The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley

The Search for the “Manchurian Candidate”: The CIA and Mind Control: The Secret History of the Behavioral Sciences by John D. Marks

MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies)

LSD – My Problem Child by Albert Hofmann

The Discovery of LSD and Subsequent Investigations on Naturally Occurring Hallucinogens by Albert Hofmann

“The Trip Treatment” New Yorkerarticle by Michael Pollan about LSD as treatment for mental health

“Prisoners to Prophets” – excerpts from Flashbacks by Timothy Leary

“Psychedelic Pioneers” – Chapter 2 of Acid Dreams – The Complete Social History of LSD: The CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond by Martin A. Lee and Bruce Shlain

(This book has been a primary source of research for the opera)

“The Door in the Wall” from Storming Heaven; LSD and the American Dream by Jay Stevens

(Scroll down to last few paragraphs for description of Huxley’s Doors of Perception experience as he was guided by Humphrey Osmond)

“The Politics of Consciousness – Part II” from Storming Heaven; LSD and the American Dream by Jay Stevens

“LSD – The Exploding Threat of the Mind Drug that Got Out of Control,” Life Magazine, March 25, 1966

Anne LeBaron’s LSD: The Opera page on Facebook

Further information about Ram Dass

Timonthy LearyArchive