Techgnosis: Myth, Magic, Mysticism in the Age of Information
From the dawn of self-conscious humanity, our inner life has been the province of religion and mysticism. But, as Erik Davis reveals, as powerful as mythology and spirituality can be in illuminating our deepest selves, it has largely been the successively emerging tools of our communications technologies -- from talking drums and papyrus scrolls to television and cyberspace -- that have actually reshaped the essence of who we are. With keen perception, Davis ranges widely, from ancient Gnosticism to the worship of UFOs, to uncover the myths and impulses that drive our technological culture, where boundaries are dissolving between actual and virtual environments and where the edges of our selves are constantly being redrawn. In TechGnosis, Erik Davis uncovers the religious roots of contemporary infomania and uses his remarkable insights much as the cartographers of old used their provisional maps to probe the darkness ahead -- now full of cyberspace monsters and digital utopias.
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Davis, who has written for magazines as diverse as Wired, Rolling Stone, and Gnosis, here tackles the mythological and Gnostic implications of our continual push for new information technologies. He ... Read full review
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