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Re: Turn on...

Posted by Masakim on September 07, 2001

In Reply to: Re: Turn on... posted by ESC on September 07, 2001

: : : Waht is the entire phrase:
: : : Tune In Drop Out.........

: : Turn on, tune in, drop out. Timothy Leary. From the "21st Century Dictionary of Quotations," edited by the Princeton Language Institute (Dell Publishing, New York, 1993).

: And the year was: 1967. "Counterculture figurehead Dr. Timothy Leary advises, 'Turn on, tune in, drop out." "When We Were Young: A Baby-Boomer Yearbook" by Rita Lang Kleinfelder (Prentice Hall, New York, 1993).

In hippie parlance, 'to turn on' meant to liberate one's mind from conventions, materialism, negative thinking, etc., especially through the use of mind-altering drugs. 'Turn on, tune in, drop out' was the slogan of the LSD-guru Dr Timothy Leary (1920- ).
From Brewer's Dictionary of 20th-Century Phrase and Fable (Cassell Publishers Limited, 1991)