In my eclectic readings on the itladic experience, I came to the conclusion, as many before me, that there were many doors leading into the same room. NDE, psychotropics, TLE, religious and secular meditation, self induced traumatic vision quests, dietary modification, fasting, all are doors into the same "room". IMHO
Anthony Peake wrote:
> I had to fire my last posting off before IO had fully finished
> it .... my apologies.
> Further to my comments about PKD I would like to make the
> observation that without his extreme perceptions PKD would not
> have written the amazing stories and novels that he did. In
> many ways I believe a part of him was fully in controll during
> this tim ..... a being that was to manifest into PKD'
> consciousness as VALIS, AI and Sophia (as he was to call this
> entity over a period of a few years).
> Phil, in his autobiographical writing, had long claimed that he
> had been diagnosed as suffering from a form of schizophrenia. I
> have read three biographies and I have never read any
> confirmation of this. However it is clear that there was
> something within his psychi that had opened up the "doors of
> perception" within him.