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This website explores the claims of various anti-masonic authors and provides factual, documented information on the history and beliefs of Freemasonry in general and the Grand Lodge of British Columbia and Yukon in particular.
"I have seen the fnords."
"The word was coined as a nonsensical term with religious undertones."1 There are 786 occurrences of 'fnord' in the Principia Discordia by Kerry Wendell Thornley (1938/04/17-1998/11/28) and Greg Hill (1941/05/21-2000/07/20). Although the Illuminati are mentioned seventeen times, there is no mention of Freemasonry.
The word was popularized in The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson. "Fnord is the typographic representation of disinformation or irrelevant information intending to misdirect, with the implication of a conspiracy."2
The fictionalization of Freemasonry
In September of 1975 Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson3 released their science fiction/fantasy novel, Iluminatus!4 This trilogy, although fiction, incorporated a number of factual and near-factual references that have fueled the growth of contemporary conspiracy theory. Unfortunately, this book is many peoples' first introduction to Freemasonry and what was once termed the plot theory of history.5

1.Allegedly published under the title Principia Discordia or How The West Was Lost With Explanations to Yellow Pages Use in a limited edition of five copies in 1965, the first Loomponics "Yellow Cover" edition was published in 1970, subtitled "OR How I Found Goddess And What I Did To Her When I Found Her, the magnum opiate of malaclypse the younger wherein is explained absolutely everything worth knowing about absolutely anything." See page 00075: "This being the 4th Edition, March 1970, San Francisco; a revision of the 3rd Edition of 500 copies, whomped together in Tampa 1969; which revised the 2nd Edition of 100 copies from Los Angeles 1969; which was a revision of PRINCIPIA DISCORDIA or HOW THE WEST WAS LOST published in New Orleans in 1965 in five copies, which were mostly lost." The fourth edition was originally published by Rip Off Press, San Francisco. 8vo - over 7 3/4" - 9 3/4" tall
2.Wikipedia. Accessed 2006/12/12
3.Not to be confused with English author Colin Wilson (b. 1921) who has written extensively on archaeology, astronomy, cosmology, Egyptology, crime and the paranormal.
4.Illuminatus!. Robert Shea, Robert Anton Wilson. Dell Publishing Co., Inc.. New York: 1975.
5.The Mythology of the Secret Societies. J.M. Roberts. Martin Secker & Warburg Limited, London: 1972. [SBN: 436 42030 9]. 370 pages.


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