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Sunday, April 12, 2020

A timely RAW quote

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“Don’t fool around with the masks of reality until you can handle the reality of masks.”
-- Robert Anton Wilson

The quotation was Tweeted out by Jim O'Shaughnessy, and it's from Cosmic Trigger 3: My Life After Death. 

Supplying a bit of context, Rasa wrote, "RAW was writing about the Operation Mindfuck agents who made a fake RAW obituary, but then discovered days later that Bob Shea, the other author of Illuminatus!, actually did die.

"By now, they must feel a little confused, a little guilty and perhaps a bit superstitious." – RAW

Mr. O'Shaughnessy, an investing expert, is the founder, chairman & co-chief investment officer, OSAM LLC, author of the book What Works on Wall Street and host of the "Infinite Loops" podcast.

His Twitter account has more than 86,000 followers, and he frequently quotes Robert Anton Wilson.

When asked the other day, "What one Wilson book do you recommend?  Ideally I’d like to read the one that most succinctly encapsulates his philosophy," Mr. O'Shaughnessy replied, "There are really so many as, like Walt Whitman, he contains multitudes. I'd say either Prometheus Rising or Quantum Psychology in that order."


Eric Wagner said...

I think Oscar Wilde’s “The Truth of Masks” inspired this quote as well as the structure of “email to the universe”.

Anonymous said...

It’s good to see RAW pick up more interest amongst the finance community.
The “mental model” movement has been active for sometime but silent on RAW.