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Title: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: THE PRIORITISER on December 14, 2017, 10:51:28 pm
For those who get their kicks and bemusement from reading the central sacred text, lets start some particular discussion on it? See if we can summon an insurance agent?  8)
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: Doktor Howl on December 15, 2017, 04:34:57 am
For those who get their kicks and bemusement from reading the central sacred text, lets start some particular discussion on it? See if we can summon an insurance agent?  8)

I have a copy, but I've never read it.
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: LMNO on December 15, 2017, 01:02:25 pm
A Sermon on Ethics is probably my favorite.

Bitter Tea and Starbuck's Pebbles run a close second and third.
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: Cramulus on December 15, 2017, 02:28:12 pm
The bit on Grids - which I've discovered likely came from Alan Watts. Alan Watts had a radio show at Berkely in the late 50s, and teen Mal and Omar probably listened to it. Here's a section from his book  On The Tabboo Against Knowing Who You Are - http://cramul.us/post/27126060129/from-alan-watts-on-the-tabboo-against-knowing - looks a lot like the Reality Grids section, right?




"Some say he was a holy man, others say he was a shit head." - this one brings me down to earth when I need it



"Oh well, then stop"



And so it is that we, as men, do not exist until we do; and then it is that we play with our world of existent things, and order and disorder them, and so it shall be that Non-existence shall take us back from Existence, and that nameless Spirituality shall return to Void, like a tired child home from a very wild circus.
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: Ziegejunge on December 15, 2017, 05:19:21 pm
I don't like to play favorites, but the sections that seem nearest to my heart -- and the ones I feel represent Discordia well when explaining the philosophy to others -- are:

- Starbuck's Pebbles (an excellent primer for / example of the concept of reality tunnels.)
- Curse of Greyface and also Salvation (these complimentary sections are a great reminder to not take myself so seriously. Also a personal well of hope.)
- The Curse of Greyface and the Introduction of Negativism (aka the Order/Disorder/Creative/Destructive matrix. As someone who grew up locked in the Order vs. Chaos binary, understanding this concept opened up a new ontological perspective for me and helped rid me of several personal prejudices.)
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: THE PRIORITISER on December 18, 2017, 04:22:50 am
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Everybody I know who is right always agrees with me



 8)
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: THE PRIORITISER on January 17, 2018, 10:08:44 pm
"Some say he was a holy man, others say he was a shit head." - this one brings me down to earth when I need it

Same for me too  :)
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: THE PRIORITISER on January 18, 2018, 08:16:59 am
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THE PARABLE OF THE BITTER TEA
                  by
             Rev. Dr. Hypocrates Magoun, P.P.
           POEE PRIEST, Okinawa Cabal

   When Hypoc was through meditating with St. Gulik, he went there into
the kitchen where he busied himself with preparing the feast and in his
endeavor, he found that there was some old tea in a pan left standing from the
night before, when he had in his weakness forgot about its making and had let
it sit steeping for 24 hours. It was dark and murky and it was Hypoc's
intention to use this old tea by diluting it with water. And again in his
weakness, chose without further consideration and plunged into the physical
labor of the preparations. It was then when deeply immersed in the pleasure of
that trip, he had a sudden loud clear voice in his head saying "it is bitter
tea that involves you so." Hypoc heard the voice, but the struggle inside
intensified, and the pattern, previously established with the physical laboring
and the muscle messages coordinated and unified or perhaps coded, continued to
exert their influence and Hypoc succummed to the pressure and he denied the
voice.
   And again he plunged into the physical orgy and completed the task, and
Lo as the voice had predicted, the tea was bitter.

            "The Five Laws have root in awareness."
               --Che Fung (Ezra Pound, Canto 85)

The Hell Law says that Hell is reserved exclusively for them that believe in
it. Further, the lowest Rung in Hell is reserved for them that believe in it on
the supposition that they'll go there if they don't.
     HBT; The Gospel According to Fred, 3:1
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: dannyjones on January 23, 2018, 12:47:31 pm
My favourite chapter of Principia Discordia is "CHAPTER 5: THE PIONEERS"
I love that portion...
:)


Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: Faust on January 23, 2018, 02:12:03 pm
I liked when Dagny meets John Galt.
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: WidgetOtaku on March 18, 2018, 03:38:31 pm
That drawing of the ostrich with its head in the hole... He must be seeing something incredible imho!
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: bpseudopod on May 24, 2018, 08:11:45 pm
The Turkey Curse is what I remember most fondly, and indeed the only part of that book I remember with any particular clarity.

I've yet to actually use it. I know you aren't supposed to ACTUALLY use it, but I kinda wanna try it anyways, just to see what would happen.
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: THE PRIORITISER on June 05, 2018, 04:06:05 am
WTF are these pebbles for?  :lulz:
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: THE PRIORITISER on June 05, 2018, 04:08:07 am
The POEE Baptismal Rite is another favorite  :lol:
It's definitely a nod towards Crowley's Gnostic Mass :fap:
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: Cramulus on June 05, 2018, 07:14:26 pm
Is it? how so?
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 05, 2018, 08:04:42 pm
The Turkey Curse is what I remember most fondly, and indeed the only part of that book I remember with any particular clarity.

I've yet to actually use it. I know you aren't supposed to ACTUALLY use it, but I kinda wanna try it anyways, just to see what would happen.

Our in-depth research indicates that it "makes you look like an asshole."
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: Cain on June 05, 2018, 08:08:19 pm
Best case scenario: people look confused and say "is it Thanksgiving already" or "what the fuck is up with your goddamn turkey noises".
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 05, 2018, 08:09:39 pm
Best case scenario: people look confused and say "is it Thanksgiving already" or "what the fuck is up with your goddamn turkey noises".

In the United States, the police may just roll up on you and shoot you in your face.  YMMV.
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: LMNO on June 05, 2018, 08:15:59 pm
Best case scenario: people look confused and say "is it Thanksgiving already" or "what the fuck is up with your goddamn turkey noises".

In the United States, the police may just roll up on you and shoot you in your face.  YMMV.

Probabilities based upon melanin content.
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: Cain on June 05, 2018, 08:17:33 pm
Best case scenario: people look confused and say "is it Thanksgiving already" or "what the fuck is up with your goddamn turkey noises".

In the United States, the police may just roll up on you and shoot you in your face.  YMMV.


tbh though, that can happen regardless. 
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: Doktor Howl on June 05, 2018, 11:13:55 pm
Best case scenario: people look confused and say "is it Thanksgiving already" or "what the fuck is up with your goddamn turkey noises".

In the United States, the police may just roll up on you and shoot you in your face.  YMMV.

Probabilities based upon melanin content.

Melanin content, poverty, in that order.  Black dudes are shot for holding a cell phone, white kids are calmly arrested after murdering a couple of dozen people at the local high school.

Just imagine what would happen if someone that was poor and non-White started making gobbling noises at someone on the subway.  They wouldn't know which bullet holes to bleed out of once the MBTA cops were done with them.
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: LMNO on June 06, 2018, 01:15:08 pm
                   "I feared for my life."
                                        \
(https://tse2.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.4nmPRXUIXk20vQcFRoyW4AHaGe&pid=Api)
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: THE PRIORITISER on June 24, 2018, 07:02:28 am
A Sermon on Ethics is probably my favorite.

Bitter Tea and Starbuck's Pebbles run a close second and third.

That one is a great one! It is at it's core, a very thought-provoking section 👍
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: Capeditiea on June 24, 2018, 07:15:37 am
Well... whenever i perform the turkey curse (which happens about monthly because i am suspicious of those around me... and prefer they would be ...free from the curse of greyface...) i often get the response (in some variation.) "What the hell are you doing?"
Which then this response transforms me into a cat... and i flee the scene before they realize what just happened.

Though the most memorable experience was when a fellow who i just happened to be walking down the street and meeting, decided it was a great idea to counter it with a turkey curse... :O which shocked me... so a pleasantly asked them, "Are you a discordian?"
they had no idea what i was talking about. :D so i assume to this day that i have accidently performed the turkey curse on another discordian... who is now probably a super discordian.
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: LuciferX on June 24, 2018, 08:15:10 am
The bit on Grids - which I've discovered likely came from Alan Watts. Alan Watts had a radio show at Berkely in the late 50s, and teen Mal and Omar probably listened to it. Here's a section from his book  On The Tabboo Against Knowing Who You Are - http://cramul.us/post/27126060129/from-alan-watts-on-the-tabboo-against-knowing (http://cramul.us/post/27126060129/from-alan-watts-on-the-tabboo-against-knowing) - looks a lot like the Reality Grids section, right?




"Some say he was a holy man, others say he was a shit head." - this one brings me down to earth when I need it



"Oh well, then stop"



And so it is that we, as men, do not exist until we do; and then it is that we play with our world of existent things, and order and disorder them, and so it shall be that Non-existence shall take us back from Existence, and that nameless Spirituality shall return to Void, like a tired child home from a very wild circus.

Remnds me of Foucault 1969, surfaces of emergence and grids of specification. Very fond of The Book.
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: THE PRIORITISER on June 24, 2018, 09:33:22 am
The Turkey Curse has worked wonders  :lulz:
Title: Re: Your favorite chapter or section from the Principia Discordia?
Post by: LuciferX on June 25, 2018, 09:20:14 am
The Turkey Curse has worked wonders  :lulz:
Es impossible contemplar el Mal e non riconoscerlo.