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HILDE: Have you heard of OMGASM?

MARSHALL: What's that, tantric sex?

HILDE: No, it stands for Operation Mindfuck: Golden Apple Seed Mission.
(Correction: it's also the name of a short film which is about yoga and sex. --P.H.) 
It's relatively new. It's the idea of sending out a mindfuck to different cabals,
planting mindfucks like golden apple seeds that are spread around and grow.

MARSHALL: Glad OM is still growing. Idea's not new, though; we did it. I never
thought Discordia would go anywhere. Back then.



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HILDE: There's a Discordian book called the Black Iron Prison that says we're all
prisoners trapped in grey walls and it's up to us to do what we will, but we're still in
a perceptual prison.

MARSHALL: That sounds like negatism, hopelessness--what Thornley and Hill
called "Greyface talk." There's a line in one of the books, maybe Summa
Universalia. People lock up themselves in cages because they're afraid of the real
world and then complain because they don't have any freedom. (The quote is also
in Principia Discordia: “Ye have locked yerselves up in cages of fear--and, behold,
do ye now complain that ye lack FREEDOM!”--P.H.)

HILDE: The BIP's not that way. It says our perception is limited, but we can make
what we can out of it.

MARSHALL: Until you reach your level of incompetence.

HILDE: Pardon?

MARSHALL: That's from a book called The Peter Principle. I think I remember it;
"In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence." It's the
idea that if you do a good job, they promote you. But in modern society you get
promoted into something different than what you got promoted for. You keep
getting promoted until you reach your level of incompetence, then you stop. And
whoever promoted you won't put you back to where you were actually useful
because that would mean admitting they made a mistake promoting you.



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HILDE: Are you familiar with the new or neo-Discordians? Steve Jackson,
Reverend Loveshade, Rev. DrJon, Professor Mu-Chao, Professor Cramulus, High
Priestess Elestria, Rev. St. Syn, St. Verthaine the Goth, St. Mae?

MARSHALL: Not really. But that doesn't mean anything as I haven't kept up. I
recognize some of those names from that Intermittens magazine you showed me;
more professional than anything we did. Nice new jakes and classic mindfucks,
Thornley's and Quinn's. And I liked the story about the sheep. (The magazine
issue was number 7 and has my first interview with Richard Marshall. "Mutton
Chops" is by Nigel.--P.H.)
If sheep entrails could in any way be related to the weather, i.e. sheep trails only originate where it rains, then you could use it as an accurate model for discerning what the weathers going to be like. Either, sheep shit makes it rain, or raining makes sheep shit. Sheep don't shit "randomly" sheep shit after they eat, it doesn't rain "randomly" it rains after water collects in the atmosphere.

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Re: Quotes about PD works from Christian Erisian Marshall (KerryThornley.com)
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2012, 07:19:00 am »
Interesting interview. The "level of incompetence" bit is worth mulling over, in connection to the BIP idea / reality tunnels. I guess "promotion" would be increasing liberation ... level of incompetence could be either one's limiting belief systems, or one's physical bio-/neuro- limitations.
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Re: Quotes about PD works from Christian Erisian Marshall (KerryThornley.com)
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2012, 07:53:57 am »
Interesting interview. The "level of incompetence" bit is worth mulling over, in connection to the BIP idea / reality tunnels. I guess "promotion" would be increasing liberation ... level of incompetence could be either one's limiting belief systems, or one's physical bio-/neuro- limitations.

It's a good piece of writing, but I would be cautious of accepting all the claims, I'm pretty confident of a number of inaccuracies.
If sheep entrails could in any way be related to the weather, i.e. sheep trails only originate where it rains, then you could use it as an accurate model for discerning what the weathers going to be like. Either, sheep shit makes it rain, or raining makes sheep shit. Sheep don't shit "randomly" sheep shit after they eat, it doesn't rain "randomly" it rains after water collects in the atmosphere.

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2012, 08:03:34 am »
Okay. I was just pondering the ideas brought up, anyway. Also good on Nigel and all the Intermittens people for some recognition.
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