Monday, December 2, 2013

Beyond Life: Timothy Leary (Documentary)

R.U Sirius co-authored Tim's last book 'Design for Dying' that i read on publication and included a memorable comparison between the music of John Coltrane and the sub atomic buzzing world of quantum mechanics. This had a strong impact on me when i read that because i was listening to lots of Coltrane music at that time 'Stellar Regions', together with Sun Ra, while reading Leary, Wilson, Mckenna, Lilly and Watts. That phrase made a temporary bridge between worlds for me. Thanks, steve fly

In the 1960s, Timothy Leary, a psychologist and former Harvard professor who transformed himself into an irreverent yet inquisitive philosopher, led seekers and partiers alike into LSD-enhanced states of consciousness. Consistent with his lifelong sense of exploration and enjoyment of the outrageous, Leary continued to take drugs throughout his life.

While dying of prostate cancer in 1996, he kept in touch with his fans on the Internet, offered observations on how it felt to be dying, and allowed the final days of his life to be recorded. Allen Ginsberg, Yoko Ono, and other friends and associates talk about Leary and the effects he had on their lives and work. The last full-length interview that Leary ever granted is featured here. Using archival footage and flashbacks, the documentary offers a colorful trip through the life, experiments, and modes of thought of a controversial icon.--


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