Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

A word from Robert Anton Wilson

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Full-time fiction writing is a constant daily exercise in getting outside one’s own head and thinking and feeling the way other people think and feel…As I’ve said, novel writing involves learning to think like other people. My novels are written so as to force the reader to see things through different reality grids rather than through a single grid. It’s important to abolish the unconscious dogmatism that makes people think their way of looking at reality is the only sane way of viewing the world. My goal is to try to get people into a state of generalized agnosticism, not agnosticism about God alone, but agnosticism about everything.

Robert Anton Wilson, in an interview with Starship

Written by nevalalee

May 7, 2011 at 8:54 am

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  1. It is all one universe (uni=one, verse=to turn or whirl), we just see it through different lenses. Each of us has to develop our own lens in order to SEE
    A. Oken

    How do you do that? — probably by adjusting your lens first and realizing that it is in fact a lens.

    Arthur

    May 8, 2011 at 11:01 pm

  2. My only problem with agnosticism…

    It’s a form of arrogance.

    My understanding is that there are cosmic laws at work…invisible lines.

    When you beieve it you’ll see it, not when you see it you’ll believe it.

    So ratchet yourself down to a mere speck and then you’ll be in a state of humility and THEN you’ll see it.

    And I don’t mean poverty, I mean innocence.

    Arthur

    May 8, 2011 at 11:07 pm


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