Maggie Koerth-Baker at 9:28 am Thu, Apr 18, 2013
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A resurgence in LSD research
Is there? Or are we just perceiving one?
What does Mine Say?
Great clip of one of those early (informal) experiments (with Dr. Humprhy Osmond administering mescaline).
The Mescaline experiment: Humphry Osmond and Christopher Mayhew
They even have the guy (Christopher Mayhew…who was apparently a Member of Parliament at the time) commenting on it decades later:
“Perhaps half-a-dozen times during the experiment I would be withdrawn from my surroundings and from myself and have an experience, a state of euphoria, for a period of time that didn’t end for me. That didn’t last for minutes, or hours, but for months.”
If you are in Oakland/SF/The Baym then check out the MAPS Psychedelic Science 2013 conference – http://www.maps.org/conference/ with a HUGE selection of researchers, artists, journalists, ethnobotanists… All at the Oakland Marriott.
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