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Sunday, September 12, 2010

PROMETHEUS RISING: The key to Wilson's novels?

I am almost finished with PROMETHEUS RISING, and it's fascinating. While I am dubious about some of Wilson's theories, it's book that has a great deal of interesting material, and it seems to put a great many of Wilson's ideas together in one place. I would argue that if someone became interested in Wilson through his fiction, and wanted to know where to go next, it would be logical to read PROMETHEUS and the three "Cosmic Trigger" books.


Eric Wagner said...

About which theories do you feel dubious?

I have found the exercises in Prometheus Rising very useful over the past 25 years.

Cleveland Okie (Tom Jackson) said...

I really need to read the book a second time to absorb all of the information in it -- it's really kind of mind blowing. I found it very inspiring and it helped my decision to resume my Buddhist practice. At the same time, I don't know how far to go in embracing the eight circuits. Wilson himself says it is a model, subject to modification as more information becomes available.