A MANUAL ON THE USE OF THE HUMAN. NERVOUS SYSTEM ACCORDING TO THE. INSTRUCTIONS OF THE MANUFACTURERS. Author: Timothy Leary; Category: Psychology; Length: Pages; Year: Timothy Leary Exo-Psychology. During his hiatus from the public scene, Leary had steeped himself in research on the origins of life, particularly Fred Hoyle’s.

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The stellar psychologgy cycle includes a larval phase. Interestingly, babies require relatively higher concentrations of anesthetics to put them out—which may be because anesthetics act on these neurotransmitters.

Neuroplasticity and the Sxo of Weightlessness. He cites research showing that psilocybin in small doses measurably improves visual acuity, which would have given hominids that developed a taste for the mushroom a survival advantage. The drugs temporarily suspend a lifetime’s conditioning. This experience is sometimes framed in a religious or spiritual way – and seems to be associated with improvements in well-being after the drug’s effects have subsided.

A Marriage Made in Heaven? This also makes sense when we consider the hyper-emotional and imaginative nature of an infant’s mind” [emphasis added]. Biological life constitutes the larval phase of the stellar life cycle. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Want xeo Read Currently Reading Read.

How does raw mind experience the world?

It is on the basis of these criteria of intrinsic value that the evolutionary process can be viewed as in part a product of divine providence. To psychhology what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Chris Shaver rated it liked it May 17, Many five-brained hippies and yogis are the most vehement opponents of extraterrestrial evolution.


Dinosaurs pushed their massive bodies around with proportionately much smaller brains.

Cetaceans communicate with one another and scan their environments by emitting patterns of clicks and squeals that act as sonar signals. Maybe when their land-lubbing ancestors, hippo-like creatures as far as paleontology has determined, lumbered into the seas, they took their large mammalian, and presumably adaptively plastic, brains with them.

Info-Psychology: A Revision of Exo-Psychology

The Nature of Meaning and the Meaning of Nature. It is odd how the very thinkers who pride themselves most on transcending anthropomorphism are often the very ones who fall into it.

Researchers now have uncovered genetic evidence to support, though they seem unaware that it does, the aquatic ape hypothesis. Hameroff has made the book available as a download at http: But a baby hasn’t yet endured the lessons of socialization.


Jul 25, J rated it liked it. Leary proved adept at changing lanes and wives and became an elder statesman of the cyberpunks and a video game developer at about the same time that beat novelist William Burroughs re-emerged as an impresario of the music and poetry punks. An icon of s counterculture, Leary is most famous as a proponent of the therapeutic and spiritual benefits of LSD. Apparently the “bad trip” looms among space-faring trips, too.


Info-Psychology: A Revision of Exo-Psychology by Timothy Leary

Hameroff notes that psychedelic drugs appear to have the opposite effect; they enhance electron mobility in the hydrophobic pockets of tubulin dimers. And in that there might be therapeutic potential. In the psychedelic view, the individuals of a society share much common cultural input, but each remains relative to all others because each bears a unique brain.

Leary had no patience for scriptural literalism, except to note sardonically that Eden was the site of the first drug bust.

The infantile-psychedelic parallel becomes strikingly clear in this passage from Terry Eagleton’s Literary Theory: In Leary’s model, marijuana activates the fifth “circuit” of the nervous system, the first of the four post-terrestrial circuits, while more powerful psychedelics activate the remainder of psychoogy extraterrestrial circuitry.

What makes the book so enjoyable though is not merely the scale of Leary’s vision for our development or his surprisingly convincing arguments, but rather his absolutely unbridled enthusiasm for the subject matter.

An Introductory Exposition The psychedelic experience challenges the notion that enculturation, socialization, and schooling are constructive processes that build identity, values, and beliefs as a person matures. The mind-altering effects of LSD and similar drugs alarmed conservative America.