Robert Anton Wilson, RIP

He'll be missed.

Cosmic Trigger I : Final Secret of the Illuminati (Cosmic Trigger)

“Cosmic Trigger I : Final Secret of the Illuminati (Cosmic Trigger)” (Robert A. Wilson)

The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan
“The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan” (Robert Shea, Robert Anton Wilson)

Robert Anton Wilson, 74, Who Wrote Mind-Twisting Novels, Dies Robert Anton Wilson was 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. ... After completing the trilogy, Mr. Wilson began writing nonfiction books. Perhaps his most famous is “Cosmic Trigger” (Pocket Books, 1977), a bizarre autobiography in which, among many other tales, he describes episodes when he believed he had communicated with extraterrestrials — while admitting that he was experimenting with peyote and mescaline.

Mr. Wilson contended that people should never rule out any possibility, including that lasagna might fly. On Jan. 6, in his last post on his personal blog, he wrote: “I don’t see how to take death seriously. I look forward without dogmatic optimism, but without dread. I love you all and I deeply implore you to keep the lasagna flying.”

Haven't read any of his books in years, but I did donate to his rent fund recently, scoring a decent t-shirt in the process. There should be a pension for authors who don't make gazillions.


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