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Principia Discordia: First Edition
posted by oissubke (41 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

 
sweet!!!! thanks!
posted by lemur at 9:09 PM on April 6, 2006


Er, for those of you who have no idea what this is all about, Wikipedia article on discordianism and the current online version of the Principia. This is a scan of a copy of the original version from way back when.
posted by lemur at 9:11 PM on April 6, 2006


Comment J'ai Trouvé la Déesse
Et Ce Que Je Lui Ai Fait
Quand Je L'ai Trouvée
.
posted by zenzizi at 9:17 PM on April 6, 2006


Photos, memos, and other Discordian history can be found here.
posted by oissubke at 9:19 PM on April 6, 2006


Very nice. Thank you.
posted by homunculus at 9:34 PM on April 6, 2006


I would kill to get my hands on this.

No, really, who do I have to kill?
posted by medialyte at 9:35 PM on April 6, 2006


Can someone please bring me some fresh underpants?
posted by loquacious at 9:38 PM on April 6, 2006


(partakes joyously of a hot dog.)
posted by I Love Tacos at 9:46 PM on April 6, 2006


*clap* *clap*
posted by rough ashlar at 9:55 PM on April 6, 2006


Kalisti! Thanks for this.
posted by Fenriss at 10:08 PM on April 6, 2006


Hail Eris, baby. I think this is the first time I've seen a complete scan of the principia, and this is very nice.
posted by OverlappingElvis at 10:15 PM on April 6, 2006


fnord
posted by erskelyne at 10:27 PM on April 6, 2006


sweet. thanks. My beat up copy is somewhere, eris knows.
posted by skallas at 10:42 PM on April 6, 2006


Nice - thanks for this.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 11:01 PM on April 6, 2006


WHAT HAVE YOU DONE YOU FOOLS

BEETLEJUICE BEETLEJUICE BEETLE-
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 11:44 PM on April 6, 2006


In all seriousness, The Illuminatus! Trilogy is the most important work of English literature in the last forty years.
posted by thecaddy at 11:56 PM on April 6, 2006


Immanentize the Eschaton!
posted by slickvaguely at 12:08 AM on April 7, 2006


In all seriousness, The Illuminatus! Trilogy is the most important work of English literature in the last forty years.

Only if you were thirteen years old when you read it. If you did though, it was amazing.

I spent several years reading the books referred to in it.

I'd hate to re-read it now.
posted by thatwhichfalls at 12:21 AM on April 7, 2006


...to the wittiest...
posted by sourwookie at 1:10 AM on April 7, 2006


In all seriousness, The Illuminatus! Trilogy is the most important work of English literature in the last forty years.

Only if you were thirteen years old when you read it. If you did though, it was amazing.


Well, I read the aforementioned bit of psychedelic weirdness about thirty years ago... does that count? I know I was never the same afterwards. I guess that makes it important to me.

When the student is ready, a teacher will appear.
posted by Enron Hubbard at 3:56 AM on April 7, 2006


Mmm, the illuminatus trilogy, the principia discordia, some californian sunshine, a couch and a bit of Eno at the speakers: the perfect escape!
posted by acrobat at 4:23 AM on April 7, 2006


Awesome find. The idea that these have been lurking in the JFK Assassination Archive is just five flavors of awesome.

I did the mid-teens Rite of Passage that was the Principia and slavish devotion to Robert Anton Wilson's works. Good times, good times. Of the lot the Principia and Illuminatus! were the deserved best, but I still have a soft spot in my heart for Wilhelm Reich in Hell and Schroedinger's Cat.

In honor of the formative role of the Principia on my development, I have a Sacred Chao/Five Fingered Hand of Eris tattoo'd on my left leg:


posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:46 AM on April 7, 2006


It's Friday, have you eaten your hot dog bun yet?
posted by ijoshua at 6:07 AM on April 7, 2006


Why are so many folks dismissing the importance of Illuminatus! and the Principia to others? ("I liked it when I was FOURTEEN but now I'm an ultrasophisticate...")

It was meant to be a joke, but it ended up teaching quite a few folks to challenge perceptions. How's that wrong?

(Yes, the Trilogy is my favorite book of all time. And?)
posted by grubi at 6:19 AM on April 7, 2006


Chaos, discord, confusion, bureaucracy and aftermath.

That is all.
posted by Afroblanco at 7:10 AM on April 7, 2006


So, this is some kind of nerd religion right? Kind of like GTD is a managment religion?
posted by splatta at 7:38 AM on April 7, 2006


how strange: erskelyne appears to have made a post at 12:27 AM CST, but i don't see anything there. makes me feel vaguely uneasy.
posted by lord_wolf at 8:04 AM on April 7, 2006


An excerpt from an interview with Malaclypse the Younger by THE GREATER METROPOLITAN YORBA LINDA HERALD-NEWS-SUN-TRIBUNE-JOURNAL-DISPATCH-POST AND SAN FRANCISCO DISCORDIAN SOCIETY CABAL BULLETIN AND INTERGALACTIC REPORT & POPE POOP.

GP: Is Eris true?
M2: Everything is true.
GP: Even false things?
M2: Even false things are true.
GP: How can that be?
M2: I don't know man, I didn't do it.

[.pdf]
posted by sluglicker at 8:52 AM on April 7, 2006


There is serenity in Chaos. Seek ye the eye of the hurricane.
posted by crataegus at 9:17 AM on April 7, 2006


pop
posted by djeo at 9:46 AM on April 7, 2006


Fun stuff. I wish I had discovered it at 14. Might have saved me some pain. Or not.

The Trilogy isn't the greatest work of lit around, but it was an awful lot of fun (I read it in a weekend). I'm glad I had all that practice on Joyce first.

Sometimes, you gotta just relax, and go with the nuttiness. Other times, you gotta read the ingredients on the hot dog package, complete with fnords.
posted by QIbHom at 9:52 AM on April 7, 2006


Yeah, I read the Trilogy and Principia when I was 15-16, and yes, it did change my life.

Now that I'm a bit older, I still think that Wilson is good, but I also think that he's kind of like the poor man's Pynchon.
posted by Afroblanco at 9:57 AM on April 7, 2006


QIbHom wrote: (I read it in a weekend). I'm glad I had all that practice on Joyce first.

and

Afroblanco wrote: Now that I'm a bit older, I still think that Wilson is good, but I also think that he's kind of like the poor man's Pynchon.

Now those comments contributed greatly to this post. Grab a beer, you two. Let your asshole loosen up a bit.
posted by sluglicker at 10:52 AM on April 7, 2006


Kerry Thornley Co-author of the Principia, met Lee Harvey Oswald in the military, and believed he was part of MKULTRA.
posted by Freen at 11:38 AM on April 7, 2006


i want to join the totalitarian wing of the discordian society
posted by tranceformer at 12:41 PM on April 7, 2006


REMEMBER, KING KONG DIED FOR YOUR SINS.

ERIS LOVES YOU, JESUS WON'T RETURN YOUR CALLS.
posted by davros42 at 2:17 PM on April 7, 2006


I saw Kerry Thornley panhandling in Little Five Points once. Except he chastised me when I dropped money in his hat.
posted by eatitlive at 3:16 PM on April 7, 2006


Holy crap, that's awesome.
posted by hades at 3:50 PM on April 7, 2006


Thanks! Can't wait to check out all these links. Kerry let me (and maybe lots of others) publish this in my zine a grip of years ago... Nice guy that Kerry.
posted by micropublishery at 7:22 PM on April 7, 2006


erskelyne, your comment came through as blank and empty, yet I now feel very nervous, like I'm being watched....
posted by nlindstrom at 10:58 PM on April 7, 2006


Eh, lord_wolf beat me to it. Well said, good sir!
posted by nlindstrom at 11:01 PM on April 7, 2006


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