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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

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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Carl Jung

"The images of the unconscious place a great responsibility upon a man. Failure to understand them, or a shirking of ethical responsibility, deprives him of his wholeness and imposes a painful fragmentariness on his life."

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Bill Hicks

"The world is like a ride in an amusement park... Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question, "Is this real, or is this just a ride?" And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, 'Hey - don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride...'

And we kill those people."

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Andy Kaufman

"Pure entertainment is not an egotistical lady singing boring songs onstage for two hours and people in tuxes clapping whether they like it or not. It's the real performers on the street who can hold people's attention and keep them from walking away."

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Alfred Jarry

"We shall not have succeeded in demolishing everything unless we demolish the ruins as well. But the only way I can see of doing that is to use them to put up a lot of fine, well-designed buildings."

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Aleister Crowley

"Let the Zelator attach no credit to statements that may have been made throughout the course of this instruction, and reflect that even the counsel which we have given as suitable to the average may be entirely unsuitable to his own."

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