By Philip K. Dick, Lawrence Sutin
The pre-"Exegesis of Philip okay. Dick".
For people who are curious, wish to see substitute perspectives of PKD's "Exegesis", or those who don't desire to delve into the long "Exegesis..." itself.
Excerpts from the past due technology fiction writer's own magazine comprise autobiographical fabric in addition to discussions of mystical reports, philosophical hypothesis, reviews on his fictional works, and plot outlines.
Preface: at the Exegesis Of Philip okay. Dick by means of Lawrence Sutin
Introduction: Wrestling with Angels: the paranormal Dillema of Philip K.Dick via Jay Kinney
A PKD Chronology
One: Direct debts of non-public Experience
Two: Theoretical Explanations
Three: On His Writing options and the artistic Quest jor Truth
Four: Interpretations of His personal Works
Five: Plot Outlines and Explorations for Works-in-Progress
Six: Political and Ecological Concerns
Eight: 3 final Parables
Afterword: I comprehend Philip okay. Dick by means of Terence McKenna
List Of PKD Works pointed out (With Dates Of First Publication)
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Extra resources for In Pursuit of Valis: Selections from the Exegesis
1974) of what he termed the “Albemuth whale’s mouth signal. ” PKD observed a dating among this ideograph and the Golden Fish necklace, in addition to with the homoplasmate which he believed could have bonded with him. PKD extra observed a linkage among this sign-when drawn many times, to shape a connective chain—and the DNA double helix; DNA and the homoplasmate have been, in his view, analogous varieties of dwelling info. ] A mysterious association imperils him; he’s taken over and subjected to mental checking out to procure from him the contents of his brain. The psychtester of it attracts the whale’s mouth signal lower than duress, in a “trance,” later unearths it and doesn’t consider having made it. Protag can't determine if those are his powers, or Theirs. yet they paintings in his behalf. He retains seeing the signal ... like brand for beer corporation, utilized in their advertisements on billboards; he sees little children looking at at it, or like brand for kentucky fried bird locations, the place children regularly move. not anyone else can determine it yet him (and there has to be others like him; this is often major plot point; his conviction, his search). They name it “an eye, with a scholar. ” (The fried chook dressmaker swears this. ) A scientist, while requested to investigate it as an emblem, comes to a decision it’s the Earth inside its magnetic or electrostatic plasma, that's blue. not anyone yet God’s personal realize it because it is equipped up, in layers. males develop into what they don't seem to be, are remodeled; yet this doesn’t suggest into their contrary. What they develop into can’t be estimated (I bet the simplest bits from every one, definitely the right items, are all retained and used to shape the recent trend, plus items by no means used yet wanted, no matter if opposite to the person’s ego and values as they have been. ) Like, his good friend might be one that has replaced who was/is a Nazi; the easiest components of that: the remnants in that individual to be preserved (micro paradigm of mankind). the most long-lasting and significant plot rules comes whilst the top of the mysterious association commissions the construction of an observatory like position to display incoming signs from VALIS; paintings at the venture starts. It orbits the earth and may be noticeable to the area, as soon as the elements are joined ... after they are joined, they shape the Albemuth signal, even though it was once most unlikely to figure this previously (he attempted to be certain of that: “the sum is bigger than the full of its parts,” and so forth. ). however the indications are interchanged all through and between every little thing, even at the “mundane” aircraft. The Trash of the gutter “conspire” to sign humans info. i feel reserved for final can be the scene with the little issues of the gutter speak [sic; ing] to him (to the previous or nonetheless Antagonist). striking, how like TEARS this is often ... the Antagonist mustn't ever be table guy, yet nonetheless, isn’t he a cop? might be a enthusiast of a few variety? might be by no means an inside “VP by way of him, like Buckman used to be. continually outer, other than ultimate scene, while he walks in alley and trash talks to him. Antag is afraid it’ll shape a trend while via, and has as a lot randomized through computing device as attainable.