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Psychedelic Focus

“Newspaper taxis appear on your shore, waiting to take you away…”
– John Lennon

What does it mean to have psychedelic focus?

It means to have empowered focus. Focus that doesn’t give itself away unless it purposefully does so.

Focus that listens, but remains stable within self.

It means not letting newspapers carry your mind away like a taxi — To not give your attention to the bullshit news in the world, & to reclaim your mind.

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LSD’s “Psychotic Behavior”

“LSD is a psychedelic drug which occasionally causes psychotic behavior in people who have NOT taken it.”
-Timothy Leary

I personally have taken LSD a handful of times.

LSD is cool for sure, but I prefer psilocybin mushrooms, although they do share some similarities.

One similarity they share is that for some odd reason – other people – people who have never taken LSD or psilocybin or have smoked pot – they get “worried” and “concerned” about those who take psychedelics, like Tim Leary said in the above quote.

It makes other people go crazy for two main reasons.

1-they fear the unknown

2-they are cemented in their ego beliefs – which is extremely limiting & reminds me of this John Lennon lyric: “you’re just a human, a victim of the insane.”

Those people who never experiment with their consciousness – mostly out of fear, become insane because of their constant identity with their ego, who they think they are. This leads to racism, sexism, & all the negative -isms that separate us, rather than unite us.

The ego literally becomes just a reaction to its external stimuli – & it never grows into Soul. It never grows up. 

Well, it’s time to grow the fuck up.

Share this with people who love psychedelics, & with those who need to grow the fuck up.

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Ego & Soul Consciousness

“Life lived in the absence of the psychedelic experience that primordial shamanism is based on is life trivialized, life denied, life enslaved to the ego.”
-Terence McKenna

We all know the ego can be a bitch, but it’s not all bad.

It’s really about balance – the middle way, like Buddha spoke of, but in today’s world we are living in an ego-driven, soul-deprived, mad fucking world.

& the madness is mostly caused by the ego, which is solely concerned with its individual self – & less or not at all concerned with the collective self – which is who we truly are.

It’s no ones fault.

The state humanity is currently in is just a result of the blind ego flow it has been in for centuries.

The ego has crucified & murdered soul leaders ever since the ego took charge. Jesus. MLK jr. John Lennon. Tupac…

In the past 100 years we have seen more Soul leaders than in the past 2,000 years.

This is because humanity is waking up.

We are realizing the price of ego, & are in desperate need of Soul.

& guess what?

Soul is rising.

One way to raise the Soul consciousness in humanity is to legalize psychedelics, specifically psilocybin mushrooms.

What we don’t need is people faking Soul – that will just lead to more bullshit.

What we need is Real Fucking Soul.

This will obviously take time – as humanity is conflicted with a vast number of issues, but I believe it will happen.

Legalize psilocybin mushrooms.

Legalize psychedelics.

And when someone takes too much of a psychedelic, guess what, they won’t die. Although they might experience an ego death – which is where Soul is born.

And the more we all open up about our true psychedelic experiences, the more humanity will heal, along with the world.

Share this message with someone who loves psychedelics.

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Tim Leary’s Psilocybin Adventures

Timothy Leary was interested in psychology before he was interested in psilocybin.

In 1950 Leary received his doctorate in psychology from the University of California Berkeley. 

He was an assistant professor there until 1955.

In 1959 he became a Lecturer at Harvard University.

In 1960 Leary took a trip to Mexico which was where he first ingested psilocybin mushrooms. 

Regarding this experience, Leary commented:

“I learned more about psychology in the five hours after taking these mushrooms than the preceding 15 years of studying and doing research in psychology.”

In the following years Leary linked up with Richard Alpert – commonly known as Ram Dass, who was also a Harvard lecturer, studying and analyzing psilocybin’s effect on the brain. 

They started the Harvard Psilocybin Project — and at the time, neither Psilocybin or LSD were illegal in the United States.

Leary and Alpert worked on documenting psilocybin’s effects on human consciousness by administering it to volunteer subjects and recording their real-time descriptions of the experience.

They concluded that psychedelics, under the guidance of psychologists/guides, in the right dose and good setting, could benefit people in ways that normal therapy couldn’t.

Two years later in 1962, various faculty members and administrators at Harvard were intimidated by Leary & Alpert’s research. These opposing faculty members termed that they were “concerned” about the safety of Leary and Alpert’s research subjects…

The rigor of this research was also critiqued as unorthodox. This is somewhat understandable because Leary & Alpert sometimes ingested psilocybin as the conducted research. I personally don’t think this would make a significant difference in their research findings — I think they likely had more accurate research after ingesting psilocybin.

The volunteers of this research were graduate students, but in 1963, Ram Dass, who was then Richard Alpert, administered psilocybin to an undergraduate student and was dismissed from Harvard. Leary was also fired at this time and the Harvard Psilocybin Project ended.

This was far from the end of Leary & Alpert. 

Leary moved to Millbrook, New York and continued his psychedelic research. Alpert was also at Millbrook for some time.

Around 1970, the president at the time, Richard Nixon, labeled Tim Leary as “The most dangerous man in America” 

It’s funny how later on Nixon was impeached.

Leary did end up in jail & prison multiple times.

& he actually escaped one time, haha, the time was during his 10-year prison sentence in 1970…

In the years before his prison sentence Leary had designed a psychological test for prisoners and he was given this test in prison.

He answered all the right questions which put him in the most low-security prison possible then ended up escaping to Algeria where he joined the Black Panther Party before one of their leaders attempted to hold him and his wife hostage. Leary and his wife fled to Switzerland.

In 1973 Leary was still on the run but he was arrested and faced 95 years in prison.

He ended up with a 15 year sentence in Folson Prison, California, where his cell was right next to Charles Manson’s cell. They couldn’t see each other but they conversed.

Leary became an FBI informant to shorten his prison sentence. He was released in 1976.

Leary continued lecturing, debating, and writing for the rest of his life.

He even pursued politics at one point and asked John Lennon to write him a song for his campaign. 

Lennon said yea and wrote the song “Come Together” for Leary. What a great song.

The Moody Blues also wrote a song titled “Legend of a Mind” with the main lyrics being: 

“Timothy Leary’s dead..…No he’s on the outside looking in.” 

…Leary was still alive at this time.

Here are a few of Leary’s quotes:

“Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out.”

“Grow with the flow.”

“Think for yourself and question authority.”

“I am 100 percent in favor of the intelligent use of drugs, and 1,000 percent against the thoughtless use of them, whether caffeine or LSD. And drugs are not central to my life.”

Timothy Leary Died May 31, 1996 in Beverly, CA, but his spirit lives on.