Friday, January 12, 2007
Robert Anton Wilson died yesterday at the age of 74. He was one of the most extraordinary characthers of the 20th century, but it may truly be in the 21st century that his genius is fully understood. I was only fortunate enough to have one brief conversation with him, on the nature of mental maps of physical geography, but I have been strongly influenced and inspired by his writings (some available online, but his finest works are only available in hardcopy: Prometheus Rising, Quantum Psychology, and the Cosmic Trigger series). So long, Bob.