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The Cosmic Trigger is Pulled and Robert Anton Wilson Departs

Posted by invizweb on July 23, 2008

Father Crow of Dublin Ireland @ Words of Fire Ink of Blood wrote:

Robert Anton Wilson, January 18, 1932 – January 11, 2007

Last night, as it said on the mans blog, Robert Anton Wilson Defied Medical Experts, who expected him to live for another two months, and left his body @4:50 AM on binary date 01/11.

Wilson was a driving force of energy and optimism, that even up to the transition of that energy to other form(s), never failed or weakened. Right up to the end he remained a force of love, humour, energy and perhaps most of all, intelligence.

Wilson was also, among other things a Mystic, Magician, Guerilla Ontologist, Activist, Libertarian, Drug Taker, Scientist, Joycean Scholar, Fortean, musician, stand up comedian and also, as described by himself and others, a philosopher. Over a forty year career Bob waged war against dogma, idiocy, fear and ignorance.

He was more successful on this mission than anyone else I can name. He wrote many books, including:

Prometheus Rising
Cosmic Trigger
Quantum Psychology
Sex, Drugs and Magic
Reality is what you can get away with
Ishtar Rising
The New inquisition
Everything is Under Control

These books, like Wilson himself, are all beacons of light, humour and a wonderful rationality, both mystical and mischievous, magickal and scientific. I could and will recommend them to anyone who is interested in the future positive evolution of humanity, from the macrocosm of the species to the microcosm of the individual. He educated all of us that came in contact with his work, that, as he said himself, “the universe contains a maybe.”

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Robert Anton Wilson Day ~!!

Posted by invizweb on July 23, 2008

The Good Times‘ Laurel Chesky reported on July 31, 2003:

Mayor declares a special day to honor local author/philosopher

The date of July 23 has special significance for Robert Anton Wilson. It was on July 23, 1973 that Wilson received a message from an extraterrestrial from the planet Sirius. Or maybe, he says, it was a 6-foot-tall white rabbit in County Kerry, Ireland. Or maybe he was just tripping on acid. (Wilson also notes that on July 23, 1973, Monica Lewinsky was born.)

Thirty years later, a giddy Mayor Emily Reilly officially declared July 23, 2003 as “Robert Anton Wilson Day” in the city of Santa Cruz.

The mayor read her proclamation before a packed house at the Rio Theatre on Soquel Avenue. A crowd had gathered there to see the world premiere of the documentary film, Maybe Logic – The Lives and Ideas of Robert Anton Wilson. The film, produced by deepleaf productions, is a retrospective of Wilson’s career as an author, conspiracy theorist, quantum physics philosopher and counterculture icon. Wilson lives in Capitola (or Live Oak or Santa Cruz, depending on your “reality tunnel,” as Wilson would say.)

One of the more humorous passages of the mayor’s proclamation reads: “Whereas Robert Anton Wilson employs wit and humor spanning five decades to resist the imperial schemes of national politicos, through such actions as daily e-mails to Attorney General John Ashcroft detailing his personal activities, thereby sparing government expense and trouble of keeping him under surveillance…”

After the mayor’s presentation, Wilson, in classic form, quipped: “I don’t deserve this. Then again, I have post polio, and I don’t deserve that either. So on with the show.”

Wilson suffers from post-polio syndrome, a disease that can strike polio survivors decades after they’ve recovered from polio. After contracting polio as a child, Wilson, 70, recovered from the disease and remained vibrant and able-bodied throughout his adulthood. Post-polio syndrome hit him a few years ago, and he is now mostly confined to a wheelchair.

Wilson eats pot brownies to relieve the pain in his legs. He was a client of the Wo/Man’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM), before the Drug Enforcement Agency raided the collective’s farm near Davenport last September.

At a WAMM demonstration in October, where medical marijuana was given out on the steps of Santa Cruz City Hall, Wilson lambasted the feds for ignoring the Bill of Rights.

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Fear and Loathing This Blog and Gonzo movie

Posted by invizweb on July 22, 2008

I cannot tell a lie. I am a crappy excuse for a writer. And worst still a dogshit example of a blogger. If I was to give a lecture on the material I blog I would bite my tongue until it was a severed giant piece of hamburger meat.

Good gods. Theres no less than half a dozen fucking thumb-sized mosquitoes in this room flying at no slower than half the speed of sun. Nasty bastards. They come to drink my sweet blood and suck out my vitality. Even the AC on full blast cannot protect me. Various Mongol peoples (from the two Mongolia of course) have a theory that mosquitoes are little monster who attack humans out of spite for something we didn’t do at the beginning of the Earth. Screw you douchebags. I wish you go extinct instead of sweet honey bees. The only time bees sting me was on Orientation Day at Stony Brook U, but those were probably either rejects from Brookhaven or mutants form Montauk…

What am I getting at? Until two years ago there was a news writer no less than a dozen trillion times better than myself and no less than ten thousand times more skilled than an average daily reporter (say a Judith Miller, of which the man I am speaking of has no less than one hundred thousand times the integrity of). He did so using humor and pure unabridged rage. That man was Hunter S(tockton) Thompson. Currently making rounds at theaters in major cities is Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. It is directed by Alex Gibney and narrated by HST’s good friend, Johnny Depp whom he met during the filming of the adaptation to his book, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Jann Wenner, founder of Rolling Stone magazine, former Presidential Candidate George McGovern, former President Jimmy Carter, and his longtime confidant and personal artist Ralph Steadman of the UK also contribute their memories and memorable moments interacting with Hunter. This film covered the entirety of his life, but focused on his work from his ordeal with the Hell’s Angels until his coverage of Watergate. His time in Las Vegas with his lost friend Oscar Zeta Acosta was a huge segment in the film. Not to be a spoiler but there is a point in the film where someone biasly states that HST had no career after the late 70s due to his lifestyle. However, the movie itself proves that HST will have a lasting legacy to generations to come as this film was a very detailed portrait about the life and work of an eccentric individual. it was also fucking fun to watch at many points. If you are a fan of Thompson, you might be a bit nitpicky with its presentation in organization. However, as someone who did not read any of his work until after the film 9though I do of course know who he was), I say “Hell Yeah,” go and see it. Here is the official website.

Today is Robert Anton Wilson Day. Expect a lot of content (they are preset to go off soon). I am going to hang low until then. However, mid-day around 15:45 PM, I will be doing a conference call with TapOut on Versus. Maybe I should get some grapefruit and vodka for that. Fuck it, its July 23rd, I need to make those that came before me proud, and maybe grow myself a pair of grapefruits.

If you cannot tell I am in the middle of things these days, mostly going to a Psych 101 class where the professor talks about Eugenics, calculates 6/12 x 100 = 55 (its 50), and reminds me of the fact that Chris Benoit still brings fear and loathing to my nightmares, on campus with ravenous fireflies, vicious squirrels, and did I forget to mention the mosquitoes? At least I can take some solace that someone is putting up Rupert the AntiChrist posters around town. Maybe Rupert’s entry can shake things up. I never met the crazy son of a bitch but I can trust him more than McBama and O’Cain. Postings will be back to normal around mid August.

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In the meanwhile, here is a interview from San Francisco Bay Area Indymedia, in which Hunter thinks 9-11 is an inside job.

please note the transcript has been edited as well as CENSORED .
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RAW: “Conspiracies and TSOG”

Posted by invizweb on July 15, 2008

Robert Anton Wilson (C)

Robert Anton Wilson (C)

RAW on Psych Salon

In eight days time, it will be Robert Anton Wilson Day in Santa Cruz, California. Robert Anton Wilson is someone I highly respect and although it sounds corny, his work changed my life. To preview next week’s Wilson festivities here is an episode of the Psychedelic Salon with RAW on the Tsarist Occupational Government, or TSOG.

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Phil Farber and Meta-Magickal Currents

Posted by invizweb on February 14, 2008

Philip H. Farber is a man of many talents. In the past he has written for the Disinformation Company and the Green Egg publication of the Church of All-Worlds. Currently he is known as a lecturer and author on the subjects of altered states of consciousness and magick. In 1995, he wrote the now out-of-print collector’s item FutureRitual, a book that merges Neuro-Linguistic programming with Ceremonial magick techniques, which has a forward by Industrial Music pioneer, Genesis (Breyer) P-Orridge. This summer, Weiser Books will release Farber’s Meta-Magick:Book of Atem. What does this book entail? Find out in the proceeding interview. We also discuss his past with Genesis and Robert Anton Wilson, his theory of magick, one-eyed monsters, and unicorns. Phil’s website is:: http://hawkridgeproductions.com/. He also teaches an online course at http://www.maybelogic.org/academy.htm.

Interviewer:  How are you Phil?  Can you tell our readers what your family background is in regards to your childhood?

Phil Farber: I grew up in the 1960s on Long Island, which was at once both a very ordinary kind of place and a very weird one. Ordinary in the sense that communities there were supposed to typify post-World War II suburban life and the American Dream of owning a home, a car, and commuting to a job; weird in that if you really tuned in to what was happening you realized that the place was trashed and was only becoming more crowded, polluted, and socially stagnant.

My parents were both scientists. My mother was a mycologist, one of the very few women PhDs actually working in the sciences at the time. She worked in pharmaceutical laboratories that specialized in allergy products and when she couldn’t find a babysitter, I’d come along to the lab. Quite a bit of my younger years were in that setting. My father was a physicist and worked mostly as an electronic engineer. He was the inventor, in 1965, of the first computer-based color scanner and the four color separation process that we now know as the CMYK protocol. This was an invention that literally changed the world of media – enabling major magazines like Life, Look, Time, Newsweek, etc. to specialize in photojournalism and bring images of the wider world into the homes of millions. And yet he rarely talked about this. Read the rest of this entry »

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