Start Your Own Religion (Google eBook)

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Ronin Publishing, May 1, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 128 pages
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The articles in Start Your Own Religion, written at the height of the psychedelic era, embody Timothy Leary's core philosophy — unlimited personal freedom. Encouraging the youth of the 1960s to return to the temple of God — their own bodies — and live consciously in the here-and-now, Leary's ideas, including urging people to turn on, tune in, drop out, brought him legions of devoted followers and a host of enemies in the American government. Irreverent yet thought provoking, the ideas that revolutionized an earlier generation remain motivational principles.

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User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

Based on the hippie culture of the 1960s, Dr. Leary suggests that all religions are made up. He explains in the lifestyle of the hippie movement how to tailor a religion to fit your views on living life to justify your lifestyle. Read full review



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Page 26 - And the Lord was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. So the Lord said, "I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the ground, man and beast and creeping things and birds of the air, for I am sorry that I have made them.
Page 26 - The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the Earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the Lord was sorry that He had made man on the Earth, and it grieved Him to His Heart.
Page 14 - The Ethiopians say that their gods are snub-nosed and black, the Thracians that theirs have light blue eyes and red hair.
Page 10 - We do not need a new religion or a new bible. We need a new experience— a new feeling of what it is to be "I." The lowdown (which is, of course, the secret and profound view) on life is that our normal sensation of self is a hoax or, at best, a temporary role that we are playing, or have been conned into playing— with our own tacit consent, just as every hypnotized person is. basically willing...
Page 11 - October 21, 1967, Washington, DC, USA, Planet Earth We Freemen, of all colors of the spectrum, in the name of God, Ra, Jehovah, Anubis, Osiris, Tlaloc, Quetzalcoatl, Thoth, Ptah, Allah, Krishna, Change, Chimeke, Chukwu, Olisa-Bulu-Uwa, Imales, Orisasu, Odudua, Kali, Shiva-Shakra, Great Spirit, Dionysus, Yahweh, Thor, Bacchus, Isis, Jesus Christ, Maitreya, Buddha, Rama do exorcise and cast out the EVIL which has walled...
Page 10 - Just being a hippie was kind of like being in a new religion. We didn't exactly believe in a god, but we celebrated all of them, and the goddesses too, and wore their symbols and chanted their praises.
Page 11 - We bowed down to it all, trying to feel our connection to the universe, our bodies, the natural world, the movement of the planets (What's your sign?), the mystery itself. Since we couldn't seem to...

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Timothy Leary
Timothy. Leary was a world-renowned psychologist, a West Point student, a defrocked Harvard professor, a relentless champion of brain-change, a stand-up philosopher, a Federal "criminal" and a counterculture guru. His charisma and radically humorous nature often captured the attention of the world. Some called him "the most dangerous man on the planet". Leary continues to be an inspiration for millions of freedom-loving and free-thinking people throughout the world.

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