A one hour, two part, audio interview (sides A & B – 30 minutes each) digitised from the original audio cassette tape and made into high-quality (320kbps) MP3.
Ganesh Baba, ‘The Psychedelic Guru’ is talking with Terry Clifford, in Kathmandu, Nepal – 20th September 1976.
(Use the built-in players below or download the original files).
A Side – Ganesh Baba talks with Terry Clifford (31:49 – 74,573KB).
B Side – Ganesh Baba talks with Terry Clifford (31:50 – 74,642KB)
Born around 1890 in Orissa, India, little is known of his early life; he is said to have married and to have had financial, social, and familial success. By the 1960s, as an old man, he had become a renunciate spiritual seeker and he met and interacted with many Westerners over the remainder of his life. Ganesh Baba visited and taught in the USA between 1979 & 1981. He died in Nainital, India, in 1987.
Terry was born in New York in 1945, and after gaining a degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1967, she worked first as a psychiatric nurse in New York & then headed East to India and Nepal. She became a Buddhist, learnt Tibetan and studied Tibetan Medicine, later being awarded a Ph. D and working on a Tibetan Pharmacopoeia under a grant from the Wellcome Trust. She died tragically of cancer in 1987 at the early age of forty-two.
Audio tapes from the collection of Terry Clifford, courtesy Arthur Mandelbaum.
High-quality audio digitisation and editing by Charlie Martin.
Excerpts from this were published in High Times as Terry Clifford, “Interview with a Dope Guru … Ganesh Baba,” High Times, Number 29, January 1978, pp. 78-79, 112-113.