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Image credit: Photograph taken by Philip H. Bailey between Summer-Fall 1989, in Los Angeles, California, at the home of Timothy Leary


Works by Timothy Leary

Flashbacks (1983) 175 copies
High Priest (1968) 150 copies
Chaos & Cyber Culture (1994) 135 copies
Your Brain Is God (2001) 106 copies
Design for Dying (1997) 105 copies
Game of Life (1979) 74 copies
What Does WoMan Want? (1976) 53 copies
Jail Notes (1970) 50 copies
Neurologic (1973) 45 copies
Change Your Brain (2000) 41 copies
Psychedelic Prayers (1966) 35 copies
Confessions of a Hope Fiend (1900) 31 copies
Start Your Own Religion (2005) 25 copies
Surfing the Conscious Nets (2015) 22 copies
Neurocomic Timothy Leary (2000) 5 copies
Fuga (1996) 3 copies
Vita morte visioni (1999) 2 copies
La Révolution cosmique (1979) 2 copies

Associated Works

Cosmic trigger : final secret of the illuminati (1977) — Foreword, some editions — 1,121 copies
HR Giger ARh+ (1991) — Introduction, some editions — 632 copies
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Contributor — 324 copies
On the Firing Line: The Public Life of Our Public Figures (1989) — Contributor — 113 copies
LSD: The Consciousness-expanding Drug (1964) — Introduction, some editions — 65 copies
Burroughs : eine Bild-Biographie (1994) — Contributor — 6 copies
Fatal Skies [1990 Film] (1990) — Actor — 1 copy
Hustler Magazine, March 1984 (1984) — Contributor — 1 copy


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Timothy Leary's dead - no, he's outside, looking in. Conspiracy theory, failed predictions, accurate analysis, boundless optimism - this book has a bit of all of these, and filled me with what I believe to be an honest wave of nostalgia. Most of the essays herein were written in 1973, a seminal year if ever there was one, from cells in Folsom and Vacaville prisons in California. Deep insights and wacky theories - if you aim to get a grip on the 60's, this would be a good place to start.
dhaxton | 2 other reviews | Nov 14, 2023 |
Timothy Leary's primer on how (and why) to hold a successful LSD session towards the goal of mind expansion and self-exploration. I was personally more interested in the theory than the application, but it is educational to see the level of preparation and seriousness with which these "trips" were meant to be conducted. People tend to forget that the LSD mind-expansion movement may have been attributed to the hippie movement, but it originated and expanded due to involvement by actual scientists and psychologists.

With the recent polarized controversies over "pronouns" (currently 2023), it is also interesting to see the literary attempts at non-binary association in books from half a century ago, as Leary repeatedly uses terms such as 'hir' and 's/he' to denote individuals in a non-gender imprinted fashion. It seems like if you pay attention to history, we're still fighting the same fights over and over again.

stop the cycle. Grow with the Flow.
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smichaelwilson | 1 other review | Aug 7, 2023 |
This book is an invaluable resource of information about the psychedelic experience for anyone who wants to try to understand a little bit more about it without trying illegal or legal drugs. The author does a great job of explaining that the psychedelic experience is more of a religious experience than plain drug experience.
It's an irrefutable fact that every one of the world's major religions and wisdom traditions had a psychedelic drug ritual attached to them, even Christianity has halos based on mushroom caps and art containing mushrooms everywhere. Timothy Leary went so deep with studying various ancient wisdom traditions to understand or explain or better navigate the psychedelic experience and this book does that 'beautifully.' The Tibetan Book of the Dead and Buddhism as a whole go brilliantly hand in hand with psychedelics, as if they were made for each other, but the inexperienced would need a little guidance to link some of the concepts with one to the concepts of the other, and that's what this book seeks to do. It is a bit deep for younger readers, but it gets the ideas across.… (more)
ShayWalker | 4 other reviews | May 20, 2023 |
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