Monday, March 16, 2015
Week 56, Illuminatus online reading group
The Biograph Theatre in 1934, shortly after Dillinger was shot, in a photograph taken by the FBI. The Biograph is still in Chicago and now offers live performances.
(This week: Page 585, "Well, said Joe," to page 595, "a circle with a downward pointing trident carved inside it.")
Well, we find out which minor Illuminatus! character killed John Kennedy and we get confirmation (if you had missed it before) that Joe Malik himself bombed the offices of Confrontation magazine. I don't have an overarching blog post this time, just some notes:
"I became a cop because of Billy Freshette," page 588. Mary Lou Servix is talking.
"preaching that the greatest of the White Magicians had died just recently in England and now the age of the Black Magicians was beginning," page 589. Aleister Crowley died in 1947.
"Mordecai the Foul," page 591. Robert Anton Wilson.
"You're either on the sub or off the sub," page 593. References "you're either on the bus or off the bus," the psychedelic bus of the Merry Pranksters in Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test.
(Next week, "The peace symbol," said George, Page 595, to "If we're right about this, we might all be dead before Woodstock Europa opens next week." Page 605.)