New psychedelic pills and powders are rumored on the horizon, going under such names as "space dust," "UFO," "Comet dust" and others. As with all psychedelics, know your dealer. STP still appearing around, and perhaps coming back into vogue . . .
Jack Frazier—Jack Frazier lives in the bayou country outside New Orleans and collects rare 78 rpm race music records. He is the founder of Atlantis Distributing Co., a major dealer in underground comics, magazines and newspapers. David Michaels—is currently a consultant with Amorphia, the non-profit marijuana legalization organization.
Dear High Times, For years I have been haunting the specialty shops and boutiques in the D.C. metropolitan area, searching for a slick magazine or tabloid to satisfy what I never considered an unusual taste for good writing on the dope and pleasure scene.
The High Times Forum is intended as a potpourri of topics, a vehicle to air those questions that come via our many highs. Because it will be shaped by your inquiries it will bear witness to your curiosity. Be they chemical or theological, social or comical, they are part of high times.
Though not yet a commonplace, more women dealers are emerging in the 70's. Lynne is typical of the lady dealer's candor and assertiveness. She has been dealing in earnest for three years. As she herself says, "I do everything in earnest." A lithe 25 year-old photography consultant for a major New York magazine, Lynne has been making her own decisions since she dropped out of NYU to do freelance photography and "anything else I felt challenged by."
Regular newspaper readers probably remember that spectacular bust last year of a barge with nine tons of pot aboard. It was the first in a series of setbacks for major dealers. So what happened to the poor bastards whose boats were loaded to the gunwhales with Jamaican and whose heads were loaded with lush green visions of profit?
Hemp (cannabis sativa) was one of the first crops to be planted by the early American colonists. Their knowledge and use of the plant, however, started much earlier. The ships which they sailed from Europe were rigged with hemp rope and hemp or flax sailcloth.
Poet, psychologist, prophet and psy-phy author, Timothy Leary (now in Vacaville Prison) is easily one of the most vilified and celebrated personalities of the last decade. In his landmark books, High Priest and The Politics of Ecstasy, he explored the resources of the human minds and its awakening through psychedelic substances.
An ancient Hindu philosophy revered in India and Tibet, Tantrism is a refreshing approach to the beauties and intimacies of sex. It is a soothing balm for the weary senses of modern man and woman. Concrete and direct, the Tantras provide the formulas for fullest achievement of human sexuality, through which, they teach, we attain marriage with the cosmos.
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In Broward County, Florida, marijuana and medicine almost joined together to help another human being. Six year old Jody Deitrich's heart had a faulty valve; without surgery he was sure to wither and die from even the slightest infection. But Jody was refused admittance to Variety Children's Hospital in Miami when it was found that his parents had no insurance or the required estimated balance for the operation—$4000.
Recent studies continue to indicate that marijuana is a medical "wonder drug". It has been found effective in reducing tooth decay, acting as a pain killer, treating the symptoms of the common cold, and acting as an anaesthetic. Now, the two most recent developments point to weed as a boon in relieving glaucoma and asthma.
A promising new pot defense tactic has been successfully used in a case in Florida. A surprising "three cannabis" defense was raised in a possession case before Circuit Judge Ellen Morphonios Rowe, renowned as a harsh jurist. The three lawyer team admitted that their client, Ruby D. Wilcox, was in possession, but challenged the prosecution to prove that she was, in fact, in possession of cannabis sativa, which is stipulated in Florida Statute 404.
Mushroom Ceremony of the Mazatec Indians of Mexico
Music of the Mantric Wave
The German underground music scene has grown in proportion to the onslaught of British and American pop culture. While the German airwaves are given over to the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppellin, the Beach Boys and Grand Funk Railroad, authentic German groups like Ash Rah Tempel, Tangerine Dream, Can, Guru-Guru, and Amon Duul are staging a small counterattack with a heavy dose of bizarre electronic teutonic boogie.
Fantastic Planet is both a marvel and a challenge. An utter delight for eyes, ears and imagination, the French-Czech animated production is a fantasy, a hybrid that mixes such potent themes as genocide, slavery, sex, and exile with a deft artistic hand.
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The "spaceship earth" notion has enjoyed a tremendous vogue on campuses in the last five years. Buckminster Fuller freaks and pseudo-Skinnerian environmentalists are as rigeur on major campuses as blissed-out gurunoids. Nor have armchair academics ignored the prospect of a completely programmed earth, ripe with cybernetic analogies and time-released freedom.
Butter has been a staple of fine cooking for thousands of years; in fact Biblical admonitions are given that a diet of honey and clarified butter is the regimen of a heaven seeking man. Expert cooks and amateurs alike agree that butter can prove the deciding factor in a recipe.
The Japanese are inclined to pay inflated prices for almost anything Western they have heard of. For example, the Mona Lisa industry is swinging into full gear in Tokyo, where what is probably the world's most famous painting will soon go on show.
The Trans-High Market Quotations are intended solely for comparative purposes and in no way are meant as an inducement to illegal activity, nor as an endorsement of any drug or drug usage or trafficking. The prices listed are the latest available from our stringers around the world.