Date: Saturday, Sept 25th
Presented by Phantasmaphile
Join author Erik Davis for a unique performance-lecture-reading inspired by his new book Nomad Codes (Yeti Books). Ranging from H.P. Lovecraft to tantric psychedelia to the transvestite spirit mediums of Burma, the pieces collected in Nomad Codes explore the realm of contemporary esoterica–a no-man’s land between pop anthropology and mystical pulp, between the zendo and the metal club, between cultural criticism and extraordinary experience, whether psychedelic, or yogic, or technological.
Erik Davis is one of America’s leading writers on contemporary esotericism and alternative culture. He is the author of the classic Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information, as well as The Visionary State: A Journey through California’s Spiritual Landscape and a book on the fourth Led Zeppelin record for the popular 33 1/3 series by Continuum books. He also hosts the popular net radio show Expanding Mind on the Progressive Radio Network. You can find out more about him at www.techgnosis.com.