other forces that would stifle the sorcerer. Paths include:

Hacktivist ThaumaturgyEdit

Hacktivists are Thaumturges that focus on modern technology as a focus for their Blood magic. Leaning on the discoveries of the Tremere Masika St. John, many Tremere neonates who manage to avoid the henchmen of their Clan turn to this form of magic, as most Elders have little understanding of modern technology. Supported by the Red Question cabal, these modern mages create specific rituals that can be traded via shareware. The group itself claims that they are encompassing all Clans, but often shun Malkavians and Gangrel. They prefer Nosferatu, Ventrue and Toreador, as well as the rare Tremere turncoat, as students.

Technomancy is, of course, the standard Path, but many of the Digital Draculas had been devotees of obscure or archaic paths prior to their defection, and these minor paths gain greater currency when they’re one of the few things on the menu. Common Paths are:


Main article: List of Anarch Rituals

Anarchs are also notorious for "hacking" rituals of other schools of Blood Magic, appropiating it to fit their personal paradigm.


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