I thought it’d be fun in-between posts about Nic Cage’s Holy Grail and gigantic alien faces in the ice (I am getting to that!) to shift gears just a little bit and talk about intuition.
“What best I can do? Exactly what I’ve done. My voice for the voiceless.”
—Philip K. Dick, “Exegesis”
In 2015 I set out to perform a task that in some earlier era I literally could not fathom—reading Philip K. Dick’s almost 900-page Exegesis. While the edition I read was published in 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, it was edited down from a far longer unpublished version spanning about eight thousand pages.
Dr. Stephen Strange: I’m not ready.
The Ancient One: No one ever is. We don’t get to choose our time.
On your journey of spiritual development, you might find it helpful to have role-models—archetypes—to pattern yourself after. While the annals of “real-life” esotericism are filled with possible heroes & heroines to emulate, you could just as well take the pop-cultural route.
There are three distinct hero/heroine archetypes which seem to recur in mythology, pop-culture, and “real-life.” They all seem to push the boundaries of human evolution—but each in their own unique way.
They are: Cuckoos, Masters, and Wanderers.
- Cuckoos are “born that way”
- Masters are more or less “self-made”
- Wanderers “go with the Flow”
I originally channelled this on May 18, 2006. By “channeled” I mean: I just started writing it, without any sort of conscious planning or thought. (Since then, I have added italics and other formatting here and there for emphasis.) It was a period of time in my life where I had just come off of a serious illness, the effects of which I could only get over by an extreme “pure” diet. Perhaps these were the factors—coupled with an extended break from work and travel—that produced the ideal “environment” for this sort of work.
It is not the technology itself that is our “future”—the AI, the Cloud, becoming cyborgs, and so on. Rather, they are “mirrors” or templates for what the next stage of evolution might look and be like.
For example, when you read or watch science fiction in which people are “uploaded” to the Cloud…that’s a very precise metaphor for dimensions in which souls interact without form. The Cloud brings the astral/psychic space, the realm where thoughts are the reality.
Artificial Intelligence is a metaphor for ourselves—how we were created, how we evolved, and our relationship with Creator.
Yesterday I listened to an amazingly inspirational Christian sermon on YouTube. I haven’t listened to these types of things for a pretty long time, but I figured: why not? Sometimes these mainstream preachers have a knack for encouraging messages that can be applied to one’s life even in a secular context.
And this sermon was AMAZING!!! This man was SO talented in really getting to the heart of things like finding one’s life’s purpose and persevering past challenges. And of course he’s also passionate, charismatic (and literally talking in tongues)—this ecstatic experience that really lifted my spirits on a deep level.
And then he made a homophobic remark.
Have you ever met a rotten person—or rotten people—who ended up “ruining” something you loved? You know: you had a bad experience with them, they were “linked” to something you enjoyed, and then every time after that experience you couldn’t:
Listen to that song anymore
Read that author anymore
Enjoy that hobby anymore
Follow that religion anymore
and so on?
I’m here to tell you from experience: don’t let that happen.