Philip K. Dick - Typed Letter Signed [TLS] to Claudia Bush - No Publisher, 1975, .


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Fullerton(?), California, No Publisher, 1975. . Unbound. A two-page (2pp) typed letter signed. Dated February 12th 1975. The letter is signed by PKD with three minor corrections. Addressed to Claudia Bush. Bush commenced her dialogue with PKD whilst writing her thesis on him for her MA at Idaho State University. The thesis was published as "The Splintered Shards: Reality and Illusion in the Novels of Philip K. Dick." Much of the Bush correspondence is held in the Willis E. McNelly collection at California State University Fullerton; they are scarce in commerce. This letter is written in the aftermath of his VALIS visions of 1974, which happened shortly after a wisdom tooth operation. Dick received a home delivery of opioids from a woman wearing a Christian Ichthys necklace. The symbol emitted a pink beam of light which was the catalyst for months of visionary experiences, including Dick?s belief that his mind had been invaded by a benign but separate consciousness. The period of PKD's visions began in February or March of 1974, and continued for anywhere between two and 12 months. In What if Our World is Their Heaven, Dick asserts that this separate consciousness was present ?for one year. From February 1974 to February 1975? (p. 149). The present letter discusses a number of things with the first page being primarily about PKD's daughter Isa and his ex-wife Nancy. PKD is recounting to Bush how his attorney has been trying to locate Nancy and Isa but has been unable to, detailing both Nancy's mental health issues and PKDs, Nancy and Isa's time in a 'the Jesus commune', and the custody of Isa. "there is little in the world to induce immediate fear and then a continual descent into dread than to have your attorney say excitedly in your ear, "She's disappeared! She's gone!." The letter then continues with PKD telling Bush that the attorney had just called noting that Isa had been located but that she isn't with Nancy, but with Nancy's sister Ann; from whom PKD feels he would be taking Isa should he get custody. The final paragraph sees PKD discussing his 'metaphysic', the primary reason for Bush's interest. In here we find PKD talking about his most well-known conceit; the nature of reality; in this case the conjunction of lineal/vertical time and rotary/orthoginal time. With this notion explaining his March vision. A further quote: "under the duress of her mental illness Nancy might one day pour gasoline on Isa and set her afire." An interesting insight into Nancy (and PKD's) mental health, but also his position as father to Isa. Fine, with a little tanning. [11018, Hyraxia Books].


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