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amusing account of timothy leary from a baptist website...
    #1910847 - 09/12/03 09:47 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

haha... those baptists make me laugh...

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August 12, 2001 (David Cloud, Fundamental Baptist Information Service, P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061, 866-295-4143, fbns@wayoflife.org) - Timothy Leary (1920-1996) was a Harvard University professor of psychotherapy who became the LSD high priest of the rock & roll movement. Leary's father was an alcoholic who abandoned the family when Timothy was 13. His Roman Catholic mother was described as a "dour" woman, but she tried to get her son to go in an upstanding path in life, at least from a human perspective. He was a disappointment, though. He had to leave West Point because of drunkenness and lying. When his mother wrote to him in 1941 and said she was praying for him and pleaded with him not to cause a scandal with his life, he replied in a brash manner, telling her, "I would rather starve in the gutter than be a 100% good fellow" ("Timothy Leary: The Man Who Turned on America," The Biography Channel). The next year Leary was kicked out of another school when he was found in the girl's dormitory.

In the mid-1950s Leary worked as director of Psychological Research at the Kaiser Foundation and taught at Berkeley University. There he and his wife were involved in heavy drinking and adulterous wife swapping. In early 1960, he joined the Harvard Center for Personality Research. That same year Leary took his first dosage of hallucinogenic mushrooms, and he was permanently changed. Believing that psilocybin mushrooms created mystical perception that could reprogram the brain, Leary persuaded the school authorities to allow him to devise and administer the "Harvard Drug Research Program."

Leary's research with psychedelic drugs led him into occultic eastern religions and the study of the Tibetan Book of the Dead, the Bhagavad-Gita, and Zen Buddhist writings. Leary led 10 theology students at Harvard to take psilocybin in an attempt to test whether it would produce religious experiences. Nine of the ten agreed that the drug high was religious in nature. Leary's homosexual research co-worker, Richard Alpert, traveled to India for spiritual enlightenment and returned as Baba Ram Dass. He "became one of America's most respected teachers of Eastern disciplines" (Mikal Gilmore, Night Beat, p. 409). They were also influenced by the writings of Aldous Huxley, author of The Doors of Perception, which describes his mescaline drug experiences. When Huxley was near the point of death, he requested that he be injected with LSD; thus dying as he lived, high on hallucinic drugs.

Harvard authorities feared that Leary and his companions were going too far in their drug research and he left Harvard in 1963 when his colleague, Richard Alpert, was fired for giving hallucinogic drugs to a student. By then, Leary had tried the psychedelic drug lysergic acid diathylamid (called LSD or acid, for short), which was first synthesized in the 1940s by Albert Hofmann in a laboratory in Switzerland. Hofmann describes his first experiment with it: "At home I lay down and sank into a not unpleasant intoxicated-like condition, characterized by an extremely stimulated imagination. &Mac183; I perceived an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense kaleidoscopic play of colours."

Timothy Leary was also mightily affected by LSD. He described his first LSD high as "the most shattering experience of my life" and "the deepest religious experience of my life" and became a passionate advocate of the drug. He became the LSD high priest of the rock & roll movement and founded the League of Spiritual Discovery, pushing for LSD to be legalized as a religious sacrament. Leary called hallucinogenic drugs "the religion of the twenty-first century." He urged people to "discover your own Christhood" and develop "your own moral code." Leary's 1964 book The Psychedelic Experience (cowritten with Ralph Metzner and Richard Alpert) was intended to assist novices to take LSD as a tool of spiritual enlightenment. Leary cited passages from The Tibetan Book of the Dead. The introduction urged: "Whenever in doubt, turn off your mind, relax, float downstream."

Leary said rock musicians are "the philosopher-poets of the new religion." He called the Beatles the "four Evangelists" and "rock stars become holy men" and their Sergeant Pepper album, "the sermon from Liverpool." He urged parents to learn from the Beatles the message of "love and peace and laughter." His slogan was "Turn on, tune in, drop out" (turn on to LSD, tune in to the new consciousness, drop out of 'straight' society). Leary believed that LSD could enable children to mutate "up to a higher level of existence."

The rock & roll crowd went crazy for LSD in the 1960s. It was estimated that chemist Augustus Stanley III produced and distributed 15 million LSD "hits," many of which were distributed freely at rock concerts.

Leary appeared on stage with the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplane, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and others. John Lennon read Leary's book The Psychedelic Experience in 1966, after Paul McCartney took him to the Indica, a hip New Age bookshop in London. Lennon wrote "Tomorrow Never Knows" after taking LSD. Lennon wrote the songs "Come Together" and "Give Peace a Chance" for Leary. Leary joined John and Oko Lennon for their bed-in for world peace. The Moody Blues' song "Legend of a Mind" is about Leary. The Who song "Seeker" is about him. Jimi Hendrix sought Leary's help in interpreting dreams. Pink Floyd's founder, Syd Barrett, attributed Leary with part of his inspiration (Rock Bottom, p. 3). Sadly, the LSD also turned Barrett into a near-vegetable.

Leary envisioned the overthrow of the present social structure and the establishment of a new hedonistic order: "An esthetic, 'hedonic era' in which the symbol of the messiah will be a nude couple and the purpose of life will be pleasure" (Riverside Daily Enterprise and Press, Calif., Feb. 11, 1969; cited by David Noebel, The Legacy of John Lennon, p. 81).

In 1979, Leary created a program called "The Creation of the Future." It had three ideas: "(1) Space migration, (2) intelligence increase, and (3) life extension (F.E.A. News & Views, Fundamental Evangelistic Association, July/Aug 1979).

Leary was an enthusiast of Satanist Aleister Crowley. He said: "I've been an admirer of Aleister Crowley. I think that I'm carrying on much of the work that he started over a hundred years ago &Mac183; He was in favor of finding yourself, and 'Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law' under love. It was a very powerful statement. I'm sorry he isn't around now to appreciate the glories he started" (Late Night America, Public Broadcasting Network, cited by Hells Bells, Reel to Real Ministries).

Leary tried to treat life like a never-ending game, but he could not escape the wages of sin. Leary lived with many women and married four times. His first wife, Marianne, bore him two children, Susan and Jack, but in 1955, when they had been married eleven years, she committed suicide due to heavy drinking and Leary's adultery. Soon thereafter he married his research secretary. The union was short lived. His next marriage, to Nena von Schelbrugge in late 1964, was also short-lived. He was 44; she was 24. Leary developed a romance with Rosemary Woodruff in the summer of 1965 and they were married in late 1967. They were arrested in early 1966 for marijuana possession and Leary was sentenced to 30 years. While free on bond awaiting appeal of the conviction, Leary was again arrested for marijuana possession in December 1968 and sentenced to another 10 years. At the end of the trial in January 1970, the judge ordered the 49-year-old Leary to prison immediately with no bond. With the help of the radical Weathermen underground movement, Leary escaped prison in September of that year and fled to Algeria to join the Eldridge Cleaver and the Black Panthers. He then went to Switzerland, finally to Afghanistan, where he was captured by U.S. agents and brought back to the States to complete his prison term. In 1994 it was reported that Leary met with FBI agents and agreed to inform on the Black Panthers in exchange for leniency in his sentencing (Karen Gullo, "1960s guru was FBI informant," Associated Press, July 1, 1999). After being released from prison, Leary told the press, "I am glad to be discended from Eve, who told Jehovah God to jump back in his squad car and go back to headquarters." Leary was released from prison in 1976 and married his fourth wife, Barbara Chase, in 1978. Leary and Barbara divorced 15 years later. Leary's son, Jack, stopped talking to him in 1975 (Night Beat, p. 414). His daughter, Susan Leary Martino, shot and killed her boyfriend in 1990, then hanged herself in her jail cell.

Timothy Leary died of prostate cancer on May 31, 1996. Leary's long-time friend, beatnik poet Allen Ginsberg, was scheduled to visit him in July, but Leary died a few weeks before then. "But in the hours preceding his death, Ginsberg's Buddhist teacher, Gelek Rinpoche, managed to reach Leary, uttering a final prayer for his passage into death" (Mikal Gilmore, Night Beat, p. 436). Thus, Timothy Leary apparently died with a Buddhist prayer on his lips or at least ringing in his ears. (The homosexual Ginsberg defended NAMBLA, an organization dedicated to lowering the age of consensual sex between men and boys. He boasted "about the many men he had seduced throughout his lifetime." Ginsberg died in April 1997 at age 71 of liver cancer.)

As he neared death, Leary put on a party front but he was worried about his life. One of his friends told the Biography Channel that he would say to people, "I was a good boy, wasn't I? I did all right [with my life], didn't I?" The friend conjectured that this possibly came from his religious upbringing as a Catholic. The fact is that God has left many witnesses to Himself in this world, including creation and conscience, not to speak of the preaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The most irreligious man cannot escape this light. Sadly, Leary rejected the Bible's plan of salvation through faith in the blood of Jesus Christ. Instead, he sought enlightenment through the false paths of drugs and hedonism. He made his own plans for afterlife. He arranged to have his brain preserved via a cryonics system, and he paid $4,800 to the Celestis company to have his ashes blasted into earth orbit in a satellite. The rocket was launched in March 1997. Other remains accompanying Leary's ashes on his space journey included those of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, a space physicist, a rocket scientist, and a four-year-old Japanese boy. After orbiting for a few months or years, the satellite will fall back to earth and burn up.


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    #1911070 - 09/12/03 11:15 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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    #1911973 - 09/13/03 06:12 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

So what parts of that are lies.


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    #1912274 - 09/13/03 12:16 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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    #1912967 - 09/13/03 04:41 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

His ashes were never actually launched were they?


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    #1913106 - 09/13/03 05:21 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Yes they were launched into space. His head was never frozen, although some speculate that it was done in secret.

There aren't many "lies" from this thing, but it's slanted in a negative way. For instance, Leary turned states evidence in order to get out of jail, but it doesn't mention the fact that noone was ever arrested as a result of the info given. Not only that, but it paints a sad picture of Leary's life because he never gave his soul to Jesus Christ and that someone prayed a Buddhist prayer just before he left his body for good.

How sad. He never allowed himself to be brainwashed by the Christian religion.

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    #1913124 - 09/13/03 05:27 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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    #1913307 - 09/13/03 06:46 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Why did his daughter kill herself?


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Re: amusing account of timothy leary from a baptist website. [Re: World Spirit]
    #1913366 - 09/13/03 07:17 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

I meant no offense Enter. I just got carried away. I just really do not like it when some Christians tell other people that they are going to hell because they don?t have the same beliefs. That?s such a messed up thing to say to someone. But i?ll choose my words more carefully next time. Respect.

BH: I knew about Leary?s first wife committing suicide, but this is the first i?ve heard of his kids either dying or disowning him. Don?t know how much of that is true.




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Re: amusing account of timothy leary from a baptist website. [Re: World Spirit]
    #1914376 - 09/14/03 02:27 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

This article is typically baptist. Stubborn and ignorant, they can't hide a lick of it.
Whats funny to me is they say they he threw his life away for drugs that their God supposedly created and called "good" in the first book of the bible.
Coming from a baptist background seeing this attitude is a little bit embarrassing. These people also teach their children to hate fags. So much for "love your neighbor as yourself"


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    #1914563 - 09/14/03 04:31 AM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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I knew about Leary's first wife committing suicide, but this is the first i've heard of his kids either dying or disowning him. Don't know how much of that is true.



Leary's own website used to contain several articles that confirm this. I just popped in at www.leary.com to find the exact links to those articles, but it now says "CURRENTLY CLOSED FOR RENOVATION UNTIL FALL 2003". I remember reading that Jack Leary reunited with his father shortly before Tim's death. There was also an article that badmouthed Tim's third wife, Rosemary Leary, claiming that she fingered their friends. There is enough dramatic material in Leary's life for several full-length Hollywood movies. I wonder why none has been made yet? Does the establishment still consider him "the most dangerous man in America" seven years after his death?


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Re: amusing account of timothy leary from a baptist website. [Re: Rhizoid]
    #1915549 - 09/14/03 03:35 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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Does the establishment still consider him "the most dangerous man in America" seven years after his death?




That's what these two pages contend. Check em out.....

"What's a little back biting between friends?"

"New/old Leary smear from the FBI"
^^^what's funny is that this page is from leary.com. I guess you can still access the actual pages if you know the links.





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    #1915684 - 09/14/03 04:28 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

If he were still here, I think his response would be clear:



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    #1915768 - 09/14/03 05:18 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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mushmaster said:
she committed suicide due to heavy drinking and Leary's adultery. 

Leary's son, Jack, stopped talking to him in 1975 (Night Beat, p. 414).

His daughter, Susan Leary Martino, shot and killed her boyfriend in 1990, then hanged herself in her jail cell.




If this info. is true, He doesn't seem to have been a very good family man.

Sure , the article is fucked up, But Leary seems to have been fucked up .

In my opinion , a mans first responsibility is to his family.

No offense Learyfan. I enjoy your posts and I do have a little respect for what he tried to accomplish,but, Jesus christ reincarnated. Gimme a break. :crazy: 


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    #1916073 - 09/14/03 07:07 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

Even great men are flawed. Even Martin Luther King, Jr. was an adulterous husband.


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    #1916116 - 09/14/03 07:21 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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Even great men are flawed. Even Martin Luther King, Jr. was an adulterous husband




Good point. Our founding fathers were slave holders, Kennedy was an adulterer, etc. I judge people based on their work in the arena they've chosen, not their personal lives. Everyone has weaknesses, but you can do a lot in life in spite of them.

Personally I don't see how Timothy Leary's value as a father and husband takes anything away from his brilliant work. You could even make a strong case the world is better off because he focused so much attention on mind expansion rather than family life. Many great contributors to society neglected their family life to do great lasting work for humanity, and personally I'm grateful for it.


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    #1916227 - 09/14/03 08:13 PM (13 years, 2 months ago)

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Even great men are flawed. Even Martin Luther King, Jr. was an adulterous husband.





The mans family life was a wreck. Based on this information anyway.It seems he failed at the most important thing. Providing his own with proper guidance. He did lead a hectic life, taking all those drugs and everything, but come on.

Giving your children guidance is the most important thing you can do.


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