For those of us of a certain age with a certain cultural heritage he was a very influential figure. And don't forget there is more than is immediately apparent. We are all different but all part of the same thing.
"Turn on, tune in, drop out" is a counterculture-era phrase popularized by Timothy Leary. In 1967 Leary spoke at the Human Be-In, a gathering of hippies in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and uttered the famous phrase. It was the title of his spoken word album. One can hear Leary speaking in a monotone, soft-spoken voice on his views about the world and humanity and describing nature, Indian symbols, "the meaning of inner life", the LSD experience, peace and many other issues.
Although he is well know for his involvement with the counterculture revolution of the 1960's, Timothy Leary was a brilliant psychologist, futurist, and modern pioneer. Here is a collection of 12 of Timothy Leary's thoughts and quotes that will open your mind.