New Robert Anton Wilson book out today: The Starseed Signals

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Huh, never noticed before how much he looks like Philip K. Dick… which is not inappropriate, to be fair…

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I took an online live class with RAW long ago, (before video chat, it was all text). It was a really interesting experience, as I recall, wish I could remember any of it.

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One of my favorite RAW chapters is the one in Cosmic Trigger (vol 1) where he maps the each of the eight circuits to a drug that activates it, and each of the first four to a character on Star Trek (with the argument that the advanced civilizations the Enterprise encounters every week representing the next four).

First circuit: survival; opioids; Scotty.
Second circuit: emotion; alcohol; Bones.
Third circuit: logic; cocaine; Spock.
Fourth circuit: Social-sexual roles; teenage hormones; Kirk.

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I also took an online live class with RAW. We dissected a page of Finnegans Wake.

About halfway through my employer changed the web filters, and I couldn’t finish the class.

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Neat! It feels appropriate that he’d write a topical book several years after dying.

For some reason RAW has been popping into my semi-conscious mind the last week or so. Specifically, something keeps making me think of the oracle computer FUCKUP, it might be related to people talking about polling, idk.

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If ever there were a time when doubting everything, especially doubt, was important that time is now.

Whenever I watch a film or read a book or pretty much encounter anything involving four characters or even just four regular people, I have to try to fit them into the four circuits / four humours as per Prometheus Rising (my major RAW imprint).

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