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Written while Leary was visiting India in 1965 and finished the following year, Psychedelic Prayers is an adaptation of Book 1 of the Tao Te Ching. With a new Introduction by Ralph Metzner, Leary's Harvard colleague, this book of poetry and meditations is being published in its first new edition in 25 years. Illustrations/photos.
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The Psychedelic Prayers: The Devotional Verse of Tsongkhapa
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An encore to Musings on Human Metamorphoses in which Leary delves deeper into his vision of "human future history." He likens human society to that of insect hives and shows how certain evolved evolutionary agents (mutants) are upsetting hive and causing it to evolve. Eventually we will become the aliens. The book describes the struggle between the forces moving into the future and those attempting to stop change. While most people associate Leary solely with LSD and debauchery, this fascinating discourse has little mention of drugs.
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Evolutionary Agents
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The human species is evolving. Leary describes eight circuits of human metamorphosis and the imprints that occur at each. Psychedelic drugs suspend imprints and conditioning to allow new imprints to evolve. Leary describes each circuit in depth along with the consciousness that manifest at each level and its purpose. Leary believes that human are morphing into space beings. We are becoming the aliens. This book describes the complicated psychological metamorphosis that proceeds our launch into space life.
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Musings on Human Metamorphoses
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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 first
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Politics of Psychopharmacology
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Throughout the ages, intelligent, affluent, ambitious, and just plain hot-to-trot humans have sought out aphrodisiacs -- everything from rhino horns to green M&Ms. Here, Timothy Leary argues that the true aphrodisiac is the mind. By knowing how to stimulate the most sensitive organ of all, the brain, readers can enrich their sex lives beyond their wildest dreams. Leary begins by telling his own coming-of-sexual-age story in typically witty fashion, then goes on to explore humanity's obsession with physical pleasure, digital activation of the erotic brain, and the fascination with cybersex. He explains how phones and computers allow perfect strangers to achieve amazing levels of intimacy and why telecommunicated sexual messages are now a standard courting technique for young people in industrial-urban societies. Ruminating on everything from sexual liberation to electronic foreplay, Leary offers a persuasive explanation of why the key to arousal is all in your head.
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Search for the True Aphrodisiac
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Back in print after 20 years, this text from the earliest days of psychedelia chronicles the experiences on 16 acid trips taken before LSD was illegal. The trip guides or "high priests" included Aldous Huxley, Ram Dass, Ralph Meltzner, Huston Smith and a junkie from New York City named Willy. It tells of the goings-on and freaking out at the Millbrook mansion in New York State that became the Mecca of psychedelia during the 1960s, and of the many luminaries who made their pilgrimage there to trip with Leary and his group. Chapters include an I Ching reading and a chronicle of what happened during those "spacewalks" of the mind.
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High Priest: Second Edition
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Written in the psychedelic era, Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out is Timothy Leary at his best, beckoning with humor and irreverence, a vision of individual empowerment, personal responsibility, and spiritual awakening. Includes:
o Start Your Own Religion o Education as an Addictive Process o Soul Session o Buddha as Drop-Out Mad Virgin of Psychedelia God's Secret Agent o Homage to Huxley o The Awe-Ful See-Er o The Molecular Revolution o MIT is TIM Backwards o Neurological Politics
"Trickster is a major figure in American Indian folk Wisdom. Also in Sufi Tales ... a certain type of "rascal"-with a grin and a wink (and wisdom beyond wisdom) ... in the Zen tradition this is known as the School of Crazy Wisdom ... Timothy Leary-in his own inimitable way-has become the twentieth century's grand master of crazy wisdom ..."
- Dr. Jeffrey Mishlove
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Turn on Tune in Drop Out
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Visionary Harvard psychologist Timothy Leary became the charismatic leader of the '60s counterculture. Remembered as a pioneer of research and experimentation with psychedelic substances, he was also an author, lecturer, political dissident, and media mag
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The Politics of Self-Determination
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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. Includes his early pronouncements on the psychedelic movement and his views on social and political ramifications of psychedelic and mystical experience.
Here is the outspoken Playboy interview revealing the sexual power of LSD-a statement that many believe played a key role in provoking Leary's incarceration by the authorities; an early outline of the neurological theory that became Leary's classic eight-circuit model of the human nervous system; an insightful exploration of the life and work of novelist Hermann Hesse; an effervescent dialogue with humorist Paul Krassner; and an impassioned defense of what Leary called "The Fifth Freedom"-the right to get high.
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The Politics of Ecstasy
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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 was now an acid-tripping fugitive. In this delightfully irreverent accoun
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The Fugitive Philosopher
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This collection of essays describes the psychological journey Timothy Leary made in the years following his dismissal from Harvard, as his psychedelic research moved from the scientific to the religious arena. The book discusses the nature of religious experience and the eight crafts of God, including God as hedonistic artist. Leary also examines the Tibetan, Buddhist and Taoist experiences.
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Your Brain Is God
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START YOUR OWN RELIGION embodies the Timothy Leary's core attraction--expansive religious (personal) freedom. Become the highest version of yourself The purpose of life is religious discovery. return to the temple of God--your ow body. Get of out your mind and get high. Religious living is conscious here-and-now aliveness. He urges readers to drop out, turn on tune in. Drop out and detach from external social drams. Turn on with a sacrament that returns you on to your body. Tune in and be reborn. Leary's message thrilled the youth of the 1960s and it is still appealing today.
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Start Your Own Religion
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Death is increasingly on the agenda for baby boomers moving ever closer to it. Timothy Leary brings some startlingly fresh ideas to this topic. Fundamentally, he claims, we have been brainwashed by our institutions -- government, organized religion, the healthcare industry -- to accept death as an inevitable end. Leary argues instead that death is misunderstood, that we don't have to die, and that there are "commonsense alternatives." His theory rests on the transhumanist approach that says human beings are evolving into spiritual machines -- beings that are part human and part machine and eventually will not die as the term is commonly understood. Being fitted with machine parts like bionic knees is part of this process. And as we evolve through the cybernetic age, he says, we will gain new wisdom that broadens our definition of personal immortality and gene-pool survival -- the "postbiologic option of the information species."
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Alternatives to Involuntary Death
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America's most dangerous man -- according to Richard Nixon -- and the Pied Piper of Youth is BACK

This book is about designing Chaos and fashioning your personal disorder: On screens with cyber tools from counterculture perspectives with informational chemicals (Chaos drugs) while delighting in cybernetics as guerrilla artists who explore de-animation alternatives while surfing the waves of millennium madness to glimpse the glorious wild impossibilities and improbabilities of the century to come. Enjoy it It's ours to be played with

Chaos & CyberCulture conveys Timothy Leary's vision of the emergence of a new humanism with an emphasis on questioning authority, independent thinking, individual creativity, and the empowerment of computers and other technologies. Leary's last great work, this book includes over 100,000 words in 40 chapters and 80 illustrations, as well as conversations with William Gibson, Winona Ryder, William S. Burroughs, and David Byrne.

Timothy Leary, the visionary Harvard psychologist who became a guru of the '60s counterculture, has reemerged as an icon of the new edge cyberpunks.

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Chaos and Cyber Culture
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The Intelligence Agents is a collection of memos, articles, and pictures written in "future history" reflecting life on planet earth during Leary's lifespan. 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, this is the fifth and final volume of Dr. Leary's 'Future History Series' with lots of fun pictures and ideas for your brain

Dr. Timothy Leary, in his own chaotic style, recapitulates evolution from the first organism in which life began in the Eastern Oriental shorelines. DNA, the breath of life is always chasing the Sun Westward towards our neurological destiny. If you are familiar with Dr. Leary's 24 Stage/8 Neuro-Circuit theory, then you will get a rise from this book. We have migrated from Asia to California as the launching pad into space where we will create H.O.M.E.s (High Oribtal Mini-Earths). The Intelligence Agents have already established their homes in future hive colonies. The secret to becoming an Intelligence Agent and Intelligence Increase is to SMILE (Space Migration Intelligence Increase Life Extension -- the 'I' is squared).

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The Intelligence Agents
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This timely book, Timothy Leary's "cyberpunk manifesto," is his future-vision of the emergence of a new humanism with an emphasis on questioning authority, independent thinking, individual creativity, and empowerment via computers and brain technologies. Cyberpunks brings together some of Leary's most provocative writings, along with selections from interviews and conversations with a variety of writers and thinkers. Individual chapters include "How I Became an Amphibian," "Personal Computers; Personal Freedom," and "Navigational Game Plane." "How to Boot Up Your Bio-Computer" typifies Leary's outrageous yet surprisingly grounded ideas, linking pagan, nature-based rituals with a "collective boot-up" of the brain through stimulation from certain natural plants. Together, these pieces describe a new breed of human being who embraces technology, uses it to revolutionize communication and evade and annoy Big Brother, while at the same time achieving personal success, attaining political power, and above all, having fun.
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Cyberpunks Cyberfreedom: Change Reality Screens
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