The Case Of Timothy Leary

Laredo, Tex., March 11 (UPI)-Dr Timothy Leary, 45, former Harvard professor nationally known for experiments with such hallucination drugs as LSD and Peyote, was convicted today on two marijuana charges and sentenced to a maximum of thirty years in federal prison. His eighteen-year-old daughter, Susan, was ordered sent to a federal reformatory. Federal Judge Ben C. Connally also fined Leary 30,000. Susan drew an indeterminate term. Defense attorneys said they would appeal. Leary was found...

The Free Fall And Its Relation To The High Feeling

Dr Groff, of Amsterdam, is a psycho-physiologist, who has had experience with both parachute jumping and psychedelics. The following is an excerpt from a talk given at St Martin's School of Art, London, on January 7, 1966. It is interesting to compare a comment made by a member of the Royal Air Force that 'Pilots flying at very high altitudes have reported hallucinations in which they seem to be outside the cabin looking at the shell of themselves on the inside.' Already at birth the baby...

Marihuana And

Experts agree that marihuana has no aphrodisiac effect, and in this as in a large percentage of their judgments they are entirely wrong. If one is sexually bent, if it occurs to one that it would be pleasant to make love, the judicious use of the drug will stimulate the desire and heighten the pleasure immeasurably, for it is perhaps the principal effect of marihuana to take one more intensely into whatever experience. I should recommend its use in schools to make the pleasures of poetry, art,...

Marijuana And Alcohol

In Britain today increasing anxiety over the use of drugs by young people is prevalent among parents, school-teachers, dons and Government officials. Some of their anxiety is justified but much of it is based upon ignorance and fear, fanned by emotional articles in the daily Press which make extravagant statements, such as 'drug addiction is a venereal disease of the soul.' The fact is that we know relatively little about addiction, and until we know more from the sober results of controlled...

Sanskrit Sources

The Cannabis sativa has been used from a very remote period both in medicine and as an intoxicating agent. A mythological origin has been invented for it. It is said to have been produced in the shape of nectar while the gods were churning the ocean with the mountain called Mandara. It is the favorite drink of Indra the king of gods, and is called 'vijaya', because it gives success to its votaries. The gods through compassion on the human race sent it to this earth so that mankind by using it...

Psychometabolism

Throughout evolution, the animal, with the aid of various bodily organs, utilizes the raw materials of its food, drink, and inspired air and transforms them into characteristic biochemical patterns which canalize and direct its physiological activities. This is metabolism. But with the aid of its brain, its organ of awareness or mind, it utilizes the raw materials of its subjective experience and transforms it into characteristic patterns of awareness which then canalize and help to direct its...

The Ancient Greeks

It is estimated that roughly at the same time the Vedic Hymns were known to be in use in India, in 800 BC, Homer's Odyssey was being composed. A controversial question is the one of Homer's 'nepenthe'. Is this drug hashish Virey, Guyon, and Hahn seem to think so. They rest their case on the testimony of Diodorus of Sicily, who stated that the women of Thebes chased away anxiety with a drug whose active principle was hemp. It is well known that 'nepenthe' is derived from 'ne' negative and...

Cannabis Intoxication And Its Similarity To That Of Peyote And LSD

Pharmacology texts invariably classify cannabis as a hallucinogen, along with LSD, mescaline and psilocybin. Recent interest, however, has concentrated on the last three, probably because the 'model psychosis' hypothesis grew out of work with these more potent hallucinogens. Also, those interested in examining possible therapeutic effects of these agents have preferred to avoid the stigma attached to marihuana. On examining descriptions of cannabis intoxication, however, it is clear that...

Nigeria Whispers

In May 1966, a British tourist and an American were both sentenced in Lagos to 75 years' imprisonment, on charges of growing and smoking Indian hemp. The following article by a Nigerian journalist will help to explain why. There is a growing trend in the more economically advanced countries to indulge at leisure in the exploration of the personality. At a certain stage of development, there is less need to produce and more time to spend consuming. This is healthy. If used properly. Marihuana...

The Three Alis

Mohammed Ben Abdullah Yussufi (Translated by Irving Rosenthal.) The author died at the age of 21 in the prison hospital of Tangier, after having been beaten during questioning. A man had three sons. All three were named AN. When the man was on his deathbed, he said 'I leave half of my land to my son AN and the other half to my son AM.' And then he died. The three Alis fought among themselves as to which two of them would inherit their father's land, and then they decided to take their dispute...

Medicinal And Poisonous Plants Of Southern And Eastern Africa 1962

Breyer-Brandwijk In South Africa various species of Leonotis are miscalled dagga, a name which really appertains to Cannabis sativa Very little work has been done on the genus and chemical, pharmacological and clinical investigation of these plants is urgently required Wicht states that the plant has properties similar to those of Cannabis sativa The active principle is not really known but Marloth has isolated a dark green resin to which he ascribes the 'narcotic' property...

Kif Prologue And Compendium Of Terms

One of the great phenomena of the century is the unquestioning worldwide acceptance of the accessories of Judaeo-Christian civilization, regardless of whether or not these trappings have any relevance to the peoples adopting them. The United Nations, like a philanthropical society devoted to reclaiming and educating young delinquents, points the way grandly for the little nations just recruited, assuring them that they too one day may be important and respected members of world society....

Introduction

This book presents a wide variety of personal accounts of experiences induced by Indian hemp. Writers of different cultural traditions and historical periods have left descriptions of this herb. The many points of view which find expression in these pages should help to bring the subject into its proper perspective. Indian hemp has many names, which causes some confusion. The two most common ones are 'marihuana' (from the Spanish 'Maria Juana') and the Arabic 'hashish'. Marihuana is simply the...

Alices Adventures In Wonderland

Alice looked all around her at the flowers and the blades of grass, but she could not see anything that looked like the right thing to eat or drink under the circumstances. There was a large mushroom growing near her, about the same height as herself and when she had looked under it, and on both sides of it, and behind it, it occurred to her that she might as well look and see what was on the top of it. She stretched herself up on tiptoe, and peeped over the edge of the mushroom, and her eyes...