Everything Is Under Control

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Harper Collins, Oct 6, 2009 - Political Science - 448 pages
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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


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Review: Everything Is Under Control: Conspiracies, Cults and Cover-ups

User Review  - Nico - Goodreads

the first Wilson book I ever read. Back in the day, I was into conspiracy theory in a sort of meta kind of way. Then I read this and figured out what I'd been missing in the research: a sense of humor :) Read full review

Review: Everything Is Under Control: Conspiracies, Cults and Cover-ups

User Review  - Dan - Goodreads

Robert Anton Wilson pulls out all stops and jams everything nutty and conspiracy-related into this encyclopedia for nuts and cranks. Drawing material from numerous books written by loonies (himself ... Read full review


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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.

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