I've always dug the fact that Dick's transcendental 2-3-74 experience covered my 3rd birthday. In fact, booksfactory.com actually names my birthday as a specific date in this pivotal period - "On March 22, 1974, he had a transcendental mystical experience, which he described as "an invasion of my mind by a transcendentally rational mind." This experience caused Philip K. Dick to begin recording his thoughts and experiences into a journal, which he referred to as the Exegesis. The Exegesis contained a phenomenal amount of Gnostic religious thought and philosophy. The majority of his experiences and philosophies formed during this period can be found in the VALIS trilogy", which includes VALIS, The Divine Invasion, and The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. An alternate accounting of the events of Philip K. Dick's VALIS encounter can be found in more accessible form in the novel Radio Free Albemuth, which was discovered among Dick's notes after his death, and in which the main characters have reason to believe that their everyday reality is actually the Ancient Roman Empire during the persecution of the early Christians."
Okay, pathetic I know, but some people play Dungeons and Dragons, others like Rugby or memorise their favourite football teams. I take pleasure from having my 3rd birthday be a pivotal point in the great mind of PKD.
Anyway, let's put my eccentricities to one side as I present a few rare gems. Dick didn't do a lot of TV, so enjoy!
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