Reverend Loveshade was born, according to some as-yet-unverified accounts. We
have it on good authority that this was not a wholesome, innocent, immaculate birth, but
was in fact the result of a nasty act of disgusting, lustful, wet, naked, sex.  This explains
es questionable moral character, and prurient interest in Things Humanity was Not
Meant to Know.

The Rev grew up in a small town in the United States of America, which was started by
some foreign English traitors. Es childhood was relatively normal. That's if you count
being birthed by an unmarried underaged Mum and an unmarried overaged Dad,
idolizing Pee-wee Herman, and being raised by Ultra-Conservative Christian
Grandparents normal. Es early life consisted of kindergarten and elementary school,
occasional spankings, Boy and/or Girl Scouts, some spankings, frequent baloney on
white bread sandwiches, more spankings, DeMolay, and most significant of all, regular
attendance in a private church school and church. While e enjoyed services as a kid,
by junior high e came home from church almost every Sunday filled with confusion.

But e kept on trying. During es years at church, e was an acolyte, usher, janitor
(scrubbing the toilet that hot choir member with the big brown eyes sat on), and one-
time Sunday School teacher. This gave em more confusion. So e became an agnostic
because being an atheist required too much faith, having to believe in No-God. This
was followed by forays into Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Jainism, Confucianism,
Mormonism, Paganism, Astrology, Numerology, Scientology, Christian Science,
Religious Science, Creation Science, Baha'i, Islam, and others too numerous to list.
Many of them tasted great, but weren’t fulfilling.

Then one day a mysterious robed figure known as 'Brother Goose' told em about es
mum's secret past in a weird group called the Ĕk-sĕn-trĭks Cluborguild. Then, while a
mild-mannered newscarrier working for a great metropolitan newspaper, e heard a
strange man rant about conspiracies who was named Kerry Thornley. (That was the
name of the man, not the conspiracies).  Then e learned about a strange author known
as Robert Anton Wilson, and that es mum had known the author's daughter Luna who
was murdered at age 15. Finally, e saw Steve Jackson Games’ edition of a then
obscure book that talked about the Illuminati. This book was
Principia Discordia. And
Wilson and Thornley were in it.  The book changed es life, but not necessarily for the
better. Stranger events began to happen, really weird events we don’t feel free to print

As Steve Jackson said in 1994 that e was thinking about compiling an
Discordia, the Rev wrote some Discordian stuff on an outdated school computer and
submitted it.  Nothing happened.  So in 1995 or so, e agreed to let some of es stuff be
posted on a website belonging to BloodStar, claiming it was from the
Apocrypha Discordia. E wrote more stuff, and posted that too. Es work started
spreading like diarrhetic dung from a drunken cowboy's boot, and was posted on
numerous questionable sites.

Then things got really weird. E and cohorts became part of a
national investigation with
local, state and federal agents questioning people as to es whereabouts and true
identity (yes, this is true). E still doesn’t know exactly why, but thinks it has something to
do with es exercising the principles of “if it harms none, do as you will,” freedom of
religion, freedom of the press, contemporary community standards, separation of
church and state, and maybe some things e and cohorts sent to the White House
concerning their handling of Sept. 11, 2001 (this was in late 2001, when they were still
a bit jumpy).

But the myriad of investigations are officially over (continuing in secret), Reverend
Loveshade is free (being secretly spied on), and e is living happily (in fear the
Government is still after em). So far, es Discordian crap has appeared in the
existent Apocrypha Discordia,  Apocrypha Discordia, Apocrypha Diskordia (German
Book of Eris, Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht; Et Cetera
, Intermittens Magazine, The Search for Truth: Life Changing Answers to
Mankind's Toughest Question
s and Wikisource. E talked to Greg Hill and a Greg Hill
imposter, once heard Kerry Thornley rant, corresponded several times with es
Robert Anton Wilson, is listed in various online encyclopedias, and has
been translated into various languages e can't read.

E currently holds an honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree,has a wonderful sother and
two perfect daughters, is living in a budding commune somewhere on planet Earth, is
writing on an outdated computer, is nose deep in Things Humanity was Not Meant to
Know, and spends a lot of time thinking about nasty acts of disgusting, lustful, wet,
naked, sex.
This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons
3.0 License.
The painting by Leonardo da Vinci is long past
all copyright.  The wallpaper we released into
the public domain (kopyleft).
Note: we use the
genderless pronoun
“e” for “he” or “she.”

e = he or she
em = him or her     
es = his or her
es = his or hers
emself = himself or

Who the Hell is E?
The Rev is Episkopos of the
Discordian Division of the Ek-
sen-triks CluborGuild
. What
that really means, we don’t
know. In a twist on Discordia
itself, e is either a person
pretending to be a joke, or a
joke pretending to be a

A writer, theologist,
polyamorist, naturist,
philosophical humorist, and
all-around good person
troublemaker. Writes like a
mad person, performs cyber-
weddings, and was
published in the
before it even

Was the subject of a national
investigation that tried to
determine who e really was
and what e was up to (yes,
that part is true).

Has a perhaps legitimate
claim to official recognition by
the United States of America
as an infallible prophet of the
All-Knowing God.

“They made me swear to tell
the Truth, the Whole Truth,
and Nothing But the Truth, so
help me God. Obviously, the
true and honorable American
Judicial System wouldn’t
require me to do something
they didn’t believe I was
capable of doing.”

Accuracy Rating: 10 (by the
American Judicial System), 9
(Biblical Material--the score
we gave our favorite
televangelist was 8, so that’s
pretty darn good),  7.5+
(everything else).
Reverend Loveshade as painted by Leonardo Da Vinci in 2010
Reverend Loveshade as painted by Pope Leo (Leonardo da Vinci) in 2012
As not appearing in
The Tales of
Read Adam Newton's
Interview with Reverend
Loveshade and Other
Assorted Troublemakers
Also see
classic version
or current version
In sychronistic irony, the Rev's
mother had been friends with
Luna Wilson, Robert Anton
Wilson's daughter.  But
Loveshade didn't know that at
the time.
Also also see the's current
Because of Steve Jackson's
work in popularizing
Discordianism, e was one of
two people named to the
Order of the Pineapple in
2009.  The other was
Reverend Loveshade.
Es sother is the extremely
understanding Ms. Monkey
Candy aka Ms. M.C. and their
daughters are The World's
Most Perfect Babies Puffletoes
Twinkleton and
Wunderkätzchen.  Those are
their Discordian names, not
their legal names.  We hope
you figured that.
Learn more about the
Rev and other
troublemakers in
Voices of Chaos