Hi Davd I have actually studied his work and I own almost a complete collection of his first editions including all Ace Doubles. He had been enlightened but he did not understand it despite your indignance to the contrary.
Harlan Ellison on the other hand not only understood it he wallowed in it and relished the connations which his "Wonderland" evoked. I am glad that my outlooks have not been nearly as frightening as Harlan's for I would hate to imagine that I was what he thought we were and had no mouth and could not scream
"The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it." -- George Orwell... and remember what The Dormouse said: Feed Your Head