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Everything Is Under Control

Conspiracies, Cults, and Cover-Ups
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HarperCollins
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June, 1998
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9780062734174
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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 is Wilson’s kaleidoscopic A-to-Z of conspiracy theories, from John Adams to the Voronezh (former Soviet Union) UFO sighting, the Campus Crusade for Cthulhu to the Mothman prophecies, from Dianetics, the Elders of Zion, and the Federal Reserve to “Bob” Dobbs, Knights Templar, Operation Mind Control, Wicca, and JFK—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 and turns, and 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.

A final word: I have found that nobody can dive very deeply into these infested waters without having at least occasional flashes of true paranoia—that is, not just entertaining the idea that some of the most plausible theories here may be true, but worrying about even the silliest of them....

Don’t let it bother you. It happens to all of us. Besides, if you do let it bother you, you will become as paranoid as most of the full-time conspiracy researchers I have met.

Of course, if I am an agent of the CIA or the Rockefellers or somebody like that, I would try to keep you from getting too alarmed about all this, wouldn’t I?

Among Robert Anton Wilson’s other books are Reality is What You Can Get Away With and The Cosmic Trigger Trilogy.

 

 

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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

Here at last is the conspiracy-meister’s complete a-z of conspiracy theories-real, half-real, and altogether imaginary. Highly cross-referenced and written in a journalistic tone, it includes fascinating information on area 51, the bermuda triangle, noamchomsky, bob dobbs, the elders of zion, the federal reserve, iran-contra, jfk, the knights templar, pearl harbor, ufo abductions and much more.

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