Best answer: Who is the father of psychedelics?

Psychologist Timothy Leary, who died in 1996, was the father of the psychedelic movement of the 1960s and its experiments with mind-altering drugs. In 1960, Leary joined the faculty of Harvard at the Center for Personality Research, where he analyzed the effects of psychedelics and personality.

What happened to Timothy Leary?

Timothy Leary, 75, the former Harvard psychologist who became a national figure during the 1960s as the primary apostle of a cultic lifestyle based on the use of LSD and other hallucinogenic drugs, died of cancer May 31 at his hilltop home in Beverly Hills, Calif.

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