Lisa Rein writes, "In less than a year, Timothy Leary was imprisoned in three different
continents–and it could've been worse. After escaping from a California
prison with the help of the Weatherman Underground and the Brotherhood of
Eternal Love, he and Rosemary fled Algeria
from a 'revolutionary bust' by Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver, only
to be jailed in Switzerland when President Nixon personally demanded his
extradition back to the U.S."
Allen Ginsberg saved him with an international PR blitz that convinced the
Swiss to give him temporary asylum. Leary's archivist, Michael Horowitz,
tells what it was like to be the Learys' primary link to the U.S. during
their turbulent first year in exile.
Highlights include unpublished letters from Tim and Rosemary Leary, Allen
Ginsberg and Owsley, rare photographs and documents, and an annotated
psychedelic Christmas card from the "Sunshine Family" (the Brotherhood of
ACID BODHISATTVA: THE HISTORY OF THE TIMOTHY LEARY ARCHIVES DURING HIS PRISON AND EXILE YEARS, 1970-1976 (Part Two)
[Lisa Rein and Michael Horowitz/Timothy Leary archives]