Nomad Codes

By: Joshua Glenn
November 25, 2010

HiLobrow columnist Erik Davis, author of Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information (1998), the 33 1/3 book on Led Zeppelin IV (2005), and The Visionary State: A Journey through California’s Spiritual Landscape (2006), has a new essay collection out this month — from our good friends at Yeti/Verse Chorus Press.

In Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica spelunks the “no-man’s-land located somewhere between anthropology and mystical pulp, between the zendo and the metal club, between cultural criticism and extraordinary experience, whether psychedelic, or yogic, or technological,” and analyzes West African trickster gods, Western occult and esoteric lore, postmodern theory and psychedelic science, Burning Man, and other “codes” we use to escape the limitation of our lives and to enrich our experience of the world. Phew!

Check it out…