Colin Wilson

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Colin Wilson AKA Colin Henry Wilson

England 1931 - 2013 (RIP)

Comments: Researcher and Occult Writer ; The Outsider; "Faculty X"; Voynich Manuscript; Necronomicon ; AMAZING MIND; researcher, philosopher, novelist, playwright; mental focus creates peak experiences, which get associated with specific stimuli; Existential psychology;


Teachers: H. P. Lovecraft; Wilhelm Reich; Hermann Hesse; Jorge Luis Borges; Gurdjieff; Ouspensky ; Rasputin ; Bram Stoker; Aleister Crowley; Abraham Maslow; Freud; Carl Jung; Rudolf Steiner; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; H. G. Wells; Joseph Campbell; Sabbatai Zevi; Simon bar Kokhba; Moses of Crete; Aldebert of Soissons ; Tanchelm of Antwerp; Krishnamurti; Paul Brunton; Madge Gill; Dostoyevsky; Franz Kafka; Nietzsche; H. G. Wells; T. E. Lawrence aka Lawrence of Arabia; George Bernard Shaw; Ernest Hemingway; Vincent van Gogh; William Blake; Nijinsky ; Ramakrishna ; Stan Gooch; Stanislav Szukalski of “Zermatism,” or Yeti- Human hybrids;


Students: Harlen Ellison; Robert Anton Wilson, no blood relation; Chuck Furnace, big fan; Christopher McIntosh; Gary Lachman; Colin Stanley, who I thought was just a pseudonym, but appears to be a separate person; John Grant; Rand Flem-Ath; Donald Seaman ; John E. Darling, wrote a sequel to Colin Wilson's "The Mind Parasites" ; Ed Brubaker; Sean Phillips; Jim Lee, comic producers; Michael Hayes ; Damon Wilson; Ernest Scott ; Ian Brady; Peter Sotos; Alan Keightley; Rudy Rucker, SF author; Richard Roberts; Ted Holiday ; Rebecca Hoffberger; Roger Manley; Joe Fisher; Frank DeMarco; Ed and Lorraine Warren, of "The Amityville Horror"; Zak Bagans; Bill Wilkens, of paranormalsocieties.com; Steven LaChance; Craig Piligian of "Ghost Hunters"; Jason Hawes, of the Atlantic Paranormal Society; Claudia Lee, of Roswell Georgia Paranormal Investigations; John Zaffis; Noah Voss,of GetGhostGear.com; Br. Tim Wallace-Murphy;


Friends: Charlotte Bach AKA Carl Hajdu; Philip Toynbee ; Cyril Connolly; John Osborne; Betty Troop, 1st wife; Joy Stewart, 2nd wife;


Enemies: August Derleth; Kingsley Amis;

Studies: Edward Arthur Wilson AKA Brother XII; Jim Jones and The People's Temple; Father Divine AKA Reverend Major Jealous Divine AKA The Messanger; Colonel Henry Steel Olcott; Madame Blavatsky ; W.B. Yeats; Auguste Comte; Joseph Smith of the Mormons; Jeffrey Lundgren of the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints Church (RLDS); William Miller of Millerism; Oneida of John Humphrey Noyes and Thomas Lake Harris; Roch "Moise" Thériault of ‘Eternal Mountain commune, Quebec; Percy Bysshe Shelley; Charles Manson ; Yukio Mishima; David Berg AKA Moses David of the Children Of God cult AKA The Family ; David Koresh AKA Vernon Wayne Howell of the Branch Davidians, not to be confused with the Branch Davidian Seventh-day Adventists (aka The Branch) of Ben L. Roden;


Organizations: the "Angry Young Men" of British literature; the Ghost Club;

Author: so many great books!; The Outsider in 1956; , Protest: The Beat Generation and the Angry Young Men; Religion and the Rebel (1957); The Occult: A History, 1971; The Occult: The Ultimate Book for Those Who Would Walk with the Gods , 2003; Aleister Crowley: The Nature of the Beast; Ritual in the Dark (1960); The Strength to Dream (1961); The Mind Parasites, in answer to Derleth's dare to write a better Cthulu novel than Lovecraft; Order of Assassins (1972); The Tomb of the Old Ones, 2002; The Space Vampires AKA Lifeforce; Origins of the Sexual Impulse (1963); Man Without a Shadow (written with Colin Stanley) (US title The Sex Diary of Gerard Sorme aka Sex Diary of a Metaphysician) (1963); Rasputin and the Fall of the Romanovs (1964); Sex and the Intelligent Teenager (1966); The Philosopher's Stone (1969); The Return of the Lloigor, 1969; The God of the Labyrinth (US title The Hedonists) (1970); Strange Powers (1973); Hermann Hesse (1974); Wilhelm Reich (1974); Jorge Luis Borges (1974); Hesse-Reich-Borges: Three Essays (1974); Ken Russell: A Director in Search of a Hero (1974); The Schoolgirl Murder Case (1974); The Unexplained (1975); Mysterious Powers (US title They Had Strange Powers) (1975); Frankenstein's Castle: the Right Brain-Door to Wisdom (1980); The Book of Time, edited with John Grant (1980); The War Against Sleep: The Philosophy of Gurdjieff (1980); The Directory of Possibilities, edited with John Grant (1981); The Quest for Wilhelm Reich (1981); The Essential Colin Wilson (1985); Rudolf Steiner: The Man and His Vision (1985); Afterlife: An Investigation of the Evidence of Life After Death (1985); The Misfits: A Study of Sexual Outsiders (1988); The Magician from Siberia (1988); Spider World: The Magician (1992); Shadowland (Spider World # 2?) ; The Strange Life of P.D. Ouspensky (1993); World Famous Cults and Fanatics , 2011; Super Consciousness: The Quest for the Peak Experience, 2009; Atlantis and the Kingdom of the Neanderthals: 100,000 Years of Lost History , 2006; The Supernatural: Your Guide Through the Unexplained, the Unearthly and the Unknown , 2013; Mammoth Encyclopedia of the Unsolved, 2000; A Secret History of Consciousness with Gary Lachman; The Atlantis Blueprint: Unlocking the Ancient Mysteries of a Long-Lost Civilization with Rand Flem-Ath; The Books in My Life ; New Pathways in Psychology Maslow and the Post-Freud; Access to Inner Worlds; The Angry Years: A Literary Chronicle, 2007; Criminal History of Mankind ; From Atlantis to the Sphinx , 1997; C.G. Jung: Lord of the Underworld, 1988; Alien Dawn: A Classic Investigation into the Contact Experience, 2010; Poltergeist: A Classic Study in Destructive Hauntings, 2009; Rogue Messiahs: Tales of Self-Proclaimed Saviors , 2000; Star Wars: Legacy Volume 2--Shards , Star Wars: Invasion Volume 3 - Revelations, with several OTHER AUTHORS; Music, Nature and the Romantic Outsider, 2012; The Musician as Outsider, 2013; Adrift in Soho , 2011; Poetry and Mysticism , 2001; The Hermetic Code in DNA: The Sacred Principles in the Ordering of the Universe with Michael Hayes ; Illustrated True Crime: A Photographic Record with Damon Wilson; The People of the Secret with Ernest Scott ; The Rosicrucians: The History, Mythology, and Rituals of an Esoteric Order with Christopher McIntosh, 1998; Dreaming to Some Purpose , 2005; The Gates of Janus: Serial Killing and Its Analysis with Ian Brady, Peter Sotos and Alan Keightley; The Last Books of H. G. Wells: The Happy Turning: A Dream of Life & Mind at the End of its Tether with Rudy Rucker; The Killers Among Us Book II: Sex Madness and Mass Murder, 1997 with Damon Wilson; Tarot Revelations with Joseph Campbell & Richard Roberts ; (about him, or an honorary presentation - Around the Outsider: Essays presented to Colin Wilson on the occasion of his 80th birthday by Colin Stanley, 2011; The Goblin Universe (Llewellyn's Psi-tech series) with Ted Holiday ; Tree of Life: The Inaugural Exhibition of the American Visionary Art Museum with Rebecca Hoffberger& Roger Manley;The Siren Call of Hungry Ghosts: A Riveting Investigation Into Channeling and Spirit Guides with Joe Fisher; Atlas Of Holy Places & Sacred Sites , 1996; Voyage to a Beginning, 2vol autobiography; Rasputin and the Fall of the Romanovs; “Beyond the Occult: A Twenty-Year Investigation Into the Paranormal” ;

Quotes: "mankind is on the verge of an evolutionary leap to a higher stage”;


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colin_Wilson; http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/manuscriptsandspecialcollections/news/2009/colinwilsoncollection.aspx ; http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/collections/highlights/voynich-manuscript ; oh!!!! bummer...http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/books/colin-wilson-author-of-the-outsider-dies-at-82.html?hpw&rref=obituaries ; what a great mind.