anamnesis (ŕn´ŕm-nę´sîs) noun
plural anamneses (-sęz)
1.Psychology. A recalling to memory; recollection.
2.Medicine. The complete case history of a patient.
[Greek anamnęsis, from
anamimnęskein, to remind : ana-, ana- + mimnęskein, to recall.]
- an´amnes´tic (-nčs´tîk) adjective
- an´amnes´tically adverb
ON OUR NATURE. It is proper to say: we appear to be memory coils (DNA carriers capable of experience) in a computer-like thinking system which, although we have correctly recorded and stored thousands of years of experiential information, and each of us possesses somewhat different deposits from all the other life forms, there is a malfunction - a failure- of memory retrieval. There lies the trouble in our particular subcircuit. "Salvation" through gnosis - more properly anamnesis (the loss of amnesia) - although it has individual significance for each of us - a quantum leap in perception, identity, cognition, understanding, world- and self-experience, including immortality - it has greater and further importance for the system as a whole, inasmuch as these memories are data needed by it and valuable to it, to its overall functioning. Therefore it is in the process of self-repair, which includes: rebuilding our subcircuit via linear and orthogonal time changes, as well as continual signaling to us to stimulate blocked memory banks within us to fire and hence retrieve what is there.
The external informational or gnosis, then, consists of disinhibiting instructions, with the core content actually intrinsic to us - that is, already there (first observed by Plato; viz: that learning is a form of remembering).
- _Valis_ by Philip K. Dick