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Robert Anton Wilson

Robert Anton Wilson or RAW (January 18, 1932January 11, 2007) was a prolific American novelist, essayist, philosopher, psychologist, futurologist, anarchist, and conspiracy theory researcher. Image File history File linksMetadata Robert. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Robert. ... January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1932 (MCMXXXII) was a leap year starting on Friday (the link will take you to a full 1932 calendar). ... January 11 is the 11th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Futurology or futures studies (called futurism in the United States) is the study of the medium to long-term future, by extrapolating present technological, economic or social trends, or by attempting to predict future trends. ... Anarchism is a form of social criticism, a political movement as well as a political philosophy. ... A conspiracy theory attempts to attribute the ultimate cause of an event or chain of events (usually political, social, or historical events), or the concealment of such causes from public knowledge, to a secret, and often deceptive plot by a covert alliance of powerful or influential people or organizations. ...


He described his writing as an "attempt to break down conditioned associations--to look at the world in a new way, with many models recognized as models (maps) and no one model elevated to the Truth."[1] And: "My goal is to try to get people into a state of generalized agnosticism, not agnosticism about God alone, but agnosticism about everything."[2] Agnosticism (from the Greek a, meaning without, and Gnosticism or gnosis, meaning knowledge) means unknowable, and is the philosophical view that the truth value of certain claims—particularly theological claims regarding metaphysics, afterlife or the existence of God, god(s), or deities—is unknown or, depending on the form of... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ...

Contents

Life

"Is", "is." "is" — the idiocy of the word haunts me. If it were abolished, human thought might begin to make sense. I don't know what anything "is"; I only know how it seems to me at this moment.

Wilson was born Robert Edward Wilson in Methodist Hospital, in Brooklyn, New York, and spent his first years in Flatbush, moving with his family to Gerritsen Beach around the age of 4 or 5, where they stayed until he turned 13. He suffered from polio as a child and was treated with the method created by Elizabeth Kenny. Polio's effects remained with him throughout his life, usually manifesting as minor muscle spasms causing him to use a cane from time to time until 2000, when he experienced a major bout with post-polio syndrome that would continue until his death. The Mayo Clinic is a world-renowned medical practice operated by the Mayo Foundation, a non-profit organization based in Rochester, Minnesota. ... Brooklyn (named after the Dutch city Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... “New York, NY” redirects here. ... Flatbush is a community of the Borough of Brooklyn, a part of New York City, consisting of several neighborhoods. ... Gerritsen Beach is a Brooklyn neighborhood, located next to Floyd Bennett Field and Manhattan Beach, on Rockaway Inlet. ... Poliomyelitis (polio), or infantile paralysis, is a viral paralytic disease. ... Elizabeth Kenny (1950) Sister Elizabeth Kenny (20 September 1880 - 20 November 1952) was an Australian bush nurse famous for her innovative treatment of Poliomyelitis (polio). ... Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a condition that frequently affects survivors of poliomyelitis, a viral infection of the nervous system, after recovery from an initial paralytic attack of the virus. ...


He attended an unspecified Catholic grammar school, most likely the school associated with Gerritsen Beach's Resurrection Church. He attended Brooklyn Tech for high school to remove himself from the Catholic influence. While working as an ambulance driver he attended New York University, studying engineering and mathematics. Brooklyn Technical High School, commonly called Brooklyn Tech, is a New York City public high school that specializes in engineering, math and science. ... New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational institution in New York City. ...


He worked as engineering aide, salesman, and copywriter and was associate editor for Playboy magazine from 1965 to 1971. He adopted his maternal grandfather's name, Anton, for his writings, at first telling himself that he was saving the "Edward" for when he wrote the Great American Novel and later finding that "Robert Anton Wilson" had become an established identity. The first issue of Playboy. ...


In 1979 he received a Ph.D. in psychology from Paidea University in California,[3] an unaccredited institution that has since closed.[4] The reworked dissertation was published in 1983 as Prometheus Rising. Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... Cover of Robert Anton Wilsons Prometheus Rising Prometheus Rising by Robert Anton Wilson is a guide book of how to get from here to there, an amalgam of Timothy Learys 8-circuit model of consciousness, Gurdjieffs self-observation exercises, Alfred Korzybskis general semantics, Aleister Crowleys...


He married the freelance writer Arlen Riley in 1958; they had four children. Arlen Riley Wilson died in 1999 [5] following a series of strokes.[6] Their daughter, Luna, was beaten to death in an apparent robbery in 1976 at the age of 15. Her brain was preserved by the Bay Area Cryonics Society.[7]


Death

On June 22, 2006, Huffington Post blogger Paul Krassner reported that Robert A. Wilson was under hospice care at home with friends and family.[8] On 2 October 2006 Douglas Rushkoff reported that Wilson was in severe financial trouble.[9] Slashdot, Boing Boing, and the Church of the SubGenius also picked up on the story, linking to Rushkoff's appeal.[10][11] As his webpage reported on 10 October, these efforts succeeded beyond expectation and raised a sum which would have supported him for at least 6 months. June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... The Huffington Post is a group weblog and news site started by Arianna Huffington on May 9, 2005. ... Paul Krassner (born April 9, 1932) was editor and frequent contributor to the Freethought magazine The Realist, which, first published in 1958, is a very early example of the countercultural press in the United States. ... October 2 is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Douglas Rushkoff (born 18 February 1961) is a New York-based writer, columnist and lecturer on technology, media and popular culture. ... Slashdot, often abbreviated as /., is a science, science fiction, and technology-related news website which features user-submitted and editor-evaluated current affairs news with a nerdy slant. ... 1990 Boing Boing logo, from a t-shirt Boing Boing (originally bOING bOING) is a publishing entity, first established as a magazine, later becoming an award winning group blog. ... J. R. Bob Dobbs The Church of the SubGenius is a postmodern religion, originally based in Dallas, Texas, which gained popularity in the 1980s and 1990s subculture, with a large presence on the Internet. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years). ...


On January 6, he wrote on his blog that according to several medical authorities, he was likely to have only between two days and two months left to live,[12] closing his message with "I look forward without dogmatic optimism but without dread. I love you all and I deeply implore you to keep the lasagna flying. Please pardon my levity, I don't see how to take death seriously. It seems absurd." He died five days later, at 4:52 a.m.[13] His remains were cremated on January 18 with his family holding memorial services on February 18, 2007. His ashes were scattered at the same spot as his wife's on the waters of Monterey Bay. [14] [15] January 18 is the 18th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... February 18 is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... A view of Monterey Bay Monterey Bay is a bay of the Pacific Ocean, on the coast of California, south of San Francisco. ...


Writings

Wilson wrote 35 books,[16] and many other works.


His best-known work, the cult classic[17] The Illuminatus! Trilogy (1975), co-authored with Robert Shea and advertised as "a fairy tale for paranoids," humorously examined American paranoia about conspiracies. Much of the odder material derived from letters sent to Playboy magazine while Shea and Wilson worked as editors of the Playboy Forum.[18] The books mixed true information with imaginative fiction to engage the reader in what Wilson called "Operation Mindfuck." The trilogy also outlined a set of libertarian and anarchist axioms known as Celine's Laws (named after Illuminatus! main character Hagbard Celine), concepts Wilson has revisited several times in other writings. It included a subplot about biological warfare in which a pimp contracts a deadly form of experimental anthrax. While the pimp is able to elude agents of the US Government -- which reacts to the crisis by overriding the Bill of Rights--the pimp is eventually tracked down by operatives associated with Hagbard Celine. The story also gives a detailed account of the John Kennedy assasination, in which no fewer than five snipers, all working for different causes, were prepared to shoot Kennedy as he passed in his motorcade. The book's climax occurs at a rock concert in Ingolstadt where Hagbard Celine tries to rescue the audience from an illuminati plot to make them victims of a massive human sacrifice. Illuminautus popularized Discordianism and the use of the term "fnord." It also incorporated exprimental prose styles influenced by William S Burroughs, James Joyce, and Ezra Pound <Conspiracy Digest Interviews printed in Illuminautus Papers, 1980/>. Although Shea and Wilson never partnered on such a scale again, Wilson continued to expand upon the themes of the Illuminatus! books throughout his writing career. All of his later fiction contains cross-over characters from The Illuminatus! Trilogy, which won the Prometheus Hall of Fame award for science fiction in 1986, has been reprinted in many countries, and was adapted for the stage by Ken Campbell into a ten-hour epic drama. It has been adapted into a Steve Jackson role-playing card game and a trading-card game, both called Illuminati, and a comic book version was produced first by "Eye N Apple Productions" (headed by Mark Philip Steele), then by Rip Off Press. The Illuminatus! Trilogy is a series of three novels written by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson primarily between 1969 and 1971. ... Robert Joseph Shea (1933 - March 10, 1994) was the co-author (with Robert Anton Wilson) of The Illuminatus! Trilogy. ... A fairy tale is a story, either told to children or as if told to children, concerning the adventures of mythical characters such as fairies, goblins, elves, trolls, giants, and others. ... For other senses of this word, see paranoia (disambiguation). ... The first issue of Playboy. ... Operation Mindfuck or OM is an important practice in the the humourous religion, Discordianism. ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Hagbard Celine. ... For the use of biological agents by terrorists, see bioterrorism. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... ... A bill of rights is a list or summary of which is considered important and essential by a group of people. ... Motorcade for the British Queen Elizabeth II in Koblenz 1964 A motorcade is a procession of cars carrying VIPs, especially political figures. ... Ingolstadt is a city in the Federal State of Bavaria, Germany. ... Discordianism is a modern, chaos-centered religion founded circa 1958–1959 by Malaclypse the Younger with the publication of its principal text, the Principia Discordia. ... Fnord is the typographic representation of disinformation or irrelevant information intending to misdirect, with the implication of a conspiracy. ... William S. Burroughs. ... James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (Irish Séamus Seoighe; 2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish writer, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. ... Ezra Pound in 1913. ... The name Ken Campbell can refer to: The British artist and book maker Ken Campbell The British writer and actor Ken Campbell The US actor Ken Hudson Campbell The Canadian evangelist Ken Campbell An American philosopher[Ken Campbell] This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might... Steve Jackson (born ~1952) founded Steve Jackson Games in the early 1980s. ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ... Rip Off Press, Inc. ...


Wilson also wrote a play called Wilhelm Reich in Hell, which has been performed at the Edmund Burke Theatre in Dublin, and two illustrated screenplays: Reality is What You Can Get Away With and The Walls Came Tumbling Down (1997). Wilhelm Reich in Hell is a play by Robert Anton Wilson. ... Edmund Burke (January 12, 1729[1] – July 9, 1797) was an Anglo-Irish statesman, author, orator, political theorist, and philosopher, who served for many years in the British House of Commons as a member of the Whig party. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: 01, +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ... Cover of Robert Anton Wilsons The Walls Came Tumbling Down The Walls Came Tumbling Down is a film script written by Robert Anton Wilson, first published in 1997. ...


In Cosmic Trigger I: The Final Secret of the Illuminati (1977) and other works, he examined Discordianism, Sufism, Futurology, Zen Buddhism, Dennis and Terence McKenna, the occult practices of Aleister Crowley and G.I. Gurdjieff, the Illuminati and Freemasons, Yoga, and other esoteric or counterculture philosophies. He advocated Timothy Leary's eight circuit model of consciousness and neurosomatic/linguistic engineering, which he also wrote about in Prometheus Rising (1983, revised 1997) and Quantum Psychology (1990), books containing practical techniques intended to help one break free of one's "reality tunnels." With Leary, he helped promote the futurist ideas of space migration, intelligence increase, and life extension (SMI²LE). The New Inquisition is quite a serious but very entertaining book arguing that reality is much weirder than we commonly imagine, and citing, among other things, Bell's theorem and Alain Aspect's experimental proof to suggest that mainstream science has a strong materialist bias, and that in fact modern physics has already disproved materialist metaphysics. Discordianism is a modern, chaos-centered religion founded circa 1958–1959 by Malaclypse the Younger with the publication of its principal text, the Principia Discordia. ... Sufism is a mystic tradition that is practised by some muslims and some non-muslims and encompasses a diverse range of beliefs and practices dedicated to divine love and the cultivation of the heart. ... Futurology or futures studies (called futurism in the United States) is the study of the medium to long-term future, by extrapolating present technological, economic or social trends, or by attempting to predict future trends. ... A woodblock print by Yoshitoshi, (Japan, 1887) depicting Bodhidharma the founder of Chinese Zen. ... Dennis McKenna, born December 17, 1950, is an American ethnopharmacologist and author. ... Terence Kemp McKenna (November 16, 1946 – April 3, 2000) was a writer and philosopher. ... Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, (12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947; the surname is pronounced // i. ... Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff Georges Ivanovich Gurdjieff (Георгий Иванович Гюрджиев, Georgiy Ivanovich Gyurdzhiev (or Gurdjiev); January 13, 1872? – October 29, 1949), was a Greek-Armenian mystic and spiritual teacher who initially gained public recognition as a teacher of sacred dance. ... This article does not adequately cite its references. ... The Masonic Square and Compasses. ... Statue of Shiva performing Yogic meditation Yoga (Devanagari: योग) is a Sanskrit word that has a wide range of different meanings. ... Etymology Esoteric is an adjective originating during Hellenic Greece under the domain of the Roman Empire; it comes from the Greek esôterikos, from esôtero, the comparative form of esô: within. It is a word meaning anything that is inner and occult, a latinate word meaning hidden (from which... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... For the American baseball player use Tim Leary (baseball player) Timothy Francis Leary, Ph. ... The 8-Circuit Model of Consciousness is a heuristic model of consciousness proposed by Timothy Leary. ... Cover of Robert Anton Wilsons Prometheus Rising Prometheus Rising by Robert Anton Wilson is a guide book of how to get from here to there, an amalgam of Timothy Learys 8-circuit model of consciousness, Gurdjieffs self-observation exercises, Alfred Korzybskis general semantics, Aleister Crowleys... 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Quantum Psychology: How Brain Software Programs You & Your World was written by Robert Anton Wilson and originally published in 1990. ... Reality Tunnel is a term coined by Timothy Leary and popularised by Robert Anton Wilson. ... Artists conception of a space habitat called the Stanford torus, by Don Davis Space colonization, also called space settlement and space humanization, is the hypothetical permanent autonomous (self-sufficient) human habitation of locations outside Earth. ... Natasha Vita-Mores Primo is an artistic depiction of a hypothetical posthuman of transhumanist speculation. ... Life extension refers to an increase in maximum or average lifespan, especially in humans, by slowing down or reversing the processes of aging. ... For the American baseball player use Tim Leary (baseball player) Timothy Francis Leary, (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an American writer, psychologist, advocate of psychedelic drug research and use, and one of the first people whose remains have been sent into space. ... Cover of Robert Anton Wilsons The New Inquisition The New Inquisition is a book written by Robert Anton Wilson and first published in 1986. ... Bells theorem is the most famous legacy of the late Irish phyisicist John Bell. ...


Wilson also supported many of the utopian theories of Buckminster Fuller and the theories of Charles Fort (he was a friend of Loren Coleman),[19] media theorist Marshall McLuhan and Neuro Linguistic Programming co-founder Richard Bandler, with whom he had taught workshops. He also admired James Joyce, and had written commentary on Finnegans Wake and Ulysses, and wrote extensively about him in his book Coincidance.[20] See Utopia (disambiguation) for other meanings of this word Utopia, in its most common and general meaning, refers to a hypothetical perfect society. ... Richard Buckminster “Bucky” Fuller (July 12, 1895 – July 1, 1983)[1] was an American visionary, designer, architect, poet, author, and inventor. ... This article is not about Charles Forte. ... Loren Coleman in a photograph featured in his profile on Cryptomundo. ... McLuhan redirects here. ... Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a field of human endeavor concerned with empirically studying and modeling human performance and excellence, with the goal of creating transferable skill sets. ... Richard Wayne Bandler (born February 24, 1950) is an American author on personal development. ... James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (Irish Séamus Seoighe; 2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish writer, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. ... Finnegans Wake, published in 1939, is James Joyces final novel. ... Ulysses is a novel by James Joyce, first serialized in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920, and then published in its entirety by Sylvia Beach on February 2, 1922, in Paris. ...


Ironically, considering Wilson long lampooned and criticized new age beliefs, his books can often be found in bookstores specializing in new age material. He was a well-known author in occult and Neo-Pagan circles; he wrote about Aleister Crowley and his ideas, and used him as a main character in his novel Masks of the Illuminati. Elements of H. P. Lovecraft's work are also found in his novels. He claimed to have perceived encounters with magical "entities," and when asked whether these entities were "real", he answered they were "real enough," although "not as real as the IRS" since they were "easier to get rid of."[citation needed] He warned against beginners using occult practice, since to rush into such practices and the resulting "energies" they unleash can lead people to go "quite nuts."[citation needed] Instead, he recommends beginners start with general semantics, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Zen Buddhism, basic meditation, etc.[citation needed] New Age describes a broad movement characterized by alternative approaches to traditional Western culture. ... Neopaganism (sometimes Neo-Paganism, meaning New Paganism) is a heterogeneous group of religions which attempt to revive ancient, mainly European pre-Christian religions. ... MASKS OF THE LLUMINATI is a 1981 novel by Robert anton Wilson and Robert Shea, the same tandem that brought about the Illuminati trilogyItalic text. ... Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author of fantasy, horror and science fiction. ... General Semantics is a school of thought founded by Alfred Korzybski in about 1933 in response to his observations that most people had difficulty defining human and social discussions and problems and could almost never predictably resolve them into elements that were responsive to successful intervention or correction. ... // Frogs into Princes by Bandler and Grinder introduced NLP. Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is a personal development system developed in the early 1970s by Richard Bandler and John Grinder, in association with Gregory Bateson. ... A woodblock print by Yoshitoshi, (Japan, 1887) depicting Bodhidharma the founder of Chinese Zen. ... A large statue in Bangalore depicting Shiva meditating Meditation describes a state of concentrated attention on some object of thought or awareness. ...


In a 2003 interview with High Times magazine, RAW described himself as a "Model Agnostic" which he says "consists of never regarding any model or map of the universe with total 100% belief or total 100% denial. Following Korzybski, I put things in probabilities, not absolutes... My only originality lies in applying this zetetic attitude outside the hardest of the hard sciences, physics, to softer sciences and then to non-sciences like politics, ideology, jury verdicts and, of course, conspiracy theory."[21] More simply, he claims "not to believe anything", since "belief is the death of intelligence."[22] He has described his approach as "Maybe Logic." Wilson wrote articles for seminal cyberpunk magazine Mondo 2000.[23] Cover image of High Times premiere issue, Summer 1974. ... The term agnosticism and the related agnostic were coined by Thomas Henry Huxley in 1869. ... Alfred Korzybski (1879&#8211;1950), born in Warsaw, Poland, came from a family which had worked as mathematicians, scientists, and engineers for generations, and he chose to train as an engineer. ... Marcello Truzzi Marcello Truzzi (September 6, 1935-February 2, 2003) was a professor of sociology at Eastern Michigan University, founding co-chairman of Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, a founder of the Society for Scientific Exploration, and director for the Center for Scientific Anomalies Research. ... Berlins Sony Center reflects the global reach of a Japanese corporation. ... Mondo 2000 #13 Mondo 2000 was a glossy cyberculture magazine published in California during the 1980s and 1990s. ...


While he had primarily published material under the name Robert Anton Wilson, he had also used the pen names Mordecai Malignatus, Mordecai the Foul, Reverend Loveshade,[citation needed] and other names associated with the Bavarian Illuminati, which he allegedly revived in the 1960s.[citation needed] This is an article about groups called the Illuminati. For information on the games, see Illuminati (game) and Illuminati: New World Order. ...


Wilson's writings connect to the madcap satirical fiction of Flann O'Brien in several ways, including his free use of O'Brien's character De Selby. The views of De Selby, an obscure intellectual, are the subject of long pseudo-scholarly footnotes in Wilson's novels as well as O'Brien's. This is entirely fitting, because O'Brien himself made free use of characters invented by other writers, allegedly because there are already too many fictional characters. O'Brien was also known for pulling the reader's leg by concocting elaborate conspiracy theories, and for publishing under several pen names.[citation needed] Flann OBrien (October 5, 1911, Strabane, County Tyrone Ireland – April 1, 1966 Dublin) is a pseudonym of the twentieth century Irish novelist and satirist Brian ONolan (in Irish Brian Ó Nuallain), best known for his novels An Béal Bocht, At Swim-Two-Birds and The Third Policeman. ...


Other activities

Wilson had a long-standing relationship with the Association for Consciousness Exploration, beginning in 1982. He was the keynote speaker for their center's open house in 1984, and appeared at many Starwood Festivals. Both Illuminatus! co-author Robert Shea and Wilson's wife Arlen Riley Wilson have appeared with him at the WinterStar Symposium.[24] They served as his American lecture agency while he lived in Ireland, and hosted his first on-stage dialog with his life-long friend Timothy Leary in 1989 in Cleveland, OH,[25] entitled The Inner Frontier,[26] (the same group that had hosted Leary's first Cleveland appearance in 1979).[27][28] Image:Aceassociation. ... Logo from 1999 Starwood is a festival presented by the Association for Consciousness Exploration (ACE), along with many volunteers during a week in the month of July. ... Robert Joseph Shea (1933 - March 10, 1994) was the co-author (with Robert Anton Wilson) of The Illuminatus! Trilogy. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For the American baseball player use Tim Leary (baseball player) Timothy Francis Leary, Ph. ...


Wilson was also a member of the Church of the SubGenius, who referred to him as Pope Bob.[3] He was a contributor to their literature, and to the book Three-Fisted Tales of "Bob", and shared a stage with Rev. Ivan Stang on several occasions. Wilson also founded the Guns and Dope Party and its corresponding Burning Man theme camp. J. R. Bob Dobbs The Church of the SubGenius is a postmodern religion, originally based in Dallas, Texas, which gained popularity in the 1980s and 1990s subculture, with a large presence on the Internet. ... Rev. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Burning Man is an eight-day-long festival organized by Black Rock City, LLC, under the guidance of founder Larry Harvey. ...


He and his wife Arlen Riley Wilson founded the Institute for the Study of the Human Future.


As a member of the Board of Advisors of the Fully Informed Jury Association, he worked to inform the public about jury nullification, the right of jurors to nullify a law they deem unjust.[29] The neutrality of this article is disputed. ... Jury nullification occurs where a jury, apparently ignoring the letter of the law and the instructions by the court, and taking into account all of the evidence presented, renders a verdict in contradiction to the law. ...


RAW held the post of American director of the Committee for Surrealist Investigation of Claims of the Normal (CSICON) and appeared at Disinformation events.[citation needed] The Committee for Surrealist Investigation of Claims of the Normal (CSICON) was founded by Irishman Timothy F.X. Finnegan, who wrote, The normal consists of a null set which nobody and nothing really fits. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


He was a supporter of E-Prime, the near elimination of the verb "to be" from the English language, preferring instead a "maybe logic".[30] Dr. David Bourland coined the term E-Prime, short for English Prime, in the 1965 work A Linguistic Note: Writing in E-Prime to refer to the English language modified by prohibiting the use of the verb to be. E-Prime arose from Alfred Korzybskis General Semantics and his...


He coined a new word, sombunall (some but not all),[31] which never quite caught on.


A lifelong experimenter with drugs and strong opponent of the war on drugs, he participated in the weeklong 1999 Annual Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam.[32] He was photographed receiving medical marijuana at a 2002 demonstration in Santa Cruz to curb his chronic pain from post-polio syndrome.[33] Promotion poster for the 18th Cannabis Cup The Cannabis Cup is a festival that was started in 1987 by High Times editor Steven Hager, who came to The Netherlands for an interview with the founder of the first Dutch cannabis-seed company. ... Nickname: Motto: Heldhaftig, Vastberaden, Barmhartig (Valiant, Determined, Compassionate) Location of Amsterdam Coordinates: Country Netherlands Province North Holland Government  - Mayor Job Cohen (PvdA)  - Aldermen Lodewijk Asscher Hennah Buyne Carolien Gehrels Tjeerd Herrema Maarten van Poelgeest Marijke Vos  - Secretary Erik Gerritsen Area [1][2]  - City 219 km²  (84. ... Cannabis sativa extract. ... Santa Cruz is the county seat and largest city of Santa Cruz County, California, United States. ... Post-polio syndrome (PPS) is a condition that frequently affects survivors of poliomyelitis, a viral infection of the nervous system, after recovery from an initial paralytic attack of the virus. ...


Wilson was a founder and primary instructor of the Maybe Logic Academy, named for his agnostic approach to all knowledge. Fellow instructors include Patricia Monaghan, Rev. Ivan Stang, Philip H. Farber, Antero Alli, Peter J. Carroll, Starhawk, R. U. Sirius, Douglas Rushkoff and David Jay Brown. Patricia Monaghan, Ph. ... Rev. ... Philip H. Farber is the author of FutureRitual: Magick for the 21st Century, a manual of neurological exploration, and a novel entitled Breaks: The Adventures of Richard Nixon in the 21st Century. ... Antero Alli was born November 11, 1952, in Finland. ... Peter James Carroll (born January 8, 1953, Patching, England) is a modern occultist, author, co-founder of the Illuminates of Thanateros, and chaos magician. ... Starhawk (born Miriam Simos in St. ... R. U. Sirius R. U. Sirius (born Ken Goffman) is an American writer, musician, and cyberculture icon best known as co-founder and original Editor-In-Chief of Mondo 2000. ... Douglas Rushkoff (born 18 February 1961) is a New York-based writer, columnist and lecturer on technology, media and popular culture. ... David Jay Brown (born July 3, 1961) is a California-based writer and scientific researcher. ...


Documentary

Maybe Logic: The Lives and Ideas of Robert Anton Wilson, a documentary featuring selections from over twenty-five years of Wilson footage, was released on DVD in North America on May 30, 2006.[34] May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Works by Robert Anton Wilson

Playboys Book of Forbidden Words, first published in 1972 by Playboy Press, Chigago and distributed Simon & Schuster. ... The Illuminatus! Trilogy is a series of three novels written by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson primarily between 1969 and 1971. ... Robert Joseph Shea (1933 - March 10, 1994) was the co-author (with Robert Anton Wilson) of The Illuminatus! Trilogy. ... For the American baseball player use Tim Leary (baseball player) Timothy Francis Leary, Ph. ... For the American baseball player use Tim Leary (baseball player) Timothy Francis Leary, Ph. ... The Illuminati Papers by Robert Anton Wilson takes the characters he created in his novels and other realities and gives them voice to present his views on our future way of life. ... The Schrödingers Cat trilogy is a trilogy of novels by Robert Anton Wilson, chronicling events and characters in several parallel universes. ... MASKS OF THE LLUMINATI is a 1981 novel by Robert anton Wilson and Robert Shea, the same tandem that brought about the Illuminati trilogyItalic text. ... The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles is a series of three novels by Robert Anton Wilson written as a follow-up trilogy to his highly successful The Illuminatus! Trilogy. ... Cover of Robert Anton Wilsons Right Where You Are Sitting Now Right Where You Are Sitting Now written by Robert Anton Wilson, copyrighted in 1982 and 1992, was first published in 1983 and is dedicated to William S. Burroughs and Philip K. Dick. ... Cover of Robert Anton Wilsons Prometheus Rising Prometheus Rising by Robert Anton Wilson is a guide book of how to get from here to there, an amalgam of Timothy Learys 8-circuit model of consciousness, Gurdjieffs self-observation exercises, Alfred Korzybskis general semantics, Aleister Crowleys... Cover of Robert Anton Wilsons The New Inquisition The New Inquisition is a book written by Robert Anton Wilson and first published in 1986. ... Wilhelm Reich in Hell is a play by Robert Anton Wilson. ... For the American baseball player use Tim Leary (baseball player) Timothy Francis Leary, Ph. ... Rudy Rucker, Fall 2004, photo by Georgia Rucker. ... Hakim Bey Peter Lamborn Wilson (b. ... Quantum Psychology: How Brain Software Programs You & Your World was written by Robert Anton Wilson and originally published in 1990. ... Rev. ... Cover of Robert Anton Wilsons The Walls Came Tumbling Down The Walls Came Tumbling Down is a film script written by Robert Anton Wilson, first published in 1997. ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: collection of essays, no source for notability. ...

Works about Robert Anton Wilson

  • Mr. Wilson - A song about and in honor of RAW is available as a free download here: http://www.songweavers.com/ This song is part of a work in progress called A Song for Robert

Partial discography

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See also

23 The Illuminatus! Trilogy is a series of three novels written by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson. ... Patapsychology is the philosophy that there is no such thing as normal. Its name is derived from Parapsychology as a catch-all for paranormal studies, but it is not limited to purely psychological pheomena. ... Discordianism is a modern, chaos-centered religion founded circa 1958–1959 by Malaclypse the Younger with the publication of its principal text, the Principia Discordia. ... The chaos star (called a chaosphere, or black hole sun,[citations needed] by some practitioners) is the most popular symbol of chaos magic. ... Fnord is the typographic representation of disinformation or irrelevant information intending to misdirect, with the implication of a conspiracy. ... Guerrilla ontology is a practice described by Robert Anton Wilson as a method of dealing with people with extremely fixed worldviews, such as religious fundamentalists and economic materialists. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Tanstagi, an acronym standing for There Aint No Such Thing As Government Interference, is the motto of the Invisible Hand Society, an originally fictional organization invented by Robert Anton Wilson that believes that the invisible hand of the free market applies to government as well. ... 23 is a 1998 German movie about a young hacker Karl Koch, who supposedly committed suicide on May 23, 1989. ... This article is about the number 23. ... Nootropics, popularly referred to as smart drugs and smart nutrients, are substances which boost human cognitive abilities (the functions and capacities of the brain). ... Richard Wayne Bandler (born February 24, 1950) is an American author on personal development. ... Reality Tunnel is a term coined by Timothy Leary and popularised by Robert Anton Wilson. ... The term non-Aristotelian logic, sometimes shortened to null-A, is a term popularised by A. E. van Vogt and deriving from Alfred Korzybskis General Semantics. ... General Semantics is a school of thought founded by Alfred Korzybski in about 1933 in response to his observations that most people had difficulty defining human and social discussions and problems and could almost never predictably resolve them into elements that were responsive to successful intervention or correction. ... For the American baseball player use Tim Leary (baseball player) Timothy Francis Leary, Ph. ...

References

  1. ^ Patricia Monaghan: "Robert Anton Wilson". Booklist, May 15, 1999 v95 i18 p1680
  2. ^ "Robert Anton Wilson". Contemporary Authors Online, Gale, 2007. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale. 2007
  3. ^ "Robert Anton Wilson." St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers, 4th ed. St. James Press, 1996. Reproduced in Biography Resource Center. Farmington Hills, Mich.: Thomson Gale. 2007.
  4. ^ Martin van der Werf: "Lawsuit U." The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 4, 2006
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  7. ^ Patricia Luna Wilson at cryonics.org
  8. ^ Robert Anton Wilson The Huffington Post
  9. ^ Robert Anton Wilson Needs Our Help
  10. ^ Illumninatus! Author Needs Our Help Slashdot
  11. ^ Robert Anton Wilson needs our Help BoingBoing
  12. ^ Do Not Go Gently Into That Good Night
  13. ^ RAW Essence
  14. ^ http://robertantonwilson.blogspot.com/2007/01/robert-anton-wilson-cosmic-meme-orial.html
  15. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ-3yk7_kLU
  16. ^ "The author of 35 books on subjects like extrasensory perception, mental telepathy, metaphysics, paranormal experiences, conspiracy theory, sex, drugs and what he called quantum psychology..." New York Times obituary.
  17. ^ "...an author of The Illuminatus! Trilogy -- a mind-twisting science-fiction series about a secret global society that has been a cult classic for more than 30 years..." from "Robert Anton Wilson, 74; Wrote Mind-Twisting Novels"; [Obituary (Obit)] Dennis Hevesi. New York Times. (Late Edition (East Coast)). New York, N.Y.: Jan 13, 2007. pg. A.16
  18. ^ "The Illuminatus saga stumbles along" by Robert Anton Wilson
  19. ^ 23 Skidoo Cryptomundo
  20. ^ Bray, Faustin / Wallace, Brian (interviewers)/ Wilson, Robert Anton (speaker). Robert Anton Wilson On Finnegans Wake and Joseph Campbell [Audio CD]. Mill Valley: Sound Photosynthesis. ISBN 1-56964-801-8
  21. ^ Krassner, Paul. A Paul Krassner Interview With R. A. W - High Times, March 2003 issue.
  22. ^ Wilson, Robert Anton. Cosmic Trigger: Volume I. Tempe, Arizona. New Falcon Publications. 1977. pg ii.
  23. ^ "CybeRevolution Montage", Mondo 2000 no. 7, 1989
  24. ^ http://www.wiccanfest.com/harvestfest/Useful%20Links.html
  25. ^ Lesie, Michele (1989) High Priest of LSD To Drop In. Cleveland Plain Dealer
  26. ^ Local Group Hosts Dr. Timothy Leary by Will Allison (The Observer Fri. Sept. 29th, 1989)
  27. ^ Two 60s Cult Heroes, on the Eve of the 80s by James Neff (Cleveland Plain Dealer October 30th, 1979)
  28. ^ Timothy Leary: An LSD Cowboy Turns Cosmic Comic by Frank Kuznik (Cleveland Magazine November 1979)
  29. ^ Interview of Robert Anton Wilson, (conducted August 1997) Paradigm Shift, Vol. 1 No. 1 (July 1998), accessed 11 January 2007
  30. ^ Andrea Shapiro: "Taking the High Road". Santa Fe New Mexican, December 5, 2003
  31. ^ [www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=sombunall]
  32. ^ Paul Krassner: "The High Life", LA Weekly, December 17, 1999
  33. ^ "In Santa Cruz, an Official Handout of Medicinal Pot." Los Angeles Times, September 18, 2002.
  34. ^ Maybe Logic

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Interviews

  • [5] Man Bites Dogma -(an interview with RAW by Michael Dare)
  • [6] 23 Questions With Robert Anton Wilson
  • [7] President Hannibal Lector & the Thing That Ate the Constitution: An Interview with Robert Anton Wilson -(by David Jay Brown)
  • [8] Payton, Randy Lee (2001) The Roc Interview: Author - Futurist - M.V.P. (Most Valuable Philosopher) Robert Anton Wilson. Roc Magazine interview at the WinterStar Symposium
  • [9] Robert Anton Wilson: The Author of The Illuminatus Trilogy Expounds on Multiple Realities, Guerrilla Ontology, LSD, Life Extension and Things that Go Bump in the Night by Michael Hollingshead.(1980) High Times
  • [10] Appearance on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher May 23, 1995

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Obituaries

Persondata
NAME Wilson, Robert Anton
ALTERNATIVE NAMES RAW
SHORT DESCRIPTION American writer
DATE OF BIRTH January 18, 1932
PLACE OF BIRTH New York, New York
DATE OF DEATH January 11, 2007
PLACE OF DEATH Santa Cruz, California

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Robert Anton Wilson or RAW (born January 18, 1932) is a futurist, libertarian, and novelist.
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