Erik Davis is a scholarly Burning Man type — indigenous to Northern California — who’s done extensive work in the history of technology and society. Along with writing a book entirely on Led Zeppelin’s fourth album and being a Philip K. Dick expert, Davis authored TechGnosis: Myth, Magic and Mysticism in the Age of Information. He’ll lead Esotouric’s Visionary Hollywood Tour of mystical historical sites in L.A. Stops include the Aetherius Society, Krotona Apartments, Sister Aimee Semple McPherson’s Parsonage and the Vedanta Society of Southern California. L. Ron Hubbard’s Scientology Celebrity Center not included. Bodhi Tree, 8585 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood; Sat., Oct. 4, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; $64, includes mystical snacks. (323) 223-2767 or www.esotouric.com.
Sat., Oct. 4, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., 2008