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Merton's Correspondence with:

Lisa Bieberman

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Descriptive Summary

Record Group: Section A - Correspondence
Dates of materials: 1967, 1971
Volume: 6 item(s); 11 pg(s)

Scope and Content

Biography

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Related Information and Links

See also a published letter from Merton to Bieberman in The Road to Joy, pp. 351-352.

Series List

This Record Sub-Group is not divided into Series and is arranged chronologically.

Container List

#DateFrom/ToFirst LinesPubNotes
1. 1967/04/15 (#01) TALS from Merton I am a monk, poet, priest, and have written s [sic] few books on the contemplative life in which I response to Bieberman's article "On Getting the Message" in Innerspace - advice from Merton - has no experience with psychedelics, but much experience with youth going through crises as novice master / "experience and communication, solitude and community" / Indians and peyote / Ibn al'Arabi / Sufis «detailed view»
2. 1967/04/15 (#02) TL[c] from Merton I am a monk, poet, priest, and have written s [sic] few books on the contemplative life in which I response to Bieberman's article "On Getting the Message" in Innerspace - advice from Merton - has no experience with psychedelics, but much experience with youth going through crises as novice master / "experience and communication, solitude and community" / Indians and peyote / Ibn al'Arabi / Sufis «detailed view»
3. 1967/04/25 TLS to Merton Thanks very much for your letter. I appreciate what you say about not being too anxious to be Indian peyotists - adding ritual to experience of psychedelics / agrees that silence would be useful but asserts that she is foremost an activist - going underground with movement, like many "hippies", leads to "raids and embarrassment" / wants to hold psychedelic sessions "above-ground" by 1970 «detailed view»
4. 1967/04/no other   Psychedelic Information Center BULLETIN [-] A New York City group, the Jade Companions John Aiken, leader of the Church of the Awakening (see "Aiken, John" file) / Symposium on the Religious Significance of Psychedelic Drugs / morning glory seeds / Underground Press Syndicate / legality under federal law of making LSD for personal research «detailed view»
5. 1971/02/02 TLS to Center from Bieberman, Lisa I'm sorry to be just getting around to answering your request for copies of correspondence from sending original of Merton's letter / permission to publish «detailed view»
6. undated/no/no other   on getting the message by Lisa Bieberman [-] "I'll show you mine if you'll show me yours," said Sidney Cohen and Timothy Leary / communication of LSD experiences / validity of religious experiences on LSD «detailed view»

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