Cultural Writing. Essays. Biography and Memoir. Dale Pendell and retired professor Norman Brown, during walks taken along the coast of California, discuss many concepts and characters, including paganism and world religions, Dionysus, Marx, and Freud, presented here as footnoted conversations. Norman O. Brown (1913-2002) was an American scholar born in El Oro, Mexico. He studied at Oxford University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison and taught at Wesleyan University and the University of California, Santa Cruz. "Dr. Brown was a master of philosophical speculation, mixing Marx, Freud, Jesus and much else to raise and answer immense questions" (Douglas Martin). Writer Dale Pendell was a student and friend of Brown.
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Dale Pendell (1947-2018) was a visionary American author, lecturer, artist, and myth critic whose numerous publications covered subjects including shamanism and anarchy, the history of medicinal plants, and the philosophical origins of cultural myths. His books include Pharmako/ Gnosis: Plant Teachers and the Poison Path, The Great Bay: Chronicles of the Collapse, WALKING WITH NOBBY: CONVERSATIONS WITH NORMAN O. BROWN (Mercury House, 2007), SALTING THE BOUNDARIES (New Native Press, 2014), and JEREMY AND THE MANTIS (Mercury House, 2018). His poems have appeared in Rattling Wall, the West Marin Review, House Organ, Northwind Poets Anthology, the Journal of Interdimensional Poetry, Erowid Extracts, Open to All (What the Library Means to Me), Der Sanitäter, and It Calls from the Creek, an Art-OnSite installation. Author City: GRASS VALLEY, CA USA