Timothy Leary

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Dr. Timothy Leary AKA Dr. Tim AKA Timothy Francis Leary

America 1920 – 1996

Teachers: Harry Stack Sullivan ; Karen Horney; Aldous Huxley; Michael Hollingshead, author of THE MAN WHO TURNED ON THE WORLD and provided Tim with his 1st Acid Trip; Dr. John Riley; Aleister Crowley; Albert Hoffmann, chemist; R. Gordon Wasson, co-author of The Road to Eleusis - Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries ; Carl A.P. Ruck; Alexandra David-Neel; Padmasambhava; Wilhelm Reich; Dr. Stanley Miller; William S. Burroughs; Alexander "Sasha" Shulgin, Ph.D, synthesizer of MDMA "Ecstacy", 1976;

Students: Lon Milo DuQuette; Chuck Furnace; Stephen Mace; Robert Anton Wilson; Terence McKenna; Dennis J. McKenna; Lisa Bieberman Kuenning; Peggy, Billy, and Tommy Hitchcock, heirs to the Mellon fortune; Tom Wolfe;Ken Kesey; Paul Krassner of WBAI Radio and The Realist; Marshall McLuhan ; Brian Barritt; Huston Smith ; Ted Schultz ; Bruce Odze; John S. James;Bob Roach, all 4 from "The Network"; Allen Ginsberg, poet; Nik Douglas; Jean Mayo Millay; Ananda Marga; Charles Leach; David Starr; Bill Zeiser; "Starcraft"; L. H. Leatherman and LEM; Michael Horowitz; Lynn Wayne Brenner; Francesca Reitano of Peace Press; Dr. Robert Newport; Carl Spann; Carol Tickner; Peter Zeigler; Joanna Leary, wife; Edward Gilfillan, Jr. ; Dave Karp; Tony Read; Ken Babbs; Oberon Otter Zell-Ravenheart; Morning Glory Zell-Ravenheart; David Martino; Chip Roberts; Joseph Kerrick ; Joel Paige; Wynette Paige; Frederick Smith; Maria Weitzenkorn; Ned Magoon; John Holmdahl of New Ways of Consciousness Foundation; Fred Smith; Charles Johnson of the International Flat Earth Society; Peter Stafford; Neal Wilgus; R. Faraday Nelson;Nina Graboi; Jacob Sarfatti; Nick Herbert; Jim McClarin; Will of Palantiri; Royce and Chad Everone, Foundation for Infinite Survival; Jonathan Krown of Biotonics Institute; Arthur D. Hlavaty; "Free Thomas'; J. Kinney; Sam S. Adkins; April Funcke; Daniel Hoverson; Melody; Lucius Farish; Craig Fisher; Glen Baldwin; Sandra Benat; Licita Fernandez; Mike McCaw; Donald N. Streeter; Henry W. Targowski; Robert Schiller; Michael Sheilds; Michael Earl Crowell; Marge King; Wes Thomas;Charles E. Tandy; Russell Targ ; Harold Puthoff; Art Kleps, Chief Boo Hoo of the Neo-American Church; Alice Marcano; Ethan Marcano; Martin Piper; Mary Jo Call, all of the Neo-American Church; Malaclyse The Younger, author of Principia Discordia; Harry Hay and James Broughton of the Radical Faeries and The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence; William Stingone, NY Public Library; Scott Adams of Dilbert comics; Lisa Rein ; Douglas Hofstadter of Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid; John Marco Allegro; Dr. Peter Gasser; Arel Lucas; R. U. Sirius; Queen Mu; Leo Zeff; Doug Vakoch of SETI ; Roland Griffiths, of John Hopkins School of Medicine; David Nutt, of Imperial College; Stephen Ross, of New York University Tisch Hospital ;


Friends: Israel Regardie; Dr. Richard Alpert (Baba Ram Dass); Wavey Gravey; Ken Kesey; John Lennon; Yoko Lennon; Anthony Russo; Andrew Weil; Ralph Metzner; Rosemary Woodruff, 3rd wife; the Weathermen; Michel Hauchard; CA Governor Jerry Brown; Ron Paul; L5 Orbit co-founder Keith Henson; Gerard K. O'Neill; Robert Lovell; T. A. Heppenheimer; Billy Idol; Johnny Depp; Susan Sarandon; Dan Aykroyd; William S. Burroughs ; John C. Lilly; Diane Di Prima; Grant Fisher; Isaac Bonewits; Dr. Stanley Krippner, Asso. of Humanistic Psychology; Eldridge Cleaver of the original Black Panther Party; Stanislav Grof; Dr, J. Allen Hynek; Dr. J. Peter Vajk; Buckminster Fuller; Jacques Vallee; Barbara Marx Hubbard; Edgar Mitchell, astronaut; Stewart Brand; Lyall Watson; Joseph Chilton Pearce; John Taylor; Sir Martin Ryle; Nick K. Marshall; Rick O'Feldman, dolphin trainer for Flipper; Susan Weisser; WQill Jackson ; Byrd Baker; Alan Harrington; John White; Stanley Krippner; Albert Rosenfeld; Robert Salkald; Denis Berry, executor; John McWhinnie, rare-book dealer; Glenn Horowitz, rare-book dealer; Frank Drake, whose Drake equation on ET contacts helped SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence); Carl Sagan , astronomer;


Enemies: President Richard Nixon; Harvard President Nathan M. Pusey; G. Gordon Liddy, convicted Watergate burglar; Owsley Stanley; Jack Call of the Neo-American Church; Dr. Jerome Jaffe, 1st drug czar;


Organizations; The Network; Harvard University ; West Point (Honorable Discharge after court-martial) ; Kaiser Family Foundation (1955–1958); Harvard Psilocybin Project; International Foundation for Internal Freedom, 1962 ; Millbrook Commune; League for Spiritual Discovery; The Brotherhood of Eternal Love; IFIF International Foundation for Internal Freedom; Association for Consciousness Exploration (ACE); Starwood Festival; L-5, or Lagrange 5 Society; the Dreaded Neurological Army; Castalia Foundation; DNA Society ; The Wake Up Party; The Yippie! Party; The Amnesia Foundation;

Author: "The Social Dimensions of Personality: Group Structure and Process; The Interpersonal Diagnosis of Personality; Psychedelic Prayers -after the tao te ching, 1966; Exo-Psychology (1977); autobiography, Flashbacks - a personal and cultural history of an era; Start Your Own Religion 1967; "Neurologic", transmitted by Joann and Tim, 1973; Intelligence Agents; Info-Psychology - a manual on the us of the Human Nervous System according to the instructions of the Manufactures; Neurocomics; Neuropolitique - The Sociobiology of Human Metamorphosis; The Politics of Ecstasy; The Psychedelic Experience - a manual based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead, with Ralph Metzner and Dr. Richard Alpert (Baba Ram Dass) ; What Does Woman Want? ; Terra II, with Lynn Wayne Brenner; The Game of Life aka The Game of Life, Real-ized by Timothy Leary, starring the 24 Stages of Your Neurological Tarot (Volume V of the Future History Series); Confessions of a Hope Fiend, 1973; Design For Dying, 1997, completed by R. U. Sirius;

Comments: psychedelic drugs; "turn on, tune in, drop out"; Set, setting and dosage; space migration, intelligence increase and life extension (SMI2LE); eight-circuit model of consciousness; "Neurologic"; 1969, The Supreme Court ruled in Leary v. United States. that The Marijuana Tax Act was unconstitutional, and his 1965 conviction was quashed; cryonic suspension life extension; Ashes sent into space with Gene Roddenberry (creator of Star Trek), Gerard O'Neill (space physicist), Krafft Ehricke (rocket scientist), and others; Rest in Peace, Dr. Tim, your smile and wit will remain eternal;

Quotes: "Tune in, Turn on, Drop out"; "More Time, more Space, and more Intelligence to enjoy time and space" (I would add more Time, Life Extension); from “The Starseed Transmission”: ‘One. The comet Starseed is to leave the womb planet Earth. The Starseed is a comet of prophesy. Two. Life seeds egg planets throughout the galaxy. When life leaves the womb planet, it attains immortality in the galactic star school. Three. When the embryonic nervous system can decipher the genetic code, it receives instructions for leaving the earth—womb and contacting higher intelligence. Four. There is no choice. Life must leave the womb planet to survive and evolve.” ;

CREDO - When in the course of organic evolution it becomes obvious that a mutational process is inevitably dissolving the physical and neurological bonds which connect the members of one generation to the past and inevitably directing them to assume among the species of Earth the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and Nature’s God entitle them, a decent concern for the harmony of species requires that the causes of the mutation should be declared.

We hold these truths to be self-evident:

That all species are created different but equal;

That they are endowed, each one, with certain inalienable rights;

That among them are Freedom to Live, Freedom to Grow, and Freedom to pursue Happiness in their own style;

That to protect these God-given rights, social structures naturally emerge, basing their authority on the principles of love of God and respect for all forms of life;

That whenever any form of government becomes destructive of life, liberty, and harmony, it is the organic duty of the young members of that species to mutate, to drop out, to initiate a new social structure, laying its foundations on such principles and organizing its power in such form as seems likely to produce the safety, happiness, and harmony of all sentient beings.


Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Leary; The Kool Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8-Circuit_Model_of_Consciousness ; private correspondence and conversation; information shared by The Network, especially when Dr. Tim was incarcerated, we sent him books in jail; copies of Neurolog, the publication of The Network @ 1970; http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/trip-timothy-learys-files-public-ny-20288491; http://ideas.time.com/2013/09/18/dilberts-scott-adams-choose-your-immortality/; http://boingboing.net/2013/10/01/learys-declaration-of-evol.html#more-259033 ; http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/12/religion-as-a-product-of-psychotropic-drug-use/282484/ ; http://www.thewire.com/national/2014/01/outer-space-bad-for-people/357493/ ; http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/health/lsd-reconsidered-for-therapy.html?ref=health?src=dayp ; http://boingboing.net/2014/03/06/first-clinical-lsd-trial-in-4.html ; http://www.salon.com/2014/04/15/6_facts_about_psychedelic_drugs_that_will_totally_blow_your_mind_partner/ ; http://boingboing.net/2014/05/29/john-wilcock-lsd-history-mi.html ; https://www.erowid.org/culture/characters/shulgin_alexander/shulgin_alexander.shtml ; http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/06/140630-drake-equation-50-years-later-aliens-science/ ; http://www.cbsnews.com/news/14-days-psilocybin-hallucinogen-in-mushrooms-addiction-treatment/ ; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/14/psychedelic-mushrooms-facts_n_6083436.html; http://healthland.time.com/2011/06/16/magic-mushrooms-can-improve-psychological-health-long-term/;