Saturday, 26 February 2011

V.A.L.I.S

Phillip K. Dick, in one of his last novels, Valis, discusses the long hibernation of the Logos. A creature of pure information, it was buried in the ground at Nag Hammadi, along with the burying of the Chenoboskion Library circa 370 A.D. As static information, it existed there until 1947, when the texts were translated and read. As soon as people had the information in their minds, the symbiote came alive, for, like the mushroom consciousness, Dick imagined it to be a thing of pure information. The mushroom consciousness is the consciousness of the Other in hyperspace, which means in dream and in the psilocybin trance, at the quantum foundation of being, in the human future, and after death. All of these places that were thought the be discrete and separate are seen to be part of a single continuum. History is the dash over ten to fifteen thousand years from nomadism to flying saucer, hopefully without ripping the envelope of the planet so badly that the birth is aborted and fails, and we remain brutish prisoners of matter.


12 comments:

  1. sounds very familiar, sounds interesting.

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  2. hmmm..I don't know how to respond to this. I must admit though, when experimenting with psylocybin, LSD, and DMT, gradually over time I have become more and more aware of the deeper connection of energy between all beings.

    It's strange because I am a pretty scientifically minded, sceptical kind of person, but I don't know, when you are in those states you just...know...you know what I mean?

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  3. There was a 16th century monk with similar ideas - I forget his name, think they burned him for heresy

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  4. Very good read... I always get a bit scared reading your blog posts :P

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  5. i like the way you write : )

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  6. Really interesting video!

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