Thursday, April 9, 2020

Robert Anton Wilson's 'Illuminatus!' course syllabus



Today I want to point to something Alias Bogus recently linked to the comments, and also sent to me recently via email at my request: The course syllabus for Robert Anton Wilson's 2004 course on the Illuminatus! Trilogy at Maybe Logic Academy. (Another version is here.)

This seems very valuable to me, although as he says, some of the links no longer work. The link to RAW's Adam Weishaupt essay in the first week is broken, for example, but you can find it here.  A few of the links do work, but it would be nice to know what the "Tucker article" refers to.

The Wayback Machine can be useful with at least some of these links. Here is what's preserved for http://www.frogboy.freeuk.com/illuminatus.html, a link that no longer works.

See also his Illuminatus! studies site.

Thanks for this!


8 comments:

Lvx15 said...

Program your search engine with Benjamin Tucker Individual Liberty. 😁

Eric Wagner said...

Thanks Bogus and Tom. I find Bob’s interest in the Decembrists fascinating.

Unknown said...

A quotation from the movie borders is commonly attributed to Kenneth Galbraith - a witty remark on capitalism vs socialism.

RAW and the film makers attributed it to Ben Tucker, Silent Actor

Ben Turpin was a silent actor.
Ben Tucker was a vocal genius.

Can we fact check this?

Alias Bogus said...

Thanks for the updated links, I will go correct them on the website.

I haven't done any detailed work on following through on this material. I don't have my paper copies of online chat here, and I don't think anyone ever saved all the discussions (?) Will check out old hard drives.

Will see if I can find out about the Tucker article - almost certainly the anarchist Benjamin Tucker's take on alternative economics...

Alias Bogus said...

I have hunted around in the fragments that still exist on an old hard drive, and found that Admin had posted an excerpt from a collection of Benjamin Tucker's writings, "Individual Liberty", up in the forums. So not exactly an "article".

I have added it to the website, and you can read it here.

quackenbush said...

I will check my archives, but I should have several MLA course syllabus and a lot of archived comments by our man. Also, I have not updated RAWFans.com in a long while but if a link to another site has broken, I should have saved an archive of that material.

This will give me something to do this week...

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https://thefrogweb.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/raw/