Wednesday, August 1, 2007

The Kindred

I have just read, for the first time, work by Philip Kindred Dick (aka PKD). I don't know why it took so long.

Certainly I've heard of PKD. I think it's impossible to explore modern Gnostic thinking without finding any number of references to the man and his great plethora of contributions to the Gnostic movement, insomuch as it can be called that.

Yesterday I came across his essay, Cosmogony and Cosmology, over at Homoplasmate. It's hard to describe exactly my thoughts as I read this essay, but I found myself nodding along, or having little "aha!" moments.

Today I find myself a little closer to understanding this gnosis thing because of Philip Kindred Dick. I am finally beginning to see why he and his work are so respected. For me, and I imagine many others, he strikes a chord of knowing that you had thought of in glimpses, or hadn't even imagined, but instantly you understand what he means. Even more important, it all makes sense.