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“Almost all people are hypnotics.
The proper authority saw to it that the proper belief should be induced and the people believed properly.”
— Charles Hoy Fort

Thursday, October 05, 2006

RAW De-Metabolizing?

Received this a just little while ago from Kenn... if you can help, please do, as this visionary thinker and Good Man really needs it. De-Metabolizing is a Very Bad Thing, and being penniless while it's happening makes it even worse.

please do what you can... here's Kenn's mail.

RAW De-Metabolizing?
by Kenn Thomas

Below is a very serious solicitation of money for the great Robert Anton Wilson by his friends. RAW has been a friend and honored hero at Steamshovel since its inception, so the magazine encourages its readers to dig down deep and help provide for whatever immediate comfort money can bring right now. This is a man who has dug down deep for his readers his entire life, in to a wellspring of great wisdom and humor that will last the lifetimes of everyone it has touched, and on down the line forever. So, readers, break out the buckage! Salute RAW as he moves forward!

From Douglas Rushkoff’s Blog: Robert Anton Wilson Needs Our Help

I hope people I’ve inspired with my work would band together to help me out in my later years if I needed it. Which is at least part of the reason why I’m sending what I can to support cosmic thinking patriarch Robert Anton Wilson, whose infirmity and depleted finances have put him in the precarious position of not being able to meet next month’s rent.

In case the name doesn’t immediately ring a bell, Bob is the guy who wrote Cosmic Trigger - still the best narrative on how to enter and navigate the psycho-spiritual realm, and co-wrote the Illuminatus Trilogy, an epic work that pushes beyond conspiracy theory into conspiracy practice. Robert Anton Wilson will one day be remembered alongside such literary philosophers as Aldous Huxley and James Joyce.

But right now, Bob is a human being in a rather painful fleshsuit, who needs our help. I refuse for the history books to say he died alone and destitute, for I want future generations to know we appreciated Robert Anton Wilson while he was alive.

Let me add, on a personal note, that Bob is the only one of my heroes who I was not disappointed to actually meet in person. He was of tremendous support to me along my road, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to be of some support on his.

Any donations can be made to Bob directly to the Paypal account olgaceline@gmail.com.

You can also send a check payable to Robert Anton Wilson to

Dennis Berry c/o Futique Trust
P.O. Box 3561
Santa Cruz, CA 95063.

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