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the exploding inevitable


Well, well. It appears our last jaunt to the trip receptacles secured little in the way of favourable comment. Or any comment at all, in fact. Since I am nothing if not contrary, I don\’t for one second intend to allow that to impede us from alighting on a third trip.

Look on it as you might an especially intrusive flashback.

This one is not from the vaults of the Trip Receptacles. Rather, let\’s revisit Timothy Leary\’s notorious 1967 call to alms, \”Turn On, Tune In, Drop It\”, fellow siblings.

Leary, of course, famously taught psychology at Harvard and from as early as 1960 advocated the unfettered use of natural hallucinogens in addition to the then perfectly legal synthesised compound, LSD. Less well known is the controversial nature of his earliest experiments; these initially targeted prison inmates as a control group well before he gained sufficient confidence to engage directly in self-experimentation.


ESP 1027.

Leary – alongside colleague, Richard Alpert – was dismissed from his faculty in May 1963 for allegedly distributing controlled substances to the student body. The official line, however, was his failure to attend contracted lectures. Undaunted by this and subsequent pressures from the FBI, Leary founded the \”League For Spiritual Discovery\” as a registered faith in 1966; an attempt to secure legal status for LSD as the holy sacrament underpinning their constitutional right to \”freedom of religion\”. The government disagreed. On October 6th, 1966, LSD was effectively made illegal throughout the United States.

On January 14th, 1967, Timothy Leary made an invited appearance at the Human-Be-In in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, with a gathering of some 30,000 individuals attendant on his word. The phrase \”Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out\” was officially born.

Rejoice. Engineered by David Hancock.

\”All Girls Are Yours\” ? If you say so, Timothy.

DR. TIMOTHY LEARY: TRIP; ALL GIRLS ARE YOURS from \”Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out\” LP (ESP) 1967 (US)

PURCHASE TURN ON, TUNE IN, DROP OUT

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