Your Brain Is God (Classic Reprint)

By Timothy Leary

Your Brainb God through Timothy Leary ISBN: 1-57951 052 3C opyright 1988 by means of Timothy Leary Copyright 2001 by means of Futique belief released by means of RONIN Pub Ushing, I nc. POB ox 522 Berkeley, CA 94701 www. roninpub. com All rights reserved. No a part of this e-book will be reproduced or transmitted in any shape or whatsoever, digital or mechanical together with photocopying, recording, or by means of any informational garage and retrieval approach, with no written permission from the Futique belief or Ronin Publishing, with the exception of inclusion of short rates in a overview. Editor: Beverly Potter disguise paintings: Stevee Postman conceal layout: Judy July, standard Typography Printer: Bertelsmann revealed within the country dispensed by way of Publishers crew West Library of Congress Card quantity -2001118555 fabric within the ebook formerly released in altering M? brain A mong Others by way of Timothy Leary.
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With a brand new afterword through the author.

Steven Johnson's most modern e-book, How We acquired to Now, is now on hand from Riverhead Books.

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