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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Adam Gorightly on 'The Honest Book of Truth'

Adam Gorightly has a big scoop up at Historia Discordia about The Honest Book of Truth, which as y'all will recall, is quoted at the beginning of Illuminatus!

Mr. Gorightly explains,

As for The Honest Book of Truth, it has been commonly held over the years that no such book actually existed, because all that anyone had ever seen of it were short quotations from either Illuminatus! or the Principia Discordia.

During a conversation with RAW once, I asked him what he thought of Thornley’s writings, and he stated unequivocally that the best thing Kerry had written was The Honest Book of Truth. Of course, sometimes I’d wonder if RAW was pulling my leg about certain things, so I filed this anecdote away in my memory banks for future pondering. Later, after having acquired the Discordian Archives, I one day happened upon a most amazing discovery: none other than The Honest Book of Truth, which is 15 pages in length and includes 'The Book of Uterus,” “The Book of Explanations,” “The Book of Predictions,” “The Book of Advice,” “The Book of Gooks,” and “The Gospel According to Fred.”

The Honest Book of Truth will appear in its entirety in the forthcoming book compilation, Historia Discordia: The Origins of the Discordian Society.

As if that's not enough, Mr. Gorightly is participating in the Iluminatus! book discussion and is promising to offer commentary on the Discordian elements of the book.

He is unhappy I didn't start the discussion on Feb. 23, but in the comments, Remy Porter bails me out and explains that the Law of Fives still holds.


Drew said...

I always wondered about those. Me and Nick were having a conversation about it, just the other day. I speculated that Raw wrote them, looks like I was wrong.

michael said...

Goddess Bless Adam Gorightly!