“He Himself [Sam Regan] was a believer; He affirmed the miracle of translation, the near-sacred moment in which the miniature artifacts of the layout no longer merely represented Earth but became Earth.

And he and others, joined together in the fusion of doll-inhabitation by means of the CAN-D, were trasported outside of time and local space.

Many of the colonist were as yet unbelievers; to them the layouts were merely symbols of a world which none of them could any longer experience. But, one by one, the believers came around”.


Philip K. Dick, The tree Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, New York: Doubleday, 1965, p. 36

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