The Feast of Timothy Leary

Timothy Leary

“I am the Snake that giveth Knowledge & Delight and bright glory, and stir the hearts of men with drunkenness. To worship me take wine and strange drugs whereof I will tell my prophet, & be drunk thereof! They shall not harm ye at all. It is a lie, this folly against self. The exposure of innocence is a lie. Be strong, o man! lust, enjoy all things of sense and rapture: fear not that any God shall deny thee for this.” —AL II:22

Friday, May 31, was the Feast of Timothy Leary, whom Richard Nixon called “The Most Dangerous Man in America.” Born Timothy Francis Leary 22 October 1920 in Springfield, Massachusetts, he is best known for his experiments with psilocybin, LSD, and other entheogens. Later in life, he became fascinated by the idea of virtual reality, proclaiming that “the PC is the LSD of the 1990s,” and moving from “turn on, tune in, drop out,” to “turn on, boot up, jack in.”

There is simply no way a single blog post will be able to do justice to Leary’s life, achievements, and adventures, so instead here are some links to more information:


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