Divine Invasions: Philip K. Dick, Robert Anton Wilson, and “Alien Contact” In The 1970s

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“Thus we may stand at the threshold of discoveries…which may require a literal evolution of our species—and this may indeed be taking place. Thus even to know this hyper-structure is to cease to be human, and yet such knowledge—not faith, not revelations, but the utilization of pure intellect—is possible. I argue, then, that man as a species may be coming to an end, subsumed into a higher level of organizational complexity; and a new species may be evolving out of him. I argue, finally, that the hyper-structure is to some degree actively involved in promoting this, since it is an evolutionary process in which it is involved.”
—Philip K. Dick, “Exegesis”

A very weird thing began to happen in the early-to-mid 1970s—a number of people were apparently “channeling” very similar information, from entities variously claiming to be aliens, God, and beyond. These people, from different backgrounds and fields, would end up basically forming an interconnecting web of High Weirdness that would impact popular-culture to the present day. Continue reading

Attack Of The Mind Parasites And Other Microscopic Delights

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“Would you offer violence to a well intentioned virus on its slow road to symbiosis?”
–William S. Burroughs, “The Electronic Revolution”

(Editor’s Note: this was originally published on March 17, 2019)

I’m going to talk about a topic that is largely anchored in matters of biology, but will at some point take a sharp left turn into the esoteric.

Now, I believe there are two things in this world we vastly underestimate: bacteria and viruses. I don’t think we fully understand them and what they can do, especially in terms of how they operate inside the human body.

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