Podcast 253 – “Whatever Happened to Timothy Leary?”

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Guest speakers: Timothy Leary and Ram Das

Dr. Albert Hofmann & Dr. Timothy LearyPROGRAM NOTES: This is an audio collage of three talks. The first is by Dr. Leary in 1966. That is followed by a 1973 interview with Ram Das on his current feelings about Leary. The final segment is a 1986 appearance by Dr. Timothy Leary on the Larry King show.

[NOTE: The following quotations are by Dr. Timothy Leary.]

“Psychedelic art is the public face, a communication device, of our new religion.”

“Psychedelic drugs, which include marijuana, should be totally supervised by the state. That is, quality should be established, and you should have to be trained in how to use them, and they should be prescribed, and if you screwed up they’ll take your license away. You’d have to show that you knew how to use them like [you do] an automobile.”

“I would say 90% of the kids who are under the age of 40 who are in computers now, ninety percent of them, have had some kind of experience in brain-change, or neurotransmission. That’s why I may be misunderstood or not liked among certain segments of the country. But computer people really understand where I’m coming from and they welcome me.”

“The only defense against totalitarianism has always been, Jefferson said it too, constant vigilance on the part of the individual. There ain’t no one going to protect us against Big Brother and Big Sister except ourselves linked up as free agents.”

“So go over there [India]. Try it all. Don’t get hooked. Don’t follow leaders. Watch your parkin’ meters, and stay away from gurus. But try it all out!”

“The basic trajectory of my life, no matter whether you agree with me (you don’t have to agree with this) is to free yourself, to think for yourself, to question authority.”

“I love institutions. They’re intelligence tests. Institutions are prisons that you have to escape from. . . . The only thing is don’t get trapped in them. The most addictive, dangerous, mind-screwing thing in the world is conformity to an organization.”

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Eldridge Cleaver denouncing Timothy Leary in 1971

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Eldridge Cleaver’s friendly private message to Timothy Leary in 1995

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8 Comments

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  2. I submitted this comment earlier but cannot find it on the site now. So forgive the duplication. I was wondering if anyone could make a torrent of the excellent and difficult to find Tim Leary documentary called “Return Engagement” that came out in the mid ’80s. This is a great and important film that seems to have erased from cultural discourse. A question that popped into my mind is whether or not the seeming disappearance of this film is in part due to a cameo of Arnold Schwarzenegger at a party at about the same time Leary is asking “who’s got the cocaine?”
    Just a thought. . .

  3. I’m trying to get some kind soul to make the excellent Tim Leary documentary, “Return Engagement” a torrent. This landmark film has disappeared from our culture at a loss to everyone! If anyone has a copy please upload it and make it a torrent. Thanks!

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