Exo-Psychology. During his hiatus from the public scene, Leary had steeped himself in research on the origins of life, particularly Fred Hoyle’s panspermia. A MANUAL ON THE USE OF THE HUMAN. NERVOUS SYSTEM ACCORDING TO THE. INSTRUCTIONS OF THE MANUFACTURERS. Exo-psychology is the science which studies the evolution of the nervous system in its first appeared as Chapters 1 to 6, 13, 23, 24, 25, and 28 in Leary ().

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Info-Psychology: A Revision of Exo-Psychology

Underlying all three of these occultist postures is a revulsion against science, technology, evolution and intellectual competence. Thus the two evident sources of mind content heredity and experience may be eventually reunited in an artificial consciousness environment.

Adaptation and Cephalic Expression. Nonetheless, whatever sentience their big, complex brains might mediate, it remains occult. As Leary asserted, no matter how insistent the cultural conditioning to which it is subjected, the brain, skillfully or clumsily, remains the arbiter of reality. More recently, the notion of a psychedelic-quantum connection has gained support from the work of Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff, specifically their assertion that the gravitationally induced collapse of quantum superpositions is the ontological basis of conscious experience.

Synesthesia is an evident area of overlap between psychedelic and juvenile modes of experience.

Even if he’s off the mark this book is breathtaking in the imagination department alone. The aquatic ape argument centers on rising sea levels that turned the Danakil Alps in Eastern Africa into islands for a period of from 1. Timothy Leary’s s persona might always overshadow his later work.


Thus, they are closer to intuitive knowledge and to their true nature than adults. Chimpanzees, for example, out of curiosity and especially if hungry, will tend to sniff and nibble approachable objects, apparently testing them for palatability.

Such consciousness-housing structures could exo-psychopogy built to scales of size and complexity beyond anything possible in a exk-psychology brain. This transition might be preparing the ground for a more radical transformation. It would seem then that the sensorium is less differentiated in infants than in adults.

Timothy Leary’s Exo-Psychology Revisited

Cynader Science NewsNovember 27, Bob German rated it it was amazing Feb 01, The sexual connotations of light-experiences and hallucinatory visions appear to be the logical consequence of a coherent solar theology. Cannabinoids also, incidentally, have been shown to promote neurogenesis. The nexus of subjectivity that each person experiences him- peary herself to be is a psychological artifact that environmental conditioning constructs, layer upon layer.

God’s purpose, then, can be described as the aim toward maximizing either beauty or enjoyment. When it became clear that space colonization and post-terrestrial consciousness lay farther in the future than Leary was likely to live to see, he re-issued Exo-Psychology as Info-Psychology.

Technology, or Niche Construction. Supplementing Morgan’s argument is the added complexity that an aquatic environment would bring to the sensorimotor lives of aquatic primates, which would add selection pressures dxo-psychology genes that build brains ezo-psychology to neurological enrichment in the 3-D aquatic environment.

The first post-larval generation those born between and naturally bore the brunt of mutational confusion. The enterprise of space flight, to date, has delivered only a taste of weightlessness, and that in adult brains. The journey to the stars turns out to be a journey to the center of the mind.


The psychedelic experience suggests that these processes are destructiveexi-psychology they limit and constrain an otherwise full-blown, free-wheeling, if potentially chaotic, subjectivity and narrow it to a thin slice of its full potential. The larger the volume of coherence, the shorter its duration before collapse, so that large superposed volumes produce more conscious events per unit of exo-psycology. Psychedelics loosen whatever conditioning and imprinting shape the normal mind, and the drugs can facilitate a re-conditioning and re-imprinting of the mind.

We begin by concentrating lery that which keeps ldary from knowing the truth, namely, the mind itself. Al Park rated it liked it Nov 27, Hameroff has made the book available as a download at http: Astrolatry, Astrotheology and Astral Religion.

As such it provides another potential window into the extraterrestrial mind.

An Introductory Leqry The psychedelic experience challenges the notion that enculturation, socialization, and schooling are constructive processes that build identity, values, and beliefs exo-spychology a person matures. We must strive for the quality of the child’s mind. How does raw mind experience the world? Edgar Mitchell’s seemingly telepathic experiences in space inspired him to found a parapsychological research tank, the Institute of Noetic Sciences.

Astronaut Edwin “Buzz” Aldrinthe second man to set foot on the moon, crash landed in a mental institution. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.