PRC Talk ‘An Appreciation of Colin Wilson – philosopher, critic and novelist’

Paul Weston gives a tribute presentation.

Colin Henry Wilson (26 June 1931 – 5 December 2013) was a prolific English writer who first came to prominence as a philosopher and novelist. He also wrote widely on true crime, mysticism and the paranormal. Wilson called his philosophy “new existentialism”; or “phenomenological existentialism”

Paul is the author of Avalonian Aeon, Aleister Crowley and the Aeon of Horus, and Mysterium Artorius. He published and contributed to the Signs and Secrets of the Glastonbury Zodiac anthology. Wilson has been a huge inspiration in his life and he has been reading him for 36 years. At one point he had nearly 50 of Wilson’s books in his collection and had read some of them half a dozen times over. Paul will try and present the comprehensive Wilson world-view that is informed by philosophy, literature, psychology, sexuality, criminology, and the full spectrum of the occult and paranormal. Wilson’s new existentialist positive take on human potential will be celebrated against the pervasive consensus pessimism and his status as one of the great thinkers of the 20th century affirmed.

Location: Glastonbury Town Hall
Time: 7pm for 7.30 start
Entry £6.00