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on April 3, 2007
"Cosmic Trigger" is worth reading both for its historical value and its relevance today. Many of the important figures of the 60's and 70's, like Tim Leary, J Edgar Hoover and Robert A Wilson, are dead and gone, but the problems they represented are still with us. Permit me to quote one paragraph:

"Paul Watzlavik, among others, has performed classic experiments in which totally sane people will begin to behave with all the irrationality of hospitalized paranoids or schizophrenics - just because they have been lied to in a calculated and systematic way. This sort of 'disinformation' matrix is so typical of many aspects of our society (e.g. advertizing and organized religion, as well as government) that some psychiatrists, such as R.D. Laing, claim it is the principal cause of psychotic breakdowns. When the politics of lying becomes normal, paranoia and alienation become the 'normality' of the day. The government, as the principal liar of the 1960's, was, of course, more deluded than anyone else, since its reality-map had become a classic disinformation system. The establishment began looking around for the villains to blame for the escalating social disintegration. Tim Leary got elected, by unanimous acclaim, Villain #1."

Nominations are now open for Villain #1 of this decade. Osama seems to be leading.
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on May 14, 2017
The first half is really interesting and entertaining. Second half is less narrative.
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on March 21, 2016
Excellent and thought provoking investigation into realms not often discussed. The amazing thing is even though it was written a generation ago it is still relevant and fresh
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on October 11, 2013
What more can I say? Read the book and you will understand...everything. Well, maybe NOT everything, but it is a real eye opener!
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on August 16, 2017
This book is another step along the path. If you're reading this, buy the book and continue your journey. Humanity needs you more than you know. Peace, love, and eternal evolution to all.
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on June 16, 2017
This book changed the way I see the world and how I think about the universe.
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on July 10, 2015
Robert Anton Wilson's autobiographical work gives us an amazing insight into what thinking outside the box really means.
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on February 3, 2017
Wonderful boo! Gift for a friend.
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on December 20, 2016
Everybody should read this book
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on September 21, 2015
For anyone who is a fan of RAW (Robert Anton Wilson) this is one you have to check out. Very, very entertaining and insightful.
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