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Tuesday, October 15 • 6:30pm - 7:45pm
High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies

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America's leading scholar of high strangeness, Erik Davis celebrates release of High Weirdness, a study of the new psychedelic spirituality that arose from the 1970s counterculture writings of Philip K. Dick, Terence McKenna, and Robert Anton Wilson. These three authors changed the way millions of readers thought, dreamed, and experienced reality. But how did their writings reflect and shape the seismic cultural shifts taking place in America? Davis and R.U. Sirius discuss these vital, iconoclastic thinkers, as well as their own life-changing mystical experiences. FREE, $5 suggested donation

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Erik Davis

Erik Davis is an author, podcaster, award-winning journalist, and scholar based in San Francisco. His wide-ranging work focuses on the intersection of alternative religion, media, and the popular imagination. He is the author, most recently, of High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary... Read More →
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R.U. Sirius

R.U. Sirius was editor and co-publisher of the techno-counterculture magazine MONDO 2000 in the 1990s. He has authored or coauthored numerous books including MONDO 2000: A User’s Guide to the New Edge (1993), Counterculture Through The Ages: From Abraham to Acid House (2004) and... Read More →

Tuesday October 15, 2019 6:30pm - 7:45pm PDT
E. M. Wolfman General Interest Small Bookstore