I was forced to interrupt my work in
the laboratory in the middle of the afternoon and proceeded home, being affected
by a remarkable restlessness, combined with a slight dizziness. At home I lay
down and sank into a not unpleasant intoxicated-like condition, characterized by
an extremely stimulated imagination. In a dreamlike state, with eyes closed (I
found the daylight to be unpleasantly glaring), I perceived an uninterrupted
stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes with intense, kaleidoscopic
play of colors. After some two hours this condition faded away.
- Albert Hofmann
- My Problem Child
By Albert Hofmann
"Perhaps with all our modern
knowledge we do not need the divine mushrooms any more. Or do we need
them more than ever?"
Nature of the LSD Experience
By James Terrill, PH.D.
is a world beyond ours, a world that
is far away, nearby, and invisible. And there
is where God lives, where the dead live,
the spirits and the saints, a world where
everything has already happened and
everything is known. That world talks.
It has a language of its own. I report what
it says. The sacred mushroom takes me
by the hand and brings me to the world where
everything is known. It is they, the sacred
mushrooms, that speak in a way I can
understand. I ask them and they answer
me. When I return from the trip that
I have taken with them, I tell what they
have told me and what they have shown
& Religious Experience
By Walter N. Pahnke
"Indications are, however, that what
one does with a psychedelic experience may be more important
than merely having it. Without integration into the on-going
life of the individual, the experience may be only an irrelevant
memory, no matter how beautiful. Much work is needed to integrate
the insights from LSD when used as a part of psychotherapy. The
analogy might be drawn of a trip to a new country. If the traveler
knew nothing about the history and culture of this country, he might
have an interesting trip, but only a fast-fading memory would remain"
Therapeutic Uses of LSD
Stanislav Grof M.D.
"However, those who argue that LSD-induced spiritual experiences
cannot be valid because they are too easily available and their
occurrence and timing depend on the individual's decision,
misunderstand the nature of the psychedelic state. The psychedelic
experience is neither an easy nor a predictable way to God. Many
subjects do not have spiritual elements in their sessions despite many
exposures to the drug. Those who do have a mystical experience
frequently have to undergo psychological ordeals that are at least as
difficult and painful as those associated with various aboriginal
rites of passage or rigorous and austere religious disciplines"