written by Greg Hill (Malaclypse The Younger
) and Kerry Thornley
(Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst). It was originally published under the title "Principia Discordia or How The West Was Lost" in a limited edition of 5 copies in 1965. The name, meaning "The Principles of Strife", deviates from correct Latin
which would read Principia Discordiæ.
The Principia describes the Discordian Society and its Goddess Eris
, as well as the basics of the POEE denomination
ALL RITES REVERSED (K) REPRINT WHAT YOU LIKE :<small>Dedicated to the Prettiest One </small>
If you want in on the Discordian Society<br> then declare yourself what you wish <br> do what you like <br> and tell us about it <br> or if you prefer don't.
There are no rules anywhere. <br> The Goddess Prevails.
Curb Your Dogma.
The Enlightened take things Lightly.
-Joshua A. Norton|JOSHUA NORTON Cabal|CABAL - <br> Surrealists, Harlequinists, Absurdists and Zonked Artists Melee
POEE is one manifestation of the DISCORDIAN SOCIETY about which you will learn more and understand less <br> We are a tribe of philosophers, theologians, magicians, scientists, artists, clowns, and similar maniacs who are intrigued with Eris (mythology)|ERIS GODDESS OF CONFUSION and with Her Doings.