The Harvard Psilocybin Project with Gunther Weil
Today we are joined by Gunther Weil, the only remaining contactable member of the Harvard Psilocybin Project. The 60s was an eventful decade for psychedelics, among many other global and national events, and included famous studies such as the Concord Prison Experiment and the Good Friday Experiment. Gunther was involved firsthand and worked side by side with notable members such as Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Ralph Metzner and many more. We have the pleasure of hearing his stories from this era enriched with detail and charisma. We share personal experiences and discuss psychedelic therapies then, now and in the future.
Gunther Weil was one of the core graduate student members of the Harvard Psilocybin project in 1960-1963. He worked closely with Timothy Leary, Ralph Metzner and Richard Alpert (Ram Dass). He escaped the Holocaust, helped Tim Leary run the Concord Prison Experiment with Psilocybin mushrooms, edited the book “The Psychedelic Reader: Classic Selections from the Psychedelic Review”. Gunther is also a 50-year practitioner of Tai Chi and is recognized as a master teacher of Qigong. He was a founding chairman of the National Qigong Association.