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Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out

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Written in the psychedelic era, Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out is Timothy Leary at his best, beckoning with humor and irreverence, a vision of individual empowerment, personal responsibility, and spiritual awakening. Includes:
o Start Your Own Religion o Education as an Addictive Process o Soul Session o Buddha as Drop-Out Mad Virgin of Psychedelia God's Secret Agent o Homage t
Paperback, 160 pages
Published March 3rd 1999 by Ronin Publishing
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Listened to the audiobook and found it very soothing. So soothing, in fact, that it sent me to sleep on numerous occasions.
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I was surprisingly impressed by this book. My impression of his "followers" (many of them who did not seem to fully grasp what he was saying when he said to "drop out") made me think that he was just this quack. However, I found out that his view on drugs was much like my own.....the need to take what you learn while on them and apply them to your life.
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Leary's recipe for society obviously involved his favorite love, but also, a different way of thinking. A collection of essays. Groundbreaking for its time. Fascinating. A creative crazy genius.
Nicolette Froelicher
Definitely will be reading his other books!
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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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