Robert Anton Wilson—spiritualist, prophet, or batshit crazy? At disinfo, Thad McKraken weighs the pros and cons of his one-time idol:
I mean, it’s not super tough to diagnose what went wrong with R.A.W. as far as spiritual progress goes. To advance in this capacity, you have to shut off the part of your mind that’s been imprinted with the idea that western atheistic scientism is the only means of understanding reality.