TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information

TechGnosis: Myth, Magic, and Mysticism in the Age of Information

Erik Davis


How does our fascination with expertise intersect with the spiritual mind's eye? In TechGnosis—a cult vintage now up-to-date and reissued with a brand new afterword—Erik Davis argues that whereas the nation-states of the electronic and the religious could appear worlds aside, esoteric and spiritual impulses have actually consistently permeated (and occasionally encouraged) technological conversation. Davis uncovers startling connections among such probably disparate themes as electrical energy and alchemy; on-line roleplaying video games and non secular and occult practices; digital fact and gnostic mythology; programming languages and Kabbalah. the ultimate chapters handle the apocalyptic goals that hang-out expertise, offering very important old context in addition to new how one can take into consideration a destiny outlined by means of the mutant intermingling of brain and desktop, nightmare and delusion.

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