Timothy Leary Psychedelic Prayers

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Psychedelic Prayers

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Leary believed Lsd showed therapeutic potential for use in psychiatry. He popularized catchphrases that promoted his philosophy such as "turn on, tune in, drop out" (a phrase given to Leary by Marshall McLuhan); "set and setting"; and "think for yourself and question authority". He also wrote and spoke frequently about transhumanist concepts involving space migration, intelligence increase and life extension

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Timothy Leary--Harvard University psychologist, social change activist, psychedelia enthusiast, and cyberspace pioneer--died on May 31, 1996, as this edition of Psychedelic Prayers and Other Meditations was in progress. Translated "from English to psychedelese" in 1965, these 56 poems were inspired by the Tao Te Ching (Way of Life), ancient spiritual writings of Taoist philosopher Lao Tsu. Leary believed Tsu's writings would serve as an excellent guidebook for psychedelic sessions, so--armed with nine English translations--he sat under a tree in India and attempted to distill the works' essential meanings (from a drug-induced perspective, of course).

As meditation is to Eastern spiritual traditions, psychedelic drugs were to Timothy Leary. The counterculture guru encouraged people to transcend ego-centered perspectives of ordinary human consciousness, go beyond the dualities of right and wrong, and liberate themselves from their limitations. The Tao Te Ching fit these purposes quite well, he thought, and Ralph Metzner, who wrote the book's introduction, agrees: "These meditations on the art and science of consciousness expansion are serene, sensuous, funny and wise. They are among the most inspired writings by one of the outstanding visionary geniuses of the 20th century."

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All Things Pass
Along The Grain
Ascending Ladder Of Chakras
Clear Water
Concerning Dosage And Capacity
The Conscious Application Of Strength
The Crown Chakra
The Design Has No Plan
Ethereal Pool Without Source
Falling Free
For God's Sake -- Feel Good
Fourfold Representation Of The Mystery
Gate Of The Soft Mystery
The Guide
He Who Knows The Center Endures
Hearing
The Heart Chakra
Hold Fast To The Void
Homage To The Awe-full Seer
How To Escape The Trap Of Beauty And Goodness
How To Recognize The Tao Imprint
Illustration Of A Tao Imprint
The Innosense Of The Sensual
Jewelled Indifference
Keep In Touch
Lao Tse's Mind Becomes Pre-occupied With Difficult Subject
The Lesson Of Seed
The Lesson Of Water
Let There Be Simple Natural Things During The Session
Life, Light, Love. Seed, Sun, Son. Death, Daughter, Dna
Manifestation Of The Mystery
The Message Of Posture
The Moment Of Fullness
The Perfect Paradox
Please Do Not Clutch At The Gossamer Web
Prehistoric Origins Of Dna
Re-imprinting With Water As Element
Returning To The Source -- Repose
The Root Chakra
The Seed Light
Seeing
The Serpent Coil Of Dna
The Sex Chakra
Sheathing The Self
Smelling
Take In -- Let Go
Tasting
Terra Story
That Which Is Called The Tao Is Not The Tao
This Is It
The Throat Chakra
Touching
Transfiguration Exercises
The Tree Above -- The Tree Below
Use Your Knowledge Of Nature's Law
The Utility Of Nothing
Victory Celebration
Walk Carefully When You Are Among
What Now?
What The Brain Said To The Mind
When The Harmony Is Lost
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

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