So, this might never be published but then again it might, simply because I have no idea where this is going. That is because a series of things that relate to the Principia Discordia, Illuminatus! Daoism, The KLF, Punk (in it’s oh so British 1970’s incarnation) and so on and so forth (one of my tutors always used this phrase, it sounded good coming from him but unnecessarily pretentious coming from me) have been cropping up in my life in the last two or three years. I recently read The KLF, Chaos, Magic and the band that burned a Million Pounds by John Higgs. It is fascinating and as I was reading I kept on having the thought that this was what I thought about things as I read it.
These might be important, or they might be an example of 23 enigma.
It seems that when I look into things like conspiracy theories research invariably leads back to Robert Anton Wilson, Illumnatus! and Discordianism. They are both appealing and thoroughly unappealing at the same time. The idea of the self referential reality tunnel is to me a fascinating idea that bears a lot of truth but belief in it as an idea is perhaps in itself an example of a self referential reality tunnel.
I’m worried. I’m worried that it is too easy to be drawn into this stuff. I’m worried that Operation Mindfuck was indeed too successful, or maybe that it wasn’t at all and my thinking it was is part of it slowly drip drip dripping it’s way into my head and maybe others as it continues to do its work. This paranoia inducing stuff can induce paranoia so you have to be careful.
And the Dao, how on earth does that get to be on the list of items at the top of this post? Well, I’m not sure yet but I read the phrase “Daoism in a clown suit” to describe Discordianism. There is something about opposing forces being held in balance going on but I’m not sure what it is yet.
What I am going to do is keep looking, hopefully avoiding self reference and the number 23 and I am also going to take you with me. As and when things crop up, that relate to this that help clarify things, I will surely post.