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Friday, July 14, 2017

Holy Chao! Origin of the Sacred Chao AND the Law of Fives

 Greg Hill's adaptation of the Sacred Chao, created in 1964. Courtesy Discordian Archives and Adam Gorightly.

Illuminatus! fans should welcome the latest researches of Mr. Adam Gorightly. Digging deep into the Discordian archives, he discovers that the Sacred Chao was created by Kerry Thornley in a  handwritten letter dated Feb. 2, 1964. Greg Hill immediately dressed it up and used it for the cover for the firat edition of the Principia Discordia, so Hill should get credit for popularizing it. Adding u the numerals in 1964 adds up to 20 — five times the Fab Four!

Which leads me up to Gorightly's point that the very same Thornley letter has the first known reference to the Law of Fives.

For more, see the Historia Discordia article. The article was posted on July 8, 2017. So I'm a little late in writing about it. But it's not too late, I hope, to point out that 7+8 (July 8) add up to 15, and that 7+8+2+0+1+7 add up to 25 — five times five! Coincidence, or did Mr. Gorightly carefully time his blog post?

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