Ronin Publishing

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For the role-playing game book publisher, see Green Ronin Publishing

Ronin Publishing, Inc. is a small press in Berkeley, California, founded in 1983 and incorporated in 1985, which publishes books as tools for personal development, visionary alternatives, and expanded consciousness. In a 1996 Publishers Weekley profile, it describes itself as a "strong player in the hemp and psychedelia market" that has little competition from major publishers.[1] Ronin's catalog includes the Leary Library,[2][3] The Lilly Library, Life Skills with Attitude!, The Fringe Series,[4] The Entheo-Spirituality Series, and various books on Psychedelia. They have been subpoened by the Drug Enforcement Administration to provide names and addresses for people having purchased their books on marijuana horticulture.[5][6][7] A number of their books are reprints of out-of-print works from the 1960s and 1970s on the psychedelic experience and related subjects.

Ronin republished Principia Discordia, with altered text, so as to allow them to copyright the work. This action caused concern among fans of the work.[8]

Leary library[edit]

The Leary library includes the following books by Timothy Leary:

  • The Politics of Ecstasy
  • High Priest
  • Chaos & CyberCulture[9] (Leary's last published work before his death)[10]
  • Turn On Tune In Drop Out (1999) ISBN 1579510094
  • Psychedelic Prayers
  • Politics of Self-Determination
  • Your Brain is God
  • Politics of PsychoPharmacology
  • Change Your Brain
  • Start Your Own Religion
  • Evolutionary Agents
  • Musings on Human Metamorphoses (2003) ISBN 1579510582
  • The Fugitive Philosopher

Other books[edit]


  1. ^ "The next generation." Publishers Weekly 18 Nov. 1996: 36. Literature Resource Center. Web. 29 Sep. 2012.
  2. ^ Laura Mansnerus (November 26, 1995). "Conversations/Timothy Leary;At Death's Door, the Message Is Tune In, Turn On, Drop In - New York Times". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  3. ^ Farmanfarmaian, Roxane. "For publishers, Leary lives on." Publishers Weekly 5 May 1997: 26. Academic OneFile. Web. 29 Sep. 2012.
  4. ^ "Beyond the Fringe." Publishers Weekly 14 Aug. 2000: 285. Academic OneFile. Web. 29 Sep. 2012.
  5. ^ "Marijuana Book Buyers Sought". Lodi News-Sentinel. Oct 29, 1997. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Feds Waiting for Marijuana Book Info". The Sunday Courier (Phoenix, United States). Nov 11, 1997. Retrieved September 29, 2012. 
  7. ^ "DEA SUBPOENAS OUT OF LINE.(Editorial)". Seattle Post-Intelligencer  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). 31 October 1997. Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  8. ^ Hogan, Ron (2006-11-06). "Free Radical Book Now Under Copyright - GalleyCat". Retrieved 2012-09-26. 
  9. ^ Yoshitake, Dawn (3 June 1996). "LEARY LEAVES TECHNICAL LEGACY". Daily News  – via HighBeam Research (subscription required). Retrieved 26 September 2012. 
  10. ^ "Timothy Leary, Pied Piper Of Psychedelic 60's, Dies at 75". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-09-26. 

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