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

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

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In High Weirdness, Erik Davis-America's leading scholar of high strangeness-examines the published and unpublished writings of these vital, iconoclastic thinkers, as well as their own life-changing mystical experiences.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

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 550 pages, 23 b&w illus.; 46 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Strange Attractor Press
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  • Category: Classic science fiction
  • ISBN: 9781907222764

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