Interesting reference in Umberto Eco’s “Foucault’s Pendulum” – the book is (a fiction) about a germ of deadly truth behind endless crackpot mystical and occult theories of mythical conspiracies of Aryan, Hebrew, Templar, Catholic, Masonic
coincidences and cabals.
I’m only 40% through, but whilst Eco doesn’t mention Pirsig or ZMM work by name he does include this phrase.
“To avenge the bourgeoisie you hadn’t managed to overthrow, [you] sold them videos and fanzines, brainwashed them with Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance. […] You’re not taking me seriously by any chance, are you ?”
Probably no coincidence that Mystic Bourgeoisie (Chris Locke’s) alter-ego Rage Boy has Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum as one of their top picks over on Entropy Gradient Reversals ? [Earlier post from 2005]