David Jay Brown

David Jay Brown is the author of The New Science of Psychedelics: At the Nexus of Culture, Consciousness, and Spirituality, and Psychedelic Drug Research: A Comprehensive Review. He is the coauthor of 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. He 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. David 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. His 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 writes a popular weekly column for SantaCruzPatch.com called "Catch the Buzz," about cannabis and psychedelic culture, and in 2011 and 2012 he was voted "Best Writer" in the annual Good Times "Best of Santa Cruz" poll. His news stories have been picked up by The Huffington Post and CBS News. To find out more about David's work see: www.mavericksofthemind.com

Navigating Altered States and Gaining the Most from an Entheogenic Journey

In this talk author David Jay Brown will summarize some of the latest scientific studies that are being conducted with psychedelic drugs around the world, such as research examining if MDMA can help to treat posttraumatic stress disorder, or if LSD can be helpful in treating end of life anxiety. He will also discuss the future of psychedelic drug research, as well as the underground experimentation that psychonauts around the globe are conducting upon themselves. Sharing insights gleaned from his own personal experience with these powerful sacraments, Brown will also discuss some of the most important guidelines for planning a healthy and beneficial visionary journey.

The New Science of Psychedelics: At the Nexus of Culture, Consciousness, and Spirituality

Sharing insights from his discussions with such luminaries as Terence McKenna, Timothy Leary, Robert Anton Wilson, Simon Posford, Jerry Garcia, Albert Hofmann, Rupert Sheldrake, and others, author David Jay Brown explores the revelations brought about through his psychedelic experiences and his work with visionaries of the psychedelic and scientific communities. He investigates the role of psychedelics in such areas as lucid dreaming, time travel, sex and pleasure enhancement, morphic field theory, the survival of consciousness after death, encounters with nonhuman beings, and the interface between science and spirituality.

















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