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Wine, Wine I tell you! A jug of wine, A leg of lamb
And thou! Beside me,
Whistling in the darkness.
Be Ye Not Lost Among Precepts of Order...
The Book of Uterus 1;5
Some excerpts from an interview with Malaclypse the Younger by
THE GREATER METROPOLITAN YORBA LINDA HERALD-NEWS-SUN-TRIBUNE-JOURNAL-DISPATCH-POST AND SAN FRANCISCO DISCORDIAN SOCIETY CABAL BULLETIN AND INTERGALACTIC REPORT & POPE POOP.
GREATER POOP: Are you really serious or what?
MAL-2: Sometimes I take humor seriously. Sometimes I take seriousness humorously. Either way it is irrelevant.
GP: Maybe you are just crazy.
M2: Indeed! But do not reject these teaching as false because I am crazy. The reason that I am crazy is because they are true.
GP: Is Eris true?
M2: Everything is true.
GP: Even false things?
M2: Even false things are true.
GP: How can that be?
M2: I don't know man, I didn't do it.
GP: Why do you deal with so many negatives?
M2: To dissolve them.
GP: Will you develop that point?
M2: No.
GP: Is there an essential meaning behind POEE?
M2: There is a Zen Story about a student who asked a Master to explain the meaning of Buddhism. The Master's reply was "Three pounds of flax."
GP: Is that the answer to my question?
M2: No, of course not. That is just illustrative. The answer to your question is FIVE TONS OF FLAX!
These are flax flowers,
they're pretty


Principia Discordia

or

How I Found Goddess And What I Did To Her When I found Her

being a Beginning Introduction to The Erisian Mysterees

Which is Most Interesting

as Divinely Revealed to My High Reverence MALACLYPSE THE YOUNGER, KSCOmnibenevolent Polyfather of Virginity in Gold
and
HIGH PRIEST of THE PARATHEO-ANAMETAMYSTIKHOOD OF ERIS ESOTERIC (POEE)

HAIL ERIS! KALLISTI ALL HAIL DISCORDIA!

Dedicated to The Prettiest One

The Upstart of one hand clapping

JOSHUA NORTON CABAL - Surrealists, Harlequinists, Absurdists and Zonked Artists Melee

POEE is one manifestation of THE DISCORDIAN SOCIETY about which you will learn more and understand less

We are a tribe of philosophers, theologians, magicians, scientists, artists, clowns, and similar maniacs who are intrigued with
ERIS GODDESS OF CONFUSION and with Her Doings

I Tell You: One must still have chaos in one to give birth to a dancing star! -Nietzsche

THE FIVE COMMANDMENTS
(THE PENTABARF)

The PENTABARF was discovered by the hermit Apostle Zarathud in the Fifth Year of The Caterpillar. He found them carved in gilded stone, while building a sun deck for his cave, but their import was lost for they were written in a mysterious cypher. However, after 10 weeks & 11 hours of intensive scrutiny he discerned that the message could be read by standing on his head and viewing it upside down.


KNOW YE THIS O MAN OF FAITH!

I - There is no Goddess but Goddess and She is Your Goddess.There is no Erisian Movement but The Erisian Movement and it is The Erisian Movement.
And every Golden Apple Corps is the beloved home of a Golden Worm.

II - A Discordian Shall Always use the Official Discordian Document Numbering System.

III - A Discordian is Required during his early Illumination to Go Off Alone & Partake Joyously of a Hot Dog on a Friday; this Devotive Ceremony to Remonstrate against the popular Paganisms of the Day:

of Catholic Christendom
of Judaism
of Hindic Peoples
of Buddhists

and of Discordians.
no meat on Friday
no meat of Pork
no meat of Beef
no meat of animal
no Hot Dog Buns.
IV - A Discordian shall Partake of No Hot Dog Buns,
for Such was the Solace of Our Goddess when She was Confronted with The Original Snub.

A Hot Dog

V - A Discordian is Prohibited of Believing what he reads.

IT IS SO WRITTEN! SO BE IT. HAIL DISCORDIA! PROSECUTORS WILL BE TRANSGRESSICUTED.

Test Question from Topanga Cabal
The Twelve Famous Buddha Minds School:

If they are our brothers,
how come we can't eat them?

 


 A ZEN STORY
by Camden Benares,
The Count of Five Headmaster,
Camp Meeker Cabal

A serious young man found the conflicts of mid 20th Century America confusing. He went to many people seeking a way of resolving within himself the discords that troubled him, but he remained troubled. One night in a coffee house, a self-ordained Zen Master said to him,

"go to the dilapidated mansion you will find at this address which I have written down for you. Do not speak to those who live there; you must remain silent until the moon rises tomorrow night. Go to the large room on the right of the main hallway, sit in the lotus position on top of the rubble in the northeast corner, face the corner, and meditate."

He did just as the Zen Master instructed. His meditation was frequently interrupted by worries. He worried whether or not the rest of the plumbing fixtures would fall from the second floor bathroom to join the pipes and other trash he was sitting on. He worried how would he know when the moon rose on the next night. He worried about what the people who walked through the room said about him.

His worrying and meditation were disturbed when, as if in a test of his faith, ordure fell from the second floor onto him. At that time two people walked into the room. The first asked the second who the man was sitting there was.
The second replied
"Some say he is a holy man. Others say he is a shithead."
Hearing this, the man was enlightened.


HBT; The Book of Predictions, Chap. 19

Western Union Telegram

To: Jehova Yahweh Care: Celestial Hotel (Suite #666) Presidential Tier, Paradise

Dear God; This is to inform you that your current position as deity is herewith terminated due to gross incompetence STOP Your check will be mailed STOP
Please do not use me for a reference
STOP

Respectfully, Malaclypse the Younger/Omnibenevolent Polyfather POEE High Priest

THE BIRTH OF THE ERISIAN MOVEMENT - THE REVELATION

Just prior to the decade of the nineteen-sixties, when Sputnik was alone and new, and about the time that Ken Kesey took his first acid trip as a medical volunteer; before underground newspapers, Viet Nam, and talk of a second American Revolution; in the comparative quiet of the late nineteen- fifties, just before the idea of RENAISSANCE became relevant....

Two young Californians, known later as Omar Ravenhurst and Malaclypse the Younger, were indulging in their habit of sipping coffee at an all night bowling alley and generally solving the world's problems. This particular evening the main subject of discussion was discord and they were complaining to each other of the personal confusion they felt in their respective lives. "Solve the problem of discord," said one, "and all other problems will vanish."
"Indeed," said the other, "chaos and strife are the roots of all confusion."

FIRST
I MUST SPRINKLE YOU WITH
FAIRY DUST

Suddenly the place became devoid of light. Then an utter silence enveloped them, and a great stillness was felt. Then came a blinding flash of intense light, as though their very psyches had gone nova. Then vision returned.

The two were dazed and neither moved nor spoke for several minutes. They looked around and saw that the bowlers were frozen like statues in a variety of comic positions, and that a bowling ball was steadfastly anchored to the floor only inches from the pins that it had been sent to scatter. The two looked at each other, totally unable to account for the phenomenon. The condition was one of suspension, and one noticed that the clock had stopped.

There walked into the room a chimpanzee, shaggy and grey about the muzzle, yet upright to his full five feet, and poised with natural majesty. He carried a scroll and walked to the young men.

"Gentlemen," he said, "why does Pickering's Moon go about in reverse orbit? Gentlemen, there are nipples on your chests; do you give milk? And what, pray tell, Gentlemen, is to be done about Heisenberg's Law?"
He paused. "SOMEBODY HAD TO PUT ALL OF THIS CONFUSION HERE!"
And with that he revealed his scroll. It was a diagram, like a yin- yang with a pentagon on one side and an apple on the other.
And then he exploded and the two lost consciousness.

ERIS - GODDESS OF CHAOS, DISCORD & CONFUSION

They awoke to the sound of pins clattering, and found the bowlers engaged in their game and the waitress busy with making coffee. It was apparant that their experience had been private.

The Korean Flag The Korean Flag... They discussed their strange encounter and reconstructed from memory the chimpanzee's diagram.
Over the next five days they searched libraries to find the significance of it, but were disappointed to uncover
only references to
Taoism, the Korean flag, and Technocracy.

It was not until they traced the Greek writing on the apple that they discovered the ancient Goddess known to the Greeks as ERIS and to the Romans as DISCORDIA. This was on the fifth night, and when they slept that night each had a vivid dream of a splendid woman whose eyes were as soft as feather and as deep as eternity itself, and whose body was the spectacular dance of atoms and universes. Pyrotechnics of pure energy formed her flowing hair, and rainbows manifested and dissolved as she spoke in a warm and gentle voice:

I have come to tell you that you are free.
Many ages ago, My consciousness left man, that he might develop himself.
I return to find this development approaching completion, but hindered by fear and by misunderstanding.

You have built for yourselves psychic suits of armor, and clad in them, your vision is restricted,
your movements are clumsy and painful, your skin is bruised, and your spirit is broiled in the sun.

I am chaos.
I am the substance from which your artists and scientists build rhythms.
I am the spirit with which your children and clowns laugh in happy anarchy.
I am chaos. I am alive, and I tell you that you are free
.

During the next months they studied philosophies and theologies, and learned that ERIS or DISCORDIA was primarily feared by the ancients as being disruptive. Indeed, the very concept of chaos was still considered equivalent to strife and treated as a negative. "No wonder things are all screwed up," they concluded, "they have got it all backwards." They found that the principle of disorder was every much as significant as the principle of order.

With this in mind, they studied the strange yin-yang. During a meditation one afternoon, a voice came to them:

 

It is called THE SACRED CHAO. I appoint you Keepers of It.
Therein you will find anything you like.
Speak of Me as DISCORD, to show contrast to the pentagon.
Tell constricted mankind that there are no rules, unless they choose to invent rules.
Keep close the words of Syadasti: 'TIS AN ILL WIND THAT BLOWS NO MINDS
and remember that there is no tyranny in the State of Confusion.
For further information, consult your
pineal gland.

 

"What is this?" mumbled one to the other, "A religion based on The Goddess of Confusion? It is utter madness!"

And with those words, each looked at the other in absolute awe. Omar began to giggle. Mal began to laugh. Omar began to jump up and down. Mal was hooting and hollering to beat all hell. And amid squeals of mirth and with tears on their cheeks, each appointed the other to be high priest of his own madness, and together they declared themselves to be a society of Discordia, for what ever that may turn out to be.

"There are trivial truths & there are great truths.
The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false.
The opposite of a great truth is also true."
-
Neils Bohr
"Did you know that there is a million bucks hidden in the house next door?"
"But there is no house next door."
"No? Then let's go build one!"
-MARX

Fnord, Fnord, Fnord, Fnord, Fnord, Fnord, Fnord, Fnord, Fnord, Fnord, Fnord, Fnord, Fnord, Fnord, Fnord, Fnord, Fnord, Fnord, Fnord, Fnord, Fnord

Momomoto, Famous Japanese, can swallow his own nose.


St. Trinian's SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL POLICE Sewing Circle

THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE ERISTOCRACY
by Lord Omar

VERSE
Mine brain has meditated on the spinning of The Chao
It is hovering o'er the table where the Chiefs of Staff are now
Gathered in discussion of the dropping of The Bomb
Her Apple Corps is strong!

CHORUS
Grand (and gory) Old Discordja!
Grand (and gory) Old Discordja!
Grand (and gory) Old Discordja!
Her Apple Corps is strong!

VERSE
She was not invited to the party that they held on Limbo Peak
So She threw a Golden Apple, 'sted of turn'd the other cheek!
O it cracked the Holy Punchbowl and it made the nectar leak
Her Apple Corps is strong!

"Limbo Peak" refers to Old Limbo Peak,
commonly called by the Greeks "Ol' Limb' Peak."

"The tide is turning...
the enemy is suffering terrible losses"
-
Gen. Geo. A. Custer
If a quixotic socrates studied
zen under Zorba...?

People in a Position to Know, Inc.

ON PRAYER

Mal-2 was once asked by one of his Disciples if he often prayed to Eris. He replied with these words:

No, we Erisians seldom pray, it is much too dangerous.
Charles Fort has listed many factual incidences of ignorant people confronted with, say, a drought, and then praying fervently -- and then getting the entire village wiped out in a torrential flood.

"Of course I'm crazy, but that doesn't mean I'm wrong. I'm mad but not ill"
Werewolf Bridge, Robert Anton Wison



The Purple Sage.
HBT; The book of predictions, chap. 19
Heaven is down. Hell is up.
This is proven by the fact that the planets and stars are orderly in their movements,
while down on earth we come close to the primal chaos.
There are four other proofs, but I forget them.

Josh the Dill
King Kong Kabal

 

IGNOTUM PER IGNOTIUS
The meaning of this is unknown

IT IS MY FIRM BELIEF THAT IT IS A MISTAKE TO HOLD FIRM BELIEFS.

The Classical Greeks were not influenced by the Classical Greeks.
DO NOT CIRCULATE!

What We Know About ERIS (not much)

The Romans left a likeness of Her for posterity--She was shown as a grotesque woman with a pale and ghastly look, Her eyes afire, Her garment ripped and torn, and as concealing a dagger in Her Bosom. Actually, most women look pale and ghastly when concealing a chilly dagger in their bosoms.

Her geneology is from the Greeks and is utterly confused. Either She was the twin of Ares and the daughter of Zeus and Hera; or She was the daughter of Nyx, goddess of night (who was either the daughter or wife of Chaos, or both), and Nyx's brother, Erebus, and whose brothers and sisters include Death, Doom, Mockery, and Friendship. And that She begat Forgetfullness, Quarrels, Lies, and a bunch of gods and goddesses like that.

One day Mal-2 consulted his Pineal Gland* and asked Eris if She really created all of those terrible things. She told him that She had always liked the Old Greeks, but that they cannot be trusted with historic matters. "They were," She added, "victims of indigestion, you know."

Suffice it to say that Eris is not hateful or malicious. But She is mischievous, and does get a little bitchy at times.

*THE PINEAL GLAND is where each and every one of us can talk to Eris. If you have trouble activating your Pineal, then try the appendix which does almost as well.
Reference: DOGMA I, METAPHYSICS #3, "The Indoctrine of the Pineal Gland"

 

DIRUIT AEDIFICAT MUTAT QUADRATA ROTUNDUS
-Horace


THE INSIDE STORY!

THE LAW OF FIVES

The Law of Fives is one of the oldest Erisian Mysterees. It was first revealed to Good Lord Omar and is one of the great contributions to come from The Hidden Temple of The Happy Jesus.

POEE subscribes to the Law of Fives of Omar's sect. And POEE also recognizes the holy 23 (2+3=5) that is incorporated by Episkopos Dr. Mordecai Malignatus, KNS, into his Discordian sect, The Ancient Illuminated Seers of Bavaria.

The Law of Fives states simply that:
ALL THINGS HAPPEN IN FIVES, OR ARE DIVISIBLE BY OR ARE MULTIPLES OF FIVE, OR ARE SOMEHOW DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY APPROPRIATE TO FIVE.

The Law of Fives is never wrong.

In the Erisian Archives is an old memo from Omar to Mal-2: "I find the Law of Fives to be more and more manifest the harder I look."

Please do not use this document as toilet tissue

The Nagas of Upper Burma say that the sun shines by day because, being a woman, it is afraid to venture out at night.


"You will find that the State is the kind of ORGANIZATION which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly too."
John Kenneth Galbraith

THE MYTH OF THE APPLE OF DISCORD

It seems that Zeus was preparing a wedding banquet for Peleus and Thetis and did not want to invite Eris because of Her reputation as a trouble maker.
This made Eris angry, and so She fashioned an apple of pure gold and inscribed upon it KALLISTI ("To The Prettiest One") and on the day of the fete She rolled it into the banquet hall and then left to be alone and joyously partake of a hot dog

Now, three of the invited goddesses, Athena, Hera, and Aphrodite, each immediately claimed it to belong to herself because of the inscription. And they started fighting, and they started throwing punch all over the place and everything. Finally Zeus calmed things down and declared that an arbitrator must be selected, which was a reasonable suggestion, and all agreed.

He sent them to a shepherd of Troy, whose name was Paris because his mother had had a lot of gaul and had married a Frenchman; but each of the sneaky goddesses tried to outwit the others by going early and offering a bribe to Paris. Athena offered him Heroic War Victories, Hera offered him Great Wealth, and Aphrodite offered him the Most Beautiful Woman on Earth.
Being a healthy young Trojan lad, Paris promptly accepted Aphrodite's bribe and she got the apple and he got screwed. As she had promised, she maneuvered earthly happenings so that Paris could have Helen (the Helen) then living with her husband Menelaus, King of Sparta. Anyway, everyone knows that the Trojan War followed when Sparta demanded their Queen back and that the Trojan War is said to be The First War among men. And so we suffer because of the Original Snub.
And so a Discordian is to partake of No Hot Dog Buns.
Do you believe that?

This is called THE DOCTRINE OF THE ORIGINAL SNUB
There is historic disagreement concerning whether this apple was of metalic gold or acapulco.
Actually there were five goddesses, but the Greeks did not know the Law of Fives.

 
Remember:

KING KONG
Died foryour Sins

Ho Chi Zen is King Cong

HBT, The boot of Uterus, Chap. 5


Do You Remember?
1. Polite children will always remember that a church is the ____________ of ____________.

 

An Erisian Hymn
by Rev. Dr. Mungojerry Grindlebone,
KOB Episkopos, THE RAYVILLE APPLE PANTHERS

Onwards Christian Soldiers,
Onwards Buddhist Priests.
Onward, Fruits of Islam,
Fight till you're deceased.

Fight your little battles.
Join in thickest fray;
For the Greater Glory,
of Dis-cord-i-a.

Yah, yah, yah, Yah, yah, yah, yah. Blfffffffffffft!

Mr. Momomoto, famous Japanese who can swallow his nose, has been exposed.
It was recently revealed that it was Mr. Momomoto's brother who has been doing all this nose swallowing.

Heute Die Welt Morgens das Sonnensystem!

Abbey of the Barbarous Relic


Official Proclamation

POEE DISORGANIZATIONAL MATRIX

V) The House of Apostle of ERIS
For the Eristocracy and the Cabalablia
The Five Apostles of ERIS
The Golden Apple Corps (KSC)
Episkoposes of The Discordian Society
POEE Cabal Priests E. Saints, Erisian Avatars, and Like Personages
IV) The House of the Rising Podge
For the Disciples of Discordia
Office of My High Reverence, The Polyfather
Council of POEE Priests
The LEGION OF DYNAMIC DISCORD
Eristic Avatars
Aneristic Avatars
III) The House of the Rising Hodge
For the Bureaucracy
The Bureau of Erisian Archives
The Bureau of The POEE Epistolary, and The Division of Dogmas
The Bureau of Symbols, Emblems, Certificates and Such
The Bureau of Eristic Affairs, and The Administry for The Unenlightened Eristic Horde
The Bureau of Aneristic Affairs, and the Administry for the Orders of Discordia
II) The House of the Rising Collapse
For the Encouragement of Liberation of Freedom,
and/or the Discouragement of the Immanentizing of the Eschaton
The Breeze of Wisdom and/or The Wind of Insanity
The Breeze of Integrity and/or The Wind of Arrogance
The Breeze of Beauty and/or The Wind of Outrages
The Breeze of Love and/or The Wind of Bombast
The Breeze of Laughter and/or The Wind of Bullshit
I) The Out House
For what is left over
Miscellaneous Avatars
The Fifth Column
POEE =POPES= everywhere
Drawer "O" for OUT OF FILE
Lost Documents and Forgotten Truths

OFFICIAL

POEE Head Temple, San Francisco HOUSE OF THE RISING PODGE Bureau of The POEE Epistolary


= THE FIVE FINGERED HAND OF ERIS =

The official symbol of POEE is here illustrated. It may be this, or any similar device to represent TWO OPPOSING ARROWS CONVERGING INTO A COMMON POINT. It may be vertical, horizontal, or else such, and it may be elaborated or simplified.

The esoteric name for this symbol is THE FIVE FINGERED HAND OF ERIS, commonly reffered to as THE HAND.

NOTE: In the lore of western magic, the \/ is taken to symbolize horns,
especially the horns of Satan or of diabolical beasties.
The Five Fingered Hand of Eris, however, is not intended to be taken as satanic,
for the "horns" are supported by another set, of inverted "horns".
Or maybe it is walrus tusks. I don't know what it is, to tell the truth.

 

"Surrealism aims at the total transformation of the mind and all that resembles it"
Breton


POEE

POEE (pronounced "POEE") is an acronym for The PARATHEO-ANAMETAMYSTIKHOOD OF ERIS ESOTERIC. The first part can be taken to mean "equivalent deity, reversity beyond-mystique." We are not really esoteric, it's just that nobody pays much attention to us.

MY HIGH REVERENCE MALACLYPSE THE YOUNGER, AB, DD, KSC, is the High Priest of POEE, and POEE is grounded in his episkopotic revelations of The Goddess. He is called The Omnibenevolent Polyfather of Virginity in Gold.

The POEE HEAD TEMPLE is the Joshua Norton Cabal of The Discordian Society, which is located in Mal-2's pineal gland and can be found by temporally and spacially locating the rest of Mal-2.

POEE has no treasury, no by-laws, no articles, no guides save Mal-2's pineal gland, and has only one scruple--which Mal-2 keeps on his key chain.

POEE has not registered, incorporated, or otherwise chartered with the State, and so the State does not recognize POEE or POEE Ordinations, which is only fair, because POEE does not recognize the State.

POEE has 5 DEGREES:

POEE LEGIONNAIRE DISCIPLES are authorized to initiate others as Discordian Society Legionnaires.
PRIESTS appoint their own DEACONS.
The POLYFATHER ordains priests.
I don't know about the =POPES=.

"This book is a mirror. When a monkey looks in, no apostle looks out."
Lichtenberg


Application For Membership In the Erisian movement of the DISCORDIAN SOCIETY

1. Today's date Yesterday's Date

2. Purpose of this application: membership in :
  • Legion of Dynamic Discord
  • POEE
  • Bavarian Illuminati
  • All of the Above
  • None of the Above
  • Other-- BE SPECIFIC!
3.Personal
Name
Holy Name

Address (If temporary, also give an address from which mail can be forwarded)

4. Description:
Born: Yes No
Eyes: 2 Other

Height: fl. oz.
Last time you had a haircut:
Reason:

Race: Horse Human
I.Q.:150-200 200-250 250-300 over 300
5. Historical:
Education - highest grade completed 1 2 3 4 5 6 over 6th

Medical:
List all major psychic psychotic episodes experienced within the last 24 hours.

Warning! CONFIDENTIAL!

Professional:
List every job since 1937 from which you have been fired.

FOR PUBLIC RIDICULE

6. Sneaky Questions to establish personality traits
I wear obscene tattoos because


I have ceased raping little children
yes no
Reason

I would rather
Live in an outhouse
Play in a rock group
Eat caterpillars.

7. Self Portrait
LICK HERE!!!
*
You may be one of the lucky 25
Rev. Mungo

I hereby certify that all the infornation on the above form is as true as I care to make it without actualy going out and purchasing more than 5 kilos of papier mache.
I an not guuily of the Murder of Rasputin, nor would I ever think of Overthrowing the US. Govt. even on a Sunday.

 


POEE & It's Priests

If you like Erisianism as it is presented according to Mal-2, then you may wish to from your own POEE CABAL as a POEE PRIEST and you can go do a bunch of POEE Priestly Things. A "POEE Cabal" is exactly what you think it is.

The High Priest makes no demands on his Priests, though he does rather expect good will of them. The Office of The Polyfather is point, not to teach. Once in a while, he even listens.

Should you find that your own revelations of The Goddess become substantially different that the revelations of Mal-2, then perhaps the Goddess has plans for you as an Episkopos, and you might consider creating your own sect from scratch, unhindered. Episkoposes are not competing with each other, and they are all POEE priests anyway (as soon as I locate them). The point is that Episkoposes are developing separate paths to the Erisian mountain top.
See the section "Discordian Society"

ORDINATION AS A POEE PRIEST

There are no particular qualifications for Ordination because if you want to be a POEE Priest then you must undoubtedly qualify.
Who could possibly know better than you whether or not you should be Ordained?

An ORDAINED POEE PRIEST or PRIESTESS is defined as "one who holds an Ordination Certificate from the Office of the Polyfather."

(HBT; The Book of Advise, 1:1)


World Council of Churches Boutique

Note to POEE Priests:
The Polyfather wishes to remind all Erisians the POEE was conceived not as a commercial enterprise, and that you are requested to keep your cool when seeking funds for POEE Cabals or when spreading the POEE Word via the market place
.

The Hidden stone ripens fast,
then laid bare like a turnip can easily be cut out at last
but even then the danger isn't past.
That man lives best who's fain
to live half mad, half sane
.

Flemish Poet Jan Van Stijevoort, 1524.

The Erisian Affirmation

BEFORE THE GODDESS ERIS, I (name or holyname), do herewith declare myself a POEE BROTHER of THE LEGION OF DYNAMIC DISCORD. HAIL HAIL HAIL HAIL HAIL ERIS ERIS ERIS ERIS ERIS ALL HAIL DISCORDIA!

the presiding POEE Official (if any) responds:
ALL HAIL DISCORDIA!

find the goddess Eris Within your Pineal Gland POEE

To Diverse Gods Do Mortals bow;
Holy Cow, and Wholly Chao

Rev. Dr. Grindlebone Monroe Cabal

"common sense is what tells you that the world is flat."

This is St. Gulik.
He is the Messenger of the Goddess.
A different age from ours called him Hermes.
Many people called him by many names.
He is
a Roach
St Gulik the Roach...

Certificate of ordination

HOW TO START A POEE CABAL WITHOUT MESSING AROUND WITH THE POLYFATHER

If you can't find the Polyfather, or having found him, don't want anything to do with him, you are still authorized to form your own POEE CABAL and do Priestly Things, using the Principia Discordia as a guide. Your Official Rank will be POEE CHAPLIN for the LEGION OF DYNAMIC DISCORD, which is exactly the same as a POEE PRIEST except that you don't have an Ordination Certificate. The words you are now reading are your ordination.

HOW TO BECOME A POEE CHAPLIN

  1. Write the ERISIAN AFFIRMATION in five copies.
  2. Sign and nose-print each copy.
  3. Send one to the President of the United States.
  4. Send one to The California State Bureau of Furniture and Bedding 1021 'D' Street, Sacramento CA 94814
  5. Nail one to a telephone pole. Hide one. And burn the other. Then consult your pineal gland.

General License was Sgt. Pepper's Commander

OLD POEE SLOGAN
When in Doubt, Fuck it. When not in Doubt... get in Doubt!


Trip 5!

The POEE Baptismal Rite

This Mysteree Rite is not required for initiation, but it is offered by many POEE Priests to proselytes who desire a formal ceremony.

1) The Priests and four Brothers are arranged in a pentagon with the Initiate in the center facing the Priests. If possible, the Brothers on the immediate right and left of the Priest should be Deacons. The Initiate must be totally naked, to demonstrate that he is truly a human being and not something else in disguise like a cabbage or something.

2) All persons in the audience and the pentagon, excepting the Priest, assume a squatting position and return to a standing position. This is repeated four more times. This dance is symbolic of the humility of we Erisians.

3) The Priest begins: I, (complete Holy Name, with Mystical Titles, and degrees, designations, offices, etc.), Ordained Priest of the Paratheo-anametamystikhood of Eris Esoteric, with the Authority invested at me by the High Priest of It, Office of the Polyfather,
The House of the Rising Podge, POEE Head Temple; Do herewith Require of Ye:

1) ARE YE A HUMAN BEING AND NOT A CABBAGE OR SOMETHING?
The Initiate answers
YES.

2) THAT'S TOO BAD. DO YE WISH TO BETTER THYSELF?
The Initiate answers
YES.

3) HOW STUPID. ARE YE WILLING TO BECOME PHILOSOPHICALLY ILLUMINIZED?
He answers
YES.

4) VERY FUNNY. WILL YE DEDICATE YESELF TO THE HOLEY ERISIAN MOVEMENT?
The Initiate answers
PROBABLY.

5) THEN SWEAR YE THE FOLLOWING AFTER ME: (The Priest here leads the Initiate in a recital of THE ERISIAN AFFIRMATION.)
The Priest continues: THEN I DO HERE PROCLAIM YE POEE DISCIPLE (name), LEGIONNAIRE OF THE LEGION OF DYNAMIC DISCORD. HAIL ERIS! HAIL HAIL! HAIL YES!

4) All present rejoice grandly. The new Brother opens a large jug of wine and offers it to all who are present.

5) The Ceremony generally degenerates.

Mord says that
Omar says that
we are all unicorns anyway
DO NOT PULL ON YELLOW TIP
Answers:
  1. Harry Houdini
  2. Swing Music
  3. Pretzels
  4. 8 months
  5. Testy Culbert
  6. It protrudes.
  7. No vocal cords

THE POEE MYSTEREE OATH

The Initiate swears the following:
FLYING BABY SHIT!!!!!

(Brothers of the Ancient Illuminated Seers of Bavaria sect may wish to substitute the German: FLIEGENDE KINDERSCHEISSE! or perhaps WIECZNY KWIAT WTADZA!!!!! which is Ewige Blumenkraft in Polish.)

THE RECENT EXPOSE THAT MR. MOMOMOTO, FAMOUS JAPANESE WHO CAN SWALLOW HIS NOSE, CANNOT SWALLOW HIS NOSE BUT HIS BROTHER CAN, HAS BEEN EXPOSED! IT IS MR. MOMOMOTO WHO CAN SWALLOW HIS NOSE.
HE SWALLOWED HIS BROTHER IN THE SUMMER OF '44.
Corrections to last week's copy:
  • Johnny Sample is offensive cornerback for the New York Jets,
    not fullback as stated.
  • Bobby Tolan's name is not Randy, but mud.
  • All power to the people, and ban the fucking bomb.
"This statement is false"
(courtesy of POEE)

NO TWO EQUALS ARE THE SAME!

THE DISCORDIAN SOCIETY

The Discordian Society has no definition.

I sometimes think of it as a disorganization of Eris Freaks. It has been called a guerrilla mind theatre. Episkopos Randomfactor, Director of Purges of Our People's Underworld Movement sect in Larchmont, prefers "The World's Greatest Association of What-ever-it-is-that-we-are." Lady Mal thinks of it as a RENAISSANCE THINK TANK. Fang the Unwashed, WKC, won't say. You can think of it any way you like.

AN EPISKOPOS OF THE DISCORDIAN SOCIETY is one who prefers total autonomy, and creates his own Discordian sect as The Goddess directs him.
He speaks for himself and for those that say that they like what he says.

THE LEGION OF DYNAMIC DISCORD: A Discordian Society Legionnaire is one who prefers not to create his own sect.

If you want in on the Discordian Society then declare yourself what you wish do what you like and tell us about it or if you prefer don't.

Some Episkoposes have a one-man cabal. Some work together. Some never do explain.

There are no rules anywhere. The Goddess Prevails.


Section Two