Special offer: Leary on Drugs AND Robert Anton Wilson
Leary on Drugs
Timothy Leary, Ph.D. was a Harvard psychologist who experimented, wrote and lectured about his investigations of mind-expanding drugs, particularly LSD.
Follow Leary as he drops acid at a prison with inmates, raises his children while the adults are “swimming on a sea of jewels,” becomes incarcerated, escapes prison, and generally expounds upon the politics of mind-altering substances before and after they become “controlled substances” in the U.S.A.
This is a collection of Leary’s writings and lectures and includes a dozen photos from the Timothy Leary Archive. Drawings by Jared Power.
RE/Search #18: Robert Anton Wilson, “Beyond Conspiracy Theory”
Robert Anton Wilson (1932-2007; author of The Illuminatus! Trilogy (with Robert Shea), Cosmic Trigger, Prometheus Rising, and Schrodinger’s Cat) was a writer, eclectic philosopher, and noted conspiracy theory expert.
The core of the book is a lengthy 1985 interview, where common and pernicious errors in language are examined in detail, along with a discussion of Wilson’s favorite writers (such as William S. Burroughs and Philip K. Dick) and a critique of occultist Aleister Crowley. He humorously illuminates how to use your brain “better,” and how to be agnostic about all ideas.
Included is a list of fifty book recommendations from his library, letters, a list of lecture topics (funny!) and more. RE/Search finally presents this lost interview—and its publication couldn’t be more timely. With the election of Donald Trump, conspiracy theory and “fake news” has become mainstream—and Robert Anton Wilson seemed to have prophesied it all.