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Rex Morgan Clippings from 1966

From the archives of Michael Horowitz. Michael sez: “1966 was the year LSD was banned, Millbrook was raided, and Tim was sentenced to 30 years for the Laredo border bust. Here is evidence that even the comics were on his case. These two strips are all I have of the story that went on at […]

Timothy Leary Speaking Engagement Ad – 1969 Village Voice

The Electric Circus (formerly the Dom) was THE venue of the hip heads of the Lower East Side during the mid to late 1960s. Lots of  60′s rock bands played there. Andy Warhol staged his Exploding Plastic Inevitable there. The Velvet Underground was, for a time, the house band. Tim headlined three nights there in […]

1970′s News Clipping of Rosemary’s “Conspire-In Blowout”

Michael Horowitz thought we might enjoy a few tidbits from his own personal archives… This picture on the left was published on March 25, 1970. We’re not sure what the publication was. From Michael: “Rosemary did a benefit for Tim after his bail was taken away in an Orange County courtroom. Tim was jailed, and […]

Dr. Ralph Metzner Comments A Bit On All the Recent Press

Here’s Ralph’s post on his own blog about the last few weeks of press on the archives. Ralph was a graduate student at Harvard, working on his Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, which he received.  He took graduate classes with Leary and Alpert, was introduced to psilocybin mushrooms, and became a research assistant on the Harvard […]

The Economist Weighs In: “Research into hallucinogenic drugs begins to shake off decades of taboo”

Nice to see that, for the most part, the Economist gets it! This piece keeps an open mind about the potential benefits of this research finally being published and made publicly available. Acid tests: Research into hallucinogenic drugs begins to shake off decades of taboo Excerpted from the article: “These papers will be interesting not […]

New York Magazine Article On A Bad Trip

Timothy’s longtime archivist Michael Horowitz sent this comment on the piece in New York Magazine (June 27 issue): The New York Magazine writer who covered the recent acquisition of the Timothy Leary archives by the New York Public Library seems to have a morbid interest in descriptions of the worst moments of people’s psychedelic trips.  […]

Nice Post By The Berkeley Blog About Tim’s Legendary Mind

A lovely, historically accurate, trip down memory lane, courtesy of David Presti, senior lecturer of neurobiology at CAL. The numbered footnotes in the excerpt below link directly to the relevant Johns Hopkins University research study. Oh boy oh boy, do we have a lot of Johns Hopkins University research studies to talk about! Here’s an […]

Time Magazine: ‘Magic Mushrooms’ Can Improve Psychological Health

Time Magazine has just announced an exciting new study recently released from Johns Hopkins University. Here’s a link to the full report in the Journal Psychopharmacology. Michael Horowitz (Tim’s personal archivist) sez: “The acquisition of the Timothy Leary Archives by the New York Public Library represents a turning point in the academic acceptance of the […]

NY Times: New York Public Library Buys Timothy Leary’s Papers

It is very exciting for us to have the New York Times finally announce the New York Public Library’s acquisition of Tim’s amazing archives. Thanks to all the members of “Team Tim” over the years that helped to make this all possible! The below is excerpted from the NY Times article: Ginsberg’s “session record,” composed […]

The New York Public Library Acquires The Archive Of Influential Psychologist And Writer Timothy Leary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The New York Public Library Acquires The Archive Of Influential Psychologist And Writer Timothy Leary Personal Log Books, Letters, Photos And Much More Provide New Insights About Leary, His Studies, and the Counterculture Movement The New York Public Library’s Manuscripts and Archives Division has acquired over 300 boxes of material belonging to […]