Behavior Change

In January 1960 I accepted an invitation to come to Harvard University to initiate new programs in what was then called Behavior Change. I was convinced that mental illness could be cured; that drastic limitations on human intellectual and emotional function were caused by inflexible thought-programs imprinted and conditioned neural circuits which created and preserved artificial states of perceived reality and poor mental performance.
- Neuropolitique


Psychedelic Experience

A psychedelic experience is a journey to new realms of consciousness. The scope and content of the experience is limitless, but its characteristic features are the transcendence of verbal concepts, of space-time dimensions, and of the ego or identity . . . Of course, the drug does not produce the transcendent experience. It merely acts as a chemical key -- it opens the mind, frees the nervous system of its ordinary patterns and structures.
- The Psychedelic Experience


Cautionary Observation

It's my ambition to really liberate the world. Why not? I mean why settle for anything less? I have a sense of humor about it. I know the odds are against me, but we only have a few years here, so let's try to leave this spaceship a better place. All the models, and all the philosophers, and all the men that I think have really liberated humanity have all done their time on the outside. I want to get back in. I think I belong in American society. I think that a society that imprisons its philosophers is playing with very bad magic. You just can't imprison ideas." - At Folsom Prison, video 1973


Limitless Awareness

You must be ready to accept the possibility that there is a limitless range of awarenesses for which we now have no words; that awareness can expand beyond the range of your ego, your self, your familiar identity, beyond everything you have learned, beyond your notions of space and time, beyond the differences which usually separate people from each other and from the world around them.
- The Psychedelic Experience

Two Commandments
for the Molecular Age

1. Thou shalt not alter the consciousness of thy fellow men.

2. Thou shalt not prevent thy fellow man from altering his or her own consciousness.



Through the fields of Psychology, Psychedelics, Spirituality, Politics, Stand-Up Philosophy, Transhumanism and Cybernetics, Timothy Leary advocated Behavior Change (later described as Brain Change) as a way of practicing Conscious Evolution.

"Think for yourself and question authority."

-Timothy Leary

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