Philip K Dick: One of modern times most prolific writers, with many famous books such as: Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly, The Man in the High Castle, Adjustment Team (The Adjustment Bureau film basis), The Minority Report and many many more. My favorite and what I consider one of, if not the most important writings, on understanding the nature of "reality" is the, Tractates Criptica Scriptura from his VALIS novel. http://logoilibrary.com/tractates-cryptica-scriptura/ Some Quotes from it: 1.One Mind there is; but under it two principles contend. 2. The Mind lets in the light, then the dark, in interaction; so time is generated. At the end Mind awards victory to the light; time ceases and the Mind is complete. 4. Matter is plastic in the face of mind. 10. Apollonius of Tyana, writing as Hermes Trismegistos, said, "That which is above is that which is below." By this he meant to tell us that our universe is a hologram, but he lacked the term. 11. The great secret known to Apollonius of Tyana, Paul of Tarsus, Simon Magus, Asklepios, Paracelsus, Boehme and Bruno is that: we are moving backward in time. The universe in fact is contracting into a unitary entity which is completing itself. Decay and disorder are seen by us in reverse, as increasing. These healers learned to move forward in time, which is retrograde to us. 14. The universe is information and we are stationary in it, not three-dimensional and not in space or time. The information fed to us we hypostatize into the phenomenal world. 21. The Rose Cross Brotherhood wrote, "Ex Deo nascimur, in Jesu mortimur, per spiritum sanctum reviviscimus," which is to say, "From God we are born, in Jesus we die, by the Holy Spirit we live again." This signifies that they had rediscovered the lost formula for immortality which the Empire had destroyed. "The Empire never ended. 41. The Empire is the institution, the codification, of derangement; it is insane and imposes its insanity on us by violence, since its nature is...

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