Albert Hoffman’s legacy shall live on in the brains of many!

Albert Hoffman’s legacy shall live on in the brains of many!

Posted on May 1st, 2008 by Marmalade : Gaia Child Marmalade
Albert Hoffman, the Sandoz chemist who invented LSD, died the other day at the ripe old age of 102(1906-2008).  Its interesting that he outlived Timothy Leary the guru of LSD and outlived Terrence McKenna who had taken on the mantle of the Leary psychedelic advocacy.  He also was the first person to synthesize psylocybin, the psychedelic component of magic mushrooms.  And he wrote many books and articles.  In an interview with Stanislav Grof, he mentions that he had some exchanges with Aldous Huxley, and its also mentioned that Huxley used LSD to ease himself as he was dying.

 2007 10 Hoffman“I believe that if people would learn to use LSD’s vision-inducing capability more wisely, under suitable conditions, in medical practice and in conjunction with meditation, then in the future this problem child could become a wonderchild.”

“I share the belief of many of my contemporaries that the spiritual crisis pervading all spheres of Western industrial society can be remedied only by a change in our world view. We shall have to shift from the materialistic, dualistic belief that people and their environment are separate, toward a new conciousness of an all-encompassing reality, which embraces the experiencing ego, a reality in which people feel their oneness with animate nature and all of creation.”

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Nicole : wakingdreamer

about 3 hours later

Nicole said

102!!! Wow!

Marmalade : Gaia Explorer

about 10 hours later

Marmalade said

I had no idea that he had been still alive.  I learned about his death from public radio.  Its good that he gets public aknowledgment.  Apparently, he was very influential beyond being an innovative chemist.  I now know more about the guy in death than I did when he was alive.

Nicole : wakingdreamer

1 day later

Nicole said

so sad, that is too often how it goes, with things as well as people” – “don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone…”

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