Dec 12, 2011

RhoDeo 1150 Illuminatus 10th

Hello, hope you've had an enjoyable weekend. Here we're nearing the end of the Illuminatus saga with Leviathan the third and final part of the Illuminatus Trilogy. Today the last chapters set 08 till 10 of the 10th and final trip, Malkuth. So is that it for the saga ? No there are 14 Appendices left and these will be posted on the last two mondays of 2011. In 2012 there will be another brother in arms in the spotlight, a natural discordian of sorts, sadly he too has left the building, but he left us his voice and writing..

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The three parts of the trilogy are subdivided into five "books" named after the five seasons of the Discordian calendar (Chaos, Discord, Confusion, Bureaucracy, The Aftermath). This book is not designed to be easy to digest. You are not meant to internalize its message thoughtlessly. It's funny, contradictory, and self-aware, and it's hard for people who take themselves seriously to get caught up in a book that, for the most part, doesn't. I could say this book deserves to be more than a cult classic, its cultural influence will continue to seep in with or without grander acclaim.

The plot meanders between the thoughts, hallucinations and inner voices (both real and imagined) of its many characters, as well as through time (past, present and future)— sometimes in mid-sentence. Much of the back story is explained via dialogue between characters, who recount unreliable, often mutually contradictory, versions of their supposed histories. There are even parts in the book in which the narrative reviews and jokingly deconstructs the work itself.

The Illuminatus ! Trilogy was performed by the incomparable Ken Campbell and Chris Fairbank, and broadcast live in London on ResonanceFM in June 2006. In 1976, Ken Campbell adapted Illuminatus! for the stage - a 10 hour epic which went on to open the Royal National Theatre in London under the patronage of Her Majesty Elizabeth II. Chris Fairbank played Simon Moon, among other characters. 30 years and 23 Fernando Poos since Ken and Chris first breathed life into Shea and Wilson's masterpiece and Illuminatus! seems even more startlingly relevant and chock full of laughter than ever before. Enjoy the Trips!

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Leviathan, Bureaucracy, Malkuth, 10th trip (08-10) (64 min, 23mb)

10-08 Eris Manifest (17:17)
10-09 Meet Leviathan (23:16)
10-10 Wedding (24:02)

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previously

The Eye In The Pyramid Chaos, Discord (183mb)

The Golden Apple, Confusion, Bureaucracy ( 195mb)

Leviathan, Bureaucracy ( 144mb)

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