If you read the newspaper or spend much time on the Internet, you've no doubt seen some of the articles providing ideas on gifting for the holidays.
David Jay Brown has contributed his bit to the genre with a piece that seems unlikely to be duplicated by the style section of the New York Times or Washington Post: "Holiday Shopping for Stoners and Trippers."
Mr. Brown is vulnerable, though, to accusations of a conflict of interest, as he concludes: "Finally, a little shameless self-promotion is necessary here. MAPS just published the second edition of my book Mavericks of the Mind, which is loaded with new material. This stimulating collection of in-depth interviews that I did with accomplished psychedelic thinkers—such as Terence McKenna, Allen Ginsberg, Timothy Leary, John Lilly and Robert Anton Wilson—would make a wonderful gift for anyone interested in the far-flung frontiers of consciousness exploration. Copies of the book are available online from ."