Friday, September 10, 2010

ILLUMINATUS! and synchronicities

On their Synchonicity blog, Trish and Rob MacGregor post about a letter they received from a writer friend, Peter Levenda, who explains that he recently re-read the ILLUMINATUS! trilogy and then ran across a New York Times crossword puzzle which included an entry about Ingolstadt. Scroll down the comments for the blog postings to read the entries by "cj," who discusses Freemasonry and the Illuminati as a self-described "insider."

I had never heard of Trish and Rob MacGregor until I ran across their blog, but they are quite successful writers (each of them has won an Edgar award). Their Synchronicity blog is tied to their latest book, THE SEVEN SECRETS OF SYNCHRONICITY. A few hours after spotting their blog posting, my wife and I visited Quarter Moon Books and Gifts, a small bookstore on Topsail Island, N.C., with a small selection of books, and I almost immediately found their book. After I glanced at it, I put it back on the shelf. Then I thought for some reason that I ought to look at it again, so I opened it up and looked at the acknowledgements, which thank their agent, Al Zuckerman. Zuckerman was also Robert Anton Wilson's literary agent; I tried to call him last week to ask for an interview and left him a message on his voicemail.

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