By Timothy Leary
From making plans the psychedelic revolution with Allen Ginsberg, Peggy Hitchcock, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti to discussing Dr. Albert Hoffman's mythical bicycle trip domestic after the world's first planned ingestion of LSD, Timothy Leary's ardour affected a whole tradition and encouraged smooth international heritage. Leary's unique, lively, and psychedelic autobiography is now repackaged in an all re-creation.
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Many of her porters were experienced as veterans of these trading caravans and a few, including her headman, Hamidi, and her translator, Josefe, were familiar with the few wazungu (Europeans or whites) who had earlier journeyed in the area. French-Sheldon was wholly unfamiliar with the terrain and entirely inexperienced as a caravan leader, but the porters the Sultan had helped her to retain made her plan a feasible one. The route French-Sheldon planned to travel presently comprises the two major highways leading through Kenya and Tanzania to the fertile fields and national game parks around Mount Kilimanjaro.
29 The analytical frameworks typically applied to this historical riddle are part of the reason our explanations fall short. Let us return to the concept of role modeling, for instance. 30 While I do not entirely overlook the degree to which role modeling was the primary way in which a popular understanding of feminism was performed and conveyed to mass audiences in these years (indeed, my reading of French-Sheldon’s public career confirms the basic evidentiary foundations of this argument), the concept of role modeling does not afford adequate explanatory power as an analytic framework for historians trying to understand why role modeling displaced all other ways of performing feminism publicly nor why certain sorts of role A Tale of Imperial Feminism | 17 models became hegemonic national ideals while others languished.
French-Sheldon, according to her public lectures and the account she wrote of this trip in Sultan to Sultan, was out to upstage her role model Henry Stanley and male explorers of Africa in general with a strategy she imagined no man could have conceived—killing African recalcitrance with womanly kindness. ON THE MARCH [I]t is recognized that a caravan going into the interior or up country in Africa is like a migratory community and must be provisioned and armed for the entire expedition, take sufficient goods for barter to insure immunity from hunger, and be enabled to give tribute to purchase from the natives a right of way (hongo), if required, as well as a variety of presents for the natives one wishes to negotiate with.
Flashbacks by Timothy Leary