Our trippiest issue to date. Meet the two Oklahomans who operated the largest LSD rings in history (John Griggs and Gordon Todd Skinner), journey to the inside of a prison riot, and revel in our poster-worthy cover, illustrated by David Wagoner. All that and an elephant on acid. On stands today.
WINTER’S CHILL: An Anaheim greaser planted Oklahoma’s psychedelic roots, a trip that died when the wind changed after the Summer of Love. By Brian Ted Jones.
SUBTERRANEAN PSYCHONAUT BLUES: A journey into a psychedelic underworld where secret agents, secretive chemists and secret sects collide to create one of Oklahoma’s most controversial crime stories. By Michael Mason, Chris Sandel, and Lee Roy Chapman. (PLUS: Unusual Analogues: Drugs Used by Gordon Todd Skinner)
DR. JOLLY AND THE PSYCHEDELIC PACHYDERM: Hypothesis and results from when an OU researcher injected a bull elephant with what turned out to be a lethal dose LSD. By Steve Sherman.
CHANGING OF THE GUARD: A portrait of a prison riot in the land of outlaws, and the torture machine that emerged in the aftermath. By Mickey Owens.
ORIGINAL OKIE: Barry Bilder, founder of Peace of Mind bookstore in Tulsa, on our back cover.
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