Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Timothy Leary: Turn On Tune In Drop Out

I illustrated this portrait of Dr Timothy Leary from my Cult of Personality exhibit back in 2009.  Leary was one of the most brilliant minds in American History and led a wave of revolt against the capitalist establishment in the 1960's.  If there were such a thing as a Cognitive Politician, this Harvard Doctor footed the bill as he politicized drugs and attempted to step completely away from society and it's discontents.  Leary had a vision of a better world to live in and was the definition of Counter Culture.

If you don't like what you're doing, you can always pick up your needle and move to another groove."  -Timothy Leary

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Timothy Leary literally became the voice and mind of a generation and was at the forefront of the drug culture and hippie movement.  At Harvard, the infamous doctor conducted experiments with Psilocybin and LSD before the government classified them as narcotics which made them illegal.  Until his dying breath, he preached the Gospel of Cognitive Liberty and one's freedom to control their own mind beyond all barriers of law, discrimination and human consciousness.  As one of the most spiritually clairvoyant human beings to land on this plane in the 20th century, Leary battled imprisonment and an establishment which questioned his sanity and smeared his reputation.

Timothy Leary was also quick to embrace the power of the internet and ran his own website for years.  Click HERE for the Leary Archives!


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