The Exegesis: Notes on the pineal gland and Firebright

The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick
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Dick gets excited about an article he read in the April 1975 issue of Psychology Today that discusses the light receiving properties of the pineal gland in the brain. This means his pineal gland actually responded to the phosphene activity during the events of 2-3-74 which put him into his ‘true, absolute, ultimate Being state.’

He mentions Doris Sauter for the first time. She was the inspiration for Sherri in VALIS and Rybus Rommey in “Chains of Air, Web of Aether” and The Divine Invasion.

Dick is nurturing ‘Firebright’ within himself, but eventually it will grow enough to take over and begin nurturing him. Perhaps humans exist primarily to nurture this solar spermatika. Dick isn’t sure if the information that reached him was inside him all along ready to be triggered or if it arrived with the ‘seed.’ If someone is possessed by God do they become God? He was possessed for a period of several weeks, but that was over a year ago and Firebright remained behind with him.

Dick thinks humans may exist in a loosely interconnected colony like bees. He eventually decides he proved the Miracle of Transubstantiation. I’m trying to make sense of this but it’s bouncing all over the place. He ends these notes by teasing that he should replace ‘God’ and ‘immanent God’ in everything he’s written thus far in the Exegesis with the correct word ‘Christ.’