Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Historia Discordia released
Adam Gorightly's new history of Discordianism, Historia Discordia, has been released and is available at Amazon and the other usual outlets. (If you like to support the remaining bookstore chains, it's available for example at the Barnes and Noble and Books A Million sites.)
Mr. Gorightly has received an endorsement from Alan Moore:
Like communication-god Thoth with his yammering ape, like the all-important noise that Count Korzybski assures us must accompany our every signal, no harmony is possible without an acknowledgement and understanding of discord. Born from the bowling-alley epiphanies of Greg Hill and Kerry Thornley, its disruptive teachings disseminated through the incendiary writings of Robert Anton Wilson and other Eristic luminaries, the Discordian Society has unexpectedly become a landmark of gleefully aggressive sanity in a chaotic and incoherent world. Through this book, we can all involve ourselves in their gloriously constructive quarrel.
This is well put, but for me, the most convincing endorsement is the Historia Discordia website, which has showed off Adam's wealth of Discordian documents. I try not to prejudge a book before I have actually read it, but I'd be shocked if his book didn't have a lot of cool material. I have not seen Historia Discordia yet, but I recently purchased and read Gorightly's Kerry Thornley, and posted about it here.
Adam's book announcement is here.