Saturday, March 17, 2018

Jordan Bates on Robert Anton Wilson


Jordan Bates

"Robert Anton Wilson, if you’re unaware, was something of a countercultural Gandalf, a white-haired wizard of skepticism and subversion. Wilson lived a remarkably diverse life, becoming, at various times, a novelist, essayist, philosopher, polymath, psychologist, editor, playwright, psychonaut, futurist, civil libertarian, Discordian Saint, and self-described agnostic mystic. A mouthful, I know—the man got shit done."

From an essay, "Reality Tunnels & E-Prime: A Taste of Robert Anton Wilson," by Jordan Bates that came out in 2014. I missed it at the time, so I'm linking to it now. 

See also his "12 Books That Destroyed and Rebuilt My Mind," which includes Cosmic Trigger. 

3 comments:

Eric Wagner said...

I do love Spider Robinson's writing, though.

Eric Wagner said...

Oops, I meant to post that on the Lafferty article wherein he bashes my beloved Spider.

Cleveland Okie (Tom Jackson) said...

@Eric, understood. I think the rest of us are free to ignore these feuds and not take sides.