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Author:
Robert Anton Wilson
ISBN13:
978-0451450869
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0451450868
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Roc (February 5, 1991)
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Earth Will Shake is a coming of Age novel set in the enlightenment era where a murder happens in church during an Easter mass

Earth Will Shake is a coming of Age novel set in the enlightenment era where a murder happens in church during an Easter mass. From that point on it's a roller coster ride of wicked but serious fun. You are enlightened by the sheer weight of the subject matter that continues to this day.

The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles is a series of three novels by Robert Anton Wilson written after his highly successful The Illuminatus! Trilogy and his 1981 Masks of the Illuminati. His co-author from the first trilogy, Robert Shea, was not involved in this series, providing only a praising blurb. It is composed of three books: The Earth Will Shake (1982). ISBN 1-56184-162-5, The Widow's Son (1985). ISBN 1-56184-163-3, and Nature's God (1991).

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THE EARTH WILL SHAKE The History of the Early Illuminati (Volume I of The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles ) Robert Anton Wilson. They have been with us all through history: The Invisible College of wisdom, and their adversaries-the destroyers-who rise from the flames to burn again. The history of the world is their story: a conspiracy as vast and all-encompassing as the riddle of time itself. In Naples, Italy, in 1764, a young aristocrat is about to stumble onto one piece of the great pattern

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They have been with us all through history: The "Invisible College" of wisdom, and their adversaries. The history of the world is their story: a conspiracy as vast and all-encompassing as the riddle of time itself

They have been with us all through history: The "Invisible College" of wisdom, and their adversaries. In Naples, Italy, in 1764, a young aristocrat is about to stumble onto one piece of the great pattern. Through a heartless murder and his passion for the beautiful daughter of his enemy, young Sigismundo Celine uncovers the mystery of the Rossi brigade, former . assassins, and the secret agenda of the dreaded Inquisition.

They have been with us all through history: The "Invisible College" of wisdom, and their adversaries--the destroyers--who rise from the flames to burn again

They have been with us all through history: The "Invisible College" of wisdom, and their adversaries--the destroyers--who rise from the flames to burn again.

The Illuminatus Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson. I'm re-reading it for the 3rd time!

Classic Kerouac title, written in 10 days during his trek into the Big Sur wilderness area to kick alcohol, where he stayed at the cabin owned by Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Heading: Place Published: New YorkPublisher: Farrar, Straus and CudahyDate Published: The Illuminatus Trilogy by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson. I'm re-reading it for the 3rd time!

The Historical Illuminatus Chronicles is a series of three novels by Robert Anton Wilson written after his highly .

They have been with us all through history: The "Invisible College" of wisdom, and their adversaries--the destroyers--who rise from the flames to burn again. The history of the world is their story: a conspiracy as vast and all-encompassing as the riddle of time itself.

In Naples, Italy, in 1764, a young aristocrat is about to stumble onto one piece of the great pattern. Through a heartless murder and his passion for the beautiful daughter of his enemy, young Sigismundo Celine uncovers the mystery of the Rossi brigade, former M.A.F.I.A. assassins, and the secret agenda of the dreaded Inquisition.

In the wind of the raging social storm that will soon tear through Europe and America with the flame of revolution, Sigismundo begins his journey of discovery, joined by the boy Mozart, Dr. Frankenstein, Casanova the spy, lover and magician...and a mysterious violet-eyed assassin who calls him "brother." Join him. The journey has just begun.

  • (I will do my best to be accurate without spoiling anything)

    This author was amazingly descriptive when it came to the (for lack of a better term without connotations) ephemeral parts of the story. I'd never heard descriptions like the ones used in this novel, and it's unlikely I'll see any other author even come close. The insight into the varied characters psyches' was also masterful (aka. the author let you into the character's head without drowning you in too much detail... he managed to walk on the knife's edge of too much and not enough.) Wilson (or his editor) also had exceptional timing when it came time to give the reader a break from our main character.

    However, the majority of the story line, rituals, and history is not unique. The history is all (surprisingly?) accurate. Yes, there really were 3 Bachs. I've found at least slight historical references to all of the other notables in the story as well. The rituals date back (in basic form, to be refined/altered later in Europe) to the Egyptian diaspora. For those Christian Bible readers, that's about the same time Moses and his bunch left Egypt. As to the story line, the Singer's Journey is an archetype, just like the Hero's Journey, though generally not as popular. The only major difference is this: more often than not, the Singer's story is a tragedy, and the Hero's a comedy (read: happy ending). (Yes, I know the main character didn't Sing, but the principle applies.)

    All in all, I ABSOLUTELY recommend this book. And (as the title of this review says) if you like it, here are some other books that I think you may like:

    "Knights of the Black and White" by Jack Whyte
    "The Last Templar" by Raymond Khoury
    "Crusader Gold" by David Gibbins
    "Sahara" by Clive Cussler

    I'm not sure if it's possible, but if you can, please reply to this post. I'd be interested to hear what you think.

    - DocFG

  • I read this book back in the late 80's when it was printed by a mass-market publisher (Signet, I think) containing two abridged volumes; The Earth Will Shake and The Widow's Son. I loved it then and was never able to find Nature's God. Now I have all 3 books. After re-reading this edition, I've enjoyed it twice as much!! There is still yet an unpublished forth book, "The World Turned Upside Down" and we're all awaiting this gem to be published. Earth Will Shake is a coming of Age novel set in the enlightenment era where a murder happens in church during an Easter mass. From that point on it's a roller coster ride of wicked but serious fun. You are enlightened by the sheer weight of the subject matter that continues to this day. In these works you meet diverse characters who are historically real. I.e., the young Mozart, Count Cagliostro and Casanova, just to name a few. Dan Brown though entertaining, is comparatively an amateur hack when writing about the Illumniati (see for yourself and read this. You won't be disappointed). When the Da Vinci Code got ALL the attention, there was no mention of this work and I find that a sad reality though parr for the course in these "shaky" times. Remember, "reality is what you can get away with"...

  • Anything by Robert Anton Wilson is worth reading. His Illuminati stuff is doubly so. The original Illuminatus Trilogy is one of the greatest scifi, horror, thriller, political, historical, adventure and pornographic novels ever written. All of the Historical Illuminatus books are equally well done, equally fun to read, and equally true historically.

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  • an elegantly written, richly articulated and sweeping novel more akin to Umberto Eco than Dan Brown (making The Da Vinci Code look like Dr. Seuss).
    Interests in conspiracies, magic, religious persecution, and philosophical enlightenment will be more than satisfied in this timeless work. The updated cover design looks wonderful and it's nice to be reminded what a talented novelist Wilson has always been.

  • In Naples, Italy, in 1764, fourteen year old Sigismundo Celine witnesses the murder of his Uncle Leonardo, on Easter, while he's about to perform the mass. This begins the coming of age story of young Sigismundo, in wanting to prove his manhood, discovering the world is far more sinister than he was lead to believe.
    Sigismundo adventures into the world of music from unknown Johann Sebastian Bach, befriends the Monster, the wunderkind Wolfgang Mozart, he even meets the hermetically inclined Dr. Frankenstein - or one of them. All the while, everyone from the Freemasons, the Rossi, Alumbrados, the Carboni, and even the MAFIA want seem to want him to 'learn their secret handgrips and join their very own special conspiracy' (pg. 134).
    The characters are brilliantly entertaining, from Sigismundo himself who is 'the most brilliant young musician in all Italy since Antonio Vivaldi, in the estimation of only the two people whose opinions mattered, himself and Uncle Pietro' (pg. 14), to clever Uncle Pietro who spares him time and time again, naïve Maria whom Sigismundo is hopelessly in love with - and terrified of, to Sir John ('"Yes," Sir John said wearily, with a strange, crooked grin. "I do not know what to believe. I have read too much and traveled too far. Certitude belongs to those who have only lived in a place where everybody believes the same thing"' (pg 315).
    The chapter headings loosely follow cards of the Tarot (the Fool, the Empress, the Magician, the Priestess, the World, the Hanged Man, the Devil), but out of order. Obviously influenced by Aleister Crowley, Masonic ritual and occult thought with Wilson's characteristic 'maybe logic' philosophy evident even in this early work.
    Any fan of the any branch of Illuminati or secret society lore will immediately find this book appealing. Brilliantly written, clever, funny, and with more than a hint of intrigue, what more could one possible look for in a great novel.