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Monday, October 19, 2015

Cosmic Trigger online discussion group starts early next year

Charles Faris

The next online discussion group (following previous groups for Coincidance, Masks of the Illuminati, Quantum Psychology and Illuminatus! will be an online discussion going through Cosmic Trigger: The Final Secret of the Illuminati! (aka, Cosmic Trigger, Vol. 1. 

The discussion will be led by Charles Faris, who has frequently contributed in the comments and who wrote one of the final entries at the conclusion of the Illuminatus! discussion. I asked Charles for a brief bio, and he obliged:

Charles was born in Alabama, raised in Hawaii, and spent his post-college life bouncing back and forth between Iowa and Bay Area California. He has worked as a dishwasher, busboy, lifeguard, grocer, retail whore, telephone solicitor, political canvasser, waiter, caretaker for the mentally disabled, chimney sweep, writing teacher, massage therapist, yoga teacher, and more. He has written a novel (burned), 2 collections of poetry (lost), 1 collection of short stories (MA thesis), and a variety of random non-fiction (HA!) pieces for a variety of dis-reputable journals. He is currently working on a writing project of which he can say no more. He currently resides in Roslindale MA, a suburb in Boston with long term love Randi, son Rowan, and cat Sabina.

Charles would like to begin in mid-January and is "bubbling with ideas." The idea is to do 10 pages at a time, or so. We are hoping the Robert Anton Wilson Trust's new edition of Cosmic Trigger, featuring the new preface by John Higgs, will be out by then. 

I will let Charles take the lead and make all of the decisions on the discussion, but I will be contributing the comments, along with everyone else who cares to jump in. 


Anonymous said...

Looking forward to it.

Manic The Doodler said...


Chad N. said...

Can't wait. I hope Hilaritas releases CT soon. Eagerly awaiting the email announcement.

I just sold my old copy of CT on Amazon. I have a rule -- no duplicate books on the bookshelf, even if they're different editions.

Anonymous said...

Hey Manic, we could do sketches along with this reading. I'd like to, then I'd commit to it more naturally. I drifted in and out of the Illuminatus! Reading, but enjoyed ever one I did. I don't mind reading that book in spoor attic chunks.