Feminist-fearing, libertarian extropian, meta-conspiracist
Wilson has authored over 26 books (poet, essayist, novelist), was Associate Editor of Playboy magazine from 1966-1971, and co-edited the futurist journal Trajectories with his wife Arlen. A frequent lecturer at Esalen and other New Age venues, stand-up comedian.
Wilson is perhaps the best-known pan-conspiracist in the world. He emphasizes fictionality, play, drugs, and boobies.
With Robert Shea, he was co-author of the Illuminatus! trilogy.
Illuminatus! was adapted as a 10-hour science fiction rock epic and performed (under the patronage of Queen Elizabeth II) at Great Britain’s National Theatre, where Wilson appeared in a special cameo role.