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Friday, November 2, 2018

Timothy Leary note

Timothy Leary during the recording of John Lennon's "Give Peace a Chance." (Creative Commons photo)

The Butterfly Language blog  has an interesting post up about Timothy Leary, examining his legacy and noting that not everyone is positive about him. Val concludes, "I believe his desire to see humanity free and ready to evolve to the next level was sincere. (but that is me, reading a bunch of books; read books for yourself and decide for yourself)."

Val links to what she calls "an absolute essential short text," an essay by Leary called “The Post-Larval Must Be Very Cautious in Communicating with Larval Humans," which from she got the title of her blog. It is interesting, and it's another discussion of the eight circuit model; does anyone know if it's an excerpt from a book? Is is from Exo-Psychology? And I'm still not clear how we "attain biological immortality, leave the womb-planet, become galactic citizens and fuse with superior interstellar entities."

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Yes, it looks like this is from Exo-Psychology, although the edition I own was re-titled Info-Psychology (ISBN: 1561841056).

The link actually goes to three essays from the book:
26. The Post-Larval Must Be Very Cautious in Communicating with Larval Humans (71-74)
27. Post-Terrestrials Must Also Be Cautious in Communicating with Premature Post-larvals (75-78)
28. Think of This Book--Exo-psychology--As an Astro-neurological Text (79)

I too am unsure how we're supposed to achieve these lofty aims. I read snippets on the internet about genetic editing, AI, SpaceX, etc. and see no way for myself to get involved. I keep searching and learning though.