Tag Archives: Michael Horowitz

ACID BODHISATTVA: THE HISTORY OF THE TIMOTHY LEARY ARCHIVES DURING HIS PRISON AND EXILE YEARS, 1970-1976 (Part Three)

How a scholarly hippie got pulled into the orbit of the psychedelic revolutionary whom then-President Nixon labelled “the most dangerous man in America” Lisa Rein conducts the first in-depth interview of Timothy Leary’s longtime archivist, Michael Horowitz Part 3: Switzerland – Afghanistan — California, August 1971 – April 1973 Dr. Leary and Dr. Hofmann on the […]

It’s the 74th Anniversary of Albert Hofmann’s Bicycle Trip

To celebrate Bicycle Day on April 19th, the date of Albert Hofmann’s—and the world’—first LSD trip in 1943, we are publishing this excerpt from the forthcoming interview with Michael Horowitz—the third installment of the Acid Bodhisattva series, coming soon to timothylearyarchives.org. Images: from Lysergic World (April, 1993): Albert Hofmann in 1977 (left), and the route […]

ACID BODHISATTVA: THE HISTORY OF THE TIMOTHY LEARY ARCHIVES DURING HIS PRISON AND EXILE YEARS, 1970-1976 (Part Two)

How a scholarly hippie got pulled into the orbit of the psychedelic revolutionary whom then-President Nixon labelled “the most dangerous man in America” Lisa Rein conducts the first in-depth interview of Timothy Leary’s longtime archivist, Michael Horowitz Part 2: November 1970 – August 1971 LR: So,Tim escapes from prison and he and Rosemary land in Algeria […]

ACID BODHISATTVA: THE HISTORY OF THE TIMOTHY LEARY ARCHIVES DURING HIS PRISON AND EXILE YEARS, 1970-1976 (Part One)

How a scholarly hippie got pulled into the orbit of the psychedelic revolutionary whom then-President Nixon labeled “the most dangerous man in America” Lisa Rein conducts the first in-depth interview of Timothy Leary’s longtime archivist, Michael Horowitz Interview 1: December 1969 – November 1970 LR: How did you become Timothy Leary’s personal archivist? MH: I […]

Leary, McLuhan and Electronic Technology

New article for Boing Boing:  Timothy Leary and Marshall McLuhan, Turned On and Tuned In By Michael Horowitz & Lisa Rein In 1974, when asked by Timothy Leary’s archivist Michael Horowitz for a statement of support for the imprisoned psychologist, Marshall McLuhan sent a letter, now published for the first time, describing Leary as “the […]

Timothy Leary to Vaclav Havel:
“You Have Done Good, My Brother”

New article for Boing Boing: Prototype dissidents: Timothy Leary and Václav Havel at the dawn of the internet age By Lisa Rein & Michael Horowitz, for Boing Boing “ONE DISSIDENT ELECTRONIC MEDIA EXPERT. . . CAN JAM THE SYSTEM.” On July 4, 1992, fifteen years after it was published, Leary inscribed a copy of Neuropolitics, […]

Jennifer Ulrich Interviews Michael Horowitz Re: The Archival Catastrophe of 1975 and the Birth of ARCANA

Michael Horowitz, Dr. Timothy Leary’s Archivist, 1970 to the present Jennifer Ulrich, over at the New York Public Library (where Dr. Leary’s archives now live), has a new post about “The Archival Catastrophe of 1975,” when the Feds took possession of the archives and put Michael Horowitz, Tim’s archivist since 1970, on the stand in […]

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 […]

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.  […]

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 […]