Best Read [Erik Davis] ¹ Techgnosis: Myth, Magic and Mysticism in the Age of Information || [Classics Book] PDF ☆
Jan 22, 2019 - 14:49 PM By Erik Davis

From the printing press to the telegraph, through radio, TV and the Internet, TechGnosis explores the mystical impulses that lie behind our obsession with information technology In this thrilling book, writer and cyber guru Erik Davis demonstrates how religious imagination, magical dreams and millennialist fervour have always permeated the story of technology Through shamanism to gnosticism, voodoo to alchemy, Buddhism to evangelism, TechGnosis peels away the rational shell of info tech to reveal the utopian dreams, alien obsessions and apocalyptic visions that populate the ongoing digital revolution Beautifully written, carefully conceived and absolutely accessible, TechGnosis proves that it s time we sat up and took notice Observer A masterpiece of informed polemic, welding seemingly disparate blocs of knowledge and thought into a coherent, challenging whole with passion, erudition and wit Independent
  • Title: Techgnosis: Myth, Magic and Mysticism in the Age of Information
  • Author: Erik Davis
  • ISBN: 1852426454
  • Page: 408
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None Jan 22, 2019 - 14:49 PM
Sometimes you have to ask at what point "entertainment" ceases to be a spiritual benefit. Davis writes a relentlessly superficial exposition of the currently conventional academic, rationalistic wisdom on cybernetics. His view of history mistakes the loose ends of western civilization for its main thrust. In all of this, the central problem is the exclusion of the body. For an alternative view of spiritual development, note the connection of myth to the body in J. Nigro Sansonese, The Body [...]
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None Jan 22, 2019 - 14:49 PM
Erik Davis' fine writing has graced the pages of The Nation, Village Voice, Lingua Franca, and 21.C for many years. 'Techgnosis' grew out of an essay that he wrote for the seminal cyber-crit anthology 'Flame Wars', edited by Mark Dery.Unlike other authors, Davis has an incredibly open mind and lets the disenfranchised speak for themselves. There are some stunning sections on Scientology, the Gurdjieff Work, John Dee, the Extropians, and the interface between early 1980s role-playing games li [...]
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None Jan 22, 2019 - 14:49 PM
Call Erik Davis's piece a rant, a stretch, a sermon, a novelty or a misinformed text, you sorely miss the beauty, creativity and inspiration of this referential, imaginative book. It has solid value in its reflection on the voids prolific in our contemporary, secular metaphysics. It is a consolation.Davis has done a delightful thing by surfing the reader through philosophical and technological sources from the Pre-Socratics to the Temple ov Psychic Youth to provide him with food for thought [...]
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None Jan 22, 2019 - 14:49 PM
Erik Davis produces a wonderful panorama of spiritual and technological history. At turns this book is scary - as when discussing the ability of the governement to "See" us all the time, or the fundamentalist readings of the Book of Revelations - and then the book becomes jubilant - as when describing the educational benefits of the internet.Davis also seems to draw a fine line between dismissing his subjects' religious memes and discussing them. I can sense some respect for the various re [...]
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Techgnosis: Myth, Magic and Mysticism in the Age of Information By Erik Davis From the printing press to the telegraph, through radio, TV and the Internet, TechGnosis explores the mystical impulses that lie behind our obsession with information technology In this thrilling book, writer and cyber guru Erik Davis demonstrates how religious imagination, magical dreams and millennialist fervour have always permeated the story of technology Through shamanism to gnosticism, voodoo to alchemy, Buddhism to evangelism, TechGnosis peels away the rational shell of info tech to reveal the utopian dreams, alien obsessions and apocalyptic visions that populate the ongoing digital revolution Beautifully written, carefully conceived and absolutely accessible, TechGnosis proves that it s time we sat up and took notice Observer A masterpiece of informed polemic, welding seemingly disparate blocs of knowledge and thought into a coherent, challenging whole with passion, erudition and wit Independent

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