Adam Gorightly has been chronicling fringe culture for two decades. His 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 is by far the best ever compiled 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 Ken Kesey, Robert Anton Wilson, and Jim Garrison make appearances during this no-holds barred adventure.<
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Other intriguing releases include Death Cults; the hipster biography, James Shelby Downard's Mystical War; and The Beast of Adam Gorightly: Collected Rantings. 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. Other subjects include Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut, the Disneyland Dead, and Hitler Was a Good American.

-Victor Thorn


Contact Adam at your own risk at adamgorightly@yahoo.com