posted on Jun, 20 2006 @ 06:52 AM
VALIS by Philip K. Dick.
I'm lucky enough to have a copy of Selections From The Exegesis, so I know all about some of what Phil wrote and realised re. his own novels and
short stories. The gist of it being that he wrote a bunch of sci-fi which he wasn't that into, he was more into the non-sci-fi works, but later on
going over what he had written it seemed to be hinting at something rather important, and he'd not intended that. So a lot of The Exegesis is about
how all his works are pointing to something that we all should know.
VALIS specificly is a novel about many things, a theme running through it is what was really going on with Watergate and Nixon. What I'm wondering is
if anyone here has read it and can you see how it ages-ago threaded together a lot of what are not-yet-connected in many conspiracy interpretations?
The one I find most important would be VALIS itself - a satellite capable of altering reality in real-time and also changing the past and the future.
There is something about how slow JFKs motorcade went that - well it feels like it was some sticky-nightmare scenario, like there was some kind of
intervention slowing it waaaay down. Kinda like if the Service were hooked up to something that the something itself was hijacked.
Also, has anyone read what William Burroughs wrote about in regard to his wife's shooting? He described a thing he termed 'Ugly Spirit' which
seemed like some Ahrimanic entity - ie, coming back in time from a bad future, attaching itself onto the persons present-time so that they must comply
with events so that the bad future will be the one that manifests.