Who is Robert Anton Wilson?

Who is Robert Anton Wilson?

June 26, 2021 Off By Felso

Robert Anton Wilson vera RAW (born Robert Edward Wilson; January 18, 1932 – died January 11, 2007) was an American novelist, essayist, philosopher, psychonaut, futurologist, and libertarian.

In describing his writing and the purpose of his writing, Wilson used the following phrase: “My goal is for people to reach a state of generalized agnosticism, not just agnosticism about God, but agnosticism about everything.”

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Wilson spent his early years in Flatbush, moving to Gerritsen Beach when he was 4-5 years old, where he resided until the age of 13. Wilson, who suffered from polio, was treated with the method proposed by Elizabeth Kenny. However, the effects of polio continued throughout his life, until 2000 he experienced minor muscle spasms that led to his intermittent use of a cane. In 2000, he experienced a major post-polio syndrome crisis.

Wilson attended Catholic grammar school as a child, and attended Brooklyn Tech in high school. He later studied engineering and mathematics at New York University.

He began to use his grandfather’s name, Anton, for his writings, and in time his name was settled as Robert Anton Wilson. He completed his PhD in psychology from Paideia University in 1979; however, this institution was not an authorized institution and was later closed down. She married a freelance writer named Arlen Riley in 1958 and they had four children from this marriage. Arlen Riley Wilson passed away in 1999. He died a few years later, in January 2007, after a long hospital stay.