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Timothy Leary’s “Declaration of Evolution”
In English and Persian

Declaration of Evolution – In English and Persian (PDF) “The Declaration of Evolution” was written in 1968 and first published in Timothy Leary’s The Politics of Ecstasy, as the opening section of the final chapter, “Neurological Politics.” It has been described as “a manifesto for the psychedelic generation, modeled on the 1776 American ‘Declaration of […]

Timothy Leary to Vaclav Havel:
“You Have Done Good, My Brother”

New article for Boing Boing: Prototype dissidents: Timothy Leary and Václav Havel at the dawn of the internet age By Lisa Rein & Michael Horowitz, for Boing Boing “ONE DISSIDENT ELECTRONIC MEDIA EXPERT. . . CAN JAM THE SYSTEM.” On July 4, 1992, fifteen years after it was published, Leary inscribed a copy of Neuropolitics, […]

Violence Is Killing With Machines At A Distance – Part Two

This is the continuation after part one on Truth-out.org. VIOLENCE IS KILLING WITH MACHINES AT A DISTANCE (excerpts from an essay originally published in Alternatives to Violence, 1968) By Dr. Timothy Francis Leary The Judeo-Christian civilization uses alcohol as its ritual sacrament. In the good old days, fermented wines and beers provided the mystery, the […]

Timothy Leary and Harvard, Reunited At Last

Nearly 50 years after Timothy Leary and Harvard parted ways over the psychedelic drug scandal that made him, Richard Alpert (Ram Dass), and LSD a national story, Leary has been welcomed back (at least symbolically), thanks to the university’s acquisition of the most extensive collection in existence of works by and about him. Harvard’s Houghton […]

Inner Space and Outer Space: Carl Sagan’s Letters to Timothy Leary (1974)

By Lisa Rein and Michael Horowitz (See full text of letters at the bottom of this post.) It will probably surprise a lot of people that the great American astronomer, astrophysicist  and cosmologist, Carl Sagan, advocate of space travel and extra-terrestrial communication, visited Timothy Leary in the California Medical Facility, a state prison in Vacaville, California. Two […]

Dock Ellis, Timothy Leary, LSD and America’s Favorite Pastime

By Lisa Rein and Michael Horowitz Patrick Hruby has written an extensive piece for ESPN Outside the Lines on the epic Dock Ellis no-hit baseball game, which he pitched while under the effects of LSD on June 12, 1970, a feat which has been called “the greatest achievement in the history of sports” (Lysergic World, a […]

Jennifer Ulrich Interviews Michael Horowitz Re: The Archival Catastrophe of 1975 and the Birth of ARCANA

Michael Horowitz, Dr. Timothy Leary’s Archivist, 1970 to the present Jennifer Ulrich, over at the New York Public Library (where Dr. Leary’s archives now live), has a new post about “The Archival Catastrophe of 1975,” when the Feds took possession of the archives and put Michael Horowitz, Tim’s archivist since 1970, on the stand in […]

Never Before Published Transcript of a Conversation Between John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Timothy Leary and Rosemary Leary – at the Montreal Bed-In, May 1969

Copyright 2012 Dr. Timothy Leary’s Futique Trust Michael Horowitz, Tim’s longtime archivist and contributing editor to this website, has brought us this transcript from a tape recording of a conversation between Timothy and Rosemary Leary and John Lennon and Yoko Ono, which he found buried in his personal archives. From Michael: “Back in 1984, Tim […]

Latest NYPL Post on Processing the Leary Papers: Annotations and Fact Clarification

Jennifer Ulrich is the archivist in charge of processing the Timothy Leary Papers at the New York Public Library, their new home. She’s been blogging about the entire process, and providing a few peeks inside at a few goodies while she’s at it. Jennifer’s latest post provides documentation directly from the archives that will correct […]

Timothy Leary Makes a Surprise Visit to Liberty Plaza

Michael Horowitz, Tim’s longtime friend and archivist, claims he overheard the following imaginary conversation: Tim: I like your mask. I had one like that I wore at the Swiss Mardi Gras back in 1972, when Nixon’s agents were chasing me across four continents. Anonymous: We Are Anonymous. Leary: I should have been more anonymous, but […]