Friday, January 12, 2007

RAW Becomes Illuminated

And our world becomes that much darker, or at least less strange. Robert Anton Wilson has died.

Many people have said, at one time or another, "If so-and-so wins this election I'm leaving the country!" Mr. Wilson commemorated Ronald Reagan's election by moving to Britain for 12 years.

We salute a man of principle and ideas. That those principles and ideas were so deeply weird and so invariably interesting was quite the icing on the cake.

For the curious, some essential reading can be found here. This interview, conducted in two parts in 2004 and 2005, may be of use and interest as well.

"Wavy Gravy once asked a Zen Roshi, "What happens after death?"
The Roshi replied, "I don't know."
Wavy protested, "But you're a Zen Master!"
"Yes," the Roshi admitted, "but I'm not a dead Zen Master.""


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