“My advice to people today is as follows: if you take the game of life seriously, if you take your nervous system seriously, if you take your sense organs seriously, if you take the energy process seriously, you must turn on, tune in, and drop out”
~ Timothy Leary
probably the most famous thing that Timothy Leary said.
Timothy Francis Leary – born October 6th, 1920 died May 31st, 1996
Leary was an American psychologist who advocated the use of psychedelic drugs when they were both available and could be used legally. He conducted experiments at Harvard University in the 60’s together with Richard Alpert and I remember reading about his experiments in The Sunday Times supplement at the time
He believed that the drugs had potential use in psychiatry and he developed the eight-circuit model of consciousness, which is presented in his 1977 book Exo-Psychology.
Richard Nixon once described Leary as “the most dangerous man in America”
….. Hmm.. ……. Interesting observation
Alpert travelled to India in 1967 where he met Neem Karoli Baba, who gave him the name “Ram Dass”, meaning “servant of God”
Dass is now a considered contemporary spiritual teacher