Tuesday, October 03, 2006

A Message From Douglas Rushkoff: Robert Anton Wilson

Posted by: Douglas Rushkoff

I hope people I've inspired with my work would band together to help me out in my later years if I needed it. Which is at least part of the reason why I'm sending what I can to support cosmic thinking patriarch Robert Anton
Wilson
, whose infirmity and depleted finances have put him in the precarious position of not being able to meet next month's rent.

In case the name doesn't immediately ring a bell, Bob is the guy who wrote Cosmic Trigger - still the best narrative on how to enter and navigate the psycho-spiritual realm, and co-wrote the Illuminatus Trilogy, an epic work that pushes beyond conspiracy theory into conspiracy practice. Robert Anton Wilson will one day be remembered alongside such literary philosophers as Aldous Huxley and James Joyce.

But right now, Bob is a human being in a rather painful fleshsuit, who needs our help. I refuse for the history books to say he died alone and destitute, for I want future generations to know we appreciated Robert Anton Wilson while he was alive.

Let me add, on a personal note, that Bob is the only one of my heroes who I was not disappointed to actually meet in person. He was of tremendous support to me along my road, and I'm honored to have the opportunity to be of some support on his.

Any donations can be made to Bob directly to the Paypal account
olgaceline@gmail.com.

You can also send a check payable to Robert Anton Wilson to
Dennis Berry c/o Futique Trust,
P.O. Box 3561,
Santa Cruz, CA 95063.

More about Robert Anton Wilson

Robert Anton Wilson

Deoxy Site

The Fan Site

--
"the map is not the territory"
(Alfred Korzybski)

"In conclusion, there is no conclusion.
Things go on as they always have,
getting weirder all the time.

Hail Eris. All hail Discordia. Fnord?"
(Robert Anton Wilson,
International Arms and Hashish Inc.,
Darra Bazar, Kohat)

1 comment:

Mimus Pauly said...

Been a long time since I dropped in...

I got to posting on this one late. After two-plus years of blogging, lateness is second nature to me. But I posted on it -- and I'm sending Wilson a check tomorrow...