Filled with sex and violence–in and out of time and space–the three books of The Illuminatus are only partly works of the imagination. They tackle all. The Illuminatus! Trilogy written with Robert Shea. • The Midget versus The Digits • Never Whistle While You’re Pissing • The Golden Apple • FNORD • Drake’s. I first came into possession of The Illuminatus! Trilogy, in its staggering page glory, at a hobby shop in central Long Island. This was during my middle.

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An incredible berserko-surrealist rollercoaster of world-girdling conspiracies, intelligent dolphins, the fall of Atlantis, who really killed JFK, sex, drugs, rock’n’roll, and the Cosmic Giggle Factor.

It was illumjnatus deliberate effect by the authors, meant to impart information realistically and force the reader to take a more active role. This may make it difficult for readers who feel that whatever Wilson and Shea are getting at isn’t worth the headache. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Trilogy ” datedand does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. It’s funny, contradictory, and self-aware, and it’s hard for people who take themselves seriously to get caught up in a book that, for the most part, doesn’t. Years of school came back to him “Please, may I leave the room, sir? It has also become clear to me that it works less well for others than it did for me – in the book club I was in, none of the women were able to finish even the first book, which seems to result from the rather adolescent attitudes toward sex expressed by the authors.

More decipherable than Finnegan’s Wake, but how much does that really say?? I can enjoy porn, but I wish it were as balanced as the rhetoric to which the authors pay lip service.


The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson

A sprawling, many-faceted, satirical series, Illuminatus! This postmodern lack triloty belief in consensus reality is a cornerstone of the semi-humorous Chaos -based religion of Discordianism. Everything looks random and disconnected.

ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. It isn’t until you back away do you see that iilluminatus pixels form an actual picture. In Einstein’s metaphor, the relationship between a physical fact and our mental reception of that fact is not like the relationship between beef and beef-broth, a simpler extraction and condensation; rather, as Einstein goes on, it is like the relationship between our overcoat and the ticket given us when we check our overcoat. You don’t want to be caught in public holding a book that looks like this.

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Ubik Dick, Philip K. I read the big red paperback edition of this in the ’80s when I was in high school. It is thematically dense, covering topics like counterculturenumerologyand Discordianism. In this respect, the seeds laid by Shea and Anton Wilson in the s act as counterpoint to those laid by Saul Alinsky, as alternative democratic sub-socialist and anarchic sub-libertarian responses to Leviathan, the State – or rather to Man’s determination to submit.

See 1 question about The Illuminatus! I kept thinking about it on my way to the office. Since first reading it at age 13 the year it saved my lifeI have dutifully re-read the entire trilogy really, it’s not that long every five years since.

Oct 02, Noble rated it really liked it. Don’t tell me that my flight from Death leads back to Death; I’m not a child, trikogy I know that all paths lead back to Death eventually. Shea wrote the Shike! Illuminati Spreads to America: What I found was an exploration of reality on various levels that deconstructed my assumptions about the nature of politics and existence. The True Story of the Golden Apple of Discord or, “Now Look What You Made Me Do” What really happened was that everybody was squabbling over the apple and working up a sweat and pushing one another around ipluminatus pretty soon their vibrations — Gods have very high vibration, exactly at the speed of light, in fact — heated up the apple enough to unleash some heavy fumes.


However, there are no fnords in the advertisementsthus encouraging a consumerist society. The language of Illuminatus is flashier and cooler than Dick’s, but has not yet reached the form-as-function linguistic data overload of Gibson or Stephenson.

Best book I’ve read all year. Be careful if you’re going to pick up this book. ONe of my favorites, it is both culture locked and time locked.

The Illuminatus! Trilogy

Retrieved 3 March It was a deadly mistake. Both names are references to the books. Even though I thought this book was boring and unoriginal, do I hate this trilogy?

Some amazing research of conspiracy theories but the jumping back and forth between characters and points of view is still dizzying and confusing but so far worthwhile, if slow-going. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List.

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