ThePsychedelicExperience_Manual

ThePsychedelicExperience_Manual - The Psychedelic...

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The Psychedelic Experience A manual based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead By Timothy Leary, Ph.D., Ralph Metzner, Translated into HTML by Ben Walter, bjw@spiff.gnu.ai.mit.edu The authors were engaged in a program of experiments with LSD and other psychedelic drugs at Harvard University, until sensational national publicity, unfairly concentrating on student interest in the drugs, led to the suspension of the experiments. Since then, the authors have continued their work without academic auspices. CONTENTS I. General Introduction o A Tribute to W. Y. Evans-Wentz o A Tribute to Carl G. Jung o A Tribute to Lama Anagarika Govinda II. The Tibetan Book Of The Dead o First Bardo: The Period of Ego-loss or Non-game Ecstasy (Chikhai Bardo) Part I: The Primary Clear Light Seen At the Moment of Ego-Loss. Part II: The Secondary Clear Light Seen Immediately After Ego-Loss. o Second Bardo: The Period of Hallucinations (Chonyid Bardo) Introduction Explanation of the Second Bardo The Peaceful Visions The Wrathful visions (Second Bardo Nightmares) Conclusion of Second Bardo o Third Bardo: the Period of Re-entry (Sidpa Bardo) Introduction I. General Description of the Third Bardo II. Re-entry Visions III. The All-Determining Influence of Thought IV. Judgment Visions
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V. Sexual Visions VI. Methods for Preventing the Re-Entry VII. Methods of Choosing the Post-Session Personality General Conclusion III. Some Technical Comments About Psychedelic Sessions o 1. Use of This Manual o 2. Planning a Session o 3. Drugs and Dosages o 4. Preparation o 5. The Setting o 6. The Psychedelic Guide o 7. Composition of the Group IV. Instructions For Use During a Psychedelic Session o First Bardo Instructions o Second Bardo Preliminary Instructions o Instructions For Vision 1 o Instructions For Physical Symptoms o Instructions For Vision 2 o Instructions For Vision 3 o Instructions For Vision 4 o Instructions For Vision 5 o Instructions For Vision 6 o Instructions For Vision 7 o Instructions For The Wrathful Visions o Third Bardo: Preliminary Instructions o Instructions For Re-Entry Visions o Instructions For The All-Determining Influence Of Thought o Instructions For Judgment Visions o Instructions For Sexual Visions o Four Methods Of Preventing Re-Entry First Method: Meditation on the Buddha Second Method: Meditation on Good Games Third Method: Meditation on Illusion
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Fourth Method: Meditation on the Void o Instructions For Choosing The Post-Session Personality This version of THE TIBETAN BOOK OF THE DEAD is dedicated, to ALDOUS HUXLEY July 26, 1894 - November 22, 1963 with profound admiration and gratitude. "If you started in the wrong way," I said in answer to the investigator's questions, "everything
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