Provided you have enough mental aptitude (or methamphetamine) to follow along, the works of the following geniuses are guaranteed to permanently alter your ideas of reality, perception, consciousness, existence, truth, fiction, and 'what it all means'. Apply vigorously at first signs of consensus trance.
"There are periods of history when the visions of madmen and dope fiends are a better guide to reality than the common-sense interpretation of data available to the so-called normal mind. This is one such period, if you haven't noticed already."
Field: Author, Philosopher, Orator.
Born: Robert Edward Wilson, 18 January 1932, Brooklyn, New York. Departed: January 11, 2007, Berkeley, California
"I determined to give up forever the idea of "earning a living" for my family and self while depending entirely on ecological precession to provide the critically needed material, tools, and monies to carry on the work..."
"The images of the unconscious place a great responsibility upon a man. Failure to understand them, or a shirking of ethical responsibility, deprives him of his wholeness and imposes a painful fragmentariness on his life."
"The world is like a ride in an amusement park... Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question, "Is this real, or is this just a ride?" And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, they say, 'Hey - don't worry, don't be afraid, ever, because this is just a ride...'
"Pure entertainment is not an egotistical lady singing boring songs onstage for two hours and people in tuxes clapping whether they like it or not. It's the real performers on the street who can hold people's attention and keep them from walking away."
"Personality is a mechanical device that defends the vanity of the ego, poke it, taunt it, insult it, disrespect it and you will immediately see what sort of self-imagination resides in the shadows behind the mask."