[9][self-published source?] [43] The book was soon pulled from publication after allegations of plagiarism were made on amazon.com and sent to the publisher. We felt the Discordian Society needed some opposition, because the whole idea of it is based on conflict and dialectics. This interpretation would see Eris as innocent and her causing of chaos as a by-product of the other wedding guests' reaction upon seeing her at the wedding. This may have been done with the intention of merely "balancing out" the creative forces of order and disorder, but the focus is on the more disorderly aspects of the world – at times the forces of order are even vilified. [41][44] The publisher stated, "In part, I took the book out of print because I was receiving harassing phone calls and emails with threat of harm via 'discordian' jakes, and my phone was infected with a virus with a Discordian flavor. The ideas-about-reality are mistakenly labeled "reality" and unenlightened people are forever perplexed by the fact that other people, especially other cultures, see "reality" differently. Western philosophy is traditionally concerned with contrasting one grid with another grid, and amending grids in hopes of finding a perfect one that will account for all reality and will, hence, (say unenlightened westerners) be true. The names of Eris and Aneris (who are later given a brother, Spirituality), are used to show some fundamental Discordian principles in "Psycho-Metaphysics": The hand of Eris (shown at right) and other proposed symbols are used informally in certain circles; however, it is unlikely that Eris, the trans-Neptunian dwarf planet, will be assigned an official symbol by the IAU, since graphical symbols are rarely assigned to minor objects in modern times. The Principia Discordia, if read literally, encourages the worship of the Greek goddess Eris, known in Latin as Discordia, the goddess of disorder, or archetypes and ideals associated with her. The concept was developed by Kerry Thornley and Robert Anton Wilson in 1968[23] and given its name by Wilson and Robert Shea in The Illuminatus! For the band, see, "...It should on no account be taken seriously but is far more serious than most jokes" and "See ... [also], See (a certain chapter [about "SOME PSYCHO-METAPHYSICS"] of. Often depicted as a winged Goddess, holding a pitcher full of nectar. [24], Discordian works include a number of books, not all of which actually exist. Among those that have been published are Principia Discordia, first published in 1965 (which includes portions of The Honest Book of Truth); and The Illuminatus! The Shape Shifter has the ability to change her physical appearance. She restored calm and balance to the forces of nature after a storm. "[32], Zen Without Zen Masters is a book by Camden Benares (The Count of Five), published in 1977, of koans, stories and exercises of a Discordian nature. But, like "relation", no-relation is a concept. It is only the ideas-about-reality which differ. No modern devotions yet… You want to offer one? They are also able to adapt easily to different environments by altering there behaviour. Named after a Greek goddess, Eris represents strife and discord. Ivan Stang, Robert Anton Wilson (who saw an early draft), and others. Golden apple. The Servant: A Servant is paid to look after other people, performing their menial tasks. The point is that (little-t) truth is a matter of definition relative to the grid one is using at the moment, and that (capital-T) Truth, metaphysical reality, is irrelevant to grids entirely. 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