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Paul Krassner’s Second Letter
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Paul Krassner’s Second Letter

Diving into my garage boxes, I found a follow-up note from Paul Krassner that confirms what I remembered: he explains that in my absence (I was in Las Angeles with Hunter during a quick weekend visit) he sent me a letter but addressed it to the wrong person at Random House. So here is how I found out about that and - yes - I hurried down to the Obscene Letters area to rescue it and read it. True, such a section existed at Random House down in the basement. It made for amusing reading, and I kept...
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Personalities in the Keep This Quiet! Memoir Series
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Personalities in the Keep This Quiet! Memoir Series

Who is in the Keep This Quiet! series? and where does it take place?The posts below will introduce major people and places in Keep This Quiet! I-IV. Hunter Thompson, who figures pivotally in  Keep This Quiet! I and to a lesser but significant degree in II, has his own assortment of posts elsewhere. Below, you will find other players in Keep This Quiet! I-II, from Belgian poète maudit Jan Mensaert to poet, intellectural, guru  Milton Klonsky. Also, important players in Keep This Quiet! III, like ...
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Now is the Time to Awaken Your Light Body
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Now is the Time to Awaken Your Light Body

What are you waiting for? It will change your entire life. It did mine. And it kept changing it—as the years rolled on. The light body never failed to help me adapt and stretch to any situation. It also boosts your creativity, because it comes out of boundless energy. The light body is older and wiser than any of us. However, its energy, when properly focused, goes right into our everyday lives and energizes us on all levels. I learned this course the "hard way" - by foot, train, and taxi - a...
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The Time I Almost Edited Norman Mailer
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The Time I Almost Edited Norman Mailer

The End of Obscenity: The Trials of Lady Chatterley, Tropic of Cancer & Fanny Hill by the Lawyer Who Defended Them is dear to my heart. This now-classic received the George Polk Memorial Book of the Year Award in journalism. Random House considered it an important manuscript, and to edit it, I was "loaned out"—assigned to work at the law offices of the author, Harvard-educated Charles Rembar, all day every day for a couple of months. In the conference room, I sat at a big table with him ...
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“Using Dreams to Clear Clutter” – Interview with Margaret
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“Using Dreams to Clear Clutter” – Interview with Margaret

Watch it here I have just watched "Using Dreams to Clear Clutter"  - under Julie Coraccio's "Liked Podcasts"  - and I really enjoyed it. Julie is a marvelous interviewer. And that ability shines through. Also, I loaded the answers with examples, as dreams are storytelling vehicles. Please do watch it. I guarantee you'll find some interesting tips on dreaming. Julie Coraccio introduces her popular podcast like this: Declutter Your Life We all have gifts and talents, but clutter, whether...
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Hunter Thompson’s Legacy – YouTube
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Hunter Thompson’s Legacy – YouTube

Here is another excerpt from the Gonzo Fest 2014 in Louisville, KY, where I had the good fortune to be an invited presenter: Just click the YouTube link.   [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK3f0jeta7k[/embedyt]
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An Interview with HST Books about the Keep this Quiet Book! Series
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An Interview with HST Books about the Keep this Quiet Book! Series

I am very honored to see the beautiful display Martin Flynn created and the kind words of introduction. The Q&A adds insights that his questions brought out. He is a marvelous interviewer and every Hunter Thompson fan should know his site. I also like what he does with visuals. Always a splashy page. Much for the eye. A Margaret Harrell Q&A Margaret Harrell, in my opinion is a rarity in any world, let alone the HST world. Two of her 9 or 10 books include significant fodder for ...
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Carl Jung and Wolfgang Pauli – Two Giants
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Carl Jung and Wolfgang Pauli – Two Giants

In 1931, Pauli, a physics professor at a university in Zurich, consulted Jung about his psychological issues and alcohol use; his mother had committed suicide and his marriage, less than a year old, had broken up.On the work front, shortly after his divorce he announced (correctly) the possible existence of a new particle, the neutrino. Instead of analyzing Pauli's dreams himself, Jung sent Pauli to a student colleague, thinking it would be better if he did not conduct the sessions in person. He...
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Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung: Initiations
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Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung: Initiations

Above, Pauli sits with Einstein. Now both men [Jung and Pauli] are dead. Physics has undergone great advances with its grand unified theories and its current development of superstring theory. Yet the central question remains: What is the nature of Pauli’s great dream? What is that speculum that lies between the worlds of mind and matter? Will it be possible to develop a new physics and a new psychology which are complementary to each other? - David Peat, “Divine Contenders” An excerpt from...
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Rome Exhibit
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Rome Exhibit

Here's the announcement of the Rome exhibit in a small art gallery. Also, here's the gallery link. And below is the cloud giclee that will be on the wall. We're to use this for publicity. So to all my Rome friends, here's the location. Of course, I need to make some Rome friends. Maybe this photograph will do it for me.    
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Hunter Thompson and Paul Krassner
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Hunter Thompson and Paul Krassner

Hunter in NYC in the Sixties I met Hunter in NYC in 1967 and Paul Krassner, through Hunter, at the same time. We had dinner together and the two of them discussed a story for "The Realist," a very popular underground publication that Paul founded and edited. It was a crackling dinner, witty and fast-moving. The articles below have to do, mostly, with that time period, being mementoes or later write-ups. "Keep This Quiet!" tells the story of those days. A few of the articles below take the story...
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About the Series
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About the Series

The series title comes from the envelope above, which Hunter sent me (his copy editor for Hell's Angels) upon learning what I looked like. And how young I was. Keep This Quiet! comes replete with letters and other materials from Hunter - not available elsewhere - about the Hell's Angels period. It also  corrects some widely touted anecdotes. I was not only Hunter's copyeditor/Assistant Editor on Hell's Angels but also a friend. What is KTQ! about??? Kirkus Reviews says Harrell’s memoir ...
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Doug Brinkley Plugs Keep This Quiet!
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Doug Brinkley Plugs Keep This Quiet!

Keep This Quiet! offers an illuminating look at Hunter S. Thompson in full throttle trying to make it as a Top Notch prose-stylist. Harrell fills in many important biographical gaps. . . . Read it. —Douglas Brinkley, editor of The Proud Highway and Fear and Loathing in America.
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Norman S. Don & Psychic Olof Jonsson
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Norman S. Don & Psychic Olof Jonsson

Norman S. Don, a neuroscientist and parapsychologist, is in Keep This Quiet! IV. The video above, which he gave me to post, shows psychic Olof Jonsson attempting to teach card-guessing feats to Norm Don at his brain-function lab in Chicago - one of numerous video clips they made. It gives only a brief glimpse of the experiments. Olof convinced Don his paranormal abilities were real.  As an unconfirmed side note, I got a phone call a few years ago from Olof's driver in Las Vegas. She was gath...
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“Computer PK” Images
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“Computer PK” Images

During the 1990s, the last ten years I lived in Belgium, I had the good fortune of making the unusual printouts I called computer PK." There are a couple of samples above and many more in Keep This Quiet! IV. For the 1990s were a time I devoted, heart and soul, to exploring this parapsychological experience. This (to me) exciting phenomenon came about--as I underscore repeatedly--through some  partly unconscious creative process where when I pushed the button to print, the printouts often modifi...
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Rory Feehan on Keep This Quiet!
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Rory Feehan on Keep This Quiet!

“This is my life, I’m satisfied. So watch it, babe. Don’t try to keep me tied.” ---And I Like It –Jefferson Airplane song In the ever expanding list of biographies and memoirs about Hunter S. Thompson, this latest offering, Keep This Quiet! by Margaret A. Harrell, is quite simply a breath of fresh air. This is by no means intended as a slight against previous publications, the majority of which are solid and have contributed much to our understanding of Hunter S. Thompson – the man and th...
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Gonzo Fest 2014 Trailer
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Gonzo Fest 2014 Trailer

This is the 2014 Gonzo Fest Trailer by Nick Storm (of Storm Generation Films). Finally released. The full DVD will be released in early April, previewed at the 2015 Gonzo Fest Louisville. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbWQFX5_NoE
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Editing Services

Get the same quality editing as Hunter S. Thompson in Hell’s Angels. Hunter often said [Margaret] was the best editor he ever worked with and they ...

Podcast - Interview on Keep This Quiet! and HST

I have just finished an interview with Victoria Lynn Weston on her podcast program, Ayrial Talk Time, where I share my experiences with Hunter  S. Tho

Read These Together - Now on the 50th Anniversary!!

Hell's Angels is a consistent high seller on Amazon - even as it enters the fiftieth year since its publication. Read it with Keep This Quiet! My R

Media

I was very lucky in 2016 to be in a number of podcast interviews, art exhibits, YouTube events - and would like very much to preserve the links on one