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CELINE’S LAWS

Posted by invizweb on July 23, 2008

by Hagbard Celine (for Black Crayon)

As every thinking person has noticed, our national life has become increasingly weird and surrealistic. The waiting lines at banks and post offices are growing longer all the time, even though demographers tell us US population is no longer rising. The street signs more often than not say WALK on the red and DON’T WALK on the green. You can’t get a plumber on the weekends. Nobody has been able to explain the cattle mutilations yet. Every survey shows that the price of consumer goods, the number of violent crimes, and the eerie popularity of THE GONG SHOW are ominously accelerating.

I believe I have found the explanation these distressing trends. Needless to say, I cannot present, in a short article, all the evidence which I have accumulated in three decades of careful metasociological research; that will have to await the publication of my three-volume study, “Why Everybody Is Going Bonkers.” Here I can only mention the thousands of depth interviews, the innumerable flowcharts and helix-matrix equations, the vast files of computer readouts, the I CHING divinations, and other rigorous scientific techniques used in developing what I modestly call Celine’s Laws of Chaos, Discord and Confusion.

Celine’s First Law is that National Security is the chief cause of national insecurity!

That may sound like a paradox, but I will explain it at once.

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Technoccult TV: Antero Alli pt. 2 (updated)

Posted by invizweb on July 23, 2008

On the latest episode of Technoccult TV, Klintron interviewed Antero Alli on a number of subjects, one of which being Robert Anton Wilson, who inspired Alli’s works, such as AngelTech.

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RU Sirius Show #78: Robert Anton Wilson Lives!

Posted by invizweb on July 23, 2008

Responding to a health scare RAW had in October, his good friend RU Sirius dedicated an episode of his podcast to wish him the best of luck and to tell him what he means to his many readers and supporters.

Show #78: Robert Anton Wilson Lives!

We talk about the great writer/philosopher/prankster Robert Anton Wilson with Lance Bauscher, director of the documentary “Robert Anton Wilson – Maybe Logic” and the force behind the “Maybe Logic Academy.” And we talk to Eric Wagner, author of “An Insider’s Guide to Robert Anton Wilson.” And best of all, Bauscher brought in some reading/performances from the upcoming audio book version of The Illuminatus Trilogy!, which will be released by his Deepleaf Production company.

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Dazed Digital Features: Robert Anton Wilson

Posted by invizweb on July 23, 2008

Rod Stanley, contributed the following with an interactive bibliography in its original presentation, for Dazed Digital, September 22, 2006.

“Doubt. Doubt even that you have doubted enough. Doubt your doubts.” – Robert Anton Wilson

Polymath, agnostic and the author of 35 books and counting, Robert Anton Wilson is both lightning rod and Van der Graaf generator for radical ideas. For 40 years, his takes on conspiracy theories, quantum mechanics, sex magick, psychedelic drugs, alternate universes and the possibilities of the internet as a generator of feedback and disseminator of information, have been laid down for a rapt audience, all lovingly parcelled in a tricksterish sense of humour. At 73 years of age, Pope Bob is the last grand old man of American 60s counter-culture.

His most popular work, The Illuminatus! Trilogy, coauthored with Robert Shea, remains the touchstone of his career. A wild romp through every far-out conspiracy theory around, along with tales of kinky sex, mind-enhancing drugs, absurdist jokes, numerology and experimental structures, it introduced the world to the Justified Ancients of Mummu, Markoff Chaney and Hagbard Celine, and promulgated the significance of the number 23 and “Discordian” ideas such as the fnord.

Read more and see the interactive bibliography.

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Peter Lamborn Wilson’s obituary for Robert Anton Wilson

Posted by invizweb on July 23, 2008

Thanks to Klintron on Technoccult

Courtesy of Arthur Magazine:

For all we knew, Robert Anton Wilson and I were related. On an intuitive basis—i.e., after several rounds of Jameson’s and Guinness—we decided we were cousins. Subsequently we came to believe ourselves connected to the Wilsons who play so murky a role in the “Montauk Mysteries” (Aleister Crowley, UFOs and Nazis in Long Island, time travel experiments gone awry, etc.). Our plan to co-edit a family anthology (including Colin, S. Clay, and Anthony Burgess, whose real name was Wilson) never materialized—although we did collaborate in editing Semiotext(e) SF, together with Rudy Rucker.

There’s no doubt Bob was some sort of anarchist. His earliest interests and experiences (the School of Living, for example) involved connections with old-time American Philosophical or Individualist Anarchism of the Spooner/Tucker variety, and, in fact, this shared background firmed the basis of our friendship.

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The Grid of Circuits One and Two Creates 4 Quadrants

Posted by invizweb on July 23, 2008

Here is a follow-up to the earlier post on the THE 8-CIRCUIT MODEL OF CONSCIOUSNESS

(C) Robert Anton Wilson

(C) Robert Anton Wilson

Enjoy~!

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Robert Anton Wilson – Everything is Under Control Interview

Posted by invizweb on July 23, 2008

Thanks to Batty McDougall @ Disinfo

(C) Robert Anton Wilson

(C) Robert Anton Wilson

Robert Anton Wilson interviewed courtesy of GUBA.

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The Devil On The Chimney: A tale of Lovecraftian horror and psycho-archeology

Posted by invizweb on July 23, 2008

wrote the following article for gettingit on December 27, 1999.

Nine years ago in Burlington, North Carolina, a group of decent, Christian, hard-working folks who called themselves the Truth Tabernacle Church held a trial featuring the well-known elf Santa Claus as defendant.

They charged Mr. Claus, represented in court by a stuffed dummy, with all sorts of high crimes and misdemeanors. They charged him with paganism. They charged him with perjury for claiming to be Saint Nicholas. They even charged him with encouraging child abuse by appearing in whiskey ads. Worse yet, they found him guilty on all counts, for basically being a jolly old elf — i.e., a pagan god trying to steal Christmas from Christ.

It wasn’t the first time Mr. Claus got the boot from a Christian congregation. Pope John XXIII threw the suspiciously merry old clown out of the Roman Catholic church back in the late 1960s. The Jehovah’s Witnesses have always denounced Santa for his unsavory pagan past. (They also recognized Christmas trees as phallic symbols long before Freud.) Many fundamentalists believe that all pagan gods are basically one false god — the same demon in different disguises — and they think the disguise is thin in the case of this particular elf. It only takes a minor letter switch, they point out, to reveal Santa Claus as SATAN Claus.

I sort of think the fundies have it right for once. Santa not only has an unsavory pagan ancestry but a rather criminal family history all around. Let me Illuminize you…

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And How Are You Tonight, Mr Wilson?

Posted by invizweb on July 23, 2008

Alan Moore, writer of Swamp Thing, WatchMen, and V for Vendetta appeared to pay tribute to Robert Anton Wilson in London at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London March 2007.

Courtesy of the Only Maybe Blog of RAW’s Maybe Logic Academy.

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Angels and Demons: Wilson Provokes Strong Reactions

Posted by invizweb on July 23, 2008

(C) Robert Anton Wilson

(C) Robert Anton Wilson

The following link below includes opinions of folks such as Robert Scheaffer, John Lilly, Timothy Leary, the Denver Post, and the Irish Times on R.A.W.

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Out There! Episode 35: Farewell Robert Anton Wilson

Posted by invizweb on July 23, 2008

courtesy of: Joe McFall and Raymond Wiley Mon, 29 Jan 2007 16:37:15 EST

Noted countercultural icon Robert Anton Wilson passed away on January 11, 2007. This episode is a tribute to this American genius. We discuss RAW’s life, work and words, with audio clips from the Maybe Logic documentary, including interviews about the man with Paul Krassner, Rev. Ivan Stang, and Tom Robbins.

The website for Maybe Logic: The Lives and Ideas of Robert Anton Wilson (kindly provided audio for this episode)

The official Robert Anton Wilson website

Wikipedia entry for Robert Anton Wilson

Wilson, Robert Anton and Robert Shea. (1975). This Illuminatus! Trilogy. Dell Publishing.
Wilson, Robert Anton. (1977). Cosmic Trigger: The Final Secret of the Illuminati. New Falcon.
Wilson, Robert Anton. (1983). Prometheus Rising. New Falcon.

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How George Carlin Made Legal History

Posted by invizweb on July 23, 2008

Copyright: Robert Anton Wilson, from Quantum Psychology

Everybody understands that you cannot drink the word “water”, and yet virtually nobody seems entirely free of semantic delusions entirely comparable to trying to drink the ink-stains that form the word “water” on this page or the sound waves produced when I say “water” aloud. If you say, “The word is not the thing,” everybody agrees placidly; if you watch people, you see that they continue to behave as if something called Sacred “really is” Sacred and something called Junk “really is” Junk.


This type of neurolinguistic “hallucination” appears so common among humans that it usually remains invisible to us, as some claim water appears invisible to fish, and we will continue to illustrate it copiously as we proceed. On analysis, this “word hypnosis” seems the most peculiar fact about the human race. Count Alfred Korzybski said we “confuse the map with the territory.” Alan Watts said we can’t tell the menu from the meal. However one phrases it, humans seem strangely prone to confusing their mental file cabinets—neurolinguistic grids—with the non-verbal world of sensory-sensual space-time.


As Lao-Tse said in the Tao Te Ching, 2500 years ago,

The road you can talk about is not the road you can walk on.

(Or:

The way that can be spoken is not the way that can be trodden.)

We all “know” this (or think that we do) and yet we all perpetually forget it.

For instance, here in the United States—an allegedly secular Democracy with an “iron wall” of separation between Church and State written into its Constitution–the Federal Communications Commission has a list of Seven Forbidden Words which nobody may speak on the radio or television. Any attempt to find out why these words remain Tabu leads into an epistemological fog, a morass of medieval metaphysics, in which concepts melt like Salvador Dali’s clocks and ideas become as slippery as a boat deck in bad weather.

One cannot dismiss this mystery as trivial. When comedian George Carlin made a record (“Occupation: Foole”) discussing, among other things, “The seven words you can never say on television,” WBAI radio (New York) played the record, and received a fine so heavy that, although the incident occurred in 1973, WBAI, a small listener-sponsored station, recently announced (1990) that they have not yet paid all their legal costs in fighting the case, which went all the way to the Supreme Court. The Eight Wise Men (and One Wise Woman) thereon upheld the Federal Communications Commission.

The highest court in the land has actually ruled on what comedians may and may not joke about. George Carlin has become something more than a comedian. He now has the status of a Legal Precedent. You will pay a heavy fine, in the U.S. today, if you speak any of the Seven Forbidden Words on radio or television–shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker and tits.

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