Thomas Lyttle (b. 5-5-55 / d. 9-5-08) was Publisher and Editor of the kaleidoscopic journal Psychedelic Monographs & Essays, the books Psychedelics and Psychedelics Reimagined (Autonomedia).
Later, he sold signed blotters of non-impregnated blotter art. His articles were published by Feral Press, Disinformation, High Times, Boing Boing, New Times, Paranoia, many scholarly journals and underground zines. His blotter art included signed editions by pop icons Albert Hofmann, Timothy Leary, Peter Fonda, Allan Ginsberg, John Lilly, Ken Kesey, Ram Dass, Ira Cohen, Laura Huxley, Annie Sprinkle, Robert Anton Wilson, Alex Grey, H.R. Giger, Laurence Gartel and other noted figures of the international underground.
Ever mercurial, Lyttle’s interviews and performance art included such gags as pasting postage stamps all over himself to prevent arrest as First-Class Mail. He was a quirky Trickster who could be very heartful in one moment and vitriolic in the next. Still, Lyttle’s works were among the first to publically discuss DMT, Ibogaine, Ayahuasca, MDMA and the Holographic Paradigm.
This memorial site is not an obituary but a celebration. Many have been informed by his scholarly and popular articles. Let him continue to inspire us.