Saturday, January 6, 2007

Do Not Go Gently Into That Good Night

Various medical authorities swarm in and out of here predicting I have between two days and two months to live. I think they are guessing. I remain cheerful and unimpressed. I look forward without dogmatic optimism but without dread. I love you all and I deeply implore you to keep the lasagna flying.

Please pardon my levity, I don't see how to take death seriously. It seems absurd.

RAW


(typed from his bedside at his fnord by the sea)

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Zen Cosmo said...

I caught news of your situation via a variety of blogs across the aether and wanted to drop a note.

I have always been a reader. I have always had some book on me or a half dozen nearby in various stages of completion. The day I found the Illuminati series, all were carefully places aside until I had read your books at least three times. Took that long to wrap my brain around everything. No other book has sparked my imagination as yours have.
Thank you and Good Rest.

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Obed said...

Blessed be, beacon among my teachers.

ASD said...

RAW,

I would like to thank you for the profound impact your writings have had on my life. I wish you well on your journey. The world will not be the same without your wisdom, humor and optimism. Words cannot express the gratitude and love that I have for you.

Love,
ASD

Spencer said...

2 beautiful boiling suns
testes of the unbegun

fuller grown man,
everytime eye hear your song
neatly folded by protean paws
I dye in the main
what could upstage this church of SuperGenius
I 4 1 have croaked in the nave

Beliefs or no, our world is struck
and yours to throw

Anonymous said...

George Carlin once said that medicine is nothing but guesswork in a white coat. You'll manage :).

All the best,
Felix.

Dominus said...

Hey, I just listened to one of your big speeches on the eight circuits of consciousness and, ironically, about death. Thank you for enlightening me. You make reality a fun place to be in again!

People like you make me comfortable with death - I hope we're doing the same for you. Nobody wants you to have a bad trip, dig? You have much love.

Save me a seat at the party.
-Don

anthony said...

Thank you, Mr. Wilson. I love you.

Billy Verde said...

Dear Bob,

If I can make my way into the next realm with half the courage you seem to exhibit, I think I'll be in good shape.

I've recently met a wonderful woman who lives up the hill from me, who appreciates your work as much as I do.

Best wishes to you, and Goddess Bless.

- Billy

Anonymous said...

Dear Prof. Wilson,
(If you were never made a professor, you should have been)
I read your Prometheus Rising in my late teens and am certain that it was instrumental in the formation of my personal development and the career path I chose. I am currently writing up a doctoral thesis in the history and philosophy of psychology at University College Dublin.

Your words continue to shape my thinking.

Thank you.

Tá suil agam go mbuailfidh tú leis taobh na firínne gan bpian.

Baron von Hoopla said...

Bob,

You've changed my life more than any single person I've never met. The gratitude I have for you for helping open my eyes to the "real" world is immeasurable.

May You Have Bats In Your Belfry Forevermore!

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Jesse said...

I watched the dvd of maybe logic last night... again


" What you really are is totally unknown and by definition infinite, because you can't experience it all at one time; and you can never know it all at one time. Every day you will find new aspects of yourself if you allow yourself to change and grow; and the best way to change and grow is to realize how little you know and pay more attention to what's going on around you"

- R.A Wilson

amen

Ole Blue The Heretic said...

I wish you well Bob. Your books are an inspiration and dam great entertainment.

grutko said...

We love you too, Bob!

Many years ago, a newfound friend suggested that I should read Cosmic Trigger. So, I acted on his suggestion and read the whole trilogy. I couldn't have asked for better timing either. It was a much needed and grounding experience to read that series. I continued from there to read many more of your books.

The B.S. appears to be too thick to move through, but with your help I manage to see well enough to keep moving forward(or is backward?). Thank you!

Anonymous said...

You've been a huge inspiration in everything I do. Your views and your writing have changed my life.
Thank you.
Kimberly

Phil said...

Your death is only a myth, you can never die. You have touched and influenced too many people with your books, articles, and speeches. You will live forever. You are imortal and not just because I love you.

Aaron said...

Bob, you can't go yet. Who's gonna be the Guns And Dope Party candidate for President next year? This nation needs you to save it as never before!

All joking aside, I can only echo the hundreds of folks here who have already thanked you profusely for the profound effect your writings have had on their lives. Add me to that list.

clint said...

Thanks for everything Bob, I will always love your books.

Anonymous said...

Hy mr Wilson..I love you too...and I'm glad you don't take seriously all this about death.

Thanks for writing all those crazy books :)

Shockre

kevin said...

you're awesome.

the pharaoh said...

thanks for all the great books. cosmic trigger changed the way i view the entire world, forever.

thank you so much for that

Anonymous said...

Dear sir, Mr Wilson,
for a number of people in Bulgaria your books were the stuff which shook the dust off reality and presented a world of endless wonder. Everything which is happening now is but a setback surely in your decision to never die, nevertheless, to be on the safe side - man we love you, good luck!
Emil

Jeffrey said...

Robert-

It's Jeffrey Kinart. Came across your new story. Your life story. Heidi and I send our love. Is Reality still what you can get away with? I won't forget our times in Los Angeles trying to make your movie.

Kind regards,
Jeffrey

Ina said...

God is an Iron, as my other favorite author would say...'thousands now living may never die' is a sound bite I first heard from you.

thank you for devoting so much of your life to the questions and answers we're going to be chewing over for the next hundred years.

Anonymous said...

Love and be love.

You'll be missed, but truly absurd and glorious things will continue to happen with thanks to you.

Well done and thank you, good sir.

Anonymous said...

Just read Schrodingers Cat, my first time ever reading a book of yours.
You've awakened a dormant brother. May the next few months be peaceful for you.

John
Chicago, Il

Judy said...

Your powerful words and wisdom continues to changed the world. Thank you for sharing your gift!

The Smirk said...

You keep on raging man...

Bat Masterson said...

Bless you, young man. You are infinite.

Jesse said...

Godspeed, Bob. You leave behind a lot of good people and good memories. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

You're writing has gotten me out of ending my life far too early (and into some great beauty).

I don't know who I should thank, but I thank you, Bob. You will be remembered.

srj said...

You've influenced me beyond measure and you've opened my eyes to so much that is new--and I haven't even read all your books yet!

Go in comfort and I know that Eris will take you with open arms. And thank you, thank you, thank you, tahnk you, thank you.

Sacred Alchemy said...

think of it as an interesting journey of discovery: who knows what lies beyond the veil?

"nothing in this life that I've been trying, could equal or surpass the art of dying" - George Harrison

Godspeed, brother.

-Mykaljon

Lesley said...

Robert I have always loved your books!
Don't listen to doctors, but when you must go may you pass peacefully on.

Anonymous said...

I love you Bob. You've changed my life. See you on the other side.

Valor said...

Thank you very much, thank you

Thaddeus McKracken said...

Bob,

At sixteen I came across "The Earth Will Shake," that lead me to "Illuminatus!" then all your other works, and to most of the artists you love. That began a process that has led me to so much. My life is more amazing because of what you have written.

I don't believe that there is anyone else I have never met that has had such a profound influence on my life.

It's not just the information in your books; it's the experiences you create. To me, that is the highest art. Creating something, that when a person comes across it, transforms them for the better.

Thank you.

~Thaddeus
The Quixotic Project

alan said...

So long and thanks for all the books!

Brian said...

your books have helped me so much.

i won't let you down, RAW. i will use what you've taught me for awesome.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm Timothy Leary, and I'm dead

Kelly said...

I would appreciate it if you would refrain form visiting the next plane of relity until you finish writing the Historical Illuminati Chronichles here in this one, Bob.

Just sayin'. Take your time, by all means.

Gwyllm Llwydd said...

Dear Robert,

Bright Blessings on the next adventure.

Thanks for being there to help tear off the blinders.

You have touched many who will never meet you, and your works will touch minds yet unborn.

A good voyage,

Gwyllm

Michał said...

Hi Bob!

You're the one of the greatest people that ever walk earth, greets to You, I wish You can live as long as it possible; Heil Eris! Discordia Bless You! We all love You! :)

Michal, Poland

Anonymous said...

You have been a great influence in my life and I thank you for that.

All hail Discordia!!

Anonymous said...

I can't remember who it was but someone said "Death will be a great adventure".

Like everyone else who has posted, your work has influenced me more than I can begin to say fnord.

When you pass on to the next phase wherever and whatever it is your ideas of social libetarianism will continue.

"and death itself will die"

Peace and love Bob, always

~ said...

Thank you,
I never knew if or when to take your work seriously, but it was always insightful and entertaining.
Though slightly, somtimes scarily, discomBOBulating.

Melak Ta'us said...

Dearest Uncle Bob,

You have changed my life, and expanded my mind/consciousness/worldview immeasurably. I love you and send you good vibes. You have altered human development and history, for the better. Thank you for everything.

Anonymous said...

well, I must say I'm excited for you, this should answer a few things, or give you some new querys to ponder, either way, good luck in death. I must thank you for all you've done.

I've been slaped by 23
Jo Pon Cype.

Anonymous said...

Never got to say thank you to Bach or Beethoven. Never got to say "wow, great work" to Shakespeare or Michaelangelo. Never got to say "Far out, dude" to Nietzsche, Gurdjieff or Emperor Norton.

I am glad to thank you and bid you farewell on your journey.

Be assured that a little part of me will die with you, and that a little part of you will live with me.

Whatever "you" and "me" is, anyway.

kristian said...

I love you too Bob. I wish you the best in what is to come. thank you !

rihahn said...

(salute)

And thanks man.

bruce said...

i just wanted to thank you for many hours of great reading, and for inspiring me to change my own views of universe, i hope you can hang in a little longer, the world could use more people like you......

Anonymous said...

I love you man, be well.

Anonymous said...

Dear Bob,

I remember reading "The Cosmic Trigger", and the passage about the Finnigan's Wake sing-a-wake, "Damn your eyes!". Even as my eyes laid on those words, I got a call from the Missus who greeted me with, "I know this is a weird question, but, 'How are your eyes?" Needless to say, I freaked out. Turns out she'd gotten conjunctivitis and was just worried I may have contracted it from her.

I wish you well in this time and am praying to Christ for you,

Matt

james said...

Thanks for all the great books and the fun times I had reading them. I think your ideas will live on...

Jeffrey said...

Bob --

Thank you. You opened my white-bread-infused midwestern mind to the myriad possibilities of the universe.

When I was suffering medically-induced (accidentally) clinical depression for nearly a decade, it was what I'd learned from you -- that maybe the damned horse can fly -- which kept me going.

I'm better now, and marvel every day at the wonders to which you first exposed me.

Whichever way things go, may they go well.

-- HypnoTeacher

Imp said...

Few weeks ago I didn't know about your existence. Later I've read 'Prometheus Rising'. It was something that helped me move forward. Be happier. I can't express enough gratitude for your work, and respect for you. It'll be great adventure to learn more from you works and your live. I wish You to be how You want to be.


THANK YOU
Christopher
Cracow, Poland

naglfar said...

Hello Bob

While reading your books, so many times I was enchanted, when I realized things I didn't be aware before. Thank you for all your books, they just made my life happier and more conscious.

Anything will meet you happen after death, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. ;]

Marin, Poland

nando said...

Thank you for adding a much needed update to my software, and giving me the tools to learn how to fully program my world.

Maybe I'll see you on the other side where nothingness with twinkles maybe await us.

leobloom23 said...

Thanks for everything Bob, you opened up a whole wide weird world for me and countless others and for that I will always be grateful...esp for turning me on to Joyce!!

newbluebaby said...

I wish you all the best in whatever is out there. Thank you.

Carnacki said...

I too love you and thank you. Love is sometimes the cruelest of emotions, but it is always the greatest. You will be remembered and missed.

Prof. Antonio Pille said...

Bob,

I'm fifty-two years old, I've been around the block a few times, and I honestly can't think of another individual on this fool planet who's sideswiped me as well as you. Well, you, and some ordinary-looking guy in a business suit who once bent some spoons for me. Thanks for everything, Bob. You've done an amazing job here that'll resonate for a long time. Good luck with your next adventures!

Anonymous said...

When I first read the Illuminatus Trilogy as a teenager, I couldn't believe how stupid and absurd it was. Though very funny.

As I grew older, I kept discovering how insightful it was. Especially the absurd parts.

Thank you for changing my world.

Phoebe

Chaplain, D.S. Andersen said...

Sir, you delight me and many more.
Hope our efforts have eased the $$ burden to your kin.
For you a poem, INSPIRED BY YOU it means much that you hear it, sadly we've not had the time to enter into dialouge.....

Be free liar, stein vice fades,
note nibbles of hell-roses.
Deep ties to queer kinfolk who jaw vowels, gab zen. Grand tasty Ying.
His feet pound, the war goats roam.
GO ego taxi, Go....
DSA 2001


Blasted be...
Chaplain, Fang of Eris

c. vermeers said...

you've given me a lot. more than anyone else, you taught me to think. i don't always agree with you, but it would surprise me (and probably you, i imagine) if i did. thank you for everything.

Ben said...

So it goes.

Your presence, (corporeal at least) will be missed.

Your words and ideas, (even regurgitations) will continue to be treasured.

In case you actually read this, how does it feel to have a living digial collective eulogy? Reading these comments has to be one damn interesting experience.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Bob, we will miss you here.

Richard

Teemu said...

Dear Bob,

seems like the sad day is coming. I wish everything good for you and hope that we will meet at the other side.

Matt said...

Death is over-rated. As a practicing coward and owing to the fact that I have just passed the midpoint of my time on this mortal coil, if the Bard is correct then I have already suffered around 523 deaths so far and haven't seemed to mind that much. So it can't be all that it's been cracked up to be. Therefore we must all face death with the same spirit with which we face over 92% of life: distracted apathy. That'll show 'em.

Seriously though, your work has definitely been a beacon for me on my journey through life. I have no doubt that you will have little difficulty navigating through what's to come.

Eris speed you on your way, sir.

PS - send postcards.

Anonymous said...

My Yin & Yang Hiku for you:

Beaneath the Veil of Flesh
The Eternal Personality Survives
A Prisoner of Pain
----------------------------

The Shaft of Life
Pentrates the Well of Souls
Giving Birth to Time & Space
----------------------------------

And When the Earth Shall Claim Your Bones
Then Shall you Truly Dance
...Kalil Gibran

Thanks for enlightening me so many years ago, it's been a wonderful trip...jbo (airstudio@aol.com)

chrome_halo said...

farewell old friend. see you on the other side; wherever that may be...

jules said...

Thanks for some great laughs and some books that changed my life. Well some of how I think at least.

If you reallty think you are gonna kark it then have fun if there's fun to be had.

If not, hopefully, I'll be writing this out again in about 6 months.

Michael Roelf said...

Hello old friend,
I thank you for a job well done and heartily bid you a fond farwell. A true friend of mankind, your compassion and humanity never ceases to amaze me. And altho we have never met in person, i'll be sure to look you up when my time comes.

Bon Voyage
Miguel

john m. said...

Your books and talks have radically changed the ways in which I think & regard the world.
Thank you so much for your humour and insights - see you in the next life.

Colin said...

My cat's breath smells of catfood.

Harlequin said...

Sleep well. Sympathies to all his family and friends from all the Staff and Subscribers of the Cabinet of Wonders (http://www.wunderkabinett.co.uk/).

Our Memoriam here

http://tinyurl.com/y5p3pp

PseudointelLexual said...

Oh yeah. Absurdity indeed. The fact that one of the most optimistic, yet one of the most non-retarded of us has died, while no one is prepared to take his place as Illuminatus, or a lamp-lighter on the path, is absurd. Dreadfully absurd. Let's work to continue his legacy of laughing in the face of the things that normally make intellectuals depressed. The world is worse without your laughter, Master Wilson.

-PseudointelLexual

Anonymous said...

Thank you, for all of it.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear about Robert Wilson's passing. I've been reading his books for over a decade, and even had a 23 experience a couple of years ago, that really shook me.

You've changed my life in more ways than I can think of Bob. Thanks for everything, come back soon.


'Tis an ill wind that blows no minds.

Anonymous said...

Synchronicity and understanding are Poles of Transition.
The cosmic joke dawns forever upon us.
Thanks for leaving a Message.
...from a Co-Exploring 'Brain'

Adrian Lamo said...

<3

Fritz said...

Have a good trip, Bob. Thanks for the laughs and thanks for the wisdom. And thanks for a wonderful conversation so many years ago. My life is richer for having known you.

Legende said...

rest in peace!

Gilgamesh said...

You changed my life and you will continue too. Your work helped me cope with the madness.

Anonymous said...

You opened up my eye and for that I am forever indebted.

You opened up my heart and for that I am forever indebted.

You opened up my soul and for that I am forever indebted.

You closed off many commercials and for that I am forever indebted.

You taught me to turn off the television and listen to the inner voice.

You asked me.

And you answered.

Thanks to us both.

Fnord!

A weed that sprung from your seed...

The ReV

Anonymous said...

just heard the news and am at a loss for words. through my tears i write this....

bob, i saw you at the joint lecture you gave in london years ago and i was soooo close to asking in the q&a section what happened to sigismundo celine and whether the world would ever turn upside down. something stopped me from asking you though and as mad as i was with you for leaving him there, i'm glad that you did and that i never found out why.

i love you and thank you from the bottom of my heart and soul for what you taught me

"What can be imagined need never be lost." Clive Barker "Weaveworld"

Paul the Forlorn said...

Just heard. Its not possible to express what I owe to you and your works. Your greatest legacy is to have opened up a delightfully mutable reality to so many. You truly had chaos in your soul and your children are a myriad of dancing stars. See you at the big crunch.

Paul the Forlorn and the rest of the Exeter Erisian Society, UK

Christian said...

Hi Bob, I was just reading the illuminatus trilogy which I am really enjoying. I was saddened to hear about your death, and you will be missed.. Welcome to the next stage..

Martin Prange said...

Gute Reise, RAW!

Goatess said...

I have enjoyed your writings for years now, and though I never met you, I feel like I'm losing a friend.

May the Goddess bless you, and take you gently when the time comes. And may you be able to spend your time after life studying and finding answers to all the questions you still have.

kain schwarz said...

i'm gonna miss you!

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gnrmi & c.c.volk said...

RAW, the kleveland krew enjoyed the wierdness you gifted us with, and treasured the time you spent amongst us'ns...

(& if it is permitted, may yr beloved wife, & yr dear daughter, be there to help ya get oriented in the bardos, bob...)
~
gate gate paragate parasamgate bodhi svaha hum...

Andrew said...

May nos exsisto seorsum , insquequo nex quondam iterum iunctum nos.

You shall be missed.

Anonymous said...

Hoi,

was nice having you around (-8

--
Andy

Anonymous said...

I recently finished reading Cosmic Trigger...

this was my first read of any of your books, and you have undoubtedly changed my mind regarding so many topics...

your energy will forever be felt

m*sh said...

In my eyes your most impressive work was "The new Prometheus"
As far as I can tell - your thoughts are going to live on; spread wider than you may have ever imagined.
-m*sh-

C. Seltsem said...

Thank you Sir, for your great thoughts and words.

I love your books so much.

C. Seltsem

kes said...

there are days to forget
there are memory days
there are people to forget
there are people who will
remain forever

god bless you

Gil said...

I cheers to you sir on walking the path we all must walk; without fear and regret. I hope to someday meet you at the great dawn and discuss many things. May that long walk you are embarking be one of wisdom and peacefulness.

Peace and love,
Gil MacNutt

Rich said...

Hail and Farewell, Bob.

Thanks for supplying some genuine mind-opening (Illuminatus!) to a white bread guy who needed it.

May you find rest, peace and hope in the Summerlands.

See you soon, and BBs

--Rich

SJNelson said...

Fnord, forever.

nils said...

Thanks, Bob, for The Insight(tm). My world would have been a much sadder place without you and your works. Thanks for the mindfuck, mate!

Catch you later!

nils

pd said...

see you in the universe next door
23 pookas will lead the tour
we've packed a lunch
colored the clear

and thanks a bunch

bernd said...

take that ride and love it

di said...

Thought flies faster than the speed of light. You showed us how this world can become a better one if we can only think so. From my little office here in faraway athens, greece, I let my tears flow into the great mystical river of the immortal underground spirit of Gaia.

Fellow companeros, all of us touched deeply and utterly transformed by RAW's spirit, please take a moment and meditate hard, pushing away the dark veils that surround us, rise like PROMETHEUS again and give light...

ATHANATOS...

rogerio said...

93

Farewell, big party infinity.

93.93/93

Reece said...

To the author of Ishtar Rising and other classics of guerilla ontology --

Thanks for the mammaries



and the laughter


and the wide-eyed wonder.


It amazes me that in a 13.7 billion year old universe that we shared the same space-time continuum for 61 years. I am very grateful that you were so considerate.

The lasagna is flying at half mast in your honor.

Anonymous said...

*SLING* !!

Anonymous said...

Never did something like this. I mean. write net condolences. Feels weird. You and Sigismundo tought me much and I will keep looking for flying horses.

SM

Buck Furious KSC said...

The Lasagna flew straight onto my plate. I miss you already. Safe travels to you.

The Church of Man with Beard will miss you greatly.

lgsc88 said...

See you around, man.

Good luck.

Michelle Klein-Hass said...

93, 31, 23, 5, hike!

I don't know what kind of clever thing I can say. I hope your passage was like your friend Tim Leary's. Reportedly his last words were these: "Why not? It's beautiful."

I hope you had a beautiful passing. I hope you saw whatever beatific vision Leary did.

You were so optimistic about our future as a species, that we were on the way to evolving, that if you saw the world getting better and better you were getting smarter, and if you saw the world getting worse and worse you were getting more stupid.

Of course, you wrote those words before America elected George W. Bush not once, but twice, and California elected Arnold Schwarzenegger twice as well. I think perhaps DEVO had it more accurately: as a species, we are devolving. Of course, that shouldn't stop those determined to evolve. And that was your determination throughout life.

I wish we would have gotten to that optimistic, brave new world you saw in your mind's eye in your lifetime. I wonder if we ever will in my lifetime, or in the lifetime of those who are the right age to have been children of mine if I had decided to have children.

I suppose we just have to keep hoping.

I suddenly have a craving for pasta tonight.

Arrividerci, mi amici. Pax vobiscum.

93
93 93
Michelle

The Earl of Edgeman said...

You were my very favorite writer. First it was "The Cosmic Trigger" then "The New Inquisition". Everything else was dessert. Each time I see a "23" I think of you and I doubt that will change. And now you know who really killed JFK!

Drop by and see me sometime. If not, I'll look you up when I get to the next life.

Please forgive me for this loose paraphrasing: "The fool laughed as the fool often does just before the doors of 'Chapel Perilous' slam shut behind him."

Fnord.

Rich in OKlahoma said...

Where I live your passing came at 6:50am CST. 6:50am/01/11/2007. Anything there? 6+5+0+0+1+1+1+2+0+0+7=23

Thanks man. I'll never forget you.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Bro. Bezoomny

Anonymous said...

I had the great pleasure to perform as Priest in a Gnostic Mass on 1/12, and I can happily say Robert was given a send off that would make him smile.

May he be granted the accomplishment of his True Will, baby. (fnord)

Anonymous said...

I'm watching F for Fake now with a copy of Cosmic Trigger III in my hand! we'll miss you!

Anonymous said...

you are my hero. i will light a candle for you and throw lasagna into the fnord...

you're traveling the cosmos in good company.

hail eris!

BCJ said...

Well Bob,

Well Done. Good show about it.

And the understatement of a lifetime: Thank you.

Not writing you before you died is what I get for burdening myself with domesticated primate jugglery.

Anonymous said...

Here's to you.

Anonymous said...

Here's to you.

Ioan Gunn said...

Here's to you.

Dr. Yes said...

I only met RAW once, sometime in the late '70's. I was visiting a friend in the Berkeley hills, where RAW, Paul from TransTime (the cryonics outfit), John James, and perhaps a couple others lived.

I was introduced to him as "Bob" (shades of sub-genius!), and he was friendly and enthusiastic. We chatted for a few minutes, and he showed me a copy of one of his, I think, "Illuminati" books.

I didn't know who he really was, and remember thinking, gee, I wonder if I should pick up a copy of his book down on Telegraph Avenue. But, I forgot about it. I never did check out his work then and have regretted it somewhat since.

Now all we have left is his spirit, memories, and writings. I would recommend, especially if you are younger, to check out his legacy, which are his books, among other things. Don't let the opportunity pass, like I did then.

We will miss you, Bob. Tear up Heaven, for us, buckaroo...banzai!

Anonymous said...

Yes, the pasta will fly.
You gave us so much. i hope, you are in a better place.

christopherwitt said...

The Pearl of Great Price
The Pearl is the Gate of Heaven.
There is little doubt that you will enter it; John the Divine says this:
"Who abides in Love,
abides in God"

Abide then in thine final rest;
Bless thee in the name of the Father of Mercy; the Most High

You will find yourself in familiar territory. I am sure.

From the scribe of John
christopher

Anonymous said...

Mr. Big Bob -

Your spirit is still alive and well it seems ... pay us a visit every now and then!

Say hello to Marty and George.

ONE

skidoo said...

How can I hug with words? Sigismundo Celine saved my life. Well, first Hagbard Celine did, and then Sigi. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

Hallo Mr. Wilson!

Wo auch immer Du jetzt sein magst, hoffe ich fliegt nicht nur die Lasagne. Du bist ein wahrer Guerilla-Ontologe und ein Schriftsteller mit viel Herz und Verstand.
Ich danke Dir und denke an Dich!!!

Erebus Entralus said...

greetings from the void!

Bob wilson you are a great inspiration to me, I wish you well in what ever existence you found.fnord

may we see some frogs with those flying food dishes and may they dance to that tune you can not hear but just won't leave your thoughts. and remember, you don't have to make it true, you just have to make it believable

Richard the Nameless said...

RAW! It may or may not be that you actually left this stupid planet for a ride on the Karma rollercoaster or whatever it is that awaits us - if there is something - but I don´t really effing believe that you died unless I die myself and see you in the otherworld, and even then it might be I´m just hallucinating or whatever. So I stay on the safe side and just wish you a good laugh, wherever you are. Hail Eris!

John C said...

I read three books on Philosophy instead of working at Waldenbooks when I was a teenager: Quantum Psychology, then Philosophy for Dummies, then Quantum Psychology again. I used the Quantum Psych argument to debunk the "for Dummies" book and then tested it out on all kinds of other philosophers' books, always completely expecting that there'd be something else to learn about Philosophy, or that it had been too easy, or that I was too young. But from back then up until I started teaching the subject at CUNY, all I've really done is learn the names of philosophers from Aristotle to Wittgenstein (chronologically or alphabetically, your pick) who'd thought of the things I'd already known or expected from reading Robert Anton Wilson. QP unraveled two eons of philosophy in less than 200 pages. So I really got a kick out of an article I read tonight. I wonder if Robert Nozick had the same paradigm shift when he said this just before his death in 2002:

"Well, for one, truth is not socially relative among human beings... Another form of relativism, one that I do take seriously and find very interesting, is not a social relativism. I put it close to the front of the chapter, even though it contained technical material about quantum mechanics. I think that quantum mechanics and relativity theory might show us a surprising relativism about truth, that it is relative to time and place, and they do this on the basis of empirical results. That is an interesting and surprising possible connection between philosophy and science."

http://www.juliansanchez.com/nozick/jsinterview.html

Thanks for everything Bob.

Gregg Cooke said...

D'oh! I'm always late to the damned party...RAW, you're on my short list of people to meet before I go into that good night. You taught me that its perfectly fine -- in fact, it's my duty when times get stupid like they are now -- to think otherwise and act accordingly. Even though I never managed to meet you in person, the absence of your presence in this world is felt acutely.

rascal23 said...

Hi Bob,

even it is a bit late I want to say
that you were more than an author of very good books. It was like meeting a good friend when reading your stuff. It is a real pity that you've gone, but your voice will be there when I read again one of your incredible witty books.
Thank you for all the wisdom you gave to us.
It's not the end just a new beginning.
Cheers,
rascal23

Ernest Samuel said...

Goodbye Bob,

Here's a verse for you:
== And Mr. Wilson's gotta date with God
They gonna look at each other and sometimes nod,
They will wink, they will shrug, and have little to say,
'Cause they can read each other like a cow reads hay!
HEY!! --
It is part od a song called "Mr. Wilson" that is available as a free download at:
http://www.songweavers.com/

RLM said...

Aw, news travels slow.

You made my mind a better place to be, and I try and pass that on to others.

Thank you.

John said...

you will be missed and respected and loved,

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Anonymous said...

I didn't know you were dead.
I'm not sure I believe it.

I hope the tunnels have lead you to a place that is wide open.

Melanie Stephan said...

Hi Bob. This is an important message, please read and pass it along. God has made contact. The message is about Revelation. The message is from God, Jesus and the Holy Ghost respectively. It was sent in the Spring of 2006. It is about the meaning of First is Last and Last is First as written in Revelation. The message is this: In the morning I go to Heaven. In the afternoon I live my life. In the evening I die, death. What does this mean? In other words this means Birth is Last and Last is Birth. To understand this don't think from point A to point B. Think of this as a continous circle of life. Birth, Life, Death, Birth. God also said that Judgment will be before Birth in Heaven. AS birth on Earth is painful so will birth in Heaven. It is possible that this message was delivered by one of God's Angels in the Spring of 2006. Yes, God has made contact and he sent a messenger. Spread this message along, just like a chain letter. Tell two people. OH, one more thing. Did you know that Mike Douglas died on his Birthday. Melanie Stephan

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