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Psychedelic Prophets


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Cynthia Carson Bisbee is a psychologist who worked with Humphry Osmond at Bryce Hospital in Alabama for over two decades. Paul Bisbee worked for the Alabama Department of Mental Health for thirty-five years, first at Bryce Hospital, where he met and worked with Humphry Osmond. Erika Dyck is a professor in the Department of History and a Canada Research Chair in Medical History at the University of Saskatchewan. Patrick Farrell is a philosophy instructor and editor based in Toronto. James Sexton is a contributing editor of the Aldous Huxley Annual, who has published numerous articles on Huxley, as well as ten book-length editions of his work. James W. Spisak is the executive director of the Aldous and Laura Huxley Literary Trust.


"A tour-de-force into the mid-twentieth century Zeitgeist ... a fascinating source for further research into subjects ranging from history, history of psychiatry, literary history, and much more ... read on their own, the letters are a delightful read that bring to light two very remarkable minds of the 20th century." Metascience
"Offering insights into the ideas of two important mid-20th-century thinkers, this volume will appeal to humanities and sciences scholars alike, and the editors' clear explanations make the volume accessible and engaging for nonspecialists. Highly recommended." Choice
"An enjoyable read, Psychedelic Prophets is a treasure trove of fascinating insights into the life and times of these two extraordinary historical figures and early pioneers of the field of psychedelic study." Charles Grob, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
"A deeply nuanced and insightful conversation about psychedelic experience between two first-rate minds, Psychedelic Prophets will delight its readers." Dana Sawyer, Maine College of Art
"This reviewer could not put the volume down once taking the plunge into its richness, it reads almost as an epistolary novel. In chronicling one of the most famous friendships of the twentieth century, it serves as the complete record of a friendship tha
"For the literary historian, Psychedelic Prophets provides a treasure trove of references that build a picture of the influences that permeated the lives of both men. Just as Huxley was interested in the views and opinions of Osmond as a scientist, so to

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