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by Robert Anton Wilson

Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Political books
Author: Robert Anton Wilson
ISBN: 0583125050
ISBN13: 978-0583125055
Language: English
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services; No Edition Stated edition (March 20, 1975)
Pages: 288
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Sex, Drugs and Magick: A Journey Beyond Limits is a book by Robert Anton Wilson, first published in 1973 as Sex and Drugs: A Journey Beyond Limits by Playboy Press.

Sex, Drugs and Magick: A Journey Beyond Limits is a book by Robert Anton Wilson, first published in 1973 as Sex and Drugs: A Journey Beyond Limits by Playboy Press. It was Wilson’s intention to call the book Sex, Drugs and the Occult, however the 'occult' was removed at the insistence of Playboy head Hugh Hefner. The updated title stems from the 1987 revision which included a new preface by the author.

In Sex and Drugs, Wilson shows how drugs have been used along with sex through the ages as paths to mystical experience. Not only that, but the book is written by none other than Robert Anton Wilson, known for writing interesting things about controversial topics. He then demonstrates how the current "war on drugs", is really a holy war between different factions of drug users. He details many experiences of people whose lifes have been changed, for good and bad, by the use of drugs. And on top of that, the publisher is New Falcon Publications, known for its desire to publish books that really has something to say.

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Robert Anton Wilson's, Sex Drugs and Magick took me back to the days of reading Phrack, the Anarchist's Cookbook .

Robert Anton Wilson's, Sex Drugs and Magick took me back to the days of reading Phrack, the Anarchist's Cookbook and Internet magazines of dubious quality. As with them, the experience is highly enjoyable, though probably not to be taken seriously. Somewhat unsurprisingly, the book is riddled with factual errors.

Sales, excerpts and speculation. Perpetual Lasagna Levitation Celebration. Around the time he wrote this book, Robert Anton Wilson had passed the age of 40, lost the rigid right/wrong ideology he had picked up during the anti-war and anti-segregation movements of the 1960s and thought he had outgrown the dogmatic follies of his youth, achieving a middle-aged and mellow agnosticism about everything.

Sex, Drugs & Magick can be considered a "scholarly" appraisal of both the historical and modern use (an misuse) of drugs in conjunction with sex and "occult" practices

Sex, Drugs & Magick can be considered a "scholarly" appraisal of both the historical and modern use (an misuse) of drugs in conjunction with sex and "occult" practices. But don't let the word "scholarly" put you off. Done in Wilson's inimitable style, The Eye in the Triangle: An Interpretation of Aleister Crowley. by Israel Regardie · Robert Anton Wilson · David Cherubim. Reality is What You Can Get Away with. by Robert Anton Wilson. TSOG: The Thing That Ate the Constitution.

Sex, Drugs and Magick : A Journey Beyond Limits. Sex, drugs and magick are fascinating and dangerous subjects in these times. When put together, they are absolute dynamite! Originally published by Playboy Press, this book can be considered a "scholarly" appraisal of both the historical and modern use (and misuse) of drugs in conjunction with sex and "occult" practices.

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Recognized by Discordianism as an Episkopos, Pope, and saint, Wilson helped publicize the group through his writings and interviews

Comments to eBook Sex and Drugs
Bremar
This book is a very different style from RAW's other work.

If you're used to Wilson's writing style, you know he typically uses a trippy, informal tone, moving from one topic to another and touching on tangents without fully developing them. This book is not written in the same style at all. Although his characteristic charm still shines through, this book is much more literal and historical with its analysis. He ties together multiple phenomena and provides, in my view, a very useful perspective for understanding the human pursuit of altered states, and the cultural backlash that inevitably follows it.

Highly recommended for anyone interested in Sex, Drugs, or Magick and curious about the long history of these practices across cultures.
Roram
In Sex and Drugs, Wilson shows how drugs have been used along with sex through the ages as paths to mystical experience. He then demonstrates how the current "war on drugs", is really a holy war between different factions of drug users. He details many experiences of people whose lifes have been changed, for good and bad, by the use of drugs.
This book is a bit more sober than Wilson's other works, and suffers from having had updates to the current edition inserted into the texts without revising the context to fit it. Otherwise, a good look at sex and drugs as something other than a reason to shred what's left of the Constitution.
Vetibert
Love this guy’s writing style
Dilkree
Had a lot of fun with this one
Drelajurus
Just read this book, even though it is decades old it will still invigorate the bohemian in you (if you have one) and/or season your personal philosophy. I really enjoy RAWs non-fiction.
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Wenaiand
The title: Sex, Drugs & Magick, sure is eye-catching. Not only that, but the book is written by none other than Robert Anton Wilson, known for writing interesting things about controversial topics. And on top of that, the publisher is New Falcon Publications, known for its desire to publish books that really has something to say.

The original title of the book (and its first edition name) was Sex, Drugs, and the Occult, and these are the topics dealt with. Now "occult", however, has been changed into "magick", since Wilson is of the opinion that the word "occult" never really fit the rest of the book.

But, the title is still somewhat misleading, if you ask me. Wilson himself says he focuses on the combination sex and drugs; different drugs, taken during different circumstances, and how these can affect - for better or worse - any sexual stimulation.

And sure, in the beginning this is indeed what the book is all about. But, when looked at from a larger perspective one get the feeling that it's really a story about different drugs and how they affect the way the user relates to world around him or her. Most of the time the sex is there, in one way or another, but the book is not only about sex and drugs.

But I don't think that matters very much. Wilson has, as always, created something great, and I sure had a good time reading it. And it's arranged in quite an interesting way: every other chapter is called an interlude, where Wilson offers very interesting portraits of people he's met during his long and fascinating life, the different drugs these people used, and how the drugs came to affect their lives. In between these interludes you'll find purely non-fictional essays, and the combination of the non-fiction with something subjective descriptive works perfectly.

It's important to point out, however, that it's not a book arguing for the legalization of all drugs known to man. It's written for responsible adults, and Wilson, while never hesitating in admitting how he's tested most drugs out there, is still keen to make sure to the reader that drugs are drugs; dangerous substances that easily can be abused, overdosed, and result in both physical and psychical suffering and death. He's not saying you should try them, but he's also not saying you shouldn't: the use of a drug does not equal abuse of a drug. He's simply trying to be neutral, and chooses to focus on descriptions, instead debating whether or not they should made legal.

All in all the book is just as good as I thought it would be. Just as the title says, if you read it you'll learn a lot about sex, drugs, and magick, and I have no choice but to recommend it to you.

And, it can be quite interesting having it around when your fiends are coming over. The title will definitely get a lot of attention.
R. A. Wilson's early book on secret orders of the old and drugs of today. Mystics and psychedelics, cops and addicts. Promiscuity and frigidity. All of these are taken into account, which is definately a scholarly look into the world of drugs and whether or not they are dangerous as well as the uses for them and their user intentions. Each chapter looks in depth into a different drug, there are 5 main drugs: LSD, Cocaine, Alcohol, Marijuana, and Heroin. After each chapter there is a story that gives a personal account of someone RAW met whom had troubles with dugs, either of addiction or some other problem that drugs helped or caused damage. Overall its an objective look into drugs, although Wilson gives some hints that he is pro-drugs (by the fact that he himslef clearly states his use of drugs). However, like Leary and Crowley, the use of drugs should be used moderately, intelligently and with a guide. The reason this book did not get 5 stars is because A) there are so many mispellings in this book that New Falcon should look it over again, or whoever edits this book should be replaced. B) R. A. Wilson, although it is quite clear in how intelligent he is, and his comprehension level is amazing, yet he takes a complex subject like the works of Aleister Crowley and explains the message behind the veil (perhaps it can be argued of what Crowley is really saying, but this is what I gatehred in the reading). Robert A. Wilson shows Crowleys work in a new light, certainly, but it was too explanatory and made Crowleys work too obvious to enjoy the mystery behind the works of the great Magician. Nonetheless, however, I feel its a good companion to the rest of Wilson's work, and by right it fits in niceley. Wilson has done a great job researching his material showing both the cons and pros of drugs which would make one not only more aware of the drug they choose (if they choose, as well as drugs in themselves), but also being aware of the circumstances surrounding them as well as consequences. Reccomended with this book is Timothy Leary's book "The Delicious Grace of Moving One's Hand."
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