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Magda Hassan
03-08-2012, 01:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/verify_age?next_url=/watch%3Fv%3DV5d4wWGK4Ig%26feature%3Dplayer_embedde d

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/don-lattin/harvard-psychedelic-club-1950s_b_809392.html

http://www.donlattin.com (http://www.donlattin.com/)
to find out more about the author, Don Lattin, and his book: The Harvard Psychedelic Club -- How Timothy Leary Ram Dass, Huston Smith and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age in America. .
"This book is the story of how three brilliant scholars and one ambitious freshman crossed paths in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the winter of 1960-61, and how their experiences in a psychedelic drug research project transformed their lives and much of American culture in the 1960s and 1970s".

Keith Millea
03-08-2012, 05:19 PM
Magda:

That first link doesn't work.:phone:

Phil Dragoo
03-09-2012, 11:09 AM
http://fora.tv/2010/01/07/Don_Lattin_The_Harvard_Psychedelic_Club

Above link to 50:01 talk by the author.

Ram Dass, Allen Ginsberg on harmonium and a short-haired woman on tabla did a bit at St. John's in Santa Fe in 1972.

Ram Dass had a smile and nothing to say.

Allen Ginsberg did his horny B-52s raining fiery death blues.

The next day their microbus turned north at the Rosario Cemetary and headed for Taos.

In some dimension there is a continuum connecting Forestal's swan dive with that of Frank Olson.

Jim Jones and Charlie Manson.

James Jesus Angleton and Ted Kaczynski.

Sirhan and Chapman and Hinckley.

In The Search for the Manchurian Candidate we are told Sidney Gottlieb got nowhere with MK-ULTRA and disbanded it in 1973.

Sure.

Keith Millea
03-09-2012, 07:48 PM
For those who don't want to sign in at Youtube,here is another copy below.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08KBaGdXlng&feature=player_detailpage

Lauren Johnson
03-09-2012, 08:19 PM
http://fora.tv/2010/01/07/Don_Lattin_The_Harvard_Psychedelic_Club

Above link to 50:01 talk by the author.

Ram Dass, Allen Ginsberg on harmonium and a short-haired woman on tabla did a bit at St. John's in Santa Fe in 1972.

Ram Dass had a smile and nothing to say.

Allen Ginsberg did his horny B-52s raining fiery death blues.

The next day their microbus turned north at the Rosario Cemetary and headed for Taos.

In some dimension there is a continuum connecting Forestal's swan dive with that of Frank Olson.

Jim Jones and Charlie Manson.

James Jesus Angleton and Ted Kaczynski.

Sirhan and Chapman and Hinckley.

In The Search for the Manchurian Candidate we are told Sidney Gottlieb got nowhere with MK-ULTRA and disbanded it in 1973.

Sure.

I watched most of the video until I got tired of it. The take-away: these four pioneers brought profound positive social change by their use of psychedelics and subsequent careers. The speech is from an enthusiast to other enthusiasts. He is sad that legitimate research was ended in these admittedly dangerous drugs for their positive potentials. He has nothing to say about MK-ULTRA, Sidney Gottlieb, etc. and specifically rejects the notion that the CIA had anything to do with Timothy Leary, etc.

Keith Millea
03-09-2012, 09:40 PM
I watched the Don Lattin video and thought it was decent.Most things were already familiar to me,but he did reveal some interesting stories that I was not aware of.It's probably a good book to read for those interested in the subject matter.

Peter Lemkin
03-09-2012, 09:43 PM
Dr. Tim did have some connections to the intelligence community.....exactly their nature, especially later on in his life, is still somewhat shrouded in smoke and mirrors [and purple-paisley].

Keith Millea
03-09-2012, 09:52 PM
Dr. Tim did have some connections to the intelligence community.....exactly their nature, especially later on in his life, is still somewhat shrouded in smoke and mirrors [and purple-paisley].

Lattin does talk about Leary informing on and helping to bust the weather underground members.