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The Sex Magicians

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This is an extremely rare early (first?) R.A.W. novel that was published as porn by Sheffield House in 1973. Much of the book's beginning later appears verbatim in book two of The Schrodinger's Cat Trilogy. While the porn label given it isn't completely off the mark, there's plenty of occult and mystical material contained in the plot. Because it is completely out of print ...more
Paperback, 94 pages
Published 1973 by Sheffield House
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Alex Sarll
Wilson's first novel covers much of the same ground as Illuminatus!, but while the latter trilogy was hardly prudish, here the sex dial is turned up to 11. Just as William Burroughs et al had various work published under pulp covers, a sneaky delivery system for subversive material guaranteed to confuse those lured by the promise of simple filth, so Wilson's work here must have frustrated half-a-dozen furtive readers for every one whose eyes he opened. Still, the artist uses the channels availab ...more
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Feb 18, 2013 Gregory rated it it was amazing
Parts of this novel will be immediately recognizable to those RAW fans who have read "Schrodinger's Cat." They'll also recognize a few early versions of characters from "The Illuminatus! Trilogy." But even if it weren't for those tidbits this book is a must read.

It's a hilarious, erotic tale of occult forces working on the most basic drives of modern man in 60s/70s Chicago. While Dr. Robert Prong clinically dissects the little death at Orgasm Research, the MGT Markoff Chaney plans his revenge a
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Robert Anton Wilson became, at various times, an American novelist, essayist, philosopher, polymath, psychonaut, futurist, libertarian and self-described agnostic mystic. Recognized as an Episkopos, Pope, and Saint of Discordianism by Discordians who care to label him as such, Wilson helped publicize the group/religion/melee through his writings, interviews, and strolls.

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