About Adam Gorightly
For over two decades Adam Gorightly’s articles have appeared in nearly every ‘zine, underground magazine, counter-cultural publication, and conspiratorial website imaginable. Bringing a mischievous sense of Prankster-Discordianism to the zany world of fringe culture, once Gorightly connects his dots, readers are plunged into alternative universes which forever alter their view of ‘reality.’
His landmark work, The Shadow Over Santa Susana: Black Magic, Mind Control and the Manson Family Mythos (Creation Press, 2009) is considered by some the most comprehensive book on the Tate-LaBianca murders. Far from being portrayed as prosecutor Vincent Bugliosi’s caricatured bogeyman, Gorightly paints a broader picture of Manson in relation to Hollywood porn films, Anton LaVey’s Satanism, Scientology and the Process Church, MK-ULTRA, designer drugs, and the true Beatles-Helter Skelter story.
An even wilder ride (if that’s possible) can be found in The Prankster and the Conspiracy which examines the remarkable life of Kerry Thornley—a 1960s Zen radical chaos-creator who was quite realistically being groomed as a Lee Harvey Oswald ‘patsy-double’ before the Kennedy assassination. Everyone from Bob Dylan, Robert Anton Wilson, and Jim Garrison make appearances during this no-holds barred adventure.
Most recently Adam has submerged himself ever deeper into these chaotic waters with Historia Discordia: The Origins of the Discordian Society (RVP Press, 2014) and Caught in the Crossfire: Kerry Thornley, Lee Oswald and the Garrison Investigation (2014, Feral House.) For more on origins of Discordianism navigate to www.historiadiscordia.com
Other releases include Happy Trails to High Weirdness: A Conspiracy Theorist’s Tour Guide (FeeJee Press, 2012); James Shelby Downard’s Mystical War (2008) and The Beast of Adam Gorightly: Collected Rantings (2005). In the latter, he describes the time when Doc Ellis of the Pittsburgh Pirates dropped LSD and pitched a no-hitter; and how J.D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye has been used as a control mechanism to trigger mind-numbed Manchurian Candidates.
Adam has been a guest on numerous radio talk shows including Coast To Coast AM, Erskine Overnight, The Richard Syrett Show and Ground Zero with Clyde Lewis. Television appearances include the History Channel’s documentary The Manson Murders.
A sometime musician and composer, Adam has released three albums: Transmissions From A Dying Planet; Songs For Another World and Psychedelic Secret Agent. A collection of his music videos can be found at here.
From November 2006 – May 2008, Adam hosted the weirdly popular Untamed Dimensions podcast, which is archived at http://www.untameddimensions.com/pod/gp.html
Adam’s website: www.adamgorightly.com
Adam’s blog: www.gorightly.wordpress.com