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Chao Te Ching - Print Edition!
« on: December 23, 2011, 04:35:16 pm »


The Chao Te Ching is a meditation on the Sacred Chao, a yin-yangish symbol which represents everything worth knowing, and also a lot of stuff not worth knowing. In 81 brief chapters which parallel the Tao Te Ching, this modern Discordian text synthesizes ancient Taoism and irreligious Zenarchy. This manual teaches how to discover your inner spag, the silly fool who, through laughter, is neither confined by apparent order or bewildered by apparent disorder.

The Chao Te Ching is a local production. LMNO and I put it together, and we had submissions/advice from Burns, Cain, Faust, Honey, Hoopla, Kai, Lies, Ratatosk, Requia, Roaring Biscuit, Telarus, and Triple Zero.


Buy the paperback for under ten bucks here: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-chao-te-ching/18759432

Read or Download the whole PDF for free here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/34652650/Chao-te-Ching

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Re: Chao Te Ching - Print Edition!
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2011, 04:38:35 pm »
To clarify: Cram and I wrote a good chunk of it, and then we also edited the hell out of other people's submissions.  Those people are given credit in the Acknowledgements section.



EDIT:  IT'S FRIGGIN' AWESOME.  TO HOLD THIS.  IN MY HANDS. 

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Re: Chao Te Ching - Print Edition!
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2011, 04:40:14 pm »
Well :mittens: to everyone involved.  It looks cool.  I'll have to get me one. 

Love that cow/chao pic. 
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Re: Chao Te Ching - Print Edition!
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2011, 04:45:53 pm »
Might get two. One for lending in case i never get it back.
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Re: Chao Te Ching - Print Edition!
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2011, 04:46:43 pm »
I'm gonna get like, ten.

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Re: Chao Te Ching - Print Edition!
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2011, 05:34:49 pm »
Oh WOW!

I did try and have a go at designing a cover image for you guys (since that was what seemed to hold it back), but it didn't end up very well (or anywhere, even), but that picture you got now was EXACTLY what I was trying to go for when I made my half-assed attempt!!

I definitely need to buy some of these.
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Re: Chao Te Ching - Print Edition!
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2011, 05:35:43 pm »


The Chao Te Ching is Kopyleft - all rites reversed.

If you use the text to make any art, etc, please post it here! http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=28358.0

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Re: Chao Te Ching - Print Edition!
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2011, 05:43:25 pm »
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Re: Chao Te Ching - Print Edition!
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2011, 07:20:05 pm »
AWESOME!
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Re: Chao Te Ching - Print Edition!
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2011, 07:36:07 pm »
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Re: Chao Te Ching - Print Edition!
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2011, 08:28:11 pm »
Fuckin'A!
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Re: Chao Te Ching - Print Edition!
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2011, 10:00:45 pm »
I love the layout and the minimalist style. I may have to buy a copy or three. Thumbs up, guys, you outdid yourselves.
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Re: Chao Te Ching - Print Edition!
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2011, 11:11:38 pm »
How did you end up getting that cover?
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Re: Chao Te Ching - Print Edition!
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2011, 11:33:39 pm »
I live with a photoshop wizard. He used his spear and magic tablet.

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Re: Chao Te Ching - Print Edition!
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2011, 12:20:52 am »
I live with a photoshop wizard. He used his spear and magic tablet.
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