So I’m doing this thing involving arts and stuff. Have we heard?
The envelop for The Order of the Pineapple, please. The pineapples go to:
Adam Gorightly and S. John Ross.
Anonymous Lifeforms reporting for The Order of the Pineapple (and Reverend Loveshade)
Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht is now listed in the New York Review of Books! They list it as Philosophy/Humor, which is more-or-less accurate. The book’s been listed elsewhere as Educational, New Age, and Personal Development, which are more or less accurate too. Of course it could also be listed as backup toilet paper.
What book have Robert Anton Wilson (who saw an early draft), Rev. Ivan Stang, R. Crumb, Alan Moore, Sondra London aka The Erisian Elestria, Reverend Jason “Pee Kitty” Levine, Adam Gorightly, Johnny Shellburn, S. John Ross aka Pope Leo and Malaclypse the Younger aka Greg Hill (who never saw the whole book but read some selections) and others been talking about? Feel free to find out!
What’s that? You don’t believe the New York Review of Books would actually list an independent Discordian tome? Check http://assets.nybooks.com/media/ipl/independents.pdf (Note this pdf may change with time).
Are You a Contributor?
You can still get an additional discount on the already discounted $20.00 $15.00 cover price but you’ll need to respond by 18 January 2013 date extended to 14 February 2013. Send an email identifying yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org by then and see yourself in print!
(Note: we’d give contributors one for free but we can’t get the books free either! Something about the book’s publisher Anaphora Literary Press wanting to make money or something).
One of these World Naked Bike Ride celebrants is an offspring of one of the original Ek-sen-triks. Original image by AlexaWooga with art by A. L. is under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License and/or the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 (your choice of usage).
Anonymous Lifeforms reporting for Reverend Loveshade
After legal complication, printing problems and other technical difficulties, Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht is now available! And if you’re on our list of esteemed contributors (see below), you can get your copy at discount!
S. John Ross aka Pope Leo (GURPS, Cumberland Games & Diversions, Warehouse 23, Novus Ordo Discordia: The Gospel of Pesher the Gardener) penned the outstanding foreplay. Our blurb writers include Alan Moore, Robert Anton Wilson (who saw an early draft), Rev. Ivan Stang, R. Crumb, Sondra London aka The Erisian Elestria, Reverend Jason “Pee Kitty” Levine, Adam Gorightly, and others.
Quotes about the Book
“This inspiring volume makes a splendid auric pippin to be lobbed amongst the bickering goddesses of our contemporary debate.” — Alan Moore (V for Vendetta, Watchmen, Lost Girls)
“Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia may become to the 21st century what Principia Discordia became to the 20th. Which means–I don’t know what the hell that means.” — Robert Anton Wilson (The Illuminatus! Trilogy, Schrödinger’s Cat Trilogy, Masks of the Illuminati)
“Buy it and BURN THIS BOOK FOR ‘BOB’!” — Rev. Ivan Stang (The Book of the SubGenius, High Weirdness By Mail, the Church of the SubGenius)
Buy it and Burn It!
Feel free to buy two copies, burn one publicly, and hide the other!
The book is now available for $20.00 $15.00 American money at
http://www.amazon.com/Ek-sen-trik-kuh-Discordia-The-Tales-Shamlicht/dp/1937536181. Or even better you can buy it through our store at http://discordia.loveshade.org/store/.
We would love to be able to give a free copy of Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht to everyone who contributed, but as you can see from the long list below that would not be practical. However, if you are on the following list, you can receive a special discount for a book if you buy through Amazon.com! Just send us an email with the name you used to contribute to:
We will assume you want your Amazon.com discount sent to the email you use to contact us unless you tell us otherwise.
If your name isn’t on this list, contact us anyway! We might have accidentally left your name off and might even be feeling generous. Unlike Pat Robertson, we aren’t perfect.
Adam Gorightly, Alan Moore, Al Barger, Alden Loveshade, Alien, Anonymous Lifeform, Ashibaka aka Shii, Bellydancer Upyours, Binky the WonderSkull, BloodStar, Brother Femtomoment, Brother Kob, Bumper Bunny, Captain ‘Sesame Seed’ Rogers, C. S. Martin & Steve Lewis, Danacasso, Dorian Jack (family), Dr. Isaac Clarke, Dr. Octopussy, Dr. Sinister Craven, Emily Sander aka Zoey Zane (family), Fairy Princess Yoshikyoko, Gamemaster Loveshade, Greg Hill (family), Herr Bookmonger, His Wholiness the Rev. DrJon, Icarus 23, John Wilkes Harvey Oswald, Kerry Thornley (family), Lani Lina Lian Lain, Max Flax Beeblewax, Miley Ray Cyrus, Miley Spears, Nixie Nurita, Nurse Devine Stripling, Paco the Fruit Bat, Perlie the Pony Girl, Pope Higgins, Pope Hilde, Princess Unicornia, Professor Cramulus, Professor Mu-Chao, R. Crumb, Reverend Loveshade, Rev. Ivan Stang, Reverend Jason ‘Pee Kitty’ Levine, Robert Anton Wilson (family), Saint The Mary, Sister Hooter, Sister Lorraine of Fairy Tree, S. John Ross aka Pope Leo, Sondra London, Sparky Newberg, St. Verbatim, TawTew the Naturally Perfumed, Toby Bruno, Untroubled Teen, Zeus, Xists.
This offer will expire at the End of the World at midnight Dec. 21, 2012! If the world doesn’t end then, you have until midnight Pat Pineapple Day, Jan. 18, 2013! So claim your discount now!
Anonymous Lifeforms reporting for Reverend Loveshade
The Principia was written around forty years ago. The Apocrypha Discordia, the first major work since the Principia, was released in 2001. Since then there’ve been numerous creative pieces released, with more major Discordian works released in the last ten years than the first forty combined. There’ve been Discordian music projects, artworks, magazines, T-shirts, badges. The religion is alive and kicking; but why?
What is it about a 50 year old joke religion that remains so pervasive and inspiring to its followers? What has attracted Discordians to Discordia? What does an ambiguously sincere religion offer to the irreligious, or sometimes aggressively atheistic? How does a philosophy overtly disregarding rules or structure capture the rigid attention of so many? How has Discordianism influenced one’s life choices, political or philosophical beliefs or lifestyle? What came before Discordia, and what did the road look like after?
I intend to visit Discordians to develop an understanding of the role Discordianism plays in one’s life through a series of interviews. I also intend to take an active role in viewing Discordians in ‘their natural habitat’, seeing how Discordia plays a role in everyday life, whether that’s taking some downtime to relax or roaming the streets in a fake moustache putting up silly posters as part of Operation Mindfuck, ultimately developing an engaging and intimate piece of gonzo anthropology.
I intend to come up with a piece of work that explores and develops an overview of Discordia, that ultimately represents a celebration of religion, humour, philosophy and life.
If you’re keen to keep up to date, offer yourself up as a
human sacrifice volunteer for interviews, offer advice or just heckle from the sidelines, you can do so at the Facebook group here: http://www.facebook.com/ChasingEris. Or, just start chatting here.