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Timothy Leary



Timothy Leary (1920–1996) was an American psychologist who was known for his strong advocacy of psychedelics. He and his colleague Richard Alpert (who would later become known as Ram Dass) were both involved in Harvard’s research into psilocybin until they were dismissed from the university, at which point Leary became a well-known figure in the 1960s counterculture movement, also writing and lecturing about transhumanism. His most famous slogan, “Turn on, tune in, drop out,” epitomizes the hippie drug culture of the ‘60s, and he is attributed with pioneering of the importance of “set and setting” in the experience of taking psychedelics.

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High Priest

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.

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The Psychedelic Pioneers

The story of The Psychedelic Pioneers is part leading edge medical research and part utopian idealism. Three gifted psychiatrists, in combination with an extraordinarily powerful drug, resulted in one of the most fascinating and controversial periods in Canadian history.

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Your Brain Is God

This collection of essays, written by the poster boy of 1960s counterculture, 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.

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

More than fifty years after the Summer of Love, the promise of the psychoactive ’60s—that deeper self-awareness and greater harmony can be achieved through reality-bending substances and practices—is close to becoming a mainstream phenomenon.

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Hofmann’s Potion—Albert Hofmann LSD Documentary

By the mid-1950s, LSD research was being published in medical and academic journals all over the world. It showed potential benefits in the treatment of alcoholism, drug addiction, and other mental illnesses. This film explores those potential benefits, and the researchers who explored them.

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Change Your Brain

This book tells the inside story of Leary's early LSD research at Harvard.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageWho knows what you might learn from taking a chance on conversation with a stranger? Everyone carries a piece of the puzzle. Nobody comes into your life by mere coincidence. Trust your instincts. Do the unexpected. Find the others.

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Is There Life After Youth? Meet Dr. Timothy Leary - The LSD Prophet

Timothy Francis Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an American psychologist and writer, known for advocating psychedelic drugs.

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The Politics of Ecstasy

Originally published in 1970, this is Leary’s most provocative and influential exploration of human consciousness. It includes his early pronouncements on the psychedelic movement, and his views on the social and political ramifications of the related mystical experience.

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