Take a First Look At Philip K. Dick’s “Electric Dreams” TV Series

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Here’s a treat for all you PKD fans: the trailer has just dropped for Electric Dreams, an anthology television series based Philip K. Dick’s stories. Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston is one of the executive producers, and he also appears in the series along with Steve Buscemi, Greg Kinnear, Anna Paquin, and Terrence Howard.

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You Created A Joke Religion And It Became Real. Now What?

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I’d like to talk about the concept of the Joke Religion—something created by you, somebody you know, or somebody you know once-removed—that is utilized to ridicule traditional religion, some pop-culture thing thought to be banal, or both.

Half our online culture seems to be proudly a Joke Religion. A tongue-in-cheek sacredness and meaning is invested in the the cheap and tawdry. What author Philip K. Dick might have referred to as “the trash.”

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My Radio Appearance On “Exploring The Bizarre”

Folks, here is the audio from my appearance yesterday on Timothy Beckley & Tim Swartz’s “Exploring The Bizarre.” Author Adam Gorightly is the other guest, and we discuss such topics as Philip K. Dick, Robert Anton Wilson, Kenneth Anger, Charles Manson, and a lot more.

If you have never heard a person fangirl continuously and with great rapture over conspiracy/paranormal/esoteric topics before: here is your chance!

The One Where Philip K. Dick Publicly Announced The Existence Of The Matrix

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I may be talking about something that does not exist; therefore I am free to say everything or nothing.
—Philip K. Dick

Something that came up on the radio show I did yesterday was the time in 1977 when Philip K. Dick announced to a French science-fiction convention audience that a) some of his fiction was “true” and b) we were probably all living in an artificial reality.

I can’t begin to describe or imagine what it must have been like to be in that room watching Dick say all this. It’s like something out of a John Carpenter or David Cronenberg movie. This was a respected author (at least, at that point, in sci-fi circles) basically stating some really far-out stuff as fact.

But it took a lot of guts to do.

More to read about on Butterfly Language:
“Waking Life,” the Movie That Got Me Hooked On Philip K. Dick
Review: The Exegesis Of Philip K. Dick
On This Day: Philip K. Dick Meets VALIS

On Sale Now: The Matrix Control System of Philip K. Dick

matrix-control-system-of-philip-k-dickWell folks, I just received my copy of The Matrix Control System Of Philip K. Dick And The Paranormal Synchronicities of Timothy Green Beckley, and it looks gorgeous! If you are a Philip K. Dick fan and are looking for some rarer insights and info on the man—especially in regards to esotericism—this is the book to buy. (don’t let the photo fool you—the book is HUGE!)

I have two articles in there which are edited versions of PKD posts here—it’s the first time I’ve ever put this type of work in print (outside of my comic book series Beyond). And to have it alongside people like Beckley, Brad Steiger, Nick Redfern…I mean, I know I’ve written this here already, but: wow. Very cool.

I’ll do a longer write-up of this book at some point, but if you are interested in purchasing it you can do so at Amazon—either in digital or print—at this link!

Anatomy Of A Coincidence, Part 2: The Wallet

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In the original “Anatomy of a Coincidence,” I recounted an incident a few years ago where I seemingly had “foreknowledge,” through a dream, of an event in the near-future. In the follow-up, I examine an occurrence that happened only yesterday, involving a lost wallet that I both dreamt of and then happened in reality—only within the span of a day.

But considering vital aspects of the dream and the reality were different—was this really anything more than some sort of coincidence? If it wasn’t coincidence, then what was the message?

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