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, "Timothy Fuhrmeister"
> Hi All:
> I have some thoughts I would like to bounce off of everyone about
> Philip K. Dick and Gnosticism. I'm reading VALIS again after
> years and it's blowing my mind all over again! As some of you know
> VALIS(Vast,Active,Living,Intellegence,System) is PDK's incarnation
> the Logos or the true God. It is bassicly the universe as Einstein
> Heraclitus thought of it-Hylozoism.
> Now Valis created our reality as a sort of mirror image so that it
> could get a objective stand point to comprehend it's own self. The
> universe is motivated to seek a instrument for self awareness.
> PDK calls the Demi-urge ZEBRA becuase it mimics reality and we are
> not aware of it, this reality is in fact a hologram. Today I ran
> across the Holographic principle. Some scientists when looking at
> nature of black holes and the entropy in them came up with the
> that volume is somehow illusory, the third dimension does not
> and that the universe is actually a hologram.
> Maybe PDK was onto something?
> This also fits in with Hyper Reality theory.
> This could explain the actions of God in the OT and notably in the
> book of Job where God seems almost unaware of the evil he is
> According to PDK the goal of all this is for VALIS to discover his
> true nature.Once that happens who knows? Probably some book of
> Revalations type stuff.
> I am still trying to wrap my head around all this, any help?
I'v also read VALIS before.
As to the hologram theory,it coincides completely with Yoga or
They think that 3 category or class of existence.
That is cosal world, a world of light ,datas(this lights are
primondiale datas of everything)
The second is astral world ,a world of figures or forms(these forms
are complete reflexions of the datas ,lights of cosal world.
The third is this material world (this materials or everything of
this universe are also complete reflexions of astral world.
Besides, the king of this material world is a kind of satan like
Zebra from the viewpoint of Buddhism.
So we can say that this material world,this universe is a hologram
because the origin of it is datas or lights of cosal world.
We recognize this world like this thorough filter
of the causes(the datas ofcosal world) and condtions
In a yoga sutra ,the true being is Brahman and the other everything
are recognized as such by the defects of our human being's
So everything of this marerial universe are provisional
like "modus"by Spinoza except the Brahman.
If manicheans and Gnostics used the word "demiurgos " to point out
the king of this material world,their recognization was more precise
than the other Chiristian. In addition,they recognized the
reincarnation of our souls.
As you know well ,some sects of Gnosis even thought that the god of
old testament was demiurgos.