Writes Michael Horowitz:
Leary archivists Michael Horowitz and Lisa Rein are publishing for the first time what they believe may be the only photograph in existence of these legends of the psychedelic era together.
When Huxley, 67 and Leary, 41 appeared on the same stage for the first and only time, their talks shook up the assembly of professional psychologists by extending the model of psychedelic drug experience from the strictly medical to a more humanistic approach, moving away from the concept that these drugs mimicked psychosis, to opening the doors of perception to visionary experience and positive behavior change.
Huxley: "With such drugs as psilocybin, it is possible for the majority of people to go into this other world with very little trouble and with almost no harm to themselves.”
Leary: “For many people, one or two psilocybin experiences can accomplish the goals of a long and successful psychotherapy...The non-game visionary experiences are, I submit, the key to behavior change."
For Huxley and Leary, the advent of synthetic psychedelics would trigger a major evolutionary stage for humanity.
Find out more at The Timothy Leary Archives.
Happy 117th birthday to Emma Morano of Verbenia, Italy! Morano is the oldest person on Earth and the last living individual born in the 19th century. From the BBC: Ms Morano’s longevity, she admits, is partly down to genetics – her mother reached 91 and several sisters reached their centenary – and partly, she says, […]
Elly from Microcosm publishing writes: “Our next book has been in the works for years, but as we launch our Kickstarter we find it’s become terrifyingly current: Soviet Daughter is a rather swashbuckling story of her great-grandmother Lola, who came of age in the Soviet Ukraine, in the wake of the October Revolution.”
Peterborough, England photographer Chris Porsz’s Reunions photo series and book presents his remarkable street snapshots of myriad characters taken in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s juxtapozed with those same individuals at the location of the original photographs. See more: Reunions
Holiday shopping is in full swing, and the Striiv Touch is one of the best gift ideas I’ve landed on. Its simple design works for females and males, and its wide range of features makes it suitable for even the non-fitness enthusiasts in your life.Unlike traditional fitness trackers, the Striiv Touch also acts as a smartwatch. It […]
The Pocket Tripod PRO had massive Kickstarter success in 2013, raising almost $85,000 in a single month. But this isn’t just another case of pre-release product hype. This ingenious little device folds out from a credit-card-shaped plastic slab into a sturdy stand with a surprisingly wide range of motion. In portrait orientation, your phone slides […]
Loot Crate is a totally different kind of subscription service that mails subscribers monthly boxes filled with curated geek, pop culture, and gamer paraphernalia. Its cult following awaits a box every month filled with everything from bobble heads to T-shirts to special edition collectibles. But nothing gets Loot Crate fans as excited as the limited […]