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Thu, Jun. 5th, 2008, 04:50 am
fayanora: Controversial scientists

I'm currently reading a book called "Wilhelm Reich In Hell" by Robert Anton Wilson, and in the introduction he mentions some controversial scientists who, like Dr. Wilhelm Reich, had problems with the US government censoring their work and/or legal battles with the US. (Wilhelm Reich, in particular, had all his books and notes seized and burned by the US government in 1957.) I'm already familiar with Dr. Timothy Leary and his work, as well as with Immanuel Velikovsky. However, there are a couple here that I'm not familiar with and am having trouble finding information about:

* Dr. William Ivy, "formerly a respected physician and a member of the staff of University of Chicago Medical School, was engaged in an extensive legal battle, which lasted eight years and cost him a small fortune, before he was vindicated."

* Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, a biologist. A British scientific journal called Nature suggested, in the early '80s, that his books should be burned.

That's all the information I have about them so far. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks much!

Mon, May. 19th, 2008, 02:39 pm
kallisto_5: Discordian Cyberspace Masquerade

I know this is kind of off-topic, but...

So I got this e-mail about something cool going on. I think it's such a great idea that I'm taking it upon myself to tell LJ about it.

Hail Yes

I hadn't even realized it was Discordia's 50th (or 49th) anniversary. This is cool 'cause we get to celebrate the 50 year mark for two years in a row. It's our Golden Apple anniversary. =)

I love the idea of an online party which brings together Discordians from all s
ections of the web. It's also cool that it's anonymous. It'll make communication really interesting. I hope to swap some of my ideas with other people's ideas, and maybe get a page or two written for the book PDF thing they're putting together.

Anyway, there's not a lot of time until the party starts, so I'm trying to pass the invite around as quickly as possible. If you have any ideas for where else we should advertise, please post! Or optimally, you should go there and get some buzz going.

PLEASE post to your blogs, facebook groups, forums, whatever, wherever Discordians hang out.

I'll see you guys at the party! Hail Eris and HAIL Yes!

Tue, May. 13th, 2008, 12:42 am
fayanora: RAW in libraries

The Multnomah County Library has a few Robert Anton Wilson books in its collection, but not "Wilhelm Reich In Hell." So I decided to inter-library loan it. Guess how many libraries have that book? Give up? Well, there are nine. Nine! IN THE ENTIRE FREAKING COUNTRY. Only nine libraries in all the USA have a copy of "Wilhelm Reich In Hell"!

Some day, when I am rich and famous (crosses fingers in hope), I am going to start a trust fund like Carnegie did, only instead of the money going to build libraries, it will go toward getting books into libraries that ought to be in libraries. Books that a lot of people would be interested in, but which the people who are interested in them are scattered around the country. Like occult books, and controversial titles.

Cross posted to heck and back.

Thu, May. 8th, 2008, 01:17 pm
tyrsalvia: KallistiCon 2008!

From a secure location beneath New Alamut,
Left Coast, Turtle Island, Earth
Fool's Day 2008

Discordians, Dysnomians, Erisians, and others of much ilk...

Get up! (Get on up!)

KallistiCon 2008 is coming - June 20-22!

Every year this millennium, we've gotten together in the Bay Area in California. We're not just rehashing gags from the Principia - we're moving forward, practicing chaos in the world.

For the last seven years, we've eaten and drank together, we've made friends with strangers in traffic, we've had rituals and blessings, we've been weird in public, and we've been human with each other. We’ve found the freaks who thought they were the only ones, and taught them - and ourselves - what tribe is supposed to mean.

Some of you will say: "But Discordians are supposed to be disorganized."

Didn't you know that's just a put-on?

Some of you will say we’re doing it wrong, and only you know the right way to follow Eris.

That's OK. Just quit talking about it and start doing it.

Some will no doubt repeat the tired cliche: "We Discordians tend to stick apart."

Of course we do, but sticking apart is more fun when we do it together.

Throw out your old memes. Greg and Kerry are gone, Bob Wilson is gone, Camden Benares and the other old-timers are gone. Let's honor and respect them. Let's learn from their lives and their teachings. But let's stop trying to be them.

The Principia is your grandma's Discordia. Being an inside joke on the net is your daddy's. What's yours? And who are you doing it with?

gabba gabba
we accept you
we accept you
one of us

June 20-22, 2008
Redwood City, California
RSVP by June 15!
Contact: email stmae@discordian.com

Mon, Feb. 12th, 2007, 12:15 pm
mightydoll: One Week To Go...

Until 1984 To Wilson's Wake!

Check the wake blog for a party in your city!

Thu, Jan. 25th, 2007, 02:18 pm
mightydoll: We made boingboing (sorta)

Boing Boing has posted an update to their RAW memorial post with a link to the RAW Remembered Blog!


Also, due to this, the blog has been able to add a new memorial in Vancouver.

details as they unfold

Thu, Jan. 25th, 2007, 01:39 pm
mightydoll: RAW quotes

So - - here I am planning my RAW wake in TO and I realize that I've loaned my copy of the Illuminatus! Trilogy to a friend.

So I turn to you lot for help.

How many notes from "The Mgt." can y'all remember?

I'd like to print them up and post them about, but can't find a list of them anywhere online (what is the internet coming to when this virtually useless peice of information cannot be found?)

Wed, Jan. 24th, 2007, 04:46 pm
mightydoll: IMPORTANT NOTICE RE: Robert Anton Wilson wake

Due to a miscommunication of the date of the Robert Anton Wilson Memorial, the wake wound up on the wrong date.

I have therefore, moved the wake at the Imperial Pub to Sunday, February 18th to really coincide with the memorial service in San Francisco.

Fri, Jan. 19th, 2007, 04:29 pm
mightydoll: Remembering RAW

I've organized a wake in Toronto to coincide with RA Wilson's memorial service on Feb 7th.

I would like to encourage others to do the same in their home towns/cities.

To help out, I'm putting together a blog/promotional kit at Raw Remembered

This is not for fame, fortune or even profit. I just thought it'd be a neat event to go to, and if I don't organize it, who will?

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