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Ishtar Rising: Why the Goddess Went to Hell and What to Expect Now That She's Returning Paperback – 1 Nov 1989

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  • Paperback: 182 pages
  • Publisher: New Falcon Publications,U.S.; 2nd edition (1 Nov. 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1561841099
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561841097
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 14.6 x 21 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,550,427 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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, xxvi, 182 pages, with black and white illustrations

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Robert Anton Wilson, as usual, tests the reader's view of reality.
I can't count the number of times I said, "Oi..." or "Please..."
or "Give me a break!" while reading this book. But then, as is
usual when I read RAW's books, I find myself thinking, "Jeeze,
what if he has a point?"

As a feminist, I was offended. As a Discordian philosopher, I was
stimulated. It would appear that Mr. Wilson has somehow managed to
trace every advance & atrocity committed in human history to the
attitude toward the human breast current at that time. Lunacy?
Perhaps not! His case is certainly clear and concise, if inane...

I recommend this book highly, however, I must warn the reader to
look twice, if not more times, at what he has written. There is
a message here we might be well advised to look at...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For the RAW fanboys... 18 April 2014
By Mark Price - Published on Amazon.com
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Wilson's language ("Dig, man....) and his critique of the extreme voices in "Women's Lib" both seemed dated and even quaint to my ears. To me, he sounds much more like the Playboy editor and much less like the author of Illuminatus! or the Cosmic Trigger series. Still, if you love RAW like I love RAW, you'll find much to love here. Any book on the impact of the female breast on history and culture is worth a look, especially one that sounds like Joseph Campbell after he'd spent a lot of time partying with Timothy Leary. Not sure I'd recommend it to a reader who isn't already a RAW fanboy or even as a introduction to RAW, but if you're already on board, you'll enjoy this as a particularly strong pre-Illuminatus work. As warm, humorous, cranky, and thought-provoking as any of his later books, minus the Secret Societies and thought transmissions from Sirius...
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential R.A.W. 14 Mar. 2012
By Jeffy - Published on Amazon.com
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If you're curious about R.A.W. or have read his other works; I highly recommend getting this. I'd say it's as good as Prometheus Rising. I'm not sure why it's not as popular, but definitely worth a read.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 10 July 2015
By Brandon Franz - Published on Amazon.com
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Great book!
41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to a Reality Check, RAW style... 28 Dec. 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Greetings.
Once again Robert Anton Wilson scores a direct hit on the idiocy prevalent in western society. As a thelemic female I am enchanted with his wit, humor and superb usage of cynical observation. If you are an easily offended feminist, more than likely you will be irate after reading this attempt to look at social customs prevalent in modern life. I found some of his *explanations* totally hilarious, so I must not be in the overly sensitive bracket.
Considering the morbid fascination with female anatomy and the ludicrous *morality* assigned to viewing what in fact all adult females posess, (up to and including the legal sanctions in many places against seeing female nipples) the breast fixation idea becomes even funnier. His discussions reguarding cinema "sex-goddesses" and the approval/disapproval demonstrated by the Public (towards the late Marilyn Monroe for example) were compelling, and sadly, all too true.
Bob Wilson is definitely one of the kewler writers around; literate, interesting and intellectually satisfying. Even if you do not agree with everything he states, you have to admit his style is impeccable. I collect his works and proudly display them right next to Crowley, Kraig, Reguardie,and the assorted OTO/Magickal/Philosophical books I own. Thank you Amazon.com for making it easy to order and obtain cherished works, Bob Wilson is hard to find these days in the local bookstores. I agree with the Denver Post review which referred to Wilson as "...the Lenny Bruce of Philosophers". Satire remains one of the most definitive methods of social commentary, and Wilson excells in this genre.
20 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars RAW: Genius or Silly Person? 6 Feb. 1997
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Robert Anton Wilson, as usual, tests the reader's view of reality.
I can't count the number of times I said, "Oi..." or "Please..."
or "Give me a break!" while reading this book. But then, as is
usual when I read RAW's books, I find myself thinking, "Jeeze,
what if he has a point?"

As a feminist, I was offended. As a Discordian philosopher, I was
stimulated. It would appear that Mr. Wilson has somehow managed to
trace every advance & atrocity committed in human history to the
attitude toward the human breast current at that time. Lunacy?
Perhaps not! His case is certainly clear and concise, if inane...

I recommend this book highly, however, I must warn the reader to
look twice, if not more times, at what he has written. There is
a message here we might be well advised to look at...
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