The epic story of one of the most controversial and influential people of the 20th century.
As a professor of psychology at Harvard in the 1960s, he helped turn on a whole generation to the consciousness-expanding power of LSD and other psychedelic substances.
Tuning In follows Leary from Berkeley, where he conducted ground breaking research into personality, to Mexico, where he had his first experience with psychedelics, to the halls of Harvard, to the infamous commune at Millbrook, where he urged a whole generation to “turn on, tune in, and drop out”.
His high-profile advocacy for the psychedelic-fueled revolution make Leary a target and scapegoat for the defenders of early 20th century American values…
As he is fired from Harvard and targeted by law enforcement authorities, Leary’s children, lovers, and colleagues get caught up in the chaos that surrounds the birth of a new world.
Tuning In is a magical ride through the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s through the eyes of one who is despised by some and revered by others.
Written by Mark Wrathall and Tao Ruspoli.
Deeply fascinated by the implications of the psychedelic experience and what it tells us about consciousness and culture at large, Tao teamed up with world renowned scholar Mark Wrathall to explore the life of Timothy Leary, whom Tao met several times before his death in 1995.
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