Erik Davis is a writer, culture critic and independent scholar. His latest book is Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica. He lives in San Francisco.
Philosophy of mind
Is yoga a religion?
Evangelical Christians in California tried to ban yoga in schools. So where is the line between the body and the soul?
Consciousness and altered states
A new generation of researchers is heading into the weird world of psychedelic drugs. It could change their minds
Film and visual culture
Trickster and tricked
All gurus try to undermine their followers’ egos and expectations, so does it matter if the teacher is a real fraud?