Robert Anton Wilson

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Robert Anton Wilson AKA RAW AKA Bob AKA Robert Edward Wilson aka George Washington IX

America 1932 – 2007

Comments: Discordianism; Thelemite; Illuminati Prankster; Rosicrucian; correspondent during the 70's, big follower of Dr. Timothy Leary and Aleister Crowley; we all donated to keep his young daughter's brain in cryogenic suspension, hoping she can some day be revived to live out her adult life (so sad); Psychotropic drugs, the 1st in Oakland to receive legal pot when he was terminally ill;

Teachers: Aleister Crowley; Timothy Leary; Grady McMurtry ; Dr. Francis Israel Regardie; Wilhelm Reich; H. P. Lovecraft; Baba Ram Dass AKA Richard Alpert;Wavey Gravey;Ken Kesey; Paul Krassner; Abby Hoffman; Bob Fass of WBAI in NYC; Br. John Fellows, author of An Exposition of the Mysteries - or Religious Dogmas and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, Pythagoreans and Druids, also an inquiry into the Origin, History and Purport of Freemasonry, 1835, on the Dog Star's significance; Abbé Augustin Barruel, author of Mémoires pour servir à l'Histoire du Jacobinisme aka Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism , 1797; John Robison, 1739 – 1805, author of Proofs of a Conspiracy aka Proofs of a Conspiracy Against All the Religions and Governments of Europe Carried on in the Secret Meetings of the Freemasons, Illuminati, and Reading Societies Collected From Good Authorities, 1797; Adam Weishaupt; President George Washington;

Students; Chuck Furnace; Richard Metzger; Nema, Priestess of MAAT; Frater AIO-N 131; Frater PVN; Ian Corrigan; Ted Schultz; Bruce Odze; John S. James; Bob Roach, all 4 from "The Network"; Neal Wilgus; Art Kleps, Chief Boo Hoo of the Neo-American Church; Alice Marcano; Ethan Marcano; Martin Piper; Mary Jo Call, all of the Neo-American Church; Hakim Bey; Ivan Stang of the Church of the SubGenius; R. U. Sirius and Queen Mu (aka Alison Kennedy) of Mondo 2000 ; Jerry Snider & Michael Langevin of Magical Blend; Daisy Eris Campbell, play-write; Ken Campbell, director; Chris Langham ; Alan Moore, comic writer; John Higgs; Jayne Casey; Ian Broudie; Bill Drummond ;Allan Williams; Bill Nighy ; Jim Broadbent; Prunella Gee, actress, played Eris, Goddess of Chaos; Michelle Watson; Johnny Depp; Kerry Thornley aka Kerry Wendell Thornley AKA Ho Chi Zen aka Lord Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst;Adam Gorightly; Greg Hill aka Malaclypse the Younger; the Wrong Reverend Houdini Kundalini: the Slightly Reverend Dr. John Swabey; John L. Steadman, author of HP Lovecraft and the Black Magickal Tradition, 2015; Peter Levenda, author of The Dark Lord – H. P. Lovecraft, Kenneth Grant and The Typhonian Tradition in Magick, 2013;

Friends: Hugh Hefner, Playboy publisher; Ed Sanders of the Fugs; Robert Shea, co-author;

Enemies: Jack Call, of the Neo-American Church; Robert Welch of the John Birch Society;

Rest In Peace: RAW was preceded to his grave by the death of his 15 year old daughter Luna October 15th, 1976. It was a terrible blow, she died an innocent victim of violence, and her brain was frozen and preserved at Trans-Time Inc with hopes she will be cloned and live again in the future. We held fund raisers to pay for her, as Bob was not a wealthy man, and the entire Berkeley Community was supportive. Rest in Peace, Luna, and I hope your Dad was able to be reunited with you at his death in 2007, as it was impossible while he was still alive. RIP

Organizations: The OTO AKA Ordo Templi Orientis; Playboy; Illuminati;

Quotes: "If you can read this, you are a Pope";

Author: The Illuminatus! Trilogy (consisting of The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple and Leviathan) (with R. Shea); Prometheus Rising; unpublished 1st novel "The Sex Magicians"; Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy (The Universe Next Door, The Trick Top Hat, and The Homing Pigeons.); The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles (The Earth Will Shake (1982), The Widow's Son (1985), and Nature's God (1991)); Masks of the Illuminati (which contains a hidden shout out to The Cosmic Furnace AKA Chuck Furnace); play Wilhelm Reich in Hell ; Cosmic Trigger I: The Final Secret of the Illuminati (1977); Coincidence -A Head Test; Natural Law, or don't put a Rubber on your Willy; The New Inquisition - Irrational Rationalism and the Citadel Of Science; Right Where You Are Sitting Now - Further tales of the Illuminati; Sex and Drugs - a journey beyond limits, a rewrite of The Book of the Breast; Pricipia Discordia - Or, How I Found the Goddess and What I Did to Her When I Found Her (not author, but major influence and PR agent); Semiotext[e] SF, with Rudy Rucker,and Perter Lamborn Wilson; "Cosmic Trigger: Final Secret of the Illuminati, a play, 2014; her father, Ken Campbell of The Illuminatus! Trilogy play of the 1970s; posthumous article in Richard Metzger, Editor, Book of Lies- The Disinformation Guide to Magick and the Occult, Preface by Grant Morrison, Contributions by Nevill Drury, Genesis P-Orridge, Brian Butler, Donald Tyson, Robert Anton Wilson et al.2014;

Resources:; personal correspondence from 1970 to his death, what a GREAT guy; ; ; ; ;; Historia Discordia: the origins of the Discordian Society by Adam GoRightly, 2014;