Discordianism/Numerology and fnords

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For this lesson I'm planning to use the text contained at the website http://www.ology.org/principia/body.html (This Hyperlink has been kopylefted.)

The text I will be referencing is roughly 1/5th of the way down the document. I'll do my best to learn to write while I'm working on this lesson. The Great Idol Mozfox has endowed me with the ability to correct my spelling with inept ease. I Invite All Discordians and Interested parties to please edit away. It's only ideas.

By now you should have been able to find the tiny text for The Law of Fives in the Principa Discordia. It's fourteen lines long, Has Five Different Fonts Are used. Alright I'll make it easy for you, and for the purposes of class Discussion.

The page contests that the number five is to be found everywhere. Some numbers are pretty easy you just have to start using some creative math. Let me do some example math problems for you.

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Fourteen(14)

1+4=5
easy

Twenty-Six(26)

There are Ten Characters in the written number Twenty-six
2+6=8=A | 6/2=3=B | A-B=5
medium

Five Hundred Thirty-Seven(537)

The answer is best explained on the Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia,

Here is the Important part of the Chapter "The Holy Number 537" for our sake.

"The Holy Number 537

as researched by Reverend Loveshade with a little help from Princess Unicornia and Untroubled Teen

From the non-existent Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia, unborn child of an orgy with Principia Discordia & Apocrypha Discordia and the 537 Bonobo Illuminated Apes of Nowhen (Unlike some of the Ek-sen-trik Discordian stuff, all of this is actually true. The only part that might be a lie is the implied claim that The Founders don’t know the true meaning of 537. Some suspect they do.) The number symbolizing the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild (and the Discordian Division of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild) has been 537 from the beginning. In fact, the number was used by some of the members before the beginning. This was before Earth Chapter One of the ECG was even formed, back when most of the original members were still in high school. But while the number is highly recognized (the times 537 a.m. and p.m., and 5.37 hrs. are considered Holy Minutes), the actual origin of this number is shrouded in mystery.

It is, of course, a very Discordian number 5 + 3 + 7 = 15, which is three fives. And 5 x 3 x 7 = 105, which is very fiveish. And the number contains a 5 (5), a 3 (5 - 2) and a 7 (5 + 2). And the Discordian year has 5 seasons of 73 days, which means the middle day of each of the 5 seasons is day 37. But strangely enough, the founders of the ECG were completely unaware of Discordianism until over a decade after the group’s founding."

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This Numberology is an intricate part of being a discordian. If your not a math intensive person, don't work, the math leaves for Florida on Holidays and Special Occasion. Florida and/or the bar that is.

Meaning of the Law of Fives

The lesson that the Law of Fives, the 23 enigma, etc. teaches is that "What the thinking mind thinks, the proving mind proves." (to quote Robert Anton Wilson). When you start looking for the number 5 in everything because you think it has some connection or mystical significance, then, with a bit of creativity, you can find "proof" of this connection everywhere. This is not necessarily because there is any actual significance, but because the human brain is built for finding patterns in coincidences, for finding order in chaos.

As an experiment:

• Look for the number 5 in various news articles. Try and find as many 5's as you can, even if you have to use creative math.
• Look for the number 23 in various news articles. Again, using creative math.
• Do the same for the number 537, 38, 91, 6, etc. If you have a calculator with a random function, find some more numbers .
• Now, look at the same news articles looking for a government conspiracy.
• Finally, look for evidence of God's influence in day-to-day events.

If done correctly, you should be able to find proof for connections of numbers to events, proof for government conspiracies, or the Illuminati, and proof of God's existence. But does this prove aything, or is it all just coincidence?

Now, look at some of your deepest beliefs and try finding proofs for them. How many times have you thought something, looked for proof, then found it? And how does this differ from the "proofs" found in the experiment?