(This week: "But two days earlier, as the Leif Ericsson left the Atlantic .... " page 427, to page 437, "But why did you bring me up here?")
Here we get the 'abdication' of Hagbard Celine.
It takes place at the weekly "Love Feast Game" of the Discordians, which features paintings of "Discordian saints" (page 427) including
Emperor Norton I
Guillaume of Aquitaine
and Judge Roy Bean
"Miss Portanari now succeeds me as head of the Leif Ericcson cabal," page 430, Hagbard's abdication. The appendix on Page 768 explains, "Readers who do not understand the scene in which Hagbard abdicates in favor of Miss Portanari should take heart. Once they do understand it, they will understand most of the mysteries of all schools of mysticism." This is good news; like George Dorn, I am still struggling to figure out what happened. I am asking for help again.
"seeing that nut Celine actually talk to gorillas," page 436. The speaker is Joseph Malik; see pages 319-320.
"The state is based on threat," Stella said simply (page 437). The current threat is "terrorism."
(Next week: "It's time for you to see the fnords," he replied, page 437, to page 446, "Suddenly Joe was looking at a brightly-lit computer screen.")