Episode #4…20: Cave Mystery Schools, Shamanism and Psychedelics, Myths of the Underworld.
“We’re dealing with engines of manipulation and suasion that have studied us with greater care than you would wish to imagine, in order to obtain certain ends not necessarily friendly to you, this is what I meant when I said culture is not your friend. Culture is out to screw you in some way. You know, it wants to sell you something or it wants to have you react in a certain way.”
– Terence McKenna
In his 1977 book Exo-Psychology, psychologist and psychedelic drug advocate Timothy Leary revealed his eight-circuit model of consciousness, his theory about the workings of the human mind and the future neurological “circuits” that humanity might someday access and utilize in our travels beyond Earth. In 1979, the theory was adapted into Neurocomics, a trippy comic book exploration of the mind, human evolution, and how we might journey to the stars. Rene Walter has posted the entire (NSFW) Neurocomics online, and it provides a fascinating look into Leary’s peculiar transhumanist ideas. -VIA:- io9–