Fractal

Think for Yourself; Question Authority

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION

1. BIOGRAPHY

2. THE POLITICS OF ECSTASY/THE SEVEN LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS (THE 60S)
2.1. ANCIENT MODELS ARE GOOD BUT NOT ENOUGH
2.2. "THE SEVEN TONGUES OF GOD"
2.3. LEARY'S MODEL OF THE SEVEN LEVELS OF CONSCIOUSNESS"
2.4. THE IMPORTANCE OF "SET" AND "SETTING"
2.5. THE POLITICAL AND ETHICAL ASPECTS OF LEARY'S "POLITICS OF ECSTASY"
2.6. LEARY'S IMPACT ON THE YOUNG GENERATION OF THE 60S"
2.6.1. "ACID IS NOT FOR EVERYBODY"

3. EXO-PSYCHOLOGY (THE 70S)

3.1. S.M.I.²L.E. TO FUSE WITH THE HIGHER INTELLIGENCE
3.2. IMPRINTING AND CONDITIONING
3.3. THE EIGHT CIRCUITS OF CONSCIOUSNESS
3.4. NEUROPOLITICS: REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT REPLACED BY AN "ELECTRONIC NERVOUS SYSTEM"
3.5. BETTER LIVING THROUGH TECHNOLOGY/ THE IMPACT OF LEARY'S EXO-PSYCHOLOGY THEORY"

4. CHAOS & CYBERCULTURE (THE 80S AND 90S)

4.1. QUANTUM PSYCHOLOGY"
4.1.1. The Philosophy of Chaos"
4.1.2. Quantum physics and the "user-friendly" Quantum universe"
4.1.3. The info-starved "tri-brain amphibian"
4.2. COUNTERCULTURES (THE BEAT GENERATION, THE HIPPIES, THE CYBERPUNKS/ THE NEW BREED)
4.2.1. The cyberpunk
4.2.2. The organizational principles of the "cyber-society"
4.3. THE OBSERVER-CREATED UNIVERSE
4.4. THE SOCIOLOGY OF LSD
4.5. DESIGNER DYING/THE POSTBIOLOGICAL OPTIONS OF THE INFORMATION SPECIES
4.6. A COMPARISON/SUMMARY OF LEARY'S THEORIES
4.7. A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF THE CYBERDELIC COUNTERCULTURE OF THE 90S
4.7.1. The evolution of the cybernetic counterculture
4.7.2. Deus ex machina: a deadly phantasy?
4.7.3. This trip is over
4.7.4. McLuhan revisited

5. CONCLUSION

5.1 LEARY: A PIONEER OF CYBERSPACE
5.2. THINK FOR YOURSELF, QUESTION AUTHORITY

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Written By Arno Ruthofer 1997
Converted to HTML December 1999-January 2000 By Colin Robertson 1