Science fiction author, winner of the 1986 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
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    Robert Anton Wilson (born Robert Edward Wilson; 18 January 1932 - 11 January 2007) was an American author, novelist, essayist, editor, playwright, poet, futurist, psychologist, and self-described agnostic mystic. Recognized as an Episkopos, Pope, and saint of Discordianism, Wilson helped publicize the group through his writings and interviews.

    Home Page

    The Robert Anton Wilson Website
    Maintained by his daughter, Christina; sections include biograhy, books (with excerpts), thoughts, poetry, jokes and related links

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    18 Jan 1932, in Brooklyn, New York City


    11 Jan 2007, in Santa Cruz, California

    Awards Received

    1986 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, granted by Libertarian Futurist Society, Prometheus Hall of Fame Award
    For The Illuminatus! Trilogy

    Web Pages

    Robert Anton Wilson - Libertarian: Advocates for Self-Government
    Includes biography, photo, quotes and remembrances from libertarians
    "A college newspaper called him a 'sage, a prophet, a psychologist, a guru, a futurist, a guerilla ontologist, an adept, and a postmodernist.' An audiotape company called him a 'visionary, poet, futurist, and libertarian philosopher.' And a movie reviewer called him a 'raconteur, gadfly, libertarian, conspiracist, stand-up comedian, poet, prankster, mystic, and madman.' Take your pick; they may all be true."


    NewCheck Your History, by B. K. Marcus, 11 Mar 2014
    Discusses the leftist meme "check your privilege" (criticised in another article by Sarah Skwire) and offers a second, historical point based on the etymology of the word "privilege"
    "My own path out of the default leftism I grew up with ... did not begin with Ayn Rand or Murray Rothbard. Of greater influence was Robert Anton Wilson's Illuminatus! trilogy. In a scene ... we find our anarchist hero Hagbard Celine ... undercover at a Council on Foreign Relations banquet. The topic of conversation is Mortimer Adler's claim that 'we and the Communists share the same Great Tradition ... and we must join together against the one force that really does threaten civilization—anarchism!' Our hero interrupts the ensuing conversation ..."
    Related Topic: The State

    Books Authored

    Prometheus Rising, 1983
    Partial contents: The Thinker & The Prover - Hardware & Software: The Brain & Its Programs - The Oral Bio-Survival Circuit - The Anal Emotional Territorial Circuit - Dickens & Joyce: The Two-Circuit Dialectic - The Time-Binding Semantic Circuit
    Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy, 1979
    Contents: The Universe Next Door - The Trick Top Hat - The Homing Pigeons
    The Illuminatus! Trilogy: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, Leviathan
        by Robert Anton Wilson, Robert Shea, 1975
    Contents: Illuminatus! Part I: The Eye in the Pyramid - Book One: Verwirrung - Book Two: Zweitracht - Illuminatus! Part II: The Golden Apple - Book Three: Unordnung - Book Four: Beamtenherrschaft - Illuminatus! Part III: Leviathan - Book Five: Grummet


    Robert Anton Wilson and Karl Hess: Subversion for Fun and Profit, Sep 1987
    Wilson and Hess at the Libertarian Party national convention, fielding questions from the audience on numerous topics
    Related Topics: Libertarianism, Karl Hess

    Dr. Demento, Walter Block and Robert Anton Wilson: Sex, Drugs, and Rock n' Roll, by Dr. Demento, 5 Sep 1987
    Panel discussion at the 1987 Libertarian National Convention
    Related Topics: Libertarianism, Walter Block

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