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Roger Lovin: Illuminatus! Group Reading Weeks 18 & 19

During Saul Goodman’s visit to the Playboy Club in Illuminatus! (Page 173, Week 18)—where he was apparently drugged, abducted and subjected to all sorts of MK-ULTRA-style perversions straight out of A Clockwork Orange—Saul (or Barney Muldoon, or whoever he actually … Continue reading

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‘Working Class Hero Magazine’ Interview With Kerry Thornley

Back somewhere in the mid-90s, my pal Matt Lutz of Working Class Hero Magazine conducted this wonderful interview with Kerry Thornley. I’ve lost touch with Matt over the years, but I’m sure he wouldn’t mind us reviving it here. —Adam … Continue reading

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Kerry Prankster: CIA, LSD, JFK

Jonathan Vankin’s chapter on Kerry Thornley in Conspiracies, Cover-ups and Crimes was one of the main motivating factors that launched me on this strange voyage of chronicling Kerry’s life. At the time, Vankin noted that he was considering writing Thornley’s … 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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Letters: Robert Shea and Greg Hill: ‘We are definitely dealing with volatile materials.’

Several posts ago, we presented a letter from Robert Shea to Discordian co-founder Greg Hill concerning the Illuminatus! book cover art proofs that proved quite interesting with some great background insights into that effort before the release of the book. … Continue reading

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Week 5 of the Illuminatus! Group Reading

Here’s my thoughts on Week 5 of the Illuminatus! group reading… On Page 45, a haunting specter from Kerry Thornley’s past is summoned in this passage: (Back at the Grassy Knoll, Howard Hunt’s picture is being snapped and will later … Continue reading

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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: … Continue reading

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