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  • shaman shared from Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal by Jeffrey J. Kripal
    I am not promoting the exact specifics of Dick’s metaphysical speculation here (and he would be the first to question them). But its general spirit—that we are not who we think we are, that we have not recognized the limits of reason, that we are individually Two, and that we are weaving, both together and plurally, some vast global reality-posit—rings true enough.
    Note: More from Kripal's conclusions:
  • shaman shared from Mutants and Mystics: Science Fiction, Superhero Comics, and the Paranormal by Jeffrey J. Kripal
    Roddenberry, a humanist who was deeply critical of religion but who was fascinated by psi phenomena and altered states of consciousness (possibly stemming from a childhood out-of-body experience) and who accepted some measure of the “latent abilities” of telepathy, clairvoyance, and psychokinesis, appears to have been recruited by a paranormal organization called Lab Nine to help prepare the public, via a film-script that he would write, for an impending first contact event. Toward this end, he was given tours of parapsychological labs and introduced to Schlemmer and, through her, to Tom and...
    Note: For you other Trekkies out there, I was going: ohh my!
  • shaman shared from a Personal Document
    Horus was considered by Aleister Crowley to represent a youthful, ruthless, and revolutionary current that would sweep through human affairs when the two-thousand-year Aeon of the Lawgiver, the Father God of the Book, the Middle Eastern desert boss Jehovahallah himself, that inner voice, that imaginary playmate that whole cultures had mistaken for a giant, invisible overlord, was overturned by the unstoppable forces of the Aeon of the Conquering Child.
    Note: From Supergods:
  • shaman shared from a Personal Document
    Could it be that a culture starved of optimistic images of its own future has turned to the primary source in search of utopian role models?
    Note: from Morrison's Supergods.
  • shaman shared from Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke
    way. Withdraw into yourself. Explore the reason that bids you write, find out if it has spread out its roots in the very depths of your heart; confess to yourself whether you would have to die, if writing should be denied to you. Above all, ask yourself in the stillest hour of the night, "Must I write?" Dig deep into yourself for an answer. And if this answer should be in the affirmative, if you can meet this solemn question with a simple strong "I must," then build up your life according to this necessity.
    Note: Rilke, penning at the heart of the matter.