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Dr. Timothy Leary, PhD (1920-1996) Psychologist, philosopher, explorer, teacher, optimist, author and revolutionary avatar of the mind. Rightly called the Galileo of Consciousness, he went public with his observations of the mind made with the psychedelic mindscope and helped initiate a renaissance which is still only beginning to elaborate itself. Bibliography
READ THIS FIRST
Using LSD to Imprint the Tibetan-Buddhist Experience
(A Guide to Successful Psychedelic Experience)
Available as one or many.
Experimental Production of Neurosomatic Electricity
Between Two Self-Actualized Hedonists
Under the guise of Harvard professors, Bodhisattvi Leary, Metzner and
Alpert reveal the secret of life by rewriting an ancient Tibetan sacred
manuscript of great spiritual value and universal appeal. Bardo
Thödol reincarnation The Psychedelic Experience is available on the web as:
a modular hierarchy of compact files in Finland,
or one large hyperlinked document at
Hyperreal or jONz U.K.
The Eight Circuits, or Systems of Human Intelligence
Gilligan's Island and the Eight Circuit Model
Star Trek and the Eight Circuit Model
"We were not out to discover new laws, which is to say, to discover the redundant implications of our own premises. We were not to be limited by the pathological point of view. We were not to interpret ecstasy as mania, or calm serenity as catatonia, nor the visionary state as model psychosis." Tim Leary
"Put it into historical context. The use of sacramental vegetables has gone back, back, back in history to shamans and the Hindu religion and Buddhist religion. They were using soma. It's an ancient human ritual that has usually been practiced in the context of religion or of worship or of tribal coming together. I didn't pioneer anything. The use of psychedelics for spiritual purposes was started in the 50s by Allen Ginsberg and William Burroughs." Tim Leary
It does become ominous when defenders of the status quo domesticity, whether nuclear family or Maoist collective, justify legislative and coercive force to prevent the emergence of higher levels of consciousness and evolution. The social moralist then becomes a neurological fascist relentlessly opposed to any conception of human destiny higher than docile ant-hill productivity.
What ... all orthodox moralists fear is the unfolding of the fifth neurological-rapture circuit, freedom from static imprints, disciplined release of right-lobe ecstasy, the joyful experience of Zen freedom, the spirit of levity which will free individual atoms to float loose from the gene-pool molecule and form higher units in neurological (and physical) Outer Space.
It must be emphasized that the evolution from fourth-circuit gravity to fifth-circuit levity is much, much more than a struggle between generations. The DNA strategy calls for continuous acceleration of the genetic script, and evolution has never happened faster than at present. The bitterness of the old species grows increasingly paranoid, violent, vengeful.
Scheduled Public Appearances in 1996