Timothy Leary Psychedelic Gif

Timothy Leary (October 22, 1920 – May 31, 1996) was an American psychologist and writer, known for his advocacy of psychedelic drugs. During a time when drugs such as LSD and psilocybin were legal, Leary conducted experiments at Harvard University under the Harvard Psilocybin Project, resulting in the Concord Prison Experiment and the Marsh Chapel Experiment. Both studies produced useful data, but Leary and his associate Richard Alpert were fired from the university.

Leary believed LSD showed therapeutic potential for use in psychiatry. He popularized catchphrases that promoted his philosophy, such as “turn on, tune in, drop out”, “set and setting”, and “think for yourself and question authority”. He also wrote and spoke frequently about transhumanist concepts involving space migration, intelligence increase and life extension (SMI²LE), and he developed the eight-circuit model of consciousness in his book Exo-Psychology (1977).

During the 1960s and 1970s, Leary was arrested regularly and was held captive in 29 different prisons throughout the world. President Richard Nixon once described Leary as “the most dangerous man in America”.


4 thoughts on “Timothy Leary Psychedelic Gif

  1. And as it turned out, Richard Nixon was the most dangerous man in America.

    Tin soldiers and Nixon coming,
    We’re finally on our own.
    This summer I hear the drumming,
    Four dead in Ohio.

    Gotta get down to it
    Soldiers are gunning us down…………..

  2. Stop with the wiggly pictures.
    And I grew up in Berkeley in the 60s and 70s, so there is nothing you can tell me about Tim that I don’t already know. Or so I thought, till you did this post.
    I actually saw him once. They did a pre-movie screening of the Cheech and Chong movie that he did a cameo in near my house. He was there, as was Tommy Chong and his daughter.
    I kept whispering… “Dave’s not here, man”…

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