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In 1979, I visited Philip K. Dick for a profile I was writing.
For the past five years, he told me earnestly, he had been receiving messages from a spiritual entity. “It invaded my mind and assumed control of my motor centers,” he said. “It set about healing me physically and my 4-year-old boy, who had an undiagnosed life-threatening birth defect that no one had been aware of. It had memories dating back over 2,000 years. . . . There wasn’t anything that it didn’t seem to know.”
Dick had already written more than a million words of personal notes on this topic, he said, notes he referred to as his “exegesis” — a word that traditionally means an explanation or interpretation of Scripture. In his case, he was trying to explain the voices inside his head.
Shortly after his death in 1982, his book “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” became the movie “Blade Runner.” Since then, no fewer than 10 other motion pictures have been based on his work, including “Total Recall” and “Minority Report.”
Descent into metaphysical labyrinths: a manuscript page from "The Exegesis." [screenCap at the article]
The Voices in Philip K. Dick’s Head
originally posted by: IAMTAT
originally posted by: crankyoldman
MAKE. HIM. FAMOUS.
...and CSPAN actually altered their transcript of the statement to remove Byrd's name.
And even though not quite 70% of American adults are expected to have received their first shot by the Independence Day milestone, Budweiser is officially unlocking its free beer giveaway, one of many incentives dangled to try to lure people to roll up their sleeves ahead of July Fourth.
originally posted by: FlyingFox
I don't think anybody deserves being berated over a personal medical choice, especially a long time contributor here.
How are we supposed to guide, help and comfort confused strangers, when we are unable to properly address someone who already speaks our own language?
Given a time-out, I hope everybody reconsiders their words and attitudes.