Pope Robert Anton Wilson was one of the greatest minds of the last 50 years. I'm really grateful to have read a few of his books at an age where they had the best influence on me, and to have discovered his lectures somewhat recently.
A noble friend to SubGenii and Discordians everywhere, Wilson's influence is still quite strong, especially in circles who take spirituality and conspiracies both very seriously. I honestly believe he was the closest thing we had to a prophet in our time, and I'm sure he would hate me saying that. Or maybe he'd love it. Who knows.