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December 05, 2011

The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick

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Did Philip K. Dick dream of a message from God?

Sceptics say that, while most of what PKD wrote is now admired as insightful, prophetic and astute, these metaphysical writings mention God, so they can be dismissed. No doubt they were prompted by temporal lobe epilepsy or some similarly traumatic neurological event.

The trouble is that the Exegesis doesn’t read like that. It reads like a clever man trying to come to terms with the world around him, a world that he had always distrusted, and that gave him reasons to distrust it.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 5, 2011 08:58 AM