The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick:
February 26, 2002 11:04 AM   Subscribe

The Religious Experience of Philip K. Dick: Following a minor operation of March 1974, Dick had a series of powerful religious visions that he spent the remainder of his life trying to interpret, and which heavily influenced his late work. This is a story by Robert Crumb (originally published in Weirdo) that draws on interviews Dick did about this period in his life. Thanks to Robot Wisdom.
posted by ryanshepard (5 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Comic book writer Grant Morrison had a similar experience in Katmandu that led to the idea behind the comic book "The Invisibles" which has some ideas that are very similar to Dick's "Valis" (which was based on Dick's religious experience).
posted by drezdn at 11:36 AM on February 26, 2002

Great link! Thanks for this one.
posted by cell divide at 11:44 AM on February 26, 2002

Bernard Coffindaffer's inspiration was also, apparently, sodium pentothal. Anyone know where I can get my hands of some of this stuff? I'm needin' a vision of my own.
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:15 PM on February 26, 2002

That was one mutha of a toothache.
posted by glennie at 1:40 PM on February 26, 2002

Does this mean that Robot Wisdom's started again?
posted by emf at 5:01 PM on February 26, 2002

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