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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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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.
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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
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!