A Startling of Saints

They're smart. They're weird. And they're dead.

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.

Aleister Crowley

Guy DeBord

R. Buckminster Fuller

Gregor I. Gurdjieff

Bill Hicks

James Joyce

Carl Jung

Andy Kaufman

Marshall McLuhan

Alfred Jarry

Robert Anton Wilson

Q: Does one have to be dead to be a saint?

A: Not really, it's not like a prerequisite or anything, but it seems to be the way it goes. Certainly the words of Austin Kleon are true: "The great thing about dead teachers is they can't refuse you as a student." But besides this, the living are just too easy to shoot down. And so, basically, if you can still meet us, you're just a beatus.

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."
- Winston Churchill