Erik is a writer, journalist, and historian. He’s written about technology, culture, rock and roll, and esoteric mysticism. He’s given talks at universities, media art conferences, and festivals around the world.
Erik Davis is the author of High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies. The book covers the emergence of a new psychedelic spirituality that arose from the American counterculture of the 1970s. He focuses specifically on the thinking and work of Terence MacKenna, Philip K. Dick, and Robert Anton Wilson — three explorers at the weirder fringes of 70s culture.