Wednesday, January 11, 2017
RIP RAW 111
It seems hard to believe that RAW died ten years ago, on 11/1 (UK) or 1/11 (US). He died on Albert Hoffman's 101st birthday (when Albert was still alive and well) so that makes this Hofmann's 111th birthday.
111 appears repeatedly in Finnegans Wake, where it refers to the feminine principle, Anna Livia Plurabelle, often written as ALP (which cabalistically adds up to 111). It seems entirely appropriate for Finnegans Wake to receive a reference (given the latest gossip) as the male hero, HCE, is guilty of watching two girls peeing in the park (not the most common sub-plot in a novel). Most of the current political news makes the Illuminatus! trilogy seem more like fact than fiction. Uncanny. RIP RAW. Dove Sta Memoria.