This book marks Wilson's brief return to his original publisher Victor Gollancz after an absence of nine years. It was published in the U.K. in May 1972 and in the U.S. by Taplinger Publishing Company the same year. In an article written to promote his new book, Super-Consciousness (London: Watkins Publishing), in 2009, Colin Wilson wrote:
One day in the spring of 1963 I received one of the most important letters of my life. It was from a professor of psychology named Abraham Maslow [1908-1970], and he wanted to tell me about some researches he had been carrying out for the past ten years or so.
This, written nearly forty years after Maslow's death in 1970, reveals how important Wilson …
Stanley, Colin. "New Pathways in Psychology: Maslow and the post-Freudian revolution". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 March 2009
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