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!
The current FBI has swung a pendulum from 50 years ago, when the FBI was an enemy of progressive activists. An agent’s poison-pen memo attempted to smear Tom Hayden with the worst possible label they could invoke with flyers – yep, an FBI informer.
I am entirely delighted and completely flabbergasted to have the opportunity to present RAW ART: The Illustrated Lives and Ideas of Robert Anton Wilson, a collection of my RAW based comix and art, published by the RAW Trust, on the Hilaritas Press label, in the same catalog as such immortal classics as Cosmic Trigger and Prometheus Rising! :))) . . . For the benefit of those who might have no clue as to who I am, or what any of this is about, I should like to offer this brief history of my RAW origins . . .
An enthusiastic gathering of RAW fans and friends Found the Others at the Museum of Art and History in Santa Cruz on July 23rd, 2017. I’m sure there were many meaningful encounters during the day, but the meeting of the “daughters” gave me a deep smile. Bob’s daughter Christina Pearson met Daisy Eris Campbell, writer/director of Cosmic Trigger The Play, and daughter of Ken Campbell, producer of Illuminatus! (the play).
How do you recite a graph? How do you describe an illustration? Above all, how do you capture for so many paragraphs that deep, rolling, barely modulating tone that Wilson had, which carried his bright intelligence so clearly to so many?
In the Robert Anton Wilson Memorabilia Auction, Christina recently sold Bob’s purple pooka to a RAW fan in Ireland. She noted in the eBay description that she didn’t know where the guy came from, only that Bob loved to have him around. I not only knew where the guy came from, but I had a short video of Bob first meeting the purple pooka.
Eric Wagner interviews Robert Anton Wilson about the Guns and Dope Party and Bob’s run for Governor of California in the 2003 special mid-term election — first published in Eric’s book An Insider’s Guide to Robert Anton Wilson, and digitally transmitted here with his enthusiastic permission.