CHAPEL OF EXTREME EXPERIENCE
A Short History of Stroboscopic Light and the Dream Machine
"An affectionate account of that wide-eyed era . . . explains why flicker continues to fascinate brain researchers as much as it ever did the acid heads."
– The Independent
"Excellent . . . engrossing . . . Geiger’s readable, authoritative, beautifully designed pocket history does us all a great favour by reminding readers of what is wondrous in life."
– Quill & Quire
"Absolutely, unequivocally wonderful histoire. Fascinating. If I had a Dream Machine now I'd just sit all day with closed or open eyes in front of it."
- Leila Hadley
"For the first time, out of a kaleidoscopic cyclone, a blizzard of revolutionary scientific information and ultra-visionary creation, John Geiger has cut-up and exposed the last remaining and most significant creative and conceptual exploration of consciousness."
– Genesis P-Orridge
"Geiger does a formidable job documenting the origins of the DreamMachine... the trip is deftly detailed."
– Time Out New York
"Cerebral . . . an intriguing read . . . answers all the questions you would want to ask."
"It's unlikely you'll find a more fascinating book. The convergence of science and art, of great minds and visionaries, over a hallucinatory device is one of the fantastic untold stories of our century. Geiger's slim but potent book is a sizable contribution to the annals of science and pop culture."
– Calgary Herald
"Wholesome in a bizarre way"
– National Post
"What a strange and delight-filled book is John Geiger's "short history" of science, art and the brain."
– Books In Canada