Timothy Leary

Tinothy Leary
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Timothy Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an American psychologist and writer, known for his advocacy of psychedelic drugs. During a time when drugs such as LSD and psilocybin were legal, Leary conducted experiments at Harvard University under the Harvard Psilocybin Project, resulting in the Concord Prison Experiment and the Marsh Chapel Experiment. Both studies produced useful data, but Leary and his associate Richard Alpert (later known as Ram Dass) were fired from the university nonetheless because of the public controversy surrounding their research.

Leary believed LSD showed therapeutic potential for use in psychiatry. He was well known for catchphrases such as "turn on, tune in, drop out" (a phrase given to Leary by Marshall McLuhan); "set and setting"; and "think for yourself and question authority". He also wrote and spoke frequently about transhumanist concepts involving space migration, intelligence increase and life extension (SMI²LE), and developed the eight-circuit model of consciousness in his book Exo-Psychology (1977).

During the 1960s and 1970s, he was arrested often enough to see the inside of 29 different prisons worldwide. President Richard Nixon once described Leary as "the most dangerous man in America"

I belong to one of the oldest trade unions in human civilization--the alchemists of the mind, the scholars of consciousness. The threat of imprisonment is the number one occupational hazard of my profession. Of the great men of the past whom I hold up as models,almost every one of them has been either imprisoned or threatened with imprisonment for their spiritual beliefs: Gandhi, Jesus, Socrates, Lao-tse...

If you're free in mind and heart, you're not in trouble.   --Timothy Leary

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Psychedelic Prayers

And Other Meditations (Second Edition)
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I still have my 1966 Poet’s Press edition of Psychedelic Prayers, in which each section was printed in a different, carefully chosen colour of ink.

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Timothy Leary: The Harvard Years

Early Writings on LSD and Psilocybin with Richard Alpert, Huston Smith, Ralph Metzner, and others
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This first collection of Leary’s writings devoted entirely to the research phase of his career, 1960 to 1965, presents Leary’s early scientific articles and scholarly essays, including those on the Harvard Psilocybin Project, the Concord Prison Project, and the Good Friday Experiment—with an editor’s introduction that examines t

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Change Your Brain

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This book tells the inside story of Leary's early LSD research at Harvard. Known throughout the world as the guru who encouraged an entire generation to "turn on, tune in, and drop out," he draws on wit, humor, and skepticism to debunk the power of psychotherapy and to advocate reprogramming the brain with psychedelics.
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Chaos and Cyber Culture

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America's most dangerous man - according to Richard Nixon, and the Pied Piper of Youth is BACK!!!!!

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Evolutionary Agents

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Fugitive Philosopher

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Busted for pot in 1965, Timothy Leary was sentenced to 25 years in prison. He escaped, and thus began an almost farcical odyssey: the former West Point student and Harvard professor now an acid-tripping fugitive.

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High Priest

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Originally published in 1968 and here reprinted after 25+ years with both its original and some striking new artwork, High Priest chronicles 16 psychedelic trips taken in the days before LSD was made illegal.

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Info-Psychology

A Re-Vision of Exo-Psychology
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Dr. Leary explores the real issues of our time.

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Intelligence Agents

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Get ready. Here comes Tim Leary again. This time he's in the future reading messages from Intelligence Agents in the past (that's us!) You can be sure that Tim Leary is somewhere in the wild blue yonder looking down on us and this book.

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Intelligence Agents

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A world-renowned psychologist, a defrocked Harvard professor, a relentless champion of brain-change, a reputed drug guru, a stand-up philosopher, a prisoner of the Nixon administration - A work of social, moral, religious and scientific satire, including articles by and about people who are changing the meaning of freedom all over the world.

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