Saturday, January 13, 2007

Robert Anton Wilson: never rule out any possibility

The Blog Paul Krassner: Literary Loss The Huffington Post from Paul Krassner, on the death of Robert Anton Wilson: In 1964, I ran another front-cover story by him, "Timothy Leary and His Psychological H-Bomb," which began: "The future may decide that the two greatest thinkers of the 20th Century were Albert Einstein, who showed how to create atomic fission in the physical world, and Timothy Leary, who showed how to create atomic fission in the psychological world. The latter discovery may be more important than the former; there are some reasons for thinking that it was made necessary by the former....Leary may have shown how our habits of thought can be changed...."

And from The New York TIMES:

Mr. Wilson contended that people should never rule out any possibility, including that lasagna might fly. On Jan. 6, in his last post on his personal blog, he wrote: “I don’t see how to take death seriously. I look forward without dogmatic optimism, but without dread. I love you all and I deeply implore you to keep the lasagna flying.”

Two good articles about a fascinating fellow help to begin to put our culture into perspective, finally. Tune in.

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