"You are obviously a weirdo psycho loser. This sack of
shit book is worthless. The only good feature of this book is that it must have
occupied so much of your time that you were not able to send as many mail bombs".
--- Mark Brown
Brother of author
Emergency Room Physician
is Geoff's typing exercise."
Retired professor of writing in the English Department at the University
Father of the author
can think of no one except a vanity press interested in separating a
sucker from his money that would publish this poorly written, badly
organized, repetitious, juvenile twaddle."
Professional writer for national magazines
Mother of the author
"Warning: This is
one of the most dangerous books in the world!
To read this book is to be caught in a whirlwind;
To have every vestige of your most cherished belief systems utterly destroyed;
To be ferreted out from your hiding place like a hunted, frightened animal;
Until you lie, bewildered and bereft on the wreckage of all your dearly-held ideas
Wondering what in the world led you to embark upon this insane journey.
And then, when all of your personal hopes and dreams are finally burnt up in the furnace
You will find yourself entering a world that you had previously only hoped could exist.
Do you dare embark upon such a dangerous adventure?
Don't say that I didn't warn you !!!!!!!!!!!!
As for the author's mental status....
I have know him for forty-four years and can honestly
state that the comment by the author's brother (below)
regarding his sanity is absolutely
Mr. Brown is as "insane" as the only sighted man in The Country of the Blind."
A Concerned Friend
--- C. Whitwell
MYSTERY is the name of marblegame.
I loved it especially while reading aloud with dynamics. Now I want
to hear it read by the Author with accompanying music including the Mozart
Piano Sonata in Eb Major, both sets of Impromptus by Schubert, the Six
Moments Musicals by Schubert and a selection of short piano pieces by
Brahms (preferably a Romance, some Intermezzi and Capriccios). I
picture a background scene of mountains, bitterroot flowers, snow, trees
and sparkling water from roaring rock canyon with the Author standing
somewhere in the middle.
WHEN'S THE NEXT PHILOSOPHY COURSE COMING OUT?"
--- Barbara Ellis Blegen
I have read here is exactly what Spirit has been revealing to me for the
past three years. It was wonderful to read your writings while my mouth
gaped open with joy to hear confirmation with what I feel. Have you read
any of Joel Goldsmiths books? All along these same lines..."The
Infinite Way" was the first book. Do you feel that more people are
experiencing the 'second coming" of Christ conciousness within them?
Especially during this traumatic time on earth? To me it is a great time
of awakening, and VERY exciting."
worry, the truth as I, trust not one. Nor do i trust you
except the fact i feel your open mindness. truth will prevail,
tidbit* people are unconciously encoded and cannot leave spectrum without
god. hell on earth, but earth is our only home created for us the
phise, the world needs i more than i need it, my conscience is the only
reason i will come back to kill evil"
"You seem to have had a very interesting & inspirational life. e.g. vol 3
Ch7 I am full of admiration for the way you handled scool (sic) life."
"I was so disapointed when I discovered what you are really up to here. It
took all of 2-3 hours or reading before I reallized that your many
interesting tails cloke what you are really hiding. You use words like
humility and love to bait and switch, then offer a little bite to sample
what is about to be offered. I don't have your education, nor even a High
School Degree, but I can see clearly through the smoke of fine words and
babble to know there must of been a good reason to let you go from the fine
school. Don't get me wrong, I agree with many/most of you views on life, but
you offer a hypnosis of your own. Very sincere but sincerely wrong!
In hard fast summary, I belive that Jesus is God, and you do not."
are out Of your fucken mind and should be put to
Some comment! (above) Should I assume that this sort of comment comes from
people of religious conviction who feel they must differ with YOUR version
of religious conviction…? If so, I am, as usual, just appalled at how
hypocritical some folks can really be…… piously go
to church, promulgate the “Golden Rule” and that good, God loving, people
FORGIVE and be tolerant of the beliefs others….. and then turn right around
and espouse DEATH to someone who holds a differing opinion??????!!!!!!
Amazing!! People certainly don't need to look in
distant lands to find extremists !!!!!????"
reading this book a few times over in the last ten
years, I see its beauty more and more
clearly. For me, the BEAUTY and POWER of
the words contained in "The Marble Game" lies in
1) the author's clear INTENTION to offer the much
sought after gift of FREEDOM to those of us who
otherwise do not seek spiritual understanding in
2) the opportunity for the human mind to see itself
painfully reflected in these pages...the mind that is
judgemental, petty, violent, jealous, and bitter. And,
likewise, the opportunity to experience the BEAUTY
of our SPIRITUAL BEING that exists beneath and
beyond the thrashings of our minds.
3) the HONESTY and VULNERABILITY with which the author
offers us HOPE on our way to FREEDOM. That
inspires me to accept that I don't have to be anything
other than who I am, and if I meditate on the insights
offered here, I, too, can climb my way out of the
hell of the mind into that place where Dr.
Brown, like the Sufi poet and mystic Rumi invites
us: "Out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong
doing there is a field, I'll meet you there."
I was a philosophy major at the time Dr Brown
taught at Whitman College in the early '70's. Dr
Brown, as many students would attest, was one of
the most inspiring and popular professors at the college. His approach to
his subject was the same as his approach to life
and the lives of his students: he connected with
the full force of his inquiring mind and heart.
He supported us not only by offering us the
thought and wisdom of the ages, but by respectfully
and lovingly listening deeply to each of us as we
were encouraged to seek and find the answer
to Life's great questions: Who am I? Why am I here? How can I fulfill
my destiny? To his credit (and his seeming
demise) his great alliance was with his students
and their search for truth, which he took to be the heart and soul of the
I saw the courage and integrity in that years ago,
and as I crest middle age and leave "the game"
further and further behind, as many of us do, I
hold Dr. Brown and his efforts to reach us in
THE MARBLE GAME in increasingly high regard.
With gratitude for the COURAGE and TRUST it took
for this modern day MYSTIC to offer us this gift,
I respectfully offer this testimony,"
--- Barbara Sampson
"You need to watch your mouth."