This was from the BioEthics Film Conference that was at University of Penn back in April. After “Dying to Know: Ram Dass and Timothy Leary” played myself, Rick Doblin and Dominic Sisti conducted a panel on the implications the film made on bio-ethics, psychedelics and cultural influences.
The entire piece can be found here
My quote was as follows “I don’t believe there is a disembodied plant intelligence that lives outside of us, outside of our own consciousness or outside of our own hearts,” says Leary. “I believe psychedelic mysticism and psychedelic practices really just pierce the veil. They lift the veil and allow you to merge into the one and allow clear vision to see everything that’s around us, everything that’s possible and every screaming electron that’s flying around throughout the Universe right now that makes up our collective consciousness; which is really a disembodied collective consciousness. Psychedelics allow you to jump into that disembodied experience, where the one can be realized and you can feel it in your own heart.”
In the spirit of honoring things for how they truly are, I want to share that I feel a lot more sad than I thought I would feel today. Not for the loss of your great life but for all the time we spent together that didn’t happen. For all the songs we didn’t sing and for all the birthday parties we didn’t have. For all the hang ups I wish I didn’t have at the time. For all of the love I didn’t know how to express. I love you now more than ever.
And yes I am beyond grateful and amazed for all the time we did spend together and for all the time and love you did give me. You put a lot into my incarnation and I’m thankful for that. Don’t let me get away with whining selfishly about what I didn’t get. I got a lot.
When relationships grow in the spirit world, as this one does, they weave their way into the tender tapestry of every single breath and possibility that every single moment has to offer. I take you with me when I can and rest on my faith that you’re giving me that TL wink of approval as I settle into my own path and adulthood. I too have felt the burn of your frustrated scorn that comes from your genius-biased as you’ve witnessed the many mistakes that I probably didn’t need to make again. Through the juxtaposition of the two is where I feel your presence and continuous spirit guide in my life. Please stay right there, you’re needed.
Boy that was a fast 20 years, damn. I remember May 31, 1996 as if it were yesterday. I remember the final sip of coffee you had at the outdoor patio table and the whisper of the word “beautiful” right before your last breath. Many people who you knew and loved will celebrate you tonight by screening a great doc that you never got to see finished called “Dying to Know.” We will dance, sing and laugh in your love.
Amazing journeys at Lightening in a Bottle! Big thanks to the Do LaB for having me come out to share, speak and exchange ideas and love. I did a great on-site podcast with the uber creatrix Amanda Sage which will go live this week. Stay tuned at itsallhappeningshow.com for that.
Mostly I get pretty resistant and challenged when I’m asked to speak on “growing up Leary.” Over the years, I’ve learned to make friends with it and can probably let go any future attitudes around it. Jonathan Thompson who runs this podcast is a really nice guy and did a great job at hosting this all around discussion. It transitioned from the life at home with Tim stuff to many great topics ranging from spirituality to addiction. I revealed way more than I thought I would. Enjoy.
A few weeks back I was on the Ultraculture Podcast with Jason Louv. I really enjoyed it, we covered a lot of ground and it felt like one of the more effortless and graceful podcasts that I’ve been on. Jason is incredibly bright and very “turned on.” Check it out.
BREAKING NEWS – In a shocking and bold move, Presidential candidate Zach Leary (I – CA) has announced that he has appointed Elon Musk to be his running mate.
Following in the foot steps of the Ted Cruz/Carly Fiorina announcement earlier today, Mr. Leary thought that since he too has no chance of wining the election, appointing a running mate in the delusional march to the White House couldn’t have come at a better time.
This story is developing – check back for updates.
I found my way onto “Party Fun Times with Taryn Southern” show recently. Not sure how but I’m glad that they called! Much more than pleasantly surprised, I had a great time exploring different realms of strangeness and consciousness with the wild, smart and thoughtful Taryn Southern and Kevin Pereira.
Hanging with Duncan Trussell is one of the great joys in life. And it’s even more fun when it becomes a podcast.