Principia Discordia: How I Found Goddess And What I Did To Her When I Found Her (Forgotten Books)
"Principia Discordia is a sacred textual content of the Discordian faith written via Greg Hill (Malaclypse the more youthful) and Kerry Thornley (Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst). It was once initially released less than the name "Principia Discordia or How The West was once misplaced" in a constrained variation of five copies in 1965.
The Principia describes the Discordian Society and its Goddess Eris, in addition to the fundamentals of the POEE denomination of Discordianism. It positive aspects typewritten and handwritten textual content intermixed with clip artwork, stamps, and seals appropriated from different resources, almost certainly in violation of copyright laws.
While the Principia is stuffed with literal contradictions and weird humor, it comprises a number of passages which suggest that there's critical cause in the back of the paintings, for instance a message scrawled on web page 00075: "If you think that the PRINCIPIA is simply a ha-ha, then pass learn it again."
The Principia is quoted generally in and stocks many topics with the technological know-how fiction e-book The Illuminatus! Trilogy by way of Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson. whereas Wilson used to be indirectly inquisitive about writing the Principia, either the letter signed "Mad Malik" and the stamps used have been his.
Notable symbols within the ebook contain the Apple of Discord, the pentagon, and the "Sacred Chao", which resembles the Taijitu of Taoism, however the ideas depicted are "Hodge" and "Podge" instead of yin and yang, and they're represented via the apple and the pentagon, and never by means of dots. Saints pointed out comprise Emperor Norton, Yossarian, Don Quixote, and Bokonon. The Principia additionally introduces the mysterious be aware fnord, later popularized within the Illuminatus! Trilogy; the trilogy itself is pointed out within the afterword to the Loompanics variation, and within the quite a few introductions to the 5th editions." (Quote from wikipedia.org)
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