This article is on Wikipedia right now--but maybe not for long.  It just
appeared there a couple days or so ago, and is already a candidate
for deletion.  Why?  First, because some people claim we're some
minor religion only 12 people have heard of (they've marked the
Apocrypha Discordia article for deletion too); and second, because
they don't believe this stuff really happened.

We find it ironic that they swallowed the bits that are made up.  But the
really interesting stuff about the FBI and our legal problems, for which
the article provides verifying links going back to the 1990s and for
which we have pages and pages of documentation, that they don't
buy.  It just goes to show you, truth is often harder to swallow than

This was written by
BInky The WonderSkull (not our Binky, but a
damn clever imitation) and
Gerina.  They spent about a month
working on this without pay, so a smagmoid and a fnord to them both.  
And a friendly slap on the butt--just can't resist slapping butts.

We reformatted the article slightly; hope nobody minds.

Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

The source for references in this article, unless otherwise stated, is Ek-
sen-trik-kuh Discordia as found at  All
references to “Loveshade” refer to Reverend Loveshade unless
otherwise specified.

The collection Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia is an evolving Discordian and
personist work edited by Reverend Loveshade.  It mixes humor and
absurdism with serious philosophy, promotes freedom including
nudism and sexual freedom, and stands against various forms of
prejudice and discrimination including sexism and, controversially,
ageism.  The collection includes factual articles, myths, humor,
artwork, poetry, the fictional
Smagmoid Kids Club, songs, quotes, and
other material.

An early version of the work was seized by authorities, and the
Discordian Division of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild that created it was
the subject of a national and possibly international investigation by the
American Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and several other
agencies.  This was for alleged crimes ranging from promoting illegal
drugs and child pornography to sexual predation to terrorism.


According to the E.D. site, the work had several primary inspirations.  
These included the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild, a California college club
promoting individualism, creativity and “ek-sen-trik tendencies” that
was formed in 1981; a book about the Illuminati written by Robert
Anton Wilson and given to Reverend Loveshade by Brother Goose in
the late 1980s or early 1990s;
The Loveshade Family formed by
Gamemaster Loveshade in the early 1990s; and the 1994 Steve
Jackson Games edition of
Principia Discordia by Malaclypse the
Younger with Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst.

The introduction to the 1994 edition says the company was thinking of
creating a sequel called
Apocrypha Discordia if they got “enough high
weirdness in the true Discordian spirit.”  Loveshade submitted some
original work, but the book was never published. So in 1995,
Loveshade posted some of his work on a site hosted by BloodStar as
part of the “non-existent Apocrypha Discordia.”

Five Blind Men and an Elephant

One of these pieces was “Five Blind Men and an Elephant,” which is
described as a “rip-off” of an old Hindu/Jainist tale.  In it five blind men
touch an elephant to learn what it’s like, but each touches a different
part.  The one who touches the side says it’s like a wall; the one who
touches an ear says it’s like a fan; the trunk toucher claims it’s like a
snake, etc.  They have a battle, which is stopped by a self-proclaimed
Discordian oracle who says they are all right, and charges them for her
explanation.  This story became one of the most famous Discordian
pieces written after the original Discordians were writing in the 1960s
and 1970s, and appears on a number of websites.  It was included in
Rev. DrJon Swabey’s version of
Apocrypha Discordia published in
2001, and has been translated into different languages including

According to the
E.D., after learning of Swabey’s work, Loveshade
changed the name of the Ek-sen-trik Discordian’s work.  He claims he
had a dream-vision while hiding on a friend’s small farm in Texas on
Mid Year’s Day, July 2, 2005.  This featured a revelation by Goddess
Discordia, her sister Goddess Harmonia, and their daughter, the
naked Cherub Princess Shamlicht.  Hundreds of monkeys, or Bonobo
apes with detachable tails, flew out of Shamlicht’s butt.  These
monkeys “which spoke for the little angel,” told Loveshade to create
Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia by swallowing the tails and recording the
results.  The reverend was then instructed to spread it far and wide,
“for digested flying monkey tails make great fertilizer.”

Who The Hell is E?

As part of the group’s belief in personism, the collection advocates
using the word “e” as a genderless substitute for “he” or “she.”  This is
to combat the sexism caused by gender stereotyping that begins at

    The term was invented in the early 1970s, just before the height
    of the Woman’s Movement in the West, by Gamemaster
    Loveshade while a teenager in high school.  The Gamemaster
    noticed that the first question asked about a newborn baby isn’t,
    “Did everything come out all right?” but “Is it a boy or a girl?”

The word “e” has different forms:

    e (pronounced the same as letter “e;” rhymes with “she” and
    “he”):  Used instead of “she” or “he.”  A person.  Examples: E
    went to the store and bought a pineapple.

    es (usually said to rhyme with “his,” but can be pronounced
    “eez”):  Used instead of “her” or “his” as a possessor or agent.  
    Example: Who tried to steal es pineapple?

    em (rhymes with “him” or “m”):  Substitute for “her” or “him;”
    pronoun objective case.  Example: When The Agents of
    Greyface tried to take it from em, e hit them with five tons of flax.

    emself (rhymes with “himself,” or can be pronounced to rhyme
    with the letter “m” and “self”):  Substitute for herself or himself;
    used reflexively, in absolute constructions and for emphasis.  
    Examples: Did e throw the five tons all by emself?  No, fool, e
    didn’t do it emself; e had help from a strong head wind.

Five Basic Beliefs

The core of the philosophy of the Ek-sen-trik-kuh is contained in the
Five Basic Beliefs of The Loveshade Family.  Their website lists the
beliefs as:

    ONE: We believe in the rights of an individual to be treated as
    an individual by society.

    TWO: We believe in the responsibility of the individual to society.

    THREE: We believe in the rights of a child to be raised in a
    loving, supportive and disciplined manner to prepare that child
    for life, and in the responsibility of caregivers to provide that

    FOUR: We believe in personal freedom, in a free society, if it
    harms no one.

    FIVE: We believe in the principle of harmony, that accepting
    differences to achieve harmony is greater than excluding
    differences to achieve unity.

E. D. interprets the fifth principle as that of “harmonious discord”
or the Latin “discordia concurs,” which is harmony created by
combining disparate or conflicting elements.  Discordia or Eris is the
Goddess of Chaos, first lady of the Discordians, and Harmonia or
Concordia is the Goddess of Harmony, first lady of the Mythics of
Harmonia, who created part of the collection.

Trouble with the Law

The groups behind Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia have had a number of
run-ins with the law.  Perhaps the most serious of these included arrest
and charges for promotion of child pornography, sexual predation and
consorting with terrorists.

    Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild

According to “The Mostly True Origin of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild,”
the ECG was recognized as Most Active New Club on campus after it
began on November 16, 1981.  But within a year founders Alien and
Zeus “created so much chaos and discord” on campus that they were
up on formal charges including conspiracy against the college.  
According to the article, these charges were later dropped.

    The Loveshade Family: Threats and Death

The problems for the creators of the E. D., the Discordian Divison of
the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild and The Loveshade Family, intensified
shortly after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United
States.  According to a  
January 30, 2002 post in Illuminatus Inner
Sanctum,  cuteleaderjester (known in the E.D. as Saint The Mary), had
asked to “be a Loveshade.”  Reverend Loveshade responded:

    We're a very small group of social activists, and have dealt with
    a number of problems due to our activities: one was threatened
    by college administration five times, including three formal
    charges including conspiracy; at least one was threatened with a
    firearm; one was injured and held at weapon point (exact reason
    unknown--may have been unrelated to activism); at least one
    was threatened with arrest; one had two warrants for arrest (may
    have been unrelated); one repeatedly had badly needed funds
    withheld and had to borrow money for food (reason unknown);
    at least one lived on the street; at least one was followed; at
    least one was the subject of investigation; one was shot at
    (reason unknown);one was shot (this was probably an accident,
    however); at least one was threatened with murder; one had a
    career destroyed because of unverified charges that were never
    formally filed (reasons unknown); etc. Note that several of these
    may have happened to the same person. At least three of them
    happened to me; don't ask me more. Be careful what you wish
    for. :-)

By the time of that post, BloodStar aka Alien Loveshade, mentioned in
Swabey’s version of
Apocrypha Discordia and the first hoster of
Reverend Loveshade’s Discordian work, may have already gone into
hiding.  A search of the index of
BloodStar’s site shows that it was
regularly updated through the late 1990s until December of 2001,
when the updates suddenly stopped.  It hasn’t been updated since.

Even more serious, family member and conspiracy theorist Dorian
Loveshade was found at home after being dead for about three days,
according to the article “Discordian, Personist, Writer-Activist, Sex
Offender: Interviews with Reverend Loveshade” by freelance journalist
Adam Newton.  The cause of death was listed as cardiac arrest.

    But as a former paramedic wrote, “everyone dies of cardiac
    arrest.”  It just means your heart stopped.  It’s a catch-all term to
    use when a coroner doesn’t know the cause of death--or doesn’t
    want you to know.

    Ek-sen-trik Discordians: Child Pornography, Nudism and

According to the interview conducted by Adam Newton, a local
investigation expanded to become a national, and possibly
international, investigation.  This affected several members of the
Discordian Division of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild aka Ek-sen-trik

Some of this investigation was as a result of two plays-in-progress.  
One is named
West End Trash, a selection of which is included in the
E. D.  The name of the other is being withheld by the Ek-sen-trik
Discordians, but mentions Discordianism and also promotes nudism as
acceptable for all ages--including children.  According to Newton’s
article, this play was labeled “obscene” and as promoting “child
pornography” by a small-town Texas police officer, even though it was
previously praised by theatre educators and professionals in
California.  According to a Snooze Letter for the Ek-sen-trik-kuh
Discordia and the Discordian Division of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild,
a selection from this play is also planned for the collection.

In late 2001 and early 2002, a series of searches, seizures, and
arrests in various parts of the United States were made by the FBI and
other agencies.  Some of the seized material had been intended for
the collection
Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia, then called “the non-existent
Apocrypha Discordia.”

Among these were the
online wedding of three grooms,
Apparently_a_pseudonym, Danacasso and Razmear to Saint The
Mary, who at the time was age 15.  This was performed by Reverend
Loveshade, who supposedly had the wedding party strip naked.  (The
ceremony was hosted as an online chat, and from its description on
both BloodStar’s site and the “oaficious Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia site,”
none of the members of the wedding were in the same location as
another, so the nudity was likely imaginary).

According to Newton’s article, Danacasso, an artist who draws
cartoons and nude and sexually-oriented works and is a contributor to
E. D., was questioned by the authorities and some of  “es” work
was seized.  Similar problems happened to several others, including
the seizure of writings and photos by Dr. Sinister Craven (who wrote
“Six-Legged Sex and Violence,”) and the sometimes sexually-explicit
diary of teenager
Lorien Loveshade, who contributed to the E. D. as
Mythics of Harmonia member Princess Unicornia.  When the seizures
began, Lorien Loveshade was age 14.  (Unicornia and the younger
Fairy Princess Yoshikyoko worked with Reverend Loveshade on “The
Myth of the Adulthood Fairy,” which challenges prejudice and
discrimination based on age and is part of the collection.  While this
particular work was created after the seizures, the anti-ageist
philosophy it promotes was said to be a major factor in the group’s

Reverend Loveshade soon went into hiding, or was arrested: sources
disagree.  According to Reverend Loveshade’s Yahoo! Profile posted
on February 12, 2002, and to a Illuminatus Inner Sanctum site posting
made at about the same time, Loveshade was planning to be gone for
a while.  The
E. D. site claims Loveshade went into hiding until July 2,
2005, which is about the time the site began.

But sanctum member “George_W_Bust” said something different in a  
post made a year later on February 14, 2003.  The member claimed
that Reverend Loveshade had been investigated by the FBI and the
Secret Service, was arrested, and was then in solitary confinement.  
The post suggested that this was “because of  his fights for freedom.”  
The post links to Loveshade’s article, “
Stripping Away American
Freedom: A Call to Action,” that was posted on BloodStar’s site and is
dated December 1, 2001.  It recently was added to the Ek-sen-trik-kuh
Discordia site.  It says, in part:

    Terrorism has created terror, and terrified, irrational people will
    give up anything to feel protected. This is true even if it means
    losing the very freedoms the terrorists are threatening. How
    many fundamental American rights and values will we violate in
    order to preserve fundamental American rights and values?

The article advocates a call to action, to contacting representatives
and organizations instead of doing nothing but complain to friends.

    Don't wait for your grandchildren to ask you why you watched
    fundamental American freedoms being stripped away and did

According to Newton’s article, members were actively writing and
protesting against government threats to freedom in other countries as
well.  Part of their problems were due to protests they made both
before and after the September 11, 2001 attack, and with information
they possessed that authorities found during the seizures.  Reverend
Loveshade said:

    The terrorism stuff came from our postings and letters and from
    some things we dug up that we weren’t supposed to know--even
    though our digging was legal.  And I don’t think they liked our
    comments that anybody who would willingly die for a cause
    wasn't a coward.  It’s a terrible mistake to underestimate your

Several mentions of these problems also appear on the Ek-sen-trik-
kuh Discordia website.

Property Returned and Charges Dismissed

According to Newton’s article, as of May 2006 all property that had
been seized by the FBI and held for three years was returned because
nothing was found to be illegal.  Those arrested (including one
charged with possession of marijuana) were released from custody
and all charges were dismissed or were never formally charged, except
for one.  The article doesn’t specify which charge this was, but does
say that a judge was seriously considering dismissing it, and forgiving
some of the group’s legal fees.

The Future of Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia

On the 23 Apples of Eris site, Rev. DrJon Swabey recognizes the
beginning and planned future of “Reverend Loveshade’s Apocrypha
Discordia” with links to one of the many sites that hosted portions of it.  
This site and others, including the collection’s official site, say that the
collection which began in 1994 is being edited and is planned to be
issued as a printed book.  “The Origin of Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia”
quotes Cherub Princess Shamlicht as saying the book should be
finished in “5 years and 37 days, maybe more, maybe less.  I am not
an accountant.”  This would mean a date in summer of 2010.  But
according to the group’s “
Snooze Letter May 2006 Part the First,” the
writing is almost completed, and the group is focused on getting

See also

Apocrypha Discordia


Principia Discordia

External Links

Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia Plus


Illuminatus Inner Sanctum

23 Apples of Eris

Lorien Loveshade’s Crib

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I, Reverend Loveshade,
went into hiding, which
seemed like a good idea
at the time, but now
seems cowardly. Some
of my friends didn't hide,
and suffered as a result.
So maybe my idea
wasn't so bad after all.
But I'm very, very sorry
they went through what
they did.

'Stripping Away
American Freedom: A
Call to Action' was
actually written by Alden
Loveshade.  At the time,
more than one person
used the 'Reverend
Loveshade' name to
throw off The Agents of
Greyface.  But the name
is now mine, mine, mine!

- R. L.
While Gamemaster
Loveshade is usually
credited with inventing
the term, it may have
actually been Alden
Loveshade who came
up with it.  Alden won't
say.  Supposedly, it's an
English language
version of a genderless
pronoun used in the
galaxy BloodStar came
The name of the
collection is
Discordia: The Tales of
Shamlicht.  It may or may
not be finished by the
time you read this,
depending upon whether
or not you're reading this
after it's finished.
The name of the kids
club is Shamlicht Kids
Club, not Smagmoid
Kids Club.  In the
beginning when the club
was something of a joke,
they didn't worry too
much about
consistency.  They may
actually have still been
Shamlicht Girls and
Shamlicht Boys when
this was written.
'Dorian Loveshade' was
an honorary name given
posthumously.  We now
refer to the late
conspiracy theorist as
Dorian Jack.

Adam Newton's first
series of interviews is,
unfortunately, no longer
online.  But see Adam's
later, greater
One of those postings,
now missing, was "How
to Raise a Terrorist."  
We would love it if
anyone who has a copy
would get it to us.

There's still one agency
that won't even admit it
seized anything, even
though we know it did.
We filed for information
on their investigation
under the Freedom of
Information Act, so are
waiting to see if they'll
tell us anything.

The judge dismissed all
charges, except for
marijuana possession,
which stood.  But the
county ran into severe
financial problems, and
not a penny we owed for
legal fees was forgiven.