I recently attended Pulling The Cosmic Trigger, a preview and project announcement presentation of the planned stage production of Daisy Campbell's Cosmic Trigger (based on the work of Robert Anton Wilson) in Liverpool UK. Daisy's dad Ken Campbell had originally staged The Illuminatus trilogy in the same city in the 1970's, but that had would not have come about if not for the involvement of a very important figure, the poet and writer Peter O'Halligan, who also happened to be in the audience the night of the aforementioned performance.
After the presentation I ended up in a long conversation with O'Halligan who is an expert on Carl Jung, which very quickly led to me discovering that he is also very knowledgeable about Wolfgang Pauli. He told me some fascinating stuff about the maverick scientist genius. One of the things he told me was that Pauli had that strange phenomenon occur around him that people may know of from The Men Who Stare At Goats, where his presence often disrupted the workings of mechanical objects, for which he became notorious amongst other scientists, who bemoaned test results being made untenable by the effect.