From: "Andrew M Butler"
To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 00:03:33 +0100 Subject: Re: [PKD] TTOTA: Ch 3-4 > Pike wrote a great number of works, about half seem to be on legal > matters, the others either on theology or pastoral issues. I don't have my copy of the Other side with me but I seem to recall it would have lots of incidents about contacting Jim to connect with TTA. It's rather coy on the role of Maren his mistress, I guess for obvious reasons: she is just someone who: “had, on occasions, helped me as an editorial assistant when I was trying to meet deadlines on manuscripts” (Other Side 1975 edn: 69) While we're at it: [T]he Episcopal Bishop of the Diocese of California, James Pike, had been arranging to have jazz masses performed at Grace Cathedral. . . . A former lawyer, active in the ACLU, one of the most brilliant and radical clerical figures of his time, he had become involved in what had become called “social action,” the issues of the day: in particular Negro rights. He had for instance been at Selma with Dr. Martin Luther King (CCounter Clock World. 4: 42). “In the first century C.E. she [the Sibyl of Cumae] foresaw the murders of the Kennedy brothers, Dr. King and Bishop Pike. . . . they stood in defense of the liberties of the Republic; . . . each man was a religious leader” (VALIS, Appendix) Fat had known [Bishop] Jim Pike, a fact he always proudly narrated to people given a pretext. . . . “Jim and his wife had driven out onto the Dead Sea Desert in a Ford Cortina. They had two bottles of coca cola with them; that’s all.” . . . For years Fat had brooded about Jim Pike’s death. He imagined that it was somehow tied in with the murders of the Kennedys and Dr. King, but he had no evidence whatsoever for it (V. 5: 76). "What I could never figure out," Fat said, "is why they never drank the water in the car radiator. That is what you do when your car breaks down in the desert and you're stranded." . . . "Maybe they had anti-freeze in their radiator," Sherri said. "In the Dead Sea Desert?"(V. 5: 76). Cheers Andrew M. Butler Recruitment Secretary Science Foundation / Features Editor Vector "When there is no hope there are only principles to follow." Webpage at http://homepages.enterprise.net/ambutler