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Saturday, December 18, 2021

RAW's 'HEAD Revolution'

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A new discovery by Martin Wagner: "Adventures in the HEAD Revolution," about various experiments by Robert Anton Wilson in retuning his brain. A good read, although quite a bit of overlap with Cosmic Trigger II. Excerpt: 

I have never felt any attraction to legends about Atlantis, doctrines of reincarnation and karma, channeling, or most of the other dogmas of New Agers. Rather, I tend to agree with Chogyam Trungpa Rimpoche, who called such ideas “spiritual materialism”—belief systems that have no relevance whatever to the work on ego-transcendence that Mysticism demands. I always feel amused, but never offended, by the Protestant Fundamentalists who vehemently assure me I “am” enslaved by Satan and by the Materialist Fundamentalists who assure me, with equal passion, that I “am” as crazy as a waltzing mouse.