Robert Anton Wilson passes

Illuminatus Trilogy

Best known for the Illuminatus Trilogy, author Robert Anton Wilson passed yesterday. I knew him a bit some years ago. He was brilliant, intellectually fearless, hugely curious, funny, and political. I liked him quite a lot. You may not have heard of him but his influence pops up in the oddest of places, often quite unexpected. His genius was in getting people to view things in ways that had never occurred to them before.

I usually do several posts at Polizeros just after midnight. Often, in a little tribute to him, one post will be at at 00:23, 23 being a special RAW number.

That’s what I mean about his influence popping up unexpectedly! And the 23 tradition will continue here at Polizeros. The world is a better place for his having been here.

From RU Sirius

Robert Anton Wilson taught us all that â┚¬Å“the universe contains a maybe.â┚¬Â So maybe there is an afterlife, and maybe Bob’s consciousness is hovering around all of us who were touched by his words and his presence all these years. And if that’s the case, I’m sure he’d like to see you do something strange and irreverent â┚¬â€ and yet beautiful â┚¬â€œ- in his honor.