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Philip K. Dick
Philip K. Dick

Dedicated to the life and work of the Gnostic and writer Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982)

Philip K. Dick was an American writer known for his work in science fiction. He wrote 44 published novels and approximately 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime. His fiction explored varied philosophical and social themes, and featured recurrent elements such as alternate realities, simulacra, monopolistic corporations, drug abuse, authoritarian governments, and altered states of consciousness. His work was concerned with questions surrounding the nature of reality, perception, human nature, and identity.

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Philip K. Dick speech in Metz, France, 1977 If You Find This World Bad, You Should See Some of the Others (The "Metz Speech") . Dick goes on to describe the visionary, mystical experiences he had in 1974 after dental surgery, which he chronicled in his extensive journal entries (published in abridged form as The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick) and in works like VALIS and The Divine Invasion. As a result of his visions, Dick came to believe that “some of my fictional works were in a literal sense true,” citing in particular The Man in the High Castle... (More)
The Ten Major Principles of the Gnostic Revelation found in The Exegesis by Philip K Dick The Gnostic Christians of the second century believed that only a special revelation of knowledge rather than faith could save a person. The contents of this revelation could not be received empirically or derived a priori. They considered this special gnosis so valuable that it must be kept secret. Here are the ten major principles of the gnostic revelation: The creator of this world is demented. The world is not as it appears, in order to hide the evil in it, a delusive veil... (More)