The Principia Discordia

A jug of wine,
A leg of lamb
And thou!
Beside me,
Whistling in
the darkness.
Be Ye Not Lost Among Precepts of Order...
- The Book of Uterus 1;5



 GREATER POOP: Are you really serious or what?
MAL-2: Sometimes I take humor seriously. Sometimes I take seriousness humorously. Either way it is irrelevant.

 GP: Maybe you are just crazy.
M2: Indeed! But do not reject these teaching as false because I am crazy. The reason that I am crazy is because they are true.

 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.

 GP: Why do you deal with so many negatives?
M2: To dissolve them.
GP: Will you develop that point?
M2: No.

 GP: Is there an essential meaning behind POEE?
M2: There is a Zen Story about a student who asked a Master to explain the meaning of Buddhism. The Master's reply was "Three pounds of flax."
GP: Is that the answer to my question?
M2: No, of course not. That is just illustrative. The answer to your question is FIVE TONS OF FLAX!



                         Principia Discordia
               How I Found Goddess & What I Did To Her
                           When I found Her
                  being a Beginning Introduction to
                        The Erisian Mysterees
                      Which is Most Interesting
                       as Divinely Revealed to
            My High Reverence MALACLYPSE THE YOUNGER, KSC
            Omnibenevolent Polyfather of Virginity in Gold
                          and HIGH PRIEST of
                    Dedicated to The Prettiest One
                   The Upstart of one hand clapping


Surrealists, Harlequinists, Absurdists and Zonked Artists Melee

is one manifestation of
about which
you will learn more
and understand

are a tribe
of philosophers, theologians,
magicians, scientists,
artists, clowns,
and similar maniacs
who are intrigued
and with


I Tell You: One must
still have chaos in one
to give birth to a
dancing star!


The PENTABARF was discovered by the hermit Apostle Zarathud in the Fifth Year of The Caterpillar. He found them carved in gilded stone, while building a sun deck for his cave, but their import was lost for they were written in a mysterious cypher. However, after 10 weeks & 11 hours of intensive scrutiny he discerned that the message could be read by standing on his head and viewing it upside down.


I - There is no Goddess but Goddess and She is Your Goddess. There is no Erisian Movement but The Erisian Movement and it is The Erisian Movement. And every Golden Apple Corps is the beloved home of a Golden Worm.

 II - A Discordian Shall Always use the Official Discordian Document Numbering System.

 III - A Discordian is Required during his early Illumination to Go Off Alone & Partake Joyously of a Hot Dog on a Friday; this Devotive Ceremony to Remonstrate against the popular Paganisms of the Day: of Catholic Christendom (no meat on Friday), of Judaism (no meat of Pork), of Hindic Peoples (no meat of Beef), of Buddhists (no meat of animal), and of Discordians (no Hot Dog Buns).

 IV - A Discordian shall Partake of No Hot Dog Buns, for Such was the Solace of Our Goddess when She was Confronted with The Original Snub.

 V - A Discordian is Prohibited of Believing what he reads.


 Test Question from Topanga Cabal The Twelve Famous Buddha Minds School: If they are our brothers, how come we can't eat them?



by Camden Benares, The Count of Five, Headmaster, Camp Meeker Cabal
A serious young man found the conflicts of mid 20th Century America 

confusing.  He went to many people seeking a way of resolving within himself 

the discords that troubled him, but he remained troubled.

                                                           One night in a 

coffee house, a self-ordained Zen Master said to him, "go to the dilapidated 

mansion you will find at this address which I have written down for you.  Do 

not speak to those who live there; you must remain silent until the moon 

rises tomorrow night.  Go to the large room on the right of the main 

hallway, sit in the lotus position on top of the rubble in the northeast 

corner, face the corner, and meditate."

                                         He did just as the Zen Master 

instructed. His meditation was frequently interrupted by worries.  He 

worried whether or not the rest of the plumbing fixtures would fall from the 

second floor bathroom to join the pipes and other trash he was sitting on. 

He worried how would he know when the moon rose on the next night.  He 

worried about what the people who walked through the room said about him.

His worrying and meditation were disturbed when, as if in a test of his 

faith, ordure fell from the second floor onto him.  At that time two people 

walked into the room.  The first asked the second who the man was sitting 

there was.  The second replied "Some say he is a holy man. Others say he is 

a shithead."

              Hearing this, the man was enlightened.

Western Union Telegram

To: Jehova Yahweh
Care: Celestial Hotel (Suite #666)
Presidential Tier, Paradise

 Dear God;
This is to inform you that your current position as deity is herewith terminated due to gross incompetence STOP Your check will be mailed STOP Please do not use me for a reference


 Malaclypse the Younger/Omnibenevolent Polyfather
POEE High Priest


10. The Earth quakes and the heavens rattle; the beasts of nature flock together and the nations of men flock apart; volcanoes usher up heat while elsewhere water becomes ice and melts; and then on other days it just rains. 11. Indeed do many things come to pass.

 HBT; The Book of Predictions, Chap. 19


The Revelation

Just prior to the decade of the nineteen-sixties, when Sputnik was alone and new, and about the time that Ken Kesey took his first acid trip as a medical volunteer; before underground newspapers, Viet Nam, and talk of a second American Revolution; in the comparative quiet of the late nineteen- fifties, just before the idea of RENAISSANCE became relevant....

 Two young Californians, known later as Omar Ravenhurst and Malaclypse the Younger, were indulging in their habit of sipping coffee at an allnight bowling alley and generally solving the world's problems. This particular evening the main subject of discussion was discord and they were complaining to each other of the personal confusion they felt in their respective lives. "Solve the problem of discord," said one, "and all other problems will vanish." "Indeed," said the other, "chaos and strife are the roots of all confusion."


First I Must Sprinkle You With Fairy Dust

Suddenly the place became devoid of light. Then an utter silence enveloped them, and a great stillness was felt. Then came a blinding flash of intense light, as though their very psyches had gone nova. Then vision returned.

 The two were dazed and neither moved nor spoke for several minutes. They looked around and saw that the bowlers were frozen like statues in a variety of comic positions, and that a bowling ball was steadfastly anchored to the floor only inches from the pins that it had been sent to scatter. The two looked at each other, totally unable to account for the phenomenon. The condition was one of suspension, and one noticed that the clock had stopped.

 There walked into the room a chimpanzee, shaggy and grey about the muzzle, yet upright to his full five feet, and poised with natural majesty. He carried a scroll and walked to the young men.

 "Gentlemen," he said, "why does Pickering's Moon go about in reverse orbit? Gentlemen, there are nipples on your chests; do you give milk? And what, pray tell, Gentlemen, is to be done about Heisenberg's Law?" He paused. "SOMEBODY HAD TO PUT ALL OF THIS CONFUSION HERE!"

 And with that he revealed his scroll. It was a diagram, like a yin- yang with a pentagon on one side and an apple on the other. And then he exploded and the two lost consciousness.


ERIS - Goddess of Chaos, Discord & Confusion

They awoke to the sound of pins clattering, and found the bowlers engaged in their game and the waitress busy with making coffee. It was apparant that their experience had been private.

 They discussed their strange encounter and reconstructed from memory the chimpanzee's diagram. Over the next five days they searched libraries to find the significance of it, but were disappointed to uncover only references to Taoism, the Korean flag, and Technocracy. It was not until they traced the Greek writing on the apple that they discovered the ancient Goddess known to the Greeks as Eris and to the Romans as Discordia. This was on the fifth night, and when they slept that night each had a vivid dream of a splendid woman whose eyes were as soft as feather and as deep as eternity itself, and whose body was the spectacular dance of atoms and universes. Pyrotechnics of pure energy formed her flowing hair, and rainbows manifested and dissolved as she spoke in a warm and gentle voice:

 I have come to tell you that you are free. Many ages ago, My consciousness left man, that he might develop himself. I return to find this development approaching completion, but hindered by fear and by misunderstanding.

 You have built for yourselves psychic suits of armor, and clad in them, your vision is restricted, your movements are clumsy and painful, your skin is bruised, and your spirit is broiled in the sun.

 I am chaos. I am the substance from which your artists and scientists build rhythms. I am the spirit with which your children and clowns laugh in happy anarchy. I am chaos. I am alive, and I tell you that you are free.

 During the next months they studied philosophies and theologies, and learned that Eris or Discordia was primarily feared by the ancients as being disruptive. Indeed, the very concept of chaos was still considered equivalent to strife and treated as a negative. "No wonder things are all screwed up," they concluded, "they have got it all backwards." They found that the principle of disorder was every much as significant as the principle of order.

 With this in mind, they studied the strange yin-yang. During a meditation one afternoon, a voice came to them:

 It is called the Sacred Chao. I appoint you Keepers of It. Therein you will find anything you like. Speak of Me as Discord, to show contrast to the pentagon. Tell constricted mankind that there are no rules, unless they choose to invent rules. Keep close the words of Syadasti: 'TIS AN ILL WIND THAT BLOWS NO MINDS. And remember that there is no tyranny in the State of Confusion. For further information, consult your pineal gland.

 "What is this?" mumbled one to the other, "A religion based on The Goddess of Confusion? It is utter madness!"

 And with those words, each looked at the other in absolute awe. Omar began to giggle. Mal began to laugh. Omar began to jump up and down. Mal was hooting and hollering to beat all hell. And amid squeals of mirth and with tears on their cheeks, each appointed the other to be high priest of his own madness, and together they declared themselves to be a society of Discordia, for what ever that may turn out to be.


"There are trivial truths & there are great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true."
-Neils Bohr
"Did you know that there is a million bucks hidden in the house next door?" "But there is no house next door." "No? Then let's go build one!"

Fnords ->: 

Momomoto, Famous Japanese, can swallow his nose.


                            St. Trinian's

                      SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POLICE

                            Sewing Circle


by Lord Omar

Mine brain has meditated on the spinning of The Chao;
It is hovering o'er the table where the Chiefs of Staff are now
Gathered in discussion of the dropping of The Bomb;
Her Apple Corps is strong!

Grand (and gory) Old Discordja!
Grand (and gory) Old Discordja!
Grand (and gory) Old Discordja!
Her Apple Corps is strong!

She was not invited to the party that they held on Limbo Peak;*
So She threw a Golden Apple, 'sted of turn'd t'other cheek!
O it cracked the Holy Punchbowl and it made the nectar leak;
Her Apple Corps is strong!

 * "Limbo Peak" refers to Old Limbo Peak, commonly called by the Greeks "Ol' Limb' Peak."

 If a quixotic socrates studied zen under Zorba...?


"The tide is turning... the enemy is suffering terrible losses"
-Gen. Geo. A. Custer 
People in a Position to Know, Inc.


Mal-2 was once asked by one of his Disciples if he often prayed to Eris. He replied with these words:

 No, we Erisians seldom pray, it is much too dangerous. Charles Fort has listed many factual incidences of ignorant people confronted with, say, a drought, and then praying fervently -- and then getting the entire village wiped out in a torrential flood.


"Of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong. I'm mad but not ill"
(Werewolf Bridge, Robert Anton Wison) 
14. Wipe thine ass with what is written and grin like a ninny at what is Spoken. Take thine refuge with thine wine in the Nothing behind Everything, as you hurry along the Path.

HBT; The Book of Predictions, Chap. 19


Heaven is down. Hell is up.

This is proven by the fact

that the planets and stars

are orderly in their

movements,                                      IGNOTUM PER IGNOTIUS

while down on earth                     The meaning of this is unknown

we come close to the

primal chaos.

There are four other


but I forget them.


        -Josh the Dill

         King Kong Kabal


                                IT IS MY FIRM BELIEF THAT IT IS A MISTAKE

                                TO HOLD FIRM BELIEFS.


The Classical Greeks were not influenced by the Classical Greeks.


                                                        DO NOT CIRCULATE!

What We Know About ERIS (not much)

The Romans left a likeness of Her for posterity--She was shown as a grotesque woman with a pale and ghastly look, Her eyes afire, Her garment ripped and torn, and as concealing a dagger in Her Bosom. Actually, most women look pale and ghastly when concealing a chilly dagger in their bosoms.

 Her geneology is from the Greeks and is utterly confused. Either She was the twin of Ares and the daughter of Zeus and Hera; or She was the daughter of Nyx, goddess of night (who was either the daughter or wife of Chaos, or both), and Nyx's brother, Erebus, and whose brothers and sisters include Death, Doom, Mockery, and Friendship. And that She begat Forgetfullness, Quarrels, Lies, and a bunch of gods and goddesses like that.

 One day Mal-2 consulted his Pineal Gland* and asked Eris if She really created all of those terrible things. She told him that She had always liked the Old Greeks, but that they cannot be trusted with historic matters. "They were," She added, "victims of indigestion, you know."

 Suffice it to say that Eris is not hateful or malicious. But She is mischievous, and does get a little bitchy at times.

 *THE PINEAL GLAND is where each and every one of us can talk to Eris. If you have trouble activating your Pineal, then try the appendix which does almost as well. Reference: DOGMA I, METAPHYSICS #3, "The Indoctrine of the Pineal Gland"




The Law of Fives

The Law of Fives is one of the oldest Erisian Mysterees. It was first revealed to Good Lord Omar and is one of the great contributions to come from The Hidden Temple of The Happy Jesus.

 POEE subscribes to the Law of Fives of Omar's sect. And POEE also recognizes the holy 23 (2+3=5) that is incorporated by Episkopos Dr. Mordecai Malignatus, KNS, into his Discordian sect, The Ancient Illuminated Seers of Bavaria.


 The Law of Fives is never wrong.

 In the Erisian Archives is an old memo from Omar to Mal-2: "I find the Law of Fives to be more and more manifest the harder I look."


                                                Please do not use this

                                                document as toilet tissue


        The Nagas of Upper Burma say that the sun

        shines by day because, being a woman, it

        is afraid to venture out at night.

"You will find that the State is the kind of ORGANIZATION which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly too."
- John Kenneth Galbraith


It seems that Zeus was preparing a wedding banquet for Peleus and Thetis and did not want to invite Eris because of Her reputation as a trouble maker.*

 This made Eris angry, and so She fashioned an apple of pure gold** and inscribed upon it KALLISTI ("To The Prettiest One") and on the day of the fete She rolled it into the banquet hall and then left to be alone and joyously partake of a hot dog.

 Now, three of the invited goddesses,*** Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite, each immediately claimed it to belong to herself because of the inscription. And they started fighting, and they started throwing punch all over the place and everything.

 Finally Zeus calmed things down and declared that an arbitrator must be selected, which was a reasonable suggestion, and all agreed. He sent them to a shepherd of Troy, whose name was Paris because his mother had had a lot of gaul and had married a Frenchman; but each of the sneaky goddesses tried to outwit the others by going early and offering a bribe to Paris.

 Athena offered him Heroic War Victories, Hera offered him Great Wealth, and Aphrodite offered him the Most Beautiful Woman on Earth. Being a healthy young Trojan lad, Paris promptly accepted Aphrodite's bribe and she got the apple and he got screwed.

 As she had promised, she maneuvered earthly happenings so that Paris could have Helen (the Helen) then living with her husband Menelaus, King of Sparta. Anyway, everyone knows that the Trojan War followed when Sparta demanded their Queen back and that the Trojan War is said to be The First War among men.

 And so we suffer because of the Original Snub. And so a Discordian is to partake of No Hot Dog Buns.

 Do you believe that?



 ** There is historic disagreement concerning whether this apple was of metallic gold or acapulco.

 *** Actually there were five goddesses, but the Greeks did not know the Law of Fives.




                               | Remember: |

                               | KING      |

                               |    KONG   |

                               | Died for  |

                               | your Sins |



                                                        Ho Chi Zen


                                                        King Cong
5. An Age of Confusion, or an Ancient Age, is one in which History As We Know It begins to unfold, in which Whatever Is Coming emerges in Corporal Form, more or less, and such times are Ages of Balanced Unbalance, or Unbalanced Balance.

 6. An Age of Bureaucracy is an Imperial Age in which Things Mature, in which Confusion becomes entrenched and during which Balanced Balance, or Stagnation, is attained.

 7. An Age of Disorder or an Aftermath is an Apocalyptic Period of Transition back to Chaos through the Screen of Oblivion into which the Age passeth, finally. These are Ages of Unbalanced Unbalance.

 HBT; The Book of Uterus, Chap. 3 

Do You Remember? 1. Polite children will always remember that a church is the of .


An Erisian Hymn

by Rev. Dr. Mungojerry Grindlebone, KOB

Onwards Christian Soldiers,
Onwards Buddhist Priests.
Onward, Fruits of Islam,
Fight till you're deceased.
Fight your little battles.
Join in thickest fray;
For the Greater Glory,
of Dis-cord-i-a.
Yah, yah, yah,
Yah, yah, yah, yah.

 Mr. Momomoto, famous Japanese who can swallow his nose, has been exposed. It was recently revealed that it was Mr. Momomoto's brother who has been doing all this nose swallowing.


                                        Heute Die Welt

                                        Morgens das Sonnensystem!


                        Abbey of the Barbarous Relic

Official Proclamation



                        -><-  OFFICIAL - POEE

                              Head Temple, San Francisco

                              HOUSE OF THE RISING PODGE

                              Bureau of The POEE Epistolary


The official symbol of POEE is here illustrated. It may be this, or any similar device to represent TWO OPPOSING ARROWS CONVERGING INTO A COMMON POINT. It may be vertical, horizontal, or else such, and it may be elaborated or simplified as desired.

 The esoteric name for this symbol is THE FIVE FINGERED HAND OF ERIS, commonly shortened to THE HAND.


                            \  /


                            /  \
NOTE: In the lore of western magic, the \/ is taken to symbolize horns, especially the horns of Satan or of diabolical beasties. The Five Fingered Hand of Eris, however, is not intended to be taken as satanic, for the "horns" are supported by another set, of inverted "horns". Or maybe it is walrus tusks. I don't know what it is, to tell the truth.
"Surrealism aims at the total transformation of the mind and all that resembles it"
                               -><- POEE -><-
POEE (pronounced "POEE") is an acronym for The PARATHEO-ANAMETAMYSTIKHOOD OF ERIS ESOTERIC. The first part can be taken to mean "equivalent deity, reversity beyond-mystique." We are not really esoteric, it's just that nobody pays much attention to us.

 MY HIGH REVERENCE MALACLYPSE THE YOUNGER, AB, DD, KSC, is the High Priest of POEE, and POEE is grounded in his episkopotic revelations of The Goddess. He is called [The Omnibenevolent Polyfather of Virginity in Gold].

 The POEE HEAD TEMPLE is the Joshua Norton Cabal of The Discordian Society, which is located in Mal-2's pineal gland and can be found by temporally and spacially locating the rest of Mal-2.

 POEE has no treasury, no by-laws, no articles, no guides save Mal-2's pineal gland, and has only one scruple--which Mal-2 keeps on his key chain.

 POEE has not registered, incorporated, or otherwise chartered with the State, and so the State does not recognize POEE or POEE Ordinations, which is only fair, because POEE does not recognize the State.


 There is the neophyte, or LEGIONNAIRE DISCIPLE.
The LEGIONNAIRE DEACON, who is catching on.
The HIGH PRIEST, the Polyfather.
And POEE =POPE=. POEE LEGIONNAIRE DISCIPLES are authorized to initiate others as Discordian Society Legionnaires. PRIESTS appoint their own DEACONS. The POLYFATHER ordains priests. I don't know about the =POPES=.

"This book is a mirror. When a monkey looks in, no apostle looks out."
                      Application For Membership

           In the Erisian movement of the DISCORDIAN SOCIETY

1. Today's date                         Yesterday's Date


2. Purpose of this application: --membership in :  a. Legion of Dynamic 

   Discord  b. POEE  c. Bavarian Illuminati  d. All of the Above  e. None of 

   the Above  f. Other-- BE SPECIFIC!


3. Name_________________________                Holy Name________________



       (If temporary, also give an address from which mail can be forwarded)


4. Description: Born: []Yes []No   Eyes:[]2 []other     Height:


   ..... fl. oz.   Last time you had a haircut:         Reason:


   Race: []horse []human      I.Q.: 150-200  200-250  250-300  over 300


5. History: Education - highest grade completed 1 2 3 4 5 6 over 6th

   Professional: On another ream of paper list every job since 1937 from 

   which you have been fired.  Medical:  On a separate sheet labeled 

   "confidential" list all major psychic psychotic episodes experienced 

   within the last 24 hours.


6. Sneaky Questions to establish personality traits

   I would rather a. live in an outhouse b. play in a rock group c. eat

   caterpillars.  I wear obscene tattoos because ..........

   I have ceased raping little children []yes []no -- reason ..........


7. Self Portrait






Rev. Mungo

For Office Use Only -- acc. rej. burned


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POEE & It's Priests

If you like Erisianism as it is presented according to Mal-2, then you may wish to from your own POEE CABAL as a POEE PRIEST and you can go do a bunch of POEE Priestly Things. A "POEE Cabal" is exactly what you think it is.

The High Priest makes no demands on his Priests, though he does rather expect good will of them. The Office of The Polyfather is point, not to teach. Once in a while, he even listens.

Should you find that your own revelations of The Goddess become substantially different that the revelations of Mal-2, then perhaps the Goddess has plans for you as an Episkopos, and you might consider creating your own sect from scratch, unhindered. Episkoposes are not competing with each other, and they are all POEE priests anyway (as soon as I locate them). The point is that Episkoposes are developing separate paths to the Erisian mountain top. See the section "Discordian Society"


There are no particular qualifications for Ordination because if you want to be a POEE Priest then you must undoubtedly qualify. Who could possibly know better than you whether or not you should be Ordained?

An ORDAINED POEE PRIEST or PRIESTESS is defined as "one who holds an Ordination Certificate from the Office of the Polyfather."

Seek into the Chao if thou wouldst be wise And find ye delight in Her Great Surprise! Look into the Chao if thou wantest to know What's in a Chao and why it ain't so! (HBT; The Book of Advise, 1:1)

World Council of Churches Boutique

Note to POEE Priests:

The Polyfather wishes to remind all Erisians the POEE was conceived not as a commercial enterprise, and that you are requested to keep your cool when seeking funds for POEE Cabals or when spreading the POEE Word via the market place.
The Hidden stone ripens fast, then laid bare like a turnip can easily be cut out at last but even then the danger isn't past. That man lives best who's fain to live half mad, half sane. -Flemish Poet Jan Van Stijevoort, 1524.

The Erisian Affirmation


the presiding POEE Official (if any) responds:



find the goddess Eris                           To Diverse Gods

Within your Pineal Gland                        Do Mortals bow;

      POEE                                      Holy Cow, and

                                                Wholly Chao

                                                -Rev. Dr. Grindlebone

                                                 Monroe Cabal
"common sense is what tells you that the world is flat."

This is St. Gulik. He is the Messenger of the Goddess. A different age from ours called him Hermes. Many people called him by many names. He is a Roach


                          Legion of Dynamic Discord




       RECOGNIZE that the -- DISCORDIAN SOCIETY -- doth hereby certify



                               As a Legionnaire




                                                Glory to We Children of ERIS


                                                 Presented under the auspices

                                                 of our Lady of Discord, ERIS

                                                 by the House of the Apostles

                                                 of ERIS.




If you can't find the Polyfather, or having found him, don't want anything to do with him, you are still authorized to form your own POEE CABAL and do Priestly Things, using the Principia Discordia as a guide. Your Official Rank will be POEE CHAPLIN for the LEGION OF DYNAMIC DISCORD, which is exactly the same as a POEE PRIEST except that you don't have an Ordination Certificate. The words you are now reading are your ordination.


  1. Write the ERISIAN AFFIRMATION in five copies.
  2. Sign and nose-print each copy.
  3. Send one to the President of the United States.
  4. Send one to
  5.         The California State Bureau of Furniture and Bedding
            1021 'D' Street, Sacramento CA 94814
  6. Nail one to a telephone pole. Hide one. And burn the other. Then consult your pineal gland.
General License was Sgt. Pepper's Commander

                            ~~ OLD POEE SLOGAN ~~

                           When in Doubt, Fuck it.

                      When not in Doubt... get in Doubt!

Trip 5!

= The POEE Baptismal Rite =

This Mysteree Rite is not required for initiation, but it is offered by many POEE Priests to proselytes who desire a formal ceremony.

1) The Priests and four Brothers are arranged in a pentagon with the Initiate in the center facing the Priests. If possible, the Brothers on the immediate right and left of the Priest should be Deacons. The Initiate must be totally naked, to demonstrate that he is truly a human being and not something else in disguise like a cabbage or something.

2) All persons in the audience and the pentagon, excepting the Priest, assume a squatting position and return to a standing position. This is repeated four more times. This dance is symbolic of the humility of we Erisians.

3) The Priest begins: I, (complete Holy Name, with Mystical Titles, and degrees, designations, offices, etc.), Ordained Priest of the Paratheo-anametamystikhood of Eris Esoteric, with the Authority invested at me by the High Priest of It, Office of the Polyfather, The House of the Rising Podge, POEE Head Temple; Do herewith Require of Ye:

The Initiate answers YES.
The Initiate answers YES.
He answers YES.
The Initiate answers PROBABLY.
(The Priest here leads the Initiate in a recital of THE ERISIAN AFFIRMATION.)
4) All present rejoice grandly. The new Brother opens a large jug of wine and offers it to all who are present.

5) The Ceremony generally degenerates.

Mord says that Omar says that we are all unicorns anyway.



                                                DO NOT PULL ON YELLOW TIP
3. And though Omar did bid of the Collector of Garbage, in words that were both sweet and bitter, to surrender back the cigar box containing the cards designated by the Angel as The Honest Book of Truth, the Collector was to him as one who might be smitten deaf, saying only: 'Gainst the rules, y'know.


HBT; The Book of Explanations, Chap 2




                                                1. Harry Houdini

                                                2. Swing Music

                                                3. Pretzels

                                                4. 8 months

                                                5. Testy Culbert

                                                6. It protrudes.

                                                7. No vocal cords


The Initiate swears the following:


 (Brothers of the Ancient Illuminated Seers of Bavaria sect may wish to substitute the German:


 or perhaps

 WIECZNY KWIAT WTADZA!!!!! which is Ewige Blumenkraft in Polish.)


 Corrections to last week's copy: Johnny Sample is offensive cornerback for the New York Jets, not fullback as stated. Bobby Tolan's name is not Randy, but mud. All power to the people, and ban the fucking bomb.



                                                "This statement is false"

                                                   (courtesy of POEE)




The Discordian Society has no definition.

I sometimes think of it as a disorganization of Eris Freaks. It has been called a guerrilla mind theatre. Episkopos Randomfactor, Director of Purges of Our People's Underworld Movement sect in Larchmont, prefers "The World's Greatest Association of What-ever-it-is-that-we-are." Lady Mal thinks of it as a RENAISSANCE THINK TANK. Fang the Unwashed, WKC, won't say. You can think of it any way you like.

AN EPISKOPOS OF THE DISCORDIAN SOCIETY is one who prefers total autonomy, and creates his own Discordian sect as The Goddess directs him. He speaks for himself and for those that say that they like what he says.

THE LEGION OF DYNAMIC DISCORD: A Discordian Society Legionnaire is one who prefers not to create his own sect.

If you want in on the Discordian Society then declare yourself what you wish do what you like and tell us about it or if you prefer don't.

There are no rules anywhere.            Some Episkoposes

The Goddess Prevails.                   have a one-man cabal.

                                        Some work together.

                                        Some never do explain.


When I get to the bottom I go back to the top

of the slide where I stop and I turn and I go

for a ride, then I get to the bottom and I see

you again!  Helter Skelter!

                        -John Lennon
"Everybody I know who is right always agrees with ME" -Rev Lady Mal


The Golden Apple Corps* is an honorary position for the Keepers of The Sacred Chao, so that they can put "KSC" after their names.
It says little, does less, means nothing.
* Not to be confused with The Apple Corps Ltd. of those four singers. We thought of it first.

- The Numeral V sign -

Used by Old Roman Discordians, Illuminatus Churchill, and innocent Hippies everywhere.


  1. Chaos - Patron Apostle Hung Mung
  2. Discord - Patron Apostle Dr. Van Van Mojo
  3. Confusion - Patron Apostle Sri Syadasti
  4. Bureaucracy - Patron Apostle Zarathud
  5. The Aftermath - Patron Apostle The Elder Malaclypse
Days of the Week*
  1. Sweetmorn
  2. Boomtime
  3. Pungenday
  4. Prickle-Prickle
  5. Setting Orange
(* The days of the week are named from the five Basic Elements: sweet, boom, pungent, prickle, and orange)



A) APOSTLE HOLYDAYS                             B) SEASON HOLYDAYS

   1) Mungday                                      1) Chaoflux

   2) Mojoday                                      2) Discoflux

   3) Syaday                                       3) Confuflux

   4) Zaraday                                      4) Bureflux

   5) Maladay                                      5) Afflux

Each occurs on the 5th                          Each occurs on the 50th

day of the Season                               day of each Season


C) ST. TIB'S DAY - occurs once every 4 years (1+4=5) and is inserted

between the 59th and 60th days of the Season of Chaos



                    SM BT PD PP SO                          SM BT PD PP SO

                    -- -- -- -- --                         -- -- -- -- --

Jan  1  2  3  4  5   1  2  3  4  5 Chs Jul  5  6  7  8  9  40 41 42 43 44 Cfn

     6  7  8  9 10   6  7  8  9 10         10 11 12 13 14  45 46 47 48 49

    11 12 13 14 15  11 12 13 14 15         15 16 17 18 19  50 51 52 53 54

    16 17 18 19 20  16 17 18 19 20         20 21 22 23 24  55 56 57 58 59

    21 22 23 24 25  21 22 23 24 25         25 26 27 28 29  60 61 62 63 64

    26 27 28 29 30  26 27 28 29 30         30 31  1  2  3  65 66 67 68 69

    31  1  2  3  4  31 32 33 34 35     Aug  4  5  6  7  8  70 71 72 73  1 Bcy

Feb  5  6  7  8  9  36 37 38 39 40          9 10 11 12 13   2  3  4  5  6

    10 11 12 13 14  41 42 43 44 45         14 15 16 17 18   7  8  9 10 11

    15 16 17 18 19  46 47 48 49 50         19 20 21 22 23  12 13 14 15 16

    20 21 22 23 24  51 52 53 54 55         24 25 26 27 28  17 18 19 20 21

    25 26 27 28* 1  56 57 58 59 60         29 30 31  1  2  22 23 24 25 26

Mar  2  3  4  5  6  61 62 63 64 65     Sep  3  4  5  6  7  27 28 29 30 31

     7  8  9 10 11  66 67 68 69 70          8  9 10 11 12  32 33 34 35 36

    12 13 14 15 16  71 72 73  1  2 Dsc     13 14 15 16 17  37 38 39 40 41

    17 18 19 20 21   3  4  5  6  7         18 19 20 21 22  42 43 44 45 46

    22 23 24 25 26   8  9 10 11 12         23 24 25 26 27  47 48 49 50 51

    27 28 29 30 31  13 14 15 16 17         28 29 30  1  2  52 53 54 55 56

Apr  1  2  3  4  5  18 19 20 21 22     Oct  3  4  5  6  7  57 58 59 60 61

     6  7  8  9 10  23 24 25 26 27          8  9 10 11 12  62 63 64 65 66

    11 12 13 14 15  28 29 30 31 32         13 14 15 16 17  67 68 69 70 71

    16 17 18 19 20  33 34 35 36 37         18 19 20 21 22  72 73  1  2  3 Afm

    21 22 23 24 25  38 39 40 41 42         23 24 25 26 27   4  5  6  7  8

    26 27 28 29 30  43 44 45 46 47         28 29 30 31  1   9 10 11 12 13

May  1  2  3  4  5  48 49 50 51 52     Nov  2  3  4  5  6  14 15 16 17 18

     6  7  8  9 10  53 54 55 56 57          7  8  9 10 11  19 20 21 22 23

    11 12 13 14 15  58 59 60 61 62         12 13 14 15 16  24 25 26 27 28

    16 17 18 19 20  63 64 65 66 67         17 18 19 20 21  29 30 31 32 33

    21 22 23 24 25  68 69 70 71 72         22 23 24 25 26  34 35 36 37 38

    26 27 28 29 30  73  1  2  3  4 Cfn     27 28 29 30  1  39 40 41 42 43

    31  1  2  3  4   5  6  7  8  9     Dec  2  3  4  5  6  44 45 46 47 48

Jun  5  6  7  8  9  10 11 12 13 14          7  8  9 10 11  49 50 51 52 53

    10 11 12 13 14  15 16 17 18 19         12 13 14 15 16  54 55 56 57 58

    15 16 17 18 19  20 21 22 23 24         17 18 19 20 21  59 60 61 62 63

    20 21 22 23 24  25 26 27 28 29         22 23 24 25 26  64 65 66 67 68

    25 26 27 28 29  30 31 32 33 34         27 28 29 30 31  69 70 71 72 73

    30  1  2  3  4  35 36 37 38 39  [1991 = 3157] [Next St. Tibs Day in 3158]


Discordians have a tradition of assuming HOLY NAMES. This is not unique to Erisianism, of course. I suppose that Pope Paul is the son of Mr. and Mrs. VI?

Will whoever stole Brother Reverend Magoun's pornography please return it. 

                       THE BEARER OF THIS CARD

                     IS A GENUINE AND AUTHORIZED

                               ~ POPE ~

                      So please Treat Him Right

                             GOOD FOREVER


       Genuine and authorized by The House of Apostles of ERIS


Every man, woman and child on this Earth is a genuine and authorized Pope

Reproduce and distribute these cards freely- POEE Head Temple, San Francisco
A =POPE= is someone who is not under the authority of the authorities.

For Your Enlightenment


by Rev. Dr. Hypocrates Magoun, P.P. POEE PRIEST, Okinawa Cabal

 When Hypoc was through meditating with St. Gulik, he went there into the kitchen where he busied himself with preparing the feast and in his endeavor, he found that there was some old tea in a pan left standing from the night before, when he had in his weakness forgot about its making and had let it sit steeping for 24 hours. It was dark and murky and it was Hypoc's intention to use this old tea by diluting it with water. And again in his weakness, chose without further consideration and plunged into the physical labor of the preparations. It was then when deeply immersed in the pleasure of that trip, he had a sudden loud clear voice in his head saying "it is bitter tea that involves you so." Hypoc heard the voice, but the struggle inside intensified, and the pattern, previously established with the physical laboring and the muscle messages coordinated and unified or perhaps coded, continued to exert their influence and Hypoc succummed to the pressure and he denied the voice.

 And again he plunged into the physical orgy and completed the task, and Lo as the voice had predicted, the tea was bitter.



                                  "The Five Laws have root in awareness."

                                        --Che Fung (Ezra Pound, Canto 85)

The Hell Law says that Hell is reserved exclusively for them that believe in

it.  Further, the lowest Rung in Hell is reserved for them that believe in 

it on the supposition that they'll go there if they don't.

HBT; The Gospel According to Fred, 3:1


One day Mal-2 asked the messenger spirit Saint Gulik to approach the Goddess and request Her presence for some desperate advice. Shortly afterwards the radio came on by itself, and an ethereal female Voice said YES?

 "O! Eris! Blessed Mother of Man! Queen of Chaos! Daughter of Discord! Concubine of Confusion! O! Exquisite Lady, I beseech You to lift a heavy burden from my heart!"


 "I am filled with fear and tormented with terrible visions of pain. Everywhere people are hurting one another, the planet is rampant with injustices, whole societies plunder groups of their own people, mothers imprison sons, children perish while brothers war. O, woe."


 "But nobody Wants it! Everybody hates it."


 At which moment She turned herself into an aspirin commercial and left The Polyfather stranded alone with his species.




A Sage of Ancient China and Official Discordian Missionary to the Heathen Chinese. He who originally devised THE SACRED CHAO. Patron of the Season of Chaos. Holyday: Jan 5.
A Head Doctor of Deep Africa and Maker of Fine Dolls. D.H.V., Doctor of Hoodoo and Vexes, from The Greater Metropolitan Yorba Linda Jesus Will Save Your Bod Home Study Bible School; and F.I.H.G.W.P., Fellow of the Intergalactic Haitian Guerrillas for World Peace. Patron of The Season of Discord. Holyday: Mar 19.
Erisians of The Laughing Christ sect are of the silly contention that Dr. Mojo is an imposter and that PATAMUNZO LINGANANDA is the True Second Apostle. Lord Omar claims that Dr. Mojo heaps hatred upon Patamunzo, who sends only Love Vibrations in return. But we of the POEE sect know that Patamunzo is the Real Imposter, and that those vibrations of his are actually an attempt to subvert Dr. Mojo's rightful apostilic authority by shaking him out of his wits.
Commonly called just SRI SYADASTI. His name is Sanskrit, and means: All affirmations are true in some sense, false in some sense, meaningless in some sense, true and false in some sense, true and meaningless in some sense, false and meaningless in some sense, and true and false and meaningless in some sense. He is an Indian Pundit and Prince, born of the Peyotl Tribe, son of Gentle Chief Sun Flower Seed and the squaw Merry Jane. Patron to psychedelic type Discordians.

 Patron of the Season of Confusion. Holyday: May 31. NOTE: Sri Syadasti should not be confused with Blessed St. Gulik the Stoned, who is not the same person but is the same Apostle.

A hard nosed Hermit of Medieval Europe and Chaosphe Bible Banger. Dubbed "Offender of The Faith." Discovered the Five Commandments. Patron of the Season of Bureaucracy. Holyday: Aug. 12
A wandering Wiseman of Ancient Mediterrania ("Med-Terra" or middle earth), who followed a 5-pointed Star through the alleys of Rome, Damascus, Baghdad, Jerusalem, Mecca and Cairo, bearing a sign that seemed to read "DOOM". (This is a misunderstanding. The sign actually read "DUMB". Mal-1 is a Non-Prophet.) Patron and namesake of Mal-2. Patron of The Season of The Aftermath. Holyday: Oct 24.
All statements are true in some sense, false in some sense, meaningless in some sense, true and false in some sense, true and meaningless in some sense, false and meaningless in some sense, and true and false and meaningless in some sense. A public service clarification by the Sri Syadasti School of Spiritual Wisdom, Wilmette.

 The teachings of the Sri Syadasti School of Spiritual School of Spiritual Wisdom are true in some sense, false in some sense, meaningless in some sense, true and false in some sense, true and meaningless in some sense, false and meaningless in some sense, and true and false and meaningless in some sense. Patamunzo Lingananda School of Higher Spiritual Wisdom, Skokie.


Hey Man...Great! I feel goofy, the way my old man looks when he's drunk.



being a BIBLE of The Erisian Movement

Episkopos LORD OMAR KHAYYAM RAVENHURST, KSC; Bull Goose of Limbo; and Master Pastor of the Church Invisible of the Laughing Christ, Hidden Temple of The Happy Jesus, Laughing Buddha Jesus [LBJ] Ranch

From the Honest Book of Truth, THE BOOK OF EXPLANATIONS, Chapter 1

  1. There came one day to Lord Omar, Bull Goose of Limbo, a Messenger of Our Lady who told him of a Sacred Mound wherein was buried an Honest Book.
  2. And the Angel of Eris bade of the Lord: Go ye hence and dig the Truth, that ye may come to know it and, knowing it, spread it and, spreading it, wallow in it and, wallowing in it, lie in it and, lying in the Truth, become a Poet of the Word and a Sayer of Sayings -- an Inspiration to all men and a Scribe to the Gods.
  3. So Omar went forth to the Sacred Mound, which was to the East of Mullah, and thereupon he worked digging in the sand for five days and five nights, but found no book.
  4. At the end of five days and five nights of digging, it came to pass that Omar was exhausted. So he put his shovel to one side and bedded himself down on the sand, using as a pillow a Golden Chest he had uncovered on the first day of his labors.
  5. Omar slept.
  6. On the fifth day of his sleeping, Lord Omar fell into a Trance, and there came to him in the Trance a Dream, and there came to him in the Dream a Messenger of Our Lady who told him of a Sacred Grove wherein was hidden a Golden Chest.
  7. And the Angel of Eris bade of the Lord: Go ye hence and lift the Stash, that ye may come to own it and, owning it, share it and, sharing it, love in it and, loving in it, dwell in it and, dwelling in the Stash, become a Poet of the Word and a Sayer of Sayings - an Inspiration to all men and a Scribe to the Gods.
  8. But Omar lamented, saying unto the Angel : What is this shit, man? What care I for the Word and Sayings? What care I for the Inspiration of all men? Wherein does it profit a man to be a Scribe to the Gods when the Scribes of the Governments do nothing, yet are paid better wages?
  9. And, lo, the Angel waxed in anger and Omar was stricken to the Ground by an Invisible Hand and did not arise for five days and five nights.
  10. And it came to pass that on the fifth night he dreampt, and in his Dream he had a Vision, and in this Vision there came unto him a Messenger of Our Lady who entrusted to him a Rigoletto cigar box containing many filing cards, some of them in packs with rubber bands around, and upon these cards were sometimes written verses, while upon others nothing was written.
  11. Thereupon the Angel Commanded to Lord: Take ye this Honest Book of Truth to thine bosom and cherish it. Carry it forth into The Land and Lay it before Kings of Nations and Collectors of Garbage. Preach from it unto the Righteous, that they may renounce their ways and repent.



In the year 1166 B.C., a malcontented hunchbrain by the name of Greyface, got it into his head that the universe was as humorless as he, and he began to teach that play was sinful because it contradicted the ways of Serious Order. "Look at all the order around you," he said. And from that, he deluded honest men to believe that reality was a straightjacket affair and not the happy romance as men had known it.

 It is not presently understood why men were so gullible at that particular time, for absolutely no one thought to observe all the disorder around them and conclude just the opposite. But anyway, Greyface and his followers took the game of playing at life more seriously than they took life itself and were known even to destroy other living beings whose ways of life differed from their own.

 The unfortunate result of this is that mankind has since been suffering from a psychological and spiritual imbalance. Imbalance causes frustration, and frustration causes fear. And fear makes for a bad trip. Man has been on a bad trip for a long time now.







                                                Bullshit makes the flowers

                                                grow & that's beautiful.


Climb into the Chao with a friend or two

And follow the Way it carries you,

Adrift like a Lunatic Lifeboat Crew

Over the Waves in whatever you do.

        (HBT; The Book of Advise, 1:3)

[graphic deleted... if you wanna see it, READ THE BOOK] 

Meanwhile, at the Chinese laundromat...




from the Honest Book of Truth revealed to Lord Omar

  1. Before the beginning was the Nonexistent Chao, balanced in Oblivion by the Perfect Counterpushpull of the Hodge and the Podge.
  2. Whereupon, by an Act of Happenstance, the Hodge began gradually to overpower the Podge -- and the Primal Chaos thereby came to be.
  3. So in the beginning was the Primal Chaos, balanced on the Edge of Oblivion by the Perfect Counterpullpush of the Podge and the Hodge.
  4. Whereupon, by the Law of Negative Reversal,** the Podge swiftly underpowered the Hodge and Everything broke loose.
  5. And therein emerged the Active Force of Discord, the Subtle Manifestation of the Nonexistent Chao, to guide Everything along the Path back to Oblivion - that it might not become lost among Precepts of Order in the Region of Thud.
  6. Forasmuch as it was Active, the Force of Discord entered the State of Confusion, wherein It copulated with the Queen and begat ERIS, Our Lady of Discord and Gross Manifestation of the Nonexistent Chao.
  7. And under Eris Confusion became established, and was hence called Bureaucracy; while over Bureaucracy Eris became established, and was hence called Discordia.
  8. By the by it came to pass that the Establishment of Bureaucracy perished in a paper shortage.
  9. Thus it was, in accord with the Law of Laws.
  10. During and after the Fall of the Establishment of Bureaucracy was the Aftermath, an Age of Disorder in which calculation, computations, and reckonings were put away by the Children of Eris in Acceptance and Preparation for the Return to Oblivion to be followed by a Repetition of the Universal Absurdity. Moreover, of Itself the Coming of Aftermath waseth a Resurrection of the Freedom-flowing Chaos. HAIL ERIS!
  11. Herein was set into motion the Eristic Pattern, which would Repeat Itself Five Times Over Seventy-three Times, after which nothing would happen.
____________________________ * This doctrine should not be confused with DOGMA III - HISTORY #6, "HISTORIC CYCLES," which states that social progress occurs in five cycles, the first three ("The Tricycle") of which are THESIS, ANTITHESIS and PARENTHESIS; and the last two ("The Bicycle") of which are CONSTERNATION and MORAL WARPTITUDE.

 ** The LAW OF NEGATIVE REVERSAL states that if something does not happen then the exact opposite will happen, only in exactly the opposite manner from that in which it did not happen.

 NOTE: It is from this text from The Book of Uterus, that POEE has based its Erisian Calendar with the year divided into 5 seasons of 73 days each. Each of the Five Apostles of Eris has patronage over one Season. A chart of the Seasons, Patrons, Days of the Week, Holydays, and a perpetual Gregorian converter is included in this edition of Principia.

 Dull but Sincere Filler 

"And, behold, thusly was the Law formulated:  Imposition of Order = 

escalation of Disorder!"

 [H.B.T. ; The Gospel According to Fred, 1:6]


Gen. Pandaemonium, Commanding

The seeds of the ORDERS OF DISCORDIA were planted by Greyface into his early disciples. They form the skeleton of the Aneristic Movement, which over emphasizes the Principle of Order and is antagonistic to the necessary compliment, the Principle of Disorder. The Orders are composed of persons all hung up on authority, security and control; i.e., they are blinded by the Aneristic Illusion. They do not know that they belong to Orders of Discordia. But we know.


  1. The Military Order of THE KNIGHTS OF THE FIVE SIDED TEMPLE. This is for all the soldiers and bureaucrats of the world.
  2. The Political Order of THE PARTY FOR WAR ON EVIL. This is reserved for lawmakers, censors, and like ilk.
  3. The Academic Order of THE HEMLOCK FELLOWSHIP. They commonly inhabit schools and universities, and dominate many of them.
  4. The Social Order of THE CITIZENS COMMITTEE FOR CONCERNED CITIZENS. This is mostly a grass-roots version of the more professional military, political, academic and sacred Orders.
  5. The Sacred Order of THE DEFAMATION LEAGUE. Not much is known about the D.L., but they are very ancient and quite possibly were founded by Greyface himself. It is known that they now have absolute domination over all organized churches in the world. It is also believed that they have been costuming cabbages and passing them off as human beings.
A person belonging to one or more Order is just as likely to carry a flag of the counter-establishment as the flag of the establishment-- just as long as it is a flag.

 Don't let THEM immanentize the Eschaton.


HIP-2-3-4, HIP-2-3-4

Go To Your Left-Right....




The second concept Wiener has to establish is that of entropy. Probability

is a mathematical concept, coming from statistics. Entropy comes from physics.

It is the assertion-- established logically and experimentally-- that the

universe, by its nature, is "running down", moving toward a state of inert

uniformity devoid of form, matter, hierarchy or differentiation.

 That is, in any given situation, less organization, more chaos, is overwhelmingly more probable than tighter organization or more order.

 The tendency for entropy to increase in isolated systems is expressed in the second law of thermodynamics-- perhaps the most pessimistic and amoral formulation in all human thought.

 It applies however, to a closed system, to something that is an isolated whole, not just a part. Within such systems there may be parts, which draw their energy from the whole, that are moving at least temporarily, in the opposite direction; in them order is increasing and chaos is diminishing.

 The whirlpools that swirl in a direction opposed to the main current are called "enclaves". And one of them is life, especially human life, which in a universe moving inexorably towards chaos moves towards increased order.




        -Rev. Thomas, Gnostic

         N.Y.C. Cabal


PLANETARY Pi, which I discovered, is 61. It's a Time-Energy relationship existing between sun and inner plants and I use it in arriving at many facts unknown to science. For example, multiply nude earth's circumference 24,902.20656 by 61 and you get the distance of moon's orbit around the earth. This is slightly less than the actual distance because we have not yet considered earth's atmosphere. So be it. Christopher Garth, Evanston



"I should have been a plumber."

        --Albert Einstein

"Grasshopper always wrong in argument with chicken"

                -Book of Chan compiled by O.P.U. sect


Before he became a hermit, Zarathud was a young Priest, and took great delight in making fools of his opponents in front of his followers.

 One day Zarathud took his students to a pleasant pasture and there he confronted The Sacred Chao while She was contentedly grazing.

 "Tell me, you dumb beast." demanded the Priest in his commanding voice, "why don't you do something worthwhile. What is your Purpose in Life, anyway?"

 Munching the tasty grass, The Sacred Chao replied "MU".*

 Upon hearing this, absolutely nobody was enlightened. Primarily because nobody could understand Chinese.

 * "MU" is the Chinese ideogram for NO-THING



TAO FA TSU-DAN                                      FIND PEACE WITH A

                                                    CONTENTED CHAO


THE SACRED CHAO is the key to illumination. Devised by the Apostle Hung Mung in ancient China, it was modified and popularized by the Taoists and is sometimes called the YIN-YANG. The Sacred Chao is not the Yin-Yang of the Taoists. It is the HODGE-PODGE of the Erisians. And, instead of a Podge spot on the Hodge side, it has a PENTAGON which symbolizes the ANERISTIC PRINCIPLE, and instead of a Hodge spot on the Podge side, it depicts the GOLDEN APPLE OF DISCORDIA to symbolize the ERISTIC PRINCIPLE.

 The Sacred Chao symbolizes absolutely everything anyone need ever know about absolutely anything, and more! It even symbolizes everything not worth knowing, depicted by the empty space surrounding the Hodge-Podge.



If you are not hot for philosophy, best just to skip it.

 The Aneristic Principle is that of APPARENT ORDER; the Eristic Principle is that of APPARENT DISORDER. Both order and disorder are man made concepts and are artificial divisions of PURE CHAOS, which is a level deeper that is the level of distinction making.

 With our concept making apparatus called "mind" we look at reality through the ideas-about-reality which our cultures give us. The ideas-about- reality are mistakenly labeled "reality" and unenlightened people are forever perplexed by the fact that other people, especially other cultures, see "reality" differently. It is only the ideas-about-reality which differ. Real (capital-T True) reality is a level deeper that is the level of concept.

 We look at the world through windows on which have been drawn grids (concepts). Different philosophies use different grids. A culture is a group of people with rather similar grids. Through a window we view chaos, and relate it to the points on our grid, and thereby understand it. The ORDER is in the GRID. That is the Aneristic Principle.

 Western philosophy is traditionally concerned with contrasting one grid with another grid, and amending grids in hopes of finding a perfect one that will account for all reality and will, hence, (say unenlightened westerners) be True. This is illusory; it is what we Erisians call the ANERISTIC ILLUSION. Some grids can be more useful than others, some more beautiful than others, some more pleasant than others, etc., but none can be more True than any other.

 DISORDER is simply unrelated information viewed through some particular grid. But, like "relation", no-relation is a concept. Male, like female, is an idea about sex. To say that male-ness is "absence of female-ness", or vice versa, is a matter of definition and metaphysically arbitrary. The artificial concept of no-relation is the ERISTIC PRINCIPLE.

 The belief that "order is true" and disorder is false or somehow wrong, is the Aneristic Illusion. To say the same of disorder, is the ERISTIC ILLUSION.

 The point is that (little-t) truth is a matter of definition relative to the grid one is using at the moment, and that (capital-T) Truth, metaphysical reality, is irrelevant to grids entirely. Pick a grid, and through it some chaos appears ordered and some appears disordered. Pick another grid, and the same chaos will appear differently ordered and disordered.

 Reality is the original Rorschach.

 Verily! So much for all that.



The words of the Foolish and those of the Wise

Are not far apart in Discordian Eyes.

(HBT; The Book of Advise, 2:1)
The PODGE of the Sacred Chao is symbolized as The Golden Apple of Discordia, which represents the Eristic Principle of Disorder. The writing on it, "KALLISTI" is Greek for "TO THE PRETTIEST ONE" and refers to an old myth about The Goddess. But the Greeks had only a limited understanding of Disorder, and thought it to be a negative principle.

 The Pentagon represents the Aneristic Principle of Order and symbolizes the HODGE. The Pentagon has several references; for one, it can be taken to represent geometry, one of the earliest studies of formal order to reach elaborate development;* for another, it specifically accords with THE LAW OF FIVES.




                                -Patamunzo Lingananda
It is also the shape of the United States Military Headquarters, the Pentagon Building, a most pregnant manifestation of straightjacket order resting on a firm foundation of chaos and constantly erupting into dazzling disorder; and this building is one of our more cherished Erisian Shrines. Also it so happens that in times of medieval magic, the pentagon was the generic symbol for werewolves, but this reference is not particularly intended and it should be noted that the Erisian Movement does not discriminate against werewolves-- our membership roster is open to persons of all races, national origins and hobbies.


 * The Greek geometrician PYTHAGORAS, however, was not a typical aneristic personality. He was what we call an EXPLODED ANERISTIC and an AVATAR. We call him Archangle Pythagoras.



5.  Hung Mung slapped his buttocks, hopped about, and shook his head, saying 

"I do not know! I do not know!"

        HBT; The Book of Gooks, Chap. 1


In the Los Angeles suburb of Whittier there lives a bowling alley, and within this very place, in the Year of Our Lady of Discord 3125 (1959*), Eris revealed Herself to The Golden Apple Corps for the first time.

 In honor of this Incredible Event, this Holy Place is revered as a Shrine by all Erisians. Once every five years, the Golden Apple Corps plans a Pilgrimage to Brunswick Shrine as an act of Devotion, and therein to partake of No Hot Dog Buns, and ruminate a bit about It All.

 It is written that when The Corps returns to The Shrine for the fifth time five times over, than shall the world come to an end:



        And Five Days Prior to This Occasion The Apostle The Elder

        Malaclypse Shall Walk the Streets of Whittier Bearing a Sign

        for All Literates to Read thereof: "DOOM", as a Warning of

        Forthcoming Doom to All Men Impending. And He Shall Signal

        This Event by Seeking the Poor and Distributing to Them Precious

        MAO BUTTONS and Whittier Shall be Known as The Region of Thud

        for These Five Days.
As a public service to all mankind and civilization in general, and to us in particular, the Golden Apple Corps has concluded that planning such a Pilgrimage is sufficient and that it is prudent to never get around to actually going.


 * Or maybe it was 1958, I forget.


 STARBUCK'S PEBBLES                                     Which







                        *               *



                            *       *
Do these 5 pebbles REALLY form a pentagon?

 [note: they were pebbles, originally..try doing ASCII pebbles -DtC] Those biased by the Aneristic Illusion would say yes. Those biased by the Eristic Illusion would say no. Criss-cross them and it is a star.

 An Illuminated Mind can see all of these, yet he does not insist that any one is really true, or that none at all is true. Stars, and pentagons, and disorder are all his creations and he may do with them as he wishes. Indeed, even so the concept of number 5.

 The real reality is there, but everything you KNOW about "it" is in your mind and yours to do with as you like. Conceptualization is art, and YOU ARE THE ARTIST.

 Convictions cause convicts.



                                         Can you chart the COURSE

                                        to Captain Valentine's SWEETHEART?


Hemlock? I never touch the stuff!



                                When I was 8 or 9 years old, I acquired

                                a split beaver magazine. You can imagine

                                my disappointment when,upon examination

                                of the photos with a microscope, I found

                                that all I could see was dots.



7. Never write in pencil unless you are on a train or sick in bed.


-------------------------------------------Pun-jab is Sikh, Sikh, Sikh!--------



A Non-prophet Irreligious Disorganization


                         MALACLYPSE THE YOUNGER, KSC

                Omnibenevolent Polyfather of Virginity in Gold

                                 HIGH PRIEST



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TO: REV. RAMPANT PANCREAS, tRRoCR(a)pttM; Colorado Encrustation
Brother Ram,

 Your acute observation that ERIS spelled backwards is SIRE, and your inference to the effect that there is sexual symbolism here, have brought me to some observations of my own.

 ERIS spelled fore-part-aft-wards is RISE. And spelled inside out is REIS, which is a unit of money, albeit Portugese-Brazilian and no longer in use. >From this it may be concluded that Eris has usurped Eros (god of erotic love) in the eyes of those who read backwards; which obviously made Eros sorE. Then She apparently embezzeled the Olympian Treasury and went to Brazil; whereupon She opened a chain of whorehouses (which certainly would get a rise from the male population). I figure it to be this in particular because MADAM reads the same forwards and backwards. And further, it is a term of great respect, similar to SIRE.

 And so thank you for your insight, it may well be the clue to the mystery of just where Eris has been fucking around for 3125 years.



                                FIVE TONS OF FLAX!

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In the beginning there was VOID, who had two daughters; one (the smaller) was that of BEING, named ERIS, and one (the larger) was of NON- BEING, named ANERIS. (To this day, the fundamental truth that Aneris is the larger is apparent to all who compare the great number of things that do not exist with the comparatively small number of things that do exist.)

 Eris had been born pregnant, and after 55 years (Goddesses have an unusually long gestation period-- longer even than elephants), Her pregnancy bore the fruits of many things. These things were composed of the Five Basic Elements, SWEET, BOOM, PUNGENT, PRICKLE, and ORANGE. Aneris, however, had been created sterile. When she saw Eris enjoying Herself so greatly with all of the existent things She had borne, Aneris became jealous and finally one day she stole some existent things and changed them into non- existent things and claimed them as her own children. This deeply hurt Eris, who felt that Her sister was unjust (being so much larger anyway) to deny Her her small joy. And so She made herself swell again to bear more things. And She swore that no matter how many of her begotten that Aneris would steal, She would beget more. And, in return, Aneris swore that no matter how many existent things Eris brought forth, she would eventually find them and turn them into non-existent things for her own. (And to this day, things appear and disappear in this very manner.)

 At first, the things brought forth by Eris were in a state of chaos and went in every which way, but by the by She began playing with them and ordered some of them just to see what would happen. Some pretty things arose from this play and for the next five zillion years She amused Herself by creating order. And so She grouped some things with others and some groups with others, and big groups with little groups, and all combinations until She had many grand schemes which delighted Her.

 Engrossed in establishing order, She finally one day noticed disorder (previously not apparent because everything was chaos). There were many ways in which chaos was ordered and many ways in which it was not.

 "Hah," She thought, "Here shall be a new game."

 And She taught order and disorder to play with each other in contest games, and to take turns amusing each other. She named the side of disorder after Herself, "ERISTIC" because Being is anarchic. And then, in a mood of sympathy for Her lonely sister, She named the other side "ANERISTIC" which flattered Aneris and smoothed the friction a little that was between them.

 Now all of this time, Void was somewhat disturbed. He felt unsatisfied for he had created only physical existence and physical non- existence, and had neglected the spiritual. As he contemplated this, a great Quiet was caused and he went into a state of Deep Sleep which lasted for 5 eras. At the end of this ordeal, he begat a brother to Eris and Aneris, that of SPIRITUALITY, who had no name at all.

 When the sisters heard this, they both confronted Void and pleaded that he not forget them, his First Born. And so Void decreed thus:

 That this brother, having no form, was to reside with Aneris in Non-Being and then to leave her and, so that he might play with order and disorder, reside with Eris in Being. But Eris became filled with sorrow when She heard this and then began to weep.

 "Why are you despondent?" demanded Void, "Your new brother will have his share with you." "But Father, Aneris and I have been arguing, and she will take him from me when she discovers him, and cause him to return to Non- Being." "I see,"replied Void, "Then I decree the following:

 "When your brother leaves the residence of Being, he shall not reside again in Non-Being, but shall return to Me, Void, from whence he came. You girls may bicker as you wish, but My son is your Brother and We are all of Myself."

 And so it is that we, as men, do not exist until we do; and then it is that we play with our world of existent things, and order and disorder them, and so it shall be that non-existence shall take us back from existence and that nameless spirituality shall return to Void, like a tired child home from a very wild circus.




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