Up for auction on eBay is an original copy of the charter and by-laws for Timothy Leary's League of Spiritual Discovery, founded in Millbrook, New York in 1966. With four days left in the auction, the current bid is $250. From the auction listing:
Here, Leary and his cohort outline the structure of a new religious association that identifies LSD, peyote and psilocybin as The Sacraments used to commune with, "evolutionary wisdoms preserved in cellular and molecular structures", and to facilitate the ritual, "to go out of the mind and to come to the senses". Five - 8 1/2" X 11" pages total, with the first four pages stapled top-left, page 5 having come loose about 20 years ago....
I've had this piece since the very early 70's when I bought it from a friend who had just purchased a number of things, here in Berkeley, from Timothy Leary's wife at the time, Rosemary Woodruff, who was raising money for Leary's legal defense fund and support as a fugitive.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
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