Monthly Archives: April 2014


Week 10 of the Illuminatus! Group Reading

In the Discordian Society’s early days, not only was it SOP to adopt your own unique Discordian Pope handle—such as Mordecai The Foul or Fang The Unwashed—but it was also assumed that you’d start your own Discordian cabal, which included … Continue reading

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Discordian I Ching: Lord Omar Desires Guidance For This Coming Year (1970)

A very-long forty-four years ago, this very day, during the rapidly loss-of-hippie-innocence known as that infernal year of 1970, Greg Hill cast an I Ching, or the Book of Changes, hexagram for Kerry Thornley (aka Lord Omar), based on Thornley’s … Continue reading

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Week 9 of the Illuminatus! Group Reading

The most intriguing passage—at least for yours truly—in Week Nine of the Illuminatus! group reading (other than the introduction of The Golden Apple on page 85!) is the following quote on page 91: The Purple Sage cursed and waxed sorely … Continue reading

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Early Discordian Authors In Print As Of 1977

In this 1976 letter to Louise Lacey, Camden Benares reflects on his life as a writer—of both Zen and porn—noting that Zen Without Zen Masters was scheduled for release in the spring of 1977. In addition, Camden mentions a science … Continue reading

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A Mystery Portrait of Greg Hill

Liberated from the Discordian Archives: A continuous-line contour drawing portrait of Greg Hill, by an unknown artist (Morna, Morua?), dated 1973.

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PRRSOEOCUALLWOPBUYERTSTP: Greg Hill and Ciphers

POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY. The Discordian Archives are filled with Greg Hill’s interests and hobbies. One such hobby of Hill’s was the use of simple ciphers. Hill’s dabbling in cryptography and the promotion of secure communications is evident in this undated, … Continue reading

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Greg Hill Article for Robert Shea’s Underground ‘No Governor’ Zine: ‘Why I Am Not An Anarchist’

With the approaching release of Illuminatus! way back in 1975, Robert Shea was still producing underground zines, in particular Shea’s then-new endeavor NO GOVERNOR (issues of which can still be had as PDFs on bobshea.net thanks to Shea’s son, Mike). … Continue reading

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Photocopy of Greg Hill Photo

There’s not a whole lot of Greg Hill photos extant, so I submit the following, a photocopy of a Greg Hill photo that looks to be from the mid-to-late-70s. In said photo, Greg reminds me of Walt Whitman, for some … Continue reading

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A Discordian Dispatch from Rev. Dr. Occupant

After the mysterious disappearance of Greg Hill‘s Discordian alter ego Malaclypse the Younger in the late 1960s, his immediate successor was Dr. Ignotum P. Ignotius aka Dr. Iggy. Following Greg’s move to NYC in the early-70s, the next successor emerged, … Continue reading

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Week 7: Illuminatus Group Reading: Kerry Thornley

My comments on Week 7 of the Illuminatus! group reading will deal primarily with Kerry Thornley’s influence on Illuminatus! and, conversely, how some of the Illuminatus! characters began to manifest themselves in his life—the imaginary manifesting as real—at least from … Continue reading

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