Keeping the psychedelic dream alive
By Arran Frood Video: Rick Doblin discusses his work on psychedelics (Image: Mike McGregor) Turn on, tune in, drop out, was the mantra of the 60s guru Timothy Leary, who ran experiments on using LSD at Harvard. Millions of America’s youth listened – including the teenage Rick Doblin. But Leary’s work ran into serious criticism, the US banned psychedelics and research into them became career death. Doblin, however, “kept the faith” and is among those backing new, headline-grabbing work with psychedelics. Arran Frood caught up with him recently How did you get into all this?