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The Divine Madness of Philip K. Dick

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The Hermetic Hour for Thursday, January 26th, 2012 with host Poke Runyon, will feature a discussion on the mystical science fiction of Philip K. Dick. For those unfamiliar with his writings this will hopefully serve to introduce you to a writer now considered to be in a class with Jorge Louis Borges, Kurt Vonnegut and, in my opinion, James Joyce. Several of Dick's novels have been made into films, such as "Blade Runner", "Minority Report", "Total Recall" and "The Adjustment Bureau." He transcended the 1960s' drug culture with concepts and themes that went deeper and more universal than the temporary insights of flower-power. He rides a pale horse through the night of a thousand brains in a race against sanity that will keep you confused and enlightened at the same time---and time itself may run backwards if necessary. So get out your Perky Pat layout, take some Can-D and  settle in for an hour of Divine Madness -- especially if VALIS calls in....