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The Delicious Grace of Moving One's Hand: Intelligence is the Ultimate Aphrodisiac
Timothy Leary (1920-1997) was one of the most controversial figures of the 1960s, the man who urged a generation to turn on, tune in, and drop out. Now, nearly two years after his death, this manuscript has emerged comprising his best writings about sexuality. Beginning with an account of his first sexual encounter -- his own conception -- Leary takes readers on an explora ...more
Paperback, 275 pages
Published December 8th 1999 by Da Capo Press
(first published October 28th 1999)
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An interesting collection. It might serve as an introduction to somebody not familiar with Leary, or who only knows him as "that acid guy". The selection seems somewhat arbitrary though, and most of the work isn't centered on sexuality or eroticism as the name and jacket-description might lead you to expect...at least not any more so than in the sense that all of Leary's writing was sensual.
Timothy Francis Leary was an American writer, psychologist, futurist, modern pioneer and advocate of psychedelic drug research and use, and one of the first people whose remains have been sent into space. An icon of 1960s counterculture, Leary is most famous as a proponent of the therapeutic and spiritual benefits of LSD. He coined and popularized the catch phrase "Turn on, tune in, drop out."More about Timothy Leary...