Change your brain
the major theme of this book, repeated in every chapter, is neurologic, or neurophysics the "scientific" of internal experiences which, in the pre-scientific past, have been called psychological, spiritual, mystical, visionary, subjective, mental, sensory, esthetic-erotic, emotional, or religious. From my first published paper in 1946, my obsession has been to objectify inner experiences, to demystify the software of human obsession.
How? By to objectify inner relating changes in experiences, to demystify external behaviour, h software of human systematically and lawfully, to existence. changes in the brain. Why? To give the individual, the Human Singularity, power over hir own internal experiencing, that is, power over hir brain and hir exter- nal behaviour.
Achieving this required that we work the tissue frontiers, the membrane borders where the external traffics with the internal; where the outside world interface the antennae of the nervous system.
For example, when we gave 100 micrograms of LSD to a subject often one of ourselves we were observing the effects of this measurable stimulus administered in a specified external setting on the receptive nervous system. We could not "see" the changes in the brain yet!
Table of ContentsIntroduction 1
1. The Brain-Drug Option 3
2. Scientizing the Internal 8
3. Psychedelic Conference in Copenhagen 13
4. It's All a Game 18
5. We Did Research 24
6. The Creative Experience 27
7. The Creativity Game 33
8. Get Out of Your Mind 39
9. Our Epoch Mythos 43
10. Imprinting 47
11. Hooked on Externals 52
12. Set and Setting 57
13. Communicating Visionary Experiences 60
14. New Language Needed 64
15. Developing Creativity 72
16. Artistic Language Systems 77
17. Three Kinds of Art 81
Author: Timothy Leary