12454Re: Recovering history and navigating the ZeitGeist
- Feb 15, 2007"In French, alternate history novels are called uchronie. This
neologism is based on the word utopia (a place that doesn't exist) and
the Greek for time, chronos. An uchronie, then, is defined as a time
that doesn't exist. Another occasionally-used term for the genre
"The earliest example of alternate history appears to be Book IX,
sections 17-19, of Livy's History of Rome from Its Foundation. He
contemplates the possibility of Alexander the Great expanding his
father's empire westward instead of eastward and attacking Rome in the
4th century BC.
"In the English language, the first known complete alternate history
is Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "P.'s Correspondence", published
in 1845. It recounts the tale of a man who is considered "a madman"
due to his perceiving a different 1845, a reality in which long-dead
famous people are still alive such as the poets Burns, Byron, Shelley,
and Keats, the actor Edmund Kean, the British politician George
Canning and even Napoleon Bonaparte.
Recovering history and understanding psychology allows us to examine
an author who felt the sting of two universes, two different grooves
of time and the ZeitGeist. The author had good reason for this
experience and not exactly the same reasons that a Michael School
student might have.
On the other hand, when you examine the evidence you might clearly
understand that the writer who brought, "Blade Runner", "Total Reall"
and "The Minority Report" also had a twin sister whose death and
spirit hovered over Dick through his whole life. Dick's writing career
was an effort in trying to reconcile a hovering experience that
brought his gaze to the vicinity of how two worlds interact. In Philip
K. Dick himself there attempts to break into his experiences from a
parallel psychology aother world, another history, an alternative
history, behind the history that we accomodate or pacify ourselves
To those who are training themselves to look into the etheric world,
to understand that for instance, the manufactured world of worship
that was created with the rise of the Ahrimanic Sun, brought humanity
to it's fearful pagan quivering knees, because it manifested a poison,
inhuman, murdering light that fit the bill of how we imagined the
wrath of god. In this lie we see and live currently in an alternate
universe. We are just too cognitively weak to take hold of real ideas,
so we tend to meld them and mush them together in the soul.
And that same god we worship today as we threaten Iran with nuclear
attack is an Ahrimanic god, that has stepped in, with all our world
wide media glorification, and adoration, to eclipse, just at the right
moment, eclipse from the view of the world, the rise of the Human
Cosoms of Mankind and The Etheric Christ Being who mastered for
humanity the entire future model of the SPirit Man. We see an
alternative universe and an alternative history.
This future model of Spirit Man must be attained within a vast sweep
of long term human development that follows Earth with Jupiter
evolution and Venus and Vulcan evoltuion... and the names, like Vulcan
have all been hijacked and woven into pop culture trivia and the sound
and imagination of the word divorced from the unfolding reality of how
humanity has grown from Ancient Saturn as a mere seed of warmth, Old
Sun, adding an etheric superstructure, and Ancient Moon evolution with
an astral body and nervous system design, and Earth, with it's Iron
and Sun like blood forces that respond to compassion, love, and
courage and bears the signature of a time being, a reincarnating i am
in dipping in and out of the stream of ongoing time. These are rich
thoughts and thought that can keep a human being sober while he
navigates the Zeitgeist.
But Philip K. Dick, got his form of initiaiton the hard way. He felt
very clearly his dead twin sister. We can use the hovering soul of his
sister, as a kind of orbiting lunar reflection that hovered over
Dick's soul and cast into his thought sphere, refractions, prismatic
refractions, that partially had intuitions from the world of the dead
and the spiritual world and partially mangled constructs of science in
modern materialism. Dick wrote to reconcile these extremes in himself,
but unable to define the soul or spirit as the science that should be
"Philip Kindred Dick and his twin sister, Jane Charlotte Dick, were
born six weeks prematurely to Joseph Edgar and Dorothy Kindred Dick in
Chicago. According to various accounts, Dorothy was unable to properly
feed and care for the newborns, and Jane was badly burned by an
electric blanket. Dick's father, a fraud investigator for the United
States Department of Agriculture, had recently taken out life
insurance policies, and an insurance nurse was dispatched to the home.
Upon seeing the malnourished Philip and injured Jane, the nurse rushed
the babies to the hospital, but baby Jane died on the way there, five
weeks after her birth (January 26, 1929). The death of Dick's twin
sister had a profound effect on his writing, relationships, and every
other aspect of his life, leading to the recurrent motif of
the "phantom twin" in many of his books."
"In summarising Philip K. Dick in his history of science
fiction, "Trillion Year Spree", Brian Aldiss commented: "All his
novels are one novel . . ." But it goes further than that, because the
premise behind virtually all his writing is a subjective view of
reality, an almost paranoid obsession with things being other than
they seem. Suppose you discover that you have been leading a false
existence or, worse still, one imposed on you by those in positions of
"Throughout February and March 1974 he received a series of visions
which he collectively referred to as 2-3-74, shorthand for
February/March 1974. He described his initial visions as laser beams
and geometric patterns, and occasionally brief pictures of Jesus and
ancient Rome, which he would glimpse periodically. As the pictures
increased in length and frequency, Dick claimed that he began to live
a double life, one as himself and one as Thomas, a Christian
persecuted by Romans in the 1st century A.D. Despite his past and
continued drug use, Dick accepted these visions as reality, believing
that he had been contacted by a god-entity of some kind, which he
referred to variously as Zebra, God, and, most often, VALIS."
Dick's writing, "The Man in the High Castle" underwent its point of
divergence from our own world due to the assassination of President
Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. He was succeeded by Vice President John
Nance Garner, who was subsequently replaced by John W. Bricker.
Neither man was able to revive the nation from the Great Depression,
and both clung to a isolationist policy related to the oncoming war.
Due to poor U.S. economic performance and isolationism, Britain and
the rest of Europe fell to the Axis Powers. Russia collapsed in 1941
and was occupied by the Nazis, while most of the Slavic people were
exterminated. The Slavic survivors of the war were confined
to "reservation-like closed regions". The Japanese completely
destroyed the United States' Pacific fleet in a much more expansive
attack on Pearl Harbor. Due to Japan's expanded military capabilities,
it was able to invade and occupy Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand and
the Southwestern Pacific in the early forties. After this, the United
States fell to the Axis, with many important cities suffering great
By 1947, Allied forces had surrendered to Axis control. The Eastern
Seaboard was placed under German control while California and other
western states ceded to Japanese rule. The Southern United States was
revived as a quasi-independent state (as a Nazi puppet state like
Vichy France). The Rocky Mountain States and much of the Midwest
remained autonomous, being considered unimportant by either of the
victors, as well as a useful buffer. At the end of the war, the
British leaders and generals were tried for war crimes (e.g. the
carpet bombing of German cities) in a parallel of the Nuremberg Trials.
After Adolf Hitler was incapacitated by syphilis, the head of the Nazi
Party Chancellery, Martin Bormann, assumed the leadership of Germany.
The Nazis created a colonial empire and continued their mass murder of
races they considered inferior, murdering Jews in the puppet United
States and other areas they controlled and mounting massive genocide
in Africa. However, unlike the Nazis, the Japanese had no policy of
cleansing the occupied areas of "unwanted" races.
Nazi Germany continued their rocketry programs, so that by 1962, they
had a working system of commercial rockets used for inter-continental
travel and also pursued space exploration, by sending rockets to the
Moon and Mars. The novel also mentions television as being a new
technology used in Germany.
Meanwhile Japan continued more peaceful, but certainly not democratic
rule, over much of Asia and territories within the Pacific Ocean. Like
the United States and the Soviet Union after our own world's World War
II, the Japanese and the Germans are distrustful of one another. Nazi
Germany and the Japanese Empire both possess nuclear weapons and are
mired in their own Cold War.
During the novel, Martin Bormann dies and other Nazis such as Joseph
Goebbels and Reinhard Heydrich challenge to become Reich Chancellor
(German: Reichskanzler). Various factions of the Nazi party are
described as either seeking war with Japan or being more interested in
colonizing the solar system"
Our examinations hinges on the defeat, or retreat of Michael Zeitgeist
Grail Science schooling, that was planned and a model of the building,
the Johannes Bau, for Munich was made by Steiner, but Anthroposphy
retreated and was boxed into Dornach, and reduced to Biodynamics world
wide sciences; Medical hospitals with Anthro/and regular medical
doctor training; Waldorf Education and a host of centers around the
world that are living off of the Christmas Conference, The Foundation
Stone, and the verified states of consciousness that surpass the
limitations of Jungian psychology and rest on an intangible but solid
experience of The Etheric Christ event that was on the rise as early
as the dawn of the Age of Light, 1899.
The question is, do you consider yourself a flaky and insane human
being if you follow the science laid down by Rudolf Steiner, Science
of the Spirit? The question remains, certainly most common sense views
of the matter refer to Dick's twin sister as an early childhood source
point where a two soul contact, two souls one on earth and the other
experiencing the conflicts near the threshold, might it not be the
source point of that which spurred Dick's entire biographical struggle
with twin realities?
How would materialistic science and its effect on a human being's
thinking mix with sporatic influences from the world of the dead?
Dick appears to my thinking as someone, like Rod Serling, Robert
Heinlein and his "Stranger in a Strange Land". Heinlein inserted into
culture a paradox of how Buddha and St. Francis on Mars was strongly
and unconsciously experienced by Heinlein in his time between death
and a new birth....Science Fiction was a partial method of the
transformation of the Mars forces of the intellect.
Philip K. Dick wrote;
"Several years ago, when I was ill, Heinlein offered his help,
anything he could do, and we had never met; he would phone me to cheer
me up and see how I was doing. He wanted to buy me an electric
typewriter, God bless himone of the few true gentlemen in this world.
I don't agree with any ideas he puts forth in his writing, but that is
neither here nor there. One time when I owed the IRS a lot of money
and couldn't raise it, Heinlein loaned the money to me. I think a
great deal of him and his wife; I dedicated a book to them in
appreciation. Robert Heinlein is a fine-looking man, very impressive
and very military in stance; you can tell he has a military
background, even to the haircut. He knows I'm a flipped-out freak and
still he helped me and my wife when we were in trouble. That is the
best in humanity, there; that is who and what I love."
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