Several years ago I had the privilege of interviewing Tim Scully and Michael Randall – two men who were pivotal in the founding of the entheogen-using church known as the Brotherhood of Eternal Love.
Tim Scully, the chemist behind the production of the organization's LSD supply, was sentenced to 20 years in prison. An accomplished scientist before his prison term, Scully (pictured, in prison, above) spent his time in prison helping design and build biofeedback and interface systems for the non-vocal handicapped. He also received a Ph.D. in psychology from the regionally accredited Humanistic Psychology Institute in 1979. Following the reduction of his sentence to ten years, he was released from prison on parole in August 1979.
Michael Randall, a co-founder of the Brotherhood, refers to LSD as a "sacrament." It became his mission to help "turn on" as many people as possible, so they could share the life-changing experience he had with LSD in 1963 for the first time.
Their story was so rich and full of important history regarding the criminalization of LSD, that I had to dedicate two entire programs to documenting it. Both episodes will be rebroadcast this morning at 9 am this morning, and will be available in the archive thereafter.