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A Invasão Divina [Reading] ➺ A Invasão Divina By Philip K. Dick – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Cover artist A PedroThe Divine Invasion, originally titled Valis Regained , is a BSFA Award nominated sf book by Philip K Dick It takes place in the indeterminate future, perhaps a century or after V Cover artist A PedroThe Divine Invasion, originally titled Valis Regained , is A Invasão PDF/EPUB ² a BSFA Award nominatedsf book by Philip K Dick It takes place in the indeterminate future, perhaps a century or after VALIS Conceived as a sequel, it shares no characters few plot elements with the other book Dick didn t begin actually writing the novel until over a year after VALIS s completion in , when he wrote it in less than a month The opening chapters were based on the short story Chains of Air, Web of Aethyr which had been written between VALIS The Divine Invasion published before either ins Stellar Science Fiction Stories.


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  1. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    Philip K Dick image from the LA Times There is the usual time tripping here Pay attention It is like a LOST episode, and indeed probably inspired some of the concepts used in that estimable show You need to keep track not only of where you are in space, but in time The Divine Invasion no, not a John Waters film posits a scenario in which god, Yahweh, was essentially booted off planet Earth after the unfortunate events at Masada Now resident in an alien hill and renamed Yah, so much c Philip K Dick image from the LA Times There is the usual time tripping here Pay attention It is like a LOST episode, and indeed probably inspired some of the concepts used in that estimable show You need to keep track not only of where you are in space, but in time The Divine Invasion no, not a John Waters film posits a scenario in which god, Yahweh, was essentially booted off planet Earth after the unfortunate events at Masada Now resident in an alien hill and renamed Yah, so much classier than Yo the big guy is looking to stage a comeback All he needs is to transport himself, or a version of himself, in the person of a fetus implanted into the womb of a virgin, past the sphere of evil personified by a critter named Belial that surrounds Earth All sorts of religious musing hijinks ensue, wonderings on the nature of consciousness, the Talmud, time and space and whether reality is external to the mind or a manifestation of it I most enjoyed a conversation between Yah and a feminine counterpart that reminded me of the devil tempting Jesus in the desert Great fun, but don t try this unless you are reasonably alert Of course, I expect a dose of a psychotropic substance might enhance your reading as well


  2. Lyn Lyn says:

    The Divine Invasion is a sci fi alternate reality version of the second coming of Christ, told as only Philip K Dick could More serious than VALIS and one hisserious works overall, PKD demonstrates his deep erudition of the Bible Fundamentalists may be put off, and the reader looking for pure science fiction may be overwhelmed with his frequent references and quotes from the Bible, but this is an important work and one that must be read by a true student of PKD Dick also weaves a firm The Divine Invasion is a sci fi alternate reality version of the second coming of Christ, told as only Philip K Dick could More serious than VALIS and one hisserious works overall, PKD demonstrates his deep erudition of the Bible Fundamentalists may be put off, and the reader looking for pure science fiction may be overwhelmed with his frequent references and quotes from the Bible, but this is an important work and one that must be read by a true student of PKD Dick also weaves a firm understanding of Islam, Judaism, Zoroastrianism and eastern philosophies into this dense but rewarding text I think this is a book that will inspire strong emotions readers will either love it or hate it I am in the former ranks this is one of Phil s best, blending science fiction, fantasy, psychology and theology into his signature style It was alternately illuminating, entertaining, humorous, disturbing and terrifying The scene where the policeman pulls over Herb Asher is a PKD classic


  3. BlackOxford BlackOxford says:

    Lest God ForgetOne of the central issues in Christian theology is the way in which the divine and the human can plausibly be combined in Christ Once it was decided dogmatically that Christ was divine, the theological discussion turned to his two natures existing in one person The resolution of this then raised the question of whether the two natures implied two wills The controversy subsequently cascades into a series of doctrines and heresies Monotheism was supposed to simplify things Lest God ForgetOne of the central issues in Christian theology is the way in which the divine and the human can plausibly be combined in Christ Once it was decided dogmatically that Christ was divine, the theological discussion turned to his two natures existing in one person The resolution of this then raised the question of whether the two natures implied two wills The controversy subsequently cascades into a series of doctrines and heresies Monotheism was supposed to simplify things Christianity is nothing if not intellectually complex.So lots of theological loose ends about Christ, even today And there are at least two aspects of Christianity s inherent complexity that have never been fully explored The first is the reason why YHWH of the Old Testament would find it necessary to send himself in physical form to live as a human being He had after all been present in his emanation as Sophia, or Wisdom, and participating in human life for some time as Dick casually notes The rather slapdash theory of the Atonement, that the sacrifice of Christ was necessary because of the immensity of evil in the world, is an obvious divine own goal It was after all God who created the evil And he tried to wipe it out with the flood once before and failed So this strategy of upping the bet smacks of some desperation No, Atonement doesn t hack it.Second, there are further attributes of Christ aside from his general nature and will which are as yet unexplained In particular his memory seems to be an obvious theological sticking point According to the Gospel of John, Christ was in on the creation And according to the Apostle Paul, he was the vehicle of creation who was meant to give the whole caboodle to his Father at some future point But in the other gospels, Jesus seems to have forgotten entirely about the rather pivotal role in the history of the universe A lapse that no one before Dick seems to have noticed.Dick has connected these two missing links, as it were, in this marvellous tale of the Re Incarnation, the first attempt or second, counting the flood having failed rather obviously in not ridding the world of evil The perennial question is why What went wrong such that things have since his appearance been as screwed up as they ever have been And what s all this business that Paul was pushing about an imminent second coming Why not get the job done in one visit We d expect as much from the plumber why not God who also charges premium rates Dick s theological hypothesis is that YHWH is, or is becoming, a bit forgetful It could be that divine dementia threatens The strain on the sacred cerebrum is undoubtedly intense, if not infinite A bit of occupational therapy and determination of whatever the correct heavenly dosage of Haldol was for YHWH apparently took a bit longer than Paul expected.This situation is problematic, according to Dick s hypothesis, because the universe only exists to the extent that it is a memory in the mind of God an idea widely shared by some pretty reputable thinkers like Leibniz If that memory were in jeapordy, there is a clear rationale for drastic action This is theological creativity at its best and certainly superior to the bulk 0f professional theological thought This concept represents muchthan Einstein s metaphor for the laws of nature as the buried thoughts of God Einstein didn t mean it Dick does It is the world s existence as God s active memory which is at stake If God forgets, even momentarily, the whole thing pops out of existence as suddenly as it popped in Suck on that for a bit of relativity, Albert.Hence the real role of Christ entering into creation to make sure that God keeps us all in mind, and therefore in existence The Old Testament divine emanation of Sophia aka the Holy Spirit to Christians, and Pallas Athena Diana to interested pagans is inadequate for the job because he she it has no memory, only eternal thoughts The Spirit just has to carry out instructions history is demarcated to other members of the Trinity And who knows but that there are many matters on the divine agendaimportant than the continuing existence of the universe Memory is a specialised job calling for very specific talents Only one man for the job, obviously.So Paul the Apostle was indeed correct Christ s mission was to save the world, quite literally But although Paul remembered, Christ forgot Both his eternal past and his intended future got a bit blurry, suggesting, perhaps, an inherited divine genetic defect Or perhaps the job takes practice accounting, therefore, for the second coming Fortunately YHWH s memory did not completely fail him or us in the interval between the Roman massacre of the final Jewish stronghold of Masada when YHWH was forced into exile in a distant star system and the present day or rather the present day of the future when star travel has become technologically feasible.Dick s cinematic revival hasor less the same cast of characters as the original stage production the pregnant virgin, the stand in father, the same prophet from the original cast, Elijah a bit older but once you re past 4000 who d notice as well as a chorus of worshipping followers and evil assassins The Christian Islamic Church Elijah is a saint for both is no help of course, aligned as it is with the global Communist Party as The Adversary, that is to say Satan, of old So the dramatic tension builds with clear biblical gravitas Can the invading forces re establish the power of YHWH in the evil zone Will YHWH resist the temptation to nod off during the crucial scene Can the new Emanuel remember his lines On theserious side, would it really be so hard for Christ just to forget the bad bits that keep recurring to YHWH and keep the rest Just sayin There s at least as much action as Star Trek and muchtheological wit


  4. Warwick Warwick says:

    This is kind of like when an old friend calls up and says he wants to see you, and you re like Great Come round because he s smart and interesting and funny, and you sit around the table and open a bottle of wine, looking forward to an evening catching up, and he looks at you all excited and says he s got something absolutely amazing to tell you and you re all, Oh yeah What is it and he leans forward with his eyes shining and says I ve found Jesus And you kind of grin, but then you r This is kind of like when an old friend calls up and says he wants to see you, and you re like Great Come round because he s smart and interesting and funny, and you sit around the table and open a bottle of wine, looking forward to an evening catching up, and he looks at you all excited and says he s got something absolutely amazing to tell you and you re all, Oh yeah What is it and he leans forward with his eyes shining and says I ve found Jesus And you kind of grin, but then you realise he s deadly serious and before you know it he s talking about the Dead Sea scrolls and Kabbalistic numerology, and how he s definitely going to have an affair because his wife is so boring and just doesn t understand him, whereas he s met this younger girl and they have a totally spiritual connection and oh god there isn t enough wine in the world


  5. Bradley Bradley says:

    This happens to be my third read and like the one that immediately precedes it, it s well worth the extra effort Absolutely amazing is only a part of what it is It s also a complicated exploration of comparative religions, a roaring tale of a battle between God and the Devil, and it s also about totally re writing reality because it s all a hologram or is it It has the Living Torah, it has the Kabbalah, it has Zoroastrianism and Maat and the Fairy Queen and Palas Athena It has a brain dama This happens to be my third read and like the one that immediately precedes it, it s well worth the extra effort Absolutely amazing is only a part of what it is It s also a complicated exploration of comparative religions, a roaring tale of a battle between God and the Devil, and it s also about totally re writing reality because it s all a hologram or is it It has the Living Torah, it has the Kabbalah, it has Zoroastrianism and Maat and the Fairy Queen and Palas Athena It has a brain damaged kid that holds the universe in his mind, Elijah traveling through time as the spirit of the Holy Ghost who was once Mozart , and Herb Asher, the god smuggler, the lover of music, the mostly dead and frozen Job of the novel, constantly being pulled between good and evil In short, it seems to have everything, no But in fact, it s a very readable SF adventure with Yah an exile on another planet trying to take back the dominion of Earth from Belial, full of cool reveals and twists, and also quite a few down to earth mini quests as if the fate of the world rests on the shoulders of one man s choices.Oh yeah, and he s just the legal father of God Not the real one Can t let people think he s crazy or anything This is a companion to VALIS, Radio Free Albemuth, and The Transmigration of Timothy Archer All of these books explore the same themes and tie wonderfully together as if the ideas are seen through a different part of the same prism Even the dead cat from VALIS has is place as a dead dog in Divine Invasion, on this time it isn t just an angry man talking to a mad one, but two Gods making a point with each other Oh, and Mother Goose even gets a cameo Ohhh, BowieI used to rank this lower in my mind with Valis, but in fact I think it belongs on an equal footing, now It s quicker and atraditional SF than VALIS but that shouldn t count against it Indeed, it makes its points quite clearer in some ways


  6. mark monday mark monday says:

    Is there essentially one matrix world from which people derive differing perceptions So that the world you see is not the world I seesynopsis the Earth that is under the shadow of Satan, religion and government its twin rulers the father who is not His father lies dreaming, of a singer the mother who was a virgin is dead, assassinated the Father who is God has lost the battle, driven from Earth He who is the son of God, conceived on a planet far away, He who shall become God, foIs there essentially one matrix world from which people derive differing perceptions So that the world you see is not the world I seesynopsis the Earth that is under the shadow of Satan, religion and government its twin rulers the father who is not His father lies dreaming, of a singer the mother who was a virgin is dead, assassinated the Father who is God has lost the battle, driven from Earth He who is the son of God, conceived on a planet far away, He who shall become God, fostered by elias, He who shall invade this Earth, a divine invasion, He who shall win the war, and destroy the Earth She who shall tease and taunt and guide and lead Him astray, into the Secret Commonwealth, into a new reality, Her reality, or perhaps the reality we are saved, God become merciful, His divine invasion transformed, hallelujah Was the nightmare just a dream weiver the script flipped he flipped the script Dick scripted a flip again, like VALIS, again, the story the novel, it s a play it s science fiction, it s not real the real world is not science fiction, it s not a divine invasion, it s a bored and unhappily married man, now in love with a singer, straying from a wife who has realized she could do better the man doesn t want a son, he doesn t care about God not true Dick makes it not true, the pink light that is VALIS knows it s not true this is a cautionary tale, but for whom a cautionary tale for God God should be merciful, says Dick don t be such a dick, God, says Dick, who loves God, as of course God loves Dick.and so I finished the nightmare turned dream, glad for Earth and scared of DickThe Ape of God, Elias said A Medieval theory about the Devil That he apes God s legitimate creation with spurious interpolations of his own


  7. Stuart Stuart says:

    The Divine Invasion A dense gnostic allegory about salvationOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureBefore his death, Philip K Dick wrote several books about suffering, redemption, and the divine in the contexts of Christian Gnosticism, Jewish Kabbalism, Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, anamnesis, and the dualistic nature of the ultimate divine being After writing two books that explored his personal religious experiences in 1974, Radio Free Albemuth written in 1976 but not published until 1985 The Divine Invasion A dense gnostic allegory about salvationOriginally posted at Fantasy LiteratureBefore his death, Philip K Dick wrote several books about suffering, redemption, and the divine in the contexts of Christian Gnosticism, Jewish Kabbalism, Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, anamnesis, and the dualistic nature of the ultimate divine being After writing two books that explored his personal religious experiences in 1974, Radio Free Albemuth written in 1976 but not published until 1985 and VALIS written in 1978 but published in 1981 , he wrote The Divine Invasion written in 1980 but published in 1981 , The Transmigration of Timothy Archer written in 1981 but published in 1982 , and an unfinished novel called The Owl in Daylight Radio Free Albemuth was the first version of what was rewritten as VALIS, and The Divine Invasion and The Owl in Daylight were intended as a thematic trilogy However, after PDK s death in 1982, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer was substituted for the unfinished The Owl in Daylight and grouped together as the VALIS TRILOGY.The Divine Invasion is dense religious allegory that begins with some of the familiar SF elements frequently in PDK s earlier novels but quickly delves into his ideas about gnosis finding knowledge, enlightenment or salvation by recognizing a higher spiritual realm separate from the material world , anamnesis the process of losing forgetfulness or regaining knowledge , and the dualistic nature of the divine Godhead, which was separated in the Fall into a superior supreme being and a lesser creator god a demiurge who shaped the material world that humans live in.The plot is very complex, but here goes Herb Asher lives a solitary life on a planet called CY30 CY30B, where colonists live in isolated domes Herb is contacted by a local deity named Yah, who contacts him in a vision and demands that he help his neighbor Rybys Rommey, a woman who is sick with multiple scleroisis and also is pregnant with Yah s baby via immaculate conception Herb has been a recluse content to listen endlessly to the pop music of star Linda Fox and handling communications for the colony.With the help of a bearded beggar named Elias Tate, who is the immortal incarnation of the prophet Elijah, Herb agrees to serve as husband to Rybys like Joseph to Mary , and they travel to Earth along with Elias, ostensibly to cure her illness However, the Earth is ruled by a Christian Islamic Church and a Scientific Legate who are warned of the arrival of this reincarnation of Yahweh by an A.I system humorously named the Big Noodle and consider this a Divine Invasion and threat to their dominion of the planet But in reality, it is the fallen angel Belial who rules this world and enslaves humanity in the prison of the material world.The authorities pursue Herb and Rybys, seeking to kill the unborn child who will be Yahweh They escape various attempts but finally are involved in a fatal car accident which puts Herb in a coma and kills Rybys Herb s body is placed in cryogenic storage while waiting for a spleen replacement, and the child Emmanuel survives but suffers a head injury that causes amnesia Meanwhile, Elias Tate manages to save the child and smuggles it to safety Emmanuel grows up in a special school with another girl named Zina, and she gradually helps him remember his divine origins through the process of anamnesis It becomes clear through a series of dense philosophical discussions that Emmanuel and Zina are both aspects of the divine Godhead that was split asunder in the Fall, and that it is up to both halves to unite again and heal a sick and corrupt world.Zina reveals to Emmanuel aidyllic parallel universe in which both Herb and Rybys are still alive Evenstrangely, Belial is nothing but a baby goat in a NY zoo Feeling bad for it, they innocently free the goat, but Belial seizes the opportunity to regain control of this parallel world In this world, Herb works at a high end electronic sound system store, and encounters a beautiful young aspiring singer named Linda Fox, who he knows will become a huge star in the future He falls in love with her, but is tricked by Belial the goat into confronting her Eventually, Linda Fox fights and defeats Belial, freeing the world of his evil and saving Herb in the process.Though very dense and confusing at first, The Divine Invasion reveals itself as an allegory of how the two separate aspects of the divine being, in the form of the creator Yahweh reborn in human form as the child Emmanuel and the feminine aspect that remained in the material world to look after and protect mankind represented by the girl Zina Pallas and Linda Fox The two riven parts of the Godhead must recall via anamnesis that they are one entity, and thus united confront the fallen angel Belial, who controls the material world and keeps mankind subjected to his corrupt vision of reality The conflict between the divine and Belial also represents the struggle for salvation of individual human beings, who must live in the corrupt material world and choose between the baser pleasures of the material world ruled by Belial and the higher spiritual plane of existence beyond our world of illusions ruled by the ultimate divine being, whose various aspects include Yahweh the Creator, Christ the Savior, the feminine goddess Diana, etc.It s difficult to view The Divine Invasion as a SF work, because it s really an attempt to put PKD s extremely complex and convoluted religious and philosophical beliefs into fictional form And unlike theauto biographical Radio Free Albemuth and VALIS, this book takes a much broader andallegorical approach to his still evolving Gnostic ideas about suffering and evil in the material world, the dual nature of the divine, and the possibility of salvation through gnosis If you are interested in these ideas, especially as they relate to PKD s own religious experiences and life story, then you will be able to appreciate how many of his early stories questioning the morality and reality of our world evolved into his muchconvoluted thinking after his religious experiences of 1974 And while he flirted with madness and schizophrenia in Radio Free Albemuth and VALIS, he seems to have found acoherent philosophical framework for his thoughts in The Divine Invasion It is still a difficult book to understand, and may be very unsatisfying as a work of fiction, but it remains an essential read if you are a serious PKD student who wants to achieve gnosis by diving down his rabbit hole.There are also several biographies of PDK that would shedlight on his life and ideas, and I will have to make time for them someday These include Lawrence Sutin s Divine Invasions A Life of Philip K Dick 2005 and Emmanuel Carrere s I Am Alive and You Are Dead A Journey into the Mind of Philip K Dick 2005 , and of course the rambling, obsessive notes of PKD himself, meticulously edited and boiled down by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem in 2001 as The Exegesis of Philip K Dick If you have read all these books, consider yourself a truly dedicated scholar of the most complex, troubled and fascinating personality to have ever been part of the SF genre


  8. Darwin8u Darwin8u says:

    I chose God over the material universePhilip K Dick, The Divine Invasion Book 2 of Philip K Dick s VALIS Trilogy Gnostic Trilogy God Trilogy , The Divine Invasion is a funky PKDesque exploration of good and evil, God and Belial, gnostic truth, etc In this short novel, Emmanuel God is smuggled back to Earth via the womb of a Jewish woman with MS She is accompanied by Herb Asher, a DJ protagonist of sorts Jesus as a DJ s son who marries Rybys read Mary to assist getting her andI chose God over the material universePhilip K Dick, The Divine Invasion Book 2 of Philip K Dick s VALIS Trilogy Gnostic Trilogy God Trilogy , The Divine Invasion is a funky PKDesque exploration of good and evil, God and Belial, gnostic truth, etc In this short novel, Emmanuel God is smuggled back to Earth via the womb of a Jewish woman with MS She is accompanied by Herb Asher, a DJ protagonist of sorts Jesus as a DJ s son who marries Rybys read Mary to assist getting her and her unborn God baby smuggled safely to Earth, and Elias Elijah the one who prepares the way They have to get past Cardinal Fulton Statler Harms, Chief Prelate of the Christian Islamic Church C.I.C and their counterpoint the Scientific Legate S.L and all the rest of Satan s bureaucracy.As science fiction, the Divine Invasion is so far left of funky that it isn t on the map It is definitely NOT what your typical teenage, pimply reader would expect from pulp Sci Fi But in many ways it is messy genius Well, maybe genius after a psychic break, and way too much religious exploration and hit after hit after hit of LSD IT is weird, off beat and leaves you the reader in a trippy religious, dream like, loop


  9. JSA Lowe JSA Lowe says:

    DAMN Philip K Dick you have got some PROBLEMS, a great many of them with women And you re so fucking brilliant and so messed up and weird Did you realize there is ZERO feminist criticism of you That s about to change, my new dead crazy fucked up friend.


  10. Linda Linda says:

    I liked it, although I was confused a good part of the time and a stronger background in religious matters would have helped But still, great classic PKD scenes and dialogue I m enjoying the audio of the PKD novels I ve listened to so far, and Dick Hill did a great job with this one.


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