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The Stench in Here is Terrible (50 years of LSD)
Pajamas Media ^ | March 15 2011 | Zombie

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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TOPICS: History; Religion; Science
KEYWORDS: acid; godsgravesglyphs; lsd; owsley
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Owsley Stanley died on Sunday and this is a fascinating look at the LSD years. watch the clips

more on Owsley:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/03/14/MND41IAC74.DTL&tsp=1

1 posted on 03/16/2011 1:17:06 PM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie

Owsley :

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/03/14/MND41IAC74.DTL&tsp=1


2 posted on 03/16/2011 1:17:45 PM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie

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.


3 posted on 03/16/2011 1:27:09 PM PDT by xenob
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To: woofie

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. :)


4 posted on 03/16/2011 1:27:35 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: woofie

For anyone who talks about how wonderful LSD is, I have two words: Syd Barrett.


5 posted on 03/16/2011 1:27:57 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Irritating a libtard is fun, and requires very little imagination.)
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To: xenob

LOL


6 posted on 03/16/2011 1:29:31 PM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie
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.

I got a contact high just reading that.

7 posted on 03/16/2011 1:30:12 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: woofie

“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.


8 posted on 03/16/2011 1:32:17 PM PDT by Tea Party Reveler
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9 posted on 03/16/2011 1:33:27 PM PDT by loungitude ( The truth hurts.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

You forgot to mention Keith Richards. I guess his acid supplier was more reputable.


10 posted on 03/16/2011 1:33:31 PM PDT by Tea Party Reveler
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To: woofie

>he could not remember the specifics of his insights,

LOLOL! How many breakthrough insights were made on acid, but then forgotten......


11 posted on 03/16/2011 1:35:18 PM PDT by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes! Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -America is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

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.


12 posted on 03/16/2011 1:36:30 PM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: All

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13 posted on 03/16/2011 1:37:44 PM PDT by Maverick68
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I think Brian Wilson had a similar experience


14 posted on 03/16/2011 1:38:33 PM PDT by woofie
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To: woofie
"and blamed a heart attack several years ago on the broccoli his mother made him eat as a child"

Well that's one thing I can agree with him on: No broccoli!

15 posted on 03/16/2011 1:38:54 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: swarthyguy

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”.


16 posted on 03/16/2011 1:40:46 PM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: woofie
We need to put someone on LSD in a virtual reality chamber so all of his movements can be precisely mapped.

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!

17 posted on 03/16/2011 1:41:32 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Steak topped with butter sauteed mushrooms and onions, steamed broccoli, and a fully loaded baked potato comprise my favorite meal...


18 posted on 03/16/2011 1:42:47 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: xenob
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.


19 posted on 03/16/2011 1:45:46 PM PDT by rochester_veteran ( http://RochesterConservative.com/forums/ Rochester NY's Conservative Forum)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

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


20 posted on 03/16/2011 1:46:10 PM PDT by woofie
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To: Williams

The Doors of Perception by Aldous Huxley does a good job.

All in all, I cannot fathom those who advocated widespead use of such a potent drug.

Unless set, setting and company is controlled, one can have a disastrous experience. Dropping acid at school or college on a whim is what often led to a horrible experience.


21 posted on 03/16/2011 1:46:33 PM PDT by swarthyguy (KIDS! Deficit, Debt,Taxes! Pfft Lookit the bright side of our legacy -America is almost SmokFrei!)
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To: Dead Corpse

I just got high reading your post!


22 posted on 03/16/2011 1:47:55 PM PDT by mdmathis6 (Applied Christianity;a study in spiritual fiber optics connecting God's love to man!)
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To: Dead Corpse
Now why would you go and ruin a perfectly good steak and potato by combining them with broccoli?

Replace the broccoli with steamed fresh green beans, or sauteed zucchini/squash/peppers/mushrooms and that's just about my favorite meal.

23 posted on 03/16/2011 1:51:37 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: Tea Party Reveler

Keith was never a acid head (like Hendrix, Morrison, and Barrett). He was more of a heroin/booze type of guy.


24 posted on 03/16/2011 1:51:55 PM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: RobRoy
LSD Spider web --
25 posted on 03/16/2011 1:55:33 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: woofie

Back about 1970 we would take little hits of ‘orange sunshine’ LSD of course. Playing music was my creative outlet and remember the heightened senses during the trip.
Colors and shapes moved like waves in the air-—it was kinda fun for awhile. The problems were after the trips-—left one drained and even feeling morose. Glad I stopped taking it after a few years only but had some friends who flipped out permanently—they took and used it way too much.


26 posted on 03/16/2011 1:58:18 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: Mr. Mojo

True, but he did partake. Once in 1976 after the Knebworth concert he crashed his Mercedes Gestapo Staff car on the way home and police found LSD on him. Anita was injured in that crash too.


27 posted on 03/16/2011 2:01:38 PM PDT by Tea Party Reveler
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To: swarthyguy

Acid is a very strange drug, and widespread use is certainly a bad idea. It’s not something to do for “fun”. Most people cannot deal with what is essentially a chemically induced psychotic episode. (that could easily go the wrong way - the “bad trip”) I could not imagine anyone being addicted to LSD.


28 posted on 03/16/2011 2:01:54 PM PDT by xenob
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To: xenob

I guess I was lucky. We had a group who would get together most every Sunday for a summer and trip. It was mostly just kinda heightened senses, loss of time and an appreciation of life. We actually had a blast. Luckily nothing bad every happened.

Then, the guy who was making it got busted and that was that.

Tried mushroom tea a few times. Similar, but different.


29 posted on 03/16/2011 2:19:20 PM PDT by saleman (!!!!)
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To: woofie

That piece was excellent! Loved the last video especially, which shoes Dr. Weil, Leary and others to be members of those who officially lead the lost.


30 posted on 03/16/2011 2:19:49 PM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
Because I LIKE broccoli. As long as it is steamed instead of boiled. Fresh and never frozen.

Stir-fried broccoli at the Chinese buffets is good too. ;-)

31 posted on 03/16/2011 2:22:23 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: Paved Paradise

I studied under Walter Houston Clark, prof of psychology at Harvard during the Oleary phase. His book, Erowid Psychoactive Vaults : “The Psychedelics and Religion” by
Walter Houston Clark is still available. He continued his work at mental institutions through the 70’s


32 posted on 03/16/2011 2:27:38 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (For love of Sarah, our country and the American Way of Life.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
Well that's one thing I can agree with him on: No broccoli!

Wrong!


33 posted on 03/16/2011 2:31:56 PM PDT by houeto (Government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed.)
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To: woofie

Really great article!


34 posted on 03/16/2011 2:38:30 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Dead Corpse

Cajun version: Po’ boy with a bowl of jambalaya.


35 posted on 03/16/2011 2:43:04 PM PDT by Noumenon ("We should forgive our enemies, but not before they are hanged.")
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To: woofie

New Age worldview people will not be able to escape the nihilism of the naturalistic world view by exploring the universe next door.


36 posted on 03/16/2011 2:48:50 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: woofie
I've never actually noticed any lasting - OH GOD THE PURPLE SPIDERS ARE BACK THEY'RE BACK SOMEBODY LOAN ME A CAN OF HAIRSPRAY AND A LIGHTER GAAAAAA! - aftereffects, myself.
37 posted on 03/16/2011 2:51:03 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: houeto
I guess I'm just especially sensitive to the sulforaphane. Maybe its anticarcinogenic, but it makes broccoli smell like garbage to me.

About the only way I like broccoli is raw drenched in ranch dressing, or in the Chinese-American version of beef and broccoli with lots more beef than broccoli and plenty of sweet and savory sauce to mask the landfill odors.

38 posted on 03/16/2011 3:02:04 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: BenLurkin

Ok, you asked for it. Spiders on drugs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHzdsFiBbFc

Not pretty.


39 posted on 03/16/2011 3:06:20 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: xenob
There's a good book called "Storming Heaven" that's a social history of LSD. There was some very interesting work being done with it by psychiatrists in the late 50s/early 60s, in guided situations. Cary Grant claimed that it cured him of depression and saved his life.

The other experiment that I remember the book talking about was psychiatrists giving the drug one time to men about 50 years old. Within a couple of years, more than half of them had completely changed their lives, starting new careers or making other big changes.

40 posted on 03/16/2011 3:07:45 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: RobRoy

That was flat out hilarious! Thanks


41 posted on 03/16/2011 3:39:05 PM PDT by woofie
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To: RobRoy

Cat on LSD:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJEw3A_QO9o&feature=related


42 posted on 03/16/2011 3:48:07 PM PDT by woofie
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To: xenob

I came out of an alcoholic blackout once with a fireplace poker in my hand and my terrified girlfriend backed up against the wall with me threatening to bash her brains out. Whats your point?


43 posted on 03/16/2011 5:29:20 PM PDT by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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Thanks woofie.
Him? He's harmless. Back in the sixties he was part of the Free Speech movement at Berkeley. I think he had a little too much LDS.
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44 posted on 03/16/2011 6:19:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: woofie

LSD is to your mind as a bucket of water is to a powered on computer.


45 posted on 03/16/2011 8:24:20 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Louis Foxwell

He probably fit in well at the mental institutions... thanks for the info. Never heard of that guy or his book.


46 posted on 03/17/2011 6:59:28 AM PDT by Paved Paradise
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Uncle Fester

47 posted on 03/17/2011 11:30:07 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: RobRoy

“Nice web, Mr Crack Spider.”


48 posted on 03/17/2011 11:40:17 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: woofie

His decision to move to the tropical northern side of the country in the early ‘80s was based, in part, on his belief that global warming would lead to a new ice age.

huh?

One too many hits of 4way!


49 posted on 03/17/2011 11:48:38 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: woofie
L.S.D.

50 posted on 03/18/2011 12:14:20 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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