Consciousness, Conspiracy and Coincidence (#W140)
The deep structure of reality is related to both linguistics and to synchronicity. In Part One of this two-part program, Robert Anton Wilson speaks with characteristic humor of his involvement in the Discordian Society which honors the two great cosmic forces of order and chaos. He also makes observations about such religious movements as the Church of the Subgenius, and the Church of Fred Mertz Boddhisatva.
In part two, Wilson discusses the parallel universe hypothesis of quantum physics and its implications for literature and psychology. He discusses the history of conspiracies and defends his interest in subjects that are considered most taboo by society at large. He concludes by reflecting on the taoist wisdom embodied in the old Kung Fu television series.
Robert Anton Wilson is a humorist, novelist, guerilla ontologist and futurist psychologist. He is author of twenty-six books including the classic Illuminatus trilogy, the Schrodinger's Cat trilogy, The Cosmic Trigger, Coincidance, Prometheus Rising, Ishtar Rising, Masks of the Illuminati, Wilhelm Reich in Hell, Quantum Psychology and Reality is What You Can Get Away With.