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Includes: Dance through Religion for the Hell of It; The Physics of Synchronicity; James Joyce and Finnegan's Wake; The Godfather and the Goddess; The Poet as Early Warning Radar; Mammary Metaphysics; and, The Married Catholic Priests Convention....

Title : Coincidance: A Head Test
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ISBN : 9781561840045
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 248 Pages
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Coincidance: A Head Test Reviews

  • Veleniki
    2019-03-19 11:11

    Re-read this to prepare for Joseph Campbell's Mythic Worlds, Modern Words. One of my favorite RAW collections of essays.

  • Greg Tilden
    2019-03-22 07:24

    I am astounded by R.A.W. I cannot even fathom how he is able to make this many connections in such an witty and well-versed way. Can't wait to read more by him.

  • keys
    2019-03-15 11:13

    a bit too much joyce for my liking. the other essays were excellent. the joyce stuff wasnt bad but will be more interesting when i get around to reading the material.

  • Mercurius
    2019-03-08 06:25

    Amusing and outdated. Neuroscience has gone beyond Robert Anton Wilson's day and he has not been around to update his own ideas in light of it, and it shows in this collection of essays.Bob's appeal is in moments of genius and insight scattered through information overdose and a barrage of concepts.He mostly makes it work in his books, but in this collection the moments of genius are indistinguishable from the overflow of dubious information based on 1960's theories of physics, James Joyce and so called synchronicity. It is now 2017 and unfortunately Bob's work has dated on every level, the physics, the psychology and the psychadelic esoterica.Neuroscience, psychology and current physics journals have gone far beyond this wild hippie approach to philosophising the universe, and as such what no doubt seemed like deep and brilliant insight back when this was written, now just comes off as the lengthy windbaggery of someone who believes themselves to have divulged the secrets of the universe. Whilst it is nothing new to have to wade through Bob's work to find the good bits, the lack of paragraphs, the endless reams of barely connected concepts come through in Coincidance as the ravings of a madman or a daytripping hippie on acid, rather than a prophet. It just wasn't convincing. Perhaps 2017 is an era of cynicism and the wrong time to be reading it, maybe back in the day it made sense. But Bob's work is less than half as brilliant as he seemed to think it is and more than half as word salad as he secretly feared it was.

  • David Carroll
    2019-03-18 08:28

    Most of the text is assembled articles and such from RAWilson prolific past, centering on critical analysis of James Joyce. Other topics addressed in the typical "Pope Bob" aplomb are de Sade, Catholic Priests with kids, and, naturally, that phenomenon affectionately dismissed as "coincidence".Robert Anton Wilson's website

  • Ehren
    2019-03-19 10:15

    I am really digging this one. The essay on Joyce has got me itching to read something other than Finnegan's Wake.

  • Richard Lawrence
    2019-03-05 10:10

    Great book, especially if you are into James Joyce.

  • J Beedon
    2019-03-16 07:26

    The exegesis on Finnegans Wake nearly made my head explode... In a good way

  • Tucker
    2019-02-26 08:13

    I never know how to explain this book. It's really out there.

  • Thibault
    2019-03-13 07:07

    A classic, bob is my idol!

  • Del
    2019-02-27 07:17

    Make sure you've read Finnegan's Wake and are generally aware of the literary crit about it before reading this book. Then it will break you in good, warm ways.

  • Derek Fenner
    2019-02-22 10:32

    Worth the read for the essay on religion alons. The Finnegans Wake stuff is stellar as well.

  • Neal Young
    2019-03-12 07:19

    This book sucks, but i loved it.

  • Stefan Rhyner
    2019-03-22 06:31

    Great if you like the works of RAW....

  • Felecia
    2019-03-05 08:16

    Quite the wild ride. Not my normal fare, but it was a recommendation by the hubby, who has a bit of a fascination forr Robert Anton Wilson.

  • Paul
    2019-03-21 09:14

    Varied topics covered in this collection. More serious and less humourous than other works by RAW, but it is a constant source of nourishment for the brain. Dense in places, but never unreadable.

  • J
    2019-03-06 07:24

    Another excellent RAW example. This one might go too far off topic for some; but excellent nonetheless.