Principia Discordia. [ How I Found the Goddess and What I did to Her When I Found Her; With all new introduction by the co-founder of Discordianism, Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst (Kerry W. Thornley) ].
Avondale Estates, GA: IlluminNet Press, 1991. First IlluminNet Press Edition - Second Printing. Softcover. Trade Paperback. xxxiv, (ii), 78pp. Purple covers with black lettering and illustrations. b&w illustrations. "Is it a joke disguised as a religion or a religion disguised as a joke? ..... Principia Discordia is the official bible of the most relevant religion ever conceived. A legendary underground classic, [it] ... contains 'Absolutely Everything Worth Knowing About Absolutely Anything.' Herein is revealed The Law of Fives, The Gospel According to Fred, The Epistle to the Paranoids, The Five Apostles of Eris & Who They Be, The Sacred Chao, The Book of Uterus, and more, more more ... All the secret knowledge of Discordianism is revealed at last for your enlightenment, confusion and entertainment. Godelian, non-Aristotelian, holistic and hilarious, Discordianism is the religion for our times." "Principia Discordia" is the so-called "Bible" of the Discordians, a movement with whom Robert Anton Wilson came to be closely associated after expounding on it at length in "The Cosmic Trigger." "Principia Discordia" is said to have originally published under the title "Principia Discordia or How The West Was Lost" in a xeroxed edition of only a few copies in 1963 (or 1965) and in the late sixties apparently went through several rather shoddily printed "underground" editions under the "Rip-Off" press imprint in Berekeley, California, before being published "above ground" by Loompanics Unlimited. This 1991 edition includes an extensive new Introduction by the co-founder of Discordianism, Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst (Kerry W. Thornley). Very light rubbing to edges, pages lightly toned, otherwise Fine condition. Item #69925