Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Zine interview with RAW

Adam Gorightly has uncovered a zine interview with Robert Anton Wilson,  apparently published in the mid to late 1980s, from the zine "Off the Deep End." I think it's an interview that hasn't been available on the net before, but it's hard to check that, since RAWilsonfans.com remains down as of this writing. Anyway, Adam has posted the interview.


T.C. [Tim Cridland]: You've written a number of books on widely differing subjects. Is there an underlying subject or theme that runs through all your works?

R.A.W.: Yes. The underlying theme is that there are a lot of available realities, and you don't have to live your life in the one your parents bought. There are plenty of  hucksters out there selling alternative realities, and you can buy any one you want for yourself. Or, you don't have to buy any of them -- you can look at them all as an anthropologist does. Or you can rent them and go from one reality to another, trying various ones out, until you find one you like best. Or  you can keep on moving forever without tunneling in any of them. 

As for RAWilsonfans.com, the site's host, Joseph Matheny, explains that he is moving all of his websites and that it should be back up soon.

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