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Birth of a Psychedelic Culture : Conversations About Leary, the Harvard Experiments, Millbrook and the Sixties

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No understanding of the history of the sixties could be complete without a grasp of the work of Leary, Alpert, and Metzner, the cultural resistance to their experiments, and the way in which psychoactive drug use became a part of contemporary society. Next Generation Independent Book Awards Finalist, Birth of a Psychedelic Culture explores these experiments and their cultural milieu through never before seen photographs, personal accounts of authors Ralph Metzner and Ram Dass, and conversations with luminaries such as Aldous Huxley, Charles Mingus, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs and others that appeared on the scene.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 203.2 x 251.46 x 15.24mm | 703.06g
  • Santa Fe, NM, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0907791387
  • 9780907791386
  • 463,675

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."..Their recorded conversation has the flavor of a lively reunion as the two recall an astonishing young adulthood, generously illustrated with snapshots and brief statements from colleagues..." Craig K Comstock, Huffington Post, March 2010 ."..Presented as a conversation between figures of the movement, the authors provide an enticing read into the era...a piece of history well worth looking into, with its unique stories of a truly unique time." James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, The Midwest Book Review ..".Their recorded conversation has the flavor of a lively reunion as the two recall an astonishing young adulthood, generously illustrated with snapshots and brief statements from colleagues..." Craig K Comstock, Huffington Post, March 2010 ..".Presented as a conversation between figures of the movement, the authors provide an enticing read into the era...a piece of history well worth looking into, with its unique stories of a truly unique time." James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, The Midwest Book Review
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About Ralph Metzner

Dr. Richard Alpert, also known as Baba Ram Dass, is a contemporary spiritual teacher who is the author of the bestseller Be Here Now. Ralph Metzner is the author of several books, including The Psychedelic Experience, which he co-wrote with Leary and Alpert.
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