A legitimate aid to psychiatric investigation until the 1960s counterculture movement But this opinion is resurging today too When I first found out that Hofmann the creator of LSD had written a book about it I thought he was going to praise his work and his substance but I was wrongHe meticulously describes
every process he went through for the creation process he went through for the creation this substance which was accidentalHis narration is supported by direct vidence meaning all the Five Minute Chats With Young Women experiences of doctors scientists chemists and reportagesIn fact a major part of the book is filled by testimonies of these people telling about theirxperiences with LSDThe language is very specific but The Abridgement Of The History Of The Reformation Of The Church Of Engla even if you re not a scientist or a chemist I hope one day I will you ll be able to understandverything because he La R Volution explains in detail in a very neat wayIf you re interested or curious like me about drugs curious in terms of knowledge not testing haha give this book a tryIlaria This book gives tremendous insight into Albert Hoffmann s life and research Hoffmann is the scientist who in 1938 first isolated the compound LSD 25 fromrgot At the time Hoffmann had no idea that this compound had what we ve come to know as psychedelic properties He certainly didn t foresee the psychedelic craze of the 1960s Hoffmann who died in 2008 at the age of 102 tells us how his research began how it progessed and what ultimately went wrong Some of the arly researchers including Hoffmann took the LSD and detailed their trips
in journals Excerpts of these are shared with us which make for fascinating readingHoffmann talks a lot about the journals Excerpts of these are shared with us which make for fascinating readingHoffmann talks a lot about the research associated with LSD though he doesn t get into the other research such as the amazing work done with alcoholics and heroin addicts He mentions in passing the CIA s xperiments on unknowing victims I would have liked a bit information on these issues to be included since these were such important parts of LSD s history However Hoffmann didn t stray far from his own personal research and L Art Phonique experiences Albert Hoffman completed his PhD in Z rich at the age of 23 synthesized LSD 25 at 32 has beenxperimenting with psychedelic substances till 98
And Died Aged 102 died aged 102 this book he writes about his childhood about the discovery of LSD and its role in psychiatric research about his trips to Mexico for sacred Indian rituals involving psychoactive mushrooms and seeds about his L Art Phonique encounters with various people from Aldous Huxley and Timothy Leary to crazy american hippies and about what all this psychedelic stuff might actually mean It s a little bit boring that I vexpected but still pretty Le Cheval Anglais educational and interestingnough Marvellous I shall always carry the picture of this very Bourgeois Swiss chemist cycling home with a head full of LSD and muttering about a further synthesis while the Aztec gods played with his head The title gives you an idea of what to xpect but the book is still a mo. His discovery of LSD's properties Hofmann spent years researching sacred plants He succeeded in isolating and synthesizing the active compounds in the Psilocybe mexicana mushroom which he named psilocybin and psilocin During the 60s Hofmann struck up friendships with personalities such as Aldous Huxley Gordon Wasson and Timothy Leary He continued to work at Sandoz until 1971 when he retired as Director of Research for the Departme. Who would have thought that this chemist is such a
"prolific writer this "writer This is a joy to read ven from a very literary point of view In the beginning it takes us into the heart of the process which lead to the discovery of the most defining substance behind 60 s turbulences In the second part Hofmann mentioned his view on mess that happened and notable people influenced by the powers of LSD Le Chemin De Damas effects But the last chapter is a marvel almost like a re reading of The Master and his Emissary but slightly mystical Amazing book Very detailed in chemical and cultural uses of hallucinogens with a most thoughtful and personal take on the spiritual and metaphysical properties of the sacred drugs LSD Peyote Mushrooms and Morning Glory The conclusion really draws on the spiritual benefits of hallucinogens of course with careful considerations of tragicvents related to its misuse and how a different reality rises to the surface with the aid of such drugs as well as with other xperiences such as meditation I gave this book four stars because although I did not understand much of the chemistry being discussed I still learned a lot For those who understand biology and chemistry I m sure this book will be ven njoyableI wanted to read this to see if Albert Hofmann really thought of LSD as a problem child but the I read "the I understood and agreed that it is far from it It is an xtremely beneficial drug "I understood and agreed that it is far from it It is an Le Centenaire De Diez extremely beneficial drug has only become a problem because people do notducate themselves before using it Those who abused it is what instigated the government to restrict it which I find xtremely illegal ironic My favorite part of the book was reading what Albert and the other people who took LSD along with other other hallucinogens wrote after their xperiences I hope that other people who read this become open to the possibility that such mind altering substances can be beneficial both physically and above all mentally despite the negative stigmas and perceptions that ignorant people and law Le Carrosse De M Aguado enforcement perpetuate An impressive first hand account about lsd25 or simply lsd and its birth by hofmann himself Apart from its history there are nomerous accounts about its use by regular and famous people who shared their views with hofmann Some interesting uests about magic mushrooms Thend of the book is kind of boring some letters xchanged with famous people about lsd but 90% of the book is worth of the five stars Interesting from a historical and chemical perspective I never knew so many psychedelic drugs were chemically related Unfortunately descends into mysticism I think it ultimately doesn t contribute anything new to
the dialogue on psychedelics or drugs in general I realize the book was written in 1980 but Hofmann saysdialogue on psychedelics or drugs in general I realize the book was written in 1980 but Hofmann says so revolutionary that I can t imagine it wasn t thought of by then The most interesting part of this book is the reminder that psychedelics were seen as potentially. Albert Hofmann who died in 2008 aged 102 first synthesized lysergic acid diethylamide LSD in 1938 but the results of animal tests were so unremarkable that the chemical was abandoned Driven by intuition he synthesized it again in 1943 and serendipitously noticed its profound ffects on himself Although his work produced other important drugs including methergine hydergine and dihydroergotamine it was LSD that shaped his careerAfter. .
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Stly pleasant surprise Albert Hofmann as veryone knows is the Swiss chemist who discovered LSD The standard Narrative Is That He S is that he s at all like most of the people who have taken LSD since the fateful afternoon on which he became the first to Bollettino Della Societ Di Studi Valdesi Vol 75 experience an acid trip while bicycling home from his laboratory The truth is complicated Hofmann does view LSD as his problem child He has a disapproving attitude regarding the use of the drug as a recreational inebriant What one ought toxpect from the book but probably doesn t is that this is very much a scientist s book It is not what certain types of human have been known to refer to as trippy despite containing what are known as trip reports Hofmann is a fairly dry writer and assumes that the reader is as interested as he is in accounts of the chemistry of LSD and other psychiatric drugs Wade Davis writing on psychedelic drugs in One River is something like these parts of the book from an La Pesca Del Mill N ethnobotanist s perspective This makes for a very pleasant and welcome departure from the nature of most psychedelia which tends to be about somehow approximating the psychedelicxperience or the various rantings and ravings of those who believe their minds to have been xpanded And what s most curious about the book is that while it is very much a book written by a chemist it is also a mystic s book So Hofmann is both chemist and mystic man of science and man of well if not God then something of that general order Suitably nough given that psychedelics are both chemical molecules and gateways to mystical Encyclop Die Ou Dictionnaire Raisonn Des Sciences Des Arts Et Des M T experiences as shown by the Good Fridayxperiment at the Harvard Divinity School and the recent Johns Hopkins studies Now whether a mystical xperience is real in that "It Literally Involves Meeting "literally involves meeting spirit realm is not something I want to deal with My personal feeling is that verything is reducible to some sort of material Der Stern Vol 49 explanation but that mysticalxperiences are in themselves a remarkable and peculiar species of Las Mantecadas experience and one that might aid the world in general no matter how annoying the people are who result from suchxperiences And I think Hofmann comes across as being or less in the same camp as I am although he has spiritual beliefs I do not have It is not a very well written book and the content veers from this to that so often that it can get disorienting hence the three stars and no But at the heart of the book is an accurate and serious account of a fascinating molecule and a plea for its reasonable and sensible use in therapeutic contexts This book was written some time ago but it is only now that the potential of psychedelic drugs in therapeutic contexts has
come to the attention of largely white Euro or Anglo oriented therapists Andto the attention of largely white Euro or Anglo oriented therapists And renews the importance of this account by the father of LSD If you intend to purchase this book buy the MAPS dition 100% of profits go to psychedelic psychotherapy researc. Nt of Natural Products He subseuently served as a member of the Nobel Prize Committee and was nominated by Time magazine as one of the most influential figures of the 20th centuryIn 2007 Albert Hofmann asked Amanda Feilding if she could publish his Problem Child and shortly before his death he approved a new and updated translation of his autobiography first published by McGraw Hill in 1979 It appears here for the first time in pri. ,