LEARY, TIMOTHY. 1920-1996.
"Neurologic. Transmitted by Joanna and Timothy." [Vacaville Prison, California]: 1973.
4to. Typed Manuscript,  + 178, ,  pp. Numerous corrections made with white-out and a few in holograph, one leaf with newspaper clipping pasted above text, some wrinkling and creasing to margins.
Provenance: Johanna Harcourt-Smith.
ORIGINAL TYPESCRIPT CONTAINING EXPANSIVE SECTIONS NOT FOUND IN PUBLISHED EDITIONS, with a few minor corrections in Leary's hand. Neurologic is Leary's seminal essay describing his seven circuit model of consciousness, a significant development in his theory of evolutionary neurology. Typed from California Medical Facility prison in Vacaville, California, the present manuscript differs substantially from all published editions of the text, as printed and distributed by Joanna Leary [Harcourt-Smith], and later by Level Press [all 1973]. Those editions omit large portions of the present manuscript, including pp 12-57 - comprising the majority of Part I, "The Basic Transmissions" - pp 64-70, 75-85, and other passages of similar length. They also omit the long poem which opens the first section of the manuscript, titled "This Galactic Transmitting Instrument was Kidnapped from Afghanistan for Your Enlightenment," a reference to the seizure of Timothy and Joanna Leary by U.S. Drug Enforcement agents in Kabul. Also present are several typescript pages which indicate plans to further expand the manuscript: a fly-title and outline for Parts III and IV, "Anecdotal Accounts of the Formation of Larval Incarnations," and "Technical Appendices," respectively, as well two three-page essays: "Homage to G.I. Grudjieff," and "The Seven Levels of Neurologic Drugs," which comprise sections 1 and 3 of Part IV. Additionally, there are a page and a half (one lined sheet, recto and verso) of "Inserts for Neurologic" with a few holograph annotations Leary's hand. See Horowitz A13.
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