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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Politics of Ecstasy

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Writings that sparkle with the psychedelic revolution. The Politics of Ecstasy is Timothy Leary's most provocative and influential exploration of human consciousness, written during the period from his Harvard days to the Summer of Love.

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Politics of Psychopharmacology

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In this brief, lively book of reminiscences, the man Allen Ginsberg called "a hero of American consciousness" describes his transformation from bohemian professor to avatar of the new age. In his typically wry, provocative style, Timothy Leary gives firsthand accounts of his interrogation before Congress, Robert F.

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Psychedelic Experience

A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead
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Psychedelic Experience

A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead
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Psychedelic Prayers & Other Meditations

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Psychedelic Reader

Classic Selections from the Psychedelic Review, the Revolutionary 1960's Forum of Psychopharmacological Substances
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More than 50 years after Timothy Leary encouraged an entire generation to "turn on, tune in, drop out," there's been a resurgence of scientific research and popular interest in the use of psychedelic drugs for everything from therapeutic treatments to productivity boosts.

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Search For The True Aphrodisiac

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Start Your Own Religion

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Religion is the turn-on, tune-in, drop-out process.

In the 1960s we began to see a new religious movement—Born Again Paganism—which is still going strong today.  In Start Your Own Religion Leary describes a do-it-yourself-religion.

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Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out

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This new handbook from Timothy Leary re-presents chapters 12 to 22 of his larger book The Politics of Ecstasy. Written in the high times of the early psychedelic era (the mid 1960s), Turn On, Tune in, Drop Out is Timothy Leary at his Pied Piper best, a distinguished psychology prof gone paisley i

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What Does WoMan Want?

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