Robert Anton Wilson: The Universe Contains a Maybe
"I do believe we live mostly, except for certain special states of consciousness, we live mostly in the web of words. And learning which words control us and how to take control over the words. The whole area of neuro-semantics and neuro-linguistics, these seem to me the most vital things to study. Because we are communicating all of the time, even if we are not talking to someone else we are communicating to ourselves, in words most of the time. And we must learn which words are hypnotizing us and which words de-hypnotize us."
Robert Anton Wilson is the coauthor, with Robert Shea, of the underground classics The Illuminatus! Trilogy and Schrodinger's Cat Trilogy, and several nonfiction works of futurist psychology and guerilla ontology, such as Prometheus Rising and The New Inquisition.