Tractates Cryptica Scriptura

I’ve been meaning to post this for a while: Philip K. Dick’s Tractates Cryptica Scriptura from VALIS.

(via Key 23 del.icio.us)

Update: The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick has been released.

Underground Stream: A Venn Diagram Connecting the Major Streams of Western Mysticism

underground stream venn diagram

It does unfortunately tend to portray those religions as somehow the by-product of Gnosticism, which is not the case.

The purpose of this is to show that, for the countless millions who feel completely disconnected from, say, Islam, that there is in fact an ancient historical relationship not only to the external theologies of Judaism and Islam, or Islam and Christianity, but also a shared, deeper meaning. A familiarity among non-Gnostics with the form and resonance of Gnosticism, I feel, can help in understanding the common ground of all religious experience, particularly among “western” religions. And Gnosticism, as younger than two of these and older than the other two, does seem to serve as a convenient meeting point for a deep-ecumenism.

Jordan Stratford: Underground Stream

(via Tim Boucher, who also has some related links).

Philip K. Dick’s Religious Experience

[…] an interesting graphic interpretation of a series of events which happened to [Philip K.]Dick in March of 1974. He spent the remaining years of his life trying to figure out what happened in those fateful months.

This eight page graphic novel (Weirdo #17) is archived on the Internet for your enjoyment.

Historical Jesus FAQ

Robot Wisdom is now hosting an interesting FAQ about Jesus:

The Talmud claims Jesus’s actual father was a Roman soldier called ‘Panthera’, but this tradition is unattested before 150AD.

The Historical Jesus FAQ

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