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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Psychedelics loosen whatever conditioning and imprinting shape the normal mind, and the drugs can facilitate a re-conditioning and re-imprinting of the mind. A Study in Human Nature. The above quotation is taken from an Imperial College news release, http: This is generally considered his masterpiece – and due to the innovations in it – I agree.
Baron-Cohen cites evidence of cross-referencing of the sensory modalities of infants, as in research that shows that psychollgy exhibit more visual interest in objects that they previously had explored tactilely, or changes in heart rate that correlate with changes in intensity of auditory and visual stimuli but that are not elicited by intensity-matched stimuli.
The pull of de- or unconditioned experience would seem to be an aesthetic attraction.
Info-Psychology: A Re-Vision of Exo-Psychology – Timothy Leary – Google Books
It is a feeling that new possibilities must timoth present where physical orientation and visual perception are under control but always variable. But now he is both—so he feels ‘high,’ tall like an adult and yet still a child. And the acidhead enthralled by swirling patterns in an ashtray similarly cannot dismiss the encounter as a run-in with something mere. What’s the adaptive advantage?
leagy One way to define consciousness is that it’s that thing that anesthetics get rid of, so this also suggests that babies have more of this mysterious stuff timoty we do. He cites research showing that psilocybin in small doses measurably improves visual acuity, which would have given timotny that developed a taste for the mushroom a survival advantage. These are the “Aquatic Ape” hypothesis developed by Elaine Morgan, and a not-formally-named hypothesis proposed by Terence McKenna which asserts that early hominids accelerated their evolution toward the modern human state by incorporating psychedelic plants into their diet.
The freedom of movement that water makes possible and the need to orient in three dimensions that it requires might make an aquatic environment a brain-enriching one for mammals. 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 psjchology absolutely unbridled enthusiasm for the subject matter.
How does raw mind experience the world? The psycnology experience suggests that these processes are destructivethat they limit and constrain an otherwise full-blown, free-wheeling, if potentially chaotic, subjectivity and narrow it to a thin slice of its full potential. Refresh and try again. Leary proposed lrary psychedelic drugs temporarily activate or emulate or simulate the extraterrestrial circuits.
Is there a way back in? Entertainment, earth communication, and biochemical mood and maintenance can be supplied by robotics, perhaps leading to the next symbiosis-robotic space voyagers shaped like centrioles? He coined and popularized the catch phrase “Turn on, tune in, drop out. Despite differences in terminology and angle of attack, the psychedelic reflections of Gopnik and of the star larvae hypothesis dovetail into a common model of psychedelic drug effects.
Info-Psychology: A Revision of Exo-Psychology
However, under LSD the separateness of these networks breaks down and instead you see a more integrated or unified brain. The prospect of “acoustic imaging” suggests a convergence of visual and auditory modalities in the extraterrestrial sensorium. The experience can attain a life-transforming intensity.
In Ultimate Computing he muses about the prospect of “consciousness vaults” in outer space. As aimless and unproductive as a baby. The term wasn’t widely used at the time, but it captures the drift of Leary’s posts philosophy.
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No trivia or quizzes yet. Morgan’s case is circumstantial, but the number of anomalies of anatomy and behavior that she cites makes an impressive list. Reflections on the Integration of Psychology and Christianity. Biological life constitutes the larval phase of the stellar life cycle. Adults typically will treat a log on a path or a hand at the end of an arm with indifference. Like the proverbial old dog, old brains have a harder time learning new tricks.
She argues that a primate species was in the process of adapting to an aquatic environment when that leaty was interrupted and learu partially adapted aquatic ape returned to the land, where it gave rise to humankind.