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

Author: Erik Davis
Publisher: London : Strange Attractor Press ; Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Philip K Dick; Terence K McKenna; Robert Anton Wilson; Philip K Dick; Terence K McKenna; Robert Anton Wilson
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erik Davis
ISBN: 9781907222764 1907222766 9781907222870 1907222871
OCLC Number: 1055685632
Description: ix, 545 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Ø·0·0 Introduction : welcome to the weird --
1.0.0 Set and setting : 1.1.0 Spinning out in the seventies --
2.0.0 McKenna : 2.2.0 Scientific romance --
2.3.0 Experiments. 3.0.0 RAW : 3.4.0 Profane illuminations --
3.5.0 Cosmic triggers. 4.0.0 PKD : 4.6.0 Stigmata --
4.7.0 2-3-74 --
4.8.0 Exegete --
Conclusion : The netweird world.
Responsibility: 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.  Read more...

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Davis isn't looking to hack your common sense. Instead, he's asking the reader to question the rigid hierarchies of their perceived realties.-Happy Mag With prose as fluid as his subjects' beliefs Read more...

 
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