Story No. 8: Art for the Third Eye: The Visionary Drawings of Emma Kunz
Story No. 7: Struck by White Lightning: A Correspondence with Owsley Stanley
Story No. 6: The Continuous Trip: An Essay on Deadheads.
Story No. 5: Yeah, Yeah, Right! Right! Right! On the Bus with Merry Prankster Ken Babbs.
Story No. 4: Getting to the Core of Swedish Neoshamanism.
Story No. 3: A Correspondence with Owsley Stanley.
Story No. 2: A Correspondence with Tim Scully.
Story No. 1: Skip's Story: The Beginnings of The Brotherhood of Eternal Love.
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Art for the Third Eye: The Visionary Drawings of Emma Kunz
When Swiss artist Emma Kunz died in 1963, she left behind more than 400 works of art. But it wasn't until the 1970s that her images were beginning to be exhibited in museums. Already in 1941, Emma Kunz prophetically stated, "My art is destined for the 21st Century". Published January 2013.
Struck by White Lightning: A Correspondence with Owsley Stanley
On March 12, 2011 counterculture icon Owsley "Bear" Stanley died in a car accident in Australia. In this previously unpublished interview, the legendary Grateful Dead sound engineer and once underground LSD chemist shares his critical views on MDMA. Published April 2012.
The Continuous Trip: An Essay on Deadheads
Going to a Grateful Dead concert was for many people like taking a collective trip, and if the magic was there it took them far into space. Some Deadheads - which was the name given to particulary loyal fans - followed the band from gig to gig, year after year, sometimes for several decades. Published January 2012.
Yeah, Yeah, Right! Right! Right! On the Bus with Merry Prankster Ken Babbs
It was 1964. Using an old, wildly painted school bus called Furthur, novellist Ken Kesey and his group The Merry Pranksters decided to take a road trip across the USA. The driver was beat legend Neal Cassady, and along on the ride was Ken Babbs. Published November 2009.
Getting to the Core of Swedish Neoshamanism
In the Seventies, anthropologist Michael Harner developed his own take on shamanism. The technique, which he named core shamanism, gained popularity in the West and is still being used today. The following report is based on a fieldwork at a workshop arranged by a Swedish group using Harner's technique, an experience which resulted in feelings of doubt towards the dogmatic team leading the course. Published June 2009.
A Correspondence with Owsley Stanley
Owsley "Bear" Stanley was the sound man for seminal rock band the Grateful Dead. In the late Sixties he became a legendary figure in the counterculture after he started manufacturing LSD together with his apprentice Tim Scully. Their acid reached a huge number of people in America. In this interview, Owsley brings a new perspective on Tom Wolfe's bestselling book The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Published May 2009.
A correspondence with Tim Scully
In the mid-Sixties Tim Scully lived with and built sound equipment for the Grateful Dead. In 1966, he started manufacturing LSD together with his friend Owsley "Bear" Stanley. When Owsley was arrested in 1967, Scully set up two other labs, one of them resulting in the making of his legendary product "Orange Sunshine". Published May 2009.
Skip's Story: The Beginnings of The Brotherhood of Eternal Love
Skip's story is an account of the very first days of The Brotherhood of Eternal Love, an American organization using LSD as a religious sacrament in the 1960s. Their idealism seemed to have faded in the early Seventies, and in a 1972 article the Rolling Stone Magazine called them the "hippie mafia". In this text, original member Skip is telling the story of how he and his friends were deeply moved by the powerful hallucinogen, and how the experience changed their lives forever. Published May 2009.