Anyone who has followed along with Dave McGowan and the Laurel Canyon info will most certainly recall Augustus (Bear) Owsley Stanley III (yes that is the third)
With much thanks to John @ Paintings Art Etc. for giving me the heads up, some time back.
I was just so caught up with the disaster at Fukushima, I let it slide.
So thanks again John and here is the news Owsley Stanley, Artisan of Acid, Is Dead at 76
Owsley Stanley, the prodigiously gifted applied chemist to the stars, who made LSD in quantity for the Grateful Dead, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Ken Kesey and other avatars of the psychedelic ’60s, died on Sunday in a car accident in Australia. He was 76 and lived in the bush near Cairns, in the Australian state of Queensland.
Mr. Stanley, the Dead’s former financial backer, pharmaceutical supplier and sound engineer, was in recent decades a reclusive, almost mythically enigmatic figure. He moved to Australia in the 1980s, as he explained in his rare interviews, so he might survive what he believed to be a coming Ice Age that would annihilate the Northern Hemisphere.
The Dead's financial backer? Not bad for an acid king.
What some people may not be aware of is that Mr Owsley Stanley dropped by this blog. Augustus (Bear) Owsley Stanley III speaks??
You can read all about it above.
I got the impression he took offence to something I had written. As much as that was not my intent, it was his choice to take offence.
His involvement with the Grateful Dead, his mass manufacture of acid , at a time when it was perfectly legal, may have made him a wealthy man. I don't know, but, likely. Perhaps he had income from other sources. Possibly from the US government?
I am going to direct you to another post Operation Midnight Climax
I am of the opinion that the "Bear" was connected to this operation.
Possibly as a supplier of LSD to the CIA. I have no proof of this. It is just an opinion.
Operation Midnight Climax was a series of CIA run brothels in San Francisco and New York. The operation paid prostitutes $100 a day to lure men into the net. The prostitutes spiked their Johns' drinks with LSD" And the officers watched.
This operation was part of the larger MK Ultra mind-control experiments that the CIA conducted.
But how does Operation Midnight Climax connect to the Grateful Dead and Owsley Stanley?
I will quote Dave McGowan-
Owsley and his frequent sidekicks, the Grateful Dead, moved down to the Watts area of Los Angeles, of all places, to ostensibly conduct ‘acid tests.’ The group rented a house that was conveniently located right next door to a brothel, curiously paralleling the modus operandi of various intelligence operatives who were (or had been) involved in conducting their own ‘acid tests.’
The Grateful Dead with Owsley Stanley would set up next to a brothel to 'conduct' acid tests.
In a house that would be conveniently located to enable the CIA to conduct Mkultra experiments?
Isn't that an amazing coincidence?
As I have said many a time on, I am not a coincidence theorist.