"He'll be there until it burns, he'll be doubly crispy on Saturday," Susan Sarandon said during a speech about leaving Timothy Leary's ashes at Burning Man
In a newly released video from Susan Sarandon‘s epic Burning Man trip, the actress honors the late Timothy Leary and talks about psychedelic drugs before leading a procession of the late psychologist’s ashes.
“This is a ceremony, a very minimal ceremony, for Timothy Leary’s ashes,” Sarandon said to a group of fellow Burners in the lengthy clip. The 68-year-old brought some of Leary’s ashes to the Black Rock Desert in Nevada and “re-cremated” them in artist Michael Galrington’s “Totem of Confessions.”
“He’ll be there until it burns, he’ll be doubly crispy on Saturday,” she joked.
Sarandon eulogized “profit” Leary, who is regarded by many as the father of LSD and died back in 1996.
“For anyone who doesn’t know who Timothy Leary is and you’ve taken acid, you should be ashamed of yourself,” she told the group. “Timothy Leary, for those of you who don’t know, was the leader of the whole thing to take LSD away from the CIA and make it a means of exploration for everybody.”
The star explained that while most of Leary’s remains were “jettisoned” into out space, an “hors d’oeuvres-y” size of the ashes were left to Sarandon and his other friends.
“The first time I went to Burning Man I thought, well, they should live here,” she said of the ashes.
The actress said that Leary had an “enormous amount of faith” in both the future and youth, and then asked bystanders to share their “funniest or worst trip” on drugs.
Later in the video, Sarandon, wearing a wedding-like ensemble, leads a processional of costumed burners, musicians and bikers to the Totem.
Leary’s ashes were left in the temporary structure, and burned when the structure was set on fire before the festival’s end on Monday.