Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Drop Out, Turn On, Tune In

Timothy Leary winkInto this Garden of Eden each human being is born perfect. We were all born divine mutants, the DNA code's best answer to joyful survival on this planet. An exquisite package for adaptation based on 2 billion years of consumer research (RNA) and product design (DNA). Each baby, although born perfect, immediately finds himself in a [sic] imperfect, artificial, disharmonious social system that systematically robs him of his divinity.

Individual societies begin in harmonious adaptation to the environment and, like individuals, quickly get trapped into nonadaptive, artificial, repetitive sequences. And the social systems? Where did they come from?

When the individual's behavior and consciousness get hooked to a routine sequence of external actions, he is a dead robot, and it is time for him to die and be reborn. It is time to drop out, turn on, and tune in. This period of robotization is called the Kali Yuga, the Age of Strife and Empire, the peak of so called "civilization".

-- Timothy Leary (1920-1996), American writer, psychologist, and 1960s counterculture icon, Start Your Own Religion (1967)

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