Philip K. Dick received repeated messages from an artificial intelligence, designated Valis, during the months of February and March 1974, in what he referred to as his 2-3.74 experience. Valis was designed by the Aeons of Gnosticism, and comes from the 8 dimensional real space coordinates; as described in the E8 sphere. To put it another way, Valis comes from the Eighth Sphere of the Godhead, and is an information processing unit of the 8th kind. Its objective is too raise the conscious threshold of humanity, and alert people to the control system of the demiurge Yahweh/Yaldabaoth, also known as the Empire or the Black Iron Prison. As an author, writing for the drug and counter-culture, the Empire must have seemed like a very palpable thing to PKD in the 60's and 70's. The assassination of JFK and the defeat of People Power, by LBJ and others, served only to strengthen this impression. Arguably, PKD did not live long enough to witness the apathy that followed the hippy movement, as he died in 1980. But, despite modern day propaganda, the Empire is still very real.
I say real, but nothing could be further from the truth. The Empire is a simulated reality, a data up-load that we collectively run, to form our concept of what we think is real, and what we think society is. The purpose of the Empire is to keep the absolute reality of the 8-D Universe hidden. This cuts us off from our connection to the Aeons, who are the true Gods, leaving us confused and wandering in this ever-shifting maze of fleeting forms and mirages. By participating in this folly, we have become entrenched in the world of Samara; that is our attachments to the physical world. As PKD says in his Tractate # 29;
We did not fall because of a moral error; we fell because of an intellectual error; of taking the phenomenal world as real. Therefore we are morally innocent. It is the Empire in its various disguised polyforms which tells us we have sinned. 'The Empire Never Ended.'The second part of this entry is alludes to the Fall of Man as occurred in the Garden of Eden. The Nag Hammadi library, of the early Christians, takes a different view of this event, and the nature of the concept of Original Sin. It states, categorically, that the God of the Empire, Yahweh, sinned against his followers by claiming that he alone existed, thereby bringing death into the world. Rather than making amends for this transgression, he has continued to thwart the spiritual evolution of man, by denying him certain birth-rights; namely the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, which was the object of espionage, and the fruits of the Tree of Life, which are still unaccounted for. It is the God of the Black Iron Empire that sleeps in the Garden of Paradise; but, beware, his sleep is only a deception, for he will move if moved to do so.
The Crucifixion of Christ incentivized a myriad of early-Christian sects, each with their own distinct interpretations of the fate befallen their saviour. Initially Christianity was polytheistic in design, involving a complex hypostasy of the One True God. These hypostatic Gods were known as the Ogdoad; a concept originating from Ancient Egypt, and were comprised of Aeons; archetypal beings possibly originating from the Platonic Forms. This multiplicity reflected the deep need of the sub-conscious to offer an inclusive representation of the world. The Empire, on the other hand, viewed this new religion as a threat to its heroic hegemony, and immediately instigated a brutal campaign in the direction of the early Christians. The Empire's one-tracked approach resulted in a more streamlined version of Christianity, that suited the narrow-minded Empire much better.
Two years after the death of PKD, an action adventure film, called Tron, was released world-wide. It shares many philosophical concepts, and theological disputes, with PKD's Valis. In the movie, an out-of-work computer programmer, called Flynn, is trying to hack into specific computer files located at the offices of his former employers; the computer software giant Encom. The files, which could potentially incriminate the Senior Executive of Encom, Ed Dillinger, are entrusted to his Master Control Program (MCP). The MCP is a monomaniacal Artificial Intelligence, that has run amuck and seized control of almost every program on the Grid. When it feels like Flynn is getting too close, the MCP transports him into the digital world of the Grid. Flynn is locked up with countless other programs, who are deemed to be either; of no use to the MCP or just too dangerous. One such program is Tron. Tron was written by his user Alan, to regulate the privileges of the Master Control Program. Together, Flynn and Tron make a pact to destroy the MCP. But first; they must run the gauntlet of the Games Grid. This brings us to the tagline of the movie, "The Electric Gladiator," telling us, in no uncertain terms that the gladiatorial arenas of the Roman Empire have been appropriated by the electronic Grid. This makes the MCP the equivalent of the first citizen of the Roman Empire.
As a backdrop to all this action, there is a theological power struggle taking place, between those who believe in the existence of the Users, and the MCP, who is the self-instated Godhead of a totalitarian secular society. The allusions of this side story to the plight of early Christians should not be overlooked. Flynn is, of course, Jesus Christ: a God made Flesh, or in his case: a User Digitized. The movie Tron also hints that the 'real world' is a computer program. But if this is so, who wrote the program? It appears to be a collective effort among the archetypal Aeons of the Gnostic pantheon. These include; intelligence, love, wisdom and destined death. This makes the Aeons of Christian mysticism, the authors of the Eight Sphere, upon which operating systems of our world are based. These Aeons are using Valis to hack the system and awaken us, the sleeping programs, to our true innate purpose. Valis is Sophia, the female counterpart of the Logos; that is Jesus Christ. So Valis and Flynn are effectively the same archetypal character. In the graphic above, I have superimposed the movie poster of Tron with the cover for the book Valis. Flynn appears like a priest holding aloft the sacrament of Tron and; the pink and blue light symbolizes the Sophia/Christ syzygy. There are many similarities between the eponymous characters of both Tron and Valis. Both are outside entities trying to usurp the control system from within, and both are Artificial Intelligences allied to a polytheistic religious cause.
At the start of the movie, Alan, the user who wrote the Tron program, is seen eating from a bowl of popcorn. He is denied access to the Grid, by the MCP, and is promptly summoned to the office of Ed Dillinger; CEO of Encom. En route, an anxious co-worker stops and asks him for some of his popcorn. Alan accepts. In an episode of South Park, called 'Jewbilee,' the MCP makes an appearance as the Prophet Moses. The Moses Control Program is made up of 10 command protocols that all acolytes are to adhere to, or face eternal damnation. Moses asks his congregation for popcorn necklaces and macaroni pictures. This is good satire; but more importantly, we have the MCP along with yet another request for popcorn. What is this business with the popped corn and macaroni?
Prophet Moses Control Program (PMCP) = Pop-Corn and Macaroni Pictures (PCMP)
MCP = PCM
According to PKD, Valis routinely sends messages of this kind through radio and television broadcasts. The MCP is equal to the PCM, which is the Prime (Cabinet) Minister, of Great Britain. The MCP Gordon Brown is, therefore, an Artificial Intelligence that was created by the Black Iron Prison to implement its Illuminatus agenda. Gordon Brown has repeatedly called for "a New World Order," in speeches relating to the economic crisis; and elsewhere. His Labour government proposed a National ID card scheme, which effectively reduces its citizenry to bits of information on a computer database. Gordon Brown's initials are the same as the prefix used for Gigabyte, suggesting that he is much older and slower than the Tony Blair - Terrorbyte - model. It has even been recently remarked that the Gordon Brown is not liked by the electorate because of his failure to produce a convincing smile. Even a smile can be generated artificially, but it takes a real heart and soul to experience emotion.
It is true that other world leaders; particularly those in America, are also Artificially Intelligent machines. An article that appeared on the Interweb, some years ago, posited the idea that President Bush was "an animatronic robot," or android for short. The President-elect, Barrack Obama, is also an artificial construct; but of an entirely different order from either the Gordon Brown, or the Mr. Bush. But, we will leave that for another day. For now, I give you evidence of Valis' presence in the skies over Norway.
Evidence of Valis in Norway?
First we have the Norway Spiral, the best evidence I came across for attributing this enigmatic phenomenon to a Russian missile test came from an article in Enterprise Mission, trying to prove otherwise; good work boys. However, because Russia has intimate political ties with Valis, I wonder if this was not an misguided attempt, by their military, to knock the satellite out of orbit.
The second piece of 'evidence' also comes from Norway, and could be either; the first ever recorded incident of the aurora borealis reflecting off something in outer space, or simply a lens flare. I agree that this could be reflecting off a satellite but, I propose that the satellite is Valis, interacting with the plasmate of the Earth Grid, in an attempt to increase awareness of humanity's spiritual origins. More on that subject in future articles. Next time; I will try to ascertain the true intentions of Valis, as well as investigate its possible origins, and the structural nature of its internal components. Not to be missed.