- Written by David Halpin
In his book Prometheus Rising, Robert Anton Wilson writes about each individual perceiving the world in a different way based upon factors such as upbringing, environment and subconscious biases, as well as seeking out points of view and circumstances that support a particular outlook. He called these individualistic interpretations ‘Reality Tunnels’.
This is summed up in a quote from an interview with Jeffrey Elliot when Wilson says “If one can only see things according to one’s own belief system, one is destined to become virtually deaf, dumb, and blind. It’s only possible to see people when one is able to see the world as others see it. That’s what guerrilla ontology is — breaking down this one-model view and giving people a multi-model perspective.” (1.)
The consequences of this philosophical conclusion are staggering: not only are we shaping our own reality, but we can do nothing except experience the world in our own personal way.