Mavericks of the Mind: Conversations with Terence McKenna, Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, John Lilly, Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, Laura Huxley, Robert Anton Wilson, and others…

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Praise for
Mavericks of the Mind

 


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, author of
Nomad Codes: Adventures in Modern Esoterica

 


People who ask great questions and listen well are my heroes. And when they pose great questions and listen well to the greatest geniuses on the planet, and those geniuses respond with extravagant brilliance, they’re heroes who make my brain ecstatic. David Jay Brown and Rebecca McClen Novick are heroes like that.”


Rob Brezsny,
Free Will Astrology
columnist, and author of
The Televisionary Oracle

 


Speaking as a professional interviewer myself, I can tell you that whenever you are lucky enough to have access to a really fine mind, you want to make sure that you’re on your ‘A game.’ David Jay Brown and Rebecca McClen Novick are uniquely well-suited to draw out the very best from their subjects, and Mavericks of the Mind represents the finest collection

of difficult thoughts and brilliant thinkers you can find between two covers. It’s a modern classic.”


Richard Metzger, DangerousMinds.net

 

“…
a provocative collection of interviews with some of the most challenging thinkers in the Western world. Their statements may cajole you, infuriate you, or inspire you, but they will never bore you! Together, these interviews give the reader an uncanny glimpse as to the way that our reality may be heading.”


Stanley Krippner, Ph.D., co-author of
Dream Telepathy and Spiritual Dimensions of Healing

 


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

 


Some of the most important thinkers of our time speak in their own words to two brilliant interviewers. Anyone aspiring to understand the new millenium we are entering will have to read this book. Every page explodes like an intellectual firecracker. A first rate job!”


Robert Anton Wilson, author of
Cosmic Trigger
and The
Illuminatus!
trilogy

 


What distinguishes these ‘voices from the edge’ is their passionate self-actualization and their profound and strange contributions to our culture. Give a listen.”


Alex Grey, artist and author of
Sacred Mirrors
and
Transfigurations

 


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

 


David Jay Brown is the most compelling interviewer on this planet.”


Clifford Pickover, author of
Sex, Drugs, Einstein & Elves

 

“…
a winner. It’s got punch, rhythm, verve ...brilliantly conceived and executed, forming perhaps the best possible connection of the past thirty-five years of cultural transformation. It opens the road to the starmakers—to all who intelligently dare.”


John Allen, Inventor of Biosphere 2 and author of
Me and the Biospheres

 


Wow! A one-stop shop of the greatest minds in cyberspace, or any other space for that matter. I could spend days in here, gaining insights from my favorite thought warriors, or

discovering others I really should have known about all along.”


Douglas Rushkoff, author of
Media Virus
and
Life Inc
.

 


The great test of youthful ideas must be in how well they age and regenerate for future generations. In this volume two young people interview many of the outrageous luminaries of the 20th century Western ecstatic mystic community. This book provides evidence that a new flavor of spiritual tradition, completely compatible with science and technology, is being passed from one generation to the next. I feel this is a most vital project, and that it has been beautifully executed.”


Jaron Lanier, Virtual Reality pioneer and author of
You Are Not a Gadget

 


A provocative collection indeed!”


Marilyn Ferguson, author of
The Aquarian Conspiracy
and editor of
Brain/Mind Bulletin

 


In print or on the web, David Jay Brown supplies the right combination of thought and information. Frequently useful, always interesting…”


R.U. Sirius, editor
Mondo 2000
and author of
Counterculture Through the Ages

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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…

 

Interviews by

David Jay Brown & Rebecca McClen Novick

 

 

 

 

 

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Copyright © 1993, 2010, David Jay Brown & Rebecca McClen Novick

Mavericks of the Mind: Conversations with Terence McKenna, Allen Ginsberg, Timothy

Leary, John Lilly, Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, Laura Huxley, Robert Anton Wilson, Rupert

Sheldrake, Colin Wilson, Oscar Janiger, Nina Graboi, Laura Huxley, Stephen LaBerge

and Others… By David Jay Brown & Rebecca McClen Novick

ISBN: 0-89594-603-5; ISBN: 0-89594-601-7 First Edition;

ISBN: 978-0-9798622-5-0 Second Edition.

1. Consciousness, 2. Mind & Body,

I. Brown, David Jay, II. Novick, Rebecca McClen

Cover painting: “Dimensional Horizons” by Carolyn Mary Kleefeld

 

Book & cover design by Mark Plummer

100% of the profits from the sale

of this book will be devoted to

psychedelic psychotherapy research.

All rights reserved. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted

in any form by any means electronic or mechanical except as expressly

permitted by the 1976 Copyright Act or in writing by the publisher.

Requests for such permission shall be addressed to:

MAPS, 309 Cedar Street, #2323, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Voice: (831) 429-MDMA (6362) • Fax: (831) 429-6370

email: [email protected]

www.maps.org

Printed in the United States of America by McNaughton & Gunn, Saline, MI

 

 

 

 

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To Our Mothers

 

Arleen

&

Noreen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Contents

 

 

Acknowledgments ix

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Introduction to 2010 Edition

David Jay Brown 1

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Preface

Rebecca McClen Novick 9

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Introduction

David Jay Brown 11

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Mushrooms, Elves and Magic

Terence K. McKenna 18

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Raising the Chalice

Riane Eisler & David Loye 36

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Replicating Genes

Robert Trivers 68

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Faster than Faster than Light

Nick Herbert 84

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Chaos and Erodynamics

Ralph Abraham 108

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Firing the Cosmic Trigger

Robert Anton Wilson 132

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Cybernautics & Neuro-antics

Timothy Leary 152

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