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Mavericks of the Mind: Conversations with Terence McKenna, Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, John Lilly, Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, Laura Huxley, Robert Anton Wilson, and Others (Second Edition) Paperback – November 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 410 pages
  • Publisher: MAPS (The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies); Second edition (November 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979862256
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979862250
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,745,998 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When it was first published, Mavericks of the Mind was more than a breath of fresh air -- it was a hurricane of ideas and visions perfectly tuned to the time. This 21st century expansion pack will ensure that these maverick spirits--many of whom have now passed on-- will continue to channel the mindscape beyond the bend. --Erik Davis --MAPS Bulletin

This is a fine collection of original thinkers, an important national resource. Everyone who wants to stay current with information from the outer perimeters of consciousness exploration should read it. --Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead --Magical Blend Magazine

Depending on how one chooses to view it, this aptly named book is either a potpourri of strange and wonderful ideas or a collection of far-fetched suppositions. ...there will certainly be readers interested in this volume s unique subject matter. --Library Journal

About the Author

David Jay Brown is the coauthor of three other bestselling volumes of interviews with leading-edge thinkers, Voices from the Edge, Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse, and Mavericks of Medicine. He holds a master s degree in psychobiology from New York University, and was responsible for the California-based research in two of British biologist Rupert Sheldrake s books on unexplained phenomena in science: Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home and The Sense of Being Stared At. David s work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Wired, Discover, and Scientific American, and he is periodically the Guest Editor of the MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) Bulletin. David is also the author of two science fiction novels, Brainchild and Virus, and is the coauthor of the health science book Detox with Oral Chelation.

More About the Author

David Jay Brown is the author of The New Science of Psychedelics: At the Nexus of Culture, Consciousness, and Spirituality. He is also the author of 8 other books about the future of science and consciousness, including four bestselling volumes of interviews with leading-edge thinkers, Mavericks of the Mind, Voices from the Edge, Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse, and Mavericks of Medicine. Brown holds a master's degree in psychobiology from New York University, worked as a neuroscience researcher in learning and memory at the University of Southern California, and was responsible for the California-based research in two of British biologist Rupert Sheldrake's books on unexplained phenomena in science: Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home and The Sense of Being Stared At. His work has appeared in numerous magazines, including Scientific American, Discover, and Wired, and he is periodically the Guest Editor of the MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) Bulletin. David is also the author of two science fiction novels, Brainchild and Virus. To find out more about David's work visit his award-winning Web site: www.mavericksofthemind.com


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Dr. Gushtunkinflup
I pick it up occasionally to re-read different interviews, but also because anyone who picks it up seems guaranteed to find a name that makes them pause and read more.
Daniel M. Weisberg
Thank you David Brown for the re-birth of this wonderful book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Gushtunkinflup on November 6, 2010
Format: Kindle Edition
This is an awesome work full of better-than-normal-interviews with some of the most fascinating thinkers of our time. It gives a strong taste of these authors frequent tendancy to spin your head around and flip your universe inside out in ways that will change your life. If your beginning to tip-toe into the odd world of these people then I really suggest this book. If your completely oblivious to who they even are: then give it a read asap! Actually, I suspect it would be an enjoyable read for almost anyone. Thank you MAPS for making an ebook avaliable!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Richard Rasa on December 25, 2010
Format: Paperback
This remarkable book of interviews was originally written on the fulcrum between what could be called the psychedelic age and the current cyber-information age. At that time we desperately needed a fascinating and concise book that let the luminaries of that psychedelic age speak for themselves, rather than to hear the noise of critics and reactionaries who more often than not interpreted their words through a filter of mud colored lenses. Mavericks of the Mind is more crucial than ever. The wisdom contained in these excellent interviews not only described our history in luscious detail, but left us with a road map crucially needed for understanding our current exciting and treacherous path. David Jay Brown & Rebecca McClen Novick's gift to the interviewer's craft is an uncanny ability to ask the big questions - questions that lead us through the fine details of the many subjects discussed, and onto the often abstract larger picture of our constantly changing reality. Rather than getting a handle on these issues, and like the critics, figuring out ways to pigeon-hole the facts, and thus diminish their relevance, Mavericks of the Mind serves more as an instruction manual for teaching us how to navigate and surf with intelligence, compassion and joy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By eregibra algibra on March 22, 2013
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This wonderful book brings back fond memories and voices of the past as well as those of others, fortunately still with us. The discussions are lively, and we recognize each of the speakers as they flog their favorite horse: John C. Lilly wants us to take Ketalar and dive into the next best samadhi tank, Robert Anton Wilson rallies for more historical consciousness as well a Discordian view of the world; Timothy Leary sticks with the kids and the future; Nina Gabroi speaks out for more consciousness and for common sense and human kindness, Laura Archera Huxley is the debonair advocate of humanity at large, while those still with us enliven the discussion with their unconventionality. Ralph Abraham wishes he wouldn't have to school anymore but still enlists; Stephen LaBerge explains God without words; Nick Herbert knows he doesn't know about consciousness; Carolyn Mary Kleefeld wants to distill nature's energies and so on.
The topics of this emblematic collection of thoughts range from psychedelics to religion to politics to quantum physics as well as all of the above. Delightful and orginal.
Susanne G. Seiler
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Denis on December 16, 2010
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This is a rare book with interviews from wonderful intellects and philosophers of our time. It's the Who's Who of psychedelics and wonderful insights from each person. Many of these "mavericks" are no longer with us so don't miss this chance to read some of what they shared with the author during these private interviews.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Daniel M. Weisberg on September 21, 2011
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This is a fantastic collection of interviews. If you're like me, you'll read the whole book to hear from the people you already Love and a bunch you may not have heard of but are right up there as top consciousness pioneers.

I tore through this book the first time around, but enjoy leaving it out on the coffee table. I pick it up occasionally to re-read different interviews, but also because anyone who picks it up seems guaranteed to find a name that makes them pause and read more. Highly recommended! Enjoy!
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