It is hard to chronicle the era of the late 60s without reference to drugs—or to the Woodstock festival,
by Kenneth Turan: Timothy Leary and Ram Dass were, at least as far as public images went, the contrasting faces of the 1960s counterculture…
“Dying to Know: Ram Dass and Timothy Leary” is a love story, but not in a physical sense; instead, the love here thrives in the spiritual realm,
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 […]
Sid: Let me frame this question a little more broadly. I read Ronald Siegel’s book Intoxication (Dutton, 1989) which I found very interesting. He described drug experiences as just a natural part of all evolution, and even in the wild, animals …
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.
by Robert Dilts: I first came in contact with Timothy Leary in 1982 when he was touring the United States debating his nemesis Gordon Liddy (notorious for his participation in the Watergate scandal and cover up).
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 […]
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.
by Timothy Leary: Having read this preparatory manual one can immediately recognize symptoms and experiences that might otherwise be terrifying, only because of lack of understanding. Recognition is the key word. Recognizing and locating the level of consciousness.