Start Your Own Religion
“"Be prepared for a complete change of American urban technology. Grass will grow in Times Square within ten years. The great soil-murdering lethal skyscrapers will come down.
Didn't you know they were stage sets? Didn't you know they had to come down? The transition will come either violently (by war) or gently, aesthetically, through a psychedelic drop-out process." Timothy Leary (1967)
Start Your Own Religion was written at the height of the psychedelic era. It embodies Timothy Leary's core philosophy of unlimited personal freedom. In this book he encourages the youth of the 1960s to return to the temple of God (their own bodies) and live consciously in the here and now,
Leary's ideas, including urging people to "turn on, tune in, drop out", brought him legions of devoted followers and a host of enemies in the American government.
Irreverent yet thought provoking, the ideas that revolutionized an earlier generation still remain topical and current and offer interesting motivational principles for a new alienated generation today.