Thursday, May 1, 2008

Where time stands still...

***IN NO WAY AM I PROMOTING, CONDONING OR ADVOCATING THE USE OF ILLICIT (ILLEGAL) DRUGS***

I guess, in some ways this is a continuation of one of my favorite post called "Under The Influence"...

now on to the man behind it all (lsd)...


On April 16, 1943, Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann was doing another experiment on a lysergic acid compound, when he accidentally absorbed some through his fingertips. Three days later, he ingested 250 micrograms of the compound and hopped on his bike to make his way home. That’s when he started to experience the world’s first acid trip:

“In a dreamlike state, with eyes closed (I found the daylight to be unpleasantly glaring), I perceived an uninterrupted stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic play of colors. After some two hours this condition faded away.”

While he was critical of casual hippie LSD use, he was still a lifelongadvocate of the drug he referred to as “medicine for the soul.”

Hofmann finally died on Tuesday of a heart attack at the ripe old age of 102.

if you wanna learn more about Hofmann, you can read his biography entitled LSD, My problem child, here.

2 comments:

Niki.Mac said...

..... are you using LSD Armon?? lol what prompted this post?? its pretty random. that painting is crazy tho...

kid.a said...

lol...nah i did an post on lsd a while back called "under the influence..."

i came across those pics by accident, initially i was looking for an art exhibit dedicated to stan lee titled the same thing (under the influence...)

i'm glad i never got hooked on anything...if i did my life would be very different right now...