Timothy Leary TERRA ll One Trip TICKET TO RIDE Folsom Prison To OUTER SPACE Scarce Counterculture Drug Ephemera 1974
Scarce ORIGINAL 1974 TIMOTHY LEARY EPHEMERAL TICKET
"TERRA II" Ticket To Ride. "The Universe Is Perfect!" ONE TRIP Use Before 1999 "Welcome Aboard Terra II My Friends! My Name Is Doctor Timothy Leary!"
Published in [Folsom Prison, Folsom, California, 1974], printed on blue paper, 8.5" x 2.5". Illustrated by Disney artist Dana Reemes who incorporated Robert Crumb's drawing of Timothy Leary (originally published in a 1973 issue of El Perfecto Comics), crediting "R. Crumb" beside the drawing. The ticket also has a facsimile Timothy Leary signature. The Promotional TICKET was inserted into some lucky copies of Leary's 1974 book TERRA II. The Ticket is for ONE TRIP off the planet earth on a spaceship commanded by Doctor Timothy Leary.
FINE Condition: bright and clean. An original Terra II Ticket is almost impossible to find, most seem to have vanished into space.
TERRA II was written by Timothy Leary in Folsom Prison while serving time for possession of marijuana in 1974. His TERRA ll was a prison escape fantasy which involved leaving Earth on an intergalactic spaceship to travel the universe in an endless voyage of discovery and harmony. This period, beginning with his imprisonment in 1973, is known as his "Starseed" period. Proceeds from the sale of TERRA II were intended to help pay expenses of costly legal appeals by Leary to win his freedom from prison. The appeals didn't work, Leary wasn't released until California Governor Jerry Brown pardoned him in 1976.
Timothy Leary (1920-1996) was extremely controversial. A polarizing figure who challenged the status quo with his famous mantra "Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out." A Cultural Icon who advocated psychedelic drugs, Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg called him "a Hero of American Consciousness."
From the collection of Richard Synchef, a noted collector of Beat, Counterculture, and Psychedelic books and oddities.