The visionary state a journey through californias spiritual landscape by erik davis photographs by michael rauner chronicle books june 2006 80000 words 272 pages 164 photographs 9 5 8 x 9 5 8 4000 california is famous for its diversity its eccentricity and its prophetic influence on popular culture. The visionary state weaves text and image into a compelling narrative of religion architecture and consciousness in california from neopaganism to televangelism ufo cults to austere zen buddhism acclaimed culture critic erik davis brings together the immigrant and homegrown religious influences that have been part of the regions character . I live in the visionary state though cant travel as i would love to to see many of these incredible sounding spots i have learned a great deal though it indeed a great travel guide and just super interesting california is such an amazing and large state with so much spiritual rebel unusual history that one would never know of most of . With a rich cultural history and hollywood stars publicly attesting to a wide range of faiths its no surprise that californias spiritual landscape is as diverse as its natural surroundings the visionary state weaves text and image into a compelling narrative of religion architecture and consciousness in california from neopaganism to televangelism ufo cults to austere zen buddhism. Stanford libraries official online search tool for books media journals databases government documents and more
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