Robert Anton Wilson.
The late and great RAW.
My Astral Projects protagonist is named in his honour, as well as som many Robs being astral projectors.
Genius writer and polymath.
Influenced himself by Pan, Aleister Crowley https://focus27.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/mr-crowley/ H.P. Lovecraft, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, Korzybski, Jung, Wilhelm Reich, Sufism, Zen Buddhism, Jack Parsons, G.I. Gurdjieff and Charles Fort,
and collaborator and/or influence on Timothy Leary, Alan Watts, William S.Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, the Discordian movement (of which he was tongue in cheek a Pope of the Church of the SubGenius) https://focus27.wordpress.com/2016/04/20/discordianism-and-the-church-of-the-flying-spaghetti-monster/ Ken Campbell, Philip K. Dick, Steve Jackson Games, Buckminster Fuller, chaos magick, Richard Bandler, Bill Drummond of the KLF and Alan Moore.
Some of his greatest works include The Iluminatus! trilogy (with its guerilla ontology and analysis of the synchronicity of the number 23 – oh, here is a bonus book on that
), Schrödinger’s Cat trilogy, Wilhelm Reich in Hell, Cosmic Trigger, Prometheus Rising, Quantum Psychology, The New Inquisition and Reality is What You Can Get Away With.
I am a big fan of his documentary “Maybe Logic”:-
Now let’s take a look at some of his best bits:-