Explaining Philip K Dick’s Exegesis. The private papers documenting his cosmic illumination b a pink laser have long gilded the PKD legend. The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick [Philip K. Dick, Pamela Jackson, Jonathan Lethem in the first place, I have not read much of PKD’s work, of course the film Blade. PKD -de nuevo según la historia oficial- acabó años después desquiciado y al leer la Exégesis: para Philip lo determinante es la inmensa cantidad de.

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And PKD’s open-minded attitude to these things is exegessis refreshing in a world where the defensiveness of the religious and the increasing confidence of atheists seems to have made both groups as obstinate as ever. It is not an easy read because Phil Dick is so distracted that thoughts come thick and fast and although overlaid with his undoubted scholarship they lack a lot of rigour, both in their theological s Ok, be prepared to be afraid.

That’s means give pkv, or just stop. Which I thought was particularly hideous as much as I do love Bladerunner and I’m very glad he didn’t! The first thing I noticed is that Lethem et al assume that anyone reading this book already knows what it is, and will only come to it after deep immersion in PKD’s fiction. As a revelation about time and space as Dick experienced it, at least when he wasn’t doubting himself?

She had just told me all this, and it was true. Sure, there was the paranoiahis prodigious appetite for amphetamineshis obsession with Linda Ronstadt and his fear that either the Black Panthers or FBI had raided his house — enough eccentricity for any lifetime, you might think.

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The collected results are sometimes baffling, almost incoherent. Is there a quantum being in two places at the same time? Views Read Edit View history. The meaning here is, that they were mere nothings; they had no real existence; they were the creations of the imagination; they could not in any sense be regarded as what it was pretended they were; they had no claim to reverence and worship as gods.


A self-described gnostic, to be exact. Next there was a wonderful bit where he remembered his friend who had died from cancer. And he doesn’t shy from inventing concepts either.

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In a very different sense, memoirists have used their own writings as documents; Proust’s narrator uses some of his early attempts at prose fiction as evidence of his childhood — but that’s a wholly different matter than re-experiencing one’s earlier prose as an “intricate and unconscious precursor” of one’s visions.

If that doesn’t say something about a fanbase, what does? Dick never intended The Exegesis for publication, and aside from In Pursuit of VALISa tiny selection of extracts from the book that was brought out exefesisit has remained a thing of legend only.

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But the memory is within us, somewhere deep down our minds, and if we are capable of retrieving it, everything stands revealed and explained. Every model fails but is never completely rejected. In one he is poor in Mexico, in one he is famous and travelling the world. Take that for what you will. That it is not wrong to love thinking. Seeing into the other makes the unsanctified paranoid. Dick could never shut up about it.

And changes exegesiz way I’ve looked at the universe and God.

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He’s a little honest in this, not harboring secret pretenses of superiority, thinking he can read exegessi, influence behavior like a psychologist or government agent. By the way, I actually agree with the bulk of this, and not only as a “fun metaphor”: Ppkd 27, Osiris Oliphant rated it it was amazing Shelves: Some consider him a sort of precursor to or partial founder of post-modernism, especially with regard to his focus upon the sociological, political, and cultural experiences in our world.


Along the way we see the modern day become Wxegesis circa AD, a Black Iron Prison world, a simulation run by archonic overseers, and the battle ground for god-like AI moving in opposite directions through time, from the starting point of chaos to order and from order to entropy.

If you wish to test yourself with a work that is far from ordinary and almost painfully provocative in its uncanny xeegesis, do not miss The Exegesis of Philip K. I was astonished to find a little remark by him, buried, about how to make this into a coherent book.

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Reading and Writing Yourself to Gnosis: Philip K. Dick and the Exegesis

Dick died on March 2,in Santa Ana, California, of heart failure following a stroke. In enlightenment your perspective grows and spreads out to fill vast spaces. Of these two universes, the actual is that of the Christian apocalypse, “spatially much vaster than ours, and in terms of time, the present extends back to encompass years” It is not an easy read because Phil Dick is so distracted that thoughts come thick and fast and although overlaid with his undoubted scholarship exetesis lack a lot of rigour, both in their theological statement and also their sense of an ongoing rationality.

So what is an exegesis? To codify it the Babylonian way, make a Talmud or a Book of the Dead, have priests organize the way to lead, but not like a child.

It was revealed to me that ultimately he wins every hand.