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"I have learned more from Robert Anton Wilson that I have from any other source." - George Carlin
This feature-length documentary is a hilarious and mind-bending journey into the multi-dimensional life of Robert Anton Wilson, one of the foundations of 20th Century Western counterculture and author of the Illuminatus! Trilogy. It features video spanning 25 years and follows Mr.Wilson as he penetrates human illusions, exposing the mathematical probabilities and spooky synchronicities of the eight dimensions of his Universe.
Featuring Tom Robbins, Douglas Rushkoff , R.U. Sirius, Rev. Ivan Stang and Paul Krassner and a sound track by Boards of Canada, Amon Tobin, Pullman, Tarentel, Animals on Wheels, Funki Porcini, and The Cinematic Orchestra.
Winner of Best Documentary Audience Award at the 2004 San Francisco Independent Film Festival.
* Maybe Logic exercises
* 12 minutes of bonus footage
The film is well worth a look, especially if you've never heard of the guy.... Wilson is funny as hell. -- Film Threat, December 23, 2003
- Maybe Logic exercises
- 12 minutes of bonus footage
Top Customer Reviews
I thought the editing was creative and the music fit the movement. This film is a must-see for anyone looking to expand their understanding of human perception or their 'reality tunnel' as Wilson would say. I am surprised I had never come across his work before, Wilson is quite the sage. Tom Robbins also makes a priceless appearance too.
If you enjoy movies like Waking Life or Mind Walk then this film is one to own.
I wish people would make more films like these.
If you are reading this review, you no doubt are familiar with RAW's amazing books. You need to purchase this DVD immediately. Not only will it help RAW financially, it will also help you. If you have not read any of RAW's books but happened to serendipitously stumble across this DVD, I highly recommend reading one of them first. 'Schrödinger's Cat' is possibly my favorite fiction book of all time. 'Prometheus Rising' is an amazing life-changing operator's manual for the infinitely lovely human brain. Either of these books or 'Cosmic Trigger' would be perfect entry points into the one-of-a-kind body of work put forth by RAW.
I realize I have not talked much about the DVD, and therefore this may not be the most affective review... however, whilst bumbling around Amazon, I happened upon this DVD (which I purchased 3 years ago), and felt instantly and very strongly compelled to give it my glowing endorsement.Read more ›
If you're already a fan of Wilson's work, you're unlikely to learn anything new here; but you'll probably enjoy yourself all the same. If, like me, you never got the chance to met Wilson in person, this is probably as close as we'll get to sitting down for a chat with elderly "Uncle Bob". There's also a random assortment of material of varying quality from earlier in his life.
My recommendation in brief: read some of his books first, then leave this video playing on your TV as you go about your daily chores and let Uncle Bob worm his way into your brain.
Dispensing his own personal brand of melange (sorry, another 'Dune' reference) Psychonaut Wilson folds space and time (at least figuratively) taking the viewer through a labyrinth of thought so foreign that it may take sometime to fully recover from the voyage. Such is the protean and eclectic nature of the Robert Anton Wilson experience. Consider this your warning.
Here's your once in a lifetime opportunity to open wide your third-eye and join the self-proclaimed Discordian Pope as he travels at light speed beyond all our self-imposed metaphors and models and through 'Chapel Perilous' on the way to Sirius. I will leave you with one word of advice before your departure. If you see a Pooka* on the journey remember to SMILE!
*[Pooka: Found in Irish fairylore. Can take on a variety of forms, one being a six foot white rabbit].
If you've read and enjoyed his cult classic 'The Illuminatus Trilogy' or 'Cosmic Trigger' you should really get a hold of this DVD. If you're unfamiliar with his work and writings it still 'Maybe Interesting.'
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This gave me a headache, I could feel the attempted brainwashing. The trailer was very misleading, this guy is a nut job!Published 4 months ago by Jocelyn M. Grzelak
One of my favorite DVDs that I get out twice a year to watch to clear out the mental cobwebs and take a good look at my own reality tunnel.Published 17 months ago by Suzanna M. Marlow
Love this. RAW was kind of the coolest guy ever... if you're a fan of his books, buy this and check him out.Published on April 24, 2013 by DD Fnord
Robert Anton Wilson or RAW (as I have begun using to refer to his quotables on Twitter @KenjiSummers) is one of my favorite sages. Read morePublished on March 31, 2012 by K. Summers-Lewis
This documentary will challenge your views on reality in good ways... if you aren't already challenging them yourself and even then probably still would. Read morePublished on February 7, 2012 by tumaru
This review is only my perception of the documentary, and should not be considered an attempt at objectively rating this since I have subjective views, like a lot of you out there. Read morePublished on May 29, 2011 by Daytripper
I loved listening to Robert Anton Wilson. However, the quality of the visuals (with badly done transitions) and the extremely irritating constant music (mostly gloop and bleep... Read morePublished on August 1, 2009 by EBelisha
I thought to type out a review of the documentary but the guy directly below me already wrote almost word for word what I imagine I was going to. Read morePublished on March 16, 2009 by thames
If you are new to the writings of Robert Anton Wilson, maybe you have just heard of him or maybe you are a science fiction fan who has read only The Illuminatus Trilogy, then don't... Read morePublished on August 1, 2007 by Glenn