ILLUMINATUS! PART I - THE EYE IN THE PYRAMID
"It was the year when they finally immanentized the Eschaton." And so begins the original and genuine trilogy of conspiracies, Illuminatus!. For the first time in audiobook form, Deepleaf Audio presents the unabridged Trilogy in all its grandeur, spookiness, hilarity and brilliance.
Part I - The Eye in the Pyramid was performed by the incomparable Ken Campbell and Chris Fairbank, and broadcast live in London on ResonanceFM in June 2006. In 1976, Ken Campbell adapted Illuminatus! for the stage - a 10 hour epic which went on to open the Royal National Theatre in London under the patronage of Her Majesty Elizabeth II. Chris Fairbank played Simon Moon, among other characters, in the Campbell production which included Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, David Rappoport and Bill Drummond. 30 years and 23 Fernando Poos since Ken and Chris first breathed life into Shea and Wilson's masterpiece and Illuminatus! seems even more startlingly relevant and chock full of laughter than ever before. Enjoy the Trips!
WHAT OTHERS SAY
“What we have is a cross between a literary acid trip and a political tour de farce.” –Playboy
"An epic fantasy…a devilish funny work, loaded with humor, puns up-level ironies that make you burst out laughing (if you aren’t frightened by them), wordplay, and camp characters. It shimmers with illusion and paradox that prove delight after magical delight…a jolting theater of the absurd that draws the audience into the play, farcical black tragicomdey that turns out to have been written by you and me…. If you want to read a riddle wrapped in an enigma within a conundrum that turns out to be the best secret in the world, get the Illuminatus! trilogy. It strips away illusion.” – John White, New Age Journal
“A fairy tale for paranoids.” – Epicine Wildblood *
“…one of the most amusing, most imaginative fantasies to come along in a while…Illuminatus! horses around with the conspiracy theory of history: through secret sects, political movements, saviors, religion, historical characters, drugs, sex, government and just about every other institution…. Spaced out, erotic, funny, masterly…the nth degree of surrealism…. Readers will love the whole psychedelic puzzle…” – Publishers Weekly
* Reviewing Illuminatus! in Illuminatus!