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About this Site

Welcome!

Here you will find the home of thought-provoking interviews by David Jay Brown with leading-edge thinkers about the evolution of consciousness, psychedelics, health, unexplained phenomena, and the future evolution of the human species. This is a labor of love. We hope you love it too. If so, please stay in touch and we will keep you updated on what David is writing. We promise never to sell or disclose any of your information to anybody for any reason and you can easily unsubscribe from any email.

About David Jay Brown

David Jay

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Robert Anton Wilson – 2

Quantum Sociology and Neuropolitics David Jay Brown Interviews Robert Anton Wilson

Amazon.com WidgetsRobert Anton Wilson is a writer and philosopher with a huge cult following. He is the author of over 35 popular fiction and nonfiction books, dealing with such themes as quantum mechanics, the future evolution of the human species, weird unexplained phenomena, conspiracy theories, synchronicity, the occult, altered states of consciousness, and the nature of belief systems. His books explore the relationship between the brain and consciousness, and the link between

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Robert Anton Wilson

Firing the Cosmic Trigger

“…information is the source of all wealth”

with Robert Anton Wilson

Amazon.com WidgetsRobertAnton Wilson earned his doctorate in psychology from Hawthorn University. From 1966-1971 he was Associate Editor of Playboy, and since then he has written over 26 popular books. He is perhaps best known for Illuminatus! a classic science fiction

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trilogy which he co-authored with Robert Shea. His Schroedinger’s Cat trilogy was called “the most scientific of all science-fiction novels ” by New

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eBooks

Cannabis and Creativity By David Jay Brown & Maria Grusauskas Does using marijuana lead to dramatic insights and meaningful innovation, or does getting baked just make you feel more creative?

Free eBook download: http://mavericksofthemind.com/Cannabis-and-Creativity.pdf

 

David’s Awards

I love my town of Santa Cruz, California.

Thank you for voting me “best writer” last year (2011) in The Good Times and

“Best Writer Local” and this year (2012) too! Here is what they wrote: Brown’s allure continues to grow. His diverse literary works include: “Brainchild,” “Virus: The Alien Strain,” the bestseller “Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse” (A great interview collection, by the way), “Mavericks of Medicine,” “Mavericks of the Mind” and “Voices from the Edge.” Dubbed “the most compelling interviewer on the planet,” Brown has lured precious manna out of the likes of Timothy Leary, Terence

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Art and Psychedelics

Psychedelic Art

by David Jay Brown

Every creative person who has ever taken a psychedelic substance yearns to express the experience. Among other things, psychedelics have a most extraordinary effect on the imagination and the optical cortex of the brain. Visual art that is reminiscent of the kinds of hallucinatory visions– intricate, brightly colored, unusual, complex, imbued with meaning, and often geometrically organized– that one sees with closed eyes during this hyperdimensional brain state has been dubbed “psychedelic art”.

Psychedelic art is not always inspired by a

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Winner: Best Writer – Good Times – 2010

Altered Statesman

Local psychedelic visionary David Jay Brown has peered deeply into the nature of human awareness, bonded with the greatest thinkers of our time and explored the outer limits of philosophy, science, spirituality and parapsychology. In this mind-expanding interview with GT, he shares tales from his journeys to the fringes of consciousness.

Consciousness: What is it? Are your thoughts and emotions nothing more than neural static? Will your physical death extinguish your awareness? Is your individual consciousness just one of innumerable facets of a universal consciousness?

In search of answers to questions like these, local writer/neuroscience researcher

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Introduction to Voices from the Edge

Introduction to Voices from the Edge

We are currently witnessing an extraordinary shift in the evolutionary winds of history. Poised on a bridge between worlds, our species swings between crisis and renaissance. Never before in the human adventure have there been so many reasons to rejoice and celebrate, yet also, paradoxically, so many reasons to re-evaluate and re-navigate. Wonderful advances in science and the interface between high technology and the creative imagination have spawned forms of artistic expression with a sensory richness inconceivable to previous generations. The imagination has never been more tangible. And yet, sad to say, never before

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Preface – Voices From the Edge

Preface – Voices From the Edge

“You’re going to have to explain what these people are doing in a book together,” said a close friend, looking at me with loving sternness. “What do they have in common, anyway?” On the surface, there does seem to be the need to justify why an ex-porn star and a Catholic priest are rubbing shoulders (or anything else, for that matter) in a collection of interviews, not to mention a chemist, a musician, and an archaeologist. But it seems to me that in this world of on-going cultural meiosis, it is far more necessary

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Acknowledgments – Voices from the Edge

Acknowledgments – Voices from the Edge

Putting this collection together was a great deal of fun and a wonderful learning experience, with more than a few epiphanies along the way. It was also a lot of work, taking about two years to complete. Many people helped make it possible. We would like to extend extra special thanks to Nina Graboi and Carolyn Mary Kleefeld for their endless support and belief in our work over the years. For their essential help with the book, we are also extremely grateful to Randy Baker, Marie Devlin, Denise Dufault, Patricia Gaul, Alex Grey,

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Mavericks of Medicine – Acknowlegments

Mavericks of Medicine – Acknowlegments

As with most books, many people played valuable roles in its creation.

This book resulted from conversations that I had with my friend and colleague John Morgenthaleller. John is responsible for coining the term “smart drugs,” for writing the first books on the subject, and for much of the public’s awareness about how certain drugs and nutrients can enhance cognitive performance. I met John backstage on the set for the Montel Williams Show in 1990, right after his book Smart Drugs and Nutrients was first published, and a large portion of what I know about

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Introduction – Mavericks of Medicine

Introduction to Mavericks of Medicine

By David Jay Brown

As with science, the history of medicine reveals that knowledge often advances through the ideas of maverick thinkers–ideas that were initially greeted with disbelief or even mockery. For example, in 1847, when the Hungarian physician Ignaz Semmelweis started making the claim that puerperal fever was contagious, and that poor sanitation was responsible for spreading the illness from one new mother to another, his fellow physicians thought that he was crazy. “Wash your hands!” he shouted in the hospital maternity wards of Vienna, while the other doctors laughed.

Likewise, in 1628, when

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Introduction – Mavericks of the Mind

Introduction to Mavericks of the Mind

The term “paradigm shift” was coined by Thomas Kuhn in his book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions in 1961. It was an attempt to describe the changes that occur in the Belief Systems (BS for short) of scientists, concerning how they interpret their data, and how scientific models evolve. Paradigms are the glasses that one sees through which color how and what we see. When they shift, so does the world. Today it’s almost a cliché to speak about new paradigm shifts occurring. Paradigms

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