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By Don Lattin

The Harvard Psychedelic membership Tells the tale of the way 3 amazing students and one bold freshman crossed paths within the early sixties at a Harvard-sponsored psychedelic-drug study undertaking, remodeling their lives and American tradition and launching the mind/body/spirit circulation that encouraged the explosion of yoga periods, natural produce, and substitute medication.

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At Stanford, Alpert was running the coffee lounge in the psychology department, collecting spare change to make sure there were enough cups for the other graduate students. In New York, he would be met at the airport by a chauffeured limousine and whisked to an office where he’d help his father decide what kind of locomotives they should buy. He kept his life as a New York businessman a secret from his Stanford pals, who wouldn’t think that was a very cool scene. Back in the Bay Area, Alpert had taken on the role of a hip college professor, smoking pot at parties and trying to look wise.

Viewers across America gathered around small, flickering black-and-white screens to hear the rail-thin religion professor from St. Louis explain the mysteries of the Bhagavad Gita.

The deal was that they just couldn’t fall in love with their lovers. ” Tim was breaking the deal. Marianne was sure he was about to run off with his lover and leave her and their two children—Susan, who was eight years old, and Jack, who was five. Marianne was right in her suspicions. Tim was getting seriously involved with his latest lover. He’d even rented a little apartment down on Telegraph Avenue where they’d meet up several times a week for their liaisons. Marianne was downing tranquilizers and drinking heavily.

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