Review: “Email To The Universe” By Robert Anton Wilson

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Some of us have become postmodern whether we like it or not.
–Robert Anton Wilson

Email To The Universe (2017, Hilaritas Press) is writer/philosopher/guerrilla ontologist Robert Anton Wilson’s final published work—a collection of essays concerned, in general, with “the relativity of reality.” The book covers about 45 years of Wilson’s writing career, spanning 1959-2003, and is—outside of The Cosmic Trigger I—the best way to start dipping your toes into Wilson’s work.

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Enlightenment Is A Knife To The Head: A Review Of “Korsakoff Blight”

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We all belong to one thing. One thing that everything belongs to. All of us make up everything which makes up Everything, which makes up us, which makes up Everything. And we’re killing it…
–Abby, “Korsakoff Blight”

The title character of Korsakoff Blight opens the novel desperately clutching on to the sort of New Agey mantras that are so ubiquitous in our “self-help” culture: “Doing good would be good and I want to eat the good.” Blight initially seeks a path of self-actualization that absorbs the meat of these mantras whole, and thus receiving an almost instantaneous enlightenment.

But as he crucially realizes at the end of the sequence: “My name is Korsakoff Blight and this is not my story.”

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Book Review: “Thanks For The Memories” By Brice Taylor

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In short, is there an “Outsider Art” designation for books? Because Thanks For The Memories by Brice Taylor would certainly fit into that category. Raw, repetitive, disturbing, and vast, it has all the aesthetics of a Henry Darger piece; comprehensively illustrating an incredibly paranoid and sinister world.

Claiming to be the true story of a young woman born into a massive MKUltra/celebrity sex & espionage conspiracy, the 1999 book has seen somewhat of a new life with the recent “Pizzagate” business. It also is very representative of the “MK-Girls” archetype I discuss in this post—“Go Ask Alice: The Trouble With Uncle Charlie”—so that might be a good thing to read to contextualize this book & review.

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Born On This Day: Charles Fort

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I believe nothing of my own that I have ever written.
–Charles Fort

Charles Fort (1874-1932) was a writer and researcher whose works on anomalous phenomena was highly influential not only on future generations of investigators but pop-culture as well.

Fort spent his life digging through stacks of books, amassing piles of newspaper clippings, and cataloging all manner of recorded unexplained events in human history—driven by the belief that scientists and other authorities wanted to hide and blot out the existence of these uncanny occurrences that they failed to explain.

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Bruno Borges Book Becomes Bestseller

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I sometimes feel, when writing about this Bruno Borges story, that it is sort of this “pre-planned” thing where every step along the story is like one more plot-point for this “movie”…he disappears, there is a media frenzy, his family publishes the manuscripts he leaves behind, the books become bestsellers, he becomes an internationally famous metaphysical writer/guru, and then one day he steps out of like this obscure gas station in Cincinnati with a baseball cap and a huge beard like Forrest Gump when he did that “running across the United States” thing and he reveals himself and like doves fly down from the sky at that moment and…

Anyway. That’s how it feels like following this story. I may have embellished a little bit.

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