Influential Past Teachers


Birth Place
Springfield, Massachusetts USA

Foundation of Teaching
Psychology, Transhumanism, Consciousness

Example of Teaching
“If you don’t like what you’re doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove.”

 

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Timothy Leary

Dr. Timothy Leary, PhD (1920-1996) Psychologist, philosopher, explorer, teacher, optimist, author and revolutionary avatar of the mind. Rightly called the Galileo of Consciousness, he went public with his observations of the mind made with psychedelic mindscopes and helped initiate a renaissance which is still only beginning to elaborate itself.

In his 27 books and monographs, 250 articles, and more than 100 printed interviews published since the early l950s, Leary has helped define the Humanistic Revolution which has had a huge impact on world culture. His books and papers as a psychologist in the l950s helped launch the emerging “Humanistic Psychology” movement with an emphasis on interpersonal relationships, multilevel personality assessments, group therapy, body/mind interaction, and a libertarian redefinition of the doctor-patient relationship.

During the l960s, Timothy Leary’s published research and social activism helped trigger the psychopharmacological and counterculture revolution known as the Psychedelic Movement. During the l970s (in which he spent nearly eight years in prison and exile as a political dissident) Leary’s work helped expose the mass mind control police totalitarianism of the Nixon/Reagan/Bush regimes. During the l970s Leary also wrote about space colonization, intelligence increase, and longevity research. During the l980s Leary’s autobiography, as well as over 40 essays in various magazines and numerous interviews were published.

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    Was Timothy Leary Right?

    by John Cloud: Are psychedelics good for you? It’s such a hippie relic of a question that it’s almost embarrassing to ask. But a quiet psychedelic renaissance is beginning at the highest levels of American science, including the National Institute [...]

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    A Conversation With Dr. Timothy Leary, Part II

    Sid: Let me frame this question a little more broadly. I read Ronald Siegel’s book Intoxication (Dutton, 1989) which I found very interesting. He described drug experiences as just a natural part of all evolution, and even in the wild, animals … [...]


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Quotes

  1. “Think for yourself. Question authority.”
  2. “Turn on, Tune in, Drop out”
  3. “You're only as young as the last time you changed your mind.”
  4. “Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition.”
  5. “Grow with the flow”
  6. “And a new philosophy emerged called quantum physics, which suggest that the individual’s function is to inform and be informed. You really exist only when you’re in a field sharing and exchanging information. You create the realities you inhabit.”
  7. “The universe is an intelligence test.”
  8. “LSD is a psychedelic drug which occasionally causes psychotic behavior in people who have NOT taken it.”
  9. “Just Say Know”
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