Category Archives: Timothy Leary

Ram Dass (1931 – 2019)

Ram Dass speaking at the Alternative Media Conference at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vt., in 1970. “Baba Ram Dass, who epitomized the 1960s of legend by popularizing psychedelic drugs with Timothy Leary, a fellow Harvard academic, before finding spiritual inspiration … Continue reading

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The Psychedelic Experience – Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner and Richard Alpert (1964)

“The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on The Tibetan Book of the Dead (commonly referred to as The Psychedelic Experience) is a book about using psychedelic drugs that was coauthored by Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner and Richard Alpert, all of … Continue reading

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LSD Turns 75: What a Long, Strange Trip It’s Been

March 25, 1966: LIFE Magazine “It would be another 24 years until Jimi Hendrix would release ‘Are You Experienced,’ but Albert Hofmann became the first person in history who could conceivably answer in the affirmative to that when he discovered LSD’s … Continue reading

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My Adventures With the Trip Doctors

“My first psilocybin journey began around an altar in the middle of a second-story loft in a suburb of a small city on the Eastern Seaboard. On this adventure I would have a guide, a therapist who, like an unknown … Continue reading

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Decolonizing society: the legacy of 1968

Student protesters in Paris, May ’68. “In 1964, students at the University of California at Berkeley staged a sit-in at Sproul Hall to protest campus restrictions on political activism. Shouting through his bullhorn, Mario Savio, the leader of the Free … Continue reading

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Aquarius Rising

A protester at a demonstration against the Vietnam War during the Democratic National Convention, Chicago, 1968 “Certain years acquire an almost numinous quality in collective memory—1789, 1861, 1914. One of the more recent additions to the list is 1968. Its … Continue reading

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10 Early Late Night TV Interviews You’d Never See Today

Fidel Castro on The Ed Sullivan Show (1959) “Back before the age of 24-hour cable news and stations dedicated entirely to single sports teams, television was a pretty barren medium dominated by the three major networks. At night, families would … Continue reading

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Ken Kesey Talks About the Meaning of the Acid Test

“For me, there have always been at least three Ken Keseys. First, there was the antiauthoritarian author of the madcap 1962 classic One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Inspired by Kesey’s own work as an orderly at a Menlo Park … Continue reading

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The League for Spiritual Discovery

The Brotherhood (E59WP0 – Lysergic acid diethylamide, LSD, blotter paper). “The League for Spiritual Discovery was a spiritual organization inspired by the works of Timothy Leary, and strove for legal use of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) for the purpose of … Continue reading

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Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters

“The Merry Pranksters were cohorts and followers of American author Ken Kesey in 1964. Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters lived communally at Kesey’s homes in California and Oregon, and are noted for the sociological significance of a lengthy road … Continue reading

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