The Castalia Foundation in in the process of transcribing all the original, certified back-copies of Psychedelic Review. This is the legendary psychedelic magazine created by our founder, Timothy Leary; and friends from The Castalia Foundation; together with the International Federation for Internal Freedom (IFIF). We keep a set of original copies of the magazine in secure storage, and these are available to our researchers on site. This archive collection was obtained, and is maintained, thanks to a generous donation from the Rosemary Woodruff Freedom Fund. We believe this to be the first time that Psychedelic Review has been made available, free to the public, in an accurately transcribed, fully-searchable digital format. Please bear with us as we are transcribing these copies live onto the site and errors may exist in the text until the project is finished.
PSYCHEDELIC REVIEW, Issue Number 1, Summer 1963
Vol. I June 1963 No. 1 $1.50
- Statement of Purpose
- 'Can this drug enlarge man's mind?' by Gerald Heard
- 'The subjective after-effects of psychedelic experiences' by The Editors
- 'The hallucinogenic fungi of Mexico' by Gordon Wasson
- 'A touchstone for courgage' - Plato
- 'Provoked Life: An Essay on the Anthropology of the Ego' by Gottfried Benn
- 'The individual as man/world' by Alan W. Watts
- 'Annihilating Illumination' George Andrews*
- 'The Pharmacology of Psychedelic Drugs' by Ralph Metzer
PAUL A. LEE, RALPH METZNER, ROLF VON ECKARTSBERG
PETER H. JOHN
JOE K. ADAMS; WILLIAM H. McGLOTHLIN; RICHARD ALPERT; HUMPHREY OSMOND; FRANK BARRON; HUSTON SMITH; WILLIS W. HARMAN; SANFORD M. UNGER; TIMOTHY LEARY; ALAN W. WATTS
SUSAN METZNER; KARIN SILKETT; MARGARET THOMAS
Cover Design: Ross.
NOTES ON CONTRIBUTORS
George ANDREWS is an American poet and writer residing in Tangiers. ... Gottfried BENN, poet and M.D., is described in the introduction to his essay... . Ralph METZNER is at present an NIMH postdoctoral research fellow in psychopharmacology at Harvard University... . R. Gordon WASSON is Partner of Morgan Guaranty Trust Company, Research Fellow at the Botanical Museum of Harvard University, and one of the world’s leading experts on mycology. He is the author, with Valentina P. Wasson, of Mushrooms, Russia and History, and with Roger Heim of Les Champignons Hallucinogenes du Mexique.... Alan WATTS, philosopher and specialist in Far Eastern philosophy, is currently engaged in research at Harvard on problems of human identity. He is the author of many books, including The Joyous Cosmology, The Way of Zen, and Psychotherapy East and West... . Gerald HEARD, noted religious philosopher and scientific interpreter, is a prolific writer, and has recently completed a manuscript on the uses of LSD. He is author of the forthcoming Five Ages of Man.
THE INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR INTERNAL FREEDOM
The sponsor of THE PSYCHEDELIC REVIEW is The International Federation for Internal Freedom, whose main purpose is to encourage, support and protect responsible investigation with psychedelic substances (e.g., LSD-25, psilocybin, etc.).
The Castalia Foundation wishes to make the reader aware that the International Federation for Internal Freedom (IFIF) was renamed The Castalia Foundation shortly after the publication of this issue of Psychedelic Review. Timothy Leary's decision to restructure the group, and rename it, arose around the same time that our Foundation took occupancy of the Millbrook Estate in the early 1960s.
We invite the support, interest, and membership of any person or group who wants to help further the knowledge and understanding of these substances for the benefit of man’s increased well-being, through the heightened appreciation and control of his mental and Spiritual powers.