Principia Discordia: How I Found Goddess And What I Did To Her When I Found Her; Wherein is Explained Absolutely Everything Worth Knowing About Absolutely Anything by Thornley, Kerry (Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst) and Hill, Greg (Malaclypse The Younger)

By: Thornley, Kerry (Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst) and Hill, Greg (Malaclypse The Younger)

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This is our new trade paperback edition of the Principia, measuring 5.25" x 8.25", Printed and Published by Last Word Press in Olympia, Washington. Color of cover may vary, depending on our paper stock. We have a larger edition available, as well as a pocket-size edition. Brand New; satisfaction guaranteed. Trade paperback binding. "Principia Discordia is a sacred text of the Discordian religion written by Greg Hill (Malaclypse The Younger) and Kerry Thornley (Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst). It was originally published under the title "Principia Discordia or How The West Was Lost" in a limited edition of 5 copies in 1965.The Principia describes the Discordian Society and its Goddess Eris, as well as the basics of the POEE denomination of Discordianism. It features typewritten and handwritten text intermixed with clip art, stamps, and seals appropriated from other sources, possibly in violation of copyright laws.While the Principia is full of literal contradictions and unusual humor, it contains several passages which propose that there is serious intent behind the work, for example a message scrawled on page 00075: "If you think the PRINCIPIA is just a ha-ha, then go read it again."The Principia is quoted extensively in and shares many themes with the science fiction book The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson. While Wilson was not directly involved in writing the Principia, both the letter signed "Mad Malik" and the stamps used were his.Notable symbols in the book include the Apple of Discord, the pentagon, and the "Sacred Chao", which resembles the Taijitu of Taoism, but the two principles depicted are "Hodge" and "Podge" rather than yin and yang, and they are represented by the apple and the pentagon, and not by dots. Saints identified include Emperor Norton, Yossarian, Don Quixote, and Bokonon. The Principia also introduces the mysterious word fnord, later popularized in The Illuminatus! Trilogy; the trilogy itself is mentioned in the afterword to the Loompanics edition, and in the various introductions to the fifth editions." (Quote from wikipedia.org)

Title: Principia Discordia: How I Found Goddess And What I Did To Her When I Found Her; Wherein is Explained Absolutely Everything Worth Knowing About Absolutely Anything by Thornley, Kerry (Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst) and Hill, Greg (Malaclypse The Younger)

Author Name: Thornley, Kerry (Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst) and Hill, Greg (Malaclypse The Younger)

Categories: Last Word Press,

Publisher: Last Word Press:

Book Condition: New

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