Deborah Mash’s Brain

Copyright © 1995, Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal and Members of the Project All Rights Reserved CHAPTER 18: Deborah Mash’s Brain In March, 1994, in strictest secrecy, Howard Lotsof re-instituted treatments of addict volunteers in an ultramodern hospital in Panama City, with pre-treatment work-ups at the University of Miami. But…

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A Child Playing at Draughts

Copyright © 1995-1996, Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal and Members of the Project All Rights Reserved CHAPTER 14: “A Child Playing at Draughts…” When the NEWSDAY Ibogaine article appeared November 19th, and it seemed he might not go to jail, Dana experienced a vague sense of loss. He’d been planning…

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Bwiti

Copyright © 1995-1996, Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal and Members of the Project All Rights Reserved CHAPTER 13: Bwiti The first time he could sit down with Dhoruba after he came back from Ghana, Dana told him that before, he hadn’t wanted to tell him what to do–but that coming…

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Agent of Coincidence

Copyright © 1995-1996, Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal and Members of the Project All Rights Reserved CHAPTER 12: Agent of Coincidence One day in late July 1990, when he was stuck somewhere with nothing to do, Dana re-read a book he remembered as having offered a glimpse of Ibogaine’s proba-ble…

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Geerte F.

Copyright © 1995-1996, Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal and Members of the Project All Rights Reserved CHAPTER 11: Geerte F. Howard Lotsof first did an interview on Dutch pirate radio while Geerte (pronounced Heartuh ) F. was attending the 1988-89 Semester of Art School in New York City, where she…

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Carlo Contoreggi

Copyright © 1995-1996, Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal and Members of the Project All Rights Reserved CHAPTER 10: Carlo Contoreggi Howard Lotsof actually first contacted Charlie Grudzinskasbefore he was appointed head of MDD in January, 1991. Scanning a publication calledThe Scientist in November, 1990, he noticed an interview of a…

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Stanley Glick

Copyright © 1995-1996, Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal and Members of the Project All Rights Reserved CHAPTER 7: Stanley Glick In 1986, Howard Lotsof again approached the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) and asked them to put Ibogaine to the hardest test. Have your doctors, he said, give it…

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The Staten Island Project

Copyright © 1995-1996, Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal and Members of the Project All Rights Reserved CHAPTER 5: The Staten Island Project In 1981 the marijuana movement was divided between NORML (“the suits”) and a larger group of activists who did smoke-ins. Today’s Drug Reform Movement (the Drug Policy Foundation…

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Howard Lotsof

Copyright © 1995-1996, Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal and Members of the Project All Rights Reserved CHAPTER 2: Howard Lotsof A split had occurred between a small group in New York who knew of Ibogaine and had worked through its implications and the conventional wisdom, which held that the next…

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Introduction

Copyright © 1995-1996, Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal and Members of the Project All Rights Reserved Naked Lunch Deposition: Testimony Concerning a Sickness I awoke from The Sickness at the age of forty-five, calm and sane, and in reasonably good health except for a weakened liver and the look of borrowed flesh…

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