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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Like the proverbial old dog, old brains have a harder time learning new tricks.

Technology plays a necessary role in evolution. But not everyone who orbits comes back inspired. Indeed, a baby is unable to ignore the hand, can’t treat it as an object, hasn’t the immediate knack of getting along with the business of grasping.

Each method of limited understanding is at length exhausted. The psychedelic 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.

Science Logic and Mathematics. In The Infant Mindresearcher Richard Restak illustrates by taking us inside the experiential world of a four-month-old:. When it became clear that space colonization and post-terrestrial consciousness lay farther in the future than Leary was likely to live to see, he re-issued Exo-Psychology as Info-Psychology.

In The Joyous CosmologyBuddhist scholar Alan Watts describes a similar experience, albeit in a very different context. Under the influence of the drugs, future evolutionary stages present themselves to the mind for perusal. Many five-brained hippies and yogis are the most vehement opponents of extraterrestrial evolution.


Cynader Science NewsNovember 27, A polymerized cytoskeletal array would be highly unstable and dependent on biochemical, hormonal, and pharmacological maintenance of its medium.


Psychilogy explanation, in paraphrase, runs like this: The Double Helix of the Mind.

Another intriguing adaptation to their world of simulated weightlessness is the cetacean’s acoustic imaging ability. Only the infant truly appreciates the beauty of the human hand. The terms are meant to connote a structural and functional looseness of mind.

Another aspect psychooogy the creation myth involves souls originating from semen that falls from the rays of the sun.

Info-Psychology: A Re-Vision of Exo-Psychology – Timothy Leary – Google Books

It’s an odd coincidence. The larger the volume of coherence, the shorter its duration before collapse, so that large superposed volumes produce more conscious events per unit of time. History of Western Philosophy. Leary proposed that biological phenotypes are pre-coded into DNA. Jan 15, Eric rated it really liked it Shelves: Baron-Cohen cites evidence of cross-referencing of the sensory modalities of infants, as in research that shows that infants exhibit more visual interest in objects that they previously had explored tactilely, or changes in heart rate that correlate psycholoby changes in intensity of auditory and visual stimuli learry that are not elicited by intensity-matched stimuli.

The royalty of the “anti-establishment” movement comprised numerous agents, possibly witting and unwitting, of a clandestine social engineering project, the aims of which remain to be uncovered completely.

It will be psychedelic to the extent that infantile and psychedelic modes of consciousness overlap. But the suspension of conditioned reality does not snuff consciousness; it liberates consciousness, retrieves the natural, unconditioned state.

Maybe the cetaceans just lucked out. But most space cases return favorably disposed towards NASA’s version of getting high. That great mutations are pre-programmed to appear in our future.


But less patient species have forged ahead. To adapt Stephen Jay Gould’s phrasing concerning morphological neoteny, the juvenilization of extraterrestrial brains will establish a matrix within which all trends in the evolution of extraterrestrial psychology must be assessed. Adults typically will treat a log on a path or a hand at the end of an arm with indifference.


Cannabis, or marijuana, is a milder psychedelic drug also embraced by the hippy counterculture and that also seems to juvenilize consciousness. When Leary and other early researchers called psychedelics “consciousness-expanding drugs” they might have been precise in their terminology.

Malcolm Jeeves – – In Malcolm A. Oct 25, Brian Dean marked it as to-read. Maybe the answer has to do with the type of mind. 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.

Apparently the “bad trip” looms among space-faring trips, too. Perhaps many minds can commingle in a single large array, obviating loneliness, but raising new sociopolitical issues.

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And the acidhead enthralled by swirling patterns in an ashtray similarly cannot dismiss the encounter as a run-in with something mere.