Programme on PKD’s altered reality

PKD_small.jpgScience fiction author Philip K. Dick experienced unpredictable altered states of consciousness and his work contains some of the best descriptions of psychosis you are likely to find anywhere.

BBC Radio 4 just broadcast a programme, archived online, that discusses PKD’s kaleidoscopic and life-changing “2-3-74” experience, where he believed he was being contacted by an interdimensional entity called VALIS and that 1970’s California was just an illusion disguising the fact that the 1st century Roman empire still existed.

Link to programme ‘Confessions of a Crap Artist’ (via BoingBoing).
Link to PhilipKDickFans.com

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