The Illuminatus! Trilogy

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Dell Publishing Company, 1984 - Fiction - 805 pages
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The office of a minor left-wing political magazine has been blown up. People are missing. The rest of the world is on the brink of nuclear annihilation. Are the events connected? Are the events what they seem? So begins the wild ride that is The Illuminatus Trilogy. Comprised of three stories: The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, and Leviathan, the book unfolds with the history of time as its backdrop and the figures of history among its characters. The institutions we have come to depend on, from the government and the military to the churches and even the terrorist factions, are not what they seem, and neither are the events of history. There is a greater power at work, one which has continued to shape the landscape of time and society--one which is called the Illuminati. One Joe Malik has uncovered them and has begun to see the true nature of things. Or has he? "The ultimate conspiracy book...hilariously raunchy...the biggest sci-fi cult novel to come along since Dune."--The Village Voice. 805 pp.

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– “It’s chock full of free-thinking anarchism and did a lot to push me towards my current semi-libertarian view point.” — Dave –“I would imagine this book had a similar effect on a lot of people who read it. This book really changed the way I think and introduced me to a lot of really great information. I went on to read almost all of Robert Anton Wilson’s books. He was a great philosopher who wasn’t afraid to state his mind. He recently passed away and I know a lot of people will and are missing him. His greatest effect on me was the introduction of `maybe logic.’” — Cyen 

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I finished The Illuminatus Trilogy the other day. It's a strange tale that is both achronistic and told from several perspectives. Primarily based on a series of acid trips that the authors had, also ... Read full review

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Wilson is Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and a member of the Cognitive Science Group at the university's Beckman Institute.

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