Articles for Timothy Leary

Was Timothy Leary Right?

by John Cloud: Are psychedelics good for you? It’s such a hippie relic of a question that it’s almost embarrassing to ask. But a quiet psychedelic renaissance is beginning at the highest levels of American science, including the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and Harvard, which is conducting what is thought to be its […]

Timothy Leary, Silhouette

by Stephen Bello: Talking to Timothy Leary, you’re pretty sure he’s right–probably because his idea alone are enough to induce a mild psychedelic experience. He never lets you forget that he holds an LsD., a “degree” which he says takes most of a lifetime to acquire.

Fascinating Figures: Timothy Leary

by Christopher Ryan: I was recently asked to write a series of profiles of fascinating people and events from the 60s and 70s for a Spanish magzine called Cañamo. Because the various cultural revolutions that swept through the U.S. and the rest of Europe never made it past the dictatorship in control of Spain, the […]

The Psychedelic Experience

I. General Introduction by Timothy Leary: A psychedelic experience is a journey to new realms of consciousness. The scope and content of the experience is limitless, but its characteristic features are the transcendence of verbal concepts, of space-time dimensions, and of the ego or identity.