Flashbacks: A Personal and Cultural History of an Era

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Dr. Timothy Leary's passion affected an entire culture and influenced modern world history. Flashbacks, Leary's own account of his career as "an accomplished clinical psychologist at Harvard University, a dabbler in Eastern mysticism, a fugitive and convict, a stand-up comedian and actor, a writer and software designer and exponent of cybernetics" - (The New York Times), is the only book written by him that directly addresses the issues, people, and history of his personal awakening and crusade.

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Overview

Dr. Timothy Leary's passion affected an entire culture and influenced modern world history. Flashbacks, Leary's own account of his career as "an accomplished clinical psychologist at Harvard University, a dabbler in Eastern mysticism, a fugitive and convict, a stand-up comedian and actor, a writer and software designer and exponent of cybernetics" - (The New York Times), is the only book written by him that directly addresses the issues, people, and history of his personal awakening and crusade.

"A picaresque autiobiography."--Newsday.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780874774979
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/25/1989
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 9.22 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 7
Prologue 9
Pt. 1 Metamorphosis: The End of the Old 13
1 Search for the Key 15
2 Harvard Department of Visionary Experience 19
3 Reunion with Widow Douglas 23
4 Sacred Mushrooms of Mexico 29
5 Harvard Drug Research 36
6 Politics of Ecstasy 45
7 Secrets of the Beatniks 51
8 Getting High on Toil and Suffering 56
9 Literary Elites and Black Hope 63
10 Partner in Time 71
11 Prisoners to Prophets 78
12 Drugs Are the Origin of Religion and Philosophy 91
13 Hostile Territories 95
14 Miracle of Good Friday 101
15 The Ultimate Aphrodisiac 110
16 Ambushed by the Harvard Squares 116
17 The Hollywood Connection 131
18 Psychedelic Summer Camp 140
19 Farewell to Harvard 148
20 Earthly Paradise 164
21 Islands in the Sun 176
Pt. 2 Paedomorphosis - Juvenilization 185
22 Life on a Grounded Space Colony 187
23 Experiments at Millbrook 193
24 Pranksters Come to Millbrook 199
25 Himalayan Honeymoon 208
26 Wisest Man in India 217
27 Dissipative Structures 224
28 Busted at Laredo 232
29 The Peat Moss Caper 240
30 Altered States 248
31 Emergence of the Drug Culture 258
32 Brotherhood of Eternal Love 263
33 Cultural Evolution Versus Political Revolution 275
34 Twenty Four Steps to Freedom 287
35 The Exiles 300
36 Landlocked in the Alps 311
37 Captured in Kabul 321
38 Folsom Prison 332
39 Escape Plot 346
40 Kidnapped by the Feds 357
41 Freedom? 363
Epilogue 369
Afterword 377
Notes 387
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