#30: The phenomenal world does not exist; it is a hypostasis of the information processed by the Mind.
#35: The Mind is not talking to us but by means of us. Its narrative presents through us and its sorrow infuses us irrationally. As Pluto discerned there is a streak of the irrational in the World Soul
In other words, the universe itself -and the Mind behind it- is insane. Therefore someone in touch with reality is, by definition, in touch with the insane: infused by the irrational.
In essence, Fat monitored his own mind and found it defective. He then, by the use of that mind, monitored outer reality, that which is called macrocosm. He found it defective as well. As the Hermetic philosophers stipulated, the macrocosm and the microcosm mirror each other faithfully. Fat, using a defective instrument, swept out a defective subject, and from this sweep got back the report that everything was wrong.
Philip Dick, Valis
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