Philip K Dick was an American science fiction writer, who died in 1982. Eight of his stories have been adapted into films to date, including “Blade Runner”, “Total Recall” and “Minority Report”.
“In earlier interviews you have described your encounter, in 1974, with “a transcendentally rational mind.” Does this “tutelary spirit” continue to guide you?
It hasn’t spoken a word to me since I wrote The Divine Invasion. The voice is identified as Ruah, which is the Old Testament word for the Spirit of God. It speaks in a feminine voice and tends to express statements regarding the messianic expectation. It guided me for a while. It has spoken to me sporadically since I was in high school. I expect that if a crisis arises it will say something again. It’s very economical in what it says. It limits itself to a few very terse, sucinct sentences. I only hear the voice of the spirit when I’m falling asleep or waking up. I have to be very receptive to hear it. It sounds as though it’s coming from millions of miles away.
Philip K. Dick’s Final Interview, June 1982, [source: Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 3, June 1982
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