RIP RAW

Robert Anton Wilson
1932 – 2007

In the year 2000, I went a little nuts. I basically had a kind of breakdown, where I could no longer handle the corporate IT job I had. You know that thing where you stare at a word for too long and it ceases to have any meaning? Everything around me was like that. So I quit my job, gave away most of my stuff, bought a backpack and headed south. I ended up in Christchurch.
That was where a friend lent me The Illuminatus! Trilogy, by Robert Anton Wilson (and Robert Shea). This was back when I was a Christian, before I had any idea what anarchism was about, etc. The ideas in the book, and the way they were conveyed, had a significant impact on me.
In retrospect.
Anyway, he’s dead now. It’s been a long time coming.
“If you think you know what the hell is going on,
you’re probably full of shit.”
Robert Anton Wilson

 

2 Comments RIP RAW

  1. Jake

    Like a tired child home from a very wild circus . . .

    (btw, if you haven’t read The Widow’s Son, do, it’s a good laugh).

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