Secret of "Divine Mushrooms"
Life Magazine, May 13, 1957. Great Adventures
III: The Discovery of Mushrooms That Cause Strange
Visions. Vision-giving mushrooms are discovered in a
remote Mexican village by a U.S. banker who describes the
strange ritual and effects of eating them, by R. Gordon
by Alan Watts, an excerpt from In My Own Way, An
Autobiography, 1915 1965.
©1972 by Alan Watts. Published by Pantheon Books, Random
The Hallucinogenic Fungi of Mexico
"An Inquiry Into The Origins of The Religious
Idea Among Primitive Peoples," by R. Gordon Wasson.
From the Botanical Museum Leaflets, Harvard
University, 1961, 19(7).
Chapter 2 of Acid Dreams, The Complete Social
History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond,
by Martin A. Lee & Bruce Shlain, New York: Grove
Weidenfeld. ©1985 by Lee & Shlain.
The Door in the Wall - Part I - Part II
Psychedelics in the 1950s, including biographical
detail of some of the major figures of the psychedelic
rediscovery. An excerpt from Storming Heaven by
Jay Stevens. ©1987 by Jay Stevens.
The Politics of Consciousness -
Part I - Part II
The early Sixties, LSD therapy and research at their
most productive period, and the ensuing conservative
backlash which brought it all to a close. An excerpt from
Storming Heaven by Jay Stevens. ©1987 by Jay
The Strange Case of the Harvard
"ON MAY 27 1963, President Nathan M. Pusey of
Harvard University announced that an assistant professor
of clinical psychology and education had been fired. This
was the first faculty firing since Pusey took office in
1953, and it had overtones of the sensational. The man
dismissed was Dr. Richard Alpert, a young psychologist,
member of Harvard's Social Relations department and son
of George Alpert, former president of the New Haven
Railroad." From Look Magazine, November 5,
The Withering Away of the Revolution
by Robert Hunter, Chapter 10 of The Storming of the
Mind, McClelland and Stewart Limited, ©Robert Hunter
1971. Perspectives on Anti-War Demonstrations, Woodstock,
and the withering of the Sixties Revolution.
Realms of the Human Unconscious
by Stanislav Grof, M.D. Dr. Grof describes his arrival
in the United States in the mid-1960s to join the
research activities of the Research Unit of Spring Grove
History of LSD Therapy
by Stanislav Grof, M.D. Chapter 1 of LSD
Psychotherapy, ©1980, 1994 by Stanislav Grof.