PRESS RELEASE

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 1, 2003

 

 

THE PRANKSTER AND THE CONSPIRACY:
THE STORY OF KERRY THORNLEY
AND HOW HE MET OSWALD AND INSPIRED THE COUNTERCULTURE


BY ADAM GORIGHTLY
FOREWORD BY ROBERT ANTON WILSON

An Overlooked Life Linked to the JFK Conspiracy

   
 

The Prankster and the Conspiracy details the life of one of the 1960s counterculture’s most fascinating characters -- Kerry Wendell Thornley, a writer, philosopher, Zen dishwasher, enlightened prankster, and, possibly, an Oswald double with disturbing ties to the Kennedy assassination.

A lifelong provocateur, Thornley was linked to many of the fringe elements of the time. He helped create the spoof religion called the Discordian Society and its tract, the Principia Discordia. He coined the term “paganism” to describe various nature religions. And he befriended Robert Anton Wilson, inspired the Illuminatus, and gave his anarchic support to the Bavarian Illuminati, a brilliant prank.

But Thornley’s path also crossed Lee Harvey Oswald’s. It’s a fact that the two served together in the Marines. But did they keep in touch later, in New Orleans? And were they both used by foes of JFK? Jim Garrison investigated their relationship -- and so does Adam Gorightly in The Prankster and the Conspiracy, an account of Thornley’s tragic yet hilarious life, the JFK conspiracy, and the chaos caused by worshipping the goddess of discord. With a foreword by Robert Anton Wilson.

   
  About Adam Gorightly
  Adam Gorightly is the author of The Shadow Over Santa Susana: Black Magic, Mind Control, and “The Manson Family” Mythos. His articles have appeared in zines as The Excluded Middle, Crash Collusion, UFO Magazine, Paranoia, SteamShovel Press, Pills-a-go-go, Dagobert’s Revenge, and Saucer Smear.
   
  The Prankster and the Conspiracy
by Adam Gorightly
Paraview Press, 2003
ISBN: 1-931044-66-X
Biography, Trade Paper Original
DOI
Pub. Date: November 1, 2003
9x6 inches, 292 pages, $16.95 / £11.50
   
  The Prankster and the Conspiracy is available through amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and can be ordered through local and online bookstores nationwide. For further information or to request a review copy, call 212-989-3616.
   
  About Paraview Press
  Paraview Publishing is a publisher that utilizes new media technology to publish quality works in body, mind, and spirit and the frontiers of science and culture -- areas related to the transformation of society. Our imprints include Paraview Press, print-on-demand books for niche audiences; Paraview Special Editions, reprints of select out-of-print books and international books; and Paraview Pocket Books, traditionally published works for a wide audience. Based in New York City, Paraview targets a global audience, including over 50 million Americans who are interested in health lifestyles, personal development and the transformation of society.
 
 

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