Erik Davis

Erik Davis is an author, award-winning journalist, podcaster, and lecturer based in San Francisco. His work focuses on the intersection of alternative religion, media, and the popular imagination. He is the author, most recently, of Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica, but is best known for his book TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information, which has been translated into six languages and was recently reissued. He also penned a book on alternative religion in California and short critical volume on Led Zeppelin and magick.

Erik’s essays on music, technoculture, and spirituality have appeared in dozens of books and academic collections. Davis has contributed to scores of publications, and has been interviewed by CNN, the BBC, public radio, and the New York Times. Every week, he explores the “cultures of consciousness” on his long-running podcast Expanding Mind, on the Progressive Radio Network. He recently earned his PhD in religious studies at Rice University. His next book, High Weirdness: Drugs, Visions, and Esoterica in the Seventies, will be out next year.