Flashbacks, by Timothy Leary

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A lot of people who lived through the 60's say the king of the kooks was Timothy Leary.

This guy had a reputation IN 60's BERKELY of being kooky.

yes, a lot of people thought he was mad.

But the difference between a mad person and a kook is that the mad person actually believes the shit they spout out their ass like chronic acidic diarrhea.

Stuff like "Families should trip on LSD together." No. Families should definitely NOT trip on LSD together. Not my family anyway, thank you.


I am not into personal value judgments as a rule. People are complex and multi-dimensional. And I think Flashbacks completely transcends Leary's obsession with kookiness. This book is a confession. A book where Leary stops playing around and starts baring his soul. Flashbacks kept my wandering mind's eye glued to every word. I was pretty amazed that I liked it as much as I did. And I learned a lot.

And to set the record straight I am not anti-LSD. I have taken it like 20 or 30 times. I've had good trips and bad. In my opinion LSD is best taken in liquid form and with a side-order of mdma.  Wow. Just don't pretend it's anything mystical or religious. Its not. It's just a funny brain hack. And it can be a lot of fun if you do it in the right place with the right people!

Oh yeah... and I've never had a flashback.