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The Principia Code
« on: January 27, 2010, 01:02:57 am »
Much the same way you implant "not mine, I swear!" into your neighbor's wife's ovum, Our Lady of Discordtm  has implanted divine words of wisdom within the pages of the Principia Discordia. I've decided to start a project that seeks to perform the abortion.

If you'd like to play with synchronicity and inseminate meaning into the fertile womb of triviality, feel free to join in. I encourage you to use whatever techniques and tools are at your disposal. Everything from good ol' fashion Gematria to the Equidistant Letter Sequence method is up for grabs... not to mention recreational drugs.

I will share (and you should too) the various programs/scripts I write along the way. Let's face it, I'm lazy. I'm not skipping letters myself!

I suggest the following for inspiration:
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isopsephia
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gematria
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_numerals
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_alphabet#Letter_names (use Ancient Greek correspondences)
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midrash
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible_code
* http://www.hoax-slayer.com/cathedral-spaceman-carving.shtml
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Re: The Principia Code
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2010, 01:26:34 am »

Please, explain what you mean.

I guess "abortion" doesn't always translate so readily to "midrash." You start with a section of the Principia Discordia and derive alternate meanings from the text by applying various methodologies. Sometimes people convert words to numbers and then back again. The new word is associated with the old word and provides "insight" on what the text "really means." So, for example you start with "foo," you then somehow derive "bar," then concluding that "foo" was an alcoholic. Or perhaps something like http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bible_code#Equidistant_Letter_Sequence_method (see SAFETY)
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Re: The Principia Code
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2010, 02:09:28 am »
I guess "abortion" doesn't always translate so readily to "midrash."

:lulz:

I really am not sure what the rest of the thread is about but that made me laugh.

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Re: The Principia Code
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2010, 02:11:35 am »

I personally find more interesting as a method, them language tools that you type a phrase into them, and it spits back to you the same phrase, but translated back and forth from different languages; which gives to some broken engrish and syntax modifications that can be "insightful".

I posted on that not too far back... Translamancy: http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=23626.0

I could totally incorporate that.


The ELS system seems to be based on the assumption that "holy scripture" has hidden meaningful messages.
It's as meaningful as anything else. Apophenia. I love it.
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Re: The Principia Code
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2010, 02:59:22 am »
I guess "abortion" doesn't always translate so readily to "midrash."

:lulz:

I really am not sure what the rest of the thread is about but that made me laugh.

Your name is Burnz.
burnz = βυρνζ = 112. 112CE is the year Pliny the Younger died. This means you are his reincarnation.
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Re: The Principia Code
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2010, 08:09:50 am »
 :magick:


Look, asshole:  Your 'incomprehensible' act, your word-salad, your pinealism...It BORES ME.  I've been incomprehensible for so long, I TEACH IT TO MBA CANDIDATES.  So if you simply MUST talk about your pineal gland or happy children dancing in the wildflowers, go talk to Roger, because he digs that kind of shit

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Re: The Principia Code
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2010, 01:42:51 pm »
Why don't we just make shit up, and vaguely connect it to the original text after the fact?



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Re: The Principia Code
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2010, 02:13:48 pm »
Your name is Burnz.
burnz = βυρνζ = 112. 112CE is the year Pliny the Younger died. This means you are his reincarnation.

Um... no.


LMNO's idea is much better, much more fun, and funnier.  Beat that.

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Re: The Principia Code
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2010, 02:36:25 pm »
I've always been fairly proud of that one.




Especially when the prophecies actually came true.
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Re: The Principia Code
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2010, 02:44:37 pm »
I liked it a lot, but I will admit that I didn't start adding to the collection plate until the prophesies came true.
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Re: The Principia Code
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2010, 02:58:07 pm »
Why don't we just make shit up, and vaguely connect it to the original text after the fact?



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That's essentially what this all is. But I find it amusing to pretend like it's not. I'll do Translamancy on a few passages and see how cool that is and then post back.
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Re: The Principia Code
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2010, 03:06:37 pm »
I thought this topic was going to explain that, after 50 posts, you have the right to parlay.
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Re: The Principia Code
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2010, 08:15:32 pm »
HAHA! Srsly pwnage. Bonus points if you can use traditional scripture enhancing techniques to prove the principia is EVIL.  :fnord:

Then we can sell the idea to Dan Brown fans and eat up the lulz  :lulz:
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Re: The Principia Code
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2010, 08:36:08 pm »
Forget the PD, find Discordian 'scripture' in other stuff:
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    There was found a text which held within it great eristic secrets, disguised as a popular song by the great Discordian Esoterics "They Might Be Giants".

        I'm going down to Cowtown
        The cow's a friend to me
        Lives beneath the ocean and that's where I will be
        Beneath the waves, the waves
        And that's where I will be
        I'm gonna see the cow beneath the sea

    Here in the first verse, we are told that we are entering the realm of Eris herself, The Void, or 'Chao'Town. Obviously, the writer feels kinship with her sacred symbol, since "The 'Chao's a friend to me."

    Now what of the next lines? If you examine the cover of the Great Principia Discordia, you will find that the Sacred Chao is centered beneath the title, placing the "Chao" beneath the 'c' in Principia and the 'c' in Discordia.

        The yellow Roosevelt Avenue leaf overturned
        The ardor of arboreality is an adventure we have spurned, we've spurned
        A new leaf overturned
        It's a new leaf overturned

    First, we have a fantastic example a Discordian statement. Words hidden in words, "The Yellow Rose" "Roosevelt Avenue" and "A new leaf overturned" are mashed into a single sentence, hidden between the actual words written. A wise reminder to never believe what we read (In this case what we hear and what we read are different).

    The Ardor of Arboreality, of course refers to the "Love of A bor(ing) reality" something which is spurned by the Discordian, who prefers overturning new leaves and exploring different realities.

        We yearn to swim for home, but our only home is bone
        How sleepless is the egg knowing that which throws the stone
        Foresees the bone, the bone
        Our only home is bone
        Our only home is bone

    This verse contains two seperate esoteric messages:

    First, we see that the writer sees his life as "egg" to "bone" or birth to death. There is no escaping this, for our only home (our final home) is 'bone' or death.

    Of course, there is also the idea of creation, for bone can refer to the bone of Osris. Osris, of course was killed and reborn, killed and reborn again (though this time without his bone). The egg would obviously refer to the Great Mother Isis. Thus we have the story of constant rebirth and life, couched in words that speak of the unavoidable end of our lives. For all is Chaos and all is Absurdity.

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Re: The Principia Code
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2010, 08:43:58 pm »
When you can do that to the latest Taylor Swift single, you will have progressed to the next level.
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