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High Priest by Timothy Leary
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it was amazing
bookshelves: drugs, philosophy

This was probably the 1st Leary bk I read. I liked it alot when I read it. Strangely, though, I had little or no motivation to read anymore by him afterwards. I think I read "Jail Notes" later - but that was probably b/c I was interested in the jail break itself given that I figured I might need some inspiration along those lines someday. "High Priest" is uttterly brilliant w/ an interesting layout of multiple parallel texts & great drawings. It's bursting w/ inspiration.

Why did I have so little interest in reading further? Maybe b/c Leary covered the territory so thoroughly, so insightfully, so painstakingly that there was a feeling of completion to it. Dunno. Maybe parts of it didn't completely jive in a practical way w/ my own circumstances. More than anything else, I think I was too motivated to move on w/ my own philosophical development to immerse myself any further in Leary's. Even now I feel little motivation to read any more. It might be b/c I intuit that I'd have to give great concentration to fully appreciating the genius of it & I don't want to spend my energy that way. The holy ceiling light 'knows' that doesn't always stop me. Maybe some of it just seemed too 'hippie' for me, too New Age. Whatever the 'reason', I still have the utmost respect for this bk & for Leary.
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April 12, 2008 – Shelved
April 12, 2008 – Shelved as: drugs
April 12, 2008 – Shelved as: philosophy

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