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Russ Meyers: Apple Talk / Re: people still post on forums, technically
« on: September 14, 2017, 08:42:30 pm »

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Russ Meyers: Apple Talk / Re: people still post on forums, technically
« on: September 14, 2017, 01:50:03 am »

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Russ Meyers: Apple Talk / Re: people still post on forums, technically
« on: September 13, 2017, 11:47:36 pm »
I actually did buy your book! But it's sitting in a stack of books I haven't read yet.


I am trying to reignite my creative thrusters. So I made this, I guess?



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Russ Meyers: Apple Talk / Re: people still post on forums, technically
« on: September 13, 2017, 01:17:29 pm »
that group moves so fast, I'm pretty sure my post is buried now anyway

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Russ Meyers: Apple Talk / Re: people still post on forums, technically
« on: September 12, 2017, 02:09:33 pm »
Imma make a post on the Discordian Society FB group to point people here. It will likely be ignored. But it would be nice to have some new blood, right?

So if a bunch of spags show up, be cool


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Russ Meyers: Apple Talk / people still post on forums, technically
« on: September 11, 2017, 10:45:26 pm »


P.S. your father killed a bunch of children with it, have fun

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Principia Discussion / Re: A neophyte
« on: September 11, 2017, 01:09:09 pm »
Hi all,

I am here to find my way out of (into?) an existential crisis. I believe this is the only religion that has nothing to teach me, so naturally I am here to learn. I bought a copy of the Principia Discordia on Amazon because I was enjoying the parts I read online.

I'm kind of having a hard time with life right now, and interacting with Discordianism is making me feel a little better. Just wanted to say hi before I contribute anything.

Hi, welcome. The Principia has gotten me through some trash too. Glad you're feeling better-ish? let us know if we can help with the existential crisis.

really sorry to hear about your cat's penis

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I should delight in people being fooled; in believing nonsense, in being confused. But I don't.

I think that's more of a SubGenius thing - they don't necessarily care if the pinks get screwed, it's amusing to them to see a fool and his money go their separate ways

In My Discordia, the cabbages and grayfaces and shitheads are the victims of bureaucracy--and if we've actually found a personal route to salvation, we owe it to our neighbors to speak up about it


I'm not into making coleslaw

I want everybody in      my world         to be in   on the joke


The Holy Moment of Confusion
to me, is like
You thought you understood something
but now you recognize what a shithead you were
so you can see that 'understanding' is incomplete

Celebrate your OWN confusion, your OWN uncertainty.
It frees you from rigidity!~
It frees you from the psychological traps that surround Being Right



 "Some say he is a holy man. Others say he is a shithead."
         hearing this, the man was enlightened.


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It used to be different. It used to be that people were victims of government propaganda. Today, we're the victims of our own. Anyone with a cause can make up some bullshit infographic that deceptively appeals to the emotions of a whole swath of idiots and the fucking thing will spread like wildfire on every social media platform in existence.

this is the big Power question

in the old days, power was hierarchically distributed - some sovereign had it, and if there was no sovereign, there was no law

then the revolutions came - revolutions are great at decapitating power, when it's concentrated.

then the power reorganized itself to be immune to popular revolution -- we got things like juries and democratic representation. Everybody has access to the market. Later, everybody can talk on the internet. The power was distributed to you and me. Which makes it immune to decapitation - to move power somewhere else, you have to break a lot of things that are protected for good reasons.


The world is made of groups, so you can't do much on your own. The individual is just a drop of water in the ocean.

But you can become part of a larger group, a wave, and create the momentum


whatever that means


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What place does a Discordian have in this Brave New World?

it's not my place to say what Discordians' place is. There are a lot of 'suggestions' in the lit. We have this great fictional backstory which positions us as revolutionaries and harbingers and dancers of the Strange Times. (But now - revolution probably isn't what we used to think it was.) Some of lot of our spiritual heritage is a western iteration of the rinzai-school. Grand and Glory Old Discordjia's like a gnostic calling - it's your experience, it's not for me to say you're right or wrong.

I think the place is

to think about your relationship to the Chaos,
what you want it to be,
where you want to be in it...

to recognize what's real but actually fake
to see what's fake that's actually real

to let the transformative alchemy of laughter work on us, through us,
and then offer it up as sacrament in communion


take, eat,
this is my cat's penis

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Bring and Brag / Deliver Me From Cool
« on: September 05, 2017, 04:26:00 pm »
Eris,

Deliver me from Cool, from Cred, from Consensus

Deliver me from Slang, from Trends, from Hipness

Deliver me from the app everybody is using

Deliver me from the transcendental festival experience

Deliver me from New York--that shining city on the hill where dreams come true in movies

Deliver me from that thing on netflix thatís SO GOOD, you HAVE to watch it, itís AMAZING

Deliver me from Brooklyn, the beating heart of young and hot

Delver me from whatís going on this weekend, the primal chase of fox and hound

Deliver me from the dash, the feed, the stream

Deliver me from The Scene, from speaking in tongues, from stigmata

Deliver me from alchemical youth

Deliver me from the eroding fertile mud of the ravenous riverbank, that Jordan where we dredge up and baptize

Deliver me from grave robbing sepia-junkies and the Frankenstein monsters they build from childhood like block busting golems

From the magnetic congregation and the holy grail which connects cool and earth, please liberate me

From the tyrants and priests of power, please liberate me

For my profane alien heart, please liberate me

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PD.COM: We're a self service death cult. Spike your own f'kin Koolaid.

Fuck it. I'm starting a death cult

If anybody wants in, let me know. We're gonna off ourselves at the same time on a Monday. Why Monday? So we can get in a good weekend before the finale. 

The only rule is that you have to kill yourself in a way that nobody's ever heard of. When people find our bodies, it'll really make their day.


So here's how I'm gonna go ---

I'm gonna glue living field mice all over my naked body, and then lay down in a room full of hungry eagles.

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Bring and Brag / Re: A thing called "I"
« on: September 04, 2017, 02:27:32 pm »
How do I tell which is which?
If it courts belief then it's usually made up bullshit.

I'm struggling with this part


if it courts belief

it's made-up BS



I'm not sure, like, by "court belief" are we talking about things that seek "believers"?

climate change - the concept is made up, we made it up to explain what's going on

round earthers - always trying to convert people




can something be made-up BS but also True?

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When Roger visited Boston, we actually crowbar'd you out of your office for an hour, which we spent at a bar.

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It was really fun hanging with you and the wife in NYC, Hoops! You're one of these people from PD I've always wanted to meet in person.

Just reflecting on how many peedy cabal people I've met in person - man, it's been a loopy decade

Richter
Cainad
Darth Cupcake *
Eve *
Roger
Enki
Suu
Luna
Net
Nigel
Triple Zero
Regret
Squiddy
Eater of Clowns
Dimo
LMNO
Badger of God
Pope Tom
Telarus
Placid Dingo
Twid
and now Hoopla

* I knew them before they joined PD tho


I know I'm forgetting a few people...

but damn

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Hey, I'm Qlip, I don't consider myself a Discordian, but I thought I'd hang out here for a bit. What lead me to this particular forum was that I made a friend through another friend, she was pretty cute and into Chaos Magick. I don't really truck with that, I myself am a lifelong Qabbalist, kind of on par with how I'm a guitarist, I can play Blackbird and the intro to Stairway to Heaven and that's all. So I stalked her for a bit on the social media, reading her reposted magick memes, all the while I got on with my life. I went on a half-year LSD trip, went clear, turned on to prog-folk, fell in love, and moved to the forest in Northern California.

Then she reposted a little excerpt called A ZEN STORY by somebody who billed himself The Count of Five Headmaster, Camp Meeker Cabal. I had just checked out a rental in Camp Meeker a few months ago. Looking more into the author of that piece, Camden Benares, it turns out he was the Postmaster of the little town I did end up in. Unfortunately he wasn't there when I signed up for my P.O. Box.  But, I did find a hobo mark on the post office fence post indicating this forum gave free handouts if you told a story.  Hi.

Hey new guy!
Woah! I had no idea what the Camp Meeker Cabal referred to - he was the postmaster for your town? that's crazy. I'm a big fan of Camden's book, Zen Without Zen Masters. If you dig up any other local Count of Fives stories, I would be dying to hear them.


There used to be a little qaballah contingent on this board - that cabal was nicknamed SSOOKN, but I can't recall what that stood for. LMNO, you must remember. This guy Mangrove (where IS mangrove, anyway??) actually taught me a bunch about Qaballah, and pointed me at the book Chicken Soup Qaballah, which seemed like a good introduction. ("It's all in your head, you just have no idea how big your head is." -- that line really sticks with me)


The board is a bit slow these days, but if you be pro-active and post some topics you want to discuss, people are sure to jump in. Anyway, welcome!

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Bring and Brag / Re: A thing called "I"
« on: August 27, 2017, 10:32:31 pm »
beautifully written

I like how it suggests that the soul / conscious self is not something we're born with, it's something we can build in ourselves - and it takes continuous self-observation and struggle.

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