Wasson's original 1957 Life magazine article

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Novalis
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Wasson's original 1957 Life magazine article

Post by Novalis » Wed Jul 24, 2013 6:33 am

Here is the 1957 Life magazine article by R. Gordon Wasson that kicked off Timothy Leary's interest in entheogens:

http://www.imaginaria.org/wasson/life.htm

It's hard to imagine one of the necrophilous investment bankers of today - as Wasson was - devoting years of his life to researching the use of the sacred mushrooms.

Sadly, possession of even the freshly picked fungus was criminalised as a Class 'A' drug in the UK in 2005, with brutal punishments of up to 7 years for simple posession, and life imprisonment for supply or cultivation. I can't help feeling that they don't really want people to turn on, tune in and drop out. Anyway, they've successfully deterred me, but not earned my affection, respect, or good will.

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Re: Wasson's original 1957 Life magazine article

Post by fmrc » Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:45 am

Many years ago, I read where that Issue of Life sold for $1,000.00. I have five of them in our library. Any bids? grin. slp/fmrc

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