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The Illuminati Papers (1980)

by Robert Anton Wilson

Other authors: Aidan A. Kelly (Editor)

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A magazine format book with illustrations. A wild bear-naked plunge into the salmon-leap cataract of consciousness. The author is a magician adept, understands the Cantos of Pound, and he is not afraid to use them.

Includes Wildeblood's exposition on the Pisan Cantos of Pound. "All things that are, are lights. {Omnia quia sunt, lumina sunt.} " An hermetic koan attributed to Scotus Erigena, who taught in the 9th c, but was ritually exhumed and condemned as a heretic during the Albigensian crusade of the 11th c. [105b] She cantossed herself at Pound, in the lines linked with the troubadour Sordello: "And if I see her not / No sight is worth the beauty of my thought." The thought, we all thought, of her "light limbs". [106a]

So many gems:

Take the time to check your trajectory. "If the world seems to be getting bigger and funnier all the time, your intelligence is steadily increasing. If the world seems to be getting smaller and nastier all the time, your stupidiety is steadily increasing." --Simon Moon [137b]
Insrcibed and Signed by RA Wilson. ( )
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Ia all of history a vast conspiracy? Cosmic joke?. Robert Anton Wilson developed the story of the Illuminati, a conspiracy as old as time itself, as a vehicle to amuse and enlighten. His best-selling books, The Illuminati Trilogy and Cosmic Trigger, have delighted readers the world over and made the Illuminati conspiracy the perfect metaphor for our time. In the ILLUMINATI PAPERS, Robert Anton Wilson speaks through characters from his novels and other realities and presents his views on our future way of life. Includes. The HEAD Revolution. Secrets of Evolution. How to Eliminate Stupidity. Il.… (more)

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