mind parasites by Colin Wilson

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Published by Oneiric Press in Oakland, Calif .

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StatementColin Wilson.
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Pagination222 p. ;
Number of Pages222
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Open LibraryOL14128255M

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Now they threaten humanity’s extinction. They can be fought with one weapon only: the mind, pushed to—and beyond—its : Monkfish Book Publishing Company. Wilson talks about some of the thematic issues he hopes to address in the novel, its inspirations (including the film Forbidden Planet), and immodestly calls a scene in the book a tour de force.

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THE MIND PARASITES. By Colin Wilson. Berkeley, CA: Oneiric Press, pages ISBN # Comments of Bob Corbett May The strange and inexplicable suicide of Karel Weissman and the discovery of a gigantic city some two miles beneath earth combine to provide narrator Gilbert Austin with the beginnings of a weird tale of inner beings and some ultimate threats to human existence.

Even the fostering of war by the mind parasites (an oh so s notion of a United Africa on a military par with Europe and the US -- who oddly don't have NATO anymore.) reminded me, if my memory is correct, of Fortean (and Charles Fort is mentioned in this novel too) Eric Frank Russell's superior Sinister Barrier/5(3).

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Weissman continues, “their [the mind parasites’] role is to take over a man’s mind, and to cause him to become an enemy of life and of the human race.” Weissman wrote, “Now I suspect that these mind vampires specialize in finding races who have almost reached this point of evolution, who are on the brink of achieving a new power, and.

For over years, mind parasites have been lurking in the deepest layers of human consciousness, feeding on human life force and steadily gaining a foothold on the planet. Now they threaten humanity’s extinction.

They can be fought with one weapon only: the mind, pushed to—and beyond—its limits. (The book’s protagonist, Professor Austin, would suggest that the Mind Parasites made me forget, if only he hadn’t beaten them inthe year in which the book is set.) I finally picked up a copy (in convenient ebook format) last week, and set about discovering if my memories held up.

Genre/Form: Fiction English fiction Science fiction: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wilson, Colin, Mind parasites. New York: Bantam Books,© colin wilson has also written the outsider religion and the rebel the age of defeat the strength to dream origins of the sexual impulse beyond the outsider 4/5(32).

The Mind Parasites is a disturbingly creepy story of monsters that live within the depths of human consciousness, feeding off our energy and keeping us depressed, dumbed-down, anxious and living below our potential.

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View all covers for The Mind Parasites (logged in users can change User Preferences to always display covers on this page) Reviews Review by Robert A. Lowndes () in Famous Science Fiction, Winter / The mind parasites by Colin Wilson; 11 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Fiction, Mind and body, Thought and thinking, Supernatural, Parasites, Paranormal fiction.

Lovecraft and Derleth are both incorporated into the narrative, whose central concerns are Wilson’s philosophical ideals, which the mind parasites’ dastardly aims neatly encapsulate. These parasites, we learn, have been with us for centuries, but didn’t make their mark until the end of the eighteenth century.

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The main protagonist, Prof Gilbert Austin, discovers the nature of the parasites Reviews:. Parasites appear frequently in biology-inspired fiction from ancient times onwards, with a flowering in the nineteenth century. These include intentionally disgusting alien monsters in science fiction films, often with analogues in nature.

Authors and scriptwriters have to some extent exploited parasite biology: lifestyles including parasitoid, behaviour-altering parasite, brood parasite.The Mind Parasites is a science fiction novel if you take it at face value it won't do you any good. The story is simple: one scientists, accidentally, gets a glimpse of entities in his brain, writes it down, but the entities force him to commit suicide.

For by defeating the mind parasites, we too may convert this dream into a permanent reality by imbuing our material lives with increasing consciousness. In fact the characters in Wilson’s science fiction represent the ultimate realised aspect of our selves – a higher self that exists beyond time, and is, in a sense, immortal.

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