This is a sort of manifesto calling for a new orientation for writing and art, one based on the conscious desire to elucidate our subtlest and most elusive experiences, as the only true path to understanding human nature -- and ultimately making progress on the problems that plague individuals and society.
This is an article that puts forward a new theory of the meaning of life, one based on self-expression. It's the product of many years of thinking at the intersection of psychology, philosophy, and religion.
On February 20, 1974, science fiction author Philip K. Dick began a journey into an otherworldly state of being. He was no longer just writing about the fantastic, but entered an utterly strange, strangely compelling, far country of experience. He wrote that he felt the presence of a twin, whom he called Thomas, who he thought must have lived in apostolic days. Many of his thoughts, which he did not neglect to put on paper, are scattered, almost confused, a man who was reaching beyond reality and trying to put the things he found in terms ill suited for the concrete. [more inside]
This is the beginning of a book I’m working on. I’ve linked first to where it starts from the beginning and not the reverse chronological order that the main site shows, the normal link. Right now it’s the roughest possible draft, jumping around to whatever comes into my head, having experienced just recently some intense stuff, the inspiration for this book. I know there is already a book out there with the same title, totally different idea. To comment you must register, wanted to make sure that you couldn’t comment unless you really wanted to. It’s an ongoing affair, hopefully I’ll update it every day with a little tidbit.