London Fortean Society and The Horse Hospital presents….
John Higgs & Daisy Eris Campbell: The Late, Great Robert Anton Wilson
8pm Wednesday 23 October 2013
The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, Bloomsbury London WC1N 1JD
Daisy Eris Campbell: Cosmic Trigger
Conceived backstage at her father’s production of Illuminatus, Daisy Eris Campbell is now adapting Wilson’s Cosmic Trigger for stage. She’ll discuss the extraordinary story behind Shea and Wilson’s magnum opus.
John Higgs: The Late, Great Robert Anton Wilson
Charles Fort wrote that “I conceive of nothing in religion, science, or philosophy that is more than the proper thing to wear, for a while.” No-one has embodied this approach more than the late American writer Robert Anton Wilson (1932-2007). His many books, including The Illuminatus! Trilogy, Cosmic Trigger and Prometheus Rising, use psychology, quantum physics and conspiracy theory to demonstrate just how arbitrary and untrustworthy our beliefs really are. Profound, mind-bending and hilarious, Wilson’s philosophy offers a much-needed way out of the miserable trench warfare that typifies our current Belief Wars.
Writer John Higgs, author of The KLF: Chaos, Magic and the Band who Burned a Million Pounds and I Have America Surrounded: The Life of Timothy Leary, talks about the life and ideas of Pope Bob and explains why we need him more than ever.