Category Archives: writings


The Epistles of Thomas the Gnostic

Among the more obscure Early Discordians was Tom McNamara aka Thomas the Gnostic, who was not only of the Erisian persuasion, but also a member of the Bavarian Illuminati, and a participant in Operation Mindfuck as demonstrated in the letter … Continue reading

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KERRY XMAS!

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. Eris … Continue reading

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The Sordid Saga of Sam’s Cafe

Perhaps the most notorious Discordian Jake ever perpetrated—or at least the one that received the most national media attention—was cooked up by a Discordian cabal called “Sam’s Cafe,” a three person art collective consisting of the husband and wife team … Continue reading

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JFK56 Shameless Promotion: Gorightly’s CAUGHT IN THE CROSSFIRE

On the 56th anniversary of JFK’s assassination, a friendly reminder and recommendation of Adam Gorightly’s book Caught in the Crossfire: Kerry Thornley, Lee Oswald and the Garrison Investigation. Check out this Tom Jackson interview with Adam Gorightly about Caught in … Continue reading

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Fred Crisman and the Servants of Awareness

Trigger Warning: The following article is at least two degrees removed from Discordianism… but it is confusing as hell, so there’s that. For those who’ve dipped their toes into conspiratorial lore, Fred Crisman turns up all over the place; first … Continue reading

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RAW Math vs. RAW Sex!

During our recent Raymond Broshears spectacular we featured a post on Rev. Billy Hargis and the Christian Crusade, a commie bashing evangelical outfit pretty much dead set against anything those dirty rotten liberals wanted to teach in school, particularly sex … Continue reading

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Sex, Drugs, and Discordia

The following article previously appeared in a slightly (chemically altered) form in Psychedelic Press Issue 23. The handful of veiled (or perhaps not-so-veiled) drug references in the Principia Discordia include the ritual of Blessed St. Gulik the Stoned (pages 00027 … Continue reading

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How To Live Your Life by Jesse Sump, Ancient Abbreviated Calif. of California

Thought I’d share this semi-recent addition to the Discordian Archives, courtesy of my pal Mike Marinacci, who came across it in a collection of anarchist materials he purchased a few months back at a book sale in Berkeley, CA. As … Continue reading

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The Raymond Broshears Files Part 00006: A FOIA Treasure Trove

Welcome to the final installment of our Rev. Raymond Broshears extravaganza. As noted in Part 00001 of this seemingly never-ending series, Broshears had been arrested (allegedly) in 1965 for threatening the life of President Lyndon Baines Johnson. According to Bernard … Continue reading

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The Raymond Broshears Files Part 00005: The Gay Crusader

In 1972, Rev. Raymond Broshears founded the San Francisco branch of the Gay Activists Alliance and that same year helped organize the city’s first Gay Pride parade. An equal opportunity troublemaker, Broshears eventually pissed off nearly everyone who entered his … Continue reading

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