Skip to comments.The Stench in Here is Terrible (50 years of LSD)
Posted on 03/16/2011 1:16:56 PM PDT by woofie
The story is told of a young chemist who, one evening, accidentally ingested a droplet of an unknown fluid from one of his test tubes, the leftovers of a past experiment.
Within minutes his mind went reeling and he was subjected to not only the wildest hallucinations, but also what he felt were world-altering insights into the nature of the universe.
The next day, after the drug had worn off, he tried to describe his experience to his colleagues and friends, but could not find the words to do it justice. Everyone he spoke to shrugged it off as a particularly vivid dream and went about their daily chores.
Frustrated, the next evening he placed a larger drop on his tongue, intentionally this time, and entered into a mental state beyond his imagining; he seemed to grasp, with no effort on his part, the very nature of existence. He not only saw God, he realized that he was and always had been part of God. He understood holistically and simultaneously every scientific axiom and principle including ones that had not yet been discovered as all being aspects of a single unified theorem of the cosmos, a theorem which he could inspect at his leisure, as if he were holding it in his hand.
But the next morning, once again, he could not remember the specifics of his insights, and his attempts to recount his breakthrough fell on deaf ears; his fellow scientists could not make heads nor tails of what he was saying, and his friends remained unmoved at his futile ramblings about God and the universe.
The young chemist was convinced down to the deepest recesses of his soul that he was perceiving a new level of reality, ......
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Ah, LSD... Nothing more fun then coming home to find a roommate’s friend naked, bleeding from his head, power out, standing in water, and ripping the pipes from my basement ceiling.
HAHAHA! remember George Carlin’s routine about all the insight he got while high. He had unlocked the secrets of the universe, but would forget when straight. He finally wrote it down while high. The next day he read it, and it said: “The survival of the species is the responsibility of everyone.”
I also read how musicians would get high before going on stage because it would make them play better. What it really did was make them play worse, but substantially heightened their appreciation for what they were playing. Which only proves that art is subjective. :)
For anyone who talks about how wonderful LSD is, I have two words: Syd Barrett.
I got a contact high just reading that.
“If we had personal computers back in the 1960’s, there would have been no need for drugs” -—LSD Guru and Harvard Psychologist Timothy Leary.
You forgot to mention Keith Richards. I guess his acid supplier was more reputable.
>he could not remember the specifics of his insights,
LOLOL! How many breakthrough insights were made on acid, but then forgotten......
Syd Barrett was schizophrenic before he discovered LSD, though it certainly didn’t do him any good. The other member of PF were not permanently affected by their LSD use.
I think Brian Wilson had a similar experience
Well that's one thing I can agree with him on: No broccoli!
In college I read a book “The Varieties of Psychedelic Experience”. I was telling a guy I would love to experience all that stuff IF the drugs were safe and no possible brain damage. He had been into drugs for years and cleaned himself up. His dismissal always stayed with me: “Those things are s**t”.
That way if he "writes" anything down we will be able to recover it from the movements of his fingers.
Then we'll finally have a key to the secrets of the universe ... or at least some good YouTube footage!
Steak topped with butter sauteed mushrooms and onions, steamed broccoli, and a fully loaded baked potato comprise my favorite meal...
I always head that William James came back down and realized he had written this:
Hogamous Hygamous Man is polygamous
Hygamous Hogamous Woman is monogamous
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