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TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information

TitleTechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsDavis, E
PublisherRandom House
CityNew York
Keywordsinformation, magic, myth, technology

"A most informative account of a culture whose secular concerns continue to collide with their supernatural flip-side."--"Voice Literary Supplement" In this dazzling book, writer and cyber guru Erik Davis demonstrates how religious imagination, magical dreams and millennialist fervor have always permeated the story of technology. Through shamanism to Gnosticism, voodoo to alchemy, Buddhism to evangelism, "TechGnosis" peels away the rational shell of infotech to reveal the utopian dreams, alien obsessions and apocalyptic visions that populate the ongoing digital revolution. Erik Davis' work has appeared in "Wired," "The Village Voice" and "Gnosis," and he has lectured internationally on technoculture and new forms of religion. He is a fifth-generation Californian who currently lives in San Francisco.