From Liz Mason
My husband Joe and I collaborated on this zine about fraternal orders and forbidden knowledge -- an obvious gag because our last name is Mason. We used the pre-existing Freemason-influenced social structure as a template for making your own order. We looked at things like the OTO, Tongs, the Yakuza, the Knights Templar and more, to see what is effective and ineffective in terms of establishing your secret society, DIY-style. We also tied things in with some of our favorite mayhem topics like occult, steampunk, anarchistic philosophy, Crowley, Masonic goat humor and more. Of course there are some hilarious graphics, if I don't say so myself, mostly because I did them.
Also, my dad is a Shriner master Mason and he showed me his fezzes.
Titles of pieces include: OG: Original Generative*The Order of the Pug*The First Rule of Rosicrucianism, Fight Club & The Catechism of a Revolutionary*The Illuminati: Really Just a Book Club* Name-Calling, Lawsuits and Personal Issues* Reaping the Benefits of Secret Societies: Financial Security, Self-Preservation & Philanthropy*Building Your Secret Society's Public & Private Spheres & Developing Pageantry*The Clockwork Universe, It's Overlap With Freemasonry & Steampunk Maker Culture: A DIY Manifesto*Considering Identity In the Formation of a Secret Society*Mirth & Mayhem: Activities In Your Meetings
48p, b&w w/ blue cover, 5.5"x8.5", stapled, photocopied
- Stock: 9
- Weight: 3.00oz
- Dimensions: 8.50in x 5.50in x 0.20in