Timothy Leary's archivist on Leary's prison escape, Algerian exile, and Swiss prison-time

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Highlights include unpublished letters from Tim and Rosemary Leary, Allen Ginsberg and Owsley, rare photographs and documents, and an annotated psychedelic Christmas card from the "Sunshine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 Eternal Love).

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]

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