Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica

Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica

Erik Davis


In those wide-ranging essays, Erik Davis explores the codes — non secular, cultural, and embodied — that individuals use to flee the restrictions in their lives and improve their adventure of the area. those contain Asian non secular traditions and West African trickster gods, Western occult and esoteric lore, postmodern idea and psychedelic technological know-how, in addition to pageant scenes equivalent to Burning guy. no matter if his topic is college paintings or the "magickal realism" of H. P. Lovecraft, Davis writes with willing but skeptical sympathy, highbrow subtlety and wit, and unbridled interest. the typical thread working via those items is what Davis calls "modern esoterica," which he describes as a no-man’s-land situated someplace among anthropology and mystical pulp, among the zendo and the steel membership, among cultural feedback and outstanding event. Such an ambiguous and startling panorama calls for that the intrepid adventurer shed any territorial claims and move nomad.

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