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By Leary, Timothy; Ram Dass., Ram Dass; Smith, Huston; Weil, Andrew; Smith, Huston; Leary, Timothy; Ram Dass.; Lattin, Don; Weil, Andrew

Lattin examines the lives and occasions of 4 men--Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert (aka Ram Dass), Andrew Weil, and Huston Smith--whose paths crossed within the Nineteen Sixties at Harvard, and who for that reason introduced the brain, physique, spirit movement.

summary: Lattin examines the lives and instances of 4 men--Timothy Leary, Richard Alpert (aka Ram Dass), Andrew Weil, and Huston Smith--whose paths crossed within the Nineteen Sixties at Harvard, and who for that reason introduced the brain, physique, spirit circulation

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Huston was studying at the University of California at Berkeley, writing a section of his dissertation that dealt with the problem of pain. He’d gone to the library looking for books with the word pain in the title, and one title leapt out from the card catalog. It was Pain, Sex and Time, a strange and somewhat convoluted book written by a man named Gerald Heard. Heard (1889–1971) was a prolific British writer and radio commentator who came to the United States with Aldous Huxley in 1937. Heard had been offered the chair of historical anthropology at Duke University, but he soon abandoned that post and settled in the Santa Ana Mountains of southern California to found Trabuco College, a short-lived institute focusing on the study of comparative religion.

I’ll teach you a thing or two right now,” he yelled, climbing up toward his son. Tim looked into the threatening face, and when his father got to the top of the stairs, he pushed him back, causing him to tumble back down the stairway, head over heels. ” As he had many times before, Tim jumped out of an upstairs window, ran up a steep gabled roof, and climbed back down a drainpipe, hiding behind the chimney until his mother let him know that his father had passed out and it was safe to come back inside.

Four Lives Conclusion – Healer, Teacher, Trickster, Seeker Afterword Bibliography Notes on Source Material Index Acknowledgments About the Author Praise for The Harvard Psychedelic Club Also by Don Lattin Copyright About the Publisher ILLUSTRATIONS Andrew Weil when he graduated from Harvard, 1964 Huston Smith and family, 1920s Huston Smith on TV, 1958 Timothy Leary at a Boston Club in early 1966 Susan Leary and Richard Alpert in May 1963 Huston Smith in the 1960s Ram Dass in the garden of David McClelland, 1975 Andrew Weil, in the early 1970s, on his pilgrimage to South America Timothy Leary announcing his candidacy for governor of California, May 23, 1969 Andrew Weil at his Arizona ranch Timothy Leary and others at a reunion in 1996 Huston Smith AUTHOR’S NOTE This is a work of narrative nonfiction.

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