Saturday, January 13, 2007

Freshman at the God College - Robert Anton Wilson

Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored," your turnpike truck stop for Twinkies and testimonials!

Bored gods and goddesses everywhere are today marking the passing of author Robert Anton Wilson. Wilson, who wrote more than 50 books (fiction and nonfiction), and was an original thinker of the first stripe.

It's been gratifying to surf through the pagan web sites and find how many of them have lauded this unique individual. We at "The Gods Are Bored" had no idea what a groundswell of popularity existed for Wilson's work, particularly Cosmic Trigger, which was our personal favorite as well.

It's impossible to summarize Wilson's philosophical/theological/cosmological writings, way past the ability of humble goat judges like me. But here's a nice quote I found out in the wild, wild web:

"I have an open mind about things
I don't have any dogmas,
I await further enlightenment."

Based on this simple utterance, Robert Anton Wilson has been accepted into the 2007 class at the Intergalactic Academy of Gods and Goddesses (IAG&G), located in the Crab Nebula. Largely unappreciated on this planet in this era, he will have a chance to work his wonders elsewhere, among those who will truly appreciate him.

Bon voyage, RAW!

From your fan,



Tennessee Jed said...

You know what Anne, I like you. You're not like the other people, here
in the trailer park.

"I await further enlightenment." that is going to be part of my life soundtrack from now on!

BBC said...

I don't believe I've ever heard of him until the recent news of his passing.

But I like the quote, I'm still learning things from the cosmos myself seeing as humans and most of their books aren't worth reading. It's just a bunch of monkey droppings in them.

I didn't hear that we are God in evolution from any stupid books.

Have a good weekend Anne.

Tennessee Jed said...

Wow dig that 23 over his head! That is some crazy law of fives stuff. I did not notice that before...spooky.