Leary was far from crazy psychedelic to say have healing powers. Hopefully the sale of your items will help us learn more
Timothy Leary What was he up to? Soon, we know more now that the New York Public Library is the purchase of 335 boxes of documents, videos, letters and photographs of $ 900 000. After 18 months he spent two years sorting the collection will be available to the public.
These documents not only the man's diatribes decidedly peculiar - the guru of the drug in 1960, Richard Nixon called "the most dangerous man in America." There is a correspondence with the likes of Allen Ginsberg, Gary Grant, Aldous Huxley, William Burroughs, Jack Kerouac and Arthur Koestler.
Perhaps these works are indicative of genius that arise from the confrontation of creative minds with powerful drugs - the knowledge and highs of mysticism. Or maybe it shows the horrors and mental deterioration of drug abuse and excess.
Perhaps the most interesting is the number of "records of session", ie descriptions taking LSD, psilocybin, mescaline and other psychedelic drugs. They will probably give a more realistic picture of what these poets, writers, teachers and actors actually lived at the time.was found guilty of possession of marijuana after and sentenced to 10 years in prison. He escaped from a maximum security prison and fled with his wife in Algeria and Switzerland, but was finally arrested in Afghanistan and returned to prison for three years. Once free, he devoted his mind, no doubt, extraordinary and 20 years of his life to the programming of virtual reality and cyberculture. When she died of prostate cancer, worked with friends to document the entire process messy. He died in 1996 and part of his ashes was launched into space.