The Prankster and the Conspiracy: The Story of Kerry Thornley and How He Met Oswald and Inspired the Counterculture

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The Prankster and the Conspiracy: The Story of Kerry Thornley and How He Met Oswald and Inspired the Counterculture

The Prankster and the Conspiracy: The Story of Kerry Thornley and How He Met Oswald and Inspired the Counterculture

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And he befriended Robert Anton Wilson, inspired the Illuminatus, and gave his anarchic support to the Bavarian Illuminati, a brilliant prank. At California High School (CalHi) in East Whittier, Kerry made the acquaintance of Greg Hill, whom he once described in the following manner: Elfin blue eyes combine with his squat physique to give him a Pan-like appearance of a creature from Greek mythology. An interesting read about one of the principal authors of the Principia Discordia and originator of Discordianism.

Inserted into the seemingly mundane radio program, the pranksters had planted a series of interruptions, made by a newscaster, to the effect that Soviet planes were invading the U.

We occasionally would be herded into a truck which resembled a cattle car and driven to the parade grounds at El Toro. The second edition was published under the title Principia Discordia or How The West Was Lost in a limited edition of five copies in 1965. To enable personalized advertising (like interest-based ads), we may share your data with our marketing and advertising partners using cookies and other technologies. It was in this atmosphere that Kerry and Oswald struck up an acquaintance due to a mutual interest in communist theory and the writings of Karl Marx. As the title suggests, The "Prankster and the Conspiracy" is primarily about the nexus between Thornley and the Kennedy assassination, and does not purport to be a full biography of Thornley the man.

I replied I didn't think too much of Communism" and he said, "Well, I think the best religion is Communism. As I read more Wilson I discovered Discordianism was real, and later on I even found a copy of Principia Discordia in the (now long-gone) wonderful Compendium Books in Camden. As one progresses through the book the pranks played by the Discordians begin to become quite infuriating. Welcome to the strange, unpredictable, and untrustable world of the Discordians whose most famous member was author Robert Anton Wilson.After the assassination Thornley told Spencer that he was going to be a rich man because of the coincidence of Oswald having been the subject of his book. Adam Gorightly, author of The Prankster and the Conspiracy about Kerry Thornley and the early Discordians, said the copy in the JFK collection was not a copy of the first edition but a later and altered version containing some of the original material. Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions. Be careful, comrade, with Big Brother’s equipment, Oswald once said, as he and Kerry unloaded government gear from a truck. In 1978, a copy of a work from Kerry Thornley titled "THE PRINCIPIA Discordia or HOW THE WEST WAS LOST" was placed in the HSCA JFK collections as document 010857.

Regardless of the legal effect of this notice, the Principia has been widely disseminated in the public domain via the Internet and more traditional print publishers. With this discussion Gorightly masterfully brings the reader to the threshold of Chapel Perilous and, by the end of the book, the reader may question his or her own sanity. On Saturday, December 11, 1965, Kerry married Cara Leach at Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes, California. Later, in testimony before the Warren Commission, Kerry stated: You might say I was [Oswald’s] best buddy, but I don’t think he had any close friends. Thornley’s connection with Oswald, his time living in New Orleans, and his anti-Kennedy feelings caught the attention of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison.He and Hill authored the religion's text Principia Discordia, Or, How I Found Goddess, and What I Did to Her When I Found Her.

There has been some conjecture that both Thornley and Oswald may have been subjected to mind-altering experiments. Nixon's accession to the presidency six years before it happened, as well as anticipating the rise of the 1960s counterculture and the subsequent emergence of Charles Manson and what became his cult following. Kerry Thornley, Pope John Paul Ringo, Founder of Citizens against Infant Sexuality, High Priestess of the One True Paratheo-Anametamystikhood of Eris Esoteric (or Erisian) Discordia, ethanmcgowen.

While attending USC, Kerry rented a room above a mortuary, a situation that didn’t seem to bother him, although he occasionally had to walk through a room with a corpse or two in it.

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