Tuesday, September 9, 2014

J. Christian Greer on Wilson, Leary and Discordianism


J. Christian Greer 

Here is some good news. Dutch scholar and Discordian J. Christian Greer has been awarded a New York Public Library Short Term Research Fellowship to study the Timothy Leary Papers. On Monday, Mr. Greer put up his first blog post, discussing what the papers reveal about Leary, Robert Anton Wilson and Discordianism. (Mr. Greer has sometimes posted on this blog as JCG, although fortunately the NYPL did not  hold that against him.)

"Financial difficulties prohibited the Robert Anton Wilson estate from maintaining a posthumous archive, and thus the Leary papers at NYPL represents not only an essential resource for Wilson’s work, but also acts as one of the few repositories of Discordianism’s material history," Greer writes.

Read the whole thing. 

More on Mr. Greer here. He already has three university degrees, including a master's in "hermetic philosophy and related currents," and is working on his Ph.D.