September 23, 2021 10:00 EST

Books and Manuscripts

 
  Lot 54
 

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[Counter-Culture] Leary, Timothy, and Ralph Metzner
Psychedelic Sessions

No place, ca. 1965-66. Folio, 11 x 8 1/2 in. (279 x 216 mm). Printed program for Timothy Leary and Ralph Metzner's travelling group sessions, Psychedelic Sessions, for the fall and winter of 1965-66. Signed and dated by Leary in pen on second page, annotations by him in pencil on front and rear wrapper. Original printed limp self-wrappers; creasing from original folds; in gray cloth chemise and slip case.

Timothy Leary's signed and annotated copy of his and Ralph Metzner's program for their Psychedelic Sessions, a 12-city tour held in the fall and winter of 1965-66. By 1963 the Federal Government had restricted the use and experimentation of psychedelic drugs to mental health facilities. Leary and Metzger in response, sought to "produce a psychedelic or ecstatic experience without using drugs." They organized 10-hour group sessions with the aim to "reproduce and induce the LSD experience" with the utilization of numerous Eastern and Western psychedelic methods, including meditation, centering, breathing, sensory withdrawl, as well as psychodrama, Gestalt therapy, and multi-media stimulation.

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No place, ca. 1965-66. Folio, 11 x 8 1/2 in. (279 x 216 mm). Printed program for Timothy Leary and Ralph Metzner's travelling group sessions, Psychedelic Sessions, for the fall and winter of 1965-66. Signed and dated by Leary in pen on second page, annotations by him in pencil on front and rear wrapper. Original printed limp self-wrappers; creasing from original folds; in gray cloth chemise and slip case.

Timothy Leary's signed and annotated copy of his and Ralph Metzner's program for their Psychedelic Sessions, a 12-city tour held in the fall and winter of 1965-66. By 1963 the Federal Government had restricted the use and experimentation of psychedelic drugs to mental health facilities. Leary and Metzger in response, sought to "produce a psychedelic or ecstatic experience without using drugs." They organized 10-hour group sessions with the aim to "reproduce and induce the LSD experience" with the utilization of numerous Eastern and Western psychedelic methods, including meditation, centering, breathing, sensory withdrawl, as well as psychodrama, Gestalt therapy, and multi-media stimulation.

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