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Eris and the apple of discord

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Golden Apple, photo by Chris ParfittThe first of a two part series on Eris, the Greek goddess of chaos and discord, in which we explore Her origins and most famous myth.Eris is a Greek goddess, the Latin form of her name being Discordia. She is best known as a goddess of chaos; She is mischievous and something of a trickster. She is sometimes described as the twin of Ares, daughter of Zeus and Hera, or, alternately, as the daughter of Nyx. Read More

Review: The Illuminatus! Trilogy, by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson (2)

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The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan, by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson
Dell, 0440539811 816 p.

It’s a classic. That’s what everybody says about it. It’s got style, class, and a very neat way of fucking up your head. It jumps, changes, moves, twists and turns all the way through until you’re no longer sure what the plot is, or why you’re even trying to follow it any more.

It plays games with you. It entices you in by being all cute and cuddly and voluptuous and entertaining and then [wap] it beats you over the head with a wet penguin from mars to break your complacency.

Pay attention. It’s fun, but there’s an undercurrent of seriousness in the gameplay that you’ll be able to pick out if you pay attention.

Four and a half wet fishes out of three.


The Illuminatus! Trilogy, by Robert Anton Wilson

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The Illuminatus! Trilogy, by Robert Anton WilsonThe Illuminatus! Trilogy, by Robert Shea and Robert Anton WilsonThe Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan, by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson Dell, 0440539811, 816 p.Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson combine a multitude of conspiracy theories, '60s hippy culture with a conservative twist, and an odd writing style intended to cause the reader to incidentally deconstruct their ego by blurring the distinction between whose perspective they're writing from. There's a bit of required reading; if you don't know much about Freud and Carl Jung, and the occult, for example, you'll miss out a lot of what is said in the book. Starts losing pace about half-way through and ends in a whimper. Read More