POEE (pronounced ``poee'') is an acronym for the Paratheo-anametamystikhood Of
Eris Esoteric. The first part can be taken to mean ``equivalent
deity, reversing beyond-mystique.'' We are not really esoteric, it's just that
nobody pays much attention to us.
My High Reverence Malaclypse the Younger, AB, DD, KSC, is the High Priest of
POEE, and POEE is grounded in his episkopotic revelations of The Goddess. He
is called The Omnibenevolent Polyfather of Virginity in Gold.
The POEE Head Temple is the
Cabal of The Discordian Society, (slogan:Everybody understands Mickey Mouse.
Few understand Herman Hesse. Only a handful understood Albert Einstein. And
nobody understood Emperor Norton) which is located in Mal-2's
and can be found by temporally and spacially locating the rest of Mal-2.
POEE has no treasury, no by-laws, no articles, no guides save Mal-2's pineal
gland, and has only one scruple -- which Mal-2 keeps on his key chain.
POEE has not registered,incorporated, or otherwise chartered with the State,
and so the State does not recognize POEE or POEE Ordinations, which is only
fair, because POEE does not recognize the State.
POEE has 5 Degrees:
- There is the neophyte, or
- The Legionnaire Deacon, who is catching on.
- An Ordained POEE Priest/Priestess or a Chaplin.
- The High Priest, the Polyfather.
- And POEE Pope (the metaphysical implications of Popedom are explored in
for those who are curious.)
POEE Legionnaire Disciples are authorized to initiate others as Discordian
Society Legionnaires. Priests appoint their own Deacons. The Polyfather
ordains Priests. I don't know about the Popes.
A more detailed (though less understandable [Hail Eris]) picture of all this
whatever-the-Hell-it-is can be found in the
POEE Disorganizational Matrix.
POEE & Its Priests
If you like Erisianism as it is presented according to Mal-2, then you may
wish to form your own
as a POEE Priest and you can go do a bunch of
POEE Priestly Things. A ``POEE Cabal'' is exactly what you think it is.
The High Priest makes no demands on his Priests, though he does rather expect
good will of them. The Office of The Polyfather is to point, not to teach. Once
in a while, he even listens.
Should you find that your own revelations of The Goddess become substantially
different that the revelations of Mal-2, then perhaps the Goddess has plans for
you as an
and you might consider creating your own sect from
scratch, unhindered. Episkoposes are not competing with each other, and they
are all POEE priests anyway (as soon as I locate them). The point is that
Episkoposes are developing separate paths to the Erisian mountain top.
Ordination as a POEE Priest
There are no particular qualifications for Ordination because if you want to
be a POEE Priest then you must undoubtedly qualify. Who could possibly know
better than you whether or not you should be Ordained?
An ORDAINED POEE PRIEST or PRIESTESS is defined as ``one who holds an
Ordination Certificate from the Office of the Polyfather.''
POEE Priests have the right (the obligation, even) to perform
The POEE Baptismal Rite
on anyone who requests (or requires) such a thing.
The Five Fingered Hand of Eris
The official symbol of POEE is here illustrated. It may be this, or any similar
device to represent two opposing arrows converging
into a common point. It may be vertical, horizontal, or else such, and it
may be elaborated or simplified as desired.
The esoteric name for this symbol is The Five Fingered Hand of Eris, commonly
shortened to The Hand.
NOTE: In the lore of western magic, the top curvy bit is taken to symbolize
horns, especially the horns of Satan or of diabolical
beasties. The Five Fingered Hand of Eris, however, is not intended to be taken
as satanic, for the ``horns'' are supported by another set, of inverted ``horns.''
Or maybe it is walrus tusks. I don't know what it is, to tell the truth.
- Seek into the Chao if thou wouldst be wise
- And find ye delight in Her Great Surprise!
- Look into the Chao if thou wantest to know
- What's in a Chao and why it ain't so!
- (HBT; The Book of Advise, 1:1)