Jerry B. Brown, Ph.D., is an anthropologist, author, and activist. From 1972 to 2014 he served as founding professor of anthropology at Florida International University in Miami, where he taught a course on “Hallucinogens and Culture.”
Julie M. Brown, M.A., LMHC, is an integrative psychotherapist, who conducts research on the role of sacred plants in religion
They are coauthors of The Psychedelic Gospels: The Secret History of Hallucinogens in Christianity.
Jerry B. Brown, Ph.D.
Jerry B. Brown, Ph.D., is an anthropologist, author and activist. From 1972-2014, he served as Founding Professor of Anthropology at Florida International University in Miami, where he designed and taught a course on “Hallucinogens and Culture.” The course examines the use of psychoactive plants by tribal and classical cultures, including Ancient India and Greece, and by and discusses the discoveries of the modern mind-explorers, the “psychonauts of the twentieth century.”
Dr. Brown is co-author of Sacred Plants and the Gnostic Church: Speculations on Entheogen-Use in Early Christian Ritual, Journal of Ancient History, May 2014.
As an activist, Dr. Brown has promoted positive social change. In the 1960s, he coordinated Cesar Chavez’s grape boycott on behalf of farm workers. In the 1980s, he worked with Business Executives for National Security to prevent nuclear war. Currently, he directs the World Business Academy’s Safe Energy Project, calling for the rapid transition to 100% renewable energy. Dr. Brown is co-author of Profiles in Power: The Antinuclear Movement and the Dawn of the Solar Age (1997) and Freedom from Mid-East Oil (2007).
Dr. Brown is an award-winning teacher and outstanding public speaker, who has addressed national and international audiences in a variety of forums. He received a B.A. degree in Philosophy and Religion from Antioch College and a doctorate degree in Anthropology from Cornell University.
Julie M. Brown, M.A.
Julie M. Brown, M.A., LMHC, is an integrative psychotherapist, who conducts research on the role of sacred plants in religion. She took all of the original photographs for The Psychedelic Gospels.
Julie Brown is author of The Role of the Will in Psychotherapy (1985) and co-author of Preventing Radiation Toxicity (2013). From 1998-2003, she served as Resource Director for the Radiation and Public Health Project, which documented rising levels of radioactive Strontium-90 in U.S. baby teeth.
As a psychotherapist, Julie Brown specialized in Women’s Issues and Mind-Body Medicine. For over twenty-five years, Julie Brown focused her mind-body work on assisting cancer patients to empower and heal themselves, incorporating a variety of integrative healing modalities.