How Harvard scholars launched the psychedelic 60’s

Feb 1, 2010

In the winter of 1960, three brilliant scholars and one ambitious undergrad- Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert, Huston Smith and Andrew Weil- came together around the Harvard Psilocybin Project, a series of experiments with psychedelic drugs. The group sought spiritual enlightenment but ended up transforming America. In his new book “The Harvard Psychedelic Club,” author Don Lattin tells the story of how these four came together at a time of upheaval and experimentation and how their explorations of expanded consciousness set the stage for the cultural and spiritual revolution of the 1960s.

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