High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies. Erik Davis.

High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies

Strange Attractor Press:
London: 2019
First printing, Trade paperback, New,
545 pp.
Cover artwork by: Arik Roper

Now a quality paperback. “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 In High Weirdness, Erik Davis - America's leading scholar of high strangeness - examines the published and unpublished writings of these vital, iconoclastic thinkers, as well as their own life-changing mystical experiences.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.” #64565

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