Friday, December 23, 2016
Adam Gorightly on James Shelby Downard
If the name "James Shelby Downard" sounds at least vague familiar, perhaps it is because Robert Anton Wilson mentions him in Cosmic Trigger as helping to come up with "the most absurd, the most incredible, the most ridiculous Illuminati theory of them all." This is the theory that ties together (quoting CT again) "The assassination of John F. Kennedy at 33° of latitude, to fulfill the alchemical ritual of 'the killing of the divine king' " with other important events or places on the same latitude. (From the "Leary emerges from darkness and Sirius rises again" chapter. )
Adam Gorightly — and who else? — explains more about Downard in a new blog posting, "When Downard Met Discordia." Adam has come into possession of a "lost" unpublished Downard manuscript on microfiche which can't easily be scanned using OCR. So he needs volunteer typists to help in getting a usable manuscript typed up. In return, you get "a sneak peak at a portion of Downard’s missing magnum opus—not to mention a gratis copy after it’s published!"