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A collection of 10 psychedelic poems by David Jay Brown, accompanied by 10 visionary paintings, reproduced in full color, by Rebecca Ann Hill.
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David Jay Brown is the author of Dreaming Wide Awake: Lucid Dreaming, Shamanic Healing, and Psychedelics and The New Science of Psychedelics: At the Nexus of Culture, Consciousness, and Spirituality. He is also the coauthor of five bestselling volumes of interviews with leading-edge thinkers, Mavericks of the Mind, Voices from the Edge, Conversations on the Edge of the Apocalypse, Mavericks of Medicine, and Frontiers of Psychedelic Consciousness. Additionally, Brown is the author of two science fiction novels, Brainchild and Virus, and he is the coauthor of the health science book Detox with Oral Chelation. Brown 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 was the Senior Editor of the special edition, themed MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies) Bulletins from 2007 to 2012. In 2011, 2012, and 2013 Brown was voted Best Writer in the annual Good Times and Santa Cruz Weekly's Best of Santa Cruz polls, and his news stories have been picked up by The Huffington Post and CBS News.Rebecca Ann Hill is a visual artist from North Carolina. She has a wide range of experience in different creative mediums, although she mostly works with heavy body acrylics, transforming a blank canvas into a portal to new worlds. Rebecca's artwork is inspired through her shamanic journeys, mystic dreams and the powerful encounters with everyday emotions. She offers prints of her artwork, custom designs, and is available for book, magazine, or website illustration.Review:
Ecstatic Love, Lost Dreams, & Mystic Visions is an erotic gem, borne by Rebecca and David s ultimate blessing of sublime love and most obvious talents. This passionate and colorful creation of poems and paintings is most needed in these times of extreme chaos and madness. This testament to their ecstatic love promises to inspire and heal the lives and hearts of many. Carolyn Mary Kleefeld, poet and visual artist, author of The Alchemy of Possibility and Climates of the Mind --Private communication
Two people who are in love and exploring altered states: I am so envious. In the pages of Ecstatic Love, David and Rebecca report back on their expeditions into Deep Space 2.0, using inspired words and original images, reminiscent of the whimsical verse/art of jazz poet Kenneth Patchen." Nick Herbert, Ph.D., author of Quantum Reality, Physics on All Fours, and Harlot Nature --Private communication
This book of art and poetry is a fine offering into the pool of the new vision, the healthful collaboration between the male and female, image and word. It is at once a love story between two beings, an affair between picture and poem and a lens focusing the infinite into the finite and vice versa. I like all of that. David and Rebecca have taken the Petri dish of their own individual paths of integration and popped their relationship into it as the extra alchemical catalyst. It is a fine blueprint for others to be inspired by, for their love story is so entwined with their inspiration. I have always been a champion of the role of art in personal therapy. Who amongst us does not need healing? Fine art is the distillate of all that raw goop of self, churned and burned in the fires of self-observation. Rebecca and David have both taken this therapeutic bull by its proverbial horns and, seeing the reflection in each other, have honed new magic to expose and feed their hearts and souls. All this is served with a lightness of touch, a playfulness of spirit. This is the fertile ground which breeds for them, and, by extension, all lovers, the bliss of realization. Penny Slinger, artist, photographer, filmmaker, multimedia artist, and coauthor of Sexual Secrets --Private communication
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