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Principia Discordia

or, How I Found Goddess, and What I Did to Her When I Found Her

The Magnum Opiate of Malaclypse the Younger

wherein is explained Absolutely Everything Worth Knowing About Absolutely Anything

Today is Pungenday, day 52 in the season of Confusion, 3190.


Principia Discordia – Cover

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 – 1994<br />(really! fnord) Origins Nominee

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By Malaclypse the Younger, aided by diverse hands . . .
SJ Games Edition Edited and Assembled by Steve Jackson, Jeff Koke, Derek Pearcy, and Andrew Harstock

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This book is the bible of Discordianism . . . the worship of Eris, the goddess of Chaos. This great "cult classic" first appeared in 1965. This edition adds 20 pages of new material, as revealed by Eris to her faithful worshipers when they probably should have been mowing the lawn or something.

WARNING: This book contains subversive truths, absurd lies, guerrilla philosophy, and several very naughty words. Open mind before reading!

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

Online versions can be found here and here.

Other Erisian or Illuminated Stuff

  • The late Kerry Thornley, aka Ho Chi Zen, was a significant contributor to the Principia. Historia Discordia: Meet Kerry Thornley, the second Oswald provides information about this significant man.
  • We are currently unable to find any live webpages about his publishing company, Illuminet Press. If you know of any such pages we can link to, please advise
  • Illuminati, the original game of conpiracy, and INWO, the trading-card version.
  • Source Code for the Discordian date displayed above
  • The headquarters of the Ring of Fnords, the Discordian web ring.

"To choose order over disorder, or disorder over order, is to accept a trip composed of both the creative and the destructive. But to choose the creative over the destructive is an all-creative trip composed of both order and disorder."
– The Curse of Greyface

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