History of LSD. CIA and MK-ULTRA; Leary, Alpert, and
Metzner at Harvard and Millbrook (but see Millbrook, below);
Kesey and Merry Pranksters; Haight-Ashbury, Diggers, and
Summer of Love; Beatles and Lucy in the Sky; counterculture
and peace group relations to psychedelics. More coverage about
politics and movements than Storming Heaven. Great notes,
bibliography, and index.
Grateful Dead followers, the largest and most visible group
with shared psychedelic experiences, tell their stories of
concerts and other events. Gives a feel for the scene, its
values and spiritual ecstacy, and some reactions to Jerry's
death. Several tales from John Perry Barlow and other close
Story of famous founder and lead guitarist of the Grateful
Dead, based on interviews with those who knew him well. Early
life, putting together the band, musical and personal
evolution, and lots of LSD. Rock music, and most of all the
Dead, have been an integral part of the psychedelic scene from
the sixties to the near present. We'll miss him, and them!
Photos, notes, index.
Reports from writers, artists, visionaries, and others
about their experiences with psychedelics and other drugs.
From Lewis Carroll to William Burroughs, Charles Dickens to
Philip K. Dick, and Florence Nightingale to Timothy Leary,
these 38 excepts span centuries of mystical drug use.
Leary's autobiography. Early years at Harvard with Alpert
and Metzner, with his first mushroom trip and later
psychedelic research with prisoners and religious novitiates.
Expelled from Harvard, wild times at Millbrook, travel in
India, busted in Laredo, first Love-In, legal problems, exile
in Europe, capture in Kabul, Folsom prison, and release.