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from neoreaction
  • I think that accurately captures one of the core aspects of Moldbugism, but of course it's extraordinarily wrong. Order is not always good, too much order is oppressive, and societies need a healthy amount of disorder along with their order. "Order is good" is a ridiculously oversimplified political philosophy, and is reminiscent of of the bad guys from Illuminatus!, which revolves around a war between the forces of order and the forces of chaos.
from Discordianism
  • A religion started in the sixties by Greg Hill and Kerry Thornley, and later popularized in Illuminatus!. Devoted to the worship of Eris, the Greek goddess of Chaos, Discord, and Confusion.
from dumbbell theory
  • — Frater Perdurabo (Aleister Crowley), The Book of Lies, quoted in Illuminatus!.
from Robert Anton Wilson
  • Co-author of Illuminatus! and one of the subjects of High Weirdness. A garage-philosopher who advocated epistemological pluralism and skepticism. He described his goal as:
from High Weirdness
  • As Hagbard Celine explains in Illuminatus!!, “When you’re dealing with these forces or powers in a philosophic and scientific way, contemplating them from an armchair, [the] rationalistic approach is useful. It is quite profitable then to regard the gods and goddesses and demons as projections of the human mind or as unconscious aspects of ourselves. But every truth is a truth only for one place and one time, and that’s a truth, as I said, for the armchair. When you’re actually dealing with these figures, the only safe, pragmatic, and operational approach is to treat them as having a being, a will, and a purpose entirely apart from the humans who evoke them. If the Sorcerer’s Apprentice had understood that, he wouldn’t have gotten into so much trouble.”
from Weird Studies/Mumbo Jumbo
  • comparing Illuminatus! to it (unfavorably)
    • but they didn't mention that Mumbo Jumbo is actually cited there, like the first epigraph, I think.
from conspiracy theory
  • I first got wind of this subject via The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Wilson and Shea, a psychedelic spoof on the various forms of conspiracy theory in the air in the 70s. Both the book and its subjects seemed very out-there and fringey back then, but given their role in the rise of Trump and his attempted violent coup, conspiracy theories are clearly central to what is going on in the world today.

Illuminatus!

07 Nov 2021 04:17 - 16 Dec 2022 12:22
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