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Coincidence, Chaos, & Archetypes in Our Science-Fictional World

By Eric Wargo

Source: The Nightshirt

You don’t have to be a hardheaded materialist skeptic or an atheist to be troubled by the idea of synchronicity. 1,551 more words

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The Exegesis of PKD


I bought this as soon as it came out and finally started reading it this weekend. Although PKD was autodidactic and suffering from any number of possible ailments (including straight up revelations), I’m glad I finished my degree before I started reading it. 41 more words

Underlinings (#16)

PKD to Julian Jaynes:

Another curious aspect was its memory, to which I had access during the intial three or four days when it originally overwhelmed my left hemisphere. 140 more words

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A fine distinction from Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick’s pleasurably paranoid science-fiction novel Time Out of Joint (1959) has a passage that shows the ingenuity of children in using language to manipulate perceived reality (something Dick himself did with brio in his writing). 148 more words

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