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Neuropolitique

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Exploring the role of the dissident/philosopher, this work offers a multitude of observations on our past, present and, especially, our future.
Paperback, 187 pages
Published April 1st 1989 by New Falcon Publications (first published 1977)
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keys
Sep 22, 2014 keys rated it liked it
Shelves: the-brain
Been a while since i have read any Leary and now i realise that his ideas are best read through a Robert Anton Wilson filter, or maybe i am just biased. Lots of interesting philosophy and future predictions, its the future predictions that i am sure most people have some issue with. Many would call him naive however i think that it is a combination of wishful thinking, genuine belief in the abilities of the human race and possibly a good old attempt at a self-fullfilling prophecy. Many of his ...more
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May 21, 2016 Tom Quinn rated it liked it
THE TACTICS OF EVOLUTION ARE:
Space Migration
Intelligence Increase
Life Extension

THE GOAL OF EVOLUTION IS:
Fusion
(at higher levels of intensity
acceleration
aesthetic complexity)


Imagine reading a science fiction paperback and realizing midway through that it's turned into a persuasive essay. That's what it's like to read Timothy Leary. 40 years or so later and some call him a crackpot. Like a crazy cuckoo clock, but they say even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

Technology is astounding. Tool us
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Lisa Gallagher
I think this is the book where Leary claims that maybe future time travelers went back to create AIDS to target what they later perceived as the weaker elements of society.

But it's been a while, so I'm not sure.

What I do remember was that this is a collection of essays that he wrote while he was serving time and that my comprehension of anything he says is tempered by the fact that one hand, I knew of so many LSD casualties caused by his encouragement of the drug and on the other, I grew up watc
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Mesolude
Very scattered, essays were hit or miss. I liked to hear about how brain washing worked, Leary meeting Charles Manson, and how different intelligence agencies thought. Didn't like him going on about things that turned out to be wrong. It's not his fault that we don't have sufficient life extension yet, but when the ending is spoiled it's less fun to indulge in those fantasies.
Chris
Jan 20, 2008 Chris rated it really liked it
Written partially while he was serving a prison sentence during 1973-1976, Timothy Leary tries to get serious about the future. To hilarious result!
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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."
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“I believe that a new philosophy will be created by those who were born after Hiroshima which will dramatically change the human condition. It will have these characteristics: (1) It will be scientific in essence and science-fiction in style. (2) It will be based on the expansion of consciousness, understanding and control of the nervous system, producing a quantum leap in intellectual efficiency and emotional equilibrium. (3) Politically it will stress individualism, decentralization of authority, a Iive-and-let-Iive tolerance of difference, local option and a mind-your-own-business libertarianism. (4) It will continue the trend towards open sexual expression and a more honest, realistic acceptance of both the equality of and the magnetic difference between the sexes. The mythic religious symbol will not be a man on a cross but a man-woman pair united in higher love communion. (5) It will seek revelation and Higher Intelligence not in formal rituals addressed to an anthropomorphic deity, but within natural processes, the nervous system, the genetic code, and without, in attempts to effect extra-planetary communication. (6) It will include practical, technical neurological psychological procedures for understanding and managing the intimations of union-immortality implicit in the dying process. (7) The emotional tone of the new philosophy will be hedonic, aesthetic, fearless, optimistic, humorous, practical, skeptical, hip. We are now experiencing a quiescent preparatory
waiting period. Everyone knows something is going to happen. The seeds of the Sixties have taken root underground. The blossoming is to come.”
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“A country run by law is a country ruined by lawyers. It is neurologically impossible for a lawyer or a military man to think creatively or to act in harmony with nature.” 0 likes
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