The Passover Plot

Copyright © 1995-1996, Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal and Members of the Project All Rights Reserved CHAPTER 16: The Passover Plot Three days after preliminary drafts of Chapters 14 & 15 were finished, Dana was thinking about the report from PIKAL, of the subject who went through “a door of…

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Molliver’s Travels

Copyright © 1995-1996, Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal and Members of the Project All Rights Reserved CHAPTER 15: Molliver’s Travels Behind the scenes, as is often the case, the postponement of the Day One Ibogaine story was being dictated by other agendas and other schedules. In April, unbeknownst to Lotsof…

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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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Jon Parker

Copyright © 1995-1996, Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal and Members of the Project All Rights Reserved CHAPTER 9: Jon Parker Later that afternoon, June 22, 1990, Dhoruba bin Wahad experienced the crowning moment (at least ’til that point) of his life. Black radicals in Harlem had demanded Dhoruba–not Charles Rangel,…

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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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Bob Sisko

Copyright © 1995-1996, Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal and Members of the Project All Rights Reserved CHAPTER 6: Bob Sisko Before their falling out, Kleber did introduce Lotsof to Louis Harris, a very prominent biochemist in the opiate field. Harris maintained colonies of addicted animals at the Medical College of…

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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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Dana Beal

Copyright © 1995-1996, Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal and Members of the Project All Rights Reserved CHAPTER 4: Dana Beal As Dhoruba said a few months later just before he embraced Nelson Mandela at 125th Street in Harlem, every movement needs a “symbol” to inspire it. The final unintended side…

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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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The War With the Junkies

Copyright © 1995-1996, Paul De Rienzo, Dana Beal and Members of the Project All Rights Reserved CHAPTER I: The War With the Junkies It never would have happened if Tom Forcade hadn’t shot himself in the head. Forcade, who’d built HIGH TIMES up to 4 million readers by being six…

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