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Lysergic Paperback – May 30, 2005

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing (May 30, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1598580078
  • ISBN-13: 978-1598580075
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,346,736 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Krystle Cole earned a Bachelor's of Integrated Studies degree in Psychology and Substance Abuse Counseling from Washburn University in 2009. She also has a Master of Science degree in Psychology with an emphasis in evaluation, research, and measurement from Capella University. Additionally, she is currently enrolled in the Psychology Phd program at Capella University.

That having been said, Krystle is probably most known for the NeuroSoup website and making drug educational videos on youTube. As the founder of NeuroSoup, Krystle hopes to educate people about the positive and negative aspects of all drugs, whether they are legal, available by prescription, or illegal. Moreover, Krystle strives to aid in addicted individuals' recovery by providing online self help drug and alcohol rehab resources.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By David Biddle on August 6, 2012
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Krystle Cole's LYSERGIC is quite an amazing story that I highly recommend. This is a memoir, and quite post-modern in structure and content. Somehow the folks who gave this book low marks didn't get that. You need to know it's the story of a young woman's life and how she stumbled into the underground world of psychedelics and became one of the world's most unlikely super trippers. I wish I'd been able to read this book when I was in my psychonaut days. Krystle has a chapter for each of the major psychedelic excursions she took and they're all pretty amazing. She is at her best describing her trips and what happened to her mind and what she learned. I don't think I've ever read something about psychedelics so personal and touching.

The book is also a cautionary love story between her and Todd Skinner -- the guy who essentially found Krystle performing at an exotic dancing lounge in Kansas and introduced her to the world of psychedelics. At first Todd is loving and kind and intellectually engaging. Krystle is a beautiful young woman. But she's also whip smart and lonely. Over time, though, she realizes Todd has secrets and is part of a major drug manufacturing ring.

In the end, this is the story of an astoundingly charismatic young woman who overcomes tremendous odds. If you have seen Krystle's amazing videos (search for her or her organization Neurosoup on YouTube), you know she's got a heart of gold and a goofy sense of humor to boot. That she came through the intense craziness described in her book stronger, enlightened, and so willing to give to the world is amazing. Lysergic should be read by anyone who is interested in altered states. It is poetic at times. Thoughtful. Funny. Scary. And so much more.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By RealityWizard on October 26, 2012
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Aficionados of the ultimate psychedelic may recall that acid got very hard to come by at the beginning of the 21st century. That's because the major manufacturer of the drug was busted. Krystle Cole was there. A goth stripper from Kansas, she got involved with Gordon Todd Skinner--he and William Leonard Pickard were the major kingpins of LSD. She describes the old missile silo that served as the manufacturing base. Cole has gone on to host the invaluable website Neurosoup. To put it mildly, she is Experienced; she's created an excellent database of psychoactive compounds, their promises and risks, and produces charming, disarming videos on their use and misuse. This volume tells an amazing story. Unfortunately it is not very well written, and more unfortunately it has vast gaps as Cole needs to protect herself from prosecution and wants to minimize legal harm to many involved. The second part of the book consists of letters she has written to Skinner and his responses, but the key events, involving a kidnapping, are danced around, and it's very tough to figure out what happened. But many of the descriptions of the intense mental experiences of the drugs she has ingested are superb. This whole area of inquiry is necessarily shrouded in mysteries wrapped in enigmas, and Cole is a brave soul to release this book and continue with the work she does on the website. One can hope in the future for better-written and more complete chronicles of these events, but given the still repressive and stifling climate we continue to endure, one must be grateful for the gift of a book such as this.
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16 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Zach H. on June 22, 2005
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Cole, a smart young woman from Kansas, is picked up by G. Todd Skinner, a rogue psychopharmacologist who was involved for a time in producing 1/3 of the world's LSD, and swept into a world of high-power drug deals, shady exchanges with Big Brother and entheogenic (psychedelic) experiences.

The book is written from her perspective about the events that transpired over the 3 or so years that she lived with Skinner. We learn about such exciting things as: the jet-set life of a drug chemist, how to launder huge amounts of money, how the DEA protects drug creation/distribution, and the bust and subsequent trial of Skinner and accomplices. As well as: what it's like to take such exotic entheogens as Ergot (Templar) Wine, DMT, and ALD-52, the effects that these compounds and concoctions had on her physically, psychologically and spiritually, and personal realizations such as the reality of telepathy, non-duality and the fickle nature of our perceptions.

I did have a few problems with the book, however. I feel that she didn't go into as much depth as I would have appreciated throughout most of the book. It seemed like we got more of a gloss of what was actually going on. Another problem was the fact that I can't tell if the book was linear or not, though I think the latter. And, her narrative is a mixture of what happened and her philosophical interpretation of what happened, which is organized haphazardly.

All in all, it's definitely a worthwhile read. There is a lot of stuff in this book which I'm glad was released honestly to the public. She is confident in her convictions and clearly not a disinformationist. This is bound to become a collectable for psychonauts who can relate with her experiences and scholars who specialize in government shenanigans.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Arturo Ortiz Tapia on July 9, 2012
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Anybody who has read Evan & Hofmans's book "plants of the Gods" know that an academic book can be fascinating, but it hardly conveys the actual experience of alucinogenics. Krystle Cole endeavours to present not just the description for using several psycoactive substances, but the actual oddysseic path while getting to know the people who were already using it; the often difficult and sometimes perilous relationship with a brilliant chemist, developer (and user) of many of those substances, ending up with exhausting hearings before the law, in spite of the writters' conscious a willful avoidance of trouble. It also includes first-hand metaphysical and paranormal experiences, presented as a quite probable factual consequence of the regular, dossificated, continued ussage of substances, as enhancers of natural resources we humans may have yet to explore. A shaking work, touching even the thorny subject about how the powers to be may be using a double moral concerning drugs' usage, in such a clear fashion rivaling with the films by Michael Moore. The style of writting makes one feel as if being addressed in second person singular (like a good, thrusting and intimate friend), creating often a thriller atmosphera, which was real nonetheless! This is a "must-have" book for anybody serious about exploring informed usage (or avoidance of usage) of some substances, for the sake of enhancing human conciousness, or for those who read Carlos Castaneda's "The Teachings of Don Juan" and wondered if anything of that was real at all.
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