One of my favorite authors is the late Robert Anton Wilson. His own particular brand of absurdism resonates well with my own and has given me inspiration for all manner of crazy things! My favorite works tend to be his fiction – especially the Illuminatus! trilogy and its successor the Schrödinger’s Cat trilogy. Illuminatus! in particular tells the story of the most fantastically absurd far-reaching conspiracy ever dreamed up in fiction or even reality. In short, it’s pretty much got to have some truth to it.
In Illuminatus!, it’s noted that you can tell where the Illuminati are exerting their influence by watching for subtle and recondite symbols they use – the numbers 17 and 23, the images of the Ouroboros and the Eye in the Pyramid, and the phrase “Property of the Bavarian Illuminati! Ewige Blumenkraft!” Now, 17 and 23 I see everywhere. The Eye in the Pyramid is on the one dollar note. But I’ve noticed a disproportionately small number of property claims by the Illuminati, given their clearly far-reaching influence. In the spirit of accurate labeling, such as “antibacterial,” “All-natural,” and “Now SLOWER and with MORE BUGS!,” I’ve made these “Property of the Bavarian Illuminati! Ewige Blumenkraft!” stickers. They should be placed wherever the Illuminati’s influence is painfully obvious, yet conspicuously undeclared!
There’s a developing Flickr set where those came from! If anyone wants to modify them or make their own, I’ve posted the source psd. I’ll also have gobs at Maker Faire Austin this weekend (look for a gentleman in a top hat).
Ewige Blumenkraft! O Hail Eris!