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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Improved but still incomplete, 20 Nov 2008
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This review is from: Principia Discordia - the Magnum Opiate of Malaclypse the Younger (Hardcover)
These profoundly entertaining scriptures come close to rivaling James Robinson's edition of the The Nag Hammadi Library as the most important contribution to 20th century metaphysics. And not only for those who consider Discordianism as a form - albeit a weird one - of Gnosticism.

Certain passages are more inspiring than others, like The Enlightenment Of Zarathud and Lord Omar's Epistle To The Paranoids, although only the orthodox version of the latter appears here. According to the Samaritan Codex (jealously guarded by a heterodox sect) and the Octuagint there is an additional verse which reads: "Ye erect tall buildings, only to cast yerselves from the rooves."

The same Codex (but not the Octuagint) also contains The Epistle To The Neurotics by St. Euthanasius that sadly didn't make it into this edition. For well neigh 3000 years scholars have been debating its authenticity. The editors of this edition could at least have included it as an appendix.

These minor gripes aside, I do recommend this work to all those who are searching for the meaning of life, the universe and everything. These exegeses by Malaclypse & Omar of the thoughts of Eris, Greek goddess of Chaos, are amusing and thought-provoking. If you appreciate this type of humour, you will love the work of Robert Anton Wilson.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just buy it!, 10 April 2007
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This review is from: Principia Discordia - the Magnum Opiate of Malaclypse the Younger (Hardcover)
Finally! Principia Discordia in hardback! It's about time too. It seems I've been waiting thirty odd years for this version. I've worn out and given away so many paperback copies I have now gifted myself a permanent version. Just check out all those neat little additions too, like the 'outroductions' and the bit about the...

No, I'm not going to spoil it for you. Just buy it!
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