Casey William Hardison is an entheogenic activist and psychedelic chemist who most famously known for getting busted making LSD In the U.K. and defending himself in court, by acting as his own lawyer during his trial.
Instead of arguing he did not commit the acts, he argued that--as long as he harmed no one--he had the human right to engage in his chosen entheogenic praxis. Casey stood for cognitive liberty and freedom of thought and continues to do so to this day.
During his trial, Casey challenged the drug laws as a discriminatory affront to free thought, therapeutic choice and free religion. The trial judge rejected these arguments and an eight-week trial ensued after which Casey was convicted on March 18, 2005 on 6 of 8 counts and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment on April 22, 2005.
Aside from being known for being kidnapped by men with guns for partaking in a peaceful loving activity, Casey has attended entheogen-related conferences, wrote articles for the MAPS Bulletin, The Entheogen Review, and contributed to Erowid.
Casey is a freedom fighter of the highest order of love and light. Extensive show notes and links are below.
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Show Notes and Links:
Eroded Vault- Casey William Harrison:
Burning Man: https://burningman.org/
Maps MDMA: http://www.maps.org/research/mdma
Psychedelic Science: http://psychedelicscience.org/
The Beckley foundation: http://beckleyfoundation.org/
Amanda Fielding: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amanda_Feilding
Jung and Alchemy: http://www.carl-jung.net/alchemy.html
Remembering Nick Sand - Orange Sunshine LSD Chemist: https://www.psymposia.com/magazine/nick-sand-orange-sunshine-lsd-chemist-dies-75/
Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia: https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/tonight-on-viceland-hamiltons-pharmacopeia-lizard-school
The Grateful Dead: http://www.dead.net/
Richard Evans Shultes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Evans_Schultes
MAPS vol 10 # 2 2000: http://www.maps.org/news-letters/v10n2/v10n2.pdf
Pharmacotheon Entheogenic Drugs Their Plant Sources and Histories
by Jonathan Ott:
Ethnobotany: Evolution of a Discipline By Richard Evans Shultes: https://www.amazon.com/Ethnobotany-Discipline-Richard-Evans-Schultes/dp/0881929727/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495210285&sr=8-1&keywords=ethnobotany
Mentor, Sasha Shulgin: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Shulgin
The amazing 2c-T-7 molecule: https://erowid.org/chemicals/2ct7/2ct7.shtml
Brave New World By Aldous Huxley: https://www.amazon.com/Brave-New-World/dp/B0012QED5Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495210778&sr=8-1&keywords=aldous+huxley+brave+new+world
Erik Davis Article: https://aeon.co/essays/new-psychedelics-research-is-on-a-knife-edge-of-meaning
2-cd molecule: https://erowid.org/chemicals/2cd/2cd.shtml
Center For cognitive liberty & Ethics: http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/
On cognitive liberty part 1,2,3,4 Richard Glen Boire: http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/curriculum/oncoglib_123.htm
Drug War Stats: http://www.drugpolicy.org/drug-war-statistics
Thomas Paine: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Paine
cognitive liberty shirt - unlock your mind symbol: http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/tshirts.html
journal of cognitive liberty - http://www.maps.org/news-letters/v10n2/v10n2.pdf -
Psychedelic Salon: https://psychedelicsalon.com/
The Spirit Of The Internet: https://www.matrixmasters.com/spirit/html/html.html
The Gunners Dream by Pink Floyd - “and no-one kills the children anymore” : http://www.pink-floyd-lyrics.com/html/the-gunner-dream-final-lyrics.html
Civil Disobedience By Henery David Thoreau
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