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Acid Dreams

Author : Martin A. Lee
ISBN : 9780802196064
Genre : Social Science
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“An engrossing account” of the history of LSD, the psychedelic 1960s, and the clandestine mind games of the CIA (William Burroughs). Beginning with the discovery of LSD in 1943, this “monumental social history of psychedelia” tracks the most potent drug known to science—from its use by the government during the paranoia of the Cold War to its spill-over into a revolutionary antiestablishment recreation during the Vietnam War—setting the stage for one of the great ideological battles of the decade (The Village Voice). In the intervening years, the CIA launched a massive covert research program in the hope that LSD would serve as an espionage weapon; psychiatric pioneers came to believe that acid would shed light on the perplexing problems of mental illness; and a new generation of writers and artists in countercultural transition sought to break the “mind-forged manacles” of a new generation in rebellion—among them, Timothy Leary, Ken Kesey, the Beatles, Allen Ginsberg, William Mellon Hitchcock, and Abbie Hoffman. Painting an indelible portrait of an unforgettable era and using startling information obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, Acid Dreams also exposes one of the most bizarre, shocking, and often tragic episodes in American history. “An important historical synthesis of the spread and effects of a drug that served as a central metaphor for an era.” —John Sayles “Marvelously detailed . . . loaded with startling revelations.” —Los Angeles Daily News

Acid Dreams

Author : Elizabeth Rawls
ISBN : 9781257029969
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Kelek Trant Left These Acid Dreams

Author : Dean Moriarty
ISBN : OCLC:29222335
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Drugs As Weapons Against Us

Author : John L. Potash
ISBN : 9781937584931
Genre : History
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Drugs as Weapons Against Us meticulously details how a group of opium-trafficking families came to form an American oligarchy and eventually achieved global dominance. This oligarchy helped fund the Nazi regime and then saved thousands of Nazis to work with the Central Intelligence Agency. CIA operations such as MK-Ultra pushed LSD and other drugs on leftist leaders and left-leaning populations at home and abroad. Evidence supports that this oligarchy further led the United States into its longest-running wars in the ideal areas for opium crops, while also massively funding wars in areas of coca plant abundance for cocaine production under the guise of a "war on drugs" that is actually the use of drugs as a war on us. Drugs as Weapons Against Us tells how scores of undercover U.S. Intelligence agents used drugs in the targeting of leftist leaders from SDS to the Black Panthers, Young Lords, Latin Kings, and the Occupy Movement. It also tells how they particularly targeted leftist musicians, including John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, and Tupac Shakur to promote drugs while later murdering them when they started sobering up and taking on more leftist activism. The book further uncovers the evidence that Intelligence agents dosed Paul Robeson with LSD, gave Mick Jagger his first hit of acid, hooked Janis Joplin on amphetamines, as well as manipulating Elvis Presley, Eminem, the Wu Tang Clan, and others.

How To Change Your Mind

Author : Michael Pollan
ISBN : 9780525558941
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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The #1 New York Times bestseller. A brilliant and brave investigation into the medical and scientific revolution taking place around psychedelic drugs--and the spellbinding story of his own life-changing psychedelic experiences When Michael Pollan set out to research how LSD and psilocybin (the active ingredient in magic mushrooms) are being used to provide relief to people suffering from difficult-to-treat conditions such as depression, addiction and anxiety, he did not intend to write what is undoubtedly his most personal book. But upon discovering how these remarkable substances are improving the lives not only of the mentally ill but also of healthy people coming to grips with the challenges of everyday life, he decided to explore the landscape of the mind in the first person as well as the third. Thus began a singular adventure into various altered states of consciousness, along with a dive deep into both the latest brain science and the thriving underground community of psychedelic therapists. Pollan sifts the historical record to separate the truth about these mysterious drugs from the myths that have surrounded them since the 1960s, when a handful of psychedelic evangelists inadvertently catalyzed a powerful backlash against what was then a promising field of research. A unique and elegant blend of science, memoir, travel writing, history, and medicine, How to Change Your Mind is a triumph of participatory journalism. By turns dazzling and edifying, it is the gripping account of a journey to an exciting and unexpected new frontier in our understanding of the mind, the self, and our place in the world. The true subject of Pollan's "mental travelogue" is not just psychedelic drugs but also the eternal puzzle of human consciousness and how, in a world that offers us both suffering and joy, we can do our best to be fully present and find meaning in our lives.

Lsd Mein Sorgenkind

Author : Albert Hofmann
ISBN : 9783608115130
Genre : Science
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In diesem Klassiker der Chemiegeschichte schildert Albert Hofmann die Umstände der Entdeckung des LSD. Er berichtet von seinen Begegnungen mit Wissenschaftlern, Künstlern, Schriftstellern und Exponenten der Hippiebewegung, die an LSD jeweils aus ganz unterschiedlichen Gründen interessiert waren. Und von seiner berühmten Fahrradfahrt, dem ersten LSD-Rausch überhaupt ... »Ich konnte nur noch mit größter Anstrengung verständlich sprechen und bat meine Laborantin, die über den Selbstversuch orientiert war, mich nach Hause zu begleiten. Schon auf dem Heimweg mit dem Fahrrad nahm mein Zustand bedrohliche Formen an ...«

Smoke Signals

Author : Martin A. Lee
ISBN : 9781439102619
Genre : History
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The best-selling co-author of Acid Dream traces the dramatic social history of marijuana from its origins and its emergence in the 1960s culture wars through the 1996 legalization of medicinal marijuana in California, profiling the multibillion-dollar marijuana industry and how it is reshaping health care. 35,000 first printing.

Lost And Sound

Author : Tobias Rapp
ISBN : 9783518733950
Genre : Music
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Techno ist tot, zumindest offiziell. In Wirklichkeit waren elektronische Musik und die nächtliche Subkultur des Ausgehens – jenseits von sozialen Utopien und Love Parade – nie kreativer und interessanter als heute. Und nie so an einem Ort konzentriert: Jedes Wochenende bevölkern junge Leute aus ganz Europa ein paar Kilometer am Berliner Spreeufer; sie kommen mit Billigfliegern und bleiben nicht selten, bis die letzte After Hour nach Tagen fast wieder ins nächste Wochenende mündet ... Tobias Rapp, selbst DJ und ein intimer Kenner der Szene, porträtiert die faszinierendste, exzessivste und insgeheim einflußreichste Hauptstadtkultur und ihre Protagonisten: Tänzer und DJs, Musikproduzenten und Stadtplaner.

The Prankster And The Conspiracy

Author : Adam Gorightly
ISBN : 9781931044660
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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One of the 1960s counterculture's most fascinating characters was Kerry Wendell Thornley -- a writer, philosopher, Zen dishwasher, enlightened prankster, and, possibly, an Oswald double with disturbing ties to the Kennedy assassination. A lifelong provocateur, Thornley was linked to many of the fringe elements of the time. He helped create the spoof religion called the Discordian Society and its tract, the Principia Discordia. He coined the term "paganism" to describe various nature religions. And he befriended Robert Anton Wilson, inspired the Illuminatus, and gave his anarchic support to the Bavarian Illuminati, a brilliant prank.

Teenage Horror A Go Go

Author : Giles Clark
ISBN : 9781409224143
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