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White Hand Society
The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary & Allen Ginsberg
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Author(s) :
Peter Conners
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2010(pb,1st ed,vg)
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City Lights Books
In 1960 Timothy Leary was not yet famous -- or infamous -- and Allen Ginsberg was both. Leary, eager to expand his experiments at the Harvard Psilocybin Project, knew that Ginsberg held the key to bohemia's elite. Ginsberg, fresh from his first experience with hallucinogenic mushrooms in Mexico, was eager to promote the spiritual possibilities of psychedelic use. Thus, America's most conspivious beatnik was recruited as Ambassador of Psilocybin under the auspices of an Ivy League professor, and together they launched the psychedelic revolution and turned on the hippie generation.
"...a wondrous tale of pcresque adventure and authentic friendship..."
-- Ralph Metzner, co-author, with Ram Dass & Gary Bravo, of Birth of a Psychedelic Culture

"In White Hand Society Peter Conners charts the course from the earliest dirt roads of laughing gas to the superhighways of LSD in one compelling story. It is a thrilling ride on what Ginsberg called the Trackless Transit System..."
-- Bill Morgan, author of Beat Atlas and The Typewriter Is Holy

Ross Heaven is a psychologist, healer and director of The Four Gates Foundation, one of Europe's leading organisations for the preservation and teaching of indigenous wisdom.