Sunday, November 27, 2011

David Gill on PKD as a guide, caring about the world around you

Dick asks, what is real is what you perceive when you care about the world around you and what is human is the condition that puts you in a position to see reality and these are important tips. That’s what I want to get to. It’s not about Dick’s notion of Freudian thought or any of that. It’s like he’s given us a guidebook on how to operate in this century and how to stay sane and how to stay centered and how to stay positive, even though those aren’t characteristics that are used to describe his work or him. Something comes out of that when he goes over to the dark side. He’s suffering from his mental illness, which is a disease that he suffers from rather than some pool of great inspiration that he takes from. He can tell us what that's all about. It’s good stuff.
Interview with David Gill


  1. Hmmmm. Sounds like this feller thinks PKD is crazy!

  2. What's amazing about Dick's writing is that he can teach us about how to remain sane throughout such a painful experience of mental illness (as well as the ills of society).