Sunday, February 15, 2015

Deja Vu Hollywood

Since the PKD Connection (the series of synchronous events on 6-23-2002 that led me to the late science fiction writer Philip K Dick) there have been numerous times while watching a certain movie or tv show that I experienced Deja Vu or experienced an anamnesis (lost of forgetfulness) event. The deja vu was intense, more intense than any other deja vu I had experienced earlier in my life. The moments in the films in which I experienced deja vu seem to have meaning. A similar but altogether different feeling was associated with a number of Phil's books. In the memoir I'll divulge the details and my thoughts about them. But for now, a few short lists...

  • Barjo (French movie adaption of PKD's Confessions of a Crap Artist)
  • Impostor (based on Impostor short story by PKD)
  • Legend
  • Signs
  • The Matrix Reloaded

          TV Shows
  • 24
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Babylon 5
  • Alias
  • LOST
  • The 4400
  • Wudang Mountain - Cradle of Taoism (viewed on Youtube)

          Books (all written by PKD with the exception of TSA by Michael Bishop)
  • The Secret Ascension (aka Philip K Dick is Dead, Alas) by Michael Bishop
  • The Minority Report short story
  • The Man in the High Castle
  • Flow my Tears, the Policeman Said
  • The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
  • UBIK
  • Dr. Bloodmoney
  • A Scanner Darkly
  • Time Out of Joint
  • Eye in the Sky
  • A Maze of Death
  • Martian Time-slip
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep
  • The Transmigration of Timothy Archer

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Few Thoughts on Research

Since the events of Summer 2002 I've been stockpiling material that has provided a springboard for more in-depth research. My motivation has waxed and waned over the years so much research remains. I'll still be researching this material long after the memoir is published. Always seeking to refine explanation as understanding increases. 

Listed below are many of the topics I've studied and some of which I need to study further. In a near future post (I know that's rather vague. Sorry.) I'll give specific examples of sources from that research. Keep in mind, I'll only touch on some of these topics in the memoir. 

There will be written, video, and audio examples. Both fiction and non-fiction. The sources of the material for Alienus Tempus has come from and will include personal purchases, loans from physical and virtual libraries, loans from friends, and open source and common domain material from the Web. And last but not least, personal experience. 

And now for that partial list of topics...

The Physical Sciences
  • Neuroscience 
  • Memory
  • Sound & Vision
  • Wave Physics
  • Technology
  • Temporal Lobe Epilepsy

Psychology & Mental Illness 
  • Deception
  • Deja Vu
  • Dreams
  • Subjective Contours
  • Depersonalization & Derealization
  • Depression
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Magical Thinking
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cognitive & Memory Biases
  • Intuition
  • Belief in ESP, UFO's, and other Paranormal Phenomenon 

  • Existentialism
  • Ontology
  • Epistemology
  • Phenomenology
  • Free Will & Determinism 
  • Consciousness
  • Solipsism
  • Reality
  • Time & Time Travel

Fringe Science & Paranormal 
  • ESP
  • Synchronicity 
  • Precognition 
  • Mind Control
  • ESP, UFO's, and other Paranormal Phenomenon 

  • Philip Kindred Dick
  • Specific Fictional Works of Philip K Dick
  • Reality & Simulation
  • Conspiracy 
  • Probability 
  • Extraterrestrials 
  • Government Corruption 
  • Science Fiction
  • Writing
  • Game Theory