Archive for Robert Anton Wilson

Podcast 304 – “Timothy Leary and Jerry Brown in 1995”

Guest speaker: Timothy Leary

PROGRAM NOTES:

[NOTE: All quotations are by Timothy Leary.]

“I don’t even use the word ‘United States’. If there is such a thing I’m not a part of it. I’m not an American, I’m a Californian, and maybe I’m a Southern Californian.”

“I think any sensible person would do this, but since my 70s I have been planning, thinking about, my dying, because that’s going to be the climax, the final going away party. And you can’t believe the taboo when you start talking about how you’re going to die and the ways of dying. You’ll easily clear the cocktail party. No one wants to talk to you.”

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Archive of Timothy Leary in the Psychedelic Salon

The Timothy Leary Archives

Timothy Leary in Wikipedia

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Podcast 297 – “A Tribute to Robert Anton Wilson”

Guest speaker: Douglas Rushkoff, Antero Alli, Tiffany Lee Brown, and Joseph Matheny

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The featured audio that I play in this podcast is part of a two-CD collection produced by Joe Matheny and given to the salon to podcast by the distributor, The Original Falcon Press, which you can find via originalfalcon.com. The voices you will here are those of: Douglas Rushkoff, Antero Alli, Tiffany Lee Brown, and Joseph Matheny.

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For the Occupy Segment, I first play a few minutes that I’ve taken from a three hour interview that Chris Hedges gave on CSPAN 2 on the first day of this year, and in it you will hear this Pulitzer Prize winning journalist explain how corporate personhood isn’t just a threat to American Democracy, it is a threat to humanity itself. . . . Following that, I play a short speech for you that Senator Bernie Sanders gave on the Senate floor as he introduced an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that will strip personhood from corporations. After those two kind of heavy duty pieces. I lighten it up with a two minute clip of country music star Willie Nelson and his wife reading a poem that he wrote about the Occupy Movement. Finally, I close with a song that was written and is sung by a young man from Salt Lake City named Noel. And this is from a YouTube video I found where Noel was singing on Day 1 of the Occupy Salt Lake City street theater.


Books and links mentioned in this podcast

“The Terence McKenna Experience” a new film by Ken Adams


Pyramid Eclipse, a Symbiosis Gathering

RAW week at boingboing.net

A few random quotes from Robert Anton Wilson

“A monopoly on the means of communication may define a ruling elite more precisely than the celebrated Marxian formula of monopoly in the means of production.”

“An Enlightened Master is ideal only if your goal is to become a Benighted Slave.”

“Belief is the death of intelligence.”

“Every war results from the struggle for markets and spheres of influence, and every war is sold to the public by professional liars and totally sincere religious maniacs, as a Holy Crusade to save God and Goodness from Satan and Evil.”

“Horror is the natural reaction to the last 5,000 years of history.”

“Most of our ancestors were not perfect ladies and gentlemen. The majority of them weren’t even mammals.”

“Nobody sees the obvious, nobody observes the ordinary. There are more miracles in a square yard of earth than in all the fables of the Church.”

“On a planet that increasingly resembles one huge Maximum Security prison, the only intelligent choice is to plan a jail break.”

“Only the madman is absolutely sure.”

“The Bible tells us to be like God, and then on page after page it describes God as a mass murderer. This may be the single most important key to the political behavior of Western Civilization.”

“The border between the Real and the Unreal is not fixed, but just marks the last place where rival gangs of shamans fought each other to a standstill.”

“The Right’s view of government and the Left’s view of big business are both correct.”

“You are precisely as big as what you love and precisely as small as what you allow to annoy you.”

“Of course I’m crazy, but that doesn’t mean I’m wrong.”

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Podcast 291 – Robert Anton Wilson “The ‘I’ In The Triangle” Part 2

Guest speaker: Robert Anton Wilson

PROGRAM NOTES:

Occupy Segment alone is available at: Occupy Updates Day 66

[NOTE: All quotations are by Robert Anton Wilson.]

“I think we’re in a period of fractal chaos, and the whole system is collapsing, and every week is a new surprise.” (1990)

“Things are happening so fast that the only prediction I’ll make is that everything is going to happen faster than we expect it.”

“That’s why I don’t believe in monolithic conspiracy theories, there’s one group that runs everything. If there was one group that runs everything the world would make a little sense.”

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This program was made possible by the copyright owner, Joe Matheny, and the publisher, The Original Falcon Press.

Tim Pool, Journalist Extraordinaire, (link to his live video feed from Occupy Wall Street)

GENERAL STRIKE, by Moe Shinola

“The Bat Signal”

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Podcast 290 – Robert Anton Wilson “The ‘I’ In The Triangle” Part 1

Guest speaker: Robert Anton Wilson

PROGRAM NOTES:

Occupy Segment alone is available at: Occupy Updates Day 60

[NOTE: All quotations are by Robert Anton Wilson.]
“There actually have been studies done at many schools in the big cities where IQ has measurably decreases from the entering of grammar school to graduation from high school. The longer they’re there they dumber they get. And some people think that’s an accident, or an oversight, or a mistake, but that is the function of the public schools. The function of the public schools is to stop thinking.”

“I perforce had to invent this style of paradoxes to prevent people from thinking they’re getting the truth out of my books. What you’re getting out of my books is my guesses, my hunches, sometimes my prejudices. … I don’t claim to know the truth.”

“And as a matter of fact, governments don’t act, governments only react. The bankers make the decisions, and then governments decide how are we going to adjust to this. Government can’t do anything unless the bank gives them the money to do it.”

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Links and videos mentioned in this podcast

Robert Anton Wilson (DVD) “The ‘I’ in the Triangle” from The Original Falcon Press

Artist, saloner, and one of the Brooklyn Bridge 700:
Ken Vallario (Web site)

Ken Vallario’s story of his arrest

Information request about
Children of the Revolution: Tune Back In (2005)

OCCUPY STREAM (Video feeds from numerous Occupy sites)

MAKANA the Mighty

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Podcast 289 – Robert Anton Wilson “The Lost Studio Session”

Guest speaker: Robert Anton Wilson

PROGRAM NOTES:

Occupy Segment alone is available at: Occupy Updates Day 53

[NOTE: All quotations are by Robert Anton Wilson.]
“You know what family values means, that’s hating the same people your grandfather hated.”

“Information intrinsically tends to produce more information, and it breeds faster than rabbits.”

“We never do reach limits. That’s one of the big fallacies of our time, is the idea of limits. There are no limits.”

“We are graduating from being terrestrial mortals to becoming cosmic immortals. We are becoming the gods that we imagined a long time ago. I think that’s where evolution has been pointing.”

“I think we’ve passed over the Abyss. Getting through the Hitler and Stalin eras and Auschwitz and Hiroshima and all those horrors we’ve gone over the Abyss, and now we are graduating into cosmic immortals, as startling as it sounds.”

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Links mentioned in this podcast

Occupy Movement eMail: lorenzo (at) occupysalon (dot) us

TERENCE MCKENNA: BEYOND 2012

Constance Demby

Joe Matheny’s G-Spot Podcast

The Original Falcon Press

BB’s Bungalow

OccupyStream.com

The Declaration of Desperation

Michael Ruppert’s Web Site

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Podcast 195 – Timothy Leary & friends “The Future of Higher Intelligence” Part 2

Guest speakers: Robert Anton Wilson, Dr. John Lilly, Dr. Timothy Leary

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“Creativity has a touch of the bizarre” –Robert Anton Wilson

“Since things are moving faster and faster, we cannot afford the amount of stupidity that we used to be able to tolerate.” –Robert Anton Wilson

“We need something to replace death as an intelligence increaser. Generally, the only way that intelligence could grow was to get rid of the people who haven’t taken any new imprints since adolescence, as Tim would say.” –Robert Anton Wilson

“The bizarre, the unthinkable is where creativity comes from.” –Robert Anton Wilson

“In that process [Ilya Prigogine’s theory of dissipative structures], we are dissipating, collapsing, out of all the structures we know, not into chaos, not into the collapse of civilization, but into a higher level of coherence.” –Robert Anton Wilson

“There seem to be more optimism about psychedelics. They seem to be treated now with more rationality, as I was hoping they would be back in the Sixties, but they couldn’t be then. We were too ignorant.” –Dr. John Lilly

“The dumb people in the Sunbelt have all gone to Washington and New York to seek their fortunes there, people like Jann Wenner of Rolling Stone. He’s just plain dumb. He’s got a track record not where everything he touches is turning wrong simply because he’s betting on the past.” –Timothy Leary

“The doomsday sayers, the people who are warning of and hoping for some sort of apocalyptic crisis, an earthquake, an end to everything. Now anyone who lays that trip on you, just look at them and smile and say, ‘Listen, the world isn’t coming to an end. You have come to an end of your vision. It’s you who feel that your end is at hand. The evolutionary picture is moving along beautifully.’ “ –Timothy Leary

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Podcast 194 – Timothy Leary & friends “The Future of Higher Intelligence” Part 1

Guest speaker: Dr. Timothy Leary

PROGRAM NOTES:

This recording was made at a conference held at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1981. Panelists include: Dr. Timothy LearyFrank BaronDr. Andrew Weil,Walter Houston ClarkRobert Anton Wilson, and Paul Krasner

[NOTE: All quotations are by Timothy Leary.]

“I think it’s all about the brain, or certainly the brain as the key to consciousness and intelligence. The brain, as we well know, is the taboo organ of the 20th century.”

“The introduction of a new technology, a new paradigm, a new world model to a primitive society takes a lot of delicate doing. You can’t spook them too quickly. … You have to attach the new model to some of the old theories.”

“It is now possible to access your brain. It is now possible to activate circuits that were undreamed of before. … There’s no limits to the creativity, and imagination, and novelty, and intelligence that can be generated by this instrument, the brain, whose function we are now realizing is to fabricate reality.”

“The more you understand about the complexities of the brain, and the psychopharmeucedicals which activate it, the more cautious, the more careful, the more experimental, the more scientific you are before you rush around activating this instrument.”

“The function of human life from now on is to learn how to access, to activate, to direct, manage, and control your own brain.”

“It’s not the survival of the fittest. It’s the survival of the people with a sense of humor who can say, ‘Hey, look at those dinosaurs. We won’t go that way.”

“You can only evolve and mutate when you can laugh at your old form and go beyond it.”

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Podcast 178 – “A random walk through two great minds”

Guest speakers: Timothy Leary and Robert Anton Wilson

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[NOTE: All of the following quotations are by Timothy Leary.]

“I don’t want to legalize drugs. It’s not the government’s business to legalize anything we do privately in our own homes. Are they going to legalize masturbation.”

“By far, the number one problem facing our species for the last 25,000 years has been the relentless, ruthless, perennial, almost invisible oppression of women and children by armed men. And it starts in the home.”

“The concept of a generation implies that young people are doing something different.”

“Each of these generations, my generation and the so-called hippie generation, we’re heroic. We were thrown into the future where there was no map, where there were no guidebooks.”

“Hippies, to be honest, were not very hip, compared to the beatniks.”

“The function of the 21st century is to learn how to operate our brains.”

“The human brain is designed to design realities.”

“You have to face the fact that people born between 1946 and 1964 are a new species.”

“The way evolution, as I understand it, works is DNA, biological intelligence, Gaia wisdom, egg intelligence does not like final forms. … You’ll see the word ‘adult’ is the past participle of the word ‘grow’. In other words, an adult is someone who has stopped growing, and it is also someone who has reached their final form. And if there is one thing you can say about evolution, she does not like final forms.”

“There really is an awesome epidemic of deliberate stupidity that is laid upon us by the media, by the press, by magazines and so forth. They simply do not raise any of the issues that challenge our interests or intelligence.”

[Quoting Abbie Hoffmann] “We may have been young, and we may have been silly, and we may have been idealistic, and we may have been too romantic, but god damn it, we were right!”

“I have one cause, and that’s the goal of the performing philosopher, is to encourage you, and inspire you, and empower you, to the extent I can, to Think for Yourself and Question Authority.”

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The Timothy Leary Archive

Cody & Sancho’s Podcasting Tutorial

The Conversations Network (Levelator)

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Podcast 175 – “The Intelligent Use of Psychedelic Drugs”

Guest speaker: Dr. Timothy Leary

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[NOTE: All quotations below are by Dr. Timothy Leary.]

“We represent the aristocratic, exploring elite of our species, and we always have.”

Dr. Timothy Leary“The purpose of human life is to go within and find out who you are. The purpose of human life is to grow.”

“American history is filled with people who knew how to use drugs intelligently.”

“He [William James] later wrote the book “Varieties of Religious Experience”, in which he said over and over again, no attempt at the metaphysical quest, no attempt to probe the philosophic wonders of the cosmos can be undertaken by those who don’t have some experience with chemicals. In his case it was peyote and nitrous oxide.”

“The ‘original’ sin was the intelligent use of drugs in the garden of Eden.”

“The problem with drugs is that stupid people use drugs stupidly.”

“As more and more people learn how to use drugs intelligently in the next twenty years, and get back to their microscopes and DNA mock-ups, we may have some more information on exactly how evolution got started.”

“All of you in this room have experienced more realities, more crisis, more of life, you’ve seen more than the wisest sultans and philosophers in the past.”

“The generation you belong to is of key importance.”

“Nobody died for my sins, man. I did my time for ‘em.”

“Let me give you an example of set and setting. If you take LSD under the following conditions: you’ve just escaped from prison where they want to put you in the gas chamber, and you find yourself in a hotel in Palm Springs where the FBI is having its local convention, that is bad set and bad setting.”

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Great Expectations: America and the Baby Boom Generation The Third Wave

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Podcast 158 – “Can the Human Lifespan Be Extended”

Guest speaker: Robert Anton Wilson

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