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Principia Discordia is a Discordian religious text written by Greg Hill (Malaclypse The Younger) and Kerry Thornley (Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst). It was originally published under the title "Principia Discordia or How The West Was Lost" in a limited edition of 5 copies in 1965. The name, meaning "The Principles of Strife", deviates from correct Latin which would read Principia Discordiæ. The Principia is widely regarded as one of the most important Discordian works ever written.
Originally posted by carlitomoore
Never heard of the Principia Discordia until a few weeks ago when I started reading the Iluuminatus Trilogy! Ive just finished it and tried getting a copy of this but it was out of stock. Have you read it personally? Would you recommend it?
Originally posted by andy1033
But what i meant was, whats its purpose, and what did you find interesting about it, and why would you say to others to read it.
Did it help you in some way?
Originally posted by sharps
In my view 'The illuminatus Trilogy' should be required reading for everyone here! The first 200-300 pages are a real mind [snip], but it's well worth perservering with. Also it's not a book that works well with reading a few pages here and there and then not getting round to read it for a while. You need to immerse yourself in it.
Originally posted by Lord Running Clam
Kind of cool in a hippie-era 'zine sort of way, but if you are looking for enlightenment of a more serious and meaningful sort I'd recommend picking something up with a bit more gravitas and age on it...a book of Zen Koans, say, or the writings of gnostic mystics.
Originally posted by double_frick
what are your thoughts?
where are the people who wrote it?