Like everything Bear approached in life he was totally focused on what he was doing in the present moment, consumed in the now with a singular will. And when his hearing aid kicked back onto the frequency, Bear was drawn to the sound of the unspoken thing…

Read More

Considered by many as one of the legends of the Sixties counterculture, “Bear” Owsley Stanley III denies his heroic status. Bear was a minor participant in the Acid Tests of Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters and supplied the acid for their events. He was the first underground cook to produce high-purity LSD in 1965 when it was legal, including the famous White Lightning and Monterey Purple, and by giving much of it away for free he helped catalyse the hippie movement

Read More

I present to you, in as much authentic detail from the lips of Owsley ‘Bear’ Stanley himself, his ideas. His words. His way. You get them filtered through me, in classic gonzo tradition, but perhaps that’s the best way to capture the truth of the matter, the elusive pearl in the diamond.

Read More