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Mystic chemist : the life of Albert Hofmann and his discovery of LSD / Dieter Hagenbach and Lucius Werthmuller ; foreword by Stanislav Grof.

Title
Mystic chemist : the life of Albert Hofmann and his discovery of LSD / Dieter Hagenbach and Lucius Werthmuller ; foreword by Stanislav Grof.
Author
Hagenbach, Dieter A.
Publication
Santa Fe, New Mexico : Synergetic Press, [2013]

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Description
xxiii, 383 pages : illustrations (chiefly color); 26 cm
Uniform Title
Albert Hofmann und sein LSD. English
Alternative Title
  • Albert Hofmann und sein LSD.
  • Life of Albert Hofmann and his discovery of LSD
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Biographies.
  • Biography
  • History.
Note
  • Translation of: Albert Hofmann und sein LSD.
  • Translation: William Geuss and Linda Sperling.
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-377) and index.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
  • 1 Industry and Idyll in the Provinces -- The Beginnings of the Modern Era 1 -- From Health Resort to Industrial Town 3 -- Founding a Family 4 -- The Mystical Wonders of Nature 6 -- 2 With a Clear Goal -- Illness and Social Poverty 8 -- A Model Student 11 -- Brighter Horizons 12 -- From Clerk to Chemist 13 -- 3 Call of the Plants -- The Chemistry is Right in Basel 19 -- In the Footsteps of Paracelsus 20 -- Squill and Foxglove 23 -- 4 Marriage and Family Bliss -- Turning Point 27 -- Beginning of an Eternal Love 28 -- War and Peace 30 -- 5 LSD Finds Its Discoverer -- In the Beginning was the Ergot 36 -- The Synthesis 39 -- Potency 41 -- The First Trip 42 -- The Assistant 46 -- 6 The Dose Makes the Poison -- Successful Drugs 48 -- From Phantasticum to Enthaogen 48 -- The Effect of LSD 52 -- Classification of Psychoactive Substances According to Their Effect 56 -- Drugs
  • 57 -- 7 Researchers Discover LSD -- Mescaline 58 -- Experiments on Animals 61 -- The First Experiment on Humans 64 -- The Psychotomimetic Paradigm 64 -- A Helpful Tool for Psychotherapy 66 -- Realms of Consciousness 67 -- Trauma Therapy 68 -- LSD Comes to England 69 -- Studies in Saskatchewan 69 -- Behind the Iron Curtain 70 -- LSD Conquers America 70 -- 8 The Search for a Truth Serum -- Dividing the World 73 -- Experiments without Limits 74 -- Understatement 80 -- Iron Silence 80 -- Serious Sweden 81 -- In the Name of the Fatherland 82 -- The Mystery of the Cursed Bread 84 -- 9 Flesh of the Gods -- The Mushrooms Reach Basel 88 -- The Kingdom of Sacred Plants and Mushrooms 88 -- Teonanácatl 90 -- Exploration 91 -- Banker and Mycologist 92 -- The Active Substance 94 -- Psilocybin and Psilocin 94 -- The Magic Vine 99 -- Distrust 101 -- The Magic Circle 103 --
  • 104 -- The Mexico Expedition -- In the Land of the Mazatecs 105 -- Ceremony with a Magical Plant 108 -- The Spirit in the Pill 109 -- The Consequences 112 -- 11 Friendships and Encounters -- Family Life 114 -- Circles 117 -- Interweavings 118 -- Hermit in the Crystalline World 119 -- Radiance and Convergent 124 -- Almost a Friendship 126 -- The Networker 129 -- The Coronation 132 -- 12 Metamorphoses at Harvard -- Vision of a New Psychology 135 -- Psychedelic Revelation 137 -- Academic Mushroom Circles 138 -- Liberation Behind Bars 140 -- The Man with the Mayonnaise Jar 141 -- The End of Peace, Joy and Magic Mushrooms 144 -- Millbrook 146 -- Bureaucratic Hurdles 147 -- The Woman from Washington 151 -- Founding Years 152 -- Multimedia Spectacle 153 -- Changes of All Kinds 154 -- Turn on, Tune In, Drop out 155 -- 13 Fuel of the Sixties -- A Molecule Changed the World 158 --
  • The Bohemians of Manhattan 160 -- From the Laboratory into the Cuckoo's Nest 160 -- Can You Pass the Acid Test? 161 -- The Hog Farm 163 -- Chemistry in the Underground 163 -- The Trips Festival 164 -- Dionysian Festivals 165 -- Hippies? Hippies! 166 -- A Peaceful Cultural Revolution 167 -- Chemists for a Better World 168 -- Flowers in Their Hair, Love in Their Hearts, LSD in Their Heads 169 -- The Diggers 170 -- Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll 171 -- Sounds of the Sixties 172 -- Acid House, Psytrance, Goa Trance 175 -- The Desert Lives 175 -- Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds 178 -- Woodstock 179 -- Hair 181 -- Swinging London 181 -- Trips Around the World 182 -- 14 The Great Repression -- Brotherhood of Eternal Love 185 -- Demonization 187 -- Verdict and Prohibition 188 -- Underground Therapy 190 -- The Empire Strikes Back 191 -- Crime Scene Missile Silo 192 --
  • Dedication to Freedom 193 -- Outrage 194 -- 15 Humane Therapies, Transpersonal Visions -- Divine Lightning 197 -- Thirty Years of Research 198 -- Encounter With Death 200 -- The Cartographer 202 -- Expanding of the Image of Humanity 203 -- The Spectrum of Consciousness 204 -- Human Potential 206 -- An Alternative 207 -- Interaction at Esalen 209 -- 16 Spiritual Dimensions -- Mushrooms Instead of Fish 211 -- The Missing Taboo 214 -- Vast Emptiness, Nothing Holy 215 -- Journeys to the East 216 -- In the Here and Now 217 -- Buddhists and Psychedelics 220 -- Ecologist and Buddhist 220 -- Zen Priest and Animal Welfare Advocate 221 -- Instant Nirvana 221 -- Cosmologist of Joy 223 -- Psychosis and Enlightenment 224 -- Tool of the Mind 225 -- 17 Creativity and Art -- Intoxicated Literati 226 -- Bee God and Sacred Mirrors 228 -- A New Dimension of Art 232 -- The Creativity Pill
  • 233 -- Psychedelia 235 -- A New Perspective 238 -- Encounters with Artists 239 -- Comic Strips 242 -- An Instead of LSD 243 -- High in Hollywood 244 -- 18 Source of Inspiration -- From Uranium to LSD 248 -- Open Minds, Open Systems 251 -- All is One 254 -- Legal, Illegal, Digital 255 -- Gaia 257 -- Symbiosis 259 -- Nobel Prizes 261 -- Peak Experiences 262 -- 19 Ways of Life -- Another Discovery 264 -- Paradise Found Again 267 -- The Company 269 -- Farewell to Sandoz 273 -- Father and Apostle 274 -- 20 Legacies -- The Problem Child 280 -- The Translator 284 -- The Media 285 -- Plants of the Gods 287 -- Wisdom of the Greeks 289 -- Scholarly Dialogue 292 -- At Eleusis 295 -- 21 Insights and Outlooks -- A Good Question 296 -- A Model of Reality 298 -- Philosophy and Ecology 301 -- Honors and Awards 304 -- 22 Stimulus and Impetus --
  • A Belgian in Burg 306 -- Visitors From Around the World 309 -- Border Crosser 312 -- The Tank and the Deep Self 313 -- The Indian from Hamburg 316 -- The Trip Advisor 318 -- The Third Member 322 -- 23 Wisdom of Years -- Reflections on Nature 324 -- Secrets of a Long Life 327 -- Frontier Areas 329 -- Art and Ability 330 -- A Grandson Remembers 332 -- Albert Hofmann Turns One Hundred 334 -- The Old Man and His Child 339 -- Yet Another tribute 343 -- 24 Between Earth and Heaven -- Connections with the Whole World 344 -- The Albert Hofmann Medal 344 -- From Problem Child to Wonder Drug 346 -- Back to the Future 347 -- Behind Every Strong Man 348 -- Farewell and Mourning 349 -- Echo of a Life's Work 350 -- The Ultimate Journey 353.
ISBN
  • 9780907791461 (hardcover)
  • 0907791468 (hardcover)
  • 9780907791447 (pbk.)
  • 0907791441
LCCN
^^2013003308
OCLC
828626801
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library