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Podcast 369 – “Timothy & Terence”

Guest speaker: Timothy Leary & Terence McKena
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Invitation to the opening of the Timoty Leary Archive at the New York Library. (Held on the second anniversary of the Occupy Movement.) :-)


[NOTE: All quotations are by Terence McKenna.]

“I know that I wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for Tim Leary. He was the pathfinder. He cut the way through the woods. He gave us all permission to be very much the people that we are tonight.”

“Alchemy is really the secret tradition of the redemption of spirit from matter.”

“What ‘psychedelic’ means is getting your mind out in front of you, by whatever means necessary, so that you can relate to it as a thing in the world and then work upon it.”

“Mind conjures miracles out of time.”

“You’ve been told from the cradle that the deck was stacked against you, fall of man, original sin, and so forth and so on. It’s bullshit. It’s absolute bullshit.”

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One Foot in the Future
Nina Graboi

Giordano Bruno and the Hermetic Tradition
By Frances A. Yates

Spiritual and Demonic Magic: From Ficino to Campanella (Magic in History)
D.P. Walker

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Podcast 362 – “Flashbacks”

Guest speaker: Timothy Leary
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Today’s podcast features Dr. Timothy Leary reading a few selected chapters from his autobiography, Flashbacks. Interestingly, he begins this recording with Chapter 19, which details with his departure from Harvard.

[NOTE: All quotations are by Timothy Leary.]

“We agreed that as much as we loved and respected Harvard University, this finishing school for Fortune 500 executives was not the place for philosophic activists bent on changing practically everything.”

“The State of California should be run like a successful business enterprise. . . . Anyone smart enough to live in California should be paid a dividend.”

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Podcast 322 – “The Evolution of Intelligence”

Guest speaker: Timothy Leary
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[NOTE: All quotations are by Timothy Leary.]

“In my function as a [college] lecturer, it’s my obligation, it’s my task, it’s my duty to instigate irreverence for authority, questioning of authority.”

“And that’s one of the things that is kind of amazing today, the junk information that we’re being inundated with, the cloud, the atmosphere, the smog of disinformation.”

“Reagan is a certifiable lunatic”

“The first narcotics bust in history is Jehovah busting Adam and Eve for eating of the fruit of the tree of knowledge.”

“We’re getting to one of those moments, one of those great moments in history, when evolution is going to happen.”

“At all costs avoid terminal adulthood.”
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Podcast 315 – “In a German Salon” Part 3

Guest speaker: Timothy Leary
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[NOTE: All quotations are by Timothy Leary.]

“At every level there are eight stages of intelligence. You have to turn your brain on to the circuits that are used at that level of intelligence. And there are ways to change the human brain to different stages. The things that change your brain are called ‘drugs’.”

“The ketemine experience is very much like the dying experience. It is a hands-on dying experience.”

“If you know how to die, gracefully, and elegantly, and intelligently, why bother with all the foreplay?”

[Speaking to the Baby Boomers] “Your generation is a sinking ship. So the intelligent thing to do is to jump ship.”

“I’m into the absolute navigational fact that you can only go as far into the future as you understand and are really respectful of the past.”

“The key to evolution is the individual, the intelligent individual, the self, finding a self within.”


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Podcast 314 – “In a German Salon” Part 2

Guest speaker: Timothy Leary
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strong>[NOTE: All quotations are by Timothy Leary.]

“Since World War II, in the Western societies, the generation you belong to is almost a different species.”

“It’s a wonderful time in history to be alive when young people are doing things better than grownups. Because that’s a key sign that evolution’s happening, because evolution only happens with young people.”

“I feel that it is necessary, if you want to continue to evolve, that you have to learn and be comfortable with computers.”


Juan Enriquez:
“Will our kids be a different species?”

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Podcast 313 – “In a German Salon 1983″ Part 1”

Guest speaker: Timothy Leary
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[NOTE: All quotations are by Timothy Leary.]

“The way we define intelligence is the amount of information energy you can receive, that you can store and retrieve, and that you can transmit.”

“It’s very intelligent to be able to live as long as you want to. It’s stupid to die.”

“It’s obvious that the blocks to evolution are anything that keeps you from changing, or discourages you from changing. And almost all the religions tell you, ‘Don’t change.’”

“There are no bad drugs. There’s simply stupid people who don’t know how to use them.”

“Drop out means to drop out of any line of conformity to any system.”

“Now I’m telling people to Turn on, Tune in, and Take Over.” » Continue reading “Podcast 313 – “In a German Salon 1983″ Part 1””

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Podcast 304 – “Timothy Leary and Jerry Brown in 1995”

Guest speaker: Timothy Leary
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[NOTE: All quotations are by Timothy Leary.]

“I don’t even use the word ‘United States’. If there is such a thing I’m not a part of it. I’m not an American, I’m a Californian, and maybe I’m a Southern Californian.”

“I think any sensible person would do this, but since my 70s I have been planning, thinking about, my dying, because that’s going to be the climax, the final going away party. And you can’t believe the taboo when you start talking about how you’re going to die and the ways of dying. You’ll easily clear the cocktail party. No one wants to talk to you.”

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Podcast 303 – “The Arrest and Imprisonment of Dr. Timothy Leary”

Guest speaker: Joanna Harcourt-Smith
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[NOTE: All quotations are by Joanna Harcourt-Smith.]

“In my childhood, and in those [wealthy] circles, I never encountered compassion. If I ever encountered compassion it was from someone who was serving these people. And I wondered why that is. And this man said to me, ‘Well, you see, the very, very rich have to kill compassion in their children. Every child is born innately compassionate, but they have to kill compassion in their children so that they don’t give it [great wealth] away.’ I mean, how could we own most of what is if we had compassion?”

“Human beings have a right to change their consciousness, and it is unconscionable and absolutely wrong for any government or any person to stand in the way of someone choosing to change their consciousness.”

“Once the System has you in their clutches there are no laws.”

“A lot of times myth is stronger than reality. The mythological story endures. The personal story doesn’t really make it, and some people are myths in their own lifetimes. Timothy Leary is one of these people.”

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Podcast 286 – “The Revolution Continues with Timothy Leary” Part 3

Guest speaker: Timothy Leary
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Occupy Segment alone is available at: Occupy Updates Day 31

[NOTE: All quotations are by Timothy Leary.]

“Now, LSD is a dangerous drug because it’s basically a post-terrestrial experience. And for caterpillars to start taking a butterfly drug, it gives you perspectives, and forecasts what’s to come.”

“There’s perhaps less than ten percent of the population who should even consider, under the best circumstances of disciplined control, to take this drug, because LSD is not a hedonistic, laid-back, multi-orgasm drug. It really isn’t. It’s a neurological experience. It’s a sixth circuit neuroelectric experience, and it’s basically preparation for post-terrestrial life.”

“To summarize, I’m an evolutionary agent using electromagnetic energies to broadcast evolutionary signals. The signals are ‘leave the planet’, ‘get smarter’, and ‘learn how to live as long as you want’.”

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Podcast 285 – “The Revolution Continues with Timothy Leary” Part 2

Guest speaker: Timothy Leary
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Occupy Segment alone is available at: Occupy Updates Day 24

[NOTE: All quotations are by Timothy Leary.]
“Looked at it pragmatically, the trick of taking intelligence tests is to get the highest score possible in terms of intelligence as defined by middle class intellectuals who designed the test.”

“It’s the nature of the game that a philosopher who’s proposing radical new ideas will be opposed by 80% of society.”

“My responsibility is to the genetic process and evolutionary process as I see it.”

“We have to be gentle with each other because we are going through a period of mutations.”

“I think, though, that there has never been a cultural change in history that was as profound, as pervasive, and as bloodless as the cultural revolution of the Sixties. . . . By and large it was a smiling revolution.”
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