spiral-33x33Welcome to Hilaritas Press

an enterprise of the Robert Anton Wilson Trust

Publishing rights to nineteen of Robert Anton Wilson’s books have reverted to the RAW Trust which will republish these books through the Trust’s publishing house, Hilaritas Press. Like many authors, Bob had, shall we say, a colorful relationship with his publishers. With the advent of new publishing technologies, Bob’s family (the RAW Trust) is eager to offer new and improved editions of these nineteen books. We are going word-by-word through each book, and finding a number of  needed corrections (mostly typos), as well as improving, when possible, book graphics. While editing, we are keeping in mind Bob’s observation from Prometheus Rising, “Wilson’s Tenth Law: no matter how many times a writer proofs a book, hostile critics will always find at least one error that he missed.” Instead of hostile critics, we have friendly editors, and the help of Bob’s friends when a typo presents a challenge. Such was the case when editing Quantum Psychology. One paragraph describing Bob’s thoughts on an aspect of quantum mechanics had a typo that probably left many readers aware of an issue, but unsure of what the correction should be. We had an idea for a fix, and sent that idea off to physicist Nick Herbert (one of the physicists featured in Quantum Psychology). Nick verified that our correction was correct (minor celebrations here in the office that we actually understood that aspect of quantum mechanics!). Needless to say, this is a tedious process, but fortunately, we never tire from re-reading the works of Robert Anton Wilson. After this initial setup, Hilaritas Press will be looking for adventurous authors with new works to include in the Hilaritas Press family. Keep tuned for future details. Use the form on this page to signup for the RAW Trust Newsletter and receive the latest RAW Trust news!

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We are all giants, raised by pygmies, who have
learned to walk with a perpetual mental crouch.
Unleashing our full stature - our total brain power
- is what this book is all about.

Prometheus Rising

The current rampages of territorial-emotional pugnacity sweeping
this planet are not just another civilization falling, Vico fashion.
They are the birth-pangs of a cosmic Prometheus rising out of
the long nightmare of domesticated primate history.

Prometheus Rising

My own opinion is that belief is the death of intelligence.
As soon as one believes a doctrine of any sort, or assumes certitude,
one stops thinking about that aspect of existence. The more certitude
one assumes, the less there is left to think about, and a person sure
of everything would never have any need to think about anything
and might be considered clinically dead under current medical standards,
where absence of brain activity is taken to mean that life has ended.
Cosmic Trigger I

...an optimistic mind-set finds dozens of possible solutions
for every problem that the pessimist regards as incurable.

Cosmic Trigger I

The dynamism of evolution, we repeat,
is the selection of information, coherence,
out of a random series of events.

– Prometheus Rising

The only sensible goal, then, is to try to build a reality-tunnel
for next week that is bigger, funnier, sexier, more optimistic
and generally less boring than any previous reality-tunnel.

Prometheus Rising

Adequate communication flows freely between equals.
Communication between non-equals is warped and distorted
by second-circuit Domination and Submission rituals
perpetuating communication jam and a Game Without End.

– Prometheus Rising

It's important to abolish the unconscious dogmatism
that makes people think their way of looking at reality
is the only sane way of viewing the world.

RAW interview with Jeffrey Elliot (1980)

I'm some kind of antibody in the New Age movement.
My function is to raise the possibility, hey, you know,
some of this stuff might be bullshit.

RAW interview

You should view the world as a conspiracy run by
a very closely-knit group of nearly omnipotent people,
and you should think of those people
as yourself and your friends.


Countdown to July 23rd, 2023


Amor et Hilaritas

News from Hilaritas Press

My World Turned Upside Down

The first time I read The Earth Will Shake was during a Quantum Psychology course taught by Robert Anton Wilson at the Maybe Logic Academy. A book that is most certainly mind-blowing enough by itself, but having recourse to Uncle Pietro himself really upped the intensity!

Hilaritas Press
editions of RAW books

A high probability predicts
New Editions of
Robert Anton Wilson Books

will be released in the following order:
(books in red have been published by Hilaritas Press)

1 ~ Cosmic Trigger I: The Final Secret of the Illuminati (1977)
2 ~ Prometheus Rising (1983)
3 ~ Quantum Psychology (1990)
4 ~ Email to the Universe (2005)
5 ~ Coincidance: A Head Test (1988)
6 ~ The Earth Will Shake (1982)
7 ~ The Widow’s Son (1985
8 ~ Nature’s God (1988)
9 ~ Cosmic Trigger II: Down to Earth (1992)
10 ~ Cosmic Trigger III: My Life After Death (1995)
11 ~ Sex, Drugs and Magick: A Journey Beyond Limits (1988)
12 ~ The New Inquisition (1986)
13 ~ Ishtar Rising (1989)
14 ~ Reality Is What You Can Get Away With (1992)
15 ~ Wilhelm Reich in Hell (1987)
16 ~ The Walls Came Tumbling Down (1997)
17 ~ TSOG: The Thing That Ate the Constitution (2002)
18 ~ Natural Law, or Don’t Put a Rubber on Your Willy (1987)
19 ~ Chaos and Beyond (1994)

– Publishing dates to be announced –