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Robert Anton Wilson's Cosmic Trigger, Volume II: Down To Earth Paperback – January 1, 2009
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Hilarious, multi-dimensional. A laugh a paragraph. -- The Los Angeles Times
The Lenny Bruce of philosophers. -- The Denver Post
Wilson is a Quantum leap. -- Israel Regardie, author of "The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magic"
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Along the way, the book dives deep into the Mafia, the CIA, the Vatican, the Masons and a host of other topics. Wilson expertly describes his voyage through uncovering a vast web of a conspiracy that unfolds right in front of him. Wilson is a master of his craft and a leading thinker in the psychological space. This book is by far the best of the series and stands alone quite well. For a reader new to Wilson, this is a good starting point. For a fan, this is definitely a must have.
Cosmic Trigger II is semi-autobiographical, presented mainly in short sections of one or two pages which can mostly be read separately from each other. It is a good book for opening up at random now and again, and pondering on one of these short chapters. You might get some sobering observations on the human condition, or a bit of enlightenment and a really good laugh! There are also however, many interconnecting themes running throughout the book. Along the way, just about every belief system in human experience is called into question. A whole range of political, religious, scientific, and philosophical points of view are embraced and/or seriously challenged, not to mention the mechanical thought patterns of the reader as well. By continually shifting his and your perception, Wilson gets you to WAKE UP!
A brief selection from the table of contents might give newcomers at least some idea of the range of this book: A Sociological Horoscope, Attack of the Killer Spider, Cosmic Economics, The Square Root of Minus One and Other Mysteries. The author suggests that the important lesson of Cosmic Trigger II can be summed up as follows: "1. Never believe totally in anybody else's Belief System. 2. Never believe totally in your own Belief System." Excellent. Read this book and free your mind!
There has never been anyone like Robert Anton Wilson, cosmic jester/philosopher extraordinaire who has generously expanded more minds through the years than most so-called teachers of higher learning. "Higher Learning" through the RAW method produces a frightening, staggering number of people who end up thinking for themselves and - this part's really scary - actually start enjoying their lives.
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If you're a fan of RAW as I am. this is a must-have. I've not only devoured his work (I re-read the first Cosmic Trigger annually), but I actually do all the exercises as... Read morePublished 4 months ago by D. Linabury
Not just a book an intellectual adventure. Amazing, funny, thought provoking, mind expanding. If you like the science fiction of Philip K Dick (who knew Wilson, had similar... Read morePublished 10 months ago by AK
Stuck in your own BS, thats too bad? buy this book, don't get stuck in your own BS!Published 12 months ago by Shpongoloid
I bought this book for my friend Brian who is into Robert Anton Wilson's writing. It does look like an interesting book and I will probably borrow it from him once he finishes it. Read morePublished on November 29, 2012 by Randall Thomasson
Robert Anton Wilson always does that: he opens your mind. I've read 5 of his books so far and I don't think I'll stop until I read them all (maybe I can finally scape my own... Read morePublished on September 27, 2012 by Smooooooth
This is a very insightful book, covers a few topics, such as quantum physics, history, philosophy, and just palin, good old common sense. Read morePublished on November 23, 2010 by Christine S. Shealer