Mind Blown (or the strange role of clairvoyance, as it relates to unconscious genius apparent in the work of authors)

What if Stephen King’s IT is a latent allegory about the internet and the luring of children? This would make King a bit of a sleeping prophet considering the book came out 5 years before the internet was born. But wait! That’s not all. If this is true, then the title itself is a supernaturally appropriate appropriation of the acronym for Information Technology.

After all, IT is an interdimensional and formless entity that can only be seen in terms of metaphor. In other words, IT presents as a giant spider because the human mind does not have the necessary apparatus to observe and measure the reality of the matter. The giant spider is the product of a quantum default, if you will; the closest a human can come to describing the terror of IT. Therefore, the giant spider (and its web) is the medium and the clown is the avatar of that medium.

 

 

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One thought on “Mind Blown (or the strange role of clairvoyance, as it relates to unconscious genius apparent in the work of authors)

  1. Stephen King was the first author whose work I devoured like snacks. I wouldn’t be surprised if he was full of prophecy if only for the fact that he consistently mirrors his own perception of the world in a faceted iteration that ranges from the fantasy of children to the ironic thoughts of aliens and even interdimensional warfare. I definitely think It is an apt metaphor for the unfaceable enemy that is the Internet for children.

    On the other hand, what kind of underworld does this It come from? Maybe he just has a job to do. What if he is comparatively gentle and kind by comparison to the others. Nobody ever asks these important questions. If It is an early prophecy for the endangerment of children through the internet, then we should probably be a little more obnoxious about our opposition to the wraith.

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