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Cosmic Trigger I Audiobook

Cosmic Trigger I: Final Secret of the Illuminati

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Publisher's Summary

The great modern classic of a brilliant rebel's personal exploration into the nature of consciousness.

"Cosmic Trigger deals with a process of deliberately induced brain change. This process is called 'initiation' or 'vision quest' in many traditional societies and can loosely be considered some dangerous variety of self-psychotherapy in modern terminology. I do not recommend it for everybody...briefly, the main thing I learned in my experiments is that 'reality' is always plural and mutable." (Robert Anton Wilson, from the preface)

Narration by Oliver Senton, "Robert Anton Wilson" in Daisy Eris Campbell's stage production of Cosmic Trigger.

Based on The Robert Anton Wilson Trust Authorized Hilaritas Press Edition.

Published by Hilaritas Press.

©1977, 2016 Hilaritas Press, LLC. (P)2017 Hilaritas Press, LLC.

What the Critics Say

"Wilson managed to reverse every mental polarity in me, as if I had been pulled through infinity. I was astonished and delighted." (Philip K. Dick)

"Erudite, witty, and genuinely scary." ( Publishers Weekly)

"Robert Anton Wilson is one of the leading thinkers of the modern age." (Barbara Marx Hubbard, Committee for the Future)

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    Mr D Kingaby 03/02/2018
    Mr D Kingaby 03/02/2018 Member Since 2016
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    "Illuminations "

    A wonderful journey through the 1960/70s counter occulture featuring Tim Leary, Alan Watts, Ken Campbell and The Illuminates. RAW describes his personal progression through magick and conciousness changing practice with heart and humour. A great read.

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    PB UK 28/11/2017
    PB UK 28/11/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastical"

    I don't pretend to understand all of what was said nor do I believe the parts I did. A stunning, thought provoking and sometimes sad book.

    Can't wait for 2&3.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    james Thurlby-Brooks 17/10/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Food For Your Brain"

    If you've never read it before you had better put your seat belt on and hold tight, if you have then jump back on the ride all over again. Plenty of info, insight and humour for those interested in conspiracies, future ideas and/or just esoteric humour. Cult novelist extraordinaire read in exactly the way you would want to hear it.

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    AdieCove 17/09/2017
    AdieCove 17/09/2017 Member Since 2013
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    "Saint Bob in form"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cosmic Trigger I to be better than the print version?

    Probably not, but that would be a hard trick to pull off.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Oliver Senton did a pretty good job of rendering Bob's voice. Gave him (a harsh) 4 stars because I'm used to Bob's voice.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Daisy Eris Campbell made a stage version, so I guess a film is possible...


    Any additional comments?

    Looking forward to Cosmic Trigger 2 & 3

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    davie 15/06/2017
    davie 15/06/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Spellbinding"

    Incredible material. Majestically narrated.

    One of my all time favourite books on the bate of reality.

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  • Phaedrus
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    12/09/17
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    "Great content, bad narrator"

    I tried to keep an open mind about the narrator, I really did. All I wanted to do was focus on the substance of the book. Unfortunately, I couldn't. If I said the narrator didn't ruin this book for me I'd be lying.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    Guernsey, IA, United States
    17/07/17
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    "SO much fun to listen to!!!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Cosmic Trigger I to be better than the print version?

    I'm a huge RAW fan, and love this book SO much that it would be tough for me to NOT like the audio book. I reread it every few years, and listening to it is a whole new experience!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It takes you right into "Chapel Perilous" and transforms your world view starting from page 1.


    Have you listened to any of Oliver Senton’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He does a delightfully bad NY/Philly/Boston/Grouch Marx accent, with British pronunciations. It's a little distracting, but he has so much enthusiasm for the material it is only a minor setback. In the end, probably more fun than a straight read.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes! but it's worth savoring and relistening to...


    Any additional comments?

    loved it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • William
    Kennesaw, GA, United States
    25/01/18
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    "A nexus of weird"

    I suspect RAWs writing will infuriate some readers as he hops between being a skeptic, a heirophant, a seeker and a finder, a trickster and a supplicant for enlightenment. A mad collection of counter-culture icons appear and disappear, beliefs are sampled from an AYCE buffet. Is it nourishment? Dunno, but RAW was certainly full of it whatever it was.

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  • William Jones
    15/12/17
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    "RAW is simply Illuminating!"

    Robert Anton Wilson was and is a highly significant contributer and communicator of a wide array of occult wisdom. This book is a brilliant jumping on point for those just beginning their journey and those seeking perspective on their journey.

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  • Eric W Thomas
    23/10/17
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    "Like my Uncle Guiseppe dropped LSD and then ...
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    Like my Uncle Guiseppe dropped LSD and then read to me for 8 hrs. Good narrator and a good book. Bad match though.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sheryl
    19/08/17
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    "More RAW!"

    I read this book back in the first edition, and was surprised to see cosmic trigger available on audible! Hope to see more.

    If they make it, I will buy.

    The narrator even sounds a lot like RAW

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • trevor
    24/07/17
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    "Its the best"

    If you are at all interested in subjects like psychology, conspiracy theory, the occult, hypnotism, yoga, science, religion Etc, then this is the book for you. Excellently written by Robert Anton Wilson the book will leave you fully engaged for the entire time that you are listening to it.

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  • spirit16
    08/07/17
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    "Fantastic stuff"

    Great book which truly opens you up to what was going on with the Consciousness movement in the 60s and 70s. While some of the things he spoke about back in the late 70s never came to fruition it still amazes, provokes insight and makes you empathize with a man on a mission. I'd highly recommend it to any seeker of the occult and spiritual.

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  • Joshua
    15/06/17
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    "one of the great literary biographies"

    what can i say? i laughed, i cried, i literally love this man with all my heart. so glad this book is finally on audible.

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  • William Fletcher
    28/05/17
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    "Epic"

    been recommending this to people. it's deep and warm. it made me happy to listen to it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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