Chaos Magick was a giant piece of the puzzle when trying to understand religion, will and the human condition for me. It explained in very core concepts what religions were trying to do.
As an engineer, this is how I related everything. The core of Chaos Magick was a framework, like Ruby on Rails. Religions are just websites built with Ruby on Rails, some on older versions and most heavily modified. When you start working with Chaos Magick, you are basically making your own website with Ruby on Rails and you get to choose the themes, the designs, what gems you want to add so you can develop your own features.
Then the realization came that all these websites are on the same server cluster (the universe) with access to all the same resources as the other websites, thus using the same dbs, queues, caching, etc...
Now I see Chaos Magick, Cerimonial Magick, Religion, etc... as the tools and interfaces to get to what every hacker wants, the underlying data. And what is that data? What your true will wants.
You are free to choose how you go about finding your true will and how you keep your actions aligned with it.
wilson's "quantum psychology" was one of my flavorite texts, thought liber null is a great workbook. heh. i nearly peed my pants when i saw the matrix, especially after giving a pretty in-depth explanation about where i had been mucking about "spiritually" before moving back to that town.
i like being able to keep my dogma separate from my vague concept about how the universe appears to work. discordianism is great for that, especially with a heavy dose of bokononism (cat's cradle by kurt vonnegut), and you've got a DIY mental base for making your own beliefs.
As for authors.... Austin Osman Spare, Pete Carroll, Phil Hine, Ray Sherwin, David Lee, Stephen Mace, Mark Chao/Jaq Hawkins, Frater U.D., Lawerence Gailen, Christopher Hyatt, and Jason Black. Just to name a few that I like.
and as such, I was a bit of a fool to put it under the heading of "religion", I should have posted it under "Hobbies and interests" it would have been more precise. having now seen this mistaken, I will post there, as it would be more appropriate....
Magick that funcions outside of paradigmal belief systems, it presumes no set system of belief, no inherent dogma, chaos magick is just a theory, though you can use CMT principles to create a paradigm and live within it.