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Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: New Falcon Publications; First edition (January 1, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561841943
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561841943
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,212,169 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A SUPER-GENIUS ... He has written everything I was afraid to write." -- Dr. John Lilly, Psychologist

"One of the leading thinkers of the modern age." -- Barbara Marx Hubbard, World Future Society

"A master satirist who views history as an open question." --Brad Linaweaver, Atlanta Constitution

About the Author

Robert Anton Wilson is the co-author (with the late Robert Shea), of the underground classic The Illuminatus! Trilogy which won the 1986 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award. His other writings include Schrodinger's Cat Trilogy, called "the most scientific of all science fiction novels" by New Scientist, and many nonfiction works of Futurist psychology and guerrilla ontology. Wilson, who sees himself as a Futurist, author, and stand-up comic, regularly gives seminars at Esalan and other New Age centers. Wilson has made both a comedy record (Secrets of Power), and a punk rock record (The Chocolate Biscuit Conspiracy), and his play, Wilhelm Reich in Hell, has been performed throughout the world. His novel Illuminatus! was adapted as a 10-hour science fiction rock epic and performed under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Great Britain's National Theatre, where Wilson appeared in a special cameo role. He is also a former editor at Playboy magazine.

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One should read some of his other non-fiction (and ulyssus) before attemting to read this book.
Everhuge
One of the most popular jokes in animated cartoons shows the protagonist walking off a cliff, without noticing what he has done.
Richard Rasa
RAW stresses that you must do the exercises and be satisfied with your own answers to questions.
Graham Scott

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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Richard Rasa on January 18, 2006
Format: Paperback
"You have to be of a particular bent to appreciate this guy," or not. Maybe any kind of bent will do when you are open minded enough to read past the first paragraphs. I'm critiquing another amazon.com reviewer here, but it's really not necessary to bolster Robert Anton Wilson's reviews as there are plenty of serious accolades for Bob's books all over the Net.

I've long considered "Cosmic Trigger I" and "Prometheus Rising" to be the best introductions to Bob's work, but I now have to add "Email to the Universe" to that list. With essays that span a period of 45 years of this remarkable writer's career, this book offers a breadth of observation and speculation guaranteed to fascinate anyone unafraid of the novelty that defines the most eccentric ideas in quantum mechanics and the most innovative inventions of the information age. As always with RAW's books, the reader is in for a wild ride.

Many of us are apparently afraid of that ride. Neophopia, fear of the new, and Neophilia, love of the new, are described in Bob's essay "Dreams of Flying" with the typical RAW talent for presenting mind-bending examples, as in "Cosmic Trigger," and panoramic elucidation as in "Prometheus Rising."

Forgive me as I cut and paste and string together a handful of lines from several paragraphs in this essay . . .

From Email To The Universe:

" . . . dreams of flying appeared in the collective unconscious before the reality of flight existed in technology, and I suspect that if we understood our dreams better we would use our technology more wisely . . . I suggest that we contemplate what our children look at every Saturday morning on TV. One of the most popular jokes in animated cartoons shows the protagonist walking off a cliff, without noticing what he has done.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Eric Wagner on October 22, 2005
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I really loved this book. From a powerful portrait of the challenges faced by Madalyn Murray when she opposed prayer in schools to the wealth of information available to in 2005 from Internet, James Joyce, etc., this book provides a wealth of mind expanding experiences. I treasure it and look forward to rereading many times in the decades to come.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Alice of Belfort on January 26, 2007
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This book may renew the prospect of free and individual thinking.

A hand-book for 'I like to be learned , not taught'.

You have fulfilled the purpose of living, Mr.Wilson. A gross of roses your other books are as well.

It will inspire generations to come.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Graham Scott on January 13, 2008
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R.A. Wilson (RAW), is a gateway for the average individual and a guide to boot. He'll take any individual on a whirlwind tour of great minds and subjects but more importantly than that he stresses in his writings how to APPLY these things. His sense of humour is tremendous but the man is by no means naive or blindly optimistic. Everybody these days is going on about quantum physics and philosophy but most of it is the usual buzzword-laden, thought-fad-of-the-moment, "white light" drivel that excites emotions and clutters bookshelves. RAW stresses that you must do the exercises and be satisfied with your own answers to questions.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Everhuge on May 16, 2007
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One should read some of his other non-fiction (and ulyssus) before attemting to read this book. Its good, especialy the essey about Androfobia (fear of menn). Im from Norway, but his ideas transends western culture. All in all I am glad i read prometheus rising and quantum psycology before reading this.
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