Prometheus Rising

Prometheus Rising

by Robert Anton Wilson

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ISBN-13: 9780692710609
Publisher: Hilaritas Press, LLC.
Publication date: 05/23/2016
Pages: 322
Sales rank: 399,852
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

Robert Anton Wilson (born Robert Edward Wilson; 1932¿2007) was an American author, novelist, essayist, editor, playwright, poet, futurist, psychologist, and self-described agnostic mystic. Among Wilson’s most popular books are his Prometheus Rising and Cosmic Trigger series. But he remains best-known for the cult classic Illuminatus! Trilogy.

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Prometheus Rising 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
johnemersonsfoot on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A bit overly speculative, but that's the 'point' at times. Robert Anton Wilson was the trickster god of the 20th century, with Leary his John the baptist. Once you realize he's laughing both at you, himself, and 'with' you, then there's still a long way to walk in his writing. And that's a blessing if that's the case, because he has a written voice like nothing else out there.
gkrishna63 on LibraryThing 10 months ago
A mind altering book. The exercises at the end of a chapter must be done for you to truly get the best out of this book. Find a friend who likes this book and do the exercises together
shawn_flecken on LibraryThing 10 months ago
This is perhaps the closest Wilson came to a textbook on the subject of the 8 circuit model. While he essentially follows the same theme is in most of his works, Prometheus Rising comes closest to a flat-out lecture on the subject. An absolutely fascinating read that had tremendous influence on my thinking. I used to highlight the sections that I thought were particularly insightful, but after multiple readings I found that there was more highlighted than not!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
It is hard to put into words just how this book forces you to change your perception. RAW puts everything so simply that understanding comprehension of these broad topics comes with ease. You will be a different person. Anticipate it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once you read this book, you will change
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think this is RAW's best work. To grasp the full impact, one must also read the full Shrodinger's Cat trilogy as well. As the other reviewers here tell, I read and re-read this book on a regular basis. And the 'Quarter' exercise, of all of them, is a MUST.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I go back to this book often for perspective. As I observe the world today it seems easy to see how intolerance and tunnel vision (whether from religous fanatics or "foreign policy realists" ) are causing humanitarian disasters (and countless other problems) as usual. The basics of general semantics described in this great book, and at least the 1st chapter >The Thinker and the Prover
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book might be hard to digest on the first read, not because it is difficult, because it challenges your mind and opens your eyes to "reality". I have read this book many times and enjoy it very much. I have loaned this book out to others who "had to read it more than once" because you get something new out of it every time. Highly Recommended..If your reading this because your interested in this book...do yourself a favor..BUY IT
Guest More than 1 year ago
Everything you think know about the universe is suspect. You don't know a frickin thing until you begin to read this book. You'll question the very nature of reality itself, while having a most glorious meltdown of fantasy and fact, from Wilson's almanac. I am the Lord of the Dung Hill. In addition, I recommend a thorough colonic irrigation to rid your mind of evil thoughts. oh, just read the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Looking back on your life, there are pivotal moments when from that point on things were different. Call them moments of imprint. Wilsons book was one of those moments for me. I read this book regularly and each time a new book emerges. Wilson uses Timothy Learys 8 Circuit Model of the Brain as a backdrop for a brilliant journey through General Semantics, Maths, Physics, Literature and Fun. Its hard to describe the book just as it is hard to describe other than conscious events. If you care about yourself and have ever wondered 'is this really it?' then do yourself a favour and take on Wilson, any of his books. 'Reality' as you know it will never be the same again.