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LSD My Problem Child (4th Edition): Reflections on Sacred Drugs, Mysticism and Science Paperback – September 27, 2017

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The discovery of the psychedelic properties of LSD was a milestone in the history of consciousness. Albert Hofmann's personal story of that discovery and its consequences is one of my favorite books. --- Andrew Weil, M.D., author of From Chocolate to Morphine, The Natural Mind, and Eight Weeks to Optimum Health.

Aldous wrote about LSD that 'it is a gratuitous grace neither necessary nor sufficient for salvation.' However, it provides the opportunity to discover and make creative use of the infinite possibilities of the human mind. Probably The Doors of Perception might not have been written were it not for Albert's 'Problem Child.' Thank you, Albert. --Laura Huxley, widow of Aldous Huxley and author of This Timeless Moment.

The current revival of the psychedelic aesthetic in art, design, fashion, music and film is testament to the revolutionary power of LSD. Its complex nature and true impact, however, remains unrecognized and this book provides both a personal history as well as rigorous analysis of this enduring phenomenon --Christoph Grunenberg, Director of Tate Liverpool and curator and editor of Summer of Love: Art of the Psychedelic Era.

About the Author

Albert Hofmann (January 11, 1906-April 29, 2008) was a Swiss scientist known best for being the first person to synthesize, ingest and learn of the psychedelic effects of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). He authored more than 100 scientific articles and a number of books, including LSD: My Problem Child. He was named #1 out of 100 in Telegraph magazine's 2007 'Top 100 Living Geniuses' list.
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  • Publisher : Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies; 4th edition (September 27, 2017)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 224 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0979862221
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0979862229
  • Item Weight : 11.2 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.4 inches
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