Perilous Passage

PERILOUS PASSAGE: THE NERVOUS SYSTEM AND THE UNIVERSE IN OTHER WORDS

Please join us to celebrate the second edition of Perilous Passage: the Nervous System and the Universe in Other Words, by Terry Wilson. This story is an account of Wilson’s lifetime apprenticeship under the master shamanic practitioner, Brion Gysin, the hidden master of the avant-garde, of whom William Burroughs said, “He is the only man I respect.” The book focuses on events as they developed just prior to and after Gysin’s death in 1986. Wilson details the extreme psychic “Third Mind” effects known as The Process, and includes transcribed audio hallucinations, notes, cut-ups, the interview format, and collaged material. The second edition includes a preface by Ian MacFadyen. Like Gysin and Burroughs, Wilson treats language itself as a parasitic invader which must be resisted, broken up and reassembled. This book is about how the magic was passed on and carried into the future.