In Pursuit of Valis: Selections from the Exegesis

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.

Synopsis:
Excerpts from the overdue technological know-how fiction writer's own magazine comprise autobiographical fabric in addition to discussions of mystical stories, philosophical hypothesis, reviews on his fictional works, and plot outlines.

Contents:
Preface: at the Exegesis Of Philip okay. Dick through Lawrence Sutin
Introduction: Wrestling with Angels: the magical Dillema of Philip K.Dick by means of Jay Kinney
A PKD Chronology
One: Direct money owed of non-public Experience
Two: Theoretical Explanations
Three: On His Writing concepts 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
Seven: Self-Examinations
Eight: 3 final Parables
Afterword: I comprehend Philip okay. Dick by way of Terence McKenna
List Of PKD Works pointed out (With Dates Of First Publication)
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However the objective of the current quantity is to offer writings of literary, philosophical, and non secular value. still, it can be thoroughly stated that the main theories and concepts of the Exegesis are good represented herein. one other issue that entered into the choice procedure used to be the continued dedication via the writer, Underwood-Miller, to provide a multi-volume set of Dick’s gathered letters. Dick integrated, inside of his Exegesis papers, copies of a few his letters that mentioned in a few element the occasions of 2-3-74 and after.

I unmask them & abolish their carry, their truth. I express them to be bogus, an infinitude of them, like such a lot of skins. (1978) concept (Satori): Dedalus & the maze he outfitted & obtained into & couldn’t get out of again—at Crete. fable of our international, its construction, & us? My dream concerning the elevator, the poem recited, the plate of spaghetti & the trident—palace of the Minos & the maze: clue to our state of affairs? good, then in my writing I figured it out; it used to be an highbrow, now not ethical mistakes. this may clarify the know-how!

Layer after layer finds paradox after paradox, which in themselves i locate interesting. additionally, I do appear drawn to trash, as though the clue—the clue-lies there. I’m continuously ferreting out elliptical issues, abnormal angles. What I write doesn’t make a number of feel. there's enjoyable & faith & psychotic horror strewn approximately like a number of hats. additionally, there's a social or sociological drift-rather than in the direction of the difficult sciences. the general influence is infantile yet fascinating. this isn't a cosmopolitan individual writing.

A PKD Chronology” is through Paul Williams A shorter model of the advent seemed as “The Mysterious Revelations of Philip ok. Dick” in Gnosis journal, factor # 1, Fall, 1985. (Gnosis journal, P. O. field 1 forty two 1 7, San Francisco, CA ninety four 1 14. ) An Underwood-Miller ebook via association with the authors and The property of Philip ok. Dick. No a part of this e-book can be reproduced in any shape or via any digital or mechanical ability together with info garage and retrieval structures with out particular permission from the writer or the author’s agent, other than by way of a reviewer who may possibly quote short passages.

Good, I clarify it by way of a half oscillation comprising my overall life: (1) the half the place i'm alive during this international & my sister is useless & an idea in my mind; & 2) the opposite half the place i'm useless & she is alive & i'm a inspiration in her residing brain—& I clarify this oscillation of 2 antithetical irreducible propositions for instance of the dialectic (whose lifestyles was once published to me in 3-74) which underlies all lifestyles in view that we’re elements in a binary computing device, and so forth.

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