History Creator / RobertAntonWilson

31st Oct '15 11:32:29 AM AgProv
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* ReportsOfMyDeathWereGreatlyExaggerated: in 1994 in the early days of the Internet, a false report of bob's death went viral. Knowing nothing of this, he was puzzled when people began ringing and calling at his house offering condolences to his widow. He wrote an essay on "being dead" called '''[[http://rawilson.com/trigger3.html My Life After Death: I Got Run Over On The Information Superhighway]]''' that illustrates what it felt like to be declared "dead" in this way.
4th Jun '15 4:27:54 PM AgProv
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* HistoricalInJoke

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* HistoricalInJoke HistoricalInJoke: For instance his play on the Kennedy assassination, as a collision of ''five'' different conspiraciies.



* MagicMusic

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* MagicMusicMagicMusic: The AMA's performance at the Ingolstadt music festival, designed to open a doorway to the Other and liberate a Nazi army held in a bio-mystical protective field in the lake.



* MindScrew

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* MindScrewMindScrew: the concept of ''Operation Mind-Fuck'' (OM).



* PrisonRape

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* PrisonRapePrisonRape: which may or may not have happened to George Dorn.



* UnusualChapterNumbers

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* UnusualChapterNumbersUnusualChapterNumbers: "chapters" have names rather than numbers, drawn from the Germanic philosophy of Discordianism.
4th Jun '15 4:22:33 PM AgProv
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Robert Anton Wilson (1932-2007) was an author of 58 mindbending books, including ''Literature/TheIlluminatusTrilogy'' (with Robert Shea), The ''Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy'', ''Cosmic Trigger'', the stage play ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Reich_in_Hell Wilhelm Reich in Hell]]'', and many more.

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Robert Anton Wilson (1932-2007) was an author of 58 mindbending books, including ''Literature/TheIlluminatusTrilogy'' (with Robert Shea), The ''Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy'', ''Cosmic Trigger'', the stage play ''[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Reich_in_Hell Wilhelm Reich in Hell]]'', and many more. He also wrote for a bewilderingly wide range of magazines, from ''Magazine/{{Playboy}}'' to ''Magazine/ForteanTimes''.
16th Dec '14 3:40:02 PM CassandraLeo
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* FairForItsDay: Wilson's opposition to environmentalism makes a certain amount of sense given his age and upbringing, but looks rather naive by modern standards.
16th Dec '14 3:39:49 PM CassandraLeo
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* AnarchismIsChaos: Consistently inverted.

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* AnarchismIsChaos: AnarchyIsChaos: Consistently inverted.
16th Dec '14 3:39:42 PM CassandraLeo
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* [[UsefulNotes/{{Anarchism}} Anarchy]] as a positive force.
* AnarchismIsChaos: Consistently inverted.
21st Jun '14 9:02:27 AM Doc_Loki
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* CharacterFilibuster

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* FairForItsDay: Wilson's opposition to environmentalism makes a certain amount of sense given his age and upbringing, but looks rather naive by modern standards.
5th Feb '14 5:41:22 AM Doc_Loki
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* FootnoteFever

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* FootnoteFever FootnoteFever: Most prominently in the second volume of ''The Historical Illuminatus Chronciles''.
16th Jan '14 2:14:48 PM Prfnoff
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* AsHimself: Wilson is a major character in PhilipKDick's ''{{VALIS}}''. Dick and Wilson were friends in real life until Dick's paranoia got the better of him.

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* AsHimself: Wilson is a major character in PhilipKDick's ''{{VALIS}}''. Creator/PhilipKDick's ''Literature/{{VALIS}}''. Dick and Wilson were friends in real life RealLife until Dick's paranoia got the better of him.
5th Oct '13 11:06:34 PM Fireblood
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* ArcWords: The words: "No wife, no horse, no mustache" echoes in several of his novels.

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* ArcWords: The words: words "No wife, no horse, no mustache" echoes echo in several of his novels.



* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Bob's personal philosophy was "I don't believe in anything, but I have many suspicions." His novels often repeat the mantra: "Only madman is absolutely certain." (Or "It isn't real unless it makes you laugh".)

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* BeliefMakesYouStupid: Bob's personal philosophy was "I don't believe in anything, but I have many suspicions." His novels often repeat the mantra: "Only the madman is absolutely certain.sure." (Or "It isn't real unless it makes you laugh".)



* UnusualEuphemism: In his sexually explicit ''Schrodinger's Cat Trilogy'', Wilson used the names of prominent real-world MoralGuardians for sex acts and organs. The rationale for this was that some of these people claimed that the words were inherently offensive. Wilson reasoned that if it was the words, and not the acts, which were offensive, these same people could hardly find their own names offensive. Interestingly, his replacements include roughly equal numbers of conservative Supreme Court Justices and prominent Feminists.

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* UnusualEuphemism: In his sexually explicit ''Schrodinger's Cat Trilogy'', Wilson used the names of prominent real-world MoralGuardians for sex acts and organs. The rationale for this was that some of these people claimed that the words were inherently offensive. Wilson reasoned that if it was the words, and not the acts, which were offensive, these same people could hardly find their own names offensive. Interestingly, his replacements include roughly equal numbers of conservative Supreme Court Justices and prominent Feminists.feminists (who at the time had campaigned against pornography).
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