In the year 2012 Dr. Leary remains a misunderstood figure. A man who at age 39 began to challage the life of acedemics he lead. Experiments with " The Sacred Mushrooms of Mexico" led him to the source of study he would pursue for the rest of his life: nervous system of the human being. This study led Leary to confront the dominent trends of western culture and expound the study and exploration of the nervous system as the primary fact of human existence. His meticulous scientific study of reactions to mushrooms, LSD led him to take his subjects out of the lab and into the world. This caused a huge deal of contraversy and his eventual expusion from Harvard. Leary represents the scientific/acedemic arm of of a cultural revolution that swept the western world in the wake of world war two.  Describing the nervous system as the lens through which humans and all other forms of life have evolved and are connected to the origins of all life on earth, Leary embraced a head on confrontation with the corprate culture,the war culture, the acedemic culture and all other repressive elements in all spheres of life. Perhaps due to poorly chosen phrases and a high pitched creativity, the media of the time found it easy to use Leary as a weapon against the philosophy of introspection, curiosity experiment he expounded. From the intimate collection of photos presented here, Leary is revealed. A deeply American spirit one sees a complex man on a unique jouney through his own life. A life at times that intersected with family, with history, with high honors and confederates, with prison and an authority and society insesitive to his rights, and as a media personality with a revolutionary message. It is certain that from these photos that he extracted a rich enjoyment from the very act of living. This living was enacted with a hunger for knowlage undertaken with a distinct style and elan. One can postulate if his detractors savored thier time on earth quite as much. I have reprinted his 1966 Playboy magazine interview -many thanks to Playboy for giving us a full 13 pages of indepth reporting.-Raymond Dumas, New York City,2012

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Special thanks to Thomas Lannon @ the new york public library.

at Camus' monument in Algeria.1969

at Camus' monument in Algeria.1969

In the year 2012 Dr. Leary remains a misunderstood figure. A man who at age 39 began to challage the life of acedemics he lead. Experiments with " The Sacred Mushrooms of Mexico" led him to the source of study he would pursue for the rest of his life: nervous system of the human being. This study led Leary to confront the dominent trends of western culture and expound the study and exploration of the nervous system as the primary fact of human existence. His meticulous scientific study of reactions to mushrooms, LSD led him to take his subjects out of the lab and into the world. This caused a huge deal of contraversy and his eventual expusion from Harvard. Leary represents the scientific/acedemic arm of of a cultural revolution that swept the western world in the wake of world war two.  Describing the nervous system as the lens through which humans and all other forms of life have evolved and are connected to the origins of all life on earth, Leary embraced a head on confrontation with the corprate culture,the war culture, the acedemic culture and all other repressive elements in all spheres of life. Perhaps due to poorly chosen phrases and a high pitched creativity, the media of the time found it easy to use Leary as a weapon against the philosophy of introspection, curiosity experiment he expounded. From the intimate collection of photos presented here, Leary is revealed. A deeply American spirit one sees a complex man on a unique jouney through his own life. A life at times that intersected with family, with history, with high honors and confederates, with prison and an authority and society insesitive to his rights, and as a media personality with a revolutionary message. It is certain that from these photos that he extracted a rich enjoyment from the very act of living. This living was enacted with a hunger for knowlage undertaken with a distinct style and elan. One can postulate if his detractors savored thier time on earth quite as much. I have reprinted his 1966 Playboy magazine interview -many thanks to Playboy for giving us a full 13 pages of indepth reporting.-Raymond Dumas, New York City,2012

more interviews http://www.deathridesahorse.tv

Special thanks to Thomas Lannon @ the new york public library.