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A Startling of Saints

They're smart. They're weird. And they're dead.

Provided you have enough mental aptitude (or methamphetamine) to follow along, the works of the following geniuses are guaranteed to permanently alter your ideas of reality, perception, consciousness, existence, truth, fiction, and 'what it all means'. Apply vigorously at first signs of consensus trance.
 


Aleister Crowley

Guy DeBord

R. Buckminster Fuller

Gregor I. Gurdjieff

Bill Hicks

James Joyce

Carl Jung

Andy Kaufman

Marshall McLuhan

Alfred Jarry

Robert Anton Wilson

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Robert Anton Wilson

"There are periods of history when the visions of madmen and dope fiends are a better guide to reality than the common-sense interpretation of data available to the so-called normal mind. This is one such period, if you haven't noticed already."

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R. Buckminster Fuller

"I determined to give up forever the idea of "earning a living" for my family and self while depending entirely on ecological precession to provide the critically needed material, tools, and monies to carry on the work..."

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Marshall McLuhan

"The extreme and pervasive tactility of the new electronic environment results from a mesh of pervasive energy that penetrates our nervous system incessantly."

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James Joyce

"The object of the artist is the creation of the beautiful.

What the beautiful is is another question."

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Guy DeBord

"Where the real world changes into simple images, the simple images become real beings and effective motivations of hypnotic behavior."

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Gregor I. Gurdjieff

"Remember you come here having already understood the necessity of struggling with yourself - only with yourself. Therefore thank everyone who gives you the opportunity."

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