Tag Archives: Gnosticism

Sacred Agency

By Kingsley L. Dennis Source: Reality Sandwich The following essay was originally published on KingsleyDennis.com   Transcendence is the only real alternative to extinction. —Václav Havel, Independence Hall, Philadelphia, July 4, 1994 We are cosmologizing the human. —Henryk Skolimowski, The Participatory … Continue reading

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The Search for Meaning in Modern Life

By Kingsley L. Dennis Source: Waking Times Every good story about a search begins with a tale. So, here’s one; it’s a tale about a magician who gave a dinner for his neighbours. There was once a Magician who built … Continue reading

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The Philosophy of Westworld

By Jeremy D. Johnson Source: Omni Michael Crichton wrote and directed Westworld for the big screen in 1973. That same decade, in 1976, an adjunct professor named Julian Jaynes made the bestseller list with a surprising title: The Origins of … Continue reading

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6 The Enlightened Madness of Philip K. Dick: The Black Iron Prison and Wetiko

(Editor’s note: Today happens to mark the anniversary of the birth of Philip K. Dick on December 16, 1928.) By Paul Levy There is something terribly wrong in our world. The Native American people have a term—wetiko—that can really help … Continue reading

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Modern Fictions – How the Sacred Manifests in Chaos, Superheroes and Outer Spaces

By Kingsley L. Davis Source: Reality Sandwich The virtual topographies of our millennial world are rife with angels and aliens, with digital avatars and mystic Gaian minds, with utopian longings and gnostic science fictions, and with dark forebodings of apocalypse … Continue reading

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Philip K. Dick’s Moral Vision

[Editor’s note: on this 34th anniversary of the death of Philip K. Dick, I’m sharing the 10th and final chapter of Patricia S. Warrick’s bibliographical retrospective “Mind in Motion” (1987). It’s a good reminder of what makes PKD’s work so … Continue reading

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Life in VALIS

By Kingsley L. Dennis Source: Reality Sandwich VALIS is a 1981 science fiction novel by Philip K. Dick. The title stands for Vast Active Living Intelligence System, which in some respects is very close to the living intelligence I discuss … Continue reading

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These Are Gnostic Times

Christopher Knowle’s “The Secret Sun” is a blog I’ve followed with great interest since there’s some overlap in our pop-culture tastes and philosophical views. However, he’s been noticeably absent for the past year. Chris recently posted an update sharing his … Continue reading

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