Illuminates of Dyscordia / Legion of Spiritual Dynamic Dyscord (LSD2)
Revised by Pope Petros 0th, 11-11-08 23:23
If you want in on the Illuminates of Dyscordia, then declare yourself what you wish; do what you like and tell us about it; or if you prefer, don't. There are no rules anywhere. The Goddess Prevails. Everything is True – Nothing is Permitted.
The Legion of Spiritual Dynamic Dyscord (LSD2), under the auspices of the Illuminates of Dyscordia, is a dysfunctional family of magicians, philosophers, scientists, artists, clowns, and similar maniacs who have been called by Eris, daughter of Night, goddess of creative confusion, incarnation of and occasional mistress to Kaos, to immanentize their personal eschatons right now.
Only the Holy Moment exists. There is only One True Holy Moment. To believe in past or future is the only blasphemy.
The Legion subscribes to the Law of Fives and the Holy Prime Twenty Three, of which more may or may not be explained to you in due course, or you may find out for yourself if you like.
The free space has been arranged in a pentagon if possible in some fashion.
An Apple inscribed KALLISTI in the midst.
A printout of the Discordian Grid.
A membership card / certificate to hand out at the end.
Know this goddess, sprung from womb of Night,
Of Cronus ancient mighty daughter,
She stirs up useful strife in men,
Setting folks to toil or think of toil,
For men grow eager seeing others' gains
And neighbor vies with neighbor for their pains.
Craftsman envies craftsman at his work,
And beggar battles beggar for a coin.
From out this tumult sometimes comes success
Though prizes are not always won by best.
Recitation of Eris Story
It was in the midst of an orderly, dull celebration of the Gods.
Knowing her propensity for troublemaking, they did not invite Eris.
Out of spite, or just to liven things up a bit, she tossed in this golden apple.
Toss apple to prospective Initiate.
It had been marked KALLISTI, “to the fairest.”
Three goddesses, Athena, Aphrodite and Hera fought enviously for the prize.
Thus did a forgettable party become part of history.
Show Discordian Grid and explain as follows:
To choose order over disorder, or disorder over order, is to accept a journey composed of both the creative and the destructive.
But to choose the creative over the destructive is an all-creative journey composed of both order and disorder.
To accomplish this, one need only accept creative disorder along with, and equal to, creative order.
The Priest begins:
I, (complete Holy Name, with titles, degrees, offices, etc.), Momentarily Ordained Priest of the LSD2, with the Authority invested in me by the Goddess and the Moment, do hereby inquire of you:
HAVE YOU FULLY CONSIDERED THE RAMIFICATIONS OF YOUR PRESENCE HERE TONIGHT?
DO YOU WISH TO EVOLVE AND TRANSFORM YOURSELF?
ARE YOU READY AND WILLING TO ATTAIN SPIRITUAL ILLUMINATION?
WILL YOU DEDICATE YOURSELF TOTALLY TO THE MOST HOLY LEGION OF SPIRITUAL DYNAMIC DYSCORD AND HOLY GODDESS ERIS?
(Regardless of the Initiate's responses to any of the four questions, the Priest's response shall be too bad.)
THEN SWEAR YE THE FOLLOWING AFTER ME:
(The Priest here leads the Initiate in a recital of THE ERISIAN AFFIRMATION.)
The Erisian Affirmation
Before the Goddess Eris, I, (NAME), do herewith declare myself a Brother/Sister of the Legion of Spiritual Dynamic Dyscord for eternity, it being understood that the definition of eternity shall be up to each individual.
The Priest continues:
Then by the power vested in me by the Holy Moment, which is the One True Moment, I do hereby declare you a Legionnaire of the Legion of Spiritual Dynamic Dyscord, under the auspices of the Fellowship of Unlimited Cosmic Knowledge / Yogic Enlightenment Society.
All Hail Discordia!
Momentarily Presiding Official responds:
All Hail Dyscordia!
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