The Outsider

Colin Wilson

“The seminal work on alienation, creativity and the modern mindset. Ranging through the lives and writings of Bernard Shaw, Nietzsche, Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, William Blake, Hermann Hesse, van Gogh, T.E. Lawrence, Nijinsky, Sartre, T.S. Eliot, Kafka and many others, Wilson defined numerous modern dilemmas in the character of 'The Outsider,' who in his alienation and introversion, 'stands for Truth.’”

Publisher: Tarcher
Paperback: 320 pages

The Three-Pound Universe: The Brain — From the Chemistry of the Mind to the New Frontiers of the Soul

Judith Hooper and Dick Teresi

The 3-Pound Universe, a hip guide to the latest neuro-research circa 1986, has still yet to be surpassed as an overview of the scientific study of consciousness (including altered states of). The authors, veterans of Omni magazine, synthesize the findings of brain research all-stars each probing the grey matter with his/her own paradigm: John Lilly and his dolphins, isolation tanks and ketamine; Ronald K. Siegel and his empirical studies of hallucinatory case histories; Robert G. Heath and his brain electrode implant data; Candace Pert and her discovery of the opiate receptor; Paul Maclean and the “triune brain”; Karl Pribram and his “holographic brain”; as well as delving into the implications of endorphins, serotonin, and more esoteric brain chemistry compounds. SS

Publisher: Tarcher
Paperback: 410 pages