The Church of Tina Chopp has frequently been accused of bearing a striking resemblance to The Church of Eris, Greek Goddess of Discord. We have never been able to refute this accusation, however we maintain that The Church of Tina Chopp came into existence entirely independently of The Church of Eris. Nevertheless, both Churches do have a lot of similarities, and to further the illusion that the two Churches are connected in some way, The Church of Tina presents here, a doctrine and technique borrowed from The Erisian Church.
The Curse of Greyface & the Introduction of Negativism
To choose order over disorder, or disorder over order, is to accept a trip composed of both the creative and the destructive. But to choose the creative over the destructive is an all-creative trip composed of both order and disorder. To accomplish this, one need only accept creative disorder along with, and equal to creative order, and also be willing to reject destructive order as an undesirable equal to destructive disorder.
The Curse of Greyface included the division of life into order/disorder as the essential positive/negative polarity, instead of building a game foundation with creative/destructive as the essential positive/negative. He has thereby caused man to endure the destructive aspects of order and has prevented man from effectively participating in the creative uses of disorder. Civilization reflects this unfortunate division.
The Church of Tina Chopp, and The Paratheoanametamystikhood of Eris Esoteric both proclaim that the other division is preferable, and we work toward the proposition that creative disorder, like creative order, is possible and desirable; and that destructive order, like destructive disorder, is unnecessary and undesirable.
Magic Ritual - The Turkey Curse
Revealed by the Erisian Apostle Dr. Van Van Mojo as a specific counter to the evil Curse of Greyface, The TURKEY CURSE is here passed on to Tinites everywhere for their just protection.
The Turkey Curse works! It is firmly grounded on the fact that Greyface and his followers absolutely require an aneristic setting to function and that a timely introduction of eristic vibrations will neutralize their foundation. The Turkey Curse is designed solely to counteract negative aneristic vibes, and if introduced into a neutral or positive aneristic setting, (like a poet working out word rhythms) it will prove harmless, or at worst, simply annoying. It is not designed for use against negative eristic vibes, although it can be used as an eristic vehicle to introduce positive vibes into a misguided eristic setting. In this instance it would be the responsibility of the Erisian (or Tinite) Magician to manufacture the positive vibrations if results are to be achieved. CAUTION - all magic is powerful and requires courage and integrity on the part of the magician. This ritual, if misused, can backfire. Positive motivation is essential for self-protection.
TO PERFORM THE TURKEY CURSE
Take a foot stance as if you were John L. Sullivan preparing for fisticuffs. Face the particular greyface you wish to short-circut, or towards the direction of the negative aneristic vibration that you wish to neutralize. Begin waving your arms in any elaborate manner and make motions with your hands as though you were Mandrake feeling up a sexy giantess. Chant loudly and clearly:
GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE, GOBBLE!
The results will be instantly apparent.
Note: This ritual is particularly effective when performed in a group.