Re: Robert Anton Wilson

Hara Ra (
Thu, 10 Jul 1997 23:00:16 -0700

Bobby Whalen wrote:

> Although I'm enjoying this topic of discussion, I have yet to hear a
> critique of R.A.W. from people who have actually read him.

I have read a fair amount of R.A.W. and have also met him in a number of
contexts including some discussion groups. I enjoy his writings much
more than I enjoy his person. As a writer he is indeed a satirist who
especially likes to poke fun at pomposity of all kinds, particularly in
politics, the occult and in overblown establishment science. I would
select 'Prometheus Rising' as probably his most informative work in
terms of what interests me the most (typologies of consciousness). As
far as Extropian kinds of issues, I think R.A.W. is of very limited
interest. IMHO I think he is more intersted in pointing out absurdity
than in promulgating rational thought. But he is fun to read!

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