Robert Anton Wilson on the consciousness transformation at the heart of religion

Buddha, Mohammed, Jesus and St. Paul. What did these four men have in common? As Aleister Crowley points out, “No point of doctrine, no point of ethics, no theory of a ‘hereafter’ do they share, and yet in the history of their lives we find one identity amid many diversities.” Buddha was an ordinary Hindu nobleman, and then he experienced a rapid brain change, after which he became a great Teacher.