"LSD has a high-risk/high-reward
Lysergic acid diethylamide requires a time commitment - an LSD
trip can last as long as 20 hours.
Early rituals suggest a deliberate,
thoughtful approach to drug use.
Although he got a little lax about
it as time went on, Timothy Leary's ideas about "set and setting," which
importance of the psychological state of the user as well as the
environment in which the drug would be used, recognize that the way to avoid a
bad hallucinogenic experience has a lot to do with how well you know yourself
and how willing you are to remove
yourself from bad-vibe people and excessive external stimuli, like
If we're looking for a
yardstick to measure how people's feelings about consciousness have changed
over 40 years, we could do worse than to consider
the enormous philosophical gulf
between LSD and, say, Prozac®.
Whereas one expands
other belongs to a class of drugs whose phenomenal success rests largely on
their ability to keep the
mind from expanding into uncomfortable places (ie
facing reality squarely).
Whereas one reduces a
person's 'functionality' in the interest of questioning reality,
the other is about
becoming 'more functional' while questioning very little." - Meghan
LSD suggested as a tool in
The following year saw the first studies in
"The potential of LSD seems to be
extraordinary and unique.
ability of LSD to
deepen, intensify and
accelerate the psychotherapeutic process is incomparably greater than that
of any other drug used as an adjunct to psychotherapy, with the exception
perhaps of some other entheogens." - Stanislav
The Czechoslovakian psychiatrist Stanislav Grof treated
psychological problems with lysergic
acid diethylamide for several years while legal.
1950 to 1965
LSD is used in
conjunction with therapy on an estimated 40,000 people
International symposia were held in Princeton, London,
Amsterdam, and other locations.
1970 Hundreds of
articles on the uses of LSD
in therapy have appeared in the Journal of the American Medical
Association, the Journal of Psychology, the Archives of General
Psychiatry, the Quarterly Journal of Studies of Alcoholism as well
as many non-English-language journals.
have segments devoted to LSD, and two professional organizations are formed for
this specialty, one in Europe and the other in North America.
other psychedelics function more
or less as nonspecific catalysts and
amplifiers of the psyche.
In the dosages used in human experimentation, the
psychedelics, such as LSD,
mescaline, do not have any
specific pharmacological effects.
They increase the energetic
niveau in the psyche and the body which leads to
manifestation of otherwise latent
The content and nature of the experiences
that these substances induce are thus not artificial products of their
pharmacological interaction with the brain ("toxic psychosis"), but
authentic expressions of the psyche
revealing its functioning on levels not ordinarily available for observation
A person who has taken LSD does not have an "LSD
experience," but takes a journey into
deep recesses of his or her own psyche." - Stanislav Grof
End of the World is
a projection of internal
the paranoiac's subjective world
has come to an end since his
withdrawal of his passion for it.
the paranoiac builds it again, not
more splendid, it is true, but at least so that
he can once more live in
it up by the work of his delusions.
The delusional formation,
which we take to be the pathological product, is in reality an attempt at
recovery, a process of reconstruction.
I remember having twice
been in danger of my life, and
each time the awareness
of the danger occurred to me quite suddenly.
On both occasions I
felt "this was the end," and while otherwise my inner language proceeded with
only indistinct sound images and slight lip movements, in these situations of
danger I heard the words as
if somebody was shouting them into my ear, and at the same time I saw them as
if they were printed on a piece of paper floating in the air."
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