Project MKULTRA. Declassified MKUltra documents Project MKUltra — sometimes referred to as the CIA's mind control program — was the code name given to an illegal and clandestine program of experiments on human subjects, designed and undertaken by the U.S.
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). Experiments on humans were intended to identify and develop drugs and procedures to be used in interrogations and torture, in order to weaken the individual to force confessions through mind control. Organized through the Scientific Intelligence Division of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the project coordinated with the Special Operations Division of the U.S.
Concerned with "the research and development of chemical, biological, and radiological materials capable of employment in clandestine operations to control human behavior. " Project MKUltra was first brought to public attention in 1975 by the Church Committee of the U.S. Background Dr. Precursor experiments History of LSD. The psychedelic drug (or entheogen) lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) was first synthesized on November 16, 1938 by the Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann in the Sandoz (now Novartis) laboratories in Basel, Switzerland. It was not until five years later on April 19, 1943, that the psychedelic properties were found. Discovery Albert Hofmann, born in Cyprus, joined the pharmaceutical-chemical department of Sandoz Laboratories, located in Basel as a co-worker with professor Arthur Stoll, founder and director of the pharmaceutical department. He began studying the medicinal plant squill and the fungus ergot as part of a program to purify and synthesize active constituents for use as pharmaceuticals. ... affected by a remarkable restlessness, combined with a slight dizziness.
At home I lay down and sank into a not unpleasant intoxicated-like condition, characterized by an extremely stimulated imagination. "Bicycle Day" Bicycle Day Celebration Blotter Psychiatric use R. Dr. Lysergic acid diethylamide. "The Creative Process and Entheogens" The Creative Process and Entheogens by Alex Grey adapted from The Mission of Art PDF version of this document Twenty-five years ago I took my first dose of LSD.
The experience was so rich and profound, coupled as it was with the meeting of my future wife, Allyson, that there seemed nothing more important than this revelation of infinite love and unity. Being an artist, I felt that this was the only subject worthy of my time and attention. Spiritual and visionary consciousness assumed primary importance as the focal point of my life and art. Due to its visionary richness, I think the entheogenic experience has great importance for fueling an artistic and cultural renaissance.
Oscar Janiger's studies of LSD and creativity showed that many artists felt the work done while tripping or post-tripping was more inventive and inspired work than their previous work. "How can we bring the insights of the entheogenic state into our lives? " First Effects: 1). Transpersonal Stages: 4). Notes: 1. Positive LSD Story. How about a positive LSD story?
That would be newsworthy.Don't ya think? —Bill Hicks, 1993? Positive psychedelic news stories. Contactmusic Jeff Bridges' Spiritual High "I did LSD and the psychedelics a little bit. Time Magazine A Mexican Hallucinogen Piques Scientists' and Regulators' Interest The hallucinogenic plant Salvia divinorum has been used for centuries in shamanistic ceremonies led by spiritual healers in Mexico...Based on animal studies of salvinorin A, the active ingredient in the Salvia plant, some neuropharmacologists believe the drug may have merits beyond getting people high...This compound is completely unique, and there is good reason to think a derivative of the drug could one day provide a breakthrough medication for chronic pain, Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or cocaine dependence, potentially saving thousands of lives in the long run.
Scientific American Hallucinogens as Medicine The Lancet Fox News? Examiner.com TreeHugger. History of LSD. Lysergic acid diethylamide. Lysergic acid diethylamide (/daɪ eθəl ˈæmaɪd/ or /æmɪd/ or /eɪmaɪd/), abbreviated LSD or LSD-25, also known as lysergide (INN) and colloquially as acid, is a psychedelic drug of the ergoline family, well known for its psychological effects - which can include altered thinking processes, closed- and open-eye visuals, synesthesia, an altered sense of time, and spiritual experiences - as well as for its key role in 1960s counterculture.
It is used mainly as an entheogen and recreational drug. LSD is non-addictive. However, acute adverse psychiatric reactions such as anxiety, paranoia, and delusions are possible. LSD was first synthesized by Albert Hofmann in 1938 from ergotamine, a chemical derived by Arthur Stoll from ergot, a grain fungus that typically grows on rye. Effects Physical. LSD (Acid) Vault.