Blowing America's Mind

Blowing America's Mind

A True Story of Princeton, CIA Mind Control, LSD and Zen

John Selby, Paul Davids

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Two well-known Princeton alumni at last reveal the true inside story of how they got caught up in and nearly done in by the CIA's LSD-laced deep hypnosis research while they were Princeton students in the late 1960's. Reminiscent in some respects of A Beautiful Mind, the Princeton setting and the artificial, hypnotically induced schizophrenic states for experimental psychological research are the basis for exploring the actual psychiatrists and psychologists involved as well as their student "guinea pigs." The true story, which vivifies the beginning of the 'psychedelic era,' unfolds as to how the authors' naive and well-intentioned participation warped their intimate lives at a formative stage of their development and nearly cost them their personal identities.


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John Selby:
Including the books SEVEN MASTERS ONE PATH, QUIET YOUR MIND and LET LOVE FIND YOU, John has published three dozen books on a wide variety of topics, and he has produced many meditation videos plus the MoodLift App. After graduating from Princeton University with a B.A. in Psychology, John worked as a musician, a screenwriter, a teacher, and a therapist. He has also worked in advertising, product development, and mindfulness training. After extended years of travel and writing in South Africa, Mexico, Guatemala and Germany, he married Birgitta Steiner and they moved to Kauai to raise their family. Today, they live in Santa Cruz, California. Paul Jeffrey Davids is a graduate of Princeton University with a B.A. in Psychology, and he then studied under fellowship at the American Film Institute Center for Advanced Film Studies. Following his work as production coordinator on 79 of the original animated episodes of “The Transformers” TV shows, and after co-writing six of the “Star Wars” sequel books for Lucasfilm, Paul Jeffrey Davids served as story co-writer and executive producer on “Roswell: The UFO Cover-up” for Showtime. He went on to produce, write and direct “Timothy Leary’s Dead,” “Starry Night,” “The Sci-Fi Boys,” “Jesus in India,” “The Life After Death Project,” “Before We Say Goodbye,” “Marilyn Monroe Declassified” and other films for television, most of which were released internationally by NBCUniversal. Paul is also a noted artist who has had many exhibitions (www.pauldavids-artist.com) and a performing magician. Paul and his wife of 45 years, Hollace Davids (longtime Senior Vice President of Special Events for Universal Pictures), have two grown children who also work in the entertainment business.


Including the books SEVEN MASTERS ONE PATH, QUIET YOUR MIND and LET LOVE FIND YOU, John has published three dozen books on a wide variety of topics, and he has produced many meditation videos plus the MoodLift App. After graduating from Princeton University with a B.A. in Psychology, John worked as a musician, a screenwriter, a teacher, and a therapist. He has also worked in advertising, product development, and mindfulness training. After extended years of travel and writing in South Africa, Mexico, Guatemala and Germany, he married Birgitta Steiner and they moved to Kauai to raise their family. Today, they live in Santa Cruz, California. Paul Jeffrey Davids is a graduate of Princeton University with a B.A. in Psychology, and he then studied under fellowship at the American Film Institute Center for Advanced Film Studies. Following his work as production coordinator on 79 of the original animated episodes of “The Transformers” TV shows, and after co-writing six of the “Star Wars” sequel books for Lucasfilm, Paul Jeffrey Davids served as story co-writer and executive producer on “Roswell: The UFO Cover-up” for Showtime. He went on to produce, write and direct “Timothy Leary’s Dead,” “Starry Night,” “The Sci-Fi Boys,” “Jesus in India,” “The Life After Death Project,” “Before We Say Goodbye,” “Marilyn Monroe Declassified” and other films for television, most of which were released internationally by NBCUniversal. Paul is also a noted artist who has had many exhibitions (www.pauldavids-artist.com) and a performing magician. Paul and his wife of 45 years, Hollace Davids (longtime Senior Vice President of Special Events for Universal Pictures), have two grown children who also work in the entertainment business.

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