#4 – Erik Davis: Psychedelics, Coronavirus, & Post-Religion Spirituality
(Originally recorded in the Spring of 2020)
On this episode I’m joined by the ever-articulate scholar, Erik Davis, who wrote one of my favorite non-fiction books of all time: Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information (seriously, it’s remarkable). Erik also recently released a new book, High Weirdness, that explores the psychedelic spirituality of Robert Anton Wilson, Philip K Dick, and Terrance Mckenna. In addition to discussing these brilliant works, Erik and I dig deep into the chaos the Coronavirus is unleashing upon humanity, and how the lessons learned by psychonauts have never been more useful than they are now for this surreal moment in human history.
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Hosted & Produced by: Steven Parton