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Camden Benares and John F. Carr’s A LEGACY OF SEX, DEATH AND CHARISMA

“To follow is the third version of ‘A Legacy of Sex, Death and Charisma’ written by myself and Camden Benares around 1988. The first version was written by Camden and was significantly different, featuring a Marilyn Monroe film festival. Brother … Continue reading

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Principia Discordia: Celebrating 50 Years of Chaos! (Maybe!)

Prepare thyselves, O Discordians… The Truth Shall Set You Confused… in 2,500 words or less! 2015 (or 3181 on the Discordian calendar) marks the 50th anniversary (maybe!) of the first edition of Principia Discordia, or How the West was Lost, … Continue reading

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Camden Benares’ List of Discordian Holidays

According to John F. Carr, the following list of Discordian Holidays were part of a non-fiction work entitled How to Have Fun and Be Happy that Camden Benares wrote sensing a strong need for such a work. Unfortunately, his agent … Continue reading

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Liberated from the Discordian Archives! An Unpublished Camden Benares Short Story: Candle and Censer

One of the absolute gems I discovered in the Discordian Archives is the following short story by Camden Benares entitled Candle and Censer. According to Camden’s good friend and writing partner, John F. Carr, Candle and Censer—which was never published—was … 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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Week 6 of the Illuminatus! Group Reading

And now yet more revelations of certain Erisian Mysteries in Week 6 of the Illuminatus! group reading… On page 54, 00005 (Of Her Majesty’s Secret Service) is introduced, otherwise known elsewhere in Illuminatus! as the character Fission Chips. 00005 is … Continue reading

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A Sampling of Discordian Society Phenomena and Cabalablia

Here’s a one-page double-sided flyer Greg Hill put out in June 1970 listing all the different Erisian cabals that had emerged during this juncture in Discordian history, which included RAW’s Adam Weishaupt chapter, Camden Benares’ St. Gulik Iconistary among other … Continue reading

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Kerry’s Bicycle Rider

Our previous post about Camden Benares’ Riding Buddha’s Bicycle reminded me of this short piece by Kerry Thornley regarding a bicycle rider from his youth. For some reason, this story has always resonated with me and, in many ways, I … Continue reading

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Camden Benares: Riding Buddha’s Bicycle

In the 1950s, John Albert Overton attended Georgia State University, where he earned an engineering degree, and—according to one source—“chased more black tail than anybody I ever heard of.” (This in a state where at the time black/white sexual relations … Continue reading

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The Discordian Sci-Fi Series That Almost Never Was

John F. Carr has just recently published the long ago written and much anticipated (at least by me!) first book in the Crying Clown series, A Certain Flair For Death (Amazon Kindle, Hardcover), a collaboration with his good friend and … Continue reading

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