Timothy Leary: Outside Looking In: Appreciations, Castigations, and Reminiscences by Ram Dass, Andrew Weil, Allen Ginsberg, Winona Ryder, William Burroughs, Albert Hofmann, Aldous Huxley, Terence McKenna, Ken Kesey, Huston Smith, Hunter S. Thompson, and O [NOOK Book]

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“Timothy Leary’s Dead. No, no no no, he’s outside, looking in.”
--The Moody Blues, “Legend of a Mind”

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Timothy Leary: Outside Looking In: Appreciations, Castigations, and Reminiscences by Ram Dass, Andrew Weil, Allen Ginsberg, Winona Ryder, William Burroughs, Albert Hofmann, Aldous Huxley, Terence McKenna, Ken Kesey, Huston Smith, Hunter S. Thompson, and O

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Overview

PSYCHEDELICS / BIOGRAPHY

“Timothy Leary’s Dead. No, no no no, he’s outside, looking in.”
--The Moody Blues, “Legend of a Mind”

“Tim was a chieftain. He stomped on the terra, and he left his elegant hoof prints on all our lives.”
--Hunter S. Thompson

“Tim Leary probably made more people happy than anybody else in history.”
--Terence McKenna

“What I learned from Tim didn’t have anything to do with drugs but it had everything to do with getting high. His die-hard fascination with the human brain was not all about altering it, but about using it to its fullest.”
--Winona Ryder

Timothy Leary inspired strong feelings in everyone he came into contact with during his momentous life. An unrelenting proponent of expanding consciousness and challenging authority, he was brilliant and erratic, extravagant and enthusiastic, wise and foolish. Ram Dass called him the most creative man he had ever known, while Richard Nixon called him the most dangerous man in the world. Many agree that his exuberant popularizing of psychedelics radically altered the course of the twentieth century. His research at Harvard University and subsequent dismissal from the faculty helped to inaugurate the counterculture of the 1960s, awakening a generation to its own potential. His later arrests, escapes from prison, asylum in Switzerland, and return to the United States mark him as an archetypal hero. His eventual embracing of computers and the Internet kept him at the forefront of the battle for personal freedom and creative expression.

The essence of Leary’s life has often been reduced to his celebrated formula “Turn on, tune in, and drop out.” But the wider implications of this call to communion are forgotten, just as the complex nature of Leary’s personality is often reduced to the superficial spin put on his ideas by the media. In Timothy Leary: Outside Looking In, many of the great artists, thinkers, and rebels of our time discuss Leary’s life and legacy. In doing so, this gathering of minds goes beyond a simple tribute to the man and becomes a provocative dialogue on the evolution of consciousness.

ROBERT FORTE studied the history and psychology of religion at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago and has taught at the University of California in Santa Cruz. He served on the board of directors of the Albert Hofmann Foundation and is the editor of Entheogens and the Future of Religion.
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Editorial Reviews

Bodhi Tree Book Review
"The list of contributors to this book reads like a "who's who" from the consciousness movement of recent decades. Leary emerges as a remarkable and charismatic character. For a fresh look at the sixties, these accounts of one of the pivotal figures of that decade are thoughtful, informative and evocative."
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"The list of contributors to this book reads like a "who's who" from the consciousness movement of recent decades. Leary emerges as a remarkable and charismatic character. For a fresh look at the sixties, these accounts of one of the pivotal figures of that decade are thoughtful, informative and evocative."
Winter 1999 / Spring 2000 Bodhi Tree Book Review
"The list of contributors to this book reads like a "who's who" from the consciousness movement of recent decades. Leary emerges as a remarkable and charismatic character. For a fresh look at the sixties, these accounts of one of the pivotal figures of that decade are thoughtful, informative and evocative."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781620550656
  • Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 702,608
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Forte, AMRS, began his work with psychedelics as a student of Stanislav Grof and Frank Barron, cofounder of the Harvard Psilocybin Project. He obtained his master’s degree under Mircea Eliade and has collaborated with many of the leaders in the field of psychedelics, including R. Gordon Wasson, Timothy Leary, and Huston Smith. A former director of the Albert Hofmann Foundation, he teaches at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments

Introduction

Timothy Leary's Dead

  John Perry Barlow

An Unfinished (R)Evolution
  Frank Barron

To Tim from John
  John Beresford

Briefly
  William S. Burroughs

Inviting in Tim Leary's Ghost
   Caroline W. Casey

Tim Leary: A Personal Appraisal
  Walter Houston Clark

Ram Dass Remembers Tim
  an interview with Ram Dass

Observations on My Friend and Hero
  Tom Davis

Road Man
  Maynard Ferguson

Declaration of Independence for Dr. Timothy Leary
  Allen Ginsberg

Changing His Mind
  Anita Hoffman

My Meetings with Timothy Leary
  Albert Hofmann

Prophet on the Lam
  Michael Horowitz

Jaaz #7 for Tim Leary
  Robert Hunter

Letters

  Aldous Huxley and Gerald Heard

The Rule of Love
  Michael Kahn

St. Timothy on the Freeway
  Ken Kesey

Letters to Timothy
  Carolyn Kleefeld

A Game of Mind Tennis with Timothy Leary
  Paul Krassner

A Word from the Control Group
  an interview with Jaron Lanier

The Archaic Revival
  an interview with Terence McKenna

From Harvard to Zihuatanejo
  Ralph Metzner

The Esalen Institute, Sacred Mushrooms, and the Game of Golf
  an interview with Michael Murphy

Euphorion Returned
  Claudio Naranjo

A Few Memorable Moments
  Mimi Raleigh

Farewell/Greetings to Timothy Leary
  Thomas Riedlinger

Godfather
  Winona Ryder

Climbing Jacob's Ladder
  Zalman Schaehter- Shalomi

LSD: Let's Save Democracy?
  an interview with Philip Slater

Timothy Leary and the Psychedelic Movement
  an interview with Huston Smith

Owsley's Leary
  an interview with Owsley's Stanley

Stolaroff on Leary
  an interview with Myron Stolaroff

The Most Kind Man I Have Ever Known
  Danny Sugarman

Let's Do Lunch
  Jeremy Tarcher

Mistah Leary, He Dead
  Hunter S. Thompson

The Harvard Crimson Story
  an interview with Andrew Weil

Notes about Dr. Timothy Leary
  Robert Williams

The Unreachable Stars
  Robert Anton Wilson

Illusions
  Rosemary Woodruff

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