Friday, January 31, 2014

Illuminatus! feature in Berkeley Barb

Kudos to Adam Gorightly for uncovering a March 1976 feature in the Berkeley Barb about Robert Anton Wilson and the Illuminatus! trilogy. Many of the facts in the piece are ones that I've read elsewhere, but there are some cool nuggets, including a revelation about which part of the book was written first. (Click on the clipping to get a document big enough to read.) The Historia Discordia blog continues to offer interesting documents.

UPDATE: After I wrote the above, I glanced again at the Historia Discordia blog. The header apparently has a rotating collection of absurd Discordian quotes, and today I read a quote with the headline, "Grand Opera." The quote: "Wherefore my bowels shall sound like a harp for Moab, and mine inward parts for Kirharesh." Isaiah 16:11. I thought maybe it was a parody, but I looked it up, and it's Isaiah 16:11, all right. That Adam Gorightly, if you don't watch out, he'll turn you into a Bible scholar.

5 comments:

Illiaminated said...

The "English UFO paper" was, of course, an early incarnation of the greatest magazine in the world.

Arthur Hlavaty said...

Try Isaiah 36:12

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Arthur Hlavaty said...

That "Frederick Brown" thing is weird. If they mean Fredric Brown, I was in his cult, but I don't know of anyone else who was.

Cleveland Okie (Tom Jackson) said...

Oh my gosh, I checked out that quote.

I assumed he meant "Fredric Brown" too, and I knew one or two other people who liked him, too.