Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Principles of Discord - Elementary Truths Necessary

Sometime between the late 1980s and early 1990s, it was my good fortune to discover, devour, and distill the essences of the Principia Discordia, forever transforming from your average lame nerd into a super-human magick machine, who saw through the lies, got the joke, and laughed along with the ultimate deity at the punchline.

Most of my friends were on the same kick. Robert Anton Wilson, Robert Shea, Kerry Thornley, Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst, Malaclypse the Younger, even old Gruad the Greyface had amazing things to teach us. Phil Hine, Hakim Bey, and Fenwick, with his Fotamecus time bending daimon who was last seen ascending the heavens yelling, "CHRONOS YOUR TIME HAS COME!"

We ate it up, found quarters, did LSD, misquoted William Blake, and painted our Air Jordans neon pink and yellow because fuck you. We listened to Use Your Illusion I & II, and laughed at Axel's attempts to pretend he got it. We read Austin Osman Spare, and Aleister Crowley, and while the OTO was busy figuring out how to treat women like people, we were figuring out "that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves."

And then I spent about 18 years in the region of Thud, and forgot a lot of things, and then I came back to the occult thinking all of y'all understood this fundamental truth.

But ...

You don't.

So Imma teach you.

Starting as soon as I get enough people signed on, I'm going to be teaching 5 classes on the fundamentals of Erisianism, which is condensed chaos, which is loosely outlined in the Principia Discordia.

If you want to join up, it will be $115 total for all five classes ($23 each). You will learn and understand the fundamental truths that make all magick possible, plausible, and effective, including but not limited to:

  • Hexagram 23: Split apart 
    • No Blame My Ass
    • The mystery of the Number 23
      • Even and odd
      • Law of Fives
      • Insights into Gematria
      • Does it Matter?
  • It's all One Thing
    • You were probably an accident, and you're adopted
      • Gnosticism
      • Christianity
      • Patriarchy sucks
    • Neoplatonism and Hermetics
      • The history
      • The Practices
        • Contemplation
        • Sending Rude Letters
        • Feeling Better than Plotinus
      • The Legacy
        • Angels and Daimons
        • You got your Theurgy in my Goetia
        • Transcendentalism isn't ALL bad
    • Kings and Kingdoms shall all pass away
      • Time and the illusion of not being one thing
      • Saturn/Binah/Mom cries bitter tears
      • Joy of being transients
  • The Erisian Mystery
    • The Original Snub
    • Apples and Ambrosia
    • Vanity has a peel
    • Who is the Prettiest?
    • The Secret Formula: 23 23/23 Kallisti!
  • Nothing is real, all is permitted
    • Fate and Determinism in a Rational and Irrational Universe
    • Limits and where they come from
    • Options and where they come from
    • Imagination, and Working it Out
    • Do what thou wilt, motherfuckers
  • Crowley wasn't wrong: Fuckin' works
    • Sex Magick is awesome
    • Jizzing on sigils is gross
    • Chaos magick is stupid
    • Creating Magical Children
    • Creating Magical Currents
So yea, I'm going there. All those places. I'm inviting you to join me, because there's a thing about me that people don't get, and that means there's a thing about you that you don't get.

Let's fix this shit.