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Timothy Leary Timothy Leary was ultimately known for his ventures or trips if you will into the altered states of consciousness presented by psychedelic drugs Of course being the propaganda presented by drugs and the fear of them within reason most of his thoughts in the field of psychology seem to be left out of the books and overlooked In my opinion yes Dr Leary The God of Acid Trips was quite a bit out of his mind But if people were to look beyond the surface I believe there to be much truth and insight presented Learys intellectual fascination with hallucinogenics transformed him into a counterculture hero during the 1960s and 1970s Oddly enough this is when drugs were at their peak and everyone was happy But government authorities and some other groups viewed his advocacy of drug experimentation as immoral and dangerous With the preceding findings that such drugs were in fact detrimental the Governments allegations were completely within reason In fact Dr Leary spent quite a bit in time in jail Leary was born in Springfield Massachusetts After high school he enrolled at College of the Holy Cross He transferred to the United States Military Academy at West Point then to the University of Alabama where he was dismissed for sleeping over at the womans dorms Leary later received his bachelors degree in psychology from the university in 1945 while serving in the United States Army In 1950 Leary was awarded his PhD degree in clinical psychology from the University of California at Berkeley So Leary wasnt just a stoner but an educated one at that Along with Learys findings in the areas of psychedelic drugs he also made major contributions to the field of Psychology really During the 1950s Leary conducted research on the effectiveness of psychotherapy He concluded that traditional psychotherapy was ineffective and he began searching for alternatives He formulated the idea of the paient-therapist relationship should
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