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Alex, I’ll Take RAW on the Grassy Knoll for 23

The above photo of Robert Anton Wilson, on the fabled Grassy Knoll, popped up on the Twitter a while back courtesy of Mustafa_al_Laylah, taken during a visit to Dallas circa 1998. In said photo, RAW is situated behind the picket fence separating the Grassy Knoll from the adjacent rail-yard bordering Dealey Plaza. According to one […]

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The Emergence of Hassan i Sabbah X: Week 52 of the Illuminatus! Group Reading

On page 557 of Illuminatus! we are introduced to Hassan i Sabbah X, a character who—it appears—was first conceptualized by Kerry Thornley in this August 1968 letter to fellow Discordian Louise Lacey (aka Lady L., F.A.B.), all of this part of Operation Mindfuck, the Discordian Society’s clandestine conspiracy to illuminate the opposition. Thornley’s vision for […]

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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 inquiry: “Lord Omar desires guidance for this coming year.” As seen in the letter above, […]

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Week 2 Illuminatus! Group Reading: Joseph Malik

As we embark upon Week 2 of the RAWIllumination.net Illuminatus! reading, I will continue my obsessive quest to note any Discordian references I encounter along the way. So away we go… What immediately jumps out is the character of Joseph Malik, who is at least a hat tip to Discordian Society founder, Greg Hill, as […]

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The Discordian Timeline of Chaos – Kerry Wendell Thornley

April 17, 1938: Kerry Thornley is born in Los Angeles to Kenneth and Helen Thornley. 1956: Kerry Thornley meets Greg Hill and Bob Newport while attending California High School (CalHi) in East Whittier, California. 1957: Kerry Graduates from CalHi. 1958: Kerry attends the University of Southern California as a journalism student. That same year, Kerry […]