- Series: Citadel Underground
- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Citadel; 1 edition (October 1, 2000)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0806516526
- ISBN-13: 978-0806516523
- Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.4 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 99 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #249,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Psychedelic Experience: A Manual Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead (Citadel Underground) Paperback – October 1, 2000
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About the Author
Timothy Leary was one of the most famous countercultural icons of the 1960’s. In 1957, the Harvard psychologist experienced a “profound transcendent experience” while taking hallucinogens in Mexico. No longer content with his work in personality assessment, Leary began advocating the psychotherapeutic and spiritual benefits of LSD. His “experiments” with LSD often involved students and wild “tripping” parties, which eventually led to his dismissal from Harvard. With patronage from heirs of the Mellon fortune, Leary continued his experiments and prolific writing career at a rambling estate in upstate New York known as Millbrook. In 1967, Leary spoke at a San Francisco “Be-In,” where he coined the phrase “Turn on, tune in, and drop out.” Labeled as “The Most Dangerous Man in America,” Leary had many run-ins with the law and served several prison sentences. He died of prostate cancer in 1996; the following year seven grams of his ashes were launched into space aboard a Pegasus rocket.
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It's an irrefutable fact that every one of the world's major religions and wisdom traditions had a psychedelic drug ritual attached to them, even Christianity has his halos based on mushroom caps and art containing mushrooms everywhere. Timothy Leary went so deep with studying various ancient wisdom traditions to understand or explain or better navigate the psychedelic experience and this book does that 'beautifully.' The Tibetan Book of the Dead and Buddhism as a whole go brilliantly hand in hand with psychedelics, as if they were made for each other, but the inexperienced would need a little guidance to link some of the concepts with one to the concepts of the other, and that's what this book seeks to do. In my deeply experienced opinion, it succeeds 'gloriously.'
You will quickly learn that substances such as LSD, psilocybin, mescaline, and psychedelics in general are not the recreational drugs we're taught they are, that they are really tools, pathways to a new light.
The Psychedelic Experience is a true guide to an enlightened state of mind. You will learn how to safely and effectively embark on journeys into the mind, and it may truly change your life. I've loaned my copy out several times already and I like to always have it on hand during experiences, and it's always handy.