While this, the second volume of the Cosmic Trigger trilogy, continues along the path set by the original Cosmic Trigger I: Final Secret of the Illuminati, it also stands solidly on its own. Any reader with an open mind and a sense of humor cannot help but be entertained and enlightened while following Wilson's explorations into such subjects as the future of cyberspace; the peculiarities of Irish jurisprudence; links among the Mafia, the CIA and the Catholic Church; anal-eroticism in The White House; the Dog Castrator of Palm Springs; and many more observations from his infinitely fertile brain.
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Robert Anton Wilson was the co-author (with Robert Shea) of the underground classic the "Illuminatus!" trilogy, which won the 1986 Prometheus Hall of Fame Award. His other writings include the "Schrodinger's Cat" trilogy, called "the most scientific of all science fiction novels" by New Scientist, and many non-fiction works of Futurist psychology and guerrilla ontology. Wilson, who saw himself as a Futurist, author, and stand-up comic, regularly gave seminars at Esalan and other New Age centers. Wilson made both a comedy record (Secrets of Power), and a punk rock record (The Chocolate Biscuit Conspiracy), and his play, "Wilhelm Reich in Hell," has been performed throughout the world. His novel, "Illuminatus!," was adapted as a 10-hour science fiction rock epic and performed under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at Great Britain's National Theatre, where Wilson appeared in a special cameo role. He was also a former editor at Playboy magazine.Review:
A 21st Century Renaissance Man funny, wise and optimistic the Lenny Bruce of philosophers.-- Denver Post "A Super-Genius He has written everything I was afraid to write." -- Dr. John Lilly "Dazzling the most thrilling tilt-a-whirls and daring loop-o-planes on the midway of higher consciousness." -- Tom Robbins author of Even Cowgirls Get the Blues "One of the funniest, most incisive social critics around, and with a positive bent, thank Goddess."-- Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade -- Author Reviews
Hilarious, multi-dimensional. A laugh a paragraph. -- The Los Angeles Times
The Lenny Bruce of philosophers. -- The Denver Post
Wilson is a Quantum leap. -- Israel Regardie, author of "The Complete Golden Dawn System of Magic"
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