Free Download | Surfing the Conscious Nets: A Graphic Novel | Timothy Leary

As "Lead" indicated in his previous post, this book would not have been possible without "Nicotine Jim" Bauer, because "Nicotine" Tim borrowed freely from his "wrighting," a term which Tim defines as "bi-brain chaos". A paranoid manic-depressive with schizophrenic tendencies, his review of Tim's book appears to have been written during one of his more psychotic moments. I am saddened to say that I just learned that he has committed suicide. Tim always told him, "any time you want to commit suicide, I'm right behind you". Apparently, he finally listened to Tim and took an entire bottle of valproic acid, a prescription mood-stabilizer.

As f0r the book itself, Tim has really beautifully reworked Jim's letters into something coherent, something Nicotine Jim was really only capable of when the tranks began to flow. The book, a series of email conversations between Huck Getty Mellon du Pont and Bobbie ROM DOS, is beautifully illustrated. I am reminded of Jung's Psychology and Alchemy, albeit with the pictures in psychedelic technicolor. Tim's vision beautifully informs a graphic novel that transcends the limitations of the graphic novel. A beautiful book. No home should be without one.