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Everything Is Under Control: Conspiracies, Cults, and Cover-Ups

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Before the X-Files, before alt.conspiracy, there was Robert Anton Wilson and his legendary Illuminatus! Trilogy. Now this avatar of conspiriology, renowned for his razor wit and progressive philosophy, takes you on a fascinating, eclectic ride through what Wilson has termed the "Cultic Twilight" where conspiracy theories flourish.

Everything Is Under Control covers the range of Wilson's kaleidoscopic knowledge, from John Adams to the Voronezh (former Soviet Union) UFO sighting, the Campus Crusade for Cthulhu to the Mothman prophecies, and everything in between. What do the Freemasons, the Kennedys, and Princess Diana have in common? All are at the center of gigantic conspiracy theories with incredibly complex and endlessly multiplying twists, turns, highways and byways. Arranged by alphabetical entries which include cross-references to other entries in the book and also provide addresses to related sites on the Web, this book is truly interactive--you can dip in, read through, or follow one of the URLs from an interesting entry onto the internet.

What some famous people say about Robert Anton Wilson:

"A dazzling barker hawking tickets to the most thrilling tilt-a-whirls and daring loop-o-planes on the midway to higher consciousness."
--Tom Robbins

"Wilson managed to reverse every mental polarity in me, as if I had been pulled through infinity."
--Philip K. Dick

"One of the most important scientific philosophers of his century--scholarly, witty, scientific, hip and hopeful."
--Dr. Timothy Leary

Synopsis:

Before the "X-Files," before alt.conspiracies, there was Robert Anton Wilson and his legendary "Illuminatus! Trilogy." Now this avatar of conspiriology, renowned for his razor wit and progressive philosophy, takes you on a fascinating, eclectic ride through what Wilson has termed the "Cult Twilight" where conspiracy theories flourish. <P>"Everything is Under Control" covers the range of Wilson's kaleidoscopic knowledge, from John Adams to the Voronezh (former Soviet Union) UFO sighting, the Campus Crusade for Cthulhu to the Mothman prophecies, and everything in between. What do the Freemasons, the Kennedys, and Princess Diana have in common? All are at the center of gigantic conspiracy theories with incredibly complex and endlessly multiplying twists, turns, highways and byways. Arranged by alphabetical entries which include cross-reference to other entries in the book and also provide addresses to relates sites on the Web, this book is truly interactive-- you can dip in, read through, or follow one of the URLs from an interesting entry onto the internet.

Synopsis:

Before The X-Files, before alt.conspiracy, there was Robert Anton Wilson and his legendary Illuminatus! trilogy. This new tome by the granddaddy of conspiracy theorists proves to be a great read — cover-up to cover-up.

In 1933, the Masonic Eye-in-the-Pyramid Was Added to the dollar bill, Hitler assumed power, Alice of Wonderland fame died, and King Kong appeared in theaters with its enigmatic closing line, "It was Beauty that killed the Beast ..". Coincidence?

Everything Is Under Control is Wilson's A-to-Z of conspiracy theories — real, half-real, and completely imaginary. Highly cross-referenced and written in a journalistic tone, it includes fascinating information on Area 51, the Bermuda Triangle, Noam Chomsky, Crying of Lot 49, "Bob" Dobbs, Elders of Zion, the federal reserve, Holocaust deniers, Iran-Contra, JFK, Knights Templar, McCarthy, Norplant, Operation Mind Control, Pearl Harbor, UFO abductions, Wicca, and more.

According to the New York Times and Newsweek, public interest in conspiracies is at an all-time high, from Timothy McVeigh and Heaven's Gate to Independence Day and the feature film Conspiracy Theory (starring Mel Gibson). On the Internet, fans run dozens of pages and there are hundreds of links on the life and work of Wilson, who has his own award-winning website. Coincidence?

"One of the most important scientific philosophers of this century — scholarly, witty, scientific, hip, and hopeful". — Timothy Leary

About the Author

Robert Anton Wilson has authored more than 30 books, teaches at Esalen, Oasis, Interface, and Open Center, maintains an award-winning website, and has been a guest artist on a punk rock record with Golden Horde.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780062734174
Subtitle:
Conspiracies, Cults, and Cover-ups
With:
Hill, Miriam Joan
Author:
Wilson, Robert Anton
Author:
Wilson, Robert A.
Author:
by Robert A. Wilson
Author:
Hill, Miriam Joan
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Controversial Knowledge
Subject:
Curiosities & Wonders
Subject:
Conspiracies
Subject:
Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations
Subject:
Cults
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Metaphysics-Speculative History
Subject:
Mythology-General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
19980623
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1875 in 12.32 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Before the "X-Files," before alt.conspiracies, there was Robert Anton Wilson and his legendary "Illuminatus! Trilogy." Now this avatar of conspiriology, renowned for his razor wit and progressive philosophy, takes you on a fascinating, eclectic ride through what Wilson has termed the "Cult Twilight" where conspiracy theories flourish. <P>"Everything is Under Control" covers the range of Wilson's kaleidoscopic knowledge, from John Adams to the Voronezh (former Soviet Union) UFO sighting, the Campus Crusade for Cthulhu to the Mothman prophecies, and everything in between. What do the Freemasons, the Kennedys, and Princess Diana have in common? All are at the center of gigantic conspiracy theories with incredibly complex and endlessly multiplying twists, turns, highways and byways. Arranged by alphabetical entries which include cross-reference to other entries in the book and also provide addresses to relates sites on the Web, this book is truly interactive-- you can dip in, read through, or follow one of the URLs from an interesting entry onto the internet.

"Synopsis" by , Before The X-Files, before alt.conspiracy, there was Robert Anton Wilson and his legendary Illuminatus! trilogy. This new tome by the granddaddy of conspiracy theorists proves to be a great read — cover-up to cover-up.

In 1933, the Masonic Eye-in-the-Pyramid Was Added to the dollar bill, Hitler assumed power, Alice of Wonderland fame died, and King Kong appeared in theaters with its enigmatic closing line, "It was Beauty that killed the Beast ..". Coincidence?

Everything Is Under Control is Wilson's A-to-Z of conspiracy theories — real, half-real, and completely imaginary. Highly cross-referenced and written in a journalistic tone, it includes fascinating information on Area 51, the Bermuda Triangle, Noam Chomsky, Crying of Lot 49, "Bob" Dobbs, Elders of Zion, the federal reserve, Holocaust deniers, Iran-Contra, JFK, Knights Templar, McCarthy, Norplant, Operation Mind Control, Pearl Harbor, UFO abductions, Wicca, and more.

According to the New York Times and Newsweek, public interest in conspiracies is at an all-time high, from Timothy McVeigh and Heaven's Gate to Independence Day and the feature film Conspiracy Theory (starring Mel Gibson). On the Internet, fans run dozens of pages and there are hundreds of links on the life and work of Wilson, who has his own award-winning website. Coincidence?

"One of the most important scientific philosophers of this century — scholarly, witty, scientific, hip, and hopeful". — Timothy Leary

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