Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

It is inspired by these books...

Radio Free Albemuth
written by

This Book inspired VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Though published (posthumously) after VALIS, Radio Free Albemuth was actually written in 1976 and forms part of the basis of the VALIS story.

It refers to these books...

A Scanner Darkly
written by

This Book is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
If it wasn't obvious enough, we finally get confirmation that the narrator is Philip K. Dick when he specifically mentions "my novel" A Scanner Darkly (Chapter 7)

Book of Life
written by

This Book is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Fat hopes to be the person to hand God the Book of Life on judgement day (Chapter 8)

Book of Wisdom

This Book is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Mini references this book when talking about Sophia (Chapter 12)
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
written by
part of Blade Runner

This Book is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Trying to find a way to meet with Mother Goose, Phil is asked if he has any books optioned for film (Chapter 9)

Fragments of Heraclitus
written by

This Book is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Multiple Fragments from Heraclitus are mentioned, specifically in reference to the book The Presocratics (Chapter 3 & 4)

Great Soviet Dictionary

This Book is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
The page before chapter 1 references the "Great Soviet Dictionary, Sixth Edition, 1992"
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Holy Bible

This Book is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
The Christian Bible is mentioned, referenced, and quoted throughout VALIS
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Myth and Reality
written by

This Book is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
This book is brought up in the topic of the relation of time and space (Chapter 3)

On the Origin of the World

This Book is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Fat reads a section of this book at the request of Dr. Stone (Chapter 5)
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Sefer Yetzirah

This Book is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Sophia reads part of this book (spelled "Sepher Yezirah") to the group (Chapter 12)
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Tao Te Ching

This Book is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Dr. Stone reads part of this book to Fat in the hospital (Chapter 4)
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The Android Cried Me a River

This Book is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
This (fake) book is mentioned, but is actually a parody/reference this real PKD book
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The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick
written by

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This Book is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
VALIS is a partially autobiographical book, and the exegesis of Horselover Fat was actually written by Philip K. Dick and published after his death.

The Golden Man
written by

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This Book is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Phil was interupted by a 2AM phone call from writing a new introduction for this book

The Man in the High Castle
written by

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This Book is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Trying to find a way to meet with Mother Goose, Phil is asked if he has any books optioned for film (Chapter 9)

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
written by

This Book is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Trying to find a way to meet with Mother Goose, Phil is asked if he has any books optioned for film (Chapter 9)

Tibetan Book of the Dead

This Book is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Kevin says that some of Fat's experiences are described in The Tibetan Book of the Dead
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It refers to these people...

Brent Mini

This Person is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Brent Mini is a fictitious electronic artist
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Eric Lampton

This Person is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Eric Lampton (aka Mother Goose) is a fictitious rock star, actor, and screenwriter
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Olivia Newton-John

This Person is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Fat references Oliivia Newton-John when talking about living with his stereo (Chapter 7)
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Paul Simon

This Person is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Lampton says that, "My songs aren't bad, but I'm not Paul... Simon, I mean" (Chapter 10) - Likely to distinguish from Paul McCartney.
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Plato

This Person is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Plato and his works are mentioned throughout the book
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Thomas M. Disch

This Person is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Phil is happy that Lampton mentions and knows the work of this author (Chapter 10)
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It refers to these television commercials...

American Express Traveler's Checks Commercial

This Television Commercial is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
This may not be the exact ad that Phil is referring to, but it is the same "What will you do" ad campaign that he mentions when he's considering going on a trip to find the savior (Chapter 8)

It refers to these movies...

Breezy

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This Movie is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Phil once tried to contact Kay Lenz through his agent after having seen Breezy
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Good Old Days Part II

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This Movie is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Fat disapprovingly watches this show on TV which he calls, "Dick Clark's Good Ol' Days Part II" (Chapter 7)
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Patton

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This Movie is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Bob and Horselover Fat drive to Oakland to see this film (Chapter 1 & 3)
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Valis

This Movie is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Valis is the (fake) movie by Mother Goose that the group goes to see, and proves Horselover Fat's beliefs (Chapter 9)
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It is referenced by these poetry...

Great Hymn to the Aten
written by

This Poem is related to VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Fat writes part of this hymn/poem in his tractate. He gives the author as Ikhnaton (which is one of many alternate spellings of this author)

Man
written by

This Poem is related to VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Phil recommends this poem to Kevin and quotes it (Chapter 3)

Ode: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood
written by

This Poem is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Mentioned in the first line of Chapter 9

Sailing to Byzantium
written by

This Poem is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Fat quotes this poem while talking to the doctor when he says, "I am an immortal soul tied to the body of a dying animal"

The Divine Comedy
written by

This Poem is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Phil mentions Dante's "Comedy" with respect to overcoming time (Chapter 8)

It refers to these plays...

Faust: The First Part of the Tragedy
written by

This Play is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Fat quotes this play to Maurice (Chapter 6)

Hamlet
written by

This Play is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Phil thinks about a saying that "Hamlet was not written by Shakespeare; it was merely written by a maned named Shakespeare." (Chapter 5)

It refers to these television series...

Felix the Cat

This Television Series is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Phil sees a sign when a "Food King" commercial is followed by "Felix the Cat" where catches "King Felix" (Chapter 14)
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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

This Television Series is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Fat sees The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson with Sammy Davis Jr. as a guest
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It refers to these book series...

Encyclopaedia Britannica

This Book Series is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Fat/Phil reference Britannica a few times in the book
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It refers to these albums...

Handel's Arias
performed by Richard Lewis

This Album is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Fat and Phil used to listen to aria's from this Seraphim LP (Chapter 1)

Living in the USA
performed by Linda Ronstadt

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This Album is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Fat is a big fan of Linda Ronstadt and wants Phil to listen to her new album (Chapter 8)

Workingman's Dead
performed by Grateful Dead

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This Album is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Gloria's favorite Grateful Dead album (Chapter 1)

It refers to these television episodes...

Marc:
Season:  1  / Episode:  6 
Episode 1:6

This Television Episode is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Lampton (Bowie) says he needs to get back to the UK to "do a TV film for the Granada people" (Chapter 10)

It refers to these songs...

Casey Jones
performed by Grateful Dead

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This Song is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Gloria's favorite Grateful Dead album is Workingman's Dead, but she doesn't approve of this song because she thinks it advocate's cocaine use (Chapter 1)

St. Elmo's Fire
performed by Brian Eno

This Song is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Fat describes the appearance of VALIS as being like "St. Elmo's Fire" while talking to Mini (Chapter 11). Mini is a representation of Brian Eno. There are numerous connections to Philip K Dick and Brian Eno inside and outside of VALIS, so this is not a coincidence.

Starman
performed by David Bowie

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This Song is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
The most obvious evidence that Lampton is supposed to represent David Bowie is when he mentions that people refer to him as "Mr. Starman" (Chapter 10)

It refers to these operas...

Jephtha
composed by George Frideric Handel

This Opera is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
This oratorio is quoted with the lines, "And can I think the great Jehovah sleeps, Li Shemosh, and such favled deities? Ah! no; heav'n heard my thoughts, and wrote them down- it must be so. 'Tis this that racks my brain, And pours into my breast a thousand pangs, That lash me into madness..." (Chapter 1)

Parsifal
composed by Richard Wagner

This Opera is referred to by VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
This opera is mentioned, discussed, and quoted in multiple chapters

Pop Culture Connections - Incoming

It is referred to by these people...

VALIS

This Person refers to VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
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It is shown on these television episodes...

Lost:
Season:  4  / Episode:  4 
Eggtown

This Television Episode shows VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Locke gives this book to Ben to read while he is a prisoner. Ben says that he's already read it and Locke suggests that he might have missed something the first time around.

Lost:
Season:  4  / Episode:  6 
The Other Woman

This Television Episode shows VALIS written by Philip K. Dick part of VALIS
Ben is shown reading this book which Locke gave him two episodes prior.

It is the basis of these operas...

Other Connections and Related Pop Culture

 

A Scanner Darkly
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Impostor
written by

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The Man in the High Castle
written by

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
written by
part of Blade Runner

More by Philip K. Dick

Physical
performed by Olivia Newton-John

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Magic
performed by Olivia Newton-John

 

Don't Stop Believin'
performed by Olivia Newton-John

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Don't Stop Believin'
performed by Olivia Newton-John

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Hopelessly Devoted to You
performed by Olivia Newton-John

More by Olivia Newton-John

St. Judy's Comet
performed by Paul Simon

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You Can Call Me Al
performed by Paul Simon

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Slip Slidin' Away
performed by Paul Simon

Me and Julio Down By the Schoolyard
performed by Paul Simon

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More by Paul Simon

 

Symposium
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The Republic
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Phaedo
written by

VALIS

 

VALIS
written by
part of VALIS

The Divine Invasion
written by
part of VALIS

The Path:
Season:  3  / Episode:  9 
The Veil

The Veil
performed by Peter Gabriel

V.A.L.I.S.
performed by Bloc Party

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Vale

Vale

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Valee

Vales
performed by Keith Kenniff and Unseen Music

VALIS

Valis

 

VALIS

Valis

VALIS
composed by Tod Machover

Valley
performed by Perfume Genius

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More like "VALIS"

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