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1. Mondo 2000 a Users Guide Signed
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2. Everybody Must Get Stoned
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3. How to Mutate and Take Over the
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4. 21st Century Revolutionary: R.U.
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5. The Revolution: Quotations from
 
6. THE CYBERPUNK HANDBOOK
 
$29.94
7. Counterculture Through the Ages
 
8. Mondo 2000 Magazine (Issue 11)
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9. Mondo 2000: A User's Guide to
 
10. Mondo 2000, No. 7, 1992
 
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11. Our right to death: how medical
 
12. How to Mutate and take Over the
 
13. How to Mutate & Take Over
 
14. The Revolution Quotations from
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15. Design for Dying
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16. True Mutations
 
17. Counter Culture Through the Ages
 
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18. Mondo 2000: Magazine (Number 10)
 
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19. Mondo 2000: Magazine (Number 5)
 
20. MONDO 2000 Issue 17

1. Mondo 2000 a Users Guide Signed Edition
by R U Sirius
 Paperback: Pages (1992-01-01)

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2. Everybody Must Get Stoned
by R.U. Sirius
Paperback: 224 Pages (2009-04-01)
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Asin: 0806530731
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A whole lotta fun
Don't take a book by RU Sirius too seriously, but we wouldn't have much modern music if it wasn't for all those substances! Some of the lists will drive you nuts because you could think of better ones, but much of it made me laugh out loud. The style is almost corny-- only Sirius could get away with it.

Brits might find some names don't get the mention they deserve, but Sirius is writing from America. All the same, it's going to stimulate me into exploring new musical avenues.

It's quite sad to see the number of stars who have died from the hard drugs like alcohol and heroin, but I guess it's tough living that lifestyle.

If you think that you are the type of person who would like this book, I'm sure you will!

Especially enjoyable are the 'guilt be association' chapters on Burroughs (William, that is),Crowley and Leary. There is plenty of scope for connections with other literary figures, such as Philip K. Dick and maybe even John C. Lilly.

4-0 out of 5 stars Fun book
This was a fun book that tells the story about the relationship of specific drugs to specific rock stars in a very organized way.Some of the chapters go by the drug of choice.There is a chapter exclusively on the Beatles... etc.I really enjoyed this book. ... Read more


3. How to Mutate and Take Over the World
by St. Jude, R. U. Sirius
Hardcover: 305 Pages (1996-02-20)
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Asin: 0345392167
Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR AN EXPLODED POST-NOVEL
This is not a novel.
Don't think you can just hold your nose and jump into this.
You might get boiled or vaporized. Anodized.
THIS IS NOT A NOVEL
Before you start reading an exploded post-novel, you should think strategy.
While we do recommend reading this book from front to back--left to right--you can skip around as you please. It is disguised as a scrapbook. You can channelsurf it. Or graze through sections, munch munch munch. After you acquire the taste, you'll feel strong enough to start at the beginning and read through to the end, in precisely that order. Don't take too much at one sitting. Do not overdose. It's dense, fast. Things get technical. There's a relentless quality to the first-person narrative that may exhaust you secondhand. Read only until the vertigo overwhelms you. When you find yourself crying out, "For god's sake, give it a break!!!". . . well, exactly. Put the book down. . . gently. Rest. Watch TV. Read Ben Is Dead. Go somewhere watery and lie in the hard radiation. Read a nonexploded novel. Take up crime. Then. . .
Read a little at a time. Swallow it slowly like crème br-lée. Or hold it in your cheek like Copenhagen Smokeless. But do not rush. If you go slowly enough, by the time you're done, the made-for-TV movie will be out. Starring Steven Seagal as R. U. Sirius and Whoopi Goldberg as St. Jude.
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If you thought the media-cyberspace-information-overloadtechno Tower of Babel had reached dizzying heights before, youclearly never dreamed you'd be exposed to a novel that reads likesomeone tossed Douglas Adams, WilliamGibson,Mark Leyner andThomas Pynchoninto a Cuisinart and hit the puree button.This self-described"exploded post-novel" can be read front to back, back to front orgrazed in snippets.Probably the first novel you can channel-surf. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Historical meta-document
This is St. Jude on Zoloft collaborating with RU Sirius to craft a terribly drole chronicle/send up of SanFran's cyberpunk climate in the mid-90's.If you didn't track the culture, you miss a lot of the references, unfortunately, so it has to be viewed as an extended series of inside jokes on a vanished movement.

1-0 out of 5 stars Chicken
I loved it alot. It was much, much lots of funs. I give it number one for that reson. Thanks. For this review.

2-0 out of 5 stars Strange weird and not to serious
R. U. Sirius and St. Jude have taken us all for a ride. This post-novel is a poke in the eye for want-a-be cyberpunks and cypherpunks. I'm sure the book is not to be taken seriously.

It is a mix of email between the two authors, interspersed with email to their publisher, news stories, book reviews (yes, reviews for a book in the book they review, and very poor ones too!), and interviews. We are left no knowledge of what is real, fake or somewhere inbetween. Some of the interviews (well, one because we see the credits for it at the start) may be real, and as for the editorial assistant Trudy, who knows?

The only clue is a note at the end telling us that the book does make fun of some of their friends, and their only consolation is that it makes fun of the authors as well. Also the Phil Zimmerman defence fund mentioned on page 26 is true, thus leading the reader to believe the rest is complete fabrication.

Where that leaves us is that it is a complete work of fiction. Which I suppose we should expect. As a work of fiction it meanders, walks around, tells tales and really doesn't get us very far. It is interesting as a story telling device, but you need to realise that R. U. Sirius and St. Jude are fictional characters created by each author. They are their online persona's that seem to leak out into the real world every now and then. The book is interesting for its own sake, and that's about it really.

4-0 out of 5 stars mind-melting - this is what "Postmodern" means
For sheer paranoid frenzy power, this book is best read in turns with Shea & Wilson's "Illuminatus!" trilogy. This is brilliant stuff, I truly believe this is a fine sample of where writing can take us if we giveArt free reign. This is one colossal whack on the brain that makes acidlook like ginger ale. The complex layering of stories-within-stories heretoys with the rational mind, gradually drawing you in and distorting allperception until the barrier between real and not-real starts to bleed, andsorting what's going on from what isn't becomes frightening, difficult, andrediculous. For anyone struggling with literary catchphrases, this book iswhat they mean when they say "Postmodern." I have two copies, afriend of mine has ten. We take this seriously. Sorta.

3-0 out of 5 stars Oops... missed the Deadline?
Hmm, did r.u. and jude miss the dealine on this one aswell. With the text below the title, "An Exploded Post-Novel", it can certainly make you wonder. The style is definitly wired, a precurser to english usage inthe digital age. a cybercultural tomb of email babble. more so that mostother books, i feel that 'how to mutate and take over the world' wouldreally depend on what the reader goes into the book for. for my purposes of'technology/culture' research, it proves an excellent resource.aesthetically, the book is quite beatiful; a variety of topography, acatchy semi-translucent cover-sleeve, the digitally altered photograph ofan anonymous head on the cover, etc. etc.. if your into the whole"cypherpunk" ordeal, this book will look good next to your'techgnosis'... ... Read more


4. 21st Century Revolutionary: R.U. Sirius 1984-1998
by Eve Berni
Mass Market Paperback: 160 Pages (1999-06-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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With the publication of 21st Century Revolutionary: CollectedWorks 1984-1998; the radical iconoclastic author unleashes acollection of his best works. This book traces the crooked line frompsychedelic drugs to Virtual Reality to the Internet, to the beginningof a new political party called The Revolution. It is a uniquecollection of interviews, essays and extracts on progressive socialand technological development at the end of the 21st Century.The bookis illustrated throughout with appropriate drawings and photographs,including work by Eve Berni (aka Videobrain). 21st CenturyRevolutionary offers a new perspective on the extreme edge ofpost-modern digital culture. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Patchy, but the highs are worth it
When Bruce Sterling and Douglas Rushkoff like your work, you have to be doing something right. This is a collection of essays and interviews from Sirius' considerable writing career, jumping from recent years to themid-eighties and back again. Some of the pieces are humorous, somephilosophical, some just stupid (some all three). The whole thing's veryfirmly rooted in the psychedelic-cyberpunk literary scene, and some of thepieces really fall flat, but the ones that work are brilliant. A greatcollection overall. ... Read more


5. The Revolution: Quotations from Revolution Party Chairman R. U. Sirius
by R. U. Sirius
Paperback: 220 Pages (2000-05)
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R. U. Sirius has won a devoted following for his brash, insightful writings and daring media pranks. Packed with bite-sized strategies for improving life on the planet, this collection of his latest dictates and musings will jar any complacent mind into decisive revolutionary action. Eliminate taxes for incomes less than $100,000. Legalize pleasure drugs. Stop policing the world. Put environmental concerns before profits. Stop censorship and defend privacy on the Internet. Always on the edge, Sirius is now at the helm of radical reform. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars good ideas, bad timing
If I were to make a list of books which turned out to have profoundly influenced my sensibilities, one of these books would be the Mondo 2000 book, A User's Guide to the New Edge, edited by Rudy Rucker, R. U. Sirius, and Queen Mu.Packed full of weird ideas at a time when I was hungry for weird ideas (1992), this book's ultimate gift to me was the knowledge that information could be psychedelic and that technology could be used for transcendental ends, lessons which set me on a set of investigations that I will probably never tire of conducting.

Partially out of gratitude, and partially out of genuine interest, I've always kept one eye on whatever Rucker and Sirius have been up to in the post-Mondo era (Queen Mu, alas, appears to have vanished into obscurity).Although they rarely tap into anything which gives me the same "whoa" factor that Mondo 2000 gave me, their current exploits are often pretty interesting (Sirius' Neo-Files site, for instance, is usually worth exploring).So when I saw, a few years back, that Sirius had formed a political party and published a little red book of quotations, I was intrigued.I put it on my Amazon wishlist and it finally came this past Christmas, roughly two months after George Bush won (or possibly stole) the 2004 elections.

Perhaps bad timing.Sirius' plan to run for President may have seemed like a giddy long-shot stunt back in 2000, when this book was published, but today it just makes me nostalgic for a time when we felt optimistic enough to try giddy long-shot stunts-aka the Clinton era.The both-parties-are-the-same argument that undergirds a lot of Sirius' rhetoric here-the same argument, you'll remember, that provided for much of Nader's groundswell-has gotten a serious trial-by-fire over the past four years, and no longer really holds much sway with me: if there were ever a time where lesser-evilism looked like an attractive philosophy, it's now.

All the more disappointing, because I mostly find myself in agreement with Sirius' basic political credo.The book opens with a "Nineteen Point Party Platform for National Politics," which nicely codifies that peculiarly Californian blend of beliefs: part anarcho-libertarian, part old-guard Leftist.(Sirius is enough of an idealist to say "we will repeal five times as many laws as we pass" but enough of a realist to say "you can't have the withering away of the State until you've built other defenses against total rape by the multinationals.")

The book is witty, insightful, and occasionally provocative, but there's no getting around the fact that recent political events have made it feel powerfully dated.Sirius exhorts us to fight the right evils-the National Security State, the prison/industrial complex, the global trashing of civil and human rights-but it seems to me that we're officially past the point where the daffy pranksterism of a faux Presidential campaign might qualify as a viable weapon.

5-0 out of 5 stars Mock the Vote!
The must-have guide for anyone who wants to evangelize the electorate into asking the only rational question during the Y2K presidential campaign: R.U. Sirius?

Carry it with you. Launch into randomly-timed readings fromit on street corners. Buy extra copies and leaves them under people'swindshield wipers or in their mailboxes at the office. Give them to harekrishnas at the airport.

Maybe you won't like all his answers. But youhave to admit his name asks the right question. ... Read more


6. THE CYBERPUNK HANDBOOK
by ST JUDE, R.U. SIRIUS, BRUCE STERLING (FOREWORD) BART NAGEL
 Paperback: 192 Pages (1996)

Isbn: 0099791617
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7. Counterculture Through the Ages
by Ken [a.k.a. R.U. Sirius] and Dan Joy Goffman
 Paperback: Pages (2004)
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8. Mondo 2000 Magazine (Issue 11)
 Paperback: Pages (1993)

Asin: B0010L4P2M
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9. Mondo 2000: A User's Guide to the New Edge : Cyberpunk, Virtual Reality, Wetware, Designer Aphrodisiacs, Artificial Life, Techno-Erotic Paganism, an
by Rudy Rucker, R. U. Sirius, Queen Mu
Paperback: 320 Pages (1992-11)
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Asin: 0060969288
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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An introduction to the coming revolution in art, technology, media, chemistry, science, and music discusses amino chemistry, manotechnology, high-tech paganism, teledildonics, and more.$75,000 ad/promo. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Window on an era
First off, I hope the seller's name appears linked to this review because they totally misrepresented the condition. It was disgustingly spattered with gawd-knows-what which had to be removed with rubbing alcohol before I could touch it without getting queasy. The corners were dog-eared, actually folded inside for several pages and it had obviously been dropped.

Fortunately this didn't affect the content which was a trippy visit to Bezerkeley during the era when the internet was just beginning, smart drugs, raves, Burroughs, Leary, hacking as a noble endeavor and "that whole scene." It's also amusing to compare the predictions in various articles with the reality today.

5-0 out of 5 stars The year was 1992 and there was a future of techno-shamen, raves, and cyberpunk computing
Instead we got Windows 95, AOL users on the Internet, LinkedIn, and the RIAA/MPAA lawsuits. Oh yeah, and this book is still around. It probably looked dated to the folks in the offset printing factory, but it's a fun, colorful, vibrantly funky dated. It's a great read of the late, somewhat lamented, Mondo 2000 crowd.

5-0 out of 5 stars 90's nostalgia
This book was a very fun find for me, especially as I live in a more rural area and missed a lot of the "Cyberculture" including most of Mondo 2000's run...Oh, well...

I really liked reading from it, and even now it would be worth a look.

5-0 out of 5 stars If you read mondo 2000, there are no surprises here, but...
If you have read Mondo 2000 before, then nothing in this book will be much of a surprise.In fact in 1998 this book is clearly retro.Still, to the new reader you will find much of the information interesting.The format is basically an A-Z of popular memes and cultural phenomena with a pseudo hypertext interface.
High gloss and flashy.Suitable for a coffee table, but you might want to keep it on your reference shelf.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very '1990' look at the future
A very 1990 look at the future, but well done withgood graphics. Covers music, fashion, Industry,etc. ... Read more


10. Mondo 2000, No. 7, 1992
by R.U. Sirius
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Asin: B000KFFQUY
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11. Our right to death: how medical breakthroughs challenge easy answers about suicide.(Unplugged: Reclaiming Our Right to Die in America)(Book review): An article from: Reason
by R.U. Sirius
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This digital document is an article from Reason, published by Thomson Gale on February 1, 2007. The length of the article is 2077 words. The page length shown above is based on a typical 300-word page. The article is delivered in HTML format and is available in your Amazon.com Digital Locker immediately after purchase. You can view it with any web browser.

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Title: Our right to death: how medical breakthroughs challenge easy answers about suicide.(Unplugged: Reclaiming Our Right to Die in America)(Book review)
Author: R.U. Sirius
Publication: Reason (Magazine/Journal)
Date: February 1, 2007
Publisher: Thomson Gale
Volume: 38Issue: 9Page: 61(4)

Article Type: Book review

Distributed by Thomson Gale ... Read more


12. How to Mutate and take Over the World
by R. U. Sirius
 Paperback: Pages (1996)

Asin: B001T5C5F8
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13. How to Mutate & Take Over World
by R.U. Sirius
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14. The Revolution Quotations from Revolution Party Chairman R. U. Sirius
by Introduction by Andrei Codrescu
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15. Design for Dying
by Timothy Leary, R. U. Sirius
Paperback: 252 Pages (1998-05)
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A flamboyant pop icon who recently died of cancer shares his thoughts on how and what dying can be, suggesting that readers take control of their own deaths, and offers a complete guide to death and dying resources, on-line tools, and further reading lists. $40,000 ad/promo.Amazon.com Review
Timothy Leary, high priest of psychedelia and former Harvardpsychologist, spent decades enthusiastically investigating the meaningof life with the boundary-breaking, consciousness-expanding assistanceof hallucinogenic drugs. It seems only natural that when"Mademoiselle Cancer moved in to share [his] body," heseized the opportunity to examine the nature of death ... and throw a big party. He didn't, as threatened, commit suicide on the Net or have hishead cut off and frozen, but instead surrounded himself with goodfriends at an extended wake in his Beverly Hills home, where hedrifted peacefully away.

In Design for Dying, his newlyreleased book, Leary shows people how to die happily and well."There are common-sense, easy-to-understand options for dealingplanfully, playfully, compassionately, and elegantly with theinevitable final scene," he states. "Face it. At this pointin human history, we're all terminal. It behooves us to focus sometime and energy and courage on regaining personal and group autonomyover the dying process.... Talking about death is the last taboo inour society. And as we've learned, the way to overcome taboo is prettystraightforward. As the man says, 'Just Do It!'" The bookincludes contributions from R. U. Sirius ofcyberculture magazine Mondo 2000; a guide to death and dyingresources, online tools, and further reading lists; and an addendum of"Timothy Leary's Dying Performance as Remembered by HisFriends." Timothy Leary vowed to "give death a better nameor die trying," and Design for Dying attempts to do justthat. Irreverent, original, and funny as ever, Timothy Leary urges usto face death with courage and joy, if not with laughing gas and alava lamp. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Review
A decent book but Tim was pretty out there by this time in his life but at the same time he did see an accurate vision of what was to and what is to come in the technological era.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Most In-Depth Model of Human Development Ever Presented
Instead of simply raving about this extraordinarily brilliant piece of literature, let me get specific right from the get go.

First, Leary's essay on "Cyberphenomenology" is a thought experiment for the ages. In a few short pages, Dr. Leary leads you gently to the obvious conclusion that consciousness, (Dr. Leary, ever the scientist, doesn't really believe in "souls;" those are the department of his more woo-woo ex-compatriot Ram Dass), that witnessing phenomenological center of being, is not limited in space-time to the brain. I'd say that might provide some comfort for somebody about to shuffle-off their mortal meat-suit.

Given Leary's materialist bent as a serious scientist (yeah, he is a scientist--almost to a fault--no matter what else you want to say about him) this really is a shocking philosophical gem with pseudo-idealist/quasi-immaterialist implications. Leary is Irish, after all. And this is a work that Bishop Berkeley and Terrence McKenna alike were blessing from above. If you are at all interested in phenomenology, in consciousness studies, or in the mind/body problem,you've got to read Cyberphenomenology: You are Where You Think You are. It's profound simplicity is going to rock your world. These few pages alone are more than worth the cost of the book.

Secondly, and let me flash some credentials at you here, I am a Graduate Psychology student and my focus has been very much on "object relations" psychology and in Developmental Psychology. Developmental Structuralism took a hit in the 60s when everyone went loopy and fell for the performative contradiction (hypocritical hogwash) that is "post-modern post-structuralism." However, Developmental Psychology has been making a comeback of late with writers like Robert Keegan (The Evolving Self: Problem and Process in Human Development) and, most recently, Don Beck (Spiral Dynamics: Mastering Values, Leadership and Change), making the case for a post-post-modern "re-construction." All views are not equally valid. Hitler was not as evolved as Ghandi; hierarchies exist in nature and in human personality; so just deal with it. Piaget, Loveinger, Kohlberg, and Graves have all scientifically demonstrated that human consciousness evolves through sequential (and predictable) stage-structures.

What I have to tell you is that Tim Leary's "8-Circuit Model of Human Development," which is presented in Your Brain Is God but much more fully and beautifully worked out in Design For Dying, is the most complete and thorough model of structural development ever conceived. Critics (what the young people these days call "haters") all too easily fall into forgetfulness about Leary's credentials. The man was TEACHING PSYCHOLOGY AT HARVARD, for God's sake. He is dazzlingly brilliant. Whether you think it was wise for everyone and his brother to drop acid and make love with herpes-ridden strangers in Golden Gate Park (and who does?) or not, give the man his due. Leary escaped from high security prisons several times. He was no dunce. (The real dunces were the prison psychologists who gave Leary psych tests that HE HIMSELF HAD HELPED DESIGN). On cognition alone, Leary ranks as one of the Twentieth Century's epic intellects--right up there with Einstein and Crick and Gandhi and Goodall.

This 8-Circuit Model, or "Leary Theory" for short is proof positive. It holistically integrates the development of the subjective mind with the development of objective neurology. It addresses the philogenetic evolution of the species as well as the object-relations evolution of the individual. It also includes the cultural and social ramifications and implications that manifest at each successive stage.

Lastly, and this will offend the prudes and the puritans, Leary explains for good or for bad, which molecular metabolites light up which neuro-circuits. A lot has been said about drugs and their inability to provide peak or "peek" experiences of higher developmental stage-structures, but empirical science says otherwise. Watch kids at raves on MDMA "peek" experiencing higher developmental levels in the moral line or inter-personal line.

And even in cognitive lines, many epiphanies have been triggered by LSD from Francis Crick's vision of the double-helical structure of DNA to Dan Akroyd's idea for a little show called Saturday Night Live, from Kary Mullis' invention of Polymerase chain reaction techniques for copying DNA sequences, to Phil Jackson's revelation about the Texas Triangle offense, (phenethylamines and) tryptamines have provided (temporary) developmental shifts. To deny this is farcical. And don't even get me started on shifts in James Fowler's Spiritual line of development.

And drugs can drop you down to lower levels of personal or evolutionary development as well, of course. Heroine can return you to the state of the neonate..or even the amoeba!

Given that the heart of shamanism has always been that medicine men (and women) could travel upward to heaven realms and downward to hell realms, it seems that Leary has, with his 8-Circuit Model, provided a detailed neuro-biochemical description of shamanism (and mysticism).

There are many touching stories by and about Tim in this book. (MY favorite involves Tim giving away his automobile to a stranger because he was late to a Dodger game.) There is wisdom about Death and Dying. Anyone who is about to give up the ghost or anyone has a loved one preparing to depart absolutely must read this book.

However, for my money, as a Graduate Psychology student, it is Leary's Cyberphenomenological thought experiment and his astoundingly complete model of human development that scholars will be talking about hundreds of years from now. Amazing stuff, truly.

Buy the book.

3-0 out of 5 stars intersting, but don't take all of it seriously
There are really two sides to this book: The part where he talks about his impeding death ("throw a big party!" "Do it in style") and the politics of dying is brilliant. The part where he talks about science is ridiculous and shows that Leary has no clue what he is talking about.

In the first part, Leary tries to give a synopsis of how he understands the world. There are some really uninformed statements and some extremely bold and plainly wrong comparisons. For example, he equates the medieval alchemists system of dividing all matter into earth, water, sky and fire with the periodic system of elements. According to Leary they are pretty much the same. Well, they are not. One is a superstition, the other is a table organizing scientific observations about electron orbits around nuclei. There are many blunders like this, which should make anyone who paid attention in science class in high school shake their heads. Leary's excursions into DNA, information and the universe lack any basis. He was old and sick, and can be forgiven for it, but please don't think you are learning anything about science here.

The second part is very uplifting, which must be one of the hardest things to do when writing about death. It is deeply humanist and advocates personal choice and an approach away from emergency high-tech medicine and together with friends for this last part of everyone's life. Leary argues that totalitarian, monotheistic religions want to take control about all fundamental steps in life (birth, sex, death) away from humans and that we should move on and regain individual control. His arguments should make sense to anyone who is not brainwashed by these religions.

There is an appendix where Leary's friends describe his dying experience.

5-0 out of 5 stars Humanist Classic
a very hopeful humanist tome that enlightens and entertains, showing us that confidence and illumination go hand-in-hand.

Also serves as a loving tribute to the genius who inspired (and continues to inspire) many.

Absolutely a humanist classic that should be read many times.

5-0 out of 5 stars an extraordinary book!
One of the few books Ive encountered that I can truly describe as life changing.Throghout his life Dr Leary was the ultimate individual, freethinker, and rebel, and the lives of the people he touched are no doubt much better off for his inspiration.As evidenced in this book, his boundless energy and enthusiasm never waned, even in the face of unimaginable suffering in the grip of a crippling terminal illness.In my humble opinion Learys final months(and probably his entire life)epitomized the primary concepts laid down by Viktor Frankl with his formulation of existential psychology, nothing in life has any meaning other than the meaning we attach to it, including death.As far as Im concerned the good doctor succeeded in his attempt to "give death a better name, or die trying".5 stars, highly reccomended. ... Read more


16. True Mutations
by R.U. Sirius
Paperback: 300 Pages (2006-12-29)
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True Mutations: Interviews on the Edge of Science, Technology, and Consciousness looks at the wild changes that may be coming to the human species during the 21st Century. In a series of interviews, author/host RU Sirius explores a series of (r)evolutions in disciplines ranging from the evolution of clean energy to the possibilities of endless neurological ecstasy; from open-source free access to nearly everything under the sun to self-directed biotechnological evolution; from psychedelic culture mash-ups to the possibilities of a technological singularity that alters not only humanity but the entire universe. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful Evolution
In the information age, we are examining our entire existence from a vast perspective - the combined perspectives of all of us plugged into computers. We now all share the opportunity to experience a piece of each other's reality tunnels. The observations of Leary and Wilson now resonate in a generation of cybernauts who interact comfortably in a virtual reality, and explore on and off line, as if tinkering with the latest software, vast opportunities for creativity. Robert Anton Wilson said a reality tunnel was an individual's artistic creation. Bob wrote, ". . . each artist finds unique meanings on other levels of abstraction." In the information age, we look for novelty within the vastness of zeros and ones, in entheogenic journeys, in the rewiring of the social networks and rituals, in the rewiring of our neural networks and rituals, in massaging the DNA, in nano measurements and quantum fluctuations, in any manner of artistic reality building.

The only way I ever hope to get a handle on what developments have come out of all this, comes from a handful of really good interviewers who hunger for the enlightened research and observation that, in my mind, signifies something meaningful in this world generally ruled by seemingly insane robotic behavior.

R. U. Sirius' True Mutations was one of those books I carried with me through the day, taking a break to read a chapter when I had a chance, and periodically I would cry, "Yeow! Things are getting interesting!"

5-0 out of 5 stars loved it
I just finished the last of the interviews in this book a few minutes ago, and it was one of the best reads I've had in awhile.I purchased the book mostly to read the chapters on familiar names I know and respect (Rheingold, Doctorow, RAW, etc.) but also found myself turned on to many fascinating new ideas and faces.

It seems like every few pages I found myself blown away by some new idea, or new way of looking at an old one.Although I don't agree with everything in here (some of the Transhumanists are waaay too Brave New World for my taste), I found the book to be a wealth of ideas that I'm going to have to go back through again to make a list of follow-up reading. ... Read more


17. Counter Culture Through the Ages From Abraham to Acid House
by Ken Goffman a.k.a. R.U.Sirius and Dan Joy
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18. Mondo 2000: Magazine (Number 10)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Mondo-Beyondo

In the cyberdelic daze of the early 1990s, Mondo 2000 was the publication-of-record. Founded by our dear pal RU Sirius, it was not just a magazine (with an expiration date), but a "strange attractor" for freaks interested in the new edge of computers, pranks, digital art, fringe culture, psychedelics, consciousness, weird science, and hacking. In fact, Mondo was one of the main magnets that drew me to San Francisco in 1992.
Other related items include: Mondo 2000: Magazine (Number 5) - Mondo 2000 No. 14 - Mondo 2000 No. 9 - Mondo 2000 No. 8 - Mondo 2000 Magazine (Issue 11) - MONDO 2000 issue 12 ... Read more


19. Mondo 2000: Magazine (Number 5)
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20. MONDO 2000 Issue 17
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