Thursday, January 11, 2007


Got this email from the folks over at the Grey Lodge.

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Robert Anton Wilson Defies Medical Experts and leaves his body @4:50 AM on binary date 01/11.
All Hail Eris!

On behalf of his children and those who cared for him, deepest love and gratitude for the tremendous support and lovingness bestowed upon us.

(that's it from Bob's bedside at his fnord by the sea)

RAW Memorial February 07
date to be announced

Bob will be missed. But we have his irrerevent humour, his anarchism and his magick in his books, videos, tapes, etc. fnord

He did not suffer thanks to folks coming to his aid in the fall when he was going to be tossed out of his home and had wrung up huge medical expenses.

You can leave disincarnated comments to Bob on his blog.

Bob You Were The Pope, Now We Have To Elect A New One.
No We Don't We Are All Popes! Hail Eris !

"Term of all that liveth, whose name is Death and inscrutable, be thou favorable unto us in thine hour. And unto him, from whose mortal eyes the veil of physical life hath fallen, grant that there may be the accomplishment of his True Will. Should he will absorption in the Infinite, or to be united with his chosen and preferred, or to be in contemplation, or to be at peace, or to achieve the labour and heroism of incarnation on this planet or another or in any star, or aught else, unto him may there be granted the accomplishment of his true will." Gnostic Catholic Mass

KBOO Interview with author, Robert Anton Wilson.

Don't Let Them Immanentize the Eschaton!

Robert Anton Wilson, writing in "Cosmic Trigger II", also wondered about reality and, as a teenager, discovered the book Science and Sanity: "(Alfred) Korzybski had the answer to at least one question that had perplexed me for years - namely, `What is reality?.' According to Korzybski, the only correct way to answer the question begins with recognizing that reality is - a word." ("The Problem of Reality," page 167, Cosmic Trigger II by R. A.Wilson, 1991 New Falcon Publications)

The word "reality" is not real - it is merely a word that stands for what we sense as real and because the idea of real is different for everyone, one person's definition of reality differs greatly from another's. A person who sees themself as a hippy may include ideas or practices in their reality that a neuro-scientist may openly scoff at and define as "pseudo-science." Or, quoting again from Cosmic Trigger II, "... it does not appear accurate to say the world of our perceptions - the sensory-sensual world - `is real.' More accurately, we should say that we find it convenient to label that world as `real' most of the time, and that sometimes we have to revise the label and replace it with `optical illusion' or `hallucination.'" ("The Problem of Reality," page 168, Cosmic Trigger II by R. A.Wilson, 1991 New Falcon Publications)

Ironically today is Albert Hoffmans 101 birthday, thanks to better living through chemistry. And without Hoffman's child LSD we would not have had Leary and Wilson. Bob would get a kick out of that.
"Please pardon my levity, I don't see how to take death seriously. It seems absurd. "

And just to show Bob will be with us still watch for this;

The Number 23 (opening 2/23 - get it?)

Second in the series of films bearing numerical names (is that a misnomer?), along with the more succinctly titled 300. This one strikes a chord of weirdness that will only be fully appreciated by those who've read the bizarre and obsessive Illuminatus! books of sage/mystic/mountebank Robert Anton Wilson. It'll be interesting to see whether this steals away the crown for most obscure, cultish mainstream film production of the current century, or if The Mothman Prophecies retains it. With Jim Carrey (as opposed to Richard Gere) in the starring role, I'm betting folks forget all about the critter from West Virginia with blazing red eyes and bat-like wings.

As the news of Bob's passing into the Duat spreads watch this space for more memorials because it has still to be reported in the news.

Bob on the web


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