Category Archives: letters


Discordianism Meets Ufology Part 00004: Were Gray Barker and Jim Moseley Original Discordians?

Although their hoax letter writing hijinks occurred nearly a decade before the Early Discordians got busy with similar shenanigans, Gray Barker and Jim Moseley could certainly be considered pranksterish precursors to Greg Hill, Kerry Thornley, RAW, et al. The most … Continue reading

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The Raymond Broshears Files Part 1: Welcome to the Garrison Investigation Funhouse

For some time now I’d been planning a multi-part series on Reverend Raymond Broshears, one of more colorful characters (among a clown car of colorful characters) who careened headfirst into Kerry Thornley, and the Garrison investigation. A deep dive into … Continue reading

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Reprogram Yourself For Freer Swinging

Michael Marinacci, author of Weird California and California Jesus sent me this short Kerry Thornley article he came across entitled “Reprogram Yourself For Freer Swinging” that appeared in EROS LIB Issue #2, a newsletter published by the San Diego Sexual … Continue reading

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Erisian Herstory: The Discordian Archives Timeline

Here at Historia Discordia, we’ve be on a mission from Goddess to document the Origins, History & Chaos of the Discordian Society. Hey, we even put this calling into the site’s masthead, so, you know, we’re like srsly Discordian zealots. … Continue reading

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May Eris of the Month 2018: Chasing Eris by Groucho Gandhi

Got my super-duper THICK copy of the Chasing Eris book by Historia Discordia’s very own Brenton Clutterbuck! Get yer copy of this wonderful book documenting one man’s world-wide travels to discover what’s up and what’s not with the Modern Discordian … Continue reading

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March Eris of the Month 2018: Dwarf Planet Eris with Moon Dysnomia

This month’s entry for Eris of the Month is the solar system’s largest Dwarf Planet, Eris, “holding” its moon Dysnomia (daughter of Eris) as the Apple of Discord. This amazing composite photo courtesy of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the … Continue reading

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Emails from the Acidman

I recently received an email from a fellow named Ian Garlington, who goes by the handle of the Acidman. Ian wrote: …I did my doctoral research at Osaka University’s American Literature department on the influence of psychedelics on American sf … Continue reading

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Ave Eris, Gratia Plena: The Pasts of Discordian Christmas

Discordianism is well-known to tolerate the traditional holidays and holydays of other delusional systems of belief and Christmas is no exception. To demonstrate, here are some festive reason-for-the-season articles from the Discordian Archives about the pasts of Discordian Christmas. Bless … Continue reading

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Love is Alive and Well: The Stan Jamison Files

Among the more prodigious correspondents of the 1970s Discordian letter writing circle was a fellow named Stan Jamison (aka Coman Ra – Lt. Colonel, Commanding 1st Intergalactic Confederacy Advance Detail—Planet Shan) who was a rather enigmatic sort in that he … Continue reading

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Adam Gorightly Gets Letters – From Kerry Thornley: Manson and RAW and the Process Church, oh my!

In the early 1990s, I corresponded on a couple of occasions with Kerry Thornley (long before penning The Prankster and the Conspiracy). These letters aren’t dated—nor have I retained carbons of the originals from my end, so I don’t remember … Continue reading

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