|Subject: Dr Albert Hofmann RIP Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:21 pm|| |
The good Doctor has departed this World on the Ultimate Trip... http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/apr/30/chemistry.drugs
Born on January 11 1906, Hofmann discovered LSD - lysergic acid diethylamide, which later became the favoured drug of the 1960s counterculture - when a tiny quantity leaked on to his hand during a laboratory experiment in 1943.
He noted a "remarkable restlessness, combined with slight dizziness" that made him stop his work. "At home I lay down and sank into a not unpleasant intoxication-like condition, characterised by an extremely stimulated imagination,"
Hofmann wrote in his book LSD: My Problem Child."In a dreamlike state, with eyes closed (I found the daylight too unpleasantly glaring), I perceived an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colours. After some two hours this condition faded away."
A few days later, Hofmann intentionally took a dose of LSD and experienced the world's first "bad trip".
|Subject: Re: Dr Albert Hofmann RIP Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:26 pm|| |
|Subject: Re: Dr Albert Hofmann RIP Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:06 pm|| |
Chef of the Century
I loved the story he told of cycling back from work and how a good glass of milk sorted him after a journey around the universe.
He be in the sky with Ja.
I measc na nDéithe
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|Subject: Re: Dr Albert Hofmann RIP Thu May 01, 2008 12:36 pm|| |
So...eh... he lived to be 102...after 65 years of popping tabs ?
There is empirical data in there somewhere.
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