LSD and the Divine Scientist: The Final Thoughts and by Albert Hofmann

By Albert Hofmann

Author note: ahead by means of Christian Rätsch, in a while by way of Alex Gray

The acclaimed discoverer of LSD’s own reports and options on chemistry, the normal sciences, mind-altering medications, the soul, and the hunt for happiness

• stocks a distinct aspect of the daddy of LSD, one identified purely to his acquaintances and shut colleagues
• Explains Hofmann’s varied equipment of pharmaceutical study in response to conventional plant medicine
• contains the poetry of this mystical prophet of psychedelic science

Best referred to as the 1st individual to synthesize, ingest, and become aware of the psychedelic results of LSD, Albert Hofmann was once greater than only a chemist. A pioneer within the box of visionary plant examine, he used to be one of many first humans to indicate using entheogens for mental therapeutic and non secular progress. His insights into the consciousness-expanding results of psychedelics in addition to human nature, the psyche, and the character of truth earned him a name as a magical scientist and visionary philosopher.

This book--Hofmann’s final paintings prior to his demise in 2008 on the age of 102--offers the acclaimed scientist’s own stories and suggestions on chemistry, the traditional sciences, mind-altering medicines, the soul, and the hunt for happiness and which means in lifestyles. Hofmann explains diversified tools of pharmaceutical learn in keeping with conventional plant medication and discusses psilocybin, the lively compound in psychedelic mushrooms that he chanced on. He examines the mental position of psychoactives, their healing capability, and their use in easing the life-to-death transition. Sharing a special aspect of the daddy of LSD, one recognized in simple terms to his acquaintances and shut colleagues, this e-book additionally comprises the poetry of this mystical prophet of psychedelic technology.

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Indd 43 3/28/13 4:11 PM 44 Insight into the Truths of Natural Science not believe that the significance of the n ­ atural sciences in the evolution of human society rests solely on the fact that they deliver technological developments in modern industry, which have fundamentally changed our life and our planet. The significance of the natural sciences lies in their ability to open people’s eyes to the wonder of Creation and to the unity of all life on this Earth, humanity included. Gaining such a broad and holistic consciousness could become the foundation for a new spirituality.

Troxler joined forces, and we were able to clarify the structure and achieve the synthesis. The structure of the mushroom’s active ingredient is noteworthy among other things, because it is closely related to serotonin as well as because, like lysergic acid and LSD, it incorporates an indole derivative that is substituted at position 4. In my opinion psilocybin and psilocin deserve further attention in experimental psychiatry and as prototypes for chemical modification. But psilocybin research has already produced useful information and led indirectly, as LSD did, to important new medicines.

Hofmann, Albert. Die Mutterkornalkaloide. Stuttgart: Ferdinand Enke Verlag, 1964. Reprinted Solothurn, Switzerland: Nachtschatten Verlag, 2000. indd 35 3/28/13 4:11 PM 36 Planning and Chance in Pharmaceutical and Chemical Research Franz Troxler. ” Helvetica Chimica Acta 42 (1959): 1557–72. Hofmann’s article about the Mexican magic mushroom (Psilocybe mexicana) research. indd 37 3/28/13 4:11 PM If a chemist does not become a mystic, then he is not a chemist either. indd 38 3/28/13 4:11 PM 2 Can Insight into the Truths of Natural Science Be Therapeutically Effective in Psychology?

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