The Door in the Wall. The Psychedelic Library Homepage History of the Psychedelic Rediscovery Jay Stevens Psychedelics in the 1950s. An excerpt from Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream by Jay Stevens. Harper & Row Publishers, ©1987 by Jay Stevens. There is no way of determining who was the first American to take LSD. We noticed, predominantly, changes similar to those seen in schizophrenic patients. But these were relative conclusions, Rinkel was quick to stress. The first schizophrenic Humphrey Osmond ever treated was a girl who told him that whenever she looked in the mirror, what she saw was an elephant.
Albert Hofmann Foundation. Timothy Leary. Character Vaults : Famous People and their Drug Use. Famous People and Their Drug Use by Erowid v2.0 - Apr 4, 2012 Reference Status Key ReferencedBelieve reference can be foundLikely, but don't know about referencesCommon rumorUnsubstantiated rumor.
Fitz Hugh Ludlow hypertext library. Welcome to the Fitz Hugh Ludlow Hypertext Library, concentrating primarily on the life and works of Fitz Hugh Ludlow and on pre-prohibition (pre-1937) cannabis use in the United States, with a few other related topics thrown in for good measure. Among the hypertext documents you can browse through at this library are: A Biography of Fitz Hugh Ludlow by Dave Gross. The Apocalypse of Hasheesh -- An essay published anonymously by Fitz Hugh Ludlow that formed the basis for his later book. The History of Psychedelic Therapy with the Dying. The Psychedelic Library Homepage Psychotherapy and Psychedelic Drugs Stanislav Grof & Joan Halifax Chapter 2 of The Human Encounter with Death New York: E.P. Dutton 1977, ©Grof & Halifax Our experience with persons dying of incurable diseases has been closely associated with the development of psychedelic therapy, a comprehensive program of brief psychotherapy utilizing mind-altering substances such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and dipropyltryptamine (DPT).
The Atlantean Conspiracy - 45. Jesus, Santa, Mithra and the Magic Mushroom "Have you ever wondered why on Christmas we cut down/carry evergreen trees inside our houses, decorate them with fancy ornaments, and place presents underneath them? So, why do people bring Pine trees into their houses at the Winter Solstice, placing brightly colored (Red and White) packages under their boughs, as gifts to show their love for each other and as representations of the love of God and the gift of his Sons life? Carl A. P. Ruck. Carl A. P. Ruck (born December 8, 1935, Bridgeport, Connecticut), is a professor in the Classical Studies department at Boston University.
He received his B.A. at Yale University, his M.A. at the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. at Harvard University. He lives in Hull, Massachusetts. Entheogen theory Carl Ruck is best known for his work along with other scholars in mythology and religion on the sacred role of entheogens, or psychoactive plants that induce an altered state of consciousness, as used in religious or shamanistic rituals.
The World's First Hippies and Their Marijuana Sauna. One of my favorite ancient historians is the entertaining and garrulous old Greek Herodotus (b. 484 BC), called the "father of history" by some and the "father of lies" by others. Herodotus was famous for reporting what he heard, which was often fantastic. His book centered on the conflict of Greece and Persia, and in so doing, he took the time to explain the customs and geography of the non-Greek world, from the oldest (Egypt) to the youngest (the Scythian nomads).
Throughout, his attitude is exemplified by a comment he makes on Persian customs. Ken Kesey's magic bus being restored - Books - Entertainment - theage.com.au. 10 Scientific and Technological Visionaries Who Experimented With Drugs - StumbleUpon. Same here.
We evolved along with, and because of, our diet. There weren't any classifications of "illegal drugs" back then, and these things flourish in all sorts of conditions in the wild - it's hard not to imagine at least occasional consumption. Considering mankind's predilection to experimenting with consciousness, along with the unique effects of these substances (including euphoria), it was probably more than occasional. If these fungi were part of a diet over time, they'd likely have some effect on our development. At the very least, to assume that these type of natural and prolific plants/substances had no part in our evolution would seem foolish. I just love the idea of psychoactive botanicals spurring hominid consciousness to a higher quantum state — the booster shot needed to make that leap forward in intelligence.
SExpand Exactly! ROBERT GORDON WASSON Seeking the Magic Mushroom. On the night of June 29-30, 1955, in a Mexican Indian village so remote from the world that most of the people still speak no Spanish, my friend Allan Richardson and I shared with a family of Indian friends a celebration of "holy communion" where "divine" mushrooms where first adored and then consumed.
The Indians mingled Christian and pre-Christian elements in their religious practices in a way disconcerting for Christians but natural for them. LEGENDARY SURFERS: "Lords of Acid" [Excerpt of "LORDS OF ACID, How the Brotherhood of Eternal Love Became OC’s Hippie Mafia," By NICK SCHOU, Orange County Weekly, July 7, 2005 ] Thumper knew it was time to run away from home when he saw his dad’s car in the driveway.
He was walking home from Laguna Beach’s Thurston Middle School, heading up the hill to his house, reflecting on the fact that, months after the Summer of Love, his mom and dad weren’t quite finished beating the hell out of each other. His dad was vice president of a major perfume manufacturer, rich, and angry. His parents had separated four years earlier and now were beginning the second round of a bruising reconciliation. Dad had come home with a 5-year-old kid from a relationship with another woman. Later that day, Thumper’s older sister, home on break from UCLA, called. His sister never came home. A month later, Thumper came home from school and heard yelling and screaming again. Thumper thumbed a ride.