The prehistoric foundations of our species’ shamanic activity is filled with evidence that women have been important and active participants in those practices.
In 2014, Furthur, the legendary magic bus that carried Ken Kesey and his Merry Band of Pranksters across country in 1964, hit the road again to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary. ‘m delighted to interview Lindsay Kent, a multi-talented filmmaker at the heart of a fascinating documentary about the 2014 Furthur trip.
The notoriety of DMT as a perilously mad trip was amplified in The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, as author Tom Wolfe related an episode where one of Ken Kesey’s Merry Pranksters was administered DMT at Timothy Leary’s expansive new digs in Millbrook, New York. It was the summer of 1964.
From a representative sample of a suitably psychedelic crowd, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who couldn’t tell you all about Albert Hofmann’s enchanted bicycle ride after swallowing what turned out to be a massive dose of LSD. Far fewer, however, could tell you much about the world’s first DMT trip.