Remembering Timothy Leary with Joanna Harcourt Smith (1946 – 2020)

New Thinking Allowed with Jeffrey Mishlove May 29, 2023 Joanna Harcourt-Smith (1946 – 2020) was Timothy Leary’s common-law wife. She is author of Tripping The Bardo With Timothy Leary. She is credited as co-author of two of Leary’s books, Neurologic and Starseed. She also hosted the “Future Primative” podcast. In this 2018 interview, she speaks passionately about the years she spent with Timothy Leary, traveling in Europe and to Afghanistan — where they were captured by U.S. federal agents — and, then, working intensively in an effort to free him from prison. She discusses the role of psychedelics in reshaping American culture after the second world war. She also addresses Leary’s signicance as a unique, American futurist and philosopher. Edited subtitles for this video are available in Russian, Portuguese, Italian, German, French, and Spanish. New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). He is also the Grand Prize winner of the 2021 Bigelow Institute essay competition regarding the best evidence for survival of human consciousness after permanent bodily death. (Recorded on July 31, 2018)

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