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COLIN WILSON


Colin-Wilson


period of birth : 1931 - 2013  | place of birth : Leicester, England, UNITED KINGDOM

nationality : English | occupation : Philosopher.. Writer

website : www.colinwilsonworld.co.uk

The outsider is not sure who he is.

He has found an “I”, but it is not his true “I”.

His main business is to find his way back to himself.

 

It is important to graps that boredom is one

of the most common - and undesirable -

consequences of 'unicameralism'.

Boredom is a feeling of being 'dead inside';

that is to say, loss of contact with our instincts and feelings. 

 

“ Simple perception then is a fallacy.

Besides the conscious prejudices that we are aware of

imposing on the world, there are a thousand subconscious prejudices

that we assume to be actuality. ”

 

BOOKS BY THE MASTER      

“ The Outsider “ … “ The Space Vampires “ … “ The Mind Parasites “ … “ The Occult: A History “ … 

“ From Atlantis to the Sphinx “ … “ A criminal history of mankind “ … “ The god of the labyrinth “ …

“ Super Consciousness: The Quest for the Peak Experience “ …

“ The Atlantis Blueprint: Unlocking the Ancient Mysteries of a Long-Lost Civilization “ … 

“ The Haunted Man: The Strange Genius of David Lindsay “ …

“ Atlantis and the Kingdom of the Neanderthals: 100,000 Years of Lost History “ … 

“ The Killer “ … “ Written in Blood: A History of Forensic Detection “ … “ The occult “ … 

“ The Serial Killers: A Study in the Psychology of Violence “ … “ Beyond the Occult “ … “ Ritual in the Dark “ … 

“ The Encyclopedia of Unsolved Mysteries “ … “ Poetry & mysticism “ … “ The books in my life “ … 

“ The Philosopher's Stone “ … “ Mysteries “ … “ Serial Killer Investigations: The Story of Forensics and

Profiling Through the Hunt for the World's Worst Murderers “ … 

“ Alien Dawn: An Investigation Into the Contact Experience “ … “ The Encyclopedia of Crime “ … “

Rogue Messiahs: Tales of Self-proclaimed Saviors “ … 

“ The atlas of holy places & sacred sites “ … “ Dreaming to Some Purpose “ …

“ The Mammoth Encyclopedia of the Unsolved “ …  ..." World Famous Spies "

“ Afterlife: An Investigation of the Evidence for Life After Death “ … “ Rudolf Steiner: The Man and His Vision “ … 

“ Scandal!: Private Stories of Public Shame “ … “ The Devil's Party: A History Of Charlatan Messiahs “  … 

“ Evil: Spine-tingling True Stories of Murder and Mayhem “ … “ Strange: True Stories of the Mysterious and Bizarre “ … 

“ The Delta “ … “ Ghosts and the Supernatural “ … “ Witches “ … “ Access to Inner Worlds: The Story of Brad Absetz “ … 

“ The Mammoth Book of the Supernatural “ …  “ Enigmas and Mysteries ” … “ The Personality Surgeon “ …

“ Beyond the Outsider: The Philosophy of the Future ” … “ The misfits ” … “ Manhunt " ...

 " Religion and the Rebel " ... " Encyclopedia of Murder " ... " The Strength to Dream " ...

" Origins of the Sexual Impulse " ... " The World of Violence " ... " Man Without a Shadow " ...

" Rasputin and the Fall of the Romanovs " ... " Brandy of the Damned " ... " Eagle and Earwig " ...

" Sex and the Intelligent Teenager " ... " Introduction to the New Existentialism " ... " Voyage to a Beginning " ...

" A Casebook of Murder " ... " Bernard Shaw: A Reassessment " ... " L'amour: The Ways of Love " ...

" The Strange Genius of David Lindsay " ... " Order of Assassins: The Psychology of Murder " ...

" New Pathways in Psychology: Maslow and the Post-Freudian Revolution " ... " Strange Powers " ...

" Tree by Tolkien " ... " Hermann Hesse " ... " Wilhelm Reich " ... " Jorge Luis Borges " ...

" Hesse-Reich-Borges: Three Essays " ... " Ken Russell: A Director in Search of a Hero " ... " A Book of Booze " ...

" The Unexplained " ... " Mysterious Powers " ... " The Craft of the Novel " ... " The Geller Phenomenon " ...

" Colin Wilson's Men of Mystery " ... " Mysteries of the Mind " ... " Science Fiction as Existentialism " ...

" Frankenstein's Castle: the Right Brain-Door to Wisdom " ... " The Book of Time " ...

" The War Against Sleep: The Philosophy of Gurdjieff " ... " The Directory of Possibilities " ...

" Poltergeist!: A Study in Destructive Haunting " ... "Anti-Sartre, with an Essay on Camus " ...

" The Quest for Wilhelm Reich " ... " The Goblin Universe " ... " Encyclopedia of Modern Murder " ...

" The Psychic Detectives: The Story of Psychometry and Paranormal Crime Detection " ...

" Lord of the Underworld: Jung and the Twentieth Century " ... " The Bicameral Critic " ...

" The Essential Colin Wilson " ... " The Book of Great Mysteries " ...

" An Essay on the 'New' Existentialism " ... " The Laurel and Hardy Theory of Consciousness " ...

" Marx Refuted ? The Verdict of History " ... " Aleister Crowley: The Nature of the Beast " ...

" The Musician as 'Outsider " ... " Jack the Ripper: Summing Up and Verdict " ...

" Autobiographical Reflections " ... " The Decline and Fall of Leftism " ...

" Written in Blood: A History of Forensic Detection " ...  ... " Supernatural "

" Existentially Speaking: Essays on the Philosophy of Literature " ... " The Mammoth Book of True Crime " ...

" Mozart's Journey to Prague " ... " The Strange Life of P.D. Ouspensky " ... " Unsolved Mysteries " ...

" Outline of the Female Outsider " ... " A Plague of Murder " ... " An Extraordinary Man in the Age of Pigmies " ...

" The Unexplained Mysteries of the Universe " ... " Below the Iceberg: Anti-Sartre and Other Essays " ...

" The Corpse Garden " ... " llustrated True Crime: A Photographic History " ... " World Famous UFOs " ...

" Crimes of Passion: The Thin Line Between Love and Hate " ...

" The Angry Years: The Rise and Fall of the Angry Young Men " ...

" Manhunters: Criminal Profilers & Their Search for the World's Most Wanted Serial Killers " ...

" Existential Criticism: selected book reviews " ... " West Country Mysteries "

" Comments on Boredom ' and 'Evolutionary Humanism and the New Psychology " ...

" Introduction to 'The Faces of Evil' " ... " The Frenchman " ... " The Age of Defeat " ...

" Adrift in Soho " ... " Watching the Bird " ... " Uncle Tom and the Police Constable " ... " He Could not Fail " ...

" Uncle and the Lion " ... " Hidden Bruise " ... " The Wooden Cubes " ... " Necessary Doubt " ...

" The Glass Cage " ... " The Return of the Lloigor " ... " The Black Room " ... " The Schoolgirl Murder Case " ...

" Timeslip" (short story in Aries I " ... " Starseekers " ... " The Janus Murder Case " ...

" Spider World: The Tower " ... " Spider World: The Delta " ... " The Magician from Siberia " ...

" Spider World: The Magician " ... " The Tomb of the Old Ones " ... " Spider World: Shadowlands " ...

" Strindberg " ... " The Death of God' and other play " ... " The Anatomy of Human Greatness " ...

" Metamorphosis of the Vampire " ... " The Fortress (Spider World, Book 3) " ... " Margin of Darkness " ...

" Sex and Fool?s Gold " ... " Chords and Discords " .... " World Famous Cults and Fanatics " ... " Rael " ...

" Star Wars Invasion vol I II III " ... " Sex Diary of Gerard Sorme " ... " Ghost Sightings " ...

" Colin Wilson on Music " ... " Bodies and Crimes: A Pathologist Speaks " ...

" Music, Nature and the Romantic Outsider " ... " The Giant Book of the Unknown " ...

Colin Henry Wilson is a prolific English writer who first came to prominence as a philosopher and novelist. Wilson has since written widely on true crime, mysticism, the paranormal, and other topics. He prefers calling his philosophy new existentialism or phenomenological existentialism. He worked in a wool warehouse, and read in his spare time. He then returned to school to work briefly as a lab assistant, but found that he had lost his passion for science. He then worked as a civil servant. He was then called up for national service, spending six months working as a clerk for the Royal Air Force.

Gollancz published the then 24-year-old Wilson's The Outsider in 1956; the work examines the role of the social "outsider" in seminal works of various key literary and cultural figures. These include Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ernest Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, William James, T. E. Lawrence, Vaslav Nijinsky and Vincent van Gogh; Wilson discusses his perception of social alienation in their work. The book became a best-seller and helped popularize existentialism in Britain.

Wilson became associated with the "Angry Young Men" of British literature. Some viewed Wilson and his friends Bill Hopkins and Stuart Holroyd as a sub-group of the "Angries", more concerned with "religious values" than with liberal or socialist politics. By the late 1960s Wilson had become increasingly interested in metaphysical and occult themes. In 1971, he published The Occult: A History, featuring interpretations on Aleister Crowley, George Gurdjieff, Helena Blavatsky, Kabbalah, primitive magic, Franz Mesmer, Grigori Rasputin, Daniel Dunglas Home, and Paracelsus (among others). He also wrote a markedly unsympathetic biography of Crowley, Aleister Crowley: The Nature of the Beast, and has written biographies on other spiritual and psychological visionaries, including Gurdjieff, Carl Jung, Wilhelm Reich, Rudolf Steiner, and P. D. Ouspensky.

Originally, Wilson focused on the cultivation of what he called "Faculty X", which he saw as leading to an increased sense of meaning, and on abilities such as telepathy and the awareness of other energies. In his later work he suggests the possibility of life after death and the existence of spirits, which he personally analyzes as an active member of the Ghost Club.

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