Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Should we read a Leary book?


Eric Wagner posted a comment for a recent blog entry:

"10/22/2020 marks the Tim Leary centennial. Perhaps we could read something together to celebrate that."

Leary was born Oct. 22, 1920, as Eric remarks; he died in 1996.

Eric's suggestion that we should do a Leary reading next  year intrigues me. What should it be? I have a Kindle of The Game of Life, and Robert Anton Wilson contributed to it; would that be the obvious book to read, or is there a better suggestion?


7 comments:

chas said...

I think Game of Life is an excellent choice! That is the most expanded vision of the eight circuit theory available. I would love to see this group dig into it.

Eric Wagner said...

That sounds fine. I also thought of Flashbacks. Or we could read Game of Life and Info-psychology simultaneously, since they both break down the 24 brains and the eight circuits. Or we could read Gravity's Rainbow, one of Tim's favorites. Or we could all astrally project to Millbrook.

Dustin said...

Game of Life is a dense book full of information and exercises. I think it would be a great opportunity to read through it with a group. I recall RAW stating somewhere that it is his favorite Leary book.

Oz Fritz said...

My first choice for a Leary book: "What Does WoMan Want?"- "Flashbacks" for a second choice. I do love "Game of Life" too.

Mr. Hand said...

I'll put in another vote for Game of Life which I just picked up. First time I read it was while staying at R.U. Sirius's place, believe it or not.

Joshua Hallenbeck said...

I’m in support of reading Info Psychology as well. That is generally one of the books I recommend to people when they ask me what book to read. I’ve never read The Game of Life though.

Eric Wagner said...

The revised version of What Does WoMan Want? remains my favorite Leary book. Shades of Ganges radiation!