A concept of reality that separates self and the world has decisively determined the
evolutionary course of European intellectual history.
Anger and anxiety are irrelevant because you see your small game in the context of the
great evolutionary game which no one can win and no one can lose.
By inducing ego-death and evolutionary perspectives, psychedelic drugs can counteract
the fear of death.
He may witness many of what he believes to be the details of evolutionary and historical
unfolding. (eyes closed)
Hippy is an establishment label for a profound, invisible, underground evolutionary
I have come to think of the hippies as spearheads of evolution. They flashed across
humanity’s horizons and blazed a trail for the rest of us.
In addition to being instruments of philosophic revelation, mystical unity and
evolutionary insight, psychedelic drugs are very powerful aphrodisiacs.
In our emotional evolution, the missing link between the anthropoid ape and mature man
might be present-day man.
In the dawn of a new evolutionary phase, poets chirp like sparrows and are ignored like
It was an exhilarating feeling to think that one might be playing a crucial role in the
evolution of the species.
Its essential meaning for the evolution of human consciousness will appear in the
spiritual Age of Aquarius.
Leary is a super-salesman of evolution who deploys his talents to sell a more advanced
state of human consciousness.
LSD subjects report experiences in which they identify with various animal ancestors in
the evolutionary pedigree.
Reality may be considered as flowing and meandering, like a river or interacting like a
dance, or evolving like life itself (as compared to reality being a noun or thing).
Religion is in its truest sense an instrument for awakening us to the evolutionary process
of growth to Godhead.
Terrence McKenna, among others, has speculated that the evolution from prehuman to
human was the result of synergy of mind-altering plants and the human mind.
The development and expansion of a direct emotional experience of reality, unobstructed
by words and concepts would be of evolutionary significance.
The historical and evolutionary sequences may be seen as having the function of moving
the subject toward increasing dramatic involvement. (eyes closed)
The irrepressibly boisterous spirit of Tim (Leary) bequeathed to us the exhortation to be
sacred clowns who evolve into social change artists of compassionate rascalry.
The main obstacle we face as a species is found in the present evolutionary level of our
The power of psychedelics to evoke evolutionary archetypes awakened many women to
the goddess within.
The revolution in the study of the mind is at hand. That revolution can effect an evolution
of mind also.
We seem to oppose any process which puts the game of here and now onto the long
You are more likely to find the evolutionary agents closer to jail than the professor’s
Become a cheerleader for evolution. That’s what I did and my grandfather before me.
These brain-drugs, mass-produced will bring about vast changes in society. (That was
Aldous Huxley speaking to Timothy Leary while both were tripping.)
Could the drugs help us who are now located between the animals and the angels, to one
day leave our larval state and become butterflies? With all my heart I wanted to believe in
our potential to evolve, to emerge from our brutish past.
In many cases the subject discards the spectator role which he had assumed for the
historical tour and finds himself taken up into a seeming identification with the stages of
evolutionary process. (eyes closed)
Our body contains, however small the bit, a part of that physically real primeval mud
from which we grew, through orders, classes, phyla—to what we are. Thus, the physical
reality of the evolutionary sequence of life may become available to our consciousness.
Rocks are aware. Inorganic matter is involved in energy changes, structural excitements,
evolvings, pressured sculptings. Inorganic matter—rocks, cliffs, valleys, mountains are
alive and wise.
Since experiences with psychoactive plants have traditionally been described in mystical
or mythical language, Leary may have been the first person to recognize and identify
them as evolutionary visions or genetic memories.
The educational topics, philosophical issues, intellectual questions, and personal insights
which evolved from my LSD experiences and subsequent investigations are a continuing
source of growth.
The mechanistic Newtonian model of the universe was steadily giving way to an
Einsteinian continuum. Everything in the universe, from galaxies to quarks, was seen to
be alive, evolving, sending out decipherable signals.
The subject may observe or feel himself to be a part of the evolutionary process,
seemingly becoming aware of the whole or a part of the pattern of emerging life on this
earth and its progression towards the present point in time.
Thou shalt evolve to a higher state of being and ultimately return to the Godhead which is
your very self, your ever-present Divine Condition prior to all conditions, names and
Trust your sense organs and your nervous system. Your divine body has been around a
long, long time, much longer than any of the social games you play. Trust the
evolutionary process. It’s all going to work out all right.
What truly defines the transpersonal orientation is a model of the human psyche that
recognizes the importance of the spiritual or cosmic dimensions and the potential for
Characteristically there are at first flashes of light or amorphous forms of vivid color
which evolve and develop into geometric figures, shapes, human faces, and pictures of
great complexity. The depth of the color and its unusually arresting tone strike the
subject. (eyes closed)
Every human being is born with an innate drive to experience altered states of
consciousness periodically, in particular to learn how to get away from ordinary ego-
centered consciousness. This drive is a most important factor in our evolution, both as
individuals and as a species.
Evolutionary memories have specific experiential characteristics; they are distinctly
different from human experiences and often seem to transcend to scope and limits of
human fantasy and imagination. The individual can have, for example, an illuminating
insight into what it feels like when a snake is hungry, when a turtle is sexually excited.
I see consciousness and the human psyche as expressions and reflections of a cosmic
intelligence that permeates the entire universe and all of existence. We are not just highly
evolved animals with biological computers embedded inside our skulls; we are also fields
of consciousness without limits, transcending time, space, matter and linear causality.
It is not uncommon for subjects reporting evolutionary experiences to manifest a detailed
knowledge of the animals with whom they have identified—of their physical
characteristics, habits and behavior patterns—that far exceeds their education in the
It will enable each person to realize that he is not a game-playing robot put on this planet
to be given a Social Security number and to be spun on the assembly line of school,
college, career, insurance, funeral, good-bye. Through LSD, each human being will be
taught to understand that the entire history of evolution is recorded inside his body.
I developed a whole theory of evolution based on psychedelics, saying that the critical
factor in moving advanced primates into being primitive human beings was the presence
of psilocybin, which improved acuity, thus improving hunting, stimulated sexual appetite,
and bifurcating consciousness, offering a choice between the static and a fantasized
alternative. (That was Terence McKenna.)
Leary believed that the human race is presently evolving to a higher level of
consciousness and a greater spiritual awareness. His research with LSD seemed to bear
out the fact that our nervous systems are equipped to receive a vastly greater spectrum of
reality than we realized; and once the veils of perception are cleansed, wars, racism,
competitiveness and violence will be seen as old, outgrown, pre-human traits.
The symbolic images are predominantly historical, legendary, mythical, ritualistic and
“archetypal.” The subject may experience a profound and rewarding sense of continuity
with evolutionary and historic process. He may act out myths and legends and pass
through initiations and ritual observances often seemingly structured precisely in terms of
his own most urgent needs. (eyes closed)
Transpersonal experiences, especially in psychedelic experiences, do not always occur in
a pure form. Embryonal experiences can occur simultaneously with phylogenetic
memories and with the experience of cosmic unity. These associations are rather constant
and they reflect deep intrinsic interrelations between various types of psychedelic
phenomena as well as the multileveled nature of the LSD experience.
We find drug subjects with little or no scientific training describing evolutionary
processes in some detail, spelling out the scenery of microcosm and macrocosm in terms
roughly equivalent to those used by the modern physicist, empathizing with primal states
of matter and energy and them recounting this experience in terms more reminiscent of
Heisenberg than of a hallucinatory state.
We were dealing with a powerful aphrodisiac, probably the most powerful sexual releaser
known to man. The effect was sensory—contact was intensified thousand-fold but also
deeper. The union was not just your body and her body but all of your racial and
evolutionary entities with all of hers. It was mythic mating. Neurological union. Cellular
sex. Archetypes merging. It was the direct reliving of thousands of matings.
If the human potential that Jesus demonstrated in understood to be within us, if the
capacity to grow to godlike stature is directly experienced by all Christendom as the key
to the Kingdom, then Christianity will fulfill its purpose by encouraging people to evolve,
to transform themselves, to rise to a higher state. (That means the LSD state of cosmic
consciousness. Do phony idiots such as Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson understand
Our attitudes towards psychedelic drugs involve response to certain kinds of experience
as well as certain substances. We have a mysticism problem as well as a drug problem,
and its historical causes are older and more complicated than the causes of the drug
controversy. Mystical, messianic, and shamanistic religion always comes into conflict
with established authority after social evolution has reached the stage of hierarchal state
Courage and truthfulness accelerate the process of evolution.
Every living creature plays an evolutionary role.
Evolution is not through and man is not a final product.
Human evolution moves in many directions, not along a single path.
Human evolution seems to be characterized by alterations of consciousness.
Humanity was making a giant step forward in evolution.
In terms of human evolution, people not on psychedelics are not fully human.
Individual humans evolve at different rates.
Intelligence evolves when the occult and magical become the objective-scientific.
LSD was a catalyst in the evolution from beat to hippie.
Our future evolution lies as much in our minds as in our genes.
The next evolutionary step will occur within the human cortex.
There are no losers in the game of evolution.
These drugs hold a potential of evolution and education.
These states have tremendous evolutionary and healing potential.
To be more evolved is to know more joy, not less.
We are ready for a new page in the story, the next evolutionary step.
You can recapitulate personally the entire evolutionary sequence.
He finds himself entering into an identification with the evolutionary process.
He realizes Einsteinian relativity, senses that all is flow and evolutionary change.
“I” am not my body but an evolving consciousness, clothed temporarily in a body.
My body begins to disintegrate, flow out into the river of evolution.
He was taken back through the evolutionary process right down to single-cell life and
then back up through the layers and strata of oceanic, amphibian, and terrestrial
During this long journey I saw recurrent images of mandala-like forms. Eventually I saw
life arise on this planet, and humans evolve, and civilization develop to a point where a
person with my Name/Address personality sat in a room and took some LSD and saw the
evolution of the universe.
He had the feeling that his experience and analysis of it were valid and cast serious
doubts on many of his previous philosophical certainties. His doubt deepened as he began
to suspect that the experience which at first he had interpreted as a regressive preverbal
one also could be seen because of its complexity, as a kind of evolutionary preview into
future post-verbal modes of communication.
I “saw,” though that is not quite the word, the evolution of the universe. I felt the various
stages of cosmic evolution, inventoried a thousand planets, participated in the molecular
dance of life. Subjectively, I lived and experienced 10 billion years, feeling it second by
second. My Name/Address personality played no part in the pure consciousness with
which I observed everything.
The world slowly formed…life evolved…the world aged…man evolved…man
aged…thought pulled itself together…slowly…slowly…no way to hurry it along…slowly it
got around to me, sprawled on my back, staring open-eyed into the sun, on a beach at Big
Sur, and them…wham…and I slid right out of existence again, back to the beginning…for
eternities, until I fell into time again and saw the illusion of ocean-sky-sand.
To my utter astonishment, I relived my own conception and various stages of my
embryological development. While I was experiencing all the complexities of the
embryogenesis, with details that surpassed the best medical handbooks, I was flashing
back to an even more remote past, visualizing some phylogenetic vestiges from the life of
my animal ancestors. (eyes closed)
He re-experienced his own embryological development, from the fusion of the sperm and
egg through millions of cell divisions and processes of differentiation to a whole
individual. This was accompanied by an enormous release of energy and radiant light.
The sequences of embryonal development were intermingled with phylogenetic
flashbacks showing the transformation of animal species during the historical evolution
of life. (eyes closed)
“Color visions” began to evolve into immense vistas of enchanting beauty. (eyes closed)
He felt the evolutionary process in his body.
I had clearly arrived at the pinnacle of spiritual evolution.
I saw the design of the universe, the blueprint of evolution.
She experienced the stages of species evolution.
an evolutionary jump in consciousness that can take us as far beyond our present
condition as we now are from the primates
discover that the entire string of evolution on this planet is writ in protein molecules
inside the nucleus of every cell in your body
experiences of a mythological, mystical, archetypal, historical, sociopolitical, or
experiences which point toward the ultimate evolutionary potential of human
felt that this experience was a stage that everyone would have to go through one way or
another in order to reach a higher
influencing the mind-body essence of man, as a magic, spiritual drug, a new world age
which begins to act evolutionarily
knowledge of ourselves brought back from the subterranean regions of our psyche—our
people who had evolved past the ego, who were living beyond “the persona, the role or
mask which we normally are compelled to exhibit socially”
that ancient current of passionate hope and risky belief that humanity can evolve into a
the healing, transformative and evolutionary potential of nonordinary states of
the psychedelic movement, or psychedelic revolution, or perhaps better, the psychedelic
to transcend conditioned reflexes connected with social role and to become an
evolutionary agent, a time traveler
undergone a series of evolutionary metamorphoses carrying them from protoplasm up to
man and experiencing all the stages on life’s way (eyes closed)
originating in the transpersonal realms of the human psyche: the interest in ontological
and cosmological problems; an abundance of archetypal themes and mythological
sequences; encounters with deities of different cultures; ancestral, phylogenetic
memories; elements of the racial and the collective unconscious; the experiential world of
extrasensory perception and other paranormal phenomena (These things are seen with the
a new stage in human evolution
an evolutionary trend toward an entirely new level of human consciousness
ancestral memories, evolutionary memories
ancient evolution trail
can be seen in the broader evolutionary dimension
chemically-induced “heightened intelligence” and spiritual evolution
direct experiential knowledge of the evolutionary process
DNA the code of evolution itself
evolved into higher modes of consciousness
experiencing of historical events and evolutionary processes (eyes closed)
feel the evolutionary chain in his nervous system
feeling a powerful sense of the whole evolutionary process
floating down the evolutionary river, the delight of flowing cosmic belongingness
Leary a true pioneer of human evolution
LSD a tool of evoution
new levels of energy, new layered realities, new stages of evolution
our evolution from neurotic terrestrial mortels to enlightened cosmic immortals
our evolutionary journey toward ultimate self-recognition
phylogenetic evolutionary memories
psychedelic drugs to speed up mental evolution
radical breakthrough to a new level of human evolution
rooted in an eternity of evolution
sees-feels the primordial evolutionary beginnings
that in these chemicals the evolutionary acceleration of man’s spiritual nature is at hand
that out next evolutionary step would be “a change in consciousness”
the “collective unconscious”, the “phylogenetic unconscious”
the epic voyage of evolution
the evolution of a new stage of human awareness and history (That’s what’s needed.)
the evolution of consciousness
the evolution of consciousness and the awakening of the human potential in everyone
the evolution of man’s consciousness and the human brain
the evolutionary archives
the evolutionary jump
the greater selves we are evolving into
the incredible complex unity of the evolutionary process
the new step in human evolution
the pathway to evolutionary intelligence
the power of psychedelics to take us further on the evolutionary ladder
the royal road to wisdom, the highway of evolution
this evolutionary stream
to accelerate human evolution
to participate in a recapturing of the evolutionary sequences of life
to trust the great evolutionary current
visions of past and future evolution (eyes closed)