The PODGE of the Sacred Chao is symbolized as The Golden Apple
of Discordia, which represents the Eristic Principle of
Disorder. The writing on it, "KALLISTI" is Greek for "TO THE
PRETTIEST ONE" and refers to an old myth about The Goddess. But the
Greeks had only a limited understanding of Disorder, and thought it
to be a negative principle.
The Pentagon represents the Aneristic Principle of Order
and symbolizes the HODGE. The Pentagon has several references; for
one, it can be taken to represent geometry, one of the earliest
studies of formal order to reach elaborate development;* for
another, it specifically accords with THE LAW OF FIVES.
THE TRUTH IS FIVE BUT MEN HAVE ONLY ONE NAME FOR IT.
It also is the shape of the United States Military Headquarters,
the Pentagon Building, a most pregnant manifestation of straightjacket
order resting on a firm foundation of chaos and constantly erupting
into dazzeling disorder; and this building is one of our more
cherished Erisian Shrines. Also it so happens that in times of
medieval magic, the pentagon was the generic symbol for werewolves,
but this reference is not particularly intended and it should be
noted that the Erisian Movement does not discriminate against
werewolves - - our membership roster is open to persons of all races,
national origins and hobbies.
* The Greek geometrician PYTHAGORAS, however, was not a typical
aneristic personality. He was what we call an EXPLODED ANERISTIC and
an AVATAR. We call him Archangle Pythagoras.