Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Remembering Dr. Hyatt

New Falcon Press publisher Dr. Christopher Hyatt passed away on 9th February 2008. Dr. Hyatt throughout the 1980s and 1990s published counterculture authors who were a major influence on Disinformation, including Timothy Leary and Robert Anton Wilson. After reading RAW in the early 1990s, I read Hyatt's Undoing Yourself on Israel Regardie's interpretation of the Golden Dawn, and Hyatt's interpretation of exercises from Tantra, Yoga and Zen meditation. Hyatt's Tree of Life opens with a cognitive behavioural therapy questionnaire, designed to show the unsuspecting reader that their beliefs and emotional states will change over time. His anthology Rebels & Devils featured essays by Leary, Wilson, Antero Alli, William S. Burroughs and other antinomian practitioners. Keep a reflective diary, do Hyatt's exercises, and perceive how your life changes.

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