Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert were two Harvard professors who experimented with consciousness in the sixties.
LSD was legal at the time and they were used as part of the scare campaign that led to the war on drugs which began in the Reagan era after the sixties.
Adjectives as Opposites
conscious – unconscious
Noun Phrases – Consciousness
the unconscious mind
the Jungian idea of the unconscious
the collective unconscious
Harm Reduction – Medicine not Weapons
Has the UN changed its “War on Drugs” policy to a “Harm Reduction” policy and begun to treat drugs and medicines as part of general health issues rather than military and criminal enforcement issues?
We are living in .. and many of us in this room are part of ..
an epidemic .. an epidemic with as yet unknown causes and as yet unknown effects
nowadays what do you think
one percent or two percent of the use of the drug
in the parlors
on the beaches
the problems or affairs of the real world outside
the real world outside
the real world inside
what is the critical level
before we begin to have trouble in keeping the ploughs and machines going
They may be right.
He may be right.
You may be right.
They may be right.
what will happen to the society
Richard Alpert, who later became Ram Dass
i have had as i say LSD over three hundred times
It really reminded me of four guys up there on
and all they could see were the problems
they are not even interested in that
and that is all you can expect
and that is what i call vested interest in the ongoing game.
How did we get hung up this way?
How did man get into this kind of cultural limits ..
Change is Forbidden
I was at a lecture the other day … Buckminster Fuller. We now know there is enough to go around but none of us can break through
when we are collaborative with our resources
and now to be able to really shift that ethic is a very difficult thing to do
I am reminded of a slogan
all wars are civil wars because all men are brothers
There is no “other”.
there is no they
that is one of the components of the LSD experience
it is all one
the relation of the background to what stands out
now in our culture we have been trained
brighter dumber richer poorer
put them in categories and treat them that way
in the ways in which they are separate
one of the dramatic
and experiencing the fact well yes indeed we are brothers in the true sense of that which is essence in you and essence in me is indeed one!
What does this do to the free enterprise market system
to a colaborative kind of enterprise
which means tat I am not working in order to beat you out
you and i are working in order to both make it
we are separate but there is something similar
for example i might look down and this is another .. another external hallucination ..like this sweater
PhD what does that mean? and that assures me of something or other
that would be the external symbol of the same thing
it is an identity that i have taken on
i learned this whole business
all that is learned along the way
you see all those learned things
a point of awareness
all of my games were going off in the distance
I got this terrible panic
and it is the panic which precedes psychological death
the wise old Timothy says: Trust your nervous system.
We as souls
and in between
it is such exquisite .. mechanism
Can you imagine
you have picked mother and father
picked the time in history
we were to live
you have picked the people you even walked by on the street
and so all the rest of us
we interact ……
sighs (seeking words to describe the breadth of the concept)
You have ..the best way to ..to live life .. is as a soul .. dancing in and out ..of your incarnation …
a witness … a witness of both internal and external paradigms (?)
We are awreness. You are an awareness and i am an awareness and our awareness is not separate. An awarness is one name for god and we are fingers of consciousness for the one consciousness.
it is an altogether new thng
you actually can have a religious experience
and it can be even more important than reading the Bible six times
or being a Pope
leary denied there were dangers and began a propaganda offensive
whiky drinking generals
They gave me the good lines i the show.
Turn on, tune in, drop out.
this is an experiment
in mind formation
the natural state of the brain
we are dealing with a complexity of information
the first thing to do is
a pleasant state of chaos
this is the state of the brain when it is ready to be informed
that is ..re-programmed
the human brain contains one hundred billion neurons. Each neuron as powerful as a large computer
which is incomprehensible
who is extreemely important
took a fatal six storey plunge to her death
I am under arrest!
I want you to stay for a while.
You are sixty years old.
Can you hear me Art?