Cosmic Trigger V2 Down to Earth

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By Chris · ★★★★☆ · April 02, 2008
I read the first Cosmic Trigger a bit over a decade ago, and was wary of reading the second part, which RAW wrote in the late 80s. The narrative is largely autobiographical (like the first Cosmic Trigger) but the chronology is spliced up, i.e., one chapter is from 1955, the next from 1989, the ne... ...more
By David (The United States) · ★★★★★ · December 30, 2010
Cosmic Trigger II: Down to Earth is the second book in the Cosmic Trigger trilogy, an autobiographical and philosophical work by Robert Anton Wilson. The book is broken down into ninety-four short chapters that focus on conspiracies, a cultural history of the Irish, the potential future in cybers... ...more
By Thom (Urbana, IL) · ★★★★☆ · November 29, 2009
Reading the Comic Trigger books is like listening to one of Bob's hilarious talks.

In this, volume 2, he lays down his rules for dealing with BS (i.e., Belief Systems, dogmas, absolute truths, etc.), which are (1) never believe totally in someone else's BS and (2) never believe totally in your ow... ...more
By Zack (The United States) · ★★★★★ · March 08, 2010

So far I still haven't read any fiction by him, and suspect I wouldn't like it, whatever that's worth, but Robert Anton Wilson's Cosmic Trigger trilogy (called so I guess because all three books are autobiographically-based) is among my favorite works of wr... ...more
By Nick (Chicago, IL) · ★★☆☆☆ · March 26, 2011
It's not Cosmic Trigger 1. It felt like such a mishmash of ideas and writings that it was more a cash-grab. There didn't need to be a second Cosmic Trigger. Although it retains much of the RAW humor I enjoy, the paranoia and occult sensibilities were very '90's. I'm much more of a fan of the brai... ...more
By Matt (The United States) · ★★★★★ · July 29, 2013
i've never enjoyed coke, but my roommates at one time did. in fact, i came downstairs one morning to see my friend cutting a line on the last RAMBO (sXe band) album. this dude didn't know shit about punk and didn't know why i laughed so hard. it really made my day, though.

he and my other roommate... ...more
By Alan · ★★★★★ · May 12, 2014
Wonderful book that constantly makes you think how you perceive the world. ...more
By Brendan · ★★★★★ · February 05, 2014
Upon another go around with this book, I found myself enjoying it more. The strands of story Wilson weaves throughout are expertly crafted, and serve to keep the reader engaged and thinking. The revelations are not nearly as mystical as they are in volume 1- perhaps why I didn't like it as much t... ...more
By Glenda (Chicago, IL) · ★★★★★ · February 20, 2008
This book radically changed my life. It "allowed" me to have fun with philosophy and scientific thought. It got me to believe that I am, to a large degree, master of my own destiny.
It was the first Wilson book I read, and I have devoured many afterwards. All of them are greatly recommended. If y... ...more
By Josh (Reno, NV) · ★★★☆☆ · June 22, 2012
I read this one immediately after finishing the first one, but for some reason Goodreads won't find the first one to let me rate it (4 stars) could it be....CONSPIRACY?
These books were written almost 20 years apart and you can pretty much tell.
If you are interested in magic, reality, conspiracies... ...more