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Albert Hofmann

Albert Hofmann (1906–2008) was a Swiss chemist famous for being the first to synthesize LSD and understand its psychotropic effects. To Hofmann, ingesting psychedelics was meant to be a powerful tool in opening awareness of man’s connection to nature.

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The Accidental Creation of LSD (The Origin of Bicycle Day)

The creation of LSD was unlikely. On April 19, 1943, young chemist Albert Hoffmann took the first intentional acid trip of all time. He came out of the experience realizing he had creating something extraordinary. Thousands of psychedelic users worldwide now commemorate this epic day as Bicycle Day.

LSD, My Problem Child

This is the story of LSD told by a concerned yet hopeful father, organic chemist Albert Hofmann, Ph.D. He traces LSD's path from a promising psychiatric research medicine to a recreational drug sparking hysteria and prohibition. In LSD: My Problem Child, we follow Dr.

Do You Know the History of Acid or LSD?

Believing that lysergic acid had potential use in neurology and psychiatry, he proceeded with animal experimentation and further human studies.

It’s very, very dangerous to lose contact with living nature.

LSD Psychotherapy: The Healing Potential of Psychedelic Medicine

The sensationalism surrounding the widespread use of LSD in the late 60s and the subsequent legislative overkill virtually ended psychotherapeutic LSD research.

"Apparently Useless": The Accidental Discovery of LSD

After the drug was dismissed by the pharmaceutical company that developed it, a researcher started experimenting on himself with it. Powerful hallucinations ensued.

Plants of the Gods: Their Sacred, Healing, and Hallucinogenic Powers

World-renowned anthropologist and ethnopharmacologist Christian Ratsch provides the latest scientific updates to this classic work on psychoactive flora by two eminent researchers. • Numerous new and rare color photographs complement the completely revised and updated text.

By observing natural scientific discoveries through a perception deepened by meditation, we can develop a new awareness of reality. This awareness could become the bedrock of a spirituality that is not based on the dogmas of a given religion, but on insights into a higher and deeper meaning.

Interview with Albert Hofmann, the Man Who First Synthesized LSD

The late chemist Albert Hofmann discussed his psychedelic research on LSD in the July, 1976 issue of High Times.

The Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Plants: Ethnopharmacology and Its Applications

In the traditions of every culture, plants have been highly valued for their nourishing, healing, and transformative properties. The most powerful plants--those known to transport the human mind into other dimensions of consciousness--have traditionally been regarded as sacred.

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