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Not Invited to Discordian Parties?

The Early Discordians enjoyed a damn good party, dating back of course to that earliest of them all, on Mount Olympus, where the whole ball (or the Original Snub produced The Golden Apple) first got rolling when Eris was not … 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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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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Chaos Reigns! 3184 Year of Our Lady of Discord: Happy Bogey’s Day

Once more we’ve Flat Earthed around-the-sun to the tune of pure confoundment fuddledom and confusions. Trippy YOLD, y’all… and Happy Bogey’s Day! Sweetmorn Chaos 1st, YOLD 3184 Camden Benares’ List of Discordian Holidays

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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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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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