• The Harvard Psychedelic Club

  • How Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil Killed the Fifties and Ushered in a New Age for America
  • By: Don Lattin
  • Narrated by: John Pruden
  • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 11-28-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperAudio
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It is impossible to overstate the cultural significance of the four men described in Don Lattin's The Harvard Psychedelic Club. Huston Smith, tirelessly working to promote cross-cultural religious and spiritual tolerance. Richard Alpert, aka Ram Dass, inspiring generations with his mantra "be here now". Andrew Weil, undisputed leader of the holistic medicine revolution. And, of course, Timothy Leary, the charismatic, rebellious counterculture icon and LSD guru. Journalist Don Lattin provides the funny, moving inside story of the "Cambridge Quartet", who crossed paths with the infamous Harvard Psilocybin Project in the early '60s and went on to pioneer the mind/body/spirit movement that would popularize yoga, vegetarianism, and Eastern mysticism in the Western world.

©2010 Don Lattin (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic Reviews

"[Don Lattin] has created a stimulating and thoroughly engrossing read." (Dennis McNally, author of A Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead and Desolate Angel: Jack Kerouac, the Beat Generation, and America)

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A fascinating story!

The book filled in so many details about the 1960s that I was just not aware of. I enjoyed the way the storyline profiled the four different individuals that were so key in the psychedelic movement and who so greatly influenced our culture then and now.

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What does it all mean?

Interesting vignettes of 4 very influential people and a movement.

Would've liked it to have been a bit more in depth, either with broader historical accounts or of the science of psychadelics.

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Compelling tale

I really enjoyed hearing the journey of four psychedelic elders. What an era! highly recommended