The latest Hilaritas Press podcast has been released today; the topic is Beethoven, the host is Mike Gathers, and the guest is Eric Wagner.,This is a podcast I have been patiently waiting for and I will listen to it soon. Here is the RAW quote at the podcast page, from one of my favorites of RAW's books, Cosmic Trigger 2:
Whether one is transported out of one’s habitual Realty Tunnel to the multiple-choice labyrinth of Virtual Reality by marijuana or by Charlie Parker or by sexual orgasm or by meditation or by Picasso or by King Kong or by the Wicked Witch of the West, the experience has a quality of timelessness and liberation about it. One feels less mechanical and seems on the edge of grasping what the mystics mean by “Awakening”; sometimes, especially with Beethoven, one almost feels that one will never forget the “absurd good news” (as Chesterton called it) of that Awakened state.
Whenever I hear from Eric, he often mentions what he has been listening to. He is the author of An Insider's Guide to Robert Anton Wilson.
When I was growing up, my father used to put a Beethoven piano concerto (sometimes Mozart instead) on the stereo when we sat down to Sunday dinner. In high school, I started listening to Stravinsky and went on from there, but I never lost interest in Beethoven.