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on 7 January 2010
I hope one day this book is studied at universities along side the tractatus, metaphysics, being & nothingness and monty python. Then i will become an academic.
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on 1 April 2011
If you don't want to be a cabbage or a grey face, then you have to buy this! Every woman, every man and every child is the Pope! Hail Eris! Fnord:)
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on 21 January 2017
This book may well have saved my life. I'm not even kidding. It's just a collection of junk. But sometimes the right thing in the right place at the right time is all you need. It offered a way of looking at things that made me laugh.

But it's also all just made up nonsense, and you should never believe anything you read. Read it. Take what you want from it, or what you don't want. Or don't. Hail Eris.
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on 6 February 2001
This is Steve Jacksons edition of this classic work. A collection of spoofs, jokes, ripped-off artwork and other weirdness about the worship of the Goddess of creative anarchy Eris Discordia. To give some flavour of the book, here is the third commandment of the Pentabarf "The Discordian is prohibited from believing what she reads."
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on 9 July 2013
Other versions of the Principia come with all the images and formatting stripped out. If you're looking for the REAL version of the book, buy this one. It is what you're looking for.
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on 24 August 2012
A nice edition of the Principia including the drawings, rubber stamps etc. Don't buy a text only version of the book or you'll miss the point!
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on 17 May 2011
These numinous scriptures come close to rivaling James Robinson's edition of the Nag Hammadi Library as the most important contribution to 20th century metaphysics.

Certain passages inspire more than others, like The Enlightenment Of Zarathud and Lord Omar's Epistle To The Paranoids of which only the orthodox version appears here. According to the Samaritan Codex (jealously guarded by an extreme Discordianist cult) and the Octuagint, an additional verse completes the Epistle: "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 which regrettably didn't make it into this edition. For nearly 3000 years scholars have been debating its authenticity. It ought to have been added as an appendix.

A welcome improvement over earlier editions is the inclusion of the variant of verse 4 of the Epistle To The Paranoids from the Codex Sinaiticus: "O how the darknesses do crowd up, one against the other, in ye hearts! What fear ye more than [not "that"] what ye have wroughten?"

Despite the omissions, the familiar exegeses of the thoughts of Eris, Greek goddess of Chaos, by Malaclypse & Omar continue to illuminate, enlighten and comfort millions. If you appreciate these insights, you will love the work of Robert Anton Wilson.
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