Erik Davis talks about his new book, The Visionary State (with Michael Rauner), about the psychogeography of California.
This landscape ranges from pagan forests to ascetic deserts to the shifting shores of a watery void. It includes dizzying heights and terrible lows, and great urban zones of human construction. Even in its city life, California insists that there are more ways than one, with its major urban cultures roughly divided between the San Francisco Bay Area and greater Los Angeles. Indeed, Northern and Southern California are considered by some to be so different as to effectively constitute different states. But that is a mistake. California is not two: it is bipolar.
(via Abstract Dynamics).
Also, Davis’s site Techgnosis has been re-designed.
August 16, 2006 at 7:46 pm
that’s cool. yesterday I decided to reread techgnosis, alongside Ioan Couliano’s Psychanodia I: survey for the evidence concerning the ascension of the soul and its relevance. crazy academic shit concerning ancient visionaries etc, but worth it. His Eros and Magic is relly good to.