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The Resource High weirdness : drugs, esoterica, and visionary experience in the seventies, Erik Davis

High weirdness : drugs, esoterica, and visionary experience in the seventies, Erik Davis

Label
High weirdness : drugs, esoterica, and visionary experience in the seventies
Title
High weirdness
Title remainder
drugs, esoterica, and visionary experience in the seventies
Statement of responsibility
Erik Davis
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A study of the spiritual provocations found in the work of Philip Dick, Terence McKenna, and Robert Anton Wilson, this book charts the emergence of a new psychedelic worldview out of the American counterculture of the seventies. These three visionaries changed the way millions of readers thought, dreamed, and experience reality - but how did their own writings reflect, as well as shape, the seismic cultural shifts taking place in America during one of its most surreal eras? In this book, the author examines the writings of these vital, iconoclastic thinkers, as well as their own extraordinary, life-changing experiences along the way. The author maps the uncanny lattice of culture and consciousness that characterized America's West Coast at a time of radical technological, political, and social change. What results is a new theory of the weird that illuminates the seventies, while providing for a renewed engagement with reality during our own highly weird times
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davis, Erik
Dewey number
200.973/09047
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BL65.D7
LC item number
D38 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dick, Philip K
  • McKenna, Terence K
  • Wilson, Robert Anton
  • Religion
  • Hallucinogenic drugs and religious experience
  • Occultism
  • Popular culture
  • Nineteen seventies
Label
High weirdness : drugs, esoterica, and visionary experience in the seventies, Erik Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-522) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Welcome to the weird -- Set and setting. Spinning out in the seventies -- McKenna. Scientific romance ; Experiments. RAW. Profane illuminations ; Cosmic triggers -- PKD. Stigmata ; 2-3-74 ; Exegete -- The netweird world
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 545 pages
Isbn
9781907222870
Lccn
2019009035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1055685632
  • (OCoLC)1055685632
Label
High weirdness : drugs, esoterica, and visionary experience in the seventies, Erik Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-522) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Welcome to the weird -- Set and setting. Spinning out in the seventies -- McKenna. Scientific romance ; Experiments. RAW. Profane illuminations ; Cosmic triggers -- PKD. Stigmata ; 2-3-74 ; Exegete -- The netweird world
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 545 pages
Isbn
9781907222870
Lccn
2019009035
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • on1055685632
  • (OCoLC)1055685632

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