Monday, 31 October 2016

Queen on Hearts: An Interview on Leary and LSD

(The following abridged interview is taken from LSD historian Andy Roberts’ new book  Acid Drops: Adventures in Psychedelia (PsyPress 2016)  - see my post here )

The history of psychedelia, particularly the British experience, has been almost totally written by men. Of the women involved, especially those who were in the thick of it, little has been written either by or about them. A notable exception is Liz Elliot, former partner of Brian Barritt, who was a friend and associate of Tim Leary and author of Whisper: A Psychedelic Time Script, and The Road of Excess. The full story of Liz’s remarkable life will hopefully be revealed in her autobiography.
With Brian Barritt, one of the first recreational users of LSD, she travelled to Algeria to meet Timothy Leary, before moving to Switzerland to live within Leary’s inner circle, where she and Tim fell in love. 
Afterwards Liz and Brian lived in Amsterdam where they dealt large quantities of psychedelics and other drugs....
( continue reading on Reality Sandwich )

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