High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, And Visionary Experience In The Seventies

byErik Davis

Hardcover | June 11, 2019

High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, And Visionary Experience In The Seventies by Erik Davis
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An exploration of the emergence of a new psychedelic spirituality in the work of Philip K. Dick, Terence McKenna, and Robert Anton Wilson.

A study of the spiritual provocations to be found in the work of Philip K. Dick, Terence McKenna, and Robert Anton Wilson, High Weirdness charts the emergence of a new psychedelic spirituality that arose from the American counterculture of the 1970s. These three authors changed the way millions of readers thought, dreamed, and experienced reality-but how did their writings reflect, as well as shape, the seismic cultural shifts taking place in America?

In High Weirdness, Erik Davis-America's leading scholar of high strangeness-examines the published and unpublished writings of these vital, iconoclastic thinkers, as well as their own life-changing mystical experiences. Davis explores the complex lattice of the strange that flowed through America's West Coast at a time of radical technological, political, and social upheaval to present a new theory of the weird as a viable mode for a renewed engagement with reality.

Title:High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, And Visionary Experience In The SeventiesFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:550 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:550 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.98 inPublished:June 11, 2019Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1907222766

ISBN - 13:9781907222764

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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