Timothy Leary may have had a connection with CB's father or grand father as Leary was a psychiatrist doing studies on LSD and also believed the drug to be a cure for alcoholism. The Butler's thought marijuana to be a cure for alcoholism.
Timothy Leary Like Willis Butler Jnr. attempted to legalize marijuana.
He had been to India several times and studied hinduism and had become a member of a hindu sect in 1962. His hindu sect involved marijuana which he had smoked on the ganges in order to reach a level of meditation. While in the US he had to use LSD instead of pot and formed his own religion in ordered to keep LSD legal.
Transcendental Meditation was brought to Hawaii in 1957 by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. He practiced 'deep relaxation' which maybe has a conection to pychic sleep?
Ginsberg had travelled throughout India in 62-63 searching for a guru and to experience mind-expanding meditation assisted with lsd. He met with the Dalai lama and many other gurus.
During the 50-60s he was involved in politics and lobbying for marijuana (like Butler) was a gay rights activist.
AOS (Stanley III grandfather) gov of ky and late US senator.
Augutus Owsley Stanley III (not II as Chant and be happy stated.) LSD Chemist supposedly produced 2 million hits of the drug. The Grateful Dead were financed by him and he recorded the other mantra rock bands. He gave lsd to the Beatles and Hendrix. Went to Jail in late 67 and now lives in Qld Australia. Possibly in Brisbane or the Gold Coast. Most other places in QLD are rural towns. Since 1959 he has believed in a completely meat diet and that vegetables are toxic. He would be 72 this year.
This guy refered to here knew ACB before coming to America I think was a god brother of ACB:
"While Swami Bon Maharaj...he offered a systematic teaching on emotions and a beautiful liturgy to reach a 'transcendental high', to 'stay high for ever' and
to become permanently 'God-conscious'. "