Earlier this year, the home and lab of entheogenic authority Jonathan Ott were destroyed in a case of arson. Ott’s multidisciplinary work as an author, researcher and translator is highly regarded worldwide. His personal psychonautic experimentation and in-depth research was seminal in detailing the pharmacodynamics of ayahuasca and its analogues. Ott is largely responsible for popularizing the word entheogen, just one example of his work to develop new language and methodologies for documenting psychonautic exploration.
Please consider helping Jonathan Ott as he relocates and rebuilds.
In his own words:
"[My] home was completely burned, destroying everything that was most important: laboratory, hydroelectric system, custom-built and -designed electric motorcycle and, for the crowning touch, [the arsonist] tried to burn [my] library, one of the best private collections on ethnomedicine that exist[s]. Signed, personal copies of some of Albert Hofmann’s books were even used as fuel to ignite expensive laboratory equipment! While the humidity of the cloud-forest saved the books, the house was rendered uninhabitable and without power; the laboratory unusable.
“It is the attempted book-burning which most outrages me and, I think, will outrage others.
“For that reason, I am dedicating my full attention first to saving the books—I now have 53 boxes banded and stashed, and there will be perhaps 100 to 125 in total. This is hard and dirty work, but I can see light at the end of the tunnel.”
Jonathan has most of his belongings packed, and is now scouting for land suitable for building his new home, complete with self-designed hydroelectric system.
To learn more and donate to the Jonathan Ott Fund please visit: http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/news/jonathan_ott_fund.htm