Letter from Camden Benares to Louise Lacey, September 8, 1976. Courtesy of Louise Lacey.
In this 1976 letter to
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 fiction collaboration in the works between he and his Discordian pal
John F. Carr
, a book that was finally published in the futuristic faraway year of 2013 and chronicled in my previous post “
The Discordian Sci-Fi Series That Almost Never Was.
Camden congratulates Louise on the recent publication of
, her landmark work on a natural method to conception, using the phases of the moon as a guide, a concept later explored by Tom Robbins in Lunaception . Still Life With Woodpecker
Camden also floats the idea of putting together a list of
Discordian books then in publication. With that theme in mind, here is just such a list, a snap shot in time of books in print by Discordian authors as of 1977.
Early Discordian Authors In Print As Of 1977
Oswald Kerry Thornley New Classics Library, 1965 Amazon
Principia Discordia Malaclypse the Younger Rip Off Press, March 1970 Amazon | Wikipedia
The Sex Magicians Robert Anton Wilson, Sheffield House Books, 1973 Wikipedia | PDF
The Complete Motorcycle Nomad: A Guide To Machines, Equipment, People, And Places Roger Lovin Little, Brown, 1974 Amazon | 1973 Kirkus Review
The Book of the Breast Robert Anton Wilson Playboy Press, 1974 Amazon | Wikipedia
Back In The Sack Judith Abrahms Moonrise Press, 1975 Amazon
Lunaception: A Feminine Odyssey into Fertility and Contraception Louise Lacey Coward, McCann & Geoghegan, 1975 Amazon | Lunaception.net
Illuminatus! Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson Dell, 1975 Amazon | Wikipedia Online Reading Group
The Ophidian Conspiracy John F. Carr Major Books, 1976 Amazon
Zen Without Zen Masters Camden Benares And/Or Press, 1977 Amazon